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#2457824 11/24 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Sabres 1

Posted by VM1138 on 24 November 2013 - 06:05 PM

Alfredsson made a great pass to make that happen.  The guy is wise out there on the ice.  Plus, Helm with a backhander?  I'm glad we're getting some secondary scoring finally (Tatar, Nyquist and Helm)

 

And Weiss has some slick moves.  Sooner or later they have to result in goals.




#2457779 11/24 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Sabres 1

Posted by VM1138 on 24 November 2013 - 05:43 PM

That Tatar shot across the goal mouth was perfect if Andersson was in a slightly better position.  Or maybe if he was Zetterberg or Nyquist.

 

Even considering that Tatar isn't a perfect well-rounded player yet, you gotta love how he and Nyquist just automatically go for the net, whether with their bodies, their passes or their shots.  When in doubt, put it on net.  I think they're the only players on the team that do that.




#2457621 Datsyuk concussion: To Return Tuesday

Posted by VM1138 on 24 November 2013 - 12:21 PM

You guys...I love bench clearing brawl-filled rivalries as much as the next guy, but Ottawa is the only team I can remember doing this. The East hasn't been some big, bad, enforcer-filled battle for the Wings. We lose fair and square most nights.


#2456575 Devils sign Brunner 2 yrs. $2.5 million AAV

Posted by VM1138 on 22 November 2013 - 08:47 AM

No, he was mislead by his agent. I don't harbor any ill will toward him. He has flaws but he always seemed sincere about working on them.


#2456505 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by VM1138 on 21 November 2013 - 10:26 PM

I wouldn't say he was brutal.  He looked worse because Nyquist looked so good, but you take out that bad turnover at the end and he had a decent game.  The good news is, maybe he and Nyquist will get a competition going and they'll push each other to be better than the other.  It's going to be fun to watch them develop together at the NHL level.




#2456501 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by VM1138 on 21 November 2013 - 10:20 PM

Wasnt able to watch tonight due to work.  How did the team look?  Howie? and better yet....Nyquist?  True he scored in the first 20 seconds?  If so...eat that holland...not a kids game pffff.

 

 

In short: they played decent.  A little sloppy.  They shot nearly 50 shots, and they had a lot more dangerous chances than usual, but I wouldn't say they played a great game overall.  Decent, but not great.

 

Nyquist, however, was magical.  Two goals and he was on the ice for a third, I believe.  Energy was high in the arena, and Nyquist was all smiles.  Team seems to really enjoy his enjoyment of the spotlight.  He looked very poised and confident. I don't recall any mistakes.

 

Tatar, on the other hand, played a good game but made a crucial mistake at the end that led to a goal, though one of our posters speculates it was due to exhaustion more than to a rookie brainfart. 

 

So in all, a memorable game because of Nyquist, but the rest was sort of average.  

 

On the plus side, we're scoring again!

 

EDIT:  We have an effective second line now.  Franzen looked good, too.  Defense chipped in with assists like in the old days.  But now we don't have a first line because Cleary was up there.  It was basically the Datsyuk show but he couldn't get enough going by himself.




#2456482 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by VM1138 on 21 November 2013 - 10:12 PM

I cannot remember any player being as invisible while playing with Datsyuk as Cleary.

 

It's been said that only two people in the world can't produce on a line with Datsyuk: Dan Cleary and Justin Abdelkader.




#2456477 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by VM1138 on 21 November 2013 - 10:11 PM

Would waiving cleary give us any cap relief?

 

Around 950,000 I heard.  Conveniently just enough to keep Nyquist up.




#2456472 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by VM1138 on 21 November 2013 - 10:09 PM

Tatar was on a line that scored while playing with 2 guys that cannot finish.  Sure he made some mistakes but getting rid of him would be really bad with guys like Sammy, KFQ and Cleary on it.

 

Nobody's saying Tatar SHOULD be punished, we're just being realistic.  It's Babcocks' MO.




#2456357 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by VM1138 on 21 November 2013 - 09:46 PM

Nyquist looks so freaking good out there!


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#2456278 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by VM1138 on 21 November 2013 - 09:03 PM

Can someone please go back and find out how many games were decided by Quincey and Cleary screwing up?  Not just their +/-, but let's say if we lost by one goal and Cleary or Quincey were -1.  I bet most of our games are lost by these clowns.




#2456219 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by VM1138 on 21 November 2013 - 08:45 PM

Two terrible shifts by Cleary and Quincey.  Faaaaaantastic.

 

Oh, and it's a first NHL goal.  How typical.




#2455999 Nyquist Getting the call

Posted by VM1138 on 21 November 2013 - 12:55 PM

I do.  Babcock basically said as much today.  He's an emergency call up, so it doesn't affect his 2 game limit. Babcock essentially said Nyquist has to the blow the roof off the joint to ensure he stays in the lineup.  Hard to imagine they won't send him down if they went to the trouble to make him an emergency call-up so they wouldn't be forced to keep him up.




#2455966 Ugly Christmas Sweater.

Posted by VM1138 on 21 November 2013 - 10:21 AM

I love this. Ugly jersey are fun when they're intentionally bad.


#2455939 Nyquist Getting the call

Posted by VM1138 on 21 November 2013 - 08:41 AM

Bumps and bruises, huh? Nyquist is probably beyond frustrated at this point.

An easy solution would be to waive an underachiever and call Nyquist AND a defenseman up.