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#2590040 Helene St. James says Howard starts and Z and Pavel reunited

Posted by VM1138 on 07 April 2015 - 03:22 PM

That third line looks like garbage, though. Blech.

#2589955 Redwings recall Ferraro

Posted by VM1138 on 07 April 2015 - 07:38 AM

Meh.  I know he's had a better year in Grand Rapids but I just don't see Ferraro ever making the jump to the NHL permanently.  Hopefully it doesn't hurt us having him up.

#2589776 4/5 GDT : Washington Capitals 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by VM1138 on 06 April 2015 - 08:25 AM

They actually didn't play all that bad.  This was definitely not one of the most frustrating games to watch.  If there is such a thing as a "normal" loss, this was it.  Wouldn't be concerning except that they're once again battling for a bottom playoff spot.

#2589326 4/5 GDT : Washington Capitals 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by VM1138 on 05 April 2015 - 02:33 PM

Pittsburgh might be more likely to miss playoffs than us. How glorious if that happened.

#2587443 3/31 GDT : Senators 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by VM1138 on 31 March 2015 - 08:44 PM

30-10 shots. Wow.

#2587095 Who should sit?

Posted by VM1138 on 31 March 2015 - 04:47 PM

After the way Babcock has treated recent acquisitions over the past couple years I've got to wonder if players will stop coming here later in their careers. Weiss is still a decent player who can out up points and instead Babcock just decides his season is basically over because he's not a defensive wall. Kind of frustrating. Babcock might be brilliant but even hard workers will start to worry that if they come here it's only a matter of time before they are benched in favor of some scrubs like Andersson.

#2586718 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by VM1138 on 29 March 2015 - 05:27 PM

How dare you rope Halak in the same camp as our guys. That's just mean spirited and unacceptable in this blog.

Haha, I noticed no one seemed to be pointing out that Halak is having the worst night, I think.

#2585797 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by VM1138 on 27 March 2015 - 06:21 AM

Four goals should've beenenough to win. I'd say this one was on the goalies, Howard in particular.

#2585536 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by VM1138 on 26 March 2015 - 07:59 PM

Rather than debate who is better and being reactionary, let's just roll with who wins.  Right now that seems to be Mrazek.

#2585530 3/26 GDT: Sharks 6 at Red Wings 4

Posted by VM1138 on 26 March 2015 - 07:58 PM


Not if he’s used properly. 


Babcock doesn't care about using players properly.  He cares about jamming them into a role he needs and waiting it out to see if they suddenly transform into a different player.

#2585105 Cole to miss next 3 games

Posted by VM1138 on 25 March 2015 - 01:42 PM

I haven't gotten to watch a lot of games the second half of the season, but I just can't imagine what Weiss did so badly to justify being permanently benched.  Not every player can be 100% defensively sound at all times.  We're close to becoming (if we haven't already become) the Minnesota Wild of the '00s, defense-first, score only when the other goalie screws up.


Babcock really irritates me in this regard.  Weiss had the reputation of a hard-working, reliable guy.  Whatever his problems were, Babcock has hardly used him in the top six role that he's actually capable of playing.  At the very list put him on an offensive third line.  There is no reason Weiss should be sitting while Andersson plays.


Datsyuk coming back will be huge, and missing Kronwall and Cole is going to hurt. I'd say call up Marchenko instead of using Kindl.

#2581969 3/15 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Penguins 1

Posted by VM1138 on 15 March 2015 - 11:52 AM

Can I just take a moment to say how happy I am that we got Cole and Zidlicky?  I just looked through box scores and since joining the Wings they both have 4 points in 6 games (including today's so far).  And I didn't really pay attention but I think their assists are all primary, too.

#2579697 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by VM1138 on 07 March 2015 - 02:53 PM

It's not libel if it was clearly intended to be a joke and not to be taken seriously, one of the most common defenses to it. The Onion is a perfect example.
And comparing a rape threat to a kid who was just making an innocent joke? Seriously?
Edit: http://www.theonion....t-we-nee,37422/
This article is a perfect example. Clearly a joke that some people took literally but not libel

It wasn't clearly a joke because people on the Internet asked whether t was true. That's how crazy destructive rumors spread on the Internet. The Onion is a recognized satirical website. Different than an individual commenting on something.

#2578175 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by VM1138 on 04 March 2015 - 07:47 AM

I really expected Leafs fans to be more knowledgeable and rational. Their hatred of Kessel never made sense to me. The guy is a stud. I don't care that he's a goofy looking guy, he's a hard worker who scores and seems to be a great teammate.

#2578075 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by VM1138 on 03 March 2015 - 07:43 PM

Agreed it's just a hockey thing. Mostly a teammate to teammate kind of thing.. People posting online hear short nicknames in interviews sometimes so they repeat them.

And, like all things on the internet, some people get carried away.

It's one thing if it's an actual, naturally occurring nickname. Z, Babs, etc. it's an entirely different matter when people are making them up and hoping they catch on. See: Diesel, or any of the rher endless nicknames no one but Internet posters use that aren't even related to their name.

And then there are those that are blatantly for marketing purposes. Megatron. Don't get me started on those.