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#2460464 Zetterberg out at least 2 weeks with herniated disc

Posted by VM1138 on 03 December 2013 - 04:24 PM

Emmerton. Odd choice. I guess he's a center, but what about Glendening, Eaves or Tootoo? Any one of those guys has more of a future with this club than Emmerton.


#2460110 Windsor Star sports writer Bob Duff talks about his new Red Wings book

Posted by VM1138 on 02 December 2013 - 11:36 AM

That project he workes on sounds awesome. As a hockey fan and a historian I would love to have an opportunity like that. Digging through early hockey articles abd video is a lot of fun.


#2459470 Datsyuk concussion: To Return Tuesday

Posted by VM1138 on 30 November 2013 - 01:40 PM

I want to beat them. Humiliate them. Beating the snot out of them physically but losing won't teach them any lessons. Nothing is better than crushing them and have them lose their cool and then crush them a little more, showing how they can't rattle us. But if Cowen plays, I want to see personal retribution. too.

Is that too much for which to ask?


#2459116 Weiss

Posted by VM1138 on 29 November 2013 - 09:16 AM

I'll give him some slack because it's been a weird year so far. He leaves his home for the last decade, joins a team going through a historic slump where no one did anything right, can't develop chemistry due to line juggling, now has HBO cameras probably throwing the locker room out of whack, and now feels pressure because he's underperforming.

He will come around and things will straighten out with the team as a whole.


#2459076 Datsyuk concussion: To Return Tuesday

Posted by VM1138 on 28 November 2013 - 11:18 PM

 
If him and Z wouldn't carrying their lines this team would be even more lost than they already are. Expecting Nyquist and Tatar to bring it every night is unfair, they are still rookies but Alfie and Weiss + Mule have to step up now no question.


Franzen is scoring consistently, Alfie seems to be filling Datsyuk's role as a leader and is assisting consistently. Weiss is the last one who needs to step it up. Everyone else is exactly where we expected them to be. The only underachievers left are Quincey, Cleary and Samuelsson.


#2458923 11/27 GDT: Bruins 1 at Red Wings 6

Posted by VM1138 on 27 November 2013 - 10:07 PM

This was a perfect example what Helm, Nyquist and Tatar do for this team. Speed, accurate passing and heart.

Enjoy it now. The Isles are on deck and those games never end well.


#2458810 11/27 GDT: Bruins 1 at Red Wings 6

Posted by VM1138 on 27 November 2013 - 09:12 PM

I'd just like to point out that Tatar has the same points (7 in 18 games) as he did last year, despite the teams troubles.  He more than makes up for his defensive liability with his super-aggression with the puck.




#2458083 11/24 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Sabres 1

Posted by VM1138 on 25 November 2013 - 08:35 AM

I'm not concerned about Boston. We can beat the good teams. It's the other 90% of the league that give us problems.


#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.