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#2448637 The most annoying things about being at games?

Posted by VM1138 on 29 October 2013 - 08:06 AM

What's the deal with season ticket holders obssessing over the printed tickets? Who cares? Is there some benefit to having the "real" tickets? Like, do they get you into a VIP lounge with boomers or something?

Edit: Meant to say "hookers" but my phone autocorrected. Oddly, "boomers" sounds fitting, too.

#2448446 stephen weiss

Posted by VM1138 on 28 October 2013 - 08:03 AM

Only Red Wings fans would bitterly argue Filppula vs. Weiss. And maybe Toronto fans.

Fact is, everyone's offense has disappeared so I wouldn't think Flip would he doing well, wither had he stayed.

Flip was never a bad player. He was never dynamic though, never controlled the pace on the ice, rarely made great things happen, and was terrified of shooting. I'm glad he is succeeding now but I don't fool myself into thinking things would be different had he stayed.

1. Then why is Fil off to a hot start? Magically doesn't have to adjust to a new team, system, line mates?

Maybe not getting re-signed by Holland lit a fire under his butt? Flip has way more to prove than Weiss does. Also, playing on a team with Stamkos and other shooters might motivate him. One things is for sure, except for maybe Zetterberg, the Wings don't have highly effective and consistent shooters. Pavs could be but he focuses on pkaymaking.

#2448339 stephen weiss

Posted by VM1138 on 27 October 2013 - 02:53 PM

Do you Filppula fans really think that he would be doing any better than Weiss had he stayed? This whole struggle is team-wide.

#2447634 stephen weiss

Posted by VM1138 on 24 October 2013 - 01:59 PM

As far as Franzen goes, I'd rather have him do everything right but score a few less goals.  His goal scoring isn't a huge asset.  They come in clumps, and lately not even then.  So his goals really only seem to affect a small number of games.  I'd rather we get an all-around player who hustles and makes us stronger.  So I'd be good with him at center producing fewer goals.


But Weiss...I don't know, maybe playing on the wing will let him open up a bit.

#2447588 10/23 GDT: Senators 6 at Red Wings 1

Posted by VM1138 on 24 October 2013 - 08:13 AM

We all notice Franzen when he plays center. Not sure what his face-off stats are, but if they're decent work him there. I think Babcock wants his offense but that's not happening anyway so put him in a defensive role for now.

#2447169 Ten Games in: Player Grades

Posted by VM1138 on 23 October 2013 - 09:29 AM

Bertuzzi has played well. Let's save our veteran bashing for those who deserve it. I'm looking at you, Sammy.

#2446856 10/21 GDT: Sharks 1 @ Red Wings 0 (SO)

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

For how little Tatar is, he looks very strong on the puck.

In his previous games he always played bigger than he is, which is why I dislike people saying he's too small.

#2446542 Lines Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 20 October 2013 - 05:40 PM

What I want to know is why Alfredsson can be put on the third but not Franzen. It's never even been tried. Notice the second line for years has been lackluster and he is the common denominator. What about:


Tatar can provide Franzen like offense, and his defensive lapses will he offset by Weiss and Alfredsson. It also puts two finishers on the second line.

Franzen could open up on the third line and be forced to play more aggressively.

I know Tatar isn't necessarily ready for second line duties, but it's worth a shot early in the season.

#2445790 stephen weiss

Posted by VM1138 on 18 October 2013 - 07:55 AM

You guys are being too harsh. He's been key to several really good plays. The points will follow.

#2444501 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by VM1138 on 14 October 2013 - 03:09 PM

I didn't really notice the bad reffing.  It's definitely not the worst we've ever seen.  Boston should've had a few, but there's nothing egregious I can think of that the refs missed.  You have to admit, some of those Wings penalties were stupid of them to take.

#2441381 Howard or Miller?

Posted by VM1138 on 03 October 2013 - 03:40 PM

Howard is a remarkably consistent goalie.  I'd say he and Miller are on the same plane (top 5 goalies), so it's a lateral move.  Might as well stick with the guy we got, although I like Miller and lot and wish he could have some degree of success somewhere.

#2438098 Capitals to host 2015 Winter Classic

Posted by VM1138 on 21 September 2013 - 10:03 AM

You really wonder? It'll be the Penguins. Again.

#2437691 ESPN Future Power Rankings: Red Wings #2

Posted by VM1138 on 19 September 2013 - 06:56 PM

Anyone else bugged by us being "like" Chicago, even though Chicago copied us?

#2437536 Devils sign Brunner 2 yrs. $2.5 million AAV

Posted by VM1138 on 19 September 2013 - 07:54 AM

We don't know Tatar and Nyquist can deliver. We hope and expect they can. Look, I'll miss Brunner as much as anyone. He has skill and the desire to improve. But Tatar is more well rounded than Brunner and equally driven. While it'd be nice to have two young scoring wingers, it's just not in the cards.

Point is, Alfredsson is quality insurance in case Tatar doesn't develop. Consider Tatar to be Brunner 2.0 and Alfredsson to be icing on the cake.

Tatar is the key to the season, I think. If he explodes we will do fine. If not, our offense hasn't improved much over last year.

#2436464 Rookie you're most looking forward to watching this season

Posted by VM1138 on 13 September 2013 - 10:13 AM

No way Holland gives up on Tatar. We can always waive Eaves, Bertuzzi or Sammy. There is just no way we trade Tatar when we have goal scoring issues.