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#2596368 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 18 April 2015 - 05:06 PM

Oh I agree 100% way more coverage and the shots on goal gap was closed it's no like last game for certain. Mrazek should stay in nets though I believe.

Oh and I've always been a fan of the mule but I think he needs to go sorry. He has missed the past two years playoffs we lose him at least 3-4 months of the year go suck on someone else's team.



I hope you'll have more sympathy after reading this.

#2596358 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by gowings00 on 18 April 2015 - 04:50 PM

Le sigh. 

Like I said, Abdelkader needs to be back next game. 

....and 2008 Lidstrom/Rafalski....2002 Shanahan/Yzerman and maybe 1994 S. Federov.

#2596333 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by sleepwalker on 18 April 2015 - 04:42 PM

Since I know everyone is going to be in gloom and doom negative mode, I'll play devils advocate and post a few bright notes...


-Wings scored late to kill Bishops shutout


-Wings didn't take a boneheaded too many men penalty, like they have made a habit of the past few weeks


-Wings are going back home to Detroit tied 1-1, instead of down 2

#2596198 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by PenaltyShot 96 on 18 April 2015 - 04:03 PM

Jimmy in net to  start the third

#2584234 Grand Rapids Griffins Alternate Jersey

Posted by Lifelong Wings Fan on 23 March 2015 - 05:33 PM

Updates: I have now dedicated a page on my website to the jersey design. There's some photos I took during warm-ups from the bench, and a few others as well from during the game.




Let me know what you think!

#2595290 We NEED Bigger Ice!

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 17 April 2015 - 05:32 PM

Quite a few sports have upper and lower limits on regulation pitches. A football (soccer) pitch can vary in length by 30 yards, and width by 50! It actually is beneficial for teams to alter the dimensions of their playing surface to suit their play (Arsenal typically always favoured a narrower pitch to suit their short passing game). Rugby teams can change their in-goal area as well (same as a football end zone) - a deeper in-goal area lends itself more to a kicking game where a team can get the ball in behind a defence without it bouncing out of bounds.
Heck, in cricket you can actually change the boundary to a different shape, which obviously changes the distances. It all depends on what the home team wants.
Imagine, with our top-notch goal-scoring from the blue line, if we could have slightly shorter ice for all home games. Just bringing that blue line a little closer to net. Could make a lot of difference playing 41 games on that. It's not much different from the 'lively boards' at the Joe. Teams should be allowed to have their own idiosyncrasies which benefit them at home. But as has been said, would need to come in when teams build new arenas, which the majority won't/can't do.
Edit: On the baseball point, there's nothing wrong with the same hit being a homer and an out in two different stadiums - you play to your strengths. Different stadiums lend themselves to different styles of play - the way I imagine it, a larger outfield would benefit teams who get base hits and steals; smaller outfields suit sluggers.

I imagine there's a scenario where it eventually could come to something like this, the home team changes it up to their preference, but I don't see it happening without a major fight in the CBA. Which this sport does not need.

And most of our players need space.
Moving in the blue line would make it easier to check them and close gaps.

#2595283 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by rrasco on 17 April 2015 - 04:51 PM

Does anybody have the 16 to 1 countdown Facebook cover photo file kicking around from previous years?  I used to have it but my computer crashed and when re-installing everything, the photo got lost.


This is the Imgur album that will be updated along the way, from Reddit.



#2592665 In appreciation of...

Posted by darkmanx on 12 April 2015 - 12:58 PM

Eva and Mindfly in the same thread = mind blown


Crymson resides on hf arguing with everyone over there now.

#2538817 23 man roster set... say hi to your 2014/15 Wings

Posted by Jesusberg on 07 October 2014 - 02:30 PM

The roster moves have pissed people off so much that they're experiencing hallucinations involving talking dogs. Way to go, Kenny.

#2491152 Ken Holland's Moves From 2009-2014

Posted by gcom007 on 05 March 2014 - 06:10 PM

A year before your spreadsheet, he signed Marian Hossa.


And a year before that, he signed Brian Rafalski.


One won us a cup. The other got us to back-to-back finals.



Hossa called Holland. Then a year later, Holland made the colossal mistake of letting Hossa go.


Rafalski wanted to come home.


I'm glad we had them and all, but these weren't situations that you could say Holland hit out of the park based on his own efforts. I mean, Hossa pretty much negotiated his own deal.


And besides that, the real problem has come up in the years since 2009 when the reality of the Cap started truly affecting the team. When he wasn't getting away with paying Zetterberg $2 million a season, he struggled to build a team around Dats and Z. And it's not even just that he's not luring better players here, he's signing mediocre players to terrible deals. That's the problem.

#2491139 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Shaman on 05 March 2014 - 06:04 PM


The Wings cant say they knew about it. If they admit they dealt a player that was definitely bolting they would be sanctioned by the league for not negotiating in good faith. It would also prevent other teams from ever trusting the Wings in any deals from then on. They will never admit they knew anything.

Uh, if he had a deal on the table with SEL every team would have known about it, the IIHF has a transfer agreement for this very reason.

#2490731 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 05 March 2014 - 04:05 PM

This feels like when you're waiting for your friend to give you that pay-back punch he owes you.   

#2488204 Ryan Miller, Steve Ott traded to St. Louis Blues

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 01 March 2014 - 01:55 AM

"Nownownow wait a minute, whaddya mean Al doesn't loik me? Al and I getalong just foyne!"


That's how I imagine Jimmy Stewart would type anyway.






#2488176 Ryan Miller, Steve Ott traded to St. Louis Blues

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 March 2014 - 01:22 AM

They got good value for a guy who was going to walk in a few months anyway.  Stewart and Hitchcock have a history of not getting along, so moving him might be addition by subtraction in their eyes.  


Miller hasn't done anything in Buffalo because it's Buffalo.  he can only play one position, he can't make the defense defend or the forwards score.


Howard for Miller would have been horrible for the Wings.  





#2486406 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 February 2014 - 11:41 AM

Could care less if NHL players don't play in the Olympics again.


Unless the games are in North America, you can't watch any of them live without quitting your job.  And the primetime evening coverage doesn't show re-runs of hockey.  They only had one channel showing the evening coverage when most people have returned from their workdays. 


One the bright side, I got to see plenty of figure skating and women in khaki pants doing stupid stunts on a snowboard.  :sleepy: