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#2447826 Splitting up Hank and Pavs

Posted by Motown4013 on 25 October 2013 - 08:13 PM

better work, I will be there, and I will be playing the dan cleary drinking game. I won't remember most of the night

I hope your eye doesn't look like Dan Cleary after he plays the Dan Cleary drinking game.....urrr when he's not playing that game! Have fun and I hope they light the lamp for you!

#2447486 10/23 GDT: Senators 6 at Red Wings 1

Posted by brett on 23 October 2013 - 08:44 PM

if im zetterberg im breaking my stick over clearys head and going to the locker room. might be a reason i would never make a good captain but it might send a good message to the other players

#2447417 10/23 GDT: Senators 6 at Red Wings 1

Posted by datterberg1340 on 23 October 2013 - 08:07 PM

Tatar looks great. Skates hard and drives to the net.

so it's probably about time that Babs sends him back down, then


you know, for more seasoning

#2445428 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 2

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 17 October 2013 - 09:19 PM

I just want someone on the Wings to hit someone on the Avs hard... is that too much to ask? Also, Gus is playing great.

#2443404 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by joesuffP on 11 October 2013 - 01:06 PM

Babcock is handcuffing this team. Having a terrible special teams year in and year out, with all the talent on this team, falls on coaching. Being unprepared against a Pheonix team after playing a disgusting game of hockey with 4 days off is a coaching issue. These lines are ridiculous players are being to asked to fill a role that they just can't and no adjustments get made. We were being outplayed from the start of the game to the end and no adjustments were made to lines that were consistently getting scored on and creating no offence. I blame Babcock just as much as Holland for these ridiculous signings because you know he has a major influence.


Cleary, Bertuzzi and Saumelsson are brutal signings that have destroyed the growth of this team. What's worse is that Babcock chooses to play these guys every night. Ridiculous

#2443077 10/10 GDT: Coyotes 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by joesuffP on 10 October 2013 - 07:05 PM

Babcock isn't doing a good job these first 4 games. These lines are pathetic. Last year the wings success to end the season I think was in despite of the lines and Babcock really. Special teams have been awful the last 4 years and star players numbers are declining big time

#2442510 Laviolette out in Philly

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 07 October 2013 - 09:56 AM

The Chief, awesome!

#2442026 Devils sign Brunner 2 yrs. $2.5 million AAV

Posted by Nev on 05 October 2013 - 02:37 AM


They were both lucky rebounds that came directly to him.


Like Zetterberg and Weiss then?


Seriously guys, so he didn't sign for us?  Just let it go.

#2441848 10/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 2 (OT)

Posted by gowings00 on 04 October 2013 - 08:16 PM

Why has no one talked to Howard about his lackadaisical puck play behind the net? Seems like its getting worse.

#2441303 Nyquist taking things in stride, with class

Posted by F.Michael on 03 October 2013 - 09:33 AM

He knows his GM and coach have lost their marbles.   

It gets me to think - what's keeping Nyquist, and Tartar from demanding a trade?


What's so 'special' about being a Red Wing when you're stuck in GR, and guys like Bert/Sammy/Cleary are taking up roster spots?


If I were either of those 2 - I'd be pretty damn pissed off at Holland.

#2440993 10/2 GDT : Sabres 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by sputman on 02 October 2013 - 08:25 PM

Emmerton stole my shootout move...

#2440996 10/2 GDT : Sabres 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Electrophile on 02 October 2013 - 08:26 PM

Edzo must have a Sasha Grey video cued up for commercial breaks if he's using phrases like "gaping hole."

#2440217 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by Nev on 01 October 2013 - 03:33 PM

Heard the same thing when Flieschman and Matthias left, heard it countless times.


This same argument is had every year when a promising youngster sits the pine to a vet. In fact it happened last summer with these same names.


The difference is that at this point Tatar and Nyquist are our best forward prospects since probably Hudler and Filpulla in the mid-2000's, and in the long run one or both of them may turn out to be better.  Huds and Flip were also battling to get a spot on a far superior roster than we have now.


I don't actually have much against Bert, Cleary, Miller, Eaves, Tootoo, even Sammy.  I do have a problem with all of them together, plus Emmerton as well who is clearly not an NHL player.  One of Miller or Eaves.  One of Bert or Cleary.  Emmerton in the AHL where he belongs.  We've got a collection of bit-part players - every squad has to have them to fill out their roster in the cap world.  Problem is, they're not filling out the roster, they're half the roster, and they're keeping better players out.


Bert-Andersson-Cleary may not be the worst line in the NHL but it sure as hell is the slowest.  I fear for Andersson without the dynamism of Nyquist and Brunnner Tatar on his wings.

#2439812 Emmerton on Waivers

Posted by Euro_Twins on 29 September 2013 - 01:41 PM

I think Emmerton's value on the PK is being under appreciated here a bit. He deserves a bit of respect for that.

That being said, he's a replaceable. But I'm confused: how would swapping Emmerton with Glendenning relieve the cap and roster squeeze?

I'm a bit tired of everyone saying "x" player is under appreciated on the pk... Eaves, miller, emmerton are all decent on th pk but they aren't "great" if we had all these great pk guys, do you think our pk would have been as bad as it was last year. Sorry but emmerton needs to go, he provides nothing useful, any minor contributions he may have are easily replaced by our prospects

#2439746 Are teams going to "bait" us into fighting?

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 29 September 2013 - 09:51 AM

That's less a function of being "intimidated", more a function of our post-Lidstrom/Rafalski defence being unable to handle the puck under pressure.  Quincey, Lashoff and especially Smith were forechecked relentlessly in the playoffs because they kept making mistakes when pressured.

Red Wings have always been vulnerable to physically strong teams like The Ducks in 2003 and the Flames in 2004. They wouldnt allow the Red Wings to enter the slot but limited our forwards to perimeter shots. So did the Preds in 2012. I think that even during the Lidstrom era teams tried to forecheck high, only it was obviously more difficult then.