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#2530469 Marchenko

Posted by 13dangledangle on 07 July 2014 - 05:31 PM

It all starts with the right attitude. This kid seems to display that so here's hoping the upward trend continues.


#2530498 Marchenko

Posted by dirtydangles on 07 July 2014 - 08:49 PM

I'm hoping this positive experience with Marchenko will warm the Wings to taking more Russian born players. I think we have passed on some real talent in the past due to the russian factor.




#2529367 Dont Jump Yet...

Posted by WingedWheel91 on 02 July 2014 - 09:58 AM

Guys,

 

I am as pissed off as most Red Wings fans today out of our lack of ability to sign (any) big name free agents, and even more pissed off that our only substantial move was re-signing Kyle Quincey to a contract that pays him as much money as Jonathan Ericsson, more money than Johan Franzen and only 0.5 Million less than Nick Kronwall makes (still a top 10 defenceman in the league).

 

But as much as we can complain about Quincey, and predict that next season will be a complete disaster - I am seeing more and more tank for McDavid posts - I ask myself when did Matt Niskanen become worthy of a 7 year contract? Isn't Dan Boyle 37 years old coming off a 36 point season on a great team where he was a -8? Why did the world end when we didn't sign these two? Lets just try to use some perspective before we completely turn our backs...

 

Last season, in a 16 team conference - we finished 1 point behind 6th place PHI and 3 points behind 5th place NYR (who eventually played in the Stanley Cup Final) while having an historically bad (by our standards) record of 5-9 in the shootout. More importantly, we also had our top 3 forwards (when measured by salary) D, Z and Weiss miss 37, 37, and 56 games respectively. I hate to make excuses, but of the 6 teams in our conference that had more points than us last year, not a single one of them could relate to our injury situation (in terms of man games lost to star players). For ex. the top 6 scorers on the Boston Bruins all played in atleast 78 games, and 5 of them played in 80 or more - please don't tell me this would not have helped us or improved our position in the standings.

 

If we look ahead to next season - what do we have to be optimistic about? Well, we haven't really gotten worse since last year... No we haven't signed any big names either, but we still haven't lost anyone yet. (Alfie remains to be seen). Can you say the same about...

 

#1 BOSTON - Subtractions: Thornton, Iginla, Meszaros, Moore. Additions: None.

#2 PITTSBURGH - Subtractions: Jokinen, Vitale, Orpik, Glass, Engelland, Niskanen, Conner. Additions: Comeau, Ehrhoff.

#3 TAMPA BAY - Subtractions: Lindback, Aulie, Desjardins. Additions: Nabokov, Boyle, Blunden, Stralman.

#4 MONTREAL - Subtractions: Briere, Gorges, Vanek, Gionta, Blunden, Dubnyk. Additions: Parenteau, Gilbert, Malholtra.

#5 NEW YORK - Subtractions: Pouliot, Stralman, Richards, Boyle, Bickel. Additions: Hunwick, Glass, Kostka, D. Boyle.

#6 PHILADELPHIA - Subtractions: None. Additions: Jones.

 

The point here is that outside of Tampa Bay, the 5/6 teams that had more points than we did last season have not improved either - and to take it a step further, I certainly feel that Boston, Pittsburgh, Montreal, and the NYR have all regressed. In terms of teams within striking distance who have also improved, NJ and WSH certainly stand alone.

 

When you consider the possibility of a healthy team, the emergence and continued development of our younger players, the cap room and prospect pool we have to acquire pieces (which Holland MUST use at this point) and the lack of improved teams conference wide + number of teams in our division who have taken a step back (BOS, MTL, TOR, OTT,) I don't think the sky is falling as fast as it seems.




#2509319 4/13 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Blues 0

Posted by Dabura on 13 April 2014 - 01:36 PM

???

The D is playing well without them *today*.

But if the insinuation is that the Wings D would be better without our top 3 d men, then I fart in everyone's general direction. This Blues team is not bringing it by any stretch of the imagination. You put this D line up against a healthy, top of their game Bruins team and it would be a slaughter.

 

So we can't trade Kronwall for Crosby?




#2506504 4/5 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs Red Wings 3

Posted by Euro_Twins on 05 April 2014 - 07:56 PM

My prediction. Glendening gets his first goal in the third, the team rallies around it and the wings win 5-3


#2506454 4/5 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs Red Wings 3

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 05 April 2014 - 07:40 PM

and the trolls come out tonight... good lord people get a grip




#2505011 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 02 April 2014 - 08:50 PM

I feel pretty good about this one and think we will pull it off! Go wings!!


#2502016 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by themcityblues on 27 March 2014 - 07:09 PM

Anybody wonder what this game would be like if Filipula were in the lineup?  Just kind of an interesting thought with Weiss being dead and all.




#2501254 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by Holmstrom96 on 25 March 2014 - 08:39 PM

I can't stand cities where they play the same utterly stupid song after every goal.




#2493396 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 09 March 2014 - 10:21 AM

I just took a look at the last two goals Pulkkinen scored. Those are unbelievable shots. We saved ourselves a better player in this trade.


Not a question of saving a player over the other .... Jarnkrok pulkkinen "coulda" been a nice duo ....we'll likely have to draft his future center linemate now unless sheahan keeps progressing and becomes a top 6 but I don't see him as a playmaking center .... Maybe we can target backstrom if he ever becomes a ufa


#2493875 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by NYC Wings Fanatic on 09 March 2014 - 02:05 PM

Honestly, I still can't get over how he single handedly contributed with one bone-headed play after another and destroyed our chances in beating Chicago in the playoffs last year. He was the stupidest player, young or old, I had ever seen on the ice in a Wings jersey. A complete moron who earned a benching thirty times over. Whether or not he is suddenly getting a few ounces of grey matter and scoring here and there is irrelevant - he will never be a player of consequence on this team or any other team. 

Wow! It might be a bit premature to write him off so early, isn't it? This is only his second full season with the Wings, so couldn't a light go off in his brain, the coaching sinks in, and the mental part that has given him so much of a problem click in at some point? I would like to think that this is still possible, since he does offer so much promise if and when he finally understands what a defenseman is supposed to do. Like they say, defensemen do take longer to develop the mental aspect past of the game, so I would hope for our sake that there is still time.




#2481164 So what do we call the 26 - 15 - 21 line?

Posted by LeftWinger on 04 February 2014 - 11:00 AM

Call them the Thieves....since they basically stole the roster spots of Bertuzzi, Cleary and Samuelsson...

 

 

or Career Enders for the same reason...




#2479787 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 02 February 2014 - 05:17 AM

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#2461918 12/7 GDT: Panthers 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 07 December 2013 - 03:21 PM

Well I won't be able to watch because I'm going to watch motorcycles racing on a hockey rink tonight  :w00t: but....

 

GO WINGS!!




#2459853 12/1 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Senators 2, Alfredsson scores ENG

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 01 December 2013 - 07:13 PM

Cowen punches Nyquist in the head twice that last shift. Must have been reflex punches. 


I'll reflex punch him in the damn yambag if I get the chance