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#2551163 11/22 GDT - Red Wings @ Maple Leafs - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by WingsAlways on Today, 08:51 PM

The leafs thread on hfboards is complaining about tats goal, saying it looked like he kicked at polak as he goes down, then celebrates like he won thestanley cup

I missed the goal, did anyone see what happened?


What the hell would they know what winning the Stanley Cup is like?

#2551075 11/22 GDT - Red Wings @ Maple Leafs - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by trule23 on Today, 07:53 PM

mantha and weiss both with goals in the first period of their games:)

#2549118 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 15 November 2014 - 01:28 PM

I'm not sure if those of you that commented on the game actually watched the game or not but Mantha played great. It was his first game of pro hockey, no one was expecting him to have a 3 or 4 point night like he did regularly in junior. Every time he touched the puck he made things happen, he was dominant, despite not making it on the score sheet and registering only one shot on goal. The thing that impresses me the most is his size, and the fact that he uses that size to his advantage. He was a huge player in junior, but he was a boy amongst men down there, and he seemed reluctant to make those big hits. He sure wasn't last night, he laid a few great hits. There were a couple times when he had the puck, skating along the boards and he man-handled the opposition. There were two instances that I remember, in which he was double teamed by the Stars defenders in the offensive zone and he easily came away with the puck, he was winning every puck battle.


Although he only registered the one shot, he did ring one off the post in the third, and it was sitting there in the crease but Pulkkinen couldn't get a stick on it to bury the rebound. He was on the ice for a goal for and a goal against but finished with a -1 because both goals came on the Griffins power-play. The Stars, Travis Morin scored a short-handed goal in the first, which actually came off a bad giveaway by Mantha, it was on his very first shift of the game, imagine the nerves he was feeling, but after that one giveaway he played unbelievable. He had the *third assist* on the Griffins first goal that came on the power-play to start the second period. All in all I was very impressed with his pro debut, and he is going to be a great player.

I agree. I only saw the 3rd period/OT, but he did not look like someone who was just coming off an injury or playing in his first pro game - to me he looked like he was driving the play, hard forechecking, and very dangerous offensively. And he will only get better. Very encouraging first game. 

#2549067 11/14 GDT : Blackhawks 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by number9 on 14 November 2014 - 10:09 PM

We only have 3 regulation loses. 3

#2549058 11/14 GDT : Blackhawks 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 14 November 2014 - 09:57 PM

disney.com is all the stars of the game

#2548367 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by joesuffP on 09 November 2014 - 08:27 PM

Franzen has been a beast on both ends of the ice huge shot block
Kindl has been a disaster today but he's been mostly solid this season. I see E turning it around lately

#2548300 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 09 November 2014 - 07:40 PM

Now we get to see Nick!   :w00t:

#2548296 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by GoWings1905 on 09 November 2014 - 07:33 PM

And Tampa won the Cup when?

Is that truly your only barometer of success? I think the original point was well taken -- Stevie has complemented his drafting with good moves in free agency and trades. Kenny "kicks tires" and mostly fails, but defaults to then saying building through the draft is the way to go anyways.

You need balance to build a contender. Especially when you draft mid-to-late first round for two decades.

#2548236 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 09 November 2014 - 07:09 PM


And lol at "game over" it's 2-1 with almost two thirds of the game left to play.

Back away from the ledge.

#2548134 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by Dabura on 09 November 2014 - 05:37 PM

I'm really jacked up for this game. The Bolts are arguably the best team in the East; the Wings can make a real statement here tonight.

The Bolts have a scary amount of depth, and are building a team that will be great for a lot of years. It is a team that has as much, if not more, talent in their system as the Wings do, with the exception that their stars are still very young. Winning doesn't happen over night, and Stevie Y has done a lot of a job with that team. They will become the class of the East sooner rather than later.


Stevie deserves mad props. He's built a scary-deep team that's only going to get better, and better, and better, and better. They're going to be a top team for a long time.

#2548216 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by SimonSin on 09 November 2014 - 06:49 PM

That cheap power play goal by Tampa is the only difference. I really hate that rule and it should be changed. It should be exactly like icing, can't change and a face off in your zone.

#2548192 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by VM1138 on 09 November 2014 - 06:36 PM

Yes because bringing back the tie is better than a shootout LOL. Some people.

Ties weren't bad. They got rid of them to appeal to rebel Americans who think ties are somehow unacceptable. Either wway, getting rid of the shootout doesn't mean the only other portion is ties.

#2548120 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by joesuffP on 09 November 2014 - 03:25 PM

In a thread full of predicted losses I'd have never thought you'd be the one predicting a win  :lol:
Gonna have to dig deep, but I think they could pull it off. Howie needs to have a strong game. Having Quincey back will be huge. Cleary with the game winner just to make LGW explode.

I never predict a loss. Tampa has won five straight coming off a big win last night and quick turnaround to Detroit. This could be a let down game for them. We've seen the wings play great hockey agaimst elite teams I believe they can beat anybody.

#2548043 Lines Thread

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 08 November 2014 - 01:36 PM

Ansar Khan ‏@AnsarKhanMLive  1m

Quincey ready to return Sunday vs. Tampa Bay. Howard is starting in goal. Said he was late for practice due to "little trouble with alarm."

#2546520 What happened to Calle Jarnkrok?

Posted by FlashyG on 04 November 2014 - 10:00 AM

At the time of the trade he absolutely was considered by most Wings fans and anyone who followed the Wings to be our number one prospect at any position. He was certainly ahead of Sheahan, who was considered by most people before last season, to have been another first round bust. He was definitely considered to have a higher ceiling than most guys in our system, even a highly regarded player such as Tatar. And to be honest, even though I wouldn't trade Tatar for Jarnkrok and I am glad we kept Tatar, I would not be at all surprised if Jarnkrok is the better player in 5 years from now...


At the time of the trade Jarnkrok was most certainly not anywhere near the #1 prospect in the system by most fans, or by any reputable publications.


He was well behind Mantha, Nyquist, Tatar, Mrazek. Jurco, and Sheahan. He was in a group along with Ouellet, Sproul, Marchenko etc. He was closer to 10th than 1st, especially considering the Wings brass felt Glendening was more ready to play in the NHL over him.


As far as the rumors about him wanting to go home, he did eventually admit that he had considered returning to Sweden when he realized his chances of cracking the Wings line-up any time soon were remote. I don't think any sort of move was imminent though and I don't think he had vocalized those wishes so they likely had little to no impact on the Wings decision to trade him.


I think he was dealt because he wasn't going to be able to crack the roster for years and they had a pressing need for a center right then, having lost their top 5 centers to injuries at the time.