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#2501197 Around The League - Eastern Conference Playoff Race

Posted by marcaractac on 25 March 2014 - 08:21 PM

Toronto losing,Washington tied...





...and another assist by Jarnkrok :lol:


Cue the meltdown in the trade thread  :lol:

#2501019 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by marcaractac on 25 March 2014 - 07:29 PM





Bobby Ryan  :lol:


You both win  :hysterical:

#2501005 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by marcaractac on 25 March 2014 - 07:24 PM


So Zetterberg would have been out regardless from sitting at home for 3 weeks?    


What does Datsyuk signing a deal change as far as this season goes?  This season he put the Olympics ahead of the Wings.  The deal guarantees him money whether he's playing these last 25 games or not.  


So did dozens of other players. Name one player who would turn down going to the Olympics because of their NHL team. Just one.

#2500893 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by marcaractac on 25 March 2014 - 07:03 PM

This game has devolved into a joke

#2500737 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by marcaractac on 25 March 2014 - 03:50 PM

Yeah, your right.


I'm sure we'll start seeing a lot more of them in the next couple of years. I mean, we get Callahan tonight :P

#2500735 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by marcaractac on 25 March 2014 - 03:48 PM

This team has so many boring players, Andersson is just another one.

On a side note, I'd like to see a little more diversity in our drafting. We've had too much of the same type player coming threw the system. The Scouts have generally done a great job finding gems late, but would like to see the team diversify at the draft.


They've already been drafting different types of players really. They just haven't worked their way up yet

#2500614 Around The League - Eastern Conference Playoff Race

Posted by marcaractac on 24 March 2014 - 10:31 PM


yes obviously the wings can't count on other teams losing, no one said they could. All anyone is saying is that with a little help we make the playoffs, i.e. the leafs losing 5 games in a row, or columbus losing consecutive games, philly hopefully loses some consecutive games. You giving us a chance to make up some ground. We can't beat teams we don't play so we can hope for a little help from the teams that are playing the teams we need to lose. 


That's as big a gift as anyone could hope for  :lol:

#2500601 Injury Updates

Posted by marcaractac on 24 March 2014 - 09:56 PM

I don't think u can just ice a team that is over the cap in the playoffs or else teams would actually do that.


Yes, you can. Cap does not apply in the playoffs. And teams can't do that on purpose every year. We can do it because we had people on LTIR all season long that kept us under the cap.

#2500542 Injury Updates

Posted by marcaractac on 24 March 2014 - 07:25 PM

Datsyuk just posted to his FB page that he has started skating again and hopes to be back in the lineup soon



Dear All, I started skating. Hoping to play soon. Thanks for your support!


Also on Twitter!

#2500502 Pens Twitter Fail:Ask Neal Anything...

Posted by marcaractac on 24 March 2014 - 05:44 PM

OMG how did I miss out on this? *bangs head on desk*


Why bang your own head when you could get Neal to do it for you?

#2500486 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by marcaractac on 24 March 2014 - 04:52 PM

Your right .... Not all top prospects are sure nhl players ... Just bugs me everyone was acting like he was a nobody prospect we gave up

You just never know what you'd got until you play the kids , look, at sheahan everyone thought he was gonna be a bottom 6 guy but he's been really impressive and proving he might be a 2nd line center after all

Anyways gonna take a break from all this and do my workouts before the habs game starts lol


Nobody is acting like he is a nobody prospect. You're making that up. People are being rational and saying he, like almost every other prospect, is never a sure thing. Both teams got what they needed out of this trade. Just accept it and move on. Regardless of how he turns out, there is absolutely no chance he would have stepped in and filled the role Legwand is filling RIGHT NOW. That is what the trade comes down to. Stop assuming everyone is saying Jarnkrok is a nobody prospect. Nobody has said that at all.


There is a difference between being happy with the trade and thinking Jarnkrok is a nobody. You're acting as if there is no middle ground here. 

#2500467 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by marcaractac on 24 March 2014 - 03:45 PM

And you over value legwand and undervalue jarnkrok .... Guess well never agree

Legwand got 40+ in Nashville cause they don't have Any players it all depends on the situation nhl players are in .... You think he'd be a 2nd line guy in Boston with Bergeron and krejci? Flyers with giroux schenn ...Pitts Crosby malkin .... Us if we're healthy and weiss wakes up? Rangers ? (Didn't check every single lineup)

I can tell if you I'd he went to islanders he'd. Be a top 6 ... Florida? Calgary? Winnipeg ? Those aren't top teams though .... Hey on a good team he's a great 3rd line center and that will only benefit the redwings having him on the 3rd line it'll give us more depth and more challenges to other teams

And yes staal is gone but there's teams that have 3rd line guys with 40+ pts , if your 3rd line guys getting 20 pts then most chances are the teams struggling


Teams like Boston and Philly wouldn't sign Legwand because they already have 2nd line centers. Be realistic here. The teams who would sign Legwand are teams who need someone like Legwand. Boston wouldn't go and sign him for s***s and giggles. If he went to the Islanders? Guess what. They become a better team. A cup contender? No. Because they are missing more than just centers at this point. Legwand was good for 40+ points on a team that barely scored. A team that depended on a solid defensive system and low scoring to win games. Legwand on a team like a healthy Red Wings team will likely be a 60 point player. 


But either way, I'm done with this thread. It is silly at this point. It has become a thread of people complaining every time Jarnkrok gets a point. It is pointless. There is no longer a constructive discussion in here. You keep going on saying everyone suddenly thinks jarnkrok is a useless prospect. No, he is not. But he is useless to us because he is with Nashville now. That will not change. So if you want to keep stressing out as if Jarnkrok is all but guaranteed to be a big star, go ahead. I, along with many Wings fans, can actually see the positives in this trade and not dwell on what ifs. 


So glad we have a GM who isn't willing to give up on a season because he is too afraid to trade 1 prospect, when we still have many others, and will continue to draft more. 

#2500430 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by marcaractac on 24 March 2014 - 02:18 PM

2 pts in 2games in NSH so far PISSED


Are people really gonna get upset and post in here every time he gets a single point?


Seriously though, I don't get why people are so worried. Holland is NEVER going to sell the farm. When was the last time he gave up one of our better prospects? Mathias? I don't see anyone flipping out about him getting 10 points in his last 11 games. 


Holland made a trade he absolutely had to make. Real life isn't NHL 14. You're not gonna get guys like Legwand for a couple of picks unless you wanna make one of them a 1st rounder. And before anyone mentions Vanek, A solid 2 way center who works his ass off has more value than a one dimensional winger who is lazy on the back check. Especially when said center will very likely resign, and Vanek has specifically said he wants to test the market. 


Up until this point, getting Legwand has been a season saving trade. More than worth a prospect. People should just do themselves a favor and stop getting angry every time Jarnkrok gets a point. If that's all you have to worry about in life, you got it pretty good. 

#2500426 Blown Leads

Posted by marcaractac on 24 March 2014 - 02:05 PM

It is inexperience in our lineup when the opposing turns it up another gear when losing. It leads to the young players on the Wings making mistakes. This is what happens when you have 12 players on your team that was in the AHL last season.


 On top of that, blown leads in today's league is nothing new. It is happening across the league with manufactured parity and situational officiating. A lot of people has blamed coaching during the season, which I think is silly. The system the team is playing is what's giving them the best chance to win every night. There might be 3 or 4 coaches in this league that can have this team in the situation it is is right now. In the end, coaching can only do so much to prevent mistakes. The rest of it comes down to experience, and it is great that we have a dozen or so players getting loads of it.

#2500182 3/23 GDT: Red Wings vs Wild

Posted by marcaractac on 23 March 2014 - 09:07 PM

3/4 points on back to back nights. we'll take it.