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#2542673 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by marcaractac on 20 October 2014 - 04:08 PM

I love how this thread has been reactivated from the depths after 5 games, the Wings are 3-1-1 without their best player, have gone toe to toe with 2 of the best teams in the league, look incredibly energetic and speedy, and have a tremendous PK. 


Whats not to like? 


Screw the 'experts'. They're not the ones out there on the ice. And so far, I like what i've seen (outside of the first two periods of Wednesdays game, but even then we got a point out of it)


I also love that Quincey has been a positive contribution to the teams success. Especially on the PK.

#2542414 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by marcaractac on 18 October 2014 - 09:18 PM

Scoring in OT counts as a win in regulation correct?


It is a ROW win, yes

#2542283 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by marcaractac on 18 October 2014 - 08:05 PM

CBC acting as if we'll lose Babs after this season because the Wings wouldn't be willing to pay him more than Holland makes. 

#2540117 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by marcaractac on 11 October 2014 - 08:20 PM

Swap Kindl for Ouellet and I'm happy. I don't even hate KFQ this year yet.


100% agree. Quincey has been good ever since about half way into last season. That plus getting Dats back in the lineup and this team will be really fun.

#2540113 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by marcaractac on 11 October 2014 - 08:18 PM

I'm so glad our franchise wasn't created to promote a Disney movie


The only good thing to come of them is disney.com

#2540027 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by marcaractac on 11 October 2014 - 07:41 PM


Totally legit team:



the best part of disney.com is that most people don't get the joke :)

#2539988 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by marcaractac on 11 October 2014 - 07:33 PM



I'm glad someone else remembered  :lol:

#2538430 Are the wings underrated?

Posted by marcaractac on 05 October 2014 - 08:20 AM

Anyone consider that perhaps we are 'overrated' because we're biased die hard fans?  We're a middle of the pack team at best, granted the last 2 years we finished #2 and 3 in man games lost (or something like that).  But the Wings are almost a decade removed from the last Cup, FA's no longer want to come to play in Detroit, and our coaching and other leaders leave for greener pastures for a chance to win.


In all fainess though, I do think the man games lost has been the biggest problem, when compared to the other teams with similar losses, they are all bottom feeder teams with the exception of Pittsburg and Anaheim.


If you'd like to crunch your own numbers:




They don't leave for a chance to win, they leave for a chance to be a GM or head coach, and not an assistant. Big difference.

#2536878 Did the Wings change the font on their jerseys?

Posted by marcaractac on 22 September 2014 - 07:40 PM

Well played lol

#2535322 Expansion draft - how many players can each team protect ?

Posted by marcaractac on 01 September 2014 - 01:47 PM

Could be a tough situation for Detroit with a future Howard/Mrazek tandem. Protecting both goalies will likely mean the loss of a top four defenseman.


I'd say they'd protect Mrazek. Can't really see an expansion team drafting Howard.

#2533140 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by marcaractac on 28 July 2014 - 01:09 PM

I expect to see 2-2.5 per. Either way, I expect people to complain about it now but be praising it come the final year. That's usually how these contracts work out  :lol:

#2533122 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by marcaractac on 28 July 2014 - 12:31 PM

1. Weiss will make a lot of people eat crow by having a 50+ point season

2. Hank will have a career year.

3. Howard will have a bounce back season.

4. The team makes the playoffs with a lot less stress than the past 2 seasons. 

5. A forward we'll hate to see go will be traded to bring in a dman that we need.

6. Many Wings fans will finally see that the team is going in the right direction.

#2532187 Favorite Dan Cleary Moment or Play

Posted by marcaractac on 15 July 2014 - 06:10 PM

My favorite part of that season was 2 weeks in when Cleary was cleaning the ice with his knees and eventually got benched


Why would you hope he has a terrible season? Don't you think it would be better if he had a legit bounce back year and made the team better?

#2532024 Red Wings new assistant coaches

Posted by marcaractac on 14 July 2014 - 01:34 PM


It's not the best, but it's not as bad as you make it out to be.


Exactly. The defense is automatically improved significantly just by experience alone. DeKeyser and Smith will continue to get better, and Quincey is very likely over his big time struggles in this lineup. Which he has already shown. Not to mention there is a very real possibility Kindl may never be in the lineup again *fingers crossed*


We get that puck moving dman and suddenly the defense is looking realgud.


Sometimes I feel like I am the only one who is very excited to see what this team is capable of with the youth all together for the entire season  :lol:

#2531881 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by marcaractac on 12 July 2014 - 09:56 PM


It has the potential and likelihood of being $2.5 million for a player that produced all of eight points last season. Tomas Jurco scored eight goals alone in about 15 fewer games than Cleary and was a big reason why the Red Wings made the playoffs at all. So if your argument is that this deal is somehow a bargain for Cleary, I completely disagree. 


Cleary got his chance last season to go out with his head held high at the expense of the Red Wings MVP. There's plenty to be upset about. 


Cleary isn't blocking Jurco from playing in the NHL. Even without Cleary, it is pretty obvious he'll be in the AHL to start the season. Alfie returning would have us at 13 forwards not counting Cleary. Cleary and Andersson are gonna be in a dog fight to try to avoid being the 13th and 14th forwards. There are 12 other forwards VERY unlikely to give up a permanent spot to either. It is better to have Cleary taking up a healthy scratch than Jurco, don't you think? 


A returning Alfie has more impact on where Jurco starts the season. If Alfie decides he can't play, Jurco will have his shot to win a roster spot. Just like Cleary. If Alfie comes back, Jurco will be the first call up. If he makes an immediate impact, he'll no doubt stick around. 


Cleary for one year is a low risk signing. Who cares what the salary is? The cap space was there, and Holland felt he owed him. That's a stand up move whether we agree with it or not. If Cleary is in the lineup, he has to earn his way there. He'll only take a job from a kid if he earns it. In the mean time, if he does in fact have a bounce back season, that is fantastic for us. If he struggles like last year, he won't play. It's really that simple. 


It's either give Cleary a contract or give Landon the spot. No offence to him, but nobody seems to high on him anymore. He is likely Emmerton 2.0. At least if Cleary can have a bounce back season, it gives the team a shot of having a playoff warrior on the team to do the dirty work. He was important to the team in the 2013 playoffs while having a rough, injured year. A healthy Cleary come playoff time could be a great thing. If not? It's just a one year contract that does nothing to hurt the team.