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#2453611 Babs Finally happy about 2nd line

Posted by T.Low on 14 November 2013 - 12:45 PM

Bertuzzi is effective up there. That may defy logic to some people solve he's "old and slow" but it is what it is. Our top line is set.


In his case it's because he keeps the puck moving fast with his great passing or he's protecting it like a mama bear, which all mostly nullifies his lack of speed.
The guy has the incredible vision, instincts, and skills to line w 13 & 40 as opposed to Abby who just quite didn't have enough .

Plus he adds a major bit of gruff to that line: guys are still intimidated by the old bear.

Tatar is scratched for tomorrow.  Cleary is back in....


No one has supported Babcock and Holland more than me, but its starting to piss me off.


#2453489 An honest question about Nyquist

Posted by T.Low on 13 November 2013 - 07:01 PM

You gotta think its stressing out Babcock big time Mrs Babcock must be sick of hearing Hollands name being cursed at the dinner table.



On the other hand, I'll bet Holland has an awesome car collection.


#2453479 Babs Finally happy about 2nd line

Posted by T.Low on 13 November 2013 - 05:40 PM

When Weiss returns slot him into the 3rd line between nyquist and Tatar until AllStar break to get the system down. Could prove to be a great third line during that period, then we have three pretty good lines for a change.


#2452263 What would you do?...

Posted by T.Low on 09 November 2013 - 01:05 PM

I honestly think our entire issue would be solved if we had another high quality hard working top 6 winger to play on the second line with Weiss and Alfie. Franzen isn't that guy. Nyquist could be. Or we could trade for someone. We just don't have enough high quality top 6 players in our top 6. 

Agreed. He COULD be...but no.

I do think we need a top Puck moving Dman to really put us into serious contention.

Was it Talon who recently said "Our better players need to be better or we'll get better players" ?


#2451645 The Metropolitan Division Is Terrible

Posted by T.Low on 07 November 2013 - 03:39 PM

I take objection to that. I am a hell of a lot of fun.


#2451480 Nyquist taking things in stride, with class

Posted by T.Low on 06 November 2013 - 08:28 PM

t)…  He will be a full time Wing prior to the trade deadline.  Have faith in Goose Nyquistfan!



Dude is a real Nyquistafarian. I hope to be one real soon, too.


#2451301 Marty the Marmot mascot attacked during WHL game

Posted by T.Low on 06 November 2013 - 10:59 AM

looks to me like the guy was trying too hard to join in the fun and didn't think through the consequences of landing the Marmot on his back on the ice.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions that weren't thought thru.


#2451274 Marty the Marmot mascot attacked during WHL game

Posted by T.Low on 05 November 2013 - 11:11 PM

Marty should find out where the jackass works and go tackle him at his job. Where the hell is PETA when you need them.



PETA is too busy burning down my ex-girlfriends lab where she is testing to see which is healthier for a horses pulmonary system: straw bedding or hay bedding. PETA sucks.


#2450669 Smith to IR, Almqvist called up

Posted by T.Low on 03 November 2013 - 08:53 PM

I appreciate the sentiment but Hakan Andersson didn't scout/find Nick Lidstrom.  It was the European scout before Hakan named Christer Rockstrom.




Just passing along what I heard on the Doug MacLean interview on the radio when the wings were in Vancouver the other day regarding the size and success issue.

Have your husband call me so we can get together and complain about our fact checking wives ruining our stories.


#2450667 Smith to IR, Almqvist called up

Posted by T.Low on 03 November 2013 - 08:45 PM

According to Doug McLean, Hakan Andersson paced back and forth nervously as he waited for Red Wings management to arrive at the rink. He knew they'd be very upset that he brought them all the way overseas to look at a defenseman that was way undersized. He knew they'd shake their head and say he was way too scrawny. He could only hope that this scrawny little defensmen named Nick Lidstrom had his typical incredible game while they were here to watch. And history was made..


#2450628 11/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 0

Posted by T.Low on 03 November 2013 - 05:18 PM

It sure was a fortunate coincidence for Ericsson that his injury got bad enough that he was out of the lineup on the very day his first child was born.  So while he must be in a lot of pain from a shoulder injury no one saw happen, the upside is he gets to spend a few weeks with his new baby and the Wings get some roster space from him going on LTIR right as Helm comes back. All very fortunate coincidences I guess.  :P



Spoken like a man who hasn't had a recent new born.


#2449360 Lines Thread

Posted by T.Low on 31 October 2013 - 09:40 PM

Ladies, please take the bulls*** to the water cooler.


#2449227 It might be Illich, not Holland

Posted by T.Low on 31 October 2013 - 02:58 AM

Today I got to listen to a lot of Red Wings talk on Vancouver's team 1040

Doug McLean talked about his time in Detroit as assistant GM to Brian Murray. He said it was an amazing organization to be a part of. He said his first day on the job was the day after Fedorov defected. Amazing times for sure.

But he said two things of significance relevant to the way Holland does business.

McLean and Murray were called down to the Fox theater to see Mike Illitch. The security guard said to them, " you're going up to the 10th floor to see Mr. Ilitch. If you come back down, you will be a changed person for the rest of your life."

McLean said that he and Murray we're about to trade Jimmy Carson for Paul Coffey and Ilitch really grilled them about it. Illitch loved Carson and did not want to see him go.

The second thing he said was that Illitch fired Murray on a Friday afternoon, and Murray came out and told McLean he was fired also.

Monday morning 8 AM Illitch called McLean and said you were fired Friday afternoon. And McLean said yeah I know. Ilitch said you still have one year left on your deal. If you don't get another job by then, I'll give you another job.

Illitch is the problem. He treats these guys like family and hates to see any of them go!


#2448791 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by T.Low on 30 October 2013 - 10:04 AM

I'll be there. It's been a while. Last time I was there a little kid had a sign that read "Igor, Pasha, Pride of Russia" and Datsyuk flipped a puck over the glass to him.


#2448744 Sky train to Canuck game

Posted by T.Low on 29 October 2013 - 11:26 PM

I guess we'll be parking at King George Station and taking the Skytrain in . We're coming from Bellingham.

We ll, now my buddy says lets just dri ve to Rogers, traffic shouldn't be too bad.

Any advice? Thoughts?

Thanks