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#2645159 Goalie Battle

Posted by roboturner on 30 December 2015 - 02:50 PM

I think Mrazek has been slightly better but jesus some of you blow everything out of proportion.

I think it has more to due with watching Howard for the whole of his now 7 years as a starter, knowing this is pretty much what you're going to get from him, and then watching Mrazek get called up last year and 1) slide into the backup role 2) Play well enough to make it a 1A/1B situation 3) Win the starting job for the playoffs and now 4) Playing slightly better than Howard and giving the team a slightly better chance at winning. Add in that this is his first full year in the league and well....(I mean Howard did the same thing to Osgood. First full year in the league was backing up Ozzy, but halfway through the season he had become the number 1. The only difference is Ozzy was clearly at the end of his career, whereas Howard is not.)


If you had two pitchers that were both pretty good (like either one would be the ace of the pitching staff if they were on different teams), you're still going to want to start the one who is slightly better (or at least playing slightly better at the time).


It doesn't matter how much better

Slightly better is still better, and the one who's better should be given preference. Mrazek is slightly better. That's all there is to it.

#2631635 10/17 GDT: Detroit Red Wings @ Montreal Canadiens, 7:00 EST

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 17 October 2015 - 07:38 PM

Remember Datsyuk's highlight reel goal being called off against Montreal last year because Abdelkader was standing 2 feet outside the crease? 


Meanwhile, Mrazek gets bowled over BEFORE the puck enters the net, and it's deemed legal. Unreal. 

#2609852 The Red and White Authority

Posted by Jacksoni on 23 May 2015 - 09:36 AM

Just making a heads up for this youtube cast that has been going along for a while. Arthur Regner and Kevin Allen discuss all things Red Wings, usually for over an hour a time. I was astounded at the low watch numbers. I do recommend the show.


I am in no way affiliated with their show, just think some here would like it. Anyway, here goes:



#2589530 4/5 GDT : Washington Capitals 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 April 2015 - 06:08 PM


I thought the same. Let's hope it bites them back.


At first I thought it was just a fluke formation as they were changing guys or something.  But it's been a lot of one forechecker with the other four back in a box.  


I guess they're content to try and counterattack. 

#2588630 Is Hank too slow and ineffective to play center?

Posted by Pat on 02 April 2015 - 10:56 PM

Babcock refuses to play Datsyuk and Zetterberg on the same line except the PP and I think it's a major reason why Zetterberg has been struggling of late. Before Babcock would put Zetterberg and Datsyuk out there just to generate spark on the team but now he is shying away from that. I think we need to see more Zetterberg and Datsyuk together going forward if we want to turn this season around. 

#2580850 3/12 GDT : Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by cnot19 on 12 March 2015 - 06:54 PM

I really like zidlicky in this role he was put in a position to do too much in nj

#2577734 Helm injury update and a very good one too

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 02 March 2015 - 04:23 PM

any word on hank?

The Wheel Deal @Bill_Roose 7m7 minutes ago

#RedWings Zetterberg practiced with the team today. Hopes to be cleared for contact tomorrow and possibly play Wednesday vs. @NYRangers.

#2544991 Chara out 4-6 weeks with knee injury

Posted by dirtydangles on 29 October 2014 - 03:27 PM


At some point Boston will have to prepare themselves for the post Chara era and I think Myers would be an ideal fit there. He is still young and if he ever develops and becomes even more rugged that guy has Chara 2 written all over him. It took Chara till his late 20 s to become the beast he is today. That's the gamble with Myers but its a gamble i'd gladly play.

At some point Detroit will have to prepare themselves for the post-Lidstrom... oh wait... he's gone and we did nothing?

#2538158 Question about song

Posted by F.Michael on 03 October 2014 - 02:05 PM

It's the Red Wings intro from a few years back...




More specifically - it's a tune from the movie which starred Clint Eastwood 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly' - it's called Ecstasy of Gold...


#2523761 2014 SCF : (2) The Big Apple vs. (3) Hollywood

Posted by ShanahanMan on 13 June 2014 - 11:45 PM

It's depressing we paid more for Legwand than Kings did for Gaborik.

#2519341 Red Wings announcement tomorrow

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 05 May 2014 - 11:24 PM

Ya bored or something?

#2493968 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 09 March 2014 - 10:09 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. 


WTH are you talking about?  He's a rookie for crying out loud.  Nevermind, you must not watch hockey much. 

#2479230 Injury Updates

Posted by stillwater on 31 January 2014 - 03:35 PM

Z is the captain of this team - Stevie set the precedent for sucking it up. Datsyuk has the pressure of being team captain for the home team of the olympics and likely playing one of his last olympics - I'd say they are in different positions even if they had the same injury even though they don't.

Do you have any specifics on either player's injury? You seem to be suggesting that Datsyuk is saving himself for playing for Russia rather than the team he's paid to play for ... well, because he's the captain ... even though Zetterberg is also an Olympic Captain.

Is Steven Stamkos doing the same? On Yzerman's team?

#2476516 1/24 GDT: Canadiens 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Dabura on 24 January 2014 - 12:14 PM

Wings win 11-1. Price is kept in net the whole game, demands trade to Colorado. Everything old is new again.

#2452059 An honest question about Nyquist

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 07 November 2013 - 11:52 PM

I'd be shocked if he didn't.  Remember Ericsson?  Babcock said that he was the best player he had sent down.  They had to because he could still clear waivers.  It took Smith forever to get up here too.
Once the waiver thingie is gone, Nyquist will be up with us.  If not then, he most certainly will be for the playoffs.  If someone sustains a season-ending injury before that (hopefully not, just throwing out the thought since it is possible), he will be up before that.
<off to do anti-jinx stuff>

All very true. Hopefully, it doesn't take a bad injury to get him up. I look at a guy like Cleary and think that he could easily clear waivers and be sent down. And if he gets claimed off of waivers, great!