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#2518688 Tortorella To Be Fired

Posted by wings_fanatic on 01 May 2014 - 01:51 PM

I think that the Wings should hire him to be the personal motivator for Franzen. Torts is utlra competitive and very demanding and is not afraid to call a player out to the media, unlike the Wings who are always polite regarding Franzen. Imagine if Franzen had to deal with Torts all year, might get his rear end in shape haha. Obviously I am kidding, but this would be quite funny.

#2517348 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by wings_fanatic on 26 April 2014 - 06:57 PM

He offered Hossa a long term deal also, but Hossa turned it down and wanted more money.


That is partially true. But Kenny made the mistake of working out a contract with Franzen BEFORE HOSSA!!! He should have worked out a contract with Hossa and THEN try to re-sign Franzen. You sign the better player first. After that if Franzen wanted to walk, then w.e we would have had Hossa which is better. 

#2514479 Magic Man has Baby, Hank skates first full practice

Posted by wings_fanatic on 23 April 2014 - 08:44 PM


Last I had heard he still wasn't taking contact in practice, just skating.  


If he played the next game that's a pretty big jump in the typical process.


He had a full practice today and said he felt good and would talk to team doctors about possibly playing tomorrow. Regardless if he plays tomorrow or not, if he is that close to playing, he will by all accounts be playing by game 5 at the latest which is hugeeeeee. 

#2513089 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by wings_fanatic on 22 April 2014 - 11:51 AM

Would someone please explain to me why KINDL continues to get powerplay time instead of Brendan Smith?! More then ever I do not understand this. Smith is playing his best hockey as a Red Wing, is playing at a MUCH HIGHER level then Kindl, but yet Kindl is somehow rewarded with powerplay time over Smith again. All Kindl does is make awful passes, and get his shot blocked every two seconds. Our 2nd pp unit would be much better with smith out there instead of Kindl. 

#2513072 Redwings crowd tonight

Posted by wings_fanatic on 22 April 2014 - 11:10 AM

Well I got some bad news for you then, Got this email a couple hours ago about tonights game, looks like glow sticks. 

That is soooooo lame. Like no one over the age of 10 likes glow sticks!! They look cool for the intro that's it. Nothing looks better then freakin towels I hate whoever's idea it is to use these dumb glow sticks. They better have towels for game 4.

#2513059 Redwings crowd tonight

Posted by wings_fanatic on 22 April 2014 - 10:34 AM

I'll be there and hopefully they hand out towels not those stupid glow sticks

#2510296 ECQF - Series A - Bruins versus Red Wings

Posted by wings_fanatic on 17 April 2014 - 07:56 PM

Ideal ending to this year... Zetty handing the cup to Alfie.

#2508930 4/11 GDT - Hurricanes 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by wings_fanatic on 12 April 2014 - 02:08 AM

I don't like franzem with datsyuk at all I'm glad babs changed that but I don't like Abby with pav either. IMO you play the best player on the team with pav to get him going. Nyquist had speed, more skill and wayyyyyyy more effort then franzen. Let's get the lines right babs!


IMO this is the best way to spread the talent in the playoffs. I think alfie is going to be really good for us in the playoffs and I have no freakin idea why franzem is on the point on the first pop unit instead of Alfie that's gotta change!

Fact is franzen is slow, and lazy so a 3rd line role will be fine for him and it let's babs play the kids more minutes along with pav and Alfie and we can see that teams can't contain the kids they just have so much energy.

#2508556 Play em or rest em?

Posted by wings_fanatic on 10 April 2014 - 09:54 PM

I'd play everyone tomorrow and then rest jimmy , Alfie and kronner the last game. That way jimmy doesn't get shelled, the two vets who need rest get it and pav plays cuz he needs to be at his maximum for the playoffs.

#2508358 Pens or Bruins

Posted by wings_fanatic on 09 April 2014 - 10:25 PM

I think we should not pick our own poison. As long as we play our best hockey we can realistically compete with both teams. We match up well against Boston and have done so for a few years. I know its only regular season I'm basing that off but still. The pens have weaker D and questionable goalie. But at the same time I think fleury is gonna play with something to prove in the playoffs I do not think he is gonna stink it up like everyone thinks. Also there is no denying the pens always benefit from the officials so we would end up short handed more against them and they have a lethal pp.

Bottom line, there are pros and cons of facing both teams but the bottom line is it won't matter who we play if we don't play well. If we play like we did tn, then we can compete with both teams and make it a series. Whoever we play, go wings!!

#2508009 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by wings_fanatic on 09 April 2014 - 08:49 PM

Pav isn't up to game speed yet, Feanzen is terrible right now, and Abby is playing like a guy half his size. That top line is a mess.

Exactly. The best way to get pav up to speed is to play him with the kids.

#2507995 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by wings_fanatic on 09 April 2014 - 08:38 PM

I like what I see from the wings so far tonight. They are winning a lot of battles and are playing well as a unit supporting one another. My big problem is franzen who is once again just floating around out there. Pav needs someone who can actually move their feet out there...

#2506815 Red Wings race to the playoffs

Posted by wings_fanatic on 05 April 2014 - 10:54 PM

Wings will be fine and totally make the playoffs. Montreal got lucky tonight, they get lucky during the regular season, but they will suck in the playoffs mark my words. Pens will have to be a statement game cuz I see the Red Wings playing them in first round and beating them. I really don't see the Wings going farther than the second round, but hey anything can happen. Go Wings 4 Life


If we beat the Pens then we play winner of Philly and Rangers.... Wings can totally have a chance to win that series.... especially with Zetty back by that point.

#2506794 A plea to Holland.

Posted by wings_fanatic on 05 April 2014 - 10:03 PM

Ipad is the s***. So if Holland is using a Kindle I'd recommend moving to an Ipad. But I digress.

Ps. Auto-correct is messing with me today.


Kindl is a joke, I completely agree with you. The best part is Babcock CONTINUES to give him PP time over Smith. Smith has sooooooooooooooooooo much more talent then Kindl. How bad does Kindl have to be before Babs finally realizes Smith is better for the PP? I posted in another thread, that we need to either call up Ouelette to replace Kindl, or play the top 2 pairings more and limit the ice time of Kindl and Lashoff because they are killing us out there. Kindl cannot even make a simple pass anymore its a joke to watch him.

#2506792 Red Wings race to the playoffs

Posted by wings_fanatic on 05 April 2014 - 09:57 PM

I think we will get in no problem. We lost pretty much the exact way we lost to Montreal a little over a week ago. What did we do after that loss where everyone was beside themselves? We won 4 games in a row. 


Now, the biggest problem I see is, now that Pav is back, the lines look all out of synch, like no one really knows what eachother are doing. With 4 games left, Babs needs to establish exactly what the lines are going to be. In the 3rd tonight, he demoted Nyquist to the 3rd line and chose to play Franzen and Abby with Pav, which I think is a HUGE mistake. Nyquist is the hottest player on the team and has been scoring goals like mad, you don't give him less playing time. Franzen meanwhile has done absolutely nothing for this team lately, so I want to see him demoted. Go with these lines:


Nyquist- Datsyuk- Abby (We need a guy who isn't afraid to go to dirty areas, something Franzen does not do)

Jurco- Sheahan- Tatar (Play them more, no reason to limit their minutes)

Franzen- Legwand- Alfredsson

Glendening- Helm- Miller


Also, we NEED to limit the time on ice for Kindl and Lashoff... they are killing us. Kronner can play near 26-27 min along with Danny D, Smitty so that it limits Kindl's ice time. That needs to be done.