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#2533473 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by wings_fanatic on 01 August 2014 - 04:49 PM

Last season Howard costed us around 10 games before Jan.1st and then after that he found his game. To add to that, We missed Pav and Hank for half the season, Weiss pretty much the whole season, Helm off and on all year, Franzen was hit or miss, Alfie missed time, Danny D, Smith and Ericsson all missed chunks of time. Going into this season, with a very good schedule that we have, a fresh healthy load, there is NO REASON to think that this team cannot do substantially better than we did last year. I mean for God sake, in March alone, we litererally did not have Pav, Hank, Weiss, Helm, Anderson (5 centerman) hence why we had to trade for Legwand. I would LOVE to see how any other team in the league would fare in that situation. Lets stop being so negative and wait to see what our healthy team can do, with the kids also playing important roles.

#2527874 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by wings_fanatic on 01 July 2014 - 12:06 PM

I wannt Jim Nil back!

#2527503 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by wings_fanatic on 01 July 2014 - 01:14 AM

I'm thinking we get one of Boyle or niskinin and inginla ... Just a feeling

#2523209 2014 SCF : (2) The Big Apple vs. (3) Hollywood

Posted by wings_fanatic on 07 June 2014 - 10:51 PM

Kings win largely due to the NHL officials STILL not getting the calls right for goalie interference. Lunquivst was clearly interfered with on that 3rd goal, but yet that goal counted, which paved the way for the comeback. The NHL consistently gets that call wrong and what a shame that that goal is what killed the rangers tonight, even though it should not have counted.


I cannot count how many times we have been burned with that rule. IMO this is why coaches should have 1 chance a game to challenge a call. 

#2520420 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by wings_fanatic on 14 May 2014 - 05:39 PM

Anyone else feel like nyquist is this yers brunner? Trade him now while we still can!


Brunner played all year with Datsyuk or Zetty. Nyquist was good all season with Zetty and when Pav and Hank were BOTH out, Nyquist raised his game even more and single handedly took our team to the playoffs. Nyquist displayed that he is not only a good player, but also a smart player, a hard worker, a team first kind of guy and most importantly, a good leader. That is NOT the type of player you trade away and he is absolutely not even comparable to Brunner. My god some ppl...

#2519340 Red Wings announcement tomorrow

Posted by wings_fanatic on 05 May 2014 - 11:23 PM

No. If you are going to make stuff up, at least try to have it make sense. The first "rumour" of yours is awful, not even a 5 year old would make that trade. Not only that, but Nyquist especially is pretty much untouchable after the season he had and the way the organization talks about him. Regarding Franzen for Umberger, that too is false because Columbus is thinking of buying out Umberger so why would Kenny make a trade when he can wait for that to unfold. You sir need to stop making things up.

#2518962 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by wings_fanatic on 02 May 2014 - 07:00 PM

Guys I still think dan Boyle is the best option for us at this time. The biggest problem with our D is that they are too young. Adding a veteran guy like him is perfect. He can come in and play around 23-25 minutes a game and make our pp loads better. The best part is that it gives us a key guy for around 3 maybe 4 seasons which IMO is our window to put a team together to win a cup with pav and hank before they too retire. After Boyle retires it opens up a spot for a younger guy that will be ready by that time.

#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.