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#2564811 1/20 GDT: Wild 4 @ Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by FlashyG on 20 January 2015 - 12:22 AM

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#2564686 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by Jesusberg on 18 January 2015 - 10:58 PM

I'm not saying I'm responsible for Kyle Quincey's offensive surge, but I mocked his offensive ability before he scored in Edmonton. Six points in seven games later, and here we are.

OK, so maybe I deserve some credit. Hey, Brendan Smith, keep it simple. You totally can't score six points in your next seven games.


#2564681 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by Jersey Wing on 18 January 2015 - 10:54 PM

Hat trick for the Captain and the Dog wears the hat!

 

Thanks Finn for participating so "enthusiastically"

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#2564244 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by TheXym on 18 January 2015 - 04:38 PM

I think you are hitting the nail on the head, Kip. Plus, the timing of his injury had to put a cramp on the development curve. How many games did he miss? Plus, how long did it take him to get to full game conditioning one he was playing? He basically lost all he'd gained from the prospects camp, etc. and then some. I think he will be fine once he gets over the curve you mentioned. Plus, he is playing against bigger and more experienced players than he did in the Q.


#2564708 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by TheXym on 19 January 2015 - 06:47 AM

Edit:
Also this from TSN.ca:
 
 
I wish Sabres will win soon and one of the Penguins greatest records stays intact.


The coach of the Pens for that streak? Everybody's favorite announcer, Ed Olczyk.


#2561933 Nashville has yet to lose 2 games in a row this season

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 08 January 2015 - 09:41 PM

@Aaron3675: How delicious is that, Spezza scoring on the @PredsNHL after he said lawl no thanks to them over the summer.

@PredsNHL: . @Aaron3675 not as delicious as being 14 points ahead of the Stars in the standings but go on ahead...

ZERO CHILL


#2562457 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by Euro_Twins on 11 January 2015 - 10:13 AM

 
And his GA ( = groin against) is just pathetic compared to other goalies.


I'm pretty sure gustavsson's groin against average is worse. I could be wrong though


#2562450 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by derblaueClaus on 11 January 2015 - 08:51 AM

.....and get's hurt only hours after the announcement. That would have never happened to an elite goalie. Pretty average if you ask me.

 

 

 

In all seriousness : The nomination is well deserved, Jimmy kept us in many games and is one of the main reasons this team is in a playoff-spot. I hope that is injury looked more scary than it is and he recovers till the end of the month.




#2563846 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by vangvace on 16 January 2015 - 11:11 PM

Slight discussion diversion but last night's game was the first for me in three years and a fine welcome back to the states. (ok say I moved back from Europe in July but close enough). Great game and it is nice having fast enough internet again for something more than a box score!




#2563794 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by Echolalia on 16 January 2015 - 03:58 PM

 

I could've sworn we just went 4-2 on a road trip.  We are on a par with, or within touching distance of, every good team in the league.  We're over halfway through the season, there's only 6 points separating the top-10 teams, and we are in that grouping.  We're top-10 in points, PP, PK, Face-offs, SA and GA. 12th and 13th in GF and SF which some will no doubt see as evidence of our weakness, but still places us in the top half.  Whichever way you look at it, we're a good team.  The Toronto's and Colorado's of this world, every other team in the NHL gets to play them too, and guess what?  They haven't managed to separate themselves from us by beating up on this supposed trash that we couldn't beat.

 

And I'm not blaming anything on the SO, but it is a fact that some teams points totals are flattered by it, and others aren't.  We are in the latter category.

 

This is a good post.  The Wings are 7-3 in their last ten games, which is as hot as any team has been.  Yeah, we've lost to some teams that are below 500, and we've lost to some teams that are near the top of the league.  But we've also won a lot of those games, and those losses aren't something that's excusive to the Red Wings.  Every team has stinkers, losing streaks, loses against teams they should have beat, etc etc.  Its a long season; s*** happens.  The important thing in all of this is whether teams can tread water through adversity and not lose their footing in the standings.  Minnesota is having trouble with this.  Toronto is having trouble with this.  Detroit is in good shape right now.  We suffered a pretty nasty losing streak about a month ago, but still managed to get a lot of points from OT during that stretch.  Right now the Wings are without their number 1 and number 2 goalie.  Even so, they keep humming along, and as of this moment we're only three points out of first in our division, and Tampa has played two more games than us.




#2563782 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by rick zombo on 16 January 2015 - 02:11 PM

 

They have 1 more point than us.  We're 1-7 in the skills competetion.  If they're a powerhouse, what does that make us?

 

Yeah, but, you know, they're big and have some Canadians on the team or something.

 

Big Bad Beastly Blues


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#2563725 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 January 2015 - 01:08 AM

A week ago, people were screaming to trade for a goalie cuz they didn't think Mrazek could get it done ... now people are proposing we trade Howie and let Mrazek run with it (in another post).  I thought the Wings fan base was more intelligent than that ... guess I was wrong.  

 

Just because a few think so doesn't mean the whole fanbase does. Goalies who are coming fresh into the league are often doing well the real testing point comes when other teams starting to figure out their weakness and expose them. Till then Mrazek remains a solid prospect with potential nothing more nothing less.




#2562264 McGratton on waivers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 January 2015 - 03:14 PM

 

Close.  When I was a child I was a member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters.  As luck would have it, premier NHL enforcer Craig Coxe had volunteered to be a member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters and I, being a lifelong hockey fan, was chosen as his "little".  I was so excited that I was going to get to spend time with a real, live, NHL enforcer.  No more gushing over hockey cards, facebook photographs, and in-game stills for me.  This was the real thing!  Never had I been more "pro-enforcer".

 

Craig Coxe is generally unreliable.  Both as a human being, and as a "big". 

 

That's why I hate enforcers GMRwings.  Well that and because Brian McGuffin is "better at life than me". 

 




#2562260 McGratton on waivers

Posted by kipwinger on 10 January 2015 - 03:06 PM

 

I get the feeling that you grew up playing hockey and lost your roster spot to an enforcer.  

 

Close.  When I was a child I was a member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters.  As luck would have it, premier NHL enforcer Craig Coxe had volunteered to be a member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters and I, being a lifelong hockey fan, was chosen as his "little".  I was so excited that I was going to get to spend time with a real, live, NHL enforcer.  No more gushing over hockey cards, facebook photographs, and in-game stills for me.  This was the real thing!  Never had I been more "pro-enforcer".

 

Craig Coxe is generally unreliable.  Both as a human being, and as a "big". 

 

That's why I hate enforcers GMRwings.  Well that and because Brian McGuffin is "better at life than me". 




#2562440 McGratton on waivers

Posted by kliq on 11 January 2015 - 03:19 AM

See we aren't that different then. The only small difference is a that I don't mind staged fights between two willing players, if it helps them paying their bills and enjoy a very wealthy life more power to them.

 

Why do you like staged fights in the NHL, but you dont like MMA? (im pretty sure you said this before, my apologies if I am remembering this wrong) If fighting is something you like, why not just watch fighting?

 

I personally hate staged fights, I feel like guys are hurting themselves for nothing. I agree with everything krsmith17 said, if an idiot like Lucic does something stupid to one of out players, I would love to have a guy that can step in, but only if that guy can also play hockey and is not just a goon.

 

I use the comparison to MMA, because at least in MMA guys are fighting.....maybe 4 times a year at most??. In the NHL these guys are taking blows to the head over and over and over again for no reason. Sure it may help pay their bills, but at what expense? I'd rather have less money but be able to enjoy my life after hockey.

 

I knew a guy who played in the AHL and a few games in the NHL, and now he is in his early 30's and suffers from concussion related issues. He said that he was put into a position where he felt (at the AHL level) that he had to fight or he would lose his job, nobody should have to feel that way. Now, so many year later the guy is paying the price. Fighting on occasion to protect a person, I can live with that. Fighting day in, day out, to me is just plain stupid.