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#2514670 Valenti ripping Franzen a new one on 97.1

Posted by Nev on Today, 12:32 PM

Oh Johan Franzen, you big fuzzy mystery wrapped inside a conundrum, wrapped inside an enigma.


I wanted to believe you'd turned the corner. 


I really wanted to believe you'd turned the corner.  I wanted to believe that "changing your meds" really had done the trick.  That those 21 points in 18 games were how it was going to be from now on.  That the way you busted your ass up and down the ice using your size and your strength and your stickhandling and your shot was the new/old you.  That the Mule had been re-born.  That the feisty, in-your-face play against Ottawa and calling out Neil in the media was the sign of a new found self-confidence.


And then you went back to being that lazy, floating, bum who's signed for the next 72 years who I want bought out.

#2514665 Do you want Jonas Gustavsson re-signed?

Posted by Nev on Today, 12:26 PM

No.  He simply isn't reliable enough health-wise.  What's the point in having a back-up who is injured half the year?


Not to mention we'll only offer him a 1 year deal, and chances are he'll get a 2 year deal somewhere else.


Mrazek is ready to be given an opportunity.

#2514662 Bertuzzi in, Jurco out

Posted by Nev on Today, 12:21 PM


This! Although at this point I wouldn't mind seeing Tatar sit a game instead of Jurco with all the penalties he has been taking. Tats needs to calm down.


I was gunna say, the OP spelt Tatar wrong.  Not just the penalties, but constantly turning the puck over and too easily muscled off the puck.


I love Tats, but he's not found a groove at all in the first 3 games.

#2512911 Caption the photo

Posted by Nev on 21 April 2014 - 02:46 PM


#2511370 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by Nev on 19 April 2014 - 03:43 AM

Some great ones posted on the Wings FB page, I'm not taking credit for any of them, just copy + paste....





#2511369 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by Nev on 19 April 2014 - 03:40 AM


#2509395 Poll: Who was the Wings regular season MVP

Posted by Nev on 13 April 2014 - 03:32 PM

I'm sure someone will be along soon enough with the end of season grades, but in the meantime, here's your chance to vote for your MVP.


Now, before you all rush off and vote for Nyquist, let me remind you of two things.  One, the season began in October, not after the Winter Olympics.  Two, a win in October is worth 2 points, just like a win in March.


Right, onto the options


1)  Daniel Alfredsson.  68GP, 18-31-49, +2.  Joint top scorer.


2)  Niklas Kronwall.  79GP, 8-41-49, Even.  Joint top scorer, 10th in league scoring by defenceman.


3)  Gustav Nyquist.  57GP, 28-20-48, +16


4)  Henrik Zetterberg.  45GP, 16-32-48, +19.  2nd in league scoring before his back issues first flared up.


5)  Jimmy Howard.  21-19-11, 2.66 GAA, 0.910 SV%


6)  Jonas Gustavsson.  16-5-4, 2.63 GAA, 0.907 SV%


Now obviously Nyquist is going to be the popular vote for what he did down the stretch, but we have to remember that Zetterberg was in beast mode before Christmas.  Remember when he (with Z and Alfie) was our only offence, and if they didn't have 3 point nights, we didn't win?


However, for me, the MVP has to be Kronwall.  Through all the injuries to the captain, and every other Alternate to boot, he has become the de facto leader of this team.  In the locker room, in front of the media, and on the ice, Kronner has been front and center.  He's had a great year offensively, and for all the hate about his defensive play was still even.

#2507648 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by Nev on 09 April 2014 - 12:40 PM

For all the fear on this board of the Bruins, Neal's elbows scare me far more than Lucic's fists.

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#2505761 4/4 GDT - Sabres 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Nev on 04 April 2014 - 01:26 PM

Wings win 14-3.  Datsyuk with a goal and 13 assists.

#2504565 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Nev on 02 April 2014 - 12:16 PM

All I'm asking for is no more injuries and Pasha as much as I'd love having you back please sit out this game, it will be an ugly one regardless.


No way this team can go toe with Boston which isn't a shame, only a select few in the West can.


Thornton, McQuaid, Lucic and Chara...may god help us


FFS, we  hear this crap before every Boston game, and yet we've beaten them home and away this season.

#2495603 3/16 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4

Posted by Nev on 16 March 2014 - 03:37 PM

There's a reason games are played on the ice and not on paper (or internet message boards ;) )

#2495425 3/14 GDT : Edmonton Oilers 1 at Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by Nev on 15 March 2014 - 04:37 AM


#2493369 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Nev on 09 March 2014 - 04:09 AM




Would be interesting to see an overlay of success on that chart.  Because for all the weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth on here, no-one has won more games, got more points, been to more finals, and won more cups, than Detroit in that span.


I think the Sharks might be 2nd in points in that time span.  Other than that, there's no discernable pattern.  The Ducks who've been average to very good in that period are top, right next to the Panthers, who've been terrible.  Other perennial losers like the BJs, Coyotes and Thrashers are above average too.

#2493143 Mark Fayne

Posted by Nev on 08 March 2014 - 10:43 AM

Too many people say "number 1 defenceman" when they actually mean Franchise Defenceman.  And you've got fingers to spare if you start counting those guys.

#2493134 UFA/RFA Re-Signing, What Does Everyone Get?

Posted by Nev on 08 March 2014 - 10:30 AM

You guys are ridiculously undervaluing Tatar and DD.  Someone can offer sheet them $3.3M AAV and only have to give up a 2nd in compensation.