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#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

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#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

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

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

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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.




#2492429 Nicklas Lidstrom:Greatest Red Wing Ever

Posted by Nev on 07 March 2014 - 12:56 PM

Comparison of Lids to Yzerman is probably that Lids was by far the better player, but Yzerman seemed to give more. Playing on one or no knees and probably significantly shortening a career so he could give his all. Nick in a way was the opposite: playing as good as possible for as long as possible, with very little risk in terms of longevity, and even the individual plays on the ice. Nick made the best decisions, Stevie made the right ones. Both are incomparable but I got to watch more of Lids so will always hold him in the highest esteem. But having seen how Gordie is still revered in the locker room shows he's the man to beat.

 

Then again, Lidstrom played in the 2009 finals with a stitched up ball-sac after emergency surgery to quite literally save his testicles.




#2490190 Ken Holland's Moves From 2009-2014

Posted by Nev on 05 March 2014 - 01:24 PM

I made a quick spreadsheet of all the transactions KH has orchestrated since 2009. It is insanely unimpressive. It's just trades/signings. I didn't add drafting, because who knows how that will turn out. he's drafted Ferraro, Tatar, Jensen, Callahan, AA1, Sheahan, Jarnkrok, Pulkinnen, Mrazek, Jurco, Oullet, Sproul, Backman, Marchenko, AA2 and Mantha, and it makes it a lot harder for Holland bashers to bash him

 

 

 

FTFY




#2490175 Nicklas Lidstrom:Greatest Red Wing Ever

Posted by Nev on 05 March 2014 - 01:17 PM

lidstrom is undoubtedly a better player than yzerman, though.

 

First time I've ever agreed with you.  Lidstrom is a top-5, arguably top-3 defenceman of all time.  Yzerman wasn't even the 3rd best center of his era.

 

But Yzerman certainly means more to the Wings fanbase, taking them from the Dead Wings to 3 Stanley Cups.




#2487738 2/27 GDT : Red Wings 6 at Senators 1, Franzen w/Hat Trick

Posted by Nev on 28 February 2014 - 01:43 AM

Franzen in playoff beast mode already?

 

Don't peak too early now.  

 

To be fair, he's been in playoff beast mode since December.  20 points in his last 18 games I think.

 

Anyway, someone posted this on the Wings FB page

 

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#2485883 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by Nev on 21 February 2014 - 02:10 PM

Well done Canada, can't say you didn't deserve it.

 

But a really disapointing game after all the hype.

 

Go Kronner,go Big Rig, go Alfie, go Goose, go Monster.