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#2352863 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 5 at St. Louis Blues 1

Posted by Nev on 08 February 2013 - 02:01 AM

LOL, the 2013 Detroit Bi-Polars in full effect :D  3 & 4th lines 1 point in 9 games, combine for 8 points in this one :D

#2349200 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by Nev on 30 January 2013 - 01:13 PM

The first half of the fight it wasn't going well, but then he got a second wind and started really creaming Dillon, good job the refs stopped it when they did.  Anyways, I always knew that as soon as he'd dropped the gloves a few times Wings fans would love him, the real questions are going to be if and when he crosses that line he so often crossed in Nashville.

If you watch it from the Dallas feed they make it seem like Tootoo got creamed in the second fight, it's funny cause I don't think there was a clear cut winner or loser in that fight 

#2348052 Things that are better than the Wings special teams.

Posted by Nev on 28 January 2013 - 01:48 AM

Ned Stark playing politics in Kings Landing

#2347112 Brunner Equals Clutch/Work on Signing *merged

Posted by Nev on 26 January 2013 - 03:36 AM

Did Brett Hull ever do much fighting in the corners though?  My memory of him is hanging round in the slot whilst Zetterberg and Datsyuk dug for the puck in the corners.  I'm pretty sure Babcock will be working on the defensive aspects of his game though.

#2346045 Franzen should have been at Tae Bo class during the lockout

Posted by Nev on 25 January 2013 - 08:34 AM

The Hossa boat sailed a long time ago guys, no point swimming after it.  Holland said all season long he could only sign one of Franzen or Hossa, and Franzen got in there first.

#2345860 worse before better.....

Posted by Nev on 24 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

Wow; you're really not going to give up here, are you? Let's examine two separate comparison scenarios.


The first scenario examines, in respect to the data, the likelihood modifiers attached to the conclusions.

  • I like what I see about Lashoff. We might have a good future defenseman on our hands here!


  • This team is definitely a disaster! It needs to be blown up now!

Well, I know that arguing with you is a complete waste of time since your opinions are never ever wrong, so really I should give up, however I would like to point out that neither the OP or myself have said "This team is definitely a disaster! It needs to be blown up now!" 


We, like many others on this board see this team as a borderline playoff team, and a team slowly in decline.  And that without a major infusion of youth and talent, it is indeed going to get worse before it gets better.  You insist on mocking anyone who expresses such an opinion as a hysterical chicken-licken worthy of your scorn instead of offering a constructive answer to the paper-thin defense, aging stars, unmotivated players and lack of blue-chip prospects to replace them.

#2345743 worse before better.....

Posted by Nev on 24 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

LOL. As if a "this guy looks promising" thread equates to a thread stating, "this team blows; we need to trade everyone."


Nice try.

Every wing looks promising in their first game,  from Kyle Calder to Derek Meech.  I remember someone here saying Lebda was going to be "elite".  


None of which takes away from the fact that 3 games is still a bigger sample size than 1 game, especially when it's more like 3 seasons that the Wings have been in their slow but inexorable decline..  About the same length of time that you' 've been in denial.

#2345557 Franzen should have been at Tae Bo class during the lockout

Posted by Nev on 23 January 2013 - 05:15 PM

Franzen has the potential to be a good power forward if only he could fight. 


His problem isn't that he doesn't fight.  His problem is that he is lazy, soft, lazy, doesn't use his size, lazy, doesn't skate, lazy, doesn't use his stickhandling ability, lazy, takes soft wrist shots from the perimeter, lazy, is signed for another 8 years, and last but not least, lazy.


Fighting doesn't even come into it.  Homer never fought, but he was the best net-front player in the last 20 years.

#2342735 The Ken Holland Quote Thread

Posted by Nev on 20 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

And with the 210th pick the Detroit Red Wings select Henrik Zetterberg

#2342677 Everyone chill out!

Posted by Nev on 20 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

When they beat the blue jackets and Stars this will all go away.


No it won't.  This will only go away when we have a good run in the playoffs and prove we're a legit team again.  We've been going backwards since 2009 due to players aging/retiring/leaving via UFA/signing lifetime contracts and no longer giving a damn.  So now we're relying on a D-corp full of 3rd pairing players, and hoping for a bunch of rookies to win all 3 Calder nominations.


The signs have been there for all to see, especially in the playoffs.  2 successive losses to the Sharks where only Dats and Jimmy made it look respectable, then the Nashville series were even they couldn't hide the teams issues.  Its still to early to predict were we'll finish, somewhere between 6 and 10 IMO, but I keep saying it, we're stuck in the NHL Poverty trap.  Not good enough to challenge, not bad enough to rebuild through the draft.

#2341475 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by Nev on 19 January 2013 - 04:05 AM

Wings win 14-3.  Goal and 13 assists for Datsyuk.

#2340061 Holland has only traded two roster players since 2002

Posted by Nev on 14 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

Holland has also been to the playoffs every season since 2002, won 7 division titles, 3 Presidents Trophies, 2 Western Conference championships, and 1 Stanley Cup.


I'd say not trading roster players has worked out pretty well for him.

#2337792 Canadian hockey fans - they mad!

Posted by Nev on 06 January 2013 - 04:24 AM

No different to the Wings fans on these boards that react to playoff losses to the likes of Nashville and San Jose by asking their fans how many cups they've won.

#2337205 Holland booed off Ford Field

Posted by Nev on 01 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

Wow, imagine the response if Bettman ever dares show his face in public again?

#2335146 Holmstrom appreciation thread

Posted by Nev on 03 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

Over 1000 games in a Wings jersey...played his entire career here in Detroit...huge, HUGE piece to the puzzle in the playoffs each year. How many players have played their entire career in one city for over 1000 games? Not many.....Howe, Yzerman, Lidstrom, Delcvecchio....Draper has but he played for Winnipeg before....So Homer is one of 5 players to play their entire 1000+ game careers in Detroit...3 of those 5 have their number's retired, soon to have Lids join them...I am sure #96 will not go to the rafters, but something has to be said of Holmstrom's RARE stat...you cannot ignore the 1000+ games for one team his entire career.

And I'm pretty sure no-one else had as tough a 1000 games either. Guy was an absolute warrior for us who took a pounding shift after shift, and always came back for more.

Its made me sad the last few years seeing him slow down and the beating he took - not on the ice, but on this forum from short-memoried ungrateful fans (ditto Maltby + Draper).

IIRC he's also an American citizen now, so he'll be staying in the US whatever the future holds.