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#2633916 Goalie Battle

Posted by krsmith17 on 29 October 2015 - 11:48 AM

Howard is starting tomorrow.

#2633888 Goalie Battle

Posted by rick zombo on 29 October 2015 - 11:02 AM

According to Khan, Mrazek will be starting his 3rd in a row vs Ottawa this Saturday and 4th game in the last 5 . Is there even a battle anymore?

#2633808 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by joesuffP on 28 October 2015 - 03:21 PM

Holland and co won't accept missing the playoffs simple as that. This is a playoff team. If we continue to nose dive and keep losing in the same kind of fashion something will change here. The record doesn't bother me as much as the way we are losing. We look like the worst team in the league

#2633356 Devils Sign Tootoo

Posted by FireCaptain on 27 October 2015 - 12:06 AM

from - http://www.thehockey...oween-costumes/


It's a Tootsa Loompa!



#2633409 10/27/15 - Carolina Hurricanes vs. Detroit Red Wings - TACKY Mad Libs

Posted by kipwinger on 27 October 2015 - 12:00 PM

This whole having a puck digger on your line theory is so generalized. It doesn't need to ALWAYS be the case.

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Hull

^ one of the best and popular NHL line in history that WORKED. All SMALL guys.

For the record I'm a proponent of having puck diggers and big bodies players with scorers and playmakers. I'm just saying there's no reason to think it's the "end all be all" to hockey.


Kind of a bad example.  That line was the Red Wings 3rd line.  The first two were full of Hall of Famers. 


If you were arguing that Tatar-Larkin-Pulkkinen should be our third line, behind guys like Yzerman, Fedorov, Shanahan, Robitaille, and Larionov, most people wouldn't have a problem with it.  Especially if one of these guys (Pulkkinen in this case) was actually Brett Hull. 


Most of the time, in modern hockey, it's beneficial to have a "digger" on a line with skill guys because he bring an element of puck retrieval to the line that benefits the skill guys. 


But you're right.  In the rare circumstances in which you can put two budding superstars, and one of the greastest players in the history of the game, out against 3rd line competition you can get away with not having a "digger". 

#2633394 Mike Green out 2-3 weeks

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 27 October 2015 - 11:28 AM

I would like to see the following pairs.


Smith has done well paired with Kronwall before. I imagine that Dekeyser would allow Kindl to be more offensive and then a shutdown pair in Ericsson/Marchenko.

When Danny D first came into the league him and kindl were a good pairing, that's when Kindl was at his best

#2633325 Mike Green out 2-3 weeks

Posted by WingsallTheway on 26 October 2015 - 05:11 PM

Who do we blame this on


Cleary. Hate that guy.

#2633255 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by LeftWinger on 26 October 2015 - 12:18 PM

Sucks to hear about Green and Q, get well guys!


During this time, I sure would like to see Jensen get some miunutes in the bigs.

#2631456 10/17 GDT: Detroit Red Wings @ Montreal Canadiens, 7:00 EST

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 17 October 2015 - 12:13 AM

Grab your puss




Tell a friend






Do a jig






On October 17, 2015, your DETROIT RED WINGS













Take on the Montreal Canadiens












Detroit Lines:


Agent Orange-The Player Formerly Known as Steve-Kitty Litter

Big Balls-Prince-Oops!

11001101-HaHaHa-That Smells Good

Buckaroo-Well, I Never!-Beep Boop


D Pairs:


Tom Tom-The Rising Tide

Fruit Roll Up-Watermelon Laffy Taffy (with seeds!)

Yambag-Whatever, Who Cares

Oh My God


Habs Lines:


Carey Price-PK Subban-Carey Price

PK Subban-PK Subban-PK Subban

Alex Galchenyuk-Carey Price-PK Subban

Carey Price-Carey Price-Jim Carrey


D Pairs: 


PK Subban-PK Subban

PK Subban-PK Subban

PK Subban-PK Subban

This isn't the NFL


Celine Dion




And Glen from The Walking Dead




Will be watching.  Will you?




Oh my god.






#2618629 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 02 July 2015 - 02:41 AM

Who loves this deal? 

#2618625 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 02 July 2015 - 01:27 AM

Courtesy of FlashyG:


#2608879 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by WingedWheel91 on 20 May 2015 - 12:53 PM

If you are a Detroit Red Wings fan, you should be very proud of Ken Holland for doing what he just did.


"Money will not be an issue" - yet we were always the lowest bidder in an attempt to resign Mike Babcock (while knowing him better than anyone). To me, I don't see this is as blind arrogance, but as a brilliant play by Holland to say and do what he had to - knowing the process would end with Jeff Blashill coaching this team for the next decade. I honestly am more excited with this information than I would have been had we re-signed Babcock, and lost Blashill.


Babcock is a good coach, and should be praised for his Stanley Cup here - but his resume only shines with accomplishments that were legitimate expectations as well. He inherited Nick Lidstrom, Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg in their prime - yet only took us past the 2nd round of the playoffs in 3 out of 10 years he was in Detroit... (2007,2008,2009). In 2007 we had the most regular season points in the league, and one of the best teams on paper - and we certainly had the best team on paper in both 08/09.


Blashill has coached professionally for less than 6 seasons - and if he wins the Calder Cup this year (which isn't a stretch) he will have 3 championships to show for it. He has also developed more than half of the current Detroit Red Wings roster (who won the Calder Cup 2 years ago), and has since developed players like Pulkinnen, Anthanasiou, and Marchenko the same way he developed the likes of Nyquist, Tatar, and Sheahan. This guy just continues to do it, and seems like he gets more out of these players than Babcock has - albeit at the AHL level.


I don't think we lost the Mike Babcock sweepstakes, but won the Jeff Blashill award.

#2608868 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 20 May 2015 - 12:50 PM


Weiss and Kindl for Phaneuf?   :sleepy:


Yeah, I see your point.  


Ha can you imagine if he went then, then that trade happened. He'd kill someone.

#2601099 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 25 April 2015 - 10:01 PM

This never gets old.



#2601088 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 25 April 2015 - 09:42 PM

Glendening is making a serious case to be my next jersey purchase.