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#2369932 3/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Oilers 2 (OT)

Posted by Nightfall on 16 March 2013 - 09:17 AM

Considering this team passes like a Kia on the Autobahn this year, I’d say our standards here are pretty low. Hence “great pass by Franzen”. 

 

This.  There are 5 people on the team that could deliver a pass like that and only 3-4 of them could actually catch the pass and put it in.  Franzen + Dats = Goal!

 

BTW, Dats played with Franzen today and finally broke out of his slumber.  Everyone here wanted to see Dats with someone besides Cleary and Abdelkader.  He was with Franzen for probably half of his shifts.




#2369427 Red Wings close to re-signing Howard

Posted by Richdg on 15 March 2013 - 08:05 PM

If the rumored amounts are true-5 million, Howard would be the 12th best paid G in the league. 12th! That is a bargin.




#2368274 We are the Detroit Red Wings and we are making the playoffs

Posted by kylee on 13 March 2013 - 05:51 AM

Well recover from some annoying injuries and rebound nicely as the 4th seed.


#2368272 We are the Detroit Red Wings and we are making the playoffs

Posted by Euro_Twins on 13 March 2013 - 05:25 AM

Let's go wings, 2 for 1 special, SJS don't make it in and we take 4th seed




#2368265 We are the Detroit Red Wings and we are making the playoffs

Posted by canadian wings fan on 13 March 2013 - 03:22 AM

Believers may only apply. Here's to another year of playoff hockey and rooting on the team we know and love




#2369233 Red Wings close to re-signing Howard

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 15 March 2013 - 09:17 AM

Howard is 28 yrs old, in his prime and already we have someone talking about replacing him down the road.. unbelievable. 

 

Mrazek has years away to be considered a starting goaltender. Gust will have one more here then let go and should be (although wish we could send him down now). Mrazek and McCollum will have a chance to audition for the backup role. 

 Howard is in his prime, yes, and is a legit #1 goalie and top 5-7 in the league.  sign him until he's 34-35....yes please.

 

Mrazek is a couple years away likely.  If he turns out to be a showstopper in a year or 2, we have a nasty G tandem, which we haven't had in....?  Someone fill this blank_________  Or we have an option to move one for other needed assets, like a top 6 goal scorer.

 

McCollum couldn't prove himself useful in the AHL.  His audition has come and gone.




#2366389 3/7 GDT : Oilers 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Tr!PoD#19 on 07 March 2013 - 09:05 PM

Loving Kindl's confidence. This is the guy they they thought they were getting when he was drafted


#2366391 3/7 GDT : Oilers 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dominator2005 on 07 March 2013 - 09:06 PM

Kindl in beast mode this game. Atta boy.


Kindl has been great so far!


#2365978 Kindl

Posted by Dave on 07 March 2013 - 08:15 AM

Kindl for the Norris!

 

In all seriousness he has 5 points and is +8 in 16 games. Those are solid numbers. He's been great the past 8 or so games.

 

It's odd how the biggest question mark has turned out to be the best asset for the team. The D is playing hard and (mostly) smart. The offense needs to catch up.




#2365995 Kindl

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 March 2013 - 10:06 AM

Honestly, Kindl has been great the last several games. He is making great plays at the opposition blue line on the rush, has been solid defensively, and even throwing the body around. He has also gotten better at getting pucks to the net. Hopefully he has turned a corner in his career and is gaining confidence, much like Ericsson has this season. Over the last two or three games I would put him among our top 2 or 3 guys.




#2366135 Kindl

Posted by Richdg on 07 March 2013 - 04:04 PM

Kindl is developing very nicely before our eyes. Same as Ericsson over the last 2 years. It seems like he has been around here forever, but he only has 120 or so career games. 1.5 seasons. Still has 2 more years before what should be his peak years. The hole D has been great for the last 10 games or so. Now that all 6 are healthy and playing in the same pairs every night. Good job by all of them and the staff for developing/drafting them.




#2365708 In / Out

Posted by joesuffP on 06 March 2013 - 11:38 AM

Cleary-Abdelkader-Tootoo is a great 4th line


#2365703 Holland says those dreaded words, "Our Deadline Addition"

Posted by Richdg on 06 March 2013 - 11:02 AM

I fully understand it take 2 to dance. But there is plenty of work for Holland to do with the players we currently have. Here is a good list:

1. resign Howard. Start at 5 years/20 million and get it done.

2. resign Brunner. start at 3 years/7.5 million and get it done.

3. resign Smith. RFA this year.

4. Resign Kindl. RFA this year.

Those 4 things should be done asap. It fills out your roster, keeps good young talent, and sets the amount you have to spend. Now you know how much can be added salary wise this year and in the upcoming off season.

 

Now start clearing out those not needed. Several teams are rumored to be looking for D. move White and Cola-picking up draft picks is fine with me. There is a deep draft this year, and draft picks are always asked for in trades. Now if we need to spend a pick to pick up a player we can.

Then do the same with the forward group. There are a few veteran guys that playoff bound teams always look for. Guys like sammy, bert, Cleary, eaves, etc....

None of those guys are going to get you 1st round picks, that is fine. But out of that group we should be able to add 3 picks between the 3rd and 5th round.

Once that is done we have a younger roster, more athletic roster, cheaper roster, and a bunch of picks. Now you can add pieces as needed. All of this can be and should be done over the next 2 weeks. Hopefully at the same time, more teams fall out of the PO race and the chance to buy improves.




#2364788 Babs on last night's D: "...best we've had all year."

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 04 March 2013 - 05:49 PM

Kindl's really impressed me the past 4 games. Since Babs challenged him to be better, he has been. Hasn't over skated any pucks like is usually the norm for him, no terrible glaring turnovers of memory and he's starting to get physical. Threw a great hit against the Hawks along the wall. After seeing Ericssons game develop so much this season, I think I'm riding Kindl this year. I've been critical of him since he joined the team full time in 09/10 and was battling Salei (RIP) for the 6th spot, but maybe he's just a late bloomer too. The current 6 D as it is, is really exciting. And it's hard to believe I'm saying that after Nick left this off-season haha.




#2354406 Howard = Average

Posted by Euro_Twins on 12 February 2013 - 01:44 PM

The NHL has 30 teams.  If you cannot name 14 goalies that are better than Howard, the statement is incorrect.

 

IMO - The guy is far above average.  A workhorse who has taken to the job as the team has gone through a transition.  He had a 40 year-old Nick, a bad back rafalski, home sick Stuart and a cap era balance of roster.  I believe Howard is easily in the top 10 and working his way to the top 5.  

 

ya, not to mention he takes the blame for each loss and never makes excuses. He never says, "well if Quincey hadn't gotten out of position I could have made a save" he says "I should have made the save, I lost sight of the puck and they made me pay for it" 

 

He is a workhorse, a stand up guy, and definitely top 10 in the league