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#2195699 Puttin on the foil!

Posted by Yellowknife Redwing on 03 July 2011 - 08:23 AM

Stole this from another forum, but I figured you guys might enjoy it

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We signed Ogie Oglethorpe and Johnny Upton

Maybe we can pick up Denis Lemieux to play backup?


#2144117 Modano will retire if Wings make SCF

Posted by Yellowknife Redwing on 08 April 2011 - 07:52 PM

He should retire either way. When it first became official that he was joining the team, I imagined his potential basement and ceiling with the club this year and he actually managed to do worse than my lowest expectations. Modano makes this team worse.


#2143154 Unbelievably bad goal.

Posted by Yellowknife Redwing on 07 April 2011 - 06:33 AM

Hossa kicked it in. Not reviewable.


It's impressive how you can be so arrogant with your post, yet so wrong at the same time.


#2136530 Jimmy Howard injury

Posted by Yellowknife Redwing on 26 March 2011 - 09:01 PM

In J-Mac we trust. I have no problem letting him take the reigns and would be equally as comfortable with MacDonald in the playoffs as I would be with Howard.


#2127456 3/9 GDT: Kings 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Yellowknife Redwing on 09 March 2011 - 03:04 AM

I predict we take a 4-0 lead into the 3rd period, but lose the game 12-5


#2127138 Wings Playoff/Cup chances?

Posted by Yellowknife Redwing on 08 March 2011 - 04:08 AM

It's always tough to give an objective and reasonable prediction while in the throes of a losing streak in which we've played terrible.

That said, I haven't truly liked Detroit's chances at any point during this season. Things I believe will cause us serious trouble:

1) Howard has been terrible this year. He's won a lot of games, but many of those have come on the broad shoulders of the team's league-leading goal scoring. Howard has been prone to lapses in concentration that have led to at least 1 poor goal in nearly every one of his starts this year and he's had a very difficult time stringing together strong performances in succession.

2) Our defense has been completely exposed by two things: a) chip & chase with aggressive forecheck and b) attacking from below the goal line. Our d-men look completely lost when the opponent doesn't back off and give them room to work. Even Nick Lidstrom has been prone to coughing up the puck and making poor decisions when under duress and this is the first year I believe I've ever seen that

3) Special teams lack urgency. The powerplay has been lazy, predictable and altogether stagnant. The PP looks lost when teams take away the point option because they're trying to get too cute down low and seem completely unwilling to shoot for rebounds and dig for garbage goals. The failure on the powerplay can almost entirely be attributed to the fact that the penalty killers give up entry into the defensive zone too easily. The opposition doesn't even have to make a pass to gain entry because our defense backs down so willingly to the puck carrier. Easy entry = easy setup = free shots = bad PK. It's that simple.

These are the 3 things that I believe are going to kill us in the playoffs. Playoff style hockey with high intensity and aggressive forechecking is exactly the type of type of hockey that is designed to dismantle a team that plays a soft perimeter game like the Wings have been all year.


#2125829 3/3 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 3

Posted by Yellowknife Redwing on 04 March 2011 - 01:04 AM

This team is going to get crushed in the first round of the playoffs


#2122068 steal the face of a franchise!

Posted by Yellowknife Redwing on 25 February 2011 - 01:44 PM

It comes down to a choice between Getzlaf and Nash, but it really isn't a choice at all for me because I don't think Nash is worth his contract.

Getz makes $5.325M
Nash makes $7.8M

Getz's career high in points - 91
Nash's career high in points - 79, and that's the only time he's ever broken the 70 point barrier

Nash is a great goal scorer, but I'll take the point-per-game power forward who makes $2.5M less annually every time.

I'm surprised at how many votes there are for Nash. Nobody around here wanted to pay Hossa over $6M when he scored 40 goals and 70 points for us. Those are basically the best numbers Nash has ever put up and he chews up a ton more cap space.


#2120846 2011 possible deadline trades?

Posted by Yellowknife Redwing on 23 February 2011 - 04:01 AM

Is it magical like the reality of Datsyuk and Hudler?


Even taking into account how well Hudler has been playing lately, if you don't think Hemsky would be an upgrade over Hudler I don't believe the ensuing conversation would really be necessary.


#2118210 Hudler seems like a heck of fisherman

Posted by Yellowknife Redwing on 17 February 2011 - 10:38 PM

Hudler has absolutely nothing on Nick

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#2117858 J, Rutuu to Anaheim

Posted by Yellowknife Redwing on 17 February 2011 - 06:14 PM

Perry, Lapierre and Ruutu all together like one big dysfunctional family.


#2066907 Flames Fans Blame Refs

Posted by Yellowknife Redwing on 22 November 2010 - 02:34 AM

Even if the Flames fans feel they overcame some great injustice in the first 2 periods, they were given a 4 minute powerplay (on a discretionary call, not automatic) almost half way through the 3rd period in a game that they were leading 4-2. If the Flames had potted one on that powerplay, they would have tidily swept the rest of the game into the W column. It was practically gift wrapped for the taking at that point.

I'm all for chewing out the refs for poor officiating, but at some point the onus is on the Flames for not putting the game away with a golden opportunity that the "clearly biased" refs put on a platter for them.


#2026594 Post up all the sickest highlight video's on youtube

Posted by Yellowknife Redwing on 16 August 2010 - 06:58 PM

This is an absolutely amazing highlight video in terms of both production quality and eye popping highlights:




#2026377 Roster progression

Posted by Yellowknife Redwing on 15 August 2010 - 09:19 PM

I'll just paste my thoughts from the HFboards thread here:

2011-2012
notable contracts ending: Modano(retire), Draper(retire), Miller(not renewed), Eaves(renewed short term, 1-2 years), Salei(much too early to tell), Lidstrom(renewed for 1 more year, then retire), Ericsson(this season will solidify him as our #5 guy), Osgood(retire), Howard(renewed 3-4 years)

Who is out who is in?

2012-2013
notable contracts ending: Hudler(renewed), Bertuzzi(retire), Holmstrom(retire), Helm(renewed), Rafalski(renewed 1-2 yrs), Stuart(renewed), Kronwall(renewed, promoted to #2 D)

Who is in and out of this group?


Roughly this time period and beyond I expect to see:

a) acquisition of a big ticket FA defenseman (a 7 million dollar man to "replace" Nick)
b) Brendan Smith and Jakub Kindl to be permanent fixtures in at least the #5 and #6 positions
c) Gustav Nyqvist and Tomas Tatar to become the newest incarnation Flip/Huds on the 3rd line
d) Thomas McCollum taking his first real strides toward becoming a full-time NHLer


#2020180 Pick Your Favorite Wings' Title

Posted by Yellowknife Redwing on 28 July 2010 - 05:39 PM

Easily '97

That cup felt like a life-changing experience.