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#2576802 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by rick zombo on Yesterday, 08:02 PM

Jesus Christ. 


I have my head up the azz of hockeysfuture.com as much as the next Red Wings fan, and I love my prospects, but this deal was a home run. Wtf are people complaining about? 

#2576794 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on Yesterday, 07:58 PM

So do some of you guys even want to win or what? Kenny gave up 2 prospects who likely were never going to see time in the winged wheel. Cole is 36, have you seen him play? He's not Bertuzzi. He can still skate as well as he ever did, and plays a physical power game.

#2577574 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by Jedi on Today, 01:37 PM

It's worth noting that Zidlicky waived his NTC to come to Detroit.

#2577527 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by puckbags on Today, 01:13 PM

Pick becomes a 2nd if we reach the finals. 


I don't understand this year's deadline strategy.  Not at all.  I don't hate it, but I don't get it. 


What is there to get? We picked up 2 legit veteran players and gave up prospects who are clearly not even close to playing in the NHL. We gave up a couple of picks which we can afford to do considering our prospect pool is pretty damn deep.  It's all about what you can afford to give up and what you need.  We needed another right handed d man and got one. 

#2577519 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by LeftWinger on Today, 01:11 PM

just want to give a huge kudo to Kenny for not caving in a trading our top prospects! He made the team better with both Cole and Zidlicky! Lost nobody of significance doing so either! Thank you Kenny! Lets Go Wings! Bring on the NHL!

#2572661 Nashville Predators to Host Alumni Game vs. Detroit Red Wings

Posted by Smite on 20 February 2015 - 04:35 PM

sorry for hijacking the tread. It would be a great Alumni Game.... in 10 years when the teams have enough retire players to make the interesting. 


this is the last comment I promise.


After debating that this is fake gif this tread was epic. Edit: Reddit url 


[–]Tkavil 72 points

2 hours ago  

How is this fake?

I was at this game, this man was shovelling the ice right before the 3rd period however the ref didn't notice him and dropped the puck. Detroit won the draw so rather than continue and risk a too many men penalty, they substituted one of their forwards and let him join the play. I heard this morning that they signed him to a 1yr 900k deal, he'll most likely be with the Grand Rapid Griffins for about 12 years though before getting called up again.


[–]MapleLeafsBear 15 points

2 hours ago  

That's just how Detroit develops their players -- spend 8 years in the AHL while playing with a shovel. Once you learn how to score with a shovel you get a stick.


[–]CunnedStunt [score hidden]

an hour ago  

"Back home, we fight bear with shovel. So I come to Detroit with already shovel experience. They tell me score with shovel, so I score with shovel, and now I am score with stick in NHL." - Pavel Datsyuk

#2575867 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by Y19 on 28 February 2015 - 03:04 PM

Osgood looks uncomfortable and is mimicking Mickey

That's no place for a nervous person!

#2575519 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by GoalieManPat on 27 February 2015 - 01:29 AM

Hey Couture....f*** you


#2575058 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 26 February 2015 - 07:06 PM

Easily the worst part of the late start games is waiting all damn night for them to start!

#2575018 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 26 February 2015 - 04:44 PM

This is a real movie. lol



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#2574999 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by vladdy16 on 26 February 2015 - 03:34 PM

Without our resident Shark killer Franzen, I feel I must invoke YFMB.



We need the points and coming out of the west with this win would be very, very Osgood. (To state the obvious.)

#2574844 Patrick Kane, out anywhere from a month to rest of the season

Posted by vladdy16 on 25 February 2015 - 05:38 PM

I was all prepared to feel bad for Kane*, but on watching the play, Petrovic basically did diddly squat.  Not sure what caused Kane to fall, but it certainly wasn't another player.  Maybe his skate caught a chip in the ice?  And OMG the announcers!  'Nasty hit from behind"?  Pffffffft.  I really need to apply for an announcing job.  I can make s*** up as well as anyone else.



*Not really, but ya know.

#2574654 2/24 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Kings 1

Posted by Y19 on 25 February 2015 - 12:24 AM

Hope we can get one in the net somehow here in the 3rd, get our loser point and take a chance on OT/SO.


Maybe we can try shooting at the netting above the glass behind Quick.  You never know.

#2574505 2/24 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Kings 1

Posted by arag on 24 February 2015 - 10:38 PM

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#2574434 Is Jimmy Our Playoff Goalie?

Posted by wings_fanatic on 24 February 2015 - 05:37 PM

This is such a debatable issue and, for good reason. There are those who support Jimmy and simply cannot understand why fans hate on him so much and then, on the flip side, there seem to be those who want Jimmy gone. Me- I am kind of in between. In the 2013 playoffs there is no doubt that Jimmy was a big reason for the Wings success. I mean we nearly made it to the conference finals. Jimmy has the ability to steal us games, see Chicago for instance. There is no doubt he is a good goalie. But what separates him from guys like Lunquivst, like it or not, is that he doesn't win the games that matter. 


He has been our starter in the playoffs since 2010. Since then we have not made it past the 2nd round. Lets look at the playoffs since 2010:


2010: Lost in the 2nd round to the Sharks in 5 games. If memory serves me correctly, we were dominating game 3 of this series until Jimmy let it an awful goal by Heatly and we ended up losing that game and ultimately the series In that series, he let in quite a few soft goals.


2011: Lost in the 2nd round to the Sharks in 7 games. Jimmy was significantly better in these playoffs and cannot be faulted for losing this series We simply did not have enough guys going.


2012: 1st round loss to Nashville in 5 games. Embarssing series by the entire team. Unfortunate that this was Nick Lidstrom's last season. Jimmy was not very good as with the rest of the team.


Note for these 3 seasons, JImmy had excellent Dmen and still never got past the second round, like it or not he didn't.


2013: 2nd round loss to the Hawks in 7 games. Great playoffs by Jimmy.


2014: 1st round loss to Boston in 5 games. Jimmy did not play much, but was good in game 1 but was not good in game 2.




Now it is hard to assess on Jimmy in last year's playoffs but I can say I felt much more confident with Gus in net. As I said, I don't dislike Jimmy. He is a good goalie- not great. He is a team player, he never complains and is not afraid to get rough. All good qualities. BUT, he has never gotten us past the 2nd round in 4 years like it or not. Now I am not saying we need to get rid of him. But what I am saying is that I think this is going to be an important playoffs for him. Not necessarily whether we win the Cup or not but if he gives up bad goals at bad times, then I think the team might look at changes down the road. I am not basing this off of his last couple games because he just came back from injury and we all know he is far better than that. Realistically, however, this is a very important playoffs for Jimmy Howard in my opinion.