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#2508938 Babcock and Holland Talk About Stuff

Posted by Playmaker on 12 April 2014 - 06:55 AM

I'm not sure what's confusing about it.  If the season had gone "as planned", Bert, Sammy and Cleary would all have regular roles, probably in the top 6, they'd all have PP time, even though they may not have produced effectively. The Wings would still have been floundering, but we'd hear all about the veteran leadership, and these guys have been through the battles, he has faith in them, can't rush these guys from Grand Rapids etc. Guys like Tatar and Nyquist would have been eased into the lineup with a few minutes on the 4th line with Drew Miller and Patrick Eaves and a healthy scratch every other night with Babcock unsure if they were ready because they can't produce.  Sheahan and Jurco would have never gotten a sniff of the big club.


Had Babcock said last summer we're going to give the kids regular jobs and go in a different direction, we wish Dan Cleary well with Philadelphia, we thank Samuelsson for his service, but we have decided to use the compliance buyout on him and Todd Bertuzzi will be our guy off the bench, THAT would have been a bold move for the Red Wings.


The old vets were pathetic, the massive amount of injuries forced the Wings to do the call ups and the kids delivered.  So it's not really going out on a limb to say, hey these kids have jobs now and the other guys won't get theirs back when they're "healthy" (wink, wink).

#2508705 Babcock and Holland Talk About Stuff

Posted by Playmaker on 11 April 2014 - 07:07 PM

As I said in another thread, I'm thrilled, as we all are, at how this has all worked out with Cleary, Sammy and Bert riding the pine (and outta here next season) and seeing the kids thriving with the big club.  But Babcock "boldly" stating that they're good and have jobs, yeah, well the grass is green and the sky is blue.  He was basically given no choice but to play the Griffins. They excelled because they weren't brought up and put on a 4th line and given 5 minutes a game.  They had to log a lot of minutes and each and every one of them took the opportunity and ran with it. 

#2491792 Red Wings have Recalled Pulkkinen from Grand Rapids

Posted by Huss on 06 March 2014 - 05:05 PM

Not to delve into hyperbole, but Wings fan should be more excited this wasn't the prospect traded yesterday.  Besides Mantha, he's the only guy who projects as an above-average goal scorer we have in the farm system at the moment.  Unlike Järnkrok, he's just adjusted beautifully to the North American style of play.  Hes been one of the Griffins best guys all year, and he loves to shoot.  Reading scouting reports about his shot is fun - you should all try it some time.  Names like "Kurri" and "Hull" are mentioned more than once.


I hope he plays soon.  I'm a big, big fan of his.  Go get em, kid.

#2490206 Ken Holland's Moves From 2009-2014

Posted by Dave on 05 March 2014 - 01:30 PM

Kool-Aid!  I love Kool-Aid.  Ecto-cooler is my absolute favorite.


That's HI-C, son. Get it straight.

#2489061 Are we really in for Kesler?!

Posted by stillwater on 04 March 2014 - 11:18 AM

I heard last night that Kessel only had one nut and didn't start a thread about it.

#2485451 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by GoWings! on 20 February 2014 - 01:31 PM

Wish we had enough talent on this team where we could pair Fedorov on defense with Larry Murphy. Those were the days...

#2477000 1/24 GDT: Canadiens 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Dabura on 25 January 2014 - 12:14 AM



Not a good night for P.K. Subban.

#2472077 Filppula

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 11 January 2014 - 04:58 PM

17 goals and 17 assists in 44 games.  My friends who are Tampa Bay Lightening fans down here in Florida are thrilled with him.




I think that's awesome.  Unfortunately, he wasn't able to produce here.  Not blaming him but sometimes players thrive under a different system.

#2470122 Helm has sore groin...

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 January 2014 - 08:06 PM

next it will be a run in his panty hose...

#2467126 12/21 GDT: Red Wings 5 @ Maple Leafs 4 (SO, yes, SO)

Posted by Dabura on 22 December 2013 - 12:01 AM

I'm really confused as to why LGWers hate the CBC abnouncers so much...


We're Red Wings fans. Irrationally hating everything about the Maple Leafs is in the job description.

#2465496 Nyquist out with groin injury

Posted by Sabaton617 on 17 December 2013 - 12:25 PM

At this point I want to see Cleary and Samuelsson on the first line for pure entertainment.

#2460704 Lundqvist, Rangers agree on extension.

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 04 December 2013 - 06:00 PM

He deserved either term or big money not both. We have seen to many of these big long goalie contracts that turn out real bad and handcuff the team for years.

Anyone in particular you had in mind? :lol:

Strombone @strombone1 29m

You sure about this @HLundqvist30 ???


#2459437 11/29 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Islanders 0

Posted by Playmaker on 30 November 2013 - 07:06 AM


I have Mild Mental Retardation & the Rare Disease Kearns-Sayre Syndrome. I was in Special ED throughout Grade School and High School. I don't take any Med's what's so ever. I've been a Detroit Red Wings Fan Since 1986 since I was born. My Dad's a Big Montreal Canadians Fan. 

It's cool Andrew, welcome to LGW.  A few posters here suffer from Foot in Mouth disease.

#2456473 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 21 November 2013 - 10:09 PM

Would waiving cleary give us any cap relief?

It would give us heartburn relief, if that counts for anything...

#2456395 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 21 November 2013 - 09:53 PM



That goal got me pregnant