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#2674165 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by amato on 28 April 2016 - 10:53 AM

I can see it now: "And here we are live from the Little Caesar's Arena for tonight's matchup. The players sure are looking Hot n Ready to play!"  

#2673797 Ownership shows Support for Kenny Holland

Posted by krsmith17 on 26 April 2016 - 08:57 AM

This year is weaker than years previous, and next year and so on will be weaker again, that's the way the NHL is going. Teams are locking up their stars, so not near as many hit the open market, hence the importance of drafting and developing...


I've stated my opinion on this so many times now, but here it is again. Like you said, we're not getting any of the top "current" defensemen, aka Doughty, Weber, Pietrangelo, etc. The key is looking for young, up and coming defenders, that you think have a chance to develop into the next wave of elite defensemen. Who that is? I'm not sure, but they're out there.


I want us to go hard after Jacob Trouba, not because I think he is an elite defenseman, but because I think he has all the tools and potential to become an elite defenseman in a few years. I also think he is better than the majority of what we have on our blueline right now, and even if he doesn't hit his ceiling, he will still be a very solid second pairing defenseman. So we can go after a Keith Yandle and pay him $6+M to be our second pair defenseman, basically a left handed Mike Green, or we can package together a deal that could bring Jacob Trouba in with a floor of second pair defenseman and ceiling of elite top pair defenseman...

#2672095 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by vladdy16 on 21 April 2016 - 02:01 PM

It is time.


I hereby invoke YGJB.



#2672021 Tampa radio host's harsh words for DET fans/players

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 21 April 2016 - 05:59 AM

This guy obviously doesn't know how many fans the Wings have in this universe does he.

#2672038 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by puckloo39 on 21 April 2016 - 08:09 AM

Wings in seven... that's my prediction.  They can (and will) DO this... now or never, my Wings!!   LGRW!!!

#2672030 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by DRW Dominance on 21 April 2016 - 06:51 AM

1 game at a time.  i will never lose faith

#2670757 ECQF Game 3 Post-GDT: at Red Wings 2, Tampa Bay 0

Posted by NerveDamage on 18 April 2016 - 12:42 PM


Mrazek Interview - 


What were you thinking what you grabbed Smith in bear hug to keep him from retaliating on Coburn?

“I try just to hold him a little bit just so he don’t bump him and get two minutes and it would be four or four. They would probably pull the goalie so I try to just hold him se we’d get the power play.”


Mrazek knows his boy Smith too well. 



Hockey and Chill

#2662850 Fixing this mess....

Posted by VM1138 on 29 March 2016 - 12:43 PM

I am saying that right now today we are better at keeping the pucks out of our goal 18th in the NHL than we are at putting pucks in the other teams goal 22nd. Those are the numbers. 22nd in goals scored is not above average in any way shape or form. Both stats suck BTW and I am not saying that we don't need to improve both units because we do.
When we started winning cups we won because we didn't give up many goals. Most our our D were good solid stay at home types. Some also helped in the O zone. fetisov was not a high end offensive Dman, nor was Rouse, Ramsey, ward, Pushor, Vladdy, etc... Yes we had Nicky, then later added Murphy and Chelios. But we won because the D was great. Nor some of that was the Left Wing Lock, some was the F's coming back, but most of it was the solid D played by the blueline corp.

The only reason our D numbers aren't worse is because of Mrazek's first half. That's it. Defense is garbage.

#2662837 Fixing this mess....

Posted by krsmith17 on 29 March 2016 - 10:52 AM

Agree to disagree, because I 100% believe our lack of offense starts from our lack of puck moving defensemen, and our speedy forwards that back check their a**es off make the defense look better than they have been. You also have to take into account that all three of Larkin, Mantha and Athanasiou are rookies, and will get MUCH better over the next few seasons. We have the talent up front, we don't at all on the back end. Name one defenseman in the pipeline that projects to be as good or better than any of the three forwards I mentioned... There's not one. Maybe Sproul or Russo get there but I think even they're a bit of a stretch...

#2662831 Fixing this mess....

Posted by krsmith17 on 29 March 2016 - 10:29 AM

I disagree completely and I'm sure most would as well. You cannot just look at the goals for and goals against to judge how good the offense and defense are, it's a team stat, not a position stat. Offense starts from the back end, and we don't have enough puck moving defensemen, (and for some unexplainable reason our best puck moving defenseman is currently a healthy scratch...). We have a lot of very good two-way forwards, and defense from the forwards is stressed league wide in today's game. Bottom line our offense as a whole is above average today and in the future, while our defense as a whole is below average today and in the future, unless Larkin, Mantha and Athanasiou completely flop, and Ouellet and Sproul turn out to be Norris caliber defensemen... Neither is likely...

#2662097 3/26 GDT : Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit Red Wings, 2:00 PM ET

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 26 March 2016 - 01:58 PM

Don't worry, everytime I go see these two play, the Wings lose.  Everytime I don't go, the Wings win.  I'm currently not at the Joe.  We'll be fine  ;)

. Unfortunately for the Wings, I am at the Joe. Hasn't been a good year of going to games for me, but I'm expecting today to be the exception!

#2657734 3/6 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks, 5:00PM EST

Posted by e_prime on 06 March 2016 - 07:23 PM

Wow.  Still chanting "Detroit Sucks"  I mean, thanks for reminding us and everything, but you've still got that inferiority complex going on, huh Chicago?

#2656824 2/29 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Dallas Stars, 8:30PM EST

Posted by NerveDamage on 01 March 2016 - 10:08 AM

I keep seeing comments about the "kick" goal and the dive.


The Kick: I'm no expert here but, as someone that knows about soccer, the movement he makes with his feet pivoting with the ankles looks like when you try to lift the ball with just the tip of both feet. He looked like trying to control the bounce off the shins.


The Dive: Nyquist was hooked, no doubt about it, but what I see is Gus going low, protecting the puck and losing his step due to his left hand pulled back on to his knee and not being able to make the next stride.


But whatever, that's how hockey is. Just like Abby pushing the goalie into the net and the goal was still allowed. Some you win some you lose but watching them play like that against one of the top teams in the league gives us confidence for what's to come 

#2653833 2/18 GDT : Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:00 EST

Posted by RedWingsRox on 19 February 2016 - 01:21 AM

Damn ... I hate it when we lose to Pittsburgh ... and to get smoked like that  :evil:  :evil:

#2653826 2/18 GDT : Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:00 EST

Posted by puckloo39 on 18 February 2016 - 11:15 PM

So I just got back from the game.  I was "lucky" enough to witness yet another disaster.  Third game in a row that I've been to that the Wings have given up 5+ goals.  Blah.  I didn't get many pics of Wings players.  I got these tickets as a birthday present for my Mom, who hasn't been to a hockey game since 93 and is a huge Pens fan.  So I mostly got pics of her salivating over Letang.  :rolleyes:


Pros: I thought we controlled most of the play in the first until that garbage bounced off Helm and into the net. Then it went downhill.  Guys never gave up, Z scored a nice goal near the end.  I don't know if you could tell on TV, but there .


Overall, probably not the best hockey experience of my life, but my Mom was thrilled with her present and anytime I get to see the Wings in person is a good thing.



You're a good son, and I am glad you and your mom got to go to the game.  Sorry they didn't do better for you, but the smile on your mother's face probably helped, didn't it?  :)