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#2443549 10/12 GDT: Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by dat's sick on 12 October 2013 - 02:17 PM

I thought Tatar played terribly in his game this year. Defensively unsound, uncharacteristic turn-overs, and this was all against the opposing team's bottom line players. I want the kid to get another crack at the lineup, but based on his first game I would be hesitant to play him in the top 6, against top-6 opponents. I think Babs comments are more toward Tatar needing to step up his game if he wants to play. Fortunately it's a long year, and the roster has been shuffled after every loss so far, so he will have plenty of opportunities to be more responsible on the defensive side of the game.
Anyway, I'm excited to see how this one turns out. Abby and Weiss should be good energy for the second line, and Bert had some unique chemistry with Datsyuk when they've played together in the past.

He looked bad playing a couple of minutes in a role completely wrong for him against one of the best teams in the league in a game where the entire Wings lineup was awful?


#2442620 Devils sign Brunner 2 yrs. $2.5 million AAV

Posted by dat's sick on 08 October 2013 - 07:50 AM

Brunner just scored a nice goal. EPIC FAIL signing Alfy and letting Brunner go.

I wish we had signed Brunner, but that's a bit premature.. 79 games to go. Besides like mentioned we offered him a deal, and most likely if he had accepted Cleary would have been the odd man out not Alfie.

#2441765 10/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 2 (OT)

Posted by dat's sick on 04 October 2013 - 07:37 PM

Well this game is incredibly dull.

Tatar in the lineup tomorrow, please. Take your pick between Cleary, Bert and Sammy as to who gets benched.

3rd period comeback is up to Z and D, they're the only ones who came to play.

#2441197 10/2 GDT : Sabres 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by dat's sick on 02 October 2013 - 09:43 PM

Alfie looks like he's been playing for the Red Wings all his career. Fits right in with his two-way play and smart decisions. Doesn't hurt that he's got that shot either. 


Defense looked very good, impressed with Ericsson in particular. Dekeyser was also good to see, he's picking up where he left off. 


Offense looked great the first half, definitely sloppy and slow the 2nd half though. Hard to tell which is the real deal but maybe it's somewhere in between. What we saw was that Cleary, Bertuzzi and Samuelsson are definitely not as useless as some people around here say, but at the same time I definitely want to see one of them out of the lineup in favor of Tatar ASAP. Just add some speed and creativity in that bottom 6, I think against better teams than the Sabres we'll need it. 


For a first game this was okay. Could have been much worse and showed a ton of promise. The thought of this team + Helm, Nyquist and Tatar... will be something when we finally see it. 

#2441152 10/2 GDT : Sabres 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by dat's sick on 02 October 2013 - 09:27 PM

Time for the PP to kill this. 

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#2440757 10/2 GDT : Sabres 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by dat's sick on 02 October 2013 - 07:22 PM

Howard is on. He's looked sharp all preseason and those were some great saves on the PK.

Like what I'm seeing so far, keep it up. Except the penalties. Don't keep that up.

#2439684 9/28 Pre-Season GDT : at Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 1

Posted by dat's sick on 28 September 2013 - 08:33 PM

Although he was playing with Sammy (the anchor) Jarnkrok looks very far away from the NHL. I hate to say it because I had such high expectations, but he has a long way to go. He hasn't even shown any flashes of anything really. He isn't being boneheaded or anything but just not looking like a future top 6 centre. 

Disagreed. The key will be putting on some muscle. He's playing well defensively, reading plays, keeping it simple, but he should be playing with more talented offensive players. Give him atleast this year in Grand Rapids before giving up on him. 

#2439668 9/28 Pre-Season GDT : at Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 1

Posted by dat's sick on 28 September 2013 - 08:14 PM

I know these games don't matter, but I would really like to see a little bit of coaching here. Järnkrok being put together with Tatar and Nyquist for example. 

#2438147 Being in the East Is Going to Be Awesome

Posted by dat's sick on 21 September 2013 - 03:03 PM

I mostly think it's great because it means way less 0300-0400AM games for us in euroland.

And getting to see less of the Blues/Preds/BJs/Wild and more of Sens/Leafs/Canadiens/etc will be fun.

#2437118 Preseason Game #1: First Impressions

Posted by dat's sick on 17 September 2013 - 06:04 AM

Tatar is worthy of a serious look with D and Z.

That would be a fun line (2 goats and a kid?) but we all know Babs want Cleary or Abby there.

#2436354 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by dat's sick on 12 September 2013 - 07:21 PM

My problem is that we don't seem to identify the up-and-coming stars to sign as free agents BEFORE they become stars. We seem to now get players after they have peaked and get the end of the career. I'm cool with Alfredsson since it is a one year deal and watching him last year, he still was a good player. But we need to target those 25-27 year olds and let them become stars HERE.

When have the Wings been that team though? They've always relied on internal talent developing into stars, and most trades and FA signings have been relatively proven role players or veterans. It's a good system for always having competitive teams without overpaying for potential. This offseason is a great example, assuming that both Nyquist and Tatar find their way onto the team we've added youth from our own system and proven veterans for a sensible cost through free agency.

Cleary isn't a bad guy but I'll only hate this signing if, when all is said and done, it costs us Gus or Tatar.

#2435890 Sedin Twins

Posted by dat's sick on 11 September 2013 - 05:13 PM

They're great, down-to-earth people and extremely hard workers. What a disgusting thread.

Obviously they're going to negotiate together, there's not enough seperating them to warrant a discrepancy in term/money and they have the best chemistry in (the history of?) the NHL. Would they be good seperate? Yes. But together they make one of the best lines in the league regardless of who is the 3rd man.

#2435888 Rookie you're most looking forward to watching this season

Posted by dat's sick on 11 September 2013 - 05:05 PM

Excited to see Drouin based on what I've heard about him. Not too many others outside of the Wings own that I'm interested in.

#2429973 Henrik and Pavel

Posted by dat's sick on 14 July 2013 - 06:41 AM

Pav signing this extension should have wiped away any doubt, his number will be retired. Hank is well on his way but needs atleast a couple more good years and some more playoff success imo.

#2428230 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by dat's sick on 06 July 2013 - 08:20 PM

Signing Weiss is great, especially for less money than Fil.


Signing Alfie is spectacular, don't know how anyone can be disapppointed by that. A guy desperate to win a cup who can still play, who will inspire everyone on the team. 


If we lose Brunner and re-sign Cleary I'll be less impressed, but if we re-sign Brunner and let Cleary go it'll be a perfect off-season.