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#2363898 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by dat's sick on 03 March 2013 - 01:59 PM

I'm sorry, but I won't stop complaining about Abby and Cleary until one or both of them are off Pavel's line (and the PP).

It's costing us offensive zone play, Datsyuk magic, points...

#2363729 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by dat's sick on 03 March 2013 - 01:15 PM

We look terrible. Just down right like a team that is not good.
And you all got your wish about new linees for Dats. Didn't work.

No we look like a team that wasn't really awake that period. Happens these early games, hopefully they'll get their legs under them in the 2nd.

Also , no, Dats just got caught out there with Eaves and Andersson because of an icing. And that's hardly the players we want for Pavel.

Still Cleary-Dats-Abby. And I'm not sure I can take 2 more periods of that. It's like the other team gets 2 free guys trying to shut Datsyuk down.

#2363271 Gustav Nyquist loses puck from his first NHL goal

Posted by dat's sick on 01 March 2013 - 02:28 PM

Cleary got hold of it and gave it away.

#2363212 Babs on last night's D: "...best we've had all year."

Posted by dat's sick on 01 March 2013 - 11:56 AM

The defense was mainly good because of Abdelkader and Cleary. The way they create space for the d-men is truly a joy to watch. Hope Babcock starts double-shifting them, with the legs and hearts they have 30-35 minutes per game shouldn't be a problem.

#2362701 2/27 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Kings 2

Posted by dat's sick on 28 February 2013 - 02:06 PM

I didn't see the game, but I had the same thought.  The Wings lost because they didn't score.  Even if the officiating was poor, LA only scored 2 goals which means we had the chance tp at least get to overtime.  1 goal almost never wins a game.

We would have won 1- or 2-0 if not for the last 5-on-3. It was a really solid road game, Kings didn't have many good chances all game. They got a lucky PP goal that deflated the Wings a bit. We could have scored more, and we almost did on our good PPs, and for example a post by Franzen, but with this kind of effort we will win a lot of games imo. Just bad luck mainly in terms of officiating led to this loss.

#2362587 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 2 at San Jose Sharks 1 (SO)

Posted by dat's sick on 28 February 2013 - 05:35 AM

Please give Datsyuk someone to work with on his line. At this rate he will leave for Russia next week. I would. 


Hard-fought game against LA last night, I wonder if we have the legs to compete tonight. Both the Kings and Sharks are teams we struggle a lot against, but we should have won yesterday so I hope we can see a similar effort against SJ. 

#2360037 2/23 GDT : Nashville Predators 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by dat's sick on 23 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

Because he's played well tonight. 

He's been okay. Nice tip for the goal. But it's not like he has set the world on fire. He's ben exceptionally bad this season so he needs many more decent games before I think he has a place in the top 6.  


There would be a lot less Cleary 'hate' if he didn't get 20 minutes of icetime on Datsyuk's wing even when struggling badly. 

#2359957 2/23 GDT : Nashville Predators 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by dat's sick on 23 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

What exactly has Cleary done that's been so awful this game? 

If the best thing you can say about a player is that he's not doing awful things, it's not a good sign. 


My main problem with Abdelkader and Cleary with Datsyuk is that it's so, so obvious neither of them understands how to play with him. They're never ready for the give-and-go passes, they're always a step behind from getting to the open areas, and obviously neither of them can score on the chances he gives them. Datsyuk is creating magic out there, but it's wasted on 2 guys who think hockey on a much lower level. 


Tatar looks on fire, he's everwhere winning pucks and making good plays. He's got good hands around the net, as well as the vision to make good passes. Having him on the 3rd line does give us some more scoring depth, but the reasonable thing to do would be to switch him with either Cleary or Abby. 



And Zetterberg's line is looking weak. A lot of time spent defensively. 

#2359857 2/23 GDT : Nashville Predators 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by dat's sick on 23 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

Why can't we ever play GOOD after getting the lead??? Just keep going, score more goals... 


Kronwall looks bad, Zetterberg seems to be struggling a bit, Datsyuk just seems tired of playing with Bad and Useless.. 


I really hope we can pull out a win. 

#2359816 Pavel Datsyuk dangles the entire Predators team!

Posted by dat's sick on 23 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

If he retires after next year, he will not get in. 300 goals and 550 assists will be a good total, but not good enough for the HOF. Over 1000 pts and he's a lock. Over 500 goals and 750 assists and he's first ballad.

Those Selkes, Byngs and Cups would help him get in. As would his reputation as being one of the most unique players of all time. 


Definitely think he'd get in even if he leaves after next year. Point totals aren't everything. 

#2359425 Mursak on waivers

Posted by dat's sick on 22 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

I like his speed and the potential is there, but I'm really not sure he'll ever become a good NHL player. He simply hasn't been strong enough on the puck from what I've seen. He's gotten some chances but never impressed.

Doubt he'll clear waivers but I don't think anyone would have traded anything more than say, a conditional 7th for him. Wonder if an injured team like Ottawa will take a chance on him.

#2359217 Dan Cleary appreciation thread

Posted by dat's sick on 21 February 2013 - 11:32 PM

You're all being way too harsh on Cleary. He's done a lot of good things this season, such as: 

#2359202 How much of the current trouble is attributable to injuries?

Posted by dat's sick on 21 February 2013 - 11:10 PM

If we had Helm, Franzen, Coliacovo and Smith back in the lineup I think we would make the playoffs with 'relative' ease. So yes I think injuries are a big issue. The team hasn't been able to become a cohesive unit, with guys rotating in and out of the lineup every game. 


Of course if Sammy comes back and replaces Tatar that actually makes us worse, so the injuries haven't been all bad. 


And there are some things that can't be blamed on injuries however: 

Filppula stinking. I'm severely disappointed in him. 

Kronwall god awful defensively. Sooo disappointed. 

And Babcock's mental illness and manlove for Dan Cleary. 


So in the end what GMR said is probably about right. Unless we can start getting and staying healthy, real soon, we're a long shot to make the playoffs. Sucks that Helms seems to be far from ready. Definitely the most important player missing at the moment, he's a key player. 

#2359188 Next 2 games are very very important.

Posted by dat's sick on 21 February 2013 - 10:58 PM

there it is....found it.  after tonight's loss i can't wait to see what kind of troubles our boys have with 4 teams that are much better than the Blue Jackets.

Good thing is we usually play better against the 'good teams'. So those games aren't automatic losses. 


But yes, it will be tough. We have trouble getting back into games we fall behind in. But we also can't keep or build on 2 goal leads. So I'm not sure how we're going to play. 


We can't call the season over or anything this early. A couple wins and we're very much back in the playoff picture. But we have so many adjustments to make it makes my head spin. I wonder what the coaches are saying. "If only everyone played with the heart of Cleary". "Why can't Datsyuk be as awesome as Abdelkader..". "Are we all in agreement that Howard will start the rest of the games this season? Good.". "Hell that Tatar kid looked pretty good.. should we send him down or just decrease his icetime? Less icetime? Okay." . That's what I'm imagining it sounds like.


If this coaching staff is still around next season it will be interesting to see 24/7. There will probably be a lot of focus on the love-story between Babcock and Cleary (who will have just signed a 5 year deal with an NTC). Also Tom Renney running PP drills dressed as a clown. 

#2359177 Howard = Average

Posted by dat's sick on 21 February 2013 - 10:50 PM

Looked bad today. Babcock's decisions have been baffling this season. From the line combos to the goalies. Starting Howard the game after he leaves with blurry vision? Give him a rest.. Monster looked good when he came in. 


Right now Gustavsson needs to start atleast 2-3 games in a row imo. Regardless of what happens. Give Howard a real chance to re-focus and find his game again.