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#2355630 For some good news....

Posted by dat's sick on 14 February 2013 - 09:41 PM

Some of the worst special teams in the league and the most man-games lost.

With that in mind it's quite a feat we are doing as well as we are. Hopefully the team can keep improving and start getting more healthy.

#2355561 Valteri Flippula

Posted by dat's sick on 14 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

Feels like he's been a non-factor for us this season. He's not been bad, and has done some good things, but overall he hasn't been an impact player for us. Which is unfortunate coming off such a fantastic season. Maybe he needs to be paired with Z again?

As for keeping him around or not, if we let him go after this year and the Datsyuk leaves after next season we'll be hurting. Fil might be expendable right now but we need to think a bit further ahead.

#2355121 2/13 GDT : St. Louis Blues 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by dat's sick on 13 February 2013 - 09:15 PM

Not able to watch the game, but I feel like I'm getting the full experience from reading this board.

Sounds like Cleary is having a great game again. Looking forward to Babs giving him even more top 6 and PP icetime.

#2354099 Howard = Average

Posted by dat's sick on 10 February 2013 - 07:44 PM

Howard was painfully average today. Did you see those average saves he made? 


All 45 of them. 

#2352762 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 5 at St. Louis Blues 1

Posted by dat's sick on 07 February 2013 - 10:26 PM

Hahaha that's Fil answering all the whiners on here. 

#2352574 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 5 at St. Louis Blues 1

Posted by dat's sick on 07 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

has Kronwall 'kronwalled' anyone this year? seems like he hasn't done it even once

He's tried a couple of times. But just like with everything else he's tried this year, it hasn't worked. 

#2352555 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 5 at St. Louis Blues 1

Posted by dat's sick on 07 February 2013 - 08:57 PM

Can't watch the game... :(

How Tatar/Mrazek/Tootoo are doing?

Tatar looks real good. Making solid plays both on offense and defense. Had a quick shot that Cleary got the rebound on and scored. 


Mrazek didn't have a lot to do, but had one really good reaction save and handled everything well. 


Didn't notice Tootoo much, think he was in front of the net screening the goalie on the 2nd goal though. 

#2352186 Tomas Tatar Is Jiri Hudler 2.0

Posted by dat's sick on 07 February 2013 - 05:15 AM

The idea that tatar, nyquist, andersson, abby, helm, emmerton, janorack (spelling) etc... are going to lead us to the SC is laughable. Worst part, the joke is on us......

I'm not saying I necessarily think those guys are going to lead us to a cup, but there was a time when people said Datsyuk and Zetterberg were never going to lead the Wings to a cup either. 


But you gotta be real also, Andersson, Abby, Helm and Emmerton are bottom 6 guys. Helm and Abby especially are good at it, but you don't really say Draper and Maltby lead us to cups do you? But they are important pieces, and I think Helm will be a key part of the team for a long time. Assuming he can get past his injury troubles of late. 


Tatar and Nyquist are maybe not the 2nd coming of D and Z, but they both have potential as top 6 scorers. Maybe not the guys you build your team around but still good players. 


And you are counting out Järnkrok way too early. He has a big role on his team in the SEL and is doing alright. He is very skilled and is probably the closest thing we have to a possible 'replacement' for D or Z in our own system. 

He is 9th in scoring this year, and that is on a bit of a struggling team and without last year's top scorer Silfverberg on his line. If you compare his stats to those of Zetterberg's before he came over they're very close. Whether that will translate to the same kind of NHL success is anyone's guess. 

#2351966 Howard = Average

Posted by dat's sick on 06 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

Howard's been great or 'good enough' pretty much every game. Even prime Hasek would have had trouble getting us wins when our offense is scoring about 1 goal per game and our defense/PK is so awful.

He needs a rest though, bad. I think Babs made a big mistake playing him against Calgary, a weak opponent and a perfect chance to start Mrazek and let Howie refocus and return against StLouis.

#2351954 Petr Mrazek's mask - Think "Petr Griffin"...

Posted by dat's sick on 06 February 2013 - 11:21 AM

hopefully he starts next game

Why didn't he start against Calgary? Much better opponent for a kid's first NHL appearance than one of the leagues best teams, St Louis.

#2351893 2/5 GDT : Flames 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by dat's sick on 06 February 2013 - 01:32 AM

Tatar had a really good game. Shame he was 'rewarded' with being demoted to the 3rd line. Guessing he'll be sent down while Cleary is put in the top 6? Lol. 


Zetterberg's back must be hurting from carrying around the team night after night. A Zetterberg shift is usually a good shift for us. Problem is the other 3 shifts suck, with the occasional good Datsyuk shift. In all honesty Dats should have had a goal or two on those 2 big chances he had, if either had gone in it could have been a different game.


Getting tired of special teams dragging us down. Can't keep letting in 2-3 PK goals per game. Can't keep taking stupid penalties. Cleary, Quincey, Kronwall, I'm looking at you guys. 


PP is still an embarressment. Fluke goal tonight off a broken play, but otherwise it's not even giving us momentum. 


Why didn't Babs play Mrazek tonight? I'm not blaming this one Howard, but the guy needs a rest already. Is there another goalie in the league that has played every game so far? It would be okay to play him every game if it was giving results, but right now there's no point riding Howie 'til he breaks down. 


Hoping for a better effort next time. 

#2350682 2/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by dat's sick on 02 February 2013 - 09:24 PM

Well goes without saying.. goal on this here PP or game over.

#2350678 2/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by dat's sick on 02 February 2013 - 09:20 PM

Why is Cleary on a line with Z?

Why is Cleary?

#2350670 2/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by dat's sick on 02 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

Would be cool if our bottom 6 could ever score a goal.

Damn we need Helm, bad.

#2347754 1/27 Red Wings 1 @ Chicago Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by dat's sick on 27 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

Mule you suck a little less!

I hate you less than before!