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#2551313 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by under_par_00 on 23 November 2014 - 09:30 AM

Guys, this is an important bit of information that I think has been missed.


Nestrasil = "not scared" in Czech language.


This guy is the real deal.






In all seriousness, it sucks to lose a kid that has size and some offensive ability, hard worker, etc but it's not the end of the world.  This is a result of Kenny always trading 1 draft pick into 2 picks and our excellent development systems training these kids to be good hockey players.  Our farm system is full with no room on the NHL team.  We've lost Nestrasil and Jarnkrok and it still seems the farm is full.  As a whole, I think this could be managed a bit better by Kenny and Co to avoid losing talent for (almost) nothing.

#2522667 Adam Almquist says hes considering returning to Sweden to avoid AHL

Posted by under_par_00 on 03 June 2014 - 07:13 PM

Almquist has to get a shot with the Wings this season.  Injuries are inevitable.  Give him a chance at least.


It would be hard to see a player with that kind of talent let go, playing only 2 NHL games 1 goal, and he didn't look out of place at the NHL level.


Yea, he's small.  Let him get crushed a few times by Lucic and next year go back to Sweden if he doesn't make it this year.

#2522282 TSN POY: Hertl vs Gustav Nyquist

Posted by under_par_00 on 31 May 2014 - 10:50 PM

Lots of bots going on this final voting lol, look at the vote totals.




I've had about 12 running all day :-)

#2449447 Franzen believes hes playing well.

Posted by under_par_00 on 01 November 2013 - 11:29 AM

I believe Franzen was scratched last game because of his play.  It was kept quiet in the media, claimed as an injury.  But this was a move by Babcock and company to get the Mule going.  Now Zetterberg said he is expecting a better Mule.

#2449441 11/1 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Flames 3

Posted by under_par_00 on 01 November 2013 - 11:20 AM

18 year old Monahan has as many goals as Zetterberg.


Hudler has more assists than Datsyuk.


But we play a solid 2-way game, right?? Which means we should win 2-1.

#2418524 Babcock named Head Coach for Canada at Sochi Olympics

Posted by under_par_00 on 08 June 2013 - 05:24 AM



When the Canadian Men's hockey team takes the ice at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, they will have some familiar faces behind the bench.

TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com is reporting that Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock, the man that led Canada to gold at the Vancouver 2010 Games, will once again be the team's bench boss.

LeBrun is also reporting that St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock and former Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff will return as associate coaches.

The staff will be rounded out by Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien.

Babcock captured the Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 2008; he also coached Canada to gold at the 1997 and 2004 IIHF World Championships.



#2304384 Nice Khan article previewing the off-season

Posted by under_par_00 on 31 May 2012 - 04:21 PM

Agreed. I'd like to see Quincey at his 5% raise which is close to $3.3M. Then I'd prefer to see Helm at $1.5 and Abdelkader at $1.2. That would be $6 total. but I could see each being slightly higher.

Doesn't Helm seem a lot more valuable to this team than Quincey? How can he be valued at less than half of what Quincey is making?

Quincey was downright horrible with his penalties and giveaways. If anyone watched him in Colorado, he was the same player there, cross-checking after interference after boarding every game. And for Team Canada in the World Championships? His turnover directly led to a Slovak goal in the game Canada was eliminated.

Sure he has size, speed, and a great shot, but he has a lot of killer weaknesses.

#2283016 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by under_par_00 on 11 April 2012 - 10:13 PM

#2266948 Datsyuk's on the ice for today's practice

Posted by under_par_00 on 05 March 2012 - 07:29 PM

Broken jaw on a Weber slapshot and a concussion


It was a big slapper from Josi, still caught Eaves square in the side of the head, right below the ear on the jaw bone. Broken jaw and ever since he has been having concussion symptoms. Don't expect to see him back this year.

#2253489 Jeff Carter

Posted by under_par_00 on 07 February 2012 - 11:24 PM

What do you think of Jeff Carter? Lots of talk of the Blue Jackets looking to trade him. The only downside is the 10 year contract, but he is only 27, and $5mil might not be that much in 10 years. The BJs traded Voracek and a 1st that turned into Couturier. Holland could realistically trade for him.

#2240199 Kopecky Suckerpunches Del Zotto

Posted by under_par_00 on 31 December 2011 - 12:19 PM

Has anyone figured out how to pronounce his name yet? I guess since all the announcers call him "Kopetsky" that must be it, but then I wonder...why not just spell it that way? Haha.

"Kopetsky" would be correct. In many Slavic languages, the letter 'c' without an accent makes a 'ts' sound. So Kopecky would sound like "Kopetsky"

#2240121 Petr Mrazek

Posted by under_par_00 on 31 December 2011 - 01:20 AM

Mrazek made 52 saves on 54 shots to eliminate the USA from the World Juniors. Our goalie of the future shutting down the Americans, I'm glad that I'm a Canadian Wings fan!

Really excited to see Mrazek get a shot in GR next year. He seems to have the drive and attitude that you just can't teach. Not to mention his crazy goaltending skills. He outperformed former first round pick Jack Campbell hands down.

#2239674 World Juniors Tournament

Posted by under_par_00 on 29 December 2011 - 12:26 PM

It's no wonder why there is so much bad blood between USA and CAN in these tournaments with statements like this. You didn't even mention the Canada's win yet you are ecstatic about the US loss. <_<

I was also pretty happy to see the USA lose! I just hope it isn't one of those losses that makes them stronger later on in the tournament.

On Mrazek, he looked great in net. His team did not help him at all against Canada, and he was the sole reason the score was only 1-0 for much of the game. He seems really fast in net, really athletic, and has a head of steam.

#2222616 F*** YOU Player X

Posted by under_par_00 on 04 November 2011 - 02:38 AM

He still plays here?

Zetterberg will be here for the next 12 odd years. I really hope he steps it up this year, as the next in line for the C.

It's gotten to the point where some of this has to fall on Nick Lidstrom's shoulders; he is the Captain, he is the leader, yet this ship looks rudderless and heartless.

There; I said it.

This team is playing way too fancy, lead by the Fairy Godmother herself #93, Johan Franzen. I wouldn't say heartless, just gritless, grinderless, etc.

Lidstrom has been the best player on this team all year, by a nautical mile. You cannot call him out for how the team is performing, even if he wears the C.

#2222613 Thoughts on tonight's game/Season outlook

Posted by under_par_00 on 04 November 2011 - 02:15 AM

I attended the game tonight, 2nd regular season game after our 2-0 SHUTOUT of the CANUCKS.

Horrible effort by everybody on the ice (except #5). Franzen needs to be in the press box way before Bertuzzi. Hudler is soft and I am starting to serve my own crow for his performance.

It seems like the team is trying to play really fancy with no grit at all. They are not lacking work ethic, they are lacking toughness and grit.

I am going to start blaming the ass. coaches, the PP looks incredibly tic-tac-no, and absolutely nothing is working 5-on-5. Everyone is trying fancy dangles and then back passes to defense that get picked off and start odd man rushes. I think the other team knows that the gameplan against Detroit is to purposely leave the D open, and then collapse, block the shot, and break-out while Kronwall/Stuart/White are still recovering from their offensive effort. Good gameplan if you ask me.

And that first goal Howard let in tonight certainly doesn't help a 5 game losing streak. However, he has been solid for the most part this season.