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#2538827 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by hooon on 07 October 2014 - 03:06 PM

Seems like Babs has really been calling out Holland lately, even comparing him to a nagging wife who always gets her way. I like that Babs is getting fed up, but this also doesn't speak too well for his contract negotiations if he and the GM are so far apart on things. 

#2538740 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by hooon on 07 October 2014 - 12:10 PM

I like the d-pairings all things considered, and I'm willing to hold my breath on the PP units for a little while.


I just wish they'd switch Nyquist and Abby in those forward lines. I know its all the rage for our brass to vilify players who didn't put up big numbers in the pre-season... but why is Nyquist relegated to the third line with non-offensive linemates?


Can't wait for Datsyuk to be back.

#2538067 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by hooon on 02 October 2014 - 09:10 PM

Its nice that he's doing well, but I remember this happening last year with our guys where we'd get them back in the lineup as soon as possible, and then they'd be out again soon after, or be relatively ineffective when they returned. I'd almost rather he takes the extra week or two off, rather than risk reinjuring or playing at less than 100%. 


Either way, its good news that he's healing well, and I'm excited for when he comes back and works his magic again.

#2537000 9/23 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by hooon on 23 September 2014 - 02:02 PM

Pretty hilarious how Chicago ALWAYS ices their top guys against us in the preseason.

#2536926 9/22/14 7:00 PM. Preseason GDT - DET 2 @ PIT 1

Posted by hooon on 22 September 2014 - 11:17 PM


He doesn't remember it, but I tell him about it all the time.  He was born during that season.  So I always tell him the Wings won the Cup in Pittsburgh the year he was born.


You, good sir, are awesome. Warms my heart to see another young Wings fan getting into it. Cool custom jersey he's got too.


Didn't see the game nor the highlights, but loved the names on the scoresheet!

#2536688 Has hakan Andersson done it again ?

Posted by hooon on 21 September 2014 - 12:38 AM

Haven't seen him play, but there was a good article about him that came out over the summer a couple months ago that praised him highly and talked of his skill set and ability. 


I will support any Holmstrom in the Wings organization.

#2536587 Training Camp Thread

Posted by hooon on 19 September 2014 - 10:56 AM

More interested than anything else to see how Weiss is doing


This is a great point. Weiss was a disappointment and his name gets lost in the shuffle a bit, but his health and ability this season actually have a huge impact on this team. If he returns to form, the Wings are already MUCH better off than last season.

#2536554 Mantha's Injury

Posted by hooon on 19 September 2014 - 12:09 AM

While I love the Tatar-Sheahan-Jurco line, it would be awesome to see Jurco get some real top 6 time. He had a couple games with Datsyuk and they looked good together.


I'm bummed about the Mantha injury and the blip in his development, but I also expected him to play mostly in GR to start the season. Additionally, I expect big things from Jurco this year, and would love to see him take the opportunity and run with it.

#2536184 Nice article on Mantha

Posted by hooon on 14 September 2014 - 11:31 AM

My left shoe could put up more points than Abby playing with z and d.


Left shoe on the right wing. Another leftie on the right side in Detroit, nothing changes.

#2535611 "But I don't want to be a pirate."

Posted by hooon on 05 September 2014 - 12:07 PM

As much as I like Seinfeld - I'd get into it more if it had a 'Big Lebowski' theme night.


Bathrobe themed jerseys? 



I like the Seinfeld idea - its a pretty bizarre thing to do, but what the heck!

#2535373 Nice article on Mantha

Posted by hooon on 02 September 2014 - 11:43 AM

As excited as I am about Mantha - if we're being honest, his presence on the Wings this season affects our cup chances exactly 0%. He isn't going to put us over the top, so I really don't mind giving him one transitional year in the AHL, a league that I believe he can he can score a lot a points in, while refining the other parts of his game.


We all want to see him play, but the last thing I want is for him to get small minutes on the bottom two lines with the Wings with non-offensive linemates when he could be getting big minutes in GR with other offensive and two-way guys. 

#2534620 Zetterberg Foundation fundraiser

Posted by hooon on 20 August 2014 - 12:23 PM

Mmmmmmm Emma.

#2534270 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by hooon on 14 August 2014 - 04:17 PM

Pretty expected, actually. I'm more curious about the Babcock extension to be honest.


This upcoming off-season is a big one for KH, there are quite a few decent dmen on the market (assuming they get to UFA) and with mostly missing out on FAs the past couple of seasons he needs to shed the dead weight and get a solid player or two. 


I'm not the hugest fan of Hollands last couple of seasons, but I don't think it is as bad as some folks are suggesting. 


People are acting like he signed Cleary and Quincey INSTEAD of going after a better free agent, but the fact is, he missed out on the free agents and then signed Cleary and Quincey well after all the good FAs signed elsewhere. Sure, I'd rather have some youngsters in there instead, but I see fans kind of twisting it around a bit. 

#2534150 What Might Have Been: Gretzky to Detroit?

Posted by hooon on 13 August 2014 - 11:40 AM


Don't get me wrong, I love Yzerman as much as the next guy.  But I don't even think twice about that trade.  You take the same teams as we had in 97, 98, and 2002 and swap Yzerman for Gretzky and we're WAY better. 



I'll take a somewhat injured Yzerman over a retired Gretzky easily for 2002.


Also, in 97-98 Yzerman was scoring almost as much as Gretzky but also provided world class defense. I don't see at all how an old Gretzky in his final 2 seasons as a player makes us "WAY" better than Yzerman in his 2-way prime.


In fact, it is not even possible to do any better than back to back cups in a two year stretch.

#2533463 Paul McCartney and the Red Wings

Posted by hooon on 01 August 2014 - 03:09 PM

Take these broken Wings... and get a new training staff.