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#2642458 12/11 GDT : Red Wings at New Jersey Devils, 7:00 EST

Posted by Jersey Wing on 12 December 2015 - 12:06 AM

Ok, an odd night all around. Just an odd vibe at The Rock tonight (On Star Wars night) and most of it had nothing to do with the game until the end. These people of whom I live amongst are the biggest frontrunners during a game I've ever seen. The biggest chants and cheers this year have gotten worse as they obsess over the Rangers in an old chant and have added a vulgar reference to the Flyers and rarely got emotional on much until they scored and then won.


I have two questions of everyone as they happened at the other end. What the H-E-double hockey sticks was that faceoff delay call on Z? Was that a thing? Also, after the tying goal went in and it passed the high stick sniff test I couldn't see anything that looked like goaltender interference on the appeal, did I miss anything?


The guy two seats over from me was an overzealous fan but in a funny kind of way. Very frustrated and after the Devils passed up several, maybe ten shooting chances on powerplays the guys was wailing "Oh shooooooot it, shoot the effing puckkkkk and turning around sounding like Jerry Stiller as Mr. Costanza and I was taken back to the night we Wings fans were losing our minds over such passed up shots chanting "Shoot the Puck!" There were a few real loudmouths, and kids, this is a tactically stupid thing to do but I digress, chanting how they had won three cups on the way out. Now, that may sound like big news to a fan of say the Panthers or Blue Jackets fans but a lot of Wings fans were pretty much snickering. This brings me to my final odd moment, after NJ scored the OT winner, and it was the only doggone goal scored in front of us all night, a woman in her 50's with short black hair reached down and tapped my shoulder and said something I couldn't hear over the victory music. I asked her to repeat what she said and she did but I still couldn't make it out but I'm guessing was her 20 something son was shaking his head at me and quietly giving me the "Don't listen to her, just let her words go I'm so embarrassed" look. I asked again and she turned around and showed me her.....are you sitting down LGW? Her #22 Claude Lemieux jersey (we wear sweaters they wear jerseys) and made some hitting motion and I made out the words "Your boy" which I could only imagine she meant Draper. OK, first off you're in the red zone like Vincent Vega warned about. Secondly your son is almost cowering (I'm a big guy). Thirdly when he hit Draper he played for Colorado. Derp. As I walked past her held up and tugged on my Wings crest and then held up my two INDEX fingers and told her "11 Cups" and we left.


Onto the pictures

Space Bear



Two larger sized images because ACTION PACKED that's why









Larkin driveby


#2642250 12/11 GDT : Red Wings at New Jersey Devils, 7:00 EST

Posted by Jersey Wing on 11 December 2015 - 01:05 PM

Apologies if I said at some point I was going to do today's game thread (I can't even remember) been back and forth to Michigan so much due to a sick family member the weeks just haze together.


Anyway I will be going tonight and will hopefully have some good pics I can share.

#2629574 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by Jersey Wing on 09 October 2015 - 09:42 PM

THIS is exactly the team Zetterberg and Datsyuk need around them to be successful. Not so the last 3-4 years. This clicks.

#2623605 Grantland: The Heavyweight Belt of NHL Rivalries

Posted by Jersey Wing on 20 August 2015 - 01:05 PM

Done by year/era and YES, the Wings Avs rivalry as they see it ran the longest of any of the heavyweight rivalries. OMG, so many great fight and brawl clips mixed with some good writing:




(Love the top picture lol)

#2618650 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by Jersey Wing on 02 July 2015 - 09:03 AM

I've worked in PR much of my adult life. I'll say this (and mea culpa I think they SHOULD retire Fedorov's number as to me he met the contributions necessary on the ice and is a first ballot HOFer) unless Ken Holland went off on a rant ie off the reservation talking point, the very fact he'd address the Red Wings organeyezation is looking into retiring Fedorov's number tells me it's more likely than not to happen. They've never really felt the need to address that issue before. They sure didn't have to offer that info now. Sure the way he left was iffy but though times were different Ted Lindsay came and went and I don't want to live in a world where his number isn't retired in one building or another.


I think it's more likely to happen than not based on Holland's comments, and I will have to change my signature again.

#2618395 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by Jersey Wing on 01 July 2015 - 04:38 PM

Are they better for the singings today? YES they are. More competition from the kids, more insurance for injuries. No prospects lost. Money comes and goes.


So far the Wings have gotten better.

#2608825 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Jersey Wing on 20 May 2015 - 12:29 PM

If it's Toronto, Babcock won't win there, ie second round of the playoffs for three years at least. If they sign him it's to get a big gate boost and a big name coach in hopes of signing big name free agents.

#2608805 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Jersey Wing on 20 May 2015 - 12:17 PM

So Mr. Babcock, how ARE things shaping up at Harrenhal?

#2604691 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Jersey Wing on 29 April 2015 - 10:14 PM

I'm normally pretty calm and pragmatic at times like these. Not so much this year. Yes I understand they were big underdogs. It was a competitive improvement over last year's 5 game loss to Boston. 


We have found a netminder in Mrazek I think is capable of winning it all. I have a confidence in him I just have never felt with Jimmy. Mrazek is my goalie going forward. Trade Jimmy, keep him as a backup (I'm not sure that's possible at this point). Datsyuk and Z have to be allowed to play for Detroit as long as they feel they can. That being said if your name isn't Abdelkader, Glendening, Helm, or Sheahan I'm listening to offers. Yep, if we can make this team better and more able to go further in the playoffs I'm listening to offers for Nyquist or Tatar or anybody not in GR or Ferraro. Defensively the back end needs to be overhauled. Kronner and DeKeyser stay (and XO & Marchenko), past that let's see what can be done. 


Game 7 vs Pittsburgh in 2009

Game 6 vs Chicago in 2013

Game 6 vs Tampa Bay in 2015

ALL bad losses at JLA. It's becoming too much of a habit to lose these games and not take destiny by the throat. I understand different years and circumstances but This MUST change. They need finishers. Closers. Heck, bring me Steve Ott if he'll get us into the second round.


Winter is coming, and we'd better be better prepared for it next time.

#2604608 Money On The Board!

Posted by Jersey Wing on 29 April 2015 - 09:48 PM

I'll just make a nice donation, more than what I pledged. So sad it only went 1 round again. 

#2603607 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Jersey Wing on 29 April 2015 - 04:55 PM

When the Wings have had success shutting down Tampa's offense it's been mainly the hard work of the forecheckers holding up their breakouts, great defensive work by the forwards through the neutral zone have made the Bolts dump and chase which they're not comfortable with and the forwards have been helping out a lot even below the dots in their own end. If they continue to play strong, if they can give one more gut busting performance I can see the Wings winning a close one.


I think the math is simple. Either Datsyuk or Zetterberg must score. Tatar or Nyquist must score. Somebody else must score one. If we get three I think we'll get at least to OT. I do.


I call on the power of the 2002 effort, the only game 7 the wings and Avs ever played

#2603314 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Jersey Wing on 29 April 2015 - 11:34 AM

Perfect. The defense is depleted terribly and Tampa has game 7 at home. So the Wings are underdogs much like they were at the beginning of the series, big underdogs. Yet they have managed to win 3 games. Tonight is house money. Nothing to lose. Like one of those series between Edmonton and Dallas all those years ago. Stay fast, play hard, run 'em over if you have to.


With the way things are set up I can promise you Tampa are all thinking about winning. That's why the Wings to a man have to think about hockey.

#2602541 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by Jersey Wing on 27 April 2015 - 10:13 PM

Get the first goal in game 7 and they'll be fine. They showed maximum heart in game 5, they can get right back up on top. They didn't play awful tonight but Tampa did what a desperate team has to do. They got to more loose pucks than the Wings but not all. They converted chances better let's say that. Young Mr. Mrazek mist realize that when the Bolts are breaking in on him they are gonna shoot high. They are fixated going high when left open for shots. Clean that up, knock in a PP goal in game 7 and we're groovy.

#2601603 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by Jersey Wing on 27 April 2015 - 04:39 PM

CANNOT let Tampa even breathe tonight. The Wings need to come out and tilt the ice the first period. I don't care if it's only 1-0 or 0-0, wear them down, they are ready to break. Every shift, every period, make it your best. Too many times teams that go home in huge games come out flat, that can't happen tonight.

#2601123 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Jersey Wing on 25 April 2015 - 11:02 PM