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#2393606 Dmen in GR next year

Posted by wingedominance13 on 02 May 2013 - 01:16 PM

Don't count backman out either he could push hard for a spot


#2390801 Jim Nill to be named Dallas Stars GM

Posted by Playmaker on 27 April 2013 - 07:15 PM

As soon as my editor posts my new blog entry, you should check it out.  It is a pretty heated slamming of Ken Holland for going against his word and stringing Nill along.  This is the WORST THING TO HAPPEN TO DETROIT in the past 20 years.  The only thing that would be worse is losing Hakin. Holland is spent and he said he was going to retire post Lidstrom.  Now he can't because the guy who deserved the job a year ago is leaving to Dallas and I am angry and embarrassed.  I have no faith in this organization if they string along Jim and then lose him in favor of Holland who seems too timid and tired.  I really hope this is wrong, and if it is right I hope Holland gets fired before Nill signs in Dallas.  I felt secured in the future of the team until tonight. 

If anyone took what Ken Holland said seriously about retiring when Lidstrom did, you have some serious issues.  Best of luck to Jim Nill. 




#2391180 Captain Z

Posted by darkmanx on 27 April 2013 - 08:49 PM

His last 4 games, he has been huge.

 

4GP - 2G - 8A - 10P

 

Way to go Captain!




#2390553 4/27 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Stars 0

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 27 April 2013 - 12:08 PM

Ok where's BottleofSmoke?  We need her awesome positive posts!!


I'm here! I'm so nervous I could puke, but I'm here! I was hoping to not have to do this again (f*** you, Lumbus!), but here goes:

You know what? Z has done a s***ty job as captain. He never deserved the C, and now he's clearly showing why. He can't carry this team on his back, and because of that we can look forward to losing many years' worth of must win games because we have no leadership. Where are our veterans?! We have a bunch of kids running around in poopy diapers, spazzing all over the ice and tripping over their own dicks because they're toof****** excited! This DelKeyser kid makes too many mistakes because he's out there ripping around, taking chances, and trying to show off. I mean, WTF?! And is Brunner not the laziest son of a ***** you have ever seen? He doesn't even try! Don't get me started on Tootoo. What af****** *****! My grandma could kick his ass with her diabetes monitor. Mark my words--this team is going nowhere, so get used to The Suck. I don't know about the rest of you, but I will be jumping off this bandwagon like af****** Titanic survivor after the game tonight. Whatever.

LGW!!


#2385426 4/16 NHL GDT

Posted by Crashnburnluder on 16 April 2013 - 06:58 PM

Agreed... Would love to see Minny take a lost tonight along with the blues... even though I have elliot in net tonight for fantasy... sigh haha... 

 

On a side note i know i will be taking in every moment of silence I can and I am rooting for a big Boston win tomorrow for the city of Boston and Martin Richard...

 

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#2384387 4/12 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blackhawks 3 (SO)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 April 2013 - 12:42 PM

"Severely" is an exaggeration.

I generally think of severe injury as something that keeps a guy out of the lineup, so that probably is overstating it.

Still, the point still stands that Hossa had a rotator cuff injury that required surgery in the offseason. That's pretty clearly something that would affect his performance.


#2384322 Vladdy walks independently - Believe16Вери

Posted by Hiei on 13 April 2013 - 12:42 AM

I think I'd bawl my eyes out if he walked unassisted to the podium seats at Lidstrom's number retirement next year.




#2384323 Vladdy walks independently - Believe16Вери

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 13 April 2013 - 12:45 AM

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#2384320 Vladdy walks independently - Believe16Вери

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#2383634 We control our own destiny...

Posted by MCleveland89 on 12 April 2013 - 09:13 AM

It's definitely a weird feeling knowing that our playoff chances could come down to the last game. I'll be happy as long as they make the playoffs. I want more Red Wings hockey and I want to keep that streak alive. I'm not ready for this half season to be over.




#2383683 Steve Ott tried "licking" Jeff Halpern's face

Posted by kipwinger on 12 April 2013 - 12:09 PM

My guess is that everyone who has to play against Ott is going to be in favour of making them mandatory! :P

 

It was kind of hard to tell from that angle, but it almost looked more like he stuck his tongue out in a licking motion rather than actually licking him.   I don't think he was actually trying to lick.

 

Haha, I watched Brendan Shanahan's video explanation of the incident.  According to Shanny every player is responsible for their own tongue, and much like their stick, they must be held responsible for ensuring its proper use.  Additionally, while there was clearly intent to lick, no penalty was assessed by the on ice officials.  Furthermore, it must be taken into account that Jeff Halpern was not injured as a result of the incident and was able to return to the ice later that period after squeegeeing off his visor. 

 

In Summary:

 

Clearly intent to lick

No "licking" penalty assessed

Halpern was not (physically) injured; no mention of the psychological effects

 

Because of this the Department of Player safety has decided to issue a warning to Buffalo's Steve Ott.  He will be considered a repeat "licker" going forward. 




#2382800 ESPN: The 7 deadly sins of roster construction

Posted by Crymson on 10 April 2013 - 02:54 PM

We like our team

 

The usage of this quote was clever at first. Several thousand uses later, it is getting very tiresome, even more so because it comes up in almost every single thread about the team.




#2381309 Concerned - we might not make it in to the playoffs

Posted by FlashyG on 06 April 2013 - 12:53 AM

Draft well? Nill admitted that drafting Pavel wasn't some stroke of drafting acumen, but in fact dumb luck. As Mickey says 5 times a game 'Sometimes its better to be lucky then to be good'. For every gem you give me I can show you how other teams have done the same, maybe not with 6th or 7th round picks, but with picks after the 2nd round (which just about every scout will admit anything after the 60th pick is a crap shoot). 

 
http://www.coppernbl...s-draft-success
This isn't any new data but it shows the odds you have of drafting a successful player based on your position in the draft between Holland's first year as GM until 2005. To be considered a top player in this chart you have to play at least 200 NHL games with a PPG average at or above .5 PPG.

The second chart is Holland/Nill's success in the draft compared to the rest of the league.
Basically what it shows is that during that time period the Wings were better than the league average in every single slot, but more than twice as likely to land a top player past the 101st pick in the draft. They were also an astounding 7 times better than the league average drafting between 51 and 100.
 
Some of that might be luck, but 7 times better has to have some skill involved as well. Credit where credit is due, our management team's preference of skill over being NHL ready has paid dividends for this team over the years.


#2381283 4/5 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Avalanche 2 (OT)

Posted by Jedi on 05 April 2013 - 11:07 PM

This might be the first game this season that they've won when I (hastily) made the GDT.

 

Huzzah!




#2379931 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by Nightfall on 03 April 2013 - 08:52 PM

I really am glad that Holland didn't spend picks or prospects to bring in Gaborik.  He is injury prone and isn't worth his 7.5 million dollar cap hit.  Pomminville was the only guy I would even consider, and he isn't a top 6 winger like the Wings need.  Boumeester isn't worth it either.

 

One of two things are going to happen.....

 

Either the Wings fall flat on their faces in the next couple years, fade away from playoff contention, Holland gets fired, and the collective whiners here will yell I told you so and sprint off to the Penguins forum board to become new fans....

 

Or....

 

The Wings will retool and rebuild over the course of the next couple years, and return younger and stronger in a couple years.  They will be in a better position to win a cup then, so the collective whiners will stick around and cheer their team on.

 

Either way, its a win/win for me.  This forum really does need an enema.  For too long, Wings fans have been gifted with high caliber teams and 4 Stanley Cups.  The Wings fans are spoiled.  Hell, I know I am.  You can thank the NHL for making league parity a top concern.  No longer can teams try to buy a cup.  The salary cap has leveled the playing field.  To expect a team to compete for the cup every year is ludicrous.  Making the playoffs should be the new benchmark now.  Once your team gets in, then anything can happen.

 

At this point, I am going to support the Wings as they work to make the playoffs.  I call on every Wings fan to do the same thing.  Stand behind your team.  Stand behind your Wings management.  Its that simple.



For every one saying Holland lacked the "balls" to do anything, I've already posted this but:

“We offered some of (prospects). At the end of the day someone didn’t like them as much as we do or they liked someone else’s players better.”

 

He made an effort to acquire someone. Other teams outbid him. Maybe it's not a matter of him not making an effort, but a matter of our prospects not being viewed as highly as someone else's? If Holland moved Nyquist, Mrazek and a 1st and 2nd to get Pominville, would you be happy? I'd be pissed off.

 

Hell, I would be really pissed if Holland offered that.  Pomminville isn't worth that.