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#2455219 11/19 GDT: Predators 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by MotorCityMadness on 19 November 2013 - 06:26 PM

Is that 3rd line officially nicknamed 1 kid & 2 anchors?

I thought it was 2 goats and a kid...

#2454327 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by MotorCityMadness on 15 November 2013 - 10:18 PM

Of course...what a f***ing joke

#2454282 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by MotorCityMadness on 15 November 2013 - 10:03 PM

And this script seems to be written and just about to go to print

#2452067 11/7 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by MotorCityMadness on 08 November 2013 - 12:29 AM

I was ragging on Cleary pretty bad last year but he had a great playoff. Unless we tank the season no reason not to think we won't make it back to the post-season and then hopefully he picks it up again.
I agree, with the way the system is set up with both teams getting points in OT a loss like this is not a huge deal. But still stings for awhile.

Not to burst your bubble, but Cleary is no longer an effective player. He's too slow, too weak on his skates, can't keep up with the play and can't win a battle to save his life. At some point the team needs to move on and put the best team out there to compete and have a chance to win on a nightly basis.

This is something that Holland and Babcock need to realize and change before it becomes a problem. If it means sending the dead weight to Grand Rapids so be it because I want a team that is going to have the best chance to win every night and not a team whose playing veterans because they contributed something 5 years ago and there trying to sugarcoat it so that they don't embarrass them because a young player has clearly moved ahead of them.

#2452061 An honest question about Nyquist

Posted by MotorCityMadness on 07 November 2013 - 11:56 PM

He will play at some point...Sooner would be better given the uselessness of Cleary, Sammy and to a certain extent Franzen, but since Babcock needs to coddle the dead weight and make sure they have there milk and cookie snack it's going to be a while

#2451167 11/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Jets 4

Posted by MotorCityMadness on 04 November 2013 - 10:42 PM


Sadly I didn't think they could count that high in Winnipeg

#2449099 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by MotorCityMadness on 30 October 2013 - 11:10 PM

Tatar Tots!!!

#2447670 What's Killing Our Offense?

Posted by MotorCityMadness on 24 October 2013 - 06:43 PM

Several things:

1) Our passing ability has really gone down the tube since 2009
2) The inability to quickly turn a neutral zone turnover into an odd man rush the other way
3) Way to many shots from the perimeter
4) When in a good shooting position, the tendency is to make an extra pass or having to make an extra stick handle instead of releasing a good, hard and quick shot
5) Way to many players who do not put their shoulder down and go hard nose to the net and at worse can draw a penalty against a player who has been beaten
6) Way to much line juggling and several players who seemingly make it a 5 on 4 on the ice when they are out there
7) The lack of someone who is selfish and will shoot every chance they get (you could argue a pure goal scorer here)
8) The power play has become very stagnant and not enough moving parts...need to simplify it and just have someone bombing away from the middle on the back end
9) Way to many times do we give the puck away to easily in the D zone causing more energy to be spent trying to retrieve the puck
10) Lack of a killer instinct when the opponent has had most of its life taken out of them...one example was the game against Chicago last season when they had the lead and then took a boneheaded penalty with 2 mins to go and lost in a shootout 2-1

Rant over

#2447383 10/23 GDT: Senators 6 at Red Wings 1

Posted by MotorCityMadness on 23 October 2013 - 07:50 PM

Don't mind Cleary as much as others on here but he is useless against EVERY team

Fixed it for ya

#2447320 10/23 GDT: Senators 6 at Red Wings 1

Posted by MotorCityMadness on 23 October 2013 - 07:09 PM

How is it that the Wings cannot start the game on time? Can't win games when your behind the 8 ball 15 mins into the 1st

EDIT: Bert!!!

#2446885 10/21 GDT: Sharks 1 @ Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by MotorCityMadness on 21 October 2013 - 09:05 PM

I hate Niemi more then any goalie, holds onto everything. Slows the pace down, plays perfect for San Jose yes, but as an opponent infuriating.

He also has some of the worst style ever seen. Reminds me of a kid that is playing with equipment that he outgrew a few years ago.

#2445679 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 2

Posted by MotorCityMadness on 17 October 2013 - 10:39 PM

Nice way to regroup in the third and come away with 2 pts. Gotta hand it to Monster who was really the difference in what could have been a disastrous 2nd period.

#2445458 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 2

Posted by MotorCityMadness on 17 October 2013 - 09:29 PM

Is it just me or does the Avs PA announcer sound like a guy preparing you for a thrill ride at six flags?

#2444644 Pronger is done

Posted by MotorCityMadness on 15 October 2013 - 12:33 PM

He always had an impact on every team he played for. Sure some of the antics that he was suspended for were sore spots, but a defenseman with his size and ability was certainly an asset.


Hate to see a career ended due to lingering effects of a head injury, but if him not playing again leads him to have a somewhat normal life then that is certainly more important.

#2425143 Wings buy out Colaiacovo, will keep Bertuzzi

Posted by MotorCityMadness on 02 July 2013 - 10:21 PM

Commentary for Cleary:


Cleary skates down the left boards, trips over centre ice line, collects himself and continues down the boards.  He hits the blue line with mediocre speed and gets the puck as close as he can to his favorite shooting are, top of the circle, puck literally touching the boards, and he sends a wrister to the net......bread basket!  We never saw that coming!


Don't forget the trusty once in a while breakaway where he manages to shoot the puck into the corner despite nobody near him  ;)