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#2580647 Pulkkinen sent back to GR

Posted by Jesusberg on 11 March 2015 - 07:46 AM

The regular season is one thing, but in the playoffs there's no player I'd rather see kill a 5-on-3 than Henrik Zetterberg. If they want to put Mule in over Andersson, I'd be for it. I think this team should have ten "locks" for spots in the playoffs:

Helm-Datsyuk-Tatar

Abby-Z-Cole

Nyquist-Sheahan-?

Miller-Glendening-?

You can fill in those spots with two of: Mule, Weiss, Andersson, Jurco and/or Pulkkinen. I've never seen much in Andersson - he has the odd game where he skates well. I think Jurco's got potential, but I almost think this season is a write-off for him - he's got no confidence. That leaves the other three guys. If Pulkkinen is clicking on that third line, I'd give him a look in the post-season. The point is, I think giving Franzen a shot is worth it, if all it means is replacing Andersson in the line-up. 

Either way, you can still run the main PK unit of Miller-Glendening, then have Helm-Abby on rare occasions use Z and/or Datsyuk in there. There are plenty of two-way forwards in the line-up. Sheahan could work on the PK, too.




#2580646 Helm injury update and a very good one too

Posted by Jesusberg on 11 March 2015 - 07:30 AM

I hope he's back vs. Philly... if only to end the Glendening experiment a day earlier.

I love Mike Babcock, but it's pretty messed up that I'm hoping that Darren Helm returns to take up his role on a scoring line over LUKE GLENDENING.




#2580214 Gus injured; Mrazek re-called

Posted by Jesusberg on 09 March 2015 - 02:49 PM

Let Monster walk in the offseason, bring up Mrazek, sign Joey MacDonald


I like the idea of signing a veteran goalie, if only to insulate the situation in Grand Rapids. I'm thinking they will let McCollum walk, bring back Coreau, and Paterson will be turning pro. Maybe they keep McCollum, because of his RFA status, but I'd like to see him move on. Perhaps keep his rights and let him play overseas?

Either way, if the league winds up having another expansion draft, it might be smart to have a goaltender who meets the experience requirements. Not sure if they'll change, but in 2000 it was 10 games in the previous season, or 25 games in the previous two seasons. Not too many pending UFA's would qualify, though. Taking a quick look, I see Fasth and McElhinney as two goaltenders who would work.

At the very least, I think it would be smart to add a guy with some experience.




#2579692 Pulkkinen sent back to GR

Posted by Jesusberg on 07 March 2015 - 01:43 PM

Put Abby or Cole with Datsyuk and Tatar. No need of Zetterberg having both of the teams only two top 6 wingers with size.

Abdlekader - Dastyuk - Tatar
Nyquist - Zetterberg - Cole
Weiss - Sheahan - Pulkinennen
Miller - Glendenning - Jurco

What's so hard about that?

This is honestly what I thought we'd see when Holland grabbed Cole. I liked the way Abby-Z-Cole looked last night, but man... break them up if it keeps Glendening out of the top-six.

I can't believe I even have to type that...




#2579673 Pulkkinen sent back to GR

Posted by Jesusberg on 07 March 2015 - 11:50 AM

Hopefully, Pulkkinen coming back up changes this:
 

Glendening has replaced Jurco on the line with Datsyuk and Tatar.

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#2579259 3/6 GDT : Flames 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Jesusberg on 06 March 2015 - 01:37 PM

I think Jurco's issue is that he's going to try to do too much on that line, because he wants to stay up there. Ironically, if he just plays a simple game, there's a much better chance he'll work himself into a top-six (more likely top-nine) role. His skill will take over if he keeps it simple.

My guess is the team will look much better tonight. I doubt they'll start strong, but I see them taking over in the 2nd and 3rd periods. 




#2578946 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Jesusberg on 05 March 2015 - 09:04 AM

Am I the only one who thought Quincey had a rough game? I'm not blaming him, but I thought his skating was really choppy. I think he's had a fantastic season, but if his ankle injury is going to cause an issue, he should take care of it. Perhaps he just had an "off" game. Maybe I'm imagining things.
 

I'm 100% behind a healthy Quincey in the line-up. Hopefully he looks better next game.




#2577937 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by Jesusberg on 03 March 2015 - 12:08 PM

Interesting lines from practice:
 

Lines: Jurco-Datsyuk-Tatar Abdelkader-Zetterberg-Cole Weiss-Sheahan-Nyquist Miller-Andersson-Glendening Cleary rotating in.




#2577761 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by Jesusberg on 02 March 2015 - 05:53 PM

Quincy is hurt right now...ankle issues...they had said may require surgery. 

 

For the time being he likely remains out.


He's been cleared - intends to put off surgery, if he can.

http://www.mlive.com...ey_cleared.html




#2577752 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by Jesusberg on 02 March 2015 - 05:20 PM

I think some people are going to be disappointed. Healthy Quincey = Marchenko out of the line-up

IMO, the most realistic outcome here is Kronwall-Ericsson, DD-Quincey & Smith-Zidlicky




#2576863 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by Jesusberg on 01 March 2015 - 08:23 PM

If helms healthy, I want him on the foirth line.
And did we send Jurco down in your proposed lineup?
Because I imagine wed keep Jurco in over pulks for the playoff considering he already has playoff experience + his size, speed, and how heavy he hits.

Nope. Honestly, I was just thinking of the next game.




#2576853 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by Jesusberg on 01 March 2015 - 08:17 PM

I'm thinking something like:

Nyquist-Z-Abby
Tatar-Datsyuk-Cole
Weiss-Sheahan-Pulkkinen
Miller-Glendening-Andersson




#2576796 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by Jesusberg on 01 March 2015 - 07:59 PM

Janmark was 100% going to be stuck behind quite a few players. Athanasiou doing so well this season probably gave KH the confidence to move Janmark.




#2575688 Couture suspen.....no wait, just fined pocket change

Posted by Jesusberg on 27 February 2015 - 05:39 PM

 

If I was Couture, I wouldn't slew foot Smith if I had to deal with someone who looks like this:

 

 

Scott-Parker.jpg

Every one you love looks like a yeti.




#2574777 Quincey... Surgery coming?

Posted by Jesusberg on 25 February 2015 - 12:33 PM

It's amazing what a good season will do for a guy.

Quincey injured in early October: "Meh. Cool. Maybe now we can call someone up."
Quincey injured in late February: "****."

 

For the record, I'd be one of those people in October. KFQ has surpassed my expectations (which were pretty low, but still).