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#2387398 4/20 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Canucks 2 (SO)

Posted by Yzerfan1999 on 21 April 2013 - 12:52 PM

Interesting game last night.  Couple of things I noticed;

 

-Filppula was god awful - I usually have a lot of faith in him but he was actually getting in the way of his line mates last night.  Might have been the worst game I've ever seen him play. For the first time, I think the Wings might be better off letting him walk next year in favour of keeping one of these kids in the lineup.

-DeKeyser continues to impress me. No doubt in my mind he will be our top shutdown defenseman in the near future.

-Nyquist, Andersson and Emmerton all played really well.  Looks like Emmerton is finally making strides toward being a useful everyday player

-I love our defense WITHOUT White and Colaiacovo

 

Additionally, the CBC broadcasters really put this season into perspective.  I've been pissing and moaning about the Wings' "fall from grace" all season but in reality, its amazing what they've been able to accomplish given their lineup and the tight Western Conference.  After last night's game, I am actually kind of excited to see these younger guys progress over the next couple of seasons. 

 

I also still think the Wings will make the playoffs.




#2382916 Official: Howard signs 6-year, $31.8m contract extension

Posted by Yzerfan1999 on 11 April 2013 - 10:46 AM

Don't mind the money. Like others, its the term that worries me. 

 

What about Petr Mrazek? Is it going to be 6 years before he is ready?  I was hoping to see him as the Wings starter in 3-4 years...




#2361271 2/25 Around the NHL GDT

Posted by Yzerfan1999 on 25 February 2013 - 06:37 PM

Hawks will lose to the Oil tonight.




#2361222 2013 Free Agency Thread

Posted by Yzerfan1999 on 25 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

I've been avoiding the whole Dekeyser thing. For one thing, if he is of the same calibre as Justin Shultz, he'll probably sign with a team that will be eager to give him a big role right off the bat. The Red Wings won't want to do that.

The Wings have a really good shot at landing Dekeyser.  From MI, played with Jim Nill's son, and grew up a Wings fan  As long as the Wings don't lowball him horribly, they lead the pack for this kid. 

 

We shall see!




#2359797 Trade Deadline buyers or sellers?

Posted by Yzerfan1999 on 23 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

Kronwall, Bertuzzi, and Nyquist for Perry.

White, Colo, Franzen, and Mursak for Yandle.

Howard, Samuelsson, and Brunner for Schneider.

Drop Cleary, Abdelkader, and Huskins.

Filppula-Datsyuk-Perry
Tatar-Helm-Zetterberg
Miller-Andersson-Eaves
Ferraro-Emmerton-Tootoo
Callahan-Jarnkrok

Yandle-Ericsson
Smith-Quincey
Kindl-Lashoff
Ouelette

Schneider
Mrazek

Is this a joke?




#2348543 coach disagrees with refs - hilarious

Posted by Yzerfan1999 on 29 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

What a complete ignoramus.  Hope he gets fined huge.  His team must be embarrassed.  

 

By the way, why the hell was he wearing a tux?




#2347405 Nail Yakupov Goal Celebration.

Posted by Yzerfan1999 on 27 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

Here I thought it was key goals, hits, and saves that made the game exciting, not the obnoxious celebrations afterward.  Maybe that's why the world goes so nuts for European soccer, lots of showmanship over there. 

 

Datsyuk's been lighting the lap here in Detroit since 2002, with no dancing afterward.  Has it seemed boring to you?

 

Your response didn't address or refute anything i said in my post.  Tying the game with 5 seconds left is not considered a key goal? And no, Datsyuk as an individual doesn't bore me, I said if everyone in the league acted like that, it would be boring. The NHL needs guys like Ovechkin, Selanne, and Yak.  Variety is good, and people are getting poopy about this for no legit. reason.

 

As for Don Cherry's response to the goal.  Its Don Cherry for gods sake.  

Here is Theo Fleury's tweet after he heard what Grapes said.

 

Theo Fleury
@TheoFleury14

 

I do remember Don shaking my hand
after scoring that goal in Edm and him congratulating me. Did an
interview with Ron right after the goal.




#2347370 Nail Yakupov Goal Celebration.

Posted by Yzerfan1999 on 27 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

Loved it.  The 18 yo kid is playing in a market that is starved for excitement, he scored a big goal vs. the Stanley Cup champs after the refs f*cked them all game.  Nothing wrong with it at all.  The fans went NUTS when they saw it.

 

It was raw emotion, it wasn't a preconceived dolphin dive or a toss of the glove in the air while shooting it ala Selanne.  If everyone acted like Datsyuk (he is 35 btw) after scoring a goal, this would be the most boring league in the world. Silly comparison.    




#2316736 Sign Jurcina or Vandermeer and call it a day

Posted by Yzerfan1999 on 07 July 2012 - 12:05 PM

I wouldn't mind a trade for Bouwmeester. His value has depreciated in Calgary, but I still think he can be effective, especially in the Wings system. He plays a similar style to Lidstrom (though not nearly as good), but I've also seen a bit of a mean streak in him.

Those line combo's posted earlier make it apparent to me that if the Wings sign another foward, there are enough assets up front to use in a deal.
The tough thing is that Calgary traded Phaneuf to the Leafs because they were set on JBouw being their guy. He hasn't really panned out, but the Flames would have to have balls to trade him at this point. With the emergence of Giordano though, they may bite at the right offer.


#2306981 Is the Stanley Cup really the hardest trophy in all of pro sport?

Posted by Yzerfan1999 on 12 June 2012 - 04:40 PM

I think its FOR SURE the most grueling and toughest physically trophy to win, but then again a trophy like the World Cup that is only available every 4 years is pretty difficult to win too - especially considering the parity of the top 5-10 soccer nations, and the amount of games you need to play to even qualify.


#2304238 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by Yzerfan1999 on 31 May 2012 - 10:36 AM

As much as it sucks that Lidstrom is retiring, I am getting the feeling that it might be what the Red Wings actually need. Maybe it is time to pass the torch, ala Yzerman and Shanahan leaving after 2006. After they left, the accountability of the team rested on a new generation, and I think those guys really stepped it up in '07, '08, and '09. Maybe the same thing will happen over the next few years...the fear of dropping out of Cup contention/dominance of the past may motivate this group to pick up their play.

I dunno, just trying to look on the bright side.


#2298915 Rooting for New Jersey, Nashville, and Washington to lose

Posted by Yzerfan1999 on 03 May 2012 - 10:57 AM

I am just cheering for the Kings to win. A Philly/LA final would be a neat storyline. Richards and Carter vs. the team that thought they could win without them.


#2291475 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Yzerfan1999 on 17 April 2012 - 09:42 PM

Jimmy howard is fine.


No. I don't think he is. Legwand's goals (yes, both of them even though the first was waved off) were HORRIBLY weak, and Nashville's second goal was one of the worst cases of over committing on a puck i've ever seen. Forgivable a couple years ago, but Howard's got to start stealing games for the Wings. I think he has the talent, but he isn't showing the consistency.


#2291460 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Yzerfan1999 on 17 April 2012 - 09:39 PM

FACK. We are getting Giguered ala 2003! I tried to tell myself it wasnt happening, but it is. Saying that, the Wings haven't had many clear chances at all. Kronwall and Franzen should have scored on their moves in front of the net, but we've had NO chances like Bourque or Klein's goals this game. Nashville D is playing really well.

I'd like to see MUCH more out of Filppula - he has been HORRID so far. Cleary played well tonight, if I were Babs I would have moved him up to play with Zetter and Huds, at least Cleary was fighting for pucks. Fil looks really uninterested.

Gah. Here's to hoping the Wings can win on Friday and get Lidstrom one more shot to play at home.


#2283404 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by Yzerfan1999 on 12 April 2012 - 10:53 AM

The most annoying thing about this thread is the amount of people spelling Weber with 2 B's. Its WeBer, not WeBBer.

Suspend his ass! I am not worried about the Wings at all. 2 of the Preds goals were really really bad bounces, and I think the Wings controlled most of the play. They will get to Rinne - we won't be Giguere'd!