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#2584322 Helmer's baby is as fast as his daddy

Posted by Aznknight on 24 March 2015 - 03:02 PM

Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm is one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, but his lightning-quick speed wasn't enough on Monday when his girlfriend Devon gave birth in the backseat of the couple's car.

The baby, now named Rylee, was born on the I-96 midway to the hospital, which was a big surprise to Helm, according to The Detroit News.

"After the game I was in bed around 10:30 or 11, pretty tired after the game (Sunday), and she kind of woke me up and said things were happening real fast. It came on so quick. We thought we'd have some time to get to the hospital," remembered Helm.

"The baby was ready to come out and say hello, and that's what she did."

Helm has 13 goals and 16 assists for a Red Wings squad that currently sits third in the Atlantic Division with 89 points.

- With h/t to Fox Sports

Man, kid's gonna be fast.

#2578135 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Aznknight on 04 March 2015 - 12:23 AM

Kinda scary looking at a team where Yandle is on the third pairing

#2567607 Meanwhile in Arizona.....

Posted by Aznknight on 31 January 2015 - 07:23 PM

It's my same reaction to when my wife comes home with her shopping bags

#2538612 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by Aznknight on 06 October 2014 - 05:49 PM

This is Babs showing Kenny that he's put the money in the wrong places. 10million in cap space as healthy scratches on the first game of the season?

It's a big f u to Kenny

#2537042 9/23 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by Aznknight on 23 September 2014 - 07:44 PM


Well of course. What with us icing the elite Q-Smith line

#2534350 Hockey 101: Zone exits for wingers

Posted by Aznknight on 15 August 2014 - 08:15 PM

Lidstrom was our breakout play.

#2518318 Red Wings expect changes for 2014 - 2015

Posted by Aznknight on 30 April 2014 - 02:58 AM

I'll believe it when I see it. Kenny is all talk right now

#2516541 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by Aznknight on 26 April 2014 - 03:13 PM

Boston has a Vezina nominee (probably winner) goalie. A Hart, Selke nominee (probably winner) two way forward in Bergeron. A stacked team.

We have an injured goalie, captain, young team and a Franzen.

We were not going to win this series.

#2512701 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Aznknight on 20 April 2014 - 04:51 PM

We stole home ice. Good enough. It's either 1-1 or 2-0 after tonight. We lost but really it's tied. We're underdogs and any goal and game for this Griffins team is already a win. Today was a wash so I hope the kids learn from it and stick to their plan.
i'll say it again. Wings will stand a chance in winning the series if all three are met:
-howard stands on his head
-datsyuk plays like datsyuk
-the team sticks to babcock's plan...which is designed for 1-1 skill games, not 4-1 face wash, after the whistle action fest

#2508477 Nyquist since Datsyuk's Return & Unnatural NHL Development

Posted by Aznknight on 10 April 2014 - 01:29 PM

Gus suddenly not scoring after his scorching hot streak looks bad on paper, but is actually a great thing. The Wings have always played a team first system. Bowman implemented this in the 90's and we haven't looked back. Remember the grind line? They scored TIMELY goals not hattricks. This is why when you track other players' who have been traded away by the wings they only go one of two ways; the players either become the team's best player or are never heard from again. When they become that very rare occurrence of being productive and flying under the radar, Holland trades for them back.

Going back to Gus' situation, he's a goal scorer/game changer but he's in a team/defense first mentality. When Dats returned, he and his linemates were given a different role. Their line was to cycle the puck and push through the defense so Dats and his line could score. Yes Gus should be on that line to score. However, the post season is upon them and they need to start playing as a unit on a system designed to win 2-1 games. Gus has not lost his touch and his line will be a game breaker come playoff time. How if nobody there is scoring? By attracting enough attention to the point of the team shuffling their lines before every game to match up. This creates chemistry problems. In a game where every inch on the ice matters, this is very significant.

In short, Gus is not scoring because he was given a different role and is matched to play against scoring lines.

#2505509 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by Aznknight on 03 April 2014 - 11:53 AM

Hart Memorial Trophy definition:
Player judged most valuable to his team.
I think he should be in the ballot by that definition.

#2503397 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by Aznknight on 29 March 2014 - 09:24 PM

Who is this Darren Helm and why isn't he receing speeding tickets

#2501148 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by Aznknight on 25 March 2014 - 08:03 PM

Who's Gustav Nyquist and why is he scoring all our goals

#2498304 3/20 GDT - Penguins 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by Aznknight on 20 March 2014 - 09:16 PM

Im so proud of this group. They pull through no matter what.

#2495497 A great scrap ends in....A high five and a hug?

Posted by Aznknight on 15 March 2014 - 03:54 PM

This fight was for the fans. You know, the people supporting the team. I heard cheers. I saw sportsmanship and class. Best of all, I saw a great fight.