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#2230255 11/26 GDT : Predators 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 26 November 2011 - 09:19 PM

Hopefully Eaves is okay.

#2229867 11/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2 (SO)

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 25 November 2011 - 03:56 PM

Bertuzzi with another sick move as usual.

Why can't he use those hands like that in regulation?

Only one of his hands works at full speed.

#2228875 11/23 GDT: Flames 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 22 November 2011 - 10:51 PM

GDT will be periodically updated. I won't be able to see this one as I'll be in my old stomping grounds of Kansas City, MO. Leaving at 6 tomorrow morning :zzz:

Have a safe trip.


#2228442 Crosby coming back

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 21 November 2011 - 04:51 PM

Gillies gets a 10 game suspension tonight for looking at Crosby wrong.

Gillies is in the AHL, although I'm sure his glare can be felt across the nation.

#2227931 Crosby coming back

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 20 November 2011 - 05:49 PM

He'll still win the Art Ross and Rocket Richard trophies this year.

And they're easily the favorites to win the Cup if he and Malkin are healthy.

Are you willing to bet on that?

I'm glad he's back. I'm not his biggest fan, but Crosby is an excellent player.

#2226581 11/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 5

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 17 November 2011 - 10:45 PM

I think Fabian is unproven. And I don't have much of an opinion on him, as he has played and looked ok in what 2 games?

my beef is with Abdelkader. I don't think Abby has proven he is a third line player. I believe he was our worst player during last year regular season, and during the playoffs he was horrific.

It also sounds like you think he could become a Cleary type player. Which implies he's not as good as Cleary right now. Well, if Cleary is not working out with Datysuk right now, why would someone who's not as good as Cleary work out? doesn't make sense to me.

in his defence Abdelkader has been better this year, and I hope he proves that he deserves a chance on that first line. I'd rather be wrong and have a winning team, than to sit here and say "told you so"

go wings. I wish the game would start already.

Abdelkader's third line last year in the Phoenix series was great. Abby's third line this season with Helm and anyone else has been great. I don't see what you think is terrible about his play.

Game started. LGW!

#2226539 11/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 5

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 17 November 2011 - 09:14 PM

Nothing abdelkader has done in the past two season suggest he should be prompted to the first line.

Okay? Did I state that?

Abby has done more than Fabian in the past two seasons. Fabain has played in the AHL (and NHL for the Wings) with teams affiliated with two non-playoffs teams. Abby has played in the playoffs and has been a constant NHler. Fabian has passed through waivers without being claimed, Abby has not been sent down and IMO he would be claimed if he were sent down.

Abby has proved he is a stable third line player through his play last year in the playoffs and his play this year. Fabian has not proven he can play in the NHL on any line (he is a solid fourth liner for the Wings though). Abby could become a Cleary type player for the Wings (playing any line) if his scoring improves when his lines-mates improve.

I have nothing against Fabian, but he needs to earn his time. This is a player that could not crack two non-playoff teams, and was not claimed on waivers. I am glad the Wings are giving him a chance- he just needs to earn his minutes.

#2226500 11/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 5

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 17 November 2011 - 07:29 PM

Thanks to the poster above for the info... I have not been able to find any info on Babs talking about lines at all today. It is nice to know. I really like the idea of Fabian up there with Pavs and Mule.... that could turn out to be a really fun line.

Nothing Fabian has done in the past two season suggests he should be prompted to the first line.

#2225524 11/15 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blues 2

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 15 November 2011 - 01:14 PM

Why does anyone wanna see that clown in net... did you already forget how bad he was.

Because Howard can't play every game during the regular season and the playoffs. If you don't like Conklin, you should be for keeping Howard at the top of his game.
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#2224970 11/12 GDT: Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 12 November 2011 - 09:28 PM

Stuart got the worst of that check, and they want to fight him?

#2224602 11/11 GDT: Oilers 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 11 November 2011 - 08:21 PM

Not bad. This is what I have.

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Not bad choices if you're a fan of Pumpkin beers. I'm slumin' it with Yuengling. :)

#2224349 Philly v. Tampa

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 10 November 2011 - 05:12 PM

It would be wrong to penalize a team that doesn't want to play into the trap. That's just giving other teams more reason to use the trap.

Both sides are equally wrong. A team is just as much at fault for not forecheck pressuring as a team not advancing the puck. There will have to be a rule change of some kind in the future to combat this.

I agree. I'm not sure how one team can be singled out for this happening. I hope the league doesn't make a knee-jerk reaction with any changes.

The Lightning won and the fans (the ones that I have talked to) don't mid this style because they are winning. Look at the cups the Devils won doing the same thing, I doubt ther fan base cared they played the trap. Stevie and the coach get paid to win, not to appease fan boys.

FWIW Philly scored first, despite the trap- Tampa then stopped playing the trap. I'm not sure if it was implemented as severely after Tampa tied the game. Tampa did win, but it wasn't because Philly sat back on their breakout.

#2223824 11/8 GDT: Avalanche 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 08 November 2011 - 08:23 PM

I feel so bad for Pavs, absolutely no help at all. Why doesn't babcock take Cleary off the top line ? hes brutal out there. Since the 2nd line is overloaded with good players, maybe move Hudler up or Bruunstrom ?

I don't know how many times I've posted this- Brunnstrom has to earn that spot. He couldn't make the Leafs or Stars last season, and he needs to prove his skill. I'm glad we're giving him that chance, but that position should not be gifted to him- he needs to earn it and be better than Bert, Cleary, Huds, Homer, or Abby (assuming the second line remains as-is).

Edit- He also passed through waivers.

#2223546 Bertuzzi & Hudler likely to miss tomorrow's game

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 07 November 2011 - 05:51 PM

^ Looks like you forgot Helm, unless you know something I don't.

These are the lines I'd really like to see:

Filppula Datsyuk Brunnstrom
Franzen Zetterberg Holmstrom
Abdelkader Helm Eaves
Miller Emmerton Nyquist

I think Brunnstrom should have a shot in the top six but putting him with Holmstrom would be a waste. Both lines in the top 6 have combinations rarely seen but we might as well try them.

And I realize now I forgot Cleary, I guess you can scratch Holmstrom/Nyquist or maybe Eaves isn't ready to go, but frankly he could get sick too.

I cannot understand why so many posters believe Brunnstom should be given a spot in the top-6. He could not crack the NHL roster of the Leafs or Stars last season. I'm all for letting him earn that spot, but I don't think it should be given to him, especially above Cleary and Hudler/Bert when they are healthy.

#2223315 11/5 GDT: Ducks 0 at Red Wings 5

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 05 November 2011 - 09:44 PM

Brunnstrom should get a chance in the top 6. He wasn't amazing tonight but wasn't bad either. Looked much better tonight than during that Washington drubbing. Either way it helps to play games. AND KEEP BERTUZZI OUT FFS (meaning for f*** sake).

He has to earn it. We're talking about a player that's been in the AHL because he couldn't crack an NHL roster. With that said, his first few shifts were great. As the game went along, his compete level went down IMO.