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#2638830 11/21 GDT : Red Wings at St. Louis Blues, 8:00 EST

Posted by Buppy on 22 November 2015 - 04:45 AM

Lowest ice time of all forwards? Don't think that's right. Point is that Nyqvist and Tatar are clearly better players offensively and defensively. Nyqvist's minutes are going down despite having the most goals on the team (until Larkin got his eighth) We've got two 30 goal scorers playing the third line in favour of a guy that has less than 10 career goals that can't play D, forecheck or make any plays and is a midget. So either Blashill has a boner for him or he's being showcased

Lowest of our regular forwards. I suppose you could consider Andersson and Ferraro a regular though. 2.5 minutes less than Tatar and 3.5 less than Nyquist. In this game, he played just under 12 minutes, while Tatar and Nyquist played about 17. LA game he did play more than them, one of the few times this year. One game is hardly enough to call a trend, especially considering tonight's game.


You say he can't play defense, but his defensive metrics are among the best on the team, with similar usage to Tatar and Nyquist. You say he can't forecheck in the GDT for a game where his forecheck helped create two goals. Yeah, he's small, but no smaller than Nyquist or Tatar. And he's producing about as well as those two.


If it turns out that Tatar and Nyquist do start losing ice time to Pulks, and he's not producing enough to warrant it, then a change would be in order. But for now it looks like we might finally have three good lines. Nyquist-Sheahan-Tatar has been a good line in pretty much every game they've been together. As has Larkin-Z-Abby. Richards-Dats-Pulks has been together 2 games, been our best possession line both games, and got a goal tonight. Let it ride.


And he has 11 career goals.

#2638826 11/21 GDT : Red Wings at St. Louis Blues, 8:00 EST

Posted by Buppy on 22 November 2015 - 01:40 AM

I agree


We are too small and he's been gifted a top six role over better players that have proven something at the NHL level. If he didn't get that OT winner, he had a generally bad game in all three zones of the ice. Blashill utilizing him this way makes me genuinely concerned about his decision making if him and management don't have some plan for him. Swap Nyqvist/Tatar and move Pulks at third line and what happens? The second line is much better and the third line is much worse. What does this tell you about Pulkinnen? Why is this unproven rookie being carried to success over the good of the team?

He has the lowest ice-time of all our regular forwards, and has played more games with Miller/Andersson as a linemate than he's had with Datsyuk. Despite his limited use, he's one of the top producers on the team. He's not being carried to anything. He's earning everything. Except the irrational dislike so prevalent here. Definitely not earning that.

#2638810 11/21 GDT : Red Wings at St. Louis Blues, 8:00 EST

Posted by Shaman on 21 November 2015 - 11:04 PM

I hope the plan is to pad Pulkinnen's stats and trade him. Blashill's use of him this year is like Babs with Glendening.... and Blash's use of glendening 


Yeah, I mean 10 points, on pace for 25/40 this year is terrible out of a rookie. And I mean Detroit has no problem scoring so they should get rid of their players that can score.

#2638321 When does Larkin get the C?

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 20 November 2015 - 11:46 AM

This has to be a troll post. How does Sheahan get an A? And please do explain how Hank has lost his heart and soul.

#2634700 Looks like Tyler Bertuzzi is a ****** like his uncle

Posted by WingsallTheway on 02 November 2015 - 09:43 AM

Actually you can. 


Jamie Benn (who fit into this clown category) is leading in points and goals in the league and his team is currently ranked 1 in the western conference. 


Shea Weber's team's not doing too bad either. 


I don't think we can ever compare Tyler Bertuzzi to Shea Weber and Jamie Benn....

#2495409 A great scrap ends in....A high five and a hug?

Posted by kipwinger on 15 March 2014 - 12:20 AM



Guys like Dave Brown or Bob Probert would never get that theatrical after a fight.  I realize it's a job and some of these guys are close friends, but this is making the whole thing look like a joke.  


The whole thing is a joke.  It just takes some people longer to get it than others. 

#2494819 If Kronwall isn't a #1

Posted by Son of a Wing on 12 March 2014 - 02:21 PM

Yes +/-is  flawed stat, I understand that and said so. but lets also look at it correctly. prir to becoming a "top pair" guy a typical Kronwall year was 30ish pointsand +7. Now he is a 50ish point guy with a - rating. He is getting more minutes, more PP time, and far more shifts with our top forward line. yet his D is worse overall. yes losing Stuart-who everyone agreed was a #4 Dman hurt. Kronwall is simply not a #1 guy. Even in this very thread others are talking about he needs to be paired with...... #1 Dmen don't need to be paired with others to be great. They are great and make others around them better. Kronwall doesn't.


BTW, anyone who says, and I quote: "Quincey gets to much heat from fans on this forum..... wouldn't mind him back at a lower salary" has no room to talk about the quality of any Dman in hockey.



#2482267 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by Guest on 07 February 2014 - 10:38 AM

Gus Gus is a class act, did his time in GR without a peep, honed his skills and now... he's found his niche with the best team in the NHL.  I couldn't be more proud.  :wub:



#2477534 Mass Effect 3

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 26 January 2014 - 06:58 PM



I was bored.. thought this would be a cool idea.

#2472376 Filppula

Posted by Z and D for the C on 12 January 2014 - 12:08 PM

His point numbers don't surprise me, but his goals sure do. Who would have thought that only 16 players would have more goals than him? If he keeps up his pace the past 10 or 15 games, scoring 40 isn't out of the question. We'll see what happens when Stamkos comes back, though.

#2472092 Filppula

Posted by dat's sick on 11 January 2014 - 06:09 PM

What can you do? If a guy is given a contract to sign and he dosnt sign it you can't make him sign it.


Good for him though, sucks for us that the guy we got to take his spot hasn't really shown up yet.

Yes exactly. I always liked Fillpula a lot and this is also a case of 'you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone'. He was a very good fit in our system even if there was obviously something wrong with him last year. I will not give up on Weiss until we see if the surgery helped him get back to 100%, but it's certainly looking like Weiss isn't a good fit at all. 


Unlike a lot of other people I don't wish bad things on the players that leave the Wings, and certainly not great guys like Fil. I wish him continued success and will continue to miss him in a Wings uniform. 

#2470962 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 05 January 2014 - 03:59 PM

Congrats Finland!!!


Flip and Tuukka are proud of you!

#2470952 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by esteef on 05 January 2014 - 03:47 PM

Haha! Suck it refs!!!


#2470941 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by Ekmanc on 05 January 2014 - 03:29 PM

Good luck Finnish Wing, it's been a good game and no matter who wins this I am happy there are two Scandinavian teams in the final, we has great youth development programs now in both countries.

#2466640 Leafs/Wings 24/7 Episode 1 Discussion (12/14)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 21 December 2013 - 12:00 PM

When will the next episode air?


Tonite at 10 pm Eastern Standard Time.