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#2587007 Sheahan out with upper body injury

Posted by Smite on Today, 07:38 AM

as per mlive


Injury update: Forwards Erik Cole and Riley Sheahan (upper-body injuries) are possible for Tuesday. Decisions will be made after the morning skate


#2585256 3/26 GDT: Sharks 6 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Smite on 26 March 2015 - 04:02 PM

One on my favorite GIFS. #TBT



#2585236 3/26 GDT: Sharks 6 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Smite on 26 March 2015 - 01:39 PM

My message for Jumbo Joe



#2585106 CHL Playoffs

Posted by Smite on 25 March 2015 - 01:46 PM

Prospect watch for the Red Wings:



Guelph (Tyler Bertuzzi) vs Owen sound (Zach Nastasiuk) 

Game 1 - Fri Mar 27 7:30 PM Owen Sound at Guelph
Game 2 - Sun Mar 29 6:30 PM Owen Sound at Guelph
Game 3 - Tue Mar 31 7:00 PM Guelph at Owen Sound
Game 4 - Wed Apr 1 7:00 PM Guelph at Owen Sound
Game 5 - Sat Apr 4 7:00 PM * Owen Sound at Guelph
Game 6 - Sun Apr 5 2:00 PM * Guelph at Owen Sound
Game 7 - Tue Apr 7 7:00 PM * Owen Sound at Guelph


London vs Kitchener (Jake Patterson)

Game 1 - Fri Mar 27 7:30 PM Kitchener at London
Game 2 - Sun Mar 29 4:00 PM Kitchener at London
Game 3 - Tue Mar 31 7:00 PM London at Kitchener
Game 4 - Thu Apr 2 7:00 PM London at Kitchener
Game 5 - Fri Apr 3 7:30 PM * Kitchener at London
Game 6 - Sun Apr 5 7:00 PM * London at Kitchener
Game 7 - Tue Apr 7 7:00 PM * Kitchener at London



Victoria (Joe Hicketts) vs Prince George

Game 1 - Fri Mar 27 7:05 PM Prince George at Victoria
Game 2 - Sat Mar 28 7:05 PM Prince George at Victoria
Game 3 - Wed Apr 1 7:00 PM Victoria at Prince George
Game 4 - Thu Apr 2 7:00 PM Victoria at Prince George
Game 5 - Sat Apr 4 7:05 PM * Prince George at Victoria
Game 6 - Mon Apr 6 7:00 PM * Victoria at Prince George
Game 7 - Wed Apr 8 7:05 PM * Prince George at Victoria


Portland (Dominic Turgeon) vs Seattle

Game 1 - Sat Mar 28 6:00 PM Seattle at Portland
Game 2 - Sun Mar 29 5:00 PM Seattle at Portland
Game 3 - Tue Mar 31 7:05 PM Portland at Seattle
Game 4 - Thu Apr 2 7:05 PM Portland at Seattle
Game 5 - Sat Apr 4 6:00 PM * Seattle at Portland
Game 6 - Tue Apr 7 7:05 PM * Portland at Seattle
Game 7 - Wed Apr 8 7:00 PM * Seattle at Portland


Kelona (Mitch Wheaton has not played since October)  Vs Tri-City

Game 1 - Fri Mar 27 7:05 PM Tri-City at Kelowna
Game 2 - Sat Mar 28 7:05 PM Tri-City at Kelowna
Game 3 - Tue Mar 31 7:05 PM Kelowna at Tri-City
Game 4 - Wed Apr 1 7:05 PM Kelowna at Tri-City
Game 5 - Fri Apr 3 7:05 PM * Tri-City at Kelowna
Game 6 - Sat Apr 4 7:05 PM * Kelowna at Tri-City
Game 7 - Tue Apr 7 7:05 PM * Tri-City at Kelowna


Marc McNulty's team did not qualify for the playoffs. 


I could not find any QJMHL prospects.








#2584287 Red Wings have 5 players with at least 20 goals

Posted by Smite on 24 March 2015 - 08:30 AM

Most in the NHL. But who would have guessed the list would be Tater (26), Datsyuk (23), Nyquist(22), Cole (21), Abdlekader (20) 


If you asked me at the start of the season I would have said:








#2583234 Positive feel good thread

Posted by Smite on 20 March 2015 - 10:19 AM

With all the feel good stories that happen (Tootoo's Stick giveaway).I would like to start a thread of feel good NHL stories... Please leave out negativity. If you have an objection, no judgements just move along.


Please add your positive thoughts and stories.


I would like to start with the letter to Carey Price about the Selfie.


Story: Link



To my hero Carey Price,

I have always regarded you as one of my heroes, but it was only yesterday that I started to think long about what a hero means to me.

A hero is someone who you not only admire for their outstanding achievements, but also for their kindness.

You, Mr. Price, do both.

Our family travelled to New York City for Saturday night’s game. I tried to take a selfie with you. You noticed me and gave me the memory of a lifetime. You looked and asked me for my selfie in the middle of an intense game and I wanted to say thank you.

Thank you for being the generous person I have always believed that you were.

Who would have thought that the selfie would be captured by a cameraman during the break and make the headlines? But it happened!

The story went viral and since then we have been contacted by several radio stations and sports television stations for interviews.

This story is not really about me. I am not different from the other millions of fans. This story is about you, and proof that a true hero is not measured in the greatness of his strength, but the strength of his heart.

Carey, the truth is that you were my hero before Saturday night and now it may well be that you become a hero and an inspiration to many other fans who often need to believe in the power of a single moment. A unique moment that I will replay in my head and possibly play again in the heads of every young fan who has the feeling of being part of a selfie.

Because it could have been anyone else posing with you.

This is perhaps my selfie, but this has nothing to do with me.

So, Mr. Price, thank you for proving that your skills on the ice are secondary to your kindness!

You gave me a memory that will last a lifetime and there is nothing more generous to a young hockey fan like me.




#2583217 Connor McDavid

Posted by Smite on 20 March 2015 - 08:52 AM

You do not need a "elite top pick" to be good. 


When is the last time Detroit had a player win the Art Ross? Individual awards mean nothing to this organization. 


Since we started winning the cup back in '98 Detroit has had 1 player break the top 5 in scoring leaders and 6 times in the top 10. 


Detroit has always focused on depth instead on star talent. 


When Pasha is gone hopefully Manta, larkin or another player will fill his shoes as Z and DAts took over for players like Yzerman and Shanny. 

#2582866 Team next season?

Posted by Smite on 19 March 2015 - 12:30 PM


#2582473 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by Smite on 16 March 2015 - 09:38 AM

Seeing how instantly comfortable here, he might be easy to resign. 

#2581325 Tyler Bertuzzi vs Jake Patterson

Posted by Smite on 13 March 2015 - 10:41 PM

I just got home from watching Jake Patterson stop 45 of 48 shots to help the Kitchener Rangers beat Little Berts 1 goal and 1 assist for the Guelph Storm 5-3.


Guelph and Kitchener are hated rivals. Usually a ton of fights and mega penalty minutes. This game was no exception. Only 3 fights but 56 minutes in penalties.The biggest difference between  2 years ago and now, Little Bert was involved in most of the penalties and started the fights and he was a little lightning bug being a pest. Maybe maturity maybe the injuries caught up or both but now he is a more complete player. He stayed out of all the scrums and hardly hit anyone. It was also clear that Guelph was a 1 line team, at least tonight. If Bertuzzi's line came off, it was not off for long and he also played most of the PK and PP minutes. I think Bertuzzi fired at least a dozen or more shot attempts had some bad puck luck with a couple posts and fan on a empty net.


Jake was the number one star and for good reason, he saw a lot of rubber and a lot were good scoring opportunities. He works the lower net really well and was quick with little rebounds. He made 4 or 5 highlight reel saves stoneing what seemed to be for sure goals.


Best part of the game is I got to take my daughter to her first OHL hockey game. It was a late night, but she enjoyed it. She asked me on the ride home when can she come with me to watch a Red Wings Game. I think it will be sooner then later.



#2580649 Andreas Athanasiou

Posted by Smite on 11 March 2015 - 08:02 AM

I will leave this here


#2580648 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by Smite on 11 March 2015 - 08:00 AM

Another big win 13-0-3-0 in the last 16 games. They are rolling


Athanasiou had a beauty.


#2580562 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Smite on 10 March 2015 - 09:36 AM

Damn, the Oilers were officially eliminated from playoff contention, by the Red Wings.  We should have #tankedit


Buffalo, Edmonton and Arizona are out of reach to catch up....... But if Toronto wins out and we tank they would beat us by 3 points. #Tankfor27th

#2579262 Do the Nyquist!

Posted by Smite on 06 March 2015 - 01:43 PM

Not mine but found this gem. 


#2578983 Mike Green is using a stick that was discontinued almost a decade ago

Posted by Smite on 05 March 2015 - 02:39 PM

Reminds me of the Canadien Cam Neely hockey sticks. It was my favorite, hardly any flex I could let rockets go with that stick. I started using them not long after he retired eventually his stick could not be found. 


On the other hand I remember shelling out 35 bucks (was a lot for a wooden stick at the time) for a limited edition Steve Yzerman Louisville. They were individually wrapped, send down from the heavens and when I first gripped it I thought this is the stick that is going to smash any minor league goal records known to man. I took extra time tapping it, really my first true love. The second shot in pre-game warm up it shattered..... Along with my heart.