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In Topic: Red Wings expect changes for 2014 - 2015

30 April 2014 - 06:21 AM

I have a question. After seeing how smith played with kronwall(great for those who may struggle with the answer).

And we still have Ericsson and dekeyser so WHY DO WE NEED A TOP 4?!?!??!???

Unless someone is planning to be moved? I mean I'd like a right handed guy but this kind of blows my mind.


I don't think they mean that adding a "Top 4" defenseman will automatically push someone else down a notch. That would all depend on defense pairings (chemistry) and possibly even situations. They just mean someone of that caliber, who can compete with our four best.

In Topic: A plea to Holland.

06 April 2014 - 03:28 AM

Not everyone I didn't...



Oh, I didn't say "everyone"... Just like not "everyone" is saying to get rid of Kindl and Lash.

In Topic: A plea to Holland.

06 April 2014 - 02:59 AM

I like how people are complimenting Smith, even stating he should be on the top D pairing...


If Holland had listened to this board just a couple of months ago, he would've banished Smith to some beer league. Same with Ericsson a couple of years ago.


When Marchenko comes up in a year or two or three... And makes his share of mistakes, I'm sure many here will be calling for his head.

In Topic: Yzerman commits to Alumni Game roster!

10 December 2013 - 02:32 PM




In Topic: 10/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 2 (OT)

05 October 2013 - 01:02 PM


Typically, I would agree with this, but not when the other two players are Z and Dats.  The biggest help the third linemate can give them is getting to the net and staying out of the f*cking way.  Keeping a player or two away from these guys and screening the goalie is all those two need to put the puck in the net.  Z and Dats' linemate solely needs to be hard to move and be able to make a redirect.

And he needs to dig pucks out of the corner, a good pressure forecheck, set some picks... Imho, Abby is an excellent compliment to Dats and Z. Not EVERYONE on the line needs to score a point per game to have a successful line. Like Datsyuk said about Abby, “It’s like there is somebody who needs to pull the piano and somebody needs to play the piano, This is a guy who is one of the guys who pulls the piano.”