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#2040178 Jimmy Howard not going with new mask

Posted by best poster in LGW history on 03 October 2010 - 06:51 PM

good, it was absolutely awful.

...sorry guys, you can't give me -20 for that simple post anymore.


#2038390 Andrew Peters has no kind words for Travis Moen

Posted by Konnan511 on 30 September 2010 - 12:07 AM

Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson was asked if he circled the date of the next meeting on Oct. 30 against the Canadiens and Travis Moen, who pummeled the team's top pick while his hands were pinned in Monday's 6-2 loss.

"It's the 30th and No. 32,'' Gudbranson instantly corrected the reporter's wrong date while adding Moen's jersey number.




#2038535 Ovie and Eminem duet

Posted by Branton87 on 30 September 2010 - 12:20 PM

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#2037922 Babs gives Miller a vote of confidence

Posted by redwingmachine on 29 September 2010 - 01:33 PM

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:siren: :clap:

I like Miller, he really seems to fit in with the Wings.


#2037945 Tallon gets his name on cup and a ring...

Posted by dragonballgtz on 29 September 2010 - 02:09 PM

The guy gets fired after screwing up with prospects and not understanding the cap, but is still honored by the team?

@craigcustance

Without him screwing up like he did CHI would not of gotten that cup. He went all in for one year and they won.


#2037594 Is Mike Modano This Year's Dallas Drake?

Posted by titanium2 on 28 September 2010 - 12:30 AM

When Drake was here we had a third line (Drake-Draper-Cleary) that worked harder than the opponent and was tough to play against. They were physical; they got in the way and they annoyed every line they checked. Draper and Cleary felt secure in playing an intense physical game because Drake was there to back them up.

With Modano we have yet to see how effective a scoring third line can be as opposed to the line we had with Drake here. As of right now, though, the third scoring line looks promising.


#2037587 Is Mike Modano This Year's Dallas Drake?

Posted by Crymson on 27 September 2010 - 11:22 PM

Aside from the addition of Hudler, Salei, and another year of experience for Helm and Abdelkader, is Mike Modano this year's Dallas Drake?
Is he the missing link that will drive the 2010-2011 Red Wings to a Stanley Cup Championship?

Let me know your thoughts. I just have a really good feeling about this year.

Go Wings,
Stevie


People seriously give Drake too much credit. He helped, yes, and he was a physical force in the playoffs and an inspiration, yes, but he wasn't a huge factor. The lack of the injuries (Schneider, Kronwall, Zetterberg, Bertuzzi, Lebda, Calder etc. etc.) that had plagued the team the year before, the resurgence of Osgood in net, and Franzen's offensive explosion were what won the Cup for the Wings, not Drake. Had the Wings not sustained an inordinate number of injuries the season before, it's likely that they would have defeated Anaheim.

I'm not sure how people have gotten "Drake got us the Cup!" into their heads. It's not true. Having an intact defensive corps, having a largely-uninjured group of scoring forwards, and having an extra weapon in the form of Franzen were what got the team that win. Drake was a minor factor at best.


#2037323 9/26 Pre-season GDT: New York Rangers at Red Wings

Posted by Konnan511 on 26 September 2010 - 09:04 PM

Well my two cents:

Cleary might be out of my dog house now that he is healthy, because damn he's a beast right now

Euro-twins HAVE to play on the same line

iFlip looks NHL ready

Hudler looks rusty

Kindl has an amazing outlet pass

Osgood looks damn good on the bench

Maltby looks great on the PK

Poor Homer

Salei and all out D-Men need to do a better job clearing the trash in front of the net

Datsyuk's danglesauce brings all the girls to the yard.


#2037306 Do the wings have new jerseys this season?

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 26 September 2010 - 08:14 PM

So here's what I don't understand. Someone that comes onto a Red Wings message board, notices the difference in font on the jersey, etc. Surely, such a person must be more than just a casual Wings fan. So, if such a person is not simply a casual Wings fan, how is it possible that this person does not know that they wear different jerseys every pre-season?

What's more crazy is that the same question gets asked every year without fail.


/thread


#2037255 Do the wings have new jerseys this season?

Posted by #19=Legend on 26 September 2010 - 06:14 PM

lol this topic comes up yearly.


#2037359 9/26 Pre-season GDT: New York Rangers at Red Wings

Posted by darkmanx on 26 September 2010 - 10:12 PM

Z and Rafi lead the team in points (4) so far during this pre-season.

I know, I know. It's the pre-season.

Alright, alright, I got it, I got it - s***, I lost it.

+1 to whoever can name the movie quote first.


Fight Club ?


#2036373 9/24 Pre-season GDT: Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings

Posted by 55fan on 24 September 2010 - 07:04 PM

Eurotwin Powers: ACTIVATE


#2035987 Hit on Franzen worthy of suspension

Posted by Crymson on 23 September 2010 - 06:39 PM

I really want to see a replay before I call for the head of Orpik.

But I say just put the play in the back of your head, and get the revenge down the road if it deserves it that is.


The fact that he got a five-minute major and a game misconduct is, in my opinion, sufficient evidence.


#2035217 McKenzie: Don't write off the Red Wings just yet

Posted by mindfly on 22 September 2010 - 10:09 AM

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=334712

Since it's from almighty Bob I thought it was a good idea to post it here.

It's far too early in NHL training camp to get into the silliness of predictions and who will finish where, but I suspect the Detroit Red Wings are going to be a much better team this season than last.

Could they return to their halcyon days at the Best in the West? Perhaps. It wouldn't surprise me, even though there are bound to be many who think the aged Wings are more likely to be on the slide than the rise.

Defending Cup champion Chicago is still a force in spite of the players it lost. The Hawks' core is still very much in place. Vancouver should be better and many will see them as a legit contender this season. San Jose will still be a handful. But if the Wings can maintain some semblance of good health, they could be back in a big way.

One has to imagine that Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk will revert to form after off-years, where Zetterberg and Datsyuk had only 70 points apiece.

Head coach Mike Babcock knows any Detroit success is predicated on these two being amongst the best players in the game, which is why he plans on playing them together on the same line, Zetterberg on the left wing and Datsyuk at centre. They need to feed off each other and get their magic back. Zetterberg has slimmed down significantly -- he thought he needed to bulk up in the last year or two -- and should be a lot quicker off the mark.

If that duo is dynamic, the table is set for Detroit.

In fact, Babcock likes the duo concept a lot. Tomas Holmstrom is slated to play right wing with Datsyuk and Zetterberg, but in Babcock's world. one player on each line is effectively interchangeable. Holmstrom is one of those pieces.

If Johnan Franzen, who missed 55 games last season, and Valtteri Filppula, who missed 27, can stay healthy, the Wings should have an unbelievable one-two punch offensively. Todd Bertuzzi is the moving piece on that line.

Newcomer Mike Modano is clearly the X factor, paired with long lost (one year anyway) Jiri Hudler, who should provide a huge offensive boost and some needed youthful enthusiasm. Daniel Cleary is the movable piece on this line, but whether it goes or not will have everything to do with where Modano's head is at.

There are many in the Dallas Stars' organization who believe Modano, more or less, retired a year or two ago, that after a brilliant NHL career, he just stopped working at it and doing the things necessary for a player aged 40 to be successful in today's NHL. If that's the case in Detroit, where Modano is expected to shoulder a significant third-line role behind Datsyuk and Filppula , it will become apparent early. If, however, the challenge of being on a new team in his hometown energizes Modano, he could be one of the summer's best free-agent bargains. Either way, you ge the feeling this Modano move has boom or bust written all over it.

The fourth duo for Babcock is speedy Darren Helm and big Justin Abdelkader, both of whom look like they're ready for regular duty this season. That leaves four players -- veteran Kris Draper, Patrick Eaves, Drew Miller and the promising Mattias Ritola, competing for the 12th and 13th forward positions.

Draper, who is currently sidelined with a minor groin injury, gets one of those spots by default because of seniority, experience and Red Wing loyalty. (Kirk Maltby, who will start the season in Grand Rapids, doesn't get the same benefit of the doubt as Draper). Ritola is an interesting guy who may be ready to blossom in the NHL after scoring 19 goals and 42 points in Grand Rapids, but he also requires waivers to go back to the minors and it's doubtful he would clear. But just as the Red Wings had to sacrifice Kyle Quincey and Ville Leino to protect a roster spot for a veteran player, that is simply how the Wings do business. It's part of what makes the Red Wings the Red Wings.

On defence, the Wings know their best guys are getting a little long in the tooth. Nick Lidstrom is 40; Brian Rafalski is 36. There will be a conscious effort made this season to balance their minutes, especially early in the season, and instead of playing the two veterans together, Babcock may try to mix things up a little to get more out of the younger players and conserve engery for the oldsters.

Detroit desperately needs hard rock defenceman Niklas Kronwall to a) stay healthy, and b) take the next step in his development. Kronwall is likely to get a lot more time paired with Lidstrom. Ralfalski is likely to get paired a lot more with defensive stalwart Brad Stuart.

The Wings also need big Jonathan Ericsson to rebound and start fulfilling the promise that was evident when he was in Grand Rapids. Veteran Ruslan Salei and youngster Jakub Kindl should round out the blueline corps.

Jimmy Howard is now the undisputed No. 1 in net and just has to ensure he doesn't slide after a terrific rookie season.

The biggest variable overall is health. So many of the Red Wings' good players missed significant chunks of last season to injury and those that didn't, simply had off years. The effectivess of the Modano-Hudler combo will be a critical factor, too, but it's not difficult to look at this Detroit roster and see the potential for a much better season this year than last year.

Whether that's good enough to unseat the champion Blackhawks, or fend off the charging Canucks or Sharks or whomever remains to be seen, but there's still something to be said for the Red Wings' pedigree...if they're healthy.




#2035711 Pre-Season 9/22 GDT: Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by dobbles on 22 September 2010 - 10:25 PM

Just logged on and checked the recap. Saw this "With a sellout crowd of 18,087 and both teams using much of their "A" lineups, the $321 million arena opened with an almost regular-season intensity." Ummm, on what planet is a Wings team that doesn't dress Lidstrom, Z-bug, Dats, Rafalski, Maltby, Hudler, Draper and Holmstrom "much of their 'A' lineup? Dude, pass that crack pipe over here.

Looks like I need to peruse about 350 posts to figure out how bad the Franzen injury is/was. :(

WELCOME BACK WINGS!


while i see your point and agree with it, i giggled a bit when i read that maltby is part of our 'A' lineup. dude will be in grand rapids soon; he's not helping you prove your point!