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#2552361 11/28 GDT - Red Wings @ Devils - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 28 November 2014 - 04:51 AM


#2552085 11/26 GDT : Philadelphia Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Echolalia on 26 November 2014 - 08:00 PM

100% shooting percentage stays alive

#2551984 11/26 GDT : Philadelphia Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 26 November 2014 - 11:06 AM

Pav back, great.

#2550772 Alfie not playing this season

Posted by krsmith17 on 21 November 2014 - 12:57 PM

No big surprise there. Before the season started I kind of wanted him back, but I'm okay with him hanging them up. No shame Alfie, great career and a lock for the HOF.

#2551422 11/24 GDT : Ottawa Senators 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 23 November 2014 - 11:39 PM


#2550004 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by kipwinger on 19 November 2014 - 12:39 PM

Probably should have done this about three weeks ago.  The kid is clearly not ready to play NHL hockey.  He works hard, and has some positives in his game, but a year ago he was only a mediocre AHL player.  Excepting him to be a decent NHL player is too much at this point in his career.

#2549106 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by krsmith17 on 15 November 2014 - 11:00 AM

I'm not sure if those of you that commented on the game actually watched the game or not but Mantha played great. It was his first game of pro hockey, no one was expecting him to have a 3 or 4 point night like he did regularly in junior. Every time he touched the puck he made things happen, he was dominant, despite not making it on the score sheet and registering only one shot on goal. The thing that impresses me the most is his size, and the fact that he uses that size to his advantage. He was a huge player in junior, but he was a boy amongst men down there, and he seemed reluctant to make those big hits. He sure wasn't last night, he laid a few great hits. There were a couple times when he had the puck, skating along the boards and he man-handled the opposition. There were two instances that I remember, in which he was double teamed by the Stars defenders in the offensive zone and he easily came away with the puck, he was winning every puck battle.


Although he only registered the one shot, he did ring one off the post in the third, and it was sitting there in the crease but Pulkkinen couldn't get a stick on it to bury the rebound. He was on the ice for a goal for and a goal against but finished with a -1 because both goals came on the Griffins power-play. The Stars, Travis Morin scored a short-handed goal in the first, which actually came off a bad giveaway by Mantha, it was on his very first shift of the game, imagine the nerves he was feeling, but after that one giveaway he played unbelievable. He had the *third assist* on the Griffins first goal that came on the power-play to start the second period. All in all I was very impressed with his pro debut, and he is going to be a great player.

#2548581 Ranking Wings Players by Draft Order

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 11 November 2014 - 03:28 PM

The player that stands out to me is Nyquist. We all know Z and Dats were drafted late. Old news (but still incredible finds!). Goose, though, is showing more and more promise. I was initially a skeptic because of his (lack of) size, but he has been consistently scoring in the NHL for a year and some of his moves are downright Datsyuk-ian. Great pick at #121!

#2548579 Ranking Wings Players by Draft Order

Posted by Echolalia on 11 November 2014 - 03:09 PM

You could invert that list and make it look more sensical.

#2548573 Ranking Wings Players by Draft Order

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 November 2014 - 02:39 PM

Small + Euro + late bloomer



His wiki page makes it sound like Nill was a big factor in the Wings picking him (while also mentioning his small stature). 

Zetterberg caught the attention of the Red Wings' Assistant General Manager Jim Nill and Director of European Scouting Håkan Andersson during a tournament in Finland. While Andersson was trying to point out Mattias Weinhandl, Nill could not help noticing "this little Zetterberg guy who always seemed to have the puck."[3]


#2548571 Ranking Wings Players by Draft Order

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 November 2014 - 02:24 PM

I wonder how many other teams' two best players were picked so low?  In many ways, other teams have changed where and how they scout because of Datsyuk and Zetterberg.  

#2548564 Ranking Wings Players by Draft Order

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 November 2014 - 02:13 PM

So just for the hell of it, I ranked current Wings players based on where they were drafted in their respective draft years.  Obviously, many of these players were drafted by other teams. 



Weiss - 4th overall

Cleary - 13th overall

Kindl - 19th overall

Sheahan - 21st overall

Smith - 27th overall

Kronwall - 29th overall

Jurco - 35th overall

Abdelkader -  42nd overall 

Tatar - 60th overall

Howard - 64th overall

Nestrasil - 75th overall

Andersson - 88th overall

Franzen - 97th overall 

Nyquist - 121st overall

Quincey - 132nd overall

Helm - 132nd overall

Datsyuk - 171st overall

Miller - 186th overall

Zetterberg - 210th overall

Ericsson - 291st overall


Glendening -undrafted

Gustavsson - undrafted

DeKeyser- undrafted

Lashoff - undrafted

#2548450 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by brett on 09 November 2014 - 10:41 PM

bishop was beat 3 times tonight on shots to the glove side

tonight wouldve been the night to have guys like sheahand Z and franzen taking shots on the shootout

#2548446 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by DeGraa55 on 09 November 2014 - 09:50 PM

They should just skate backwords at the goalie in a shootout.

#2548089 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 09 November 2014 - 10:14 AM

If this team starts on time and keeps the pressure on, you never know what will happen.  They just have to remember Tampa Bay plays the dreaded "trap" which I completely loathe.