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#2487843 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 28 February 2014 - 02:27 PM

If we go for Vanek or Kesler we are losing one or more of Tatar, Nyquist, Jurco, and Sheahan.

IMO as long as we don't lose Nyquist or Tatar I'm fine with it. Although I would MUCH rather have Vanek than Kesler. Kesler is better defensively, but Vanek is and always was a goal scoring machine. We already have plenty of 2-way forwards. Adding a 30-40 goal scorer would be great for this team. I want a top 2 defenseman more than anything. But if we can't get one, Vanek would be a nice consolation.

I have a hard time seeing us getting Kesler and Edler for Weiss, Quincey, Andersson, and Almquist

Yeah, even NHL14 would laugh at that trade....Never gonna happen.




#2487697 2/27 GDT : Red Wings 6 at Senators 1, Franzen w/Hat Trick

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 27 February 2014 - 10:24 PM

Neil better get a suspension for that bullsh*t. He punches a guy in the head without any warning or trying to drop the gloves first? Pretty obvious he was trying to re-injure Franzen, which would be despicable for any type of injury, but a head injury? IMO that certainly should warrant a suspension of some sort.




#2486695 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 25 February 2014 - 05:37 PM

Apparently, the Steve Ott rumors are starting to ramp up again. I actually think he'd be a nice addition, considering what we lack and what he brings to the table. But IMO if Kenny is gonna make a move it should really be a d-man. I know we lost Hank for the rest of the reg season. But with all the promising young guys we have, along with a healthy Weiss and a healthy Franzen, defense needs to be the number 1 focus (although I still highly doubt we'll be making any moves before the deadline).




#2486416 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 23 February 2014 - 01:40 PM

I really don't think we're gonna be making any moves. But if we do, it better be a defenseman. It's pretty obvious that's our biggest overall weakness by far.




#2485945 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 21 February 2014 - 04:06 PM

Ya ok, the US fans were bragging for the last few weeks relentlessly about how they were winning the gold this year, and Canada has no chance and blah blah blah, I'm just doing my due diligence now.

Absolutely NO ONE said that Canada "had no chance." In fact, most of us said that they had every chance in the world. Just that some of us were confident that team USA had enough to bring home the Gold (especially the way the tourney had been going). But of course we can't be confident in a gold without it somehow being viewed as a personal attack to certain Canadian fans here. NOW GO SWEDEN FOR THE GOLD!!!




#2485704 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 20 February 2014 - 09:13 PM

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The only Canadians I like.      :rambo:

Best there is, best there was, best there ever will be.




#2485223 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 19 February 2014 - 02:56 PM

So glad we're getting USA vs Canada. And for the first time ever I'm actually confident that team USA will get the win. Although, I don't see it being too lopsided. In fact, I won't be surprised at all if Canada wins. Both teams are stacked with NHL-talent. But the way I see it, USA has a 'check mark' over Canada in overall team chemistry (especially the forwards) and goaltending. And Canada has a 'check mark' over USA on defense (USA's D has played good but Canada has more top 2 d-men, gotta give them the edge). But just based on the way this tourney is going so far, I believe team USA's areas of strength will be good enough for a Gold. Or at least the Gold medal game. But like I said, a Canadian victory would not shock me. Just nice to finally have this much confidence in American hockey, in terms of bringing home the Gold.

 

Can't wait for the puck to drop!! Should be an epic battle!! U-S-A ALL THE WAY!!!




#2485140 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 19 February 2014 - 01:12 PM

Pure domination by team USA! Can't wait for the next game! Hopefully Canada can fight hard and get past the powerhouse team Latvia. That way we can have the USA vs Canada matchup that most of us want to see. BRING IT ON!!!




#2484924 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 18 February 2014 - 04:43 PM

Lol of course... USA has a pretty easy matchup against Czech, they'll be pretty tired on top of that. USA should have absolutely no problem rolling past them
 

Of course what? The Czechs are a much more formidable opponent than Slovenia or Latvia. Any team with several NHL players will be a tough test. Is there really any question about that? I should be the one saying "of course." Of course some Canadian would try and downplay the toughness of team USA's matchup, while their team gets yet another non-NHL caliber team to play (aside from playing Finland).


It's not like I was singling Canada out. I said Sweden and Canada both have very easy matchups, while the Russians and Americans will both have tougher tests. And that's 100% true.




#2483905 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 14 February 2014 - 03:13 PM

 

I'm sorry, did Canada make the rules about the standings ? A little over sensitive I believe. Why don't you complain about Germany or some other country that have half the medals but are ranked higher.

 

Jeez, the hate is incredible.

My apologies I thought TSN was the only ones ranking in that way. I didn't realize that was the universal Olympic ranking system. Again, no hate at all.




#2483891 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 14 February 2014 - 02:39 PM

 

Huh? I didn't compare the teams and the US hasn't even played Russia yet. lol

 

None of the top teams have played each other.

 

 

So this whole "Will be interesting to see how Canada fairs against an actual medal contender." could be said for anyone....

 

But hey it's popular to hate on the favorites.

Yeah actually you did compare them by saying team USA has also not faced a medal contender (after I referred to Norway and Austria being lucky draws). Team Slovakia is much more respected and has a much better chance for a medal than either Norway or Austria. And it's not my fault that team USA hasn't played their 2nd game yet. The point is, Canada got very lucky with their first 2 draws, compared to team USA who already faced a respectable team and will face a Gold medal contender (and home country) team Russia for their 2nd game.


Apparently stating facts is "hating on the favorites." So so overly sensitive it's almost laughable. lol




#2483886 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 14 February 2014 - 02:13 PM


Also playing weaker teams off the start is not an advantage for a team like Canada.  If anything it's the opposite.  

I couldn't disagree more... Playing weaker teams in the beginning gives them more slack to build up chemistry and have less pressure overall and gives them more time to get their stuff together when they finally do play a medal contender.


Apparently TSN/CBC gives more weight to a gold medal?  The have Slovakia with 1 Gold ranked above Sweden with 5 Silvers and 2 Bronze?  Retarded.

 

esteef

Yeah and they're tied with USA, Norway and Netherlands for Gold, yet they rank themselves above all 3 despite the fact that all 3 have the same amount of Gold and MORE overall medals. SMH




#2483884 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 14 February 2014 - 02:04 PM

 

It'll be interesting to see how the US fairs against an actual medal contender as well.  Seeing as they haven't played one either....lol

 

You really gonna compare Slovakia and Russia, with Norway and Austria??  :lol:  Okay Slovakia might not be hardcore contenders. But they have a MUCH better chance than either Austria or Norway (whom Canada had trouble with). And like I said team USA's second game is against team Russia. Pretty sure they're medal contenders (hell they're GOLD medal contenders).




#2483882 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 14 February 2014 - 02:00 PM

Is TSN creating their own way to show the Olympic medal count so Canada ranks higher?

 

esteef

I noticed that too! At first I thought they were going alphabetically back when Canada was tied with Norway for medals. But now it's pretty obvious they're just keeping Canada as #3 regardless of the medal count. Ridiculous. Inferiority complex much? lol




#2483873 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 14 February 2014 - 01:37 PM

Wow, Canada sure got lucky getting to start out against Norway and Austria, while team USA has already played a legit team (Slovakia) and are about to play team Russia tomorrow morning. Will be interesting to see how Canada fairs against an actual medal contender.