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#2456110 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 21 November 2013 - 07:16 PM

Lineups tonight per Khan:



Jimmy Howard


I'm happy Nyquist is finally in there, but Cleary on the 1st line??? Come on Babs...smh

#2453702 Cleary in, Tatar out against Caps

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 14 November 2013 - 04:04 PM

Totally disappointed by this... Tatar needs to be in the lineup every night (same goes for Nyquist). Still just can't fathom why we would possibly re-sign Cleary (especially with all our roster/cap issues). Ridiculous...

#2452746 Franzen is back, Cleary to be scratched

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 11 November 2013 - 02:07 PM



I'm actually shocked that Babcock is finally holding Cleary accountable for his total lack of contributions so far this season. Maybe Kenny is starting to realize that signing Cleary when we already had too many forwards was probably not the smartest move (and I love Kenny). Not to mention it forcing us to send Nyquist down to GR, when obviously he should be a permanent regular with the big club.

#2447098 The DeKeyser Appreciation Thread

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 22 October 2013 - 04:36 PM

DeKeyser continues to prove game after game that he's the real deal. And the great thing is he's likely not even close to reaching his full max potential yet.

#2445728 stephen weiss

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 17 October 2013 - 11:37 PM

I'm not worried at all. I worked down in Florida for almost a year and caught a ton of Panthers games (unfortunately lol) and Weiss is def the real deal. The Wings play a completely diff system, so it will for sure take a lot more than 7 games to adjust. And in the meantime he's had some beautiful passes and already put the puck in the net a few times (with one being an OT game-winner). He'll get better and better each game he plays in this system.

#2440622 Oilers Name Six Alternate Captains

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 02 October 2013 - 04:31 PM

Ridiculous... There should be some kind of limit set by the NHL. I mean come on, a captain and 6 alternates? That's MORE than one full lines worth of hockey players. The Oilers are making some head scratching decisions. First they appoint Ference captain (before he had even played one game for them) over Smyth and other deserving players. And now this? Oilers are really starting to get annoying.

#2439580 Red Wings impact on fantasy hockey

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 28 September 2013 - 04:47 PM

There's a big difference between targeting players, and actually drafting players. Odds are most will be drafted in between your picks. For example, instead of just targeting Alfie, I targeted Weiss as well, that way if one gets drafted I can snag the other, or vise versa. Obviously you don't want them all on the same team from the same draft lol

#2439579 Red Wings impact on fantasy hockey

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 28 September 2013 - 04:40 PM

A good rule of thumb is unless you're getting Crosby, Malkin and Letang, getting more than 2 player on your team from the same club is a bad idea. I have seen some people get 3-4 players from the same team, they do great in the week, but, only play two games, and get beaten by quantity in their weekly match up.

Couldn't agree more. I never surpass 2 players from the same team (unless a goalie is involved). I targeted 6 Wings knowing most will get taken before I pick. The more you target, the more you have a reliable backup plan for certain positions. But yeah regardless of the number you target you should never have a bunch from the same team.

#2439573 Red Wings impact on fantasy hockey

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 28 September 2013 - 04:31 PM

Had some fantasy hockey drafts this week (a few for bragging rights, and a money league). And of course I always like to target a few Red Wings, the obvious being Z, Dats, Mule, Kronner and Jimmy. But this season with our plethora of skilled forwards, it seems there's several more Red Wings fantasy options than the past few seasons.


Besides the 5 I already mentioned above, I've seen the following Red Wings get drafted in all 3 of my leagues: Alfredsson, Weiss, Abdelkader, Nyquist, Tatar and DeKeyser. Granted, all of my leagues were at least half full of Wings fans, but still, it seems this year there's more coveted Red Wings in the fantasy world than usual. Personally, I only targeted 6 in my drafts (Z, Dats, Kronner, Jimmy, Aflie, Weiss) but I can certainly understand taking a late-round chance on the others mentioned. How many/which Red Wings are you targeting/or have already drafted this year?

#2438607 Detroit would like to welcome the Eastern Conference

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 23 September 2013 - 07:07 PM

Can't taunt the entire east with our cup count, cause Montreal and toronto have more, so how about a 3d image of murphy eating $1 hotdogs :)


Yeah, but all their cups were won many decades ago (the most current one being Montreal's '93 Cup title). Since the mid 90's the Red Wings have been leaps and bounds better and more consistent than either of those teams. Heck, in that time span we've almost won more Cups than either team has playoff appearances. And i'll take boasting about recent championships, over Cups won back in the black-and-white TV era any day. Any Habs or Leafs fans still bragging about ancient championships just proves how inept and inconsistent their teams have been in this modern era of hockey. We are the new crown jewels of the eastern conference. Oh and I almost forgot, LETS GO RED WINGS!!!!!

#2438413 Wings to Keep Tootoo?

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 22 September 2013 - 09:33 PM

Just happened to catch this little nugget a few min ago. Apparently, Tootoo might miss the rest of preseason with a minor shoulder injury. But according to Ken Holland, he will be ready to go for game 1 of the regular season. So it looks like Tootoo won't be cut or traded before the season starts afterall. For me, this is great news. Personally, I love what he brings to the table. And considering the general style of play in the east, Tootoo is exactly what this team needs on their 4th line. That's not to say he couldn't be traded near the trade-deadline. But for now, I'm happy we'll be starting the season with that little firecracker.




#2438007 Lidstrom will play in Winter Classic Alumni Game

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 20 September 2013 - 06:35 PM

Looks like there's still a chance Steve and Sergei might also play. Sure hope so. How epic would that be? Would probably be more pumped for the Alumni game than the actual Winter Classic game LOL



#2437853 Big Red Wings Announcement coming tomorrow

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 20 September 2013 - 01:02 AM

God I hope the announcement is Steve Yzerman deciding to participate in the Winter Classic. Would almost bring a tear to my eye just to see Stevie in the Winged Wheel one more time. #19 forever

#2437150 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 17 September 2013 - 10:28 AM

Turns down a 2 year, 2.5M deal from the Wings, and now has to resort to accepting a pro try-out to maybe play for a bottom feeder that will likely not see the post-season. Smart move there Damien. Might wanna start thinking about parting ways with your agent.

#2435538 Osgood to fill in Larry Murphy's job

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 09 September 2013 - 12:49 PM

Glad to hear it. I liked Murph, but obviously they aren't gonna bring him back. Ozzie should do great. And just like Murph, current players respect him and will more likely talk to him, than some suit reporter.