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#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.

#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.

#2435144 Lines Thread

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 05 September 2013 - 02:17 PM












I know Abby finally started to play well on the top line. But let's be real, he's def not a top line guy. He should be on an energy/grit line. And even though Big Bert has had some injury issues, his chemistry with Pavel far exceeds Abby's. Hope Babcock goes with these lines.

#2434508 Teemu Selanne to return for a final season

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 30 August 2013 - 10:02 PM


Are you kidding me? How is he a diver let alone a whiner? 

The question is, are you kidding? He's been a diving whiner since his rookie season. And it's only gotten worse with age. Just so happens he is also a very talented goal scoring machine.

#2433676 Wings sign Nyquist to 2-year, $1.9m deal ($950k/yr cap hit)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 20 August 2013 - 04:23 PM

Time to get my jersey

Personally, I'd hold off on buying a Nyquist jersey till after this current contract ends. This is definitely a "prove it" kind of deal. And if he proves it, then buy his jersey. Otherwise, could be a little risky dropping $200+ on a player that's not quite fully proven yet.

#2432989 U.S. beats Canada 5-1 in junior hockey exhibition

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 10 August 2013 - 02:59 PM

No surprise here. The USA junior team just won gold recently. The young Americans are stacked! Keep it going boys!

#2432640 Joakim Andersson re-signs, 2yrs, $1.465m ($732,500k cap hit)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 06 August 2013 - 03:22 PM

Per Helena St. James twitter, the deal has an annual cap hit of $732,500.


Yet another smart deal by Holland. Atta boy Kenny!