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#2161348 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 29 April 2011 - 11:23 PM

Seriously, f*** this Sharks team and f*** the NHL refs.


#2158224 Sharks or Preds?

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 26 April 2011 - 12:47 PM

Preds, because it would mean less travel ... and it would also mean that Vancouver's out and Chicago-San Jose are beating the crap out of each other in the other semifinal.


#2149117 Zetterberg Injury Update

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 14 April 2011 - 04:10 PM

From MLive:

The earliest the team believes Zetterberg can return is Game 6 on April 24. Ideally, the Red Wings hope they can win the series without him and have him ready for the start of the next round.


I'll feel a lot better about that approach if it's 2-0 going to Glendale.


#2147471 Modano a healthy scratch

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 13 April 2011 - 11:16 AM

I think this move is more about who the opponent is than what Modano has or has not done. It takes a good skating, gritty effort to beat Phoenix -- we saw that last year -- and Miller/Eaves/Draper all provide that high-energy type of grind-it-out play that Modano really doesn't.


#2094371 1/8 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1 (SO)

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 09 January 2011 - 12:57 AM

Great, great, great win. One of the best regular season wins I can remember.


#2094284 1/8 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1 (SO)

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 09 January 2011 - 12:46 AM

He's OUTSIDE THE CREASE. That's bulls***.


#2093417 Stuart out 6-8 weeks with broken jaw

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 08 January 2011 - 01:12 AM

3 games? That should be 5-7 at least. That was a dirty hit with intent to injure, not to mention that the puck wasn't at Stuart's feet or stick -- absolute garbage.


#2085046 Cleary out 4 weeks w/fractured ankle

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 26 December 2010 - 10:57 PM

If Hudler doesn't do squat for the next month and Mursak puts up 8 or 10 points, it should be entertaining around here.


#2073800 Kane likely out for weeks

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 07 December 2010 - 02:29 PM

At least he didn't hurt his beer drinkin' hand. 3 weeks to go ****** it up in Chicago! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


#2062746 Ready to declare last year good long-term

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 13 November 2010 - 08:31 PM

Let me preface this by saying that I've survived this Michigan football season by convincing myself that it's good the handful of freshman and couple of hobos they've had to play on defense will make next year's team better by experience.

So ...

Howard had to play a ton last season. Guys like Helm, Cleary, Abdelkader had more responsibilities. Drew Miller and Patrick Eaves were adds just to fill the roster. But! All that's done now is give Detroit four-plus lines that are lethal plus added depth and forced some young role players to grow up faster. Not to mention all the rest everyone got with the injuries and early playoff exit.

I'm officially calling 2009-10 a major key to developing the Red Wings for the next 4-5 years. So everyone can feel better about last year.


#2045012 10/12 GDT: Avalanche 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 12 October 2010 - 06:56 PM

Every time one of these longtime guys retires it makes me feel old. I was in high school when Malts came to the Wings ... stupid growing older.


#2044695 Red Wings recall Janik, Put Draper on IR

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 12 October 2010 - 10:57 AM




#2040830 Ericsson to be paired by Lidstrom

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 05 October 2010 - 04:22 PM

I really dislike this move actually. If Ericsson can't get his sh*t together playing against 3rd and 4th liners, then screw it. It's not worth downgrading the top defensive pairing to just shake him out of a preseason slump. This puts an awful lot of pressure on Lidstrom to perform on both ends of the ice -- even more than he already has.

I guess the plus side is that our 3rd line pairing of Kronner and Salei might just destroy everyone.


#2036243 9/24 Pre-season GDT: Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 24 September 2010 - 06:06 PM

Based on that last crowd shot, my estimate for attendance is 103.


#2036237 9/24 Pre-season GDT: Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 24 September 2010 - 06:03 PM

Just a small town girlllllllllllllll ...

Livin' in a lonely worrrrrrrrrrrrrrrlllllllllldddddddd ....

She took the midnight train goin' a ... ny ... where .....

Just a city boy ...

Born and raised in SOUTH DETROIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTT