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#2443250 10/10 GDT: Coyotes 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by larionov_8 on 10 October 2013 - 09:33 PM

Agreed. Despite his OT GWG, I feel like I've hardly noticed Weiss. I was hoping he'd have the edge that Fil seemed to lack. Alfredsson seems to constantly want to make the pretty cross ice pass. Don't see how they can put him back at the point at all, after that performance. I'd like to see them try spreading out the attack some:


Forgetting our roster space issues, it'd be nice to see what a lineup like this could do:  

Abdelkader - Dats - Franzen

Nyquist- Zetterberg - Alfredsson  

Tatar- Weiss - Cleary

Miller - Andersson - Bertuzzi (or Eaves/Tootoo upon their returns)


That would give us at least one body under 30 on each line and I feel like we could play with some more pace.


How long do you keep the 2nd line together with them not scoring or even creating chances?

#2428871 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 08 July 2013 - 07:21 PM

I like Brunner and it's going to be tough seeing him go somewhere else, but he has to do what's right for him financially at his age. With that said, Tatar will be a better replacement anyway imo. eh's a pretty cool guy, more gritty, goes to the net and doesn't afraid of anything. But seriously, i think we'll see more consistency out of Tatar and the third line will probably be better because of him.

#2422512 Horton looking 6m for 5/6 years

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 26 June 2013 - 06:49 PM

pretty crazy considering his history with injury problems  and im pretty sure hes been basically a 45-60 pt career guy .. id stay far away from horton

#2400611 Abby in for game 6... Who draws out?

Posted by krsmith17 on 09 May 2013 - 10:31 AM

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Bertuzzi

Filppula - Franzen - Samuelsson

Nyquist - Andersson - Brunner

Cleary - Abdelkader - Eaves


= W X 2

#2389382 Rebuilding Thoughts..

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 25 April 2013 - 11:34 AM

Guys chill out with the Jimmy Howard rant. Jimmy is a great season goalie and has been this year. He still has to prove himself as a playoff goalie. I think people who are on his case need to lay off a bit cuz he's actually doing good right now and those of you who are worshipping him need to take a step back and wait until he gives us some playoff depth. We're jumping to conclusions too quickly with him. He's been solid thus far this year, lets hope he can continue this into the postseason. Remember, we haven't gotten past the second round in the playoffs since Jimmy took over from Ozzy in 2010. Let's hope this is the year Jimmy can pull a Jonathon Quick and get us far.

Well.... Technically in the 7 seasons in the NHL, Franzen has only had 1 "30 goal" season. He's more of a high 20's scorer. But yes, we see your point.



We also haven't had consistent offense or defense since 09 (offense) and 08 (defense-McLellan leaving).

#2389350 Rebuilding Thoughts..

Posted by Nev on 25 April 2013 - 10:34 AM

Jimmy's a decent goalie.  He doesn't win you games



You lost me right there.

#2389347 Rebuilding Thoughts..

Posted by dat's sick on 25 April 2013 - 10:31 AM


...Jimmy's a decent goalie.  He doesn't win you games.  He doesn't lose you games.  He's about to be way overpaid for such a goalie.  But, whatever I guess.  He's here for the next seven years.  He's decent. 



Basically you seem to think everyone either sucks or is 'decent'. 

#2388733 Bertuzzi not returning Wednesday vs Kings

Posted by rick zombo on 24 April 2013 - 01:22 PM

So Samuelson is ready to play but Babcock won't give him a nod over the kids and the veteran's who are working hard. I think this is awesome :clap:


This needs to be framed and used as a banner on LGWs for the Bab-Bashers to chew on and absorb.

#2388680 Bertuzzi not returning Wednesday vs Kings

Posted by Son of a Wing on 24 April 2013 - 11:21 AM

If he comes back he needs to be in Abdelkader's "spot". Abdelkader after nearly a season with Dats is on pace for an impressive 20 point season (if the season was 82 games), which means, playing with Dats hes regressed from last seasons 22 points.


Anybody still criticizing Abdelkader's effectiveness obviously isn't watching the games and is just following point totals. He's never been relied on for points. He creates time and space for his linemates with his forecheck, boardplay and (team leading) hits. This does not always equate to a rocking point total. Bertuzzi doesn't have the legs or the durability to do what Abdelkader does.


For the record I do think it will be beneficial to have Bertuzzi in the lineup.

#2388730 Jonathan Drouin- The Wings should consider trying for Frk's mate

Posted by Jesusberg on 24 April 2013 - 01:03 PM

Just remember Eastern Conference....Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Buffalo....big teams.  Wings need to get bigger. No more small skilled. We need Big Power forwards...


Boston, sure... but the others? Sure, they have some bigger 4th liners, but in their top six, where's the size? Toronto has Kulemin, Montreal has Pacioretty, Stafford for Buffalo. Generally speaking, those teams are kind of small, and before all of their injuries on defense, Montreal was the best of them. Speed and great passing kill. The puck moves faster than any player can.

Detroit's biggest issue is getting someone with the skill to rush the puck up ice and get it to the forwards. You can have big bodies in front of the net, but that doesn't do much good if you're always in your own zone/cut off in the neutral.

#2388605 Jonathan Drouin- The Wings should consider trying for Frk's mate

Posted by rick zombo on 24 April 2013 - 07:57 AM

He is playing with MacKinnon and Drouin who could be the first two picks in the draft next year in a seriously strong top four draft class.  IF (most likely when...) the Red Wings miss the playoffs they are in the lotto and have a long shot at getting the pick needed to draft either MacKinnon or Drouin.  


Wings are making the palyoffs.

#2388447 Bertuzzi not returning Wednesday vs Kings

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 23 April 2013 - 06:12 PM

Gonna need him. If I'm Babcock I'd insert Bert right into the Dats-Z line

I'd put him with fil and mule. Move cleary to the 4th

#2387142 4/20 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Canucks 2 (SO)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 20 April 2013 - 10:40 PM

Yeah, I meant literally haha.  They were barely on the ice during that period.

LOL I know, I was expressing my frustration. Brunner creates the chance on the Wings' only goal, and then...doesn't get played? WTF?

#2385190 Ryan White headshot on Kent Huskins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 April 2013 - 09:04 PM

The little dweeb should be suspended until huskins can play again.



#2384948 GDT 4/15: Red Wings 3 @ Predators 0

Posted by Guest on 14 April 2013 - 09:15 PM

Dekeyser with the lidstromian slapshot bank pass to set up the game winner.