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Posted by unsaddleddonald on 21 November 2013 - 12:39 PM

 

Judging by how things go with Babcock, Cleary will be on the top line

 

Called it.

 

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#2454849 Datsyuk in shootouts

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 16 November 2013 - 10:08 PM

He doesn't have it this year so far. No confidence whatever it's not happening for him. 

 

But honestly it's not really happening for almost all our guys.

 

Maybe this should be addressed during practice idk

No kidding.

 

Is there really NO other creative shooters on this team to the point that you trot out a guy in Zetterberg who is a known terrible shootout commodity?




#2454142 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 15 November 2013 - 08:25 PM

Tatar staking his claim. Get ready to enjoy the 4th line & press box Dano.

 

LOL, you must be dreaming!

 

As far as Babs is concerned, it was CLEARY who made that pass to Mule.




#2454030 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 15 November 2013 - 07:49 PM

Did anyone else see Franzen get knocked on his ass from behind?

 

Does he have incredibly terrible balance or is he just a big *****?




#2453339 An honest question about Nyquist

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 November 2013 - 10:34 PM

This really is sad.

 

A guy who needs to be with the Wings and a guy who the Wings WANT to have up here can't be here because of roster mismanagement.

 

Holland is the best GM in hockey, but he screwed up and it is hurting this team.




#2453152 11/12 GDT : Jets 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 November 2013 - 09:08 PM

Ya Franzen is really beating on Enstrom tonight, must be pissed he isn't representing the Tre Kronor at Sochie :hehe:

 

But he is beating on Enstrom because he keeps getting pissed that Enstrom is taking the puck from him....




#2450345 11/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 0

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 02 November 2013 - 10:24 PM

Is there any doubt that Kindl has the best shot of the D-men?




#2447668 What's Killing Our Offense?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 24 October 2013 - 06:26 PM

I don't think Alfie is playing poorly as much as the puck just isn't going in.

 

Weiss is struggling.

 

Franzen is being himself.

 

There still isn't a pure goal scorer on this team. Thomas Vanek anyone? I can dream can't I?


I'm gonna go out on a limb and suggest more Nyquist wouldn't hurt.

Ken Holland says "Sorry, but I signed too many guys that I can't get rid of."




#2446941 Datsyuk in shootouts

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 21 October 2013 - 09:34 PM

NOTE: I didn't see tonight's attempt, but it sounded similar to what I will mention.

 

This is more of an observation than a critique (the guy has scored more shootout goals than anyone).

 

But has anyone noticed that Pav has kind of regulated himself to using the same move everytime in shootouts? He either finishes backhand or pulls it to his quick forehand move.

 

For a guy as creative as Pav, I'm kind of surprised he uses one move (with 2 finishes?) so much...

 

This is the backhand:

 

And the forehand:

 

 




#2442563 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 07 October 2013 - 04:54 PM

Tatar is benched for Thursday against Phoenix.

 

Played 9 fourth line minutes (lowest on the team) with zero power play time.  Dan Cleary, however, managed to trip himself 4.5 times with nearly 15 minutes of ice time.

 

When asked what Dan Cleary brings to the team, Cleary apologist Helene St. James said

"Helene St. James @HeleneStJames 6h

@Walravenjordan: @HeleneStJames name 1 thing Dan Cleary brings besides being "Good Locker Room Guy"?”/2nd leading playoff scorer, 1st v CHI"

 

A very relevant point as we are still in the playoffs and this is still June.




#2440223 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 01 October 2013 - 04:08 PM

He's not afraid to sit vets if they're not performing in a way he thinks they should be.

 

I disagree.

 

In my opinion, Cleary was playing like garbage at a time where he was featured on the top 2 lines (albeit while individuals were injured), and Babcock let him rot there. Could have called someone up, but, nahhhhh




#2439425 9/27 Pre-Season GDT : Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 27 September 2013 - 08:03 PM

Alfie been looking good 

 

Great awareness by Weiss to get him that puck.




#2437827 Big Red Wings Announcement coming tomorrow

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 19 September 2013 - 09:57 PM

Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings 21m

Tomorrow. 10a.m. Announcement. We think you'll like it. G'night Hockeytown.

 

What do you guys think?

 

Cleary bobblehead night.




#2436452 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 13 September 2013 - 08:15 AM

 

Do you have a crystal ball? Are you a GM with a decade + knowledge or a coach who is regarded as one of the best in hockey? Oh.... I didn't think so. You just assume having Cleary on the team isn't the best for the team but to be honest no one can say really what is best. We can only take a guess. 

 

 

There is no guessing here my friend. Yeah we not be a GM or a head coach, but we have two eyes, and we understand hockey.

 

You don't need a crystal ball to see that this guy does cannot skate, cannot shoot, etc., to the point that he makes us better.




#2436192 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 September 2013 - 12:42 PM

Tatar deserves to be on this team

 

Cleary does not

 

end of story

 

 

"Durrrrrr Cleary had the 2nd most points in the playoffs....Durrrrrr"

 

By that rationale, we could say that Cleary was better in the playoffs than Datysuk.......right?!