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#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?!

#2436026 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 September 2013 - 09:49 AM

Convince me otherwise please. I'm seething right now.

#2434706 Red Wings Goal song?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 02 September 2013 - 01:47 PM

I'm nostalgic, so I still like "Hey Hey Hockeytown" for the first goal and "Get Ready For This" for the subsequent goals.

#2430567 Red Wings popularity in Detroit/Michigan

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 17 July 2013 - 07:53 PM

Well this also can be good thing, hockey is the far superior sport and it doesn't need all the drama, over the top celebrations and endless player fiascos. The fanbase may be smaller but way more passionate, loyal and the athletes are the most down to earth guys in all of sports. Long story short other leagues may be bigger but quality beats quantity 100 out of 100 times. I mean giving a murder a contract would never happen in hockey because gangmembers and other troublemakers do not have a place in hockey. Hello Patriots... The Wings problem is simple: as fans we have been spoiled and since Mr. I has to spend money in order to supsidize teams that should not have a Nhl franchise, instead of trying to built another team like 2002 the interest in watching an only behind the pack team is going down. Personally I would prefer less teams and free spending ;)


I think that is a great point. You could even take that a step further and suggest that a part of the reason that hockey is so disrespected is because NHL players don't make negative headlines.


Obviously, that is a very backwards statement. I hope I'm wrong, but if I'm not, what does that say about us as a society in general?


Again though, point the finger at ESPN who likes to talk about talk more than anything. They will take a controversial subject and beat it to death.

#2430545 Red Wings popularity in Detroit/Michigan

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 17 July 2013 - 05:35 PM

If the Lions were to ever win anything, you would see how huge football is here. Even with them sucking, they are still very very popular.

I agree, but that is my biggest problem.


The Michigan public drools over a bunch of L-O-S-E-R-S!!!

#2430532 Red Wings popularity in Detroit/Michigan

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 17 July 2013 - 03:26 PM

97.1 was talking about this today.


The consenus is that the Lions and Tigers are  (much) higher on the food chain than the Wings.


I completely agree, but I hate it. What does it say about the state of Michigan where the majority of us support arguably the worst run franchise in sports with bumbling idiots running around and yet we take for granted arguably the best run franchise in sports.


Factors that I understand to be true:

  • Winning has made Michigan sports fans lethargic
  • ESPN tells people to love the NFL and pay no attention to the NHL, so people love the NFL and ignore the NHL

Unfortunately I can't make everyone think logically...

#2429083 Holland on SiriusXM w/ audio link

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 09 July 2013 - 04:25 PM

It's getting a little weird in here with all of this "manhandling" that has been going on...