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#2420243 Wings interested in Weiss

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 17 June 2013 - 08:38 AM

I agree with everyone leaning towards the idea that we already have enough smallish forwards who are pass first.

 

Give me size and goal scoring before Weiss




#2419388 Bylsma and McLellan Extended

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 June 2013 - 12:18 PM

I don't understand Doug Wilson. He hasn't changed anything in, what, 5-6 years? They haven't won and they haven't really even come close. I don't consider getting to the Conference Finals two years in a row with a 1-8 record being close. I remember when there were supposed to be big changes when they were eliminated from the Ducks in '09 in the first round. They aren't going anywhere.

 

With the Pens, they have had better teams since '09 and they haven't really threatened. Granted, I think the only team in the East that could have beaten them last year was the Flyers and this year was the Bruins, but Bylsma's inability to adjust in a 7 game series is very telling. He is Erik Spoelstra of the Heat without the results...




#2417483 ECF - (4) Boston Bruins vs. (1) Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 03 June 2013 - 09:25 PM

It's funny to me how we are cheering them now, but Boston may turn out to be our biggest rival next year.




#2417434 ECF - (4) Boston Bruins vs. (1) Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 03 June 2013 - 07:46 PM

I'm a sucker for professionalism. LOVE how the Bruins are handling scoring goals. Just going about their business...no flashy celebrations.

 

By the way, how much is Horton increasing his value for free agency?!?!? DAMMIT!!!!




#2416228 Jakub Kindl

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 30 May 2013 - 03:02 PM

I think Kindl made big steps forward. He held his roster spot and looked very poised in the offensive end. He may not have the hardest slapper but I think he's among the best on the team at getting it through traffic.

Defensively he still makes unbelievably poor decisions from time to time and can get rattled from a hit. He's gotten better overall but I'd say defensively he's still at the level of a #6 guy at best and that may be what's holding back his minutes.

At the very least I'm glad he's turned into a serviceable D-man.

 

This.

 

I trusted his slap shot over everyone's at the end there.


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#2414347 Proud of our boys

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 29 May 2013 - 10:04 AM

I can't get over how much more excited I am for the future than I was even 2 months ago.

 

Things will get better....soon.




#2414076 I hope for more of this in game 7

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 28 May 2013 - 03:16 PM

LOL....guys....the worst part about that wasn't that it was a penalty in general, but it is that he was called for tripping.

 

Not only does he not trip him, but he hits him about 1.5 seconds after the puck is gone so that isn't interference either.

 

That isn't a penalty.




#2414074 Fraser's take on Penalty Shot

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 28 May 2013 - 03:09 PM

Does anyone know if the same refs will officiate an entire series?

 

If so, the inconsistency is inexcusable.

 

I forgot the biggest gaff:

 

Hjarlmarsson hit on Franzen in Game 3 (no penalty) vs. Franzen hit on Hjarlmarsson in Game 6 (penalty)




#2414057 Fraser's take on Penalty Shot

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 28 May 2013 - 02:21 PM

Pav's "trip" on Toews?

 

Abby thrown face first into the boards by Seabrook in the 1st while on a PP?

 

Kindl called for interference and then later in the first a Wing was interfered with even more so with no call?

 

Consistency is all we ask for.




#2411784 WCSF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (DET leads series 3-2)

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 25 May 2013 - 08:47 PM

 

White should be replacing him already.  

 

But White is gone after this season, while Smith appears to be the future according to Holland and Babcock.  

 

Personally, I think winning now is more important than worrying about a single player's development.  White gives us a better chance to win now.

You guys know that Smith helped create Cleary's goal.......right?




#2410878 Nyquist thoughts

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 24 May 2013 - 11:54 AM

Ray Ferraro on Vancouver's team 1040 this morning talking about Nyquist. He says unfortunately Filppula will have a market value of 5 million and Detroit will not be able to keep him. Nyquist will be his replacement.

 

 

I'm thinking maybe not as good on defense but definitely a more potent offense of threat.

Tatar replaces Nyquist on the third line. i hate to see Filppula go, but I think we can live with it.

I agree he is not at Fil's defensive ability YET, but he definitely has the potential.

 

That shift last night where he stole the puck from Kane TWICE was awesome!!!!




#2410822 Nyquist thoughts

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 24 May 2013 - 09:18 AM

Bump

 

Jesus Christ, this kid needs more ice time! He creates every time he is on the ice.

 

(BTW, I'm not criticizing Babs, I'm just excited by this kid)




#2407238 Tortorella's public comments on Hagelin

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 19 May 2013 - 02:41 PM

I get "telling it like it is", but good coaches can find a medium (Babcock).

 

He is simply an ******* that players don't like.




#2407233 Official Franzen VS Hossa

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 19 May 2013 - 02:33 PM

Not Franzen's fault.

 

Not Holland's fault.

 

The fault lies with Jiri Hudler and Mikael Sameulsson. If Kenny had known that those two useless sacks of s*** weren't coming back, he could have contributed the funds he was planning to use on them to use on Hossa.  




#2405954 People who don't "buy in" to Corey Crawford

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 17 May 2013 - 09:47 AM

I'm not necessarily attacking anyone here as much as I'm attacking the media who continue to bring this up (plus I was listening to the podcast on Wingin' It in Motown where one of the guys shared the sentiment).

 

Corey Crawford OWNS....OWNS the Red Wings.

 

Career record since taking over in 2010-2011 (including Game 1): 12-1-2      1.77 GA      .943 Save %

 

Wings scored more than 2 goals only 3 times (all wins) in those 15 games.

 

He may not have a Stanley Cup, but he isn't a weakness for them. Especially against the Red Wings.