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#2627568 9/26 Exhibition GDT : Boston Bruins at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by T.Low on 28 September 2015 - 01:21 AM

How are you feeling, T? I'm sure The Jenerator ™ is taking good care of you :lol:

So awesome that you remember her nickname. :-)

And since you asked, I am doing great, thanks so much. Was the keynote speaker at an ALS fundraiser walk this weekend. Everyone laughed at my jokes. Yay me. Olivia cut the ribbon, she's almost five. Lilja had her 3rd birthday party tonight, it was a blast.
Everyone told me to do voice banking while I'm still able to talk, but no one could tell us where to go. So Jen and I were instrumental in developing a voice banking program at Western Washington University. Now people have a place to go.
Then I was recruited to be part of the Microsoft Eyegaze Research & Development team with Steve Gleason. He is the Man. Yes, I been driving a power wheelchair with my eyes.

And I spent a week coaching at a kids basketball camp...in my power wheelchair. It was cool.

Oh, and as far as eating a bag of Dick's: http://youtu.be/ecc0nbg9m-8

#2627329 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by Echolalia on 25 September 2015 - 07:36 AM

My buddy scored some pretty nice tickets for the game (13th row up from the glass on shooting end for two periods) and was kind enough to invite me along. Seems like what most people saw on TV echoes my thoughts.
Larkin is good. He's NHL ready right now. There were a couple times when he skated into coverage or tried using a hole which closed up around him I think faster than he was anticipating, but those things you get better with with more time in the league. But his vision, his IQ on the ice is excellent. He knows how to find quiet spots in the offensive zone. In the first period on one of his scoring chances he yelled "Pulkky!" before he was even in the slot to receive the pass. He had the vision to know that spot would be open by the time he got there, and the smarts to let Pulks know he wanted the puck before he actually got to his spot and stood still for easy coverage. He was also playing the point on the powerplay for a couple shifts, but it seemed like he had full reign of the ice, cuz he would pinch pretty low, go behind the net, cover the slot, then fade back to the blueline. He was always available to his team somewhere on the ice. At least in that aspect Blashill seemed to give him a real long leash.
One thing I did notice was that on defensive zone face off wins one of the set plays (at least including Larkin and Anithasiau) involved these guys completely ignoring any defensive responsibility and bolting for center ice after a clean face off win. They didn't look back to see where the puck went or if our D turned it over. They didn't fade to our blueline looking for a short breakout pass. They sprinted as hard as they could for center ice which obviously pulled Puttsburgh's defense off the blueline and opened up the path for our guys to skate out the weakside (or breakaway pass). Obviously the downside of this would be if the Wings turned it over we could potentially have a couple forwards way out of position, and likely a defenseman on the wall also out of position, but it's something to keep an eye on this year. Some other teams do this every now and again, but our young guys have wheels (and our defenseman are better when they have time and space to work and skate with), so this could be something Blash utilizes regularly. I did only notice it happen with Larkin and Anithisiau (or however you spell it). I could have missed it some other times.
I think Brendan Smith had a really solid game. I noticed that before faceoffs Smith seemed like he was doing the play-calling. He would skate to a couple guys on our team and tell them something or point somewhere before the puck dropped. It may have been more a case of him giving tips to kids new to the NHL, but either way he came off as a leader in that aspect, which was interesting to see. He's a risk-taker on the powerplay, which I'm not comfortable with. It didn't bite him in this game, but I can definitely see him trying to make a move around his man at the point and losing the puck leading to a breakaway going in the other direction. Maybe that risk is worth taking for the times he gets past his man and has free reign into the shot. Babcock didn't think so, Perhaps Blashill will. Time will tell.
Pulkinen has an excellent shot. He seemed a little more involved in other aspects of the game last night as well, which is actually was I was most excited to see.
Mantha seems like the type to hide in the offensive zone then strike suddenly, Brett Hull like. I don't like that, especially with how big a frame he has, which could be better utilized winning pucks in the corner or fending off defenseman. Having said that I did notice he forced several turnovers which lead to scoring chances.
Franzen looked like you would expect considering he hasn't played in almost a year. Howard looked steady. Bertuzzi seemed like he had a lot of energy out there. Other than that I can't think of anything else of note.

#2627131 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by joesuffP on 24 September 2015 - 06:35 PM

FSN just started their coverage


#2626345 Model Tries to Blackmail Jagr

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 September 2015 - 01:36 PM

Listen up.  Here is a lesson for all of us to follow from now on.


Whenever you're in doubt in life, just ask yourself "What would Jaromir Jagr do in my position?"  The answer is the philosophy to follow for the future.  

#2626339 Model Tries to Blackmail Jagr

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 22 September 2015 - 12:43 PM



#2626284 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 21 September 2015 - 11:01 PM


Your Official Game Day Thread


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Start time: 8:00 EST
United Center - Chicago, IL

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9/23, Blackhawks at Red Wings ; 7:30 EST

#2626301 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by Echolalia on 22 September 2015 - 07:35 AM

On paper Mantha Larkin Pulkinen seems like a pretty damn balanced line

#2625846 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by 55fan on 18 September 2015 - 02:00 AM


I vehemently disagree with those of you who think he should be allowed to play. The stakes are too damn high. If he is suspended and later found to be not guilty, then it's a public apology and a "I'm just glad we can move past this." By not suspending him pending the outcome, at worst the Blackhawks organization and the NHL have sanctioned a rapist, alienated a substantial number of fans, and taken a hot, steaming s*** all over the victim. I can't fathom why this is a chance they are willing to take. Even from a soulless, strictly business perspective, this sounds like the most heinous of PR nightmares.

I see where you're coming from.  Rape is nasty business.


However, if he is suspended before it goes to a grand jury, that also opens a door for false claims.  Imagine if someone had thought that the Wings were going to beat Tampa last spring so a Tampa fangirl claimed that Tatar or Gus or one of our players had raped her knowing that they'd be immediately suspended.

It wouldn't have to be a fan.  If someone had a large wager or even if there was a gambling organization that wanted to drop the odds, all they would have to do would be to find a girl to make the claim, even if it would fall apart later. 


If he's guilty, the team and/or league can ban him for life and be making a statement.  If he's innocent, there is no reason that he should have to suffer for something he hasn't done.  (We'll find other reasons to hate him.)


The only ones who can be judge and jury are the judge and jury.

#2625641 P.K. Subban Donates $10 Million Dollars to Children's Hospita

Posted by ShanahanMan on 16 September 2015 - 01:59 PM

Largest philanthropic donation in Canadian history. Respect level just went through the roof for this guy.



#2625562 My Season Preview

Posted by mattg214856 on 15 September 2015 - 05:34 PM

Hey guys season is getting closer thank god. Check out my season preview on scarecrowgrin.com



Thanks for the supports. Go Wings!!!

#2625228 2015-2016 expectations

Posted by rick zombo on 11 September 2015 - 12:52 PM

Hopefully, we can have at least a .500 record in shootouts.  That may avoid going on the road to play a game 7.  


Babcock and Howard had a childish attitude last year towards shootouts.  


Don't forget about 3-on-3 play in OT. Hopefully the Wings can win more of those than they lose. One potential advantage Detroit has over a lot of other teams is that Blashill gained experience with this last year in GRs. Something many coaches in the league can't say.

#2625219 2015-2016 expectations

Posted by krsmith17 on 11 September 2015 - 07:33 AM

I believe this team is a lock to finish top 3 in the Atlantic Division, baring major injuries to key players. I see the Wings and Lightning fighting neck and neck for number 1, and Montreal finishing number 3. There is a huge drop off after those 3 teams, and I wouldn't be surprised if all 5 of Toronto, Ottawa, Boston, Buffalo and Florida miss the playoffs this season, with the Metro Division taking up the two mild card spots. My projection for the East looks something like this...




1. Tampa

2. Detroit

3. Montreal




1. New York R.

2. Pittsburgh

3. Washington


Wild Card


1. Columbus

2. New York I.


I expect a pretty seamless transition from Babcock to Blashill, and a rejuvenated group under a new coach. Their coaching styles are very similar, but by all accounts the way they treat the players is night and day, which should make a huge difference. I think Datsyuk and Zetterberg can maintain the level they played last season, hovering at around a point per game pace or slightly under. The question isn't how they'll play when they're healthy, it's how many games they'll be healthy for. Nyquist and Tatar should continue to develop into key players for this organization, putting up 60+ points each. I expect all three of Sheahan, Jurco and Pulkkinen to surprise a lot of people this season, all eclipsing the 40 point plateau. We have an extremely deep forward group, and I think we will see major improvements on the back end as well. I wouldn't be surprised to see DeKeyser - Green emerge as the number one pair by Christmas. I think our power-play will be lethal again this season, and will only improve with the additions of Green and Pulkkinen (used properly). We have two really good goaltenders that should push each other all season. I think this team is legit and they will finally be able to prove it in the post season. Anything short of 2nd in the division and Conference Final will be a disappointment to me...

#2625177 2015-2016 expectations

Posted by number9 on 10 September 2015 - 05:36 PM

I'm partially serious with my other post, I really have high hopes this year.  I like our team and expect good things this season.  I think the most improved will be Smith, Jurco & Pulk (perhaps Kindl)

"I like our team"

We're gonna be realgud

#2624680 Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

Posted by LeftWinger on 04 September 2015 - 04:16 PM

man, how many times can we hit the juckf****** pott? Plan the parade!

#2623987 Wings hire Bryan Campbell as Director of Statistical Analysis

Posted by Euro_Twins on 28 August 2015 - 10:04 AM

Definitely a new age of Wings Hockey
Kyle over at wingingitinmotown.com says this is the first time the wings have openly hired a director of analytics

But you can't score goals or win fights with maths. You need good ol truculence and eyebalzz