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#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

#2622264 Which prospect will have the best nhl career

Posted by lomekian on 04 August 2015 - 04:27 PM

Larkin is the safest bet, (such smooth progression) and at the moment has little competition for his projected role. Mantha has an upside that may be even greater but a few more question marks, and may have more competition. Neither will see more than a handful of games this year, just as mantha was very unlikely to make the team even before his injury.

Looking at lower draft picks, AA is the one who looks most nailed on at NHL level and probably has the highest ceiling, but I think Holmstrom has an alluring mix of intensity and smarts.

D-wise, I think all are 2nd/3rd pairing guys, but I love marchenko's gone and think he has upside...

#2621259 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by krsmith17 on 23 July 2015 - 06:07 AM

Exactly Dabura! People keep complaining about the fact that Pulkkinen is "one-dimensional" (which he isn't nearly as people claim...), but I'd love to have a guy that concentrates mainly on the offensive side of the puck. Like you said, we have more than enough two-way, defensively sound forwards, give me a guy that can put the puck in the net. Pulkkinen IS that guy. I truly believe that he couldn't have been used much worse last season. The fact that he was playing the middle of the ice the majority of his power-play minutes is mind-boggling to me. Blashill used him on the left side of the ice, whether it be the left point, left halfboards or left faceoff dot, he was always there waiting to get off that nasty one-timer. Assuming he will continue to be used in that same fashion, he will be a weapon on the power-play. Give him 3rd line-minutes with the likes of Sheahan and Jurco and he will figure out how to produce 5 on 5 as well. He has produced at every level of hockey he's ever played. The fact that people are doubting he can get it done in the NHL with a measly 34 games under his belt, producing at a similar clip as Tatar and Nyquist when they entered the league, after tearing up the AHL, is a little disturbing to me... Like I've said before, I'm rooting for the kid, I think he has the potential to be a very good Red Wing. Time will tell...

#2615807 OT Changes

Posted by joesuffP on 23 June 2015 - 08:14 PM

Cool. They should just ditch the shootouts altogether. What happens if somebody gets a penalty in OT

#2579262 Do the Nyquist!

Posted by Smite on 06 March 2015 - 01:43 PM

Not mine but found this gem. 


#2573725 Larionov on NHL/AHL stifling creative play.

Posted by Ekmanc on 23 February 2015 - 11:48 AM

Interesting article by the professor!


#2572382 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 19 February 2015 - 12:18 AM

I just feel so much better after we win.

#2572290 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 18 February 2015 - 10:22 PM


And to win it on Tots's shot where he roasted Kaner isf****** amazing lolololol


*extra pats for Tots*

#2571905 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 February 2015 - 08:36 PM

I'm of the opinion that a full rebuild is entirely unnecessary and isn't going to happen, There are transitions happening, a lot of younger players are coming up, a lot of our older players are going to start phasing out, there isn't a reason, nor will they ever just start throwing games to lose for the sake of getting a better pick, to go full Buffalo or Edmonton and have 4-5 seasons of pointless misery when there are only minor issues to address. 


Would I rather deal with the fact for a season or two that we aren't the top end elite team of seasons past and face a potential early elimination from playoffs over having a terrible string of seasons and getting a higher draft pick that may or may not turn out to be of value to us in 4 years? Yes, absolutely.


Again my opinion, and my viewpoint as a fan that has no control over how the team is run anyway.

#2570143 2/11 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4

Posted by Alan O'Bricke on 11 February 2015 - 09:26 PM

Most of the comments here are embarassing. I wish a lot of people would either play hockey at a somewhat high/competitive level, or shut up a bit.

What has everyone here been crying for forever?
"Let the kids play"
"Get rid of Franzen"
"Bench Cleary"
Etc, etc.

Guess what? All of those are happening and still no one is happy. Hockey has ups and downs, you are not going to win every game and sometimes you're going to get smoked. It's a curve, especially with teams like Detroit who have players who are still learning what it takes. You don't figure out the NHL in a couple games, in a stretch of games or sometimes even in a season. It takes time. They're learning.

You think Pittsburgh is in a different class than Detroit(someone said this)? They have more talent, arguably, but they don't have leadership, heart, compete level and usually no work ethic. Have you watched all the games PIT has collapsed in? Have you taken a look at their record against their division?

I get that this is an internet forum and the point is to discuss hockey and the game at hand, but it doesn't HAVE to be a hyperbole tabloid styled bitchfest. It could be real discussion with thought, not ripping your favorite team to shreds because they didn't "punch Cindy in the face!"

#2568442 2/5 GDT - Red Wings 3 at Avalanche 0

Posted by TheXym on 05 February 2015 - 08:15 AM

Looking forward to this, it's been too long. I will likely miss the first part of the game due to a rehearsal, so any and all detailed recap of the play will be appreciated.

Hopefully they can light a mup (no idea what that means, or why Fail Out Boy sings about it, but I think it involves the Wings scoring several goals more than their opponents).

Sweet GDT graphic, BTW!


Posted by 55fan on 03 February 2015 - 07:46 AM

The ability to think outside the box and think for oneself whilst following the established rules and regulations and working as a member of a team is almost unheard of in the working world. 


Half the people out there aren't smart enough to do it and freeze up when anything goes wrong; the other half think they are smart enough and go whole-hog in their own direction for the sake of being different without considering the consequences of their actions.


Posted by FireCaptain on 02 February 2015 - 02:06 PM

Blog post by Warren Tabachnick "If I were running my own company, I’d be hiring a team of hockey players, for their hockey skills alone. Here are 10 reasons why."


#2566106 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 26 January 2015 - 11:35 PM


#2539679 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by krsmith17 on 10 October 2014 - 08:32 AM

I sort of feel bad for some of you that the Wings came back and won that game... I mean, I'm sure there are a few that had paragraphs ready to post about how "terrible" we are, but to their disappointment, we managed to outplay a "better" Bruins team in every facet of the game. We pulled out a huge win to kick off the season, and people are still spewing the same old s*** about the same old players... Get over it!


The top two defense pairings looked great, Quincey played solid, Kindl didn't make any catastrophic mistakes, Zetterberg still doesn't look himself, but still played great, Franzen played great, Abdelkader scored a goal on the top line (off his ass, how he scores a lot of his goal...), Helm didn't look too out of place on the power-play (great assist on Nyquist' goal), the kids looked great, the 4th line was very solid, the penalty kill was perfect, although the power-play struggled at the start, they still produced, Howard looked great after that first gaff by Ericsson...


We played with great structure and skated as a unit, covering positions, fore-checking and back-checking, all in all, it was a great game and we looked much faster and hungrier through the entire game. Yes, I'm well aware that it was only one game, but it was a game that we won, so quit the bitching...