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#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...

#2539257 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 09 October 2014 - 11:23 AM




I am excite

#2539151 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 08 October 2014 - 09:47 PM

I'll have an updated version with Boston's stats from tonight's game tomorrow, but for now, GO WINGS!!!!

#2538666 Blast from the Past

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 October 2014 - 11:04 PM

So I was going through a bunch of my Dad's old things and stumbled upon one of his NHL contracts from the Red Wings lying in between the pages of an old program.


I've never seen an NHL contract before (let alone from the 70s) and thought it was interesting and that I would share for others interested as well.


The salary and bonuses give an interesting perspective in comparison to today.  The average salary (according to the HHOF) in 1970 was $18,000.










#2537341 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by number9 on 25 September 2014 - 10:01 PM

Sept 25 GDP: wings 3-Chi 2. Tatar , Nosek, Nestrasil. Wings put up 41 sog.


Heard there was a lot of czeching in that game.

#2537340 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by T.Low on 25 September 2014 - 09:54 PM

Sept 25 GDP: wings 3-Chi 2. Tatar , Nosek, Nestrasil. Wings put up 41 sog.

#2533471 Red Army Documentary

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 01 August 2014 - 04:35 PM

Has anyone else heard of this?


It's apparently going to debut at TIFF in September with wider release (US) to come in January.

#2533113 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by Echolalia on 28 July 2014 - 10:02 AM

Hmm I guess my predictions will be:


Smith still has a few brain-farts, but he becomes a LGW favorite this season.  Babs gives him an opportunity on the power play, and he doesn't give it up.

Cleary plays 10 games and is benched for the rest of the season.  He then finally calls it a career.

Weiss plays 50-60 games, looks much better than he did last year, but still not as good as he could be (and LGW expects).  He becomes the new whipping boy.

Howard has top 10 stats, half of LGW still argues that he's average.

Gustavsson is often injured, and when he plays he is out of position, loses sight of the puck, fumbles the puck in the crease, and will somehow still win us games.

Mrazek will play 10-15 games for the Wings this season, and look good in every game.

Wings will go on a 3 game losing streak, LGW will implode. 

Wings will go on a 3 game winning streak, LGW will believe this team is as good as the 2002 team.

#2531696 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by FlashyG on 11 July 2014 - 09:21 PM

Don't worry Kenny's got a firm grip on the wheel.



#2519861 3 Words To Describe This Organization...

Posted by kipwinger on 09 May 2014 - 02:18 PM

Pure f****** Class. 


Per Malik:  "On Wednesday May 7th, 2014, Kelly Rothe, made it know about her surgery she was about to undertake, the following day the Detroit Red Wings organization brought Kelly and her family down to The Joe for a special private dinner. There she was surprised by local Detroit band, Kaleido, who gave her a private acoustic set. Then they took her to the Red Wings locker room where her favorite player was there waiting to surprise her."


My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor, and my aunt passed away from breast cancer.  It's absolutely mind-blowing how difficult the decision to have this procedure must be.  Especially for a guy, like me. 


So to see her choke up and say "you don't even know" when they ask what the Wings' gesture means to her...Jesus Christ. 


#2519420 Wings Advanced Puck Possession Stats

Posted by number9 on 06 May 2014 - 12:58 PM

So I saw a Leafs fan do this, and for them all of their fighters ended up at the bottom of the list, so I thought it might actually be a semi decent metric and wanted to see how the Wings lined up.


Corsi F% is basically an advance stats proxy for puck possession. (Shots + shots missed the net + shots blocked for your team and the others while a player is on the ice)


The Leafs fan did Corsi F%, minus Corsi F% of linemates, plus the Corsi F% of opposition. So basically it's CF% adjusted for the strength of competition and strength of linemates.


Here's the numbers for the Wings during regular season 5x5 play:


  1. Tatar 0.563 - 0.500 + 0.496 = .559
  2. Datsyuk 0.561 - 0.500 + 0.494 = .555
  3. Nyquist 0.546 - 0.510 + 0.501 = .537
  4. Sheahan 0.561 - 0.522 + 0.494 = .533
  5. Jurco 0.558 - 0.524 + 0.494 = .528
  6. Zetterberg 0.532 - 0.517 + 0.508 = .523
  7. Helm 0.531 - 0.508 + 0.492 = .515
  8. Legwand 0.496 - 0.492 + 0.501 = .505
  9. Alfredsson 0.513 - 0.511 + 0.495 = .497
  10. Franzen 0.511 - 0.514 + 0.500 = .497
  11. Samuelsson 0.505 - 0.505 + 0.497 = .497
  12. Emmerton 0.502 - 0.505 + 0.498 = .495
  13. Abdelkader 0.508 - 0.518 + 0.503 = .493
  14. Andersson 0.500 - 0.515 + 0.495 = .480
  15. Miller 0.489 - 0.510 + 0.494 = .473
  16. Bertuzzi 0.496 - 0.524 + 0.497 = .469
  17. Cleary 0.473 - 0.512 + 0.499 = .460
  18. Glendening 0.462 - 0.518 + 0.495 = .439
  19. Weiss 0.420 - 0.520 + 0.505 = .405


I was glad to see all the kids right up there with Datsyuk and Zetterberg. A testament to how well they've worked in our puck possession system so far. Defensive players like Abdelkader, Miller, Andersson, and Glendening ranked low, which didn't surprise me bc most don't have the offensive ability to possess the puck a lot. Not surprisingly either is how low Weiss, Cleary, and Bertuzzi are, all guys that should have shown more offense.


These numbers are far from 100% reflective of puck possession skill, but if we were to go off them a puck possession team should ice this forward lineup next year:


Tatar - Datsyuk - Nyquist

Zetterberg - Sheahan - Jurco

Legwand - Helm - Alfredsson/Franzen

Abdelkader - Andersson - Alfredsson/Franzen


I think most would agree with that lineup or some variation of it. We also have Weiss who's numbers could be much better next year.


Thoughts on the calculations or results? It's very moneyballish so take it for what it's worth

#2515077 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by Firehawk on 24 April 2014 - 07:52 PM

Would feel better with a 2-0 lead. Man, The wings had tons of shots from the hash area and missed the net. At least hit the net, don't respect rask too much. Hes just a man. Hes cut! Hes not a machine, hes a man!

And does anyone still think it's not important to get the jump on Boston as opposed to giving away the momentum easy? I don't care who's in net or who's taking penalty, bottom line is you've got to get the jump against a team like Boston. You can't give anything away early.

Yes, that's why im furious with howard. He did it in both games 2 and 3 singlehandedly.

#2514771 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by WingsAlways on 24 April 2014 - 04:15 PM

Game time prediction - A stray hair falls out of Zetterberg's beard, gets lodged in Tuukka Rask's eye, Wings go on to win.

#2514768 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by kipwinger on 24 April 2014 - 04:10 PM

I truly hope Bert has one last insane series left in him and he propels us past the Bruins.  Just so that everyone who talked s*** about him all year (including me) can suck an egg.  Also, so that he'll get the Cup handed to him first before Alfie.