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#2455942 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by Kira on 21 November 2013 - 08:52 AM

Sometimes it goes that way.


I saw Patrick Eaves last night in GR, playing with the Griffins.  After the game (which was a 5-0 shutout for Petr Mrazek, by the by), we walked over to Peppino's, which is where the guys come hang out and eat after the game.  And he was there.  So my friend Kathy and I walked over and talked to him.  Kathy welcomed him to GR, and I told him I was sorry he wasn't in Detroit, but I was so glad he's there.  He was very sweet.  Then I told him I think we have some kind of cosmic connection.  He looked a little puzzled, and then I said, "We share the same birthday.  You're Patrick, I'm Patricia.  And your middle name is Campbell, and that was my maiden name."


"You're kidding."  "Nope."  "Weird!"


I also got to talk to Petr and Mitch Callahan.  And it turns out Jordin Tootoo doesn't like Italian food, so you won't be seeing him in that restaurant.


Anyway, that's all the news I have.

#2455958 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by Kira on 21 November 2013 - 10:10 AM

Those are nice.  He was so sweet last night.  I would have bought him a beer, but I was broke.  But it was a fun game, and he even got an assist on one of the goals.  Good time was  had by all.

#2455943 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by 55fan on 21 November 2013 - 08:56 AM

Glad you got to see the boys (or at least some of them).


I do miss our Patty Sunshine.



#2456493 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Dabura on 21 November 2013 - 10:16 PM

I was just thinking that.  If only Tatar had a great game, too, that'd be the ultimate finger in Holland's face.  But I'm afraid Babcock will use his game as an excuse to waive him or some garbage like that.


Waive Tatar? Even Holland's not that wacko.


The thing with Nyquist-Tatar is, IMHO, Nyquist is this good right now largely because he was up with us in the playoffs and gained some great experience and confidence. Tatar can sit every now and then, fine - but experience (or a lack thereof) is the thing with him. That's what he needs more than anything else. Experience.

#2455861 Nyquist Getting the call

Posted by dirtydangles on 20 November 2013 - 06:44 PM


#2455647 Would you consider Howard on a "Cold Streak"?

Posted by GoalieManPat on 20 November 2013 - 07:33 AM

I think Howie played his best game last night since returning from monsters 3-0 run.. I was there though, and pretty high up, so I didn't have the best view to judge his play but I didn't think either of the goals were his fault and he made some great saves.


The first goal he had no chance as on he never saw the puck. It was one of those that a goalie knows someone shot and they just hope it hits them. The 2nd one is not totally his fault. It was a unlucky bounce off the boards but he did seem to react a bit late on it.

#2454987 HBO 24/7

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 18 November 2013 - 11:57 AM

You confused me for a moment.  Then I realized that "shooting practice" was different than "target practice", which was what I thought it meant.


"Don't shoot our guys!!!! Ok, maybe Quincey..."

#2454503 11/16 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5 (SO)

Posted by CaliforniaWingsFan on 16 November 2013 - 06:25 PM

Just lose in overtime or a shootout and get a point. We can still make it into the playoffs like the Panthers did a few years ago with their OT/SO loss points. 


Edit: "Hey the Tatar/Helm/Franzen line looked good last night, time to split it up" -Mike Babcock

#2454450 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by GoalieManPat on 16 November 2013 - 11:31 AM

This is for all the Jimmy Howard fans out there ha ha Ha ha ha
now that is a elite goalie right there


Typical Detroit fan response. Wings lost so lets blame the goalie. Lets just disregard the fact the bottom two forward lines and bottom half of the D  are AHL quality at best. Or that this team cant score in the shootout (come on Ive never seen a goalie have an easier time in the shootout than Holtbys 3 poke checks last night) let alone a clutch goal in OT. Lets just blame the goalie and turn a blind eye to whats really wrong with this team. If you believe Jimmy is the problem you don't know the game. Just conveniently forget that without Howards strong play the Wings would have 6-8 pts less this year so far. Im guessing your one of the people that believe Howard is s*** and the Wings should have Petr as the starter right now. The same Petr Mrazek who is curently being outplayed by Tom FREAKING McCollum in GR this year. Howard is an elite goaltender. He is the only reason the Wings made the playoffs last year and the only reason they got past the first round and took Chicago to 7 games. It doesn't matter how good your goalie is when half your team is s***e there will be nights they make the goalie look bad.

#2454441 Cleary in, Tatar out against Caps

Posted by VM1138 on 16 November 2013 - 09:24 AM

Tatar apparently only played because Alfredsson was injured. And I bet he'll sit one of the next few games, too. Enough rotating of players. Cleary hurts the team, and Sammy has been fairly neutral. Not good, and not helpful, but he's not hurting. We've played enough to start rolling with a consistent roster.

#2454444 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by VM1138 on 16 November 2013 - 09:32 AM

Yeah, Bert is fine. He isn't our star, he doesn't have to score all the time. He's right on par with where he should be with 5 goals.

And he creates space and helps our puck possession. I have zero complaints. He's the kind of veteran that Holland hopes he gets when he signs them.

#2453815 Filppula to Tampa 5 yr $5 million

Posted by Dabura on 15 November 2013 - 08:41 AM

Fil was always going to put up more points in Tampa, why are people so surprised by this?




Any and all of our players would probably put up more points on the Bolts. Except maybe Bert, because he wouldn't be playing with Z and D, and Cleary, because he wouldn't be playing, period.


And yet, I also feel like half of our guys couldn't play the Bolts' game. Puck-possession is forgiving; you can be incredibly slow and terrible, as long as you're able to make crisp passes and guard the puck a little. Whereas the Bolts play a very fast, aggressive, up-tempo game. You can be old, but you'd better be smart - and fast (see: Marty St. Louis).

#2453813 Filppula to Tampa 5 yr $5 million

Posted by GoalieManPat on 15 November 2013 - 08:29 AM

Fil was always going to put up more points in Tampa, why are people so surprised by this? Especially now as the #1 center. He gets more ice time, more offensive line-mates, and a more offensive system. You also have to add in that Fil was saddled with Francine, Bert, and Cleary for a lot of  last year. I dont care who you are when you have those boat anchors on your line its going to effect your scoring.

#2453467 What Did Pierre McGuire Want from Henrik Zetterberg?

Posted by toby91_ca on 13 November 2013 - 04:44 PM

Looks like Pierre asks for an interview and the response is "Now???" and shakes his head.

#2452842 Varlamov Arrested

Posted by wings87 on 11 November 2013 - 09:58 PM

One is a result/bi-product of the other.

Yeah, but you can say that about anything. I'm still shocked that Don Cherry has any credibility left with anyone.