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#2588612 Is Hank too slow and ineffective to play center?

Posted by Dave on 02 April 2015 - 10:14 PM

He hasn't looked any worse than the rest of the team lately


So he's at least terrible? Honestly I don't think Z is the problem. He can't carry the team anymore, but he's still effective.

#2587776 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by Dave on 01 April 2015 - 07:44 AM

Coaching is the LAST problem with the Wings.  It's the Defense!  Plain and simple!  We have ONE .... one top four D man.  The rest are all 5,6,7s.  Danny will be there but he has no mentor as Kronner is fried.  It is the D!


I disagree with this. It's not the D's fault that the forwards constantly turn over the puck. It's not the D's fault that the forwards can't forcheck. It's not the D's fault that the forwards can't make, or take a pass to save their life. It's not the D's fault that the team can't win a faceoff this month.


The D is weak, no doubt about it, but it's far from the only problem.

#2587656 3/31 GDT : Senators 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by Dave on 31 March 2015 - 09:24 PM

There is almost nothing positive about that game other than Mrazek played very well. Defense sucked, offense sucked, passing sucked, faceoffs sucked. Sheesh, something's gotta give.

#2586699 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by Dave on 29 March 2015 - 05:22 PM

25% on the PK.....I'm no math wizard but that seems low.

#2585879 3/26 GDT: Sharks 6 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Dave on 27 March 2015 - 01:25 PM


:lol: yeah, I got the banhammer for a personal attack on myself. 



But weren't the Wings strong in the faceoff this season? Or am I making that up? 


They were 2nd in the league for half the season. Their strong possession numbers were driven by faceoff wins. A large offensive strategy was to just throw it on goal, and get an offensive zone faceoff and the carry possession.

#2585801 3/26 GDT: Sharks 6 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Dave on 27 March 2015 - 06:43 AM

The Leafs went 4-10-1 last March during their regular season collapse. The Wings are currently 4-7-1 in March. They are Leafing their way right out of the playoffs.

#2583925 3/22 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Dave on 22 March 2015 - 12:23 PM

Detroit has become just awful at passing. It's been a problem most of the season.

#2580313 3/9 GDT : Oilers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Dave on 09 March 2015 - 07:02 PM

Abbys moves so smooth he dekes himself out!

#2580266 3/9 GDT : Oilers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Dave on 09 March 2015 - 06:36 PM


Did Ericsson look bad against Calgary and Boston?  I heard Weiss did. 


People like to blame Weiss for the 1st shorty, but he bobbled a s*** pass in the neutral zone. I blame the pass. The 2nd shorty was all on weiss.

#2578384 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Dave on 04 March 2015 - 08:29 PM

see Im not sure if I like jurco on that line


He can now be creative because he has better line mates. It will pay off.

#2571873 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by Dave on 18 February 2015 - 08:06 PM

This is what I call Leafs hockey!

#2570118 2/11 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4

Posted by Dave on 11 February 2015 - 09:17 PM

no goalie interference...dont tell me this is an Uncle Gary game...most penalized team in the league and Detroit hasn't got a PP yet.


Hard to draw penalties when you have possession for 4% of the time.

#2564716 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by Dave on 19 January 2015 - 09:11 AM

Can we all admit that there's a huge jump from the AHL to the NHL, that scoring a ton in the AHL doesn't mean a guy will score int he NHL, and sendPulinnen back down to learn how to do more than try to fire a slapper every time he touches the puck in the offensive zone?  Kid needs to settle the @#$& down instead of trying to shoot the puck through the goalie's chest every time.


No. He hasn't been bad. There comes a point when being a big fish in a small pond will stunt your growth. 


He'll figure things out, it takes more than 5 games to get acclimated with the NHL.

#2555811 Jimmy sucks in a shootout Howard

Posted by Dave on 11 December 2014 - 12:41 PM

I've always wondered if you could track down the Guiness Book of World Records fattest man, strap some pads on him, and just literally plug up the entire net with him. Is there a rule in the NHL rule book about this? Are there weight parameters that say "If the goalie is large enough that there is no longer an opening to the net, he cannot play in the NHL?". It surely would solve our shootout issues if there was no entrance to the net at all. 


If we can keep this thread respectful and on point about Howard's performance in shootouts, and his percentages indeed being among the lowest, it may continue. Let's keep it friendly, it is the holiday season after all. 




They did this on sports science.


#2555687 12/10 GDT - Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by Dave on 10 December 2014 - 10:55 PM

Hopelessly outshoot the other team and make a bad goalie look like God - pretty par for the course. 

See, it DOES feel like '09!