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#2533363 Red Wings add Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer to coaching staff

Posted by Jersey Wing on 30 July 2014 - 12:14 PM

As a former Wildcat, this makes me happy :bye1:

You and me both! 

 

National Champ Hiller is.

 

And while I'm talking about NMU, I found out that the Starbucks founder Howard Schultz not only went to NMU he lived in the same room I did, 304 Halverson Hall.




#2519838 Regner: Next year could be Babcock's last

Posted by VM1138 on 09 May 2014 - 11:21 AM

I hate articles like this.  They're increasingly common.

 

Regner is clearly reaching for conclusions.  Nothing here indicates next year will be his last. 

 

What Babcock has stated in other interviews as well is that he can get a job anywhere, so he's not concerned with getting some long term big-money deal.  Only people who worry about the future of their careers do that.  He just wants to take it year by year.  That means he could be here another 10, or he could be gone next year.

 

Either way, nothing here supports Babcock's leaning one way or the other.  But hey, page hits, I guess.

 

I wrote this in another thread, but the whole coach getting stale thing doesn't really apply to Babcock anymore.  There's such a huge turnover in players that next year's team and the one after that will be almost entirely different than the ones during most of his tenure.  So it's like getting a fresh start.

 

Plus, Babcock loves coaching young guys and building their game.  He can do that in Detroit just as easily as anywhere else.  At least here he has competent management to work with.




#2519426 4th Annual Playoff Money On The Board!

Posted by vladdy16 on 06 May 2014 - 01:10 PM

A huge round of applause to all of you.  We sent a whopping $360 to Children's Hospital in the name of Gordie and Colleen Howe today!  That's a huge sum considering we were one and done this year for series AND game wins.  That's not to rub it in at all, but to point out how generous you guys are.

 Way to go, LGW!  Well done.

 

 

Thank you for your donation to the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation. A formal thank you letter will be mailed to the address indicated on the donation form which will also serve as your receipt for tax purposes. Please contact us at (313) 964-6994 if you any questions about your contribution.

Thank you again for your support which will help improve the lives of children and their families.

Sincerely,

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

 

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#2514893 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 24 April 2014 - 06:45 PM

Please Swedish Jesus and YFMB we need to win this
Lol Oz is fed up with Marchand's bulls***


#2511450 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by MidMichSteve on 19 April 2014 - 12:30 PM

From another forum. FinRuutu

 

Link

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#2511340 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by King Crane on 18 April 2014 - 11:24 PM

From @helmerroids

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#2509105 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by derblaueClaus on 13 April 2014 - 07:29 AM

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#2509121 4th Annual Playoff Money On The Board!

Posted by vladdy16 on 13 April 2014 - 10:33 AM

Now for the second favorite part of the season - Money on the Board.

 

For those who know how it works, pledge up!

 

For those that don't know how it works, each participant decides what they would like to pledge for the Wings run in the playoffs.  It could be 50 cents per goal, it could be 5 bucks per game won, it could be a penny for each hit; our members get very creative!  I just pledge a dollar amount per series win.  I'm boring.  You are responsible for keeping track of how much your donation is.  A lot of people keep track in their signatures.  It's a lot of fun.

Once there is no possible way to add money to the pot, everyone PayPals their donation to me and I send it on to Children's Hospital.  I then receive a very nice thank-you note, which I post here.

You can do a board search for previous Money on the Board threads to see how it all works and maybe get some pledging ideas.

 

Here's hoping we have TONS o' cash to send off to the kiddies this year.

 

 

GO WINGS!!




#2506232 Glendening signed to 3 year extension

Posted by Dabura on 05 April 2014 - 05:32 PM

Who cares about goals? Who's gonna score if our top 2 lines get shut down in the playoffs? To make it far you need all 4 lines to chip in with goals from time to time

Darren McCarty cup winning goal vs flyers? Among a few others .... Maltby.... Draper

Hell even Joey kocur scored some nice playoff goals for us when we went on our cup runs

You can say who gives a crap if he doesn't score but chances are if he doesn't score a few in the playoffs along with miller or whom ever chances are we won't make it far

 

Getting on Glendening because he hasn't scored a goal is totally missing the point of him. It's almost like getting on Nyquist because he doesn't block enough shots. In a tight playoff series, how do we know a shot that Nyquist doesn't block won't end up being the difference?

 

Glendening is a shutdown center. His duties lie 100% on the defensive side of the puck. Any offense he provides is essentially a bonus. He takes the vast majority of his faceoffs in the defensive zone. He's clutch on the PK. He checks and grinds and pushes, shoves, yaps, agitates. He frustrates the likes of Crosby and Stamkos. In a tight playoff series against a top-heavy team like the Pens, a Luke Glendening would, in theory, give our top three lines more room in the matchups battle. If Datsyuk doesn't have to shadow Crosby on every shift he takes, he's probably going to be more dangerous offensively. Maybe Helm can cheat up ice a little more. Throw in the last change at home and the fact that Babs is a matchup wizard, and that's potentially the difference in the series right there.

 

But that's not even the big thing with him. The big thing with him is that he works hard, plays the right way, takes care of business, is zero-maintence, etc. He's a coach's dream and the kind of guy you love to have on your team. I don't think it's totally a coincidence that Babs says Glendening's line was our best against the Sabres and then, bam!, he gets extended. Our team has problems with keeping it simple, giving consistent effort, staying focused,  sustaining intensity, being responsible defensively, avoiding complacency. Those things aren't an issue for Glendening, and that's a big deal - for the team as a whole. That was on full display last night. He can be a steadying presence. Things getting dicey? Crosby running amok? Key PK? Too much cuteness? Throw Glendening's line over the boards. He may not score, but 1) big deal, and 2) he's going to score eventually, and then we'll be complaining that he doesn't score enough.

 

I mean, yeah, he's never scored in the NHL playoffs. That's true. But he's never actually played in the NHL playoffs. He's got, like, 50 games of NHL experience. And he's, what, like, 16 years old? Pretty sure this is the first season that fellow blockhand Darren Helm has shown the slightest bit of real scoring prowess. (That he's 27 probably has something to do with it.)

 

I just think it's nitpicking, saying Kocur scored some playoff goals therefore Glendening is useless.




#2501741 Weiss - who would take him next season and does he have a full NTC

Posted by Dave on 27 March 2014 - 12:38 PM

Hmmmm, never really gave the thought of Weiss playing wing...that could work out wonderfully.  BOTH Jurco and Glendening have exemptions remaining to cover next season, so much like Nyke this season, they can start the year in GR without the chance of losing them, thus opening up two roster spots up front...lets look at this:

 

I hate Franzen anyway, and I especially hate him on the top line.  Nyke should be there and that is where I am starting him.

 

Nyke - Dats - Z

Weiss - Leggy - Alfie

Fish - Tinky - Abby

Franzine - Barbie - Miller

(Andy - Ferraro - Dirty Harry)

 

Kronner - Big E

Smitty - UFA (Morris)

Diesel - UFA (Mitchell)

Laser

 

Ugh (Howard)

Vokoun

 

That's 24 players with Glenny and Jurx stating GR.  Trading Kindl (no so) Fire and Almost Almqvist for a couple of picks.  If you feel the pinch of a lower cap, then Andy can be packaged as well, or maybe sign bit cheaper D-man instead of one of Mitchell or Morris. Unless you'd want to roll the dice on Marchenko and only sign Morris.

 

I know this is a Weiss thread, and I really didn't mean to respond with a roster of possible next season ufa's, but the idea of Weiss playing wing lead me to where I may be able to put others...sorry.

 

Those are the worst, most forced nicknames I've ever seen. Seriously....please just type their names out.




#2504059 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 31 March 2014 - 12:31 AM

I hope Jarnkrok becomes a nobody for the simple fact that I don't want to read about this trade for the next 18 years of his career.


#2498857 3/22 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2

Posted by derblaueClaus on 22 March 2014 - 12:22 PM

I almost forgot. :scared:   It's crucial to post him this time of the year.

 

 

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Show us the way to victory YFMB ! Let's go WINGS !




#2498368 3/20 GDT - Penguins 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by Mike J. on 20 March 2014 - 09:24 PM

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#2496300 Injury Updates

Posted by wings87 on 17 March 2014 - 09:44 PM

anyone committed to tanking the rest of the year and shooting for a possible top 8 pick?


Not a chance, we are only 3 back with 2 games in hand. Until we are mathematically eliminated, I'll keep the faith.


#2495093 2 points tonight is a must!

Posted by rick zombo on 14 March 2014 - 11:10 AM

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