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#2545135 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by dirtydangles on 29 October 2014 - 07:32 PM

Smith has been unreal tonight so far. Just looks so smooth out there. Nice hit reversal too - he does that a lot. 




#2545123 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by dirtydangles on 29 October 2014 - 07:20 PM

The NHL should man up and issue an apology to the Red Wings tonight. Even the NFL does that from time to time. 




#2545121 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by dirtydangles on 29 October 2014 - 07:17 PM

There is NO accountability for the refs. Bettman has them protected regardless of their conduct. If anyone pulled s*** like that at their day job they would be talking to the boss about their incompetence. These guys will just move on to the next game. 




#2544991 Chara out 4-6 weeks with knee injury

Posted by dirtydangles on 29 October 2014 - 03:27 PM

 

At some point Boston will have to prepare themselves for the post Chara era and I think Myers would be an ideal fit there. He is still young and if he ever develops and becomes even more rugged that guy has Chara 2 written all over him. It took Chara till his late 20 s to become the beast he is today. That's the gamble with Myers but its a gamble i'd gladly play.

At some point Detroit will have to prepare themselves for the post-Lidstrom... oh wait... he's gone and we did nothing?




#2544846 Rating the Defense through 6 games

Posted by dirtydangles on 28 October 2014 - 03:48 PM

If Smith worked on his shot a bit more he would be lethal. He seems to get lots of opportunities on the rush as the trailing man but just doesn't find the net.




#2544687 Kindl on the block

Posted by dirtydangles on 26 October 2014 - 05:15 PM

True but we got dat for at least two more years and z for like 6.

We got Larkin © and mantha (wing) in minors but they're just prospects.

So ya long term could prioritize a center. But short term 2-4 years a winger is higher priority.

Z and dats won't be reliable top centers after a few more seasons. They have too many durability questions. I could see both playing for a long time like selanne - high level but not carrying the team on their backs. 




#2544678 Kindl on the block

Posted by dirtydangles on 26 October 2014 - 03:48 PM

I woukdnt mind him because he is a good big bodied center.

But I want mostly want a winger. Hopefully one that can actually score.

thing is - today we need a scoring winger (we have some in the pipeline)- but in a couple years that is all we will have and we won't have top 6 centers. 




#2544025 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 23 October 2014 - 09:13 PM

abby with datsyuk? really?




#2543861 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 23 October 2014 - 08:15 PM

Honestly, I don't want to do this anymore with Babcock. He is just so frustrating and doesn't make any smart lineup choices.

 

I'm not excited to make Babcock the highest paid coach in the NHL that busts my nuggets every night when he puts helm and abby in the top 6 and juggles the d pairs every night. 

 

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Learn that babs. 




#2543836 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 23 October 2014 - 08:06 PM

FREE WEISS. DITCH NESTRASIL. 

 

FREE OUELLET. DITCH KINDL. 

 

Do it already. Nobody is going to claim nesty.




#2543828 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 23 October 2014 - 08:04 PM

We take the lamest shots on the pp. we pass it around - realize we haven't shot then take some useless shot from the point that gets blocked. We need an end game on the pp. At least some sort of goal - like trying to get it low or moving the goalie laterally. right now we are just treading water. 




#2543695 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 23 October 2014 - 07:11 PM

Am I a terrible person for wanting Alfie in for Jurco?




#2543660 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 23 October 2014 - 07:07 PM

Helm isn't a top 6 player...




#2543464 Lines Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 22 October 2014 - 08:04 PM

i seriously dont even want myers. and buffalo is throwing out names like mantha and larkin, F off.

lol at callahan though

Yeah Myers hasn't put it together yet due to his poor development - might never. We are actually developing our kids and they want us to do the dirty work for them. Myers would be a beast by now if Detroit had drafted and developed him - such a shame. Same could be said for Adam Larsson. 




#2543463 Rating the Defense through 6 games

Posted by dirtydangles on 22 October 2014 - 08:02 PM

1. Smith - creating offence, jumping up in on the play, leading the rush, cut down on mistakes and turnovers, making good decisions.

2. Kronwall - still in his peak, playing more careful as the leader of the d group, a few more mistakes than we are used to but that comes from playing the hardest minutes

3. DD - very steady, moving the puck well, not making mistakes, not producing offensively yet and this needs to come along soon hopefully

4. Quincey - haven't really noticed him which is a good thing, hasn't made any crazy stupid decisions that I've noticed, not much offensively

5. Kindl - he has been sheltered a lot it seems, hasn't been too bad after the first couple of games, still not doing much to contribute

6. E - has been slow, error prone, softer than usual, zero offence, average defence - either he is having a slow start or he isn't aging well

 

All in all I would say Smith, Kronner, and DD are all mainstays for the future. I wouldn't mind picking up a Petry/Myers and then adding Ouellet and one of Jensen/Marchenko for next season. The following season we will probably see Sproul make the jump and then we have to make some tougher decisions. Sproul definitely needs to make this team eventually with his tools. I wouldn't mind shipping E out at the end of the year while he still has some trade value. 

 

Kronwall - Smith

Dekeyser - Petry/Myers

Ouellet - Marchenko/Jensen

Lashoff