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#2467304 Inside a Hockey Ref's Game

Posted by dirtydangles on 23 December 2013 - 03:59 PM

This would be awesome for NHL ref accountability. If all refs wore these we could see what they see during games and understand how their positioning may affect calls etc. In a way it helps fans understand why refs made calls that night and also holds refs accountable if they clearly missed things right in front of them.

#2466548 Tootoo called up

Posted by dirtydangles on 20 December 2013 - 03:42 PM

What does tats have to do to get into te top six? Sheahan over tats?!

#2466141 Healthy vs. Injured

Posted by dirtydangles on 19 December 2013 - 11:45 AM

Hahaha this is a unique thread. We do have enough injuries to ice a pretty nice injured roster. Team 2 would certainly score more goals.

#2465859 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by dirtydangles on 17 December 2013 - 09:47 PM

This is where I see this team next year. Alfie for 1 more year until Jurco finishes developing. Influx of youth into the bottom 6 to give us the energy we have been lacking in the bottom 6 for the last couple years. There are some decisions to make in the bottom 6 as to who stays. I honestly don't love Andersson much in terms of what he brings to the lineup. 


CapGeek Armchair GM Roster
Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($7.500m) / Daniel Alfredsson ($5.000m)
Gustav Nyquist ($0.950m) / Stephen Weiss ($4.900m) / Johan Franzen ($3.955m)
Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Tomas Tatar ($1.500m)
Drew Miller ($1.350m) / Riley Sheahan ($0.900m) / Landon Ferraro ($0.800m)
Joakim Andersson ($0.733m) / Luke Glendening ($0.700m) / Mitchell Callahan ($0.700m)
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($4.250m)
Brendan Smith ($1.263m) / Danny DeKeyser ($2.400m)
Jakub Kindl ($2.400m) / Xavier Ouellet ($0.670m)
Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) or Adam Almquist
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m)
Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m) 
Carlo Colaiacovo ($0.000m)
Jordin Tootoo ($0.000m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(estimations for 2014-15)
SALARY CAP: $71,100,000; CAP PAYROLL: $62,244,545; BONUSES: $224,167
CAP SPACE (24-man roster): $8,855,455


The more important decisions will be made at the draft table. I think we need to go all in on a 1C prospect. I would love to trade our 1st this year for a 1st next year then move up and get a 1C. 

#2465851 Can Detroit turn things around?

Posted by dirtydangles on 17 December 2013 - 09:34 PM

Rename thread: Can Detroit ever get healthy?

#2463110 12/10 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Panthers 3 (SO)

Posted by dirtydangles on 10 December 2013 - 10:05 PM

This all just sets the stage for a Weiss winner - book it. :P

#2462425 Shawn Thornton attacks Orpik (leaves game on stretcher)

Posted by dirtydangles on 08 December 2013 - 11:02 PM

So pathetic - the NHL is reviewing Neal's "kneeing" incident within the rule for kneeing? How is this any different that a deliberate elbow to the head blindside? So what if it was a knee. Should be an in person hearing with over 5 games suspension. He will get 2 for a dirtier play than most - a lot of head shots can be unintentional and end up being penalized a lot worse.

#2462212 Weiss

Posted by dirtydangles on 07 December 2013 - 09:34 PM

he looked okay in the 3rd - actually managed to get involved. obviously need more than that but its a positive going forward.

#2461780 Lines Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 06 December 2013 - 09:57 PM

If ever healthy - leave franzen at C - he is running show with the kids on his wings.


Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Alfie

Tatar - Franzen - Nyqust

Abby - Helm - Weiss

Miller - Andersson - Bert (PP net front)

Sammy, Cleary 

#2461778 12/6 GDT 7:00PM: Red Wings 3 at Devils 1

Posted by dirtydangles on 06 December 2013 - 09:55 PM

All I know is Tatar better be on one of the top 2 lines from now on (even when Pav and Hank return). He continues to prove game after game that he can be a difference maker and a game changer. Time for Abby to head back to the 3rd line where he belongs.

AGREED. The guy is a baller. Alfie, Tatar, Nyqust, Franzen as top line wingers from here on. Woulnd't mind leaving Franzen at C and pushing Z to wing again. Franzen has looked great. Move Weiss to Helm's wing to see if he can get his wheels going.


Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Alfie

Tatar - Franzen - Nyqust

Abby - Helm - Weiss

Miller - Andersson - Bert (PP net front)

Sammy, Cleary 

#2461743 12/6 GDT 7:00PM: Red Wings 3 at Devils 1

Posted by dirtydangles on 06 December 2013 - 09:35 PM

He only had to make 10 saves (WOW), but Gus needs to get the bulk of the work going forward. He makes the key saves, and just wins baby. Good for him, rough year last year, now 8-0-1.

His play with the puck has taken a lot of pressure off the D and allowed us to beat the forecheck. He has been a big part of our success. 

#2461730 12/6 GDT 7:00PM: Red Wings 3 at Devils 1

Posted by dirtydangles on 06 December 2013 - 09:33 PM

Got so pumped when Daniels said "WEISS" then he quickly corrected himself. I was still pumped nonetheless.

#2461664 Weiss

Posted by dirtydangles on 06 December 2013 - 09:14 PM

Weiss has not looked good tonight. His positioning has been poor - he doesn't do a good job of making himself available for the puck which seems to big a major problem. 

#2461348 Howard = Average

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 December 2013 - 09:12 PM

I would have said Howard was above average before this season. He hasn't "stolen" and games I can think of this season - which a starting goalie should do from time to time. Within this CURRENT team - Howard is an average goalie. I argue that Crawford would look just as average if he played on this team - neither are top calibre goalies in my mind. 

#2461264 Luke Schenn`s dangerous hit on Justin Abdelkader

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 December 2013 - 12:29 PM

The more hits like this occur, the more of them we're going to see. And sooner or later, someone's career is going to be over...


Todd Bertuzzi get's go much negativity over the Steve Moore incedent, (we all know how that occurred so I won't get into that) yet we've witnessed far dirtier s*** go on without consequence. For instance the Shea Weber deal with Zetterberg that cracked his helmet... I was honestly surprised to see Cody McLeod get a suspension for the hit on Kronner.


Something has to give. 

Only reason McLeod was suspended is because he isn't a very important player to the Aves. Honestly the NHL has no problem suspending lower tier players but never come down hard on higher end players. Kronner even said he felt he was partially at fault for the hit and McLeod was still suspended. Doesn't help that Shanny goes soft when assessing wings suspensions so as not to tarnish his reputation (can someone say overcompensating). Considering the NHL has time to review these suspensions you would think they would be consistent - but there have been so many f***ups I just don't understand where they are coming from.