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#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.

#2461127 12/4 GDT : Flyers 6 at Red Wings 3

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 December 2013 - 11:00 PM

First game without Datsyuk and Zetterberg, one loss. They're too important to this team. I had a bad feeling about this damn game but when the Wings went up 3-1 I thought differently.  Unreal, this game was embarrassing. Blah, I'mf****** pissed.

I coulda dealt with a 4-1 thrashing due to no dats and z but being up 3-1 hurt - I agree. I'm livid. We should have at the very least escaped with points on the night.

#2461125 Weiss

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 December 2013 - 10:59 PM

Coming in and having to learn the way the Wings played early, he was up and down. And apparently playing injured, then he finally comes out of the line-up for a few games. Comes back to play 10 minutes a night with Cleary and Samuelsson. Has a decent 1st 2 periods tonight, got a point. Takes a bad penalty, and then doesn't see much ice the rest of the way. I question Holland and Babs for signing Weiss in the first place, he seemed to be a perfect fit. Instead he's been mostly on the 4th line, and getting no PP time. 4.9 mil a year is too much for a guy that the team doesn't seem to be all in on. It's still early, but 4 points in 23 games isn't good enough. And Babs doesn't seem to have confidence in the guy. 

He hasn't played with nearly the energy I saw him play with in FLA. Your energy level should show no matter where you are in lineup - see Tatar. His skating is much slower and he isn't playing the body as much. He isn't shooting much at all. I need SOMETHING from this guy to make me believe. I so badly want him to break out and I'm looking for things to compliment him on but tonight he didn't do much. The penalty he took was so dumb I couldn't believe it - was a complete game changer and I see why Babs benched him after - he needs to realize this effort is not acceptable. 

#2460471 Do Quincey and Smith have a future in Detroit?

Posted by dirtydangles on 03 December 2013 - 04:42 PM

Q has 0 future with this organization after this year from the way it looks now. Smith is not going anywhere. Lashoff is expendable once our young talent makes the move up and I see Kindl as expendable after Lashoff possibly in a trade. Kindl actually holds value right now but I don't think he is necessarily what this team needs long term.

#2460325 Zetterberg out at least 2 weeks with herniated disc

Posted by dirtydangles on 03 December 2013 - 11:29 AM

Will the real Stephen Weiss please stand up?

#2459170 Shea Weber leaves game with Injury

Posted by dirtydangles on 29 November 2013 - 02:28 PM

#2458922 Brendan Smith

Posted by dirtydangles on 27 November 2013 - 10:07 PM

Amazing play tonight from Smitty. He had some really nice D plays in addition to his offence. Broke up a 2 on 1 like a vet. He is only getting better. You can see other teams really don't like his snarl out there.