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#2386586 Tatar frustrated; says he will only play in NHL when contract done

Posted by dirtydangles on 18 April 2013 - 08:44 PM

So much emphasis on "Tough." Look at Nyquist (and Dats most nights) out there yesterday just skating and backchecking and picking pockets then turning the puck back and taking it straight to the net and making chances. That EFFORT makes up for any size. I'm not against size - but I think we can still be effective as a skilled team. We always have been to some extent. There was this guy Lidstrom that played defence pretty well and never hit anyone and he did pretty well along the boards and in all areas of the ice. 

 

EDIT: the key words I would use is "tough to play against." A line can still be skilled and small and be hard to play against. Being tough to play against is all I care about. 




#2386556 Tatar frustrated; says he will only play in NHL when contract done

Posted by dirtydangles on 18 April 2013 - 06:20 PM

One of the most frustrating things for a fan or coach watching hockey is when players don't leave it all out there. Often times this season, I have seen some of our players "mailing it in" for many games and not bringing any energy. Franzen has for sure been guilty of this but not surprisingly Cleary has been lacking in the energy department. Young guns like Tatar and Nyquist have something to play for and are bringing their full effort every night. THAT is why they should be in the lineup (especially when we are losing anyways). The only players last night I was really content with was Nyquist, Andersson, and Emmerton - all playing for their future jobs. Tatar is frustrated because he knows he can bring the energy and if enough guys do it - it becomes contagious. Lately Tatar has even looked like he is trying to do too much in GR because he probably thinks he needs to do more to earn a spot - however, in my mind he has already earned it. 




#2386470 Top 5 defenseman

Posted by dirtydangles on 18 April 2013 - 01:36 PM

I guess I'm not seeing the offensive upside to Smith. His shot from the point is absolutely weak. By comparison, Kronwall, Kindle, and CocaCola can all blast it.

I don't know if you remember but Kindl used to be an offensive dud too. With some guys its all about confidence. Smith looked sick last season when he was jumping up in the play but he is trying to be smarter this year and I feel like the pressure of having 3 vets battle for your spot is making him second guess himself out there.




#2384270 4/12 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blackhawks 3 (SO)

Posted by dirtydangles on 12 April 2013 - 10:35 PM

Datsyuk has been uninspired in the shootout this season. He has tried pretty much the same old stuff. I miss his unpredictability. 

 

Also whos idea was it to have Quincey and Cola on the ice at the same time? and against Toews too. I can't count the number of times I have seen a goal go in with a Red wing dman laying on the ice in front of howard. 




#2383757 nhl.com calls Kenny the best GM

Posted by dirtydangles on 12 April 2013 - 05:55 PM

kinda a reputation pick there. I think Holland has slipped a bit in past years. He has made a few boneheaded decisions recently like Sammy, Cola, Gus, Quincey (trade) signings. There have been a few opportunities to improve the team that fell though as well. He is definitely a top 5 GM but im not sure if he is the best atm. 




#2382932 Samuelsson

Posted by dirtydangles on 11 April 2013 - 11:24 AM

I'm sorry, but a sore pectoral muscle? That shouldn't impact skating. I know for a fact that many players (Stevie Y) played though far far worse than a sore chest. Its not that unreasonable to poke fun at him for sitting for such a small discomfort. I don't see how Ken Holland can afford to keep Sammy for another year. He has been the biggest waste of a roster spot ever and screams amnesty buyout. 




#2382728 Why do you cheer for the Red Wings?

Posted by dirtydangles on 10 April 2013 - 11:32 AM

Thats like asking me why I breathe.... 




#2382353 Another diving incident

Posted by dirtydangles on 08 April 2013 - 10:00 PM

id expect someone playing roadhockey with no pads to stay up after that love tap




#2380525 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 @ Coyotes 4

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 April 2013 - 10:42 PM

Along with fans of the Nashville Predators.

Along with the Blackhawks goal song.




#2380429 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 @ Coyotes 4

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 April 2013 - 09:13 PM

smitty and nyquist getting assists. good to see them get points




#2379963 Holland retirement watch?

Posted by dirtydangles on 03 April 2013 - 09:25 PM

You mean, there's a chance that Nill loves enforcers and thinks Cleary and Samuelsson are lucky to be playing in the NHL?

 

:sadlike:

For the sake of everyone's sanity - I hope so.




#2379946 Holland retirement watch?

Posted by dirtydangles on 03 April 2013 - 09:06 PM

I woulnd't be upset... This isn't a knee jerk reaction. I think this organization needs a bit of a shake-up at some point. We also need a shift in outlook in my opinion. 




#2378921 Holland: "We don't need depth...Need a top guy"

Posted by dirtydangles on 02 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

Word was that the blues wanted a goalie prospect and Holland wasn't giving them Mrazek or Patterson.  I think that's what did it. 

I don't consider the 26 year old goalie prospect they got in the trade to be of great value... Feaster is delusional. 




#2378692 Holland: "We don't need depth...Need a top guy"

Posted by dirtydangles on 02 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

Gaborik or Eriksson would restore my faith in Holland. 




#2378376 Bouwmeester to Blues

Posted by dirtydangles on 01 April 2013 - 09:54 PM

Feaster wanted a goalie prospect given all this Kipper drama and we weren't willing to part with ours.  St. Louis was.  That's pretty much the difference maker there. 

A 26 year old goalie who won't be a factor by coming to N.A. likely? We could have gone with McCollum as a throw in.  Paterson would have been an option. Blues didn't give up Allen (who is their top goalie prospect).