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#2595143 Post-GDT ECQF Game 1: Red Wings 3, Lightning 2 (DET leads, 1-0)

Posted by dirtydangles on 16 April 2015 - 11:11 PM

Glendening needs to be added to the top banner for his play tonight. Just all heart and determination.

#2583402 3/20 GDT : Red Wings 1 Tampa Bay Lightning 3

Posted by dirtydangles on 20 March 2015 - 07:44 PM

Bishop is a wing killer. We do terribly against big goalies like Rinne and Bishop. Its because we don't work them laterally and down low much. 

#2577534 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by dirtydangles on 02 March 2015 - 01:15 PM

Kenny still needs to go after Green this summer but this is a good band-aid fix for now.

#2576965 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by dirtydangles on 01 March 2015 - 09:13 PM

We need a D man....

This. why are we wasting assets on players we don't need... we have loads of guys that can step into our fwd group. when helm and z get healthy we won't have room for one of pulks/jurco as well as andersson. 


Our D is a disaster and we could have used that 2nd in a package for a dman.

#2576537 Once again blowing a lead and giving up 3 goals

Posted by dirtydangles on 01 March 2015 - 01:48 PM



ahahaha night and day. wow. thanks for the chuckle!

#2574866 Lindros suing Paul Stewart

Posted by dirtydangles on 25 February 2015 - 06:51 PM

Lindros donated a lot of money to University Hospital in London Ontario for Sports Medicine. I wouldn't say he was a total dick off the ice that doesn't support charity. 


On the ice - yeah I can't speak to that. 

#2574356 Is Jimmy Our Playoff Goalie?

Posted by dirtydangles on 24 February 2015 - 11:27 AM

Yeah Jimmy will be the starter - he has playoff experience. However, deep down I think Mrazek is a big-game player and would rise to the challenge of the playoff pressure. 

#2574268 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by dirtydangles on 24 February 2015 - 01:04 AM

Eyeball test makes me want Mrazek more. He will be rock solid for 3 or 4 then have a stinker. I'm okay with that and I'd rather that then having subpar games every night but not having any complete meltdowns.

#2574143 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by dirtydangles on 24 February 2015 - 12:29 AM


#2574107 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by dirtydangles on 24 February 2015 - 12:21 AM

I don't see how you can say Howard is more reliable than Mrazek. They both have a few brain farts every game but Mrazek moves the puck so much better and helps the D more. I'd say they are about equal - its not as far in Howard's favour as people think.

#2569021 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by dirtydangles on 07 February 2015 - 12:36 AM

One year! One year we can't get any of the over rated players and suddenly we can't get anybody ever again! Weiss and Alfie were the top free agents a year ago. We got them both! Can we please stop this "nobody wants to ever come to the wings again" thing? Seriously. We could end up #1 in the entire East this year. I have a feeling we'll be able to sign someone this season.


I'm not talking just about the Olsen twins a while back. I'm also talking about missing out on Dmen this offseason as well. Sure - we got Alfie but the connection to the Swedes helped there and he was looking for a last kick at the can. Weiss came in but Fil bolted...


We aren't the prettiest girl at the dance anymore - just gonna have to go about things slightly differently. Also you overpay in FA anyways so if you acquire through trade at least you have the ability to control the cost of some guys. Things got way out of hand in Toronto.

#2568595 2015 Draft

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 February 2015 - 06:04 PM

dirtydangles, despite not being as well established yet, they are still some of our top prospects. Between Sheahan, Larkin and Athanasiou, they will have no problem filling the top 2 center spots in the future. It doesn't matter how old these guys are or when they were drafted, the top prospects for any team are the ones that have the highest potential, not "biggest bust potential"... My "untouchable" list (may be different from yours) consists of 4 "can't miss" forwards (Larkin, Mantha, Athanasiou, Pulkkinen), a defenseman (Sproul) and a goaltender (Mrazek). Again, on top of that we already have, Sheahan, Nyquist, Tatar and Jurco up front, while we only have DeKeyser and Smith on the back end... That's eight potential top 6 forwards and only three top 4 defensemen...


Yeah I still think you are reaching on the AA prediction. I don't see him becoming a top 6 NHL C. He could be a 3C or MAYBE 2C but more likely pans out as a 2/3 winger in the NHL.


I really only see Larkin and Sheahan as future top 6 C's and neither likely becomes a legit top line C like a Z or Dats. How many teams have won the cup without a premier 1C recently? None - you could argue Boston doesn't have one but they are a different beast. The only way to get a 1C is through the draft and getting lucky. I truly think we need to add one more legit C prospect to the pool to feel comfortable going forward. This is the draft to do it with how deep it is at the C position.


Either way, I don't think I will convince you and you won't change my mind - and thats okay - because at the end of the day you and I aren't the ones making the pick on draft day lol.  

Of our 24 forward prospects at least half play or have played C in their careers. We are fine up the middle.
















I believe Nastasiuk and Campbell have played some C too, but I'm not positive.

I don't think any of those guys except for Larkin ends up a top 6 C at the NHL level. Its an impressive list nonetheless.

#2566098 Franzen on IR

Posted by dirtydangles on 26 January 2015 - 09:12 PM

You never ask for a player to be injured - but I can't say I will miss Franzen while he is out. He has not been contributing of late and isn't really putting in the effort to make up for his dip in production. 

#2565672 Mantha Still Hopes to Play in Detroit This Season

Posted by dirtydangles on 23 January 2015 - 10:53 AM

1. Mantha needs to earn it first - guys like Nyquist, Tatar, Pulks worked very hard and produced before being called up - shouldn't be any different for this guy unless Holland magically decides he gets special treatment


2. There are so many guys ahead of Mantha if there is an injury - right now we have Franzen and Jurco on the sideline and Pulks is clearly ahead of Mantha on the call-up so its not likely that we see him up over those 3 unless we have a string of injuries somehow.


3. The wings will want him to spend time developing properly rather than player lower minutes in Detroit and bouncing around between teams. 

#2564068 1/17 GDT : Predators 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by dirtydangles on 17 January 2015 - 08:40 PM

I honestly think Sheahan has the 2nd softest hands on the team. The combo of his strength and passing ability makes him so special.