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In Topic: % chance of making the playoffs

23 March 2014 - 07:28 AM

I'd go with the exact same top 3 lines, although I doubt Babcock will.
Abdelkader is missing and he'll definitely be in the line-up, Weiss will too if he gets healthy. Ferraro will definitely be back in Grand Rapids, and its likely Jurco will too If everyone is back from injury.
Fully healthy I think the best we can hope for from Babcock is something along the lines of
Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Alfredsson
Nyquist - Legwand - Franzen
Tatar - Weiss - Sheahan
Abdelkader - Helm - Miller
scratches - Glendening, Bert. Andersson
Kronwall - Ericsson
Dekeyser - Quincey
Lashoff - Smith

This would be ideal for me. I'd even be up for making the kid line the third line when Jurco comes back and sitting Weiss. At this point, he's almost gone two full seasons without playing a significant amount. I really wonder about his future with the team. From what we've seen with Legwand, I wouldn't mind seeing Weiss bought out this summer.

Barring we make the playoffs, the only wildcard would be Cleary. If healthy, I could see him reinserted back in the lineup due to the gritty/veteran presence in the playoffs mentality. I haven't seen any news about his injury recently, however.

In Topic: Ryan Miller, Steve Ott traded to St. Louis Blues

28 February 2014 - 07:18 PM

I actually really like the deal for both teams. Miller wanted out and I think they received solid players in return and picks to use for a future build. You have to admire Doug Armstrong for really going after it this year. I know we're a bubble team this year and the risks associated with trading picks from this position, but it takes me back to the days Holland used to do the same. 

In Topic: 12/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Panthers 3

28 December 2013 - 08:33 PM

of course, Kyle Quincey on the ice for a goal against...

Why wouldn't you sit the team-leader in plus/minus? Not even once.

In Topic: 12/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Panthers 3

28 December 2013 - 08:30 PM


In Topic: Winter Classic Parking

27 December 2013 - 12:19 PM


This might be worth the read for those of you still looking for parking

Thanks for the link. Just saved a ton of money for a short walk.