I was there live and with about 5min left people started leaving in droves. Its funny, I whispered to my cousin "I dont know why people leave with time left in a 3-1 game, anything can happen" and then we see one of the best finishes in years. Such a good game!
If there are any Wings fans in the Washington, D.C. area you're more than welcome to join me and some buddies at the Ivy and Coney bar in Shaw for the game. It's a Detroit and Chicago themed bar that serves coneys and local beer. Half of the place is garbage. I'll let you decide which.
You never know. Weiss has to be fired up and going to throw it all out there if he gets put in the lineup. The guy is playing for his career. I'd love to see him suit up against Toronto. He can atleast provide what Abby has in the top six. Even when Weiss was hurt last year he was good at board battles and face offs and he appeared to be skating better If Cleary dresses before Weiss I'm going to puke
Watched some on TV. Was seriously a joke, worse turnout I've ever seen at a major sporting event, including preseason games. It was just a sea of empty seats. Team obviously needs to be moved and rebranded. One hockey team for Florida is enough.
Here's what you do (Bettman)... move Florida to whichever Eastern Canadian city you want to grace with a team (Hamilton, Quebec City, etc.), redraw the divisions, and expand two teams.
Metropolitan (almost all of these teams are near the Atlantic)--> Atlantic: Carolina, New Jersey, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington
Atlantic (only one team is actually on the Atlantic)--> Northeast: Boston, Buffalo, Detroit, Columbus, Hamilton/Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto,
Midwest: Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Minnesota, Nashville, Saskatoon/Kansas City, St. Louis, Winnepeg
Pacific: Anaheim, Calgary, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Pheonix, San Jose, Seattle, Vancouver
on 15 October 2014 - 10:43 AM
Agreed (partially). As such, if we're going to count on unknown quantities to step up, I'd rather we rely on the potential of our own prospects than hack defensemen making 4-5 million bucks a year. Myers scored 25 points last year and was bad defensively (all for around 5 million dollars a year). I'm POSITIVE that Ryan Sproul could score 25 pts and be bad defensively for a much more palpable price tag.
Good points. That's why i think a Quincey and Kindl offer would be very low risk for both teams. At the worst, Buffalo gets 2 NHL defensemen at reasonable rates who are in their prime. At the worst, the Wings get a 24 year old RH defenseman with a lot of potential. It would be hard to argue that Babcock and Holland would slot Myers behind Sproul and Jensen. Would you be unhappy if the D pairings were Kronwall-Ericsson, Dekeyser-Smith, Ouellet-Myers? I think those 6 would be tough to play against. I like our D as is (even Quincey and Kindl), but I do think we need to start making moves now to open up some spots for our prospects. Having 11 guys who can play NHL D is great, but not if we don't have 1 guy who is a good RW.