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#2545658 10/31 GDT : Los Angeles Kings (2) at Red Wings (5), 7:30 EST

Posted by matt198913 on 30 October 2014 - 11:35 PM

I think we'll be able to beat their backup.

Also, finishing the "death month" on the schedule at 6-2-2 would be incredibly impressive. 5-3-2 not so much. Even tho its only one game difference, i think it says alot about our start if we finish October 6-2-2 after playing all these playoff teams.

That being said, 3-2 Wings, (Tatar, Smith PPG, Datsyuk).

No chance Smith scores on the PP.

#2544853 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by Euro_Twins on 28 October 2014 - 04:23 PM

I still think they'll hold him back another week or two, just to be safe. Then off to the GRG he goes.


Sucks he was injured...he could be sitting in Nestrasils spot right now (not a knock against him or anything).


Why not? he has done nothing so far, and hope mantha takes his spot sooner rather than later, or really any of our top prospects

#2538865 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 October 2014 - 04:05 PM

Yeah - pretty much - other than biding time until our top line catches their breath.


But that's kind of exactly what it's about.  They kill penalties and absorb some tough minutes so Datsyuk and Zetterberg don't have to.

While guys like Orr and to a lesser extent Tootoo would be a liability in those circumstances.

#2536862 Did the Wings change the font on their jerseys?

Posted by Branton87 on 22 September 2014 - 07:29 PM

Just kidding. I didn't see this thread this year, so I figured I'd make it. Go Wings!  :lol:

#2532011 Red Wings new assistant coaches

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 July 2014 - 12:37 PM

I vote for CHRIS DRAPER :thumbup:

Is that Kris Draper's cousin?

#2531445 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by matthewdanna on 11 July 2014 - 01:02 AM



So let's say we sign Alfie and with Jurco up we have 15 forwards... one too many.


If Cleary gets dramatically outplayed in camp, or a month into the season he just plain awful, we send him to GR, he passes through waivers and we eat $1.5M in cap space and we bring Jurco back up.


Someone gets hurt in camp and the point is moot to start the year...


Cleary turns water into wine, raises the dead, and [insert your own favorite cliche].


One or more of our forwards is/are getting traded


Maybe we have someone hurt the majority of the year, he's up on the big team, but is a healthy scratch most of the time... then he could be a like another coach/mentor for the young guys that are up.


Who knows what was actually said behind closed doors last year. If the DRW are just keeping their word on some deal they promised then they are doing the honorable thing. Now, I wouldn't have signed him last year in the first place, but I kinda look at it as if Holland signed him to a two year dear last year (cough Quincey this year)... The bell was already rung on this deal.


I'd still say that we have bigger fish to fry. I DO believe we need a RH D-man and that means trading one of our D-men at some point.

#2525614 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by number9 on 24 June 2014 - 11:56 PM


I'm getting the impression if Alfie gets healthy, wants to play, and there is cap space for him, he'll be back. I'm glad they aren't just jumping the gun and signing him and hoping for the best.


As far as other names you have mentioned, I think Weiss will have a big bounce back year.He seems very focused on conditioning this summer and if healthy he will be an important player. Hopefully Pasha can stay healthy. If the kids keep improving that will make things easier on him. I think Hank will have a big season now that he finally has his back fixed. Like Quincey said, it is the same type of surgery he has had, and health-wise he has been fine. The fact that Hank said he felt like a new man soon as he woke up from surgery is also very promising. I can see him having a big season without his back hindering him. 


The emergence of the kids will also help Mule a lot. With depth that can score, there is less pressure on him. As long as he can play responsible in his own end when he isn't scoring, no harm. A cold streak doesn't necessarily make him a liability.


Now for Helm. When you look at the injuries he has had, it was more bad luck than anything. Sure he is a player who will miss a few games here and there because of his style. But things like his back, sliced tendons, groin issues after trying to come back after barely playing for almost 2 years. Not the types of things players have to deal with regularly. I think he will be fine this year. Kronwall used to have the same issues. A lot of bad luck. Dekeyser had a couple unfortunate injuries himself. 


You must be drunk. Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen, and Helm WILL play a combined 4 games and Weiss is a joke. Unless we sign Vanek, Gaborik, Niskanen, and Callahan we will go out in the first round AGAIN and we'll be no better than Florida and Buffalo.


Holland smokes too much Cleary to do anything even close to intelligent.


Oh, also need to buyout Franzen, trade for Weber, and somehow acquire Ekblad. Can you get that through your noggan? Or are you too busy wearing your rose tinted spectacles?

#2523666 Spezza Requests Trade

Posted by number9 on 13 June 2014 - 01:31 AM


#2523138 17 Years Ago Today

Posted by 55fan on 07 June 2014 - 03:14 PM

Amazing to think that there is a whole generation that doesn't remember life without a recent Cup.

#2519410 Why not sign Ryan Miller?

Posted by Euro_Twins on 06 May 2014 - 12:24 PM

No. Just no

#2518323 Red Wings expect changes for 2014 - 2015

Posted by Wingznut on 30 April 2014 - 06:21 AM

I have a question. After seeing how smith played with kronwall(great for those who may struggle with the answer).

And we still have Ericsson and dekeyser so WHY DO WE NEED A TOP 4?!?!??!???

Unless someone is planning to be moved? I mean I'd like a right handed guy but this kind of blows my mind.


I don't think they mean that adding a "Top 4" defenseman will automatically push someone else down a notch. That would all depend on defense pairings (chemistry) and possibly even situations. They just mean someone of that caliber, who can compete with our four best.

#2509960 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by sputman on 16 April 2014 - 06:42 AM

Okay guys, had to pull a few posts here because it got way off track with baseball talk. I love the sport as much as the next guy, but you can continue in PM among each other or start a thread about it in the Other Sports section of the forums. Let's leave this as it's intended, the photoshop war between the Wings and Bruins. Thanks. 


Just for good measure, not photoshopped at all, these are really pics as Chara dressed as a pink bunny and Rask as a leprechaun.


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Not a good tooth-to-gum ratio there, Zdeno.

#2509708 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by MotorCityMadness on 14 April 2014 - 09:46 PM

Not mine, but....



#2508505 Maple Leafs Name Shanahan New Club President

Posted by T.Low on 10 April 2014 - 06:20 PM

Damn; Shanaban had such a nice ring to it. You can't replace that.

#2508583 Ben Bishop and Darren Pang swap goalie pads

Posted by saven on 11 April 2014 - 05:50 AM

I'm sure al Mac hit a few guys in those type pads and I still says his shot was the hardest I've seen.