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#2560284 Detroit's Stifling Defence (TSN.ca)

Posted by The Greek on 03 January 2015 - 11:41 AM

I respect Mirtle, Yost and all their other mathfreaks but as soon as I see their name ---> skip article.
 
If I wanted to read math stuff I'd look somewhere else and not at a sports site...with a horrible design

It's ok, a lot of people are frightened by things they don't understand.


#2560248 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by Cloune on 02 January 2015 - 10:43 PM

Is there a way for me to see Mantha's highlights thus far? Or hell, just that goal you guys are talking about?

http://gfycat.com/Ph...gJapanesebeetle




#2560197 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by Son of a Wing on 02 January 2015 - 01:43 PM

They were pretty legit penalties. USA is chasing.

Hoping Larkin can step it up in the 2nd and 3rd and come back.


#2560174 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by Son of a Wing on 01 January 2015 - 09:03 PM

Geeze people need to lighten up.


#2560104 Red Army Documentary

Posted by Playmaker on 01 January 2015 - 09:34 AM

Its scheduled to be out in limited release January 23, 2015.  ESPN has an upcoming 30 for 30 special about the Miracle on Ice from the Soviet/Russian point of view, and it's aftermath.  Looks as though Slava Fetisov is featured in that one as well.  I think the initial airdate for that special is February 8 on ESPN.




#2560108 12/31 GDT : Devils 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by e_prime on 01 January 2015 - 10:12 AM

Lol you sound serious? Weiss has good hands? He puts up points? What 12 in 15 games? Wait til he's done playing the year and ends up with less then 30. And what he do last year? Helm creates chances on every line he plays on... Sure he doesn't have that finishing touch no arguement there but it's night and day when he's on the ice vs Weiss and Babs knows it.. That's why one plays 16 min and the other is playing 8 min. 5m for 5 years for Weiss is a joke and a half.. Scott Gomez part 2.

Scott Gomez Pt. 2, huh?  You realize that guy didn't score a goal for over a year. 

 

Did you decide to make 2015 the year of the troll?

 

I would point you in the direction of previous years stats, injury history, TOI differences, etc. but I doubt it would have any effect on your selective vision nor change your mind...




#2559978 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by marcaractac on 31 December 2014 - 06:42 PM

What's funny is people in Canada even agree that was a bad call. U.S didn't play there best besides Larkin of course. We will get you next game even though, hopefully there isn't gong show of calls everywhere.

 

I not once said it was a good call. I said it was iffy at best. Whether it counted or not would not have surprised me. And I hope they do meet again. It will be good hockey if they do. At least then Canada can win without a controversial goal so you will have to find excuses elsewhere. It was a meaningless round robin game. Russia has been playing like s***. Should be an easy Quarter finals win for you guys. 

 

Edit: Also, the thing I am most excited about in this tournament is how good Larkin and Homer 2 have been. 




#2559642 12/29 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Bruins 5

Posted by gowings00 on 29 December 2014 - 08:01 PM

still a defense top 4 with Ericsson, Kronwall, Yandle? Dekeseyer is not good. Should have made a move 3 years ago. Building a team around Kronwall and Ericsson can take you nowhere fast


"Dekeseyer is not good"

Really? He might be our best defensemen this year. I'm not with you on this statement at all.


#2559154 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by Son of a Wing on 27 December 2014 - 11:04 AM

Go Canada Go!

Also..tickets for the World Juniors have been sold in packages for sometime now. Nothing to do with being in Canada. lol


#2558628 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 23 December 2014 - 12:12 AM

Mrazek is untouchable .... I don't think we've ever had a goaltending prospect this good , it be stupid to get rid of him

Are the wings contenders? I think so ... We need to find a make ouellet a regular and add a veteran dman (not willing to give up the farm for yandle)

And I think we'd need a dallas drake type forward for the playoffs , a big body who will knock guys around and make room for the kids


#2558608 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 22 December 2014 - 07:50 PM

I'm pretty sure Sproul was scratched. Three or four games I think. Since then he's responded and he's tied for the lead in defense scoring and his pluus minus has shaped up. He also doesn't weigh 175 lbs. Which is likely another reason Blackman was having a hard time finding a spot on the roster. He's too light to handle a physical north american game. And unlike almqvist, he wasn't producing tons of points.


Maybe he would have with more time? 18 games in the ahl isn't enough time to say someone's a bust and even though he wasn't producing offensively I wouldn't say being -3 was awful for a rookie

Almquist is another guy we lost cause he got fed up of waiting even though he stayed in the ahl for years( for all we know maybe backman saw that along with the healthy scratches and figured wasn't worth it?)

Not saying almquist is a star but if guys like yannick weber and Raphael diaz are still in the nhl I'm sure almquist could of gotten a spot somewhere


#2558512 12/21 GDT : Avalanche 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 22 December 2014 - 04:55 AM

Saw game went to OT on my tablet and was already sure the Wings would lose. The easiest solution to not being good at SOs is simple: don't let it get to that point, period.
 
Despite Pasha this team just doesn't have the players for it.


I don't know. Jurco looked good in the so


#2558497 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 21 December 2014 - 10:55 PM

What he did in a 10 game stretch last year is irrelevant to what he's done this year.  If he was better this year, he would have been playing.  He was sitting instead, and hat tells me that he's dropped off.  This is what Holland and Blashill said this year.  
 
Holland: Ive been in the game since 1975 in pro hockey, for 10 years as a minor league goaltender. Adversity and competition are wonderful things, and learning to fight through the adversity, learning to fight through the competition, learning to compete every day in practice and wait for your opportunity to get in the lineup and take somebodys job, thats what weve tried to build the Red Wings on."[/size]
 
Blashill: [/size]What Ive talked to him about is making sure that when he gets his opportunities, hes ready to play great, Blashill said. Thats the No. 1 thing he can control is his play. He cant control my decision on who to play.[/size]
 
2 things stick out to me in those quotes.  First, Backman wasn't prepared to play at a high level when he did play.  Second, he doesn't deal well when things aren't going his way.  If you can't do those things, I don't care how talented you are, you're not an NHL player.[/size]

What he did in a 10 game stretch last year is irrelevant to what he's done this year.  If he was better this year, he would have been playing.  He was sitting instead, and hat tells me that he's dropped off.  This is what Holland and Blashill said this year.  
 
Holland: Ive been in the game since 1975 in pro hockey, for 10 years as a minor league goaltender. Adversity and competition are wonderful things, and learning to fight through the adversity, learning to fight through the competition, learning to compete every day in practice and wait for your opportunity to get in the lineup and take somebodys job, thats what weve tried to build the Red Wings on."[/size]
 
Blashill: [/size]What Ive talked to him about is making sure that when he gets his opportunities, hes ready to play great, Blashill said. Thats the No. 1 thing he can control is his play. He cant control my decision on who to play.[/size]
 
2 things stick out to me in those quotes.  First, Backman wasn't prepared to play at a high level when he did play.  Second, he doesn't deal well when things aren't going his way.  If you can't do those things, I don't care how talented you are, you're not an NHL player.[/size]

Ken holland is a great gm but he was a scrap as an nhl player ... 3 games , drafted in the 12 th round .... He never really had a chance , so he's basically nathan paetsch .... Backman is a talented young defensemen who won awards and championships in his country who should of been given ice time to improve his game in North America

How's he suppose to improve sitting on his ass ? He's young and needs to play , not play once a month


#2558495 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by Ekmanc on 21 December 2014 - 10:45 PM

He's not some kid who came up from a junior league either. He was on the top pairing of a top team in the SHL, played in every situation and ended last season with the best +- in the entire league, played for the Swedish national team and then came here and had an excellent playoffs.

 

Sure he should've just buckled down and fought through it but I can understand that being benched over guys that are never going anywhere has to be very frustrating. 




#2558494 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 21 December 2014 - 10:39 PM

You're not gifted anything as a pro.  Check out the Oilers if you want to see the product of that.


Big difference between getting a spot on an ahl team when your a highly ranked prospect so you can learn and develop your game and when you go straight to the nhl and thrown into the fire , not the same at all

He should of gotten some playing time over the vets who have no future with detroit