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#2545474 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by darkmanx on 29 October 2014 - 09:36 PM

Manxy, how many chances does Franzen need? We've been giving him chances since 2009. I hope he comes back and score 5 points every 4 games, but in the end we all know that is not going to happen.  I would take Jurco and Nesty over Franzen all day.  But, some folks are still holding on to a 2008 Franzen that will never appear again. He's too fluffy now and he's never been anywhere near 2008 Franzen since he signed his "serious contract."

 

Yea, you take two players who have yet to put up over 20 points combined, in comparison to Mule who has put up 72 points in 95GP the last 2 years.

 

Good thing you don't run the team, our playoff streak would have been over before it started.




#2545461 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by darkmanx on 29 October 2014 - 09:27 PM

Jurco and Nesty have100X more energy than Franzen and actually have the other team turning around to watch them scrambling all over the ice.  Franzen one dimensional and ALL teams know his inconsistencies... I am not denying the fact that before his well expected injury, he was playing good. I did praise him by saying one game "Who is this Franzen guy and what did he do with my Francine..." but that doesn't mean that he is going to bring anything more to the table that he doesn't normally bring.  I guess I should have used the term IMO, he is replaceable. I happen to think that the chemistry that Jurco brings to this team with Tatar and Sheahan, is better than throwing Franzen in there to float around and put up 5 points in 4 games every couple of months...then get injured again.  The team is cruising along no worse now than what it was with him in the lineup, and its not like he is going to return and put up 40 goals this season, he is not a difference maker. That is the tell-tale right there.

 

Yep your absolutely right. Let's just write him off before giving him any more chances. Let's continue to put out "energy" guys that have 2 points between them, while Franzen has 4GP and 5 points. We clearly don't need any help scoring goals or anything.




#2545450 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by darkmanx on 29 October 2014 - 09:11 PM

Franzen would not really make a difference when he comes back.  The PP was horrible when he was in, and it still is.  The ONLY thing Franzen is going to do when healthy is bump a more deserving player out of the lineup.  I only mention him in response to someone above me saying put him back in and we will be dangerous.  Franzen is more than replaceable with better players that are in our organization.

 

Ridiculous.

 

Jurco and Nesty are not playing better then Franzen before he got hurt.




#2545443 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by darkmanx on 29 October 2014 - 09:06 PM

PP is 100% when Smith gets a chance.




#2545097 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by darkmanx on 29 October 2014 - 07:01 PM

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#2544031 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by darkmanx on 23 October 2014 - 09:14 PM

Is this real life?




#2543798 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by darkmanx on 23 October 2014 - 07:57 PM

Helm is awful in the top 6. Get your s*** together Babs. Helm and Abby need to getoff the top lines.




#2543755 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by darkmanx on 23 October 2014 - 07:48 PM

Good job Ericsson. Let himf****** walk in you dumb ass.




#2543051 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by darkmanx on 21 October 2014 - 08:15 PM

I so can't wait till someone absolutely destroys that cocky rat with a clean but hard hit.

 

I enjoy this hit by Ovi.

 

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#2542171 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by darkmanx on 18 October 2014 - 05:27 PM

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Never change Babcock.




#2542041 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by darkmanx on 18 October 2014 - 12:19 AM

Well, I am now 1-3 at the ACC!

 

Wings were good tonight.

 

Oh and this guy was pretty good.

 

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#2540440 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by darkmanx on 13 October 2014 - 10:16 AM

"But it's one game.  Why are people so hung up on one game?"

 

Remember 6 months ago when we barely made the playoffs?  Every game matters.

2 points in October count as much as 2 points in April.

 

I disagree with this statement and here's why. Both games we played against 2 top 10 teams in the NHL and we outplayed both of them, not to mention we haven't looked this good (small sample size) since 2009. We have a perfect blend of elite players, mixed with up and coming kids, and the 4th line is playing fantastic and causing havoc.

 

Our D have been pinching in and making good plays, which hasn't been done since Rafalski, Lids, Kronner and Stuart days. We are fine, it's only 2 games into the season and I say that will full confidence. We aren't going 82-0.




#2540435 NY Islanders Acquire Leddy and Boychuk

Posted by darkmanx on 13 October 2014 - 09:39 AM

These were good moves by the Isles. Could be bad news for us. We are barely a PO team last year and now 2 teams that finished behind us are clearly improved: Isles and Caps. Puts more pressure on us.

 

Yea, you simply forgot we were missing Datsyuk and Zetteberg for over 45 games right? and were 2nd in man games lost last year, but yea, no big deal. amirite?




#2540333 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by darkmanx on 12 October 2014 - 05:08 PM

While watching the game last night I was upset with the non-call on Getzlaf.
 
However watching it today with a clear mind and from a few different angles it was the right (non)call.
 
He went down on his own.  The stick barely touched him.  It's the NHL.  Be strong on your skates...


 
Agreed. 
 
Getzlaf does hook him, but it's a reaching one-hander.  It's a marginal call at best.  Kronwall should be stronger on the puck, and likely would've been but it looked like he toe picked and fell down.  That's what caused the turnover.  
 
Franzen needs to play to the whistle instead of throwing his hand up and crying about the no call.


The thing that pissed me off the most about that play was the fact Ericsson just stood around and watched Getzlaf go straight to the net and didn't even try to block the lane. Everyone watched it on the replay, I can only imagine Babcock showing that to big E the second he can.


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#2540269 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by darkmanx on 11 October 2014 - 11:56 PM

Well at least this goal was worth it.

 

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