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#2557070 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by krsmith17 on 16 December 2014 - 11:54 AM

I do like those pairings a lot but the only thing that would make them better would be to switch Quincey and Smith. I really wish DeKeyser and Smith would be reunited, they looked great together.




#2557003 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 December 2014 - 01:01 AM

Is that really the line up? Gosh I'd rather see Franzen with dat and tat and put helm on third with jurco and Sheahan.

 

What have Datsyuk and Tatar done wrong to deserve Franzen on their line? 

 

Mule's gone on Christmas vacation early this year.  Maybe playing less than 14 minutes last game and being demoted to the third line will get his attention.  




#2556960 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 15 December 2014 - 10:44 PM

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#2555950 12/12 GDT : Panthers 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 12 December 2014 - 11:26 AM

Plus gotta get revenge for the loss last week. 




#2555761 Jimmy sucks in a shootout Howard

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 11 December 2014 - 05:21 AM

I've always wondered if you could track down the Guiness Book of World Records fattest man, strap some pads on him, and just literally plug up the entire net with him. Is there a rule in the NHL rule book about this? Are there weight parameters that say "If the goalie is large enough that there is no longer an opening to the net, he cannot play in the NHL?". It surely would solve our shootout issues if there was no entrance to the net at all. 

 

If we can keep this thread respectful and on point about Howard's performance in shootouts, and his percentages indeed being among the lowest, it may continue. Let's keep it friendly, it is the holiday season after all. 

 

:D




#2555792 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 11 December 2014 - 11:36 AM

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#2555167 All-Star voting

Posted by Vladinator16 on 09 December 2014 - 11:08 PM

I think everybody should vote for nothing but goons, Turn the All Star Game into the Brawl Star Game and then it might actually be worth watching. 

 

Never really cared for the All Star Game, the skills competition yes but the actual All Star Game never really interested me. 




#2552712 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by darkmanx on 30 November 2014 - 06:55 AM

Pulky is now leading the AHL in scoring. 18 GP 23 Points.

 

He's following the same steps as Tatar and Nyquist.




#2552042 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 26 November 2014 - 07:22 PM

Hampus Melen would have like 47 points by now so who's the real top prospect hmmm?


#2554077 12/4 GDT - Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by rick zombo on 05 December 2014 - 12:01 PM

Calling it now.

 

Weiss will win the Masterson Trophy this year.




#2554001 12/4 GDT - Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 04 December 2014 - 10:53 PM

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#2553682 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by kipwinger on 04 December 2014 - 10:18 AM

Why would he walk if we win the cup?... I think if we get bounced early he may consider walking, if we have a deep run, he stays, if we win the cup, he stays. Personally, I don't think Babcock is going anywhere for at least another few seasons...

 

Just my gut feeling that he'd be looking for new challenges/opportunities.  Just like Bowman did after his years in Montreal.  Why not?  You get to name your price, coach any player you want to, live in any part of the country you want to, and maybe set yourself up for a GM position somewhere down the line.  Two Cups and the clout he's already got in the NHL and Babs can write his own contract almost anywhere in the league...anywhere except Detroit where he'll get the money but not the additional management decision making power.

 

 

Here http://www.cbssports...-xavier-ouellet

 

"..

“Well, that's a great question to have,” Babcock answered. “I don't have to answer that one, though. I just said I'd ask the other guy and then I'll support everything he's decided.”

“I got my two cents in, so I get one vote,” Babcock said. “He (Holland) gets two, so he can win, 2-1.""

 

I think a 1:1 vote + asking a third person (assistant GM, Blashill etc.) would be a good idea.

 

For sure Babs is going to say that as do players, because it drives the price up and doesn't leave much media room for endless speculations. Personally I fully expect him leaving, if he does stay I would be very surprised and happy, by far the best coach in the NHL.

 

Ken Holland is the most successful GM in the business.  He's has (twice) managed to rebuild an aging team while keeping it competitive.  His drafting and player development programs are unrivaled.  And even his worst mistakes are hardly disasters (no David Clarkson contracts in Detroit). 

 

Why exactly should anybody else have as much say in the management of the roster as he does?  Should Ken Holland get to have some say in the coaching too or should that be left to the guy who's clearly shown that he's capable of doing it well?

 

I find myself falling into the same trap sometimes.  I want to see a particular acquisition or roster move, and when it doesn't happen I get irritated with Ken Holland.  But after seeing how good these kids are, how good the ones in Grand Rapids are, and how their growth and development coincides with the decline of the previous core, I'm just going to admit how wrong I am. 

 

Ken Holland is the best in the business, and nobody (Not Babcock, Blashill, Ryan Martin, Jim Devellano, etc.) should tell him how to manage a roster.  Ever.




#2553701 12/4 GDT - Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 04 December 2014 - 11:28 AM

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#2553614 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by rick zombo on 03 December 2014 - 03:07 PM

I think they're going to wait till Blashill is overripe before calling him up

 

Agreed. They'll bring Dave Lewis back as a veteran stop-gap until Blashill is ready. Is there a coaching equivalent to a 35+ contract with a NTC?




#2553615 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by marcaractac on 03 December 2014 - 03:08 PM

 

Agreed. They'll bring Dave Lewis back as a veteran stop-gap until Blashill is ready. Is there a coaching equivalent to a 35+ contract with a NTC?

 

John Torterella?  :lol: