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#2542167 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 18 October 2014 - 05:18 PM


I want to see what Weiss can do, It could be Cleary though.


It's Weiss if Franzen can't play



#2541750 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 17 October 2014 - 04:52 PM

He had to leave because of custody issues with his teenage step daughter (wife's ex wouldn't let daughter live out of state, so his wife and two sons had to live in California year round)  That is why he wouldn't re-sign with the Wings.  I believe she is of legal age now, which is what enabled him to leave the Sharks.  I liked him while he was here, but I don't think he is what the Wings need at this point in time.  Nick Lidstrom made many other defenseman look better than they actually are.

Yeah, I agree that Stuart isn't what we need right now - we need an offensive Righty. But the Lidstrom comment seems a little misplaced because I don't really think Stuart ever really played with Lidstrom. He was almost always with Kronwall.

#2541583 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 16 October 2014 - 05:44 PM


He was very good before he left too.  He had a couple costly turnovers in the playoffs before he left, which everyone blew out of proportion, and so he's not looked upon favorable in hindsight.  By every standard he was an exceptionally good investment during his time with the Wings.

Oops, I meant to say that other have said that his game has fallen off since he left here.


Loved Stuart while he was here. Never wanted him to leave. 

#2541541 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 16 October 2014 - 03:27 PM

And Nyquist didn't have a point in the preseason.  Who cares?  It's the preseason.  It's not an indicator of anything. 

So in the preseason goalies don't try to stop the puck? 


Preseason play definitely has consequences on who's going to used where and how. It's why Weiss and Cleary are sitting (unless Weiss is secretly injured), and I think it's why Nyquist didn't start on the first line. One of the main reasons there is a preseason is so Coaches can judge players against NHL competition. The fact that Nestrasil scored against Rask in the preseason is a legitimate consideration.


The thing that bothers me most about this is the fact that people are acting like we clearly had multiple superior options. Jurco was 0 for 2 last year, Zetterberg was 0 for 4, Franzen 0 for 2, Nyquist was 0 for 3.


The only players out there last night who scored last year was Tatar (3 for 9) and Helm (1 for 2). Tatar might very well have been the 3rd shooter. We don't know, but I feel that it would be a safe guess.


It really doesn't seem to be that outrageous a choice to put Nestrasil out there when so many of our players have shown that they can't score and Nestrasil scored on the same goalie in a shootout not very long ago.

#2540924 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 15 October 2014 - 07:23 PM


#2540911 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 15 October 2014 - 07:20 PM

I think the "Hockeytown" should be removed from center ice very soon if these empty seats keep popping up like this. Sorry but this is embarrassing.

It's always like this at the beginning of the game. It will fill up.

#2540504 NY Islanders Acquire Leddy and Boychuk

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 13 October 2014 - 02:27 PM

 The good thing is, the Isles have a very cheap owner so if the Wings are serious about getting a top defender Boychuk would be a nice nice addition.  Throw 7 x 6 at him and I highly doubt Wang matches :) it's time for this team to flex their financial muscle again.

I doubt we have the cap room for a 7 mill defender with Nyquist, Jurco and Smith being RFAs next year.


Anyway, Drew Doughty's worthy 7 - Boychuck ain't. He'll make somewhere around Niskanen's 5.75

#2540211 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 11 October 2014 - 08:44 PM

Babcock is a good coach but he gets stubborn and tries to prove that he's the smartest guy in the room at times. Insisting on Glendening as the 4th center and Abdelkader on a top line , for example. It's probably time for him to move on.

So far this year, Glendening is proving you wrong. Why do you think Glendening can't be a 4th line center? He's very good defensively, is a good PKer. Is very good on faceoffs, can take assignments against top lines...and he hasn't even played a full year in the league.

#2539116 23 man roster set... say hi to your 2014/15 Wings

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 08 October 2014 - 04:49 PM

What I want to know is with all the recent press how come there's no statement on the situation. No reporter has ask Babcock why Weiss is in grey? Instead they keep asking about his contract after he keeps repeating the same things.

#2538894 23 man roster set... say hi to your 2014/15 Wings

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 07 October 2014 - 04:45 PM


According to Babs Holland not "we" [Babcock and him] made the decision but whatever.

You really need a quote for a claim like that. Besides, "We" is Holland, Ryan Martin, Jim Devellano, Babcock, and probably Draper and maybe Chelios. We don't really the dynamics of how the group makes decisions.


I don't really know why everyone is so surprised. Ouellet deserves to play over Kindl, but Kindl has a pretty big contract and we need to trade him if we want XO to replace him. If we sent Kindl down, he's a 1.475 against the cap for the next 3 years because nobody is going to trade for him if he can't even make the roster. Let him play a bit at the at the beginning of the year and hopefully either he goes back to 12-13 form or we find a trading partner.


Only other option was send Lashoff down and he's just fine as our #7. 

#2538859 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 07 October 2014 - 03:57 PM


Who wouldn't ? Miller brings nothing to the table, Orr is as tough as they come and Toottoo while not as tough will hit everything that moves.

If I'm Malkin, Stamkos, or any skilled player - my team is on the PP - I'd much prefer playing against a penalty killing TooToo or Orr than Miller.

#2538614 Holland interview with Mickey comment about a trade

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 06 October 2014 - 06:00 PM

I miss Eva, and his arguments that Kronwall was better than Housley based upon the number of 17th place Norris votes that he received or somesuch :D. Every now and then he would pull out a brilliantly sane and lucid argument though. He had Aspergers, so I was willing to cut him a lot of slack. Mindfly I don't miss at all. Sent from my KFTT using Tapatalk

Wasn't Eva the Hudler lover? maybe you'll find him/her on the Flames board.

#2538457 Callahan, Ferraro and Porter placed on Waivers

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 05 October 2014 - 02:21 PM

Nestrasil might just be around cause tatar is injured.

Tatar is ready to play.



#2538406 10/4 Final Preseason GDT: Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 04 October 2014 - 10:22 PM

Anyone else want to admit that Quincey had a really good game?


He showed some good offensive push as well. If he plays like this year i'll be happy.

#2538125 TSN Luke Schenn could be available

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 03 October 2014 - 11:25 AM


And Canadian. And Don Cherry likes guys like this. And he was a good coach that time in 1976. I say we trade our best Euro for this kid.

As Don Cherry would say: "These are the type of guys that you win with". As proven by the Leafs the last few years.