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#2557624 12/19 GDT : Islanders 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by FireCaptain on Yesterday, 11:33 AM

I'll be at this game tonight! SOOOO excited!


So far in games I've attended at the Joe, they are 1-0. Surely that means they'll win tonight, it's science, people!



#2557593 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by Ekmanc on Yesterday, 12:48 AM

By my calculations that's 13-ish chances.

Which isn't much for a guy who has played his entire career on big ice. Bäckman has quite a good resumé and if we can't even make room for him to get some security and learn in the AHL we are going to end up regretting it.

#2557548 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by Dabura on 18 December 2014 - 04:57 PM

While I certainly wouldn't object to getting rid of Kindl, I don't think we need to be so concerned about trying to manufacture an opportunity for Backman. It's not like he's buried behind 6 blue-chip studs. 4 not-too-dissimilar prospects and 2 career AHLers. If he can't win a regular spot in that situation, why should we care whether he's happy or not.


Backman's pretty much behind Kindl, Lashoff, Ouellet, Marchenko, Jensen, Sproul (and probably Hicketts, if he were in the AHL right now); he's the lowest man on the totem pole. If Ouellet - who's already better than Kindl - isn't going to be a true regular on the parent club until next season (and even then, tell me you can't see him starting next season on the farm), I can undersand why Backman might be feeling a little disillusioned with The Process. Why should we care? Because he's an asset with good potential. We used a draft pick on him. We picked him, not the other way around. Do we want this to start becoming a thing? D prospects saying, "Y'know, I'd rather take my chances elsewhere"? Maybe the Blackhawks can afford to lose a number of very good prospects for nothing, but the Wings can't. I'm not saying Holland needs to panic because O NOES BACKMAN IS UNHAPPY, but he can't take the "OK, well, have fun in Europe. We don't need you anyway" approach. Lord knows UFAs aren't dying to play for the Wings, so prospects becoming disillusioned with our over-long Process is kind of the last thing we want right now.

#2557530 KHL Struggling Financially

Posted by kipwinger on 18 December 2014 - 03:51 PM



Looks like a number of teams will be folding next season. 


Theres a report in the article that a player hasn't even been paid since October.


Looks like the crazy contracts handed out to players are coming back as a negative for the league..


Good news for the NHL?



Pretty sure the collapsing Russian economy resulting from Putin's disasterous foreign policy blunders has more to do with it than their penchant to overpay.  Particularly considering the league was subsidized by the government (currently dealing with sanctions and declining foreign investment). 


Or it was bad contracts.  Either way. 

#2557545 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 18 December 2014 - 04:31 PM

I agree with a couple of your points.  Largely that Mantha is untouchable, and the previously mentioned trade packages are overkill.  But I disagree with a couple of things. 
1)  When has Hall every been considered "uncoachable" and who made the claim?  I've never heard that.  As far as I knew, he was the only one of their young kids who didn't have an attitude problem.  I've heard that about Yakupov, RNH, and Eberle (to a lesser extent), but not Hall. 

Here's one of the articles about hall being uncoachable. http://sports.yahoo....-000824459.html

Helm IS NOT a good player. His hockey intangibles are terrible.

He is just super fast so he is able to keep pressurne on the opposition and that's also what makes him so good defensively.

He isn't a center piece of any trade he is that second or third guy you throw in.

You say he's not a good player, then describe three ways he's a good player.
Are you trolling?

#2557387 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by Dabura on 16 December 2014 - 11:30 PM

@DetroitRedWings: "I felt awesome; pucks were sticking to me, it was nice... They don't have shootouts in the playoffs, that's when it matters" - Howard

You gotta get there big guy. ;)


I get staying positive and not getting down on yourself, but...that rubs me kinda wrong.

#2557053 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by marcaractac on 16 December 2014 - 10:53 AM

I f'in love that Ouellet is being kept in over Kindl. 

#2556917 Datsyuk vs Nyquist

Posted by Bannedforlife on 15 December 2014 - 03:31 PM

f*** Nyquist, marry Datsyuk, kill Franzen.

Nailed it.

#2556918 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by Jesusberg on 15 December 2014 - 03:33 PM

I don't get all the talk about guys not being "top pairing" defenders. It's similar to having a forward like Abdelkader playing with Zetterberg-Datsyuk. Parity causes teams to look for balance through their line-ups - chemistry, spreading the talent, whatever. Tons of teams in the NHL do it.

Suter-Brodin/Spurgeon, McDonagh-Girardi, Bouwmeester-Pietrangelo, Orprik-Carlson, Martin-Letang, etc. All of those pairings have a defensive/shutdown guy whose numbers aren't anything to write home about. That's the NHL today. The pairings putting up big numbers like Giordano-Brodie or Markov-Subban are becoming a rarity in the league.

#2556807 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by joesuffP on 14 December 2014 - 09:30 PM





Now we finally have depth... the last pairing would have to consist of Smith/Quincey/Ouellette/Kindl with Lashoff as a 7th which makes a roster d man expendable which gets you Green. Bam RH power play specialist now we're lethal from the back end. Where does our defense scoring sit right now? Don't be fooled Yandle can handle playing defense against top lines when need be, but good thing Babs is a master of match ups and we will always have the puck

#2556702 Jimmy sucks in a shootout Howard

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 13 December 2014 - 10:13 PM

Jimmy Howard was nonexistent tonight wtf is this guy's problem

#2556500 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by Ekmanc on 13 December 2014 - 06:43 PM

Well I doubt he'd go anywhere else so that line isn't untrue. It says further up that he is very unhappy with the situation in Grand Rapids right now and I really wonder if there's anything to that.

#2556361 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by number9 on 13 December 2014 - 12:52 AM

I'm worried about marchenko though , with him being young and Russian always a chance he bails to the khl

I was really high on him because he's swedish and I can't help but pay attention to every swede we have but I don't know anymore about backman but I hope your right


How often does this actually happen? In reality? Not that much. We've seen a couple major russian stars bolt bc of money thrown at them, but that kind of thing doesn't happen with guys like Gonchar or Tyutin. So unless Marchenko proves he is the next Fetisov tomorrow, I don't see any real reason to be worried about this at the moment. When he starts dominating the NHL and makes a major name for himself I'll start to slightly worry. Emphasis on slightly. After all Datsyuk and the Red Wings have been loyal to each other for years. Red Wings have always done a pretty good job of treating their stars right and keeping them here. Doubt that changes tomorrow. And I'm not surprised Russians bolted from the jokes that are NJ and Nashville. I'd bolt from their too if I was Russian.

#2555971 More Mantha stuff.....

Posted by Echolalia on 12 December 2014 - 01:09 PM

well... 5 points, technically

#2556013 12/12 GDT : Panthers 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Jesusberg on 12 December 2014 - 04:06 PM

I can't believe that I'm really starting to hate this team. Their "fans" on Twitter are saying that they "own the Joe" because they've won the past 3 visits there....LoL. I really would love like a 5-0 or 6-0 blowout. This team is really starting to annoy me. Go Wings!




Wait. Florida? Fans? What?

We should just be impressed that many people over the age of 60 can use Twitter.