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#2344467 Jordin Tootoo: Usage? (6:57 TOI vs. Columbus)

Posted by evilzyme on 22 January 2013 - 12:34 PM

Tootoo had only fought Boll twice before last night.


Babcock set the fourth line to go out first, and he took them off after the fight. The Wings needed to set the tone early, through a big hit, fight, forecheck,etc. after the Blues game.

This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


babcock had the freedom to put out any line he wanted, he put tootoo's line out there for a reason and they matched it for a reason. that and go watch the replay of that face-off, before the puck even dropped tootoo was backing up. the minute i saw him start going backwards off the face-off i immediately registered, HERE GOES THE GLOVES BABAY, sure enough bada bing. 

#2344446 Red Wings sign D Kent Huskins to 1-year, $750k contract

Posted by evilzyme on 22 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

I'm going to go ahead and guess that Huskins will be paired with Smith. Babcock will break apart the horrible pairing of Smith and Quincey. Smith goes with Huskins, who is a more stay at home defensemen. Smith is the poise puck mover, Huskins should be back for him being mistake prone. Lashoff will probably pair with Kronner, and then White will run with Quincey. I like those pairings A LOT more than what we've been working with.

#2344417 Red Wings sign D Kent Huskins to 1-year, $750k contract

Posted by evilzyme on 22 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

ASSETS: Plays a safe brand of hockey that keeps the mistakes to a minimum. Is very dependable and will play through injuries. gif.gif FLAWS: Lacks the overall skills to contribute on offense consistently. Does not use his good size nearly enough. Is injured a lot. gif.gif CAREER POTENTIAL: Depth defenseman.


So you're telling me we have Ericsson 2.0? I certainly hope we didn't just bring in another 200+lb player that plays like he weighs 102.

#2344381 Samuelsson out (groin), Nyquist up from GR

Posted by evilzyme on 22 January 2013 - 11:47 AM


#2344370 Samuelsson out (groin), Nyquist up from GR

Posted by evilzyme on 22 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

And in other news, the Detroit Red Wings rename themselves to the Lemmings. One by one...

#2344315 New Defenseman: Guess who?

Posted by evilzyme on 22 January 2013 - 11:10 AM

I tried to be cool and charm a little info from Ansar Khan on the mlive story.  I called my buddy who works for mlive and (half) jokingly asked him to call Khan and squeeze him for info.  I might resort to flat out begging him for info if he doesn't break the story soon. 


Clearly, patience is not a virtue I exhibit with any sort of class.


Hmm, I was just about to go barge in to the mlive building here in Ann Arbor throwing my hands in the air requesting information about this. SOMEONE GIVE ME SOME DAMN INFORMATION. I can't even be productive on game-days, and then they throw me this information this morning? God. I can't even move from my laptop right now.

#2344303 New Defenseman: Guess who?

Posted by evilzyme on 22 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

Package up some of that logjam upfront and get someone worth while, i'm going to flip tables if we sign some duster.

#2341196 Eaves Cleared to Play

Posted by evilzyme on 18 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

Will he clear waivers?

hes on a one way contract. and why would we put one of our best role players and pkers on waivers?

#2341182 Eaves Cleared to Play

Posted by evilzyme on 18 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

paaaaaaatttttyyyy!!!! hopefully ill see the flow at practice today! i took the ladies dslr to take pics for everyone to see

#2341016 Lilja Placed on Waivers

Posted by evilzyme on 17 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

Maybe he's the next Islander. Garth Snow has been having a field day claiming players from waivers the past few days.


When isn't Garth Snow claiming people?

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#2340786 Visnovsky "looks forward" to reporting to Isles

Posted by evilzyme on 16 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

"You're damn right he's looking forward to it!" - Garth Snow

#2340781 Jeremy Roenick's book and the introduction is AMAZING

Posted by evilzyme on 16 January 2013 - 08:41 PM

I was going through reddit and came across a picture featuring the introduction of Jeremy Roenick's book,



#2340572 Detroit Red Wings vs Grand Rapids Griffins Jan 15th @ 6pm ET

Posted by evilzyme on 16 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

Was there a betting line???





"I have busted more hippies' noses than all the narcs in the free world." - Ted Nugent
Chuck Dee - AKA Chris


I believe it was the red team that had the griffins power play unit out there once and they were running some of their set plays. it was pretty funny to watch. they moved the puck fairly nicely against the white team.

#2340550 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by evilzyme on 16 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

Babcock said it the best during the beginning of the 3rd period when he joined Ken and Mick, "Tootoo looks great out there, even when he can't play his game. Obviously in a situation like this, he can't play his game, his game is to go out there and make it hell for the opponent. He can't really do that tonight, but he still looks good."


I loved when they interviewed Tootoo, "They know what I bring to the table, and I know why i'm here." 


A lot of you will be eating crow from some of things you've said during this summer and these signings. Honestly, I think everyone including myself underestimate how much this team can bring to the table if executed right. What was displayed last night actually made me feel better about the season. I saw Mule working hard in a scrimmage, working with his hands and he looked in better shape. I'm actually excited to see him this season, and the one shot he pulled had a great release that railed the post. That's what we need more of, except less post. Bring back that sexy release mule! For it being Brunner's first time on NHL sized ice in a scrimmage setting, he impressed me. I could tell that the first lines weren't really into it at first, but they probably get an ass-kicking within the locker room to put on a show for the damn fans. Bert looked like he was in great shape and i'm excited to see him. Smith looked really comfortable and i'm excited to see him full-time. Nyquist was strong on the puck and probably showcased to some people that he isn't as small as many people tend to think he is. The man put on some weight during the off-season and he's been amazing for GRR this season (yes, you actually had to watch him this season and stop judging him from the last nhl season). Jurco surprisingly looked strong on the puck for his size, I know his main goal is still developing and putting on weight but I was surprised on his foot work and ability to stay on the puck when forced. Obviously they weren't able to throw all their body weight into each other so it's a little off-base to judge everything, but it's good to see the footwork and ability to stay on it. 

#2339998 Detroit Red Wings Impact Players: Valtteri Filppula

Posted by evilzyme on 14 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="evilzyme" data-cid="2339992" data-time="1358183307"><p>
Filp: pair with datsyuk. SUCCESS! no seriously though, they work amazing together. still to this day, i never understood why babs never allowed them to play full-time or any substantial time together. </p></blockquote>

Simple answer. They are both centers. Dats is our 1. Flips is our 2.


Simple answer. Pasha center first with filp on the wing, and Hank mans the 2nd line. Line adjustments happen, people don't always play their natural position. Cory Emmerton is a natural winger playing center? You should know this.