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#2386707 Putting Hank's goal scoring problems into perspective.

Posted by evilzyme on 19 April 2013 - 10:28 AM

I'm still not convinced that Hank is healthy.  At the very least that groin problem he had is still lingering.

I haven't thought he's looked healthy since like 15 games in. I think he's trying to be Steve Yzerman. The captain role probably plays a huge amount of stress on it as well does the state of the team. Datsyuk and Zetterberg know this team is build around them. As a captain and piece of the core, he's trying to play hurt. Now all of this is speculation on my part, but I wouldn't find it bizarre if true.

#2386425 Jim Nill's future

Posted by evilzyme on 18 April 2013 - 12:00 PM


Wow, thats horrible. Is that just speculation, or what?


It's true. 




Originally, Nill's wife, who is battling cancer, was training to run in the event. When the training became too difficult for her to manage, Nill committed to take her place




“I had two great talks with Montreal; I was interested, they were interested,'' Nill said. “But it's not the right time.''

Nill does not have an out clause in his contract this season, but the Canadiens called Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch for permission to speak to him.

Ilitch gave Nill his blessing, telling him the organization appreciates his years of service and his loyalty and that it would not prevent him from joining the Canadiens.

Nill has been the team's assistant GM under Ken Holland for 14 seasons and has spent 18 years in the Red Wings' front office. He runs the amateur scouting department and oversees the selections at the entry draft. He also oversees the development of the organization's prospects with the Grand Rapids Griffins, as well as those in the Canadian junior, European and college ranks.

Nill has four years remaining on his contract, with different out clauses each season.

“My goal is to become a general manager,'' Nill said. “There will be opportunities down the road.''


Seems like he would take a job once his family health is better. I'm not sure how it is currently.

#2385761 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by evilzyme on 17 April 2013 - 08:21 PM

Is anyone watching Red Wings live? Danny DeKeyser was forced into Lidstrom's old locker because it was the only one left. They interviewed him and he was trying to not act too overly happy but my god he looked like a giggly school girl. It was beautiful

#2385644 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by evilzyme on 17 April 2013 - 01:48 PM

dammit, i can't believe I was rooting for Chicago a couple of days ago, and Anaheim later tonight.


Like I said in the GDT two days ago; we aren't cheering for other teams.. we're cheering indirectly for the Wings!

#2385622 Concerned - we might not make it in to the playoffs

Posted by evilzyme on 17 April 2013 - 12:16 PM

No kidding.  It's our offence that's not cutting it.  Our D has been playing really good and been chipping in with points.  We need our forwards to cash in on their scoring chances.


Yep, IIRC we're sitting 20th at goals for, and 10th at goals against. Our defense isn't the problem, especially when adding DeKeyser to the equation. The boy has helped the back-end more than we really expected. He's even considered as Babcock's final 5. If the offense would start potting them, this team could change pretty dramatically. 

#2385620 Franzen.... cares?!

Posted by evilzyme on 17 April 2013 - 12:08 PM

Still gotta love the Mule, we know what he's capable of. He has appeared to be trying harder the past few weeks.


Playing center will make you do that :) Babcock needs to keep him there.. forever. Make that boy skate and be involved more!!!

#2385594 Franzen.... cares?!

Posted by evilzyme on 17 April 2013 - 11:12 AM

Good I hope hes pissed. I hope hes pissed for the next 8 years. Then we may get his playoff production year round.


nothing scarier than playing against a guy with a chip on his shoulder


What he needs is the coach to also help fuel the fire, not tell him that he's performing the way he wants. Always try to get more out of your players. Babcock should know the potential of Mule and should know that he's capable of more. He should dig to get that out of him, not help reinforce the fact that he likes and is doing things good. No, I want 110%. I want it all and I want more, I want your heart on the ice, I want your sweat to turn into blood because there's nothing more you could possibly sweat out. BABY I WANT IT. GIVE IT TO ME.

#2385377 Datsyuk Leaving?!

Posted by evilzyme on 16 April 2013 - 02:26 PM

Some new updates on Datsyuk....


23. Pavel Datsyuk's agent, Gary Greenstin, was in Toronto visiting client Mikhail Grabovski. We talked about rumours Datsyuk will play the last year of his contract next season, then go back to Russia. Greenstin said he'd just been in Detroit and talked with Ken Holland. He wouldn't go too deeply into those conservations, but it did sound like they discussed the possibility of an extension. (Datsyuk cannot sign anything until July 5.) He added that if Datsyuk stays, it will be with the Red Wings. "Playing with one team is very important to him."





#2385318 Semin re-signs with Carolina: 5 years, $35 million ($7M/yr)

Posted by evilzyme on 16 April 2013 - 10:36 AM

^ What are you talking about?  Holland convinced Commodore to come to Detroit! :hehe:




Couldn't convince him enough to wear 64. Not good enough.

#2385275 4/15 Around the NHL GDT

Posted by evilzyme on 16 April 2013 - 07:33 AM

Tomorrow could be a big day for separation in the standings. Detroit plays Calgary and Columbus plays Anaheim. If we would come out with a win, and Anaheim does a huge favor in beating CBJ in regulation, we would have 2 points over Columbus with a game at hand. Minnesota plays tonight against Edmonton. If Edmonton wins, it would put us in place to tie with Minnesota, but they have 1 ROW over us. St.Louis plays Vancouver tonight, in which we need Vancouver to win.


If all those things go right come the end of Wednesday night we could be looking at this:


6- Minnesota 49 pts (19 ROW) / 43 GP

7- Detroit 49 pts (19 ROW-if we win in regulation/OT against Calgary) / 43 GP

8- St.Louis 48 pts (20 ROW) / 42 GP

9- Columbus 47 pts (15 ROW) / 44 GP

10- Dallas 45 pts (19 ROW) / 42 GP


I think I got everything correct, but others can scan over it and give me some corrections if needed.

#2385206 4/15 Around the NHL GDT

Posted by evilzyme on 15 April 2013 - 09:25 PM

Im actually humming that stupid goal song lol


You crossed the line, get back over here.

#2385205 Bert thinks he'll be back this season

Posted by evilzyme on 15 April 2013 - 09:24 PM

LOL righttt,

He's 38 has a wife and 2 kids he totally shouldn't worry about walking and living comfortably for the rest of his life.


He may love hockey but I highly doubt it's more important than having an enjoyable life for the rest of his (hopefully) 40+ years.


I think you're overplaying this injury like he's currently a vegetable. His back was pretty bad at first, but it's been getting better. The main objective was his push-off on one leg, otherwise he wasn't feeling that bad. He's got outstanding doctors that will ensure he is more than ready to play, remember, he has to get cleared to play. 

#2385200 4/15 Around the NHL GDT

Posted by evilzyme on 15 April 2013 - 09:15 PM

Ok you guys look ridiculous cheering for the hawks


Cheering for the hawks, or cheering indirectly for the Wings? Perspective! Haha

4-2 Hawks, Hjammeronsoasbfajsf


#2385170 4/15 Around the NHL GDT

Posted by evilzyme on 15 April 2013 - 08:27 PM

2-0 chicago

#2385168 Bert thinks he'll be back this season

Posted by evilzyme on 15 April 2013 - 08:23 PM

I think the kids bring more value


I think you would need to define "value" then, because there is certainly not a single player in our farm system that would bring what Bert brings to the table for this team. If they did, they would've been called up and replaced his spot rather than Abby. There just isn't a single youth player in our system right now that will hold on to the puck, win puck battles, cause havok, create space, and produce as much as Bert will.


I really hope he can come back and provide what he did previously because he will change the dynamic of this team. No, I don't believe Bert is the second coming of Jesus himself, but I do believe he brings an element we need desperately in the top 6, which is someone else to actually hold onto the puck for an extended amount of time. 

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