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#2538255 10/3 Preseason Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by number9 on 03 October 2014 - 10:46 PM

So Franzen looked good tonight huh?

#2538252 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by number9 on 03 October 2014 - 10:28 PM

Until he signs I think this is all bs he's saying so the media lightens up ... I personally think this is his last year in detroit

From what I've seen Babcock has never been the kind of guy to throw up media smoke screens. He means what he says. If he says he thinks he'll stay in Detroit, I tend to believe that's the most likely outcome.

Ppl who think Babs is leaving I tend to group with the same ppl who thought fersure Dats was leaving. It's all doom and gloom till he stays, then those ppl who were 'so sure' he would leave disappear into the woodwork. Not saying that's you, but that's the tendency I see anyway.

#2538247 Anthony mantha - what are the chances he plays this year?

Posted by number9 on 03 October 2014 - 09:46 PM

Anthony manthing will probs play around 300 games this season

#2538112 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by number9 on 03 October 2014 - 09:32 AM

I can usually pick out your sarcasm, and I know you're a sarcastic bastard 95% of the time :lol:, so I can only assume (hope) that was yet another sarcastic comment lol...

No really. Think about it. Callahan? Callashan? Shallashan? Shanahan.

I rest my case.

#2538108 TSN Luke Schenn could be available

Posted by number9 on 03 October 2014 - 09:20 AM

But he's big.  I mean, look at the size of him.  Who cares if he's any good or not?  He's big.  That's all that matters.  We could pair him up with Mike Mckee and teams would be scared to death.  Because NHL coaches, the league over, are bewildered by club footed meatheads.  You know, cuz they're big.

Luke Schenn sooooo biggggg. Red Wings soooo small. Schenn, huge gargantuan scary player. Wings, tiny microscopic players.

#2538101 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by number9 on 03 October 2014 - 08:07 AM

This Callahan kid's got Shanahan written all over him

Not sold on Sproul yet. Could be 'ok' one day.

#2537989 Holland interview with Mickey comment about a trade

Posted by number9 on 01 October 2014 - 09:17 PM

One of my first topics dies a firey death lol

If your topic doesn't disintegrate into Cleary, Quincey, or Holland hate, or a discussion about enforcers, u r an LGW god. No worries brother, this is standard, thanks for the talking point.

#2537984 Are the wings underrated?

Posted by number9 on 01 October 2014 - 09:12 PM

Ah, I remember when smith was but a griffin and LGWs coming savior.

In those days things were simpler. Ericsson sucked but goddamn it we had Lidstrom.

Now Ericsson rules and Smith sucks.... How times change.

#2537813 Are the wings underrated?

Posted by number9 on 30 September 2014 - 09:28 AM

I don't think you can underrate potential. I think this team has potential, but they are rated where they should be - lower than most Wings fans would like or expect.
We do have some solid youngsters, but there are big question marks about how they match up with the rest of the league and, if you were building a 'dream team' (even in a salary capped scenario), there are a lot of guys who would get replaced on all four lines... The Wings aren't in a position where they can bring up a bunch of rookies without making big changes, either. Jurco is the only one who doesn't need to clear waivers who has more than a couple games of NHL experience. The fact that some of those 'prospects' will clear waivers through 29 other teams, including Buffalo, the Isles, Edmonton, Calgary, etc. means we're not skating 20 'A' players. Other 'holes' have been identified in numerous posts on these boards - Kindl, Quincy, Cleary, etc.
To me, the telling series was Boston last year. Yes, we were fighting through a number of injuries, but they skated circles. Most of that team playoff team is skating full time this year and that's expecting a lot of improvement by a lot of players and in a lot of areas to expect a completely different result. I do still believe, as others have said, if we can stay relatively healthy, a couple young guys continue to develop, and we catch a couple breaks, we have a shot at outperforming the predictions and keeping the streak alive, but I don't think that makes us underrated by any stretch.

Am I the only one who didn't think Boston 'skated circles' around us?

#2537713 9/29 Exhibition GDT : Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by number9 on 29 September 2014 - 08:30 PM

What are the odds we could give the Quincey bashing a rest...ya know...since he's not even in the lineup tonight.


Not really. Any turnovers Smith commits tonight are bc he learned them from Quincey in the past.

#2537709 9/29 Exhibition GDT : Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by number9 on 29 September 2014 - 08:24 PM

Again, a young and weak wings roster is doing good against a much better rival roster. future very bright still

#2537693 9/29 Exhibition GDT : Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by number9 on 29 September 2014 - 08:06 PM

I hate how a lot of people write off Jensen. If Sproul, Ouellet, Marchenko, and Backman, wern't so good, everyone would be excited about him. He's played well everywhere he's been.

#2537670 Are the wings underrated?

Posted by number9 on 29 September 2014 - 07:52 PM


That prediction for last season was essentially just based on the fact that we played above our heads the year before in the playoffs, and because we were moving east.  Nobody who seriously looked at our defense would have believed we were going to contend for the division.  Even without injuries its not like we were setting the world on fire the first part of the season.  I'd say we were worse than we appeared at the beginning of last season, and (if Babcock truly ices the best squad) we're slightly better than we appear this season. 


Last season was by far one of the weirdest seasons I've seen. Not sure I can really draw any conclusions from it. The year before we took the Hawks deep in an early round. I don't think that's playing over our heads. They won a series they were predicted to win. We put up a helluva fight against a rival. Tends to happen.


The injuries were unpredictable and ridiculous. The beginning of the season was bad puck luck and just the entire team in one big slump. I actually think the injuries helped in a sense, bc the called up kids sparked the rest of the team.


I think this team really is underrated in a sense. We have some very good players at all positions, and very good young players at all positions. In the end I think we're probably middle of the pack come playoffs if last seasons bad fortunes don't repeat themselves.

#2537624 Are the wings underrated?

Posted by number9 on 29 September 2014 - 05:52 PM

A team that can barely make it out of the first round once in the last 3 seasons is not underrated.  Everyone knows the team is in a mini-rebuild mode.  

Last summer we were hyped as a contender for the division. Now we're not after struggling through last season with injuries. And we essentially have the same team as last season.

It's all perspective.

#2537341 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by number9 on 25 September 2014 - 10:01 PM

Sept 25 GDP: wings 3-Chi 2. Tatar , Nosek, Nestrasil. Wings put up 41 sog.


Heard there was a lot of czeching in that game.