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#2479771 What's wrong with Pasha? (Mod warning post #57)

Posted by number9 on 02 February 2014 - 04:01 AM

"Hopefully I can get healthy soon so I can play for my team again and maybe be 100% ready to represent my country as a C in the Olympics"

Is not

"Hopefully I can use my team as secondary conditioning so I can play well in the Olympics, the only thing I, Pavel Datsyuk, care about."

Pavs has given us his utmost loyalty and dedication for over a decade, I think we as fans should return the favor and not assume he's turning his back on us at the drop of hat.

This is Datsyuk were talking about. One of the classiest and most respected men to ever make magic.

How dare we judge him.

#2478010 Andersson v. Sheahan

Posted by number9 on 28 January 2014 - 07:06 AM

Pretty sure Sheahan plays LW and Glendening plays RW...

#2477186 Franzen set to return Sunday

Posted by number9 on 25 January 2014 - 09:42 PM

Great news! We should wreck shop once we are all healthy.

Love that someone else around here still appreciates shop wrecking

#2476311 So when would you make a move and what type?

Posted by number9 on 23 January 2014 - 01:28 PM

I see that Boston are after a LH D and Quincey's name has been linked to the Bruins.

Quincey for Rielly Smith? Quincey for Torey Krug? Nvm I'm drunk.

#2475350 Janmark-Nylen

Posted by number9 on 22 January 2014 - 12:22 PM


21 years old, 6'1" 191 lbs


Took him with our second 3rd rounder, #79 overall, last year.

He's already quickly climbing up the prospect rankings. Red Wings Central has him listed as our #16 prospect now (Just below Nastasiuk and Athanasiou, and just above our first pick from 2012 Frk)

Apparently he's tearing Sweden up offensively. Can shoot, pass, great vision, always wants the puck, high intensity, never stops moving his feet. Only knock is he apparently needs to work on his defensive game, his faceoffs, and his physical strength (though he's already over 190 lbs).

Those first 4 picks from last year are starting to look like genius by Holland and co. Mantha, Nastasiuk, Bertuzzi, and Janmark are all suddenly tearing it up this year. I'm particularly enjoying this because of the people around here who said that, after Mantha, we had horrible picks.

In Holland we trust, in LGW we rant.


#2475333 Would you trade Jimmy for a top pairing dman?

Posted by number9 on 22 January 2014 - 11:11 AM

Your forwards can't score a lot of goals when your D-men can't get a pass out of the zone

Smith - leads our D-men in give aways (38) Kindl is #2 with 29
Kindl - leads our D-men in missed shots (45) 1.4% shooting percentage

Kronwall - Ericsson
Loser - DeKeyser
Loser - Loser

If you can't generate offense you have to shut down the D zone. Smith, Kindl, Quincey, Lashoff don't play big D, they don't block a ton of shots, they don't lay a ton of hits, they are at the moment worthless.

Fun Fact: Quincey is our only D-man who sees significant TOI that has more take-aways than give-aways (25 TKA, 23 GVA)

#2475303 2010-2011 drafts will be our savior

Posted by number9 on 22 January 2014 - 09:57 AM

i think we have to get worse before we get better. right now at best we are drafting in the middle of the pack


i also don't think that superstars in their prime are really keen to play in Detroit right now. I think Detroit has lost its lure as the place where you can win a cup. Last time we saw that was 12 years ago. We would need like three of them anyway to get to the point where we have a serious chance


12 years ago their was no cap... you can't compare now to then

#2473644 2010-2011 drafts will be our savior

Posted by number9 on 17 January 2014 - 03:45 AM

All this glendening love just bugs me , he's a career 4th liner .... Still has 0 goals yet we keep calling him up ALL THE TIME yet Callahan who has been awesome this year and is out of waivers next season doesn't even get a sniff of the nhl?

Don't get it

Well honestly I don't really get your point of view. Waiver options or not, Callahan is 22 and Glendening is 24. Despite Callahan's recent scoring success he's also probably a career 4th liner like Glendening. Have you watched Glendening play? Not only does he have a lot of strength to throw around, but he plays with an angry fire that 99% of our roster doesn't have. I also don't expect scoring from our 4th line. It's nice when it happens, but not something that's relied upon. Glendening had been a pleasant surprise IMO.

If Calllahan really does have scoring potential, let him stay in the minors and develop it and his confidence while he still has the opportunity to do so. I'd be thrilled if he really surpassed all expectations.

#2473639 Perspective?

Posted by number9 on 17 January 2014 - 02:56 AM

Our lineup from tonight's game:

3rd liner - 1st liner - 2nd liner

AHLer - AHLer - 3rd liner
4th liner - 4th liner - 4th liner

4th liner - AHLer - 4th liner

top2 - top6
top6 - top4

top6 - top6

You don't win iceing that team, Red Wings or not.

I know we like to blame Holland for Quincey, Cleary and Sammy... but that's not the problem at all right now. Without them we'd have even more AHLers up... AHLers that may be a lot less ready than Sheahan and Jurco are. In a way we're actually lucky right now to have extra skaters like Quincey and Cleary to fill spots, as bad as they are.

If we miss the playoffs it's because Datsyuk, Helm, Franzen, Howard, Alfredsson, DeKeyser, Zetterberg missed time, not because Sammy and the lame gang played.

I wouldn't consider firing Holland or Babs at the moment, we need to fire any trainers working in the injury prevention department!

It's going to be beyond a shame if we blow the streak bc of this crazy injury virus, especially after we pulled through with a weaker team last season

Shoulda stayed in the west :(

#2472402 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by number9 on 12 January 2014 - 04:14 PM

I think Tootoo stays buried, if he was tradeable it would have happened by now. I think everyone else walks or retires besides the inevitable Cleary re-signing. IMO I don't see any UFAs that scream Red Wings. If we make no UFA additions and let our baggage walk ill honestly be ok with that. The youngens are getting ripe.

#2471574 Brian Rafalski signs with ECHL team

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2014 - 08:45 PM

Pretty certain. That would circumvent the purpose of the 50 man roster.
Much like McCollum's status.  He's on an AHL only deal and thus could technically sign with any team on an NHL deal.
At least that's my understanding of it.

That's a different issue though.  That's because he retired while under contract.

McCollums rights are still owned by the wings, he can't just sign anywhere

#2471504 Pissed off: JJ speaking out

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2014 - 03:38 PM


That's the important part of the whole story. JJ is not so pissed about not being nominated, he's pissed because:


1. his OWN coach didn't go to bat for him - seriously, I'd expect that from my coach he expects me to go to bat for him so he should do the same for me...it's a two way street right ?

2. the way JJ found it out via TV that's just totally unprofessional, give the guy a freaking phonecall and some kind words.


I don't care so much about the Richards not batting for him stuff... As JJ I'd expect him to put a good word in for me... but when it comes down to it Richards has to help put the best team together, and if there's a better option than his own JJ, well, that's how the cookie crumbles.

#2471499 Outs and Ins, Buffalo Style.

Posted by number9 on 09 January 2014 - 03:32 PM

"Blow the whistle Craig!" - Nolan

#2470445 Alexey Marchenko called up

Posted by number9 on 03 January 2014 - 10:34 PM




C'mon man!



Technically... he's Belorussian

#2470370 Alexey Marchenko called up

Posted by number9 on 03 January 2014 - 01:07 PM


That's interesting.  The coverage of him that I saw pointed to the fact that he went undrafted in 2010 because he had just had his spleen removed & there were questions about whether he would ever play hockey again.

I remember taking him specifically in 2011 because of all the "Russian Factor" talk, and about how we stole him by luring him over.


Spleen removal is a major procedure, but you can easily recover 100% from it. He made a full recovery and the next year he was ranked 25th overall in Europe. Still went undrafted... that is until the wings took him with their last pick.

My understanding was that the Wings approached him and he said he would come over if they drafted him. so they used their last pick on him, knowing no one else would draft him.