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#2567349 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by TheXym on 31 January 2015 - 01:53 PM

Lets put it this way.
The doom and gloomers are back on board until we don't win the Stanley Cup.  Then, they will be back in force.

Ah... So you mean the Wheelz are on da bandwagon? ;). Mwahahahahaha.

#2567330 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by TheXym on 31 January 2015 - 01:03 PM

I'm going to miss this one, as I'm helping my parents move into their new house. I'll pop in when I can for updates. (They're in Philly territory so no tv coverage there and no center ice). Any detailed recaps of the play will be greatly appreciated. Here's hoping Mrazek rebounds and the boys come out with a mad on and play hard for a full 60 with the Wheelz on da bus to get a decisive regulation win. Curly fries would be nice.

#2567327 Marchenko recalled from GR... Ouellet sent down

Posted by TheXym on 31 January 2015 - 12:57 PM

While OEL would be nice to have, any trade that could actually pry him out of Phoenix would end up being gross overpayment. No way their GM lets him go for a reasonable price, he'd be lumped in with Mike Milbury in terms of trading skill and most likely lose his job not too long thereafter. Taking the long-term view, I think the Wings would end up losing out on that trade unless OEL turns into Lidstrom 2.0. As much as I like OEL and his stud potential, there is a better chance of both Goose and Tatar popping 40 in the same season IMHO. That's intended more as props to Lidstrom's than a slam on OEL.

#2567300 Buffalo Sabres could go for the record

Posted by TheXym on 31 January 2015 - 10:50 AM

They definitely know how to get the Wheelz on tha tank.

#2567045 1/29 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Lightning 5

Posted by TheXym on 29 January 2015 - 09:29 PM

Ya take my word for it was bad. Dont watch highlights later or risk the chance of vomiting lol.

I knew I should have picked up a new bottle of the Macallan before the game. :)

#2567032 1/29 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Lightning 5

Posted by TheXym on 29 January 2015 - 09:19 PM

Bishop is a great (HUGE!!!) goalie, not that he's had to do anything at all tonight.  Change goalies and take Mraz off the meat hook he's been hanging on the entire game.
Wings can turn this around.  If not, we can be proud that we're getting trounced the worst than any other team playing tonight.   ;)

Time to cue the Lost Boys?


#2567001 1/29 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Lightning 5

Posted by TheXym on 29 January 2015 - 09:11 PM

What about Bob Essensa? He was great in Detroit...

Bobblin' Bob IT'SINTHERE! Mrazek is certainly looking like him tonight. McCollum in the third?

#2566931 1/29 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Lightning 5

Posted by TheXym on 29 January 2015 - 08:52 PM

6'7" and he goes down like that :glare:

Getting pushed in like that, Abby should have made the contact worth the two minutes.

#2566902 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by TheXym on 29 January 2015 - 08:40 PM

Gotta love when the doom and gloomers are shown up. Does this mean the wheels are on the tank?

#2566894 1/29 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Lightning 5

Posted by TheXym on 29 January 2015 - 08:32 PM

Early goal by TB. Helm scores to tie it. Pretty even period. Sheahan stopped on a breakaway. Soft goal by Mrazek at the end of the period.

Thank you very much.

Here's hoping the boys get the Wheelz on da bus for the second and hit the JUCK F***ING POTT to light it up and rack up enough PP goals for BoS's bunghole that it's like a kick to the yambag for TB. (Did I force in enough retro LGW memes there?)

#2566381 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by TheXym on 27 January 2015 - 08:58 PM

I think the wheels are officially on the bus!

Now they've got to make them go round and round.

7uon6o just got pulled. That's a good start.

Way to go, Luke!

#2566204 Larkin or Mantha?

Posted by TheXym on 27 January 2015 - 06:21 PM

I have a feeling that moving Nyquist or Tatar, unless we absolutely fleeced the other GM, would come back to bite the Wings in a big way.

#2566199 Larkin or Mantha?

Posted by TheXym on 27 January 2015 - 06:03 PM

I get the Yzerman-Fedorov point, though a more appropriate analogy may be Hull and Oates. The idea of a line of Larkin centering Mantha and Pulkkinen if they max their potential is pretty sick. I'd say keep them both.

#2566070 Petry next Oiler to be shopped - FTLOG Kenny, get it done!

Posted by TheXym on 26 January 2015 - 04:42 PM

Although, I definitely can see Ouellet sticking with the Wings full time to start next season, and he probably should, I definitely wouldn't be at all surprised if he started the year once again down in Grand Rapids... To say you'd be surprised that a 22 year old kid stays in Grand Rapids for another year is a bit of stretch don't ya think? As far as I know Ken Holland is still managing this team... Seriously though, who was the last 22 year old defenseman to make the Red Wings full time? I can't recall anyone making this team that young...

My first guess was Mathieu Dandenault, born in 1976 and played 65 games in the 1996-1997 season, 34 the previous season. My second guess was Jiri Fischer, born 1980. He played 52 games in 1999-2000 but also spent time in the AHL, 55 in 2000-2001 again spending time in the AHL, and 80 in 2001-2002 e obvious answer is Lidstrom, but he was a generational talent that is not a fair comparison, born 1970 and playing 80 games in 1991-1992. Still, it has happened before. DeKeyser came close.

My gut says Ouellet will get sent down because he can, but I wouldn't be surprised if he stayed up.

#2565919 Greatest US-born NHLer of all time?

Posted by TheXym on 25 January 2015 - 03:17 PM

Chelios, hands down. Three Cups, three Norris trophies, the plus-minus award, the leadership award, all-rookie team, first team all-star five times, second team all-star two times. Named to the all-star game 11 times. 1651 GP, 185 G, 763 A, 948 P, +350, 2891 PIM regular season, 266 GP, 31 G, 113 A, 144 P, 408 PIM playoffs.