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#2273978 Brendan Smith sent back to Grand Rapids

Posted by Echolalia on 25 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

Well this sucks but I knew it was coming. To bad Kenny is deciding to make our defense weaker since Smith is far better than Ericsson and Kindl at both end of the rink.

They are just both so terrible and painful to watch.

Smith is better offensively than both Ericsson and Kindl, but he is most definitely NOT better defensively than either player, or anyone else on that side of the bench. The kid has a lot of talent and he sees the ice phenomenally, but he's also underestimated the speed of oncoming forwards and has been beaten plenty of times in his short stint up. He has a lot to learn and a lot to get accustom to before he is equal defensively to either Kindl or Ericsson. I'm not saying he doesn't have that potential, but if we need to preserve a one goal lead late in the third, I'm sending any defenseman out there before Smith. In two years that will likely change. But not today.

#2270517 Call the team out

Posted by wings_fanatic on 15 March 2012 - 08:35 AM

I strongly disagree with your assessment. They were the best team in the league pretty much until Pasha and Nick got hurt. Losing Pasha caused an already lazy Franzen to look about 10 times worse. We lost that entire line that provided much of our offence and offence zone time. Because of that Hank and Fil have become our top line and thus the other teams have been able to focus solely on them. Despite that, they have still been outstanding, but they simply have no support without Pasha.

Bert did not look very good last night but that was expected because his timing was off- - he even alluded to that before the game. Franzen is the one player, along with Cleary, that has been pissing me off all year... I really wish we would have kept Hossa. Nonethless, this team has been amongst the best in the league for the majority of the season when healthy. When we get pasha back, we will have much more offence and an ability to dominate the puck possession game and he will help our powerplay with gaining the zone, faceoffs, moving the puck and getting pucks to net. When we get Nick back it will provide much more stability to the point on the powerplay and an effortless but amazing defence game.

If you honestly think this team is bad then you do not know hockey. This is a successful team and when they get their 2 big boys back they will dominate the rest of the season. I have no doubt in my mind.

#2268062 Playoff race thread

Posted by LeonardSankar on 07 March 2012 - 11:21 AM

All I know is finishing 4th in the Conference will not get us a Cup!

#2267999 The Blues are in the driver's seat

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 March 2012 - 09:03 AM

Why are people afraid of playing Nashville in the first round? If we can't beat them, then who are we kidding about a possible Cup run?

I'd rather play them over Chicago or San Jose.

#2266671 3/4 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Guest on 04 March 2012 - 07:17 PM

can't wait for bertuzzi, hudler, and cleary to be totally ineffective in the playoffs

get ready for bertuzzi one-handing the puck around the net and then giving it away

but wait, here's hudler in the slot with a prime scoring opportunity and he decides to pass it to someone on the boards instead

we're not done yet, cause dan cleary is going to skate the puck just into the attacking zone and then fall down when any player brushes against him on the boards.

why did they not get a shooter again? this team needs someone else that can put the puck in the net.

thank GOD we saved all that cap space, right?


#2265444 Current standings

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 March 2012 - 02:19 PM


#2263439 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by Guest on 27 February 2012 - 11:26 AM

When you make comments about having lots of cap space, one can put two and two together. Comments like the above insinuate more than you realize.

You didn't come out and directly say it, but your constant criticism is not only unwarranted, its annoying.

so i never said it...thanks.

glad we cleared that up.

#2261801 2/23 GDT : Canucks 4 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by Guest on 23 February 2012 - 10:43 PM

I'm glad you're not our GM.

We'd never make any moves ever. You would have kept Anders Eriksson most likely, because we won the Cup with him in 1998.

So long as we're exaggerating, I'm glad you're not our GM; we'd end the season with 75% personnel turnover, zero locker-room chemistry, and a horrendous reputation amongst players.

Does that work for you?

#2261145 2/23 GDT : Canucks 4 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by Konnan511 on 23 February 2012 - 07:07 PM

I've never understood a statement like this, why wouldn't you expect you're team to win every night? It kinda goes without saying doesn't it.

Other obvious lines that don't need to be said out loud include :

"Winning the lottery would be awesome"

"Getting kicked in the balls by a steel toe boot would suck"

"I really hope Jessica Alba walks down my driveway naked tonight "

There are plenty of posters here who act like they hate the Wings because we don't have guys who punch each other in the face and expect us to lose every game. There are plenty of posters who claim to be Wing's fans but expect us to lose every game for no reason. I don't get it, but there are terrible fans out there.

#2260452 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2

Posted by Winged Wheel on 21 February 2012 - 11:07 PM

Holland's got his work cut-out for 'em. Never gonna win the Stanley Cup with this team and it was pretty obvious tonight. The better teams in the league win on the road and Holland cannot stand pat with this roster if they're gonna win anything. Without Datsuyk they're done and you can't expect Zetterberg to carry the team 'cause he doesn't have the skill level to do it. Also pretty obvious after watching tonight's loss. Ericsson's gotta go. Too much of a liability. Too slow, too stupid and too clumsy. Unfortunately, Holland won't be able to get anything for 'em 'cause you get what you pay for. And Kyle Quincey certainly isn't gonna be the answer. The Wings didn't lose to a great hockey team tonight. They simply lost to a good hockey team with a marginal defense and a better than mediocre goaltender. They're no big deal. With or without Toews. The Wings need a goal scorer and a solid defenseman. Almost desperately and it shows. Shots on goal are one thing but scoring chances are another. Changes have to be made and made very soon. Too many marginal players with marginal skills. Unlike the Bowman years.

#2249602 Lidstrom on NHL 36!

Posted by drumnj on 25 January 2012 - 08:29 PM

Check back to this post, I'll be updating it as I upload elsewhere. I have it on NHLTorrents right now too.


#2249669 1/25 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Canadiens 7

Posted by Guest on 25 January 2012 - 08:51 PM

blown out. loss was due. havent played very good lately with the exception of the blues game.

Sure, because teams not playing well are able to beat the Blues and the Hawks and go on seven-game winning streaks and be #1 in the league.

#2248728 1/23 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by canadian wings fan on 23 January 2012 - 10:01 PM

17 in a row at home!!! Way to go Red Wings this team is incredible to watch :siren:

Also lol at St Louis, going to have score more than 1 goal a game and be way more disciplined if your ever going to be taken seriously

#2248499 1/23 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Anijuice on 23 January 2012 - 08:32 PM

Hope it was worth it, Stewart.

#2245889 1/14 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by chrisdetroit on 14 January 2012 - 06:02 PM

Well, I gotta say, that was a great game with each team taking turns dominating. Fact is, we are two very closely matched teams, and if we meet in the playoffs it will be a helluva series (and closer than 2009 when the Hawks weren't quite ready).

Datsyuk was pure awesome all over the ice.

James Tiberius Howard is the man.

Even Franzen showed up in OT.

Not as close as the silly standings indicate with all of those loser points. The Hawks have given up 130 goals against. That is more than every team in the West but Columbus and Anaheim.

The Wings have a ROW of 26 compared to Chicago's 22 and we have a game in hand. AND Chicago has played 4 less road games.

Today, they were given a gift goal by Howard and had one go in off of Lidstrom's skate. They really aren't that good of a team.

I think that the Hawks will drop in the standings with that 9 game road trip that they have coming up.