Jump to content

puckbags's Photo


Member Since 11 Apr 2003
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 09:45 AM

#2211452 10/1 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 01 October 2011 - 08:33 PM

Jiri Hudler is Pavel Datsyuk minus Jesus.

#2211450 10/1 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on 01 October 2011 - 08:21 PM

Must have read your post today..he's been the best player on the ice by far tonight !

So basically what you're saying is that you should quit whining about him because he's not going anywhere. :P

Believe me, im eatting crow right now and enjoying it. :thumbup:

#2208216 Howard Injured

Posted by zombi on 19 September 2011 - 10:49 PM


Just thought I'd get a good scare out of all of you. I was actually very concerned when I saw this on twitter, but it doesn't sound too bad.

Just a bone bruise on his foot.


Howard suffers injury TRAVERSE CITY – In each of his first two seasons, every injury goalie Jimmy Howard has suffered has proven to not be serious.

It looks like his latest injury isn’t either.

Howard did not skate Monday at training camp after suffering a bone bruise on his left foot on Saturday. He did take part in practice on Sunday.

“It’s nothing major, just took a shot off the inside (Saturday) of my foot,” Howard said. “I tried to battle through it yesterday, it was really uncomfortable. They decided to keep me off the ice and hopefully it bounces back so I can get back out there tomorrow.”

Howard is slated to start between the pipes for Team Red in the Wings’ annual Red/White scrimmage at noon today at Centre Ice Arena.

“The shot was going high, I was going up so the first day I wouldn’t take it in the face and I ended up taking it right off the inseam when I was trying to get up,” Howard said.

Howard said the injury wasn’t serious enough to have an X-ray taken and he said he’s day-to-day.

“I plan on being out there tomorrow,” Howard said. “I got here early today, tried to get as much done as possible. It just didn’t happen.”

In each of the last two seasons, Howard has appeared in 63 each year. He won 37 games each season.

#2195126 Forward lines next season?

Posted by blueadams on 02 July 2011 - 11:05 AM

Yeah because those two pretty much take the same spot that Jagr would've potentially played. *facepalm*

Forward...and cap space designated for forwards...uh, yes, they do.

It's honestly depressing talking to some of you people. Depressing in the sense that your vote counts as much as mine in a presidential election.

#2184335 Wojtek Wolski

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 10 June 2011 - 11:51 AM


Are we talking about the same player? For his size, he's pretty damn quick... defense can be taught, look at Bertuzzi...

Meh, I never really thought of him as a fast skater. Good shooter, good offensive instincts, but not fast. Defense can be taught, but it doesn't necessarily sink in. See Robert Lang and Jiri Hudler. I'd rather have a player that fits in our system naturally rather than have a project player.

#2183882 Thoughts on Sami Salo?

Posted by blueadams on 08 June 2011 - 10:11 PM

He's big (6-3, 212...though not all that physical), solid defensively, moves the puck well, has a monster right-handed shot from the point, seems to be the odd man out of the Bieksa-Ehrhoff-Salo equation in VAN, made a reasonable 3.5mil last season, and at 36 years of age, might be willing to sign a short one or two year contract that doesn't tie us up long term. Durability seems to be the main concern.

I know how you all hate lines...but I like the looks of this


#2181464 The Unthinkable

Posted by Grayne Wetzky on 31 May 2011 - 09:11 PM

I negged ya for negging folks that recognize a troll for what he is. I always thought you were supposed to dog trolls a little then ignore them.

Thanks, Captain Obvious. Next.

#2181462 The Unthinkable

Posted by Grayne Wetzky on 31 May 2011 - 09:08 PM

When there is a Captain Obvious answer being "no" by pretty much everybody in here, there's nothing really to discuss.

EDIT: Yeah yeah yeah, I know what you are going to say, "Then why did you respond in the first place, blah blah blah yackity shmackity."

Captain Obvious Answers to YOU are not that way to everyone else.

I thought Holmstrom was done 4 years ago and kept telling everyone that his roll on the team was diminishing. It was OBVIOUS to me that he was benefiting from playing on a line with Datsyuk and Zetterberg, but really not bringing much value to the team other than a good power play presence in front of the net. It took people on here 2 years to see this CAPTAIN OBVIOUS point and start saying things like "Holmstrom should be pp/4th line specialist". It's now acceptable to post something like that, but would get you banned if you did it in 2009. So let's just remember that this is a DISCUSSION FORUM. I have no problem with people not wanting to discuss things, but just putting up stupid little retorts to anything that YOU FEEL is an obvious answer really doesn't make this place any better. It's just annoying.

the world would definitely end,if lidstrom signs with lightning.

Yah, I would be crushed. I was kind of hoping to see if people would not like Lidstrom anymore or if they would be happy for him. That whole Bourque thing was super strange, and the Lebron thing is totally strange too. I wonder if Lidstrom left and won a cup with his new club, if Red Wing fans would be happy for him. Or if they would burn his jersey or stuff like that.

#2181443 The Unthinkable

Posted by Dave on 31 May 2011 - 08:34 PM

I negged a few people in this thread because they care too much about putting people down rather than having a fun little discussion.

But, I don't know. I'd probably rather he just retire than sign somewhere else. He has little to gain in going to tampa so it would feel like a betrayal.

But if he isn't here (either retirement or this) then next year will be very interesting on the blue line.

#2172846 Are we ready for this?

Posted by Wings4Life19 on 12 May 2011 - 07:08 AM

anybody wanna real quick build a time machine and go back a week and let us know that this was going to happen, we could use that decade that has been taken off our lives.

Seriously though, "IF" the wings are able to actually win tonight where will the win rank among the greatest moments in Detroit Red Wings history. Will it be a big enough win to be among the all the cup wins, will it be the greatest moment in wings history not involving the stanley cup, or will it be just another game 7 victory if lord Stanley isnt back in Hockeytown in a month.

"IF" the wings lose, where will the loss rank among heartbreaking losses in wings history. Will it be there with "the game we do not name", will the wings use it as motivation to win next year and then move on, or will we treat it as "the wings were out of it after game 3 lets just be happy we got an extra 3 games to watch our wings this season"

win or lose, this week will be one we will never forget. We will tell our grandkids how the Wings were down 3-0 against the hated Sharks and time after time the wings seemed like they couldnt find a way to win and then howard stood on his head in game 5, and Filppula had the game of his career in game 6, and in game 7........

#2172502 Fan FAIL

Posted by pavelpasha13 on 11 May 2011 - 01:44 PM

so i go to check out the phoenix yotes page to check out their status. the main headline is about the coyotes staying. The picture is the whole phoenix bench cheering at HOME. take a close look at the few "red wings" fans behind the bench? i think its things like this that piss me off. what do you guys think?

i couldnt figure out how to just load the picture and im not sure how long the headline will stay, but PLEASE take the time to look at this rediculous FAIL


#2073911 12/8 GDT: Predators 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 December 2010 - 10:04 PM

Posted Image


Official Game Day Thread

Posted Image VS. Posted Image

Start time: 7:30 EST

Joe Louis Arena - Detroit, MI
Posted Image

Available On:
Posted Image-Posted Image

Tonight's Stream
(Directions in profile)

Posted Image

Official Game Preview:
Red Wings host Predators in Central Division clash

*Opposition GDT*
From HF Boards

Posted ImageAround the NHL
Flyers soon to have crowded net
Tough performer Thomas never gives up
Hawks' Kane out at least three weeks

Posted Image Western Conference Standings

1. Detroit Red Wings......................25 GP, 17-5-3, 37 pts
2. Dallas Stars................................26 GP, 16-8-2, 34 pts
3. Vancouver Canucks....................25 GP, 14-8-3, 31 pts
4. Phoenix Coyotes........................26 GP, 13-7-6, 32 pts
5. Chicago Blackhawks.................29 GP, 15-12-2, 32 pts
6. Columbus Blue Jackets.............26 GP, 15-10-1, 31 pts
7. Anaheim Ducks........................30 GP, 14-13-3, 31 pts
8. Los Angeles Kings....................25 GP, 15-10-0, 30 pts
9. San Jose Sharks........................26 GP, 13-9-4, 30 pts
10. St. Louis Blues..........................26 GP, 13-9-4, 30 pts
11. Nashville Predators...................26 GP, 12-8-6, 30 pts
12. Colorado Avalanche..................27 GP, 13-10-4, 30 pts
13. Minnesota Wild.........................26 GP, 11-11-4, 26 pts
14. Calgary Flames.........................28 GP, 12-14-2, 26 pts
15. Edmonton Oilers.......................26 GP, 10-12-4, 24 pts

Posted Image
Posted Image PREDATORS
26 GP, 12-8-6, 30 pts
Last Game: Lost to ATL 3-2 (OT)

Posted Image RED WINGS
25 GP, 17-5-3, 37 pts
Last Game: Lost to SJ 5-2

Last DET-NSH Meeting:
10/30, NSH 2 at DET 5 Recap


Posted Image
NSH Steve Sullivan: 8
DET Dan Cleary, Johan Franzen: 12

NSH Cal O'Reilly: 11
DET Pavel Datsyuk: 21

NSH Marcel Goc: +7
DET Todd Bertuzzi: +10
NSH Shea Weber: -10
DET Jiri Hudler: -7

NSH Jordin Tootoo: 41
DET Ruslan Salei, Tomas Holmstrom: 28

Posted Image
Miller scratched


Posted ImageProjected NSH Lines


Posted Image
Posted Image Anders Lindback

Posted Image
4-1-2, 2.71 GAA, .916 SV%, 0 SO


Posted Image Jimmy Howard

Posted Image
15-3-2, 2.52 GAA, .916V%, 2 SO

Posted Image
Posted Image PREDATORS
David Legwand (lower body) questionable, Pekka Rinne (knee) out,
Matthew Lombardi (concussion) out

Posted Image RED WINGS
Mike Modano (severed wrist tendon) out

On Deck
Posted Image
12/10, Canadiens at Red Wings; 7:00 PM

#1955062 Norris Finalists Announced

Posted by eva unit zero on 23 April 2010 - 03:49 PM

If you take off the Homer glasses guys its easy to see that Lids didn't really deserve to win or really get nominated. Its an award for best defenseman, Nick has been shakier then usual this year on the defensive end with almost no offensive output. Doughty and Keith are both deserving, not Green however. Nick simply isn't the best in the game anymore, its a changing of the guard.

I'm pretty sure its awarded to the best defenseman not best defensive defenseman. Noone has ever said defenseman aren't supposed to put up points too, just like forwards aren't supposed to just forecheck.

Yes, it's awarded to the best all-around defenseman. No, Lidstrom has not been as good this year as he was three or five years ago.

That doesn't mean he's not one of the three best defensemen in the league.

Duncan Keith deserves the Norris. He deserved to be a first teamer last year and he deserves the Norris this year. Drew Doughty deserves to be nominated as well. But Mike Green being nominated is a joke. An absolute joke.
Even just looking at offensive performance, his offensive performance was worse than last season despite the fact the other four members of the top unit were more productive offensively. The support cast of the Capitals was also better offensively, leading to a team that scored more goals than any team in fifteen years. A 50-goal increase by his team, and despite that his offensive performance was worse even as a key offensive cog on that team.

Lidstrom started the season poorly (mainly offensively, and that's why it was widely noticed). But he was playing as well as any defenseman in the league by mid November and from that point on. Unfortunately when a guy like Lidstrom is playing well, there are no "Lidstrom is doing really well, doesn't feel he is in a slump he has to break out of" articles that people who don't watch the Wings read.

Green is a good offensive defenseman. But seriously, I find it hard to say he's that much better, if better at all, than Brian Rafalski. Lidstrom over Green ten out of ten, Kronwall over Green ten out of ten. Swap Rafalski for Green and see what happens. A speedy defenseman with a hard, accurate shot? Rafalski would probably put up better numbers than Green does, given the fact Green is not as slick a playmaker and Rafalski would be even more deadly if feeding Ovechkin and Semin on the PP.

Keith, Lidstrom, Doughty, Weber, Boyle would have probably been my ballot. Others in consideration would have been Kronwall, Pronger, Kaberle, Pitkanen, Ehrhoff, Chara, and perhaps Streit and Bouwmeester.