Jump to content


puckbags's Photo

puckbags

Member Since 11 Apr 2003
Offline Last Active Today, 10:51 AM
***--

#2677661 NHL Chooses Las Vegas for 17-18 Expansion

Posted by puckbags on 14 June 2016 - 02:06 PM

Silliest thing I have heard in a long time but it's Bettman so what do we expect.  People who live in Vegas don't like to go anywhere near the strip so why would you expect them to come to the strip to watch a sport they have no interest in watching?  The novelty of guys like me going to a Wing's game once a year or every couple of years will wear off pretty quick.  Over/under on this lasting more than 7 years?  




#2677367 Gordie Howe has passed away. 1928-2016.

Posted by puckbags on 10 June 2016 - 12:22 PM

Not close to being the Wings best player of all time, let alone the GOAT. Lidstrom, Feds, Yzerman go before him

What does that have to do with anything that happened today? It's a day to celebrate the life of a legend, not to compare him to other great players.  But for the record putting Feds above Mr. Hockey is comicial. 




#2677335 Gordie Howe has passed away. 1928-2016.

Posted by puckbags on 10 June 2016 - 09:36 AM

Just watched a tribute on sportsnet.  When Lidstrom came to Detroit he asked to wear # 9. They pointed to the rafters and told him he couldn't wear that number.  #5 looks pretty good up there too.  RIP Mr Hockey.  




#2677171 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by puckbags on 08 June 2016 - 05:43 PM

If Radulov is honestly looking for 7.5 million/yr for 2 years as the rumors are floating around he and his agent are out of their minds. 




#2676752 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by puckbags on 29 May 2016 - 10:47 AM

Getting radulov would be huge!! Throw in a Loui erikson/okposo/brouwer and Matt Martin that would be great!!!

Then flip Tatar + for vatanen
Move datsyuk to Arizona
Move Howard to the canes/islanders
Move E to anyone, if not bury him
Sign Montoya

Abdelkader- Larkin-erikson/okposo/Brouwer
Radulov- AA- Nyquist
Zetterberg- sheahan- mantha
Martin- glendening- jurco

Kronwall- green
Dekeyser- vatanen
Smith- marchenko
XO- Sproul

Mrazek
Montoya

I like that roster a lot and think it could compete and be better built for playoff hockey. If Larkin, mantha, and AA all take good steps forward it could be very good.

 

Unplug the PS4/Xbox, put down the controller and walk away slowly. 




#2674100 The Missed Chances: '03, '04, '06

Posted by puckbags on 27 April 2016 - 09:00 PM

@

 

2009, too.

25 years of being a Wings fan and the last 2 games of that series are still tough.  Would've been our second back to back in a 11 year span.  Hurts.  




#2672786 I Hate Jeff Blashill because ...

Posted by puckbags on 21 April 2016 - 09:56 PM

Hate ? Cmon man, are you like 12? The guy is a hockey coach.  He got out coached big time and has a lot to learn at this level but at the end of the day he's just a dude and dudes make mistakes. 




#2672780 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by puckbags on 21 April 2016 - 09:49 PM

That series was a synopsis of our whole season. Couldn't score. Special teams sucked.  Clearly were out coached and Ericsson was on the ice for a big goal against. To the people who think a move at the deadline would've helped should be happy now that we saved the picks and prospects because without some proactive thinking this team was going nowhere.  Tough last game for Pav, hope he stays but I think thats it.  I would sell the house, farm, cars and even the kids to get Stamkos. Once in a 10 year type span to get a player like him. Show him everything he wants to see and at the end of the day if he wants to go somewhere else so be it...but please put in some effort.  This organization is stale and needs a hockey trade or two.  There are many servicable guys on this team still but roles need to be redefined. 




#2671802 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by puckbags on 19 April 2016 - 11:50 PM

 

Isn't a statement like this pretty much the definition of prejudice? Judging an entire race/ethnicity etc. based on a stereotype?

 

Not if its the truth, in the history of hockey Russian players have been known to be sub par defensively and superior offensively.  It's not the truth for all ( Datsyuk ) but on a large sample size its the truth. No different in the NFL saying that the majority of great QB's have been white, majority of the best RB's have been black. I'm from Canada, we suck at soccer, always have. Brazil does not.  It's not racism, prejudice,  or politically correct BS, its the truth.  A fact.  




#2670600 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by puckbags on 17 April 2016 - 08:51 PM

Our D suffers from a serious personality disorder. What an effort by those guys tonight.  I'll give Smitty first star. Simple game, some grit and some speed back there. We've got a series.  




#2669983 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by puckbags on 17 April 2016 - 10:49 AM

Glendenning - Abby - Sheahan will be playing against the johnson line, already confirmed by Helene

 

Never understood the strategy of creating a line to "shut down" an opposing teams top line; when said line will not produce any offence at all. This just means youre wasting 20 minutes of the game not scoring. If the other team's top line scores just once, youre basically starting a 2 period game down 1-0. 

 

Don't know if translating my brain to a post makes sense there but I'm not a fan of this strategy lol

 

I'd like to use Dats - Helm -AA against that line since it has a balance of speed/offence/defence. (You know, what an ideal top line has)

 

What is their to understand? That line has killed us.  Create a line to stop them, any scoring from our guys on that line is a bonus.  That line has some speed and some grit, I like the move a lot.  Someone has to be in Johnson's mug all night. I have a feeling it may be Glendening's turn to take that role. 




#2669573 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by puckbags on 15 April 2016 - 08:57 PM

Lines for next game

 

 

Larkin - Datsyuk - Mantha

AA - Sheahan - Zetterberg

Tatar - Glendenning - Lesnar

Emelianenko - Helm - McGrattan

 

I just spit my drink out, what a waste of booze 


  • Y19 likes this


#2669546 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by puckbags on 15 April 2016 - 08:53 PM

This team probably won't even make the playoffs next year without Datsyuk

 

Really, what has Datsyuk done in the first 2 games? He's been terrible, and if you take off the rose colored glasses he wasn't all that good in the regular season. Flashes of brilliance but his game wasn't consistent. 




#2669228 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by puckbags on 15 April 2016 - 07:51 PM

Just keep putting the same players out on the PP over and over and over again....




#2668403 ECQF Game 1 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by puckbags on 13 April 2016 - 10:02 PM

Holland is the idiot, It's clear who's running the show in Detroit and its him he constantly ices this s***ty defense. I'm sure he inclines Blash to play the vets too AA and Larkin need more ice time and the other needs to start playing center asap. If that doesn't happen and Mrazek doesn't get the net in time this series is over, future is bright indeed.

 

Tell me why Larkin deserves more ice time? He hasn't done anything for 25-30 games, teams figured out they need to slow him down in the neutral zone and he has done nothing to adjust. 


WHy all the panic? It's total amateur bandwagon fan hour around here. The series is 1-0 and it obvioiusly clear we can play with these guys.  Mix up the lines a bit and bury our chances.