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#2636609 Day to Day Practice thread

Posted by puckbags on 12 November 2015 - 01:16 PM

Ah yes, Smith's resume: -


Sound like a 12 year old during interviews - check

Make idiotic plays - check

Get the "dumbest red wing" title - check

Hit the captain on open ice during game - check

Get involved in a team practice fight (probably the first time since Primeau/Probert fight) - check 


Way to keep it classy in the Red Wing's organization guys. 


Slight over reaction perhaps? One of the classiest organizations in sports......ever.  It's a little dust up, who cares.  10 years ago we wouldn't have even heard about this.  These guys spend a lot of time together, stuff like this is bound to happen.  

@HeleneStJames: Blashill planning on playing Andreas Athanasiou Friday.
@AnsarKhanMLive: Blashill said Datsyuk playing tomorrow on line with Zetterberg and Abdelkader.


That makes my day right there !!

#2634070 Predict Where The Wings Finish

Posted by puckbags on 30 October 2015 - 02:54 PM



Right now things are not looking too hot.

I'm not too high on Blashill but never really was.

All that being said, I believe the players know what to do and will get it done.


Wings finish W2 and face Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs. A matchup that actually plays well for them.


What do you think? Playoffs? Stanley Cup?




Interested to know what the reasoning for this is? Classy guy, won at every level

#2632859 10/24 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Canucks 2 (OT)

Posted by puckbags on 24 October 2015 - 06:44 PM

I hope Marchenko plays good enough not to get sent down again, he's better than 3 of the d on this team right now.  

#2604653 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by puckbags on 29 April 2015 - 10:02 PM

For those who have been fans since the early 90's this is the longest personal drought without a cup.  7 years now...not sure if I should be disappointed or if I sound like a spoiled s*** head who's seen his team win 4 cups lol.  

#2604552 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by puckbags on 29 April 2015 - 09:33 PM


Damn ... we're screwed.  Fire Holland.  


Z isn't going anywhere but his role needs to be redefined, he's turning into a top 6/9 guy who can kill penalties, play on the pp and win some faceoffs.  Reminds me so much of Yzerman in his last few years. Still can help but need to be realistic about it. 

#2604441 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by puckbags on 29 April 2015 - 09:12 PM

If you told me Stamkos wouldn't score a goal for 7 games and we would lose I would've laughed my ass off. 

#2604426 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by puckbags on 29 April 2015 - 09:10 PM

Good effort, we are just a little thin up front, Cole and Franzen would've helped that alot.  Huge credit to Marchenko and Kindl tonight, those two looked great. Kindl is an NHL caliber defenceman and if's he not going to be playing for us he needs to be moved for something.  It pains me to say it but Z is turning into Stevie late in his career. Looks sore everytime he takes a stride.  We have lots to build on here and some movable assets.  

#2602962 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by puckbags on 28 April 2015 - 08:48 PM

My 6 year old just said " Daddy why did he get suspended when he didn't even get a penalty?"  END OF THREAD 

#2599872 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by puckbags on 23 April 2015 - 09:59 PM

24 years of being a Wings fan and this ranks really high on the anger meter.  Big E needs to have a turn in the rotation and sit on the bench for a game or two.  Best of 3 and we've more than proven we can beat these guys. Game on !!

#2583138 3/19 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Panthers 3

Posted by puckbags on 19 March 2015 - 09:03 PM

It's like amateur hour around here. Almost every season for the last 23 this team goes into a funk like this. Only one thing matters. Make the playoffs. Be healthy, Get hot and have a chance at the cup. I don't give a flying f if we finish 8th.

#2577527 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by puckbags on 02 March 2015 - 01:13 PM

Pick becomes a 2nd if we reach the finals. 


I don't understand this year's deadline strategy.  Not at all.  I don't hate it, but I don't get it. 


What is there to get? We picked up 2 legit veteran players and gave up prospects who are clearly not even close to playing in the NHL. We gave up a couple of picks which we can afford to do considering our prospect pool is pretty damn deep.  It's all about what you can afford to give up and what you need.  We needed another right handed d man and got one. 

#2576757 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by puckbags on 01 March 2015 - 07:47 PM

Wow backman and janmark for a 36 yr old ufa as well as a 2nd

Kenny's off his rockers


So far down the depth chart they may not play in this system for years.  Got to give something to get something.  Got a 25 goal scorer for a couple of C grade prospects.  

#2575208 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by puckbags on 26 February 2015 - 11:15 PM

That period was pretty simple, we got out worked for 19:27 of the period.  Lucky to only be down 1.  Onward...

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#2550897 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by puckbags on 21 November 2014 - 11:48 PM


Which is hilarious considering no one thought Nestrasil would ever be a Red Wing during the 2013-14 season. All of the sudden he plays 13 games and suddenly we've lost a great prospect. gimme a break.


It's like when we lost Matthias everyone was up in arms, turns out he's a 3rd line checking forward 

#2546833 GDT:11/4 Detroit Red Wings vs. Ottawa Senators 7:30p.m

Posted by puckbags on 04 November 2014 - 10:09 PM

We have one circus clown every night on D, tonight was Big E's turn.