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#2668328 ECQF Game 1 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by puckbags on 13 April 2016 - 09:03 PM

Green should play 25+min


That was definitely the Green we paid for. He was excellent.  Richards had another gear tonight too.  Howard got outplayed but that was not the difference in the game.  We have to find ways to get the puck in the net because I think for the majority of the game tonight we were the better team. On to game 2.  

#2668296 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by puckbags on 13 April 2016 - 08:56 PM

Everyone will blame Jimmy because thats what people do and I do think Bishop was the better goalie but the only factor in this game is our inability to put the puck in the net.  Good hockey game, series has a little stink to it which is good.  

#2668116 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by puckbags on 13 April 2016 - 08:26 PM

If they count this you might as well get rid of replay 

#2668078 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by puckbags on 13 April 2016 - 08:20 PM

I know bishop is a big guy but he will suffer more than anyone if they scale the goalie gear down.

#2666754 Free Press: Pavel Datsyuk to return to Russia following Playoffs

Posted by puckbags on 10 April 2016 - 09:07 AM

One of the classiest guys ever to lace em up for the Wings.  He doesn't owe this franchise a thing.  Worked his ass off every night and never complained.  I think if Pavel played in the late 80's/early 90's he may be up there with the all time point leaders.  We will pay the Pavel tax for one year but he's obviously leaving for strong personal reasons.  I think he's pretty banged up beyond what we know.  One more run with the Magic Man, lets make it count. 

#2666662 25 YEARS BABY!

Posted by puckbags on 09 April 2016 - 09:01 PM

Im already over the 2 losses. We got in, lets move forward. Pay tampa back for last year!


Exactly, who cares, we lost our way in. Everyone is even in and we have the same chance everyone else does. LETS GO !

#2665721 4/7 GDT : Red Wings at Boston Bruins, 7:00 ET

Posted by puckbags on 07 April 2016 - 09:21 PM

In the last half of the game - the final 30 minutes - we had two shots on goal. Talk about a stat of the night.


Lol, is this for real? That is pathetic 

#2665716 4/7 GDT : Red Wings at Boston Bruins, 7:00 ET

Posted by puckbags on 07 April 2016 - 09:10 PM

It was a good game our guys showed up to watch tonight.  

#2663357 3/29 GDT - Red Wings at Canadiens - 7:30 PM EST

Posted by puckbags on 29 March 2016 - 09:22 PM

this game sums up nicely how we've played this year:


brief moments of greatness


followed by


long stretches of disastrous ineptitude


Exactly, when we are good we usually can't score and when we are bad we give up one chance and it ends up in our net.  

#2662354 3/26 GDT : Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit Red Wings, 2:00 PM ET

Posted by puckbags on 26 March 2016 - 05:29 PM


As bad as todays game was I think Blashill is the right coach for this team. He openend the Wings up for a more attractive, offensive style. It might fall flat this year but I take Blashills approach over Babcocks defensive first style any time.

And by the way : It's not over yet. We still have all the chances to make the playoffs.

I'm confused, we have struggled to score goals all year...our style is still the same, if anything we are worse offensively under Blashill. 

#2660384 3/15 GDT : Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 ET

Posted by puckbags on 15 March 2016 - 11:36 PM

At this point  I would rather be 4 pts back and playing great than 1 pt up and playing like hot garbage.   People are slamming the D but this has been our problem since day 1 , we don't have a number 1. I love Kronner but he's a # 2, Green and DK are 3/4 and all the rest are 5/6. We have a whole pile of average d men. They can't get the puck up the ice and have no idea how to jump into the play.   Tons of games left...lets get on a run here.  LETS GO 

#2658884 3/12 GDT : New York Rangers at Red Wings, 2:00 EST

Posted by puckbags on 12 March 2016 - 02:41 PM

Inability to put the puck in the net just kills this team. 

#2656665 2/29 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Dallas Stars, 8:30PM EST

Posted by puckbags on 29 February 2016 - 10:15 PM

I have a wild idea NHL, why dont we just let people kick the damn puck in the net, what is the big deal. That way there is no grey area.  Rocket science. 

#2655646 Jakub Kindl traded to Panthers

Posted by puckbags on 27 February 2016 - 05:32 PM

I can't speak for every one else, but I'd rather have Quincey next season.

I don't think Ericsson is worth his 4.25M, and he's got four years left at that hit. It's more about how his contract is handcuffing the team for me.


What is he worth then? He falls right into the value of what similar players make. Just because you don't like him doesn't make his value less. I hate to tell you but 4 million is a pretty pedestrian cap hit these days. Similar players in his range are Emelin, Larson, Brodin, Tanev, Coburn....Would I prefer some of these guys over E?? sure I would but his cap hit is right where it should be.  

#2650511 Players Tribune: John Scott A Guy Like me

Posted by puckbags on 29 January 2016 - 06:48 PM

Great read. All star game is a sideshow, John Scott playing in it is a sideshow but considering the NHL tried to completely screw him over I'm glad he's going.  Get rid of the all star game, give these guys 5-7 days off to recharge and we would get better hockey the last 30-35 games.