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#2273875 Brendan Smith sent back to Grand Rapids

Posted by puckbags on 25 March 2012 - 12:23 PM

I thought Kindl was way better last night..hopefully he can keep it up. As far as I know Smith has to be sent down because with E coming back we have too many guys and I would assume that Kindl and Ericsson would both have to pass through waivers to get sent down and then come back up. Smith to me is clearly the best out of the 3 and once there is no roster limits he will be back up for the playoffs. Having a wealth of healthy NHL ready d men come playoff time is a great thing to have even if you arent fans of all of them.


#2273700 3/24 GDT : Hurricanes 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by puckbags on 24 March 2012 - 08:23 PM

Is leftwinger around? Lol


#2273533 3/24 GDT : Hurricanes 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by puckbags on 24 March 2012 - 07:24 PM

Hurler would the greatest player all time in a non contact ball hockey league at your local rec center. As soon as he gets brushed he goes down. Mma training my ass.


#2273509 3/24 GDT : Hurricanes 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by puckbags on 24 March 2012 - 07:14 PM

Kindl looks good tonight. Some healthy competition for that 6th spot will do that !


#2273447 3/24 GDT : Hurricanes 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by puckbags on 24 March 2012 - 06:45 PM

Ward might have to stop 50 tonight, good period, tough luck on the goal ! We will win this game if we keep playing like this.


#2273308 3/24 GDT : Hurricanes 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by puckbags on 24 March 2012 - 11:33 AM

As much as I like Smith- - I REALLY do- - I will be thrilled to have the greatest Defenceman of all time back in the line-up tonight. If Nick declared himself a game-time decision saying he wanted to test it twice to be sure, then you have to assume he felt good on it this morning and just wants to make sure he gets the same result later tonight before the game. I think that leans more to him playing tonight then not playing. Here is to hoping #5 is back tonight and the Wings get rolling. GO WINGS!


I love Smith and I really don't think that he should be sitting but I think the big picture here is that Kindl and Ericcson need to get some games in before the playoffs start to get game ready. To have a 3rd pairing of Quincey - Smith/E/Kindl come playoff time isn't such a bad problem to have.


#2272787 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by puckbags on 21 March 2012 - 09:08 PM

Confused how a 3 on 3 coming into the zone can turn into a guy wide open top of the slot..sigh...


#2272496 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by puckbags on 21 March 2012 - 02:50 PM

Um....Win....and quit playing like a bunch of sweaty jock straps lol.


#2270518 Call the team out

Posted by puckbags on 15 March 2012 - 08:39 AM

I could careless if they scored or not; 99% of Franzens shots miss the net by a country mile. "Franzen shoots! Wide high off the glass"

Same with Hudler, for every good pass he makes he commits 3 turnovers.

IMO, this is not a SLUMP. They just aren't lucky enough to be winning like they had been. We have been playing lackluster with flashes of brilliance for 2 seasons now.


Yea because 45-50 win seasons are clearly based on flashes of brilliance and luck..are you serious?


#2270511 Call the team out

Posted by puckbags on 15 March 2012 - 07:54 AM

Obviously the most important injuries to this team are Dats and Lidstrom but to say they are the only injuries that matter is crazy. It's a domino affect. Franzen for instance has not only had to play with 1 new line mate but 2. Injuries change the line combos and the ice time that some of these guys are forced to play. White has looked terrible and should have a better ability to adjust to a new partner but it is difficult to go from playing with argurably the best d man ever to someone new. It is also so much harder to hide struggling guys in the lineup somewhere when you have injuries and they are forced to play. It's the dog days of the season, we are struggling but if you need a cheer up try channelling 07-08..it is a very similar feeling. Things turned out ok that year.


#2269064 3/10 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by puckbags on 10 March 2012 - 09:37 PM

Can't be mad with the effort. These guys are a good hockey team. Keep plugging and get one in the third.


#2268759 3/9 GDT : Kings 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by puckbags on 09 March 2012 - 10:32 PM

Great game. No Datsyuk, No Lidstrom, no Howard, no Bertuzzi, no Kindl, no problem. Well, it was closer than it would have been, but you get the point. Smith was great. If there's a silver lining on the injuries to Ericsson and Kindl, it's that he's gotten to show his stuff. And this is him as an NHL newbie.



Par for the course.


Haha I knew you would like that one Crymson !


#2268653 3/9 GDT : Kings 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by puckbags on 09 March 2012 - 09:45 PM

This is one of the worst hockey games I have seen in a long time. !


#2268067 Playoff race thread

Posted by puckbags on 07 March 2012 - 11:30 AM

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


I would love to hear the logic in this one, what does finishing 4th, 1st or 8th have to do with getting on a roll and winning 16 games?


#2268032 3/6 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Flyers 3

Posted by puckbags on 07 March 2012 - 10:26 AM

their percentage of playoff losses by one goal or two with an EN since the lockout is even higher than that. losing close games is still losing.


It's funny you say that because if we win a one goal game against someone you see as sub par you ***** because we should have beat them by 12 goals but when we lose one goal games losing is still losing. Basically what I'm saying is that if :

Losing is losing then winning is winning right? 2 points is 2 points, 0 points is 0 points?

As it stands the only teams that really pose a threat to the Wings are San Jose (mostly due to psychology than skill now), St. Louis (for pure upstart underdog value) and maybe...just maybe Vancouver. None of which we'd play early in the playoffs anyway, except for San Jose.

Honestly, this relentless pessimism is getting to me.


Haha, sometimes it's comical to me and other times it just gets old. There seems to be one person with about 3 or 4 accounts..it's kinda obvious. There is being critical of your team and then there is just being a fairweather ****** canoe.