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#2645545 1/2 GDT : Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres, 1:00 EST

Posted by puckbags on 02 January 2016 - 02:20 PM

Big E........................................................needs a tire change

#2645489 Right Handed Players

Posted by puckbags on 02 January 2016 - 12:25 PM

Green would help on the pp if only Blash puts him out on the first unit, keep putting Kronwall out there aint helping and

by the time Green gets out on a pp theres usually only 25 or so seconds left. 


6 milly a year for a guy who has made a career out of being an offensive d man.  I think it's time to get him on the first unit.  To be honest I would go back to 3 forwards and 2 d on the PP.  Z - D - Abby - Green - Kronwall and then whatever other 5 guys you want to put on the second unit.  Gus, Tatar, Larkin, Richards etc....

#2645328 12/31 NYE GDT : Pittsburgh Penguins at Red Wings, 6:00 EST

Posted by puckbags on 31 December 2015 - 08:06 PM

My observance from this game : Every time Big E is on the ice he makes a mistake. First game back or not he is so average. 

#2642450 12/11 GDT : Red Wings at New Jersey Devils, 7:00 EST

Posted by puckbags on 11 December 2015 - 11:28 PM

....ANOTHER blown lead with Howard in goal? Hmmmm.....



honestly, I think its getting to the point where Holland needs to find that "piece" that puts us over the top. Mrazek IS our goalie, Smth, E and K are ALL expendable. Helm is playing better, his worth has increased some.  It's time to make some calls.


The fact you are questioning the goaltending in this game would leave me to believe you didn't watch the game? This isn't even a game after 40 minutes if Howard didn't counter our weak effort with good saves.  Now don't get me wrong he looked like me dancing at my xmas party on the OT winner but he was hardly the reason for the loss. 

Watch it with that. Don't be accusing people on being on drugs there guy. 


Nobody is questioning Nyquist's OT contributions. So quit makin stuff again. Again. 


You may want to learn how to take a joke.  Is this really what the world has come to?  I'm pretty sure he wasn't saying that anyone for certain has a drug problem. It's called a figure of speech. 

#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.