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#2458397 CBC partners with Rogers in landmark NHL rights deal.

Posted by puckbags on 26 November 2013 - 09:53 PM

TSN clearly has the best analysts, panelists, insiders etc..no question about that.  There is no doubt in my mind and anyone else's that a bunch of these guys will be jumping ship.  What this means is more hockey for Canadian viewers.  TSN has 2 channels, TSN and TSN2 with some local broadcasting sprinkled in...Rogers has Sportsnet, Sportsnet1, Sportsnet 360 which they just bought from the score as well as regional broadcasts and they have vowed there will be no more blackouts which isn't a  big deal for myself but for other people it is.  The CBC is in trouble for sure....the station bleeds money and HNIC is the only thing keeping them semi alive.  If you live in Canada and you can name one good show on CBC besides HNIC you're a better man than I lol.  I don't care who broadcasts hockey, I just hope they do it right.  It's gamecenter for me for Wing's games anyways.

#2457631 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by puckbags on 24 November 2013 - 01:07 PM

Jimmy Howard is a 6 million Dollar goalie wow a waste of money five more years of this crap


He is ? Just because he's not playing that well and you're being irrational you can't just round his cap number up to whatever makes you feel good.

#2457431 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by puckbags on 23 November 2013 - 10:11 PM

1. Worst reffed game I've seen in a long time..glad I don't have time to watch every second of every game anymore..my blood pressure would be through the roof with that kind of officiating.


2. Our 5 on 3 PP is so easy to defend without a right handed shot...If we have to put Sammy on the 5 on 3 just to keep teams honest then do it.


3. Excited to see Gus and Tatar get a chance and hopefully it lasts this time..both are NHL ready top 6/9 players.

#2454834 11/16 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5 (SO)

Posted by puckbags on 16 November 2013 - 09:58 PM

2 Things:


1. If you don't want to play good enough to win in reg then we better find someone who can score in a shootout.  Tatar?   Helm? Is Kocur around? Terrible


2. When our d decide to play like they did down the stretch and in the playoffs last year this team will improve instantly.  We have made it so difficult to get out of our own end its frustrating..we don't have Lidstrom's and Rafalski's back there to finesse the puck out of our end anymore...get it out easy and go from there.  We pass the puck backwards in our own end 4 times and then turn it over...teams know this and just pressure the s*** out of us. 


As bad as we've been and we've been bad lately these points will be important down the road.

#2454645 11/16 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5 (SO)

Posted by puckbags on 16 November 2013 - 08:41 PM

Trade Cleary, Howard and a pick for Carey Price.

Reached an all new level of absurdness, Howard isn't even playing tonight and he's getting traded there is no way that the Habs make that trade.

#2452145 An honest question about Nyquist

Posted by puckbags on 08 November 2013 - 01:12 PM

I'd be shocked if he didn't.  Remember Ericsson?  Babcock said that he was the best player he had sent down.  They had to because he could still clear waivers.  It took Smith forever to get up here too.


Once the waiver thingie is gone, Nyquist will be up with us.  If not then, he most certainly will be for the playoffs.  If someone sustains a season-ending injury before that (hopefully not, just throwing out the thought since it is possible), he will be up before that.


<off to do anti-jinx stuff>


This exactly, the reason Gus is in GR isn't because he isnt good enough to play on this team..its strictly business...bad decisions are made and so are good ones...some bad ones have been made recently that are preventing Gus from being up here full time...that's all it is..he will be up for good at some point.

#2451120 11/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Jets 4

Posted by puckbags on 04 November 2013 - 10:23 PM

We turned it over 100 times against Calgary and were lucky to get out of there with a win, Turned it over I think 3 times againt the Canucks and outplayed them the whole game, Didnt turn it over too much against the Oilers and crushed them and we have turned it over 400 times tonight and we stink...seems pretty simple..take care of the god damn puck. Wow 

#2447395 10/23 GDT: Senators 6 at Red Wings 1

Posted by puckbags on 23 October 2013 - 07:55 PM

I don't know why anyone is suprised with our play this year..we are a very simliar team to last year.  We will have 4 game winning streaks..we will have 4 game losing streaks..until we get faster ( Gus and Tatar ) this is the way it will be..we are a good team that will have to get hot at the right time of year again.

#2444583 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by puckbags on 15 October 2013 - 12:08 AM

Obviously Dats and Z have been fantastic so far but Danny D has been great on the back end.  The less I have to say his name the better...very few mistakes and when he does make one its in the right spots on the ice.  

#2443222 10/10 GDT: Coyotes 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by puckbags on 10 October 2013 - 09:14 PM

I think we should get used to a lot of this, we are essentially the same team we iced in the regular season last yet.  Filp and Weiss might as well be the same guy and Alfie and Brunner might as well be the same guy which leaves us with the Cleary's, Bert's and Franzen's floating around the ice because they are too slow..until this team gets Gus and Tatar playing full time or makes a trade to get some speed we are a 5th-8th seed in this conference.  I hope they prove me wrong as they usually do but I expect a lot of nights like this with this lineup.

#2430771 NHL Participation at Sochi cleared by IIHF

Posted by puckbags on 19 July 2013 - 11:35 AM

Cue the lineup prediction thread 

#2428990 who's on their way out of Detroit

Posted by puckbags on 09 July 2013 - 12:33 PM

Its a log jam for sure...16 forwards when all are signed and healthy....I would hate to be in Holland's shoes...


Not sure how he's going to swing this but hopefully he makes a 3 for 1 or something and gets another piece or moves some of these guys to load up on picks.. That's what he's paid the big bucks for.

#2427369 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by puckbags on 05 July 2013 - 03:32 PM

Let's compare Weiss to what we couldve got.

Weiss 24.5m 5 years. What's are better deals? Vinny, clarkson, fil, and even clowe may be a better deal considering we could of used his size.

All signing Weiss tells me is helm will be on litr all year. We didn't need a bottom 6 center we needed a top 6 winger. It says a lot when your second line of franzen Weiss and alfie and Alfie is the best on that line....


I am done here today, this comment takes the cake ...4 concussions in 13 months and 3 goals last year.  

#2427312 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by puckbags on 05 July 2013 - 03:01 PM

Babcock said as of now Helm is 3rd-line C and Andersson is slotted to be 4th line C. Weiss at No. 2. Datsyuk with Zetterberg on top line.









Loving this. Hope Helm can get healthy because that is great depth down the middle. Abby and Z can also play center.

#2427297 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by puckbags on 05 July 2013 - 02:55 PM

No this isn't an overreaction thread. I'm just wondering what is everyone's thoughts right now?

Let's look at our team. We lose fil and Brunner which are negatives. Lose cleary and Sammy which are positive.

Gain Alfie and Weiss. So as of right now we are a worse team from last year.

Then to top it all off we could of had a much better player in fil for 5m or Vinny for 4.5m but we got stuck with Weiss for just over 4m?

Then the best part is bobby Ryan got traded for almost nothing. Nyquist, a 1st, and what any other younger prospect not named mantha, Sproul, oullet, mrazek and it would've been a done deal. Youre talking a no brainer of a deal. Ana gave him him for almost nothing they could be got so much more.

So I ask unless there's a more trades or signings(cleary makes us worse) what are everyone's reactions and thoughts right now.

Mine is I'm quite mad. Holland continues to let us down. And THE ONLY wah I see us making the playoffs is we need DAT z kronwall ericsson and Howard to play like like they did this year. As well as guys like Nyquist Anderson Tatar smith and dekeyser need to play major roles as well.


Losing Fil is a negative? He's more than had his chance to prove himself as a legit center in this league and he's coming off arguably his worst year ever.  It was painful...he floated around the ice, afraid to shoot, afraid to go to the net..fresh meat down the middle. I like Brunner, it's hard to give up goal scoring but it was brutally obvious that this guy was a 1 dimensional player..he's terrible defensively and management knows they have guys with similar goal scoring ability in the system ( Gus and Tatar)  Alfie is a low risk high reward for 1 season..nothing wrong with that move at all.  We are super deep up front and have lots of pieces to trade.