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#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.  

#2544515 10/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Flyers 4

Posted by puckbags on 25 October 2014 - 07:51 PM

This is the problem without being able to score, completely outplayed these guys for 40 minutes and we make one mistake and now its a game.   I did this no scoring speech the other night and we sniped 3 goals in 7 minutes.  Hope it works again lol

#2519166 Wings will buy out Tootoo, not Franzen.

Posted by puckbags on 04 May 2014 - 11:59 AM

Hossa was offered a contract with the thought that Holland was also going to pay Hudler $3.75M. So that is why Hossa didn't accept Hollands lowball offer to him. So Franzeb's $3.9M and the $3.75M he had set aside for Hudler was more than enough to keep Hossa here. Which as we seen with Hudler and now with Franzen, we would have been better off with Hossa.


Why would we have better off with Hossa? Is it because of your blinded man love for him or brutal hatred for Franzen?  In the 5 seasons since Hossa went to Chicago he has scored 125 goals in 315 games , .39 goals/ game average @ 5.275 million a year.  In the same amount of time Franzen has 97 goals in 275 games, .35 goals per game average @ 3.9 million per year.  1.8 million per year difference for .04 more goals per game.  If I'm doing the math correctly it seems that on cold hard facts alone we are actually getting a bargain with the Mule over Hossa.  With that being said I hope we can trade Franzen, I still think the Canucks are a good trade partner for us.  They can stick Franzen with the Sedin sisters and I would be glad to see some kind of deal that involved Kesler coming back this way. 

#2517288 Was Legwand worth it?

Posted by puckbags on 26 April 2014 - 05:53 PM

we are not gonna miss Jarnkrok. Besides, Holland makes 0 moves and we miss the playoffs, then he is a buster.


if others would have stepped up this round, rather than just rely on Hank and Pav, we'd still be in it and the trade would have been even more genius. (as I point the finger at yet a 5th year in a row that Franzen was so horrible, the polar ice caps lost about 6ft of height...) He got his contract and decided he doesn't need to play, he should be taken out back and castrated! God forbid he spawns another heartless piece if s*** into this world!

Babcock needs to be fired...he has mis-managed this team for a few years now. He thinks he is Gods gift to coaching, but he is not anywhere near so...bring in Larionov and watch us soar!


I don't drink your Franzen hater kool aid usually but he was hot garbage. Just a waste of space to be honest.  If he made anymore than the 3.9 he makes it would hurt even worse but that contract isn't that bad.  Can we buy Weiss out? if so we don't have any other bad contracts...Bert, Cleary, Sammy, Alfie, Quincey off the books should give us a lot of room to make some moves..and cmon let's be honest our young guys were terrific this year even though they were invisible in the playoffs.  Future is bright from where I sit.

I guess that would require a coach who actually shifts lines around vs just hoping things will magically change by themselves. :-) God, what is the mystery here? The genius of Bowman was his constant adapting. But Bowman was a chess player. Babcock plays checkers.

Clearly he's a total chump..he's never done anything in this league...oh wait he did get a squad of half ahl'ers to the playoffs.

#2512524 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by puckbags on 20 April 2014 - 04:01 PM


That’s a really stupid comment. 


Consider the source it's pretty par for the course