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#2545598 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by wings87 on Yesterday, 04:27 PM

Actually pasha is pavel in Russian. It's not short, it's the exact same length.

I'm Russian so I'm going to say it like this, Pavel is Russian its not a translation into English from Pasha. Pasha is just another way of saying Pavel, lengthwise it's the same, but Pavel and Pasha are the same name also.

It's like Sam and Sammy, Sammy isn't short for Sam, but a softer way of saying Sam.

#2544799 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by AtlantaHotWings on 28 October 2014 - 08:53 AM

well then uncle Gary will just have to step in and lock out the coaches until they agree to a salary cap... :ninja:


Let Babs represent the coaches with his asst coaches being Sutter and Hitch vs Gary and his evil minions.....


Bettman explodes under the Babcock unblinking stare and the hockey world rejoices....making Holland to pay even more

#2544198 Chara out 4-6 weeks with knee injury

Posted by rick zombo on 24 October 2014 - 11:07 AM

I’m just happy it’s happening to other teams because f*** them. Now they know what the Wings have gone through the last two years. 

#2544129 future captains?

Posted by rick zombo on 24 October 2014 - 12:10 AM

Based on what I’ve seen and heard, I think Larkin, Ouellet, and maybe Nastasiuk are all ‘born leader’ types. 


But we all know, deep down, that the next captain will be Tyler Myers  :ph34r:

#2544115 future captains?

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 23 October 2014 - 10:51 PM

Two words:



#2543485 Rating the Defense through 6 games

Posted by gcom007 on 23 October 2014 - 12:20 AM

Our zone coverage has been really good.  Our passing and transition game from the back end has been horrible, to the extent that our beat writers were discussing our "turnover problem" by about game 3 of the season.  Two of our loses are directly attributable to massive defenseman turnovers that led to goals.  Also our defense has produced a combined 7 points, so anybody ready to pat them on the back for "creating offense" should think again.  So let's not sing kumbaya just yet eh boys?


But look at the defense we have!


Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I think we have great defense, but relative to what seems reasonable to expect from this squad, they've done a pretty good job of keeping the other team from scoring goals. The games have been tight and we've been in nearly all of them.


And we still have Kindl in the lineup, who hasn't been good, but he's hardly been terrible.


If we can find a way to add a solid 3-4 d-man via trade at some point this season, we're going to be in pretty damn good shape in the grand scheme of things. It's not going to be great anytime soon barring something dramatic, so again, I'm going to try to judge them relative to what's reasonable to expect out of this specific squad.


It could be a lot worse.

#2543418 slava voynov suspended after domestic violence arrest

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 22 October 2014 - 02:59 PM

And yet again, it becomes painfully obvious to me why the political discussion section of this board was axed...

#2543400 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by SimonSin on 22 October 2014 - 01:27 PM


You're right.  We are stupid.  I've changed my tune; from now on I'll form my impressions based on what should have happened. 

Ok, thank you. And have a nice day while you're at it.

#2543322 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by Wing-in-avs-town on 21 October 2014 - 10:50 PM

The bottom line is 2 for 24 on the power play is not gonna cut it. We have to be better & having Datsyuk back will help. If we haven't been perfect on the PK so far, these games wouldn't be so close, and we'd be back to blaming Jimmy.

#2543259 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 21 October 2014 - 09:17 PM

Well, when you only score one or two goals a game this is what you get. I think they've looked decent so far this year, but they have GOT to start scoring more. Then we won't have to worry about bulls*** waving off of goals or uncalled penalties or what the f*** ever.

#2543212 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by number9 on 21 October 2014 - 09:02 PM

Am I the only one who thinks the refs have been fair thus far? Sucky luck for us, but fair.

#2542823 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by Mckinley25 on 21 October 2014 - 12:23 PM

Mantha's GDT is better than no GDT. Thanks Mantha!

#2542774 Weiss

Posted by Echolalia on 21 October 2014 - 10:09 AM

I get what you're saying, but I don't think it's so easy to compare the Weiss situation to Zetterberg or Helm.  Those guys were returning to a system they knew, in positions they were familiar with, and the absolute confidence of the man dishing out the playing time.  None of which is true of Weiss.  I don't think (as I'm sure you'd agree) that Weiss gets an unlimited blank check because of this.  But two things jumped out to me after Weiss' first game back...
1)  "I've never played left wing in my life so that's tough too, trying to figure out the system as a winger. All of that stuff is tough. It was fun to be back in the mix, playing again in a game and hopefully we can do more here coming up." - Stephen Weiss
2)  "He got an opportunity to play in a game," Babcock said. "He didn't get a ton of opportunity but at least he got in the game and got some action going. Weisser, it's not going to happen overnight.
I'm not expecting a guy to look good in his first game back, in a new position, with the coach readily admitting that they're not giving him much of an opportunity. 
And then there's this, which is worth thinking about...
"But we're happy with him. We think he's going in the right direction. We think his attitude is great and we think he's working hard." -Babs

That last bit I found quite interesting, and Weiss said pretty much the same thing. It's going to be a process, and it's reassuring that the parties involved aren't looking at this as a failure like so many of us fans are, but rather as a small step in the right direction.

#2542761 Weiss

Posted by sjr2012 on 21 October 2014 - 01:46 AM



Are all the punctuation keys on your keyboard broken?

yup had to switch up laptops a lot of letters are broke everythings good now

#2542672 Lucic has a meltdown as Bruins get smacked by Habs...again

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 20 October 2014 - 04:06 PM

Agreed.  Never. 

To be fair, they didn't sign *him*, they signed his mustache.