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#2536913 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by number9 on Yesterday, 09:27 PM


Nor do I but it's a good example that these guys do indeed have some skills other than fighting. I mean it's still NHL or almost NHL ready competition.


Orr has 24 pts in 476 NHL games. Is this really the argument you want to make?


He makes Abdelkader look like Probert

#2536756 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by wings4thecup06 on Yesterday, 04:25 PM

I wanted to put this in its own thread but decided to post here instead.  I just wanted to comment on how awesome it is that the organization has fully embraced social media, and particularly the "all-access" philosophy they seem to have developed.  Between the Red Wings and Griffins Youtube channels I've watched behind the scenes videos of last year's playoffs, development camp, the prospect tournament, and now main camp, along with individual profiles of many of the up and coming guys as well as Wings regulars.  In each case the footage was more insightful and better made than the hyper-dramatic, scripted, crap that we were fed on 24/7 last year.  No B.S., all hockey.  Exactly what I want. 


Kudos to the organization for giving fans an absolutely massive amount of media to help get them through the long offseason. 


Couldn't agree more, even if all those prospect profiles just served to over hype everyone in my eyes!! 

#2536962 Datsyuk shoulder injury vs. Pens

Posted by e_prime on Today, 08:47 AM


#2536876 9/22/14 7:00 PM. Preseason GDT - DET 2 @ PIT 1

Posted by dirtydangles on Yesterday, 07:37 PM

So I just caught the end of the second.  How are things looking?

sproul got boarded pretty bad so that sucks. 

otherwise looks like datsyuk and tatar playing with a bunch of kids out there. nothing special but nothing terrible. 

#2536656 Selanne would still play if Boudreau wasn't Ducks coach

Posted by Dave on 20 September 2014 - 01:29 PM

I can't believe this thread is a fan of this guy





Hurr durr he's fat, what a piece of s***. 

The dude's teams were always president's trophy contenders. 

#2536623 Regner: Next year could be Babcock's last

Posted by Euro_Twins on 19 September 2014 - 07:20 PM

Datsyuk already went back to Russia early now Babcock wants out too


I heard a rumour that babcock was planning to go to russia after his contract was done so he could coach datsyuk and kovalchuck on the same team... he said ебать Детройт сук... which is something bad in russian

#2536586 Training Camp Thread

Posted by ShanahanMan on 19 September 2014 - 10:46 AM

More interested than anything else to see how Weiss is doing

#2536576 Training Camp Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 19 September 2014 - 09:43 AM

I used to walk in every year in training camp," Babcock reiterated Thursday on the eve of training camp, "and tell them the tie goes to the veteran."

Not anymore.

"Ties goes to the best player," Babcock said. "If you're ready to play, we got a young group, you're playing. We'll find a way to do that."


Actions speak louder than words Babs...

#2536542 Selanne would still play if Boudreau wasn't Ducks coach

Posted by Euro_Twins on 18 September 2014 - 07:29 PM

he would be like the 20th classiest guy in the wings organization.

He would be the 20the classiest towel boy

#2536537 Flames adding Truculence...Yonkman, Gillies PTO

Posted by kylee on 18 September 2014 - 05:00 PM

2014-2015 Calgary Flames: More fighting majors than goals for.

#2536510 Flames adding Truculence...Yonkman, Gillies PTO

Posted by rick zombo on 18 September 2014 - 12:22 PM



Burkie going all out on truculence, it gives them a chance to McDavid and will make sure that Monahan, Johnny Hockey and Baertschi can focus on hockey plus the Flames fans will see a very entertaining product. Not a bad idea at all.


This team is going to kick some serious ass Bollig, McGrattan, Yonkman, Gillies, Ferland, Wolf ... god I wish Torts would still coach in Vancouver just to see his face when Hardley sends his "top 6" out


Well, Burke's model worked really well for Toronto................

#2536438 A Perfect fit for the Bruins...Ville Leino?

Posted by F.Michael on 17 September 2014 - 01:59 PM


I know.  Which is why Loui Eriksson has been kicking so much ass for the Bruins.  Guy's a monster.

David Krejci's is gonna spend some of that $$$ with that new contract on his tougher teammates (dinner - drinks - lap dances)...It's the least he can do.

#2536422 Mantha's Injury

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 September 2014 - 11:28 AM

Welcome to LGW, where everything is blown way out of proportion!...

#2536285 Regner: Next year could be Babcock's last

Posted by Fred_Bear on 16 September 2014 - 10:14 AM

2 stanley cups + 2 olympic golds + most wins as a wings coach + somehow managed to get last years limp penoose of a team into the playoffs for the 23rd year in a row + proven at every level and in  every way with every other team in the league watching for the slight chance Holland mucks things so they can swoop in to steal him away..... Give him his 5 Mill... make him the highest paid and be proud to have him.


You never let a proven player like Hossa slip away like we did and you should never let a proven #1 coach slip away either. We aren't exactly the preferred destination of free agents at this point in time and if you subtract Babcock its even less of a draw. Babcock + Health = Success and more players wanting to come to the new budding Detroit Red Wings!


When and where did he get the 2nd Cup?


I'm sorry, but I'd respectfully disagree. Babs is a great coach, but several people have said it, these guys are paid to perform and rewarded for it. At a certain level, though, two guys can't get credit for the same job. Is Holland putting the right players on the roster or is Babs extracting more from less? My point is - if Holland is putting the 'right' guys on the roster, Babs isn't getting enough out of them and, conversely, if Babs is getting the Wings into the playoffs with a sub-par squad, then Holland isn't doing his job. If everyone in management is doing their jobs, how are we a 'borderline' playoff team? Holland already got an extension and credit for his job...


If Babcock feels he 'deserves' to become the highest paid coach in the NHL, I hope Holland does let him walk. I'm not trying to take anything away from Babcock, but he did take over the defending President's Trophy winner in 05-06, a team which had made the playoffs 14 consecutive times, and three years later he won his only Stanley Cup. I'm not trying to say he's not successful or that he doesn't get a ton out of his players. But a good coach in a great organization has to be that much better to stand out.


Compare Babcock's Wings to Bowman's Wings - 9 playoff seasons each - 1 Cup (Babs) to 3 Cups (Bowman) - 2 President's Trophies (Babs) to 3 for Bowman - Bowman has an Adams' while Babs does not - Babs has an edge in regular season win pct. but in the playoffs - Babs 0.542 to Bowman 0.642.


Again, not saying Babs isn't a solid coach, but the Wings won't fold as an organization without him.

#2536229 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 15 September 2014 - 01:49 PM

Where do I find this "Hampwagon"?

Apparently at my house.