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#2578246 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by krsmith17 on 04 March 2015 - 01:08 PM

Zero percent chance any of Kronwall, Ericsson, DeKeyser, Quincey or Smith sit in favor of Marchenko. Not going to happen, despite what Holland and Babcock have said...

The only way we see both Zidlicky and Marchenko in the lineup is if there is any injury to one of the other 5.

#2578012 Pulkkinen sent back to GR

Posted by krsmith17 on 03 March 2015 - 03:08 PM

Kip, I can't help but think this is somewhat directed at me... And to that I say, I completely agree, players should absolutely earn their ice time. But this situation is completely different from the Jurco one. Notice how Pulkkinen was not put in a position he is not well suited? Instead of demoting him to the 4th line, where he most certainly would not produce much, they opted to send him down to the minors. I am and always have been 100% pro sending Jurco back down to Grand Rapids. I am not okay with Jurco playing a grinder type role when that is not his game.

#2577945 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by krsmith17 on 03 March 2015 - 12:15 PM

I'd love to see that top line stick. I've been wanting to see Tatar - Datsyuk - Jurco for an extended period of time since training camp. Love it.

#2574978 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by krsmith17 on 26 February 2015 - 01:38 PM

number9, I'm assuming that's a typo. There's no way Pulkkinen is playing center.

#2574788 Quincey... Surgery coming?

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 February 2015 - 01:29 PM

Looks like the surgery will wait. Quincey given green light to start practicing and return to lineup when Wings feel he's ready, per Ken Holland.

#2572586 Preferred Playoff Opponents?

Posted by krsmith17 on 20 February 2015 - 07:19 AM

I like the way you think amato. We win the division and Florida squeezes into the Wild Card spot past Boston. We play Florida in the first round, then Tampa in the second, Islanders in the Conference Final and Chicago in the Cup Final... Mark it down!

#2571776 Teemu Pulkkinen called back up

Posted by krsmith17 on 18 February 2015 - 05:20 PM

Both Nyquist and Tatar hold much more value in a trade right now, Pulkkinen is out-producing both of them in their respective minor league careers, and Pulkkinen is that coveted right handed sniper we've been longing for...

#2571672 Time for Teemu?

Posted by krsmith17 on 18 February 2015 - 10:07 AM

I agree Kip, I just really wish he spent more time in the minors. I do believe he would have been better off down in the AHL for another season... Oh well, he's not going down at this point...

#2571519 Time for Teemu?

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 February 2015 - 02:17 PM

Yup, for a couple games. Abdelkader had a scoring role for about two seasons before he started to score... and he's not again now... So what?


I'm one of the few on here that said that Jurco should have spent another season down in Grand Rapids and I still think he should have / should be. Jurco is a skilled forward, and he should not be playing in a checking role. I'm afraid that the Wings rare mismanagement of a prospect could be stunting the growth of a very special player in this situation...

#2571501 Teemu Pulkkinen called back up

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 February 2015 - 12:56 PM

Wow, finally some decent lines... If the (for Helm) was next to Andersson's name instead of Jurco's, those lines would be as close to I would want them as they're ever going to get...

#2571476 Time for Teemu?

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 February 2015 - 12:09 PM

Dickie, he hasn't been playing great because he's been put into a checking role. That isn't his game. Babcock thought just because he's big that he should be a checker... that's ridiculous. He needs to be put in a scoring role with linemates that he can actually play with. And despite Jurco not producing, no Andersson has not been better in any aspect of the game...

#2571468 Around the NHL -- GWT -- 2/16 thru 2/22

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 February 2015 - 11:56 AM

Good one... You must be Andrej's grandmother...............

Cleary > > > Nestrasil

#2571461 Time for Teemu?

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 February 2015 - 11:49 AM

Khan is speculating that Pulkkinen may be called up to replace Jurco. If that's the case I'm going to be pissed... I really wish Andersson would just be removed from this team already. He is a scrub that provides absolutely nothing that any other player in our organization can't...

#2571454 Around the NHL -- GWT -- 2/16 thru 2/22

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 February 2015 - 11:21 AM

So... we should have held onto Nestrasil despite him being a marginal NHL player because he is "more of an asset than Dan Cleary"... Okay then... Nestrasil wouldn't garner any more interest in a trade than a 7th round draft pick... We waived him, it was the right move at the time, and in hindsight... it was still the right move...

#2571127 2/16 GDT : Montreal Canadiens 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by krsmith17 on 16 February 2015 - 01:50 PM

He should have just switched Abdelkader and Helm if that's the case...


I hate all 4 lines right now to be honest. Way too many players in roles they shouldn't be in...


I'd like to see something like...