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#2402434 WCQF Game 7 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Ducks 2 - (DET wins series, 4-3)

Posted by paulb1320 on 12 May 2013 - 01:12 PM





Some game 7 mojo to get us going.....goosebumps 


You missed the most relevant Game 7 goal.



Danny Boy with the series winner, book it.



#2385202 Bert thinks he'll be back this season

Posted by paulb1320 on 15 April 2013 - 09:18 PM

his life is hockey. I think even bert himself made that clear

LOL righttt,

He's 38 has a wife and 2 kids he totally shouldn't worry about walking and living comfortably for the rest of his life.


He may love hockey but I highly doubt it's more important than having an enjoyable life for the rest of his (hopefully) 40+ years.

#2385163 4/15 Around the NHL GDT

Posted by paulb1320 on 15 April 2013 - 08:12 PM

The words "Go Hawks" taste like vinegar in my mouth.

I cheered when they scored I immediately had to take a shower, it felt so dirty.

#2375088 3/28 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Sharks 2

Posted by paulb1320 on 28 March 2013 - 12:03 PM

I have seen most of you post this before when referring to Jarnkrok,  how did he get the nickname Iron Hook?



I assume it’s the annunciation of his name but not sure.

Ironhook is his name in english, Jarnkrok translates to Ironhook. That's pretty badass if you ask me, I'm just hoping he becomes captain someday and we can call him captain hook :)

#2367764 If Hossa is bought out

Posted by paulb1320 on 11 March 2013 - 11:58 AM

The point is moot because he won't be bought out, we'll have to live with Kenny's bone head decision to keep Franzen over Hossa.

#2354670 2/13 GDT : St. Louis Blues 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by paulb1320 on 13 February 2013 - 01:03 PM



Few small corrections though, Rookie Jake Allen gets the start for St Louis, 

Per Rutherford

Allen will start in net for #stlblues


and Z has 18 points not 16.


Hopefully the Wings give Allen a much harder game than the Blues gave Mrazek.

#2354428 Tomas Tatar Is Jiri Hudler 2.0

Posted by paulb1320 on 12 February 2013 - 02:50 PM

ummm you just repeated and proved my point. Our best prospects ARE PLAYING JUNIOR HOCKEY RIGHT NOW! That is what I said. Our best are not tatar, nyquist, or the rest of the gang in GR. Those are very limited NHL guys. Some checkers and a few 35-40 point guys. That is all we have ready for the next 24 months. The problem with guys playing Junior hockey is, can they handle the next level. on that we don't know.


Jarnkrok, Backman, Pulk, and Marchenko aren't in the juniors they are all playing pro hockey against grown men and excelling. Also Sproul, Ouellet, Frk, Tvrdon, and possible Jensen and Dekeyser,  while in the minors/college right now are all coming to GR next season along with the euro guys I listed (with the exception of Backman). 

If we still have the inside track on Dekeyser (IMO we do) he'll be given a spot in Detroit from the get go or else he'll probably sign somewhere else. Hakan has said before that Jarnkrok won't need to play in the AHL and would be a difference maker in the NHL from the get go, same goes for Backman when he decides to make the jump, most likely in 14-15. Add to that the fact that Ouellet will likely be on the fast track to the big leagues and it looks like we have quite a few difference makers ready within the next 24 months.

That's not even including me discounting your absolutely ridiculous claims that Tatar and Nyquist are "35-40 point guys"




You say all of our best prospects are in the juniors and not ready to play in 2 years? False. 

  • Jarnkrok/Pulu/Backman/Marchenko are playing pro hockey against men not junior hockey. Jarnkrok and Backman could probably make the jump straight to the NHL in the next 2 years (13-14 for Calle and 14-15 for Backman) * Based on Andersson's comments (someone who knows something about scouting; unlike yourself)
  • Ouellet will be on the fast track to the NHL and probably only need one year in GR so he'll be ready/close to ready by 14-15.
  • Dekeyser signing with us is still a good possibility, He'll be in the NHL right way if we have any hope at signing him.
  • You're assessment of Tatar and Nyquist as 35-40 point guys is ludicrous, the majority of scouts and prospect rankers (people who know what they're talking about. Not you) rank them as top 6 talent, ffs hockey's future ranks Nyquist 38th in the whole league (even higher if you exclude graduated prospects),  and hockey prospectus has Jarnkrok, Nyquist, and Tatar all top 50 prospects in the league.

That's 5-6 difference makers within 2 years. 2-3 potential Top 6 forwards, and 2-3 potential Top 4 D.