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#2586783 3/29 GDT : Red Wings at New York Islanders

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on Today, 06:00 PM

If we can get at least a point out of this game... I'll be very pleased




#2582027 3/15 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Penguins 1

Posted by MTU_Huskies963 on 15 March 2015 - 12:14 PM

I thought being the third man in gets you tossed.


#2581422 3/14 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Flyers 7

Posted by GoWings1905 on 14 March 2015 - 12:39 PM

I hope Toronto offers Babcock $100 million dollars.


#2580284 3/9 GDT : Oilers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 09 March 2015 - 06:43 PM

Seriously, what is it with this team and not starting on time? 




#2579443 3/6 GDT : Flames 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by matt198913 on 06 March 2015 - 08:53 PM

55 and 52 minus 4


#2579449 3/6 GDT : Flames 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoalieManPat on 06 March 2015 - 08:54 PM

Kronwall needs to stop trying to play goal all the time. More and more he's parking his ass right in front of whoever is in net.


#2512651 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by ShanahanMan on 20 April 2014 - 04:35 PM

Wow why don't you look at the top D prospects around hockey. Several of the Wings in the cupboard are in the top 20

 

Until Holland trades them away for 35-45 year old 4th line grinders. 




#2483032 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by Dabura on 09 February 2014 - 11:58 AM

Our PP has no teeth. I think the argument could be made that that's hurting us more than anything else. Like I've said many, many times, I'd sure love a QB like Lubomir Visnovsky. It's incredible how much we miss Lidstrom and Rafalski on the point. Smith should probably get a look. Failing that, I'd almost consider trying out Pulkkinen, maybe on the point. We don't have a pure sniper, and it shows. Or we could dress Sproul as a PP enforcer, playing him only when we have the man advantage. His shot is a cannon, and he knows how to run a PP. Or there's a guy like Ryan Smyth, good net front presence. Or we could pay up for a power forward, maybe Chris Stewart. Or we could simply bear down, try harder.

 

Whatever we do, we need to be practicing the power play ad nauseam. Devote entire practices and film sessions to it. Go over it again and again and again and again. We're winning/losing games on the strength/weakness of our play with the man advantage. It's a big deal. Even the smallest improvements could be huge for us.




#2470420 Alexey Marchenko called up

Posted by darkmanx on 03 January 2014 - 05:24 PM

wide, miss, block, wide, miss, block, wide, miss, block, injury,

 

I think the Wings should all be signed up for Yoga to iron out the groin injuries.




#2464979 12/15 GDT: Lightning 3 @ Red Wings 0

Posted by joesuffP on 15 December 2013 - 06:32 PM

Mule is just being a baby. Mad he got a penalty and no call


#2464052 FAO Mike Babcock: Work on shootouts during practice

Posted by LAWings on 13 December 2013 - 01:22 PM

Smith said that in the minors he was regularly used as one of the first 3 shooters.  I was surprised to hear that, he said he would love an opportunity to do so with the Wings.




#2462222 12/7 GDT: Panthers 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 December 2013 - 09:37 PM

Time for a trade. There are probably 5 players that could be bundled for some draft picks. Of course Detroit would have to pay part of their salaries to help convince the other team to take them.

 

Which players and for which picks?

 

If I'm an opposing GM, I'd only want youngsters like Nyquist, Tatar or DeKeyser.  Maybe Smith if I thought he had potential.  I don't see us trading the first several players I named.

 

And no one wants our crap.   




#2462047 12/7 GDT: Panthers 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 07 December 2013 - 08:10 PM

Dan Cleary is the only Red Wing with a goal tonight. Against Florida. Just get off the ice, guys.


#2458151 Babcock's system

Posted by kipwinger on 25 November 2013 - 03:38 PM

I think my biggest problem with Bab's "system" is his stubborn insistence that every player is a perfect substitute stylistically (or at least could be) to every other player.  Because of this, you get specialized players playing in the wrong roles, because "hey, why not".  Why not put Datsyuk on Zetterberg's wing with Brunner (beginning of last season)? Why not put Filppula on Zetterberg's wing in spite of the fact that Filppula likes to pass and Z likes to shoot?  Why not play Abby on every line from first to fourth?  Why not make Smith and Kindl play away from their strengths?

 

Babs' system runs utterly contrary to a couple hundred years worth of evidence that specialization works really well in most facets of life.  You'd be a fool to try and grow corn in an area more suited for coffee production.  You'd be a fool to build a textile factory in Silicon Valley.  You'd be a fool to tell Stamkos to pass more and shoot less.  But for some reason Babs disagrees with this logic.  He must have skipped Econ 101 for Sports Psych 10...who gives a damn.




#2458152 Babcock's system

Posted by frankgrimes on 25 November 2013 - 03:42 PM

Either his system doesn't work OR/AND Babcock doesn't have the players for his system to work. No matter how one as looking at it both things are leading to the same resolution, change the system!

 

Puck posession is only working, if your team is ridiculously skilled, which this DetroitRedWings edition clearly is not. So what kind of system could work? I think a more tippetlike system could work better, because you don't need as much talent to fullfill it and it seems to work well for teams like the Coyotes.