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In Topic: WCQF Game 4 GDT : Ducks 2 @ Red Wings 3 (OT) - (Series tied, 2-2)

06 May 2013 - 07:05 PM

Charter took CNBC off my channel list, so if anyone finds a nice stream please PM me. 


Go Wings!!!

In Topic: 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 @ Coyotes 4

04 April 2013 - 05:38 PM

Anyone know how I can see the game tonight? NHL network games are blacked out on GCL...


Pretty sure the game was changed back to just local channels.  Jagr's first game with the Bruins was more interesting, apparently. You should be able to watch it!

In Topic: time to trade filppula?

03 April 2013 - 04:54 PM

The part I find most confusing is that we really can't "reload" via free agency this summer. Our needs are a solid #1-2 defenseman and a top-6 scorer.  Very few options will be available. Maybe it all works out. I'm not a fan of being mediocre for a few years to have a chance at being good later.  I'm glad we still have all of our prospects. Nyquist and Tatar are very good players, but the way Babcock is set on playing them on the 3rd and 4th lines just won't work. They're top-6 players. They need to play with talent to be useful.

In Topic: An interesting point about our apparent deadline strategy

02 April 2013 - 05:49 PM

I think you're drastically undervaluing some of the Wings players in order to make this list.


Both Franzen and Brunner have produced at essentially equal or better rates than many players on your list including, Heatley, Selanne, Hossa, Sharp, Carter, Brown, Richards, Iginla, Horton, Lucic, Callahan, Gaborik and Richards.


Offensively Kronwall has outplayed every defenceman on your list but Suter and Letang. Kronwalls deficiency is his defence, and the 2 guys you suggest acquiring are actually worse defensively than he is.


Then in net you list Quick who has the worst Sv% of all starting goalies in the entire league, and who trails Howard in every single goalie stat.


Detroits list of depth should read


Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen, Kronwall, Brunner and Howard.


Still isn't likely to get us the cup, but definitely better than you make it seem.


I agree that Quick isn't who he was in the playoffs last year, and that we aren't completely barren like I made it seem.


I really really like Brunner, but he is still in his first year here and could very well be the guy we need if he steps it up a bit. Franzen is so much of a floater that I find it tough to list him up there (if only for me wanting to punish him for being so frustrating), but when he gives it everything he has, he is absolutely dangerous.


Kronner has played strong offensively, but as you said, he has been rough in our own zone. I agree that maybe the problem isn't finding some #1 offensive guy, and that maybe we look for a solid defensive guy like Stuart was for us. Maybe it's Dekeyser for all we know!


Also, I agree that Howard should be listed. Meant to have him up there. He's bailed us out of plenty of games this year and last. 

In Topic: An interesting point about our apparent deadline strategy

02 April 2013 - 04:44 PM

Let's look at the top teams that appear to have a roster deep enough to make a run for the Cup.


From the West:

Blackhawks: Kane, Toews, Hossa, Keith, Seabrook, Sharp.

Canucks: Sedins 1 and 2, Kesler, and a group of solid-to-good defensemen. 

Ducks: Getzlaf, Perry, Ryan, Selanne.

Wild: Koivu, Heatley, Parise, Suter. 

Kings: Kopitar, Brown, Richards, Carter, Doughty, Quick.


From the East:

Penguins: Crosby, Malkin, Iginla, Kunitz, Neal, Letang.

Bruins: Bergeron, Horton, Krejci, Seguin, Lucic, Marchand, Chara.

Rangers: Callahan, Gaborik, Nash, Richards, Mcdonagh, Lundqvuist. 


For the Red Wings?


Datsyuk, Zetterberg,...


Our big guys need help. Datsyuk can't carry the entire team himself. No one can.  It's a team sport, and we don't have a solid team as a whole. Our bottom six can compete with most any other team. 


Our top six struggles. If we ice a line of Dats, Z, and (insert body here) like we used to, we've got a soft second line. We need a solid scoring top 6 player. Vanek, Gaborik, Eriksson, Ryan. Any of those guys would help, just to name a few possible options (pipe dreams?). We have two solid centermen! Then need a bit of help, though. 


On defense? Kronwall is not a #1 defenseman. He could be a great #2. But he needs someone there to make him better. Yandle? Myers? Either would help immensely. Whichever one would give us something to build around in the back end, while what we have currently are a bunch of good blocks with no cornerstone.


Sorry for the uber-long post. Hope it made at least some sense!