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#2643976 Wings Need on D and Glaring Inconsistencies

Posted by joesuffP on 22 December 2015 - 03:10 PM

I bet Dekeseyer signs for long term around 7M so just prepare yourselves for that. It seems LGW hasn't figured out that dmen are in short supply and get paid a lot

#2643876 Nosek and Oulette recalled.

Posted by joesuffP on 21 December 2015 - 06:25 PM

I agree. Having a 4th line of Miller-Glen-Helm is a game changer in the playoffs. Replace Helm with Shane Doan and we're a much more complete team

#2643598 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 19 December 2015 - 10:09 PM

14 in a row!

#2643563 12/18 GDT : Vancouver Canucks at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 19 December 2015 - 03:16 AM

Nyquist could be one of the very best goal scorers in the league if he had Ghallagher's mentality just being fearless despite your size. I love nyquist but any unbiased person watching enough wings games would say this man is a huge Wimp... Him and Tatar don't have that fierce competitive spirit that dats and z had. Not because they don't want to but because it's too hard.

#2643325 That lazy Mantha....

Posted by joesuffP on 18 December 2015 - 07:00 PM

If you're big, and not a goon, people turn on you.
Even if he doesn't hit, fight, scrap, etc. size is still an extra asset. It's hard to move big guys. They have extra reach, etc. People seem to miss this and just say "he's big and doesn't use his size." Not every big player should have to have an edge. If they're a goal scorer I don't see why it matters as long as they score (which Franzen did). 

It's just kind of sad he doesn't get the respect for the career he had. He pretty much willed the Wings to a Stanley Cup and 2 Finals appearances. Most fans would worship this man

If you watch our old playoff games it was always Franzen chirping in between whistles and getting into the headlocks. The dude played with grit and an edge, and scored

#2643303 12/18 GDT : Vancouver Canucks at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 18 December 2015 - 05:11 PM

Sedins, so underrated, Sedins

#2643302 That lazy Mantha....

Posted by joesuffP on 18 December 2015 - 05:07 PM

It's a real shame people here remember Franzen as soft when in reality he was our only too 6 guys with an edge. Other teams hated plying Franzen, in his prime of course

#2643155 The Killer Instict

Posted by joesuffP on 16 December 2015 - 01:10 PM

I mean the difference between winning these 3rd period blown games and OT is very small but being what we are to elite is going to take a lot of work. Adding size and strength being a big part

#2643121 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 15 December 2015 - 02:13 PM

I wish more people were built mentally like Helm, Abby and... A long time ago, Cleary. If things aren't going well offensively they go out and create energy by making a hit

Maybe the organization feels Jurco's offensive game doesn't exactly translate to top six NHL producer so their making him learn the defensive bottom six role? He just doesn't move his feet out there it's crazy how passive he is for somebody in his situation

#2642980 12/14 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 14 December 2015 - 09:12 PM

Jurco plays with no energy. Just seems very uninspired for somebody that wants to stay in the lineup. Looks like he'll be back in the press box soon enough and sadly, it's the right move.

#2642408 12/11 GDT : Red Wings at New Jersey Devils, 7:00 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 11 December 2015 - 09:44 PM

Howard knew that he was scoring on that breakaway. What kind of save attempt is that on a breakaway all he had to do was shoot it right in the middle of the net. That's what it looks like when you psyche yourself out

#2642194 12/10 GDT : Montreal Canadiens at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 10 December 2015 - 10:30 PM

So who was it here that made me the bet for $50 that Abdelkader wouldn't score 15 this year?

#2642032 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 10 December 2015 - 07:00 PM

A lot of time these huge, skilled guys take a while to be more assertive. You really have to drill it into their heads that they have this huge advantage that they haven't had to utilize in the minor league. Some players figure it out and some don't sadly. A guy like Blake Wheeler is just in the last couple years putting it all together and using his size and being assertive, a lot of people weren't happy with his play style when he came into the league. Learning the hard way will benefit him just got to keep driving it into his brain
I think the Q is a bad league to adjust from. Unless you're a super star in the making theirs going to be a big adjustment period

#2642019 Day to Day Practice thread

Posted by joesuffP on 10 December 2015 - 04:09 PM

Q skating... Due back end of January. We'll be a lot deeper on the back end. I always though Smith and E would make a very good pairing


#2641951 12/08 GDT : Red Wings at Washington Capitals, 7:30 ET

Posted by joesuffP on 09 December 2015 - 02:36 PM

Dats line needs more speed. Helm is a very fast skater but he's not as quick a stop and go skater as Nyquist or Larkin. He's great to hit with the outlet but not as effective jumping on loose pucks or beating defenders. This team is one high end winger from being one of the better teams in the league. We don't have a back end like the Caps or Predators but our forwards are close to being one of deepest groups in the NHL