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#2645678 1/2 GDT : Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres, 1:00 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 02 January 2016 - 03:18 PM

Our offense output has gone down every year as Z and D get older, it's no coincidence. They're not guys you build your team around anymore. We have no core players, that's why we're not good at anything. Painfully mediocre


#2645613 1/2 GDT : Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres, 1:00 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 02 January 2016 - 02:58 PM

What exactly is this team especially good at? They have no identity other than they're bad qualities. I say we just go young? When's the last time we had a guy with size that fans were excited about? Franzen? How about a guy that part of his game was his physicality? Even our grinders don't hit. You can't be a good hockey team without a physical identity


#2645599 1/2 GDT : Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres, 1:00 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 02 January 2016 - 02:49 PM

This team is full of guys who just crumble under pressure. It's all in their heads. Kronwall and Ericsson are just the kind of guys who trip and fall when the game is on the line they always have been


#2645350 12/31 NYE GDT : Pittsburgh Penguins at Red Wings, 6:00 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 31 December 2015 - 08:23 PM

I love Nyquist but this year he's the epitome of soft euro


#2644219 Goalie Battle

Posted by joesuffP on 23 December 2015 - 10:53 AM

First game we lost strictly because of goaltending so that's a plus. I think we would have won that game handily had we not had that breakdown in the first. Kudos to the wings for keeping up the pressure and almost bringing it back against one of the stingiest teams


#2644185 12/22 GDT : New Jersey Devils at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 22 December 2015 - 10:14 PM

I hate our forward lines... I honestly think we would be a better hockey team if Brad Richards wasn't on this team. He's not completely terrible but he's blocking better players in the top six and dressing a better player in GR. I just can't think of any of the 4 lines that he wouldn't make worse by adding him to it


#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