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#2646714 1/7 GDT : Red Wings at San Jose Sharks, 10:30 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 08 January 2016 - 01:10 AM

Holy smokes can't believe we won this game. All thanks to Mrazek unquestionably. Wings got bullied to the outside the whole game but that's what a good goalie can do for you. I think we were good to not give up very high quality chances other than a few but definitely were badly outplayed.

 

Ericsson just can't do anything right out there. Sharks have a good forecheck and he missed quite a bit of time so hopefully he can regain his form. Wings got outmuscled badly. Frustrating to watch. Nyqvist doesn't exist in hockey games like this




#2646552 1/7 GDT : Red Wings at San Jose Sharks, 10:30 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 07 January 2016 - 09:00 PM

Only an hour and half to go...... 😑


#2646478 1/7 GDT : Red Wings at San Jose Sharks, 10:30 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 07 January 2016 - 11:37 AM

Beating the Sharks would feel great, especially if the vets have a big night


#2646139 1/4 GDT : Red Wings at New Jersey Devils, 7:00 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 04 January 2016 - 09:39 PM

Mrazek was great. He does a lot of little things that really help the defense when the puck is around the net and he made the big saves when he needed to.

 

The Wings didn't look very dangerous, but that could be because of New Jersey's stifling style of play. The E and Kronwall pairing was no doubt the worst but I'm optimistic that E just needs time to improve, also doesn't help they were playing a very good, physical forecheck. Smith looks confident out there and making the smart plays in his own zone.

 

Pretty sure Marchenko led the Wings in ice time again? If this kid had the same amount of hype when he entered the league as DD I wonder what the depth chart would look like. If any defensemen is struggling just stick Marchenko on his pair and he'll turn it around. He's the Larkin of defensemen




#2645963 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 04 January 2016 - 12:20 PM

Mantha should get a call up sometime this year similar to AA with significant ice time just to get his feet wet. A season of being the go to guys and a deep playoff run with another good training camp and they'll both be approaching overripe status and should dominate the AHL next year (until their full time red wings at least)


#2645959 1/4 GDT : Red Wings at New Jersey Devils, 7:00 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 04 January 2016 - 11:49 AM

Losing to this team again is not an option. Wings should come out flying after their two embarrassing losses to them


#2645885 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 03 January 2016 - 06:03 PM

4-1 Win


#2645742 1/2 GDT : Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres, 1:00 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 02 January 2016 - 03:42 PM

 
It was ugly, true... but a little confidence booster before the many-road games this month couldn't hurt, eh?


I think Buffalo plays us well because they're pretty big and physical when they want to be. Same reason we lost that Pens game. We're not good when they raise up the intensity and physical play


#2645728 1/2 GDT : Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres, 1:00 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 02 January 2016 - 03:37 PM

A win is a win but not an encouraging sign going forward


#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