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#2543119 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on Yesterday, 08:39 PM

Stars rolling, 5-0 in 2nd.


That Seguin trade is looking more and more one-sided. 

Another Habs offside. 

#2543084 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on Yesterday, 08:28 PM

Kronwall sighting! 

#2543083 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on Yesterday, 08:28 PM

Lol love the Kronwalling 

#2543055 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by DeGraa55 on Yesterday, 08:18 PM

Maybe. If' it's a joke please tell me. He's been calling Montrealers rats in numerous threads and I've been kind of offended

No he calls guys like subban lucic and Marchand rats. Have you ever seen them play? That's what he is getting at.

#2543051 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by darkmanx on Yesterday, 08:15 PM

I so can't wait till someone absolutely destroys that cocky rat with a clean but hard hit.


I enjoy this hit by Ovi.



#2543045 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by F.Michael on Yesterday, 08:10 PM

From the quick glance I had it looked more like a Phil kessel "tough". All I saw was him smacking wings player with his stick.

That is what's pissing me off the most...I'm tired of seeing players (be it the opposition, or the Wings) using their sticks...IMHO - man the f*** up  - drop your gloves - and get it over with.

#2542942 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by DeGraa55 on Yesterday, 07:14 PM

How the **** is that a low ball?

Cause he deserves more then holland. Also if the difference is a few hundred thousand this should've been done all ready.

If that's all Babcock wants(I think will make him the highest paid) give it to him.

#2542604 Pavel Datsyuk update?

Posted by Praying Mantha on 20 October 2014 - 12:33 PM

Nestrasil is doing a lot of things right. He's heavy on the puck, making nice plays defensively, and he's had some good looks offensively but hasn't gotten anything to go in. If I'm the coach I'm icing the team that has the best chance of getting me wins, not playing a guy to "get him going". 

Good point. Nesty needs to get stronger in his own end (see Getzlaf abusing him on GWG), but his forecheck has been a lot more impressive than I thought it would be. He needs 10 more lbs of muscle and a few years experience, and he'll be a good 3rd line NHLer.

#2542570 Dan Rosen Pens a Great Piece on Babcock's Coaching Tree

Posted by Rivalred on 20 October 2014 - 08:08 AM

Babs needs to perform this year in the playoffs. His playoff record isn't super.

It is more on Hollland, not Babs

#2542099 Lucic has a meltdown as Bruins get smacked by Habs...again

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 18 October 2014 - 11:13 AM

Boston is in the same situation (to a much lesser extent) that we were the last few years with lidstrom.
The main difference is charas nowhere near as good as lids was, so now that is game is falling off its more noticeable to the success of the team.
They lose boychuck(we lost RAF) and all of the sudden their stellar d is turning average.

The wings had much more skill though. And were more disciplined.
I think its taking chara longer to get back into game shape, and yes clearly lost a step.
And whether you think thornton helped them our not last year Their "team toughness" has definitely declined.
Theyre going to be screwwd when chara retires.

#2542525 Dan Rosen Pens a Great Piece on Babcock's Coaching Tree

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 October 2014 - 02:57 PM

I get that. I just don't think he's worth 5 mil. Quenville and Sutter have 2 cups each recently. What are they getting paid? Why is Babcock worth double that? Let him walk if he's going to gouge the organization.

Those two coaches have been blessed with far superior rosters to any Babcock has seen since 2009. I think Sutter is a good coach, but Q doesn't even get last year's Wings team into the playoffs if he's the coach instead.

#2542062 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 18 October 2014 - 08:01 AM

Just wait until you see the ticket prices for the new arena.  I'm sure you'll wish they were still playing at the Joe.

#2541717 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by vladdy16 on 17 October 2014 - 12:40 PM

Beautiful GDT!  Classic.  


Didn't think this merited it's own thread, but:

UPDATE: The ‪#‎RedWings‬ have signed Tyler Bertuzzi to a three-year entry-level contract.


#2540590 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by gcom007 on 13 October 2014 - 11:36 PM


Not necessarily.  Babs buried Legwand on the fourth line wing last year and it had nothing to do with injuries or effectiveness.  When he demoted him Legwand was centering the best offensive line we had all season.  So, there's always the chance that Babs just doesn't like the guy, regardless of how much he could help, or how well he plays. 


Legwand wasn't our biggest free agent acquisition in years though, and he at least played. Weiss has been a healthy scratch. Again, a player with a $4.9 million cap hit has been a healthy scratch for the first two games of the season. Sure, Babcock might not like him, but I don't think Holland would let that fly if there wasn't a damn good reason, or if Weiss simply isn't really ready. He may be "healthy" relative to his prior injury problems, but perhaps his conditioning is not close to where it should be, or something along those lines. This can't be so simple as "Babcock doesn't like him." I get that it's easy to cast Babcock in such a way when you're making broad strokes, but you don't get away with making decisions to bench a player like Weiss for petty reasons in the NHL.


We signed this guy to be our 2nd line center a little over a year ago; he's the 3rd highest paid player on the team that's not a goalie. He's got a deal that's structured almost the same salary-wise as Kronwall's, who is the anchor of our defense! If this goes on, I think you have to figure that Holland is in agreement with Babcock on the matter, and if so, Weiss is currently at a sub-Samuelsson level within the organization. Even Sammy started the first couple games last year before we had to worry about injuries to stars like we have this year, and he wasn't even making nearly as much money. Nothing about this smells right.

#2539848 Kindl on the block

Posted by kliq on 11 October 2014 - 02:57 PM

Murray is not an idiot, no way we are getting Tyler for Kindl and Weiss.


Agreed, but if we did that would be awesome!