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#2504214 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by FlashyG on 31 March 2014 - 06:10 PM


I can think of three roster spots they could have tried him in for at least a few games:


1. Luke Glendending, has a total of ZERO goals in 49 games... on pace for longest goalest streak in Wings history

2. Andersson - with 17 pts in 63 games and a -11, he's not really tearing it up

3. Anywhere else, we've had enough injuries, our 4th line has been a revolving whorehouse of players, Miller, Bertuzzi, Emmerton...anyone can sit.


again, just sayin, there were options to at least look under the hood in some NHL games, look at all the other kids that got called up this year and were sent back down...


If you're counting on Jarnkrok to shadow Crosby you're going to get destroyed, that's why he isn't even considered for Miller, or Glendening's roles.


He could play in Andersson's spot that he's currently occupying, but at the time Calle was traded, Andersson was on the checking line which is the absolute worst place for Jarnkrok to play.


Emmerton wasn't even in the NHL at the time of the trade, he was only called up because another center went down. Had Jarnkrok not threatened to go back to Sweden necessitating the trade he would have got his NHL shot with the Wings right then.


And before anyone claims that the idea of him going back to Sweden was made up, he admitted it himself to Swedish media.




Headline translates to " I was close to moving home to Brynasgatan"

#2503489 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by FlashyG on 30 March 2014 - 12:02 PM

The difference in scoring isn't that huge but I'm ok with that as long as we win.


Average goals for per game when Gustavsson starts - 3.27 goals per game.

Average goals for per game when Howard starts - 2.71


Over an 82 game season that's a difference of 46 goals.


It's gotten closer in the past month or so, but that's still a pretty drastic difference in goal support. I don't think Gustavsson has really played any better than Howard over the course of the season, but for whatever reason the Wings tend to score more when he's in net.

#2503439 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by FlashyG on 30 March 2014 - 02:11 AM

Great game from the kids once again, and of course the star of the show... Helm.


Howard was ok he was very close to absolutely screwing the game up but was ok overall. The point is he has to be better, Toronto is just awful right now.



Franzen was the worst Wings player in this game, lazy as phuk once again, slow as a sloth and almost cost us a few goals against. If Abdelkader is back against Tampa this bum should be taken out of the lineup.


What game did you watch? or did you watch at all?


Franzen led the forwards in ice-time and hits was tied for the lead in faceoff %, had 0 giveaways, 1 assist and finished +1. 

I swear for some of you guys if he doesn't score 23 goals a game he sucked.


If this is how you react to a good game, what is your reaction when he actually has a bad game?

#2503418 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by FlashyG on 29 March 2014 - 10:01 PM


#2502848 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by FlashyG on 29 March 2014 - 05:44 PM

Who's "tinky winky"?


Riley Sheahan. He was pulled over driving "Super" drunk wearing a Tinky Winky Telletubby costume a few offseasons ago.



NHL Network (radio) just blasted the Wings management. 


Some caller they were talking to brought up Babs for being in the running for the Jack Adams. The host immediately wrote it off, saying Wings management have done an absolute terrible job with getting in successors for Lids, Ralfs, Datsyuk and Zetterberg and that Howard is awful. States after next year when Dats and Hank are bordering retirement, the Wings are looking at a long playoff dry spell. 


Agree with him for the most part. 


If I had a dollar for every "expert" who claimed the Wings were in for a long playoff dry spell I'd own the team.

#2502765 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by FlashyG on 29 March 2014 - 05:53 AM

I'm interested to see if you guys and gals pick out how many Wings are in that gif.

#2502762 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by FlashyG on 29 March 2014 - 03:50 AM

I'm working through the night and I got bored.


This was the result.



#2500652 Franzen calls out team

Posted by FlashyG on 25 March 2014 - 09:13 AM

Difference is each one besides Tatar have other things they bring to the table. Franzen doesn't.


Datsyuk and Zetterberg bring better defence than Franzen. What exactly do the other's bring that Franzen doesn't?


He's as good or better defensively than the other 3 so it seems to me you're just illustrating my point.

#2500630 Franzen calls out team

Posted by FlashyG on 25 March 2014 - 01:55 AM


Sarcasm or hard-core trolling... Fatty's known for it.



For a legit #1 or #2... I might bite.  ...but what team can just give away that caliber of defenseman for as F. Michael put it so well.  "The epitome of hot/cold."



Should be Kronwall or Alfie.


Quincey's play more often than not gives me heart palpitations. Maybe I'm watching him too closely and I just expect him to make a blunder.


Franzen is so frustrating for this reason.  Love the cap-hit.  Don't love the streakiness.


There is a double standard when it comes to Franzen though, as soon as he goes a couple games without registering a pt he gets called out for being streaky, but when compared to the rest of the team he's no streakier than anyone else yet I never see anyone else getting saddled with the label.


This is the longest each of our top scorers have gone without a pt.


Datsyuk - 4 games

Zetterberg - 4 games

Franzen - 5 games

Nyquist - 5 games

Alfredsson - 6 games

Tatar - 7 games

#2500624 Around The League - Eastern Conference Playoff Race

Posted by FlashyG on 25 March 2014 - 12:13 AM

The odds say we need to be .500 or better for the last 11 games of the season to get a playoff spot. We could even make it with a sub .500 record as long as we take a few of them to OT.


Nobody is saying we can't use help but just as we can't expect to go 11-0 til the end of the season its not realistic to expect our competition to go 0-10 or 0-9.


I'll take any help we can get but really all the Wings have to worry about is winning as many of the remaining games as they can...Their fate is in their own hands.


Its teams like New Jersey and to a lesser extent Washington who NEED help to get a spot. Even Toronto is dangerously close to that category.

#2500583 Around The League - Eastern Conference Playoff Race

Posted by FlashyG on 24 March 2014 - 09:11 PM

Stupid rangers f*** .... That really hurt


Tonights games don't matter all that much.


With Philly losing and the Rangers winning our playoff chances remain exactly the same. The other 2 games will probably drop our chances slightly but no more than .1 or .2 %


Tomorrow's game is huge though

#2500492 Callahan called up from GR.....

Posted by FlashyG on 24 March 2014 - 05:25 PM

Hopefully he comes in like a wrecking ball.



#2499587 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by FlashyG on 23 March 2014 - 03:22 PM

According to Sportsclubstats we still have a 94.7% chance of making the playoffs if we finish with a record of 5-3-4.


Its 96.4% if we go 7-5


If we go just .500 (6-6) our chances are still 69.6%


Our fate is totally within our own hands.

#2499467 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by FlashyG on 23 March 2014 - 03:40 AM

Euro twins I personally agree with that last sentence you pointed out. Holland assembled a pretty crappy team IMO to start the year.

But due to many of the trash being out it's given so many young kids to prove their worth. I believe it's because of their talent and the great coaching of both blashill(spelling) and Babcock.

Honestly if our roster stayed the way it is except for z dat and E being back it's the best we could be.

The unfortunate thing with e being back is smith will get dumped to s*** pairings again. And idk who I'd put with z and dat as I'd want the legwand nyquist an Franzen line to stay together. Maybe Alfie with z and dat so we could actually have a "puck control" line lol.

Ya I'm Prolly forgetting someone but I'd do:
Alfie dat z
Franzen legwand nyquist
Tatar Sheahan jurco when healthy again forgot him...miller for now
Glendening helm Ferraro

Kronwall smith
QUINCEY and lashoff or kindl.

Unfortunately z will be out for season most likely. Hopefully dat back soon!


I'd go with the exact same top 3 lines, although I doubt Babcock will.


Abdelkader is missing and he'll definitely be in the line-up, Weiss will too if he gets healthy. Ferraro will definitely be back in Grand Rapids, and its likely Jurco will too If everyone is back from injury.


Fully healthy I think the best we can hope for from Babcock is something along the lines of


Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Alfredsson

Nyquist - Legwand - Franzen

Tatar - Weiss - Sheahan

Abdelkader - Helm - Miller


scratches - Glendening, Bert. Andersson


Kronwall - Ericsson

Dekeyser - Quincey

Lashoff - Smith


#2498852 Epic Video of a Minor League Goalie doing the Wobble

Posted by FlashyG on 22 March 2014 - 12:03 PM

If one of our players tried doing that, even without gear, they would wind up on IR. 


Darren Helm would pull his groin watching that video.



that sounded dirtier than I wanted it too.