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#2564652 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by kickazz on 18 January 2015 - 10:37 PM

The only person I would pick MAYBE as a captain over Zetterberg is Jonathan Toews. But even that is a stretch. Z is a workhorse and get its done even with a subpar roster. Toews' got a good roster to shine with. Plus Z is more committed to our home city than 99% of the NHL players are to their cities. Shouldn't even be a discussion really.




#2564517 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 18 January 2015 - 10:05 PM

Those Damn lazy swedes


#2564427 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by number9 on 18 January 2015 - 09:24 PM

MURICA

 

SLOVAKIA!




#2560293 Detroit's Stifling Defence (TSN.ca)

Posted by Dabura on 03 January 2015 - 12:23 PM

"Mathfreaks?" Is this a thing now? Cuz, if so, we should start calling Babcock Mr. Mathfreak, since he luvs teh mathz. Also, we should stop using numbers altogether. Goals, assists, PP%, PK%, faceoff %, shots on goal, shots against, scoring chances, blocked shots, turnovers, takeaways, wins-losses-OT, save percentage, GAA, hits...


WHAT MATTERS IS FIGHTS. YOU CAN'T MEASURE TOUGHNESS WITH A CALCULATOR.

 

BUT MATHFREAKS DON'T GET THAT. CUZ THEY DON'T ACTUALLY WATCH THE GAMES.




#2560284 Detroit's Stifling Defence (TSN.ca)

Posted by The Greek on 03 January 2015 - 11:41 AM

I respect Mirtle, Yost and all their other mathfreaks but as soon as I see their name ---> skip article.
 
If I wanted to read math stuff I'd look somewhere else and not at a sports site...with a horrible design

It's ok, a lot of people are frightened by things they don't understand.


#2558544 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 22 December 2014 - 02:34 PM

We don't know what's said behind closed doors , for all we know we might of told him if he came down he'd be a top 6 and get playing time ... And again none of us know how it's like to leave everyone you love behind in the country you were born to go play in an American hockey league so you can get to the nhl

Add to that he felt like it was pointless being there if he was gonna keep getting scratched .... At least he wasn't demanding to go straight to the nhl like some players do , he was willing to come work his game in the ahl , just not wit on his ass


He won't be be the last player to leave the ahl to go back home ... Just think he deserved more of a chance than a vet dman who will never be in the nhl

Grand Rapids is the wings prospects developmental team .... Not an old folks home for nhl failures to steal spots ... That's the way I see it ... Obviously you need some but if it comes to a vet or a promising player shouldn't even be close


That being said we need to make a spot for frk as well


#2558497 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 21 December 2014 - 10:55 PM

What he did in a 10 game stretch last year is irrelevant to what he's done this year.  If he was better this year, he would have been playing.  He was sitting instead, and hat tells me that he's dropped off.  This is what Holland and Blashill said this year.  
 
Holland: Ive been in the game since 1975 in pro hockey, for 10 years as a minor league goaltender. Adversity and competition are wonderful things, and learning to fight through the adversity, learning to fight through the competition, learning to compete every day in practice and wait for your opportunity to get in the lineup and take somebodys job, thats what weve tried to build the Red Wings on."[/size]
 
Blashill: [/size]What Ive talked to him about is making sure that when he gets his opportunities, hes ready to play great, Blashill said. Thats the No. 1 thing he can control is his play. He cant control my decision on who to play.[/size]
 
2 things stick out to me in those quotes.  First, Backman wasn't prepared to play at a high level when he did play.  Second, he doesn't deal well when things aren't going his way.  If you can't do those things, I don't care how talented you are, you're not an NHL player.[/size]

What he did in a 10 game stretch last year is irrelevant to what he's done this year.  If he was better this year, he would have been playing.  He was sitting instead, and hat tells me that he's dropped off.  This is what Holland and Blashill said this year.  
 
Holland: Ive been in the game since 1975 in pro hockey, for 10 years as a minor league goaltender. Adversity and competition are wonderful things, and learning to fight through the adversity, learning to fight through the competition, learning to compete every day in practice and wait for your opportunity to get in the lineup and take somebodys job, thats what weve tried to build the Red Wings on."[/size]
 
Blashill: [/size]What Ive talked to him about is making sure that when he gets his opportunities, hes ready to play great, Blashill said. Thats the No. 1 thing he can control is his play. He cant control my decision on who to play.[/size]
 
2 things stick out to me in those quotes.  First, Backman wasn't prepared to play at a high level when he did play.  Second, he doesn't deal well when things aren't going his way.  If you can't do those things, I don't care how talented you are, you're not an NHL player.[/size]

Ken holland is a great gm but he was a scrap as an nhl player ... 3 games , drafted in the 12 th round .... He never really had a chance , so he's basically nathan paetsch .... Backman is a talented young defensemen who won awards and championships in his country who should of been given ice time to improve his game in North America

How's he suppose to improve sitting on his ass ? He's young and needs to play , not play once a month


#2558267 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by darkmanx on 21 December 2014 - 07:46 PM

 

He played in 2 regular season and 10 playoff games last year.  That's not nearly enough to establish anything.  Tatar scored 39 points in 73 games last year and showed he was an NHL player.  Those are two entirely different situations.

 

So that takes away that he was our best dman last year in the playoffs? Go read what Babcock and Blash had to say about him. He is better then Evans and should have been playing over him. Plain and simple.




#2558427 12/21 GDT : Avalanche 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by Tr!PoD#19 on 21 December 2014 - 08:52 PM

GAA

Howard 2.06

Monster 2.36

Mrazek 2.56


1-7 in shootout.


#2558413 12/21 GDT : Avalanche 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 21 December 2014 - 08:51 PM

Well at least we know Petr is better than Jimmy in the shoot out and gave us more of a chance.




#2558082 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by Jesusberg on 20 December 2014 - 01:17 PM

 

So he should have earned his playing time, but he should have been given playing time even if he wasn't earning it, while Evans, who despite his lack of an NHL future who has been doing his job, should have been benched.

 

The bottom line is that Backman didn't do enough to prove he was good enough to play in the AHL.  End of story.

So Evans' job in the AHL > Backman's job in the AHL + his potential job at the NHL level.

Perhaps I'm underestimating the importance of a plug, who's scored zero points at the AHL. It's fantastic that Blashill feels he's got more intangibles, or brings leadership to the team, or whatever... but I think it's a very short-sighted strategy. Grand Rapids is what... 10th or 11th in the West? What exactly are they winning, and how is Brennan Evans helping? How does Backman playing in his spot hinder their "success" this season?

I admit, Backman leaving is a short-sighted move on his part. As much as he's responsible for his development, management is just as responsible, if not more. He's a suck for leaving, but I truly believe this is an example of mismanagement as well. To say that the onus is on a 22 year-old kid for leaving, what he feels to be a situation that is hindering his potential, is kind of ridiculous, IMO.

Backman's playing in the SEL and likely not coming back - that's partially on him, but there's more to it in my view. This team can't or won't move Kindl, and won't sit Brennan Evans. Both contributed to this situation.




#2557599 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by nawein on 19 December 2014 - 06:31 AM

Which isn't much for a guy who has played his entire career on big ice. Bäckman has quite a good resumé and if we can't even make room for him to get some security and learn in the AHL we are going to end up regretting it.


No I agree with you entirely. I was just being a smart***. He needs more time and he'll play in the NHL. I fully believe that.


#2557330 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by gowings00 on 16 December 2014 - 10:21 PM

Jimmy is not athletic at all and that's what you need to stop guys with skill. That's why the "Jimmy is average" folks keep getting upset. He just can't stop those guys at his best but it has nothing to do with his work ethic. His Celing is just not that high. No need to get upset about it.

However, the "Jimmy is an elite goalie" folks need to have their head checked. He's not elite.


#2556144 12/12 GDT : Panthers 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 12 December 2014 - 08:17 PM

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Good one. 




#2555681 12/10 GDT - Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by ShanahanMan on 10 December 2014 - 10:53 PM

Has Howard EVER saved 2 or 3 out of 3? 


Howard NEVER makes a save. They either go wide or go in.