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#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


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


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.

#2554577 12/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 1

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 December 2014 - 05:39 PM

Pavel Datsyuk is a national treasure

#2554439 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 06 December 2014 - 09:35 PM


#2554286 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by trule23 on 06 December 2014 - 07:34 PM

howard sucks so bad 1 on 1 seriously cant think of anyone worse

#2553838 12/4 GDT - Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by WingsAlways on 04 December 2014 - 08:12 PM

What a freaking sick backhand Dats has...


I know right? Who needs a right hand shot on the PP with a backhand like that.

#2553820 12/4 GDT - Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 04 December 2014 - 08:02 PM

I really wish we had a Klingberg-esque prospect.

We have a Hampus Melen. Even better.

#2553812 12/4 GDT - Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 04 December 2014 - 07:59 PM

I'm aroused

#2551843 11/24 GDT : Ottawa Senators 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 24 November 2014 - 10:18 PM

Butt pats to my Wings.