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

Posted by DeGraa55 on 21 October 2014 - 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.


#2543003 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by DeGraa55 on 21 October 2014 - 07:58 PM

Yay a fight holy s*** what's this?


#2542960 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by DeGraa55 on 21 October 2014 - 07:38 PM

Nestrasil and helm on the PP WHY NOT USE A SEXONDf****** DEFENSEMAN. You know someone who is used to that position??? f****** A BABACOCK AND YET YOU AND EVERY ORHER GOD DAMN IDIOT WONDER WHY OUR PP CANTf****** SCORE. It's pretty ducking simple put smith and dekeyser together ALWAYS even strength pp or pk. Then out Quincey or kindl with kronwall if you don't want Ericsson there(pp only). f***


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

Posted by DeGraa55 on 21 October 2014 - 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.


#2542733 slava voynov suspended after domestic violence arrest

Posted by DeGraa55 on 20 October 2014 - 09:02 PM

You should feel fortunate that you're so incredibly naive to the horrors of domestic violence.  So women can defend themselves, but you're saying the league is trying to punish "their man"?  Because, you know, they need his money and that lifestyle he provides.  Nothing like contradicting yourself.  
 
Yeah, poor Ray Rice, his life was ruined.  You do realize that TMZ probably saved Janay's life, right? At the very least, they prevented a life of abuse for her and probably their daughter. They guy spit in her face and knocked her out and stepped over her like she was a piece of trash.  Then he dragged her out of the elevator like she had inconvenienced him.  You're upset he was cut?  I don't even know what to say.  Let me guess, she was probably asking for it, eh?  



How did tmz save her life? She CHOSE to keep quiet and not let the truth out, which in turn led to the nfl debacle. Sshe is CHOOSING to stay with rice(suger daddy?). So how is it tmz is saving her life? Lol some people.


#2542164 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by DeGraa55 on 18 October 2014 - 04:26 PM

Let's go wings. Hoping for goals from smith dekeyser jurco and of course nyquist!


#2542033 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by DeGraa55 on 17 October 2014 - 09:51 PM

Were there any changes in the lines tonight? Daily Face-off reported a change in the Defensive pairings.


Smith krone all
Dekeyser Quincey
Kindl e

Is how they started but it changed a bit

Smith has been great this year. Very solid. Can't wait till he starts showing up on the scoresheet. 



Completely agree. But have to take it a step farther. All the kids have really played well.


#2541441 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by DeGraa55 on 15 October 2014 - 11:30 PM

Let's at least wait until the end of the month or next month or dec before we form opinions on good we are or arnt it's WAY TOO EARLY.


#2540688 Fan turnout at last night's Panthers' game

Posted by DeGraa55 on 14 October 2014 - 05:35 PM

With almost no one around the lower bowl would give you a crazy good view.


Ehh maybe. But I'm stubborn and OCD I don't like looking through the glass.


#2540682 Fan turnout at last night's Panthers' game

Posted by DeGraa55 on 14 October 2014 - 05:16 PM

I have been to aeros games here in Houston on a week night with more fans in the seats than that.
 
The NHL needs to move these guys, this is just sad to see.


That's crazy weekday griffins games average like 1000 you can sit anywhere you want.

I gotta ask the obvious why are there people sitting way up in the stands if there is no one in front of them?
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Better view? I'll personally never sit in the lower bowl. I prefer frot row of the upper bowl right on center ice. You get the best view there IMO.


#2540598 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by DeGraa55 on 14 October 2014 - 03:29 AM

 
I think the "ineffectiveness" of Holland signing free agents is greatly exaggerated. People have very short memories, its as if Weiss and Alfie never came here. Weiss being injured last year some how dismisses the he came here in the eyes of some. In the case of Alfie, he left a team he played on for almost 2 decades and turned down a reported offer from the Bruins to come here. But since he is older, again, people dismiss it, regardless of the outcomes, they were top UFA's 15months ago, and we got them.
 
Losing out on Boyle (wanted to play with St. Louis), Erhoff (lost out on to an elite team), Nitkansen (Wsh offered more $$/stupid contract and he had ties), and Suter (wanted to be closer to his family) does not mean we are horrible at signing free agents. Its a different NHL in 2014, and when a top UFA becomes available, its not simply a handful of teams that are trying to sign him, you are competing against potentially 29 other teams. Once you take into consideration that the free agent pools now a days are generally weak and that lately where a player signs seems to be coming down the city that the player has personal ties in its extremely hard to sign big time free agents. I'm not saying the Wings couldn't do better, but to imply that Holland is weak in this area I believe is an overreaction.
 
Criticizing the Weiss signing is very unfair, Holland had no way of predicting the groin injury as he had no major prior history. His only major injury was a broken wrist which should not follow someone once its fully healed.
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Also, one point people have a tendency of overlooking when it comes to Holland/Free agents, is the amount of free agents he retains. The guys rarely loses superstars not named Hossa. Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Kronwall, Lidstrom etc. all had a chance to walk, but instead resigned. You have to remember, every time a team gains in free agency, another team loses, and while Detroit has not necessarily been gaining a ton lately, they have not been losing either. I am also glad Holland is not making crippling moves in free agency like a lot of teams out there. Some of the contracts being given out are absolutely terrible.
 
Other then the Quincey signing, and Cleary promise last year (which isn't that bad given his 2012 playoffs), I think Holland has done a fine job overall in the past few years in regards to free agents.  


Because Weiss has done so much for us.

Also wasn't it Ottawa that cut ties? Thought they told Alfie they didn't have the money to resign him.


The point is when is the last time the wings targeted a big name free agent and they did great things here? Most of our targets want nothing to do with us. Weiss hasn't done anything and idk if e had offered from other teams or not. Alfie made a piss poor decision in choosing us over one other team which actually was competing for a cup in te bruins.

No one is taking away from the luck and skill we have in drafting players. But free agency and trades have been Hollands negative for awhile now.


#2540406 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by DeGraa55 on 12 October 2014 - 11:09 PM

I think Kronwall being stronger on his skates isn't the issue, any other time in the game Getzlaf gets called for hooking. It's typical NHL reffing inconsistency late in the 3rd period. One thing that drives me crazy about hockey is how much the officiating effects the outcome of the game. It's not like that in Baseball and Football. I wish it was something the NHL would address. The players should have the biggest effect on the outcome of a game, instead of the refs.


And at the end of the end of the day the players did affect that outcome. Read the thread people have said everything that went wrong numerous times. A missed call was only one of many things. If any of kronwall Ericsson Howard and Franzen did something different things code been different regardless of a missed call.

But it's one game. Why are people so hung up on one game? It's an 82 game season and whether people like it or not. Calls will go our way as well as against us. And over 82 games it's usually balanced out.


#2540380 Coach's video challenge

Posted by DeGraa55 on 12 October 2014 - 08:44 PM

I voted undecided because I think goals should be reviewable in certain situations. Only certain penalties should be reviewable, and what happened against ANA isn't one of them. 
 
Delay of game (puck over glass or trapezoid infraction). 
Too many men 
Goaltender interference (and it would still be ref discretion)
Diving (only to reverse it from tripping and only penalize the diver, eg Thornton going down like he was shot by Franzen)
 
That's it. Penalties like spearing, high-sticking, hooking, tripping and all of those would not be reviewable unless it's for a penalty shot. 
 
Also, a failed review would cost the timeout. A successful would obviously either result in a goal/no goal or the penalty being upheld or called. If the timeout has already been used, 2 min delay of game. Another failed review would result in a 4 min delay of game (2+2 like a blood penalty), another would be a 5 min DOG and a coach ejection, then assistant coach and so on and so on. 


I agree with a version of this


#2540240 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by DeGraa55 on 11 October 2014 - 09:08 PM

 
I got all caught up in the non-call, but in the replay Ericsson's blunder is the worst. He just stands there, and at the VERY end makes a slight effort to start skating... then kind of stops again. He easily could have gotten in there and prevented a decent shot if he just took a couple steps forward. He wasn't even in position to protect a pass really. Not sure what he was doing out there.


I completely agree. Just a whole series of blunders there :(. But 80 games to go. They look good through two games!


#2539877 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by DeGraa55 on 11 October 2014 - 05:56 PM

Seeing if anyone actually reads my drivel. ;-)


Lol I thought it was funny. I was like ya young guys yup agreed o wait cleary? Wtf