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#2551857 11/24 GDT : Ottawa Senators 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by DeGraa55 on 25 November 2014 - 12:30 AM

I've been as hard on the Weiss signing as anybody, so it's great to see him contribute. Although I won't get my hopes up till he proves he can be consistent, since as you all remember Weiss started last season with a couple early goals as well.

I want for nothing more than to be wrong about Weiss but I agree in the continue to wait and see approach. This team NEEDS him to be a second line center.

#2551573 11/24 GDT : Ottawa Senators 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by DeGraa55 on 24 November 2014 - 04:22 PM

If he doesn't score on his first shift Babcock demotes him to water boy?

More like groin reinjured see him again next month....

#2551435 Lines Thread

Posted by DeGraa55 on 24 November 2014 - 12:17 AM

Always Franzen.

People aren't lining up to give away 2nd line centers, though.  And we had one, in Legwand, and it didn't work.  And it cost the team one of it's more highly-thought of prospects AND a pick. That's the kind of talent it's going to take to acquire another one, and there aren't really any 2nd line centers as UFA's at the end of this year (the typical player you can get in a trade in the middle of the season).

And to think, Legwand is playing top line minutes with the Senators and also playing on their power play... hmm... they're equal to the Red Wings anyway, at least looking at points (3 points behind with 2 fewer games played).

Ya I would've liked to have seen him back but we wouldn't of had room for cleary and the possibility of Alfie coming back.... So ya no room for a second line center who partially Carried us to the playoffs.

#2550923 Lucic tasting some knuckles...

Posted by DeGraa55 on 22 November 2014 - 08:44 AM

Geez what a punch. I want him on our team!

#2550902 Clearly and Nestrasil in

Posted by DeGraa55 on 22 November 2014 - 12:14 AM

Before I make the following statement here's my disclaimer:  I am not saying Dan Cleary contributed to scoring.  I am saying that it seems like Cleary's presence allows Babs the flexibility to put guys together who CAN score.
Cleary has played five games.  The Wings won 3 and lost 2.  BUT in those five games they scored 3,4,3,5 and 4 goals.  This coming from a team who couldn't score more than two for the first 10 or so games.  Maybe something else is causing it.  Maybe it's better line combos.  Maybe it's a statistical anomaly.  I don't know.  But we're scoring goals right now with him in the lineup.  I wouldn't change anything until the opposite is true. 

Great observation. Maybe he is making a difference.

I'll also say I dislike cleary a lot. I believe he is past his prime. BUT. I think if he is legitimately used as the 13th or 14th forward and only fills in for Injury that's actually not too bad. He isn't a young kid that's needs to play 80 games a year.

You also know he will work hard in practice to be ready when he is actually needed.

#2550450 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by DeGraa55 on 20 November 2014 - 09:07 PM

My first question was an honest one... ethics and morals doesn't really explain it... Johnson was arrested for domestic violence?

No someone made a childish backhanded comment about frank Clark and michigan. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH HOCKEY OR THIS THREAD.

Clark got arrested for DV then the next day kicked off the team. And included in his childish
Comment it's suppose to be an insult on their integrity which in reality it's kind of a compliment that's some schools actually do the right thing.

#2550442 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 20 November 2014 - 09:04 PM

I'm not gonna lie.
I'd probably still watch that.

I mean, I still watch baseball.

Lol....even as a baseball fan you still made
Me chuckle.

#2549938 11/18 GDT Red Wings 5 @ Blue Jackets 0

Posted by DeGraa55 on 18 November 2014 - 09:36 PM

Average jimmy gets the shutout

#2549624 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 18 November 2014 - 12:32 AM

Habs aren't gonna move Subban ... Easiest thing in the back end right now is to give a chance to ouellet/jensen/marchenko but for some reason were against it

Then holland will be surprised when our defense struggles in the future when we have 2-3 rookies in the back at the same time

He was being sarcastic. About 99% of his post are sarcasm. It's to the point where you can't take anything he says seriously.

And yes agree in the rookies thing. That's why they need oullete playing this year then when quincey a deal is up we can have sproul and oullete as our third pair(at that point third and firs year players). Still can't believe holland have Quincey a two year deal....then again I can since that's what he does.

#2549572 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 17 November 2014 - 05:34 PM

A trade would be nice but I highly doubt it'll happen. You gotta remember holland wants talent without moving any prospects.

And on top of that it's hard to actually find good players in the trade market. There's a few but the asking price is too high(evander kane).

#2549165 Malkin hit on Girardi

Posted by DeGraa55 on 16 November 2014 - 02:33 AM

I don't mind seeing it after big hits. Because just like someone said as a player you don't know if it was clean or dirty most of time. But standing up for your teammate is te right thing to do.

I actually hate it more when watching the wings and a dirty play happens and everyone just sits there with their thumb up their ass.

#2549037 11/14 GDT : Blackhawks 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by DeGraa55 on 14 November 2014 - 09:51 PM

Lol see those two hawk fans sitting in front row next to the bench?

Sore losers!


#2548813 General discussion for tonight's games

Posted by DeGraa55 on 14 November 2014 - 12:14 PM

You've got that flipped.  Between those two Looooch is the raaaaaat by a country mile.  

And yet he'd still look good and dats wing....

#2548456 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by DeGraa55 on 10 November 2014 - 12:27 AM

Ugh I hate all these loser points but they help. We took 5 penalties and turned the puck over a lot but still managed to get a point out of it. Just frustrating because Tampa played the night before

True BUT we did get outplayed for most if
Not the entire game and still
Managed to get a point! So there is positives fom the negatives.

#2548446 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by DeGraa55 on 09 November 2014 - 09:50 PM

They should just skate backwords at the goalie in a shootout.