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#2504442 Dive of the Year

Posted by Hey man nice shot! on 01 April 2014 - 08:32 PM

I know someone who just upset uncle gary

#2503977 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 30 March 2014 - 07:49 PM


That was a great play!



That's Tatar not Smith.

#2504261 Ovechkin and ES

Posted by LAWings on 31 March 2014 - 10:09 PM

LOL. Why would anyone want a 27 year old RW that scores 45+ goals per year and is good for 200 hits per year. blindness by some is funny. Praising backstrom over Ovie? really? I would take Ovie every day over backstrom. Not even close. Go do a google search for Backstrom struggling to score. There have been stories about it every year he has been in the league. Backstrom is -19 BTW, so it isn't an ovie thing. Washington has a terrible backend other than Carlson.

Now if one wants to ralk about how ovie is used, that is a worth while debate. he is told to find a good shooting spot and stay there. To be a force in the offensive zone. That is what he does.

Some of us are old enough remember when Stevie Y didn't play D either. He was told to score and did. it wasn't until Bowman
threatened to trade him that the captain learned to play D.


This is what makes Datsyuk so special amongst Russian forwards, his ability to play both ends of the ice is second to none.  It will take a special kind of Russian in the NHL to be Captain and lead his team to a Stanley Cup.  Dats is really the only one that could do it, we saw his level of play at the Olympics on one leg, best player on the Russian bench. 


Ovie is going to need to go through a transformation as you pointed out like Stevie Y did if he wants to get to the promised land.

#2504320 Ridiculous SO goal by Athanasiou

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 01 April 2014 - 09:04 AM

the kid finished 5th overall in the OHL scoring and 2nd in goals with 49. 

I cant remember the last time the Wings had 2 legit scoring forwards at the same time coming thru the ranks.

Without Mantha tearing up the Q, we would all be drooling over AA's output this year, we have alot to look 

forward to in the coming years.

#2504162 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 31 March 2014 - 01:20 PM

This thread makes me long for someone to vomit on my eyeballs so I don't have to read it.

Or I could not click on it, but dammit I'm on mobile and I hate having that one bolded thread...watching me...taunting me...beckoning me into its darkness...

Sorry, what were we talking about? Oh yeah. I'm glad we got Legwand. Wish Jarnkrok all the best, because apparently his best was never going to be here.

*moonwalks out of thread performing Michael Jackson's underrated hit LEAVE IT ALONE*

#2504142 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by rick zombo on 31 March 2014 - 12:28 PM

When I was watching the trade deadline coverage on TSN, Bob MacKenzie said as clear as day that the Red Wings felt Jarnkrok wouldn't play for the organization. He wanted big time minutes in the big league, that wasn't going to happen with the Wings so he wanted out.

We traded a player who might be good, but who didn't want to play here. It's that simple no need for all the dramatics.


If this is true, it just goes to show howf****** boss a kid like Nyquist is to keep his mouth shut, put in the work, and wait for his chance.

About time? That is what e got him for isn't it , I just hope he doesn't disappear from the scoresheet for 4-5 games no since he got his 2 pt game


And your criticism of Legwand is pretty transparent.


You didn't like the trade, so David will have to win the Conn Smyth in order for you to be happy. Buuuuuut you still won't be.

#2504116 Ovechkin and ES

Posted by number9 on 31 March 2014 - 10:57 AM

My problem with Ovi is he has the god given ability to be a dominant hockey player everywhere on the ice. He has the size, the speed, the agility, the strength, the hands, and the shot. But all you ever see him do it wait at the blue line, go to the slot, and rip it. and occasionally throw a check. 

The dude is built like bull, a hockey machine, every ability you could want is there. If played like Lindros he could be better than crysby

#2504108 Ovechkin and ES

Posted by wings87 on 31 March 2014 - 10:45 AM

To me Ovie is one of the most overrated players in hockey. He's an elite goalie scorer, but as a complete player he's overrated. His defensive game is nonexistent, he never goes and gets the puck himself he just sits in the slot and waits for a pass. You gotta wonder if what's holding him back is just pure laziness.

#2504103 Ovechkin and ES

Posted by Dabura on 31 March 2014 - 10:20 AM

I've always viewed him as an alternate reality Fedorov. What if Feds hadn't been drafted by the Wings, hadn't played under Bowman, hadn't played alongside a slew of future Hall of Famers across a slew of very deep Wings teams funded by Mike Ilitch and his whatever-it-takes mandate? Would he have become an Alex Ovechkin? Or, to flip it around, What if Ovechkin had been drafted (or, more realistically, somehow acquired via trade) by the Wings? Would he be what he is?

#2502640 Shooting The Puck

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 28 March 2014 - 03:46 PM

And Sproul on the back end.

And Alfie.


Everyone clamoring for the PP quarterback, he's the guy. Too bad he's a few years away. It is refreshing to have so many guys on the roster (when healthy) that are threats to score. Makes us a different team.

#2502750 Perspective

Posted by Buppy on 29 March 2014 - 12:05 AM



Maybe, just maybe, the days of roster overbuilding and prospect overripening are gone, and proud veterans aren't waived because the team can't find a trade partner, and energetic young players are expected to learn how to play the NHL game at the AHL level.  If the performances of Nyquist, Tatar, Andersson, Lashoff, and DeKeyser didn't prove that last year, throw in Jurco, Sheahan, Glendening, and the cups of coffee this year, and the evidence is pretty strong... give the kids a chance.

At the risk of going too far off-topic, I think we need to keep this "kid" thing in perspective. It's not like these kids are fresh-from-the-draft teenagers. They're 22, 23, 24; most with multiple years in the minors to mature. If the evidence of anything is pretty strong, it's that "over-ripening" works.


And it's not like we've ever been particularly averse to giving young players an opportunity, even when they've had a year or more left of waiver exemption. There's a fair-sized list going back to the 90s when we were just getting good, through Datsyuk, Zetterberg, and Fischer in the early 2000s, then Filppula and Hudler, followed by Helm, and you could even count Brunner last year. The only thing noteworthy about the current youth injection is the number of good prospects we've accumulated in recent years. And while that quantity is definitely a good thing, it also means there just isn't room to give all the kids a chance. 

#2502621 Perspective

Posted by DickieDunn on 28 March 2014 - 01:36 PM


It's really hard to say that they would be better with Datsyuk or Zetterberg, my point being that since we don't have access to a world where Z and D were healthy, it's impossible to say that the team would be in a better position or not.


Now you're just arguing for the sake of arguing.

#2502620 Perspective

Posted by kipwinger on 28 March 2014 - 01:33 PM


It's really hard to say that they would be better with Datsyuk or Zetterberg, my point being that since we don't have access to a world where Z and D were healthy, it's impossible to say that the team would be in a better position or not.


That's like saying it's impossible to say whether life without one of your arms would be good or bad because it hasn't happened.  Sure, but you can speculate with a pretty high degree of logical validity.  Datsyuk and Zetterberg are two of the best players in the world.  It's always better to have them than not have them...just like both your arms.

#2502557 Perspective

Posted by Holmstrom96 on 28 March 2014 - 08:29 AM

I am excited for next year, but I'll be really bummed if we miss the playoffs.  I hate baseball.

#2502551 Perspective

Posted by DickieDunn on 28 March 2014 - 07:25 AM

After 73 games:


Datsyuk has played 39 games.

Zetterberg has played 45 games.

Both have been out at the same time for a big chunk of time.

Every player projected to be even a semi-regular center has missed at least 12 games, Andersson is the only one who has played more than 45.

Miller, Quincey, and Kronwall are the only players to have played 70 or more games.

Tatar and Lashoff, along with the three above, are the only players to have missed fewer than 10 games.

Nyquist and Tatar are the two leading goal scorers.

They have dressed 30 skaters and have had 11 rookies dress.


If you had been told those facts at the beginning of the year, haw many games out of the playoffs would you think they'd be right now?  I would have figured close to the bottom of the division.  Instead, if the season ended today they would be in the playoffs.


I don't know about you guys, but I'm pretty proud of what this team has accomplished, even if it's not what past teams have been able to do.