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#2565701 Franzen on IR

Posted by roboturner on 23 January 2015 - 12:44 PM

Almost afraid to score because he didn't want to be interview afterward would indicate quite a bit of anxiety. 




#2564599 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by number9 on 18 January 2015 - 10:25 PM

Pulks is a freshmen. Give him some time and he'll get comfortable.




#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


#2564403 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by Echolalia on 18 January 2015 - 09:18 PM

 

Probably a lot of words that rhyme with puck. 

I think Babs just played the national anthem and drew a picture of an eagle on the marker board




#2564262 Wings great Gordie Howe resting after 'serious stroke'

Posted by roboturner on 18 January 2015 - 06:45 PM

Put down the crack pipe man

 

If anything is stopping this from being in the US its a certain segment of the population that think a sperm is a person




#2563794 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by Echolalia on 16 January 2015 - 03:58 PM

 

I could've sworn we just went 4-2 on a road trip.  We are on a par with, or within touching distance of, every good team in the league.  We're over halfway through the season, there's only 6 points separating the top-10 teams, and we are in that grouping.  We're top-10 in points, PP, PK, Face-offs, SA and GA. 12th and 13th in GF and SF which some will no doubt see as evidence of our weakness, but still places us in the top half.  Whichever way you look at it, we're a good team.  The Toronto's and Colorado's of this world, every other team in the NHL gets to play them too, and guess what?  They haven't managed to separate themselves from us by beating up on this supposed trash that we couldn't beat.

 

And I'm not blaming anything on the SO, but it is a fact that some teams points totals are flattered by it, and others aren't.  We are in the latter category.

 

This is a good post.  The Wings are 7-3 in their last ten games, which is as hot as any team has been.  Yeah, we've lost to some teams that are below 500, and we've lost to some teams that are near the top of the league.  But we've also won a lot of those games, and those losses aren't something that's excusive to the Red Wings.  Every team has stinkers, losing streaks, loses against teams they should have beat, etc etc.  Its a long season; s*** happens.  The important thing in all of this is whether teams can tread water through adversity and not lose their footing in the standings.  Minnesota is having trouble with this.  Toronto is having trouble with this.  Detroit is in good shape right now.  We suffered a pretty nasty losing streak about a month ago, but still managed to get a lot of points from OT during that stretch.  Right now the Wings are without their number 1 and number 2 goalie.  Even so, they keep humming along, and as of this moment we're only three points out of first in our division, and Tampa has played two more games than us.




#2563790 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by Nev on 16 January 2015 - 03:43 PM

You guys know that we can't just blame everything on the shootout right?

 

Like...the fact that we even went to shootouts against non-playoffs teams isn't good.  We've lost in the shootout to Toronto, Columbus, Florida, Colorado, and Buffalo.  So even if there were no "skills competition", it's hardly a feather in our cap to regularly go to overtime against the trash of the league. 

 

I agree that last night was a good win.  And I hope we can build on it.  But can we stop with the shootout blaming already?  No matter how you cut it, we haven't been very good over the last month, Skillz Kompetishon or no. 

 

I could've sworn we just went 4-2 on a road trip.  We are on a par with, or within touching distance of, every good team in the league.  We're over halfway through the season, there's only 6 points separating the top-10 teams, and we are in that grouping.  We're top-10 in points, PP, PK, Face-offs, SA and GA. 12th and 13th in GF and SF which some will no doubt see as evidence of our weakness, but still places us in the top half.  Whichever way you look at it, we're a good team.  The Toronto's and Colorado's of this world, every other team in the NHL gets to play them too, and guess what?  They haven't managed to separate themselves from us by beating up on this supposed trash that we couldn't beat.

 

And I'm not blaming anything on the SO, but it is a fact that some teams points totals are flattered by it, and others aren't.  We are in the latter category.




#2563815 arizona in full rebuild officialy (insider trading)

Posted by Jesusberg on 16 January 2015 - 05:08 PM

Honestly, I think a few other teams are in a better position to land Yandle than Detroit. Just off the top of my head, Boston, Los Angeles and Colorado could probably offer packages that would be more appealing to Arizona. Boston and LA would essentially be upgrading Krug and Muzzin, respectively, and throwing in a roster player, younger player, etc. - talent they're more willing to part with than Detroit is at the moment. I think Colorado could do something around O'Reilly for Yandle, but if part of Arizona moving Yandle is money related, having to pay ROR wouldn't be ideal for them.




#2559199 NJ fires DeBoer. Scott Stevens & Adam Oates named coaches

Posted by e_prime on 27 December 2014 - 07:12 PM

The problem is this:

1. Young established right handed defenceman are either not available or would cost more

2. A top 4 defender in his prime isn't available either

 

So while Larsson may be a question mark he also has a lot of potential. This team needs an impactful trade sooner than later that's for sure

Larsson has potential, but honestly, he hasn't even been given the chance.

 

Like Myers, Larsson's best year was his rookie year where he posted the following stats:

2011-12 New Jersey NHL

GP: 65

G: 2

A: 16

PTS: 18

+/-: -7

PIM: 20

PPG: 0

SHG: 0

GWG: 0

TOI: 20:37

SHOTS: 68

PPG: 0.28

 

Since then, in the NHL, he's had fewer games played, goals, assists, shots, ZERO PP goals -- of which we'd need from ANY RH d-man -- that we'd immediately plug into the PP just because of his handedness. He's had less time on ice, but averaging just as many PIM while his +/- is just slightly better. 

If that's potential... I'll keep Kindl, at least he's "established" and cheaper than your (Frank) established young D-man or those otherwise "unavailable" prime/established Top 4 D-man.

 

I'm sure if someone wants to Corsi/Advance/Fancy stats up Larsson, you can tell me why he's worth it... but like Playmaker said earlier, we've got youth with potential.  (Maybe not 4th overall pick potential... but we all know how that goes...)

 

Sure, a trade for Larsson might be impactful, but it might be a negative impact. Especially if we're giving up futures.

 

Wait. FFS... What did I just say about Kindl?

 

 

EDIT: Sorry, ugly formatting from a table cut and paste.




#2555289 12/10 GDT - Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by 8 Legged RedWing on 10 December 2014 - 06:11 PM

I'm officially spoiled now being in the eastern conference. I find myself feeling impatient knowing I'll have to wait an extra half hour for this game to start lol.




#2554424 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by marcaractac on 06 December 2014 - 09:23 PM

That was some 2008 penalty killing right there




#2554347 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Y19 on 06 December 2014 - 08:38 PM

Look at how average Howard can be even without his stick!




#2554191 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 06 December 2014 - 12:15 AM

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:lol:  :lol:  :lol:




#2551478 Saluting the fans

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 24 November 2014 - 11:20 AM

I'd be pretty disgruntled after not having won a Cup since 1967.




#2552562 11/28 GDT - Red Wings @ Devils - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by marcaractac on 28 November 2014 - 09:50 PM

This shootout may go on all night