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#2506228 Detroit says Weiss "Not Getting Better", likely done for year

Posted by Playmaker on 05 April 2014 - 05:25 PM

If a playeris injured, I don't think you can buy them out. I Bet he knows there is a good chance of them buying him out if he doesn't make an impact over the next few games, so he's sitting tight so he can have a full season to make an impression next year. The guy's a turkey, and I think he's on drugs.

I don't think he's the one on drugs.

#2506198 What is everyones second favorite team?

Posted by Playmaker on 05 April 2014 - 02:37 PM

Worst post of all time. If you are a true Red Wings fan there is no second favorite. As soon as the season is over you stop caring. No matter how much you like hockey.

This sounds like a 12 year old girl saying you can't like anyone else if I'm your BFF.  

#2506025 4/4 GDT - Sabres 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Playmaker on 04 April 2014 - 08:48 PM

Franzen might not be putting up goals, but he's engaged, getting chances and playing well.  I don't have a problem with that.  The goals will come if continues to play this way.

#2506021 4/4 GDT - Sabres 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Playmaker on 04 April 2014 - 08:46 PM

That's a save that has to be made by a veteran goaltender when you're fighting for the playoffs.  Bad to lose a faceoff, bad defensive coverage, bad goal for the goalie to give up.

#2505780 Detroit says Weiss "Not Getting Better", likely done for year

Posted by Playmaker on 04 April 2014 - 02:55 PM

Actually, I take this as good news.  I didn't want a guy who has been out for the better part of 2 years to be finding his legs and learning about new team mates when we're fighting for a playoff spot and hopefully during the playoffs.  Making room for Datsyuk, okay, Weiss, not so much.  Legwand has picked it up the past few games too, so that made Weiss even more irrelevant.

#2504599 Ovechkin and ES

Posted by Playmaker on 02 April 2014 - 01:46 PM

I don't know what you're referring to as a "possession" team or how that refers to the forwards being defensive minded.  What I'm referring to is "back in the day" guys like Guy Carboneau, Rick Meagher, Shawn Burr for the Wings, they were considered defensive forwards.  That's why they have the Selke Trophy, because scorers didn't traditionally kill penalties or backcheck against the other teams top forwards.  I don't recall it changing every few years.  Since the days of Fedorov and Yzerman, most forwards are expected to play at least somewhat of a decent defensive game and sacrifice the scoring numbers to do so.  I think that's why you don't see guys putting up points like they used to.

#2503515 Injury Updates

Posted by Playmaker on 30 March 2014 - 02:14 PM

Personally, I'd rather they just put Weiss on the shelf for the rest of the season and both sides can put this season behind us and start fresh.  He's basically missed two whole seasons, he's with a new team and can't be in good shape at all.  I can't really see him adding a whole lot.  While I expected more out of Legwand, I still think he's going to bring more to the table than Weiss.  I just don't think the Wings can afford to put someone in who needs 10 games to get his legs and conditioning back. 

#2503443 Do you want monster to start tomorrow?

Posted by Playmaker on 30 March 2014 - 06:10 AM

I don't have an issue with it.  Howard could use the rest and either way, it's a good for Jimmy.  If Monster has a bad game, it gives Jimmy the feeling he has to be the guy.  If he does well, it pushes Jimmy to match the performance.  The Wings have generally done well with Monster in net, so I don't see it as throwing a game away. Babcock would never have rested Jimmy after a loss for fear of hurting his confidence.  It makes sense to do it after a big win when Jimmy had a decent game, so it doesn't appear that he's been pulled for poor play.

#2503372 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by Playmaker on 29 March 2014 - 08:46 PM

The Toronto feed just showed a few of Howard's "timely saves" from this game. I guess they did not get the Howard sucks memo.

Quincey made a good play, so I guess he should win the Norris.

#2503164 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by Playmaker on 29 March 2014 - 07:51 PM

So you expect Howard to just shut them out after half the game. Howard has already made a couple extremely timely saves in this game. How about a timely PP goal?

Yes, I do.  He has to steal us a game here somewhere.  Chris Osgood just said the same thing.

#2503050 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by Playmaker on 29 March 2014 - 07:27 PM

Wow that line is a total transformation from the first period.  How does that happen?  <gonna get my degree in sports psychology>

Big saves at timely moments and converting on scoring chances and soft goals by the other goalie.

#2503001 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by Playmaker on 29 March 2014 - 07:19 PM

Andersson with a couple of really good shifts and nice set up to Helm's goal.

#2502692 Perspective

Posted by Playmaker on 28 March 2014 - 07:19 PM

Mike Ilitch hasn't run the day to day operations of the Wings or the Tigers for many years.  It's so ridiculous to say "He doesn't care about the Wings".  Yeah, he didn't offer a couple hundred million to try and get Parise and Suter, did he?  No, he doesn't care about the Wings. Chris Ilitch spends money on the Tigers because he CAN.  There's no cap to worry about.  He did the same with the Wings when he could.  The Bertuzzi/Sammy/Cleary situations have been beaten to death, and two of them haven't seen the ice in forever, yet it still doesn't keep people from complaining about it.


That the Wings have this much young talent without any high draft picks in forever is remarkable and Holland should be commended for that.   If they do make the playoffs after all they've been through this season and are able to rebuild on the fly yet again and be competitive, Holland should never be criticized again.

#2502676 Avery vs. Brodeur

Posted by Playmaker on 28 March 2014 - 06:36 PM

Nice comeback by Avery, but he was banging his sister in law and his wife served him during the Stanley Cup finals.


Lead to one of the best signs at a game ever:


Tickets to a Stanley Cup Game:  $95

Alimony demanded from your wife:  9 million

Sex with your sister in law:  Priceless

#2502639 They Call me...Tater Salad

Posted by Playmaker on 28 March 2014 - 03:43 PM

Remember earlier in the season and everyone wondered why Tatar wasn't called up?  I think stuff like this has something to do with it.  It speaks to his maturity or lack of.  I'm not saying he has to be a choir boy, but it's just not the "Red Wing Way".  Most people making a six figure salary and can afford to live there, probably aren't guys in their early 20's. throwing loud parties.  Not to mention, he's put Helm in a bad spot, as the owner or original lease.