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#2543421 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by Son of a Wing on Yesterday, 03:15 PM

People seem to think that by adding talent to the top, everyone just bumps down the depth chart and their role changes.


Nope. This isn't a video game.  Glendening, Andersson and Miller are doing a great job in their checking/shutdown role through the first few games.  


So much so that they've earned more playing time.  They've had some of the toughest matchups and have shut down the opposition from scoring. 


Limiting goals is just as important as scoring them.  Look to the top-9 guys if you have issues with the amount of goals being scored.

#2543364 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by kipwinger on Yesterday, 08:59 AM

If we continue to play soccer, every bad call will affect us. If we are up 6-2 or down 7-1, who cares if a ref blows a call. We don't have an elite goaltender. We have a good goaltender, but not an elite one. You have to have an elite goaltender if you wanna play soccer.



I understand the point you're making, but lets not get carried away.  I don't want to win or lose by 4 goals a night.  That's not going to get you into the playoffs.  But 50% of the 10 games last night were decided by two or more goals.  So it's not like offense and defense are mutually exclusive.  I'd just like to be reasonably sure that if we're down by a goal we've at least got a chance to come back, and if we're up by a goal we've at least got a shot at being able to score again.  As it is, I have no faith in either of these things.  And the only way anybody seems to be able to justify our current approach is by pretending we live in a fantasy world were refs don't occasionally make bad calls.


Was I the only one last night that KNEW Montreal was going to get the next goal and tie the game?  I would have bet anybody on LGW if they had waged Detroit would score again before Montreal scored to tie it. 

#2543299 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 21 October 2014 - 09:56 PM

You guys are embarrassing. Quit whining about the zebra's. It's just the lowest form of complaining in sports.


The rule is the rule. Abby F'ed up and made contact with the goalie. Yes, Price leaned in for the call, but distinguishing that in real time is nearly impossible for a ref.


The no-goal is a moot point if this team could figure out the power play. If the Wings score even 1 tonight, they win.


As for crying about the defense, nope. They've given up fewer goals than all but 2 teams in the league. If you wanna complain about the offense from the back-end, that's a different story. It needs to be better. But defensive zone coverage has been fine. Lapses will happen to every team, every game. Overall, our back end has been more than adequate to win every game. Isn't that all you can ask for?


If you want to stand on your soapbox and blow a gasket over the lack of goal scoring, fine. Completely justified, and I will share your frustration. If you want to gripe about the bantam-level power play that has been on display, go ahead. Again, you are warranted. But the grumbling in regards to two or three Dmen every game is just a waste of finger strength and bandwidth. The defensive coverage and all members of the defense have been fine.

#2543278 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by kipwinger on 21 October 2014 - 09:25 PM

Well, when you only score one or two goals a game this is what you get. I think they've looked decent so far this year, but they have GOT to start scoring more. Then we won't have to worry about bulls*** waving off of goals or uncalled penalties or what the f*** ever.


Exactly.  If your strategy is to win every game by a single goal, then you don't have a large margin of error.  There was a time when if we were down by a goal going into the third period, you could almost bank on us getting it back.  Not anymore.  Nowadays we can't protect a lead going into the third unless every single thing turns out perfectly in our favor because that's the only goal we're getting that night. 


Get some offense in the lineup or get used to bitching about the refs ALL SEASON LONG.  Because there's going to be a lot of bad calls that cost us games if every game is this close. 


Also, since when did our fan base because so full of complainers?  We're not the only team that will lose a game because of a bad call this week.  Let alone this season.  You don't see good teams getting all bent out of shape because of a disallowed goal, or a questionable call. 

#2542821 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by Praying Mantha on 21 October 2014 - 12:19 PM

:lol: Hockeytown, I see what you did there!
Praying Mantha, the whole point of "our" GDT is to enjoy the creative genius of the few guys that put all the effort into it.  We appreciate the link to "all the data we need" but its just not the same.  It's also not a race to see who can get the GDT thread up first.  Again, it's well worth the wait to enjoy the creative efforts of the "regular's." No offense, but do you see what I am saying?
That being said, I hope Dats is 100% and doesn't reinjure his shoulder! Lets go Wings!

Totally! No one had signed up, so I made a point in the Datsyuk thread to just delete my post if someone comes up with something wicked. I am in total awe and respect of Flashy G, Hockeytown, and others' Game Day Threads. I just put something up cuz it looked as if no one else was going to. No disrespect to you or anyone else. Just a noon here who likes to talk a little wings hockey!

#2542674 Lightning's Hedman out 4-6 weeks with broken finger

Posted by rick zombo on 20 October 2014 - 04:10 PM

Hedman out six weeks? Stamkos broke his leg last year?

Using LGWs logic this obviously means Yzerman's a terrible GM.

#2542670 slava voynov suspended after domestic violence arrest

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 20 October 2014 - 03:57 PM

Let's just say I've seen several Internet discussions go a very ugly way down, so I better make sure I'm understood. It was not specifically aimed at you. ;)

This is one of those topics where the conversations usually only go downhill.
Like religion, or abortion.

If the allegations are true, then I hope the family is okay, if they're not, there will be no vindication for voynov.
So its lose lose either way.

#2542652 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 20 October 2014 - 03:07 PM

I think after last years debacle, the Wings are being cautious here, and rightfully so, especially with Franzen off to such a good start. 


Also, it delays the inevitable roster crunch decision for a little while longer - gives Nestrasil a few more games to hopefully impress. IMO they need to waive Cleary and send him down to GR rather than the easy way out (which would be to send Jurco back to GR)

#2542585 slava voynov suspended after domestic violence arrest

Posted by Euro_Twins on 20 October 2014 - 11:05 AM

"Slava Voynov was arrested Monday morning on domestic violence charges and has been suspended indefinitely from the Los Angeles Kings pending a formal investigation by the NHL."


Looks like they're trying to avoid the giant headache the NFL had with the immediate action.

I wonder what kind of protocol they're going to put in place, like the NFL's automatic 6game suspension for first offense, then ban for second.
I hope the NHL does something much more severe, its horrendous that its such a big problem and the NFL handled it so badly I'd like the NHL to come out with a no tolerance policy for these offenses.

I also think they should be beaten in the streets by the rest of their team for being s***ty excuses for men.

Here's a more in depth write up from CBS sports:


Innocent until proven guilty right? That's about as much as they can do before all the facts are presented unfortunately.

#2542083 Lucic has a meltdown as Bruins get smacked by Habs...again

Posted by kliq on 18 October 2014 - 09:57 AM

I 100% agree that the Seguin trade was a bad trade on Boston's end, but it wasn't just a "hockey" trade. I remember at the time Seguin's character was being questioned regarding his supposed late night partying.



I think Boston's issues this year are a combination of losing Iginla, Boychuck, Krejci's injury, possibly a regression due to age, facing good competition, but most likely just a slump. If they are playing this way in a month, Bruins fans should maybe be concerned. Its just a few games into an 82 game season.


I think losing Thornton has absolutely nothing to do with it.

#2542446 Weiss

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 October 2014 - 11:51 PM

He played 8 minutes tonight, only 6 of which were even strength.  Talk about being deep in Babcock's doghouse. 


I have to say I didn't see the whole game but what I saw Weiss was either invisible, or noticeable because he was turning the puck over. 


I get that he could be rusty, but he looked generally out of sync with the team.  

#2542423 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by Ekmanc on 18 October 2014 - 09:29 PM


#2542084 Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Posted by kliq on 18 October 2014 - 10:03 AM

I dont know why people think Babcock would make a great GM, a coach and a GM are two completely different jobs. Being a good coach would not increase the likelihood of him being a good GM, other then maybe his ability to evaluate players.


I could easily be wrong, but I see Babcock as more of a guy who wants to be in the trenches with his players, worrying about how they are going to beat their next opponent, and working hard at getting the most out of all the players he has, not someone I see sitting in a board room talking about profit margins, salary cap projections, handling negotiations etc.

#2541880 Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Posted by Echolalia on 17 October 2014 - 07:47 PM

Wow so read day th tree quality we can expect from sn f*** Rogers Would be said of the best owner sells the Wings

lol frank is stroking out SEND HELP

#2541823 Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Posted by rick zombo on 17 October 2014 - 07:13 PM

Sweet. Holland would be able to get JVR for Glendenning if Babs was Toronto’s GM.