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#2544984 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by derblaueClaus on 29 October 2014 - 02:41 PM

I thought about it a little bit and in my opinion it would be very dumb of the Wings to use the stint just to send a signal to Weiss. The next one if needed would almost certainly be rejected. And it's not that he was a regular in the lineup lately so I don't get the penalize argument. For a player like Weiss it should be hard enough not to play while guys like Nestrasil do.  All in all I'm very optimistic that this is the last step in his rehab and that we will see more of him once his stint in GR is over.

#2543427 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by derblaueClaus on 22 October 2014 - 03:35 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.

Can't cite this often enough.


Not only is Miller good at was he's supposed to be doing he is also very cheap capwise which gives the team the possibility to sign better top-6/9 guys.

#2542669 slava voynov suspended after domestic violence arrest

Posted by derblaueClaus on 20 October 2014 - 03:53 PM

I know you're not making light of or trying to justify any form of domestic violence dude.
You're good.

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. ;)

#2542664 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by derblaueClaus on 20 October 2014 - 03:36 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. 

This. I think it's a precautionary measure. If it were the playoffs Mule would play.

#2542662 slava voynov suspended after domestic violence arrest

Posted by derblaueClaus on 20 October 2014 - 03:32 PM

Innocent until guilty, yeah, but accusations like this are very rarely baseless.

You'd be surprised to hear how often they actually are. It's an accusation hard to defend against, and also almost impossible to get rid of the reputation even if you've proven to be innocent. It's a very effective weapon if you want to destroy your husbands/boyfriends life so I would be very cautious with any conclusion drawn from a sports writers article or any other article in any newspaper.


Disclaimer : This is not meant to trivialize domestic violence or imply that most woman who press domestic violence charges did not face domestic violence. Domestic violence is indeed a great problem and should not be taken lightly. But I'm very, very cautions if there is someone with the slightest fame involved because it targets this famous person in his/her most weak spot.

#2542212 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by derblaueClaus on 18 October 2014 - 06:41 PM

Gotta love Glenny. :D

#2542133 Weiss

Posted by derblaueClaus on 18 October 2014 - 12:51 PM

Wonder if this is a passive aggressive Babs power struggle with Holland.  It certainly makes Holland look bad that a player he signed for that much is riding the pine. 

If it is Babs has to go immediately. Simple as that. But I highly doubt thats a reason Weiss sits. I regard Babcock as a highly professional coach who has reasons aside from a feud with his GM to play or not to play an athlete. I'm sure if Weiss is good enough and fits the current roster he would play. Let's not read to much into the situation. ;)

#2540601 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by derblaueClaus on 14 October 2014 - 08:18 AM

Just let me get this straight : Because Alfie made a "piss poor" decision, it's all Holland fault ? When Alfie choose us above the Bruins despite our slim chances to win him a Cup shouldn't Holland get credit for bringing such a player here ?

#2540036 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by derblaueClaus on 11 October 2014 - 07:48 PM

Luke wants to get laid tonight ;)

Well, he already scored.

#2539992 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by derblaueClaus on 11 October 2014 - 07:33 PM

Who says Wings can't play gritty ?

#2539793 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by derblaueClaus on 11 October 2014 - 05:48 AM

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#2539533 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by derblaueClaus on 09 October 2014 - 08:06 PM

The most shocking thing is that we have played half a game and Marchand hasn't acted like an ass yet.

Lucic hasn't clubbed anyones nuts either yet. Just give them time, it will happen.


Goal ?

#2539216 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by derblaueClaus on 09 October 2014 - 09:10 AM

Babs is really helping Ian white's, I mean Stephen Weiss's, career by benching him. What don't you ppl understand about that?

Isn't Weiss German for white?



Actually it's written "weiß" but it's the same sound.



And with 'Babcock' being an English surname, and 'Weiss' being German surname.....Maybe - just maybe - Babs has a grudge against zee Germans.

Which would also explain why Erhoff chose Pittsburgh. I think we're onto something.

#2538488 What did the preseason show us?

Posted by derblaueClaus on 06 October 2014 - 04:37 AM

I don't think we can predict how the teams will perform based on the preseason games. They don't play the lines they play in regular season, the top players don't bring their A-game, etc. . We will have to wait for the regular season and even into that it will take between 10 and 20 games to say for sure what this team is capable of. Therefore I don't have many expectations from the preseason.


One of the few things that looked significantly better than last season was our PP. It was much more dynamic in my opinion. And D-Prospects were very good, I'm excited to see how Jensen will perform on regular NHL-Level. But as said above, I take everything with a big grain of salt.

#2536338 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by derblaueClaus on 16 September 2014 - 04:47 PM

Glad to see him signed.

Dito. Regarding his salary : Just keep in mind guys he is still a RFA. Of course he makes less money than a comparable UFA. I don't think he got lowballed.