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#2563429 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by derblaueClaus on 15 January 2015 - 08:20 PM

Nice work Helmer.

 

What a pass from Pav before that. Incredible.




#2562868 1/13 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Sabres 1

Posted by derblaueClaus on 13 January 2015 - 04:20 PM

Gustav Nyquist-Henrik Zetterberg-Justin Abdelkader

 

Darren Helm-Pavel Datsyuk-Tomas Tatar

 

Drew Miller-Riley Sheahan-Teemu Pulkkinen

 

Stephen Weiss-Luke Glendening-Joakim Andersson

 

On defense:

Jonathan Ericsson-Niklas Kronwall

 

Kyle Quincey-Danny DeKeyser

 

Brendan Smith-Xavier Ouellet

 

Goalies

 

Petr Mrazek (starting)

Tom McCollum

 

...I would have liked Weisser and Just for Men flip flopped. I understand you gotta get Teemu going, but in theory, he is only going to be up for some time, and I'd rather see Weiss get better scoring opps in a game where they may be abundant.

 

 

Miller on the third while Weiss remains on the 4th ?! I want to know what Babcock is smoking.....




#2562814 1/13 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Sabres 1

Posted by derblaueClaus on 13 January 2015 - 07:27 AM

Best Hasek memory? 

 

The Gaborik flip and his "Why ? I didn't do anything." shrug after the refs gave him a penalty.




#2562594 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by derblaueClaus on 12 January 2015 - 05:36 AM

At some point in his career he has to learn how to handle the pressure and the starts in the NHL. Looks like that time has come a little earlier than expected but I think he will be fine. He made the playoff with the Griffins several times and won a Calder. Thats as good as it gets before you play in the big league.

And if he doesn't we still have the Monster. While we probably won't be as great as with Howard we're good on the goaltender position.




#2562593 McGratton on waivers

Posted by derblaueClaus on 12 January 2015 - 05:28 AM

And you are wondering why we European fans and players are having the reputation of being *******? It's their decision if they know what they are getting themselves into so be it. As a German you should know how much some leagues are sucking - outside of the big 4 - , a rougher playstyle would go a long way off making things at least watchable again. the nhl has never been that boring but they are approaching that territory in rapid fashion: hip checks almost gone, Stevens like hits gone, Kronwalled? almost gone next up fighting? Sounds like an interesting league doesn't it... Basically the SEL just with more skill..

 

Frank, I can not add anything to what kliq said. He and I are both on the same page. I don't have anything against fighting per se, but I'm against fighting just for the sake of it for the reasons kliq already stated. And I'm therefore against guys whose sole purpose is doing exactly that. I watch enough European hockey here (DEL) and don't worry the NHL is still harder and far more enjoyable to watch. Even without staged fights and guys like McGrattan.




#2562454 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by derblaueClaus on 11 January 2015 - 09:01 AM

Ya his bad pass pulled groin sv% is s***.

Congrats average Jim!

 

And his GA ( = groin against) is just pathetic compared to other goalies.




#2562453 McGratton on waivers

Posted by derblaueClaus on 11 January 2015 - 08:57 AM

 

I knew a guy who played in the AHL and a few games in the NHL, and now he is in his early 30's and suffers from concussion related issues. He said that he was put into a position where he felt (at the AHL level) that he had to fight or he would lose his job, nobody should have to feel that way. Now, so many year later the guy is paying the price. Fighting on occasion to protect a person, I can live with that. Fighting day in, day out, to me is just plain stupid.

 

This is the main reason for me why enforcers don't belong to the game. How can you enjoy a staged fight if you know the storys of Boogard and our very own Probert ? If a fight sparks from the heat of the moment, fine, let them go. But those barenuckle fights are just to dangerous to do them night in and night out. And I don't want players on the ice forced to do them.




#2562450 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by derblaueClaus on 11 January 2015 - 08:51 AM

.....and get's hurt only hours after the announcement. That would have never happened to an elite goalie. Pretty average if you ask me.

 

 

 

In all seriousness : The nomination is well deserved, Jimmy kept us in many games and is one of the main reasons this team is in a playoff-spot. I hope that is injury looked more scary than it is and he recovers till the end of the month.




#2562415 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Capitals 3

Posted by derblaueClaus on 10 January 2015 - 09:18 PM

Yep. I'm full of Glenmorangie now. Very, very full that is.




#2562378 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Capitals 3

Posted by derblaueClaus on 10 January 2015 - 08:11 PM

PP. Time to feed BoS Bunghole.




#2562249 McGratton on waivers

Posted by derblaueClaus on 10 January 2015 - 01:53 PM

 

That's right.  He wants Lucic to go out of his way to hurt someone, so that McGuffin can come back and make Lucic not hurt people anymore. 

 

And that, in a nutshell, is the mentality of the pro-fighting crowd. 

 

To be more precise : That McGruffin can come back to hurt Lucic to make Lucic not hurt people any more. Apart from that you nailed it.




#2562221 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Capitals 3

Posted by derblaueClaus on 10 January 2015 - 10:08 AM

I'll make it three in a row ( like the Wings today I hope) : Awesome GDT ! LGW !




#2562211 McGratton on waivers

Posted by derblaueClaus on 10 January 2015 - 09:12 AM

 

 

We're simply the best.

 

Better than all the rest.

 

Better than anyone.

 

...

 

Sorta like McGrattan.

 

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I can't tell if he's saluting or looking for a job.

 

 

 

Neither. He's scaring a rat away.




#2562143 McGratton on waivers

Posted by derblaueClaus on 09 January 2015 - 07:17 PM

McGrattan will come back three days after he cleared waivers to take his place next to YFMB to protect us against the rats.

 

McGrattan.png

 

 

Do you believe ?




#2562120 McGratton on waivers

Posted by derblaueClaus on 09 January 2015 - 06:00 PM

Guys (and gals), this is all part of a great plan. They waive McGrattan to tank it, get Connor McDavid, put him on a line with McGrattan next season and win it all.