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#2597629 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by derblaueClaus on 21 April 2015 - 07:20 PM

Huge kill. HUGE KILL.




#2597550 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by derblaueClaus on 21 April 2015 - 06:56 PM

How's Petr look? Been tested at all?

 

Great, too and yes he was. He had to save one half-breakaway from Stamkos, one weird deflected shot from the left boards and some shots that were made near enough the crease to be uncomfortable.




#2597545 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by derblaueClaus on 21 April 2015 - 06:52 PM

That first period was the pre-deadline Wings. Smith and Abby great. What an incredible period. We need two more of those now.




#2597333 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by derblaueClaus on 21 April 2015 - 06:01 PM

 

Ok!  We'll at least let you know if anyone loses a yambag.

 

Last time a player (almost) did we won the cup. Might be a good omen.




#2597272 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by derblaueClaus on 21 April 2015 - 05:23 PM

Stripes don't matter anyway. Either your team is good enough to win or it isn't.




#2596905 Smith in. Marchenko out for Game 3

Posted by derblaueClaus on 20 April 2015 - 04:36 PM

From St.James :

 

http://www.freep.com...speed/26081585/

 

 

Zetterberg estimated Smith "has learned stuff. He is more experienced and I think he played well for us this year.

"Tampa is a high-speed skating team, and when Smith plays, he can really skate with the puck, and he can keep up with their forwards. I think he's a good fit for the series."

 

 

"Stay positive, that' the biggest thing," Smith said, "I was working hard and bag-skating myself, getting Tony to help me out with things that we're working on."

 

As for what he thought of Babcock's message, Smith simply said he wanted "to be ready when my number is called."

 

 

Abdelkader, who missed the first two games for health reasons, said Smith's stay in the doghouse, "was getting at him, but he stayed positive and he worked hard. He's going to provide some physicality for us - he's a big defenseman that takes a body, makes it hard for opponents to get to the front of the net. I think he'll be a big boost. He's raring to go."

 

It's from St.James, but doesn't sound like Smith has attitude problems. That's good, I hope he has a huge game tomorrow.




#2596901 J Ericsson - really?

Posted by derblaueClaus on 20 April 2015 - 03:59 PM

Good god, someone save us lol!


@DetroitRedWings: Defensive parings from practice...
Kronwall-Cleary (Filling in for Ericsson)
Quincey-DeKeyser
Smith-Zidlicky
#RedWings

 

I have no problem with our regular season pairings. Sure, Big E is forced to play one league above his abilities so to speak, but there is no way fixing this now. I don't think Smith would do any better. If DeKeyser and Quincy continue to play like they did so far in this series Tampa is in trouble with that second pairing. Third pairing will be the question and the answer depends very much of how Smith is playing. Tomorrow will be a character test for him. I'm confident he passes it.




#2596875 Kings' Jarret Stoll arrested for cocaine possession

Posted by derblaueClaus on 20 April 2015 - 02:09 PM

Found these two way to funny to not post them here.

 

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#2596873 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by derblaueClaus on 20 April 2015 - 02:06 PM

Little Bert is working his ass off for a roster spot next season.  So far, I love what he is bringing to the table with the Griffins.

 

As for the Griffins, despite losing on Saturday, they took the Midwest Division and are 2nd in the conference.  I believe they are 3rd overall in the AHL.  This team is going to make some noise in the playoffs with Blashill behind the bench.

 

The traningscamp next season will be exciting, for sure. Holmström, Bertuzzi, Mantha....looks like we have some fine power forwards coming up over the next few years.




#2596818 Smith in. Marchenko out for Game 3

Posted by derblaueClaus on 20 April 2015 - 11:24 AM

 

George Sipple @GeorgeSipple

 

Alexey Marchenko said he was told he won't play in Game 3 on Tuesday. #Wings

 

I don't know how legit the source is though.

 

Edit : Smith in.

 

 

Helene St. James @HeleneStJames 

 

Mike Babcock says Brendan Smith back in for Red Wings-TBL Game 3 because "he can really skate and compete."




#2596746 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by derblaueClaus on 19 April 2015 - 09:28 PM

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#2596735 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by derblaueClaus on 19 April 2015 - 09:09 PM

Simply can't call that first time in a game like this during OT. If you want to call it earlier.


Wow, what a save by Andersson.




#2596712 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by derblaueClaus on 19 April 2015 - 07:24 PM

What a hit by Karlsson. Way to Go !




#2596532 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by derblaueClaus on 19 April 2015 - 08:18 AM

I 100% believe Ottawa is down because of all their focus on the drama.

 

I don't think so. Ottawa played pretty disciplined for what happened and was said before. Their problems are that

 

a.) the Habs are plain and simple the better and deeper team with Pacioretty back

b.) they are losing the goaltending battle. It looks like Hammond has run its course and is coming down to earth.

c.) they overachieved and it shows now. While I have a great sympathy for the Sens and their story this year the declining Bruins are still the better team and should have made the playoffs if everything went normal.

 

In other words : Their hot streak has come an end. They might come back, I'd not be the first one to write the Sens off this season only to see them ridicule my words. But I doubt it.




#2596526 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by derblaueClaus on 19 April 2015 - 06:18 AM

For next game I would like to see Howard and Smith in the lineup. Howard is more experienced than Mrazek and I think Marchenko is out of position more times than not. It is hardly a coincidence that his -3 is worst on the team.

 

+/- is a dumb stat to measure an individual players effort. Take the third goal from yesterday for example. Marchenko has its man, but Weiss is floating around staring at the puck, while his man, Sustr, rushes into the slot and scores the goal. That is hardly Marchenkos fault but the result is a -1 for him regardless. I thought Marchenko was abysmal in Game 1, which is understandable, it was his first playoff game. He looked much better in Game 2 so he  isn't the one who should sit, at least not because of his +/- .  Would Smith be an improvement ? I already made my point more than once about that in other threads.