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#2545541 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by dat's sick on Today, 10:17 AM

I guess when there's nothing much to complain about people will pick on a guy like Nestrasil for no reason. The guy is hardly making any mistakes on the ice. He's hard on the puck, good on the forecheck, makes great decisions defensively, stays calm under pressure.. reminds me a little bit of Sheahan who also isn't as flashy as Tatar and Nyquist but just does a lot of good things. Easy to see why Babcock has kept Nesty in the lineup.  


He just needs confidence. He's had chances, I could see him really benefit from getting a goal. 

#2545533 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by LeftWinger on Today, 08:34 AM

Nesty will be fine....I seem to remember a certain Nyquist not doing too much last season until January then he lit up the league.  Not saying Nesty is going to light up the league, but lets give him some time to get acclimated to the NHL.  I'd rather be paying Nesty his small contract for his production than paying someone $5.5M for he same production.  Besides, Nesty is an RFA this off season, you don't want him lighting up 30 goals and then have to pay him $4M as well as Nyquist do you? I'd rather him have a learning season in the NHL and then get a modest pay increase in the off season.  When Weiss returns, he is either going to bump Jurco (waiver exempt) down or Cleary, or he just may waive that NTC in order to get top playing minutes elsewhere.

#2545135 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by dirtydangles on Yesterday, 07:32 PM

Smith has been unreal tonight so far. Just looks so smooth out there. Nice hit reversal too - he does that a lot. 

#2545023 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by LeftWinger on Yesterday, 05:54 PM

great Nbc Sports? Where's the mute button....

#2544864 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 28 October 2014 - 05:28 PM



Article from a week ago. This now makes 6 weeks (I think) from the injury and they said 6-8 weeks. He'll obviously need some time to build up strength and get back to speed, but it'll be great to see him in a Game in GR in the not too distant future.

#2544301 future captains?

Posted by DannyD on 24 October 2014 - 11:26 PM

Does anyone know who has the locker next to Z?


Considering Z probably has a good 4 years left in him I'm saying out next C will be chosen for the 2019-2020 season.


C: Nyquist

A: Dekeyser

A: Abby


Nyquist to me is so much like Z in the way he talks and plays the game. Z always looks like a proud dad when Nyquist scores. I feel like he is really being groomed to take over that spot.

I don't think Nastasiuk will get an A that early in his pro career. Figuring he spends two years in GR or so. Same for Larkin. He won't spend much if any time in GR, but I don't see him getting an A as soon as he joins the team.


If Abby is still around I could see him getting an A. He has improved, always stays out of trouble and like Dekeyser is a Michigan product. That last spot is wide open to me though. Could be anyone from Mantha to Smith to Abby to Glendening.  

#2543546 Lines Thread

Posted by DeGraa55 on 23 October 2014 - 04:21 PM

I think our scoring woes can be fixed with the right line combos and the arrival of mantha. Load the top 6 with actual scorers, put the grinders in the bottom 6.


That gives us a stud first line and an arguably better 2nd line with loads of skill/scoring. 3rd line is just huge and fast, but will chip in offense here n there. 4th line has been great but would be better with helm in over Andy.

This is what i hope to see come christmas. As for Weiss, unless he finds his game i see nowhere for him in the lineup.

I don't think mantha will be up this year. Not with our current roster crunch.

Also it would be good to see how he does in the ahl he very well may not be ready for nhl

#2544099 future captains?

Posted by VM1138 on 23 October 2014 - 10:21 PM

I've envisioned Nyquist. He handles himself well in public. Seems a lot like Z was back in the day.

#2543421 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by Son of a Wing on 22 October 2014 - 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.

#2542657 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Praying Mantha on 20 October 2014 - 03:19 PM

I love how this thread has been reactivated from the depths after 5 games, the Wings are 3-1-1 without their best player, have gone toe to toe with 2 of the best teams in the league, look incredibly energetic and speedy, and have a tremendous PK. 
Whats not to like? 
Screw the 'experts'. They're not the ones out there on the ice. And so far, I like what i've seen (outside of the first two periods of Wednesdays game, but even then we got a point out of it)

Exactly. We are one blown call away from being undefeated thru 5 games against top half teams. Let's tank it.

#2542623 Pavel Datsyuk update?

Posted by Euro_Twins on 20 October 2014 - 01:24 PM

Good point. Nesty needs to get stronger in his own end (see Getzlaf abusing him on GWG), but his forecheck has been a lot more impressive than I thought it would be. He needs 10 more lbs of muscle and a few years experience, and he'll be a good 3rd line NHLer.

I'd rather play a guy a couple weeks that we know was a consistent point producer before being injured than a project that may or may not pan out in a couple years.

#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. ;)

#2542079 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by TheXym on 18 October 2014 - 09:20 AM

I was out with the wife last night, watching the dvr of the game now, and for all the grief I've given KFQ (deservedly so), the guy has veen improving from his fairly solid second half of last season and I thought he looked damn god based on what I've seen so far.

Franzen had a hell of a game before he got hurt, and I had to laugh at the Franzen hate before he got his goals. I'll be one of the first to call him out when Mule switches to ass mode, but give the guy credit. I agree he's playing the best he has in ages (Oh wait, I don't have the option to attend live so I need to start a charity or something).

Howard has also been playing well, shootout notwithstanding, but if you can't score it isn't just on the goalie. Here's hopng Monster stands tall today.

#2542025 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by Praying Mantha on 17 October 2014 - 09:43 PM


Howie 2-1-1. 5 of 8 pts. Good start, considering strength of opponents and ref blown call.

#2541789 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by Cloune on 17 October 2014 - 06:56 PM