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#2675019 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 03 May 2016 - 05:12 PM

Note: Schmeling was married to a czech actress, had a jewish manager and refused the Nazi order to split. They exploited him for their s*** like many other sports- and show stars, but he was never one of them. Just a good guy, he partially paid for Joe Louis funeral too, if I recall correctly. :thumbup:




#2672935 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 22 April 2016 - 09:47 AM

"2nd year in a row we will say we were close, but they find a way to win, we don't. That's something we have to address." -Henrik Zetterberg

 

Interesting quote from Z post game, he doesn't really have the stats the past two years to be saying this to teammates... management maybe?

 

Yup, at least saying it.




#2672629 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 21 April 2016 - 08:49 PM

A fitting end to our season...Kronwall is too slow (was begging to get scored on the whole game anyway....), which is why Petr has to play it, Ericsson just stands there and waits instead of moving towards the puck, bang...




#2672121 Fixing this mess....

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 21 April 2016 - 04:21 PM

I know you really like Smith, but he's in his 5th year here (3rd full year) and still gets scratched when healthy. I think it's reasonable to think that the organization doesn't view him as a permanent part of the D corps in the future.

 

I'm sure if we were to trade him it would be for a puck moving guy.

 

P.S. I think Green is definitely a better puck mover.

 

That is not a valid argument, because all advanced statistics tell you that Smith is one of, if not the, most beneficial defensemen we had this year. Apparently our organisation is run by people who simply cannot read or count..




#2672043 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 21 April 2016 - 08:32 AM

If we would just play an average PP, that already would do it! it's not like they are light-years ahead of us...just get your s*** together guys..




#2668426 ECQF Game 1 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 14 April 2016 - 06:15 AM

A few thoughts..

 

- I would prefer Mrazek in net, even though Jimmy was solid. But the "Nov/Dec/Jan"-Mrazek saves the first goal and doesnt give up the rebound on the 2nd. With Mrazek I had come to a point where my basic assumption heading into every game was "he'll stop everything". I've never been that positive about Jimmy, in all those years.

 

- so "playoff Richards" can play physical, hit, block, be a pain in the ass of the opposition? Ok...some effort like that in the RS would've been nice..

 

- the Euro Twin Reunion didn't work at all. Pavel looked better than Hank, but that's not that hard to do these days..

 

- looks like coach/GM rather get us swept then play Smith over E and/or Kronner (to me, both should sit right now. Call up anyone from GR, it can't get worse...)




#2667217 Mantha

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 12 April 2016 - 07:52 AM

The point is that Mantha has produced more next to Datsyuk, on a per-game-basis, than Helm and Richards who still get paired with him too often, despite their "performance" . I could understand playing experience over talent if the Vets were even, or almost even, but that's not the case. I don't blame neither guy for their lack of production, don't get me wrong, it's on Blashill (and Babcock, all those years before, regarding Helm..). Richards is old and done, and Helm...the guy just isn't a top 6 forward. He's a bottom 6 guy who is an exceptional PKer, and it's not his fault that he gets overused by his coaches all the time..




#2667005 Pavel Datsyuk Career Appreciation Thread (Mod Warning Post #40)

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 11 April 2016 - 06:52 AM

Thanks for the $7.5 million cap hit next season.

 

Thanks for..oh, nothing.

 

............................................................................

 

Pavel is the reason I stuck with the NHL after watching a couple playoff games 6 or 7 years ago. Simply for the reason he did things I didn't get immediately, waiting for replays to understand what he just did. Amazing, amazing player, unique style and generational talent.

 

To me there is no doubt he should have his number retired when it's all said and done. :)




#2666735 Free Press: Pavel Datsyuk to return to Russia following Playoffs

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 10 April 2016 - 08:12 AM

Those "you signed that contract, fulfill it" people make me wonder...what do you think, that slavery is still allowed? If he wants to go, and for good reason, while leaving the money on the table, then let him go. Everyone of us in every regular job can do the same. There isn't even a substantial approach for criticism. Not even that stupid "over 35"-rule, because he would agree to have his contract traded to help the team. If Holland is insane enough not to trade it, the blame is on him, not Pavel.

 

If he goes back to Russia, and it appears so, it shouldn't change our appreciation for him one bit. Just read that article...




#2662443 2016 Playoffs % chances (part II)

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 27 March 2016 - 04:25 PM

7 games to go for us, not 6. For the Bruins it's 6, and that's the team to catch. Comparing the schedules, it really comes down to winning in Boston to get in, if you calculate the likely results for the other games:

 

Boston:

 

@Devils

@Blues

@Blackhawks

vs Canes

vs Wings

vs Sens

 

If you go with W-L-L-W-L-W, it's 6 more points for a final 94.

 

Detroit:

 

vs Sabres

@ Habs

vs Wild

@Leafs

vs Flyers

@Bruins

@Rangers

 

Winning against the 3 lottery teams and the Bruins gives us 8 points, so it would be one more win (or two OT losses.. :rolleyes:) out of the three games against Wild, Flyers and Rangers to get to 95.

 

Which isn't all that unrealistic by numbers and records...but right now, I wouldn't bet against us losing vs Buffalo, either. :eh:

 

....

 

EDIT: Oh, I thought Philly had 87 points, but it's 85. Their schedule:

 

vs Jets

vs Caps

vs Sens

@Pens

@Wings

vs Leafs

vs Pens

vs Islanders

 

6 expectable points vs lottery teams, but then again..a win for us could get us in, because they could easily lose three of their other four games.

 

...

 

"Coulda, woulda, shoulda", yeah, I know...we would prefer to have 95 right now, not 85, that's for sure. On the other hand, without Petr's outstanding play for the majority of the season, we would sit at 75 points right now, at best. ;)




#2642436 12/11 GDT : Red Wings at New Jersey Devils, 7:00 EST

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 11 December 2015 - 10:42 PM

If they send Marchenko down for cap reasons, when Q is back, i'll be freakin out. Get rid of Smith..




#2582499 Mrazek to start how many games?

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 16 March 2015 - 01:25 PM

My main problem is how much more confident and relaxed the team looks with Petr, most likely due to his ability to play the puck. Something Jimmy will never be able to do at this level...




#2582490 Mrazek to start how many games?

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 16 March 2015 - 12:12 PM

Babs switched from ozzy to Howard in 2010 cuz ozzz wasn't getting it done. No reason not to switch to petr now if he's getting us wins.

 

THIS. ;)

 

 

 

 

The age difference between Osgood then and Howard now make them somewhat different situations, don't you think?

 

Not really. Maybe easier for Babs to decide, but it all comes down to: It's professional sports, it's a million dollar business, it's not some social feel-good program - and that's why the best guy should play. And usually does.




#2539857 NHL Gamecenter Live **No illegal stream discussion**

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 11 October 2014 - 04:05 PM

I still don't get why they don't add Pre- & Postgame to the (archived) games. Especially because that cannot be a legal issue...if it was, they wouldn't be allowed to show Pregame Live either..




#2529012 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 01 July 2014 - 07:11 PM

Screw it, another two wasted years, the last of Pavel, without a chance to compete. Thx Kenny..