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#2679273 Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Posted by poel on Yesterday, 10:33 PM


Real money vs no money. Even if he were on LTIR for Arizona they would have to pay him 1.1 million. With Pavs contract they don't pay any real money. 


Sure. I forgot that you have to pay LTIR's. Makes sense now....

#2678551 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by poel on 21 June 2016 - 07:13 PM

All it means is that when he's on the ice the team directs more shots at the opposing net than they do if someone else is on the ice. In this respect the stats are quantifiably true. Maybe your perception is skewed. Either way I tend to put more faith in math than I do your eyeball test. But that's just me.
What's more, when you break down his WOWY stats you see that every individual he plays with directs more shots on net than if he weren't playing with them. Its pretty iron clad.


Like Babcock said a while ago...stats are nice to know but at the end of the day you judge by what you see...

Tatar was brutal recently...hard not to see that. In his rookie season he was a lot better, played with intensitiy. Last season he scored a few point but at the same time he was lazy and a turnover machine.

#2668248 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by poel on 13 April 2016 - 08:47 PM

WHY ON EARTH would you still play Helm with 4min to go? Really, Blash? He's been terrible for years and 2 of 3 Tampa scored because of him...

#2668226 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by poel on 13 April 2016 - 08:42 PM

Abdelkader's stupidity is annoying.  He hurts this team too much.  


If Abdelkader is stupid, then what's Helm, Nyquist, Tatar or Andersson? C'mon. Abdelkader scored a goal and has drawn a penalty already. At least he sticks up for himself and doesn't just take Drouin's crap.

#2534578 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by poel on 19 August 2014 - 06:02 PM



Brunner nominated Pavel :lol:

#2531877 Mike Green to Wings?

Posted by poel on 12 July 2014 - 09:35 PM

They have a combined four years on the job. Stevie's team went to the conference final in that span and Tampa Bay might be the favorite in the East heading into next season. Nill got Dallas into the playoffs in the West and has done a great job adding two huge pieces through trades already.

Holland just continues to make lateral moves since those two have left and the Red Wings have no direction under his leadership. Too bad Holland didn't stick to his word and retire when Nick did, so Nill would have gotten the GM job in Detroit before leaving.



As much as I like Holland because what he's done for the Franchise...i have to agree at this point. He made a lot of mistakes over the last years. He's not willing to take risks. Pav and Z will not play forever. He absolutely missed the opportunity to give the youth a chance and add the missing pieces to form a team that can make a push for the cup...

Franchise players are not cheap and they're hard to get. Big trades are always a risk. To trust young players by giving them fixed roster spots is also a risk. But just by resigning and overpaying your useless veterans, you probably won't be able to win anything...

#2405734 What does Babs do?

Posted by poel on 15 May 2013 - 10:25 PM

Well, Mr. Babcock, thank you very much for loosin game 1 one of this series.

Wings won twice against the ducks by spreading the offense. There's just no reason to change anythin und put Z and Pav together. Wings are very easy to control with a lineup like this.

If we are able to create offense over at least three lines it should be no problem to defeat the ducks.


Wrote this long time ago. Pav and Z don't work anymore. Wings won game 7 because Babcock separated them. Today again. Chicago dominated the game in the 3rd period because Babcock changed the lines.


Will be interesting to see what Babcock plans. Maybe it's a good idea to bring in Tootoo and add some energy.

#2387474 Red Wings record with/without Quincey

Posted by poel on 21 April 2013 - 07:44 PM

Not that I liked the trade for Quincey, but have you actually watched any games that Q has played in the second half of this season? He isn't the reason the team is losing.


He's one of the reasons why Wings PP doesn't work and he's one of the reasons why Wings don't score.

#2383613 Red Wings lack offensive creativity

Posted by poel on 12 April 2013 - 08:03 AM

This is all because Babs is switching the lines so bad.

If we wanna make the playoffs it's the time to put some goal scorers into the bottom six. Bring in some quality instead of size und put together what belongs together. Plus we are in need of skillful defensemen. Makes no sense to let play some lazy guys like Ericsson or Quincey. Especially on the PP:



Tatar, Datsjuk, Franzen

Nyquist, Zetterberg, Brunner

Cleary, Filppula, Abdelkader

Miller, Emmerton, Eaves


Kronwall, Lashoff

Smith, Kindl

DeKeyser, White



- Kronwall and Lash already played together very successfully. Lash is a very good defender and would allow Kronwall to create some offense. Plus he moves the puck a lot better than simply sweepers like Colaiacovo, Ericsson or Quincey.


- Zetterberg and Brunner are not scoring on 5vs5 since they were separated by Babs. Think Nyquist could be a good addition because he worked well with Brunner in 1,2 games.


- Tatar is a young guy but has the quickest hands (after Datsjuk and Brunner) of the whole roster. He's a natural born goalscorer and should get a call up very immediately. Wanna see him paired with Datsjuk and Franzen. Franzen can take Abby's job and drive hard to the net. He has the body and he's useless if he's just standin arround.


- Filppula is not scoring altough he's playing in the bottom six all the time. Can't accept that anymore. Maybe he would feel confident as 3rd line center along with some hard working guys who can create a lot of space for him.



So I'm pretty sure that reunite what worked and put together what belongs together would be the key...