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#2452350 11/9 GDT: Lightning 3 @ Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 09 November 2013 - 07:22 PM

Quincey's absolute failure is amplified now that Smith can't absorb some of the blame.


#2452059 An honest question about Nyquist

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 07 November 2013 - 11:52 PM

I'd be shocked if he didn't.  Remember Ericsson?  Babcock said that he was the best player he had sent down.  They had to because he could still clear waivers.  It took Smith forever to get up here too.
 
Once the waiver thingie is gone, Nyquist will be up with us.  If not then, he most certainly will be for the playoffs.  If someone sustains a season-ending injury before that (hopefully not, just throwing out the thought since it is possible), he will be up before that.
 
<off to do anti-jinx stuff>

All very true. Hopefully, it doesn't take a bad injury to get him up. I look at a guy like Cleary and think that he could easily clear waivers and be sent down. And if he gets claimed off of waivers, great!


#2452012 11/7 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 07 November 2013 - 10:29 PM

When's our next game?

Saturday against Tampa Bay. Which is pretty much a guaranteed loss knowing our defense and how Bishop is playing.


#2451996 11/7 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 07 November 2013 - 10:22 PM

I also love the kick in the balls Holland delivers when asked about bringing Nyquist up. "Absolutely no way", huh, Ken? Thanks a bunch. You're telling me you can't waive Quincey's useless ass to make room? Ouellet would be an improvement.


#2451986 11/7 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 07 November 2013 - 10:20 PM

Too many guys that aren't producing to have any hope of doing anything this year. Everyone not named Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Alfredsson or Bertuzzi has fallen flat on their face.


#2451938 11/7 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 07 November 2013 - 09:51 PM

Anyone notice that Mick keeps trying to change pavs nickname to the ghost?
He must not have liked that newfangled technomology siri stealing his nickname for pasha.


Holy Mackerel!!


#2451850 11/7 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 07 November 2013 - 09:09 PM

Next goal is the only one that matters.


#2451818 11/7 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 07 November 2013 - 08:58 PM

What a great decision to jump into the play by Almer, there.


#2451788 11/7 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 07 November 2013 - 08:46 PM

Anybody else love Pav's "It's time...for Datsyukian Dekes!" as much as I did?


#2451166 11/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Jets 4

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 04 November 2013 - 10:42 PM

Another game played without Nyquist. I wonder more if we'll ever see him again with every game he doesn't play up with this team this season.


#2451162 11/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Jets 4

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 04 November 2013 - 10:40 PM

I don't think I've seen such a pitiful display of defense in a while. I mean everyone too. Not a single defenseman played well in this game. Glad Danny D scored and Howard was amazing, but nothing else really positive to take from this one. Why are we giving up so many shots in every game? Is our D that bad? 

It shouldn't be...but it is. Almqvist obviously is nowhere near being ready and it showed tonight. Quincey is less than worthless but he's not going anywhere. Ericsson would've helped. Kronwall is a good defenseman, but not a true #1.


#2451136 11/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Jets 4

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 04 November 2013 - 10:28 PM

Can't win consistently with guys like Cleary and Quincey in the lineup. I was so angry when we re-signed Cleary because I knew this would happen.


#2451050 11/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Jets 4

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 04 November 2013 - 09:49 PM

we look a step slow, a day late, and a dollar short tonight
 
in other words, the team looks like Dan Cleary

They look like that most nights.


#2427662 The Optimism Thread

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 05 July 2013 - 06:31 PM

I feel that it's only fair that we have one of these alongside the "overreaction thread".  Although, I suppose optimistic overreactions are just as possible as negative ones :X

 

Did we become the Stanley Cup favorites today?  Lord, no.  Did we improve today?  I think that's fair to say.

 

I'm very happy with what happened today.  Started off great but got a little sad towards the end.  But you know what?  I'm still happy with Kenny and am excited for the group he's put together.  I can't help it.

 

Alfredsson will come in and contribute.  I don't think anyone can argue with that, and I certainly can't.  We aren't paying for 40 goals and 80+ points.  He still has tread on those tires and is a legitimate top-6 winger, something I think we really needed.  He knows the East and is a real presence in the room.  We will benefit greatly from the TOTAL package of Daniel Alfredsson.

 

When the Weiss number went down from the rumored 6 million per to the correct 4.9 million per, I shot from "on the fence" to all for it pretty quickly.  A legit top-6 center with great skill, a strong two-way game and is good on faceoffs.  A guy who has been a healthy, consistent contributor on a terrible team.  If you aren't excited about someone like that, I feel sorry for you.

 

Filpulla is soft, inconsistent and doesn't play hard.  He isn't even worth 3 million, if you ask me.  He's had one...ONE...decent season.  The "He's ready to break out" argument just slays me.  How long have we been waiting for this "breakout"?  If you were willing to wait any longer, promptly throw your computer away. That SHOULD NOT get you 5 million. 

 

But it did, and now it's someone else's problem.  I hope Lightning fans aren't expecting effort and consistent production.

 

As for not getting Clarkson, would he have been nice to have?  Sure.  Do I want to pay him what he's going to make for what he MIGHT do?  Absolutely not.  He has been vastly, and I mean VASTLY, overrated.  A good, hard-nosed player who will hit everything that moves and isn't afraid to drop the gloves.  Oh, but he MIGHT score some goals, so that instantly makes him worth a blank check.

 

...Wrong.

 

We have a lot of forwards, yes.  We have some dead weight.  Even I can't argue that.  Are we the only team carrying dead weight?  Ask yourself that.  But to think that it stays that way much longer is just extremely pessimistic and, quite frankly, unrealistic.  We can't even enter the season as we are now, correct me if I'm wrong.

 

Also, I'm not sure why us not getting Bobby Ryan has everyone in such an uproar.  Ask any Ducks fan and they'll tell you he's just like Franzen.  I'll pass on that.  If you want to give up a package for him similar to what Ottawa gave up, then go right ahead.  He didn't impress me at all in the playoffs.  I don't remember his name being called much.

 

I can admit to being very hard on Holland.  I can even admit to doing this to excess.  But with what he added today and what we have waiting on the farm...how can you not be excited?  What, because Alfie's old he's instantly useless and a waste of money?  Hasn't even played a game for us, yet.  Weiss is a real good player and fills a big need nicely.

 

I am, however, sad to see Brunner go.  Notice that I said "sad", not "furious".  This is a business, people.  Brunner, for whatever reason, seems hell-bent on testing the market.  And you know what?  He's probably going to get a ridiculous deal.  He scores goals.  In some GM's minds, that's justification for long term and big money.  I loved having him here and was excited about him from the moment he got here.  But, we have players who can do what he did.  He's not irreplaceable.  This is Damien Brunner we're talking about here, not Ilya Kovalchuk.  A good player with a lot of promise...but not the ONLY good player with a lot of promise.

 

In closing, I think this was a really good day for us and I'm excited.  You want to be angry and fume about how "dumb" Holland is and how we should fire him?  Go right ahead.  That's your choice.