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#2638590 Jurco on Conditioning Assignment in GRs

Posted by nawein on 21 November 2015 - 11:29 AM

I've been highly critical of Youtube Jurco, but here's hoping some newfound confidence with the Griffs will translate into NHL success IN TWO WEEKS, REPORTERS.

The two weeks thing was just him correcting the reporter. Reporter said at least two weeks, he was just correcting the at least part.

#2638511 Jurco on Conditioning Assignment in GRs

Posted by nawein on 20 November 2015 - 09:54 PM

3 goals and an assist for Jurco in GR tonight. Hopefully this helps his confidence a bit.

#2637255 11/14 GDT : Red Wings at Boston Bruins, 7:00 EST

Posted by nawein on 15 November 2015 - 11:08 PM

Im not gonna wonder why we are not winning with Miller and Andersson in the lineup and Smith and Jurco out of it. Gotta play the best players to get the best performance.

"I'm not looking for the best players, Craig, I'm looking for the right ones. " - Kurt Russell as Herb Brooks, Miracle. Check it out, great movie.

#2637005 11/13 GDT | Sharks @ Red Wings | 7:30 PM ET | FSD

Posted by nawein on 14 November 2015 - 10:09 AM

Missed the game.

Can someone that actually knows what they're talking about break it down for me?

We skated well in the first and outplayed them for the most part in the first. Howard let in one he shouldn't have. The second was pretty even. They shut it down and outplayed us in the third. We didn't win any battles and we looked like we just didn't want it. We hit a couple posts and had a few good chances we just didn't bury any of them. We still can't hit the net. The defense still isn't great. Datsyuk looked like a great, but very rusty hockey player. Someone needs to remind Abdelkader what his job is. I don't actually think we looked terrible except in the third. We had chances to win but only got one bounce on the Pulkkinen goal. Oh also our forecheck sucks. And we need to spread out the talent on the PP.

#2633958 Mike Green out 2-3 weeks

Posted by nawein on 29 October 2015 - 03:49 PM

The NHL is for 6'3" 225 lb guys who like contact. We haactan abundance of 180 lb sissy boys. The injuries dont surprise me at all. We always choose to be the "get hit" in the hit or get hit equation.

Actually, the NHL is for guys who can skate. Erik Karlsson, Tyler Johnson, Johnny Gadreau, etc are not big guys, but man can they skate. We didn't get beat by Wayne Simmonds last year in the playoffs. We didn't get beat by Raffi Torres and Dustin Byfuglien. We got beat by 5'8" 180lb fast as lightning Tyler Johnson. So you're just wrong, sorry. Ask the Bruins how being big and bad worked out for them. Maybe we get hurt more than some teams, but that doesn't mean we should go trade all our small guys for big guys simply because they're big.

#2632364 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by nawein on 22 October 2015 - 08:31 PM

Drew Miller is a fantastic defensive forward and an excellent penalty killer. Our PK being bad has nothing to do with Miller not belonging on this roster and a lot to do with some of the other guys being terrible on the PK. Miller plays a necessary role that I don't want any of the other guys you listed playing because Miller is better at it than they would be. The truth is we take penalties. We then need to kill those penalties. Miller is better at it than most of the guys we got. He fills a role, hence, role player. Not wanting Miller because he's not as good overall as some of those other guys is like not wanting a kicker on a football team because he's not as good if an athlete as some wide reciever. It's stupid.

#2630824 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by nawein on 14 October 2015 - 06:49 PM

does anyone still want jurco? he was playing on the 2nd line last game and was invisible. 100 games in the nhl now and isnt doing much only 11 goals. glendenning has more goals in   id be really pissed if they decided to send larkin down to keep jurco.

I do. Through Justin Abdelkader first 126 NHL games he had 10 goals. Now he's playing a top line power forward role. Jurco is learning how to be that and I don't think he's doing a terrible job, especially considering before he got to the NHL he never had to be a power forward. It's a process. He's learning. He'll be fine. When he gets to be Abdelkaders age he will be better than Abdelkader is right now. Bank on it.

#2630684 McDavid with a dirty hit not called.

Posted by nawein on 14 October 2015 - 10:17 AM

If his name was Raffi Torres he'd be suspended for that hit.

#2630296 10/13 GDT : Lightning 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by nawein on 13 October 2015 - 02:36 PM

I realize that Jurco on the 4th line isn't ideal, but I'm very wary about using it as too much of a crutch either.  Last year Stephen Weiss scored 25 points in 52 games on the fourth line.  Kindl scored 13 points in 35 games with almost no ice time.  Glendening had 12 goals from the fourth line. 
He's got to get on the board.  If he does that, he'll get an everyday spot.  And if he has an everyday spot, the next time the lines need juggled, he might well end up with a little more icetime. 
But he has to produce despite the limitations in playing time.  It's not impossible, it's just hard.  But we've seen it happen before. 

Ahh yes, the old "give me ice time and I'll produce" vs "produce and I'll give you ice time." A classic, really. I feel like we've had a similar argument with krsmith about one Brendan Smith in the past. Also, I agree with you. He needs to make things happen out there when he's out there.

#2630164 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by nawein on 12 October 2015 - 07:17 PM

Doubt Helm plays tomorrow. If he does I think Marchenko will go down on paper and we'll waive Anderson tomorrow. Not enough time for anything else and I doubt Larkin will go down.

#2627320 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by nawein on 25 September 2015 - 06:02 AM

It would be foolish if we lost Pulkkinen so we could keep a waiver eligible kid up who may or may not make us better.

#2625856 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by nawein on 18 September 2015 - 07:35 AM

You haven't seen improvement in Smith's play? Really? Okay, now I know you're either going on blind hate or trolling... You're no better than those that still hate on Quincey because he was awful a year and a half ago...
Funny how you bolded those two parts but failed to acknowledge the part in between... The fact that he is only going in to his 3rd season... Remind me again, how long it took Ericsson to become a legitimate top 4 defenseman? Or is Big E still garbage too because he was a turnover machine 5 years ago, and still tends to have a gaffe here and there?... like every. single. defenseman in the league...

Yeah, they're both garbage. Ericsson is garbage that we don't have a better replacement for, though. Ericsson lost us the Tampa series in game 3 or 4, whatever game Johnson scored a couple quick goals. Both goals were his fault. And he's still a bonehead. Just like Smith is still a bonehead. Maybe Smith will pull his head out of his arse but until then there's better options for the top 6 and PP.

#2621562 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by nawein on 25 July 2015 - 03:01 PM

I'm hoping that is an experiment we will see.
PP #1 Hank, Pav, Abby Kronner, Green
PP #2 Nyquist, Richards, Jurco, Dekeyser, Pulkkinen.

Not a chance Jurco or Pulkkinen are on the PP over Tatar, much less both.

#2617273 Free agents this off season

Posted by nawein on 29 June 2015 - 02:06 PM

Can we terminate Weiss?

#2616963 2015 Draft

Posted by nawein on 27 June 2015 - 11:50 AM

ya so lets not draft them

I forgot that fifth round draft picks usually make immediate NHL impacts. Be patient.