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#2464773 Jurco Called Up

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 15 December 2013 - 11:11 AM

Let's all remember that Sammy was scratched tonight...

...and Jurco's getting called up...

..which means Sammy is likely still scratched...

...perhaps we're seeing Holland/Babs make a little bit of sense here!


#2464094 Howard out 2-4 weeks with MCL sprain

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 13 December 2013 - 03:53 PM

So, we get to get some wins over the next couple weeks???

#2462393 Shawn Thornton attacks Orpik (leaves game on stretcher)

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 08 December 2013 - 03:32 PM


And you need to look up what exaggeration is, after all I posted a video look of another angle. I saw a skate hit a skate, I guess it was accidental right? I guess that's why he hauled his ass off the ice so fast instead of staying at the side of his injured teammate which was the point of my post.

After watching it again I think I can man up and say... yes, you are still exaggerating.


Yes, it looked accidental. May not have been accidental, but he was turning (which usually causes a leg to stick out), and trying to poke the puck away (which usually causes the stick to stick out). It looks like their skates connect and Marchand trips over Crosby's skate and stick. Probably should have been called a trip by the trailing ref. Nothing too menacing or underhanded, even if done deliberately.


After the contact, Crosby skates to the bench for a line change. At this point he had been on the ice for an average amount of time. He made his way toward the bench but stopped short of going off because of the whistle from the Neil kneeing. He lingered for a moment then got off the ice, this occured during the scrum in the Pens zone but BEFORE Thornton grabbed Orpik. He got off the ice and was replaced by another player, THEN Thornton attacked Orpik.


So, thanks for making me defend Crosby. Are you happy? I feel like Johnny Cochran.

#2460623 12/4 GDT : Flyers 6 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 04 December 2013 - 11:33 AM

Alright Weiss, your time is now. Get some ice time and make a better impression. I would like nothing more than to see him come off that anchor of a 4th line and get promoted up when we are 100% healthy again.


I typically haven't tried to guess the scores lately but I think a little positive thinking is needed.


Wings 3 (Weiss, Franzen, Kronwall)

Flyers 2 (who cares)

#2459451 Datsyuk concussion: To Return Tuesday

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 30 November 2013 - 11:07 AM

Our powerplay will make the Sens wish they had never been born. Oh, and Cowen, his stats WILL pay for this.

#2457549 Datsyuk concussion: To Return Tuesday

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 24 November 2013 - 07:43 AM

So if our power play is our enforcer and we can't score on the power play does that mean that we can stop saying that the PP is the enforcer? I don't want to read one post about revenge or bringing up Tootoo either. I want the Wings Holland wants on paper to finish out the season. It becomes obvious against teams like Ottawa, Toronto, and Boston that the Holland Euro-skill system will not work in the East over a full season. We need to get bigger, tougher, and less pretty. 1996-97 all over again.

Datsyuk and the Wings were tossed all over the ice all night. It was a shameful game in all facets. The PP made me want to kill a puppy. The diving was pathetic and we can't blame the refs for non-calls when we get that many powerplays.

#2456817 ****(Stuff) no one says about the Wings

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 22 November 2013 - 08:45 PM

Pavel Datsyuk is the best player in the AHL.

#2456766 ****(Stuff) no one says about the Wings

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 22 November 2013 - 05:12 PM

Mickey Redmond is so eloquent.

#2456765 The Dan Cleary Hate Zone

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 22 November 2013 - 05:10 PM

Dan Cleary is 2nd on my list of disposable players. At least he occasionally provides a net-front presence. But if by some miracle Sammy is moved/dropped, Cleary is next in my sights to clear up some room for the kids. He floats, is injury prone, and worst of all is a drain on the cap. I could handle the first 2 at $1mil per year, but this is a little sad.


Still a better option than Sammy though, what has he done this season? I would trade them both for minor leaguers and bring Tootoo/Eaves up in a minute.

#2452729 Holland: The wings are still learning about the Eastern conference

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 11 November 2013 - 12:01 PM

The Halloween conference has costumes, dude. COSTUMES.

So we could get Quincey and Cleary to dress up like hockey players. 

#2451373 Tootoo Waived

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 06 November 2013 - 01:40 PM


#2449984 Philly Capitals line brawl

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 02 November 2013 - 12:36 AM

They can't ban Emery for fighting. The Don Cherrys in the media who are fanatically pro-fighting would lose their minds. FYI, I want to keep fighting in the game, but this was a couple steps below assault (in a legal sense). 


Karma got the Flyers though. That punk Downie ate a great punch and hopefully Cashgrabvalier is out too. 

#2447189 Ten Games in: Player Grades

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 23 October 2013 - 10:48 AM

I think Tootoo is worth of at least a B-. When he gets on the roster, he does his job. The biggest complaint about him before the season started was that a player like him offsets any positives he brings with penalty minutes. He has zero so far. I can also think of one situation where he drew a penalty that lead to a goal. I would like to see him hit a little more and get to the net a little faster once they get into the offensive zone to be a net-front presence but overall he is doing well.


Now let's see how much longer they will keep him around. With Helm on the way I am sad to say that he seems to be the odd man out.


I would much rather see Cleary and Sammy sent away before Tootoo. But I am not expecting much from Holland in terms of creativity to keep a player he has already shopped around.

#2446445 Coaching Error

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 20 October 2013 - 09:26 AM

Yes, as it was obviously because of Howards performance that the Wings lost last night. Oh wait......

You don't risk it. He wasn't horrible, but he wasn't good either. Gus has been outstanding at points during his streak. Good enough to be in the top five in the league in save percentage. 


Give me one reason why Howard should play over a hot goalie. One legit reason. You can't. "He needs to get back into form?" No. When you're winning you ride the streak. "He's our starter and he should play if able?" No. Starters start because they have a better chance at winning than the backup. But when the backup is NOT LOSING you play the backup. Look at VAN, BOS, and PIT as a historical model, they don't care who is in net as long as they win. Fans complain and cry about loyalty but they keep winning with their backups in net and their starters watching. Thomas/Rask, Vokoun/Fleury, Schneider/Luongo. Interchangeable and competitive.


Why automatically go with Jimmy over Gus? If you know Howard is ready, let him backup the hot goalie. It will give Gus a boost of confidence that Babs trusts him, and he certainly needs it after last season. 

#2446440 Coaching Error

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 20 October 2013 - 08:56 AM

When you have a goalie playing his a$$ off in the middle of a winning streak you don't start a cold goalie. You wait for the hot goalie to lose. I thought this was known. I don't care if it's Sawchuk, Brodeur, or Hasek sitting on the bench. 


Gus was winning and Jimmy was cold. What's the worse that could happen? They get embarrassed by the Yotes for the 2nd time in a row? Well, mission accomplished.