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#2550743 11/20 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Jets 3

Posted by rick zombo on Yesterday, 10:36 AM

What is Babs asked at the end when he just laughs it off? I can't hear what the lady says...


He used the phrase "beat us like a rented mule" or something earlier in the interview and the reporter made a playful comment about it/ asked him a question about it near the end. It wasn't a serious moment.

#2550238 Why is Kindl not playing?

Posted by rick zombo on 20 November 2014 - 03:04 PM

Kindl had 2 goals but followed it up with a terrible game against Tampa. I think he turned over the puck to Stamkos on one goal that was real bad. Looked real bad that game.


and real bad is most definitely the oposite of Babcock's desired 'realgud'

#2550038 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by rick zombo on 19 November 2014 - 02:31 PM


Nothing like pure testosterone and extra hair on the chest to keep an infection from setting in.


It's true. I've heard that having a dense crop of pubes can fight off Ebola too. :lol:

#2549999 11/18 GDT Red Wings 5 @ Blue Jackets 0

Posted by rick zombo on 19 November 2014 - 12:02 PM

Or we could turn around and fall flat like we did after the "confidence building" Chicago win.  I'm VERY interested in how this team responds next game, and think that it will say a lot about the group in general.  Can they build off a strong performance, or will they continue to be plagued by inconsistency?  And in either event, what implications does it have for the roster moving forward?


Good points.


At the very least though last night should provide a nice confidence boost for some individuals (Jurco, Helm, Sheahan. Tatar) if not for the team in general.

#2549976 11/18 GDT Red Wings 5 @ Blue Jackets 0

Posted by rick zombo on 19 November 2014 - 12:16 AM

Dan Cleary’s Wings are 2-0-2 so far this year. 


Just saying'

#2549723 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by rick zombo on 18 November 2014 - 03:23 PM


Touche.  You totally had me reeling on that one.  To be fair, he won't trade for them either. 




And yes, no s***. He most likely won't do anything. Ever. Or at least that's how it feels as a Wings fan these days.

#2549719 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by rick zombo on 18 November 2014 - 03:16 PM


Ken Holland?  Ken Holland the Red Wings GM?  Will sign these guys in the offseason?  The hockey offseason?


No he won't. 


I was worried someone would think I was serious. Should have used two ninja emoticons I guess.

#2549717 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by rick zombo on 18 November 2014 - 03:07 PM

Ladd? Boychuck? I think Holland will probably wait until the offseason and just sign some of these guys as UFAs.   :ninja:

#2549677 11/18 GDT Red Wings 5 @ Blue Jackets 0

Posted by rick zombo on 18 November 2014 - 11:48 AM

Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

Based on the skate it looks like Cleary will be in for Datsyuk tonight.


There's an even swap if I ever saw one.

Also, there must be some bad stuff going on with Kindl?


Babcock refuses to comment on why he was benched during the 3rd vs Chicago and a healthy scratch vs Montreal.

#2549531 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by rick zombo on 17 November 2014 - 11:13 AM

How about waiting till Larkin makes it to the Grand Rapids and then compare him? So far he is nothing more than a highly touted prospect - the best pick # we've had since almost a decade - Mantha on the other side could be the soon answer to the Wings size, grit and scoring problems. Would love seeing him training with McKee


Yeah. Teach him how to fight so he can smash those potential 30 goal hands off of some goon's forehead. Good plan.

#2549509 11/16 GDT : Montreal Canadiens 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by rick zombo on 17 November 2014 - 12:07 AM

People acting like Montreal are the superior team. They’re on a hot streak. 


One thing I’ll miss if Babcock leaves. His ability to simplify during post game interviews. 


“We didn’t do much good tonight"


Right now, I’d love to play the Habs first round. They don’t scare me at all.


Tonight, Detroit played like hot garbage. For example, Montreal didn’t shut Datsyuk down. Pavel just didn’t bring it. Not tonight. 

#2549189 Malkin hit on Girardi

Posted by rick zombo on 16 November 2014 - 11:57 AM

I don't mind seeing it after big hits. Because just like someone said as a player you don't know if it was clean or dirty most of time. But standing up for your teammate is te right thing to do.

I actually hate it more when watching the wings and a dirty play happens and everyone just sits there with their thumb up their ass.

Exactly. Like a few weeks ago when Nolan ran Helm and Ericisson rag-dolled him with one hand. The other hand, of course, was busy thumbing his own ass.

Or the Washington game when Smith nailed Chimera who then ran Smith later in the game and got a chest full of Abdlekader's shoulder. Later in the game he got leveled by Kronwall.

These Wings are so soft because they lack theatrics.

#2549160 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by rick zombo on 16 November 2014 - 01:56 AM

I wouldn’t give up any first round picks for Myers. Not this year’s, not next’s. 


Mantha and Larkin are untouchable IMO. They were both first round picks.


Image if Holland had traded one of those picks for Bouwmeester in 13.That was the first round pick they used to draft Mantha. 


Or how about trading last spring’s first, used to draft Larkin, for someone at the 14 deadline? 


This is why I’m glad Holland is our GM. He’s hanging on to these picks and using them to draft great prospects. 


Sometimes I think if LGWs had their way, we’d have Tomas Vanek and empty cupboards. 


So,, no to Myers unless Holland can grab him for cheap. 

#2549127 11/14 GDT : Blackhawks 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by rick zombo on 15 November 2014 - 05:53 PM

Love how physical Quincey has been.

Also loved the Smith straight-arm throw down of Kane.

#2549070 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by rick zombo on 14 November 2014 - 10:51 PM

Game 1. No he didn't score. He did stand up to the Stars a couple of times-he will drop the gloves if/when needed. But this is fine. All we want is for him to play and get used to pro hockey. Let's see how he is doing in about 20 games.

I listened to the game on the way home from work. They did have him on the point of the PP. Not sure that is the best way to use him....


That’s how Val-d’Or used him. For the left handed one-timer on the right side. He’s got a bullet. When he get’s settled in I’m thinking him+Sproul+Pulkinen on the same unit are going to give goalies fits on the PP.