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#2551848 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by canadian wings fan on 24 November 2014 - 10:28 PM

Thanks for fixing Weiss Blashill

#2551356 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by e_prime on 23 November 2014 - 05:47 PM

... Heatley ...



I have watched ... And yes he hasn't been horrible but his days are also numbered and with his bum knees he can go out any moment , I'm not counting on cleary on being there come playoff time

Anyways it's done now just sucked we got nothing ... I'm just hoping we call up pulkkinen real soon and then mantha depending how he keeps doing


s*** on Cleary all you want.  ...and I certainly did this off-season.  I didn't think he had a whisper of a prayer in making this roster let alone being a guy that has made his time worthwhile.

So, a nice helping of crow for me.  Sure.  Serve it on a bigf****** platter.


...but HEATLEY?!!!   GTFOH.

#2550233 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by kipwinger on 20 November 2014 - 02:53 PM


Hooking isn't fun, though (no prostitute jokes, please :lol: ).  


If you're a Wings fan, fighting is technically not a part of the game anymore.  We're like the old Soviet teams whose coaches instructed them not to fight back against the Canadians.  


Smith did nothing wrong.  It was just bad luck he got hurt.  


It's so unpleasant to agree with such a small and obviously tangential point of your overall post.  But I do.  It was just a fluke.

#2550136 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by Echolalia on 20 November 2014 - 11:35 AM

Yep. I think it could have been handled better - simply just for precautionary measures, beyond the possibility of infection. Considering where they were in the game (which is basically my point, but by all means, keep focusing on the infection aspect and giving me a detailed history on "Fluky Hand Injuries: NHL Coaches and the Players They've Doghoused). Just my opinion on it.

I think a more reasonable approach would be to not fight to begin with

#2550035 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by kipwinger on 19 November 2014 - 02:27 PM

Take a bath Nick Foligno...geesh!


Seriously though, tough break.  Smith's been looking real good the last five or six games.  Hope it's just a minor setback. 

Holland has sissified the poor kid.  Smith used to fight more frequently in his younger days.  Now he's having problems due to this lame fight?    


If only Brain McGrattan were the Red Wings GM, am I right?

#2549956 11/18 GDT Red Wings 5 @ Blue Jackets 0

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 18 November 2014 - 10:02 PM


It's like you just figured out how to post gifs


We should rename this thread E_T's Great Multimedia Jamboree

#2549724 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 18 November 2014 - 03:26 PM

I'd rather just be patient and and see what we have in Mantha/Pulk before making a trade just for the sake of trading.  Mantha has the tools and skillset to become that big, top six winger that we're looking for and there are a number of D-men that could become available at the trade deadline (and in our system at GR).  No sense in making a trade this early into the season.


I agree with your sentiment, I mean, we're still a playoff caliber team and all.  There's time to wait for sure.  But the problem with the wait and see approach is that everyone else gets older.  Which would be fine if our best players were Patrick Kane or Sidney Crosby.  But they aren't.  Our best players are 33-36 years old.  Even if Mantha and Pulks and one or two of the kid defensemen turn into something special, they're not going to do it as rookies. They're going to do it in 2 or 3 years when Dats is cooling his heals in Russia and Zetterberg's a cripple. 




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.


That's not true, he'll sit on his prospects.  Move a few of them onto the big club and lose a few to the cap crunch.  And if we win a cup with Nyquist and Mantha...even if it's 10 years from now, everyone will gush over what a genius he is.  "Because sometimes the best move is the one you don't make". 

#2549473 11/14 GDT : Blackhawks 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 16 November 2014 - 09:31 PM

I'd rather hang out in this GDT when we were winning than tonight's

#2549031 11/14 GDT : Blackhawks 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 14 November 2014 - 09:48 PM

I'm stuck with the Hawks feed, and they just complained about subtle interference!  :yowza:



#2547993 11/7 GDT : Devils 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 November 2014 - 09:40 PM

Going into the 3rd with a 3 goal lead vs a team that played the night before?
If they cant put this one away Ill be blaming the coaching staff. 

If you were a Real Hockey Fan ™ you would blame the refs. And Franzen. And Holland.

#2547595 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by derblaueClaus on 06 November 2014 - 11:18 AM


I agree.  He's a better player.  But since he's been gone Lashoff has done absolutely nothing to cost us points.  True, he's done absolutely nothing to contribute either.  But that's not really expected out of your 7th defenseman. 


I'm just sick of everybody scapegoating bottom pair defensemen and grinders when things aren't their fault.  By all mean, crucify them if they're screwing up, but lets be objective about it.  Over the last three games Brendan Smith has been our worst defenseman.  Clearly.  Verifiably.  Demonstrably.  Yet nobody wants to say so because for whatever reason Brendan gets a pass and Kindl (and Lashoff) suck. 


When it's their fault, so say.  When it's somebody else's, we should all have the balls to say that too. 


To be fair Kindl screwed up the change that led to the 2:0 of St.Louis. It's not that he has been good all around while Smith is solely responsible for our GA. The stat you provided are nothing more than the good old +/- which is a very questionable stat imho to measure how good or bad a player did.


That said we had problems making a decent first pass the last few games and I give you that : Smith didn't look good the these games but that can be said about all our D-Man and the team as a whole. You can be Nick Lidstrom, but if your team doesn't skate you'll inevitably produce turnovers (ok, maybe not if your Nick Lidstrom but any other player will) . Smith wasn't notably worse than others especially the sheltered Kindl. I also don't say Kindl sucks, he provides more or less what you'd expect from a 3rd pairing D-Man. The sucking is a team effort so to speak, calling out single players right now is the wrong call in this situation.

#2546595 Strong Penalty Killing, Lack of Scoring the Story of 2014 So Far

Posted by number9 on 04 November 2014 - 03:01 PM

Tank the season for mcdavid you say?

I'm actually really starting to get behind this tank idea. I'm not sure how well the tracks work on ice, but that thing would be a helluva big body in front of the net

#2546483 The lesson here? Cheating pays off once in a while

Posted by krsmith17 on 03 November 2014 - 08:39 PM

Should have been a 2 on 0 penalty shot...

#2546424 What happened to Calle Jarnkrok?

Posted by Euro_Twins on 03 November 2014 - 02:30 PM

Preds also changed coach so could be that obviously trots was more high on him than laviolette , as well preds also got neal Roy jokinen and ribeiro this year

I'm not worried about jarnkrok just yet

I'm not worried about him at all. He's not our problem.

#2546389 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by Jesusberg on 03 November 2014 - 11:02 AM

Detroit was outplayed in the first 2 periods, they were soft on the puck, yada, yada. That's all fine and dandy - they lost. What's ridiculous is how the team is constantly being called for goalie interference based on reputation.



"I was talking to the ref a couple times during the game and he said, he told me, 'I know he's standing in the crease so whenever they're going to score a goal I'm going to disallow it,'" Neuvirth said. "I was glad he actually did it."


That's just wrong to me. A referee should be calling what he sees, not what he thinks he sees/he's going to see. "They were in the crease earlier, so when they score... nooope."

It's what happened with Glendening the other night - Detroit has a reputation for being in front of the net/in the crease. It's great that Babs and co. are at peace with it, but I've seen that goal or one similar counted several times this year. The reputation calls need to end. All I want is consistency throughout the league, but that's too much to ask for, apparently.