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#2472720 Winnipeg Jets relieve coach Claude Noel and assistant Perry Pearn

Posted by rick zombo on 13 January 2014 - 12:15 PM

Wheeler or bust!!!!!!

#2471344 THN came up with the All-Snubs Olympic rosters

Posted by rick zombo on 08 January 2014 - 12:53 PM

Maybe I am a bit biased (oh well) but I think all of Abdelkader, Dekeyser, Nyquist and Tatar should have made their respected teams...


Except Tatar is playing for Slovakia in the real Olympics.

#2471226 It's time - to predict 2014 Team Canada

Posted by rick zombo on 07 January 2014 - 01:07 PM

Honestly, I'd be most worried about Canada's goaltending.


I think the Team Canada management has a lot of faith that the D's ability to move the puck will make up for a lack of team speed.

#2471124 If we become sellers...

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2014 - 09:13 PM

For me, there's nothing sexy about missing the playoffs and getting a 2nd round pick from Boston for Alfie. That's essentially 50th overall or something.

I'd hope that if Quincey was worth a first even in Holland's demented state, and Gaustad is worth a first, that we could squeeze a first round pick out of some GM if we could work up a bidding war frenzy.

#2467090 12/21 GDT: Red Wings 5 @ Maple Leafs 4 (SO, yes, SO)

Posted by rick zombo on 21 December 2013 - 10:27 PM

A few things:


1. Terrible officiating

2. Pavel effin Datsyuk

3. Jurco - Sheahan - Tatar  (future’s bright)  :blind:

#2466598 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by rick zombo on 21 December 2013 - 02:20 AM

Alfie is producing. He is producing and looks much faster and effective than young guys like Andersson. He still puts in the hard work and doesn't float shifts like Bert does. Alfie plays hard minutes and grinds when need be. Ohya, he's also carrying the pp. 


Agreed. Alfie is elite. Which means, in hockey, he’s practically ageless. Sure he’s 41, but who wouldn’t take a 41 year old Lidstrom on this team right now? 


And yes, those 27 pts in 32 games are a big deal. He’s almost a point-per-game player this year with a team that’s struggling offensively. And it’s not like he was playing with Datsyuk right out of the gate. He was playing with a struggling Weiss and Franzen early on, and has played with Helm and Abdlekader as well. I know that he’s piling up some points on the PP. But still, pretty good year for the guy so far. Wait until he wins the cup  :ph34r:

#2466519 Tootoo called up

Posted by rick zombo on 20 December 2013 - 01:10 PM

Lines @ today's practice (per Khan):


Bertuzzi - Datsyuk - Jurco

Sheahan - Helm - Alfredsson

Miller - Anderson - Tatar

Eaves - Glendening - Cleary

#2465523 12/17 GDT: Ducks 5 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by rick zombo on 17 December 2013 - 01:56 PM

With Ny out, we're definitely losing this game.


Best. GDT. OP. EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#2465495 Can Detroit turn things around?

Posted by rick zombo on 17 December 2013 - 12:25 PM


I think if we could only ice a lineup looking like this: 
things would turn around. Very balanced lines, each line has a scorer (Alfie, Tatar, Eaves, Sammy) a great puck-carrying center and a playmaker. With this our 2nd PP unit would look something like: 
and I can't imagine that not being an effective unit. 



Is obviosuly a coaching thing. If Bowman was still here he'd most definitely play Zetterberg, DeKeyser, Helm, Nyquist, Franzen, Howard, Abdlekader, and Weiss.


But Babcock is dead set on that 3rd line of Cleary-Glendening-Eaves, so it looks like those other guys will just have to wait for their opportunity to play.

#2465323 Wings muscle?

Posted by rick zombo on 16 December 2013 - 06:05 PM

Wings muscle? Please refer to helpful visual breakdown:




#2464733 12/14 GDT : Penguins 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by rick zombo on 15 December 2013 - 02:58 AM

This is a game where everybody played well but we simply didn't have the fire power to compete. Can't fault anyone aside from the Defense. They know they suck we've grown to accept it and still manage to win the odd game.

Holland should watch other teams play and see how our defensive corps is miles below any playoff team.


Wings Defensemen are terrible. There should be one of Smith, Kindl and Quincey on a decent D lineup but not all of them playing at the same time night in and night out. It's starting to catch up they are well below an average nhl defensive corpse. Holland needs to make an upgrade because there is 3 defensemen in this lineup that could be part of a good team


But how do you really feel?  :lol:

#2464076 Eaves and Glendening Recalled: Emmerton Sent Down

Posted by rick zombo on 13 December 2013 - 02:52 PM

All I can say is good, the love affair with Emmerton has to end.


That's a poor choice of words. Emmerton's only in the line-up because of injuries. He most certainly has no future in Detroit and that's generally understood by everyone.


You want to talk love affairs? There are more obvious guys to target.

#2464043 Howard out 2-4 weeks with MCL sprain

Posted by rick zombo on 13 December 2013 - 12:51 PM

This Every season has been a nightmare of injuries.


I can't remember the last full season the Wings were relatively healthy.

#2464039 Howard out 2-4 weeks with MCL sprain

Posted by rick zombo on 13 December 2013 - 12:40 PM

Another Winter Classic for a Wings back-up?

#2464003 Kindl

Posted by rick zombo on 13 December 2013 - 10:07 AM

I agree he's not as good as last year, but when you've already got that opinion of a guy you're looking for every little thing he does wrong.  And when it's a third pairing defenseman, there's a lot of ammo. 


Example:  It was either last game, or two games ago that Datsyuk got completely undressed along the goal line for a goal.  Not a single mention of it in the GDT.  Why?  It doesn't happen often, and nobody scrutinizes Datsyuk.  It's easier to keep banging away on something Kindl or Quincey does. 


Another Example:  Mr. streaky and inconsistent Johan Franzen had shorter goal scoring droughts last year than Datsyuk or Zetterberg.  Any mention at the time of them disappearing from the score sheet?  Nope.  Franzen gets that title hung from his neck.  Why?  Because he's already got the inconsistent tag.


In conclusion, Kindl isn't very good defensively.  He's not supposed to be.  He's a third pairing guy who's an offensive d-man and is on track to score around 30 pts. this year.  He's doing his job.  We're not losing games because of Kindl.


Qunicey, on the other hand..........................