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#2508390 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by rick zombo on 09 April 2014 - 11:37 PM


As well they should.


I'm nitpicking, but Jurco gets bumped to the 3rd line and Abby gets moved up. 


Seniority? I dunno. Seemed to work. I think Jurco may have had two tonight (I’m convinced he tipped Sheahan’s shot on the tying goal). 


I love that kid. He can play on any of the four lines and make them all better. And he’s only 21. Total success story. 100% good vibes. 

#2507677 Puck Daddy: Trotz Head Coach for Caps

Posted by rick zombo on 09 April 2014 - 02:12 PM


Yeah.  Trotz seems like a good coach and in the past he's done a lot with very little.  


I don't think he's the source of the Predators problems but after 15 years it probably is time to mix things up.  If he's let go in Nashville I have a feeling he'll have a new job in the NHL very soon.   And it'll be interesting to see who they get that's an upgrade.


As long as it's not Blashill, I don't really care.

#2507667 Puck Daddy: Trotz Head Coach for Caps

Posted by rick zombo on 09 April 2014 - 01:39 PM

One of the best in the game IMO.


If I'm the Leafs, Canucks, or Oilers, I'm looking hard at this guy.  

#2507367 4/8 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Sabres 2

Posted by rick zombo on 08 April 2014 - 07:37 PM

So, basically I love Babcock. Without him, we would be screwed this season. 


BUT he’s absolutely brutal sometimes with line combos. 

#2505855 Detroit says Weiss "Not Getting Better", likely done for year

Posted by rick zombo on 04 April 2014 - 06:41 PM

A good start for next year would be to get rid of thatf****** stupid number and pick something else. 90. Barf.

#2505534 Iginla-Rinaldo Fight

Posted by rick zombo on 03 April 2014 - 01:56 PM

Any bozo that punches Lidstrom in the face, gets what they deserve for all eternity.

f*** Iginla.

#2504623 Blackhawks getting Wingitis

Posted by rick zombo on 02 April 2014 - 02:50 PM



Rest of "regular season" you mean.


That's quite a bit different than "rest of year".


Speaking of rest...........that's pretty much all this is. So, Wingitis if you mean the 2002 or 2008 Wings maybe.

#2504598 Hypothetical

Posted by rick zombo on 02 April 2014 - 01:43 PM

Considering the league didn't step in when we traded a fisrt rounder for Quincey, I'm going to go ahead and say no.

#2504566 What is everyones second favorite team?

Posted by rick zombo on 02 April 2014 - 12:20 PM

No Wings? Then I don't really care.


Boston and LA have my respect.

I wouldn't cry if St Louis won it all this year.

I don't hate Montreal either.


Other than that, basically I just cheer for whatever team is playing against Pitts, Chicago, or San Jose. 

#2504278 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by rick zombo on 01 April 2014 - 12:02 AM

Babcock has a soft spot for mostly plug type guys with hands of lead that work their ape-s***-******* ballz off all the time. Like Cleary used to be (only the newf had pretty good hands)


It’s because he’s from the prairies.  :lol:


He probably slaps Tatar around after every game, while eating steak and watching Justified with Luke. 


Srsly though, Glendenning’s great IMO. 

#2504142 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by rick zombo on 31 March 2014 - 12:28 PM

When I was watching the trade deadline coverage on TSN, Bob MacKenzie said as clear as day that the Red Wings felt Jarnkrok wouldn't play for the organization. He wanted big time minutes in the big league, that wasn't going to happen with the Wings so he wanted out.

We traded a player who might be good, but who didn't want to play here. It's that simple no need for all the dramatics.


If this is true, it just goes to show howf****** boss a kid like Nyquist is to keep his mouth shut, put in the work, and wait for his chance.

About time? That is what e got him for isn't it , I just hope he doesn't disappear from the scoresheet for 4-5 games no since he got his 2 pt game


And your criticism of Legwand is pretty transparent.


You didn't like the trade, so David will have to win the Conn Smyth in order for you to be happy. Buuuuuut you still won't be.

#2504080 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by rick zombo on 31 March 2014 - 08:04 AM

1. I say we cut bait on Weiss and use our 2nd compliance buyout on him.

2. Bert, Cleary, Sammy are all gone 

3. Bridge contracts (2 year) for Tatar (about 1M), Sheahan (about 1M), DeKeyser (about 1.4M)

4. Make a run at Ryan Callahan if TB can't resign him before FA.

5. If Alfie wants to come back at take less $ (say 4M next year) then so be it... Jurco starts the season in GR

6. If we don't get a big FA forward, then we think about resigning Legwand - But where does he go? Pav, Helm, and Sheahan are all centering lines next year - Is Legwand better than Helm or Sheahan? Are we going to pay 4M+ for a 3rd or 4th line center?

7. Make an attempt at a top pairing FA D-Man like Markov. Most likely, he will stay in MTL. Unfortunately, there aren't many options better than Quincey out there.

8. Make a trade to free up some room. Would be awesome to get an extra pick or two for the loaded 2015 draft.


Z-Pav-FA (Callahan)











Compliance can not be used on Weiss. He signed a post-lockout deal.

#2504056 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by rick zombo on 30 March 2014 - 11:46 PM

That's a pretty expensive 3rd line .... gotta think we won't keep all 3 of those

Wanted to ask .... Is pulkkinen out of waiver options? Guessing not cause he's a rookie but I'm asking cause he's 22 .... Not exactly sure on the rules


Pulkkinen is not out of options. He can come and go all season next year. Good times. 

#2504021 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by rick zombo on 30 March 2014 - 09:52 PM

Abdelkader is on the power point because I think a fire under his butt would allow him to be great in front of the goalie.



Sorry, Sheahan and Andersson on the bench.  I just don't know where you put him?  Eaves' place?  Abdelkader?


Eaves’ place? LOL


Since this is a discussion forum, I respect your opinion, but with all due respect, I think your evaluation of this team is a little off if you have Sheahan on the bench. 

#2503998 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by rick zombo on 30 March 2014 - 08:50 PM

^ There is ZERO chance that Sheahan is not on next year's opening roster. ZERO.