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#2553225 Abby Out 2 Weeks with partially separated shoulder

Posted by rick zombo on 02 December 2014 - 11:32 AM


I'd love to see Callahan up with the team, but that's not going to happen unless there's a roster spot for him. Can't imagine that we'd want to expose him to waivers when he needed to go back down.


Yep. Calling up Callahan and potentially losing him in a few weeks would just be a completely Nestra"silly" move by Holland.

#2553222 Alfredsson Set to Sign 1-day Contract with Senators

Posted by rick zombo on 02 December 2014 - 11:21 AM

Typical.  Another quality free agent signs to another team as a result of Ken Holland's inaction.  When will this joker's reign of terror end?!


LOL. There was no room for him because: Cleary (and also Samuelsson). :lol:

#2553069 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by rick zombo on 01 December 2014 - 08:41 AM

Said it before, saying it again... we still need to make a move so that we can consistently rotate in a prospect on D.  XO having to go back down because Smith is back and healthy, and there's no room on the roster, is an issue.


Lash, Kindl, or KFQ need to get moved for this reason alone.

Preferably Kindl. Then, KFQ.

Especially if we make a trade and upgrade a D-man, preferably RH, I'm fine with that too.


The only way you ever trade 'KFQ' and keep Lashoff is for cap reasons. I don't own a pair of Team Quincey pom-poms, but he's waaaaaaay better than Lashoff.

#2553029 11/30 GDT - Canucks 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by rick zombo on 30 November 2014 - 08:04 PM

He'll be out a month, then need surgery, then he will finally be recovered, but pull his groin tying his shoe. Then when he finally returns to the lineup, he will be on the ice for 23.2 seconds before tripping up in his own feet and being out hurt until half way through next season?

Then they'll discover lingering scar tissue from a sports hernia surgery and he'll miss even more time. Then someone will spot him dog-sledding in Europe.

#2552618 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by rick zombo on 29 November 2014 - 01:48 AM

And I'll still stand by that if this team wants to make the playoffs goal tending will be key. The difference is I'm not expecting the playoffs anymore so it's easier to enjoy the young guys play. We are not even in December yet so let's keep it realistic. But I'm really surprised with how bad the Flyers are they'll need a trade soon


As in “We’re way better than I expected so far. Let’s not talk about this anymore until they start to suck and then I’m right”        :greedy:  :greedy:  :greedy:  :greedy:

#2552614 11/28 GDT - Red Wings @ Devils - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by rick zombo on 29 November 2014 - 01:14 AM



This has officially become a thing. Awesome.  :lol:

#2552387 11/28 GDT - Red Wings @ Devils - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by rick zombo on 28 November 2014 - 11:31 AM

Zombo, he scored in his one game that he has played in that role so far, that doesn't necessarily mean he will be "scoring". Our forth line, like any forth line, is expected to grind down the other team, be hard on the forecheck and just keep the puck out of our net. How much scoring is Jurco realistically going to do on a line with Glendening and Miller? Regardless, I don't see Babcock keeping him down there much longer, and for good reason. It's not his game, he should not be put in that role... Also, I absolutely think he needs more time in the minors, but I seem to be alone in thinking that, aside from one or two others on here...

Joe, he absolutely gets ice time playing on the forth line but how much success can he be expected to have playing with Glendening and Miller?


But you'd have to be crazy to think that a Jurco 4th won't score way more than an Andersson 4th. Right?


I agree with joeseffP. Jurco needs to get back to skating and banging, two things he excelled at last year. Keeping him on the 4th line with two hardworking grinders is an interseing way to do this. Let him not worry about scoring and get him physicaly engaged. I bet it does wonders for his hands and his overall confidence.


I know you want him playing big minutes in GRs but, IMO, this team needs Jurco in the line-up now, whether it's on the first line of the 4th. Not in GRs.

#2552334 Why is Kindl not playing?

Posted by rick zombo on 27 November 2014 - 11:54 AM


I disagree there. He is right around 20 pts a season average. Thats not good when your supposed to be an offensive defensive. When you can put up 40+ pts a season as a dman being weak defensively can be overlooked. 20 pts no way. Plain and simple hes just not a good NHL D-man. Like I said in my previous post for where he was drafted he was a major bust.


Not defending Kindl, but you have to look at the system they play and who the coach is. Look at Smith's numbers. 19 pts last year.


It's hard to argue against Babcock as a coach because he's getting pretty good results so far this year, but it's obvious that the only two defencemen on this team that are consistently "allowed" to be offensive-minded are Kronwall and DeKeyser.


If Kindl played for Tampa, for example, I bet he gets 30 points.

#2552325 11/26 GDT : Philadelphia Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by rick zombo on 27 November 2014 - 10:30 AM

Jurco was also terrific last night. I thought his best outing of the season and he has five points in five games now. 


Admittedly, I didn't originally like the idea of Jurco with Glendening and Miller, but he seemed to feed off their energy. 


Jurco was great on that line. He's a big-body who skates waaaay better than Andersson and instantly make that line a threat to score.

#2552301 11/26 GDT : Philadelphia Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by rick zombo on 26 November 2014 - 10:47 PM

Maybe it's based on the fact that very recently(last year) they did?


Or maybe, the Red Wings are improving more quickly than some people want to admit.


edit: because it’s thanksgiving  ;)

#2551430 11/24 GDT : Ottawa Senators 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by rick zombo on 24 November 2014 - 12:02 AM

Nice work on the GDT


Now let’s play some hockey during this game. 

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

Posted by rick zombo on 21 November 2014 - 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.