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#2661526 3/22 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 March 2016 - 08:38 PM

:lol: laughing stock of the NHL. Worst team since the deadline. Holland loves his team though!


#2661457 3/22 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 March 2016 - 07:51 PM

How the f*** is AA not playing with Datsyuk and Mantha?


#2661428 3/22 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 March 2016 - 07:37 PM

Bork Bork bork..


#2661378 3/22 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 March 2016 - 06:58 PM

Kronwall with the f*** up again....such a disappointment.


#2661368 3/22 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 March 2016 - 06:45 PM

Great play by the Swedish chef and beaker...


#2661279 Goalie Battle

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 March 2016 - 03:48 PM

With the resurgence of Howard and Petr coming back down to earth, I can see Holland holding on to Jimmy for another season.  The mentioned resurgence will also help in re-signing Petr to a more modest bridge deal. As long as Jimmy plays the way he has been, I don't mind him staying, if it keeps Petr's salary down.  I'd say $8M for both would be a great deal.




#2661274 2016 Playoffs % chances (part II)

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 March 2016 - 03:25 PM

I say we should acquire Stamkos.....:ninja:  :lol:

 

 

seriously, I think if they can get 7 more wins or any combination of 14-16 points they should make it.  It's all a crap shoot though, even if they get 7-8 more wins and so does everyone else, it's going to be rough! Although, right now, if everyone got 14 more points, we'd still be in.  I would love to see them rattle off 5 wins in a row and take some pressure off.




#2660900 Fixing this mess....

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 March 2016 - 10:47 AM

Lidstrom was also still winning Norris Trophies while he was signing 1 year deals. He won it the year before he retired.  That is why he was still getting $6.2M per year.

 

I can see Holland still paying Datsyuk whatever he wants, just like Lidstrom (I do remember each we we were all like, "Lidstrom will sign for $4M-$5M, but it was always $6.2M) but hopefully Dats takes that $5M or so, if not, I can see Holland giving him whatever he wants to stay a year at a time.


 

Playing the young kids isn't what helps them develop. Playing them alongside established veterans who play responsible, smart, two-way hockey is what helps them develop. Putting them next to someone with the vision that Datsyuk has so they can see him in action is what makes them better.

 

You want the burden of providing speed and energy and grit on the younger kids, to be sure, but they need people to learn from, as well. That's why you can't just play the Griffins squad at the NHL level and expect success. 

 

 

 

Dats between AA and Mantha would help them tremendously, along with helping Dats extend his career.  We have that opportunity now to see that combo, but for some reason Blashill sees AA in a different light than everyone else.  He needs to be in the top 6, period.

 

...fixing this mess starts with Larkin-Z-Abby and AA -Dats -Mantha as your top 6.  I'd even question Abby, but we all know that will not change.




#2660893 Fixing this mess....

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 March 2016 - 08:50 AM

You let Datsyuk make the decision. You tell him you want him back then let him decide. I fully believe he will play at least one season at Cadillac Centre ©.


#2660695 3/17 GDT - Red Wings at Blue Jackets - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 March 2016 - 07:10 PM

Another makeup call....


#2660659 3/17 GDT - Red Wings at Blue Jackets - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 March 2016 - 06:19 PM

Not seeing enough AA...he's been one of, if not the best player since he's been here...needs more than 3rd line minutes and linemates.


#2660361 3/15 GDT : Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 March 2016 - 09:50 PM



Sums it up...period.
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#2660330 3/15 GDT : Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 March 2016 - 09:25 PM

Nowhere near a weak call, he broke his stick in half. Nyquist just earned a benching with that play. That's right up there with Smith throwing the puck back on the ice from the bench. I could care less if Nyquist ever played another game for Detroit again.


#2660103 3/15 GDT : Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 March 2016 - 07:53 PM

Poor Petr has no help....


#2659590 3/13 GDT : Toronto Maple Leafs at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by LeftWinger on 13 March 2016 - 10:21 PM

Players that MUST NOT be in a Wings uniform next season: Howard, Ericsson, Richards, Quincey, Helm, Nyquist, Smith at all cost. I honestly think Z (God Bless him) should retire.  Trade the overripe guys in GR or just keep them there....

 

When I say draft day fire sale, I mean it. Trade all this dead weight for draft picks.  Sign a HUGE scoring forward (Stamkos) and fill the rest with your kids from GR.

 

I like Abby, but no way he is worth the money he got...what a waste. Another contract that in 2 years will be an albatross to this team and untradeable.

 

Bring up Mantha, Bertuzzi, Russo, Hicketts, Renoef, Nosek to replace the fire sale players above.  Sign a nice back up goalie or let Coreau take it.

 

Throw millions of $$$$ at Larionov to try to convince him to come be the Asst/PP coach.

 

It's time of Ilitch to step in a take control of his team....again.