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#2600019 Brian McGrattan

Posted by kipwinger on Yesterday, 01:36 PM

Brain McGrattan uses his own thigh as an anvil. 

#2588782 Erik cole - what the hell's going on with him ?

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 03 April 2015 - 05:33 PM

I actually assume hell be brought back next season.
Yeah it will suck if he's only in Detroit for 11 games, but for what we gave up for him, if we get into the playoffs then his contributions helped and it'll have been worth it to me.
The mates Mattias probably weren't going to make our team, and for a while there the z cole Abby line was pretty awesome.
The potential physicality of that line alone on zs wings I see as a plus.

We just got hit with our injury bug at a bad time, and now piecing the lineup together in a successful way is more prudent because of the timing.

I expect him to be back though, he's still quick, still defensively responsible and if worse comes to worst he can still play a grinding role or sit in the press box as the 13th guy. I don't see him getting more than a couple million so it'll effectively be like cleary this year.
Which as sad as it seemed, hasn't turned out too badly.

Cole was playing well before he got injured.  The line with Abby, him and Z had been one of our best. 
Isn't a pinched nerve in his shoulder or something like it?  Unfortunately that's a hard one to predict when you'll be back in the lineup. 
As for Franzen, yeah, I think he's basically done.  At least for this year.  the team has fared well without him though. 

It almost seems that way.  
I think they've both played well but didn't the tailspin start right around the trade deadline?  On paper this team is better, but they start playing like crap.  Except for an odd game or so like against Tampa where they play like a legit Cup contender.  
So strange. 

Ive only seen the vague upper body injury tag with him, but itd be alot better if it is his shoulder instead of his back.
Which is what I assumed.

And I'm in the minority here, but I thought zidlicky was kind of a wash at the beginning.
He was scoring goals, but I thought he was pretty bad defensively and that he took very untimely penalties...
Both have seemed to even out.

#2562289 Mike Yeo (Wild) Has Meltdown At Practice

Posted by RedWingsRox on 10 January 2015 - 04:52 PM

Unspoken but players know how to get their coach fired ... just play half arsed for a month, go on losing streak, bingo.  

#2562609 Petry next Oiler to be shopped - FTLOG Kenny, get it done!

Posted by rick zombo on 12 January 2015 - 10:08 AM

Petry's a legitimate top-four defenseman. If we're being honest, we have exactly one defenseman who's clearly better than Petry.


DeKeyser and Kronwall and Ericsson are all better than Petry.

#2562321 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Capitals 3

Posted by yztheman on 10 January 2015 - 07:05 PM

maybe the caps o will make the wings step up the pace keep the 2 way game going and stay tough on d , then maybe we bury some chances but know caps are gonna shoot; predict 4-3 wings  dats and ovie rs vs rs lol


abby gets another and tatar as well ; maybe something from the d kronner or danny d or when u least expect it quincy lol


lets go wings !!!!

#2561933 Nashville has yet to lose 2 games in a row this season

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 08 January 2015 - 09:41 PM

@Aaron3675: How delicious is that, Spezza scoring on the @PredsNHL after he said lawl no thanks to them over the summer.

@PredsNHL: . @Aaron3675 not as delicious as being 14 points ahead of the Stars in the standings but go on ahead...


#2559456 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by evilmrt on 29 December 2014 - 12:13 AM


#2557712 Wings great Gordie Howe resting after 'serious stroke'

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 19 December 2014 - 05:30 PM

Nof****** way!





Gordie Howe “Mr. Hockey” Makes an Amazing Recovery

Following the press coverage of our father’s deteriorating medical condition, the Howe Family was contacted in late November by Dr. Maynard Howe, (CEO) and Dave McGuigan (VP) of Stemedica Cell Technologies. McGuigan knew our family as a result of his previous employment with the Detroit Red Wings. Stemedica is a biotechnology company that manufactures allogeneic adult stem cells in its US government licensed, cGMP facility in San Diego, California. Although no relation, Dr. Howe and his brothers Drs. David and Roger are hockey players and big Gordie Howe fans, having grown up in Minnesota. They wished to help our father by generously facilitating Dad’s participation in a stem cell clinical trial at Novastem, a licensed distributor of Stemedica’s products in Mexico.

Novastem is currently conducting federally licensed and Institutional Review Board approved clinical trials for several medical conditions, including stroke, using Stemedica’s stem cell products. At the time we were contacted, Mr. Hockey had been rapidly declining and was essentially bedridden with little ability to communicate or to eat on his own.

After reviewing the information on Stemedica and Novastem, our family decided to give our father this opportunity. On December 8th, Mr. Hockey underwent a two-day, non-surgical treatment at Novastem’s medical facility. The treatment included neural stem cells injected into the spinal canal on Day 1 and mesenchymal stem cells by intravenous infusion on Day 2. His response was truly miraculous. At the end of Day 1 he was walking with minimal effort for the first time since his stroke. By Day 2 he was conversing comfortably with family and staff at the clinic.

On the third day, he walked to his seat on the plane under his own power. By Day 5 he was walking unaided and taking part in helping out with daily household chores. When tested, his ability to name items has gone from less than 25% before the procedure to 85% today. His physical therapists have been astonished. Although his short term memory, strength, endurance and coordination have plenty of room for improvement, we are hopeful that he will continue to improve in the months to come.

As a family, we are thrilled that Dad’s quality of life has greatly improved, and his progress has exceeded our greatest expectations. Once again, we cannot emphasize how much you have fueled Mr. Hockey’s recovery and we thank everyone for their continued prayers and support.

Howe, 86, suffered what his family described as a “serious” stroke in late October, and another in early November. Recently, there have been reports of an uptick in health and, per various outlets, plans for Howe to make a public appearance in early February.


#2556031 NHL Mumps Outbreak

Posted by Echolalia on 12 December 2014 - 06:25 PM

Heaven forbid anyone get vaccinated.

#2554906 Senators fire head coach MacLean

Posted by rick zombo on 08 December 2014 - 03:00 PM


Sigh.  Here's McGrattan's fight card.  Scroll down to the Orr portion.  Please don't bring this argument up again.  




Holy s***. Those stats are hardcore. Amazing. Someone obviously takes fighting in the NHL very very seriously.

#2553823 12/4 GDT - Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 04 December 2014 - 08:03 PM

She watches Every game with me. I think we're ok lol.


#2553132 Abby Out 2 Weeks with partially separated shoulder

Posted by marcaractac on 01 December 2014 - 08:58 PM

Blah, this blows. Abby's one of those guys that can make or break a game for you. This sucks. 2 weeks is at least 7 games.  Hoping he gets healthy asap.


Hope he picks up where he left off when he returns. We need our piano mover.

#2547660 Leafs' Ashton suspended 20 games for violating PED policy

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 06 November 2014 - 04:42 PM

Not to mention its a typical steroid inhaler.
If he's telling the truth that is.

Twenty games for first time offence seems too high, especially since that substance is just used to cut weight, not get stronger.
And that's if its not just for bronchial problems.

#2537805 Ericsson/Smith Day-to-Day with groin/hip flexor issues

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 September 2014 - 06:58 AM

:lol: this is hilarious....its like the Hockey Gods are telling Holland, "You don't want to improve your team and just re-sign the same scrubs? Well chew on this!"
On a positive side, we are going to see to start the season how we really don't need these injured players (except Dats) and how our kids are the way of the future...and the future is now!
Kronwall (before he gets injured) - Danny D
Quincey (Wish he would get injured) - Oulette
Kindl (Ditto) - Marchenko
I am not sure if Sproul is still injured or not...but if he is healthy, scratch Kindl and lets go!

I was under the impression impression it was the good players getting hurt. How would not having Cleary amdd Quincey jelp

#2536708 Barry Trotz Wants Ovechkin to be more like Yzerman

Posted by number9 on 21 September 2014 - 09:06 PM

Remember that comparing Ovechkin to Yzerman should be taken 100% literally. Ovi will now be as defensively responsible as a great defensive center is. Screw analogies.