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#2550814 Alfie not playing this season

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 November 2014 - 04:12 PM

Great player, should make it to the HHOF - although he might have to wait a bit - thanks for trying it Alfie, now go and enjoy your retirement with the Senators :-)


Such a classy player, will for sure watch his retirement ceremony in Ottawa. I'm also glad, that he doesn't push it the guy has made his money and had one heck of a career.


But I still think he should have finished his last year in Ottawa in hindsight I highly doubt he would have left them again :(

#2550813 An amazing day for a family of Red Wings fans

Posted by Red Crazy on 21 November 2014 - 04:09 PM

I thought I would share this with you fellow Wings fans.


My family lives in Manitoba and I have been a Wing fan since the mid 80`s so I guess my passion for the team has been passed on to first my wife and now our two boys age 6 and 8. Getting tickets in Winnipeg is usually next to impossible and the thought of getting 4 together is just a dream unless you wanted to pay 2-300 on stubhub. But by luck I was able to get 4 tickets from a season ticket holder that couldn`t attend so we were all set!!!


We are about 2.5 hours drive to Winnipeg so we booked a hotel next to the arena. It turned out that the Wings were staying at the same hotel! We met Bill Roose when we were checking in and he said to hang out in the lobby because the players will be coming down soon to get onto a bus for the arena. We got to meet most of the players and my boys were lucky enough to get 10-12 autographs each! We saw all the Detroit t.v guys etc. It was unbelievable!!! The players were so nice to their fans and taking pictures with the boys.


When we got over to the arena we asked to go down to ice level to watch warm ups. Many of the players tapped on the glass and smiled to the boys. Tatar even tossed a puck over the glass to them! 


It was a great game to watch! 


Anyways I wanted to share this story for those interested. The Red Wings are a class act all the way! From their security guys right to the players! Thank you Red Wings for making a dream come true for our family. We will remember the day forever.

#2550789 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by kipwinger on 21 November 2014 - 02:29 PM


That's why us Canadians are so friendly...we're just drunk all the time...  ;)


There's got to be something to it.  When I went to Central I thought that my buddies and I could drink, and we really could drink...a lot.  But then I visited some friends at Michigan Tech.  Jesus Christ.  It's really hard to explain the kind of drinking they do.  It's like nothing I've ever seen.  Natty Ice might as well be water up there. 


So I strongly believe that the colder it is, and the more isolated it is, the harder people drink.  Which is why everbody in DC drinks for s***. 

#2550775 Why is Kindl not playing?

Posted by Jesusberg on 21 November 2014 - 01:11 PM


:lol: Ouch



I feel like that Kindl line is something that someone at the Edmonton Journal thought up, and figured was hilarious. You put something in quotation marks, you can deflect any blame if it doesn't go over well. Don't get me wrong, he's spot on... 

#2550264 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by kipwinger on 20 November 2014 - 03:56 PM

Am I the only one that thinks Cleary has looked fine so far this season?  Better than Nestrasil even?

#2550258 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by krsmith17 on 20 November 2014 - 03:44 PM

Why are people comparing Nestrasil to Cleary? Cleary isn't the reason Nestrasil got exposed and claimed on waivers. Cleary wasn't going to be waived, nor should he have been. Cleary brings so much more than what he shows on the ice to this team, the experience and leadership he provides, on and off the ice, can't just be replaced, and certainly not by a 23 year old kid. If not Nestrasil, Jurco would have been sent down, and maybe in hindsight that would have been the better choice. But where is all of this upside that everyone sees in Nestrasil? I just don't get it. He was a body on the ice for 13 games, a big body sure, but that's about it. He could barely crack the Grand Rapids line up last season and to be honest should have never cracked our lineup this season. It would have been nice to see him clear and provide some support down in Grand Rapids this year but in reality he probably never would have cracked the Wings lineup on a full time basis, not this year, not next year, not ever. We have a ton of more skilled guys knocking on the door, he will not be missed. We even have a player that we signed in the offseason who is similar in stature but much more skilled, in Tomas Nosek. Good luck in Carolina Nestrasil, unfortunately you will probably end up down in Charlotte after 30 days...

#2550050 TSN new website a mess ?

Posted by krsmith17 on 19 November 2014 - 04:01 PM

Well to be fair, about 90% of American based websites will not allow residents of Canada to stream videos from them. Of course, there are always ways around these things...

#2549061 11/14 GDT : Blackhawks 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by derblaueClaus on 14 November 2014 - 10:00 PM

I completely agree...especially Franzen.

How was Crawford third star with four goals given up?


Because he was still their best player. Yes the Hawks were that bad tonight.


And btw : Jimmy with only one GA while facing 25 or so shots is simply great.


1000th post ! Appropriate to celebrate it with a win over the Hawks !

#2548763 A couple of misses....

Posted by krsmith17 on 13 November 2014 - 05:42 PM

Well you know just as well as I do that the chances of all 5 of our top defense prospects making it are slim to none. Management have the next two seasons to decide which ones will make it, hopefully before the one's that don't make it, lose too much value. Then it's up to Holland to make a couple trades to offload some of these guys. Either way, I would have loved to have Van Riemsdyk in the system but it's not exactly where this team is lacking talent.

#2548727 Ryan Sproul uses glass as backboard to score a goal

Posted by T.Low on 13 November 2014 - 10:51 AM

Hey, man, nice shot.

#2548649 Lines Thread

Posted by Jesusberg on 12 November 2014 - 12:57 PM



Well we might as well discuss trading for Edler now too.


Did his off season training include an ambidexterity routine? ;)

As far as the actual lines are concerned, the growing trend of "insert scrub on line with star players" is here to stay. I truly feel as if the days of true top lines is being weeded out. There are a few right now - Kunitz-Crosby-Hornqvist, Forsberg-Ribiero-Neal, Benn-Spezza-Seguin (before Spezza was moved back to 2C).

Other teams, especially ones who are scrambling for offense, are mixing and matching. San Jose's throwing Wingels on lines with Marleau-Couture, Thornton-Pavelski, Patty Maroon and Smith-Pelly have both been used with Getzlaf-Perry. Last night, Washington used Ovie-Backstrom-Beagle, so it's not like this is a Red Wings thing.

Seems to me like we're seeing more 2nd and 3rd lines shine (with pure offensive talent, using younger players) - Pearson-Carter-Toffoli, Schwartz-Lehtera-Tarasenko, Palat-Johnson-Kucherov. Teams are kind of canceling those top lines out, and hoping the secondary scoring can come through. Not saying it's the best way to go, but it seems to be what's happening now in the NHL - seeking offense from young players on lower lines. If Detroit can get guys like Tatar, Jurco, etc going, I see the offense kicking in. I'm of the opinion that it may be time to send Jurco down for a bit, and call Pulkkinen up and play him on that 3rd line.

#2548573 Ranking Wings Players by Draft Order

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 November 2014 - 02:39 PM

Small + Euro + late bloomer



His wiki page makes it sound like Nill was a big factor in the Wings picking him (while also mentioning his small stature). 

Zetterberg caught the attention of the Red Wings' Assistant General Manager Jim Nill and Director of European Scouting Håkan Andersson during a tournament in Finland. While Andersson was trying to point out Mattias Weinhandl, Nill could not help noticing "this little Zetterberg guy who always seemed to have the puck."[3]


#2548456 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by DeGraa55 on 10 November 2014 - 12:27 AM

Ugh I hate all these loser points but they help. We took 5 penalties and turned the puck over a lot but still managed to get a point out of it. Just frustrating because Tampa played the night before

True BUT we did get outplayed for most if
Not the entire game and still
Managed to get a point! So there is positives fom the negatives.

#2548440 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 09 November 2014 - 09:11 PM

they do practice SO's...problem is, they practice them on Jimmy Howard who is never a challenge to beat in a SO. The shooters are given a false sense that they can actually score in a SO.


also, f*** Franzen for ***** footing the potential game winner at the goalie. I will never be over the fact that Hossa has reached 1000 points and we are stuck with this "serious contract." Serious hot garbage.

Franzen: 9gp 4g 6a 10pts  0+/-

Hossa: 14gp  2g 4a  6pts   -2


I'm not trying to say Franzen's better - You just need to pick as better time to complain about him. He scored tonight probably stopped the winning goal for  Tampa in OT when he pummelled the player digging at Jimmy. He's been playing really well this year.

#2547701 Brendan Shanahan: a letter to my younger self

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 06 November 2014 - 07:20 PM

Dammit boys you're overusing the butt pats!  They're supposed to be reserved for special occasions!  Admit it--you all just like feeling each other up.