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#2542143 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 October 2014 - 01:42 PM

Go Wings Go

I'll be at the game to tonight. So pumped!


#2541707 Weiss

Posted by Son of a Wing on 17 October 2014 - 11:53 AM

 

Remember the comments after the signing ? It was basically he has to be willing and attempt to a new system here. If you aren't working hard you won't like me (Babcock talking about his coaching), the team...

 

Babs loves players, that provide a 200 ft game. We will see if Weiss can do that, once he is getting his chance. For his sake he hope he does, otherwise this contract could turn out really bad.

 

Comments like this...

 

 

"We're looking for a guy to generate more in the middle," coach Mike Babcock said after watching Tuesday's informal skate (coaches can't go on the ice until next week's camp). "Can Weiss generate 50 points playing in the middle on our second line? I'm going to watch and see. We think he's going to be a way better player here."

 

Man he really had it out for him since the beginning...

 

\Sarcasm




#2541675 Weiss

Posted by Son of a Wing on 17 October 2014 - 10:04 AM

Not a chance. Weissy will be Weissy until he doesn't play like one


13dangledangle~


If you're going to sign every post can you just make it part of your signature so people have a choice to view it? Thanks.


#2540304 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by Son of a Wing on 12 October 2014 - 11:03 AM

How about Adam Larsson?  Healthy scratch to start the season.

 

Former #4 overall pick and just 21.  RH defenseman with some size.  And yeah he's a Swede...




#2539159 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by Son of a Wing on 08 October 2014 - 10:25 PM

FINALLY!!   :yahoo:




#2538945 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 October 2014 - 06:03 PM

 

But is he a player who's tough to play against in a playoff series?  Does he wear other teams down?

 

I say no to both questions.  Not saying Barch is tough to play against in the playoffs, but Miller is not my ideal 4th liner.  I think a 4th liner should be a rugged, larger forward who wears defenders down in the corner.  Miller is essentially a 6'2 toothpick with limited offensive skills, so he gets put on the 4th line.  

 

Well ya I agree to an extent.  Much like Datsyuk and Zetterberg aren't necessarily my "ideal" stars.  

 

I mean... I'd prefer them to be a few inches bigger and a few pounds heavier and a little more aggressive but since they're not I'm not going to discredit their other abilities. Much like I'm not going to discredit Millers.




#2538896 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 October 2014 - 04:47 PM

 

Please don't turn that into another pro/anti enforcer thread. My intention was to give inside on how a former NHL player feels degraded;pissed off and is giving his thoughts on which players are harder or easier to play against (we are talking about fourth liners here of course).

 

Frank.... you started the thread quoting a player complaining about how the role he and others fill for teams (enforcer/agitator) is being diminished.

 

I'm not sure how you're surprised that would turn into a discussion about exactly that.

 

 

 

btw. I'd rather spend time with cool, down to earth heavyweight guys instead of some mum's basement dwellers who aren't doing anything other than playing around with Excel state sheets 24/7 and act like know it all smartasses no appreciation more pity for that "new wave"

 

I'm not sure what you mean by this...




#2538865 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 October 2014 - 04:05 PM

Yeah - pretty much - other than biding time until our top line catches their breath.

 

But that's kind of exactly what it's about.  They kill penalties and absorb some tough minutes so Datsyuk and Zetterberg don't have to.


While guys like Orr and to a lesser extent Tootoo would be a liability in those circumstances.




#2538856 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 October 2014 - 03:56 PM

Apparently they'd be useless on our 4th line cause you know - they cannot possess the puck...

 

It's more that Miller can actually serve a purpose. ie. kill penalties

 

Before you say "anyone can kill penalties". Orr and Tootoo sure can't...




#2538852 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 October 2014 - 03:47 PM

He's out of touch.  How about this quote from his twitter...

 

 

 

In all honesty I would rather play against Drew Miller 82 games a year vs Colton Orr or Jordan Toottoo.

 

 

I had a good laugh that he actually thought he's good enough to crack a lineup for 82 games. lol




#2538761 Blast from the Past

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 October 2014 - 01:08 PM

Ha yes those are him rrasco and yes he had a pretty rockin mustache for most of his career . lol

 

I was born after his hockey career was over but have a ton of Red Wings memorabilia including old programs and tons of pictures and a bunch of international keepsakes while he played for Canada and the London Lions in Europe.

 

Many are the items international teams exchange with each other before/after games.

 

Also if you don't know about the London Lions, I'd recommend checking them out.  It's a cool part of Red Wings history.




#2538666 Blast from the Past

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 October 2014 - 11:04 PM

So I was going through a bunch of my Dad's old things and stumbled upon one of his NHL contracts from the Red Wings lying in between the pages of an old program.

 

I've never seen an NHL contract before (let alone from the 70s) and thought it was interesting and that I would share for others interested as well.

 

The salary and bonuses give an interesting perspective in comparison to today.  The average salary (according to the HHOF) in 1970 was $18,000.

 

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#2538628 Holland interview with Mickey comment about a trade

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 October 2014 - 07:38 PM

Eva was a legend.  I miss his super serious font, especially in the context of super serious font telling me Hudler can put up 70 points playing with Datsyuk.  It brought even more seriousness to his serious statistical analyses.

 

I'm just happy to not have the constant temptation to play classic Nintendo and Mario Bros...




#2537309 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by Son of a Wing on 25 September 2014 - 05:07 PM

 

But I believe Babcock truly is anti-scrapping

 

He's against losing a good player to a fight and/or putting your team in a bad situation. ie shorthanded.




#2537306 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by Son of a Wing on 25 September 2014 - 04:35 PM

You guys are going to love this...

 

 

Flames devote part of practice to learning how to fight

 

The Calgary Flames are learning their lessons in truculence at training camp. 

 

In a rare sight for an NHL club, the team devoted part of Thursday's practice to fighting, showing several players from their group of non-regulars about technique, how to engage an opponent and what to do when engaged in a fight.
 
"As we did in the past years, we're just trying to teach the kids to defend themselves," head coach Bob Hartley explained after practice. "That's what we're trying to teach our young players."
 
The players - which included centres Paul Byron and Corbin Knight, right winger Ben Hanowski and left winger Trevor Gillies - paired up and sparred under the watch of an outside instructor and threw punches without the intent to connect.
 
Hartley added that the purpose of the instruction wasn't to use them as an aggressor or fight instigator. "If you’re going to drop your gloves you have to know the dangers,”  he said.
 
The Flames' regular roster already includes enforcers like wingers Brian McGrattan and Brandon Bollig and defenceman Deryk Engelland who signed a three-year, $8.7 million contract over the summer.

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