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#2280847 Morning practice notes...

Posted by Jedi on 10 April 2012 - 11:51 AM

Not only is Helm skating, he's skating without the grey "no-contact" jersey. Though, per Helene St. James, he's still likely out for game 1.


Darren Helm: Not wearing grey today. Wearing red. So will sub in with red group, but cleared for contact drills.


Darren Helm and Riley Sheahan are odd ducks in red group, indicating that at least as of today, neither in lineup for Game 1

#2280590 Dan Cleary openly admits to being at 50%

Posted by Jedi on 09 April 2012 - 03:21 PM

A little source material, since OP is too livid to provide it...


Red Wings forward Dan Cleary may only be at 50% due to his troublesome left knee, but he’s completely committed to being in the lineup for the playoffs.

Cleary practiced today after missing the final two games of the regular season. It was clear he was still in pain. “Yeah,” Cleary said. “Nothing I can really do. The rest helps a lot to bring down the swelling, but once you get back on the ice, it’s pretty sore.”

Cleary said he takes pain medication when he plays, but not when he practices.

“I’m going to play for sure,” Cleary said. “When you practice, there’s no pain reliever involved. It feels a little better in the game.”

How effective can he be?

“Mentally, I’m just going to have to find a way to get through it,” Cleary said. “Do the best I can and try to contribute. Try to be a factor.”

When asked to put a percentage on his health, he said “50 (percent) probably.”..
(read article for rest of the story)

#2280581 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by Jedi on 09 April 2012 - 02:48 PM

My desk at work is ready for the playoffs.

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#2275660 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Jedi on 30 March 2012 - 03:24 PM

s***! I'm on my computer instead of the iPad and I still hit the wrong button! That was meant to be a PLUS! :angry:

Jedi - If you're the one who changed the minus to the plus, THANKS! :beerbuddy:

Alas, I don't have THAT MUCH power. All I did was tag team with vladdy16. V16's + got it back to neutral, and mine put it as +1 as intended.

#2275361 song title game

Posted by Jedi on 29 March 2012 - 08:58 AM

Ok. I officially love you. I don't care what anyone says. That was an awesome song.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side- Lou Reed

Indeed it was. IMHO, that song perfectly captures the essence of 80's music.

Wild, Wild West - Escape Club

#2274795 3/28 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by Jedi on 28 March 2012 - 10:55 AM

The Red Wings roll into Nationwide Arena riding a 2 game winning streak, while Columbus has lost 2 in a row, and 7 of their last 10. Detroit currently holds the 4th seed in the Western Conference with 97 points, 1 point ahead of idle Nasvhille, with 1 game in hand over the Predators. Columbus is currently dead last in the entire league at 55 points, and they hold a 48.2% chance of the 1st pick in the Draft Lottery, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

Detroit clinched a playoff spot with their most recent win, a 7-2 skills contest over the same Blue Jackets on Monday March 26th. It is the 21st straight trip to the playoffs for the Red Wings, which means that playoff streak is now old enough to buy an alcoholic beverage. Cheers! :beerbuddy:

A few injury & lineup updates for tonight's game, courtesy of MLive's Ansar Khan...

Ericsson said he is playing tonight. He's been out since Feb 25 with fractured wrist. Kindl is out

(Babcock) confirmed that Howard not playing tonight and reiterated there is no way he will play Friday vs. Nashville

Franzen, back after missing 4 games, will play on line with Datsyuk and Bertuzzi. Nyquist will play with Emmerton and Holmstrom

Wings' lineup tonight: 51-40-26, 93-13-44, 20-8-11, 14-48-96; 5-18, 55-23, 27-52; 29/36

For your viewing pleasure, highlights from the last time the Wings visited Nationwide Arena, Feb 28th 2012.

And finally, for this day in Red Wings History. March 28th, 1950, Gordie Howe suffered a skull fracture when he’s accidentally checked into the boards during Game 1 of the semifinal series with Toronto at Olympia Stadium.


Posted by Jedi on 27 March 2012 - 09:49 AM

And speaking of getting healthy, per Ansar Khan...


Franzen said he's playing tomorrow.


Wings' Ericsson said his status for tomorrow will be decided after morning skate


Wings' Howard said he felt good in first full practice in more than a week. Still hopeful of playing Friday.

#2272917 Are Chicago fans not as bad as we thought?

Posted by Jedi on 22 March 2012 - 10:51 AM

They chanted "Detroit Sucks" at their Cup parade, when we didn't even play them in the playoffs.

Yeah, I'd say they're as bad as we thought.

#2272878 song title game

Posted by Jedi on 22 March 2012 - 08:17 AM

Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad - Meat Loaf

(Jedi I dig the firefly signature, excellent show :thumbup: )

Thanks! My avatar is Firefly related too. Always wish there was more of that show, but I'd be really hesitant to see it brought back. It could be great, or it could go down the toilet. Probably best to keep it as is, so as not to tarnish it's reputation. Plus, they wrapped up almost everything pretty neatly with Serenity.

#2272720 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by Jedi on 21 March 2012 - 08:54 PM

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#2272422 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by Jedi on 21 March 2012 - 11:13 AM

Placeholder until the "official" one gets posted.

For your viewing pleasure, I submit highlights from a previous Red Wings visit to the Garden...

#2272412 Lidstrom still out

Posted by Jedi on 21 March 2012 - 10:36 AM

From Ansar Khan...

Wings' Lidstrom said he feels better but still some pain when he turns in one direction. He didn't rule out Saturday return.

Though, to be fair, he didn't say he WOULD return Saturday, either...

#2271713 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Jedi on 19 March 2012 - 07:09 PM

Oh hey. 3-0. We've got 'em right where we want them...

#2268435 Gustav Nyquist, Joakim Andersson called up from GR

Posted by Jedi on 09 March 2012 - 01:49 PM

Brunnstrum was signed to a 1 year, 2-way contract. So technically he doesn't have to clear waivers to be called up. Only 1-way contracts go through the waiver process.

Not true. Players on 2 way contracts still have to go through waivers if they are not waiver exempt. A 2 way contract only means the player makes different salary depending on where they're playing, typically more in the NHL and less in the AHL, ECHL, et al.

NHL Waiver Rules

Do 1-Way and 2-Way contracts affect Waivers?

Simply put, no they do not. This is a common misconception. 1-way and 2-way contracts have nothing to do with waivers. They are for salary purposes between the AHL and NHL. The confusion is understandable, most players with 2-way contracts are waiver exempt because of the reasons above (in the linked article). Most players on 1-way contracts aren’t waiver exempt. Just keep in mind that the chart above is the only thing that determines a players waiver status.

Plus, the Wings had to place Brunner on waivers to send him down to GR in October.


#2268252 Gustav Nyquist, Joakim Andersson called up from GR

Posted by Jedi on 08 March 2012 - 11:19 AM

Some news and notes from the Wings' twitter feed. Nyquist is called up from GR, and it seems that now Zetterberg is missing from practice. Hopefully Z only has the day off. Also, Jimmy and Nick skated prior to the practice.


The Red Wings have recalled Gustav Nyquist from @GriffinsHockey of the American Hockey League.


Thursday's practice is underway at JLA. Datsyuk and Ericsson are both skating. Bertuzzi, Kindl and Zetterberg are absent.


Nick Lidstrom (ankle) and Jimmy Howard (lower body) skated prior to the team's practice this morning.

And finally from Ansar Khan...

Wings practicing with these lines: 51-13-26, 20-43-93, 11-8-39, 96-48; 55-23, 27-18, 2-37, 52; 31-36

*Update* The Red Wings have now recalled Joakim Andersson from GR, as Abdelkader is a game time decision with the flu.
Official Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings have recalled Joakim Andersson from @griffinshockey of the American Hockey League.

Ansar Khan

Ken Holland said Abdelkader has flu and is gametime decision. Andersson recalled just in case