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#2636998 11/13 GDT | Sharks @ Red Wings | 7:30 PM ET | FSD

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 14 November 2015 - 06:44 AM

Howard has been just as good as Mrazek, so how did we play the worse goalie?

Offense is our greatest weakness.

#2636043 Athanasiou recalled by Red Wings

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 09 November 2015 - 11:08 AM

Miller-Glen-Helm was together from the start. 
Not sure what your problem with Pulks is. By pretty much any statistical metric, he's been one of our better forwards. 
I have a feeling he's going to be our new Franzen. No matter how well he does, some people will always think it's not enough.

Then the stats lie. Pulkkinen has not been one of our better forwards.

#2635356 11/6 GDT : Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:00 EST

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 06 November 2015 - 10:27 AM

All I ask for is a 60 minute effort.

#2631518 10/17 GDT: Detroit Red Wings @ Montreal Canadiens, 7:00 EST

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 17 October 2015 - 02:51 PM

Nice to see Larkin still in and Ferraro/Jurco being scratched over him even with seniority
Also, Smith being scratched this early is huge!!! I love that Blash is willing to bench "prospects" for playing horrible
side note: Anyone else not see Ferarro sticking around very long? He's looked okay but nothing overly special aside from a potential miller replacement. Not too sure where he fits in the future. After seeing how tight abby miller and glendenning have become I think Miller will be around until he retires

Larkin is in a different league than any other prospect coming up in the last decade. He will not be scratched anytime soon. He would probably be sent down before being a healthy scratch.

I like Ferraro, love his hustle, shot blocking and speed. He also has a tendancy to be in the right spot in front of the opposition net, although he tends to shoot high and wide. Give him some time and he will make Miller expendable and perhaps score 10 a season.

#2631222 10/16 GDT : Carolina Hurricanes at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 16 October 2015 - 05:42 PM

I'm fine with jurco where he is.
I absolutely loathe nyquist and tatar on the same line.

Agreed, but Nyquist and Pulkkinen on the same line is far from ideal.

#2613306 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 06 June 2015 - 01:34 AM

I hope we get to see Weiss step out of the doghouse and become that second line center everyone was hoping he would be. I wouldnt mind to see more physical players in the lineup. I do expect to see even more kids come up from GR.

#2604854 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 30 April 2015 - 01:13 AM

A top six power forward.

#2596525 We NEED Bigger Ice!

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 19 April 2015 - 03:30 AM

This would be such a mistake, and just like with shootouts people would be really excited at first, only to realize that the big ice surface will only take away what makes hockey exciting. It slows the game down considerably. Goals is not what makes hockey exciting it is the intensity and the scoring chances.

#2596524 Abdelkader to return for Game 3

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 19 April 2015 - 03:17 AM

Well this is great news. Andersson should sit.

#2592445 4/11/15 GDT Red Wings 2 @ Hurricanes 0

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 11 April 2015 - 08:23 PM

Ferraro's had a good game.

#2592242 4/11/15 GDT Red Wings 2 @ Hurricanes 0

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 11 April 2015 - 01:18 PM

Rangers are the only team I really want to avoid

Red Wings record this season.

Vs Tampa Bay 1-2-1
Vs Montreal 0-2-2
Vs Rangers 2-0-1

#2565870 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 25 January 2015 - 06:32 AM

How typical for management to just mess something up totally. Under 23 NA team and an All Star Euro team?! Who cares?? I do like the idea of making the event a series of games though. Seeing Sweden take on Finland or the US take on Canada for a best of three etc sounds great. It should be the same format throughout the playoffs though, and not change from the quarterfinals, the semis and finals.

#2564826 '16 Winter Classic

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 20 January 2015 - 08:48 AM

WC is still lightyears ahead of the All Star Game but it should only be one outdoor game a year.

#2560098 12/31 GDT : Devils 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 01 January 2015 - 05:58 AM

On the last powerplay Weiss got on the ice to play and was called off. I thought I noticed a distinct look of annoyance on his face. Anyone else notice?
There was also a look of annoyance on my face. Free Weiss!

Yes I did, it appears Babcock needs to have a player in the doghouse at all time to make a point to the rest of the team. I think Weiss' play of late should earn him more ice time, I hope he can suck it up for a while longer. Jurco is a better fit for the fourth line. Weiss and Sheahan should split second line center duties imo. That is where he is needed.

#2557505 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 18 December 2014 - 11:18 AM

Why don't they just get rid of paetsch and/or evans and make room for the kids? It be nice to have some vets with the griffins but there not in the wings future plans

And while there at it get rid of hogan or someone else and make room for frk , how does it help frk to play 2 yrs in the echl , he should be with the other kids

You cannot get rid of all veterans. Someone has to teach the kids how it works.