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#2643294 Adam Oates being brought in to help PP

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 December 2015 - 03:48 PM

improve the PP by acquiring the correct net front presence, I ike Abby, but he is not a PP specialist....AND SHOOT THE FRICKIN PUCK! Stop with the fancy pussyfoot passing! 9 times out of 10 Kronwall passes the puck even when he has time to lean into a one time slapper! Stop being so fancy, go back to basics! Shoot hard and shoot often!  Pummel the net! You got Mike Green with a rocket shot. shoot it! A huge net front presence, and put a guy in the slot on opposite sides of the puck....shoot it! The main problem is not shooting and looking for that perfect play.  Sure it looks beautiful when it works 10% of the time, but the other 90% its just one too many passess....BLAST THE PUCK! Even in front of the net, you're always told that when you shoot it, try to drive it through the back of the net, stop with the soft little taps at the puck!



Simple....I'd teach them for half the cash Oatsie is getting! But its nice to see him (kind of)back within the organization.

#2640815 12/1 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by kickazz on 02 December 2015 - 02:13 AM


Glad to see Z give that punk a few shoves. And great job by Smith and Abdelkader for jumping in. Now that's how you swat flies off your captain.


"I would tell Brendan Smith get involved in that every day, all day," Jeff Blashill said. "He is going in to help Hank out, and I was really glad he jumped in there. Really glad he jumped in there and I'd tell him to do it again, for sure. And if we have to kill a penalty for it, we will kill a penalty for it.


Awesome quote by Blash - love it when a coach says stuff like this. 

#2640168 11/29 GDT : Florida Panthers at Red Wings, 2:00 EST

Posted by Yzerman19 on 29 November 2015 - 04:36 PM

And the Detroit Blowings are back again!

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#2640050 11/29 GDT : Florida Panthers at Red Wings, 2:00 EST

Posted by Bill Berzeench on 29 November 2015 - 01:00 PM

Kindl in for Smith too.

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Dumb move. Smith is good. 3-0-1 since he came back. 3-1 before he went out. Should play him.

#2637209 11/14 GDT : Red Wings at Boston Bruins, 7:00 EST

Posted by Dominator2005 on 15 November 2015 - 12:06 PM

Year after year, same thing... Small and weak team, without grit and grit makes whole difference in playoffs. Too many similar players on this roster... Too many fashion models without balls. Kenny needs to bring hockey players otherwise we are not making playoff this year.

#2635379 11/6 GDT : Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:00 EST

Posted by Smite on 06 November 2015 - 12:04 PM

Fellow LGW member and I just decided to go to the Big Smoke to watch the game.


11:11am Text message

"To bad we cant go to the game"

"No Doupt"

"tickets as low as $59 on stubhub, Lets GO!!!!!!"

"Give me a couple minutes to arrange"


- Convince co-worker to cover me

- Get boss to approve time off this afternoon, Check

- Arrange for some one to watch the kids.Check

- Approval from the wife.Check

- Confirm the kids arrangement.Check

- contact Friend with the go ahead. Check

- 11:46am Purchased tickets. Check


- Go home and get Lidstrom jersey. 

- Pick kids up from school and drop of at mother inlaws. 

- Head to the ACC!!!


LETS GO WINGS!!!!!!!!!!

#2631773 10/17 GDT: Detroit Red Wings @ Montreal Canadiens, 7:00 EST

Posted by Vladinator16 on 17 October 2015 - 10:03 PM

pulk has 3 goals in 5 games not bad jurco i agree


Pulkkinens goals have been far from highlight reel goals and when he's not scoring he does absolutely nothing. He has no defensive two way play skill at all, if he doesn't have the puck on his stick in a scoring area he's absolutely useless. 

#2613269 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by martinezsvsu on 05 June 2015 - 01:42 PM

People still think abby, helm and kfq are garbage. Their minds are stuck in the past

#2604901 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by shoe on 30 April 2015 - 08:16 AM

I would like to see an old title brought back to the red wings: Head Coach -  Director of Player Personnel. Which was once held by Bowman. I think Babcock has paid his dues and deserves a raise and more responsibility.
Holand morphs into - Executive Vice President and Alternate Governor of the Detroit Red Wings
Same great minds but with change moving forward, and all part of a great big red wings plan one day Develano Retires Holand moves into his position Babcock moves into the GM position and then we promote the coach in the AHL.
I think Holand has been soft and safe and picked up some wishy washy players over the years, I think Babcock as Director of Player Personnel would stop that and maybe make some hard trades, and cuts that may not be popular but would make for a better team.
Next year my wishes would be simple a team with more Babcock influence less Holland influence.

#2594501 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by Dominator2005 on 16 April 2015 - 07:52 PM

Send the f***** message

#2570226 2/11 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4

Posted by Nevermind on 11 February 2015 - 11:25 PM

As much as I want new faces, I don't think Franson and Jagr would've made a difference tonight.

Our team would be bigger, but softer actually.

#2568274 Great Brandon Prust Article

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 February 2015 - 12:33 PM

Disclaimer: those who hate fighting, tough guys will hate it so no need to read the article. http://www.theplayer...m/why-we-fight/


He talks about how he became a tough guy, the code and that sometimes emotions are getting the best of him even against some of his best buddies like King Henrik and Stepan.

At the end Prust gives a nice incite on what goes on the day before a fight.. He doesn't sleep much, still fears the opponent and when the day comes he prefers his fights early to get it out of the way. The best part is probably him talking about rats and what he thinks of guys that are going after skilled and smaller players.

#2567654 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by krsmith17 on 01 February 2015 - 09:21 AM

Don't worry about it matt198913, the same people are going to continue to ***** about Smith, because he was a first round pick that hasn't matured quite as fast as we all thought he would. Never mind that he has taken huge strides within the last year. We should just be thankful that Holland isn't as short sighted as some fans, and Smith isn't going anywhere (unless it's in a package for a significant upgrade)... I don't expect him to ever become a top pairing defenseman, but he still has the potential (hell, I think he is right now) a very solid 2nd pairing guy, that should get more power-play time...


Another great game by Smitty and a great shot from his right side.


I really hope Holland can insert a couple righties into the lineup over the next 6 months, whether it be through trade (without Smith going the other way... and obviously Kronwall and DeKeyser aren't going anywhere), or free agency (Franson), or promotion from Grand Rapids...

#2554215 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by krsmith17 on 06 December 2014 - 08:23 AM

I watched the game last night and to be honest Mantha wasn't near as dominant as he was in the first few games I watched. He still had a few chances but not a great game overall for him. It's just taking him a little while to adjust like it does almost every player making the jump from junior to pro. Pulkkinen is by far the most ready top 6 forward down there right now and he should get the call before Mantha for sure. He has been playing unbelievable hockey down there for over a year now and seems to be getting better every single game. Athanasiou is also playing great right now, the kid spews confidence, and the things he can do out there really make you take notice. I've heard Bob Kaser say numerous times, the same thing Ken and Mick say about Datsyuk, "he is worth the price of admission every night". He has Helm type speed, with much much better hands. I'm as high on Andreas as any prospect on our system.

#2552387 11/28 GDT - Red Wings @ Devils - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by rick zombo on 28 November 2014 - 11:31 AM

Zombo, he scored in his one game that he has played in that role so far, that doesn't necessarily mean he will be "scoring". Our forth line, like any forth line, is expected to grind down the other team, be hard on the forecheck and just keep the puck out of our net. How much scoring is Jurco realistically going to do on a line with Glendening and Miller? Regardless, I don't see Babcock keeping him down there much longer, and for good reason. It's not his game, he should not be put in that role... Also, I absolutely think he needs more time in the minors, but I seem to be alone in thinking that, aside from one or two others on here...

Joe, he absolutely gets ice time playing on the forth line but how much success can he be expected to have playing with Glendening and Miller?


But you'd have to be crazy to think that a Jurco 4th won't score way more than an Andersson 4th. Right?


I agree with joeseffP. Jurco needs to get back to skating and banging, two things he excelled at last year. Keeping him on the 4th line with two hardworking grinders is an interseing way to do this. Let him not worry about scoring and get him physicaly engaged. I bet it does wonders for his hands and his overall confidence.


I know you want him playing big minutes in GRs but, IMO, this team needs Jurco in the line-up now, whether it's on the first line of the 4th. Not in GRs.