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#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.

#2554024 12/4 GDT - Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 05 December 2014 - 04:14 AM

Actually funny to look at now. before the season started was there one person that wouldn't have traded him for anyone but Cleary?

I think Weiss still had plenty of supporters around here.

#2553077 11/30 GDT - Canucks 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 01 December 2014 - 11:50 AM

I think that quietly Jurco had a really good game, probably his best of the season

Yes, Jurco has done well on the fourth line. Love that he is not the type of player that will disappear on a checking line, like for example Hudler. That versatility will be an asset to both him and the team.

#2552375 11/28 GDT - Red Wings @ Devils - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 28 November 2014 - 09:44 AM

I think rolling three lines gives the team some much needed depth. I dont view Sheahan, Tatar and Jurco as a legitimate NHL second line, more like a third. I also dont think Jurco belongs in a top six role in the NHL yet. On the other hand I dont think he needs to play top six to develop at NHL level.

#2552371 11/28 GDT - Red Wings @ Devils - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 28 November 2014 - 08:50 AM

Maybe so, but still, no reason not to give them another chance. It is like a hot goalie, you ride him till the streak ends. Jurco did fine on the fourth line.

#2552366 11/28 GDT - Red Wings @ Devils - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 28 November 2014 - 08:21 AM

It would be dumb to break up the Helm, Datsyuk and Weiss line after their performance vs the Flyers the other night.