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RyanBarnes!

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#2650263 There's More to the Story

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 27 January 2016 - 05:35 AM

Wish I understood the language. Wonder what Z said about him there at 20 min.

He said that he's been fortunate to play with one of the best players in the world (Datsyuk) for his entire career, and then he said that Datsyuk know this is swedish television, so he will say the "right things" and what they want to hear (laughs). Then the reporter ask about his role in the success of Datsyuk to which he replys "not much at all to be honest, he would have won those awards without me" (laughs again).


#2641466 Hey!

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 06 December 2015 - 04:23 AM

Smith showed some confidence out there, had a good game. I like how these defensive pairings are shaping up.


#2641214 12/3 GDT : Arizona Coyotes at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 04 December 2015 - 07:44 AM

Nice to see Smith stand up for himself.


#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.