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#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.

#2545559 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 30 October 2014 - 11:44 AM

Samuelsson got more chances and so should Weiss. But it is not looking too good right now.

#2542049 Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 18 October 2014 - 04:54 AM

I would like to see Babcock take over Holland's position as GM in Detroit and Blashill be the coach some day.

#2542043 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 18 October 2014 - 03:53 AM

I like the new defense pairings. More ice time for Smith, who has outplayed Ericsson thus far plus Ericsson will be a steady partner to Kindl. Quincey probably had his best game as a Red Wing yesterday, he was terrific in his own end and even joined the rush a few times.

#2541477 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 16 October 2014 - 10:59 AM

Keeping the streak alive and hopefully watching Mantha debut is enough for me. Tank job? No thanks!

#2540786 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 15 October 2014 - 10:35 AM

Why split Dekeyser and Smith? If anyone should be demoted it is Ericsson.

#2537547 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 29 September 2014 - 10:22 AM

Nobody's talking about his offense translating.  I don't think it will either.  Drew Miller doesn't produce points in the NHL either but that hardly means he's one dimensional.  Like Miller (or Prust, or Maltby) Callahan can skate, play special teams, and is defensively responsible.  So he's already miles ahead of the bozos you seem intent on comparing him to.  I'm also curious to know why you'd think he's similar at all.  He's not used in any way like those guys are.  The only thing similar is that they'll fight once in a while.  Other than that Mitch Callahan is nothing like those guys.  When a coach as good as Blashill is using you on the PP, PK, and giving you top six minutes, and leaving you on the ice at the end of games you're surely a better player than some fourth line agitator...regardless of how often you do or don't score. 

I think you might be underestimating the skill level of Torres, Tootoo and Asham slightly. They put up much better totals in juniors than Callahan and had they stayed in the AHL they would probably been on the PP too. It is true that they have a limited role in the NHL but there is certainly more to it than the skill variable. When comparing Callahan to Maltby I was trying to convey his "weight class". I know you dont care much about that stuff but that was my intention.

#2537533 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 29 September 2014 - 06:15 AM

Probert (RIP big man) was the best enforcer ever and I think by the old standards DMac was still a heavyweight. Players weren't that big, strong and over the top trained back in the days. Charas father is a wrestler and the guy is tough but he is also somewhat of a spotpicker - just like Shea Weber -  I've yet to see him fight against a legitimate heavyweight (Orr, Engelland and Scott ...), his fights are basically a hug match where he gets the take down and thats that. That being said guy is country strong and an absolute freak of nature.
I'm looking for a short summary of the match but can't find anything on tsn thanks to the new format *gr*

Mac usually stayed away from the heavys and let Probert or Kocur handle them, but I agree he wouldnt back down from a challenge. I dont think it is fair to put Callahan in the fighter category though. He is like a Maltby that will fight.