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#2505927 4/4 GDT - Sabres 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 04 April 2014 - 07:36 PM

Just got in and the sabres game is local market, that channel was listing boxing, had a heck of a time with the cable company getting the feed. I see we are up 3-0, what's the short version?

Red Wings are looking pretty good. Good forecheck and solid all round performance throwing pucks on the net and capitilizing on some rebounds from the young goalie.


#2503356 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 29 March 2014 - 08:43 PM

The Toronto feed just showed a few of Howard's "timely saves" from this game. I guess they did not get the Howard sucks memo.


#2503273 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 29 March 2014 - 08:23 PM

You are the man Helm!


#2503157 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 29 March 2014 - 07:48 PM

So much for the timely saves.

So you expect Howard to just shut them out after half the game. Howard has already made a couple extremely timely saves in this game. How about a timely PP goal?


#2501727 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 27 March 2014 - 10:23 AM

I too like the line changes. That first line was a no show.


#2493372 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 09 March 2014 - 07:45 AM

I'm attending this one. LGW!


#2487796 2/27 GDT : Red Wings 6 at Senators 1, Franzen w/Hat Trick

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 28 February 2014 - 12:17 PM

I don't think the Wings were "hiding" Datsyuk. He's injured, no reason to play him in that third period. When you're playing against a dirty team that has been embarrassed at home in a huge game sometimes even having an enforcer wouldn't help much. Neil and Cowen are idiots and why take that chance? I mean Neil was taking head shots at a guy that just came off a concussion. You can't really do much about idiots like him.Oh and I don't know if this was mentioned yet but the Wings and Sens both won on the road and both with scores of 4-2 and 6-1, that's really awkward.

To me that sends a strange message. If Datsyuk is in that bad shape should he play at all? Dirty teams will be dirty, blowout or not. Imagine if the Red Wings would face the Sens in a playoff series. That would wear us down. An enforcer would give Neil something else to think about besides targeting our top players. That would help tremendously in my opinion.


#2487774 2/27 GDT : Red Wings 6 at Senators 1, Franzen w/Hat Trick

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 28 February 2014 - 10:43 AM

Holland really need to bring in some muscle. We shouldnt need to hide Datsyuk in games like this. The refs will not care either.


#2486826 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 26 February 2014 - 12:28 PM

Wish we could pry Boyle out of SJ

Boyle is 37, but maybe he has a couple of season's left in him still. Definitely a Holland type of move. I would not give up Smith for him though.


#2483008 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 09 February 2014 - 05:09 AM

Played great until the end. Offense looks dangerous and can control the play. Defense, though...man, that defense.
Most painful was the empty net goal. Why the hell would you dump the puck deep when you have an empty net?
Stupid decision-making. We dump way too often.
Holland HAS to get a defenseman. Even if he overpays. We are a playoff team. It's time to commit and invest in a run. Make us stronger, Kenny.

I don't know. Had the offense burried more of those chances, then a late goal like that wouldn't have mattered. Detroit cannot finish the game when they have the chance and that comes back to bite them in the third every time. Howard made one huge mistake in this game but made a few good ones to keep the score low.


#2482863 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 08 February 2014 - 09:14 PM

I hate Alfie at the point on PP.


#2482601 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 08 February 2014 - 06:19 PM

An unbiased observer watching these last 20 games would say the same thing
It's the same thing that happened with Ericsson. He was dreadful and the forum hated him. Than he improved a lot but people still cursed his name over things that weren't his fault. It took almost a year of good play for LGW to acknowledge his improvement

I'm with you. Quincey is not so bad. For every mistake he makes he usually makes a really good defensive play too. He does take a lot of penalties and his offense has been a disappointment though.


#2480352 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 02 February 2014 - 03:29 PM

Weak call on Smith for the trip if you ask me. People blaming Smith and Howard for this loss just prove you need a scapegoat. Not many goalies will stop a PP onetimer by Ovechkin when he gets to load up like that.


#2479155 Am I missing something? (re: Tootoo)

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 31 January 2014 - 11:20 AM

It's a joke that Tootoo is not on this team. He adds more than Samuelsson and Cleary every time he plays.


#2478047 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 28 January 2014 - 11:23 AM

Matthias has been on my wishlist for a couple seasons now.. He's young, affordable, works hard, and can win faceoffs. I'd love to add him.

And as you know, he is a former Red Wings draft choice, so Holland might even consider to pick him up!