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#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!

#2478033 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 28 January 2014 - 10:44 AM

We need a legitimate enforcer and a scoring powerforward imo. A powerforward is virtually impossible but I would settle for a skilled hard working guy like Callahan, Dubinsky or Matthias. The latter is perhaps a possibility as he seems to struggle a bit lately.

#2477827 Who Sits Next? Speculation Thread

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 27 January 2014 - 10:29 AM

Jurco will be sent down. He can get more ice time in GR anyway so it is not a big deal. Sheahan however should be a regular even with a healthy team. He has outplayed all the others including Andersson. Tatar should also have a spot.

#2477666 1/26 GDT: Panthers 5 @ Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 26 January 2014 - 07:43 PM

Love it when Tatar works his ass off in the offensive zone like that!

#2477012 1/24 GDT: Canadiens 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 25 January 2014 - 05:14 AM

Really good win. I like Tatar/Sheahan/Jurco together, but when healthy I would like Abdelkader instead of Jurco on that line.

#2474458 Nucks vs Flames

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 20 January 2014 - 05:32 AM

It clearly WAS a goal.  It did clearly hit the net, which the officials didn't see, so according to the rules, play continues on, so the goal counts.

Yes I know it is a goal according to the rules, but how could the officials NOT see the puck hit the net?? There are four officials on the ice. If that is not embarrassing I dont know what is.

#2474298 Nucks vs Flames

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 19 January 2014 - 05:24 AM

NHL needs to fine the Flames coach. That was bush league move to start the game. He might have had his reasons, but this makes the game look bad,

I disagree, this is rivalry. What will make the NHL look bad is the goal scored by Kronwall which clearly wasn't a goal.

#2474297 1/18 GDT: Kings 2 @ Red Wings 3 (Shootout)

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 19 January 2014 - 05:00 AM

Yes, i'll take the win, eventhough it should not have been a good goal. Detroit played pretty well in the third and even established some offensive pressure. I dont get why Sheahan and Tatar was split up, those two have been great together. Now if anything chemistry is more important than depth. Sheahan should be a regular by next season.

#2472340 1/11 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Kings 1

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 12 January 2014 - 05:50 AM

Sheahan and Tatar show some chemistry, why not keep Sheahan and demote Andersson to fourth line? Send Glendening down.

#2470307 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 03 January 2014 - 01:51 AM

I think he deserved the stick to his face, if for no other reason for being stupid enough to skate too close to the bench. The comment that it was not a taunt is BS. There was a pretty obvious photograph of the incident where he stares right at the bench.

#2468473 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 30 December 2013 - 02:02 PM

Great comeback win by Canada. Fun to see Mantha dominate, he obviously posesses great offensive awareness.

#2468393 Blockbuster deal?

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 30 December 2013 - 01:46 AM

Trading Howard would be unwise and a safe way to take is us out of the elite team category.