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#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!

#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.