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#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.


#2467288 Tootoo called up

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 23 December 2013 - 02:02 PM

What an absolute joke to send Tootoo down.


#2466570 12/19 GDT: Flames 2 @ Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 20 December 2013 - 07:10 PM

This left-handed right-handed point man combination is so over-rated. We don't have Lidstrom and Holmstrom anymore and we can't even generate good offense on the PP from the point with Kronwall and Bertuzzi, so why try it with the second unit too. Just put two good offensive defensemen that can hold the puck in, create movement and let the young, creative forwards we have on that 2nd unit score.
Kindl and Smith aren't used on the PK (sometimes Smith is if another D-man is in the box), so put them on the 2nd unit. Screw the handedness - it's bulls***.

Couldn't agree more. I hate when they put a forward in that position too, because you know there will be a cough up on the blue line and the forward will not stand a chance catching up. And don't get me started on Samuelsson...