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#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...

#2466119 Tootoo called up

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 19 December 2013 - 04:33 AM

Wow, wasn't sure I'd see Tootoo up with the big club again! Good news indeed. I argued he would add more than Eaves at the time, still think so but Eaves has done very well since called up. Proves what everybody knows, Samuelsson and Cleary should get out.

#2465205 Wings muscle?

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 16 December 2013 - 05:11 AM

Before the season began Holland addressed this issue with a wait and see approach. I dont think he liked the answers he got. Sadly they will not bring in immediate help in the shape of an enforcer, but if I remember correctly Holland worded it as that it will be a gradual change over several seasons. I feel bad for the abuse players like Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Tatar and Nyquist must endure because of this philosophy. And while it is true that an enforcer would not prevent all cheap shots, slashes etc against our skilled players, it will still do more than Shanahan or the PP will.

#2460653 12/4 GDT : Flyers 6 at Red Wings 3

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 04 December 2013 - 01:23 PM

Weiss finally gets a shot! Common man, I'll be rooting for you!

#2459571 12/1 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Senators 2, Alfredsson scores ENG

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 01 December 2013 - 12:50 PM

If this gets ugly, Red Wings are toast.

#2459143 11/29 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Islanders 0

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 29 November 2013 - 11:34 AM

When was the last time we beat the Islanders?

In regulation, 2003 according to some preview. And considering how poor the Islanders have been during many years in that span... Wow.

#2457412 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 23 November 2013 - 10:03 PM

Where the f*** is Tootoo?? Oh right he is with the Griffins because Samuelsson is so valuable...

#2457156 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 23 November 2013 - 08:36 PM

Smith got balls.

#2450083 11/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 0

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 02 November 2013 - 01:36 PM

I cannot believe Samuelsson is back in! It is like Babcock has the memory of a gold fish, and after each game he realizes "oh he still sucks, I better bench him next game".

#2450003 11/1 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Flames 3

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 02 November 2013 - 03:18 AM

give me a break.

Whatever you need, but it is time for people to realize that Abdelkader is much more important to this team than many want to acknowledge. You keep fooling yourself thinking he is easily replaced.

#2445010 Lineup Crunch: Who's going?

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 16 October 2013 - 02:40 PM

Just something to consider in the Eaves/ Tootoo debate.............Eaves can actually be used in the playoffs, Tootoo is strictly a regular season player.   So it comes down to whether you put more value in the regular season or the playoffs.

I think Tootoo would do just fine in the playoffs if given the chance. He has played lots of playoff games for Nashville. Saying he is not a playoff player because Babcock scratched him most games last year is like saying Tatar is not an NHL calibre player.

#2444504 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 14 October 2013 - 03:16 PM

Defense is looking better with Lashoff in the lineup. I hope Smith can step it up.

#2444090 Trade Proposal

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 14 October 2013 - 01:57 AM

Cant give up on Smith yet. But Red Wings need speed and work ethic more than defense in my opinion. Ryan Callahan or Brandon Dubinsky type players.

#2442936 10/5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 10 October 2013 - 02:09 AM

In regard to the Filppula vs Weiss debate I think there are important aspects that will not show in the stats. I personally feel that Weiss is an upgrade because he crashes the net while Filppula circled away from the net. This will potentially make a huge difference in the post season when the game is more defensive.

#2442510 Laviolette out in Philly

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 07 October 2013 - 09:56 AM

The Chief, awesome!