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#2496790 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by Nightfall on 18 March 2014 - 07:54 PM

Goaltending is a major problem for us.  We really need that elite goalie.

 

/sarcasm

 

Seriously, if we had a full team, we would be in great shape.




#2494716 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by Nightfall on 11 March 2014 - 11:09 PM

At the end of the day I love this franchise bc we always go to the playoffs. We piss excellence. If we don't make it I'll still be a diehard fan, but it will be hard to take the "streak is over" bs from the media and other fans. We've always been a prime target for haters, and I dread the day they have ammo.

 

Everything that has a beginning has an end.  The streak will end eventually.  I know I never want it to end either, but it will.




#2494639 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by Nightfall on 11 March 2014 - 08:38 PM

The lack of faith and support for our team in this forum is just insane.  Just shows how spoiled we really are.  The Wings have made the playoffs for as long as I have been a fan, and if they miss out this year, then I am not bailing on them.  I fail to see why some here are willing to give up, bash the team, and insult the management.  Support your team, through thick and thin.  Its what supporting a team is all about. 

 

As for the game tonight, the Blue Jackets should be commended.  They came through with a win when they needed it.

 

As for the Wings, they have 18 more games to fight their way into the post season.




#2491043 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Nightfall on 05 March 2014 - 05:21 PM

So than why give up so much for someone that's not even worth it... IMO eaves and a 2nd shoulda been enough

 

If Legwand signs here, it was a great deal for the Wings.  If he doesn't, it was a waste, Thats the stance I am making.




#2491018 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Nightfall on 05 March 2014 - 05:11 PM

I don't get it either and I don't see how people can say he will be useful to us in next 3 years...

 

I don't see how people can say with certainty that Jarnkrok won't be the useful to us in the next 3 years either. 




#2490940 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Nightfall on 05 March 2014 - 04:51 PM

Well we got s*** and gave up possible stars...

 

Have anything to backup that statement and continue the discussion or you going to keep talking out of your ass?

 

IMHO, Legwand is a proven NHL player, and not crap.  Maybe you could explain why you consider Legwand to be crap.




#2490938 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Nightfall on 05 March 2014 - 04:50 PM

 

While I agree many of us overrate our own prospects, Jarnkrok is the best center prospect in our entire system.

 

Unless he's going to Sweden for sure next year, I don't think it really matters what Legwand does or not. We should have been able to get him with another prospect instead.

 

Wow, really?  I think Sheahan is much better to be honest.  Then we have guys that haven't even made it to the AHL to consider that have a much better upside than him.




#2490904 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Nightfall on 05 March 2014 - 04:40 PM

Says who?!?! Jarnkrok has been our top prospect for years until Mantha came. Per THN and RWC. This year he struggled but even then they were saying his potential landed him between Filppula and Zetterberg and his floor was Legwand.

 

Says hockey prospects website.  Besides, we have had better prospects in the system that have actually panned out.  Nyquist and Tatar come to mind.  Pulkkinen comes to mind as well who is actually tearing it up as a member of the Griffins.  I am not saying that Jarnkrok isn't a good prospect, but just that people here are putting him up on a pedestal as being the best prospect we have, and thats disingenuous.




#2490871 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Nightfall on 05 March 2014 - 04:30 PM

And now the phase begins where Wings fans lie to themselves and play UP Jarnkroks skill and potential to disguise this as a horrible trade.

 

Fixed it for you.

 

We have way too many people thinking that Jarnkrok was a top tier talented prospect.  The fact of the matter is that he wasn't.  He was a above average rated prospect with a C level probability of success.  I have watched this guy in Grand Rapids, and while he is good, he isn't elite by any stretch of the imagination. 




#2454962 What would you do?...

Posted by Nightfall on 18 November 2013 - 09:09 AM

Hrm....what would I do?

 

Well, if I am the coach, I would play the players that Holland got for me.

 

If I am Holland, I would be kicking myself as to why I signed Cleary.  I mean, why when you already have a glut of forwards that are committed?  I just don't understand.  Aside from that, he has made the right moves in waiving Tootoo and Eaves.  I really don't think that we will see Nyquist in Detroit this season because of the salary cap and Nyquist still is eligible to play in the AHL.  Nyquist knows he will get his chance, like Tatar did.  He had to wait a couple years, and even help the Griffins win the Calder cup.  Nyquist is a professional, and understands what is going on.  Its frustrating probably, but at the same time he is providing leadership and setting an example for the young Griffins players.  You can't put a price tag on that.




#2442758 Will young talent ever speak out against Wings philosophy?

Posted by Nightfall on 08 October 2013 - 10:50 PM

Isn't that what we are doing now?

 

I'm not sure I understand what you are wanting from them. We only have 2 players that legitimately could be replaced by younger players and it make a difference...Cleary and Sammy. Who else do you want to see a young player take a spot from? 

 

I am still waiting for someone to answer this question.  Aside from Cleary and Sammy, I can't think of anyone else that i would like to see a young player take a spot from.  Maybe Bert.....maybe.....




#2442345 10/5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4

Posted by Nightfall on 05 October 2013 - 08:23 PM

I love it.  Dats coughs the puck up, and everyone on the forum board blames anyone but Dats.




#2441196 10/2 GDT : Sabres 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Nightfall on 02 October 2013 - 09:43 PM

It was a solid win.

 

Wings outshot the Sabres 34-20

Wings killed some key penalties

Wings power play looked solid and had a lot of chances

Miller played solid, and thats why the Sabres only lost 2-1

 

I know many here wanted to see a 10-0 shutout, but the Sabres are still a professional team.  There are no guaranteed wins.




#2436242 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by Nightfall on 12 September 2013 - 02:01 PM

I have always been a strong supporter of the Wings management.  Now I am seriously questioning their judgement?  Why sign Cleary?  They already are $750,000 or so over the cap.  They had options, but none were very bad.  Worst case they send Nyquist down if everyone was healthy.  As it turns out now, they are $2.5 million over the cap and now have another player to be concerned with.  What a debacle.




#2433149 Red Wings 2013 Season Preview at 4pm today on SiriusXM NHL Network Rad

Posted by Nightfall on 13 August 2013 - 07:12 AM

They had Ken Kal on for the first part.  He talked about the signings of Weiss and Alfredsson.  Then they talked about the rest of the team.

They pulled out some good stats out, such as Dats scoring over 40% of the Red Wings goals through the shortened seasons.  Thats just unbelievable.

 

Finally, they predicted the Wings would finish 3rd in the conference.  It could go as high as 2nd if the Wings secondary scoring picked up.  It could go as low as 6th or 7th if they have similar struggles to last season.  Either way, they predict the Wings are playoff bound next season.