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#2638320 When does Larkin get the C?

Posted by rick zombo on 20 November 2015 - 11:46 AM

I dont feel like Hank is the heart and soul of our team anymore. I'm thinking next year, you sew that C on Larkin's sweater and give the A's to Hank and Sheahan. It's early, but Larkin appears to be what we have all been waiting for - our next Stevie Y.


Let's, for a minute, just say that this isn't a dumb idea. Let's say it is very intelligent. It still would never happen. Because: Red Wings.

#2636446 Goalie Battle

Posted by rick zombo on 11 November 2015 - 12:38 PM

both our goalies are top 10 in the league in save% for goalies who have started in at least 5 games.  Pretty awesome stuff

That is awesome, and hopefully sustainable. Because with this team's terrible possession numbers and shot differential, the goalies' play is obviously covering up that stench a bit.

If the team can straighten this out and continue to get great goaltending they might be dangerous.

#2633811 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by kipwinger on 28 October 2015 - 03:31 PM

For context's sake.  Jon Cooper was 5-8-3 in his first 16 NHL games.  It takes a second for new coaches to find their groove with the team.  Can we maybe give it af****** minute?

#2632814 Where Are The W-L Results?

Posted by rick zombo on 24 October 2015 - 12:21 PM

If you're looking for W-L results, any hockey website should have them. Like nhl.com or tsn for example. Many of these sites also include breakdowns of OT loses, SO loses, etc. You should be able to find playoff records there too.

#2632406 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by rick zombo on 23 October 2015 - 12:01 PM

I know... I know.. It is way too early to tell if the Jeff Blashill experience will be celebrated or despised.

#2631439 10/16 GDT : Carolina Hurricanes at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by rick zombo on 16 October 2015 - 09:21 PM

Pulkinnen is a cancer. The puck is going to the other team if he touches it. Either by blowing it wide or just being frail garbage


Not as frail as the LGWs psyche on loser night. 

#2630697 McDavid with a dirty hit not called.

Posted by kipwinger on 14 October 2015 - 10:54 AM

Or maybe just preferential treatment is being given to a young star, but some hing like that is completely unheard of so I understand your skepticism.


I'm not skeptical of the fact that high profile players tend not to get disciplined.  It happens.  We've certainly been the beneficiary of it from time to time (Kronwall). 


I'm skeptical of this constant conspiratorial undercurrent among Red Wings fans.  Not a season goes by in which there isn't some new league conspiracy to do some new nefarious thing...always to the exclusion of Detroit, of course. 


Look at last night's GDT.  Peruse the comments and see how many are some variation of this general theme, "The refs are letting Tampa get away with something that they aren't letting Detroit get away with".  It's bogus, and worse, intellectually lazy and boring. 


There are no conspiracies.  The league lets some players get away with things, and not others, but it's the same for ALL teams' superstars.  The refs make calls and miss calls all the time, but not in an effort to screw one team or another. 


I have no idea when, or why, Detroit fans became such babies.  Our city is the most brutal, violent, roughneck, hardcore city in the country and ironically our fanbase seems to be the most whiny at times.  It's gross.  


I vote we stop complaining about all the ref/league/Bettman conspiracies.  But that's just me.   

#2629658 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by kickazz on 10 October 2015 - 11:00 AM

I was just about to post that. Seems like an odd thing to say right? I mean, is that out of shame? Or just despises nostalgia? Or is it regret? Or that his team got their asses handed to them and the wings don't have their best team iced with pav and their D is pretty thin.

Also, haven't heard anyone mention green. Only watched some of the game. How was he on D?

To me it was typical stern guy nervous/shy response. You can tell the guy was way out of his comfort zone in that quote.

Also green was okay. Could be better. Hopefully will be as he builds chemistry with team.

#2629581 Cleary NOT reporting to Grand Rapids

Posted by krsmith17 on 09 October 2015 - 10:28 PM

It's sad to me that there are still so many Wings fans that don't give Cleary the respect that he deserves. Ego and Greed? Give me a f***ing break. Taking advantage of people? Are you f***ing serious?

I'm not sure why I even bother responding to such rebuttal. Pure ignorance...

#2629514 Cleary NOT reporting to Grand Rapids

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 09 October 2015 - 08:59 PM

Its both funny and sad to me that there are still so many Wings fans that are Cleary apologists.  Yeah, I get it he was a decent pick up for us an played hard...several years ago. 
He should have left the Wings 3 years ago, but his ego and greed...er, wait... I mean "passion for the game"...kept him here taking advantage of people who would stupidly give him money he was most definitely NOT worth for several more years.
Like every Wings fan, I was ecstatic, and then heartbroken when he agreed to the 3 year deal a couple years back, then reneged, and ran back to (Red Wings) fools he could take better advantage of financially.
I was a fan of him several years back, like I said before, but now, I can't wait until I never have to hear his name ever again.
Bye Bye Danny, hope you enjoy all of that money the Wings gave you, since that is obviously all you cared about in your last years here.
Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

He was really good to a lot of fans, and amazing to roboturners sister.

So I don't have a bad thing to say about the guy.
I'm glad he's hanging them up, but I can't fault him for trying to keep his dream alive.

#2629115 Cleary NOT reporting to Grand Rapids

Posted by WingsallTheway on 09 October 2015 - 03:17 PM

Not a fan of Cleary's decision here.


Holland gifted him 3 contracts and now its time for him to return the favor and he wont do it. Hope he leaves the org and never looks back

#2628634 Dylan Larkin on opening night roster

Posted by Euro_Twins on 06 October 2015 - 09:24 PM

Watching him play in the preseason games I realized he was much closer to being ready than previously assumed.
Not sure.. I'm a bit confused at this point. The Babcock/Holland in me tells me its too early if he stayed up here long term. The excited fan guy in me tells me its not. 

But I'm easily convinced so I guess we will see. 

I think a fair assessment can only be made after he plays a few regular season games. If he shines.. Then I guess you can't really argue if he should be sent down.. 
The problem with Jurco situation was he played 4th line.. If Larkin is playing first line with Zetterberg, I honestly can't imagine a better way to groom up a player for the NHL 

The thing is too, that he already is very disciplined and you can tell he works hard on his game. If he can learn from a guy like datsyuk or z at 19 he will be that much better, that much faster. Yes probably the perfect candidate for them to groom

#2627621 9/28 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings at Boston Bruins, 7:00 EST

Posted by Jesusberg on 28 September 2015 - 05:21 PM

It's pretty messed up that fans are running around like it's 1999 and Napster just blew up.

#2624411 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by kipwinger on 02 September 2015 - 09:52 AM

Do you think RFA Petr Mrazek is going to make 5 million dollars?  I don't.  I don't think that's remotely probable, regardless of the season he just had. 


Everyone always thinks that good young players, with tons of potential, are going to make a fortune after the ELC runs out.  They might for other teams, then don't for the Red Wings.  Look at Nyquist and Tatar.  Both are on reasonable bridge contracts.  Mrazek will be too. 

#2622369 Looking ahead to expansion draft ... If Vegas comes to the nhl etc

Posted by number9 on 05 August 2015 - 07:46 PM

What do you mean "TOO MANY HOOKERS"?

Hudler demands trade to Vegas