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#2674342 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 April 2016 - 08:02 PM

Welcome to the 21St century, everyone. Advertising is the way of life. The building will be amazing regardless of what it's called.

Well there a lot of things wrong in the 21 century, which were much better in the old days ... advertisement is for sure on that list.

A building without a soul is not amazing no matter how luxurious it may be. Best example is the Pens arena modern and comfortable beyond believe but Pens fans are missing the atmosphere of the igloo.

Why does every team need a new arena ? Why not improve the old one? I'm sure the Joe would have looked absolutely gorgeous with a huge renovation but no no, a bankrupt city decides to throw 200 down the toilete.

And the next plastic dome is already in the works...The new oilers arena good times

#2672914 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by Yzerman19 on 22 April 2016 - 08:01 AM

Well the Wings really deserved it!!! To be fait you can't at this level fail on 3 breakaways and not getting burn somehow.

Adding to that an anemic powerplay, especially 5-3 none is actualy moving making it too easy for the Tampa bay's defense...


What i sincerely hope this off season is... Firing the PP coach... Firing the Defense coach....


To me blashill is still a big question mark.... i haven't seen a lot of stunning coaching decisions from him.... He should be at some point by his action able to turn a game around.


Anyway have a nice summer guys :D

#2668035 2016 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by GoalieManPat on 13 April 2016 - 08:01 PM


#2668411 ECQF Game 1 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by plopster on 13 April 2016 - 10:47 PM

Was at the game. First off, the ice was pretty crappy. Guys losing their edge all over the place. Second, if stamkos were in there, this would have been bad. The puck handling was really poor and the passes were not crisp exiting the zone (Rafalski anyone?). Third, the first goal was def on howie, second was on helm facing away from the puck handler, third was just all skill, credit where it's due. The non goal was a combo of poor D and poor goaltending. Jimmy can't stop those kind of shots on net. He's just guessing most of the time. Fourth, Z and pavel are just way slow. There's no getting past that. Can't tell you how many times it hurt watching Pav just lose the puck trying to make something happen. I was sitting on the end where the wings played offense twice facing the benches. Fifth, the wings had some really high quality chances, the puck just bounced out of reach or couldn't get a decent second chance on juicy rebounds. Sixth, Kyle Quincey impressed me jumping through the zone with the puck. I think some times the better play is just skate with the puck when the defense is giving you room. Tampa did that plenty at the blue line. The dmen could have just kept carrying it on their stick when they expect you to pass. Kyle caught them by surprise a few times. Seventh, the power play didn't score, but they came really close. Eighth, I swear on everything that's holy giving Ericsson that contract was way worse than keeping franzen over Hossa. That guy is like a non hitting non fighting non puck handling smaller Darren hatcher. He's just a big slow body. I would rather have Oulett or Sproul in there. Ninth, was glad to see the guys stick up for Larkin when Coburn tried to rough him up. I wanted Justin to break his face for that chicken s***. Tenth, if they watch the tape and shake up the lines and figure out how to deal with that s*** ice, there's no reason they can't go back to the Joe tied. So tired of watching them lose in Tampa, 4 straight in the regular season, yet they dominate them in the D. I even changed jerseys tonight. Ugh!!!!!!!

#2668357 ECQF Game 1 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by barabbas16 on 13 April 2016 - 09:13 PM

Just finished - had to watch on DVR.  The good news is that, if game 2 is just like game 1, Detroit can win if they can just learn one lesson from game 1.


The bad news is that lesson is "don't be complete morons and blow your assignments in the defensive zone."  Which begs the obvious question of... why said lesson wasn't learned long ago by all involved.

#2666865 Post Epic Meltdown - er, Post Game Discussion

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 April 2016 - 03:25 PM




I definitely agree that AA is a defensive liability, but I'm not sure I think Andersson or Jurco is any better.


How is he a defensive liability? He's a +1 on a team that is -13 goal differential? He is by far one of the best players on the ice for the Wings.  Everytime he is out there, more times than not, he makes something happen.  5 on 5, PP, PK...he makes s*** happen.

#2666715 Post Epic Meltdown - er, Post Game Discussion

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 10 April 2016 - 02:23 AM

:lol: I love this whole "so and so can't play defense, so I'm gonna scratch them" Tatar and Nyquist can't win battles to save their lives. We have a coach that doesn't prioritize goal scoring. That's a problem, guess what? Goals win games. For me, I want guys that can score goals. Patrick Kane can't spell "backcheck" and he's a 3 time Stanley Cup champion. Enough of this garbage from management and coaching, play to win thef****** game.

#2666695 Post Epic Meltdown - er, Post Game Discussion

Posted by Number19 on 09 April 2016 - 11:03 PM

The defensive argument goes out the window when you can't score. Mantha and AA score. So what if they're on the ice for a goal against if they score one or two? For right now, with the assets we have, that's okay. There's only like six defensively talented guys on the whole squad anyway.

Not everyone on a team can be a defensive stalwart. You do have to score, and when things tighten up in the playoffs watch our offense evaporate completely.

We crawled on all four limbs while bleeding into the playoffs. I'm with you, I don't want to rely on our vets and to grind out some gut check victories. We just lost two of those games in a row, it doesn't work. The only reason we're here is because Boston sucked harder and two young guys carried us through 65 percent of the season before their tanks dried up (Larkin, Mrazek). The vets with their 23rd ranked offense didn't get us here.

#2665711 4/7 GDT : Red Wings at Boston Bruins, 7:00 ET

Posted by joesuffP on 07 April 2016 - 09:06 PM

After my rage has died down it would have been very surprising to win two huge games back to back like that given the kind of team we are. Would have been a story book way to get into the playoffs. But the way that just laid down and died was hard to watch. But again, it would have been a very tough win, not suprised they lost but the manner they did was awful

#2665135 4/6 GDT : Philadelphia Flyers at Red Wings, 8:00 ET

Posted by TheXym on 06 April 2016 - 10:02 PM

ROW is the Tiebreaker. A win tomorrow seals it. If Boston wins both of their final two games in ROW they can catch us in ROW then they'd have the tiebreaker from head to head I believe if we lose out. If we lose tomorrow but beat NYR before the shootout we are in regardless.

I'd say just end it tomorrow with a decisive win (oh hell, make it a positive goal differential on the season with a blowout to rival the game that sent Patrick Waaah to Colorado).

#2664743 4/6 GDT : Philadelphia Flyers at Red Wings, 8:00 ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 06 April 2016 - 11:51 AM

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eenie...meenie...minie...and you're it Philly!

#2663454 3/29 GDT - Red Wings at Canadiens - 7:30 PM EST

Posted by NerveDamage on 30 March 2016 - 10:33 AM

Sacrifice me to the Hockey Gods so the natural order can be restored.


I'm ready... LGRW!!!


Posted by kickazz on 28 March 2016 - 10:59 PM

I can't quote on my phone right now for some reason, so as for the Mrazek/Howard thing, if you look at stats then Howard has been better. But in the two latest blowout games(PIT,TBL), Mrazek got the losses as starter, but after he was pulled, Howard came in and let 3 goals in each. It's not like he came in and shut it down.In the MTL game, Mrazek saved another embarassing loss by his play until the third, when he let in a questionable one or two. Tonight Howard wasn't really tested all game then everything almost fell apart at the end.If you look at what they've both done game by game lately, they both haven't done well. One has to step up, and soon.

Even excluding stats - Mrazek has choked in the first two periods of a few games. This isn't a time of the year where you can do that. 


It seems Howard sucks at closing out games while Mrazek sucks at starting them.


They should tandem in-game  :glare:

#2662443 2016 Playoffs % chances (part II)

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 27 March 2016 - 04:25 PM

7 games to go for us, not 6. For the Bruins it's 6, and that's the team to catch. Comparing the schedules, it really comes down to winning in Boston to get in, if you calculate the likely results for the other games:







vs Canes

vs Wings

vs Sens


If you go with W-L-L-W-L-W, it's 6 more points for a final 94.




vs Sabres

@ Habs

vs Wild


vs Flyers




Winning against the 3 lottery teams and the Bruins gives us 8 points, so it would be one more win (or two OT losses.. :rolleyes:) out of the three games against Wild, Flyers and Rangers to get to 95.


Which isn't all that unrealistic by numbers and records...but right now, I wouldn't bet against us losing vs Buffalo, either. :eh:




EDIT: Oh, I thought Philly had 87 points, but it's 85. Their schedule:


vs Jets

vs Caps

vs Sens



vs Leafs

vs Pens

vs Islanders


6 expectable points vs lottery teams, but then again..a win for us could get us in, because they could easily lose three of their other four games.




"Coulda, woulda, shoulda", yeah, I know...we would prefer to have 95 right now, not 85, that's for sure. On the other hand, without Petr's outstanding play for the majority of the season, we would sit at 75 points right now, at best. ;)

#2662456 Tony Granato next Wisconsin Head Coach

Posted by TheXym on 27 March 2016 - 06:22 PM

Opposite Frank. Granato is responsible for the defense and penalty-kill, while Firschweiler is responsible for the offense and power-play. Neither have done a remotely close tospectacular acceptable job...