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#2656018 2/27 Stadium Series GDT : Red Wings at Colorado Avalanche, 8:00 EST

Posted by Bill Berzeench on 28 February 2016 - 12:06 AM

Good things happen when the Wings dont play Howard

#2647562 1/11 GDT - Red Wings at Kings - 10:30 PM EST

Posted by chicagooverrated on 12 January 2016 - 01:08 AM

This game has shown what happens when you have Jimmy Howard in the net


#2641517 Goalie Battle

Posted by WingsallTheway on 07 December 2015 - 10:01 AM

I feel like Mrazek has slowed down as of late but I'm still more confident in getting a win when hes in net. He seems to do enough in order to win. Jimmy is almost the opposite, does just enough to lose....no matter how well he plays

#2641497 Goalie Battle

Posted by wings_fanatic on 06 December 2015 - 07:52 PM

I like how both goalies are playing the same amount of time so far. There's no need to change that.

I think it's becoming obvious that blashill prefers playing mrazek over Howard. Mrazek has gotten 2 starts in a row wherwas Howard does not. Mrazek just looks more confident out there in front of the team. Even last night mrazek had an average night for his standards but still made the big saves when it mattered (especially in OT). Point is as the year goes on I think mrazek is slowly going to start getting more starts.

#2632314 10/21 GDT : Red Wings at Edmonton Oilers, 9:30 EST

Posted by ash11 on 21 October 2015 - 11:18 PM

Wave anderson and bench ferro bring up athansaiou and bring in jurco

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#2517302 Do you want Jonas Gustavsson re-signed?

Posted by lwing on 26 April 2014 - 06:05 PM

I like Gus, but Mrazek will do something you rarely see on this team. He will make a high paid veteran (Howard) nervous and play for his job every night. We need more of this - hungry young guys who have their sights on taking away other people's jobs. It is good for the entire team and organization. Plus, I am certain Mrazek will be our starting goalie in a year or two at most. Howard can't compete with this kids attitude or skill. Mark my words. 

#2517330 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by LeftWinger on 26 April 2014 - 06:33 PM

this team is going nowhere with Howard.

#2494180 Andersson breaks foot - down another center

Posted by fixxxer on 11 March 2014 - 12:08 AM

Cleary can play center.  


Can take draws, is responsible defensively and a good leader.  When is he coming back again?



Hopefully never.

#2458978 11/27 GDT: Bruins 1 at Red Wings 6

Posted by dat's sick on 28 November 2013 - 08:00 AM

NAME                     GP G A PTS +/-
Tomas Tatar            18 3  5   8    0
Gustav Nyquist          4 3  1   4    3
Daniel Cleary           25 1  2   3    1
Mikael Samuelsson 14 1  1   2    -1
:g: I guess I still don't understand Holland and Babcock
And Weiss also can't click yet...20 games already, he should be adjusted IMO. But for him I still have hopes, as he is only somewhat 30

What don't you understand ? Cleary and Sammy are on the 4th line. They're only playing because of injuries. If Pav and Bert return this weekend it'll be Cleary and Sammy out of the lineup, bank on it. I think Danny boy is close to being waived. Things are as they should.

#2451503 Tootoo Waived

Posted by ben_usmc on 06 November 2013 - 11:58 PM


All GMs make mistakes. Fortunately, all of the questionable 2012 contracts (sans that of Tootoo, who could be bought out if necessary) will expire this summer, as will that of Cleary.

but how the f*** do you make a mistake an entire fanbase can see before hand?

Sortof off topic but ive been checking out Tomas Jurco n the kid looks insane. Only 2 pts behind Nyquist on the griffins. Anyone have any idea when he'll crack the lineup? Next season?

Jurco was insane last year in the playoffs too.  Dude seriously had the puck following him.


You people would honestly rather have Tootoo on this team than Cleary?

Shows that Babcock and management believed Emmerton and Tootoo were the bottom of the totem and I would agree with them.


Think the forwards will look like this in a few weeks

yes.  Tootoo is a better hockey player than Cleary in every facet of the game. I am well aware of Cleary playing on the PP/PK but he is still just a blackhole of talent.  He makes anyone on his line worse. 

#2451327 Tootoo Waived

Posted by RedWang on 06 November 2013 - 12:23 PM

I really dont care how they do it, just get cleary out n get nyquist in. I think i speak for all when i say this.

#2451136 11/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Jets 4

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 04 November 2013 - 10:28 PM

Can't win consistently with guys like Cleary and Quincey in the lineup. I was so angry when we re-signed Cleary because I knew this would happen.

#2449189 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 31 October 2013 - 12:05 AM

A chance to put the game away on the PP and Cleary can't redirect Z's pass in the net, or even redirect it.  I want to punch Dan Cleary and Ken Holland in the face simultaneously.

#2449211 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by Guest on 31 October 2013 - 12:14 AM

Best forward: Pavel Datsyuk. Amazing, as usual. Honorable mention goes to Henrik Zetterberg.

Worst forward:: Daniel Cleary. Once again, Cleary was totally worthless. He lost the puck constantly, did nothing of use, and committed what almost ended up as a very costly giveaway in the final minute. Honorable mention goes to nobody in particular.


Best defenseman: Danny DeKeyser. He did very well playing on the top pairing, and, sans a few minor mistakes, looked as if he perfectly well belonged there. Honorable mention goes to Niklas Kronwall, who had a pretty good game.

Worst defenseman:: Nobody. The defense played very well tonight, as the high-flying Canucks were limited to a mere 20 shots on goal.


MVP: Jimmy Howard. Solid as always, Jimmy made 19 saves on 20 shots against tough opposition. The single goal he let in was a bit odd, but not very stoppable.


Goat: Dan Cleary. See above.


Overall Grade: B+. This game was played very well defensively, but despite the number of shots the Wings took, offense remained a problem. Still, it was a worthy effort that garnered a win against a very good team.

#2449209 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by wings_fanatic on 31 October 2013 - 12:13 AM

SOLID game by all the Wings except for Dan Cleary. The guy flat out has zero hockey IQ. All he does is give away pucks and turns what should be good scoring chances into nothing.


- Pavs and Hank were great in the 3rd especially... no points but they did a great job neutralizing the top guns of the Canucks along with Bert

- Alfie was fantastic tonight again... he is such a smart player very much like Lidstrom and Pavs

- Kronners and Danny D were fantastic... I don't see why they cannot log these kinds of minutes each game, Lidstrom and Rafi used to do it every game as our top pairing.

- Howie was fantastic tonight when he needed to be



Hopefully the boys can keep it up!