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#2545577 Wings great Gordie Howe resting after 'serious stroke'

Posted by e_prime on Yesterday, 01:10 PM

Nothing but prayers and thoughts to the Gordie and the entire Howe family.  Whatever the outcome.

#2545559 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by RyanBarnes! on Yesterday, 11:44 AM

Samuelsson got more chances and so should Weiss. But it is not looking too good right now.

#2545449 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by TheXym on 29 October 2014 - 09:11 PM

Good comeback win. Good things happen when you can pop more than two goals as a team.

#2544253 Lines Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 24 October 2014 - 03:03 PM

All NHL players should be able to take a hard pass, whether you're a center, winger or defenseman. I agree that wingers are maybe a little more likely to receive the hard passes on the breakout, but a center needs to be an option on that breakout as well. Besides, I don't think Helm is as bad as you're implying on receiving a pass. The puck was bouncing around everywhere last night, no one could get it to settle down. I seen Tatar and Nyquist both whiff on pass attempts numerous times last night, as well as other players on both sides.


Either way, you cannot attribute him being on the wing, to the reason he couldn't put the puck in the net last night or any night for that matter. Helm creates a lot of those chances with his speed. What was the reason he whiffed on that breakaway opportunity? He just has trouble finishing, plain and simple. If he could finish on just 20% of his chances, whether that be on the wing or center, he would be a much bigger threat.

#2544230 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by Ekmanc on 24 October 2014 - 01:00 PM

Babcock is a funny man :P 


Babcock, on why he doesn't try Brendan Smith on power play: "I’m not getting into every detail why I play everyone and why I don’t. That’s the beauty of being the coach. You get to decide. You guys get to speculate why I don’t do things."

#2544226 Lines Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 24 October 2014 - 12:33 PM

I wanted to respond to the discussion of our 4th line in the GDT, but I figured here was more appropriate...


Anyway, I think the best 4th line we could put together would be Miller - Glendening - Abdelkader


Miller is really underappreciated around these parts, but he is a very durable, serviceable 4th line winger. He's never going to dazzle you, but he always makes the smart play. He's hard on the puck despite his thin frame and is very difficult to play against. He is a big reason our penalty kill has been perfect through 7 games (21 for 21), averaging 3:11 per game. He doesn't have any points yet but his main job is to shut down the opposition, the points will come. He has 11 shots on goal, 13 hits, 10 blocked shots, +2 giveaway/takeaway differential, and is an even +/-.


Glendening is starting to get more recognition around here but I still think he is undervalued. He has improved in the face-off circle immensely, from his underwhelming 48.5% last season to his stellar 59.8% (team best) so far this season. He's an in-your-face type of player that can really get under the oppositions skin, a guy every player loves to have on their team. Along with Miller, they are the two best penalty killers we have, Glendening averages 3:18 per game. He has one goal so far this season, but could have had many more, due to his speed and work ethic. He has 10 shots on goal, 10 hits, 5 blocked shots, +2 giveaway/takeaway differential, and is a +1.


Abdelkader, while playing surprisingly well in the top 6 right now, I still think he is a great 4th liner. He leads the team in hits by a wide margin with 23, has 3 blocked shots, and surprisingly doesn't have a single giveaway or takeaway through 7 games. Abby has 3 goals and 2 assists, 17 shots on goal and is a +3, he could be exactly what the 4th line needs to get some offense going. Hell, Glendening has 2 career NHL regular season goals and guess who had the primary assist on both goals? That's right, Abdelkader.


While Andersson has improved a hell of a lot since last season, I don't see him as a vital part of this team. To me he has just been out there munching up minutes, and while he has done a decent job at keeping the other team off the board, I think we have enough capable guys that he should be expendable. He has no points, and even +/-, 4 hits, 1 blocked shot, an even giveaway/takeaway differential and 7 shots on goal. To me that is not enough contribution, even from a 4th line guy. He has been solid on the penalty kill but not enough to warrant a roster spot in my opinion. We have Glendening, Miller, Abdelkader and Helm that can all kill penalties with the best of them, as well as other that could get the job done if called upon.

#2542835 Weiss

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 October 2014 - 01:01 PM

this whole scenario is baffling to me.  Is he injured still? Not at 100%? Is he 100% and just crappy? Does Babs just not like him? I guess none of us will really know the truth, but IMO, he must be just wanting to take it slow in order to NOT re-injure himself again. If not, then you would think he'd be asking for Holland to trade him somewhere he will get to play...I cannot imagine he is just happy collecting a check and riding the press pine...not many NHL players strike me as that type. "Of course I have been known to be wrong....from time to time."

#2542585 slava voynov suspended after domestic violence arrest

Posted by Euro_Twins on 20 October 2014 - 11:05 AM

"Slava Voynov was arrested Monday morning on domestic violence charges and has been suspended indefinitely from the Los Angeles Kings pending a formal investigation by the NHL."


Looks like they're trying to avoid the giant headache the NFL had with the immediate action.

I wonder what kind of protocol they're going to put in place, like the NFL's automatic 6game suspension for first offense, then ban for second.
I hope the NHL does something much more severe, its horrendous that its such a big problem and the NFL handled it so badly I'd like the NHL to come out with a no tolerance policy for these offenses.

I also think they should be beaten in the streets by the rest of their team for being s***ty excuses for men.

Here's a more in depth write up from CBS sports:


Innocent until proven guilty right? That's about as much as they can do before all the facts are presented unfortunately.

#2542407 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by gcom007 on 18 October 2014 - 09:14 PM

Cherish this one, ladies and gentlemen...you won't see many games more entertaining than that.


Monster played like a monster, and Z proved once again why no matter how much he may struggle, especially as his career goes on, that he is the leader and heart and soul of this squad.


Can't post about this game without giving Bernier credit as well. He and Gustafson really went toe to toe all night and put on one hell of a show at both ends of the ice. In the end, we got the lucky bounce, but both goalies were outstanding tonight.


A good old hockey game indeed...

#2542083 Lucic has a meltdown as Bruins get smacked by Habs...again

Posted by kliq on 18 October 2014 - 09:57 AM

I 100% agree that the Seguin trade was a bad trade on Boston's end, but it wasn't just a "hockey" trade. I remember at the time Seguin's character was being questioned regarding his supposed late night partying.



I think Boston's issues this year are a combination of losing Iginla, Boychuck, Krejci's injury, possibly a regression due to age, facing good competition, but most likely just a slump. If they are playing this way in a month, Bruins fans should maybe be concerned. Its just a few games into an 82 game season.


I think losing Thornton has absolutely nothing to do with it.

#2541586 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by F.Michael on 16 October 2014 - 06:16 PM

What concerns me most.....













What will become of the metal troughs from the men's bathrooms?

#2541519 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by gcom007 on 16 October 2014 - 02:30 PM

That will be a sad day. I get that it's a dump relative to the rest of the league's new shacks, but it's ourf****** dump!!!

#2541681 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by MacK_Attack on 17 October 2014 - 10:25 AM

JvR - Bozak - Kessel
Lupul - Kadri - Winnik
Komarov - Santorelli - Clarkson
Kozun - Holland - Panik

Phaneuf - Franson
Gardiner - Rielly
Percy - Polak


#2541607 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 16 October 2014 - 07:48 PM


#2541667 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 17 October 2014 - 08:47 AM

Projected Leafs lines - 


Van Riemsdyk-Bozak-Kessel