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#2514479 Magic Man has Baby, Hank skates first full practice

Posted by wings_fanatic on Today, 08:44 PM


Last I had heard he still wasn't taking contact in practice, just skating.  


If he played the next game that's a pretty big jump in the typical process.


He had a full practice today and said he felt good and would talk to team doctors about possibly playing tomorrow. Regardless if he plays tomorrow or not, if he is that close to playing, he will by all accounts be playing by game 5 at the latest which is hugeeeeee. 

#2514207 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by rick zombo on Yesterday, 11:03 PM

Dudes!! I’m very much afraid that blaming Howard for this loss or the loss in the last game puts us very definitively in "Leaf-Land". Toronto blamed Reimer for their epic meltdown. 


Do we really want to start acting like Leaf fans?  :blind:


The truth is, the Leafs missed the playoffs, not because of Reimer, Phanuef, or Clarkson. They missed because, as a team, they were soft between the ears, lacked character, and leadership. 


Now Detroit’s problems don’t run this deep obviously, but maybe we’re down 2-1 to Boston because of team play.


Also, the Bruins just might be the better team. 

#2513993 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by gowings00 on Yesterday, 08:48 PM

boston is just that much better than our grand rapids red wings

It can't be said enough how much good puck moving defensemen contribute to offense. Lidstrom, Rafalski, Chelli all had accurate passes that enabled our forwards to move with speed. Our current defense has trouble with pressure, and consistently turns the puck over in the neutral zone.
Hopefully, this should show Babs and Holland just how bad our defensemen are and that they finally need to upgrade Lash, Quincey and Kindl.

#2513852 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by Dabura on Yesterday, 08:09 PM

I wish I could say it's Boston outplaying us but it's us being cute and just not playing properly. This team needs a power forward to trade for franzen. He's big and fkin useless


We need a Wayne Simmonds like no one's business. IMHO

#2513613 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by brandon27 on Yesterday, 07:25 PM

It all boils down to this: Boston is just better. MUCH better.


Exactly.  People need to take the homer glasses off, and set their emotions aside.  This team at this stage in its growth is nowhere near as good as Boston.  Hell, probably half of our lineup tonight started the season in Grand Rapids, and not just started the season there, but likely would have finished it there if its not for all the injuries.  Theyre young...  its called growing pains, we're not used to it because of the steady line of vets we've rolled through here... its a changing of the guard in Detroit...  We're not as good as we like to think, we've been spoiled.  It's going to happen all over again though as these kids get more experience, and size, we're going to be that deadly team again, especially up front.  On the back end, the D really needs help, it needs a solid vet.

#2513266 Matt Cooke offered in-person hearing for knee hit

Posted by TheWolf on Yesterday, 05:59 PM

I don't understand why any team would want this guy.  Sure he has some ability still, but you just know that at some point he's going to do something absolutely moronic like this and cost the team as a result.  What he did to Marc Savard is unforgivable and he's still doing stuff like that now.  Perma-ban this guy and let him try to ruin the careers of guys in the KHL instead.



I think it is so you don't have him on the OTHER team injuring YOUR guys.


Other than that, I don't have an explanation. 

#2513114 Matt Cooke offered in-person hearing for knee hit

Posted by frankgrimes on Yesterday, 01:45 PM

They should throw him out for at least the first round, personally I'd ban him from the playoffs he just doesn't get it. I mean how can you not be concernced about this guy, he just doesn't respect other players nor their health.

#2512914 Caption the photo

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 April 2014 - 03:33 PM

"Youuuuu Rannnnng?"

#2511623 Lucic Spearing DeKeyser

Posted by 55fan on 19 April 2014 - 07:36 PM

According to the League, it's twenty-five hundred dollars per 'nad?

Seems kinda low.

That's just nuts.

#2511103 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by TheXym on 18 April 2014 - 08:45 PM

The ironic thing is Tatar's interference was anything but subtle, he knocked the guy on his butt.

#2509912 flyers sign macdonald to 6 year $30 million extension

Posted by Dabura on 15 April 2014 - 08:26 PM

Context is key here.

  • Timonen's their Kronwall, and he's just about done.
  • Streit's 36 and nothing really special.
  • Coburn, Grossman, Gustafsson, Hal Gill. In a word, woof.
  • When was the last time you heard about a Flyers prospect? Can you name a Flyers prospect, just off the top of your head? If so, is he a defenseman? If so, is he any good? If so, which do you feel is the more likely outcome: that he a) is developed with care and patience and becomes a solid top-four defenseman for the Flyers, or b) gets traded for Douglas Murray?
  • This summer's crop of UFA defensemen is terribad, and I doubt many top-end defensemen will be moved.

So I'd say they actually did pretty well.


Side note: wonder if they'd be interested in any of Kindl, Lashoff, Almqvist. Lashoff is big and mean and simple, and they like big and mean and simple. Almqvist could be the second coming of Timonen. Kindl could be a low-risk high-reward add.

#2509000 Bobby Ryan to Ottawa

Posted by Euro_Twins on 12 April 2014 - 04:14 PM

The point is there's a significant different between putting up 28 goals in 56 games one season and being a consistent 30 goal scorer. 
Hopefully Nyquist will become one, but now that everyone knows who he is we'll have to wait and see what kind of pace he produces at consistently. 

No I get that. But he said Ryan would be our leading goal scorer right now, but nyquist has almost 30 goals this year so I'm not too upset

#2507649 Apparently it can get worse in Vancouver.

Posted by T.Low on 09 April 2014 - 12:40 PM

From CBC:

Why the urgency to fill this position ASAP? A fear of more rioting?
​Their ownership is a train wreck.

I would think they want to get a decision maker (Linden) in position ASAP to be ready for the first wave of available GMs. If they would have fired Gillis back when it was apparent he was in over his head, they could have had a shot at Nill.

#2506836 Milestones

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 06 April 2014 - 07:28 AM


The number of regular-season games in Club history with Mike Babcock as Head Coach, with a record of:



The number of Coaches / Head Coaches who have reached this milestone in Club history (previously, in order, Adams, Abel and Bowman)


With 700 games coached, the following categories with the totals and rankings:

Most Wins: 413, First (Second: Bowman, 410)

Wins, Percentage of Games: 59.0%, First (Second, Bowman, 58.6%)

Fewest Regulation Losses: 197, Second (First, Bowman, 192)

Regulation Losses, Percentage of Games: 28.0%, Second (First, Bowman 27.4%)

Highest Points Percentage: 0.654, Second (First, Bowman, 0.656)

Dates and totals for each one hundred-games milestone:
100G: 17/11/2006, 70W-21L-5OTL-4SOL, 0.745
200G: 22/12/2007, 134W-42L-10OTL-14SOL, 0.730
300G: 10/02/2009, 198W-67L-18OTL-17SOL, 0.718
400G: 22/03/2010, 249W-100L-22OTL-29SOL, 0.686
500G: 28/10/2011, 309W-129L-29OTL-33SOL, 0.680
600G: 10/03/2013, 413W-197L-35OTL-38SOL, 0.668

#2506462 4/5 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs Red Wings 3

Posted by MTU_Huskies963 on 05 April 2014 - 07:43 PM

Just need to get one before the second period ends.