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#2497329 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 March 2014 - 04:22 PM

You lost to an AHL team, Randy. I think there are bigger problems at hand than interference.

#2497320 Ferraro: An incredible night for landon and my family

Posted by Smite on 19 March 2014 - 03:40 PM

TSN article 





I am incredibly lucky in life - fabulous wife, four awesome sons and a great job.

Every once in awhile, it seems like life lets dreams become real - and that is a gift.

I had one of those moments in Detroit on Tuesday. My son, Landon, played his first NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, his favourite boyhood team.

When he phoned me to say he had been called up, I had so many visions of him as a little boy, pretending to be Mats Sundin, the joy we shared in going to the rink and the disappointments along the way.

As all parents know, nothing deflates you like a tough day for your child, nothing makes you happier than their success.

I happened to be flying to Toronto anyways - for a TSN game the next day - so when I got off the plane, I looked for a text from Landon whether he was in the lineup or not. He knew he would be in warm-up and that was enough for me to hop on another flight. And when I got there for warm-up, I saw he was on a line and knew his dream (and mine) was about to become reality.

My last game in the NHL - in May of 2002 - was in Detroit. Now Landon's first game was going to be in the same arena. I can see the post where Landon and his brother, Matt were waiting for me post-game; we all knew my career was done. Full circle stuff.

When the Wings came out of the tunnel, I was looking for that familiar skating stride and there he was. An NHL player. I have to say, the tears came pretty quickly. He played well, just under 10 minutes. I will never forget this night.

What an incredible night for our family, and in particular, for Landon. I'm so proud.

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#2496394 In Memoriam: 19/12/1926 - 18/03/2004.

Posted by MacK_Attack on 18 March 2014 - 10:38 AM

I never hated ties, I just hate that teams completely shut the game down to ensure they got the single point.


The addition of the loser point helped alleviate some of that, but then you had teams shutting the game down in the 3rd period to ensure they get to overtime. That's what you see nearly every game when it's tied in the 3rd period.


The solution is simple. Get rid of the loser point. It was introduced when there were still ties, but it serves no purpose today other than to reward losing.


People hate the shootout, but the real problem is that too many games get that far because far too many teams are happy to choke the life out of the game to ensure they get the OT point.


If you take away the incentive of getting to overtime, logic suggests teams may actually try to win a tied game in regulation.

#2494412 Scary incident with Rich Peverley

Posted by darkmanx on 11 March 2014 - 06:53 PM


#2494163 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Carman on 10 March 2014 - 09:31 PM


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Last year and the year before at any level. Not impressive no arguing that. Go look up Zetterberg, Backstrom, Johanson, and other top Swedes when they played at the same level at the same age. Not comparable. Please post a game by game for his last 36 in the AHL I would be curious to see it as I have not yet found it.


Kids? Is that more of you making things up to defend your case?

His play back a few years was impacted by his size, which is not a tremendous issue for him anymore. Jarnkrok is a great prospect, there really shouldn't be a need to try and downplay his talent. The whole situation comes down to several reasons that are largely just based on opinions,

Bad Trade:

1. You think this season is a loss already, and should have kept future potential.

2. You think Legwand is only going to play 20 games with the Red Wings and the Wings lost Jarnkrok for nothing.

3. You like Legwand, but are sold on Jarnkrok becoming a top line center.


Good Trade.

1. You like Legwand, and think the evidence is there that he will resign.

2. Wings filled an immediate need by giving up a player that wouldn't fill that need for years.



Personally I think Jarnkrok was a great prospect his play the last few months has been fantastic, he's great with the puck, his defense is very underrated, his skating is good, there isn't a negative about him other than he's not going out and hammering people into the boards, but I also felt the Wings need for a center for the present season, outweighed the risk of hoping the development of Jarnkrok a few years down the road.

#2493178 Mark Fayne

Posted by Nevermind on 08 March 2014 - 01:54 PM


Doughty is as good or better than Kronwall defensively. 



As for Dmen to bring in, I'd be interested in Matt Greene.  Big physical defensive defenseman who's not afraid to drop the gloves when necessary, right handed, Michigan guy.  His contract is up this season.  He's been a healthy scratch a few times under Sutter so he may have soured on that relationship a bit.  


He had concussion problems in January though and I think an upper body injury, so I'm not totally sure where his health is at right now.   He's also pretty slow, which will only get worse with age.  But if he can be had for a decent price it could help bring some experience to the blueline. 


Yeah, but I think Doughty plays better when paired with a solid defensive type, like Vlasic in the Olympics. Even Kronwall makes mistakes, but I still think he's a bit more consistent than Doughty.


I wouldn't want Matt Greene though. He's a 3rd pairing guy and would get caught up in a glut of defenseman here (Smith, Kindl, Lashoff, Almquist, etc.) He's more solid defensively than any of our kids, but doesn't have enough upside to stay in the lineup IMO.


We need a true top 4 type to join Kronwall, Ericsson, and DeKeyser. Basically we need D-man much better than Quincey to take his spot. That should be the main priority as I think all the kids will essentially fight for the bottom 2 spots.

#2493181 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 08 March 2014 - 01:56 PM

It. wasn't. me.

#2493177 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 08 March 2014 - 01:53 PM

If Gustavsson is now played game after game, the clock will start ticking towards the inevitable reoccurrence of his legendary groin muscle pull.

@HeleneStJames: #RedWings calling up G Petr Mrazek to back up Jimmy Howard Sunday at #NYRangers because Jonas Gustsvsson has sore groin.


#2493174 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 08 March 2014 - 01:45 PM

If Gustavsson is now played game after game, the clock will start ticking towards the inevitable reoccurrence of his legendary groin muscle pull.

#2492426 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by PredsFanTheBayouState on 07 March 2014 - 12:48 PM

Now,That David Legwand is a Detroit Red Wing,I sure hope Todd Bertuzzi Lets him use the ping pong table,LoL

#2491786 NHL reverses part of penalty to Devils for Kovalchuk cap circumvention

Posted by Jedi on 06 March 2014 - 04:49 PM

Sign a player to a completely CBA legal contract, and get screwed by it in the next CBA.

Sign a player to a completely CBA illegal contract, and all is forgiven in the next CBA.

Seems legit.

#2491678 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Carman on 06 March 2014 - 01:10 PM

Seriously. He basically said that Glendening>Jarnkrok


Which he probably is right now. Glendening is playing a 4th line grinder role better than Jarnkrok could. Jarnkrok has very good two way play, and would be a much better point producer, but the jump from the AHL to the NHL for a top 6 forward is a lot larger and harder than for a 4th line penalty killer. I don't want to say Jarnkrok couldn't bang in the corners and kill penalties I actually think his defensive game is very underrated, but that is not where he's going to make his mark in the NHL. While he's playing well in the AHL, I doubt the Red Wings or Nashville will call him up right now, plug him in on the second line, give him 2 minutes of powerplay time and 16 minutes a night especially if they want to make the playoffs. He's not ready yet, another off season of strength conditioning and he might be ready.

#2490343 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by amato on 05 March 2014 - 02:28 PM

"@TSNBobMcKenzie: Tim Thomas headed to DAL. #Tradecentre"

"@strombone1: @TSNBobMcKenzie NOOOO!!!!!!!!"


#2489144 Canadians may be shopping Subban...

Posted by anthonyn66 on 04 March 2014 - 02:00 PM

Are people being serious here? Subban is 24 and is can definitely be a franchise defenceman! Yeah he's got some growing up to do but he's won a Norris and would be great in the Red Wings system, and he has been coached by Babcock before. Sure he was sat out at the Olympics but that's because of the depth Canada had with right handed shots (which by the way we like on our defence). Pat Kane also has 'growing up to do' you would argue but on the ice nobody cares, he puts up the points. Similar things were said when Kessel got traded (doesn't fit the system, blah blah blah) and Seguin (immature, doesn't improve his game, blah blah blah) and look at where they are now with a change of setting


With all that being said, there's virtually no chance he ends up in Detroit but if they called us I would put together one hell of a package to land him. 

#2488945 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 March 2014 - 08:40 PM

What if we take john Scott, buffalo has to be willing to give him away with how bad he made them look, maybe he will respect the logo and babs coaching and embrace a real opportunity to be on a winning team, can't tell me there's many tougher than him, a 5/6th should do it maybe even package him with ehrhoff


I'd take him.


If you're gonna miss the playoffs, you may as well have fun doing it.