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#2147793 Babcock's mancrush on Salei

Posted by HankthaTank on 13 April 2011 - 04:12 PM

Experience wins out right now. I have to say I agree with Babs on this one. Salei's shot blocking and defensive play kind of outweigh Kindl's "euro style" as the OP suggests. Kindl's time is soon but Salei has to be #6 for now. It's only Round 1 Game 1, Babs will make changes if he has to. We wait and see.


#2147790 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by eva unit zero on 13 April 2011 - 04:10 PM

As for Hatcher, yeah he was a flop. I was looking forward to the Wings having someone big and nasty on the blueline, but it didn't work out. Hatch was never fast, but once he blew his ACL he went from slow to stationary.

I wouldn't call Modano a huge success, but not as big of a flop as Hatcher. The thing is, Hatcher was at least a player we could've used. Modano hasn't offered anything the Wings didn't already have.


I said Modano was a huge success compared to Hatcher, which is true. Hatcher was worthless to the Wings, while Modano had a good stretch early on.

That said, I was never in favor of either signing. Modano because the Wings were already overloaded at forward and Modano didn't provide anything, and Hatcher because while it's nice to add him in theory, he was way too slow (pre-injury) for the Wings' system and didn't have the puck skills. If it were Kevin Hatcher at 31 (Derian Hatcher's age at the time of the signing) it would have been a great signing - Kevin was among the league's top offensive defensemen and had a big shot, was a huge physical force, a strong defensive presence, and one of the ten best defensemen in the league when he was 31. Add that to the Wings in 2003 instead of Derian and it's a whole different dynamic.



#2147197 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by HockeyCrazy3033 on 12 April 2011 - 10:38 PM

jsdkljklsjgkljskljs!!!

I cannot wait for this game I will be there!!

Feeling a 4-2 win. Modano, Franzen, Cleary, Draper.

HAPPY PLAYOFFS EVERYONE!

LET'S GO RED WINGS!!!!! GO HOWIE!!



#2147191 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by PuckMark on 12 April 2011 - 10:32 PM

Ok hockey fans…I'm back. For the first time in probably 5 or 6 years, I’m contributing to a GDT. What can I say? It’s playoff time...so please excuse the rust. (I apologize in advance for many of the inside jokes that will make some of you go WTF...but I’m doing this for the old-timers around here.) Enjoy!

There were many stunning developments in the week leading up to Game 1 between Phoenix and Detroit.
• The Phoenix Coyotes management announced that it would be playing all home games on the road during the 2011 Playoff season, forcing all 7 potential games of Round 1 to be played in Detroit. “Thanks to SB 1070, the only guys we could dress for home games would be our American players - Stempniak, Yandle, and that 5’2” Hobey Baker winner we just signed,” said Coyotes GM Don Maloney. Hockey fans in Detroit who also happened to belong to the Democratic party felt overcome with guilt and shame for celebrating.

• The Coyotes front office announced an exciting giveaway promotion as a consolation prize, since there would be no home playoff games. Any fan who could present a baby picture of themselves (age 1 year old or younger) in licensed Phoenix Coyotes gear would automatically receive a brand new 2012 Cadillac Escalade (must be 18 to enter). Additionally, any fan who sent in their mailing address would automatically receive a VHS copy of “Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach”. “We have a lot of these left over in Gretzky’s old office,” Maloney said.

• Maloney announced that Brett Hull would be returning to the Coyotes lineup for the 2011 playoffs. “After signing a 2 year, $4.5M contract with Phoenix in 2004, and then only playing in 5 games for us, Brett feels that he has some unfinished business to take care of”. Bobby Hull’s Winnipeg Jets #9 is, once again, un-retired for the occasion. Nevertheless, Maloney sounded excited to have Hull back on the team. “Well of course, it’s exciting. Brett is one of only two guys in the Hall of Fame that we can claim to have actually played for us. It’s on our website and everything!” Maloney later added that he was looking forward to Hull padding his Phoenix stats to reflect more than 5 games played and 1 assist scored.

• Dave Tippett announced that while most hockey insiders encourage the sporting of facial hair during the playoffs, he would not be bringing back his famed mustache. “I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again,” exclaimed a frustrated Tippett. “I’m sick and tired of fans asking me for Bruno Kirby’s autograph”. http://phoenix.fanst...dave0205161.jpg

• The Red Wings players felt ready for Game 1, with the possible exception of the injured Hank Zetterberg. But nobody felt more ready than the famed Black Aces, the practice squad players comprised largely of Grand Rapids Griffins players with nothing better to do. “Well of course they feel good,” said coach Mike Babcock. “They are shooting on Thomas McCollum every day. Hell, Sam Bernstein’s kid could score on him,” Babcock said. When asked for clarification, Babcock replied, “no, I mean the other one”.

• Mid-way through the pre-game skate, Brett Hull announces that he has, once again, retired. “I really only showed up for the free pre-game meal,” said Hull. “Besides, there’s no way I can get my a** over those boards any more,” he exclaimed. In response, the Coyotes announce that they are not only re-retiring Bobby Hull’s #9, but that they would also reserve the right to add Hull’s 7 warm-up goals (empty net) to Hull’s stats with Phoenix. Coyotes webmaster David Burke said, “I’m just excited to have something worth mentioning in our history section that has happened since 2008”. http://coyotes.nhl.c...ge.htm?id=32937

• The on-ice officials for Game 1 are announced as an all-Quebecois foursome of referees Francois St. Laurent and Marc Joannette, along with linesmen Pierre Champoux and Pierre Racicot. “Mother f***ing fro...oops, I mean, these guys are great,” exclaimed Coyotes captain Shane Doan.

• Karen Newman sings the National Anthem, sponsored, as always, by the Bloomfield Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Center. Karen couldn’t stop smiling during the singing of the National Anthem. No, really...she couldn’t.

• Early in the 1st period, Jiri Hudler scores on an incredible individual play. As an unfortunate result, the LGW.com servers immediately crash, due to 472 members signing in simultaneously to the “Jiri Hudler Watch Thread” to say “I TOLD YOU SO!” Assists on the goal go to Brent Gilchrist and Ryan Barnes.

• During the 1st intermission, the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast is marred by Don Cherry’s rant against European players. “You know the reason Phoenix is losing? C’mon, what kind of a team is that? We know why they are losing – it’s not Don Maloney’s fault! Good Irish guy right there, Don is. But look at their blue liners,” Cherry screamed. “Klezla, Rozsival from that Czechoslovakian Republic. You got Jovanowski from Poland, Aucoin is from where, France?” Ron McLean attempted to correct Cherry by telling him that both Jovanowski and Aucoin were Canadian, but Cherry had already left the studio to have yet another beer with Larry Murphy between the benches.

• The 2nd period is highlighted by the extraordinary play of former LGW.com member, BlueMonk, who comes out of retirement for one period to play for the Red Wings. BlueMonk scores 77 goals on only 13 shots, and stakes the Wings to a 78-0 lead after 2 periods.

• During the 2nd intermission, the Coyotes issue a very confusing press release stating that they are immediately retiring Mike Modano’s #90. When asked why, GM Don Maloney stammered, “well...Brett Hull was Modano’s best man when he got married, and well, Modano’s an American, and ummm...we are kind of desperate for any link we can find to good hockey players”. Moments later, Maloney added, “oh hell, nobody back home knows who plays for us anyhow.”

• The 3rd period is a very somber one at the Joe, as a fan in the top row of the upper bowl is seriously injured by a hot dog that flies out of the press box. “I feel horrible,” exclaimed Thomas McCollum. “Zetterberg went and got us all a bunch of dogs,” McCollum continued, “and when he pitched it to me, I don’t know – I guess I just missed it”.

• Despite a furious rally by the Coyotes, the Red Wings hang on to win the game 78-71. Mike Babcock is forced to change goaltenders 65 times during the 3rd period, using Jimmy Howard and Joey McDonald interchangeably throughout the period. “Don’t worry,” said coach Babcock, “I have a plan for Game 2. And oh by the way,” he continued, “don’t be surprised if Joey is a little shorter and has a little bit more hair when you see him next. Also, you will want to start calling him by his given name – Evgeni.”

Yours truly,
PuckMark


#2146296 4/10 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by HankthaTank on 11 April 2011 - 10:48 AM

The world saw the refs and league try to hand Chicago the game, including the kicked in goal from the STL game its pretty obvious the intentions.

I honestly couldn't put it all together but found it weird to see the refs sporting these yesterday...
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#2144407 Doc Holliday's Wager

Posted by Doc Holliday on 09 April 2011 - 01:36 PM

Because I am incredibly bored, I thought it may be fun to partake in a bet for the final game in the season between Detroit and Chicago. Personally I believe the Wings will make things close but end up losing to a Hawks team that simply does not want to go away.

My wager is this: I will make a signature based on the outcome. If the Wings win, I will make a signature listing all the people who are part of the bet as *name* > me. If the Wings lose, I will make a signature listing all the people who are part of the best as me > *name*. I might even partake in creating a mini-sig for those who are part of the bet saying me > Doc Holliday or Doc Holliday > me. Of course if someone has a better idea please go ahead and say so.

I will also accept any ribbing from fans if the Wings end up winning this and knocking Chicago (potentially) out of the playoffs, so place your bets, if you dare.

*Many thanks to a certain someone who inspired me with their happy go lucky posts about the Wings most recently*


#2145624 4/10 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 April 2011 - 02:58 PM

Where are all the suicidal sallys from the last thread? Don't worry, there's plenty of room back on the bandwagon.

Come on Dallas, get a regulation or overtime win!!!


Don't start that s***. There has never been a bandwagon on this board. Everyone here is a Wings fan who wants to see them win. No one would take their time to post here otherwise.

I'm sure Crymson and Nightfall don't need your help with posts like these.

Me and many others have gotten carried away here before, but I don't think any of us honestly want to see the Wings fail, just to prove that we're right. I'd much rather be wrong, like I was today.


#2142915 4/6 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Hurricanes 3

Posted by Doc Holliday on 06 April 2011 - 08:40 PM

Well, s***. That's it. The Wings will never make 3rd seed now. The division is lost. The team is awful. Playoffs? Don't talk about playoffs. You kidding me? Playoffs? I just hope we can win a game.


Massive hyperbole for the win I suppose.

Not sure what the Wings have done in the last half of the season to earn such magnificent defense and praise but I guess that's just me.

Nightfall: I did before you and Crymson went on with your regular "attack of the posters" crusade. You guys are just too busy jumping up in defense of any player or part of this team that is criticized with sarcasm and exagerrated statements that you didn't notice it.

Detroit cup winning teams of the past might have sleptwalk towards the end of the season. But this team hasn't shown (except in the first 20 or so games against weaker competition and an easier schedule) that they have the same talent, drive, and overall consistency to perform like they did in the post season. That is why people are so pessimistic.


#2141617 Rosehill vs Lucic

Posted by newfy on 03 April 2011 - 11:06 PM

I broadly agree with this. When Callahan is a Wing though, I'll like the idea of Wings fighting a little more :P

So because a guy on another team got in a fight at a bad time that means all the wings would pick bad times and cost the team the game?

Well I'm sure none of you guys who always complain about fighting were complaining when Bert sparked the team to a win


#2141434 Team MVP?

Posted by Jocke on 03 April 2011 - 06:07 PM

Voted Zetterberg. He carried us while Datsyuk was injured.


#2141057 4/2 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Predators 3 (OT)

Posted by matt198913 on 02 April 2011 - 10:50 PM

Ericsson plus 2 today cmon numbers don't lie... Franzen had a couple of chances Bert played PHYSICAL finally reminding me of his Vancouver days


#2141039 4/2 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Predators 3 (OT)

Posted by nuts2u on 02 April 2011 - 09:53 PM

Nope not at all what? He's not at all better than Salei or Kindl? Then why does Babcock continue to give Ericsson so many more minutes than either one of those guys? Why is it Kindl and Salei fighting for the bottom spot an not E? Tonight with Kronwall out, he moved Ericsson up to be the #4 d-man instead of Salei, a seasoned veteran who's logged 20+ minutes ATOI in his career.

Is Babcock an idiot?

Sure, Kindl looks pretty good for 13 minutes in a game. And Ericsson is going to have some gaffes when he plays 20 minutes.

At this point guys, I'm not even just stating my opinion that Ericsson is better than these guys (I think he is, but it's not like I'm crazy about his play or think it's by a wide margin). But Babcock clearly thinks he is.

If you took Ericsson out of the lineup, Kindl or Salei have to pick up a lot of those minutes. They're not going to look any better than Ericsson.

Salei made a strong case for sitting out a game tonight, but on the awful penalty he took at the end of the game, it started with a terrible turnover by Kindl, but no one seems to see those. Like I said earlier, hopefully E and Kindl will improve and the Wings will have two relatively young, big, cheap defenseman on the bottom pairing.

Thank you. I get real tired of all the bashing of Ericssson. This kid never even played defense until he was 17 years old. And he is now PLAYING IN THE NHL, that to me is just freakin amazing. And it Kindl's FIRST YEAR IN THE NHL. These young guys are going to make mistakes. I remember all this same s*** being said about Jiri Fischer the first 3 or 4 years he was with the Wings.


#2140997 4/2 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Predators 3 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 April 2011 - 07:07 PM

And who would you have pick up the 23 minutes Ericsson played tonight? Right now, he's the #5 guy. With Kronwall out tonight he was #4. Salei played 14 minutes and Kindl 11.

According to Babcock, Ericsson > Kindl and Salei. Sitting E and giving his minutes to either one of those two players makes this team worse.

For someone who polices everyone here, you're being awfully negative. I'd rather hope that Kindl continues to develop and we have a fairly cheap, young, big bottom pairing with him and E. But that's just me. I'm an optimist.


Crymson is not an effective enforcer or a deterrent to anything.


#2140901 4/2 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Predators 3 (OT)

Posted by syntax on 02 April 2011 - 05:09 PM

Jonathan Ericsson either getting his head out of his ass or being removed from the lineup will also help, but that's another story.


Pick one to sit:

BigRig
Salei

Which one?


And, a big :rolleyes: to all of you commenting on other people comments like you're better fans than they are. You all need to post on a sociology forum and not a sports one. Try commenting on hockey and making all of this 'Hope' you guys have for the team become infectious to others instead of trying to s*** on them all the time.


#2139901 Favorite Non-Wing?

Posted by hockey23 on 01 April 2011 - 11:06 AM

Evander Kane