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#2547906 11/7 GDT : Devils 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 07 November 2014 - 08:25 PM

 

It was a PP-Goal and he was shooting from the blueline and his shot caught a few lucky bounces. But you gotta give him credit, he shoots the puck well the last few games.

 

I've hardly been a fan of Kindl but in spite of his weaknesses he used to be one of the best at getting his shot through from the point.  For whatever reason he seemed to lose that ability last season, but maybe he's discovering it again?  

 

As great as it is he's playing better, in the back of my mind I can't help thinking how his trade value is also increasing.  :D




#2547902 11/7 GDT : Devils 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 07 November 2014 - 08:23 PM

Kindl and Smith?  Holy crap.  

 

Ok, who else do we want to get going? 

 

Man that Franzen sucks.  He's lazy.  Turns the puck over constantly.  Can't wait to get off the ice. They should trade him for a bag of pucks.  

 

:dntknw:




#2547840 11/7 GDT : Devils 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 07 November 2014 - 07:25 PM

What is up with all the soft tissue injuries on this team.  Do they need to bring in a new training staff?




#2547636 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 November 2014 - 03:34 PM

I still can't believe Cleary scored in his first game back.  

 

Is that why the board is so quiet today?  Stunned silence?   :lol:


No hearing for Franzen. Could the league be feeling a little guilty about the constant s***ty ass reffing the Wings have been subjected to?

 

http://kuklaskorner....g-issues-gustav

 

Franzen's pretty lucky to not even get a phonecall.  I didn't think he'd get suspended but I could've seen a fine.  

 

He's gotten away with a few pretty good cheapshots over the years. 




#2547635 Brendan Shanahan: a letter to my younger self

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 November 2014 - 03:26 PM

My favorite portion (emphasis mine): 

 

 

  • Near the end of your career, you will fight a tough guy named Donald Brashear, after he takes some liberties with your captain. You will finish third in the fight, but do it anyway. Many establishments still give you free beer for this.



#2547304 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 November 2014 - 09:56 PM

I'm starting to think Kindl and Cleary read this forum.  :lol:




#2546938 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 November 2014 - 12:39 PM

Are you sure it's not an "implied" no trade clause: no one will trade us for him?


As much as I like Brunner...he makes Hudler and Fillipula both look heavy on the puck. I can see him getting 15 goals in the first half of the season, then never scoring again. Ever. Not a long term solution.

 

Apparently Kindl has one of those.  :P

 

but according to capgeek it's the real deal.  Between Cleary, Franzen, and Zetterberg.  Which one would you think has a NTC??

 

Oh and Weiss too (I should probably get this back on topic). 




#2546931 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 November 2014 - 12:23 PM

 

The Devils might be willing to trade forward for forward...  and Lamoriello seems to prefer guys over age 30 on his forward corps.

Only 5 of 13 forwards are under 30. 3 of those 5 are nearing 30 -- including Brunner -- and no one on the active roster was born before 1990.

 

Danny Cleary!  Pack your bags!!  You and your walker are headed to th' ROCK!

 

I know you're kidding about Cleary but the funniest part of the whole thing is he has a NTC. 




#2546407 Nolan suspended 2 games for hit on Helm

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 November 2014 - 01:16 PM

I think the silver lining is now Doughty and Kronwall are bff's.  :lol:

 

 

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#2545959 Rating the Defense through 6 games

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 November 2014 - 01:55 PM

 

It's low hanging fruit in the same way that "ugh Cleary" is low hanging fruit based on his play last year.  Or like Quincey was.  Or Sammy before them.  I don't think you're making anything up.  But I do think it's too easy to complain about third pairing defensemen when they have very little effect on the game relative to the rest of the team.  Also, I'm not really sure why you think that pair will now be sheltered less than before.  If anything the other four will play even more now.   

 

Why not say "ugh" about that fact that none of Tatar, Sheahan, Jurco, Helm, Smith, or Dekeyser have produced up to expectations this year?  That's a legit concern and has a huge effect on the team.  The third pair's future mishaps affect the team far less.

 

I just think it's too easy to ***** about third pairing d-men...regardless of how bad they obviously are.  This team's future does not fall on the shoulders of Kindl and Lashoff, and if it does, someone screwed up worse than they likely will.   

 

For starters, this thread is about rating the defense. Why would I talk about Tatar, Sheahan, Jurco, etc. in a thread about the defense? I also disagree that the third pairing has relatively little effect on the team. 

 

I think they'll be sheltered less than before because prior to last night Kindl was playing about 4 fewer minutes than the next defenseman, who happened to be Quincey.  Everyone else was already absorbing some of what would've been Kindl's minutes.  Now with Quincey out it's even more minutes to pick up.  Some may be absorbed by the other pairs, but I'm guessing Kindl's will have to increase as well.

 

And I'm not complaining about just any third pairing.  I'm reacting specifically that we lost Quincey so now the Wings have to go back to a pairing that wasn't good last season.  But apparently I'm not supposed to complain about something that's obviously bad because it's "too easy?"  I didn't realize legitimate concerns about the Wings had to be difficult or unconventional.

 

I also made no statements about this teams' future falling on Kindl or Lashoff.  I'm not sure why you're exaggerating it to that point other than to argue against something I never said.  Maybe spend more time refuting the actual points and less time making yourself the arbiter of what is worthwhile to post. 




#2545954 10/31 GDT : Los Angeles Kings (2) at Red Wings (5), 7:30 EST

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 November 2014 - 01:38 PM

Great to see Ericsson go after Nolan for that hit from behind. 

 

Had they actually squared off Ericsson would've had his hands full with Nolan, but I still like that he went right at him.

 

Im' a fan of Nolan generally, but that was a clear hit from behind.  Looking away isn't an excuse for hitting a guy in the numbers.




#2545949 Rating the Defense through 6 games

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 November 2014 - 01:05 PM

 

Too easy.  Kindl's looked fine this year and Lashoff is steady (even if he hasn't improved, which hopefully he has a little).  No reason to lament this, aside from the obvious "low hanging fruit" aspect. 

 

No reason to lament this other than their play last season when paired.

 

And Kindl has looked fine because he's playing very protected minutes (with the exception of last night when they had a 4 goal lead in the first period and Q got injured).  With Quincey out and Lashoff in, he'll likely be less protected and have to pick up more minutes, or at least split them with Lashoff.

 

So I'm basing my opinion on actual information not "low hanging fruit."  




#2545722 10/31 GDT : Los Angeles Kings (2) at Red Wings (5), 7:30 EST

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 31 October 2014 - 06:32 PM

This is a nice gesture. 

 

 LA Kings retweeted

Touching support by the Wings and Wings fans:

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#2545693 10/31 GDT : Los Angeles Kings (2) at Red Wings (5), 7:30 EST

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 31 October 2014 - 01:40 PM

Love the GDT, fine work as usual. 

 

 

How many goals get taken away tonight?

 

Hey as long as they don't call a penalty too, that's progress.




#2545683 10/31 GDT : Los Angeles Kings (2) at Red Wings (5), 7:30 EST

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 31 October 2014 - 11:32 AM

Kopitar still out for the kings?

 

Yup. 

 

Gaborik, and Kopitar, plus Voynov is still suspended.   That's three major holes in their lineup. 

 

It really has been all about That 70s line right now.  And Quick holding them in games.