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#2557387 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by Dabura on Yesterday, 11:30 PM

@DetroitRedWings: "I felt awesome; pucks were sticking to me, it was nice... They don't have shootouts in the playoffs, that's when it matters" - Howard

You gotta get there big guy. ;)


I get staying positive and not getting down on yourself, but...that rubs me kinda wrong.

#2557385 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by Dabura on Yesterday, 11:26 PM

So....how about that 3 on 3 overtime thing? Looking a whole lot better now. 


I'm starting to fear that GMs are going to look at our record, look at who's leading the charge for 3-on-3 (our GM), and say, "Oh eff that, we're cool with anything that could cost the Wings a playoff spot."


And I'm sure a team like the Isles secretly loves the shootout. What are they now, 6-0? Bastards.

#2557373 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by Dabura on Yesterday, 11:10 PM

Oilers are actually considering dealing taylor hall ...


That's according to Darrren Dreger, who's basically a glorified troll.

#2557358 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by Dabura on Yesterday, 10:50 PM

Another loser point for the losers. Wings are sorry, there's really nothing more to it. They overachieved big time up until a week ago and squeaked out a few lucky wins as well. In my opinion, Columbus when healthy are better than the Wings. They would give a team a way harder time in the playoffs than the Wings would. You knew this was going to be a loss after the first period, at least I knew it was going to be. Z's absolutely done, this guy will never be what he was, or even close. Columbus won their 7th straight, no way in hell are the Wings capable of 7 in a row.



#2556875 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by Dabura on 15 December 2014 - 01:01 PM

Yandle steps on this team and he's our best defensemen, simple as that.


Based on what? Does Tippett see him as his team's undisputed #1 defenseman? Does Tippett count on him to shut down the opposition's top guns every night? Is Yandle Tippett's top option for any and every conceivable situation and assignment? Has Yandle shown he's more than capable of being a solid #1 on a perennial contender?


I'm all about the Yandle love - but Kronwall is better. He's a complete defenseman, a legit #1. He's one of the best in the business.


Saw this blog that suggests we could possibly get Green for a 2nd round pick. Do you think that's realistic? Cause I think we should do that deal if it is. He's a rental at this point, but I could see him resigning. No lost roster players. We could then flip Kindl for a lower pick.




I think he'll cost more than that, but not much more. (Certainly nowhere near what Yandle would cost.) The problem is, his cap hit's $6M and we only have about half that in cap space. Moving Kindl would get us just about there, but no one wants a #6 defenseman with a $2.4M cap hit who's under contract until 2017.

#2556798 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by Dabura on 14 December 2014 - 08:20 PM

Well considering Smith is the only player that stands up to stuff like that and he was the one that got hit he had to stand up for himself. 


Ericsson jumped Nolan when he hit Helm from behind.

#2556751 12/13 GDT : Red Wings 1 @ Maple Leafs 4 *MOD WARNING POST 198*

Posted by Dabura on 14 December 2014 - 12:19 PM

I don't want to be an unpopular Holland liker (but I am). Holland has waived guys like Nestrasil and Ritola, never a Panik type. In Kenny I trust.


I don't mind trusting in Holland, but isn't that kind of a stretch? Yzerman's put together a ludicrously deep team (for a cap era team) that's going to be competitive for a long time. He got Bishop for nothing. He got Garrison for nothing. He flipped Quincey for a first-round pick. He turned the impossible MSL situation into Callahan, a first-round pick, and a second-round pick. He found Johnson. He has Palat and Kucherov, and Drouin, and Hedman, and crazy organizational depth at the goalie position (though, Nabokov was definitely a "You serious, bro?" signing) (though, he's an upgrade over Lindback). Stralman and Boyle were great signings. Flip's been huge for them. Stamkos is a pretty good hockey player. John Cooper - perfect fit. Cutting ties with Salo was the right call, one Holland probably wouldn't have made, because loyalty and veteran leadership and right-handed shot and depth and all that.


Losing Panik hasn't hurt them one bit. Yzerman knows what he's doing.

#2556711 12/13 GDT : Red Wings 1 @ Maple Leafs 4 *MOD WARNING POST 198*

Posted by Dabura on 13 December 2014 - 10:58 PM

Injuries and inexperience will be the big question marks for the Wings this season, but this is not the same team as last year. 


Truth. Case in point: last season, we didn't win our twelfth home game until March.


This is a funk. It happens. The Isles just snapped a three-game losing streak. The Bolts have lost to the Sabres, Jackets, and Caps (twice) in the past week and a half or so. The Canucks have lost three in a row, I think. The Kings flat-out suck right now. The Ducks are doing really well, but they had a pretty ugly stretch not long ago. The Flames (I'm not a believer) have lost four straight. The Sharks are surging after a really rough start.


You're always going to have your good stretches and your bad stretches, you've just got to minimize the frequency and duration of the latter.


Not saying this wasn't a terrible performance. It was. But we were gods in the second half of November, so you knew a crash was coming. Actually, I honestly wonder if all the scoring we were doing isn't sort of backfiring. I remember the best coach I ever played for once said that getting a ton of goals from a ton of different guys every night can be a double-edged sword. Everyone thinks, "Well, we're scoring six goals every night, and everyone's contributing, so I don't really need to be a big factor this week," and so what you get is everyone's effort drops off, all at the same time. Suddenly, that scoring depth, that balanced attack - poof, gone. And once you're in that rut, it can be really hard to get out of it.

#2556703 12/13 GDT : Red Wings 1 @ Maple Leafs 4 *MOD WARNING POST 198*

Posted by Dabura on 13 December 2014 - 10:15 PM

Hoo boy, that was ugly. Pretty much everything was terrible, except for Mrazek, who deserved a better fate.

#2556351 It's gotta be asked....What's up with Hank?

Posted by Dabura on 13 December 2014 - 12:17 AM

Zetterberg is lazy and he sucks.

Glendening for captain.

#2556312 12/12 GDT : Panthers 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Dabura on 12 December 2014 - 11:07 PM

I didn't think we played a bad game. The Panthers' forecheck caused all kinds of problems for us in the first and second, but I thought we pretty much owned the third. I think we're really missing Abby; we're not making life hard enough for these goalies, and we're missing his heavy forechecking (not a lot of sustained pressure from the top two lines). But the biggest issue, I think, remains our transition game. It's flat-out not where it needs to be. It was miraculous a couple nights ago, but that's not gonna happen every night (i.e. the Leafs suck). Tonight we iced the puck about a thousand times on stupid "Well, maybe this'll work, maybe it won't - let's find out" stretch passes to no one. A better faceoff team would've made us pay.


The shootout...no words.

Worst part about this is that the stupid Howard shootout thread is bound to take on new life. I'm surprised it's survived. I get that it sucks that he's not a great shootout goalie, but we can't score consistently in the shootout either, and it's the stupidest thing to be pissing and moaning about, because it's the damn shootout! Howard is great in the parts of the game that really matter and we've got to have a thread about thef****** shootout. Ridiculous.


Bottom line is we're leaving a ton of points on the table (five and counting) and that has to stop being a thing, and it's on Howard and the shooters and the coaching staff to figure it out. I don't get the impression they're taking it as seriously as they should.

#2555940 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by Dabura on 12 December 2014 - 09:45 AM

I'm not a fan I yandle mainly cause he is a lefty.


Realistically, Mike Green (who's basically a right-handed, injury-prone Yandle) is probably our guy.

#2554899 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by Dabura on 08 December 2014 - 02:48 PM

We is a contender.

#2554486 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 07 December 2014 - 01:35 AM


#2554200 Once again The D is awesome

Posted by Dabura on 06 December 2014 - 01:57 AM


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