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#2440440 10/2 GDT : Sabres 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by 55fan on 02 October 2013 - 08:38 AM

Awesome GDT, Mike.


In an ideal world, we kick some serious butt.  Little Miller scores on Big Miller.  Big Miller is sad.  Little Miller convinces him to join us at the trade deadline, by which time the Sabres are out of it anyway.  We go into the playoffs with a goalie tandem of Howard/Miller (hopefully freshly off US gold). 


We win the Cup. 


Not too lofty expectations for the first game of the season, are they?

#2440438 10/2 GDT : Sabres 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Jusek on 02 October 2013 - 08:37 AM

School tomorrow and 3 am puck drop here in Finland, but hey it's the season opener can't miss that! Sooo pumped, Go Wings! :clap:

#2440360 10/2 GDT : Sabres 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 01 October 2013 - 11:49 PM

I wouldn't be upset with these lines.

Edit:the third line would be slower than internet explorer, so that'll have to change.

#2440230 10/2 GDT : Sabres 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 01 October 2013 - 04:36 PM


#2440215 Leafs re-sign Phil Kessel

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 01 October 2013 - 03:25 PM

That's a good contract for a baseball player

#2438936 Canadian Olympic Jerseys Leaked?

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 25 September 2013 - 02:34 PM

I still think it looks like semen. But then, I think everything looks like semen.

This is true. See my sig.

#2439042 Should we expect a slow start from Alfie?

Posted by SensViking on 25 September 2013 - 09:04 PM

Truthfully I'm not worried. Alfie is a warrior and I can't ever recall him starting out the season slowly. It's just my opinion but Alfie is the icing on the cake not the straw that will stir the Wings drink.

If he's tweaked his groin they will let him rest and work out-he always comes to camp in great shape- no need to work him like a rented mule. I'll bet #11 is reveling in not having to be the answer every night for the team and because of that look out!

Go Alfie!

#2438859 9/25 Pre-Season GDT : Penguins 5 at Red Wings 1

Posted by 55fan on 25 September 2013 - 07:22 AM

Thanks for the Pens lineup, Dabura.


I got all excited because I was looking and not seeing Crosby and Malkin.  Then I realized that they were listed in numerical order.

#2438674 Jack Edwards is a Moron

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 24 September 2013 - 09:29 AM

Jack Edwards has always been an over-the-top moron; no news there. Reminds me of "Another right by ROY! Another right by ROY! Uppercut! Uppercut! Bicycle kick by ROY! Piledriver! Another right by ROY! ROY summons strength from his ancestors for a fireball! Finish him! Fatality!.... Osgood with the takedown"

#2438627 Report: NHL to have 5 outdoor games in 2014-15.

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 23 September 2013 - 09:06 PM

Why not 12 outdoor games?

Why not have all the games take place outdoors and have one indoor Heritage Classic?

#2438660 Detroit would like to welcome the Eastern Conference

Posted by 55fan on 24 September 2013 - 06:40 AM

Not sure about the ice, but above the visitors' dressing room door should read:


Omnes relinquite spes, o vos intrantes


(credit: Dante in The Divine Comedy.  translation: Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.)

#2438455 Paul Ranger's Shootout Attempt(?).

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 23 September 2013 - 01:12 AM

Shootouts are a joke anyway so why not??

#2438313 9/22 Pre-Season GDT : Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings, 5:00 EST

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 September 2013 - 04:33 PM

Abby is actually looking great on the line with Z and Dats.  Making smart passes, retrieving pucks, getting shots. 

#2438222 9/21 Pre-Season GDT : Boston Bruins at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by RationalHatred on 21 September 2013 - 11:13 PM

Having attended the game, this was unfortunately a bit of a snoozer. Regardless, if anyone's interested in impressions...


The good:

-Weiss looked reasonably effective and saw ice time on both special teams. He is ridiculously good at retaining possession but came off as a puck hog and needs to make better decisions on when to pass.

-Jarnkrok looked great. Played a good north-south game and was visible.

-Ditto Nyquist. He has a knack for forcing the play and created some great chances. Drew a penalty after intercepting an aerial breakout pass and giving himself a mini-breakaway. Half the crowd was hollering for a penalty shot.

-Franzen was excellent. Made some very smart, cerebral plays and put in a good effort.

-Bert did fairly well in his scrap and wanted to go again with Caron later in the game. He maintained strong possession in the zone but made a very unfortunate gaffe that ended with the Wings taking a penalty. Bert hung on to the puck too long, and when he was stripped of it a 2-on-1 was created, which led to either Smith or Ouellet taking a penalty (I forget who).

-Sproul and Ouellet were very strong after their first couple of shifts and did not look out of place at all. Both certainly have the look of future players in the league. One of the two (couldn't tell) delivered a ridiculous hip check, which may have been the only good hit the Wings laid on the whole game.

-I did not notice Quincey and Lashoff much, which I consider a good thing.

-Dekeyser was strong and appeared to be the best defenseman the Wings dressed tonight.

-Both Wings goaltenders played well. Gus was effective but badly overplayed the first goal and injured his groin attempting to compensate. It's the sort of mistake I'd expect from someone who hasn't seen much game action in a while.

-Emmerton had a strong game. I'm starting to like him.


The bad:

-The entire team struggled badly with the Boston forecheck. Breakouts were bad. It brought back memories of the early going last season. This was particularly bad for the first 5-10 minutes of the game. Several breakout attempts landed directly on a Boston stick. 

-The team didn't do a good job of getting pucks to the net. Johnson was not really challenged for long stretches. A number of opportunities came from the point, but mid- and low-slot chances were few and far between. 

-The power play was dreadful.

-Smith was absolutely horrible. He was a stumbling, falling mess and turned the puck over a few times in the defensive end.

-Cleary was distinctly mediocre, but did put in a good effort.

-Something seems to have happened to Ferraro. He was having a good game until he took a BS penalty in the first, and I felt like he barely appeared the rest of the game.

-Andersson had zero luck. He had a couple of great opportunities that he couldn't put home.

-Jurco seemed a bit lost and outmatched. 

#2438206 9/21 Pre-Season GDT : Boston Bruins at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by RaisedOnHockeytown on 21 September 2013 - 08:28 PM

Hi all, newbie here (in the metro-D for several years now, raised in a rabid Wings family with four brothers plus my dad and no sisters!). I've been following along for a few days, decided I should finally jump in - you all are busy! Anyway I just wanted to post a quick thanks for the radio links the last couple games. It was very exciting to be able to bust out my goal light remote on Thursday and actually SEE the game.  :yahoo: Nice to be here in the midst of obviously devout fans!