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#2507485 4/8 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Sabres 2

Posted by SimonSin on 08 April 2014 - 08:47 PM

Wow, Columbus really needs to f*** off already.

I know! I was just saying this. Unreal with that team man.

#2507422 4/8 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Sabres 2

Posted by roboturner on 08 April 2014 - 08:23 PM

Hindsight is 20/20. A player can have a rough patch where people are displeased and then redeem themselves later. I actually don't remember people hating on helm.

A Voice of Reason in the Madness

#2507101 4/8 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Sabres 2

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 08 April 2014 - 03:39 AM



Detroit Projected Lines


Abdelkader - Datsyuk - Franzen

Nyquist - Sheahan - Tatar

Helm - Legwand - Alfredsson

Miller - Glendening - Jurco


Kronwall - Smith

Quincey - DeKeyser

Kindl - Lashoff


Jimmy Howard



Buffalo Projected Lines


Hodgson - Girgensons - D'Agostini

Conacher - Ennis - Leino

Foligno - Larsson - Deslauriers

Scott - Flynn - Ellis


Ehrhoff - Ristolainen

Ruhwedel - McCabe

McBain - Weber


Matthew Hackett



Apologies for the condensed GDT, it's late, i'm strapped for time and I have a busy day tomorrow. 


From my understanding, 3 points in our remaining 4 games is what we need to secure a playoff spot, there is no reason why we shouldn't secure two points in this game with Buffalo in their current state.


Red Wings unleash the force, Glendening and Nyquist with a pair each, Datsyuk with a goal and a helper. Wings win 5-1. 

Tonight's game mascots, the honorary Jedi wings.





#2507049 A plea to Holland.

Posted by Buppy on 07 April 2014 - 07:53 PM


My biggest issue is that this is the automatic way it's done.  The roster is always full of veterans so there's little room for any of the prospects to even get a chance until someone gets hurt or until they've run out of waiver options.  I'm sure it's because Babcock and Holland don't generally trust rookies/young players until they prove their worthiness, but maybe that's changed this year.  I think it has with Babcock, and I hope it has with Holland.  Not completely, I don't think they should abandon the process and rush Mantha, Pulkkinen, Athanasiou, Mrazek, and some of the young defensemen all up here next year, but start leaving room for some of them to get a decent taste of NHL action and go from there.

Well, it's not the automatic way it's done. More often than not the really good players do earn roster spots before they run out of waiver exemptions. Usually because they're good enough to earn an injury call-up prior to that, and perform well when they do. Occasionally it's just because we have an opening.


Fischer, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen, Filppula, Helm, Smith, Brunner, Dekeyser... all of them did it. Possibly Hudler and Kronwall as well. Maybe even Abby (I think 07-08 counted as his first year, but maybe not).


Tatar and Nyquist are more exception than rule. The guys that normally get left down until they're out of options are the guys like Kindl, Emmerton, Andersson, Kopecky, Ritola, Mursak...


Free agency is a narrow window, and once you let that opportunity go you can't go back. Sign a proven player and leave a kid you think is ready in the minors: It doesn't work out, or you have injuries, you have the option of using that kid. Pick the kid instead of a proven player what happens if it doesn't work? Fall back on another kid you didn't think was as good as the first one?


And now we're getting to a point where kids are competing against other kids. Emmerton lost his spot to Andersson. Andy may be headed the same way, or if not then there's less opportunity for Glendening, Ferraro, and Callahan. Could be hard to find spots in the lineup for all of Tatar, Nyquist, Jurco, and Pulkkinen, even if we leave one or both of Jurco and Pulu in GR next year and that's not even considering Mantha possibly jumping one (or both) of them.


In short, nothing about how we handle young players needs to change. Mostly because we already handle them the way you're all suggesting anyway. The way we handled Nyquist this year should have been different, which is to say it should have been the way we handled other good kids in the past. But that's in the past, it worked out pretty well regardless, and there's no good reason to think it's a pattern or particularly likely to happen again.

#2506236 Glendening signed to 3 year extension

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 April 2014 - 05:51 PM


Either we use our second compliance buyout on him or trade him and Almqvist for Stamkos.



No way.  Kenny needs to get Stamkos plus their best prospect or he's a moron.

#2505686 Apparently it can get worse in Vancouver.

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 April 2014 - 07:10 AM

The way Gillis manhandled the goaltending situation in Vancouver = player mismanagement.
This mess started long before Tortorella's hiring. 

Then Tortorella went into the mess, dropped his pants, took a dump and lit the whole thing on fire.

#2506122 Around The League - Eastern Conference Playoff Race

Posted by Richdg on 05 April 2014 - 07:49 AM

Have to love this time of year. Checking scores every few minutes, logging in for the updated standings, doing the math to see how many possible points other teas have left vs us.... it is GREAT! Not as great as running away with things, but still a ton of fun. BTW if I have done the math correctly-we need 2 more wins and 1 NJ loss to clinch! Then we win the tie breakers on ROW.

#2506111 4/5 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs Red Wings 3

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 05 April 2014 - 01:41 AM



Tough game tonight, i'm glad we racked up as many points as we have these past few games so this one isn't as desperate. It will be a challenge but I think our boys can overcome the odds. 


Lines are a complete guess, I am not going to be able to re-update it before tomorrow night's game so I took a crack at what I think the starting lines might look like going by what was rolled in the game against Buffalo. Someone will post more accurate ones as game time closes in i'm sure. 


Monster is confirmed to play, Price is not but highly likely to get the start.


Get this win guys and make the path to the playoffs that much easier for our remaining games. 



#2506092 4/4 GDT - Sabres 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by wings87 on 04 April 2014 - 09:34 PM

Psh, I don't fear the Habs! I'll never truly fear a Therrien team. But, generally, they've really been clicking - and being without Murray makes them that much better. Plus, it's the Bell Center.
Basically, what we did in the first period tonight? Do that for three periods.

You mean hockey is supposed to be played for three periods, not just one? Quick someone tell the Wings.

#2506018 4/4 GDT - Sabres 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 April 2014 - 08:45 PM

If we don't win this game, we don't deserve to make the playoffs.  

#2505762 4/4 GDT - Sabres 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by AtlantaHotWings on 04 April 2014 - 01:35 PM

does it? really? this is what a classic let down game is in the websters dictionary? can we get a reference please 


Just looked it up see number 6 specifically



[let-doun] Show IPA
1.   a decrease in volume, force, energy, etc.: a letdown in sales; a general letdown of social barriers.
2.   disillusionment, discouragement, or disappointment: The job was a letdown.
3.   depression; deflation: He felt a terrible letdown at the end of the play.
4.   the accelerated movement of milk into the mammary glands of lactating mammals upon stimulation, as by massage or suckling.
5.  Aeronautics . the descent of an aircraft from a higher to a lower altitude preparatory to making an approach and landing or to making a target run or the like.
6.  game a game where the players from Detroit decide that they will win games on talent alone and not a combination of hustle and talent.  Then decide to play with 10 minutes left in game down  2 goals. Usually occurs after a heroic game/moment but has been seen based on opponents after a west coast road trip.

#2505721 4/4 GDT - Sabres 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by amato on 04 April 2014 - 10:34 AM


every game is a must win in my book. LGW

#2505675 4/4 GDT - Sabres 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 04 April 2014 - 01:30 AM



Datsyuk returns tonight!! Welcome back Pav!
Buffalo is down their first two goaltenders, along with Stewart and Myers. Their lineup looks pretty awful, and we have our best Center back in. If we can't beat Buffalo tonight there is something seriously wrong, this should be an easy two points for us.
Detroit wins 7-2, Glendening scores his first (ha!), Nyquist does something amazing, Pav shows us why he was missed so much. 

#2505327 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 02 April 2014 - 09:53 PM

Hope the Bruins take out their frustration on the Leafs tomorrow  :bye1:


Haha I would HATE to be the Laughs tomorrow....

#2505308 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 02 April 2014 - 09:47 PM

Probably my favorite game this season. Every single odd was in Boston's favor toward the middle of the 3rd. If we took it to Vegas we'd be millionaires. 


Unbelievable and stunning win, i'm so amped up right now.