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#2508279 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 09 April 2014 - 09:50 PM

I've learned not to pick our poison. We're in, now let the chips fall where they may...

#2508303 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by gcom007 on 09 April 2014 - 09:55 PM


Let's raid Linus's closet tomorrow tonight.


Pull the magic cork.

#2508273 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by aflac9262 on 09 April 2014 - 09:48 PM

Eddie is climaxing after that Pittsburgh win. I hope the smoke monster from "Lost" greets him one day. :P


Wings are in and that's all that matters!

#2508129 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 April 2014 - 09:26 PM

Told you guys we'd tie it.  

#2507678 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by wings87 on 09 April 2014 - 02:15 PM

I hate the Pens, but I'm really happy Letang is back on the ice.

#2507564 4/8 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Sabres 2

Posted by Juklitz on 09 April 2014 - 01:38 AM

Once per year? Yes..

#2507480 4/8 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Sabres 2

Posted by SimonSin on 08 April 2014 - 08:42 PM

Man Columbus is tough. So tough to beat that team in their building.

#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.