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#2467666 Inside a Hockey Ref's Game

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 25 December 2013 - 03:53 AM

I can see this being a big part of sports future. I mean they can put impressively functioning cameras with video in cell phones that weigh next to nothing and would fit snug into a helmet without adding additional weight or interfering with that players mobility. I think what holds it back is television and censorship, you can't ask players to watch their mouths but you can't have F bombs being dropped on live television on public channels either. In my mind, this is likely why we haven't seen more stuff like this during games, as great as it would be and even make the shootout a bit more interesting with player and goalie-eye views of it going down. 


I'd be happy with them bringing back the glow puck but i'm easy to please. It was kinda like watching Tron hockey.

#2467304 Inside a Hockey Ref's Game

Posted by dirtydangles on 23 December 2013 - 03:59 PM

This would be awesome for NHL ref accountability. If all refs wore these we could see what they see during games and understand how their positioning may affect calls etc. In a way it helps fans understand why refs made calls that night and also holds refs accountable if they clearly missed things right in front of them.

#2467696 Systems Analyst: Top 10 Defensive Meltdowns of the year

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 December 2013 - 03:11 PM

I've plugged this blog a bunch because it gives a great and often hilarious explanation of the finer points of the game, in particular defensive breakdowns that result in the puck ending up in your own net.

In the spirit of end of the year lists, here's their Top 10 Defensive Breakdowns:


Some of the better pics (I won't give away number one, even though it's a great picture).







#2467667 Merry Christmas, LGW

Posted by Playmaker on 25 December 2013 - 06:32 AM

The wrapping is finally done, the stockings stuffed and Santa has dutifully eaten all the cookies set out,  with not a lot of time to spare.


A definite highlight of my year was finding LGW.  Nothing better than passionate, informed Red Wing fans. Best board out there, hands down.  Credit to the mods and all the fans who contribute. Through the ups and downs of the lockout (seems so long ago now, doesn't it?), the injury plagued shortened season, the unexpected playoff run, the crazy offseason and onto the so far disappointing 2013-14 season, it's been a pleasure. 


Merry Christmas to everyone here at LGW.  Next up, Winter Classic and hopefully better health for the Red Wings and another good playoff run.



#2467683 Ericsson out 3-5 weeks with Fractured Ribs

Posted by Dave on 25 December 2013 - 11:23 AM



My feelings on this season.

#2467323 Tootoo called up

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 23 December 2013 - 07:39 PM

We are pathetically soft, but I'm not sure what you're basing the no-chance-in-the-playoffs part on. We beat the Ducks in seven games last season with pretty much the same roster, and we took the vastly superior Cup champs to overtime of game seven. And so far this season we've handled the Big Bad Bruins - everyone's pick for the biggest, toughest team in the league - pretty well. And before we let the bigger, tougher, scrappier Leafs back into the game on Saturday, we were handing it to them in pretty much every way, driving the net on our first three goals and such.
Granted, the playoffs are a different animal. But I like our chances in the East. (I believe the West is the much tougher conference, physically and overall.)
Maybe we add a little sandpaper at the trade deadline?

I love the amount of skill and finesse this team has, but it needs to be complemented by some snarl. I'm not saying we should convince Peter Worrell to come out of retirement and think that's enough snarl, because ultimately, one-dimensional enforcers dont typically play in the playoffs anyway. There will be plenty of snarl available at the deadline. As it stands right now, I don't see this team being able to physically endure a long postseason. We're too fragile. Look how many players are hurt right now. Granted, every team goes through spells or injuries. We seem to go through a lot of them.

#2467644 Ericsson out 3-5 weeks with Fractured Ribs

Posted by uk_redwing on 24 December 2013 - 07:09 PM

Is Brett Lebda still a UFA?

#2467628 Leafs/Wings 24/7 Episode 2 Discussion (12/21)

Posted by 55fan on 24 December 2013 - 04:44 PM


I think the reasoning is that "Leafs" is the plural of a specific thing, a specific leaf, namely the Canadian Maple Leaf. The players play for and represent that leaf.


But I'm not Canadian, so I'm probably wrong.

Conn Smythe quote:


“The Maple Leaf to us, was the badge of courage, the badge that meant home. It was the badge that reminded us all of our exploits and the different difficulties we got into and the different accomplishments we made. It was a badge that meant more to us than any other badge that we could think of... so we chose it... hoping that the possession of this badge would mean something to the team that wore it and when they skated out on the ice with this badge on their chest... they would wear it with honour and pride and courage, the way it had been worn by the soldiers of the first Great War in the Canadian Army."


Got it from the Leafs website.

#2467472 Leafs/Wings 24/7 Episode 2 Discussion (12/21)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 December 2013 - 09:21 PM

I want to see what goes on behind the scenes, but I could care less who goes home with what girl


Well, it's the only scoring you'd ever see Cleary do.  

#2467636 Ericsson out 3-5 weeks with Fractured Ribs

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 24 December 2013 - 05:26 PM

I don't think you can blame poor training for this type of injury. It's not like it's an injury to a joint or muscle. Nonetheless, the teams training regimen should be reexamined.


I don't know what it is, but I hate hearing how it's bad luck, or being snake bitten, etc.  Back to back years now we've been hit with ridiculous injuries.  

#2467548 12/23 GDT : Islanders 3 at Red Wings 0

Posted by King Crane on 23 December 2013 - 11:53 PM

Can someone do a fancy stats report on how many goals against and standings points Quincey has cost us this season? And maybe throw in Smith, since they're partners in crime.


I added it all up. He's been on the ice for 21 goals against this season. I think it's shockingly low, but I wouldn't be surprised if he screwed up a line change and allowed more goals than the stats indicate (a.k.a. "The Cleary Special")

#2467561 12/23 GDT : Islanders 3 at Red Wings 0

Posted by King Crane on 24 December 2013 - 01:33 AM


That's fewer than I'd thought. BUT, I think we'd have to go beyond just the number, not necessarily to suit my case against Quincey but because I'm actually genuinely interested. Like, How many of those 21 goals against were scored in very close losses? If the answer is not many, maybe Quincey really isn't all that bad for the team. Or maybe we just need higher quality statsification.


Maybe I'll look into it tomorrow.


The other factor I forgot to consider is that power kill goals against do not count towards +/-, so it is probably much worse than this. 

Another stat I would love to see, but would be hard to calculate, would be what is how many goals against occur when Quincey and Cleary are on the ice together? Quincey and Smith?


In terms questioning whether it's coincidence or if he is the problem, just watch him during the games.  Next to Cleary he is the laziest player on the ice.  I do not just mean he is slow.  Quincey is lazy in every aspect of the game, failing to make plays, and relies heavily on his line-mates.  He does everything really half-assed.

#2467499 12/23 GDT : Islanders 3 at Red Wings 0

Posted by jeff48109 on 23 December 2013 - 09:50 PM

maybe babcock's 16 year old will be in next game

#2467392 12/23 GDT : Islanders 3 at Red Wings 0

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 23 December 2013 - 08:15 PM


That's Babcock, not Holland. Babcock won't scratch Cleary (revealingly, he did so earlier in the season as a "wake-up call" and then continued playing the guy afterward when nothing changed) no matter the numerous players who could contribute more in the latter's spot, and Quincey will stay both in the lineup and paired with Smith despite neither of those circumstances being good for the team. 


He's a good coach with an unfortunate, imbecilic unwillingness to make changes.


It just blows my mind. He's won a cup, a gold medal, and a world championship. But yet he continues to play a washed up role player, and pairs up 2 defenceman who are a combined -20 on the season. Just insane.

Worst period all year bar none, wake up and start to play. You're on goddamn home ice and the fans are booing you, the Lions did a great job of having the fans turn on them at home this year, don't follow suit!

#2467264 12/23 GDT : Islanders 3 at Red Wings 0

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 23 December 2013 - 12:28 PM

Decided to go with the retro-GDT look today! 








Your Official Game Day Thread


New_York_Islanders.jpgVS. Detroit_Red_Wings.jpg

Start time: 7:30 EST

Joe Louis Arena - Detroit, MI

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Official Game Preview:
Red Wings look to continue success against Islanders

37 GP, 10-20-7, 27 pts
8th in Metropolitan Division 

nhl-redwings.png RED WINGS
38 GP, 17-12-9, 43 pts
4th in Atlantic Division 


NYI John Tavares: 13
DET Pavel Datsyuk: 14

NYI John Tavares: 25
DET Daniel Alfredsson, Henrik Zetterberg: 19


NYI Three tied at: +3
DET Henrik Zetterberg: +12
NYI Colin McDonald: -15
DET Three tied at : -10

NYI Matt Carkner: 77
DET Kyle Quincey : 43


NYI.pngProjected NYI Lines






de Haan-Hamonic



nyi.gif Evgeni Nabokov
6-6-5, 3.09 GAA, .897 SV%, 0 SO


nhl-redwings.png Jonas Gustavsson
10-3-2, 2.35 GAA, .915 SV%, 0 SO

nyi.gif SHARKS
Lubomir Visnovsky (concussion) out, Radek Martinek (back) out


nhl-redwings.png RED WINGS
Johan Franzen (head) out, Henrik Zetterberg (back) out, Justin Abdelkader (concussion) questionable, Darren Helm (shoulder) out, Stephen Weiss (hernia) out, Jimmy Howard (MCL) out, Gustav Nyquist (groin) questionable

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