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#2499504 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by DannyD on 23 March 2014 - 10:47 AM

I agree in keeping that new kid line together, they always seem to make things happen. I want so badly to love glendening but him on the same line as abs might be a line that will rarely score.


We aren't putting them on the ice to score. We would already have three scoring lines. They are there to shut down people and kill penalties.  A line of Abelkader,Helm,Glendening would be as close as we could currently get to the "Grind Line" of old. 

#2499143 3/22 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2

Posted by Yzermania on 22 March 2014 - 03:18 PM

that's a 93 on his jersey, not a 96

#2499100 3/22 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 22 March 2014 - 03:13 PM


Carey Price would have eaten Charlie Coyle alive if he tried a move like that.  

You like Carey Price way too much.  He gets exposed without Team Canada D in front of him too.

#2498976 3/22 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2

Posted by Guest on 22 March 2014 - 01:43 PM

I hate Parise, but I wish we had him 

#2498545 3/20 GDT - Penguins 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by marcaractac on 21 March 2014 - 12:53 AM

 I found Waldo                                                                                                                                                         ^^^^

#2498474 3/20 GDT - Penguins 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 20 March 2014 - 10:14 PM

Ferraro had a tough game so I'm glad they won so the loss wasn't on him. He took a bad penalty in the second to give them a 5 on 3 that Malkin scored on and I counted 3 times on the 5 minute penalty that he could have cleared the puck and he couldn't do it. He is young so those things will happen of course.

#2498345 3/20 GDT - Penguins 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by matt198913 on 20 March 2014 - 09:21 PM

I do not believe what I just saw

#2497922 3/20 GDT - Penguins 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 March 2014 - 08:18 PM

The sad thing is that no one will lose their jobs or spot on the team over this season.  


Holland will be back, Babcock will be back, and every failure of this season will be entirely racked up to injuries.  Problem is, we'll probably have all these injuries again next year, because there's obviously an organizational problem when you're this hurt every year.  Whether it's a lineup of wusses, or the strength and conditioning is poor, etc. something needs to change.  I doubt it will because Holland and Babcock have immunity.  Anyone in a position of power who has immunity is a dangerous thing.  People work better when there's something from outside lighting a fire under their asses.  This franchise doesn't have that with Ilitch being an old, dying man who doesn't care about the Wings anymore.  

#2497214 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by frankgrimes on 19 March 2014 - 08:05 AM

Holland said some stuff:




I didn't listen, because every time he gives an interview I come away miffed and disappointed.


I will say this: if he's not going to address our blue line's issues because we've got some kids coming up soon (which would likely just be a euphemism for "It's really hard to get a good defenseman. I'd rather not doing anything and just wait, because it's easier and because I get paid the same salary either way"), he needs to be punched in the face repeatedly.


Here is what he had to say (nothing too bad/good)


- knows replacing Lidstrom, Stuart and Rafalski is very hard

- thinks Kronwall has grown into the leadership role plays hard and physical (well we could need his physicality more often...)

- wasn't expecting some of the kids - namely Tatar, Nyquist - to be that far ahead of their planned schedule

- is happy with the development of Sheahan and Jurco

- hinted that these guys "could" play lesser roles next year when the team is healthy and guys like Legwand are re-signed ---- I really DON'T like the tone of that for obvious reasons

- Still believes if the team is healthy they could make some noise


that's basically it

#2497143 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by gcom007 on 18 March 2014 - 09:54 PM

I'm really kinda getting tired of everyone blowing up when Howard has a good game, and I'm talking more on the media and coaching front. I don't think it's doing him any favors. He's struggled to have a consistent stretch the entire season and every time he has a good game, people make a big deal out of it and hope for the turnaround. Then he ends up struggling again a game or two later and people make a bigger deal about that. It's not like flipping a switch where having a good game is going to make a consistency problem better, and sometimes the way he responds to it all makes it seem like he almost thinks it is, and then when it isn't, he's just right back to the opposite extreme.


I know it's never going to happen, but I just wish we could leave the guy alone for a few weeks and not focus too much on the ups and downs. Right now his biggest problem is performing consistently, and dwelling as little as possible on the ups and downs might help his mental approach to it all. I don't know if it's possible to ban him from doing media, but I'd love to see that go down. No need to have the media poking and prodding someone struggling when they already have a bit of a polarized personality.


Bottom line, Jimmy Howard needs to get his head clear and find some balance. He's more than capable of being a much, much better goalie than he's been this year. He's not a technically perfect goalie, but not many are and I really don't think the weaker technical areas are ultimately what has caused him to struggle with consistency. I'm really more convinced at this point that it boils down to his mental game, and if he's going to improve in that area, he's got to get better about not getting too caught up on good and bad games and find a way to stay level.

#2496329 Franzen calls out team

Posted by cnot19 on 18 March 2014 - 01:49 AM

I don't need to read the quote. Lets fuc$&@g go . No need to understate things here you walk out of that room you see the crowd and lights. Push it more than you have so far

#2496313 Franzen calls out team

Posted by Echolalia on 17 March 2014 - 11:28 PM

Its kinda funny, the fan-base has been dying to replace our aging veterans with young blood for a few years now, and now between whom Holland and Babs have removed, and whom the team has lost due to injuries, its veteran leadership and stability on the ice that the team could use a fair bit of.  I believe the team that is penciled in to skate has the potential to outwork the opposition, score goals, play defense, close out third periods with a positive goal differential, and win at least 50% of their games.  I don't necessarily believe that they disagree with that, but I don't see that there is a whole lot of trust in each other as a team, and Franzen is included in that observation.  There's a lot of individual efforts that are being easily smothered out by the opposition's defense, a lot of hesitancy to fore-check hard, and a lot of collapsing too low.  That's a lack of trust.  And frankly its understandable, when you see Tatar, Nyquist, Dekeyser, Sheahan, Smith, Lashoff, Pulkinen, Glendening, and Emmerton having 566 NHL games between them all.  That's collectively less than seven years of NHL experience split between nine players on the roster, or about half the team.

The real question is, why isn't the other half of the team stepping up more?

#2496482 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by RedWang on 18 March 2014 - 12:58 PM

They need to find the guy (dont recall his name, Gary Roberts maybe?) that got Stamkos up like 30lbs in an offseason. And send em to workout with him. Return next season in beast mode. 6-2 210lbs with speed and skill. Oooooh killem.

#2496451 Here Is A Hint For Wings To Catch Playoff [ new ]

Posted by detroitredwings2014 on 18 March 2014 - 12:22 PM



- datsuyk

- frazen

- alfredson

- bertuzzi

- legwan

- weiss         [ too many star here ]




- kronwall

- erickson        [ only 2 guy skill ]


goalie                  [ 3 years loose in playoff ]




you can see why wings keep loose


come on purchase some defense expert and good goalie

stop pick from grandrapids , those rookie can play but can't

show like real nhl player .....

#2495590 A great scrap ends in....A high five and a hug?

Posted by Jersey Wing on 16 March 2014 - 03:09 PM



Edit: This is getting a little heated, Y'all know I don't hate any of you guys, I just love in depth discussions and I hate bad arguments that are lacking support or are full of fallacies. (and I have an admittedly abrasive personality when taking the pain meds I take for my back)

I'm just gonna leave these here :stanley: :w00t2: :) :lol: :w00t: ;) :bye1:


So give each other a high five and a hug....