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#2446336 10/19 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Coyotes 5

Posted by Dabura on 19 October 2013 - 10:35 PM

On the bright side: the Leafs lost tonight, so we're still tied with them for first in the Atlantic, I believe.


If we bench Smith, who will take his place with Kronwall out?   

 

Almqvist.




#2446313 10/19 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Coyotes 5

Posted by Dabura on 19 October 2013 - 10:25 PM

I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised about bad officiating in this game. It's the Coyotes, Gary Bettman's baby, and we're the Red Wings. And a mere two games means it's way easy to - zomg! - sweep the "season series." Hockey in Glendale: it works! Hurray!

 

Conspiracy theory? Maybe. But don't act like you weren't thinking it.




#2446045 10/19 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Coyotes 5

Posted by Dabura on 19 October 2013 - 01:56 PM

Happy birthday, ET!

 

I like how this is now a birthday thread.




#2446006 10/19 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Coyotes 5

Posted by Dabura on 19 October 2013 - 12:47 PM

So will it be Alfie or Bert on the first line? Or are they going to swap at some point, or several points, in the game? Alfie has looked pretty good on the third line, but he also looked good with Z and D. And Bert gives the third line a little more sandpaper, which it needs, IMHO. Also, come on, Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Alfredsson. That's one of the sickest things I've ever read.




#2445978 Kronwall Injury Update

Posted by Dabura on 19 October 2013 - 04:51 AM

It was a dirty hit. It's exactly the sort of hit The Powers That Be want out of the game.

 

What I really dislike about it is he doesn't let up, follows through with and finishes his check. He had short notice, yes, but he had enough time to stop himself from driving Kronwall('s head) into the boards with force.




#2445922 stephen weiss

Posted by Dabura on 18 October 2013 - 06:23 PM

This guy just doesn't bring it.. I don't think he will be any better at 40 games let alone playoffs. He's just too too soft for my liking... And he doesn't have any other skill that stands out, no hands, speed, forechecking etc... What's he good for??? Flip was better for me.

 

You're going on eight games. I and others have already brought up the adjustment angle - a decade in a completely different system, completely different team and organization and all that stuff. But, again, he was very good as a Panther. How many Panthers games have you caught over the past ten years or so? Because I've seen my fair share (I like them. Not exactly a fan, but I do like them. If that makes any sense), and I feel totally justified in saying Weiss was a great add. He just needs time. Almost any guy in his situation would.




#2445919 stephen weiss

Posted by Dabura on 18 October 2013 - 06:11 PM

Flip was good for us. At times, very good. He just wasn't what we really needed him to be. The hope is that Weiss - who was very good as a Panther - can be That Guy.

 

That simple. IMHO.




#2445852 Kronwall Injury Update

Posted by Dabura on 18 October 2013 - 11:34 AM

Colorado's McLeod offered in-person hearing

 

Sorry if this was already posted.




#2445776 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 2

Posted by Dabura on 18 October 2013 - 06:46 AM

1. I agree with pretty much all of this

 

2. Direct link to the thing I indirectly linked to in my previous post

 

2.5. Just awesome:

 

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#2445774 stephen weiss

Posted by Dabura on 18 October 2013 - 06:22 AM

I think anyone who plays for the Panthers for over a decade would need more than eight games to really get going on this team. And don't forget: he missed most of last season.

 

Weiss is a very good player. I'm not worried.




#2445709 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 2

Posted by Dabura on 17 October 2013 - 10:56 PM

Highlander did vault himself, skates left the ice with the momentum of the hit

 

+1 Highlander reference




#2445705 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 2

Posted by Dabura on 17 October 2013 - 10:53 PM

Everyone likes the Franzen who shows up against the Avs.

 

This. It's really not a difficult concept. Franzen shows up, yayyy. Franzen doesn't show up, boooo.




#2445686 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 2

Posted by Dabura on 17 October 2013 - 10:41 PM

Huzzah!

 

Like I said after the first goal: Franzen loves the Avs.

 

Some incredibly terrible play, and we really do need to pick up a solid, veteran defenseman with a great first pass (with or without Kronwall) - but I'll take this win!

 

Also: Daniel Alfredsson is the s***!

 

Also #2: we won by more than a one-goal margin!

 

P.S. Trembly gets the last laugh?




#2445516 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 2

Posted by Dabura on 17 October 2013 - 09:41 PM

I hope Holland is working the phones re: a high-end defenseman. Which we needed even before Kronwall got hurt. Because our blue line? Not looking good.




#2445369 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 2

Posted by Dabura on 17 October 2013 - 08:49 PM

Good, solid period for the good guys.