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#2445259 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 2

Posted by Dabura on 17 October 2013 - 08:18 PM

Bury these bastards.




#2445236 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 2

Posted by Dabura on 17 October 2013 - 08:13 PM

 

If the Draper incident in the playoffs in 96 is whats being mentioned. Pretty sure Darren took challenge to Lemieux that game in November 1997. You tube YO.

 

No you're right. I just thought you were talking about Turtle Day.




#2445187 10/15 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Dabura on 17 October 2013 - 05:02 PM

 

Poor Bert, I liked it more when he had two on the season.

 

Agreed. But I think I like Zetterberg as a scoring force more.




#2445111 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 2

Posted by Dabura on 17 October 2013 - 11:02 AM

I miss the rivalry. Big part of my childhood.

 

Mackinnon was talking about watching clips of those classic games on YouTube. It made me feel old. :unhappy:

 

LGW




#2445103 3 in a row.... I'll take it!

Posted by Dabura on 17 October 2013 - 10:49 AM

Overall, I'm happy with where we're at. I do miss the old ways of the old days, when we could snooze for an entire game and still win by a four-goal margin, relying on our obscene collective skill level alone to carry us. But those days are long gone, and you know what? In a way, it's a good thing. Because it means every man has to really bring it every game or we're in trouble. I'm not necessarily saying our, say, blue line is better without Lidstrom, Stuart, and Rafalski (it's not), but you get the point. There can't be any coasting (unless you're Franzen) (OH YES I DID), and I like that. It brings out the best in the guys. It keeps them honest.

 

Same idea with Helm and Nyquist being out. We're having to find a way to get things done without them, and so when they do finally return, it should - like Holland says - be like adding two big acquisitions to an already formidable lineup.

 

I think the biggest and/or most plesant surprise - at least for me - has been Daniel Alfredsson. We're all expecting him to be a secondary or tertiary contributor, but so far he's been one of our most valuable players. (Alright, maybe not from the beginning of the season - but certainly over the past several games.) It's funnny because, the way Holland framed it, Alfie is supposed to be more of a goal-scorer and Weiss is supposed to be more of a playmaker. But it's sort of been the other way around, no?




#2445097 Accidental or intentional hit by Brouwer?

Posted by Dabura on 17 October 2013 - 09:10 AM

1. DAN GIRARDI

 

2. Looks like a cheap shot, at least on the surface of it. I can see how maybe he was just focused squarely on something on the bench and for that reason he might not have really seen Stepan. But that does seem like a bit of a stretch.

 

3. Brouwer's not known as a dirty player, is he? My impression of him is that he is what he says he is - an honest, hard-working guy that's not prone to this kind of thing. That's the big thing that makes me think this might not be as clear-cut as it seems. Now, if this were, say, Ovechkin....




#2445075 Lineup Crunch: Who's going?

Posted by Dabura on 16 October 2013 - 11:44 PM

 

Cleary is doing nothing that Tatar could not do more effectively. He tries his best, as ever, but his body is broken.

 

To be fair, Cleary is much better defensively, and he does still provide a good degree of "grit and such." I am, of course, a big Tatar fan, and I hate that he's not playing - but he is, at present, a smallish, one-dimensional scorer. Not necessarily saying I'd take Cleary over him, mind you. Just sayin'.




#2444949 10/15 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Dabura on 16 October 2013 - 09:09 AM

Alfie impaled a guy




#2444910 10/15 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Dabura on 15 October 2013 - 11:09 PM

Ozzie and Roy fight, calling it now

 

Vernon will scale down from the rafters.




#2444896 10/15 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Dabura on 15 October 2013 - 09:55 PM

Also: Tootoo was great!




#2444660 % Chance that Monster can Survive B2B Games?

Posted by Dabura on 15 October 2013 - 01:23 PM

i think monster will be fine, where even though it is back to back starts, it is only his second start of the season. the bigger question imo is how much the wings have left in the tank after yesterdays game. they need to come out swining bin case they start to look sluggish in the 3rd. 

 

i know it is hard to change a winning line up, but i figured with all the extra forwards, this game would have been a good one to get some fresh legs on the ice. 

 

I figure the fourth line, which should be pretty fresh, might get some more time than usual. Glendening has shown he can be pretty reliable, Tootoo has looked good, and Miller is Miller. Beyond Gaborik, no huge offensive threats that need to be shadowed, IMHO.




#2444657 % Chance that Monster can Survive B2B Games?

Posted by Dabura on 15 October 2013 - 01:15 PM

Lucic says he's never seen Detroit's Gustavsson play better




#2444607 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by Dabura on 15 October 2013 - 11:14 AM

Monster will be in net tonight.

 

Thanks, Nev! I don't record the games on Gamecenter (actually, can you even do that?), and I was kinda kicking myself at several points in the game. Really entertaining game overall.

 

And that's exactly what I was thinking right before and after Weiss's goal - Franzen hustled!!!

 

What kills me about Franzen is that he used to hustle all over. He was known as a fast player. He worked very hard. And good things happened because of it. That's what makes the laziness so infuriating. And then you see sequences like this one and it's like, Dude! Do that more often!


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#2444603 Tomas Hertl

Posted by Dabura on 15 October 2013 - 10:55 AM

You know what I really like about the guy? He goes to the net.

 

Look at his goals - all are scored from the crease area (except for maybe one? Can't quite remember.)

 

Of course, it helps that he's big. But still.




#2444484 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by Dabura on 14 October 2013 - 02:50 PM

Are you guys suggesting that the refs wanted Boston to win?  Or that they missed calls. 

 

I'll agree that some of the calls were poor, but you're taking a huge leap to suggest that they either wanted Boston to win, or wanted Detroit to lose.

 

Conspiracy theories are stupid.

 

It was obvious they wanted the Bruins to win. I know how childish that sounds, but it's true. Even my Bruins fan friend agrees, and that's saying something.

 

Brad Watson hates the Wings, IMHO.