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#2504822 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 02 April 2014 - 07:52 PM

Smith wasn't on the ice. If you are referring to Nyquist's penalty, Boston's goal was scored even strength. There's a difference between blaming someone for making a mistake and trying your hardest to pin the blame on someone that had nothing to do with the goal scored just because you have a personal grudge. 


Smith had nothing to do with us being down 1-0.


Actually, Smith made an iffy call on a step-up at their blue line, which ultimately (though not necessarily directly) led to the Nyquist penalty. Smith made an aggressive play, probably should've put himself in a better position. Gotta make the smart, safe play 100% of the time against these guys.

#2504815 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 02 April 2014 - 07:48 PM

The Bruins are arguably the best team in the league. They have no weaknesses.


We have no blue line, iffy goaltending, no Datsyuk, no Zetterberg, no Ericsson, no Alfredsson, and most importantly, no Samuelsson. It's cool to be confident after barely beating the Bolts, but Boston is in full-on Cup mode. Like I've said, this game is pretty much unwinnable - though there's always a chance.

#2504739 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 02 April 2014 - 07:35 PM

Too bad Olczyk is working the game. I just got in, what's the short version of the game so far?


In a word, meh. Not great, not terrible.

#2504405 Injury Updates

Posted by Dabura on 01 April 2014 - 04:11 PM

What's so bad about the new system?

#2504369 3/30 GDT - Lightning 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 01 April 2014 - 12:53 PM

I guess I'm in the minority in kind of liking the new format.

#2504244 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Dabura on 31 March 2014 - 08:52 PM

Did you guys hear Ken Daniels quoting Babcock on Glenny:

"Other than Nick Lidstrom, Steve Yzerman, Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Crosby, Toews, and Bergeron, Luke Gendening is the most competitive player I've ever coached."


That's awesome.


The kid is a revelation. What he's doing is, to me, as impressive as what Nyquist is doing on the other end of the rink. The sort-of irony is that having a(n admittedly offensively-challenged) shutdown stud anchoring your fourth line should, in theory, open things up a bit for your other three lines, which can make all the difference in the world in a tight-checking best-of-seven. If, say, Zetterberg doesn't have to shadow the opposition's biggest gun on every shift, he can focus more on scoring, maybe get more o-zone starts, maybe get some favorable line matchups at home. IMHO, that's largely where postseason series are won. The matchups chess match.

#2504239 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Dabura on 31 March 2014 - 08:12 PM

Who might take a chance on him? Any ideas? I Always think of Edm cause they got so many problems so who knows

No way helm and abdelkader are playoff warriors and we need those type of guys to score the odd goals when the top 6 can't score

That's why I'm not sold on glendening and his non existent hockey skills .... Even McCarty came up with some big goals ... Joey kocur .... The grind line , bottom 6 is gonna have to show up to get us to the finals and I don't see how lending will all of a sudden pop a few goals in the playoffs at this point


Glendening is shutting down and pissing off the likes of Crosby and Stamkos in his rookie season - and he wasn't even suppposed to be on the roster. That's huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge. Goals will come. He's certainly had his chances.

#2504103 Ovechkin and ES

Posted by Dabura on 31 March 2014 - 10:20 AM

I've always viewed him as an alternate reality Fedorov. What if Feds hadn't been drafted by the Wings, hadn't played under Bowman, hadn't played alongside a slew of future Hall of Famers across a slew of very deep Wings teams funded by Mike Ilitch and his whatever-it-takes mandate? Would he have become an Alex Ovechkin? Or, to flip it around, What if Ovechkin had been drafted (or, more realistically, somehow acquired via trade) by the Wings? Would he be what he is?

#2504070 3/30 GDT - Lightning 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 31 March 2014 - 02:15 AM

The wings playing Pittsburgh, then Philly/nyr would be the best outcome


It's weird. If this were pretty much any other season except this one, I'd want the Flyers or Rangers like whoa. But this season? They both scare me.


(Not counting my chickens, just saying.)

I think we need more Swedes.
Does anyone know where we can find more Swedes?



#2504001 3/30 GDT - Lightning 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 30 March 2014 - 08:52 PM

Thinking back on it, this was a helluva win. One of those big "character wins." I was gonna make a bullet point list of all the good things I saw in this game, but I realized it'd take too much time. Which is a good thing.

#2503989 3/30 GDT - Lightning 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 30 March 2014 - 08:17 PM

watching the Caps v Preds game, theres something not right with Ovie he doesn't seem to be fully focused.


Jarnkrok played just under 4mins in 1st, some nice touches and he does not look out of place.


Weber, could Kenny pull it off? Pipe dream i know.


Ovie looks like he needs to poop.

Ovie looks like he needs to poop.


lolz Washington Craps lolz

#2503974 3/30 GDT - Lightning 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 30 March 2014 - 07:32 PM

Gudas makes me miss Vlad....damn we need a player like him.


Gudas has the dirty part down. Now he just has to become one of the very best defensemen in the league.

#2503972 3/30 GDT - Lightning 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 30 March 2014 - 07:25 PM

I lost internet and TV halfway through the third. It happened on a Bolts shot from the point on one of their 37 power plays. It looked to me like it went in, and I was stressed the f*** out. Fortunately I was able to get a signal on a tablet and follow along with NHL.com's boxscore thing. Then the Bolts scored and I had a heart attack. Then the time tracker stopped with 16 seconds left and it stayed there for about 90 years. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG, heart doing the Alien chest-burster thing, sweating bullets. Then, "3-2 FINAL." And there was much rejoicing.


What's in your wallet?

#2503512 Do you want monster to start tomorrow?

Posted by Dabura on 30 March 2014 - 01:55 PM

Monster will have a tough task ahead of him Stammer and a for sure motivated Filps isn't something to take lightly. One thing is for sure the Wings need to come out prepared otherwise the Bolts are going to put this game away early in the first.


And let's not forget Callahan, who's on fire right now.


Flip's speed, Stamkos's shot, Callahan's net-front presence...I hope our D got a lot of rest last night.

I think the big thing is to stay out of the box. We do not want to be giving Stamkos great looks all night long.


On a related note: What is this five-man PK thing we're so fond of? We back off the point men, collapse in front of our net, basically look like we have zero faith in Howard...that has to change.

#2503353 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by Dabura on 29 March 2014 - 08:43 PM

Huuuuuuuuuuuuuge win.