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#2473586 1/16 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Rangers 1

Posted by Dabura on 16 January 2014 - 10:22 PM

I hate this season. Following the Wings is supposed to be fun.




#2473455 1/16 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Rangers 1

Posted by Dabura on 16 January 2014 - 08:47 PM

so howard >lundqvist

at least howard = lundqvist

 

Say wah? I'd take Lundqvist any day of the week.




#2473449 1/16 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Rangers 1

Posted by Dabura on 16 January 2014 - 08:41 PM

Original 6 dude....brings out the best in the teams when they play each other.  Fight for team tradition and to have a leg up in the all time versus record.

 

Agreed. I think it helps that we're so ludicrously close to each other in the standings. And I do think Jimmy wants to outplay The King in New York.




#2473441 1/16 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Rangers 1

Posted by Dabura on 16 January 2014 - 08:36 PM

This feels like a playoff game. Love it!




#2473434 1/16 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Rangers 1

Posted by Dabura on 16 January 2014 - 08:32 PM

Man, is Jimmy playing like a hoss or what?

Night n day from last month to now.

 

He wants to show up all these top goalies! Quick, Lundqvist, Hiller....




#2473397 1/16 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Rangers 1

Posted by Dabura on 16 January 2014 - 07:53 PM

You really notice him out there.  And it's noticing for a positive reason.  That kid flat out has skill.

 

It's the skill, but he also works his ass off. And you can tell he sees the ice exceptionally well.




#2473369 1/16 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Rangers 1

Posted by Dabura on 16 January 2014 - 07:26 PM

We can't buy a goal.


Cleary on top PP, Sammy on top PP... wtf

 

Lull the opposition into a false sense of security, then BAM! JURCO.


Love Jurco.




#2473346 Andersson out...Emmerton up

Posted by Dabura on 16 January 2014 - 06:36 PM

Callahan isn't a center.




#2473324 1/16 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Rangers 1

Posted by Dabura on 16 January 2014 - 05:24 PM

Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive 

Wings have recalled center Cory Emmerton from Grand Rapids for tonight's game at the Rangers. Checking to see who's injured.

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Joakim Andersson is out with a lower-body injury. He's listed as day to day.

 

Now they're just trolling us.


No Tatar?? He isn't listed on any injury reports...thought his father's funeral already took place but I'm starting to think that's not the case.

 

He's in Slovakia, funeral-related. It was decided before our last game that he'd be missing this one.




#2473215 2010-2011 drafts will be our savior

Posted by Dabura on 15 January 2014 - 09:10 PM

I'm pretty high on our prospect pool. Why? Becase the talent, yes, but mostly because we're good at picking and developing. I get that we don't have any obvious SUPERSTARS!!! in the immediate pipeline, but...when was the last time we really did? I mean guys that we KNEW were going to be HUGE. Franzen has been a consistent top-six producer and was a force to be reckoned with earlier in his NHL career. Was anyone jumping for joy when we drafted him? Kid SUPERSTARS!!! are exceedingly rare. And they haven't been our bread and butter for awhile now. We try to get a number of solid players and one or two gems. That's doable. Hell, Tatar's already making a case for himself as a future 40-goal scorer. As a point of comparison, Franzen had 16 points in his first season with the Wings (12 goals, 4 assists).

 

About Pulkkinen, because everyone seems to hate him - he's Nyquist-quick, is a pure sniper (something we absolutely, positively do not have on the current roster), and competes very, very hard (e.g. can take a lot of abuse and just keep on going). Small? You bet. Facing a real uphill battle at the NHL level? Without a doubt. But every player starts as a prospect. (Terrible argument, I know.)


I expect sheahan to be here next year with glendening (unfortunately)

 

What's wrong with Glendening? I like what he's brought to the team. Hasn't scored, but he's not going to be a scorer at the NHL level. He's going to be a bottom-six grinder. There's a bit of Helm in him.




#2473138 Datsyuk - Team Russia captain for Sochi

Posted by Dabura on 15 January 2014 - 02:04 PM

It never used to be a thing, but lately it's started popping up.  I think the general consensus on St. James is that she doesn't really matter one way or another, but a small minority tend to think of her as a company-line hack.  Presumably because she's a beat writer and therefore tends to just report on what management says, rather than doing more in-depth analysis like other sports journalists.

 

Actually, I think the biggest knock against her is that she tends to make assumptions and leaps in logic, rather than just straight-up reporting the facts and leaving it at that. Also, her writing itself isn't great, and she's definitely a company-line cheearleader.

 

As for Dats - good for him! I'd assumed they'd give the C to Ovechkin (being Ovie) or maybe Kovalchuk (KHL loyalty). He was definitely my pick, though.

 

I wonder how much Sochi - and maybe the possibility of being the captain - has been weighing on him. He's been good this season, but also a bit off.




#2472981 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by Dabura on 14 January 2014 - 04:16 PM

Girardi is a shutdown defenseman who can move the puck well. He can log silly-big minutes, play in all situations, block shots like a machine, and be a solid leader. In theory, he'd complement Kronwall or Smith very nicely. At the very least, he'd give us a good top four. Ouellet projects high, and he might actually end up being a lot like Girardi. But, as always, I'm thinking about a Cup, and within the next two seasons (our core is old; our window is closing). Ouellet might not even make the team next fall, and if he does, it's very likely he'd be on the third pairing. That's a far cry from what Girardi could give us in the here and now.

 

Same idea with the two Callahans. Except, I'm not sold on Mitchell being anything more than an NHL fourth-line agitator who pots a goal here and there. (Yes, I know, he's scoring in Grand Rapids. But that doesn't impress me a whole lot.) Callahan could play on the first line and give us some more speed and tenacity and all-around grit, kind of like Helm, but he can play in a scoring role. My only concern with him is that he's injury prone. He's not big, so his style of play means he's not going to be highly effective for much longer, unless he becomes a great two-way player or something. Still, anyone who wants the Cup and thinks Mitchell can help the cause about as much as Ryan would is being a Wings homer. I get not wanting to spend money, but come on.

 

Not that we're getting Girardi or Callahan, never mind both. But if you're gonna dream, might as well dream big.


They would be affordable, needed, and adequately used if these trades were made.

 

For the record, I'm not sure we should trade for either of them. But we should definitely pursue them in the summer, assuming they test the waters.




#2472973 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by Dabura on 14 January 2014 - 03:45 PM

Girardi and Moulson would put us in real cup contention. GO GET EM KENNY.

 

+1

 

I think these are the two I'm gonna pin all of my hopes and dreams on.




#2472887 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by Dabura on 14 January 2014 - 01:15 AM

pass

 

k


Girardi and his 12 points and minus four...not worth almost five mil a season...we can get that out of Grand Rapids...and I'd rather have Mitchell up here..both at the fraction of the price

 

I feel like you're not very familiar with Girardi or Callahan. But whatever, to each his own.

 

If you need me, I'll be over here winning a Cup with a first line of Zetterberg - Datsyuk - R. Callahan and a first pairing of Kronwall - Girardi.




#2472883 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by Dabura on 14 January 2014 - 01:03 AM

Callahan and Girardi aren't worth that...pass

 

They really are tho.