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#2493363 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by Dabura on 09 March 2014 - 03:23 AM

Brassard and Zuccarello are good. The latter scored the lone goal in our last meeting.

 

Which is our third line, officially?




#2493361 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by Dabura on 09 March 2014 - 03:08 AM

MSL is getting Kronwalled today.




#2493360 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Dabura on 09 March 2014 - 03:06 AM

I can't keep track of which people are mad about the trade and which are mad that we never make trades and the large group of people who seem to be upset about both.

 

Personally, I love that we landed David Legwand and hate that we lost Calle Jarnkrok. I'll feel a lot better about the whole thing if we make the playoffs and Legwand re-signs in the summer. If we don't make the playoffs and Legwand doesn't re-sign, I will riot. If we do make the playoffs but Legwand doesn't re-sign, I will riot. If we don't make the playoffs but Legwand does re-sign...I will probably riot.

 

(Note that by "riot" I mean "piss and moan on an internet forum.")




#2493347 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Dabura on 09 March 2014 - 12:20 AM

Holland's responsibility is to keep Detroit in the hunt. He's not going to stand pat and throw in the season towel just so we can horde B caliber prospects.

 

Jarnkrok is not "B caliber." Again, Can we stop acting like he's a nobody? He was arguably our best prospect, and we have a deep pool.

 

I agree with the rest, though.

 

Well, actually, you may be painting Holland as a wee bit more proactive and aggressive and on-top-of-things than he really is/was. It took losing Helm to concussion protocol - on top of major setbacks to Weiss and Datsyuk (on top of Zetterberg's 12-year rehab) - for him to do something. It's possible we don't lose Jarnkrok if Holland doesn't wait until the last minute. Poile knew he was dealing with a very desperate man.

 

I think we can all agree that trading is not one of Ken Holland's areas of expertise.




#2493115 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by Dabura on 08 March 2014 - 08:54 AM

Howard gives up 3 last night, one of which was a terrible unlucky bounce and another a complete defensive breakdown, and gets crucified by the fans after the game. The next night Gus gives up 4 and looks shakier than Howard yet the offense bails him out with 7 goals and not a peep about his less than stellar game. More proof that Wings fans will never be happy with a goaltender and will always be wanting "the next one" instead of the current one.

 

What it proves is that Wings fans, like fans of any and every other team, value winning above all else. If we're losing, everyone and everything sucks. If we're winning, everyone and everything is awesome (except for Quincey).

 

I will say, though: the Howard-never-makes-the-big-save argument is pretty weak. I feel like every game Howard plays there's at least one major stop that has everyone here saying, "Now that's the Howard we know!" There was definitely at least one of those in the Avs game. And then everyone turned right around and said, "He never makes the big stop!" Seriously?

 

Doesn't matter, though. Winning matters, and, for whatever reasons, we win with Gustavsson in net. That's mostly down to us scoring more when he's in net, but, hey, when deciding which goalie you want to ride, every consideration should be fair game. Of course, that's not how it works. Howard is getting paid an ass-ton to be a top goalie in this league and carry us to a Cup, so he's gonna get every opportunity to get back on the horse and regain the form which has mostly eluded him this season.




#2493088 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by Dabura on 08 March 2014 - 02:13 AM

Got a good feeling about Callahan .... Glendening won't be in the league within 5 yrs guy has no skill with the puck

 

Everyone and his mom has a good feeling about Callahan. I'm not seeing it.

 

Glendening's no Datsyuk, but he's not supposed to be. His job is to shut down other players, kill penalties, agitate, win faceoffs, work hard, be physical. He's not the top-sixer Babcock is asking him to be.




#2493017 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by Dabura on 07 March 2014 - 11:11 PM

Weiss' day just went from bad to worse...

 

I'm starting to think he gets dealt to the Panthers in the summer.




#2492992 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by Dabura on 07 March 2014 - 10:29 PM

Trade em, they're useless like calle

 

Agreed.

 

No but srsly...my point was, the kid line can get shut down and we might still be more than ok. Which is extremely comforting, or at least encouraging.
 




#2492888 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by Dabura on 07 March 2014 - 09:46 PM

Whoever said the Wings score more goals with Gus in net for whatever reason in the last GDT was absolutely right

 

That was me. I am amazing.




#2492813 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by Dabura on 07 March 2014 - 09:16 PM

IT WILL HURT YOUR BUNGHOLE

 

I'll bring the ball gag, you bring the Kyle Quincey mask.




#2492802 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by Dabura on 07 March 2014 - 09:12 PM

Shut up Dabura!!!! Learn from your mistakes or I'll sick bottleofsmoke on you!!!

 

SOUNDS KINKY




#2492762 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by Dabura on 07 March 2014 - 09:05 PM

This is a drunk-ass second period.




#2492458 Red Wings have Recalled Pulkkinen from Grand Rapids

Posted by Dabura on 07 March 2014 - 02:39 PM

Why'd they call him up at all?

 

Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors




#2492456 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Dabura on 07 March 2014 - 02:27 PM

Quick! Learn the difference between opinion and fact. Your statement "btw longterm future > streak" is opinion and one that the Red Wings management doesn't share. Happy Friday.

 

Do we know that management believes streak > long-term future? I don't think bringing Legwand aboard necessarily means we're "all-in." I think what it boils down to is that we're in a good position to make the playoffs, but, suddenly, our top four or five centers are out. Point being, it'd be a shame to throw away the season (and, quite possibly, all the extra profit that comes with making the playoffs), unless we're absolutely head-over-heels for someone in the draft.

 

As for me, I've accepted that the Legwand deal had to happen and that there's no way the Preds don't demand a crown jewel prospect, because they know how utterly desperate we are for Legwand's services.

 

On a sort-of-related note, trade Helm this summer. It's time.




#2492349 3/6 GDT: Avs 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) Sorry Nick.

Posted by Dabura on 06 March 2014 - 11:47 PM

Ugh, I'm having such a hard time right now.  I REALLY don't want to join the ranks of cynical hater, but I also don't want to sit here and say "it's just the injuries".  It is the injuries, plus the fact that all of our current best players are guys who our coach and/or GM didn't even envision on the team 8 months ago. 

 

Join the dark side. We have candy. And first-round picks!