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#2511407 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by Dabura on 19 April 2014 - 10:36 AM

dat(s) goal tho

#2511357 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by Dabura on 19 April 2014 - 12:51 AM


#2509912 flyers sign macdonald to 6 year $30 million extension

Posted by Dabura on 15 April 2014 - 08:26 PM

Context is key here.

  • Timonen's their Kronwall, and he's just about done.
  • Streit's 36 and nothing really special.
  • Coburn, Grossman, Gustafsson, Hal Gill. In a word, woof.
  • When was the last time you heard about a Flyers prospect? Can you name a Flyers prospect, just off the top of your head? If so, is he a defenseman? If so, is he any good? If so, which do you feel is the more likely outcome: that he a) is developed with care and patience and becomes a solid top-four defenseman for the Flyers, or b) gets traded for Douglas Murray?
  • This summer's crop of UFA defensemen is terribad, and I doubt many top-end defensemen will be moved.

So I'd say they actually did pretty well.


Side note: wonder if they'd be interested in any of Kindl, Lashoff, Almqvist. Lashoff is big and mean and simple, and they like big and mean and simple. Almqvist could be the second coming of Timonen. Kindl could be a low-risk high-reward add.

#2509820 ECQF - Series A - Bruins versus Red Wings

Posted by Dabura on 15 April 2014 - 01:14 PM

You know what else I love?


Firstly, that we're too old young.


Secondly (and this is what the Chief was mainly saying), that people's memory stretches back only as far as 2012. (OMG KINGS OMG!!!) Huge upsets that no one could've predicted? They pretty much never happen. Just look at the Wings...

  • '95 - Wings beat the Devils.
  • '96 - Wings beat the Avalanche and went on to beat the Panthers.
  • '97 - Flyers beat the Wings.
  • '03 - Wings beat the Ducks. (What ever happened to that Mark Babcock fellow? He seemed nice.)
  • '04 - Flames did upset the Northwest Division champion Canucks in the first round, but even if they'd somehow managed to knock off the Presidents' Trophy winning Wings in the second round (they didn't), the Pacific Division champion Sharks very likely would've been waiting for them in the WCF. Sorry, but the Flames were not going to eliminate three division champs. No one eliminates three division champs in a row.
  • '06 - Wings beat the Oilers.
  • '12 - Wings beat the Predators.
  • '13 - Ducks beat the Wings.

#2509807 ECQF - Series A - Bruins versus Red Wings

Posted by Dabura on 15 April 2014 - 11:52 AM



We will not beat Boston.


The odds are too high. They're too deep.  Asking James Tiberius Howard to steal 4 games against that team is just too much. They're too tough, a machine. Drago.


Right?  I mean, there is no chance, is there?  Certainly not.


We shouldn't give any weight to the thought that Mike Babcock, the most brilliant hockey mind (minus a steel plate) on earth, has five days to prepare, right?  No way a coach can make that much difference when you have two teams so widely separated in talent and grit like these two.  No way.  I mean, we've never seen an 8 seed change their style, or leverage their existing style, to defeat a heavy favorite..have we?  I've searched my memory banks all the way back to '07 and I just can't find an example of that.


Should I go a year further?  What?  Oh...2006.  Yes.


No one, not a single person on the planet, is predicting a Wing victory in this series.  Fewer people picked Edmonton in '06.


Dwayne Roloson beat us in '06. Craig MacTavish trapped us and beat us.  It was horrific.


But it can't happen again.  Boston's too good.




Unless the Wings win one of the first two.  I think I read that somewhere.  I'll have to check.  But I think I may have read it right here.


30 April 2013


We need at least one in ridiculous Anaheim.  Game 1 would be preferable, but we'll take 2 if it's offered.  Give us both and it will be on *****-style.


Interesting, isn't it? Wouldn't it be?  Wouldn't it be just downright intriguing if the Wings came back to the Joe next Tuesday with a split?  Of course, it can't happen. The odds are just too tall.  We don't have the guns. Datsyuk is healing.  Nyquist can't seem to score with 13 back in. Franzen has disappeared, of course. Zetterberg is out for the first round...wait. What?


“It’s good news he’s going to skate with the team (Tuesday), but the bigger news is how does he feel on Wednesday,” Holland continued. “Then, if feels good enough to skate on Wednesday then the next bigger news will be how does he feel to skate on Thursday.”


Well, that's just downright quirky.


Forget about it, though. I'm sure the Captain won't be back.  Just stow it away and forget it was mentioned. Certainly his return is just too much to consider. And I'm sure he'd be all rusty and slow and fragile. I'm also sure that if he came back the team wouldn't get any sort of emotional lift. Plus, it's not like he's ever done anything in the playoffs before.  He kind of withers in April, doesn't he?


I love being an 8 seed.

I love the playoffs.

I love hockey.

I love the Detroit Red Wings.

#2509529 Poll: Who was the Wings regular season MVP

Posted by Dabura on 14 April 2014 - 11:00 AM

I was really tempted to go with Nyquist (duh) or Zetterberg (duh). But, ultimately, it has to be Kronwall. I don't see how it could be anyone else. He plays the most minutes. He gets the toughest assignments. He's used in all situations. He's first or second on the team in points while being far and away our best, most valuable defenseman and the reason our blue line isn't among the worst in the league. He became The Leader in Z's absence. He only missed a few games. He's adjusted and elevated his game. Through all the ups and downs and injuries and changes, he's been the one great constant.

#2509457 Sproul and Ouellet recalled from Grand Rapids

Posted by Dabura on 13 April 2014 - 11:32 PM

Ouellet was mostly invisible (in a good way), Sproul was very visible (in a mostly good way). Exactly what you'd expect from these two. They'll get at least another season on the farm, but will probably see quality minutes with the big club next season, given our annual injury woes. Throw in Marchenko and maybe Almqvist (though I think he gets traded), and the future of our blue line looks very bright.


I'd still like us to bring in a quality vet or two, though. Warming up to LeftWinger's pick - Derek Morris.

#2509352 4/13 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Blues 0

Posted by Dabura on 13 April 2014 - 01:50 PM

Abby possibly heating up is a very good thing.

#2509326 4/13 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Blues 0

Posted by Dabura on 13 April 2014 - 01:39 PM

Mrazek is such a cocky little s***. Chirps everyone. Always loved this about him.

#2509319 4/13 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Blues 0

Posted by Dabura on 13 April 2014 - 01:36 PM


The D is playing well without them *today*.

But if the insinuation is that the Wings D would be better without our top 3 d men, then I fart in everyone's general direction. This Blues team is not bringing it by any stretch of the imagination. You put this D line up against a healthy, top of their game Bruins team and it would be a slaughter.


So we can't trade Kronwall for Crosby?

#2509306 4/13 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Blues 0

Posted by Dabura on 13 April 2014 - 01:29 PM

Tats can't buy a goal.

Our breakouts, they look - dare I say - good.

So, I take it some of you might be coming around on Mrazec? :goalie:  Maybe being a better choice for our future than un-named others? :P


I don't think anyone's doubted Mrazek's upside and potential. Personally, I would've been ok with him being our starter this season.

#2509286 4/13 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Blues 0

Posted by Dabura on 13 April 2014 - 12:59 PM

Between-the-legs screen, courtesy of Coca Cola.

Btw why does mrazek look like our best goalie all year???


Because he is?

#2508986 Ryan Malone arrested

Posted by Dabura on 12 April 2014 - 02:07 PM

Ryan Malone needs to be Suspended or Banned from the NHL. The NHL needs to make a stand. And if found Guilty he needs his money taking from him and kicked out of the NHL. And his name should also be X'd off the Stanley Cup. We need him to be the Poster Child so this stuff never happens again. I know what I'm saying is wrong and stupid right? But Pete Rose got Banned form the MBL for just Gambling on the Game for life. And was forever banned from being in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Even though he deservs to be there for all of his Hard Work he did in his Career. To me Ryan Malone should be Banned for life. Cause I see what Pete Rose did was not even as bad as what he did. 


Also Games are always Rigged and the Sport is always being Gambled on we just don't hear about it everyone alright? Ryan Malone what the hell where you thinking taking Drugs I hope you get your Championships taking form you and everything you ever achieved taking from you. Sorry kids look up to these Over Priced Players who have everything but do this kind of stuff.


Or they could just trade him to the Oilers.

#2508948 Puck Daddy: Trotz Head Coach for Caps

Posted by Dabura on 12 April 2014 - 09:21 AM

thats why i think that he is gonna retire and live in nashville,because that's been home to his family for 15 years,He lives the Predators way and i don't think he can leave to take a job somewhere else


Could he stay on with the organization, just in a different capacity? I'd like to see that happen.


Personally, I think the whole thing is kinda bulls***. I mean, I get it. I understand why it has to happen. But, to me, Barry Trotz isn't the reason why the Predators missed the playoffs. No Rinne + No top-end forwards = No playoffs. Now, Rinne's situation is, of course, no one's fault. But the top six? That's on the general manager. And if it's built the way it is because there's no money, then it's on the ownership.

#2508908 4/11 GDT - Hurricanes 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Dabura on 11 April 2014 - 09:38 PM

Also, if you think about it, this team doesn't necessarily know what to do with a "meaningless" game. Like Babs said, we've been fighting for our playoff lives for almost the whole season. We were definitely due for a big letdown. This was the ultimate trap game.


I'm just rationalizing now.