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#2471843 1/9 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Sharks 4

Posted by dragonballgtz on 10 January 2014 - 05:58 AM

You guys are calling out Howard? Looking at the recap video on NHL, it looked like Howard gave the Wings a chance to get back in there. Sure the 2nd goal he would like to have back, but how about those PP saves, a 2 on 1 save, lack of defensive coverage in his own zone? Then you have Bert miss a wide open net, Tatar as well near the end. The 4th goal was one hell of a shot, not many goalies are going to stop a snipe that close and with so much time to shoot.

#2469905 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by dragonballgtz on 01 January 2014 - 04:22 PM

there you go Babcock, get the tying goal and follow up with Cleary....you're fired.


I wont lie, Cleary looked somewhat decent on that last rush. That Leafs player must be really slow because Cleary looked fast.

#2467773 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by dragonballgtz on 26 December 2013 - 05:50 PM

I will admit the compete part of Mantha's game scares me, but he can score.  I guess I feel similar in that if he has a couple years with the Wings he will have that level instilled in him.  I really want him to be a key on this team for years, so I hope he gets a lot of time just talking to Hank and Pav before they are gone.


He really does need a better level of competition. Right now he doesn't need to give it his all in order to dominate, just play a little smarter and away he goes.

#2465966 Tom Wilson Hit on Brayden Schenn

Posted by dragonballgtz on 18 December 2013 - 02:56 PM

The following is why I blame the players way more than the NHL for these head shots/dirty plays.



That was just a stupid play to make. But let's hear the players complain about the NHL doing nothing about it, when it's the players themselves that are doing these stupid things.

#2462736 Yzerman commits to Alumni Game roster!

Posted by dragonballgtz on 10 December 2013 - 03:04 PM

I just damn near shead a tear after reading that. Fookin awesome!

#2462602 Howard = Average

Posted by dragonballgtz on 09 December 2013 - 09:00 PM



Howard is #1 in Detroit, I agree with what this guy is saying... in fact, I've said most of it at one time or another.  ;)


I love Monster, too, don't get me wrong - but he's the back up. 


Just wait until Mrázek gets up here. He will give Jimmy a run for his money

#2455626 Babcock performance thread

Posted by dragonballgtz on 20 November 2013 - 02:58 AM

Personally I think Babs is killing the offense with his system.  Guys that have left our team are starting to play like the players we needed them to be here. I look at Smith and just think, even though he was a defensive nightmare when he first came up, he doesn't even create plays like he use to when he first got here.


Your thoughts? And sorry if a thread like this already exists, it's 3AM and I am sleepy

#2453698 Cleary in, Tatar out against Caps

Posted by dragonballgtz on 14 November 2013 - 03:56 PM

How in the hell do they expect Tatar to get better? He cannot fix his game from the press box or just practice, he needs to play to learn the NHL level game.

#2449966 Philly Capitals line brawl

Posted by dragonballgtz on 01 November 2013 - 11:23 PM

Why in the hell did no Washington player help out Holtby, the hell what the ref wanted.

#2442856 Fedorov lacing up the skates Friday

Posted by dragonballgtz on 09 October 2013 - 04:00 PM

I wonder how he will do. Yes, he might be the same age as Selanne (Fedorov will be 44 by years end though) but he did not age as gracefuly. Selanne got better after the 04-05 lockout, Fedorov career went to the craper after the lockout.


Still, good luck to ya Fedorov!

#2434350 One player to put us over the top

Posted by dragonballgtz on 28 August 2013 - 07:06 PM

Milan Lucic.

#2429961 kronner a #1?

Posted by dragonballgtz on 13 July 2013 - 10:31 PM

When I think of a true #1 defensemen I think of a franchise defensemen. I'm talking Pronger, Lidstrom, Chelios, Niedermayer caliber. Kronner is good but he is not on that level.

#2427997 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by dragonballgtz on 06 July 2013 - 11:24 AM

Losing Brunner will amount to almost nothing when this season gets underway - because what exactly are we losing?

With the depth at forward this year, Brunner would be in the same position he ended last season, playing RW on our 3rd line. If you remember, Brunner scored his first 10 goals playing with Zetterberg in the first 19 games of the season getting close to first line minutes. When the rest of the league started to get their legs back and the quality of play increased, he scored only 2 goals in the remaining 25 games from the third line. The playoffs showed a better GPG rate, but 5 goals in 14 games isn't worth gambling on a 3 year contract when he hasn't played an 82 game season yet.

So, back to the original question which was what are we losing? Considering that Tomas Tatar will be taking his spot, an equally fast but better two-way winger, the answer is almost nothing. I understand depth, but there is no room in the top 6 for Brunner and certainly nowhere on the checking line. You could argue that with Tatars cheaper contract, the fact he is 5 years younger and plays with Grit, this is probably an upgrade. Oh, and not to mention Tatar also proved to be a pretty good playoff scorer last year in the Calder Cup.

Just like most NHL rookies he hit a wall from playing so much and just wasn't use to it. Brunner and Nyquist gave use a damn good 3rd line, a defense liability but that will take time to learn to straighten out. 


With a full training camp, more time to get use to the NA game, and not such a condensed schedule I think he would be just fine.

#2427992 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by dragonballgtz on 06 July 2013 - 11:15 AM

Happy about:

Flip leaving


OK with:

Alf signing but I would rather go with the youngsters instead of aging vets.


Pissed about:

Holland giving Bert and Sammy 2 year deals and NTCs that are keeping this team from adding real pieces to the SC puzzle.

Sammy and Bert are still on this team.

Sammy playing the injured card.

Brunner didn't want to come back.

For some unknown reason Holland still chasing after Cleary.

#2427702 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by dragonballgtz on 05 July 2013 - 07:09 PM

Brunner and Nyquist made an awesome 3rd line, I will miss him.