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#2517525 NHL lacks class.

Posted by RusDRW on 27 April 2014 - 03:29 AM

class doesn't sell tickets in the modern world.

#2515941 Grand Rapids Griffins - defend the cup

Posted by RusDRW on 26 April 2014 - 04:46 AM

Backman, Sproul, Almquist, Jensen, Oulette, Marchenko... Can we play any combination of these guys instead of Kindl and Lashoff?

#2515715 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by RusDRW on 25 April 2014 - 07:19 AM

I can't believe some people are crying to fire Babcock... the best coach in hockey.  Unreal.  Seriously people, take off the homer glasses here, think clearly and realistically.  This team that we have, has no chance against Boston.  Not because of coaching, because of talent.  Boston is stronger, bigger, more talented in every area.  From net, to defensemen, to their forwards.  Add in the fact that Datsyuk clearly is struggling with his injury still, and Zetterberg as well, then combine the fact that the rest of the roster is full of guys who played in the AHL last year, and you should easily be able to see what the problem is here.  It's not the coach.  It's an inexperienced roster, filled with injuries up against the team that is probably going to win the cup.


Lets be serious here rather than trying to point the blame at Babcock, or even Holland for that matter... If it wasnt for all these kids currently playing on the Wings that were drafted... we wouldn't even be in the damn playoffs today.  The fact that we even are is a miracle on its own the way this season went, without a guy like Babcock behind the bench steering those kids adn getting the best out of them down the stretch, you could shoot a cannon through this forum right now it would be so empty.


Thanks for your post. I really hope those calling for Babcock's head will read it.


I would go even a bit further saying that with the roster we have we play fairly good against one the best teams in the NHL.

#2495505 Finally-TooToo called up

Posted by RusDRW on 15 March 2014 - 05:10 PM

Mitch Callahan would have addressed both problems. Scorer + agitator/

#2495063 Red Wings have Recalled Pulkkinen from Grand Rapids

Posted by RusDRW on 14 March 2014 - 01:04 AM

I cannot really remember the last time we scored using the slapshot just after entering the O zone. And I also remember those good old times when Lapoint, Shanahan, Yzerman, Fedorov, McCarty were doing it.

#2494273 Evgeny Kuznetsov

Posted by RusDRW on 11 March 2014 - 03:36 PM

If they are going to give him 4th line minutes they are not getting the best of Kuzia. He is the best when he is a real part of the team. Knowing Oates, Kuznetsov will be available for the right price soon. I would trade Mantha+ for him.


PS I followed his career closely. When something goes wrong, when game is on the line, when you are loosing the most important game of the season you put Kuznetsov on the ice. He usually find a way to score.

#2493371 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by RusDRW on 09 March 2014 - 05:58 AM

I just took a look at the last two goals Pulkkinen scored. Those are unbelievable shots. We saved ourselves a better player in this trade.

#2488728 Trade Deadline Prediction Time

Posted by RusDRW on 03 March 2014 - 02:41 AM

This is the first time in many years when I hope Holland does NOT make the trade. There is no way we are getting what we need (1st pair def) without overpaying.

#2483820 Zetterberg out with herniated disc

Posted by RusDRW on 14 February 2014 - 11:05 AM

For those saying Datsyuk and Zetterberg should have opted to not participate in Olympics... Have you ever heard about the national pride? There are only few things in this modern world you can't buy and this is one of them.

#2471445 Pissed off: JJ speaking out

Posted by RusDRW on 09 January 2014 - 04:42 AM

So you're saying just because JJ is playing for Richards (after all it was GM decision to trade for JJ) he must choose him over those who he thinks would be better to team USA? It is not how it works.

#2470100 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by RusDRW on 01 January 2014 - 06:19 PM

And yeah after each and every loss we have someone to complain but not us. Jimmy sucked big time vs Nashville. He sucked today as well. But this clown will start next time anyway. Today it was Bernier who was a problem, Last game it was not-perfect-execution (in a game lost 4:6). Next game vs Dallas it will be thatf****** Russian junior Nichushkin who will suddently get his gamee going. Or Benn just dominating.

#2470084 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by RusDRW on 01 January 2014 - 05:28 PM

Both Toronto goals today were due to that last effort players are taking to score. We do not have players willing to do that and we lost. 

#2469813 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by RusDRW on 01 January 2014 - 04:01 PM

that is all for today. This team has no heart,

#2459527 Shea Weber leaves game with Injury

Posted by RusDRW on 01 December 2013 - 03:38 AM

Weber hurt? Excellent. This usually happens to douchebags one way or another, see Pronger...

#2451277 Mantha signed to ELC

Posted by RusDRW on 06 November 2013 - 01:50 AM

he plays the same game as Shanny and Perry. Skates, shoots and fights. None of those guys were or are known for lots of hits. Not their job. their job is to put the puck in the net. that being said he is just 19. Yzerman didn't learn to play D until his late 20's when Bowman threatened to trade him.


Posts like this remind me how old I am. I actually remember Shanny in his prime. He was everything you could ask from a player. He hit a lot, fought, had a good speed, nice dangles, good vision and in general was a player any opposing team was afraid in many different ways. There were so few guys like him since then and actually only Bert in his prime is comparable (perhaps, Getzlaf of 2008-2010, Neely as well but that was earlier). If Mantha could be half of a player Shanny was that would be a steal.