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#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.

#2449268 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by RusDRW on 31 October 2013 - 11:38 AM

I never appreciated Alfredsson as a true hockey star. When I saw these first 14 games I easily understand why he was so beloved in Ottawa. He is an old version of Zetter with better shot. Excellent hockey IQ comparable with that of Dats.

#2443502 Luke Glendening Recalled

Posted by RusDRW on 12 October 2013 - 10:43 AM

smith scratched. lashoff in for him


sams and tatar scratched


bert with Z and dats


glendening centering tootoo and miller


all these are just random permutations...Why Tatar scratched? He was the one actually doing something in that Bruins game. Why useless Lashoff in while useless Smith is out? Why not someone else like Almquist or Oulette? Give a try like other teams do! Why Glendening recalled? Why not Nyquist? Is he better than Shaean, Tatar or Nyquist? Why Samuelsson is still playing? Why Dats and Zetter are still together while it is evident that second line is not clicking? Why Bert is going to play with Dats and Zetter?... Why we extended Miller? What does he bring others like e.g. Glendening or Shaeah or Tatar or Nqyust can't do? Why we saw no trades to make the roster spot for youngers?


Being a fan for more than 18 years I hever thought I would that say that this team has no strategy going forwards... We don't now and I hate it.

#2436145 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by RusDRW on 12 September 2013 - 11:42 AM

I wish I could fly to Traverse City and shake Dan Cleary's hand.


 In this day and age of pro athletes chasing the Big $ at all costs, the guy walked away from millions of dollars, put his ego aside, crawled back to the negotiation table to eat some major crow, all so he could stay with friends,  teammates, and an organisation and town that he loves.


Cleary went toe to toe with one of Detroit's all time biggest nemesis, Chris Pronger, he went after Dion Phaneuf, knocking him silly, then getting an assist on the goal. He's scored numerous playoff game winning goals.  Even when he's basically duck taped together, he's still finishing checks and jumping into scrums. He is a winner, he is the epitome of a team heart and soul guy, he has hands, grit, and smarts.  He is a major contributor at all costs.


$1.75m!  Talk about a Hometown Discount!  


Totally glad he's back. And frankly, I can't see him really giving a s*** what number is on his jersey, as long as the logo is the Winged Wheel.

completely agree. If only our other players were as competitive as Danny. I immediately became his fan when he came here because of his work ethic... still a fan.

#2431182 Devils sign Jagr (1 yr deal, financial terms not yet disclosed)

Posted by RusDRW on 22 July 2013 - 01:59 PM

trade bait. They just signed a late 2nd round pick in 2014.