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#2555717 Jimmy sucks in a shootout Howard

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 10 December 2014 - 11:20 PM

+10 points for originality

#2555154 All-Star voting

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 09 December 2014 - 09:43 PM

I would much rather none of the Wings go. Rather, they should enjoy a relaxing vacation or rest an injury. Taking part in the NHL sponsors weekend long circle jerk that is the All Star game seems counter productive.

Can we cast negative votes for the Wings somehow?

#2554775 Podcast questions?

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 08 December 2014 - 05:13 AM

WIIM is the only consistent (monthly) Red Wings related podcast I have discovered. But there are a few great overall hockey podcasts that are great for following the sport as a whole. My favorites are The Puck Podcast (weekly), Marek vs. Wyshynski (generally Mon-Fri), Hockey Central @ Noon (Mon-Fri), and The Illegal Curve Hockey Show (weekly). Any other hockey podcasts beyond those 4 is pretty hit and miss when it comes to consistently delivering new episodes and/or can tend to ramble on about topics irrelevent to hockey. Some may disagree but that is what I have found. Anyone know of some other hockey podcasts?

#2550720 11/20 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Jets 3

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 21 November 2014 - 02:53 AM

"We had good leadership, obviously in our room, we had good leadership on the bench, the vocalness of Dan Cleary and a few unique guys," Babcock said. "Then we just dug in and found a way to get it done."


Just to play devil's advocate against the anti-Babcock/Holland crowd.

#2549803 No more dry scrape before OT?

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 18 November 2014 - 07:54 PM

Good to know the GMs are tackling hard issues like dry scrape instead of trivial affairs such as assisting the referees with video replay review.

#2549093 11/14 GDT : Blackhawks 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 15 November 2014 - 05:26 AM

Someone clue me in on the Disney.com references I see periodically on this site...

#2547910 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 07 November 2014 - 08:31 PM

A lot of pressure for both guys. They are in direct competition with pretty much the same skill set. Should be fun

I disagree with your statement of a lot of pressure being put on both these kids.

The front office will have no problem with mantha not being able to crack the big leagues this season.

I will say there is more pressure on Jurco becuz he is older and more seasoned but at the same time, it's not like this is his put up or shut up season. He will get another season or two before that pressure is placed upon him.

#2544151 future captains?

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 24 October 2014 - 01:25 AM

gotta say boys, Glendening is making a hell of a case to be considered one of those great role players who wear a letter based on heart and experience. He already has the heart. Once Kronwall Datsyuk and Zetterberg retire, he'll have te experience.

I'll throw him and Smith in the mix.

#2543299 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 21 October 2014 - 09:56 PM

You guys are embarrassing. Quit whining about the zebra's. It's just the lowest form of complaining in sports.


The rule is the rule. Abby F'ed up and made contact with the goalie. Yes, Price leaned in for the call, but distinguishing that in real time is nearly impossible for a ref.


The no-goal is a moot point if this team could figure out the power play. If the Wings score even 1 tonight, they win.


As for crying about the defense, nope. They've given up fewer goals than all but 2 teams in the league. If you wanna complain about the offense from the back-end, that's a different story. It needs to be better. But defensive zone coverage has been fine. Lapses will happen to every team, every game. Overall, our back end has been more than adequate to win every game. Isn't that all you can ask for?


If you want to stand on your soapbox and blow a gasket over the lack of goal scoring, fine. Completely justified, and I will share your frustration. If you want to gripe about the bantam-level power play that has been on display, go ahead. Again, you are warranted. But the grumbling in regards to two or three Dmen every game is just a waste of finger strength and bandwidth. The defensive coverage and all members of the defense have been fine.

#2540722 Fan turnout at last night's Panthers' game

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 14 October 2014 - 09:44 PM

If the Panthers move, can the Bolts survive?

I don't see how the two are related...?

That's crazy weekday griffins games average like 1000 you can sit anywhere you want.

I read over the summer that the Griffins had the 2nd highest average attendance last season. I think you're off by a few thousand.

#2538429 10/4 Final Preseason GDT: Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 05 October 2014 - 07:36 AM

If Kronwall gets injured, and Ericsson s***s the bed, then you deal with the problem then. Until then, Cleary, Quincey, and Kindl take up enough bandwidth on this forum. I think we can save the whining regarding the "what if Kronwall gets injured and Ericsson sucks without him" dilemma for when we cross that bridge.

#2538426 10/4 Final Preseason GDT: Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 05 October 2014 - 05:53 AM

I tend to play Devils advocate with Quincey. He really is most of the time our 3rd/2nd best defensemen. I feel Ericsson has been a tad overrated here and would not look great with another partner

I never understand this argument. Player X only looks good becuz he's playing with Player Y. Well, what's the problem then? Ericsson will play with Kronwall during the season. It's like being upset that your tennis shoe doesn't feel comfortable when worn with a dress shoe on the other foot. If you're only going to wear it with the other tennis shoe, does it really matter???

#2536525 Mantha's Injury

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 18 September 2014 - 02:46 PM

Someone needs to explain to me why some posters believe this helps Jurco's chances...?


It wasn't like Mantha was the reason Jurco will start the season in GR.

#2534364 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 16 August 2014 - 12:13 AM

John BucciGRASS?


I like how he used the term "shout outs" as well :lol:

#2518667 scenario: if McLellan gets fired, bring him back as PP coach ?

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 01 May 2014 - 12:06 PM

Pretty sure our PP problems have a lot more to do with the retirements of one Lidstrom, Rafalski, and Holmstrom than McLellan. I find it hard to believe that Todd McLellan is simply that much smarter at organizing a PP system than Renney.