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#2583442 3/20 GDT : Red Wings 1 Tampa Bay Lightning 3

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 20 March 2015 - 08:00 PM

Well that basically sums up Jurco's season...

#2578289 LeBrun: Babcock for COY and Holland for GMOY

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 04 March 2015 - 04:48 PM

Just cuz it's from ESPN doesn't mean LeBrun is just some hack writer. Seems like a irrational reaction. He does some of the best work around the league and is highly respected. If Bobby Mac switched to ESPN, would you brush aside his articles too? Just playing devil's advocate.

#2571906 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 18 February 2015 - 08:36 PM

Pierre wonders why people think he's a creep, and then he says Jimmy Howard has a pretty smile...

#2571595 Why are the Wings Afraid to Block Shots?

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 17 February 2015 - 09:47 PM

Off Topic: too funny seeing some of the old school names that came up in this thread.

#2568383 Report: Red WIngs interested in Franson

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 04 February 2015 - 08:00 PM

I miss capgeek. How am I supposed to find out with ease how much cap space we'll have long term now?

NHL Numbers is still around. I've only poked around there once since CapGeek went down but it seemed to be essentially the same thing.

#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.