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#2552889 11/30 GDT - Canucks 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 30 November 2014 - 04:14 PM

Ericsson looks gassed out there a fair amount of the time. 

#2552809 11/30 GDT - Canucks 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Franzine on 30 November 2014 - 03:05 PM


#2548572 Lines Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 11 November 2014 - 02:25 PM

How's it valid? Back then you could get away with a grinder in the top six because the other four or five guys produced more than enough offense. That's not a case on today's team. We need all of our top six players to contribute because we are offensively anemic. By the way, if its such a good idea why isn't it working? Neither helm or Abby have ever replicated the numbers that "grinders" like McCarty, lapointe, or brown did.

#2548547 Lines Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 11 November 2014 - 11:19 AM

He's not cheap, he just doesn't trust the Iranians.
And no team has that many 30 goal players anymore. Stop acting like this is the same league. 2 scorers and a grinder works, and it allows a team with 6 scorers to roll 3 good lines instead of 2.


Lol.  I'm acting like its the same league huh?  Aren't you the one justifying something Babs is doing by saying "Bowman did it" too?  Lets find out.


You originally said, "For those lamenting Helm and Abdelkader on scoring lines, was Bowman an idiot for playing McCarty, Brown, and Lapointe on scoring lines?",  And now you're saying it's a different league.  I agree.  Which is why having offensively talentless grinders on your scoring lines is a bad idea.  The very point I was making originally.  Bowman could do it because he didn't just have scorers, he had hall of fame scorers.  Babs can't do it, because his best scorer is Franzen (or Nyquist).  It's not the same league, so justifying Babs' lines because "Bowman did it", is a worthless, intellectually flimsy argument.  As you yourself seem to agree with when you say things like "stop acting like this is the same league". 

#2551300 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by e_prime on 23 November 2014 - 07:41 AM



He scored. Big whoop. How many players get dealt/picked up/etc. and then go on in their first game to score.

It happens... it's supposed to. Players score goals in this game.

Also, it's how waivers work... Player gets waived, claimed, wants to make an impression on his new team, really goes out and hustles and scores in his first game. (Not to say that Nesty didn't work hard here or want to make an impression.)


As far as the goal goes was it an Amazing goal?  No.  Beautiful goal?  No.  Spectacular goal?  No.


It was a solid, hard working goal that is almost a bit flukey/soft... and I'm trying to give Nestrasil as much credit as possible... but this was the third goal Berra gave up in the first period.  He was immediately pulled and commentators said that Berra had looked "shaky from the start" 


(yes, I was flipping channels on CenterIce because the Wings were having such a wonderful outing last night.)

#2551282 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by number9 on 22 November 2014 - 10:37 PM

I'd like to say I'm shocked but I'm not ... He's gonna be a pleasant surprise for Carolina and with mantha and others coming up I'm not super pissed but dissapointed we couldn't even get a 7th round pick

Nestrasil is going to be a pleasant surprise for the canes? Based on what? 1 game with them? Cause he wasn't anything special in our minor or pro system.

#2549608 HoF Power Rankings: 1st pick to start team today

Posted by thegerkin on 17 November 2014 - 09:29 PM

Puck Daddy article. "The crux of this list is simple. Which of these awesome players do you select first to start a new team in 2014?". From the list of 45 players, 10 players (22% of total list) are from our beloved Red Wings.


6. Steve Yzerman (2009): Stevie Y took a lot of praise for changing his game and becoming more of a two-way player. But that shouldn't hide that his 155 points in 1988-89 are the highest in NHL history by a player not named Gretzky or Lemieux.
8. Dominik Hasek (2014): The ‘Dominator’ was the best regular season goalie in the NHL during a time when defense ruled. Game-stealing goalies are rare, and he was one of them.
17. Brett Hull (2009): Hull was a one-dimensional winger … but what a dimension it was. His ability to simply just score goals was surpassed by just Gretzky and Lemieux.
28. Chris Chelios (2013): Chelios was another ‘dead puck’ relic who shifted his game perfectly when offense gave way to defense. His longevity was something to marvel at playing until he was 48 years old. Chelios played well in the ‘live puck’ era, but his speed just may not be enough for today’s day and age.
29. Paul Coffey (2004): Offensive dynamo and second-highest scoring defenseman in NHL history. His game was hurt by the league’s defensive shift, but would be perfect for today’s more free-flowing systems.
31. Luc Robitaille (2009): The left-winger came out of nowhere with 84 points as a rookie and never stopped scoring. His hand-eye coordination was some of the best the league had ever seen. His skating became good enough to play in any era.
34. Brendan Shanahan (2013): One of the rare power forwards with a super skilled side – still hard to see how he and Mike Keenan never got along – Shanahan helped make the 2004 rule changes, and benefited from them. Still, was never ‘the guy’ on a winning team. Was more just an ancillary part.
36. Larry Murphy (2004): Longevity describes this defenseman. He changed the way he played once he got to Detroit, going from a positionally sound offensive defenseman to a defensive shutdown duo with Nicklas Lidstrom. That being said, Murphy’s lack of skating ability would do him in with the new rules. He may have been a nice piece in the old NHL, but not the new NHL.
37. Mark Howe (2011): Gordie’s son didn't start playing in the NHL until he was 24 years old. But he became a three-time All-Star, and someone many thought should have joined the Hall before 2011. Fast, smooth skater, good offensive instincts. He would be an excellent blueliner in today’s day and age.
39. Dino Cicarelli (2010): Every team needs a guy like Dino. With such an emphasis on skating in today’s game, few players go to the ‘hard areas’ like Cicarelli did. But for a player like him to succeed, you need great point play, and a good center.


My team would always start with Yzerman. Even in today's NHL, Stevie Y's leadership more than makes up for a lack of skating speed with that knee.

#2550211 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 20 November 2014 - 02:00 PM

You know what, people make mistakes all the time.  All you can do is fix what you can and have to and then move on.  Look backward and learn and move forward.  That's how I try and live life.  

#2549180 Malkin hit on Girardi

Posted by toby91_ca on 16 November 2014 - 11:01 AM

I don't mind the scuffle at all....who cares of it's dirty or clean?  You don't want your players getting drilled like that.  If Crosby got lit up like that on a perfectly clean hit, if there is no response, then I can easily write that team off as having no chance of success.

#2549165 Malkin hit on Girardi

Posted by DeGraa55 on 16 November 2014 - 02:33 AM

I don't mind seeing it after big hits. Because just like someone said as a player you don't know if it was clean or dirty most of time. But standing up for your teammate is te right thing to do.

I actually hate it more when watching the wings and a dirty play happens and everyone just sits there with their thumb up their ass.

#2548539 Lines Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 November 2014 - 03:06 AM

I see you got the flux capacitor working again. It works just fine, but Holland is too cheap to buy the plutonium.

He's not cheap, he just doesn't trust the Iranians.

The makeup is the same and no team has that amount of talent top to bottom any more. Even with that talent though. Bowman had a grinder on each scoring line. He had a couple of hall of famers on each scoring line too.  You didn't need offense out of the grinder.  We need the offense now.  You could afford to use a spot on a grinder when your other top sixers where going to grab 30-50 goals a piece.  We haven't had a thirty goal scorer in years.  I'm not sure why you think it will work now, just because it worked then?

And no team has that many 30 goal players anymore. Stop acting like this is the same league. 2 scorers and a grinder works, and it allows a team with 6 scorers to roll 3 good lines instead of 2.

#2546233 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 November 2014 - 07:23 PM

Don't anybody blame the fourth line.  Smith turned the puck over in the D-zone.  He's been good tonight but that was on him. 

Andersson deserves blame too for being the slowest player in history and lazily throwing the puck behind the net.

#2546209 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kylee on 02 November 2014 - 07:14 PM

I've been saying that about Myers since the rumors started.  He's not that good.  He's only an average defenseman.  If he was 6'1 and 205 lbs. but did everything else exactly the same nobody would be impressed by him at all.  For whatever reason hockey fans are mesmerized by "bigness" regardless of whether or not the biggie has much talent. 

Jonathan Ericsson

#2545587 Vintage film: Gordie Howe vs. Rocket Richard c. 1958-1960

Posted by RobHoffman on 30 October 2014 - 02:01 PM



Hi everyone. First time poster, so I'm not sure if this is going in the right place. Please excuse the breach in protocol if I posted wrong.


While we are all sending best wishes to the Howe family, I though it would be worthwhile to unearth this clip of "Mr Hockey" in his prime. And playing against Maurice "Rocket" Richard, no less.


This 8mm color film was recently converted by my company, Priceless Photo Preservationof Ann Arbor, for the family of the late Richard Maher, who was fortunate enough to have great seats in the Olympia the one night he brought his movie camera.


I can't tell you the exact year because it is not marked on the film. But I've done a little detective work (detailed in the blog post) that narrows it down to 1958-1960. Perhaps some of you would like to take a stab at figuring it out?


By the way, I don't belive No. 7 in the Red Wings jersey is Ted Lindsay. If my time period is correct, this happened a year or two after he was traded away from Detroit. 


#2545776 10/31 GDT : Los Angeles Kings (2) at Red Wings (5), 7:30 EST

Posted by matthewdanna on 31 October 2014 - 07:15 PM

Pavs and Z on the same line is something