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#2065913 Why I'm Thankful Babcock is the Wing's coach

Posted by CenterIce on 20 November 2010 - 03:36 PM

And yet, the hockey media constantly mentions Green as a Norris candidate. I don't get it.

Because, the Norris has become the best offensive defensemen award.

#2045981 Osgood to get the start in Dallas

Posted by CenterIce on 13 October 2010 - 03:47 PM

I think Babs will alternate for a while and let the two of them sort it out.

I thought this, as well. However, I think it is better to let Howard get a few starts in a row. Goalies play better when they get in a groove.

#2044831 Kirk Maltby to announce he is retiring

Posted by CenterIce on 12 October 2010 - 02:44 PM

Best of luck, Maltby!

I wish he had retired so that Ritola could have been retained, but it wasn't reasonable to expect him to do so.

Even if he did retire, his salary would have still counted, since he signed his deal after his 35th birthday.

#2033704 Lilja gets training camp invitation to Sharks

Posted by CenterIce on 16 September 2010 - 02:54 PM

They don't have a true enforcer on their team, so it's not a bad idea for them.

Plus, the chicks on the West coast will love him.

Sucks that he won't be playing in Detroit next year, though.

I don't think you are going to see him doing any enforcing. One nasty hit, and his career could be over.

#2030632 Howard Changing Masks

Posted by CenterIce on 02 September 2010 - 06:07 PM


#2028701 Huet loaned to Swiss team?

Posted by CenterIce on 23 August 2010 - 06:32 PM

How does this solve their cap problems. They were already over, correct? Does this get them compliant or give them room for more acquisitions. Either way, good job getting someone to take him.

Why this doesn't count as circumventing the cap, I don't know. However, Chicago can loan Huet to the Swiss team and while still paying him, have his cap hit come off their books.

#2024139 #24 should be retired? But to who?

Posted by CenterIce on 08 August 2010 - 11:16 PM

It's been used twice... Why couldn't it be retired for both? (this is independent from my thought that neither are rafter worthy)

It's been worn more than twice.

Calum MacKay, Gerry Reid, Al Dewsbury, Fred Glover, Bob Dillabough, Bart Crashley, Gary Doak, Pete Mahovlich, Jim Watson, Leo Bolvin, Bob McCord, Randy Manery, Brian Conacher, Ken Murray, Brent Hughes, Rick McCann, Tom Mellor, Rene Drolet, Frank Bathe, Jim Nahrgang, Greg Joly, Derek Smith, Brian Johnson, Murray Craven, Larry Trader, Pierre Aubry, Bob Probert, Chris Chelios, Brad May


#2022593 This team's still missing one thing..

Posted by CenterIce on 04 August 2010 - 10:38 PM

I would say its more the fact that they thought there was no way they would give up the lead so they stoped playing the last 10 minutes of the game.

Yep. All about playing a full 60 minutes. More mental than anything.

#2014120 Sergei Kolosov Re-signs

Posted by CenterIce on 12 July 2010 - 03:17 PM


#2011579 RUMOR: Wings sign Modano

Posted by CenterIce on 06 July 2010 - 10:09 PM

i dont have an online source Holland, Babcock, and Modano were at my work today and my boss said they agreed to a two year deal

Oh, okay. What?!?

#2004305 Evgeni Ryasenski

Posted by CenterIce on 24 June 2010 - 10:14 PM


Ryasenskiy's stats in 2010: 16pts (6+10) in 62 gms; played for RUS in the Swedish leg of EuroHockeyTour & was named best D of tourney. #DRW about 2 hours ago via web

Ryasenskiy to SovSport: "I think that I can succeed in the NHL because small rinks and physical style of play fit my profile." #DRW about 2 hours ago via web

Ryasenskiy to SovSport: "Detroit contacted me thru a NA agent. I will attend camp. I am OK with spending some time in the AHL." #DRW about 2 hours ago via web

Evgeni Ryasenski, 22 year old D from KHL's Neftekhimik, told SovSport he received an offer from the #RedWings and will move to Detroit. about 2 hours ago via web

#2002470 Wings' Schedule

Posted by CenterIce on 22 June 2010 - 11:27 AM

Nevermind. All week games are starting earlier.


And, the Wings will be hosting all the original six teams this year.

#2002445 Wings' Schedule

Posted by CenterIce on 22 June 2010 - 11:06 AM

Oct. 8 Anaheim, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 9 at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 Colorado, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 14 at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 16 at Phoenix, 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 21 Calgary, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 23 Anaheim, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 28 Phoenix, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 30 Nashville, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 3 at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.
Nov. 5 at Edmonton, 9:00 p.m.
Nov. 6 at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.
Nov. 8 Phoenix, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 11 Edmonton, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 13 Colorado, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 17 St. Louis, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 19 Minnesota, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 21 Calgary, 5:00 p.m.
Nov. 24 at Atlanta, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 26 at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 28 Columbus, 5:00 p.m.
Nov. 30 at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Dec. 3 at Anaheim, 10:00 p.m.
Dec. 4 at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
Dec. 6 San Jose, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 8 Nashville, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 10 Montreal, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 11 at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 13 Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 15 St. Louis, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 17 at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 19 Dallas, 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 22 Vancouver, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 23 at St. Louis, 8:00 p.m.
Dec. 26 at Minnesota, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 27 at Colorado, 9:00 p.m.
Dec. 29 at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 31 N.Y. Islanders, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 2 Philadelphia, 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 4 at Edmonton, 9:00 p.m.
Jan. 7 at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.
Jan. 8 at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.
Jan. 10 at Colorado, 9:30 p.m.
Jan. 14 at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 15 Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 18 at Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 20 at St. Louis, 8:00 p.m.
Jan. 22 Chicago, 2:00 p.m.
Jan. 26 New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 2 at Ottawa, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 4 Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 5 at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 7 N.Y. Rangers, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 9 Nashville, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 11 at Boston, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 13 Boston, 5:00 p.m.
Feb. 17 at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 18 at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 20 at Minnesota, 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 22 San Jose, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 24 Dallas, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 26 at Buffalo, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 28 at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
Mar. 2 at Anaheim, 10:00 p.m.
Mar. 3 at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Mar. 5 at Phoenix, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 9 Los Angeles, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 11 Edmonton, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 12 at St. Louis, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 16 Washington, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 17 at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 19 at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 21 Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 23 Vancouver, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 26 Toronto, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 28 Chicago, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 30 St. Louis, 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 2 at Nashville, 3:00 p.m.
Apr. 3 Minnesota, 5:00 p.m.
Apr. 6 at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 8 Chicago, 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 10 at Chicago, 4:00 p.m.
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#2000706 How would you feel about Chelios as assistant?

Posted by CenterIce on 17 June 2010 - 11:43 AM

Here is my take on this whole fire McCrimmon thing. How much does McCrimmon really control the defensive system of the Wings? During games, it is his job to send the pairings out that all the coaches probably agreed to be against certain lines. He gives them pointers on the bench, but this is probably just little adjustments. I assume he works with the defense in practice, but they are following the team defensive system.

If everybody remembers, outside of the year the Wings won the cup in '08, their overall defense wasn't that great. Even in '07, pre-McCrimmon, they were consistently caught in their own zone for extended periods and either giving up a goal or getting a penalty. The Wings scoring depth has usually been able to cover up any defensive short falls, but they are thin on their scoring depth, now. So, this shows through more.

I don't think, just changing one coach is going to fix this. I think they Wings need to just be a little smarter on the ice. They have showed signs of it, lately. They are more inclined to chip the puck out of the zone, instead of trying to force it out. They still need to work on some of their short little passes, when pressured, because they still send it to a guy who is either not expecting it or is covered, as well.

He finished his tenure in the NHL in 04 and that was with Anaheim, so I highly doubt it...

As for Chelios, I agree completely, like I said above, I think normally it doesn't always work, but think Chelios could be the exception to the rule... the guys just flat out KNOWS the game

I believe Chris Kunitz is still in Pittsburgh, and he was in Anaheim at that time. I can't think of any others, right now.

#2000697 Holland thinking of re-signing Kirk Maltby

Posted by CenterIce on 17 June 2010 - 11:27 AM

We will just have to wait and see. Holland said he was looking at it. He didn't say he was going to re-sign him. The Wings like to have a lot of depth available. Look at 2007 when we lost 3 defensemen to injury in the playoffs. Look at last year. What happens if we don't sign all our restricted free agents. We all like Holland as GM. One of the ways he does so well, is that he makes sure he has a lot of options available to him.

Plus, Maltby was another one of those injured last year, but he played through it has long as he possibly could. When others were not in the line-up, he was there. You have to give him some credit for that.