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#2273221 Ken Holland Interview

Posted by egroen on 23 March 2012 - 06:41 PM

Amway Arena :(

#2272853 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by egroen on 22 March 2012 - 03:25 AM

Sharing the sentiments about Cleary. How many goals have to go in with Cleary on the ice for Babcock to STOP playing some idiotic hunch that Number 11
Is gonna find his game in OT. f*** sakes
As for the game...Ty was great and I out we ayes well. That was the Zetterberg I know and love!

I agree - love Babcock but I always seem to question his choices for on the ice in the final moments. It used to be Kopecky that I was screaming "why is he on the ice!!??"

#2272058 Box score nugget of the night

Posted by egroen on 19 March 2012 - 11:45 PM

Awesome... I hope I live to see something like that again with the Wings, without sacrificing winning.

#2268801 What do you guys have to say about Filpulla now?

Posted by egroen on 10 March 2012 - 01:59 AM

Well, it'd be a pretty boring forum if all we did was slap each other on the back and toast every move made by Holland and Babcock.

But anyways... You're awesome! Cheers!!

#2268436 THN Future Watch 2012

Posted by egroen on 09 March 2012 - 01:57 PM

A recent tweet reveals that the new Hockey News Future watch has a weak forcast of the Wings farm system.

Brian Costello ‏ @bcostellothn
#RedWings have C+ rating and 4 prospects (Smith, Jarnkrok, Nyquist, Tatar) among top 75 in THN's upcoming #FutureWatch


Considering the Wings have had by far the worst drafting position in the NHL over any time period, anything better than dead last is great. No question the prospect pool is the strongest it has been in a long time.

Smith, Nyquist, Jarnkrok, Tatar and Pulkkinen all have performed very well as pros (against adults) already.

Smith and Nyquist are already AHL all-stars. Tatar was the youngest player in the AHL. Jarnkrok just finished 14th in SEL scoring (despite losing a fair amount of games to injury) and Pulkkinen recently broke Teemu Selanne's rookie scoring record in the Finnish elite league.

Jurco and Tvrdon put up a ton of points with their junior teams, while defensemen like Oullete and Sproul exploded to become all-star selections at defense (at very young ages). Even huge, lumbering Nedomlel just tripled his scoring from last year. Mrazek was the World Junior Championship most valuable goalie.

Then you have Sheahan and Jensen playing very well in college and defensemen like Marchenko, Backman and Almquist who could really surprise in the next couple years (my money is on Marchenko - who was made the face of Russian junior hockey and already playing in the KHL).

The prospect pool is the best it has been in 20 years, and it's exciting to keep up with their accomplishments... I'm very optimistic for the future.

Apparently a lot of teams were targeting Smith and Pulkkinen at the trade deadline.

#2268190 Kronwall Destroys Voracek

Posted by egroen on 07 March 2012 - 09:57 PM

Crosby was asked today during the Pens/Leafs game and said "Kronwall is exactly what is wrong with hockey today.. If the NHL will not do anything about it, it is up to the players. He'll look up one day and see my fists of fury"

Actually, he gave some wishy-washy 'it could go either way' answer - I like mine better.

#2264982 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Blue Jackets 2

Posted by egroen on 28 February 2012 - 09:32 PM

Total gut-check for the Wings. Impressed with how the team stepped up and beat a team they should beat, despite a lot of excuses.

I like this team and feel optimistic for the playoffs.

#2264253 Columbus GM Reveals Nash Demanded Trade

Posted by egroen on 27 February 2012 - 06:29 PM

But this was the Blue Jackets year!!

#2264108 Post-TDT: Red Wings stand pat, no additions

Posted by egroen on 27 February 2012 - 03:45 PM

I remember when the trade deadline was exciting... sigh.

Parity blows. I'd love to see at least trades for cash allowed again.

#2262924 Ericsson out One Month

Posted by egroen on 26 February 2012 - 01:34 AM

Sucks Ericsson is hurt, but it might help in the long run to give Kindl, Commodore and maybe even Smith minutes heading into the stretch.

#2260492 Kyle Quincey traded to Detroit in 3 team trade (TBL & COL)

Posted by egroen on 22 February 2012 - 12:24 AM

Rather underwhelmed if this is all that happens - hoping to see Holland just setting up for something great.

Quincey isn't bad (mainly plays on the left side for Colorado, by the way), but I would rather see the first go to a forward, as I think Kindl/Commodore/Smith/Janik was plenty of depth already on D. Makes me think/hope Holland is now wheeling a defenseman for a forward upgrade... he did get this one done pretty early.

Having Ericsson and Quincey making a combined $7m next year does not thrill me.

#2250904 Future retired numbers

Posted by egroen on 31 January 2012 - 01:31 PM

Datsyuk is already a lock for the Hall of Fame, IMO.
Zetterberg is more iffy, but there are worse forwards currently in. Osgood has a chance to go up if he ever gets inducted as well.
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#2249202 Nick Lidstrom and Chuck Norris

Posted by egroen on 25 January 2012 - 03:02 AM

The only reason Lidstrom has not won the Lady Byng is because Lord Byng is insecure.

Lidstrom lost an NHL fight once. Once.

Crosby touches the Prince of Wales trophy, refuses to shake Lidstrom's hand and pets a wet dog... and we are really supposed to think his career is over due to "concussions"?? LOL

Little Known Fact: The entirety of the current Swedish Bikini Team is comprised of 14 of Lidstrom's 17 daughters. The other 3 became chefs. Bork! Bork! Bork!

Garth Snow signs Joakim Lindstrom to a 4-year, $40m contract in 2012.

#2246266 Why don't we have a "JIM-MY JIM-MY!" chant yet?!

Posted by egroen on 17 January 2012 - 12:02 AM

I always try to get a De-troit Red-Wings Goal-ie Jimm-y How-ard chant going when I'm at the Joe.

#2240483 Your favorite DRW memory of 2011

Posted by egroen on 01 January 2012 - 01:41 AM

Datsyuk knocking Weber on his ass made me jump out of my seat.