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#2506788 Red Wings race to the playoffs

Posted by Ally on 05 April 2014 - 09:46 PM

The beginning of the season every year, when we lose a game everyone says "relax, it's just the beginning of the season" and every year around this time we are reminded that every point counts.

#2506817 A plea to Holland.

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 April 2014 - 11:05 PM

Kindl is a disaster. Lashoff doesn't make me hate him every game but he doesn't contribute much out there. I would rather replace Kindl at this point over Lashoff. At least Lashoff is pretty consistent every night. Kindl just has no clue. We are seeing Lashoff exposed more when he plays with Kindl. Ideally if Marchenko wasn't injured with could pair him with Lashoff for now and then when E gets back pair him with Quincey. 


Kronner - Smith

Dekeyser - Ericsson

Quincey - Marchenko



Next Season


Kronner - Smith

Dekeyser - Ericsson

Ouellet - Marchenko



If this season has shown us anything it is that the kids deserve a chance. I was complaining for years that our prospects don't become true assets until they play nhl games and prove they can produce. That is why people kept claiming we had no trade pieces (and now I wouldn't trade any of them). Holland should always keep a 12th forward/6th dman spot up for grabs between kids and let them compete for it (rather than inserting an aging vet). That is how you find your talent from within.

#2502551 Perspective

Posted by DickieDunn on 28 March 2014 - 07:25 AM

After 73 games:


Datsyuk has played 39 games.

Zetterberg has played 45 games.

Both have been out at the same time for a big chunk of time.

Every player projected to be even a semi-regular center has missed at least 12 games, Andersson is the only one who has played more than 45.

Miller, Quincey, and Kronwall are the only players to have played 70 or more games.

Tatar and Lashoff, along with the three above, are the only players to have missed fewer than 10 games.

Nyquist and Tatar are the two leading goal scorers.

They have dressed 30 skaters and have had 11 rookies dress.


If you had been told those facts at the beginning of the year, haw many games out of the playoffs would you think they'd be right now?  I would have figured close to the bottom of the division.  Instead, if the season ended today they would be in the playoffs.


I don't know about you guys, but I'm pretty proud of what this team has accomplished, even if it's not what past teams have been able to do.

#2498826 50 UP

Posted by Dabura on 22 March 2014 - 10:25 AM

Ville Leino is doing what it takes to get that #1 pick. He's the only one who really gets it. You mock him now, but one day, when the Sabres are the most dominant team in the modern era, you'll remember Ville Leino, the selfless hero who took it upon himself to turn the organization around and put it on the path to future glory. And you mocked him.

#2496394 In Memoriam: 19/12/1926 - 18/03/2004.

Posted by MacK_Attack on 18 March 2014 - 10:38 AM

I never hated ties, I just hate that teams completely shut the game down to ensure they got the single point.


The addition of the loser point helped alleviate some of that, but then you had teams shutting the game down in the 3rd period to ensure they get to overtime. That's what you see nearly every game when it's tied in the 3rd period.


The solution is simple. Get rid of the loser point. It was introduced when there were still ties, but it serves no purpose today other than to reward losing.


People hate the shootout, but the real problem is that too many games get that far because far too many teams are happy to choke the life out of the game to ensure they get the OT point.


If you take away the incentive of getting to overtime, logic suggests teams may actually try to win a tied game in regulation.

#2490200 Ken Holland's Moves From 2009-2014

Posted by AtomicPunk on 05 March 2014 - 01:28 PM

It doesn't make you any less of a fan to be able to ask the tough questions about the team you root for instead of blindly drinking the Kool Aid.

#2481775 Predicting our RFA Contracts

Posted by matthewdanna on 06 February 2014 - 05:24 PM

Wow, you guys are generous when it comes to someone else's money


None of these guys have earned that much of a raise....this is more like it...



Dekeyser - 2yrs @ $2.5M-$2.75M per.


Tatar - 2yrs @ $1.125M-$1.5M per


Sheahan - See Tatar


Glendening - 2yrs @ $925K per


..after these contracts, then they may hit paydirt.


I say 2 years because these guys will still be RFA's after the contract (as someone mentioned above) that way you have exclusive rights to them.  After 2 years, I can see some of those numbers you guys are talking about, on 5-8 year contract...maybe more than you guys are talking about!

Leftwinger is closer to reality...


I'll go a little lower


DeKeyser 2.65 for 2 years

Tatar 1.2 for 2 years

Sheahan 850K for 2 years

Glendening 700K for 2 year

#2481160 So what do we call the 26 - 15 - 21 line?

Posted by fixxxer on 04 February 2014 - 10:50 AM

The line Holland is wrong and kids can play in the NHL line :P

#2479678 Cory Emmerton waived

Posted by Z and D for the C on 01 February 2014 - 05:26 PM

...to be called Cory?

Something we're sorely lacking now.


#2478787 Is it 1970 again?

Posted by toby91_ca on 29 January 2014 - 04:54 PM

I do think there is trouble brewing with the team with the departures of D & Z, which is coming sooner than most hope.  Regardless of when they stop playing, they are in decline now and likely subject to potential injury concerns.  It's a fact of life and comes with age.  There are very, very few exceptions to that.  Lidstrom was one of the exceptions, his game didn't decline too much and he wasn't susceptible to injury too much either....mostly because of the style of game he played (wasn't centred around speed or physical play).  You don't have that same scenario with Z & D. 


That said, not sure I'd start thinking there is a paralell with the Dead Wings era because of the era we are in now, it's easier to rebuild.  Teams are much more competitive, the worst teams are not that much worse than the best teams.  From a points perspective, some of that is artificial because of the points system, but some of it is just pure factual due to the spreading around of talent.  Teams can't load up on all the superstars anymore due to the cap.  Of course, you could look at it being increasingly difficult to make the playoffs as well due to the competitive nature of the league as well.

#2476303 Turning point!?!?!

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 23 January 2014 - 12:46 PM

soooo back to GR riley?

Exactly what I was thinking.  This team always has a glaring weakness in guys like Cleary and Tuzzi.  if we sent them down and kept the likes of Jurco and Sheahan up, this team could compete with anyone in the league.  Imagine this lineup with Dats and Alfie back with Tuzzi and Cleary not on board:







Now that's a turning point for the DRW.  When they ice the BEST lineup that they can.

#2470965 Weird things you see at hockey games

Posted by RedSea on 05 January 2014 - 04:42 PM

I noticed something strange last night :P



#2467963 Alumni Games...I'm confused

Posted by 55fan on 28 December 2013 - 06:44 PM

Were you looking at the Wings' official site?  Those rosters probably haven't been updated in months.  Toronto revealed their rosters on HNIC a few weeks ago, they have PLENTY of guys.  (I counted 15 ex-Wings playing for Toronto!!)  Here are their rosters, with a partial Wings roster at the end...



That's the one!  I knew I'd seen one somewhere.  Thanks!

I was looking at the Official NHL Winter Classic page of the Official NHL website.  Should have known that they'd not be able to keep up with all of the happenings during this busy One-of-a-kind Outdoor Classic Games Jamboree/Free-for-all.

#2467896 Alumni Games...I'm confused

Posted by Crymson on 28 December 2013 - 12:18 PM

Were you looking at the Wings' official site?  Those rosters probably haven't been updated in months.  Toronto revealed their rosters on HNIC a few weeks ago, they have PLENTY of guys.  (I counted 13 or 14 ex-Wings playing for Toronto!!)  Here are their rosters, with a partial Wings roster at the end...




That is indeed a partial roster. On first glance, it's missing Robitaille and probably some others also.


I wish Hull would play, but the guy has never been hot on competing at anything less than his best. And, needless to say, his best came and went years ago.


On the subject of Hull, I found this amusing story:


It was the 2001-02 season – Sean Avery’s rookie NHL campaign – and his Detroit Red Wings were taking on the defending-champion Colorado Avalanche. Avery’s reputation as a big-time trash-talker already was well established from his formative years in the Ontario League – and when Avs captain and Hockey Hall-of-Famer Joe Sakic lined up near the Wings bench before a faceoff, Avery stood up and yelled at Sakic to get his attention.


However, in the two or three seconds it took Sakic to turn his head toward Avery, Red Wings veteran and star winger Brett Hull stood up, reached around another Detroit player, grabbed Avery by the back of the jersey and unceremoniously yanked him back to the seated position before he could utter another word.


“You do not get to talk to Mr. Sakic,” Hull said.


And that was that.

#2467797 Conference standings are now irrelevant

Posted by LAWings on 26 December 2013 - 11:18 PM

A lot of folks are still using conference standings as a way to gauge  performance, unfortunately with the redesign of the divisions and playoff wild card criteria conference standings are now completely meaningless.  Remember it is first 3 teams per division that make it plus 2 wild cards.


Although the Wings are 5th in the conference, we are actually in 7th place because of the wild card.  The Rangers are 5 points behind us with a game in hand...  The only website that is doing a real good job of showing the wild card standings is NHL.com,  : http://www.nhl.com/ice/standings.htm?season=20132014&type=WC


Just wanted to bring this to everyones attention if you were not already aware of this.