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#2545573 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Nightfall on Yesterday, 12:39 PM

The "month of death" is almost in the books.  5-2-2 record so far.  Big game against LA on Friday, but so far the Wings are on the right track.  Happy with the results so far.  Glad we didn't chose to tank it this year.

#2544752 Rating the Defense through 6 games

Posted by Echolalia on 27 October 2014 - 03:18 PM

Krsmith its hard to be wrong when you're advocating for change in a powerplay that's currently sitting at 6.7%.  I've been a big supporter in Smith seeing some powerplay time, but after giving it some more thought I wonder if we're overestimating his ability.  I'm going just off memory so I may be way off-base, but it seems like most of Smith's offensive chances are generated on stepping into a play where a turnover occurs and leads to the opposition being out of position, or if the other team's defense over-commits to one side of the ice and Smith steps into the soft space at the opposite faceoff circle.  Smith is a very opportunistic player.  Those opportunities don't pop up on a powerplay, because the shorthanded team is obviously playing conservatively.  Having said that, I'm still eager to give the kid a real chance at the powerplay, because he clearly has an offensive mind, even if it doesn't necessarily show in his statistics.

Quite frankly, what we need is someone who can score from the blueline.  Other teams know after Kronwall, the chances of our defenders putting one in the back of the net is slim.  You can see how their penalty kill is set up, with a lot more pressure down low, while our defenders have the time and space for a one-timer, but other teams are fine with that risk.  Adding a howitzer from the point keeps the pk more spread out and opens up more space down low, because now the opposition has to respect our D.  This, I don't think Smith will do (or anyone on our team, save Kronwall, for that matter).  Maybe there's someone in the pipeline that can fill this void, but until then, the Wings need to get more creative.

#2544772 Halloween pic!

Posted by wings87 on 27 October 2014 - 07:05 PM

3 are obvious, who the hell is the guy next to Zetterberg?


The zombie is obviously Weiss, you can tell by the way he's sitting there not doing anything.

#2543469 Rating the Defense through 6 games

Posted by kipwinger on 22 October 2014 - 09:19 PM

Our zone coverage has been really good.  Our passing and transition game from the back end has been horrible, to the extent that our beat writers were discussing our "turnover problem" by about game 3 of the season.  Two of our loses are directly attributable to massive defenseman turnovers that led to goals.  Also our defense has produced a combined 7 points, so anybody ready to pat them on the back for "creating offense" should think again.  So let's not sing kumbaya just yet eh boys?

#2543464 Lines Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 22 October 2014 - 08:04 PM

i seriously dont even want myers. and buffalo is throwing out names like mantha and larkin, F off.

lol at callahan though

Yeah Myers hasn't put it together yet due to his poor development - might never. We are actually developing our kids and they want us to do the dirty work for them. Myers would be a beast by now if Detroit had drafted and developed him - such a shame. Same could be said for Adam Larsson. 

#2543329 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by joesuffP on 21 October 2014 - 11:16 PM

Okay we need more scoring

Nyquist-Zetterberg-Franzen (money)
Abby-Datayuk-Tatar (most likely money)

#2543345 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by GoalieManPat on 22 October 2014 - 02:34 AM

jimmys been stellar whys everyone up his ass all the time?

The Wings could have the spawn of Terry Sawchuk and Dominik Hasek in net and there would be those wings fans that would complain that they are terrible. Its called "next goalie up'itis" and it has plagued Wings fans for years despite 4 Stanley Cups. There is no known cure....

#2543347 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 22 October 2014 - 06:02 AM

What happened with the waived off goal is a perfect example of why the NHL needs a coaches challenge.

#2542739 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by Mckinley25 on 20 October 2014 - 09:23 PM

Lol most accurate post in here.

Right?! Girls are inferior! Crosby's a whiner so let's call him Cindy! Guys club!

Seriously though, it sucks but we actually have some depth right now.

#2542683 slava voynov suspended after domestic violence arrest

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 20 October 2014 - 04:51 PM

As with the Varlamov case, I'll withhold any opinion until all the facts are made clear. 

#2542673 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by marcaractac on 20 October 2014 - 04:08 PM

I love how this thread has been reactivated from the depths after 5 games, the Wings are 3-1-1 without their best player, have gone toe to toe with 2 of the best teams in the league, look incredibly energetic and speedy, and have a tremendous PK. 


Whats not to like? 


Screw the 'experts'. They're not the ones out there on the ice. And so far, I like what i've seen (outside of the first two periods of Wednesdays game, but even then we got a point out of it)


I also love that Quincey has been a positive contribution to the teams success. Especially on the PK.

#2542674 Lightning's Hedman out 4-6 weeks with broken finger

Posted by rick zombo on 20 October 2014 - 04:10 PM

Hedman out six weeks? Stamkos broke his leg last year?

Using LGWs logic this obviously means Yzerman's a terrible GM.

#2542652 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 20 October 2014 - 03:07 PM

I think after last years debacle, the Wings are being cautious here, and rightfully so, especially with Franzen off to such a good start. 


Also, it delays the inevitable roster crunch decision for a little while longer - gives Nestrasil a few more games to hopefully impress. IMO they need to waive Cleary and send him down to GR rather than the easy way out (which would be to send Jurco back to GR)

#2542595 Pavel Datsyuk update?

Posted by krsmith17 on 20 October 2014 - 11:36 AM

I don't mind those lines but if you're going to break up the kid line by taking Jurco off and inserting Nyquist, why not send Jurco down to the minors and put Weiss in the lineup...


I'd rather Helm - Weiss - Nestrasil to be honest. This coming from the biggest Jurco fan there is. He needs more time in GR in my opinion...

Yeah, or scratch Nestrasil but I think sooner or later (once everyone is healthy) one of Nestrasil or Jurco will have to be sent down, and I'd prefer it be Jurco.

Also, power-play units are:


Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Helm

Kronwall - Nyquist


Nestrasil - Sheahan - Jurco

DeKeyser - Tatar

#2542110 Lucic has a meltdown as Bruins get smacked by Habs...again

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 18 October 2014 - 11:44 AM

Guy walks into The Home Depot.

Asks the greeter "Where can I find Milan Lucic?

The greeter says: "Tools, Aisle Six".