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#2646316 Wings Need on D and Glaring Inconsistencies

Posted by e_prime on 06 January 2016 - 07:50 AM

Or... no one wants to trade for Kindl and we don't want to trade the other Dmen.

 

...but don't forget that if Kindl is waived, we'll be GIVING AWAY a former first rounder FOR NOTHING.  (good for nothing holland. grumblegrumble.)

 

Sarcasm aside.  Trading a guy like Kindl isn't 2k15 or whatever.

Sure, somebody might want or even be willing to be nice and take Kindl off our hands, but they aren't willing to pay anything for him.

 

"Just trade him for a late rounder" people say.  Sure... but to whom? 

Any GM in the league can see we're in a pickle when it comes to number of guys on D.

Why would anyone do us a favor and give us a pick for a guy we don't want on the ice?

 

We can also toss him in as a side piece in a trade package, but that's just like a free car wash you get for filling up your car, but it's raining outside.

You don't give a single s*** about that car-wash... and if you just washed your car the other day (have similar d-men or your own developing d-men or a roster crunch on d-men) you certainly don't want another bloody car wash.

 

So, either you're okay with Kindl being a healthy scratch and sending Marchenko down, waiving Kindl and probably losing the guy for nothing, or have some patience until I team actually needs a guy like Kindl, or we can add him on to a package deal.

I don't wanna hear any of you complaining about how you want Kindl gone and the manner in which he leaves.  #sterndad #lectureover

 

I'm still on the fence with Ericsson.  In general, he was looking better this year, but that was before the injury and now he's seemingly regressed.

He's a frustrating player.  Use your size.  Play a safe game.  Focus on your end of the ice.  Defend. Mash dudes into the board.  Clear the front of the net.  Stop doing fancy s*** and just keep it simple.  Let the other defensemen around you lead the charge, they are so much better at it than you.




#2646154 Redwings interested in kirby rychel?

Posted by e_prime on 04 January 2016 - 09:58 PM

Am interested.  Even if you're not a fan who drools over size, I've got to admit that we could use a guy like this.




#2646147 1/4 GDT : Red Wings at New Jersey Devils, 7:00 EST

Posted by e_prime on 04 January 2016 - 09:45 PM

Petr should probably play in San Jose but get Jimmy some action too. A motivated Jimmah is a scary Jimmy

 

 

We need them both to be good to be successful. I'm definitely no fan of Jimmy (lately), but we need to get him some starts and hopefully get him some confidence.

 

 

Yeah I don't want Jim to sit too long, especially after his last two outings.

Agreed. 




#2646143 1/4 GDT : Red Wings at New Jersey Devils, 7:00 EST

Posted by e_prime on 04 January 2016 - 09:41 PM

Solid game by Petr.

 

Is the goalie situation settled then? Al least for now?

Ferrrr shurrreee.  /close thread.  :ninja:




#2645382 12/31 NYE GDT : Pittsburgh Penguins at Red Wings, 6:00 EST

Posted by e_prime on 31 December 2015 - 08:43 PM

Another backup looks like an All-Star.


#2644970 Bravo, Smitty

Posted by e_prime on 29 December 2015 - 09:21 PM

Literally, ANY DEFENSEMEN. 

 

There are folks around here that expect each and every guy on this team to be perfect each and every game.

EVEN LIDSTROM MADE MISTAKES.  I'm not kidding. It happened. I'm sure there's video of it too.




#2644925 Bravo, Smitty

Posted by e_prime on 29 December 2015 - 09:01 PM

Indeed. I was totally joking.

I do agree with you that most defensemen in the NHL could have a compilation video of a similar nature made. 




#2644500 Evander Kane Under Sex Investigation, Not Charged

Posted by e_prime on 28 December 2015 - 08:33 AM

 If Evander is treated differently than Patrick...

You mean when.

 

...but he's a "thug" so it doesn't matter how he gets treated, amirite?  :glare:




#2644447 Goalie Battle

Posted by e_prime on 27 December 2015 - 09:19 AM

Bad Start. Blown Lead. Shootout Woes.

Always Average vs Better Future.

Clutch?

Elite? 

Starter. Backup. Troublesome Tandem.

Scrutinize GGA GAA. SV%. Bad Pass Goal Count.

Overpaid. Trade. NTC. Now! Later! Never!

New Contract. Future?  Future???!

*head explodes*

/close thread.

 

FYI: GGA = good goals average... just in case you were wondering. 

 

EDITED: for sensitivity issues.




#2644218 12/22 GDT : New Jersey Devils at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 23 December 2015 - 10:49 AM

Where you been?

Skulking about. Waiting for a loss to come out of the darkness to point and mock.

...and he's not even really good at that.  /blocked.

 

I get why Blash doesn't want to mess with the TSN line, but seriously --

Z-Dats-Abs

Larkin-Richards-Helm

 

Any of those three can center that line, but wasn't Richards brought in to be a #2C behind Dats anyway? 

Do it. Get Datsyuk up on that first line and get him going.




#2643571 Goalie Battle

Posted by e_prime on 19 December 2015 - 09:28 AM

All I'm going to say is this is.

 

The last time the Red Wings won a Stanley cup. we had a goalie tandem. Osgood and Hasek split 50/50 during the season.

 

Hasek was the starter in the playoffs. He didn't do well the first few games and we switched to Osgood. Osgood did really well. Turns out having 2 goalies with the ability to play at the NHL playoff level works out if one of them doesn't perform well. 

Agreed!  Whether it's a pure 50/50 split, 60/40, 55/45, 57/43 - no matter the ratio! - having two goalies that can play well night in and night out without needing six consecutive starts to "get in a groove" or whatever is great. 

 

Sure, would it be nice to have Howard's cap space to go grab a top-flight defenseman and in the future, might it become necessary to move Jimmy once we need to increase Mrazek's pay, sure! 

 

Should we complain about it now?  Worry endlessly about "who's the starter?" Hell no.




#2642994 12/14 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 14 December 2015 - 09:50 PM

Sheahan doing nicely on the PK, but would still prefer Miller to Andersson out there.


#2642977 12/14 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 14 December 2015 - 09:07 PM

Wow Glenny stretch it out


#2642973 12/14 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 14 December 2015 - 09:05 PM

Weak


#2642380 12/11 GDT : Red Wings at New Jersey Devils, 7:00 EST

Posted by e_prime on 11 December 2015 - 09:32 PM

Mickey on Datsyuk: "he's so elusive" yes, mick, and the back of the net is eluding Pav.

Does Dats ever make a move that's not Datsukyian?

No. ... And I'd like to see less moves and more goals.
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