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#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.



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 --




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


#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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#2642373 12/11 GDT : Red Wings at New Jersey Devils, 7:00 EST

Posted by e_prime on 11 December 2015 - 09:24 PM

Also, we need Larkin to retake the goal lead for the Wings. Tonight. Kthanksbye.

#2641922 12/08 GDT : Red Wings at Washington Capitals, 7:30 ET

Posted by e_prime on 09 December 2015 - 11:58 AM

You're on the wrong forum if you don't want to trash Howard at every opportunity and love Mrazek unconditionally. Get with the program. Mrazek gooood! Howard baaaad!

Give him a break. Doc hasn't been around for a bit.  He's gotta get re-acclimated with current protocols.  :D

#2641513 Hey!

Posted by e_prime on 07 December 2015 - 09:11 AM

where is that Bill guy anyhow, interested in his take on the PK he said would be great without Miller...oh well.

To Bill's credit, he doesn't seem like a guy who only shows up when he can prove his point. (like that Simon guy)  

If so, wouldn't he be harping about how Smith was in the game and we won?!  ...and to Smith's credit, he's been putting together some pretty good play of late. 


Sure its exciting, but its still bogus hockey


... a player might actually die of a massive heart attack. 


Our stars are 35+. You want them shooting out, not getting heart attacks.



I'm going to attribute the 3 pp goals against to nobody wanted to stand in front of Weber's 110 mph slap shots. I expect them to be better tomorrow.

Miller would have.  ;)


To the game:  I was able to DVR the replay from FSD.  Pretty complete game by the boys. That fourth line is plain U-G-L-Y and the PK as mentioned previously wasn't great. Nobody willing to go down in front those Weber bombs. Mrazek didn't have the best of games, but all in all, the skaters in front of him looked to have their s*** together and things were clicking well.  Good to see us get another come from behind point and then to finish it off in OT.  

Also, seeing Ellis in the box after that nasty/unnecessary hit on Helm and have it lead to the tying goal was so gratifying.  As mentioned above, he was really pushing it. I get that the hit was up high and Ellis didn't like it, but Helm was rightfully penalized. I really think Ellis should have gotten a bench minor for unsportsmanlike for complaining/water squirting. You let the league deal out the further punishment if necessary...

#2641471 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by e_prime on 06 December 2015 - 09:24 AM

Funny.  It's as if someone thought you could just remove one coach (or almost the entire coaching staff,) plug in a new one and everything would just continue on as it had or immediately improve without having to work out some kinks.


I'd say we've got the makings of a pretty solid team with a coaching staff that's implementing it's "process" really well.

Some adjustments are clicking in and the rest will follow.  For me, I think we're just beginning to see the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station.

#2641470 musicians that are red wing fans?

Posted by e_prime on 06 December 2015 - 08:51 AM

Cheap applause that way. My gigs are in baby Pens and Baby Sens territory but I still rep the Wings fairly often. :)

HELLLLOOOOOO MADISON!!!   :punk:  (...band is in ST. PAUL)

#2641326 Bummer, Miller & Pulkkinen out a while

Posted by e_prime on 05 December 2015 - 09:05 AM

Needless to say, I'm a bit disappoint that my boy Drew is out for that long!  Jeeezzzuusss.


My real, and I do mean real question:  Who's gonna take up his role as primary shot blocker?

I'm certainly going to be watching this and see what difference it makes on shot totals/scoring chances for the opposition.


On the other hand, I do hope that in light of the injury to Pulkkinen, Jurco does get some more ice-time and a shot at showing us what he's really made of.