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#2641215 12/3 GDT : Arizona Coyotes at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 04 December 2015 - 07:46 AM

I did not get a chance to watch the game last night except for the last few minutes of the third.

Looks like we had a pretty good game despite losing a couple forwards.

 

I am aware of Drew Miller's status insomuch that I heard he went out of the game early, but don't worry, I'm holding it together.

 

...and holy s***. Actually went to hockeyfights to see the Smith/Chippy fight. As Mickey said, that's as good a fight as I've seen with someone wearing a Wings jersey in years.  Early right tagged Chipchura nicely. Chipchura, the obviously better fighter, got a few in on Riley's brother, then a couple sneaky rights underneath from Brendan. Wild right that misses from Smith. They both go down.

 

Two consecutive games with fights... who is this team?




#2640911 all star voting.

Posted by e_prime on 02 December 2015 - 09:53 PM

What would be great is if there were enough toughs on the rosters to lead to a line brawl. [emoji1]


#2640907 all star voting.

Posted by e_prime on 02 December 2015 - 09:45 PM

No problem. I really don't care at all about who gets picked for the ASG. In fact, I'd prefer it if no Wings got picked.


#2640857 12/1 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 02 December 2015 - 02:04 PM

The problem I had with the game was letting a team like Buffalo, who we were handling, to get back into the game.
Sure, some of it was bad officiating and there's puck luck and whatnot, but the fact that our PK and goaltending were a bit off during regulation last night made it tough to see the bright spots.
Thankfully, some tenacity on the PK in OT and a shootout win really clears things up. Good to see them fight through some adversity and get that win.


#2640838 Wings Need on D and Glaring Inconsistencies

Posted by e_prime on 02 December 2015 - 10:51 AM

Why does it have to "problem" defensemen?
Why does everything have to be so negative all of the time?
...and why pick on Ericsson? Sure, you might see it as him having an off game last night, but it wasn't as if Kronner played a stellar game either?
Also, why do Red Wings fans think that our defensemen are more prone to defensive gaffes than any other team? I sometimes wonder if you guys regularly watch any other games or follow any other teams than the Wings.
I'll be honest. I never "played the game" so I don't have a great understanding of defensive systems, etc. but feel like I watch enough games around the league to know that the Wings aren't too far off from other teams defensive play. Certainly, there are teams in the league that outshine us on defense, but we're not as terrible as imagined by some.

As far as "problem" defensemen, go I will say this:
When Quincey is ready to return, one of Kindl or Smith are in trouble.
Marchenko is far and away a more solid defenseman and than either and has earned that seventh sixth spot! (thanks Zombo)
Younger, cheaper, and more reliable.

Kronner - Green
DeKeyser - Quincey
Machenko - Ericsson
Kindl/Smith


OMG. I just claimed "Ye Olde Eyeball Test" for myself.




#2640823 Jurco on Conditioning Assignment in GRs

Posted by e_prime on 02 December 2015 - 07:46 AM

Miller Sit? Oyyyy.

I will re-iterate as I have on many occasions:  I have no issue with sitting Miller if he's not doing his job.

In my above rotations, he sits in two situations, but otherwise, if we're going with a defensive-minded/shotblocking/"grinder" line for the fourth. He's in.

 

My main complaint is that I want like to see Blash play Jurco and Pulkkinen to their strengths, not languishing in a fourth line role that they're not suited for.

Don't do this Babcock bulls*** where you try to fit a round peg into a square slot, then get frustrated when it doesn't fit, and just toss the perfectly good round peg into a pile.




#2640784 12/1 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 01 December 2015 - 10:48 PM

"I usually have a front row seat during three-on-three.  So, yeah."

 

-- Miller during the post-game after being asked if OT is exciting.


Love Drew Miller

Nothing but class and hard work.




#2640780 12/1 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 01 December 2015 - 10:45 PM

We are second in the Atlantic.  SECOND. 




#2640759 12/1 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 01 December 2015 - 10:30 PM

Miller was caught in a landslide.... of awesome

There's no escaping the reality... that he will remain in the lineup




#2640753 12/1 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 01 December 2015 - 10:28 PM

We win in a shootout!  Is this real life?  :w00t:

It's certainly not fantasy.




#2640748 12/1 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 01 December 2015 - 10:27 PM

THIRD STAR BABY!




#2640746 12/1 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 01 December 2015 - 10:27 PM

Jesus this team is gonna make my hair go all grey... wait... just like... Drew Miller. 

 

Keep on keepin' on boys.




#2640705 12/1 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 01 December 2015 - 10:19 PM

Put Miller in for the shootout.




#2640612 12/1 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 01 December 2015 - 09:42 PM

 

*raises hand sheepishly*

INTERNET STRANGLZZZZZZ




#2640581 12/1 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 01 December 2015 - 09:23 PM

I don't like that we got the extra two, but it seems reasonable.  Hook + Fight v Fight.