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#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.

#2641325 musicians that are red wing fans?

Posted by e_prime on 05 December 2015 - 08:21 AM

I'm not so much sure that Tupac was an actual Red Wings fans, but rather just sported the gear. 


Can we please remove the fact that Spaghetti-Mop is a Red Wings fan?  Ewww.

#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

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.