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#2654831 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by e_prime on 24 February 2016 - 10:45 AM

How does that even work? 

Cap woes are of no consideration?

Roster limits?


Sure. It's a horrible time for Tatar and Nyquist to be slumping and Richards hasn't been stellar, but I'm unsure as to why you'd bring up two guys who have no NHL experience and give them top line minutes.  Meanwhile at least one of Richards, Tatar, and Pulkinnen just magically disappear from the roster?


Zetterberg- Datsyuk - Abdelkader



Helm - Sheahan - Glendening

#2654783 Jakub Kindl waived

Posted by e_prime on 23 February 2016 - 10:35 PM

This close to the trade deadline he may actually get picked up though

Getting waived this close to the trade deadline means there are still no willing partners to take Kindl and his salary in a trade... 


#2653943 2/20 GDT : Red Wings at Senators : 7:00 PM EST

Posted by e_prime on 20 February 2016 - 04:26 PM

Great GDT Mabus!

#2653928 Kyle Quincey

Posted by e_prime on 20 February 2016 - 12:30 PM

I personally don't want Q back here, and it's not because he's Swedish.

:eh: :lol: He's Canadian, ya know?


(not sure if you were playing into a joke or not Lefty)

#2653444 Miller Out With Lower Body Injury

Posted by e_prime on 17 February 2016 - 12:36 PM

Hell.  Looks like goddamn Bobby Orr on that goal.  *shedssingletear*

#2653441 Miller Out With Lower Body Injury

Posted by e_prime on 17 February 2016 - 11:56 AM

...b-b-bbut I'm still in mourning.


Sad birthday edit2

#2653308 2017 Outdoor game rumored to be Red Wings at Toronto

Posted by e_prime on 15 February 2016 - 11:07 PM

Agreed.  It is really a novelty at this point and really?  ANOTHER outdoor game for the Wings and Leafs? 

This has everything to do with Toronto wanting some kind of NHL event for their anniversary.

They should be hosting the draft seeing how they most likely will be picking very high again.

Might be the only bright spot for their 100th anniversary.

#2653051 2/15 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at New York Islanders, 1:00PM EST

Posted by e_prime on 15 February 2016 - 10:21 AM

C'mon guys!  It's "Hockey Day in America"  Get with the program.  ;)


Islanders will be looking for a win to get out of that Wild Card spot. 

We need a win to keep pace with or gain points on FLA - who also play today - as well as extend our points lead on BOS and TBL.


More than anything else, I want a solid game from Jimmy Howard and the team to play a tight, crisp game in front of him.



Wings 3

Islanders 2


Abdelkader, Green, Larkin (OT Winner)

Nielsen Nelson

#2653034 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by e_prime on 15 February 2016 - 08:01 AM

I think LGW experience time travel during the two day lockout because most of our avatars reverted back to the ones we used two years ago.


Did the league agree to our terms?

#2653003 XO Recalled

Posted by e_prime on 14 February 2016 - 10:49 PM


I've always been impressed with XO's passing ability. He had one really nice play where he faked a shot only to pass the puck over to Helm for a goal.

On the bad side, he had a bad clear which I think led to the Trotman goal, but that happens.


Overall I was happy with him. I like him and Marchenko as a third pairing.

A bad clear that lead to a goal?  Don't let the Kindl, Ericsson, Smith haters know!  :D

#2652905 2/14 GDT - Bruins at Red Wings - 3:30 PM EST

Posted by e_prime on 14 February 2016 - 06:02 PM

I got this feeling it's going to take 7 to win.. Jesus that's gross to say sometimes.

I'd like a hatty from somebody please...  Would be my first free curly fry since returning to the D.

#2652903 2/14 GDT - Bruins at Red Wings - 3:30 PM EST

Posted by e_prime on 14 February 2016 - 06:01 PM


The difference is that Rask has been Boston's #1 all year long, for a few years now. Not so for Mrazek in Detroit. 


And by all means, criticize away. I did earlier - it seems like he isn't focused. All I'm saying is I like what Blash is doing, trusting his #1 and showing the world that he IS the #1.

Point taken.  I don't think it's a horrible thing for Blash to let the young goaltender work through some issues either. 

#2652896 2/14 GDT - Bruins at Red Wings - 3:30 PM EST

Posted by e_prime on 14 February 2016 - 05:59 PM

I'm not sure anyone is going to question who the number one is at this point. Even the best goalies get pulled, there's still no doubt they're the best.

Hasek never got pulled did he?  He never had an off game did he?  Did we ever criticize him or his play?  Never.  Right?  ;)


#2652886 2/14 GDT - Bruins at Red Wings - 3:30 PM EST

Posted by e_prime on 14 February 2016 - 05:55 PM


The thing is, if you put in Howard then suddenly the questions start again: Who is the Detroit goalie? Is this a timeshare? Is it a 1a, 1b situation or is Howard still the backup? I think Blashill is showing great poise and judgment in allowing his goalie to work through a bad day. He knows what the consequences would be of throwing the goalie situation back into doubt; instead, he's making a statement about who our #1 goalie is and that he has confidence in his ability to figure it out. I like it. It's a bold move.


Was that Pasha's goal? 

If we use that mentality, is there's now a question if Rask is truly Boston's number one?  I don't think so.  You dress a back-up so you have a goaltender that's having an off day, they can be replaced.  Sure, the situation in Detroit has been tenuous at best this year, but I don't think pulling Petr after giving up five goals on less than 20 shots means that you're questioning his starter/#1 status.


Also, I don't think just because Petr is the number one it doesn't mean that we don't have the right to criticize an off game. 

#2652858 2/14 GDT - Bruins at Red Wings - 3:30 PM EST

Posted by e_prime on 14 February 2016 - 05:47 PM

Luckily our offense/Rask is keeping us in it. Don't get me wrong, I am not turning my back on Mraz, he is our goalie. Just not his day.

Monster is now in goal and will probably shut the door on us.


Like I said earlier. It's on Blash to switch goalies. Mrazek clearly has been off. 

...but it doesn't mean us couch coaches can't comment.  #saythatfivetimesfast


NEVERMIND.   Petr's the best again!