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In Topic: Poking the Bear

17 April 2014 - 10:54 AM

I love the perception that the Red Wings are not a physical team because they don't fight. Keep thinking that. The wings can be just as physical are far as hitting and legal contact goes.

I totally get your point.  However, I wouldn't suggest even remotely getting into a physical type of game with them as a game plan, legal hit or contact or not.  It plays right into their game.  Let them come to us to initiate the physical hits and contacts, use quick passes and our speed to get mismatches and odd man offensive situations.  If the Bruins feel like they can spare that extra two steps, extra few seconds to put the body on someone, we have to make them pay by getting rid of the puck and quickly and using our speed.   All things being equal, the team with the most speed would have the advantage if two guys are tied up on the boards without the puck.  It's like 4-on-4, more ice, more room to capitalize on our speed.

Lastly, even if we did decide to engage on a physical level between the whistles with them, we lose.  They are a bigger team and would win that battle.  Smaller guys hitting bigger guys is okay in instances, but this as a general game plan over a 7 game series, this would wear us down.  Advantage Bruins.  As Ron Burgundy says, "it's science"

Getting Pumped Babaay!!!!!

In Topic: The Leaders HAVE to step up

13 March 2014 - 01:26 PM

Lastly, I love Kronner. He hasn't been terrible but I really expected that down the stretch he would be a rock...and he's been more of a pebble. He's a proud guy and I think the last 2 games he has been a bit better but I would love to see 55 be the veteran #1 guy that he can be.


My frustration with Kronner is very limited, but growing non-the-less.  I think his play this year has been average, but confident he'll bounce back.  My biggest frustration is that he doesn't Kronwall anyone unless it's the playoffs.  I get that players save an "extra gear" for the playoffs, but I think he needs to start kicking that gear in before we MISS the playoffs.  Start now Kronner!! 

In Topic: Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

05 March 2014 - 04:42 PM

Ok, I'm reading all of this trade bashing.  Can someone tell me exactly what Jarnkrok has done on the NHL level that makes this so outraging?  He's 3rd on the Griffs in points.  Yes, he shows some promise...it get it.  I get the "young talent", "ton of potential" thing...but has anyone looked at our current roster??  We are extremely heavy on really young guys.  Our brass has said (and done well with for the most part) the theory on experienced players and their being counted on to perform in the playoffs.  We knew if we wanted to get any player today, we would have to give up a piece of our young talent.  So....am I outraged that we lost Calle Jarnkrock in a trade today...not really....in fact, I think looking at all of our young talent losing a soft Euro with the proverbial "great hands", who has hinted that he wants to go home to Sweden and play, is actually a decent price to play for a veteran like Legwand.

In Topic: Wings go to Mexico

11 February 2014 - 12:07 PM

They're probably going to help Sammy out and scout some of his future opponents in the Mexican Ice Hockey League.  Hey...what are friends for!

In Topic: 1/9 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Sharks 4

10 January 2014 - 11:35 AM

I'm keeping the faith (as always), but last night I started to get this unusual, strange feeling that this season will not end well.


Besides Tatar's goal...we coulnd't get within 20 feet of the net.  They were very successfully pushing us out to the perimeter.  The 40 foot cross ice passes aren't going to win you games.  They owned everything below and inside the circles.