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#2678603 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on 22 June 2016 - 12:01 PM

AA is untouchable. 




#2672093 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 21 April 2016 - 01:33 PM

WIN IT FOR PRINCE

Terrible and sad news.  Yeah, he's pretty much a ...planet Earth legend as well.
 
Someone queue up "Baby, I'm A Star" for all of the young Wings pregame.  See if that gets anything going.  For any of the younger LGW peeps who weren't around when Prince was in his prime...move on...You might not get it...it's music with artists who play musical instruments.
 
Let's do this tonight Wings...come back home and take it "game by game"!!

I went to his concert last year at the Fox theater. Was totally blown away. My friends and I woke up the next morning and all we could remember was a vague purple fog. We got Prince'd.


#2668478 ECQF Game 1 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 April 2016 - 12:19 PM

Our D was horrendous last night (again).  Our D is flat out slow.  We win very, very few races to the corners to battle for pucks.  By the time our D gets to the corner, their forwards have the puck and are making are making plays.  To be even more specific....E was horrible (again) last night.  Constantly out of position.  So slow....and that's a bigger problem because when he is out of position, he can't recover.  Can't clear the puck.  Can't clear anyone out of the front of our net.  Isn't physical.  He's in such bad shape (I think he knows it as well), he provides zero offense.  Not that D are supposed to provide tons of offense, but he doesn't even shoot from the blue line when he's wide open and has a semi clear lane??  Lost in space.  I'm done with him...I wish Blash would be as well.

 

Does anyone remember the Michel Therrien rant from 2006 when he was the Pens head coach....saying "at times I think they are trying to be the worst defensive squad in the league"?  That's pretty much how I feel.  Here's a link for those that want to hear a head coach tell it like it is...http://www.youtube.c...h?v=agL3NHgb8Rk  At the end he jokes about the only physical guy on this team is Talbot "who's about 5 foot 8 or something".

 

Our defense doesn't have an identity.  They're not good offensively or defensively.   They don't move the puck well.  Even if we traded Kronwall for Suter tomorrow, we'd still have 5 other defenseman who are suspect at times.  




#2652081 9 (NINE!) player trade involving Phanuef

Posted by kickazz on 11 February 2016 - 12:52 PM

^ the double OT goal was what made Stevie my fav player- his popularity skyrocketted.


#2643157 The Killer Instict

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 December 2015 - 02:08 PM

We have to get bigger.  I don't mean big like height, but we need a player or two that plays big.  We all know E has size, but he pays like he's 5'9". We need a player who plays 6'5".  Whether he actually be 6'5 or if he is 6' and plays bigger, we need him now. Everyone is tired of hearing trade scenarios or players that can be traded, but its time, we went from winning ROW's to losing OT, to losing.  It was a slow pregression, but it got there.  It's time for Holland to make that deal that gets us the top line defender (if one is available) and/or a bigtime legit scoring threat.

 

I still maintain that E, Smith, K, Helm, Andersson, Jurco, Pulkkinen and Howard are ALL expendable/replaceable, and I am a fan of Jurco and Pulk, but any of these guys can be replaced within the system or with whomever is acqured.  Throw the 1st round pick out there and a prospect or two in order to get what we need.  Of our 4 D kids, we aren't going to be able to keep all of them, there's just no room, especially if we get that top guy in a trade, so throw one of them in a deal.  I know the goalie tandem is doing fine, but trade Howard now while he still has #1 value.  It's time for Mrazek to take over playing 8 out of 10 games now. We cannot just sit back anymore and hope things turn for the better, they have gotten worse. The only reason we are anywhere near MTL is because Price is hurt. 

 

I suppose if things don't get any worse, we could wait until the deadline, but I really wish they wouldn't, they seem to be going downhill a bit, I hope they trend up very soon.  I don't know what it would take to get that #1 defenseman, but I am sure, even with the names I listed, Holland could offer a package of any combo of them and get what he needs.




#2637694 Wings Need on D and Glaring Inconsistencies

Posted by number9 on 17 November 2015 - 07:42 PM

Big E has been a huge disappointment this year.  To my naked eye (IMO), he lacks "heart" and intensity.  Has he caught a severe case of the "Robert Lang" syndrome?

 

This is nothing new. He's big and not physical, thus everyone sees him as lacking heart/intensity. He's a good pylon to place in front of the net and clear the crease, but that's about it.




#2636664 11/10 GDT : Washington Capitals at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by kipwinger on 12 November 2015 - 04:36 PM

Every NHL team who plays against him is lucky??  Not teams that play solid against him defensively.  Weigh the number of 2+ goals vs. zero goals for Ovie.  There are way more zero game goals for him than 2+ goal games by him...so your point is incorrect by the numbers/data.  A good way to attempt to shut an elite player down is to play defense on him and not let him blast away shots at will from 20 feet out uncontested.  I don't want to get away from my original point, and that focuses on our defense not contesting him or covering him.  Even covering him all the time, he'll score his goals.  Leaving him alone and uncontested at 20 feet, is flat out a mistake.  My point was our D looked horrible the other night and thank PM that Ovie didn't make us pay...big time.

 

I realize he doesn't average over two goals a game.  I was exaggerating for effect. 

 

However, I'm not sure that we made a strategic decision to leave Ovechkin uncontested.  And if we did, it worked.  At least for now.  So I'm not sure what else we should have done.  Played him the way everybody else does?  Everybody else he scores on regularly, that is. 

 

There's no good way to cover him.  But I don't think that means Blashill specifically chose NOT to cover him.  He's just really really really good.  And his whole team was feeding him, so get got a bunch of shots.  Won't happen again I'm sure. 




#2602712 Predictions: Game 7 vs. TBL

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 April 2015 - 12:32 PM

My head says we've blown too many opportunities and not closing out last night on home ice was the death nail.

My heart says Wings win 11 - 1.

Gotta go with my heart on this one.

 

Oh please.  Even going with your heart at least try and be a little realistic in your predictions. 

 

Wings win 9-1.




#2563023 Franzen on IR

Posted by F.Michael on 13 January 2015 - 09:11 PM

Like I said before... It was 6f****** years ago... Get over it...

 

Every GM makes mistakes and that was clearly one of Holland's. Difference between Kenny and the other 29 general managers is that his mistakes are a lot more few and far between.

Sorry.....Watching Franzen play sorta reminds me that we could've had Hossa.




#2563198 Franzen on IR

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 January 2015 - 03:49 PM

go back to the franzen signs extension thread...not EVERYBODY was happy. Most, as a matter of fact, hated the term and a lot of us, me included, thought it was too high cap hit in order to make the team better.

 

most of that thread had a lot of people NOT liking something about it. Again, if you read entire posts instead of just looking for things that may support your opinion, you'd be a bit wiser.




#2534694 Datsyuk or Fedorov?

Posted by toby91_ca on 21 August 2014 - 02:52 PM

1. In answering for myself, Fedorov was the better player.  In terms of Wings fans in general, I wouldn't be surprised if more said Datsyuk, for several reasons: he didn't have a nasty exit from the team, for a long time now (at forward), the team has been him and Zetterberg, there were more greats around in Fedorov's day + timing thing, Datsyuk's more current.

 

2. Fedorov should get in fairly easily, but his offensive stats tailed off (under 1ppg, under 500 goals), but he was better all around than anyone + playoff stats are good and he has the major awards to back him up.  Also, being the highest scoring Russian in league history will help.  Ovechkin will likely pass him, Datsyuk won't, but either way, Fedorov will have held that title for many years.

 

3. I'm honestly not sure about Datsyuk getting in.  Then again, it's always hard to say.  There are worse players in than Datsyuk, but there are also better players that haven't made it.




#2491047 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 05 March 2014 - 05:22 PM

Considering how often prospects don't pan out, I'm not too upset with expending them for proven resources. 




#2405817 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by puckbags on 16 May 2013 - 11:09 AM

Feeling okay today.  Expecting a game 1 victory on away ice (and to that degree...Chicago in the UC) against the President's Trophy winners was a very, very tall order.  Our job is to split and get back to the Joe. 

 

For my captain obvious statement of the day: Not the single reason we lost last night, but I do believe we lost our legs in the late 2nd and 3rd.  IMO..there is no doubt the boys went out in Anaheim and have a few "pops" after the game 7 win.  Jimmy even eluded to this fact (with a wry smile) in post game interview.  Next day, long flight back to the D.  Players go home and scramble to make up quality time with family/friends for a half day since they've virtually been preoccupied for the last two weeks with beating the Ducks.  Next day, onto Chicago and flight to windy city and back in a hotel room.  Players bodies probably still adjusting to not being on PST time.  It got to them.  Ran on adrenaline for the first half of the game, then nothing.  It happens.  That's why playing the in West has/had been such a disadvantage to us.

 

One other observation: I can't stand the light feather chip pass/shot when we are trying desperately to clear our own zone.  We do this A LOT!  When guys have been on the ice for 50 seconds and are dead tired, and the other team is all over us (I mean hornets nest ALL OVER US!) , we go for the soft chip up the boards.  I don't get it??  In those situations, you have to hard around or hard out, and take the icing if it happens.  I know we can't change lines in that case, but at the very least you'll get a 30 second breather to regroup.  Last night the Hawks had two forwards standing atop at blue line, just waiting to intercept these attempts.  They'd prevent our clearing attempt, long pass along blue line to other side of ice, and their in business with a good set up.  It drives me crazy!!!! 

 

Lastly, Quincy needs to sit.  His transition game in our own zone is slow, predictable, and pathetic.  Just bad.

 

Our job is to split and get back home.  Let's do this.

 

100% agree, we are not skilled enough at the back end anymore to finesse the puck out of our own end every time.  We are removed from the days of Lids, Rafalski and even Stuart had a good first pass.  We need to suck it up and hack it out a lot more.  As soon as Chicago saw that we were going to wimp it up the boards every time they just started pinching their d almost every time.  It's not rocket science. 




#2275643 this team is soft

Posted by Frozen-Man on 30 March 2012 - 01:39 PM

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#2274114 3/26 GDT : Blue Jackets 2 at Red Wings 7

Posted by arag on 26 March 2012 - 02:54 PM

A win would be nice and most importantly that everyone come out healthy.
Go Wings !