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#2543397 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by Nightfall on 22 October 2014 - 12:43 PM

Good teams fight through adversity and win.  Bad teams blame losses on adversity.  That really is the difference in a game, season, and/or the playoffs.  The Wings have played remarkable hockey so far this year.  Howard is off to a great start.  The kids are playing well, despite not scoring a lot.  I am very eager to see how this team does as the kids get older.  We knew that we are going to have a period of inconsistency. 

#2542738 Buffalo to retire Hasek's number

Posted by Vladiator on 20 October 2014 - 09:10 PM

Classy move by the Sabre's organization having the ceremony while the Wings are in town.

#2541440 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 15 October 2014 - 11:17 PM

I was at the game. All I have to say is JIMMY!!!
Fyi I almost got the Jimmy Howard chant going a few times but people just weren't into I guess. Too many empty seats. Embarrassing.

#2541145 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 October 2014 - 08:59 PM

But he talks like him

#2540289 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by frankgrimes on 12 October 2014 - 09:13 AM

I really don't see the mancrush with Mrazek, the guy hasn't played enough games yet << opponents didn't have enough time to figure him out once they do we will see if he's indeed as good as some expect him to be.


Also I'm already over this mistake and non surprisingly I've had a lot of fun watching the first two games so far - maybe because I don't expect the playoffs this season - but boy oh boy watching the creativity, speed and enthusiasm of the kids is fantastic. The PP needs a lot of work but this has been obvious after our great #5  retired :(


Love the game of Riley Sheahan as he gets bigger and stronger he also gets more physical. Danny starts to dish out some hits too

#2539651 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by rick zombo on 10 October 2014 - 12:15 AM

People are saying the wings will have a great year AFTER ONE GAME? Really? Please look at these last few years. The wins always start good then they get broken down and we know how things go from there.

It was a great game and smith looked good(like I've been saying for a year now) as well as the rest of the kids.

Hopefully Franzen stays in his beast mode while dat is out. Cause we all know that 40 game stretch of floating Franzen will happen.

Also find it funny people complaining about Abby in top line and he gets the first goal lol. Holland pleeeeease find a top line winger pleeeeease I beg of you!!!!!


You’ve been the one eager to point out that they were going to have a bad year based on ZERO games. So, whatever. 

#2538988 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by FlashyG on 07 October 2014 - 11:40 PM

Stop the presses.

Irrelevant goon complains that goons are becoming irrelevant!

#2538623 Callahan, Ferraro and Porter placed on Waivers

Posted by number9 on 06 October 2014 - 06:52 PM

I still want revenge for the abuse Pasha took, period. It shouldn't have been up to a guy like Sam to do that stuff, if McKee would be in the AHL call him up but he isn't so using a guy for 5 minutes if needed, is not the worst thing in the world.
Hockey isn't soccer but with the way the game is changing, rats taking over and divers all over the place it's getting closer..which isn't a good thing for guys who like real hockey.
Callahan may be an agitator but he isn't a pure rat like Marchand, Burrows

Me too. Revenge is a must. Dishing out a clean hit must be paid for in blood.

#2538610 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by LeftWinger on 06 October 2014 - 05:48 PM

Exactly! What would a package of Weiss and Kindl bring us? If not just some picks.


Didn't know Semin was a righty...I still think he would be lights out on Dats wing.  Although $7M is a lot to swallow for Semin..... (what? I surely did not mean it that way!)

#2538565 Callahan, Ferraro and Porter placed on Waivers

Posted by Bolgar on 06 October 2014 - 02:21 PM

McGrattan and score goals?? Seriously? The guy has 300+ games in the NHL and freaking 10 (ten) goals. That's what - 1 goal in 30 games. Goons like him don't belong to NHL anymore. Hell, Tie Domi has 100+ goals in 1000+ games - 3 more per game, and he never was accounted as goal scoring toughguy

Edit. 3 times more of course

Edit 2. And having a tough guy in the opposition team never stopped Cooke from headhunting on Savard, or Pronger from trying to knee Stevie, or Stevens crushing Lindros et cetera.

#2537503 We're Down One Goose

Posted by Euro_Twins on 28 September 2014 - 01:02 PM

I think it has something to do with practice...
Think about it: the Wings practice against the Wings - we aren't an overly physical team and in practice we would be even less physical than in a game. If you practice going to the dirty areas and into the corners over and over again in practice without any physical impact when you get to a game situation you do the same but get destroyed. I think our players are just generally not totally expecting huge impacts - look at Sproul, Datsyuk recently who were surprised by hits they typically wouldn't expect from practicing against a soft Wings team. 

Nyquist had a knee on knee collision. Should they start practicing knee on knee collisions in practice so they are ready?

#2537428 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 September 2014 - 01:31 PM

regarding Helm....you guys all laughed at me when I stated last season that a trainer in the staff behind the scenes had told a guy I work with that he plays pick up hockey with(ya ya, I know how that sounds) that he is a wuss and will sit with a hang nail. We are seeing it again. This guy is made of balsa wood and he should have been traded over the summer...of course teams also probably knows he is a wuss...

#2537281 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by kipwinger on 25 September 2014 - 01:39 PM

If McGrattan played for our team, Scuderi would have hit someone like Miller or Cleary instead.


At least I would, in his position.  


And if Pittsburgh had Orr, McGrattan and his soccer hair would run away or get his nose broke.  So what?

#2536566 Flames adding Truculence...Yonkman, Gillies PTO

Posted by kipwinger on 19 September 2014 - 08:23 AM

Everytime I come to LGW and first glance at this thread's title my brain registers "Flaming Truculence" instead of "Flames Add Truculence". 


Which is funny...because I'm juvenile. 

#2536179 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by Euro_Twins on 14 September 2014 - 08:33 AM

What has Mrazek to do with Dekeyser's negotiations?