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In Topic: Bertuzzi in, Jurco out

Today, 01:16 PM

Danny Cleary will be in for game 5.

 

On a side note, we really are a young team, in all the players dressed, there are only 3 Stanley Cups between them...Datsyuk with 2 and Zetterberg with 1.

 

So there's not much playoff winning experience going around.

 

Kronwall, Helm, and Franzen will be disappointed to hear that :P Of course, I'm not sure I've actually SEEN Franzen this series.


In Topic: Howard = Average

22 April 2014 - 02:01 PM

Yup. And my opinion is that it's amusing that one day everyone wants Jimmy to play the puck, then when he does, everyone wants him to stop.

 

I think people just want Jimmy to learn how to play the puck well, which may be unfair/unrealistic. The problem with the play he made last game (besides the effectively changing the complexion of the game/series to that point) was that he could have done practically anything else with puck and had a better result. He panicked and played "hot potato" with his d-man's hip, so the puck ended up in his goal.

 

Not because he played the puck. Not because of a bad break. Because he panicked. I can't think of a worse thing for a goaltender to do on the big stage, especially when he isn't playing the greatest to begin with.


In Topic: 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

02 April 2014 - 09:53 PM

Hope the Bruins take out their frustration on the Leafs tomorrow  :bye1:

 

Haha I would HATE to be the Laughs tomorrow....


In Topic: 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

02 April 2014 - 09:52 PM

I had to come and say: absolutely massive performance from Howard when his teamed really needed it. More of that, Jimmy!

 

LETS GO RED WINGS!


In Topic: 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

27 March 2014 - 10:05 PM

 

Except that it wasn't Holland at all.  Babs, Dats, and Z, wanted him back.  Holland's got a lot to be ashamed of (Tootoo, Sammy) but this one ain't on him.  Here's the quote...

 

"Nyquist could have made the Wings to start the season. But Holland signed 40-year-old free agent Daniel Alfredsson, and then he re-signed 34-year-old Dan Cleary in training camp. Cleary was a surprise, because he had bad knees and better offers elsewhere. But coach Mike Babcock wanted him back. The team leaders wanted him back – from Howard to Zetterberg to Datsyuk. And he came back on a one-year deal worth $1.75 million, when he turned down the Wings’ offer of three years at $2.25 million per on July 5 and the Flyers, Florida Panthers and Winnipeg Jets were offering three years at $2.75 million per."

 

And here's the link...

 

http://sports.yahoo....161232581.html?

 

Man, imagine how much Cleary is kicking himself now... looking like he could be washed-up after this season because of his health and poor play. Sad to see the guy leave that much on the table and have it go sour, especially with all the great memories here, but the fact remains he should have never been brought back.