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In Topic: Jurco on Conditioning Assignment in GRs

25 November 2015 - 05:01 PM


It's true. Jurco still counts against the 23 man roster even though he's in GRs.


I imagine Andersson gets waived before Jurco if/when Quincey returns. Also, Marchenko is waiver exempt so he could always be sent to GRs.


I was never talking about "losing" Jurco, only questioning how he's going to crack the line-up. To do that, barring injuries, he has to outplay one of Sheahan, Richards, Pulkinnen, Nyquist, or Tatar. Can't see it.


When Q comes back that will give us 8 on the backend, so I imagine they'll try to move someone from the D. Most likely it'll be a typical KH conservative move, so most likely Marchenko will be sent down. 


Personally, I'd rather see them shop Kindl and keep Marchy, but we'll see what happens. 


I agree with Krsmith regarding Miller too. He just has seemed to have lost a slight edge this season, not sure why, but just seems noticeable. I'd put Jurco in for him if Jurco continues to tear it up, see what he can do with some more confidence. 

In Topic: 2016 NHL Outdoor Games Jerseys.

23 November 2015 - 05:12 PM

Yea can't exactly say I'll be adding one of these to my jersey collection anytime soon....

In Topic: 11/20 GDT : Los Angeles Kings at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

21 November 2015 - 05:12 AM

The NHL has a lot more parity. I think everyone is kind of ignoring that and still in the mindset that we are elite anf favored every night.


While that is true, I don't think everyone is. I certainly am not. I don't except the Wings to dominate the league like we did back in the 90's and 2000's. But the effort, the compete level, the tenacity, the battling along the boards, the desire, just isn't there every night except for in the legs of #71. The way this team is playing right now, they'll be lucky to get into the playoffs. 


That is what is alarming to me. We're two months in. Our D looks shoddy, and the guys who we badly need to step up and becoming 1st line guys (Nyquist, Tatar, Sheahan etc) just don't show up some nights. To win in this league, even more so now, you need your best players to be just that, night in night out. 

In Topic: 11/20 GDT : Los Angeles Kings at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

20 November 2015 - 08:48 PM

And thank heavens they finally started skating. GO WINGS!!!!

In Topic: 11/20 GDT : Los Angeles Kings at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

20 November 2015 - 08:36 PM

This is a serious problem that will plague this team for the rest of the season unless they sit up and take notice. 


There is minimal compete level from everyone on the ice. It's appalling. If I were Blashill I would be going nuts right now. 


They're losing every battle along the boards, allowing themselves to get hemmed in the D zone. 


The PP is so perimeter and they're just ***** footing around the blue line trying to get a lane to open up, instead of being aggressive, going down load and driving the net (which is the reason Tatar got the first goal). 


The break outs still aren't good enough, its too rushed, they don't look structured at all, and are coughing it up continuously. 


This is soooo frustrating to watch, and I really wish KH would have the balls to pull the trigger on a big trade and shake things up. Because really, we have great goaltending, and a group of forwards that really really needs some tenacity that plays with the compete level of some of these Kings. 


They're faster, more organised, more determined, smarter, everything. 


The Wings will be lucky to even get a point tonight if they continue to play like that first period. 


Sorry for being negative, I love this team like the rest of us here. But I've been noticing these disturbing trends all season long, and it's driving me mad.