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#2481568 Steven Stamkos will not play for Team Canada at the Sochi Olympics.

Posted by CMatt89 on 05 February 2014 - 07:42 PM

So... dan cleary gets the nod? Make it happen babs

#2468504 Leaders of Tomorrow

Posted by CMatt89 on 30 December 2013 - 03:09 PM

Dekeyser, Smith, Abby. 

#2468398 Blockbuster deal?

Posted by CMatt89 on 30 December 2013 - 02:49 AM

 sproul ftw



.....Oulette (sp?)

#2466557 Jurco Called Up

Posted by CMatt89 on 20 December 2013 - 05:11 PM

Would like to see Jurco and Tootoo both in the full healthy lineup. Wishful thinking. Jurco; He's looked solid, real good speed, goes hard to the net, uses his body hasn't made many , if any defensive errors. He seems ready to make an impact. This team lacks solid wingers. He could fit nicely in that role. 

#2466526 12/19 GDT: Flames 2 @ Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by CMatt89 on 20 December 2013 - 02:10 PM

So glad the Wings won.  Alfie was buzzing all night so it's not surprising he got the winner. 


When Kronner was applauding the fans after the game, I wish there was a way he could've directed at only the upper bowl.  The number of empty seats in the lower bowl is beyond ridiculous. 



Theres always empty seats in the lower bowl. Going to a wings game, unless you're super early and dont plan on leaving your seat the whole game...Your gonna wait in lines. Large ones. The arena isn't set up for that many people to move around fluently. Everything from parking to using the restroom is a very painful activity at the JOE. People come late and leave early because theres just no room to move.

#2465567 Why the Red Wings get injured

Posted by CMatt89 on 17 December 2013 - 04:07 PM

I'd rather see Franzen knee someone in the head, then throw a fit when someone touches glove to his face. Do enforcers prevent injuries? No, but they prevent reoccurring instances where the entire team gets bullied, thus leading to injuries. Enforcers are the street justice of the hockey world. The "police" (refs) aren't doing an adequate job for the most part in supporting player safety, so that's where the thugs come in. Is it really that hard to acquire someone that can fight AND play hockey? Probably not..



Edit: Having players with multiple roles seems to be non existent. 

#2454959 Brendan Smith

Posted by CMatt89 on 18 November 2013 - 02:42 AM

Smitty and Deke are the future of this D corps. Learn to respect it.

#2453913 Overtime modifications on table at GMs meeting.

Posted by CMatt89 on 15 November 2013 - 03:41 PM

Ken Holland must be sick of losing in shootouts, now he has to change the rules so he can win with the likes of Dan Cleary and Mikeal Samuelsson and Kyle Quincey in the lineup every night. 

#2453780 Cleary in, Tatar out against Caps

Posted by CMatt89 on 14 November 2013 - 10:35 PM

Holland and Babcock should be apologizing to the fans, also to Zetterberg and Datsyuk. Hopefully we wont trade away our middle of the pack draft pick this year for an extra second round pick like we do every year. I've also noticed that Babcock wants to play a certain way. A way that a lot of the league is playing, and playing successful. The only difference is that he's continuously provided the wrong types of players to the point where it almost seems like he's handcuffed and obliged to play these incompetent players. His overly optimistic attitude and unwarranted praise for low end players seems a little bit fishy to me. I'm glad he's not Tortorella, but I also feel like there's a loaded gun being pointed at him every time he wants to say whats really on his mind. I'd love to play for Babcock, maybe not so much Ken Holland and the Illitch maf..........ya get where I'm going with this. 


If we make the playoffs, we'll see Nyquist. I just hope the general fan super savior pressure that is expected doesn't turn him into public enemy number 1 when he doesn't perform. (which I hope he does)

#2453623 Cleary in, Tatar out against Caps

Posted by CMatt89 on 14 November 2013 - 01:02 PM



Edit : Sammy, Cleary > Tootoo, Eaves, Nyquist, Tatar, 

#2451691 Are we faking injuries/illnesses to deal with the roster crunch?

Posted by CMatt89 on 07 November 2013 - 06:41 PM

Franzen needs better linemates...Considering Cleary will ALWAYS and FOREVER clog up the top six wing spot.   Franzen - Helm - Tatar

#2451312 Nyquist taking things in stride, with class

Posted by CMatt89 on 06 November 2013 - 11:59 AM

Remember Helm and Abdelkader? They got their shot in the playoffs. I highly doubt come seasons end that Gus will be in GR. Use up the old men for the first half till they croak...then call up the reinforcements just in time to gel and hit the hot streak going into the playoffs. To be honest, not a bad strategy. Especially in this streaky NHL we have now days. 

#2448467 Would you want Moulson on the Wings?

Posted by CMatt89 on 28 October 2013 - 11:47 AM

 We in fact, have too many players. In getting rid of Tootoo, Eaves, and Sammy, we still have an excess, if you include the trusted services of Glendening and Emmerton. Room needs to be made for Nyquist, Tatar (fulltime) and potentially Helm. Not Moulson. 

#2447096 Brendan Smith

Posted by CMatt89 on 22 October 2013 - 04:13 PM

Learn to love it. Brendan Smith is a Red Wing. Lower the expectation to the point where you can just simply enjoy watching him play. He's good, and he's learning how to play the hard way. Which only will help him in the long run. If the general opinions of fans towards a player is negative, that leaks all the way down through the media, coaching staff, teammates, and even the player. Accept him for who he is, a Red Wing. If everyone loved Smith for just being being a Wing, that positive energy from the fans will leak all the way down to the player. Thus, having a positive impact on his play, leaving every one fully satisfied in the end. Go Wings. 

#2442050 10/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 2 (OT)

Posted by CMatt89 on 05 October 2013 - 09:07 AM

Things I've noticed so far... Nyquist and Tatar need to be in the lineup. Cleary can stay, as long as Bert and Sammy are not in the regular rotation. Add a healthy back on track Helm, and we have ourselves a top tier team. I would use either Tatar or Nyquist on the second line, dropping Franzen to the 3rd. It'll give him more space and opportunity to float, and do what he does. Adding Tatar and Nyquist would give us 2a and 2b in terms of a second line. It was pretty obvious that our 2nd PP unit, our inability to get the puck out of our zone and make that first pass, as well as our super slow, ineffective 3rd and 4th lines, are what is holding this team back from really excelling and impressing.  


Props to Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Abby and Alfredsson. Those guys really stood out to me. In 2-4 years experience time, we undoubtedly will have the best d-corps in the league.