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#2496442 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by uk_redwing on 18 March 2014 - 12:07 PM

Babcock must really hate Tootoo. Poor guy.




#2493872 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by uk_redwing on 09 March 2014 - 02:02 PM

Watched the first period before turning the game off and finding something else to do. Boring as hell.




#2488314 Why did Franzen get 10 min game misconduct?

Posted by uk_redwing on 01 March 2014 - 02:51 PM

This one's for you, Dickie!

@AnsarKhanMLive: Franzen responded to Neil's purse, lipstick and yellow streak comment by saying asking him (Franzen) to fight is like asking Neil to (cont.)

@AnsarKhanMLive: Franzen (cont.) .... To show good hands and hockey sense.

@AnsarKhanMLive: One more from Franzen: Maybe they (NHL) should actually try to protect the players (cont.) ...

@AnsarKhanMLive: "a play like that when he just drops his gloves and punch me in the head, if he doesnt get anything for that I dont know whats going on.

 

Can't believe he said that. That's embarrassing. He wants protecting so he can run his mouth 24/7 and use his stick as a weapon without any retribution? f*** right off. That's exactly why there's fighting in hockey. Franzen keeps digging himself a bigger and bigger hole.

 

Don't poke a bear with a stick and be angry he's taken a swipe. Those concussions seem to have lost him a bit of common sense.




#2488243 Why did Franzen get 10 min game misconduct?

Posted by uk_redwing on 01 March 2014 - 08:41 AM

In Neil's defence, Franzen did clearly poke (or spear) Neil in the groin just before the scrum.

 

Neil is a heavyweight enforcer. Who in their right mind does that to guy like Neil in a blowout game and then not expect anything to happen afterwards? Insanity, especially given his concussion history I have no idea what the in the hell Franzen thought he was doing.




#2477069 Sammy Waived

Posted by uk_redwing on 25 January 2014 - 02:53 PM

Finally, a good roster move decision!

 

Cleary next and we'll be getting somewhere.




#2475157 1/20 GDT: Blues 4 @ Red Wings 1

Posted by uk_redwing on 21 January 2014 - 02:10 PM

I remember watching the Grand Rapids Griffins during the 2009-2012 era when they completely sucked ass. They would regularly finish near the bottom of the standings but did I ever stop watching their games? Hellf****** no because they played entertaining hockey, they always visably gave 110% every game despite their shortcomings and even in defeat you could appreciate a good game of hockey and look forward to the next one.

 

Do I feel that way about the Wings now? No. Do I stay up till 3am watching every Wings game like I used to until the beginning of this season? No. Do I choose watching the Wings over the Griffins now? f*** no. Watching the Wings now is frustrating, dull and predictable. There's little heart, energy or clear display of effort and determination to at least leave you feeling they gave it their best shot. Hell the ones who do actually give their all every shift of every game will be back in Grand Rapids once the injuries subside so it's win-win for me to just keep watching the Griffins.

 

I fell asleep watching the game last night about midway through the second period.




#2474307 Nucks vs Flames

Posted by uk_redwing on 19 January 2014 - 08:50 AM

Great stuff. Don't think it makes the NHL look bad, this is what rivalries are about and don't anyone tell me they don't wish we didn't have this type of rivalry with the Avs and Blues again.

 

Fantastic entertainment, which is why we all watch hockey in the first place.




#2472342 Look who's top in GR scoring

Posted by uk_redwing on 12 January 2014 - 06:51 AM

Callahan scored again last night to take his tally to 15 goals. He's a great net presence in the mould of Holmstrom and gets the majority of his goals this way.

 

I'd like to see him get a shot at the NHL. Heck, he scored a goal in two preseason games with the Wings this year, what more does he have to do!




#2467815 Hockey News' Top 10 Fights of 2013

Posted by uk_redwing on 27 December 2013 - 09:35 AM

There are fights and enforcers in hockey? Who knew.

 

I hate these lists and the fact the Wings are never on it. Before the 04 lockout it used to be dominated by badass Wings. Such an entertaining part of the game that we lack, creating rivalries and energy, that has left us with a team that has to win to be good to watch.

 

Sad.




#2467644 Ericsson out 3-5 weeks with Fractured Ribs

Posted by uk_redwing on 24 December 2013 - 07:09 PM

Is Brett Lebda still a UFA?




#2466700 Your favourite Red Wings misfit of all time

Posted by uk_redwing on 21 December 2013 - 04:26 PM

Brad Norton.

 

Wings decide to carry a useless plug of an enforcer for a while (in 2006/07?) and choose the least skilled both as a hockey player and as a fighter available.




#2466517 Tootoo called up

Posted by uk_redwing on 20 December 2013 - 01:05 PM

Cleary being played on the 4th line over Tootoo is a travesty. What does Cleary have to do to get benched? Start scoring in the wrong net?

 

Tootoo would have more points than Cleary with his ice time and linemates over the past season.




#2466500 Babcock's Job?

Posted by uk_redwing on 20 December 2013 - 12:38 PM

Even though they are both to varying degrees overrated, I'd rather lose Ken Holland than Mike Babcock any day.




#2465110 12/15 GDT: Lightning 3 @ Red Wings 0

Posted by uk_redwing on 15 December 2013 - 07:39 PM

Didn't watch the game. I chose to watch paint dry instead. Looks like I chose well.




#2463383 Weiss

Posted by uk_redwing on 11 December 2013 - 10:59 AM

Since the beginning of the '12-'13 season:

  • 43 games played
  • 3 goals
  • 5 assists
  • 47 shots on goal

Whatever happened to him started last year.

 

The most shocking to me is the 47 shots on goal. FOR A TOP 6 PLAYER?!?!?! My god....

 

This is actually a great find. The ONLY goal he scored in 17 games for Florida last season came on the powerplay. When he scored his career high 28 goals in 09-10, almost half of them (12) were on the PP. In 17 games last season he managed the impressive +/- stat of -13. Even when Florida had a good team and actually made the playoffs the guy was only a +5, and all his playoff goals came on the PP.

 

In this a case of low work ethic catching up to him? We're all unanimous that he is completely unnoticeable on the ice and has a tendency to wait for the puck rather than go hunting for it. That would explain why most of his goals only come on the PP.

 

Im not really one for reading too much into stats, and I'll admit I only took a glance at his goals record from the late 00's and assumed he'd be at least a 20 goal player playing on a winning team.

 

Final thought: Weiss has 1 shot on goal in the last 48 minutes of ice time. He's been on the ice for nearly an hour and only shot the puck at the net ONCE. He should be a healthy scratch. Period.