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#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.

#2462508 Lines Thread

Posted by uk_redwing on 09 December 2013 - 01:09 PM

Sammy scratched


Don't agree with that but hey ho Cleary scored a goal so Babs has a reason to keep him in the line up for another month or so.


The forward lines are just so meh to look at and they play like they look.

#2460614 First Trimester Player Grades

Posted by uk_redwing on 04 December 2013 - 10:23 AM

Maybe we should make up a new grade called a "Dan Cleary" for players who were expected to be bad, but somehow were worse than anyone ever imagined but yet in an unsurprising and expected way.


Agree with most of the grades otherwise. I'd mark Andersson a C- as I think he's a bit of a plug. He's good at faceoffs and can PK but otherwise he offers little. I was surprised he got such a quick promotion from Grand Rapids originally, same as with Emmerton. I'd also mark Samuelsson lower. He is the only person to benefit from playing with Cleary as it makes him look better than he is. He's still an infuriatingly ineffective waste of cap space.

#2458996 Brendan Smith

Posted by uk_redwing on 28 November 2013 - 10:04 AM

I was never worried. Always like Smith. All rookies have an iffy period in their transition to the big leagues, especially Dmen (see Kindl, Ericsson).


One of the true "gritty" guys on our roster as well.

#2457918 The Dan Cleary Hate Zone

Posted by uk_redwing on 24 November 2013 - 06:56 PM

Somebody post a video of Cleary falling down with nobody around him


I was just thinking that. Oh man that was hilarious.


Someone make a gif. Please!

#2457652 Datsyuk concussion: To Return Tuesday

Posted by uk_redwing on 24 November 2013 - 01:52 PM

I doubt anyone on the ice or on the bench realized what happened in the moment. Would someone have gone after Cowen if they did? Maybe, maybe not.

Either way some people need to stop living in the past.


Since when did enforcing cheap shots become a thing of the past?


9/10 teams will protect and get retribution for their team-mates.

#2457551 Datsyuk concussion: To Return Tuesday

Posted by uk_redwing on 24 November 2013 - 08:08 AM

So if our power play is our enforcer and we can't score on the power play does that mean that we can stop saying that the PP is the enforcer? I don't want to read one post about revenge or bringing up Tootoo either. I want the Wings Holland wants on paper to finish out the season. It becomes obvious against teams like Ottawa, Toronto, and Boston that the Holland Euro-skill system will not work in the East over a full season. We need to get bigger, tougher, and less pretty. 1996-97 all over again.

Datsyuk and the Wings were tossed all over the ice all night. It was a shameful game in all facets. The PP made me want to kill a puppy. The diving was pathetic and we can't blame the refs for non-calls when we get that many powerplays.




My thoughts exactly, especially on the diving. We were nothing short of an embarrassment last night in every hockey sense. This hockey team is horrible. We can't win, can't defend ourselves...can't do anything except get points from OT losses.


I really, really hope this is a wake up call similar to the 1996/97 season.

#2457540 The Dan Cleary Hate Zone

Posted by uk_redwing on 24 November 2013 - 05:26 AM

Dan Cleary is currently costing us $483,000 a goal. That's the equivalent of Detroit handing Franzen a $14m a year contract.



#2457539 Datsyuk concussion: To Return Tuesday

Posted by uk_redwing on 24 November 2013 - 04:59 AM

It was only a matter of time before something like this happened. The Sens were running around without a care in the world last night.

#2456046 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by uk_redwing on 21 November 2013 - 03:23 PM

Babcock has done Cleary a huge favour by putting him on the first line. Obviously his hope is Pav can set up enough chances for Cleary he'll score an open net or something, maybe get an assist and then people can claim he's back at his best.


Hope is funny thing.

#2453618 Patrick Eaves on Waivers

Posted by uk_redwing on 14 November 2013 - 12:52 PM

All this for Dan Cleary and his 1 goal.


Just like the Sammy signing we all saw this coming. Literally every single one of us. It's insane.

#2451569 Tootoo Waived

Posted by uk_redwing on 07 November 2013 - 12:26 PM

Griffins will continue to be fun to watch.