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#2513064 ALFIE is out tonight.

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 22 April 2014 - 10:41 AM

Alfie still has a shot that can change the game for us at any time ugh .... Nyquist and mule need to wake up tonight


#2509794 flyers sign macdonald to 6 year $30 million extension

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2014 - 10:54 AM

What, the Flyers overpayed for a hockey player?  YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS!!!!




#2507672 Puck Daddy: Trotz Head Coach for Caps

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 09 April 2014 - 02:01 PM

My guess: Trotz is the next Maple Leafs coach. Unlike Randy "I won a cup because I had Pronger and Niedermayer on different defense pairs" Carlyle, Trotz can teach real structure and discipline.




#2496230 Zata's keeping busy during his time away...

Posted by grimace1970 on 17 March 2014 - 02:46 PM

Maybe they're related... you know, like, "This is my brother Henrik and my other brother Henrik".




#2483625 Zetterberg out with herniated disc

Posted by evilmrt on 13 February 2014 - 11:52 AM

He should sit out the round robin games, at least. 




#2479003 Hypothetical: What Coach Would You Replace Babcock With?

Posted by Firefighter4WingedWheel on 30 January 2014 - 04:32 PM

Herb Brooks.




#2478009 1/28 GDT: Red Wings 0 @ Flyers 5

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 28 January 2014 - 06:55 AM

GO WINGS!!!

 

Sixty minutes of balls-to-the-walls hockey, please!




#2477998 Babcock's comments on playing time

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 January 2014 - 01:29 AM

I think people are too easily dismissing just how inexperienced these kids are.  When a rookie plays well at 14 minutes, that does not necessarily mean he will play even better at 19+ minutes.  You have to consider the lines matchups and their defensive responsibilities.

 

Part of the reason for relying on the vets is not just nostalgia.  They've got years of experience that have led to better defensive and coverage instincts.  The fact is they're more trustworthy shift after shift on a given night.  That's not to say the young guys are bad in any way, just inexperienced.  Babcock values players who won't screw up and cost the team goals, even when they're not producing much. 

 

With this many young guys in the lineup it's about finding the right balance. It's not as simple as "he scored playing 14 minutes so he should get 19 minutes and score more."




#2477983 Babcock's comments on playing time

Posted by Son of a Wing on 27 January 2014 - 11:20 PM

Like how Jurco went straight to the top lines over a proven Tatar? Like that? Babcock hates Tatar.

esteef

 

Abby plays top line all the time.  Does that mean he's held in higher regard than Alfie?? No.  It's about roles and spreading out the scoring between three lines.




#2477846 Who Sits Next? Speculation Thread

Posted by rick zombo on 27 January 2014 - 11:55 AM

Jurco will be sent down. He can get more ice time in GR anyway so it is not a big deal. Sheahan however should be a regular even with a healthy team. He has outplayed all the others including Andersson. Tatar should also have a spot.

 

The same can be said for Sheahan. IF everyone gets healthy he'd be the 4th C on the depth chart after Datsyuk, Weiss, and Helm. If he's only going to get 4th line minutes with Drew Miller and Eaves as wingers, he'd be better off in Grand Rapids.




#2474523 1/20 GDT: Blues 4 @ Red Wings 1

Posted by Din758 on 20 January 2014 - 02:32 PM

thats a killer 3rd line. 




#2474438 Blessing in disguise?

Posted by Motown4013 on 19 January 2014 - 10:12 PM

This season has been such a roller coaster for even the most seasoned Wings fan. Let's face it....We should be up near 65 points on the year with the talent we have....except we are in a dog fight for a playoff spot, praying for our " big guys" to get healthy. With that being said, I can't remember a season that I have been more emotionally invested in this team I love. It's so easy when you have all the cogs in the wheel to expect greatness. DEMAND wins. In certain years, one loss was a huge deal because we have seen this team be so dominant for so many years.

Saturday nights game made me realize how all of the injuries and all of the uncertainty has perhaps been a blessing in disguise. Sounds lame? Perhaps...but I have never been so happy for some of the young men on this team who have really stepped up. Acknowledge how much character is on this roster. I no longer expect a win....I REALLY want one and the victory somehow is a bit sweeter when we get one. I think of Tatar who plays like he is shot from a cannon every night...even the night after he found out his dad died. He is so fun to watch....and without injuries, he would have been a healthy scratch and we wouldn't have the opportunity to see his heart and how big it really is.

Guys like the Monster who was terrible last year is one of the reasons we are even in the wild card race. He has been fantastic and I am so happy for him that he has been able to resurrect his career. Jurco, Shehan, Mrazk and Glenny have all shown that the future is bright in Hockeytown. We have a ton of talent, character and heart on this team and we are finding in the most unusual places. I'm really proud of this team and although it's been a train wreck of year for injuries, it's shown the fans of this team that we can and will be contenders for years to come.

Ok, that's my warm fuzzy for today.


#2473766 Has anyone noticed this trend? 3 years now

Posted by Playmaker on 17 January 2014 - 10:44 PM

How does training avoid Darren Helm's wrist injury?  Or Pavel Datsyuk getting clocked in the jaw? Or Patrick Eaves taking a puck to the face?  I realize people are upset by the injuries and are grasping at straws, but there just isn't any solid evidence that the Wings aren't well trained. Just exactly how do you train to avoid a concussion?  Sure you can play smart to avoid open ice hits, but these aren't Eric Lindros/Scott Stevens type hits.  I think the increased awareness has quite a bit to do with more players missing due to concussions.  




#2471840 Franzen having trouble processing information

Posted by DeGraa55 on 10 January 2014 - 04:18 AM

That well explains his play for the last uhhh how many years?

"Struggling to process things on ice"

Like how to move his feet or hit or put forth effort etc etc



Maybe Holland will get smart and use a buyout...or not its worth hoping for.


#2471459 Look who's top in GR scoring

Posted by Hairy Lime on 09 January 2014 - 09:15 AM

Dirty Harry Callahan

 

 

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Yes, but I still think it's unfair that he gets to use a .44 Magnum. I think it gives him an unfair advantage on the ice. No goalie is going to stop that shot. Well, maybe Hasek ... with his teeth!