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#2549127 11/14 GDT : Blackhawks 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by rick zombo on 15 November 2014 - 05:53 PM

Love how physical Quincey has been.

Also loved the Smith straight-arm throw down of Kane.

#2542652 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 20 October 2014 - 03:07 PM

I think after last years debacle, the Wings are being cautious here, and rightfully so, especially with Franzen off to such a good start. 


Also, it delays the inevitable roster crunch decision for a little while longer - gives Nestrasil a few more games to hopefully impress. IMO they need to waive Cleary and send him down to GR rather than the easy way out (which would be to send Jurco back to GR)

#2542117 Pavel Datsyuk update?

Posted by turbowhistle86 on 18 October 2014 - 11:58 AM

Funny story....if you want a Datsyuk update, we just saw him in a black Mercedes SUV at a stoplight outside The Joe! His shoulder is apparently fine, as he was able to wave back.

#2533225 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by kipwinger on 28 July 2014 - 09:19 PM

The problem with placing all our hopes on a healthy team is that it ignores the fact that for the first part of last season we were totally healthy and we still weren't that good.  We were also totally healthy for the 4 post seasons before last year.  Same results though. 


Like everyone else, I'd obviously prefer we were healthy rather than not.  But a lot of people are going to be very disappointed when they realize that we can make all the excuses we want, but there are a lot of holes in our team that didn't get solved in the offseason, and won't be solved by Datsyuk staying healthy. 


We've got an undersized, perimeter, team that can't play in the crease.  We don't have a single top flight player in his prime.  We've got a defense that can't move the puck efficiently. We've got horrible special teams.  And we've got an offensive scheme that hasn't yielded quality results in 5 years. 


Obviously, I'd love to be wrong.  The best case scenario is that we get healthy and win a Cup.  But I'm not holding my breath.  Second best scenario?  Get healthy and struggle just as much as we did a year ago.  At least that way nobody can use the "injury" excuse anymore. 

#2527102 Ehrhoff or Niskanen

Posted by luvmnger on 30 June 2014 - 12:49 AM

erhoff AND gilbert!


kindl & lashoff get demoted to NYI  :lol:


quincey gone....rotate kids in 7th man tryouts

#2524300 Shero & Bylsma Fired

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 17 June 2014 - 07:08 PM

From TSN:


The Pittsburgh Penguins are scheduled to talk to Marc Crawford and Ron Wilson about their head coaching vacancy, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reported on Tuesday.



Looks like the Penguins organization is intentionally trying to pizz off their fan base.

#2523833 Wings sign Tomas Nosek to 2 year entry level deal

Posted by VM1138 on 14 June 2014 - 12:12 PM

Who cares where a person was born? They sign the best available players. It could be none of the local boys were as good.

#2521515 Jaroslav Halak's negotiating rights traded to Islanders.

Posted by Dabura on 23 May 2014 - 10:20 AM

Unless the Isles somehow upgrade on D, Halak's numbers aren't going to be what they're expecting.


"D? You mean the vitamin?" - Garth Snow

#2517649 What Happened to Nyquist?

Posted by Nev on 27 April 2014 - 02:34 PM

The Bruins' D gave him very little space and shut him down pretty well.  I think it had less to with him struggling effort-wise than it did having a lack of size and experience in the playoffs.  Not even the kid line was able to generate anything offensively.  It sucks to admit it, but Boston were just a superior team that was too big and firing on all cylinders. 


Pretty much this.  So much of his game is based on his speed, and he had no space to use it.  The Bruins are disciplined defensively, and at no point in the series where they chasing a game.


Its also I think that his style of play doesn't translate very well to the PP where you're stationary a lot.


I will say this though - if he'd been paired with a healthy Zetterberg things would have been very different for him.

#2517432 Rumors

Posted by AtomicPunk on 26 April 2014 - 09:45 PM

Wouldn't these be better placed in the "Rumors" section?

#2499259 3/22 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2

Posted by wings87 on 22 March 2014 - 03:46 PM

From now on this will forever be known as the year of the Goose.

#2484416 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by darkmanx on 16 February 2014 - 11:14 AM


#2473743 Jurco Called Up

Posted by RedWang on 17 January 2014 - 05:22 PM

Is that really our forward corps right now?  Wow, I didn't think it had gotten THAT bad...

Ohh...my dear friend...*laughs maniacally*...its much worse than you ever imagined.

#2443822 10/12 GDT: Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by TheXym on 12 October 2013 - 08:25 PM

Can you imagine a PK pairing of Glendening and Helm?  That would be dangerous.

Even strength would be sick too. Though every time Glendenning is mentioned I feel an obligation to take a sip of my scotch.

#2433594 New enemies, whom do you fear the most?

Posted by Crymson on 20 August 2013 - 12:57 AM

As the Leafs handily proved last season, having goons and racking up the hits doesn't necessarily accomplish anything. And for goodness' sake, enough with the size thing. It has been mentioned repeatedly that Clarkson does not add size, being exactly the NHL average in that category. You seem to have this incorrect image of him as a Milan Lucic clone. Bolland is actually of below average size, so the addition of the two of them has not made the Leafs a bigger team. As for the supposed energy line you've made reference to, it isn't an energy line. The guys you've named as part of it are players who fight and who hit a lot, whose talents pretty much end there, and who, with their lack of defensive acumen, will get shown the proverbial door by any line with a modicum of offensive potency. Just how little Orr and McLaren bring to actual hockey gameplay is reflected in their ice time last season: an average of 6:23 and 5:09 of ice time per game, respectively, good for the bottom two spots on the team in that category.


As for the Bruins, the Wings have certainly had no problems with them in the recent past. More, the Bruins have become weaker with the subtractions of Horton and Ference, both of whom played an important role on that team over the past several seasons. As for Chara, good luck making him tired; he's one of the best-conditioned athletes in the NHL. And playing Datsyuk and Zetterberg against him will not exactly be a strategy, given that Julien will be matching him up against them anyway. Whatever the case, he's a very good defenseman but not a game changer.


I'm not sure why you would fear Steve MacIntyre. He has played all of 13 games over the past two seasons for the precise reason that he is worthless at the NHL level.