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#2500382 Blown Leads

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 24 March 2014 - 11:56 AM

Quite simply, it's lack of sustained offensive pressure.  It's easy to blame the defense when the puck is in our own zone for over half the game.  I've noticed, time after time, the Wings will gain the blue line, get the puck in the corner, and then lose a battle along the boards.  Getting one or two weak shots on goal and then losing the puck for over a minute is not the way to keep a lead.  That said, the PP looks better than it has for most of the season, largely due to new guys getting chances and the kids' energy.

#2500379 Callahan called up from GR.....

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 24 March 2014 - 11:51 AM

Glad to see this happen, but kind of bittersweet for Grand Rapids.  I think Callahan will provide a better presence on the 4th line than Ferraro.

#2500150 3/23 GDT: Red Wings vs Wild

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 23 March 2014 - 09:03 PM

Hell of a play by Smith at the end there.  He's really starting to come into his own.

#2495537 Rangers sign Ryan Haggerty (with an interesting clause)

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 16 March 2014 - 09:03 AM

Ten bucks says this kid demands a trade before the end of next season.

#2493486 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 09 March 2014 - 11:53 AM

Lundquist with the convenient mask issue.  Refs need to start handing out delay of game penalties for this kind of s***.

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#2493392 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 09 March 2014 - 09:55 AM

The Wings desperately needed a center, Holland went out and got the best one available for this team.  We don't know if he had to add Jarnkrok or that 3rd rounder because some other team also made an offer and that was what it took to make the trade.  What's done is done and now this team has a fighting chance to make the playoffs.  I just hope Legwand re-signs after this season because that would give this team incredible center depth when healthy.

#2488901 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 03 March 2014 - 06:37 PM

Ehrhoff would be alright with me, as he would provide some more offense (or, at least, be able to make passes out of the D zone).  I just don't think he's the best long-term solution for this team.  This is a year where I'd actually be okay with Kenny not doing anything at the deadline.  Wait until the draft or start of free agency and see who's available.

#2488805 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 03 March 2014 - 02:20 PM

Why is everyone so eager to trade Helm?  He is exactly the kind of player the Wings need playing in the bottom six when/if most of the lineup is healthy.  Trading a guy like Helm for temporary help up the middle just leaves the team vulnerable on the PK and creates a hole for the 3rd and 4th lines.  I think he remains untouchable.

#2488535 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 02 March 2014 - 11:03 AM

I don't see Holland including Helm in any kind of trade.  This team doesn't really have anyone to replace his role and even if they got something similar back as part of a trade it's still hard to replace his speed.  He has been plagued with injury problems but so was Kronwall for a good portion of the beginning of his NHL career and now he's been healthy for the most part.  Personally, I would just stick with the forward group they have out there and hope that Zetterberg can make it back in time for the playoffs (assuming they make it in).  A 3/4 defenseman is the most pressing need and I agree with everyone saying to pursue MacDonald from the Isles, if the price isn't too steep.

#2477237 Whom to blame for this goal? A referee or the goalie?

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 26 January 2014 - 10:12 AM

Feel bad for the goalie, but with the game on the line why are you in the corner, chatting with fans?  There's staying loose and then there's just not having your head in the game.  What's being overlooked here is the very smart play by the winning team.

#2473727 Carter Hutton's Save of the Year

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 17 January 2014 - 04:10 PM

Nice save, but if the Flyers' player gets off a real shot there then that goes in the back of the net.

#2470334 Alexey Marchenko called up

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 03 January 2014 - 10:07 AM

I think the Wings' front office just wants to get a look at as many prospects as it can at the NHL level. It's not really anything against Sproul.

#2469407 Leafs/Wings 24/7 Episode 3 Discussion (12/28)

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 31 December 2013 - 10:20 PM

Van Riemsdyk's dad reminds me of Eugene Levy.
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#2467571 Maybe the weirdest OT winner you'll ever see

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 24 December 2013 - 07:54 AM

If that's the Wings scoring that goal, I guarantee it gets waived off with "intent to blow."


Or Holmstrom was too close to Smith.  Somehow, Holmstrom would be involved.

#2464422 12/14 GDT : Penguins 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 14 December 2013 - 07:44 PM

This is exactly why Tootoo needs to be up with this team.