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#2517598 What Happened to Nyquist?

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 27 April 2014 - 12:13 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. 

#2514473 Least Favorite Wings Players

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 23 April 2014 - 08:13 PM

Hes on this team because every line has a role. Glendenning fits the shutdown center role EXTREMELY well
Dats is now able to play against other team's 2,3,4 line because glendenning is somehow capable of shutting down other teams top centers. 
Not every player needs to provide offence, especially a 4th liner
As per the thread:
I despise Quincey Kindl Bertuzzi and right now Franzen


His job is to be a shut-down center. But since the complaint is that he doesn't score... well he's currently tied for the team lead in goals in these playoffs :)

#2511964 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 20 April 2014 - 02:26 PM

So Tatar is able to take down Chara that easily? What a diver.

#2510846 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 18 April 2014 - 07:18 PM

Well, after 1 period I think it's safe to say that if we play our game we definitely have a shot at winning this series.  Bruins are getting away with a lot of mugging and crosschecks that I hope will be called when we get different refs.

#2509522 WCQF - Series E - Colorado vs. Minnesota

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 14 April 2014 - 10:54 AM

I'm picking Colorado in this series. I don't want to, but I just don't see how the Wild could beat them in a 7 game series.

#2507117 Lightning sign GM Yzerman to contract extension

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 08 April 2014 - 07:04 AM

Enough crying about the Jarnkrok trade.  There's no guarantee that he would have come in and scored points at the rate he was/is doing it in Nashville.  Different systems, different situations.  On that note, congrats to Yzerman.  He needs a few more years to allow his moves and picks to pan out in Tampa and to gain more experience at his position.

#2506476 4/5 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs Red Wings 3

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 05 April 2014 - 07:48 PM

Nyquist hasn't had the usual energy since he was put back with franzen. I swear franzen sucks the energy out of the guys he plays with. He doesn't even try out there.


Agreed.  I like Datsyuk with Nyquist (who wouldn't?) but put somebody else on the other wing.  Alfredsson or Abby, maybe?

#2506411 4/5 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs Red Wings 3

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 05 April 2014 - 07:27 PM

Lashoff with the terrible angle there...  man that Pacioretty kid has some wheels, though.

#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.