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#2405072 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 15 May 2013 - 07:13 PM

I see the "classy" Chicago fans are already at it with their "Detroit sucks" chant.  Let's shut these idiots up.

#2402115 Justin Abdelkader

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 11 May 2013 - 01:25 PM

It's nice to have a "New Holmstrom" who annoys the crap out of people and makes room for Dats and Z. All four of our goals last night were a direct result of screens in front of Hiller. 3 of those were Abby in front.


There will probably never be anyone better at screening the goalie and redirecting pucks as Tomas Holmstrom, but Franzen, Abby and Cleary do a pretty decent job of "Holmstroming by committee," if you will.  It seems like this season there have been a number of goals that bounced off of some part of Cleary's body just because he happened to be in the right spot.

#2401500 WCQF Game 6 GDT : Ducks 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT) - (Series Tied 3-3)

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 10 May 2013 - 08:56 PM

Why is everyone blaming Smith for that goal?  It was Quincey who threw that pass right to a Duck in the neutral zone then got caught standing still.  If Quincey makes the right play, that shot never hits the net or the crossbar.

#2378648 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 02 April 2013 - 12:23 PM

Why do so many of you want Holland to horde prospects?   After years of letting our prospects over-ripen in Grad Rapids, we literally have a glut of prospects.   Where are any of these guys supposed to play?  We could deal 5 of our prospects and never miss them.  They barely have room to fit in Tatar and Nyquist - where are they going to put the other 10 guys that are in waiting?  Make a mega-deal for Vanek/Stafford/Pominville.   Give them are first two picks and 5 prospects.  I don't care who ... Jurco, Jarnkrok, Sproul, Mursak, Tatar, Nyqvist, Sheehan, Oullet, the list goes on and on.  They're not accomplishing anything if they're gonna be stuck in GR for the next 3 years.  


While the Wings certainly do have a good number of prospects that could be used in a trade, giving up 2 of them and a pick for a 41 year-old rental winger to play for a team that (in my opinion) isn't a true Cup contender this season would be a waste.


If the Wings are getting Vanek for a few prospects and a pick/s, then yeah.  But, so far I don't mind Kenny sitting on the Bouwmeester and Jagr deals.

#2378562 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 02 April 2013 - 11:10 AM


Wings were in it on Bouwmeester but not willing to move a 1st-rd pick in the package. Which frankly, for Detroit, was right call


Good to see that Kenny isn't going to give up that 1st round pick so easily.  With such a deep draft this coming offseason, I'd be surprised to see the Wings make many trades involving draft picks.

#2372909 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 24 March 2013 - 12:16 PM



Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie)


With Western Michigan out of NCAA playoffs, sought-after UFA D Dan DeKeyser will be in Toronto Tuesday to meet with advisors/field offfers.


So, we won't know until at least Tuesday, it seems.

#2367735 Time to sit Ian White

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 11 March 2013 - 08:48 AM

White would probably do better on a team that's all about offense first, but for what he brings, he really just doesn't fit on this team.


I'd rather see the Wings play several shutdown guys who make the simple play than have him out there getting beat along the wall and throwing errant passes up the middle.

#2366440 3/7 GDT : Oilers 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 07 March 2013 - 09:42 PM

At this point, just swap Cleary and Tatar.  I want to see what Dats can do with someone on his line who can handle a puck...

#2360953 Kronwall = Current Defense Points Leader

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 24 February 2013 - 10:35 PM

He's doing a fine job and having him with Ericsson has been a decent top pairing for this season.  He may not be a PP quarterback like Lids but I've noticed he's able to get shots through for rebounds that often lead to goals.

#2341763 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 19 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

Well, Franzen looks pretty useless.  Can't hit and refuses to skate.  Awesome...

#2341609 Battle of Pennsylvania (Philly vs Pittsburgh)

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 19 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

Didn't take long for the first Crosby dive of the season.

#2326999 New Commissioner?

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 27 August 2012 - 02:57 PM

Experience and business sense aside, there are very few fans who actually respect Gary Bettman and want him to represent the sport of hockey to die-hard and casual fans in North America.

The expansion (in terms of revenue) has been a failure, specifically for the Southern franchises and this whole shady deal with NBC, should there be a labor stoppage, shows Bettman's true colors.

Unfortunately, the decision of whether or not to replace Bettman is up to the Board of Governors, and as long as the larger market teams are satisfied then there will be a majority vote to keep him.

#2319206 Six teams on Nash's trade "list", none Canadian

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 14 July 2012 - 09:51 PM

Man I hope so, I have nothing but respect for Nash.

Where I live, usually the only guaranteed time I can watch the Wings play is on Fox Sports Ohio when they play the Blue Jackets. So needless to say I've watched Rick Nash play quite a bit, and anytime the Wings lose to the Jackets he is responsible.

You also get to hear Jeff Rimer clip the volume on his mic every time Nash does something positive.

#2319165 Six teams on Nash's trade "list", none Canadian

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 14 July 2012 - 05:30 PM

Columbus wants 2 NHL ready forwards for Nash....Franzine I think would qualify as more than NHL "ready." Mursak and Tatar are BOTH NHL ready...add the 1st round to sweetin the pot because we are within the Central....

That's all assuming that Howson would accept that offer. I think Franzen is the only piece of that trade that CBJ would want from the Wings. One (arguably) bad contract for another. The rest is well... surely one of those 5 other teams can and will do better than Tatar and Mursak. Plus, Holland can't keep giving up these 1st round picks. I've never seen anything from Nash to make me believe that he's more than a one-dimensional, somewhat selfish forward.

#2314710 Ryan Suter agrees to 13-year, $98-mil deal with Wild

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 04 July 2012 - 12:45 PM


Just look at Minny's roster and explain to me how that looked more attractive than Detroit to either player. Other than Suter they have no one on D worth mentioning. Half of the forwards are guys who can hit but don't do much else. It's really telling how much these guys only cared about playing together and getting huge contracts from their "home" team.

I, for one, care far more about trying to get Weber either this season or next and watching Smith develop into a top four defenseman. Sure, the Wings will probably struggle a bit this year without the same solid backend that we're used to, but in the end, the team will have a brighter future than the Wild.