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#2571905 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 February 2015 - 08:36 PM

I'm of the opinion that a full rebuild is entirely unnecessary and isn't going to happen, There are transitions happening, a lot of younger players are coming up, a lot of our older players are going to start phasing out, there isn't a reason, nor will they ever just start throwing games to lose for the sake of getting a better pick, to go full Buffalo or Edmonton and have 4-5 seasons of pointless misery when there are only minor issues to address. 

 

Would I rather deal with the fact for a season or two that we aren't the top end elite team of seasons past and face a potential early elimination from playoffs over having a terrible string of seasons and getting a higher draft pick that may or may not turn out to be of value to us in 4 years? Yes, absolutely.

 

Again my opinion, and my viewpoint as a fan that has no control over how the team is run anyway.




#2571884 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 February 2015 - 08:15 PM

The puck is stunningly undumpable in our defensive zone this game. All the clearing attempts are getting held in, even the ones that should go, the Hawks are making great blue line plays to keep it.

 

Very fortunate to head into the locker room 0-0




#2571872 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 February 2015 - 08:06 PM

What a phenomenal start out of Howard so far, this could be a really bad game early if it wasn't for him.




#2570158 2/11 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 11 February 2015 - 09:36 PM

Wonder if Jimmy gets the 3rd period nod or if they let him rest one more and keep going with Mraz.




#2570123 2/11 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 11 February 2015 - 09:19 PM

At least shut down the shutout streak, that record belongs to Boucher, not some greasy penguin. 




#2570116 2/11 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 11 February 2015 - 09:16 PM

This is like when I try to play goalie in NHL 15 drop in games, except the shot total for the other team is more like 6-7.




#2569927 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 11 February 2015 - 06:17 PM

There is literally nothing about modern music that appeals to me. 60's to 90's is where i'll remain until music becomes music again.




#2569331 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 1

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 07 February 2015 - 11:23 PM

All of a sudden, 1st in the East. You gotta love the prowess of this squad and the consistent winning, it's a heck of a lot less stressful than the injury plagued previous season that seemed to diminish the spirit of a lot of the fans. 

 

Let's continue the winning ways, the butt pats, and the dignified victories. It's a lot more fun all around when things are rolling this smooth.




#2568609 2/5 GDT - Red Wings 3 at Avalanche 0

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 05 February 2015 - 07:19 PM

Forgot it was this last, glad I'll have extra gym time. 

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#2568420 2/5 GDT - Red Wings 3 at Avalanche 0

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 04 February 2015 - 11:52 PM

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#2568410 Marchenko recalled from GR... Ouellet sent down

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 04 February 2015 - 10:25 PM

Per Khan

 

"The move enables Ouellet to join the team on its annual Fathers/Mentors trip with his dad, Robert, a former professional hockey player in France and Germany.

 

Ouellet is not expected to play Thursday in Colorado - coach Mike Babcock said he was not making any lineup changes from last Saturday's game - but he might play Saturday at Arizona.

 

A roster spot opened for Ouellet when goaltender Tom McCollum was reassigned to the Griffins.

Jonas Gustavsson, already on the active roster, was scheduled to join the Red Wings in Denver on Wednesday night. He completed his two-game conditioning stint for the Griffins earlier in the day, making 30 saves in a 3-1 victory at the Toronto Marlies. Gustavsson, who suffered a dislocated shoulder on Nov. 5, stopped 59 of 62 shots in going 1-1 for the Griffins."

 

http://www.mlive.com...r_ouelle_1.html




#2568381 Great Brandon Prust Article

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 04 February 2015 - 07:42 PM

I'm a fan of guys like this, Chris Neil, Cal Clutterbuck (not so much a fighter but man does he hit), guys who have a strong physical presence but actually have a bit of offensive skill and can put up a few points per season unlike guys like Konopka. Clutterbuck was the short handed point leader on the Wild 2 straight seasons I believe, was great on the PK, and still showed the ability to put up some points.

 

I think he makes a good point, that if you eliminate fighting from the game, it takes the fear out of players a bit more to lay out hard hits and cheap shots to other players when the only risk is a fine and/or suspension opposed to getting your face bashed in and answering for the physical output they inflicted. 

 

I also respect the drive, it's like any job, if you aren't succeeding in a certain role, take on a different one and see if you can improve your value and make your presence known by gaining more tools. Guys like Prust dig in hard, give it their all every night because if they don't, they risk potentially losing their spot to someone else that can contribute more. 




#2568107 Report: Red WIngs interested in Franson

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 03 February 2015 - 09:16 PM

Moved this to the trade rumor section.

 

It's an interesting option, i'm not sure either how inclined Detroit would be to deal with Toronto either. I think he would fit into our top 4, depending on who was moved out for him if it wasn't solely a pick.

 

OEL is untouchable, I recall reading somewhere saying they refuse to trade him unless it's for Crosby. We would have to make a monster offer and give up way too many assets to bring him here. Yandle is a bit more realistic.




#2568078 What should we do with the Monster?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 03 February 2015 - 07:17 PM

https://twitter.com/...679370947772417

 

Mrazek confirmed to be playing on Thursday, no Monster yet.




#2566767 1/29 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Lightning 5

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 29 January 2015 - 04:43 PM

Nice GDT - But I think you (accidentally) granted Jonathon Bernier's biggest wish...

Wow, how the heck did I do that?

 

After further investigation, Bernier and Bishop are files next to each other in my player pic folder, I must have accidentally clicked on Bernier instead and the blue on white played tricks on my eyes and I posted it without even realizing it. 

 

Good catch :lol: