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#2273772 3/24 GDT : Hurricanes 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Electrophile on 24 March 2012 - 08:55 PM

What's this? The number by our team's name is larger than the number by the other team's name? I didn't think that was allowed. Hmm.


#2273769 3/24 GDT : Hurricanes 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 24 March 2012 - 08:52 PM

Conklin was horrible and anyone that says otherwise is blind, bias or a bonehead.

We won because everyone else on the team gave their 100% . Conklin may have given 100% too but a 7th grade goalie could give 100% as well and would have been just as effective.

We shot over 50 and thats how we beat won of the best goalies in the league. Ward is amazing and rivals Kipp, Briz, Howie, Quick, Hiller ect. We kept it in their end and thats what save our ass.

Im happy that the team got scored on though because with the win showed them that they CAN come back in the face of adversity. That is the only way you can regain some confidence from a L10 like we've had.


#2260612 2/23 GDT : Canucks 4 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by RedWingsRox on 22 February 2012 - 12:01 PM

They only scored 1 against Nashville so maybe 1-1 at the end of regulation and then Bert's spin-o-rama to celebrate his new contract and stick it to his old team ??? Maybe, just maybe?


#2260608 2/23 GDT : Canucks 4 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by LeonardSankar on 22 February 2012 - 11:53 AM

Without Pavel I think its a given the Canucks win this one as the Wings will struggle to average 2 goals a game without Pavel.


#2169987 WCSF Game 5 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Sharks 3

Posted by TheSupafly on 09 May 2011 - 12:52 AM

I really wish I could hate Dats, but he's such an amazing player that plays with class that I can't do it. I can still hate you guys for having him on your team though. :) Don't get me wrong though, I am pretty disappointed with the game. I felt my team controlled the majority of the play...for the first 41 minutes anyway. Wings PK was huge tonight. Well done by your boys. See you guys in game 6.


#1979222 Todd Bertuzzi

Posted by Shady Ultima on 07 May 2010 - 11:34 AM

I'd love to see him return. He is looking like he did back in Vancouver, at least somewhat.

As for lines

Bert/Dats/Homer
Flip/Z/Mule
Cleary/Abs/Hudler
Eaves/Helm/Miller
Ritola/Draper


#1979227 Todd Bertuzzi

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 07 May 2010 - 11:42 AM

If he is back what do you think the lines will be?


Come on, come on... TAKE THE BAIT!!! LET'S GET DRUNK!!!


#1979265 Todd Bertuzzi

Posted by dobbles on 07 May 2010 - 12:17 PM

as one of the harsh bertuzzi critics early in the season, i have been happy with his late season play and playoff play. i still have to yell at the tv a couple times a game because of bert, but at this point his contributions have outweighed his poor overall play. when factoring in his salary, he has definitely been a good signing. for a player like bertuzzi who is getting older, its all about being a complimentary player on your line. and i think he has really fit well on the zetterberg line. it had success late in the regular season with flip and then blew up last night with franzen. i would have never said this at the beginning of the year, but i would be ok if he was brought back. however, i don't think he merits much of a salary bump. he has said he would play for less here, so why not get him a contract similar to this years? many folks seem to think he will want 2-2.5 mil and i do think thats starting to be too much.


#1979275 Todd Bertuzzi

Posted by DatsyukianDeke13 on 07 May 2010 - 12:26 PM

Not to take anything away from Bertuzzi, but I think Franzen was the biggest reason Bert racked up those points.


#1979289 Todd Bertuzzi

Posted by T.Low on 07 May 2010 - 12:46 PM

I'd love to see him return. He is looking like he did back in Vancouver, at least somewhat.

As for lines

Bert/Dats/Homer
Flip/Z/Mule
Eaves/Helm(Abs?)/Hudler
Draper/Abs(Helm?)/Miller
Ritola




Thank you for making a posivite Bertuzzi thread. I've seen him in his prime in Vancouver and even though I wanted to root for the guy, there was just something about his attitude that I couldn't get past. Never liked him until he was languishing in Florida and it occured to me that he could be a good trade deadline pickup for the Wings and low and behold thats what happened, although it wasn't that successful at the time.
Now I'm glad he's a Red Wing and really want to see him hoist The Stanley Cup.


Game 4, last night, Bertuzzi really showed where he excells in this part of his career; playmaking and net presence (which includes scoring in front of the net). He showed his patience with the puck, and his passes to Franzen and Rafalski both were right in the sweet spot for perfect one timers, and they were not easy passes to make. He is most valuable when he plays with a bonafide scorer like Franzen, Z, , and Naslund. His potential value will not be realized if he is paired with Homer (unfortunately, he can only carry the goal scoring bucket for so long).

I'd really like to see him find a home here with Detroit for $1.5 or $2m.

Bert, Z, and Franzen is a monster line. To swicth it up every now and then,move Z to Pav and Homer's line and insert Filp between Franzen and Bert.


#1979299 Todd Bertuzzi

Posted by henrik40 on 07 May 2010 - 12:50 PM

I feel like Bert's big games are few and far between. Don't get me wrong though, for the points he puts up at 1.5 mil he's a bargain. I just get so pissed at his lazy play which occurs more frequently than his big games. I'm rather indifferent to him coming back or not.


#1979309 Todd Bertuzzi

Posted by T.Low on 07 May 2010 - 01:01 PM

Not to take anything away from Bertuzzi, but I think Franzen was the biggest reason Bert racked up those points.



Bertuzzi created the drop pass to Franzen by cutting across the lane and dragging the D with him creating a momentary criss cross screen for Nabby and thats all Johan needed to blast one by him. Don't underestimate that play by Bert. Same with his pass all the way across ice between defenders to Raffy's wheel house for the one timer. And the perfect screen and tip for the first goal. It wasn't going in without his redirect. That is how he scored many if not most of his goals in Vancouver. If that first goal didn't happen, who knows what the outcome of the game would have been. it sure set Franzen off on a terror. Bert has great vision, great playmaking sense, and great hands, and he is still a big body out there to reek havoc.

His down fall is when he thinks too much and a little too slowly, then he tries to force a play even though it's timing has passed. I think Franzen moves into the scring lanes with such speed and precision that Bertuzzi doesn't have time to think too much, he just sees it and figures out a way to get him the puck. ANd franzen finishes.

Do not under estimate the value of Bertuzzi's role in Franzen's goals. Bertuzzi earned his 5 point night.