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#2551048 11/22 GDT - Red Wings @ Maple Leafs - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by GoalieManPat on 22 November 2014 - 07:37 PM

Leafs need a win at home for the fans. 

 

No offense to you but....F*** Leaf fans




#2550100 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by GoalieManPat on 20 November 2014 - 03:20 AM

Lookup AHL Live. Last I looked the sub fee was kind of high. 




#2546352 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by GoalieManPat on 02 November 2014 - 08:04 PM

Still hard to win if you know that you always have to score on 2-3 of your 3 attempts.

And saving a penalty shot is or should be a lot easier than scoring on one.

 

And you can counter that its tough to win when as a goalie you have to be perfect in the shootout to even have a chance.




#2546348 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by GoalieManPat on 02 November 2014 - 08:01 PM

The worst part is it barely looks like he's trying. He's nowhere near saving most penalty shots.

 

To be fair most attempts by the opposition are quite a bit better than what Wings forwards. Perfect example were Detroits first and last shots today.




#2546293 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by GoalieManPat on 02 November 2014 - 07:48 PM

Is this 1999? Crease rule?

No but you can't set up shop both feet in the blue like he did.


#2546287 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by GoalieManPat on 02 November 2014 - 07:45 PM

It was the right call. Francine lazily backed into the blue and made no effort to recognize it and get out.


#2545521 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by GoalieManPat on 30 October 2014 - 12:28 AM

Smith and Abby are becoming leaders... showing grit.

 

 

Yes Abs is showing better offensive instincts but time will tell if this is just the stretch of games where he scores a third of his season total goals or if he really can sustain a solid offensive pace all season. I still question whether he has it in him but hopefully he does.

 

I am 100% surprised by Smiths improvement in the defensive game. If he can just somehow start getting some points all that early career hype might be true. As a whole the wings really need to start getting more offensive support from the backline.




#2545519 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by GoalieManPat on 30 October 2014 - 12:24 AM

Hey everyone! I'm a long time lurker coming out of the shadows. Strangely enough my first post is to ask if someone can explain what exactly Luke Glendening does to agitate so well? Does he seem to chirp a lot or is it because he's like white on rice against other teams stars? Usually I would just watch the guy but my crazy schedule this year so far has me listening to most of the games on radio and then catching the highlights. Oh yeah and following the GDT helps a lot too. Thanks I've been wondering about this.

Hes Maltby minus the 50 goal junior year offensive game. Always on you during the game with added chirping. Then when you want to bash his face in he frustrates you more by refusing to drop the gloves.




#2545497 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by GoalieManPat on 29 October 2014 - 10:10 PM

Just watched a recording of the game. My thoughts:

 

1. Howard was real good again especially the first half of the game. Him and Hank have been the best Wings this month.

2. The recognition of the Wings PK on the stretch pass from the goalie was pretty poor. Washington just missed on it before there first goal and then used it to score 30 seconds later. Then almost had the same thing happen on Dats penalty.

3. Tatar and Jurco have been the biggest disappointments this month. Both seem to be in the sophomore slump. When Franzen comes back the best move might be to send Jurco down. Hes invisible every shift it seems.

4. Smith again showing strong.

5. That phantom goalie interference might be one of the worst calls I've ever seen.

6. Watching Glendening make Ovie throw a tantrum at the end of the game was great.

7. The PP needs to get fixed. An extra goal every night or two from the PP will be the difference from top 3 and top 6 in conference.

8. Entertaining game of hockey.


Speaking of when Franzen comes back, if you ask me, I think we all can agree that Cleary is the one that should be waived instead of Nesty or Jurco being sent down...Now in that scenario I would welcome Franzen back with open arms! :lol:

 

Well Jurco hasnt been that much more effective than Cleary lol




#2544610 10/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Flyers 4

Posted by GoalieManPat on 25 October 2014 - 08:38 PM

Gonna be a recurring theme this year. Detroit just doesnt have enough proven NHL scoring right now.




#2544541 10/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Flyers 4

Posted by GoalieManPat on 25 October 2014 - 08:08 PM

2 goals on 10 shots. If Howard was in net people would be trying to crucify him.




#2543345 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by GoalieManPat on 22 October 2014 - 02:34 AM

jimmys been stellar whys everyone up his ass all the time?

The Wings could have the spawn of Terry Sawchuk and Dominik Hasek in net and there would be those wings fans that would complain that they are terrible. Its called "next goalie up'itis" and it has plagued Wings fans for years despite 4 Stanley Cups. There is no known cure....




#2541412 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GoalieManPat on 15 October 2014 - 10:11 PM

 

Fair enough.  But he's got to be better.  As I stated, shootouts are a big part of the NHL playoff picture for the lower seeded teams.  

 

If the team can get him some goal support in shootouts then I think you might see him save more. It seems like he feels he has to stop everything to even have the slimmest shot at winning a SO and tightens up. 


For everyone crying for Tatar, we don't know who our 3rd shooter would have been, do we? 

 

True, but he should have been the first or second regardless.


For guys complaining about Nes in the SO... You guys do know he scored on Rask in the SO in preseason? so why not

 

Your first shooter is the most important. They set the tone for the rest of the SO as to whether your playing catchup or trying to finish the game. You need your best player shooting first not a rookie 3 games into his career. 




#2541398 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GoalieManPat on 15 October 2014 - 09:59 PM

What would possess you to put Nes in for the shootout? I have been wondering why he is even on this team honestly. Can't blame the guy for not scoring in the shootout since he didn't play for the last 15+ minutes, but man that was an ugly attempt.

 

Nes has been solid 5 on 5 for it being his first couple games. As effective as Abs, Miller, and Anderson.




#2541393 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GoalieManPat on 15 October 2014 - 09:58 PM

There's Howard being "below" average like he usually is in shootouts.  ''

 

And again.  Remember how many shootout points Howard lost us last year?  

 

Really. Your going to bag on Howard for the shootout when he was the only reason the Wings got a point. Rremember that you have to score in the shootout to win. The Wings were just as  bad at converting in the shootout as Howard was stopping them last year so dont put all those lost points on Howard. Look at the attempts by Boston compared to the attempts by Detroit tonight. Same thing as last year.