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#2563348 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by kipwinger on 15 January 2015 - 02:42 PM

Washington doesn't qualify as a good team in your book? I don't think they are elite or anything, but I don't think it is a stretch to put them in the same category as Vancouver.

 

I dicked that whole post up and combined several thoughts into one, which made it all wrong lol.  These were...

 

1)  We need to beat good teams.

2) We haven't played a lot of good teams lately so it's hard to gauge ourselves.

3)  St. Louis is a good team, so it should be a measuring stick game.

 

To answer your question though, yes.  Washington is a good team.  I was completely forgetting about them (despite actually going to that miserable game). 




#2563380 Could the Wings be better off trading Pav & Hank for draft picks?

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 15 January 2015 - 06:04 PM

Bolded my responses

A team hovering around middle of the pack for an extended period of time.

We're 4 pts. out of 1st in the East. 

A team that struggles to get the puck out of the defensive zone.

Correct 

A team who's offense is being hampered because they all have to wait around for the puck to advance or stay in the D zone to help get it out.

So we trade away the 2 player with the most points to fix our offence?

A team that has had over six years to address the D in either free agency or trade and has not been able to find the right blend of value.

Sick of this one. After Lidstrom/Rafalski/Stuart leaving there was bound to be readjustment. The D has been fine this year (though it needs offensive upgrade) and we have a lot of great prospects - Our D will be alright going forward.

I see a team that is fun to watch and follow that is going to need an influx of talent within two years and because the new NHL it is tough "for us" to aquire via trade or Free Agency.

Influx of new talent:  XO, Pulkkinen, Sproul, Marchenko, Jensen, Mantha, Athanasiou, Mrazek, Larkin, Melen (for BottleofSmoke)

There are contending teams on the edge that DO have quality prospects that could contribute in a couple years.

LIke us? (See above)

How long is Hank goung to love having his lower back targeted 80 games a year without a real shot at going deep into the playoffs?

He signed the huge deal - he knew there would be down years. He's won a cup, played in the playoff every year of his career - few players can say that. I doubt his view on the situation is as yours is. 

Is Pav satisfied playing withought the opportunity to go deep?

The fact that he just re-signed and said he wanted to end his NHL career here says he's happy with the situation/direction 

Are Hank & Pav are content, I hope they are.  I really do.  It's a board. it's about exchanging ides.

Agreed, but you should have known your proposal would be greeted with a lot of push back.




#2550272 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by krsmith17 on 20 November 2014 - 04:05 PM

wings1940, you clearly haven't been watching Cleary the few games that he has played, and you are just going on blind hate from the past couple years. He has been playing great so far this season, and definitely better than Nestrasil, and Andersson too in my opinion...




#2545711 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by number9 on 31 October 2014 - 05:20 PM

I'm playing both sides. That way when a winner arises I can pretend I was on that side the whole time.

*evil laugh*


ET, I wasn't able to get the sharks with laser beams, but I do have some very ill-tempered sea bass...?


#2545450 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by darkmanx on 29 October 2014 - 09:11 PM

Franzen would not really make a difference when he comes back.  The PP was horrible when he was in, and it still is.  The ONLY thing Franzen is going to do when healthy is bump a more deserving player out of the lineup.  I only mention him in response to someone above me saying put him back in and we will be dangerous.  Franzen is more than replaceable with better players that are in our organization.

 

Ridiculous.

 

Jurco and Nesty are not playing better then Franzen before he got hurt.




#2544754 Halloween pic!

Posted by Ekmanc on 27 October 2014 - 03:38 PM

This is so good it almost deserves a thread of its own :P

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How many caught that Z is mocking Nyquist a little??




#2544630 10/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Flyers 4

Posted by Euro_Twins on 25 October 2014 - 09:48 PM

That game was lost because the Wings allowed the Flyers to stay in the game despite being dominated. 
 
This team has GOT to find a way to score more than two goals in a game on a consistent basis. 
 
Score more than two goals.  Score more than two goals. Score more than two goals. Score more than two goals.
 
Two goals is not enough to win hockey games.  Every other possible complaint about this team pales in comparison.  Eight games in - two goals scored or less in six.  75% of the time not scoring enough.

Also, how long is it going to take before something significantly different is implemented on the power play?
 
Chances are any change can't cause them to score fewer power play goals.


Top three pk teams in the league right now have the worst pp. Maybe a coincidence. Maybe not. Either way get Smith in the pp, get nestrasil off, get helm off, get Weiss in, and get Franzen in when he's healthy again.


#2543421 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by Son of a Wing on 22 October 2014 - 03:15 PM

People seem to think that by adding talent to the top, everyone just bumps down the depth chart and their role changes.

 

Nope. This isn't a video game.  Glendening, Andersson and Miller are doing a great job in their checking/shutdown role through the first few games.  

 

So much so that they've earned more playing time.  They've had some of the toughest matchups and have shut down the opposition from scoring. 

 

Limiting goals is just as important as scoring them.  Look to the top-9 guys if you have issues with the amount of goals being scored.




#2540771 Monthly schedule wallpapers?

Posted by Rick D on 15 October 2014 - 08:50 AM

I always have Matt's Wings calendar on my desktop.  It's as much for my wife as for me because that is the main way she knows what nights not to make plans on.... as I often forget to tell her the Wings are playing.

 

I make sure and send my fiance gets a copy as well.

 

That way when she says,

"There's a game tonight too?!?"

I can say,

"There sure is!! Do you need me to send you anothe copy of the schedule?"




#2539450 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by Jasper84 on 09 October 2014 - 07:22 PM

d Don't like don't read it problem solved

 

I said it's funny. I didn't say whether I liked it or not. Personally, I like funny things, so I'll keep reading.




#2537508 We're Down One Goose

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 28 September 2014 - 01:36 PM

People seem to think this only happens to us. And there are many comments about our players being weak pansies who are made of glass, etc. It's kind of understandable since most here focus on the Wings and don't follow other teams to the same extent. The whole league is like this, though. I think it's just the effects of the faster, bigger league. Here's some other teams' current situations to give some perspective:

 

Pens: Malkin still not skating, Crosby missed the beginning of camp, Beau Bennett has a knee injury, Robert Bertuzzo possibly has a significant injury

Kings: Derek Stepan out with broken fibula.

Philly: Giroux (lower body), Timonnen (blood clots) Couturier, Emery injured, Bellemare as well (who's he?),

Leafs: Bozak, Robidas (leg), Clarkson all injured. Tallinder also (PTO)

Rangers: Malone out(hip flexor)

Carolina: Jordan Stall (broken leg)

Bruins: Cambell still hasn't skated, Camara (illness), Pasternak (probably wouldn't have made the team)

Lightning: Druin (fractured thumb)

Avalanche: McGinn, Bordeleau (both had back surgery) minor injuries to Gabe Landeskog, Max Talbot and Ryan O'Reilly and Jan Hejda

Columbus: Horton will miss start of season (back pain)

Canadiens: Eller injured plus a lot of prospects: McCarron, Grimoire, Connor Crisp, Dalton Thrower, Stefan Fournier and Jack Nevins

Wild: Harding out indefinitely (foot injury)

Ducks: Palmeiri, Shea Thodore




#2533584 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by number9 on 02 August 2014 - 11:56 PM

Kronwall elite? No. Elite is the best of the best too many people throw elite around too much.

 

Kronwall finished 13th in Norris voting this year. That means he's ranked higher than 168 NHL D regulars among the theoretical 180. And that's on a team that was severely injured the entire season, with a weak D, and a goalie in a down year. If elite to you is top 10, cool. But that's good enough to me to not split hairs about it...

 

 




#2531090 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 July 2014 - 03:43 PM

As a moderator here, I'm just glad the Wings didn't announce the re-signing of Quincey and Cleary on the same day.  




#2527070 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by LAWings on 29 June 2014 - 09:28 PM

 

Haha! Back to the Future is still an awesome movie.  And, I think that joke is just about as old.

 

I don't usually try to predict the future and try to pass it off as fact like it has already happened.  But, I agree that they probably won't end up with Iginla, Stastny, or Vanek.  I don't think 'nobody' will happen either, though.  I think they'll make a good run at Ehrhoff and/or Niskanen... and I think either one of those guys makes more sense to sign than Iginla/Stastny/Vanek.  Nothing's written in stone, though, and you never know what could happen.

 

It is a classic....

 

History is blueprint / roadmap of where we came from to help determine where we are going.

 

How I feel whenever Holland / Babs opens their collective mouth nowadays:

 

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#2505305 Around The League - Eastern Conference Playoff Race

Posted by canadian wings fan on 02 April 2014 - 09:47 PM

as much as I love and bleed this team no way do we beat bos tomorrow

suck it *****