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#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.




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



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:



#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 *****

#2486033 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 21 February 2014 - 06:44 PM

Just finished watching the game.  It induced vomiting.  Go Sweden.  I will not watch, though, for fear of more vomiting if Canada wins gold again.



#2477286 Sammy Waived

Posted by 55fan on 26 January 2014 - 01:49 PM

So now that he's officially gone, can we wish him well in life?


I liked the guy, and was sad when he left.  I love how he made me look like an idiot by scoring twice against Pittsburgh after I had told a friend how he couldn't score to save his life.



Good luck, good health, and good fortune to you and your family, My Dear Swede.

#2458371 Quincey

Posted by kipwinger on 26 November 2013 - 08:18 PM

Kyle Quincey is perhaps the worst "trade" Holland has ever made... he has signed some questionable UFA's, but when it comes to trades he usually makes pretty good decisions.  I hated this trade from day one, hated the re-signing and will kick Holland in the nuts (if I ever see him) if he re-signs him again.


No you didn't.  Here's what you actually said when Quincey was traded for...


"I may be in the minority here, but I think this is a nice deal. Kyle is a big upgrade over Kindl, he is much better (maybe not tougher) than Commodore, he will be a nice addition here. Welcome back Kyle!

and for those who think a first was too much, not only is the first gonna be at least in the bottom 4, it may be #30 overall, just like everyone is saying, but consider this, when was the last time Holland even used his first? The first is so low every year he usually trades it away for another 2nd round pick. Which he has done at least the last two season's. This could mean Holland isn't done, he has said Smith will be coming up soon to get some playing time, maybe Kindl is on his way out, who know's. But as minor as this deal was, it is a little exciting. Quincey will make an impression, trust me. Where are all the folks that were complaining just last week about how we lost him to waivers a few years ago. They should be happy!"


And here's where you said it...http://www.letsgowin... trade quincey


You are aware that when you say things on a forum, and then flip flop later, people can look it up right?

#2456901 The Dan Cleary Hate Zone

Posted by Nev on 23 November 2013 - 12:21 PM

I don't hate Cleary.  I do hate ungrateful, spiteful, keyboard warriors who are unable to appreciate the fact that the reason Cleary is so ineffective is because he has given quite literally everything his body has for this team.


I refuse to hate a player who has been a part of so many great moments for this team.  I refuse to hate a player who continued to play in the 2009 playoffs - all the way to game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals - with a double groin tear so bad he couldn't actually walk up a flight of stairs.  I refuse to hate the player who laid out Phaneuf, fought Pronger, scored the winner in game 7 against the ducks.


I refuse to hate a player who took a slapshot to face and was eating through a straw for a month, who lost 20lbs of muscle that had taken a lifetime to build, and when he came back went straight to the front of the net again.


So all you internet tough guys who don't have a fraction of the heart, courage and toughness that Dan Cleary has displayed in the Red + White, I suggest you all STFU and show a bit of class, dignity and gratitude.