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#2579816 3/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 5

Posted by barabbas16 on 08 March 2015 - 12:22 PM

I really thought they would come out much harder and sharper than this after that crap effort against Calgary.


I am so sick of Stephen Weiss.  I don't understand how he isn't viewed in more of a negative light by most Wings fans.


5 years at $4.9 million per for what has turned out to be a weak, undersized, average-at-best third line winger.

#2578178 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by barabbas16 on 04 March 2015 - 08:21 AM

1st, awesome GDT as always.

2nd, that third line though. That's the kind of depth you need in the playoffs.. I'm so stoked for the rest of the season/post season.

Call me crazy but I think we win in the shootout, 3-2. Tatar and nyq each score in relation and the shootout.

You're... you're crazy, man. I like you, but you're crazy.

#2577065 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by barabbas16 on 01 March 2015 - 11:19 PM


How old are you? May I ask? I turn 29 this month and I've followed the Wings religiously my entire life from age 8. For some reason i actually retain most of the generally useless history, info, players, trades, and dialogue I've heard along the way. I've followed the Wings for the entirety of Holland's tenure as GM and I have a particular addiction to information I've come across about NHL front offices. I like to think, as a fan, I'm about as informed as I can be enough to make the claims I do.


Holland has done a lot of things right in his time with the Wings, but he also had an All-Star cast of Front Office support along the way...not limited to Dellevano, Scotty Bowman (who I believe brought way more than people even thought...and they thought he brought a lot), Nill, Mark Howe, and several others. But since those people have started moving on, his ability to make good trades has nose dived. If Babcock creates good coaches, I believe Holland was created by other good front office people. HE does not seem to be a great stand alone GM. The two things that he is most credited for are also other peoples jobs (cap management and scouting). 


This is far more than vibes bro, but thanks for playing.


WOW!  I didn't know you had followed the Wings religiously for over 20 YEARS!! 


I'll bet no one else here could say that. 

#2576004 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by barabbas16 on 28 February 2015 - 04:09 PM

Datsyuk needs to take a penalty there and just trip Cullen, I think.

#2575845 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by barabbas16 on 28 February 2015 - 02:06 PM

Sorry,that you hate mustard,but the preds wear gold jerseys,not mustard.

Uh huh. And, the Kings were wearing "forum blue" on Tuesday.

#2575323 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by barabbas16 on 27 February 2015 - 12:17 AM

Blah. I don't like you Niemi.

#2574980 2/26 Around the NHL GDT

Posted by barabbas16 on 26 February 2015 - 01:42 PM

I'm with you on 5/8. I think I'd actually prefer Nashville, Vancouver, and Ottawa to win.

#2574930 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by barabbas16 on 26 February 2015 - 08:09 AM

I'm a fan of the GDT. Need a W tonight for this ridiculous road trip to be considered reasonably successful.

#2574648 2/24 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Kings 1

Posted by barabbas16 on 25 February 2015 - 12:16 AM

Pathetic play (PP) is rearing its ugly head tonight.  Try shooting the puck.  Ever.  When you have an extra guy on the ice.  Shoot.  The.  Puck.

#2574461 2/24 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Kings 1

Posted by barabbas16 on 24 February 2015 - 07:00 PM

Not sure if anyone noticed or mentioned this already.... but, with his 2 goals last night, Datsyuk tied Slava Kozlov with 853 career regular season points.  When he gets his next point, Datsyuk will be the 5th highest scoring Russian NHL player of all time behind only Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny, Alexei Kovalev, and Alex Ovechkin.

#2574253 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by barabbas16 on 24 February 2015 - 12:57 AM

Fortunate to get a point due to the goaltender's passing the puck to the opposition and then allowing them to slide it underneath him.


Howard deserved every bit of a regulation loss and his team bailed him out to take it to OT after he single-handedly threw away the two goal lead.


Then he failed everyone again in the shootout... making zero saves, which is his shootout specialty.

#2571542 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by barabbas16 on 17 February 2015 - 05:26 PM


Mother effer, I thought that was just me hearing that! It sounds like he's trying to prove how much he can remember. And I agree about Dave Strader. I'd take Larry Murphy over Ken.


He still isn't anywhere near as bad or annoying about it as Pierre McGuire.

#2570446 DD starting to get the love....

Posted by barabbas16 on 13 February 2015 - 09:11 PM

I don't know, Quincey has been pretty good this year and D seems like he's in a bit of a sophmore slump.  

What what what!? Take that back immediately! You must praise DeKeyser without ceasing. And you must, under no circumstances, praise Quincey.

#2570407 Good to see they're getting along

Posted by barabbas16 on 13 February 2015 - 03:48 PM


Only chance he had is if he continued to play here and retired as a Red Wing. But it would still be doubtful.


You had to be "that guy" :lol:


I disagree.  If Sergei Fedorov played his entire career in Detroit and retired as a Red Wing, I have little doubt that his number would have been retired.

#2568374 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by barabbas16 on 04 February 2015 - 07:10 PM

Raise your hand if you've watched a lot of Leafs / Predators games since Franson has entered the league, and followed his individual play very closely... :bye1:


People that don't think Franson will be worth it or won't fit in here, clearly are unaware of the type of game this guy plays... I've said it before and I'll say it again, Cody Franson is exactly the type of defenseman this team needs. Him alone would make us an instant threat come playoff time. He is worth the "asking price" as a rental, and he would be worth re-signing after this season. So what, if we have to give up one of our defense prospects to fit him in here long term, he'd be worth it...


He's a RH shot, which Detroit needs.  He puts up points from the back end, something else Detroit is looking for.  He clearly seems to be a top 4 caliber guy in general.  He's big enough not to get pushed around.  He shouldn't cost anywhere near what a guy like Yandle would.  And, he's not injury prone like Green.


Is it only the unknown about his future contract that is turning people off?.... because he seems to check a lot of boxes.