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#2545583 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by dat's sick on Yesterday, 01:38 PM


I personally hate nicknames in sports.  They're seldom any good and everyone wants everyone to have one.  Not every player should have a nickname.


On the Wings, I can think only of Mule and Goose that have "real," non-shortened-name nicknames. 

There are forced nicknames that I'm not a fan of at all (or things like Goose that come from a bad pronounciation of Nyquist's name). 


Then there are the vast majority of nicknames that just make sense to use. Z. Pav/Dats. Gordie. Danny. Mike/Babs. Nicknames are very much part of real life and not something that only happens in sports. 


And I gotta say that I never imagined us being 9 games into the season with one of the biggest issues about the team being whether to say Nestrasil or Nesty. I thought for sure we'd talk about why Daniel Cleary is still in the lineup or why we re-signed Kyle Quincey. 

#2544230 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by Ekmanc on 24 October 2014 - 01:00 PM

Babcock is a funny man :P 


Babcock, on why he doesn't try Brendan Smith on power play: "I’m not getting into every detail why I play everyone and why I don’t. That’s the beauty of being the coach. You get to decide. You guys get to speculate why I don’t do things."

#2541722 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by Hocketownwest on 17 October 2014 - 01:13 PM

I am conflicted with all my good memories I have had there and all the recent cup wins, but any arena that Cindy wins the cup in needs to be wiped from the face of the earth. :)

#2541625 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 October 2014 - 09:09 PM

I hate how little respect they have in this country for stadiums and history.  Maybe it's because the country hasn't been around for as long as others.  A few years ago, Yankee Stadium was demolished.  Boston Garden was demolished in the 90's.  How can you get rid of those stadiums and all the history associated with that?


In Europe, the most famous soccer stadiums have been around over 50 years.  Some stadiums in England have been around over 100 years.  Yes, those stadiums undergo massive renovations and look nothing like they did 50 years ago, but at least they're still there.  When people go to those games, they can say they're in the same stadium so and so used to play at.  


I know things are done differently here, but I'm not a fan of tearing the JLA down.   

#2543534 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by rooter2309 on 23 October 2014 - 02:26 PM

Free lower bowl tickets from work do not suck. 3-1 LGRW

#2543505 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 23 October 2014 - 10:45 AM


#2543404 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 22 October 2014 - 01:46 PM

@Bill_Roose: #RedWings Nyquist lost a top front tooth last night on play in front of #Canadiens net. Says it put a hole in his mouth guard.

#2543351 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by NyquistianDeke on 22 October 2014 - 07:52 AM

I am just not sure I get the complaining and whining about style of play.



Would it be great to win 5-1 every night? Yes, but what team is doing that?  Generally if you score more goals you are going to give up more goals.


Our style is fine, lets be honest we won the game last night in regulation, so the style of play was not the problem.



Honestly our strategy of play solid defensive puck possession hockey is just fine


Because here is the plan:


1. Get a goal or 2 at even strength

2. lock the other team down(we have been doing that)

3. Get opportunities for the power play and take advantage


The only problem we have right now is #3. If the power play gets any kind of pulse we will be a very solid team. Last night we had a goal taken away from us, and our power play was abysmal.. fix the power play and these close games aren't as close anymore

#2541829 Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Posted by VM1138 on 17 October 2014 - 07:18 PM

I'm betting that's what we call 'clickbait.'  The Babcock part seems absolutely absurd and reeks of Toronto delusions.  Maybe Illitch sells the franchises (maybe the arena was the last legacy he wanted to leave) but that seems pretty bizarre, too.  With his family so involved in the resurrection of Detroit just saying 'peace out' when things are finally moving seems a little weird. I call BS on this story.

#2541735 Lucic has a meltdown as Bruins get smacked by Habs...again

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 17 October 2014 - 03:14 PM


Lucic is a poopy diaper baby. Fun to see him embarrass himself like this though. :lol:

#2541644 Lucic has a meltdown as Bruins get smacked by Habs...again

Posted by WingsallTheway on 16 October 2014 - 11:53 PM

Find myself hating that guy more and more. He really does nothing for the sake of his own reputation. Two biggest rats in the NHL play for the same team

#2540769 more NHL wisdom: Chris Pronger may work for Dept of Player Safety

Posted by Euro_Twins on 15 October 2014 - 08:31 AM

The NHL.
Nerf hockey league.
Eveyerone wears a one piece body suit over their pads made of the most dense nerf foam.

Penalty for getting too close to a player, goalies are allowed to be slashed, shoved and hacked away at in order to score though. Refs cannot call penalties against Pittsburgh

#2540582 more NHL wisdom: Chris Pronger may work for Dept of Player Safety

Posted by number9 on 13 October 2014 - 08:59 PM

IMO the logic is, hire dirty players to catch dirty players. Just like they hire cheats in Vegas to catch cheats in Vegas. It makes sense to me...


Pronger and Shanahan understand the physical game better than most and know when a player is just being physical or going too far.


If they hired a guy like Crosby everyone would have foam wrapped around them, and players would get a game misconduct for inflicting an ouchy to an opposing player.

#2540827 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 15 October 2014 - 01:09 PM

Yah, that one was just a CF all the way around. A bit of blame to go around on everyone. The funny thing about that goal is how no one blamed Nesty at all. If you watch the replay, his miss on Getz started it.


I mean, other the arguable "no call", I don't think any blame NEEDS to be directed.  Kronwall toe picked, everyone thought a penalty was getting called, and Ryan Getzlaf is one of the best players in the world.  In short, it was a flukey goal.  I'm not too interested in pointing fingers on that one. 

#2539793 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by derblaueClaus on 11 October 2014 - 05:48 AM

"I literally couldn't stop laughing." - derblaueClaus


"We definitely need more GDTs from Flashy." - every member of the LGW-Forums