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#2638361 11/20 GDT : Los Angeles Kings at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 20 November 2015 - 04:10 PM

Put Larkin back with Datsyuk, come on now.
I got free tickets to this game at the last minute. I feel the need to be honest with you all though... the last 5 games I've gone to have been losses.

Wear a Kings jersey

#2638344 When does Larkin get the C?

Posted by Echolalia on 20 November 2015 - 01:49 PM

I think Larkin needs to show more discipline in the stupid penalty department before we start considering stripping our team's leading scorer of the captaincy to give it to this kid.

#2638294 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by Echolalia on 19 November 2015 - 10:34 PM

He has family Western Canada and wants to be close for personal reasons. A real GM like Nill or Yzerman would use pure willpower to induce a tectonic shift of the earth's crust, capable of moving the Pacific coast closer to Michigan. Holland sux.

It's this kind of "do what I want" thinking that we need more of in Detroit. Holland plays by the rules too much. The laws of physics were meant to be broken Kenny.

#2638292 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by Echolalia on 19 November 2015 - 10:12 PM

He allegedly wants to go to Weatern Canada, not Detroit, and the Islanders want an equally skilled defenseman in return to replace him.

Ie it's not happening. Of course all of the details will get lost a year or two from now when everyone says Holland sucks for not being able to acquire him for spare parts.

#2638190 Who and What are the Detroit Red Wings?

Posted by Echolalia on 19 November 2015 - 09:10 AM

Mrazek has the 8th highest save% in the league, and when you filter out goalies who have played in less than 5 games this season, he's top 5 league-wide.  I'm not sure what your definition of "stopper" in goal is, but clearly there are only four teams at most in this league who have one.

I do agree that our defense needs work, but I think that's more a function of the coaching (and more specifically adaptation to new coaching), and not so much the personnel, and even that is steadily improving from the beginning of the season.

#2638176 11/18 GDT : Washington Capitals at Red Wings, 8:00 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 19 November 2015 - 02:32 AM

Zetterberg had a bad night overall, not just in OT. There were quite a few uncharacteristic giveaways in the offensive zone.
I do think it's worth mentioning that despite what the outcomes of some of these more recent games has been, the Wings generally appear to be trending up in their game compared to earlier in the season. More shots on net, more offensive zone time, more crisp breakouts. If they keep on the path they're going, this club should easily get into the playoffs.

#2638073 11/18 GDT : Washington Capitals at Red Wings, 8:00 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 18 November 2015 - 10:22 PM

Hahaha veteran play by mrazek. Puck was flat. Im sure he isnt that dazed! Buying us some time though. Very wise

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He does this a lot, it seems.  

#2637793 Wings Need on D and Glaring Inconsistencies

Posted by Echolalia on 18 November 2015 - 10:19 AM

We are fifth in the league in shot attempts against. Our goalies aren't bailing us out. Our team defense is actually making their job VERY easy relative to other goalies.

Goalies don't stop shot attempts.  They stop shots.  Of which Wings allow 30.9/game, tied for 6th most in the NHL with the Penguins and the Jets.

#2637365 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by Echolalia on 16 November 2015 - 04:35 PM

Meh I'm a glutton for pain and lunacy. I missed everybody.


Well we didn't miss you!  Who do you think you are to just disappear without a trace for a whole month without telling anybody!  Kip and I were worried sick!  He thought you joined a gang or got caught up in those drugs and hippy-hop music.  Its been rough without you here.  I dont think we can keep living like this.  I deserve better.  Its over.  There I said it.  Go hang out with that hussy BOS for all I care. 

#2637323 11/16 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Senators 3 (OT)

Posted by Echolalia on 16 November 2015 - 01:30 PM

Miller got promoted!!! Ha ha ha ha. Gee, I wonder why we cant score and keep losing. Miller's consecutive game streak in tact. Wings playoff streak bye bye. Just put Jurco in for Miller and we are solid. What is so hard about that?

Why are you so insistent on replacing Miller with Jurco of all people? If we want a player who can't score on the ice, I think the guy who's at least made a career out of the defensive side of the game is the better option.

#2637321 Best Seats at the Joe

Posted by Echolalia on 16 November 2015 - 01:18 PM

Upstairs men's bathroom, stall number 3. Literally never has s*** on the rim.

#2636907 11/13 GDT | Sharks @ Red Wings | 7:30 PM ET | FSD

Posted by Echolalia on 13 November 2015 - 08:24 PM

That would be dumb since Smith isn't actually playing. And would be called trolling, which isn't allowed ;)

Exactly. When something goes wrong, the instinct here is "how can I blame Howard or Smith for this?" and people go to great lengths to try to justify the most ridiculous scenarios. Sometimes they do screw up, but a lot of times they just happened to be in the same building when a goal was scored or a turnover occurred. It's only a matter of time before people are saying "well it's smith's fault because he beat up Pulkkinen in practice and therefore Pulky was a half step too slow and that allowed the lane to open up and that's why they scored on us it's all Smith's fault he's so bad he kills us even when he's not playing!!!"

#2636857 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by Echolalia on 13 November 2015 - 07:08 PM

Abby was going to be a career Red Wing one way or another.  Holland could have either done it with one contract and prevented other teams from making offers and potentially running up his cost on subsequent deals, or he could have done it with multiple 2-3 year deals while matching his cap hit more closely to his year to year value.  Either way works fine for me.

#2636679 Smith-Kronwall

Posted by Echolalia on 12 November 2015 - 06:33 PM

Smith and Pulkkinen get scrappy in practice?  Lol. 
I'd call Smith a ****** for going after one of the smallest guys in the league, but he did go after the biggest too, so maybe he's indiscriminate.  Either way, looks like Riley's brother is all in on trying to earn a solid spot in the lineup.
That or he's dumb.  Really, really, really, dumb. 

The article makes it sound like Pulkkinen is a *****. Coach wanted a battle drill, Pulks couldn't take it and lost his temper and went off on Smith.

#2636442 Goalie Battle

Posted by Echolalia on 11 November 2015 - 11:53 AM

both our goalies are top 10 in the league in save% for goalies who have started in at least 5 games.  Pretty awesome stuff