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#2542494 Weiss

Posted by Echolalia on Yesterday, 01:19 PM


The quotes from this article make it seem like Weiss and Babcock know quite well that getting Weiss up to game speed and comfortable with our system is going to take time, and they're both willing to take it step by step.
It's also encouraging to hear that they thing he's making progress and going in the right direction.

#2542470 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by Echolalia on Yesterday, 09:37 AM

Couldn't watch the game but for sure happy watching these and hearing that the kids are doing fine. Watching Tatar, Nyquist and Sheahan and their speed is really nice. If we could just surround them with a gritty, tough as nails fourth line the Wings would become a very hard team to play against.
also lol @ Lupul for throwing Leafs fans under the bus who the hell he thinks he is ? Leafs fans are paying by far the highest ticket prices in the NHL and their reward is millionaires not working hard and then throwing fans under the bus ? wow maybe he should worry about his game and not giving interviews like a wannabe GM.

I know you're looking specifically for an Aaron Downey type, but truth be told our fourth line was probably already the toughest line for the Leafs to play against last night. I can recall one shift specifically against the Leafs top line where Glendening, Miller, and Andersson had the Leafs chasing in their own zone for a good 30-40 seconds, and generated a couple solid scoring chances as well.

#2542425 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by Echolalia on 18 October 2014 - 09:30 PM


lol his eyes, its like someone's holding a cookie behind the camera.

#2542409 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by Echolalia on 18 October 2014 - 09:15 PM

How did Weiss look?

He apparently played 8 minutes, but I don't recall seeing him.

#2542396 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by Echolalia on 18 October 2014 - 09:09 PM

wow, with 10 secs. To go too...nice!

Are we still counting GAA with under a minute?

#2542308 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by Echolalia on 18 October 2014 - 08:25 PM

Checking in from the grocery store - my wofe wanted to pick up some things after my gig, what's the short version?

The Wings' fourth line has been the best line on the ice, but they don't know how to score goals so its 0-0 still.

#2541880 Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Posted by Echolalia on 17 October 2014 - 07:47 PM

Wow so read day th tree quality we can expect from sn f*** Rogers Would be said of the best owner sells the Wings

lol frank is stroking out SEND HELP

#2541840 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by Echolalia on 17 October 2014 - 07:28 PM

Where is all this Franzen sucks talk coming from? He's been engaged, making plays, protecting the puck, and taking the puck to the net, which is everything LGW ******* that he doesn't do enough. Or does the one turnover where the puck bounced over his stick and subsequent penalty cancel all that out?

#2541543 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 16 October 2014 - 03:32 PM

Here's another reason why.  His best statistical shootout performers on the team (last night) are Tatar, Zetterberg, and Franzen.  Tatar's probably the best of the bunch (or was last year).  Now, even if he was slated to shoot last (as some have speculated) it's still a bad decision by Babcock because there's a 100% chance your first and second shooters will get to shoot.  There a less than 100% chance your third shooter will get to shoot.  By putting your best shooter (from a year ago) in the third spot you're reducing the likelihood he can contribute in a positive way.  There's a reason Datyuk ALWAYS shoots first and not third...they don't want to take the stick out of his hands (so to speak).  So even IF you're going to experiment with a rookie third liner in the shootout (which you shouldn't if you've got better choices)...you should have him shoot third, not first.  
Why is what I'm saying sof****** controversial?  Oh, because I'm criticizing Babcock, that's why. 

The best statistical shooters on the team last year were Eaves , Helm, and Tatar. Eaves isn't on the team anymore. Helm converted on 1 of 2 attempts for 50% total. Tatar converted on 33% for third best on the team. Not very good odds.
Zetterberg was 0 for 4, which means last year he was not among the best shootout players on the team. He was tied for the worst. Franzen was also tied for the worst with a total of 0 shootout goals.
So I'm not surprised to see Nestrasil get the nod over Zetterberg and Franzen. Statistically speaking there's literally no way he could perform any worse than what we've come to expect of them. When your team is as bad as the Wings have been in the recent past in shootout attempts, it's not that difficult to crack the top 3 as a new face from the AHL.
I'm surprised that Nyqvist got the nod over Tatar in the shootout, though, but maybe Babs was trying to ride a hot hand through the shootout.

#2541296 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 15 October 2014 - 09:39 PM

So we add how many great saves to the Howard thread?

They've all been average. Zero great saves.

#2541287 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 15 October 2014 - 09:37 PM

Sure but how's his bad-pass goals against

#2541026 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 15 October 2014 - 08:17 PM

Average save at best

#2540538 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by Echolalia on 13 October 2014 - 05:54 PM

I personally don't see much of a problem with the moderation. In terms of the thread that was locked in GDT, the vast majority of us saw where that thread was headed just based on the OP. People commented, gave their opinions, things started going sour, and the mods still kept the thread alive, based on what small chance that it had of actually succeeding. This warning came amidst a sespool of attacks that had nothing to do with the topic at hand. After the warning, instead of trying to get the thread back on topic, the subject abruptly changes to discussing how terrible the moderation is.... In a Jimmy Howard thread (that in actuality was a Jimmy Howard bashing thread). I really don't see why people are suprised or angry that that particular thread was closed.
As for the particular post of the guy eating popcorn (or whatever it was) that was an immediate response to the initial warning, I probably personally wouldn't have deleted it, but I'm also not a mod that has to deal with cleaning up our garbage every day, so I might be a little naive. But even going off of basic thread etiquette that post was further detailing and already fragile thread. That kind of stuff had better chance of staying alive in a healthier thread, not one where the mods are already pissed off.

#2540247 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Echolalia on 11 October 2014 - 09:19 PM

I got all caught up in the non-call, but in the replay Ericsson's blunder is the worst. He just stands there, and at the VERY end makes a slight effort to start skating... then kind of stops again. He easily could have gotten in there and prevented a decent shot if he just took a couple steps forward. He wasn't even in position to protect a pass really. Not sure what he was doing out there.

For the most part, I think it was the right play. He was covering the right side of the net in case Getzlaf passed to Kesler. If the pass goes through, Ericsson is in good position to block the shot, especially if you add in a push-off from the crease to cut down the angle. Kesler wasn't that far off the post so it wouldn't take more than one good stride/push to get up into Kesler's grill. This is also why Ericsson was on the right side of the net, and not situated between Getzlaf and Kesler like a typical two-on-one would be.
At the same time, Ericsson needs to respect Getzlaf, which is also why he played the two-on-one so close to Jimmy. Getzlaf had half the crease/net to work with before he's in Ericsson's reach. If Ericsson commits any more to Kesler, Getzlaf has even more space, which is a no-no.
The one thing I would have liked to see is Ericsson close Getzlaf into his side of the ice by diving out on top of the crease as Getzlaf approached. At that point, cutting the top of the crease off would have effectively prevented any pass attempts cuz Getzlaf is already in so tight, but it would also cut down Getzlaf's space even more. He'd still get a point-blank shot off, but that space over Jimmy's shoulder would have been a smaller target.

#2540229 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Echolalia on 11 October 2014 - 08:55 PM

Thank god the season is 82 games long. If the Wings keep playing the way they have been over these first two games, this loss (and the nonpenalty) won't mean a thing.
Having said that, this team looks like an entirely new team compared to last year. They've been really fun to watch so far, and at least through two games, the overall team approach is much different than in the past. The Wings' strategy is much more aggressive and based on speed, which is wonderful to see, because I don't think the coaching staff realized just how quick this next generation of Wings are until they were in the lineup last year. We've been without a solid identity the past few years, but it looks like they're fully embracing quickness, at least based on two games of hockey.