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#2572032 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by Echolalia on 18 February 2015 - 09:21 PM

Well don't worry all.  Now that I'm here the Wings will turn it on

#2571718 Pavel Datsyuk demos Shooter Tutor

Posted by Echolalia on 18 February 2015 - 01:50 PM

I maintain that Datsyuk has the best backhander I've ever seen.

#2571491 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by Echolalia on 17 February 2015 - 12:34 PM

I took it as more Kenny joking around because there was such a long period with no whistles. Or maybe Mickey wanted to say chime in and something but couldn't because of the ongoing action and Kenny knew that (after all, they can see each other and their body language whereas we only have their voices to go off of). Anyway I don't think there's any animosity between them because they typically have excellent chemistry and often joke around. I want to say that Kenny and Mickey celebrated Thanksgiving or Christmas or something recently, but I might be misremembering.
I also love all that Mickey has to offer as a color commentator. He is an entertaining individual, not the cookie-cutter type of boring, safe personality that you see so often in sports. The guy is passionate, and what I love the most about him is that he comes off as a fan of the game of hockey moreso than a fan of the Red Wings. Sure he loves the Wings, and it's his job to pass out praise to our team, but he doesn't shy away from passing out praise to players or coaches from other teams, hates weak penalties regardless of who gets the power play, and hates dangerous plays and dives regardless of who's doing them. It's good to have that kind of voice on tv, I think, instead of the mindless homer who puts his team above all others regardless of the situation as well as the game of hockey itself.

#2571344 2/16 GDT : Montreal Canadiens 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by Echolalia on 16 February 2015 - 10:18 PM

Well that was a waste of an evening


Can you really say that?  The Wings lost but that was a hell of a game.  Really tightly played on both sides, not many flaws or weaknesses from either team.

#2571225 2/16 GDT : Montreal Canadiens 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by Echolalia on 16 February 2015 - 08:51 PM

I love Mraz but I sure am glad to have Jimmy back. 


is it just me or does Jimmy look like he's trying to be more active in the puck-handling department this game?

#2571197 DD starting to get the love....

Posted by Echolalia on 16 February 2015 - 07:42 PM

well, this came out today



That's some solid praise.  Dekeyser actually reminds me quite a bit of Lidstrom in that he plays the game with his brain above all else.  He's not overly physical, he doesn't have that booming shot, he's not particularly flashy in any aspect of his game.  But when he's on the ice, the puck doesn't go in the back of the net.  Dekeyser is so solid at shutting down plays, particularly for it only being his second year.  I (like most of us) have high hopes for his future.  He could definitely become a piece to build around if he continues to grow at the rate he's been going at.

#2569655 Original Six...Sorta?

Posted by Echolalia on 10 February 2015 - 05:38 PM

When I was a kid, I had a t-shirt depicting Calvin and Hobbes peeing on a Ford Truck logo.  It proves, at the very least, how the Calvin, Hobbes, and Ford hierarchy shakes out. 

Just a side note because I'm so passionate about Calvin and Hobbes, but those logos frustrate me, because they were all illegal use of Calvin and Hobbes. Watterson intentionally avoided marketing Calvin and Hobbes memoribia because he thought the whole concept was completely against the whole idea behind his comic, and Calvin and Hobbes as characters. Somebody, somehwere made the Calvin pissing logo and before long it was everywhere, with Calvin peeling on all sorts of different logos and what not. Pursuing a ceast and desist or lawsuit was difficult due to how many different companies were involved and how widespread it got. So it persisted, and Calvin peeing became an iconic image, with everyone pretty much using the image freely. Watterson got nothing for anyone using the image, and frankly he didn't want anything (or the image to even be out there in the first place).
Anyway, it has nothing to do with hockey. I'm just a diehard Calvin and Hobbes fan and saw the opportunity to vent. Carry on!

#2569483 What should we do with the Monster?

Posted by Echolalia on 09 February 2015 - 01:26 PM

I agree that it's great for Mrazek's confidence. However, I do think it's more to just wanting Howard to get a few more days of practice and conditioning in before he's thrown in again. I'm sure they'd rather him get his first start in over a month against the Jets rather than against a pretty potent Penguins team. Petr has been playing great, but make no mistake, it's still Jimmy's net.

I agree, and I would rather Jimmy start off against the Jets than the Penguins, partially to ease him in, but I also want Jimmy to have a fire lit under his ass that he's riding pine against the Penguins while some kid is between the pipes. All in all, I'm happy Mrazek is playing over Howard for the next game, win or lose.

#2567989 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by Echolalia on 03 February 2015 - 11:02 AM

I mean, a second round pick is pretty much all Holland is willing to give up, so Holland is happy. Franson is a right handed defenseman so Babcock is happy. People can still satisfy their urge to yell at their TVs about a Franson/Franzen screwing up, even with Franzen on IR, so LGW is happy.

It's a win win win situation!


edit: a second round pick for Franson seems kinda low, especially if we're talking about a potential intradivisional trade.  If he goes for just a second rounder, I'll be shocked.

#2567178 Marchenko recalled from GR... Ouellet sent down

Posted by Echolalia on 30 January 2015 - 02:43 PM

I think with waiver claims it's not announced until after the deadline to claim the player (so sometime tomorrow afternoon). I could be wrong though. I think all teams that are interested have 24 hours or so to put a claim in, and then sometime tomorrow the league looks at all the claims and gives the player to the lowest team in the standings.

#2567154 Marchenko recalled from GR... Ouellet sent down

Posted by Echolalia on 30 January 2015 - 01:25 PM

Given how Oulette has been playing, the fact that Kindl is higher on the depth chart, and Holland has been unable to trade the guy for something, I'm not suprised to see Lashoff hit waivers. I'm also not suprised to see Marchenko get the call up. Oulette has had a while to demonstrate what kind of player he is at the NHL level and did a decent job (thus making Lashoff obsolete). Now let's see what Marchenko is capable of. If we're lucky, we might not even need to trade for a right-handed defensman at the deadline. Considering it's only a month away, it's probably a good time to find out.

#2567134 1/29 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Lightning 5

Posted by Echolalia on 30 January 2015 - 12:06 PM

Oh but haven't you heard? Last night's loss means they can't beat any of the good teams. The 65 points they've earned this season have come from playing Buffalo 30+ times and doing well in skating drills in practice :lol:

Given how the Wings operate, I'd rather play Tampa 30 times than Buffalo

#2566512 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Echolalia on 27 January 2015 - 10:14 PM

Cheerio my good sir.  Let it be said that a Lets Go Wings lad never hosts a poor Game Day Thread.

#2566499 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Echolalia on 27 January 2015 - 10:11 PM

I know, but isn't it a moral obligation to take a potshot at the Leafs whenever possible?

I think they do a good enough job potshotting themselves

#2566439 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Echolalia on 27 January 2015 - 09:38 PM

Need a solid period.