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#2454579 11/16 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 16 November 2013 - 07:47 PM

Did I just witness the powerplay as our enforcer?

#2454425 Datsyuk in shootouts

Posted by Echolalia on 16 November 2013 - 12:49 AM

The man with the biggest bag of tricks in the nhl has used the same move 3x in a row. CHANGE IT UP PAVS

You know what they'd NEVER expect him to do? The same move 4 times in a row.

Next shootout is in the bag

#2454336 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 15 November 2013 - 10:19 PM

I like to think our commitment to defense will stifle Ovechkin. But he'll probably score, like, four goals. Also, there'll be some kid playing his first game, and he'll be eighteen years old and he literally won't have any eyes, but he'll score his first AND SECOND career NHL goals - the second one being an OT dagger. (Franzen will score five goals, then go eighteen games without a point.)


I hate how close to accurate this actually was

#2454060 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 15 November 2013 - 08:03 PM

If Tatar wants to stay in the lineup, he needs to start falling in the corners like Cleary instead of driving to the net like that.  When is this kid gonna learn?

#2453516 stephen weiss

Posted by Echolalia on 13 November 2013 - 09:11 PM

I think part of it has to do with our system. Babs likes to keep guys not named Z and Dats on a leash. Once Weiss gains confidence in his ability to function defensively in our system the scoring will come.


this.  Weiss clearly was uncomfortable with our system, both defensively and offensively, and he said as much during interviews.  Every game he is looking a bit more comfortable out there, holding onto the puck longer, and making a bigger impact in the game.  He's been reinventing his game to fit into Babcock's system, and once that transition is complete, he should be the top 6 player we need him to be.

#2453387 11/12 GDT : Jets 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 13 November 2013 - 01:11 AM

Babs is right. The Wings had 43 shots on net to the Jets' 21. Detroit had more scoring chances, more hustle, more PPs capitalized on, solid penalty killing; there were even a few times 5-on-5 where it looked like we were on a power-play. The Wings played a good game of hockey tonight, aside from a couple issues here and there, but this was one of those games where the better team lost. It's just unfortunate that it happened during a tough stretch for Detroit. 2 points tonight would have been a great emotional boost.

#2453235 11/12 GDT : Jets 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 12 November 2013 - 10:00 PM

How the heck was that not a penalty

#2452859 Injury to Weiss

Posted by Echolalia on 11 November 2013 - 11:08 PM

It may end up being a blessing in disguise.  This will give him some time off the ice and away from the game to clear his head and hopefully start fresh upon his return.  Every game he played Weiss looked more comfortable out there in the Wings' system.  With any luck, this injury is minor, and he comes back and picks up where he left off.

#2452680 D Justin Schultz signs with Oilers

Posted by Echolalia on 10 November 2013 - 08:05 PM

While I generally agree that more minutes on the ice equates to better development, I really think in Schultz's case (but moreso Edmonton's issue as a whole), the lack of a veteran presence will limit how good and how quickly Schultz can develop as a defenseman.

#2452271 Datsyuk and Zetterberg Moving Up Statistically

Posted by Echolalia on 09 November 2013 - 02:22 PM

Technically it is a nonsense to compare Pavel Datsyuk with Alex Ovechkin in points (goal + pass).
I think NHL has to find some criteria to measure such palyers as Pavel - currently it does not have it.
Even if Pavel scored a goal in shoutouts and von a game (which he did many times) - he will get 0 points.
But it is much more important to measure what he does for all people who watch the game - he tries to make
a masterpiece each shift, while Alex is just waiting for the moment he will get the puck and shot.
BTW, I like the video (NYR-WAS) - it really shows the difference, Pavel would never do that.
So, my point is: hockey is more than just points.

I agree that hockey is more than points, and I also agree with the premise implied in the post above yours by Z Winged Dangler via gif that Datsyuk is a remarkably better defensive player than Ovechkin. My comment wasn't about who plays better defensively or overall. I was just pointing out that I am amazed at Ovechkin's point total thus far, especially considering the past few years he hasn't been in top form. You can say what you want about the rest of his game, but Ovechkin certainly knows how to score.

#2451463 A story about Chelios

Posted by Echolalia on 06 November 2013 - 06:40 PM


Where can I find this? Please and thank you.


It was extra credit pal, no worries.


excerpt (when asked about his qualifications as a potential coach):

What can you add that others can’t?

“[Wings defenseman] Brendan Smith, for example, I know exactly what he’s going through, his struggles. Twenty years ago, Smitty has no problem playing in the league. He’s got all the skill and vision. But now he’s trying to fit into the system. That’s one of the issues that Smitty’s having. People will look and say, ‘What’s he doing?’ I see what he’s thinking.

“Hockey’s way better now. The systems, you don’t see ‘D’ taking it end to end like you used to. It’s just not going to happen. That’s what I think my value is. I can talk to the kids. I still stay within the systems, but I can help with little things until they make it. Once they get their confidence and hopefully the opportunity to be in that role – power play and penalty kill – then they’ll get that leash. You’ve got to get there first.”

#2451348 Tootoo Waived

Posted by Echolalia on 06 November 2013 - 12:57 PM

Rumor had it Holland turned down a trade offer for Tootoo a few weeks back. Either that was bogus or Holland screwed up and realized he had to let him go for nothing (possibly).

I'd like to see where you read/heard this, if possible.

#2450790 A story about Chelios

Posted by Echolalia on 04 November 2013 - 05:59 PM


#2450789 A story about Chelios

Posted by Echolalia on 04 November 2013 - 05:49 PM



This was an excellent read and I had no idea that his path to the NHL was what it was.  On a particular note, the article made a point to talk about Cheli's commitment to staying in shape, mentioning how he would sometimes ride his bike to the Joe from his place in Bloomfield Hills, and the stuff about his cardio workouts in a sauna.  Everyone makes a big deal about Howe lasting until 52 (which is definitely a huge deal, don't get me wrong), but I wonder whether in today's NHL, whether lasting until 48 is an equally impressive feat.  The four year gap is a big one, especially when you're talking about those years around 50.  But at the same time, it takes serious commitment to succeed after 40, especially on defense, and we've all heard stories about how Cheli's workout regime would make other, younger NHLers keel over and vomit.  Anyway, its a good read.


extra credit: http://sports.yahoo....-233740518.html

#2450711 Announcer Ozzie

Posted by Echolalia on 04 November 2013 - 10:36 AM

Not to take anything away from Ozzie and Murph, but it really makes me appreciate how difficult commentating can be, and how phenomenal Mickey Redmond is at his position.