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#2537774 9/29 Exhibition GDT : Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Echolalia on 29 September 2014 - 09:11 PM

Mrazek is making shutouts his thing. 3 shutouts in 9 games last year. I don't know what he's played in the preseason this year but at least one full shutout so far.


#2537712 9/29 Exhibition GDT : Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Echolalia on 29 September 2014 - 08:29 PM

What are the odds we could give the Quincey bashing a rest...ya know...since he's not even in the lineup tonight.

You're asking a lot


#2537684 9/29 Exhibition GDT : Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Echolalia on 29 September 2014 - 07:59 PM

I gotta say, Mrazek is solid as a rock.  The kid comes out 15 feet to challenge the shooter.




#2537678 9/29 Exhibition GDT : Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Echolalia on 29 September 2014 - 07:54 PM

Nestrasil with some sexy sauce on that pass to Jensen




#2537661 9/29 Exhibition GDT : Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Echolalia on 29 September 2014 - 07:45 PM

Smith with a savvy play on a 5 on 3 drawing a penalty




#2537574 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by Echolalia on 29 September 2014 - 12:38 PM

I think the shelf life argument is true to an extent but I don't know if it's really applicable for the Wings, at least right now. Many of the players on the Wings squad are fairy new to working with Babcock, so I don't see how his message would go stale on them. Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Kronwall, Franzen, Cleary I could see the argument being more valid because they've been around for a while, but the above players seem to buy into the system pretty well (maybe not Franzen but who knows what's going on on his head half the time), so I don't think Babcock has lost his swagger in the lockerroom.


#2537569 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 29 September 2014 - 12:12 PM

http://www.mlive.com...m_says_fac.html

Helm says his groin is feeling good


#2537303 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by Echolalia on 25 September 2014 - 04:06 PM

I definitely think Red Wings fans place a higher premium on skill than most other fanbases, but do not forget that despite Holland's position on fighting, the Cup winning team's all had a physical presence. Some more than others. For example, the modern era Red Wings have yet to win a Cup without Darren McCarty in the lineup.

I don't think anyone believes that toughness and a strong physical presence isn't a good thing to have on a team. The issue pops up with how different folks define what toughness is. I personally find value in players who are strong in the corners and can protect the puck well, and retrieve loose pucks amidst slashes and cross checks and the like. I find value in players who can effectively drive the net and hold their ground there. I find value in players who can physically wear down on the opposition, through hard hits, relentlessness, good speed and pressure. I don't find much value (other than for entertainment and personal sadistic gain) in players fighting other players for hits or past issues, legal or otherwise. I don't think it deters anything (in fact I think it potentiates the issue, as Kip alluded to), and just slows the game down. But that's my personal stance on the issue. Obviously there are plenty of folks who think that Downey's presence on the roster gave the team the courage to win the game, or Drake's willingness to fight kept the opposition honest, whatever that means. I just don't buy that aspect of it.


#2537098 9/23 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by Echolalia on 23 September 2014 - 09:11 PM

Franzen does look good
I feel our forward situation is good this year aside from injuries. I feel one of Smith in Kindl will be sitting for a guy from GR

 

I can see Kindl and Lashoff dropping in the depth chart for someone like Oulette, or if the Wings are desperate for some points from the back end, Sproul (although I think the former is more NHL ready).  Smith makes some bonehead plays on the ice from time to time, but he's definitely a level above Kindl and Lashoff, and has a higher ceiling than either as well.




#2537086 9/23 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by Echolalia on 23 September 2014 - 08:56 PM

how is mr weiss looking. i see he has 2 block shots not bad but 25% in faceoffs

 

is he hitting, grinding, making anything happen?

 

The game as a whole is pretty sloppy, so its tough to gauge exactly what kind of player he can be just yet, but he definitely is skating better than anytime last year.  He's moving well, getting open, rushing to pucks, that sort of thing.




#2537056 9/23 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by Echolalia on 23 September 2014 - 08:03 PM

I know its still early (and preseason) but Weiss has a hop to his step that I never saw last year.




#2536990 9/23 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by Echolalia on 23 September 2014 - 01:11 PM

Hawks' Lines:

 

Sharp-Toews-Hossa

Saad-Richards-Kane

Carey-Rasmussen-Smith

Mashinter-Danault-Bass

 

Keith-Seabrook

Dahlbeck-Hjalmarsson

Cumiskey-Rozsival

 

Yikes...

 

Its like there's still an inferiority complex going on




#2536845 9/22/14 7:00 PM. Preseason GDT - DET 2 @ PIT 1

Posted by Echolalia on 22 September 2014 - 07:25 PM

Nobody going after Bortuzzo do that against a Calgary player and you leave the game in a different way...

 

You mean up 8-0?




#2536673 Training Camp Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 20 September 2014 - 07:21 PM

http://www.mlive.com...ed_wings_f.html

Apparently Cleary has looked good so far?

Also this link has a bit of an overview of how certain players look, at least from one person's perspective;
https://www.yahoo.co...-215136866.html


#2536665 Training Camp Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 20 September 2014 - 03:38 PM

Stats from game 2: http://www.pointstre...?gameid=2527377
 
Weiss finishing with 0 points and a minus 2.   :/
 
Then again, Abdelkader was scoring like 2 goals a game last camp, so I guess can't read TOO much into it yet. 

Someone in the comments section in the link Dirtydangles posted noted that Weiss has looked really good out there so far, despite the stats.