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#2498631 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 21 March 2014 - 11:31 AM

I'm beginning to think the Wings may just pull this off. Datsyuk should be back in what, five or six more games? Helm should come back next week. Just hang on, guys, the cavalry is coming.

I'm honestly pretty concerned that Datsyuk is done for the season. His knee has been bad since December and he has played what, 5 games for the Wings in that time? I don't think three weeks will fix his problem, but lets hope I'm mistaken and Datsyuk can suit up for a run.

#2497368 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Echolalia on 19 March 2014 - 10:46 PM


He definitely mentioned him.  He spoke briefly about how Nyquist and Tatar were guys that they expected to be on the team, but then he transitioned quickly to talking about Sheahan and Jurco.  But you're right, he didn't mention Tatar in the context of the PP.  I didn't listen to the Draper interview since I'm ostensibly "at work" and therefore theoretically should "do my job" and "not read about hockey all day".  But it's a govt. job...so I would be doing a disservice to everyone if I wasn't being a good for nothing strain on the American taxpayers teet right?


As far as I'm concerned I help pay your salary, and thus I feel I have a valid say in the matter.


Read up on hockey.

#2496663 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by Echolalia on 18 March 2014 - 06:59 PM

So that's what it would be like if Helm had hands...

#2496533 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Echolalia on 18 March 2014 - 02:34 PM

No one thought Z would be half as good as he's become.

But then Z's scoring level went over 9000 and now everyone loves him

#2496313 Franzen calls out team

Posted by Echolalia on 17 March 2014 - 11:28 PM

Its kinda funny, the fan-base has been dying to replace our aging veterans with young blood for a few years now, and now between whom Holland and Babs have removed, and whom the team has lost due to injuries, its veteran leadership and stability on the ice that the team could use a fair bit of.  I believe the team that is penciled in to skate has the potential to outwork the opposition, score goals, play defense, close out third periods with a positive goal differential, and win at least 50% of their games.  I don't necessarily believe that they disagree with that, but I don't see that there is a whole lot of trust in each other as a team, and Franzen is included in that observation.  There's a lot of individual efforts that are being easily smothered out by the opposition's defense, a lot of hesitancy to fore-check hard, and a lot of collapsing too low.  That's a lack of trust.  And frankly its understandable, when you see Tatar, Nyquist, Dekeyser, Sheahan, Smith, Lashoff, Pulkinen, Glendening, and Emmerton having 566 NHL games between them all.  That's collectively less than seven years of NHL experience split between nine players on the roster, or about half the team.

The real question is, why isn't the other half of the team stepping up more?

#2495767 3/16 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4

Posted by Echolalia on 16 March 2014 - 07:29 PM

Watch Kronwall get hurt instead. lol

Just who do you think you are

#2495625 3/16 around the NHL

Posted by Echolalia on 16 March 2014 - 04:51 PM

Hmm, Caps just beat the leafs, things just got more interesting! 


3 games in hand now on TO, Leafs 80 pts, Wings 73, with 2 games left between the teams. 


I would say that's doable. 


That's a potential 10 points we can gain that the Leafs wouldn't have access to (assuming we win the head-to-heads). 

#2495538 Beard Time

Posted by Echolalia on 16 March 2014 - 09:14 AM

Bad juju in this thread....

#2495402 3/14 GDT : Edmonton Oilers 1 at Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 14 March 2014 - 11:01 PM

Missed the game tonight. Can anyone tell me how Pulkkinen looked?

The kid definitely thinks shoot first. He had probably five shot attempts, but maybe three made on net. Two of them were absolute howitzers during a powerplay. His highlight of the night however was an open ice hip heck against David Perron, I believe. Considering his limited ice time, he made his presence felt.

#2495152 3/14 GDT : Edmonton Oilers 1 at Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 14 March 2014 - 04:09 PM

So how many points must we take tonight? I've been looking all over and can't find an answer.

#2494863 If Kronwall isn't a #1

Posted by Echolalia on 12 March 2014 - 05:55 PM

No he doesn't. Even though E-is primary partner has a positive rating.......

Sooooooo you're saying E is our number 1 defensman?

#2494441 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by Echolalia on 11 March 2014 - 07:22 PM

Why do the Blue Jackets have banners of every team logo hanging up?

What else do they have to hang up?

#2494177 Scary incident with Rich Peverley

Posted by Echolalia on 10 March 2014 - 11:01 PM

Per TSN : Dr. Gil Salazar: "we treated [Peverley] for cardiac event successfully" "According to Dr. Salazar, Peverley was aware of where he was when became conscious and wanted to get back in to the game."




you know hes a hockey player when...

#2494117 Andersson breaks foot - down another center

Posted by Echolalia on 10 March 2014 - 05:38 PM

What Holland did is like standing at a fork, deciding which road to follow...and then he continues his journey, only to stop after a mile or two at the next gas station to get some donuts..

You gotta problem with donuts?

#2494091 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by Echolalia on 10 March 2014 - 03:55 PM

Smith is an offensive defensman; I think we can all see that in his game. I agree with Kip though, that Babs cares about defense before offense, so Smith needs to learn to take care of things on the defensive side of the puck, and adapt his offensive game without sacrificing scoring opportunities against us. He's getting better every week at this. Last year most of LGW wanted him off the team, earlier this year more folks started believing that he could be solid for us, and now we have a thread dedicated to "the real Brendan Smith" finally showing up. I still believe he has a ways to go, and ultimately see him being the Brian Rafalski that we've been missing in a couple years. Time will tell if he reaches that potential or not, but he's trending in the right direction.