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#2506993 Charity Hockey game brawl

Posted by Echolalia on 07 April 2014 - 02:22 PM

If only they had a sponsor to donate for penalty minutes

#2505569 Around The League - Eastern Conference Playoff Race

Posted by Echolalia on 03 April 2014 - 04:54 PM

I'm somehow more worried about losing to Buffalo than when the Wings played the Bruins...

#2504497 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by Echolalia on 02 April 2014 - 08:06 AM

I stand corrected! Thanks gang.

#2504174 Injury Updates

Posted by Echolalia on 31 March 2014 - 02:22 PM

All I know is that I don't think there is any chance Glendening is coming off this roster when the team is healthy. Can't take any of the guys with speed out of the lineup. 


If the Wings play the Pens in the playoffs, I want Glendening to do whatever he's been doing to Crosby.  Every.  Single.  Game.

#2504083 Injury Updates

Posted by Echolalia on 31 March 2014 - 08:27 AM

Assuming dats and z return (which is still a big if IMO) I would like to see;
Nyqvist Datsyuk Franzen
Alfredsson Legwand Zetterberg
Jurco Sheahan Tatar
Abdelkader Glendening Helm

#2502804 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by Echolalia on 29 March 2014 - 12:25 PM

The Leafs are riding a serious losing streak; the Wings are playing a team in direct competition with them for a playoff spot; the Wings are playing a team they are entirely capable of defeating.

This one has loss written all over it

#2502645 Avery vs. Brodeur

Posted by Echolalia on 28 March 2014 - 04:03 PM

I'm on Avery's side here, although the name calling is childish.

#2500618 Pens Twitter Fail:Ask Neal Anything...

Posted by Echolalia on 24 March 2014 - 11:00 PM

Lol @ if you owned a bar, how cheap would your shots be?

I'm dying over here
Send help

#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).