Stop begging for Nyquist, there is literally no way to work him into the roster right now. We can't get rid of Sammy and we are going to have to drop guys just to get Big E back into the fold. Argue all you want about what got us into this ridiculous roster situation in the first place but right now the teams hands are tied.
If we keep playing like we just did, 9/10 we win that game. Yes, we need to capitalize more. Missed empty netters keep this game from being 4-2 Wings.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Red Wings Recap 11.12.13
@JasonKeller Oh yeah this season he has been fantastic. Finally solidified up there with Kronwall. I'm just remembering in the past when nobody really like him. If you were to read this blog two seasons or more ago it wasn't uncommon to see him referred to as Shitbox. I'm glad he has finally come into his own. He will definitely be a giant plus once he comes back.
4 months ago on Starbucks vs Red Wings 11.7.13
UGH such bad positioning by the defense. That first Dallas goal is totally preventable if Kindl didn't chase the puck out of position. Also in OT the Stars got three or four uncontested shots on net before they finally scored, defense was non existent. I know they are young and all but they have to be better. DDK can't do it all and I'm afraid they will lean on him too much this year. Hopefully Holland can work some magic and bring in another veteran guy. Doesn't have to be a superstar dman, just someone who is solid positionally and can help our young guys a bit. Can't believe I'm saying this but I can't wait for Big E to come back.
My guess is they have a trade partner for Tootoo already but they would have to retain some salary. So they waive him first in the hopes someone would claim him and take all the salary off the books. I wouldn't be surprised to see Toots traded soon after he clears. The Wings have already stated he would not go to GR if he passes waivers. It's a shame because a lot of people liked him in Detroit, myself included.
4 months ago on Tootoo on Waivers...
Detroit coming off a three game win streak on the road, Jets had three game losing streak at home. Also the Jets were embarrassed in front of their fans in their last game, they were going to come out jumping. The Wings on the tail end of a road trip couldn't keep up. Let them rest a bit and I think we will be back to more solid hockey.
4 months ago on Win In Winnipeg Puns! Derp. Recap
You know you've played bad when your team wins 5-0 in dominating fashion and the coach is still going to chew you out later.......Smith.
4 months ago on Red Wings vs Oilers Recap: 11.2.13
The Wings looked like a completely different team than the games before. Hopefully they can keep up this smarter play. They still have trouble clearing the zone for some reason though.
4 months, 1 week ago on Red Wings vs Canucks Recap: 10.30.13
@moorecha @JOHNxJOHN I'm totally fine with uncontrolled intensity as long as he gets 4th line minutes. I heard Glendening and Toots could be starting the next game on the 4th line. Now there's some intensity.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Hey Babcock - Need Goals? Here You Go...
@marti783 I think they know this isn't their best lineup but with the shitstorm they created in regards to the roster and cap, moving players around is extremely difficult.
You don't give Tootoo enough credit. I bet he would do more offensively than Cleary has so far. Plus he always skates with speed and intensity, something we haven't seen consistently from this team so far. Tootoo can actually put up points of given the chance. It just seems Babs isn't up for giving people chances. I hope Tootoo gets some ice time soon.
How is no one mentioning DeKeyser? He played amazing. He has great positioning and neutralized many scoring chances before they could develop. You know who else had great positioning? Some guy named the perfect human. Now Danny is a long way from Lidstrom but I like what I see.
I was at the game and the atmosphere was awesome. Gonna be a great year at the Joe!
5 months ago on Sabres vs Red Wings 10.2.13
I think Jimmy can make an appearance in goal for the US. I do believe Quick will get the most action though. I can't wait to see when the final roster is announced so I can buy a Howard USA jersey.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Wings Trio Invited to US Camp
Sammy and Bert staying put. So much for the youth movement. Most likely Sammy will get hurt though, or Holland is going to trade some youth this offseason.
Also the main reason for dropping Cola is Lashoff's contract moves to a one-way next season and Babs has him penciled in as D-man number 7.
Also, what happened to White? Does no one mention him as a UFA because we all know his is for sure gone?
8 months, 1 week ago on Seeya Carlo - Colaiacovo Is Gone
@SamSimmons it wasn't the money that lost Vinny. Philly was the only team willing to go more than 3 years for contract length. Holland was looking more for 2 or 3.
The good thing about Vinny is he should go for cheaper than you think. Tampa has to pay him 30 some odd million bucks so he is not going to be strapped for cash. And if he wants the years he is is looking for, most GM's will ask for a lower price. If we could get him at 5.5 or so that would be great. Definite upgrade from Fil. But there are always those GM's that throw stupid amounts at players and spoil the day for everyone else.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Buyouts Buyouts Buyouts! Come and Get 'Em
I think Cleary played really well tonight. It's almost as if the playoffs make him 5 years younger.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Blue Falcons vs Red Wings Recap: 5.23.2013
I was at the game. After Abby's goal the place was crazy. Everyone stayed standing and cheering pretty much up to Etem's goal. After that goal everyone was still optimistic. The only goals Anaheim had were ones we gave them. After the 3rd Duck goal the place went silent, and I mean silent. Even in overtime you could feel the tension in the crowd. Z's goal was the biggest feeling of relief. It was a great game.
The were so many penalties not called in this game. Blatant penalties in front of refs. That third goal would have never happened if the ref called Perry for tripping Quincey.
Smith seems to be in the wrong spot a lot. I also noticed at times he would lose the puck because he was too busy getting one last check on a guy who checked him. But that's because he is young, Kronner will teach him as time passes.
10 months ago on Game 6 Wrap-up: Suck It Ducks
@DetCapC19 Technically he has the goal. Whether or not he "scored" is up for debate. All kidding aside though, Cleary's best attribute is his ability to fight for space in front of the net.
10 months, 1 week ago on It's Time To Release the Bertuzzi
I think the deciding factor in this series will be how well the Wings' young guns take the pressure of the playoffs. The playoffs truly are an entirely different game and the Ducks are big and ugly. They are going to hit a lot and they are going to hit hard. Can guys like Brunner take that punishment? I think it is beneficial we face the Ducks first because there aren't many other teams out there that bring high level scoring, tough hitting, and tremendous douchiness like the Ducks do.
10 months, 1 week ago on Wings vs. Ducks - Who's Better? The "Expert's" Predictions
Dammit Stars you had one job! Need a point out of the next game to clinch. I doubt Minnesota will drop two or Columbus will lose to the Preds. We hold our own fate. LGRW
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Predators vs Red Wings Recap: 4.25.2013 | April | 2013 Articles