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While Brunner showed signs of being a great player, He didn't seem to have the drive to get the puck. He often seemed to wait for it to be dished to him. That's not REDWINGS hockey. To wear the sweater you have to train and work to play a complete game. Over the REDWINGS history there has been a consistency of 2 way forwards, top scoring defensemen and a lunch pal mentality across all lines. Money doesn't buy that. It comes from respecting the game, the logo on your sweater and the heart of the players in your locker room. I think Alfie and Wiess both understand this. Let the kids go marinate in the league for awhile if they are worth it, they will be back. It will do Fil some good to hangout in TB with Stevie Y (Talk about Heart). Brunner needs to get some dirt under his nails. LETS GO REDWINGS!!!
5 months ago on Honest Question
I'd have to go with Ian White as the replacement for DeKeyser. Experience and being on the + end of things, puts him above Lashoff in my book. Besides so much of the play has been on special teams that having a righty on the blue line would be a benefit too. What White gives up in size, he makes up with instincts and puck movement. Lashoff needs to ripen a bit more.
7 months, 1 week ago on Red Wings vs Ducks Game 2 Recap
Perry (in the above picture) looks as if he's looking for a place to hide. The kids bent over backwards but didn't break. Thank you boys! LGRW
@marti783 @moorecha So you propose blowing the team up? A different style of play? What needs to change? I think losing Lidstrom was change enough. Last years 8th seed won the CUP. The team just needs to remember its the playoffs and you dont let off the gas for one minute. We got the road win we needed, now lets take care of home ice and persevere. We are just seeing the parity that the league has been trying to create for years. LGRW
7 months, 1 week ago on Series Tied, But Dekeyser Down
Someone, Plaster this all over the glass tonight, PLEASE! I suppose these are his game day under garments. It all Makes sense now, sports bra to pump up his chest but no jock to back anything up. LGRW
7 months, 1 week ago on Ladies and Gents, This Was Corey Perry As A Child
He's versatile enough to play across any of the lines. He's the wrecking ball with finesse we need in on the forecheck. Put him on a line with Pav and Z or to take pressure off of Fil and The Mule. Having Big Bert roaming the middle of the D zone will free Kronwall ( the other Wrecking Ball) to seek out Selanne and disrupt his game. Wanna get the game off of the boards? Put Bertuzzi on the ice.
7 months, 1 week ago on It's Time To Release the Bertuzzi
All in all, last night seemed to be a feeling out process for the team. Vets and stars trying to play conservative to cover for the youth. And the youth playing to not make mistakes, instead of playing to win. Lines tended to shy away from an aggressive forecheck, which led to the one and done offensive play last night. The stretch passing in the 1st period made the our forwards play too high in the defensive zone trying to get a jump on the outlet pass. This left a lot of real estate for team disney in our zone, effectively collapsing our D and giving them the boards and reducing the likelihood of Kronwall putting Salami through the glass. We started controlling both zones in those last 4 regular season games. We need to stop playing their game and start playing ours! LGRW
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Red Wings vs Ducks Game 1 Recap
Should we have expected this to be a normal season? We are without one of the greatest two-way Defenders ever. Not to mention the anchor and captain of a team that's had continued success for 20 plus years. To assume you could replace that without a dip in play discounts how truly great and significant #5 was. We are left with a team that is trying to find how to pick up that slack. You cant trade into another player like that. That player needs to be nurtured and grown into that role. The REDWINGS are the best team on this planet to cultivate another Legend as they've done so many times before. Perhaps the perseverance and will that was displayed this season, just to make it in to the post season, is evidence that this team and its fans should take nothing for granted and make no assumptions that the Winged Wheel logo is what gets you to our goal. Through all adversities, we BELIEVE and we PERSEVERE. That's how so many legendary players before have set the benchmark of excellence. The issues faced this year weren't because of a couple of transactions that didn't go as planned. Injuries on the blueline have plagued us. Lack of a power play didn't help either. It's hard to replace Homer in the goalies face. They had 1/2 a season to learn to play as a team, yet still they got it done. It wasn't pretty, but they got it done. Playoffs once again. The Real Season Begins!!! LGRW
7 months, 2 weeks ago on How Will You Remember the 2013 Regular Season?
I hope TooToo's tenacity is infectious. If the 3rd and 4th lines can be that aggressive on the forecheck, coaches will have no choice but to break up their top lines to balance defensively. Historically when the REDWINGS consistently play like that, they are not out played nor out scored. There's a reason benches don't have names on them, Carpe Diem and claim your spot! LET"S GO REDWINGS!
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Red Wings vs Ducks Recap: 3.24.2013
Here,Here! Thank you for that post. I live for this time of year to begin the season of the greatest game with the most passionate fans on earth. If you care about Hockey then, play the game and figure out the issues on your own time. Our(The Fans) time is now and youre all on Our clock, get to work and put your supposed love for the game into action by playing the game on the ice, not the BS game off the ice.
1 year, 2 months ago on Fool Me Once...
Hats off to you sir! Excellent work!
1 year, 6 months ago on Onward and Upwards - A Perfect Poster For The Perfect Human | May
on game day, I wear home or away sweater unless theyre coming off a loss, then its a black one until the game starts, then back to home or away. Game day meal is Hot N Ready or Blue cheese & bacon sliders. to wash it down 3 Newcastle Brown Ale, 1 per period. Each one downed before the horn sounds, from beer mugs purchased for this reason. It was a set of 4, so I had to break one. You understand... Ive been doing the beer thing since '97 and have missed on average 6 games a season. I dont plan on stopping anytime soon.
1 year, 7 months ago on Get Out Your Superstitions - We're Gunna Need All The Help We Can Get | April
Short cycles of the puck, especially when dealing with bigger players. weaving in and out opens lanes because bigger slower players tend increase the gap and leave the stick to take up that space, the skater that just had the puck now trips on the stick and a whistle is blown. next 5/5 shift I'll bet theres even more space for fear of another penalty. It starts with cyling the puck in out and around the dots. Moving feet get tripped, create space, and confuse the vision and balance of defenders. I dont care how big and physical you are, if your vision and balance are thrown off, youre a pylon. REDWINGS IN 7! BELIEVE THAT!
1 year, 7 months ago on Frustrated | April
Poorly managed game by the officials to begin with. Weber knows better and if he doesnt then anyone that wishes he would wear the Winged Wheel is off their rocker. That was a classless play no matter how you look at it. If the league is trying to clean the goon out of of the game then they cannot allow these incidents to happen without punishment.
1 year, 8 months ago on Suspension? I Predict No, Here's Why | April
10 feet is a luxury! If you have your head up then you would see whats 10 feet in front of you and avoid it. IF YOU SKATE WITH YOUR HEAD DOWN, BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN! Voracek even agrees... For fans and a team that prides themselves in being called "The Broad Street Bullies" you folks sure as heck do whine alot.
1 year, 9 months ago on Kronwalled: An Analysis of the Voracek Hit | March
No elbow , but I do see a head down. Hockey 101, skate with your head up! Your line of sight guides your defensive impulses.
Adversity is what tempers a team for the post season. Is it ironic that TPH, Dangles, Jimmah and Mr. Lost and Found (Quincey) were all out of this game? I don't think so. Babs is an excellent coach, he holds the team accountable no matter who's out there. Glad to see that even with plenty of mistakes to go around, the WINGS could come back and win the game in regulation. They did it without a Capt, an Allstar netminder, not to mention without Datsyuk! I still remember the Island, glad I didn't have to witness a repeat!
1 year, 9 months ago on Red Wings vs Blue Jackets Recap 2.28.2012 | February
Wow, theres a fire under Kindl's ass tonight. Imagine that.
1 year, 9 months ago on Holy Crap - Kyle Quincey Back With Detroit | February
Red_Wings-Devilmasta He was trying hard not too.
Its a good fit to bring him back. I think Kindl needs to marinate a bit more. He plays with a fake sense of confidence and tries to make big boy plays instead of keeping it simple. It usually blows up in his face and costs us momentum in key situations. Quincey knows what to do and has done well away from home. Welcome back.