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Love it. What I don't love is the fact that when the game is tied at the end of regulation, I stop checking the scores because I know we aren't getting the second point. I haven't seen many of the recent games due to moving/work....what the hell is the deal with giving up leads? Shouldn't happen with a puck possession team
1 year, 4 months ago on Red Wings on Facebook: The Losing Streak
Good game by our guys. Think they gave up a few too many shots, but luckily JG was playing well for us. Would like to see those numbers go down.
Effing thrilled that we may finally see #43 back in the lineup soon. I miss that man.
Anyone else excited for Thursdays game? It's been a while since this team has been relevant. Would love to see the Wings curb stomp them to their first loss.
1 year, 5 months ago on Blue Jackets vs Red Wings Recap: 10.15.13
Damn...that's A-Roid type money. I agree, they will get another year out of him. Sounds like he will be on the market next summer. Hopefully we will have the money to make a run at him.
1 year, 9 months ago on Players We Need to Keep and Let Go
The top 6 forwards next year need to be Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen, Nyquist, Bertuzzi (if not bought out and healthy, because where else does he fit?) and Abby/UFA signee. Keep the kid line intact for the 3rd line, and have Helm, Eaves, and Miller/Tootoo as the 4th line. I hated Abdelkader on the Datsyuk line to begin with, but I gotta admit, I love how he played in the playoffs and down the stretch in the regular season. If he, Datsyuk, and Nyquist are on a line together, I think that would be pretty awesome. If Hossa becomes available, and this is the first I have heard it was a possibility, I would welcome him back with open arms.
I think the most pressing need for this team is a steady blue liner with PP potential. I like Brunner, but I am nervous as hell on the PP when he is on the point. Too many SH opportunities for the opponents this year IMO, and a lot had to do with Brunner. If Streit is willing to sign for an acceptable amount of money and years, I say go for it.
This is a wish list, and probably not going to happen. But hey, it's June 6th, I get my summer off from teaching in 9 days, and darn it, people like me.
I agree totally with Brunner. A few times last night the Hawks defense was able to ride him off the puck way too easily. He has a great shot, but he needs to use from dangerous places, not along the boards or at the blue line. If he can power his way to the slot, look the eff out.
Sucks the season ended like that. I will see the box the Wings created around Seabrook for the game winner in my sleep for the next week. You have numbers back, and a defenseman carrying the puck. Take the man, not the shot block.
Proud of our team though. Looking forward to next year. Hope you guys do at least a couple of posts a week in the offseason. Love the site, love your POV's even though I don't always agree with them. And I cant wait to see #43 out there causing all kinds of havoc next year.
1 year, 10 months ago on Red Wings Game 7 Recap
I know that it won't happen, but I really would love to see Brendan Smith sit down for game 7. Having him out there for 16 minutes a game is not helping them,. He seems to have lost all confidence in himself, and is constantly turning the puck over and leaving his man in the defensive zone. Too many Hawks getting behind the last DMan for breakaways. As terrible as that penalty shot call was, that is all on Carlo for even attempting that shot.
Hoping for a game 2-4 like effort in game 7. Hopefully this is a case of bend but dont break. LGRW!
1 year, 10 months ago on Recap: Game 7 Awaits
@Squirrel nuts @behood19 got it, thanks! Fuck the Ducks!
1 year, 11 months ago on Game 1 Live Blog & Movie Poster: Howard The Duck Killer
Love the poster. Anyone know where I can watch the game? I'm out of market, and currently have the Hawks/Wild game on NBC Sports, and it looks like OT is coming.
I just want to mention Tootoo's hit on the defenseman in the 2nd period (I think). God I love that. If it was Burrows he hit like that, I probably would have had to change my shorts.
2 years, 1 month ago on Canucks vs Red Wings Recap: 2.24.2013
Big win, great post here. Zetterberg went beast mode last night, and it was awesome to watch. That was probably my favorite empty net goal of all time, after Shanny's in game 5 of the 02 finals.
A note on the PP. I live near Philly, and for years the Flyers have had a dump and chase PP, and I always hated it. But last night, watching the PP2 line turn it over time after time at the blue line, I was screaming for them to dump the puck in. The top line has the skill to try to dangle at the blue line and enter the zone to set up, but the 2nd line was having trouble trying it. The Blues are a great defensive team, and I am sure they were happy as hell to see the same thing over and over again. Anyone else want to see some dump and chase with the second line? Or at least some variety with entering the zone? I dunno, just seems like something needs to change there.
2 years, 1 month ago on Blues vs Red Wings Recap: 2.1.13
Datsyuk has been brilliant so far this year. If I had a nickel for every time he picked the pocket of an opposing player, I would have a shit ton of nickels. It really is awesome to watch him play.
The Zetterberg line is starting to pick it up, and I love Brunner's desire to shoot the puck. We have a lot of great passers on the team, but some guys (like Filppula) that like to make one last move instead of firing the puck. Brunner has no resevations about firing the puck.
I found myself getting fired up as if it were a playoff game last night, yelling at the TV that they Stars player that high sticked Smith deserved 4 minutes (didnt help that Game Center Live wasnt working properly, POS).
Anyway, looking forward to the rematch against the Blues on Friday. Hoping for some revenge. Good day all.
2 years, 1 month ago on Stars vs Red Wings Recap 1.29.2013
I am actually glad that they canceled the game, not because I dont want there to be hockey this year, but because I am getting married this summer and wouldnt be able to afford to go this year. I hope that they just reschedule for next season, and maybe then my idol Stevie Y will commit to playing in the alumni game. I know it's a selfish reason, but why not be selfish when I see how selfish these fucking guys are (owners and players alike). I really wish the fans had the balls to stick together and boycott some games so they would see what it's like from the other side. Unfortunately it will never happen.
2 years, 4 months ago on Tickets, Tickets, Tickets
This is a good appetizer for July 1st. Hope the main course is even better!
2 years, 9 months ago on Helm Re-Signed for 4 More Years | June
Can we get some of Happy Hudlers Excellent Adventures? If the little dwarf is going to leave us, I assume he will go out with a bang.
And I already miss the hell outta Nick
2 years, 9 months ago on Nick's Goodbye | June
Anyone as upset with Ian White as I am? I marvel at the way Lidstrom plays, and u can almost see him shit his pants when he realizes that White has now become his shadow on the second goal. Then Lidstrom covers his ass, and white neglects the side he now occupys. That goal was a travesty of epic proportions by Howard and Filppula, but it started with White leaving his position.
Not to mention his overall inability to get a puck on net. Sorry for the rant
2 years, 11 months ago on Frustrated | April
Yeah, living in Philly I hear a lot about the NHL's conspiracy against the Flyers, so I try not to make excuses when the Wings lose. But damn, that should have been a PP for the boys in red if anything gets called at all. And the Quincey penalty looked a lot worse than it actually was. If both hands arent on the stick, there probably isnt a call there. Oh well, F it. Lets take game 4 in convincing fashion.
2 years, 11 months ago on Red Wings Recap: 4.15.2012 | April
I still would love to know what Bertuzzi did to warrant going to the box. Im not the biggest Bert fan, but WTF did he do????
Well the Wings did themselves no favors by losing this game. It probably cost them home ice in the first round, as we need Nashville to lose to the Stars who now have nothing to play for. So I ask this question to all of you at NOHS...are the Wings better off losing tomorrow to give Chicago the 5 seed (as I read the tiebreaker rules, I believe the Hawks beat us based on head to head since they would both have 39 Regulation/OT wins). Would you rather meet the Kings and Jonathan Quick or the Preds and Rinne? Both tough matchups, but I think they handle the Kings easier than the Preds. Just a thought. I hate losing to the Hawks, but in this case, it might be worth it.
2 years, 11 months ago on Red Wings Recap: 4.5.2012 | April
I can't see Ken Holland trading away a first round pick for a RFA defenseman without the intention of signing him long term. I havent seen much from him that we couldnt have gotten by simply bringing B. Smith into the fold, but that's why I am a teacher and not an NHL GM I guess.
2 years, 11 months ago on Quincey Suspended One Game | April
Quinceys hit was no doubt dumb, especially seconds after they tie the game. His first penalty was one of the dumber I have seen. Even though Mickey didn't like the call, I think 99% of the refs would have called that. Still wish Smith was playing. And I have been out of the loop for a few days, so what's up with Ian White?
2 years, 11 months ago on Red Wings Recap: 4.1.2012 | April
Did Lil John die? Or did I only really know About him because of Dave Chappelle?
3 years ago on Detroit vs Columbus: Win Streak! | March
This will forever be my favorite all time hockey game. Sure the cup clinching games are amazing, but do they ever happen if this epic beat down doesn't happen. As for my favorite part, let's just call it the entire game. Anytime Roy gets beat up or otherwise made into someone's bitch is great by me.
Overall though, just the lasting image of the turtle makes me smile.
3 years ago on 15th Anniversary of... | March
I hope that last night was the wake up call they needed. They can't expect to &$"@ around for 35 minutes and come back against a playoff club. I am excited for 4/11. I hope they get their act together soon and roll like machine they are. LGRW
3 years ago on The Switch | March
Great post. You should be a motivational speaker if this internet thing doesnt work out!
3 years ago on The Return of Heart | March
The comments here kind of make me glad that I missed the game for my own game. Guess I will not go back and watch it on GameCenter.
And now this just sucks losing Howard. This team needs a break, and needs it tomorrow against the Rangers. Hopefully they come out soft having Already clinched.
3 years ago on Red Wings Recap 3.19.2012 | March
Datsyuk's goal was sick, and I think Brendan Smith could be my man-crush on defense sooner rather than later. Like the way that kid plays.
3 years ago on Detroit vs. San Jose: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back. | March
@Brian Meagher Not a bad thought, but I dont think that they split up Z and Val considering the success they have both been enjoying. I think it's more likely that Datsyuk sparks the mule to (cue Borat impression) "Great Success"
3 years ago on Optional Skate 3.12.12 | March
This dude is a doucher, through and through
On a related note, anyone happen to be going to tonights game? I will be sporting my Winter Classic Hank jersey.
3 years ago on Dear Dater: Suck It. Sincerely, Wings Fans Everywhere | March
God I love hockey
3 years ago on Intent To Know: Red Wings Beer Maiden | March
Completely agree, but at 3+ million a year that is a slim chance
3 years, 1 month ago on Holy Crap - Kyle Quincey Back With Detroit | February
Not sure I quite understand this trade, unless, like you said, there is something else happening. So now we have:
Lidstrom - White
Kronwall - Stuart
Ericsson - Quincey
Kindl 7th and Commie a permanent scratch?
Would you be in favor of them going to 3 point games throughout? 3 points for a regulation win, 2 points for OT/SO win and 1 point for OT/SO loss? I am kinda torn on the issue as well. If they go to the three point game, it gives more incentive to win in regulation, and still the extra incentive to win in OT or SO rather than playing for the tie as it used to be in the old days.
3 years, 2 months ago on 30 Wins | January
Does anyone know of a way to find out when Pierre the Douche's contract with NBC runs out? I long for the days of Thorne and Clement on ESPN. Pierre ruins every broadcast. I personally liked when Milbury called Pierre out and said the Pens are his favorite team, and Pierre had to admit they were. He makes me sick.
3 years, 2 months ago on Amateurs vs Red Wings Recap 1.14.2012 | January
Great Post. Great Game. Love that Kane was the one to get burned in the end.
3 years, 2 months ago on Highlighting the Highlights: GWG vs Some Amateurs | January
Regardless, I think we can all agree that they cant keep having these defensive breakdowns that lead to breakaways for the opposing team. Hopefully they correct it for tonight, and show it by beating the living $#!t out of the Hawks. And of course, that little turd Patrick Kane
3 years, 2 months ago on You're Killing Your Father, Larry! | January
Ok, I went back and looked at the Toews one, and I will agree with you on that, there wasnt much there. For some reason I remember it being more of a hook than a tap, but I will give you that. I still think Kessel was legit. It doesnt matter if you get the shot off. It matters if you are denied a more reasonable scoring chance, which in my opinion, he was.
I dont understand why people are calling the Kessel penalty shot a bad call, just like the Toews penalty shot last Friday. Both of them were clear of the defensemen, and had their breakaway chance taken away by a hook. I think rather than saying that it was a bad call, lets call them what they were, and that is bad defensive play. Both penalty shots were the right call
With that in mind, can you guys suggest some good spots to hang out before/after the games to watch out of market hockey, get some good grub, and good local beer? We went to Cheli's last year, and will probably do so again this year. But we are looking for some local spots that guys in their young 30's would like. Reply here or email me at email@example.com.
Sorry for the length of this novel. Go Wings!!!
3 years, 2 months ago on A Plea: Don't Leave The Joe | January
Hello all. I love that this is a thread because I have actually been seaching Google the last few days looking for updates. I live outside of Philly, and have only made it out to the Joe once, last year, for the Wings/Flyers game. Walking into the place was one of the best times of my life, being that I have watched so many games on TV that were played in the Joe. Walking the concourse, while small, was awesome, with the statues of the Production Line, and the current players painted onto the pillars.
With that said, there was something lacking with the place. Don't take this the wrong way, but I feel like the production (the music during stoppages and warmups comes to mind) left me wanting more. I know when I go to Flyers games, that sound system is blaring hard rock like Guns N Roses, Metallica, Disturbed etc, and that gets the crowd into it. I feel like the Joe is more "family friendly". Not bashing it, just not my style I guess.
I loved the Joe, and I am looking forward to Feb 10th-13th when a few of my friends (Flyers fans all) and myself come out to see the Wings/Ducks and Wings/Flyers games.
Bertuzzi is by far my least favorite Wing. He is a penalty or turnover waiting to happen. I love that he isn't playing. I would rather see Brunnstrom or Eaves any day of the week. It's pretty bad when Helm and Abdelkader have more of a physical game than Big Bad Bert
3 years, 4 months ago on The ‘Tuzzi is a Little ‘Woozy | November
Bertuzzi is by far my least favorite Wing. He is a penalty or turnover waiting to happen