i love lamp.
@behood19 we're not possessing the puck.
10 months ago on Red Wings on Facebook: The Losing Streak
@reecardoraul no, there's a small window where guys can be bought out and sammy was hurt during that time. and since his contract is up in july anyways, and has a no movement clause, he is not going anywhere.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Tootoo on Waivers...
@ThroatShot no, i think he's off the roster if he's claimed or not. unless the new CBA has a rule about that i don't know of.
kind of disappointed by this, but not surprised. i enjoyed watching him hit guys i dislike.
@shortguy91 he's getting back in time, though. and the guy we want to replace him with wouldn't be an improvement in that regard anyways.
11 months, 1 week ago on Red Wings vs Avalanche Recap: 10.17.13
FYI, when i said cleary has been good on the powerplay, i meant penalty kill.
@brandik1313 i saw that at the end, but early on he was actually racing to the puck on some icing calls. but then, as you pointed out, in the third he kind of stood around and swiped at the puck if it was close by.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Hey Babcock - Need Goals? Here You Go...
i'm with you on those lines, but they have to drop someone first. emmerton, sure, but then when eaves comes back someone else has to go. and then when helm comes back, another player has to go.
you know how this organization likes to tell us what we want to hear? "we're going to make moves at the deadline. i mean, draft night. make that july. probably during the preseason. nope, definitely the trade deadline." i think they're doing that with nyquist now. they say he won't be in GR for very long, but probably won't be coming up until the playoffs.
oops, forgot FNG Watch: They looked good to me! Weiss with the GWG and Alfie assisted on Hank's goal.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Red Wings vs Hurricanes Recap 10.4.2013
@Reddy haha, thanks. not planning on it, but even if we did, i've been deployed before and we managed.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Sabres vs Red Wings 10.2.13
I really think the second unit's issue is a lack of chemistry and that will come in time. There is talent out there. They did score if not for the bad call on Cleary.
But I'm all for icing the best team possible, so I'd also like to see Tatar out there.
@DetCapC19 i'd say it's worth it. "overpaying" someone is only an issue if you would have given that money to someone else.
1 year, 2 months ago on About that Lecavalier Guy...
@Reddy he's still an asset. either keep him and play him or trade him, but buying him out means they just pay him a bunch of money and get nothing back. of course they'll wish they had when he retires early and really wrecks their cap situation.
1 year, 2 months ago on Red Wings Draft Updates
@RowdyFromScrubs that's exactly who i keep thinking about. but i do think brunner is a good player who is worth keeping if possible.
1 year, 3 months ago on Signings, Rumors and Griffins Updates
@ThroatShot trades, most likely. no idea who, though.
@slapshotgoal @Twig @BenSanborn i shouldn't have used the words "bring up" because that implies the goalie would come from GR. really, it depends on the situation. if Jimmy is out 3-4 games, yes, Mrazek is the guy. but if he's seriously hurt or struggling badly, a trade would likely need to happen.
1 year, 3 months ago on Players We Need to Keep and Let Go
@FisherDude when I list buyout guys like Hossa and Richards, I'm not saying trade for them. I'm saying sign them as UFAs after being bought out. meaning their old cap hit is gone. they'll still be getting paid by their old teams, which means they could possibly (ESP in Richards' case) play for much cheaper while still making bank.
@JohnnyAllen glad you found us, too.
@BenSanborn because if Jimmy Howard is going to be making $5+ million, he needs to be playing a lot of games. Probably 60 or more. Mrazek needs to play in order to develop into the elite goaltender we think he'll become. 20 or fewer starts and the occasional mop-up duty isn't going to cut it. it's best for Mrazek to start 45-55 games in GR and play rather than watch. i know he's good enough to be an NHL backup right now, but he could be even better with more development.
the only issue with his contract isn't the cap hit, but the penalty detroit would have to deal with if he retires early. if holland is confident he'll honor his full contract, keeping him is the right move.
1 year, 3 months ago on Mule is Staying Put
@CM7777 yeah and zetterberg kept losing his mind when toews played him hard, too, right? look, i understand hockey is a tough sport to fully grasp in 3 years, but it's pretty clear that Z was getting to Toews, but Toews never got to Z. have fun with Dustin Brown, though!
1 year, 3 months ago on Red Wings Game 7 Recap
epic. please beat and humiliate them. and have fun doing so.
1 year, 3 months ago on PLAYOFF PREVIEW PARTY - KNOW YOUR 3RD ROUND OPPONENT: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
@Reddy @Twig small guys will always be penalized, though. shawn hunwick would have an NHL contract right now if he was 6' tall. just make leg pads cover the top of the knee and that's it. also ban composite sticks. and helmets. and colored leather equipment. BROWN ONLY! ok, maybe those last two are a bit much.
1 year, 3 months ago on How to Score on Crawford
@Old Fat Bald Guy never said ignore anyone without a pro-wing bias. just said that there are plenty out there that change their opinions just to get a rise out of fans.
@Reddy @Twig don't mean to take it all out on the goalies. yes, shooters shoot harder now, so they do need extra padding. my only gripe with goalies today is the thigh risers or whatever kids are calling them. like you said, they cover the five-hole with no effort.
@Reddy goalies should be making big saves; not Reebok.
@JOHNxJOHN yeah, a couple issues, but i have to agree overall. i was stride for stride with kane(!!!!!) all night. amazing. just amazing.
1 year, 4 months ago on Blue Falcons vs Red Wings Recap: 5.23.2013
love that picture of ozzy and roy fighting, btw. i miss hockey like that. a fight resulting from genuine hate rather than staged "message sending." an old-ass coach needing to be held back. alternate captain and future league disciplinarian smiling at the carnage. good times.
1 year, 4 months ago on Get Up, Rock!
DMac absolutely rules.
1 year, 4 months ago on McCarty's Thoughts on Abby's Suspension
Word on Twitter is that Lashoff plays tomorrow. I'm cool with this decision. At his best he's at least been as good as White and Colaiacovo and this year is a great chance to give young guys some playoff experience.
1 year, 4 months ago on Red Wings vs Ducks Game 2 Recap
@WingNut83 wish he'd find that hiding place and never leave it.
that picture of Howard looks like he's telling me that corn flakes are part of a complete breakfast. idk why...
1 year, 4 months ago on Wings vs. Ducks - Our Completely Unbiased Predictions
@moorecha only 3 stars to work with here...
1 year, 4 months ago on Predators vs Red Wings Recap: 4.25.2013 | April | 2013 Articles
hmmm, not sure what happened, but some buzz on Twitter suggests Franzen might be hurt. May miss the game tomorrow. If so, Bert probably plays.
1 year, 4 months ago on Kings vs Red Wings Recap: 4.24.2013
@ThroatShot @Twig lol, so harsh. but yes, barring a deep run, he probably did play his last game for us. he'll contribute somewhere, though. he's a good player.
@ThroatShot lol, i wouldn't say i'm glad miller is hurt. he was good for us. but i agree, Eaves is better right now.
@Reddy what i mean is the talent is there, but not being used or guys are underperforming. i know they usually don't show up.
1 year, 5 months ago on Red WIngs vs Canucks Recap: 4.20.2013
@Encryption001 ok, good to know. thanks.
1 year, 5 months ago on Sharks at Red Wings Recap: 4.11.2013
@garth this is a very solid point.
1 year, 5 months ago on Howard Resigns to Six Year Deal - That's Good News for the Wings
there's no way to know how howard will play in 5 years. no point in even wondering. however, imagine our record right now if Howard was NOT on this team. he is our best player. you have to pay your best player.
one other thing: if Howard is our guy for another 6 years, what about mrazek? are they going to play 41 each in a couple years with Howard making bank and mrazek not? and if that means mrazek probably won't be a wing much longer, then why oh frigging why was he untouchable at the trade deadline?
i'd be thrilled if Val left. we can sign someone else to have nice hair and turn the puck over on the power play. hell, make Kindl wear a wig. problem solved!
@JOHNxJOHN if are truly rebuilding, why didn't holland move White for something? rebuilding teams actually rebuild. the ONLY reason any of our prospects have seen the NHL this year is because the has-beens that Holland bought, broke.
1 year, 5 months ago on Babcock: Helm Out For the Season
@DetCapC19 very true. seems we get led on a lot.
@JOHNxJOHN really? i guess i'm preprogrammed to be biased against sammy, but i only saw him as a liability out there.
1 year, 5 months ago on Red Wings Recap: 3.31.2013
@ThroatShot heard a few different versions, but i believe you are correct.
1 year, 5 months ago on DeKeyser Picks Detroit
@brandik1313 oh yes, they've always been that way. Perry loses his cool pretty easily and Geltzlaf is basically an enforcer who can score. As for Selanne, I've seen him go off over calls before, too. I thought it was all Carlyle, but he's been gone for a year and they're still stupid.
1 year, 6 months ago on Red Wings vs Ducks Recap: 3.24.2013
@Reddy yeah, that could be an instance where i jumped to conclusions when there's a legit reason behind the scratch.
@Reddy did i type that? midnight...
1 year, 6 months ago on Red Wings vs Ducks Recap: 3.22.2013
@JOHNxJOHN i don't really believe Pav when he says that. It's possible, but what do people expect him to say? "Get this guy away from me!" it's not the hockey player way.