GDT: Wings vs sabres 1:00 pm et 2/9/19

Discussion in 'Detroit Red Wings' started by drwmike, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. lhsgolf19

    lhsgolf19 Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,018
    Likes Received:
    1,514
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Birmingham, MI
    Heck of a shot... No chance for 35
     
  2. The Zetterberg Era

    The Zetterberg Era The Captain is Home!

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    35,163
    Likes Received:
    4,592
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Ft. Myers, FL
    He is gambling at the line and not winning enough. He hasn't been strong enough in battles. It is a long season. I think this is all fine, he is learning a lot about this league it is a process. Saying lets feed the kid 20 minutes a night to get abused with Green against first lines isn't something I am on board with right now. Let's have him get through a game where they aren't scoring with him on ice for a few of them.
     
  3. theYman

    theYman The "Captain's" back

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    17,038
    Likes Received:
    260
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Gender:
    Male
    What happend to our PK? Used to be decent. Can we get Miller back? Cuz ya know he was a Pk specialist.
     
  4. Steve Yzerlland

    Steve Yzerlland Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2018
    Messages:
    3,307
    Likes Received:
    957
    Trophy Points:
    90
    Mantha should be on the block asap. He has no confidence.
     
    CaptainZetterberg40 likes this.
  5. Hughes Hefner

    Hughes Hefner Registered User

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Gender:
    Male
    All I know is he moves the puck better than anyone on the backend with the exception of Green. He's done a nice job in his own zone today taking the man and finishing his check. I don't see the timidnes unless that means you want him to run around out there in his own end.
     
  6. CaptainZetterberg40

    CaptainZetterberg40 Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2014
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    46
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Beauty move by Lakin there! Let's see what guts the team has in the 3rd. And let's see if Mantha breaks a sweat
     
  7. SoupGuru

    SoupGuru Registered User

    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    Messages:
    15,011
    Likes Received:
    373
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Location:
    Spokane
    Cholo had a great October, an OK November, and is -12 with 4 points since Dec 1.

    It's not just the eye test that tells me he's struggling .
     
    Fire Ken Holland likes this.
  8. CaptainZetterberg40

    CaptainZetterberg40 Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2014
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    46
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Not going to lie, for me it's like an emotional rollercoaster when it comes to Mantha. I think he is who he is, and if he didn't look around him and see what it takes to succeed like Larkin, or Zetterberg before him, he most likely won't understand it ever. This is a working man's league. I watch the predators quite a bit, and when I see small Viktor Arvidsson (far many other examples like him) be hungry for the puck, protect it, win battles for it and give it his all to score, there really isn't any excuse for guys like Mantha. You're soon to be captain in Larkin is giving it his all every single shift, what makes Mantha so special? I don't believe it's a confidence issue because in my opinion that has more to do with skills. This is a heart and mind problem. Mantha will probably perceive it as a skills confidence issue, but it will be because he can't see the truth in his warts. Next year is the time to decide what to do with him, because having said all that you give youth with skill the opportunity to mature. I think his age 25 season next year is a good enough leash for any young player.
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
  9. SoupGuru

    SoupGuru Registered User

    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    Messages:
    15,011
    Likes Received:
    373
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Location:
    Spokane
    Did you guys hear about Skinner's edgework?
     
  10. theYman

    theYman The "Captain's" back

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    17,038
    Likes Received:
    260
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Gender:
    Male
    Skinner was a figure skater? And he looked pretty good.
     
  11. The Zetterberg Era

    The Zetterberg Era The Captain is Home!

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    35,163
    Likes Received:
    4,592
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Ft. Myers, FL
    Wow they are lucky for this to not be 4-1 in the last 30 seconds.
     
  12. TheMule93

    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

    Joined:
    May 26, 2015
    Messages:
    10,797
    Likes Received:
    3,792
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Location:
    Ontario
    FSD really needs to work on finding more than literally just 1 talking point every game

    today its "skinner has good edgework" repeated ad nauseum

    tomorrow it will be "blackhawks won 3 cups recently" ad nauseum
     
  13. theYman

    theYman The "Captain's" back

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    17,038
    Likes Received:
    260
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Gender:
    Male
    Wish we had a 30 goal scorer since like forever. Larkin should make that case this year I hope.
     
  14. Lazlo Hollyfeld

    Lazlo Hollyfeld Pitter Patter

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    12,686
    Likes Received:
    2,717
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Edgework is the new compete level.
     
  15. The Zetterberg Era

    The Zetterberg Era The Captain is Home!

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    35,163
    Likes Received:
    4,592
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Ft. Myers, FL
    Well skating is really important in the NHL. It is also something the high end talents all generally have. But with the face of hockey being McDavid this is pretty natural in my opinion. It is also something the Hughes brothers have going for them if they become big time faces of their teams.

    In short get used to hearing about it. I don't think it is going anywhere just like compete level is said a ton even still today.
     
  16. Lazlo Hollyfeld

    Lazlo Hollyfeld Pitter Patter

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    12,686
    Likes Received:
    2,717
    Trophy Points:
    231
    I don't disagree, but skating has always been important in hockey. Crosby has fantastic edgework but that phrase wasn't used nearly as much when he came into the league as it is now.

    I'm not saying it's not important. Just funny how these things become buzzwords.
     
    The Zetterberg Era likes this.
  17. SoupGuru

    SoupGuru Registered User

    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    Messages:
    15,011
    Likes Received:
    373
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Location:
    Spokane
    What the hell, Vanek?
     
  18. Darkseider

    Darkseider Almost as good as a Marvel reference

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Messages:
    15,038
    Likes Received:
    1,767
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    DCU
    Every time AA has a breakaway chance like that after a nice stop in the defensive zone, I wonder where he was on the preceding play.
     
  19. SoupGuru

    SoupGuru Registered User

    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    Messages:
    15,011
    Likes Received:
    373
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Location:
    Spokane
    Be honest, you aren't really wondering because you already know the answer
     
  20. Hughes Hefner

    Hughes Hefner Registered User

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Gender:
    Male
    Rasmussen should wear a snow mobile suit he's on the ice so much. He needs to work with Jeff skinner in the off season..
     
    waltdetroit likes this.
  21. RedWingzz

    RedWingzz "En dernière pour Lafrenière!!"

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Messages:
    5,321
    Likes Received:
    1,099
    Trophy Points:
    150
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ottawa
    what is Nyquist doing out there? He looks terrible, easily the worst player on the ice. He's made so many brutal turnovers, and lost so many battles. He is so weak.
     
  22. The Zetterberg Era

    The Zetterberg Era The Captain is Home!

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    35,163
    Likes Received:
    4,592
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Ft. Myers, FL
    There is a bigger argument to be had for him being our best player today than there is for him being the worst player on the entire ice surface.... Curious take on the proceedings today in my opinion.
     
    Geeve likes this.
  23. SoupGuru

    SoupGuru Registered User

    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    Messages:
    15,011
    Likes Received:
    373
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Location:
    Spokane
    Did that actually get AA's face?
     
  24. Hughes Hefner

    Hughes Hefner Registered User

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Gender:
    Male
    Why is kronwall running the pp
     
  25. SoupGuru

    SoupGuru Registered User

    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    Messages:
    15,011
    Likes Received:
    373
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Location:
    Spokane
    Haven't seen Gator or there for awhile
     
  26. Darkseider

    Darkseider Almost as good as a Marvel reference

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Messages:
    15,038
    Likes Received:
    1,767
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    DCU
    Did Larkin just sarcastically applaud himself? Can we get that as a GIF?
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"