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February 2020 Regular Season Game Thread

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The Wings' magic number to reach 40 points on the season remains stuck at 6. Lose 4-1 at home to Jersey.

Last season the Wings finished 2 points ahead of the Devils. This year the Wings are 24 points behind the Devils.

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42 minutes ago, lordstanley said:

The Wings' magic number to reach 40 points on the season remains stuck at 6. Lose 4-1 at home to Jersey.

Last season the Wings finished 2 points ahead of the Devils. This year the Wings are 24 points behind the Devils.

was at LCA for the first two periods. They are just so helpless defensively.  You just stop counting the turnovers and outlet passes to opposition sticks. And it's especially hospitable the way Nemeth politely skates along side and one step behind any offensive player going toward the Detroit net so they can get off their shots unencumbered.

They did actually have a few stretches where they exerted pretty decent offensive pressure but couldn't generate any finishes. 

They've also significantly cranked up the decibel level recently in the arena. It was ridiculous really - like they thought enough wattage through the the PA would somehow re-animate the dead carcass of the hockey team.

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It is staggering that all 4 pro sports teams could have top 3 draft picks. We are half way there.

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2 hours ago, kdog said:

It is staggering that all 4 pro sports teams could have top 3 draft picks. We are half way there.

I am more excited about the thought of drafting Spencer Torkelson than Alex Lafreniere. And that is if the Wings are lucky enough to beat the odds and win the #1 overall pick.

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3 hours ago, lordstanley said:

I am more excited about the thought of drafting Spencer Torkelson than Alex Lafreniere. And that is if the Wings are lucky enough to beat the odds and win the #1 overall pick.

why?  lafreniere is more likely to make a significant impact quicker.

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19 hours ago, Buddha said:

why?  lafreniere is more likely to make a significant impact quicker.

I think I'm just grouchy in general about all things Red Wings and NHL (except for the Zamboni driver beating the Leafs).

Anyways, whether Lafreniere or someone else, the Wings need a hit. None of their six 1st round draft picks from the past 5 years have yet made an impact at the NHL level (Svechnikov, Cholowski, Rasmussen, Zadina, Veleno, Seider).  I cut Seider slack - for now.

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I think Zadina had been a pretty solid NHL-er this season for the most part.  15 points in 28 games playing about ~15 minutes a night at age 20 on a team devoid of talent seems fine to me.  Tough to make an impact with this roster.

 

AA and Green are both hurt for Edmonton already, very surprising!

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Yeah, I have no real complaints about Zadina, if he plays a full season in Detroit next year injury-free he should put up some decent numbers.

Apparently Svech is headed to the KHL Not a huge surprise, I had pretty much written him off.

 

 

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41 minutes ago, lordstanley said:

Apparently Svech is headed to the KHL Not a huge surprise, I had pretty much written him off.

 

 

I didn't see this so I googled, seems like his agent has shot down this rumor already.  I wouldn't be shocked if it was some sort of posturing as far as getting a call up this season or next, but who knows with stuff coming out of Russia.  I too have written him off as a NHL player so either way...

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A topic that will be debated by masochists for years: what was worst, the final season of Dexter, the 2019 Tigers season or the 2019-20 Red Wing season.

Wings losing 6-1 at home tonight to a non-playoff team, Minnesota. With still a full period to go.

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The Wings have the hardest strength of schedule the rest of way.  Hardly relevant, as every opponent is brutal when you have 34 points.

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8 hours ago, drownwithyou said:

Can I throw the entire last season of Game of Thrones into consideration?

Of the choices offered, last season of GoT was the best, by far.

The one-eyed man being the king of the valley of the blind and all that.

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