bardownginos

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  1. I have a ton of respect for Holland, not Babcock. A lot of the problems surrounding the team are due to Babcock, not Holland. Although I do concede that Holland is the GM and should put his foot down, a lot of fans do not realize how much influence Babcock has in regards to what players come in and what players go out. For recent examples, Hudler, Filppula, and Brunner are all gone because of Babcock. A close friend of mine who works within the team told me that Fil left because he was done playing for Babcock. You can take that how you wish. Hudler and Brunner, I think everyone knows why they are gone...of course I'm much less upset about Brunner being gone than Hudler, because Jiri was an extremely underrated asset...or maybe I'm just sensitive to the string of shootout losses. As far as players coming in, Babcock was, as everyone knows, influential in bringing Cleary back and he also had a say in the Quincey signing. Obviously, both of LGW's whipping boys. I do believe there is a bit of a power struggle between Holland and Babcock and our lack of identity is being shown by that. I also believe Babcock is not the coach to take this team forward. But that is up for extreme debate.
  2. I think I'll rather enjoy Ozzie in the both. Great personality obviously. Think Draper would be a good pickup for the Fox team too.
  3. The real problem is that people expect him to be a 40 goal scorer, when he simply is not (Well that and we expect him to be a goal per game player like he was in the 08 playoffs). It's quite the anomaly. Even Mickey Redmond refers to him as a 40 goal guy, but check his stats, at 33, he's never scored that much. Hell, he's only scored over 30 goals once. Moral of the story, perhaps people need to change their expectations of how much this guy scores. He's a high 20 goal scorer. Couple that with an average of 20 assists and it doesn't seem as bad as people make it out to be. I do think he will largely benefit from playing with workhorses like Weiss or Alfie though. Guys who aren't afraid to get a little dirty while he gets himself into prime scoring positions (and when you can shoot the puck like him, that's pretty much anywhere).
  4. Biggest pet peeve: People who call Datsyuk "Dats". Nobody ever calls him Dats. Always Pav

  5. My only two complaints are the fake laces and the logo, otherwise it's....decent?
  6. I'm sure seeing how he's only there a few months out of the year, nothing sentimental was taken. I think I've read before that he keeps that stuff at his home in Detroit. Don't quote me on that though. Anyway, very unfortunate
  7. Just moved, so I am looking to offload a few of my Red Wings apparel. I have a rare white Henrik Zetterberg player shirt, Datsyuk player shirt, Filppula player shirt, and a 2009 Winter classic jersey (real one, not chinese! haha) Not thrilled about having to sell, but my loss is your gain. I've posted them on eBay with buy it now prices to protect both buyer and seller with paypal! Feel free to message me on there if you have questions and I'll be as prompt as I can! Also, feel free to check out my other items! Winter Classic jersey: http://www.ebay.com/itm/151117018165?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Filppula: http://www.ebay.com/itm/151117013653?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Zetterberg: http://www.ebay.com/itm/151117008022?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Datsyuk: http://www.ebay.com/itm/151117012347?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  8. 13 needs another cup if he wants his number in the rafters
  9. PAY FIL WHAT HE WANTS!!!!!
  10. San Jose takes care of Dallas, but Minny pulls out a win against LA. Win tonight and we are in eighth and a point behind seventh
  11. Keep in mind this is Brunner's first season in North America. Age is irrelevant. This summer he'll be on the Wings training program and put on some meat. I think he'll do just fine in this league.
  12. Update: Minnesota added to the mix. Here's how it shapes up with three games remaining. Minnesota Wild: 51 4/23 Los Angeles 4/26 Edmonton 4/27 @Colorado Columbus Blue Jackets: 51 4/25 @ Dallas 4/27 Nashville Dallas Stars: 48 4/23 @ San Jose 4/25 Columbus 4/27 Detroit Detroit Red Wings: 50 4/24 Los Angeles 4/25 Nashville 4/27 @ Dallas Standings: 1. Chicago - 73 (clinched playoff spot) 2. Anaheim - 64 (clinched playoff spot) 3. Vancouver - 59 (clinched playoff spot) 4. Los Angeles - 57 (clinched playoff spot) 5. San Jose - 55 6. St. Louis - 54 7. Minnesota - 51 (24-18-3, ROW 20) 8. Columbus - 51 (22-17-7, ROW 17) 9. Detroit - 50 (21-16-8, ROW 19) 10. Dallas - 48 (22-19-4, ROW 20)
  13. Bottom line is Tomas Tatar should be on this team. The Red Wings brass is too loyal to their players. Dan Cleary would be in the press box on 29 other teams
  14. I still feel like people don't realize that we actually played well last night. They only had 17 shots, remember. We put on 34. We Were buzzing. Not much you can do about a goalie standing on his head.
  15. Update: Minnesota added to the mix. Here's how it shapes up with three games remaining. Minnesota Wild: 53 4/26 Edmonton 4/27 @Colorado Columbus Blue Jackets: 51 4/25 @ Dallas 4/27 Nashville Dallas Stars: 48 4/25 Columbus 4/27 Detroit Detroit Red Wings: 50 4/24 Los Angeles 4/25 Nashville 4/27 @ Dallas Standings: 1. Chicago - 73 (clinched playoff spot) 2. Anaheim - 64 (clinched playoff spot) 3. Vancouver - 59 (clinched playoff spot) 4. Los Angeles - 57 (clinched playoff spot) 5. San Jose - 55 6. St. Louis - 54 7. Minnesota - 53 (25-18-3, ROW 21) 8. Columbus - 51 (22-17-7, ROW 17) 9. Detroit - 50 (21-16-8, ROW 19) 10. Dallas - 48 (22-20-4, ROW 20) ---------------------------------------- Well. Three games remaining. One point behind the seventh and eight places with a game in hand on Columbus. Looks like all eyes will be on Dallas, TX Thursday night when the Jackets and Stars play each other. The best scenario for us would be for that game to be decided by a shootout. I think Minny is trending downward and though they have a much easier schedule than Columbus, Detroit, and Dallas, I wouldn't be surprised if they fell out.