gcom007

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gcom007 last won the day on September 6 2011

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  1. Two Tendies Enter. One Tendy Lives.

    “Starter for the season” means nothing on this team. Well, it shouldn’t on a team like this with the season going the way it is. Again, to me, the smart move in this disastrous season is to give Mrazek every chance to get something/anything going. There’s nothing to lose and potentially much to gain. This team is a dumpster fire with terrible defense that does neither of our goalies any favors, and Mrazek really is still young; a lot could still change. I don’t think it’s fair to assume he’s toast at this point, and I certainly don’t think it’s wise. 100% agree.
  2. 12/5 GDT - Jets at Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    Or at least one extra service to change your location...
  3. 12/5 GDT - Jets at Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    Still no NHL.tv feed for me...
  4. 12/5 GDT - Jets at Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    They must’ve known this would be for the best for all of us...
  5. 12/5 GDT - Jets at Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    Anyone having feed issues with the NHL stream on Apple TV?
  6. Rumors Thread

    Of course Holland overvalued his prospects. He’s been utterly delusional about them for a long time. He was lucky to be around for some of the best prospect luck ever over the years and lost touch with reality. He’s been completely wasteful with far too many guys in this decade, and I really do wonder if our system is to blame for some of our prospect’s shortcomings even; I have to think our slow system combined with a mediocre pro team is not an inspiring environment, and we don’t have the same class of vets around steadying the ship as we once did. It definitely isn’t the system it once was.
  7. Ovechkin to 1,000 Goals?

    1000 is a done deal if so. And we would be talking 1200 if this were the 80s.
  8. Ovechkin to 1,000 Goals?

    If he wants to beat Gretzky, he can, and he very likely will. 1000 though? A lot would have to go right. It’s insane that it’s even somewhat of a reasonable thought though in this era. Says a great deal about just how phenomenally great of a goal scorer Ovechkin is.
  9. Has Blashill finally lost the team?

    Absolutely agree on some level. I was one of very few peoole on fence to be certain, though I didn’t say it would be bad nor did I expect it to be this bad. I thought we were being foolish to assume his success would translate to NHL succh as. My thought is and was that when you want to walk around like you’re the class of the league and an elite franchise, you need to be bringing in top people. When we brought in Babcock, he was THE guy to bring in. Solid NHL track record already; young and hungry coach still too. Someone like Blash should’ve gone to a lower-tier team to cut his teeth and the Wings bring in someone proven in 2015 if you want to keep up what seems like more of a facade than anything at this point. We’re clearly not an elite team anymore, and we don’t conduct business like one either. We haven’t in a long time. It may be hindsight for some, but this is the same sort of bad strategic thinking that I’ve had issues with since before this decade began, and we’re now nearing the end of it. Unless something dramatic happens this year, it’s time for a new GM.
  10. Has Blashill finally lost the team?

    End of the day, yes, absolutely. I still don’t think Blashill is there yet on the pro level, especially in this organization. In retrospect it really seems completely foolish to go with an unproven and very green Babcock clone. Maybe Blashill would have had better luck somewhere else where his style was fresher sounding, but going from 10 years Babcock to mini Babcock lite really was an absurd idea. Blashill was doomed to fail here, and that really boils down to another overly-optimistic and logically bankrupt Ken Holland move.
  11. Two Tendies Enter. One Tendy Lives.

    I’m far from sold on Mrazek at this point, but Howard is never going on be our savior, and let’s be honest, he’ll likely get injured at some point soon, and even if not, he’s generally on the tail end of his up and down career. I still think we need to give Mrazek more of a chance given that we’re short on players with higher potential and at this point, we’ve got nothing to lose as far as I’m concerned this season. Give him more consistent starts to see if he can get his game going again and if he can’t, have fun back in the Czech Republic next year. He’s got absolutely no chance of proving anything one way or another getting 1-2 starts a month behind this s*** team though. He needs more starts.
  12. [TRADE] Scott Wilson to the Buffalo Sabres

    The fire sale has begun. /s
  13. Has Blashill finally lost the team?

    Something this board has struggled mightily with over the last 5-6 years is recognizing that the NHL and every league beneath it tend to be wildly different for everyone sans the elite among the elite. That’s one or two guys every generation, certainly not Jeff “he’s won everywhere” Blashill. Most pros win everywhere before they make it to the pros; it’s almost a prerequisite. For the rest, you really never know how things are going to go. The really crazy part to me was how confident the Wings were in Blashill. Did they even interview alternatives? I don’t remember. I only remember everyone and their mother essentially thinking he was our savior and Babcock was overrated and hurting things here. I was never sold on any of these ideas. Bummer it’s working out like this, but fans and maybe even management need to learn that they have to work with other proven professionals in the NHL sometimes. You can’t assume everything coming out of your system is going to work out for the best. We’ve made dramatically less trades than any other team in the league in recent years. I think the second lowest team still has twice as many trades as we do. This system is not working.
  14. 10/26 GDT - Red Wings at Lightning - 7:30 PM EST

    Anyone having issues with nhl.tv streaming?