Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Wings Playoff/Cup chances?


  • Please log in to reply
149 replies to this topic

#121 maravig

maravig

    Draftee

  • Member
  • 7 posts

Posted 30 March 2011 - 09:38 AM

Read through nearly every thread in here. I see you are new here but this is panic button central. Playoffs are unpredictable as can be but the flow of the team this year has been unnerving at the very least. They ramp it up come mid-April but will that be enough? We shall see.


I'm not new, been on here for many years, but I rarely post. I just wanted to see how others felt. In a way, this kinda feels like 1997. I didn't think that team would go very far and they won it all (shows what I know). Anything can happen, true, and I sure hope they go all the way. The way we've played, in general, against Vancouver, Sharks, and some of the other top teams has me concerned. I will say that a healthy Wings team firing on all cylinders will be very difficult to beat in a 7 game series. I hope we gel at the right time :-)

#122 Mabuhay Red Wings

Mabuhay Red Wings

    PACquiao!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 840 posts

Posted 30 March 2011 - 09:54 AM

I'm not new, been on here for many years, but I rarely post. I just wanted to see how others felt. In a way, this kinda feels like 1997. I didn't think that team would go very far and they won it all (shows what I know). Anything can happen, true, and I sure hope they go all the way. The way we've played, in general, against Vancouver, Sharks, and some of the other top teams has me concerned. I will say that a healthy Wings team firing on all cylinders will be very difficult to beat in a 7 game series. I hope we gel at the right time :-)


http://www.letsgowin...011-cup-chances

:thumbup:

#123 maravig

maravig

    Draftee

  • Member
  • 7 posts

Posted 30 March 2011 - 10:14 AM

http://www.letsgowin...011-cup-chances

:thumbup:


Actually, beyond cup chances, I meant does anyone else feel this team is lacking in some way, but can't really nail it down? I know this is a prelude to the playoffs, but I have felt this way since last December. Even when they were winning, I didn't find it overly impressive the way it was done.

#124 darkmanx

darkmanx

    Toronto's Finest

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,778 posts
  • Location:Toronto, Canada

Posted 30 March 2011 - 11:18 AM

How many of these threads are we going to make ?

#125 Mabuhay Red Wings

Mabuhay Red Wings

    PACquiao!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 840 posts

Posted 30 March 2011 - 11:55 AM

How many of these threads are we going to make ?


It's almost playoff time. It wouldn't feel right without multiple threads filled with playoff fear and a tiny bit of hope.

#126 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

St. Michael (the Red Wing)

    Heavenly With the Puck

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,822 posts
  • Location:Mankato, MN

Posted 30 March 2011 - 12:18 PM

I feel horrible about us in the playoffs this year. It would be lucky if we somehow got the to the second round which alwasys by Red Wing standards isn't good enough. If we don't win it all as usual it's always a disappointment....

#127 Z Winged Dangler

Z Winged Dangler

    Part 3: Return of the Hammer Hands

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,219 posts
  • Location:Winnipeg, MB

Posted 30 March 2011 - 12:21 PM

Actually, beyond cup chances, I meant does anyone else feel this team is lacking in some way, but can't really nail it down? I know this is a prelude to the playoffs, but I have felt this way since last December. Even when they were winning, I didn't find it overly impressive the way it was done.


the wings are lacking in healthy players :hehe:

the thing that feels most off this year is the sloppy ass play in the defensive zone. the wings have been getting goal production from all 4 lines, which has them top 5 in goals for, but the goals aginst has been terrible this year. from howard being inconsistant as all hell to the wings defense on occasion just looking disinterested in playing hockey. the amount of 60 minute games the wings have played this year can be counted on 1 hand. if the wings get healthy before playoffs, they'll be hard to beat. unfortunately, franzen had the torch passed from kovalev as laziest skilled player in the NHL. lets hope that changes soon, cause the wings need EVERYONE doing their job and being productive and they'll be the same contenders they always are. i believe 100% that if this wings team plays to their potential, they can win the cup with Joey in net if howard isn't ready to go.

"I play hockey, but I am not very good.  Can someone please tell me what it would take to sign with the Wings ? I can use a million or two."  ~ arag

 

Dan Cleary is an Xbox 360.  While good for a while, it's time for the new generation to take over.


#128 HankthaTank

HankthaTank

    3rd Line Center

  • Silver Booster
  • 4,815 posts
  • Location:Warren, MI

Posted 30 March 2011 - 12:22 PM

Said it many times before but people are really making the safe assumptions in here. Grrr! We will be first round exit! Or, well it might be 2nd round but not much further. These are all safe "predictions" or whatever you want to call them.
TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN, MUCH IS EXPECTED.

#129 Hiei

Hiei

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,290 posts
  • Location:Centerton, AR via Mt. Carroll, IL

Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:09 PM

It's almost playoff time. It wouldn't feel right without multiple threads filled with playoff fear and a tiny bit of hope.



And about 4-5 threads about our goaltending situation. Yep. Feels about right.

"Hit em with your purse, ya *****!" - Random Wings fans shouting at Franziska


#130 CenterIce

CenterIce

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,989 posts

Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:30 PM

Hey,
I can't put my finger on it, but I just don't see the team going very deep in the playoffs this year. I sure hope I'm wrong of course. Does anyone else feel this way? I've noticed the inconsistency in goaltending and defense. But it seems to be something else that just seems off with this year's club. Ever notice how teams that aggressively forecheck the wings cause us all sorts of problems? Can't clear, then penalties follow because of fatigue on a long shift when their pinned in the zone? Anyone else have the same or differing point of view? I'd like to hear what you all think.

Jeff


It is always that way. The Wings like to set plays up. If they don't get time to launch their breakout passes, they end up chipping right to a guy covered or to an opposition player. It is all or nothing with them.

#131 Mabuhay Red Wings

Mabuhay Red Wings

    PACquiao!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 840 posts

Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:34 PM

We've lost... That loving feeling... Whoa that loving feeling...

Edited by Mabuhay Red Wings, 30 March 2011 - 08:34 PM.


#132 Shoreline

Shoreline

    Panzerfaust

  • HoF Booster
  • 12,817 posts
  • Location:Brampton, ON

Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:35 PM

I think the Wings season hasn't been as good as the last few, but then again, the bigger issue is how much more intense over-analyzing gets in every loss, or in this case, before the game is even over.

#133 mjtm77

mjtm77

    mjtm77

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 962 posts

Posted 31 March 2011 - 12:28 AM

same s***. Playoffs are a whole new ball game I mean look how s***ty the hawks played last year goin into the playoffs. Iam tired of being on this board and reading wings suck, wings out first round, . Fire MCcrimen, rebuild, wings suck why does this stuff need to be posted constently
Posted Image

#134 InKennyWeTrust

InKennyWeTrust

    2nd Line Scorer

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 695 posts

Posted 31 March 2011 - 12:46 AM

The good news and bad news is that it doesn't get much worse than it did tonight. However, there's more good to be recovered here than bad. When you're face down, you can't get any lower. We've got guys who know what they're doing, guys like Lidstrom, Draper, and Z who've been there and handle pressure on a day in day our basis. There's guys like Cleary who know what's expected of them and know that they need to step up. This game was more of a message to those guys than to us. Yeah, it sucked seeing a shelling but it's going to suck even more going through the drills tomorrow.

Don't be so down on this team. These guys know what they're doing, they've been playing this game their whole lives and they're on a team whose been winning this game for the past... god, 25 years. So our passes aren't as crisp as 1995- isn't that a good thing? We aren't trying as hard when it's unnecessary. We're going to be just fine.

#135 matt198913

matt198913

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,199 posts

Posted 31 March 2011 - 01:23 AM

I actually feel pretty good about the playoffs this year. This isn't a tired team, they appear to be saving themselves for the playoffs, and I don't think they care who they play. Howard is getting some much needed rest should be fresh for the playoffs, Pav and Mule should be ready to break out. By winning the Stanley Cup this year we'll be able to unload McCrimmon on some poor unsuspecting young team ready to have their D destroyed.
BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#136 akustyk

akustyk

    how painful is painful?

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,170 posts
  • Location:Voorburg, Dutchland

Posted 31 March 2011 - 05:12 AM

I dunno... Wings 2002 looked pretty much off-sync at the end of regular season and through playoffs' first 2 games.
and they still had some good playoff run if you ask me...

Wings are rolling slowly towards playoffs and keep their core players benched to give them some rest and also protect
them from real injuries before playoffs start. active players don't push too much either, for the very same reason.
it looks IMHO more like Wings tanking those games to spare forces for playoff run, than the team having real issues
with mana. they will put the higher gear on once playoffs start.


this is a good core of players with good work ethics. and there's no chemistry issues because of new ingredients.
they are set, know each other and should be playing good once everybody's back in the lineup. whether it'll be sufficient
to send the opponents golfing - we'll see. I like how the team looks right now, and the only question is how much
Cup hunger do these players have.

Edited by akustyk, 31 March 2011 - 05:13 AM.


#137 OCDRunner

OCDRunner

    Draftee

  • Member
  • 2 posts

Posted 31 March 2011 - 05:52 AM

Hey,
I can't put my finger on it, but I just don't see the team going very deep in the playoffs this year. I sure hope I'm wrong of course. Does anyone else feel this way? I've noticed the inconsistency in goaltending and defense. But it seems to be something else that just seems off with this year's club. Ever notice how teams that aggressively forecheck the wings cause us all sorts of problems? Can't clear, then penalties follow because of fatigue on a long shift when their pinned in the zone? Anyone else have the same or differing point of view? I'd like to hear what you all think.

Jeff


I'm not sure about this... They have been most disappointing lately, but it may be lethargy from playing all year long.? Yesterday's debacle was an absolute embarassment. I will say that this year's team has a hard time getting started. I'll bet they have been behind in most of their games. Perhaps that is an exageration but it sure seems like it. If that doesn't change, they will not go far. One more thing, the Sharks own the Wings right now. I don't think we can beat them.

#138 maravig

maravig

    Draftee

  • Member
  • 7 posts

Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:43 AM

I'm not sure about this... They have been most disappointing lately, but it may be lethargy from playing all year long.? Yesterday's debacle was an absolute embarassment. I will say that this year's team has a hard time getting started. I'll bet they have been behind in most of their games. Perhaps that is an exageration but it sure seems like it. If that doesn't change, they will not go far. One more thing, the Sharks own the Wings right now. I don't think we can beat them.


I can't see us beating the Sharkies or the 'Nucks truthfully. It would be very impressive if we did. I'll reserve judgement until we a healthy lineup in Round 1, Game 1. Last night I hope will be a wake up card because getting pounded by a non-playoff team this close to the playoffs is not a good thing. I hope Babs can get the ship steered right.

#139 matt198913

matt198913

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,199 posts

Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:56 AM

Not worried at all. Does not matter who were playing
BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#140 HOCKEY MATTERS

HOCKEY MATTERS

    Nearly invisible now........you smell that?

  • HoF Booster
  • 2,401 posts
  • Location:Mount Clemens, MI

Posted 31 March 2011 - 08:00 AM

Posted Image
half the world is nuts...and the other half is crazy
"You can't chew yesterdays' breakfast." Jim Leyland
Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.

Alternative to Google tracking you.... http://duckduckgo.com/





Similar Topics Collapse

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users