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Howard suffers groin injury...again.

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I don't care how well Conks is playing in the minors, he in front of our healthy roster this year, sucked. Tomorrow isn't going to be pretty, this is hell. 3 years in a row of half the team going down with injuries at certain points of the season. This season had the most promise of the last 3, but we may now finish in 6th in the west. f*** the "hockey gods", they kick us in the nads every year with these injuries <_<

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If Howard was out for the season I'd just say tank this s*** and get a good pick.

If the Wings can't secure home ice advantage for at least one round of the playoffs s*** is going to be pretty rough.

Wow, just wow is all I have to say.

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They should put Mrazek in and see what he can do. I know he's young, but he's the team's best goalie prospect. Giving him a small taste of NHL action would let him know what level he needs to reach. It worked pretty well for Howard during a similar injury crisis back in 2005.

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We're getting too close to playoffs for this garbage. Just a couple of weeks left and the Wings need to get healthy fast. This will teach them to coast, I guess, eh? Now there's no time to make up lost ground and it'll be harder than ever to put together some wins when they need them most. Wouldn't be in this position had they kept playing hard the last month.

"Coasting" or what you might perceive as lack of effort does not necessarily, and likely doesn't, equal getting injured.

I'm just as frustrated as you and everybody else here with the roster situation but this simply isn't true.

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Scary and unrealistic thought but kinda funny in a way:

For s***s and giggles, someone claims Ty Conklin off waivers so that we have to play a Pearce-McCollum tandem or something...

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BTW, this is all Dan Cleary's fault. :D

He and Holmstrom must have teamed up. And I bet Huddler and Franzen masterminded it.... despite them both being too lazy to do anything.

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He and Holmstrom must have teamed up. And I bet Huddler and Franzen masterminded it.... despite them both being too lazy to do anything.

Don't forget Babcock and Holland. They are not as smart as everyone here to see the faults of the team and fix them.

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There's no point in tanking to get a better pick mostly bc... well we dont have one!

Maybe they're tanking to help Yzerman succeed in Tampa.

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but on the bright side, Nashville is losing at home to the Oilers

Unfortunately, Chicago put a pounding on CBJ and are now just 2 points behind us :thumbdown:

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IF Howard's not out for long and IF Nick and Big E return soon it should help the defense at least, then White can get back to riding coattails and Smith won't have to play as many minutes(avg. 15:30) since he's obviously not quite ready for that much responsibility yet

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Praying for a miracle in New York. Luckily they haven't looked good recently and they locked up a playoff spot. Maybe we'll catch them taking a nap and sneak out with some points.

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so we're looking at something like:

Bert-Dats-Gus

Flip-Z-Happy

Miller-Abs-Cleary

Homer-Emmerton-Mursak

Kronner-Stu

Qman-White

Janik-Smith

Conks

Pearce

yeah we'll need the hockey gods to smile on us on Broadway

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so we're looking at something like:

Bert-Dats-Gus

Flip-Z-Happy

Miller-Abs-Cleary

Homer-Emmerton-Mursak

Kronner-Stu

Qman-White

Janik-Smith

Conks

Pearce

yeah we'll need the hockey gods to smile on us on Broadway

That better not be our freaking lineup.

How about Babcock does some coaching and actually mixes the lines to get some magic going. That 4th line shouldn't play another shift together for the rest of eternity.

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That better not be our freaking lineup.

How about Babcock does some coaching and actually mixes the lines to get some magic going. That 4th line shouldn't play another shift together for the rest of eternity.

I agree. What the hell is that fourth line?!

And as much as it pains me to say this, Holmstrom's not too useful anymore. He plays on the fourth line and as a powerplay specialist. But he doesn't provie much energy, and our powerplay is TERRIBLE. It (sadly) should probably be his last season. He was a great player for us, but it's time to move on.

Having said that, the fourth line really isn't our biggest problem. It's pretty far down the list actually.

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That better not be our freaking lineup.

How about Babcock does some coaching and actually mixes the lines to get some magic going. That 4th line shouldn't play another shift together for the rest of eternity.

Well what could he possibly mix it to? Aside from swapping a player on the first and second line I don't think there's much he can do. Also I think he should just roll with three lines. I think exhausted first 3 would still be better than the fourth.

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I just realized we can't talk about playoffs like we're a lock anymore. How sad is that? 9th place is 8 points behind us. And we've dropped 8 or 10 potential points in the last two weeks or so. The teams behind us are on tears, and suddenly it's not so shocking to think a few teams could win 5 or 6 of the final games while we continue to struggle.

I know that in reality the Wings will make it, but it's certainly a chilling thought.

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