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#61 GMRwings1983

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:01 PM

BTW, this is all Dan Cleary's fault. :D
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:32 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:37 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:40 PM

There's no point in tanking to get a better pick mostly bc... well we dont have one!
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:54 PM

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

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:56 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:59 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:04 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:05 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:09 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:39 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:50 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:50 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:43 PM

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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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:33 AM

Howard's injured? What? Did he have another baby?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:14 AM

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 <_<

Conklin was not playing here so when they threw him in it wasn't pretty. He's had some consistent play lately and I think that will help tremendously.

And the hits just keep on coming.

I predict Babs will be out next week with a massive headache and Hudler will go down with a toe injury. :P

I wouldn't be too sad about Hudler :lol:

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:00 AM

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


It's not quite as bad as that sounds though. The Wings are up 2 with a game in hand and also currently have a bettter ROW as well in case of a tie. (Additionally, I don't know that I wouldn't rather drop to sixth and play Dallas rather than Nashville).

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:41 AM

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:52 AM

Strike me down for thinking positive in here, but I'm gonna say that Conks will be stellar in net. Reaffirm his place as a solid back-up. Roll into the post-season with confidence at the goaltender position to take some heat off the defencemen, who can then maybe relax a bit and not try to push it too hard thus reducing the amount of mistakes. That in turn will sort the PK out whilst at the same time reducing the amount of goals against. We get at least one more than they do. Happy days :)

And now, since I've said it, it HAS to happen. Please let it happen! Still, I feel quietly confident that tonight sees it start to get better.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:02 AM

Howard not concerned and could play Saturday per Kulfan.
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