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#361 The Production Line

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:10 AM

Sharks pull it off in the SO to stay in the race for the pacific.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:12 AM

People who think I am off base on my "bandwagon fan" talk should read this and reassess.


Really, I don't understand why you have such a superiority complex. We all get it, you're a better fan than everyone. You deserve all the praise for when the Wings win, because of your fandom.

I, for one, like the ranting and raving. It at least has some sliver of truth. Saying "I trust this team" brings nothing to the conversation.

#363 ToMaToToWnWinGsFaN_24

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:22 AM

this is why i love the nhl. everything boils down to the last game of the regular season . the playoff teams are set, its just a matter of whos playing who.

theres only 1 game in the NHL tonight. PHX vs ST L. if PHX wins they have a 1 point lead over LA and SJ for the Division with 1 game remaining . :ph34r:

#364 hudler sucks

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:23 AM

It is early golfing season for the boys in red and white.

Price might have been too high for a top 6 forward at the trade deadline but that is exactly what the Wings needed and Holland sad he liked the team he had. Oh well.

6 weeks ago I wrote the "Blues are in the driver's seat". 3 weeks ago I wrote the Preds were in the passenger seat and the Wings were sleeping in the back seat.

Now you can throw the red and white jerseys in the trunk because they are packing for early vacation. Wings will win 2 games in the playoffs.... maybe 3 if their power play starts to work and if they are lucky. So that means they will exit in the first round.

It was all downhill after the 23 game win streak. Too many mental mistakes on a team that is not clicking.

This year had to be one of the most significant collapses in Red Wings history. On February 20th Detroit was number one in the NHL, Howie was in the running for the Vezina trophy, Datsyuk was in the running for MVP and Selke trophy, Lidstrom was in the running for another Norris trophy and Detroit had just set a record for the most consecutive home victories ever. Things couldn't have looked any sweeter. Then in a flash, as if a tornado hit Joe Louis Arena, almost all of that vanished in a hurry. The 23 game win streak remains but everything else is gone. A first round exit wound be the topping on a humble pie.

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#365 hardcoretom21

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:34 AM

Wow that above post is just drooling with negativity.. Back when the Wings were 1st in the league, they also were relatively healthy! Any team that loses their #1 defenseman, center and goalie is gonna run into trouble.. And then there were the injuries to Franzen and Big E....
This team has had a lot of trouble recently but it's better they face a little adversity now than in the playoffs after coasting through another Central Division title...

People seem to forget the Blues game went to a shootout and the team had to travel back home overnight.. They still dominated NJ. There won't be too many back-to-back games in the playoffs (freakin' 09' finals.. Still can't get over that one)
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#366 Tim Cheveldae's Ghost

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:01 AM

Wow that above post is just drooling with negativity.. Back when the Wings were 1st in the league, they also were relatively healthy! Any team that loses their #1 defenseman, center and goalie is gonna run into trouble.. And then there were the injuries to Franzen and Big E....
This team has had a lot of trouble recently but it's better they face a little adversity now than in the playoffs after coasting through another Central Division title...

People seem to forget the Blues game went to a shootout and the team had to travel back home overnight.. They still dominated NJ. There won't be too many back-to-back games in the playoffs (freakin' 09' finals.. Still can't get over that one)


The injuries can only be an excuse for so long. There's a distinct chemistry issue and a lack of depth, as Babcock noted last night. Abdelkader and Cleary each scored one goal in March. The scoring from the blue line has dried up, something the team was excelling at early on in the season. The club peaked back in Feburary and has been on a downward trend ever since then. 17 points since the home win against San Jose, including just 7 wins. The home winning streak was great but it all amounts to a hill of beans right now. They're under .500 at home since then and have the 2nd worst record in the league ahead of Toronto since the end of February. Its great that this team had some accomplishments this year, but right now they are a shell of themselves and the quotes I'm reading from the players indicate that. When Abdelkader says "we're taking steps" with one more game to play, what does that tell you? I don't think you can realistically expect this team to win anything unless they get more contributions across the board, they will not win if only Pav and Hank are the ones forced to shoulder the load.

#367 13dangledangle

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:40 AM

For bottom end depth what if we call up Tatar and scratch Clears or Homer ?...

Nyquist-Datsyuk-Franzen

Flippula-Zetterberg-Hudler

Tatar-Abdelkader-Bertuzzi

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.....I just want to say I love Cleary and Holmstrom but we need energy, speed and some skill out there. I'm still confident that we have the ability to settle ourselvs down and do this.
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#368 Dabura

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:50 PM

People who think I am off base on my "bandwagon fan" talk should read this and reassess.


It's not that you're off-base; people say wack things about the Wings. It's that you go out of your way to police it, or whatever it is you're trying to do. Would you like a gold sticky star for cleaning up the streets of LGW?

The injuries can only be an excuse for so long.


They should never be an excuse, really.

Don't Toews me, bro!






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