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#1 Nightfall

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:46 PM

:siren: Its playoff time. :siren:

Thats right Red Wings fans. Its the most wonderful time of the year for hockey fans. I am calling for all Wings fans to rally together and support their team. This is the team that was #1 in the NHL before the rash of injuries hampered the team. This was the team that won 23 consecutive home games in a row this season. This is also the team that is going to contend for the Stanley Cup for the 21st season in a row.

If you are a negative Nancy or a Wings "fan" that sees the team bowing out in five or six games, please do not apply.

I am calling for all fans of this team to stand up and stand behind their team. We have enjoyed the four cups in the last fifteen years, and we support this organizations decision making. We also support the players, even if they make mistakes. After all, mistakes are all part of being human. In the end, no matter what, win or lose, we support this team and the organization.

Stand behind your Wings as we embark on this playoff journey. Foster positive discussions without bailing on your team. Do not be afraid to constructively criticize the team either, but keep your remarks away from the "Wings are done" comments.

Its time! Drop the puck!

Edited by Nightfall, 09 April 2012 - 03:56 PM.

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#2 rrasco

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:54 PM

Oh man, I just came from HFBoards...where is the decontamination chamber?

I stand behind the Wings so much that even if we lose 4 games to the Predators I still like our chances at #12 this season! Yeah...LGRW!!!!!

Edited by rrasco, 09 April 2012 - 01:55 PM.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:56 PM

In my honest opinion. I think the Wings have a good chance at winning it all. Realistically, any team in the playoffs does and it's only a matter of playing well at the right times. We have at times the best top 6 in the game and if they start firing on all cylinders, nobody can stop them. It's going to be tough and they NEED to stay healthy during the entire run but by no means is it out of the question. It's going to boil down to how bad this team wants it. How bad they want to possibly send Lids out on top and I'll be there the whole way cheering them on and believing until the end. And if they don't get it done, I'll just say 2013 Stanley Cup Champions sounds better anyways :hehe: LGW!!!

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:46 PM

I love the contradictions in the original post.

We should stand behind the decision making of the organization and players, yet we shouldn't be afraid to criticize the team or the players.

Okie dokie. :rolleyes:
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#5 Nightfall

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:56 PM

I love the contradictions in the original post.

We should stand behind the decision making of the organization and players, yet we shouldn't be afraid to criticize the team or the players.

Okie dokie. :rolleyes:

Big difference to constructive criticism and asshat criticism while bailing on the team. You, of all people, should know that difference by now. :D
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:26 PM

I was hoping for another "how to be a real fan" discussion. Because anyone that doesn't think a 5th seeded Red Wings team that is scuffling into the playoffs can win it all isn't worthy to be a part of the fan base.

Look, I'm all for supporting the team and always will be. I will attend the games and cheer on the Red Wings like always. That being said, you can be a realist and still be a loyal fan. I don't think the Red Wings are built to win the Stanley Cup this season. They probably have a shot if literally everything goes in their favor. If that makes me a negative nancy or a lesser fan to those that judge this type of thing, then that comes with the territory.

Everyone has an opinion and the great thing about LGW is being able to discuss that including differing ideas. I don't want to come here and read nonstop about blind support for the Red Wings. I don't care if there are fans that predict the Wings to win it all -- you're entitled to that -- but just remember so is everyone else that disagrees.

Best time of the year is finally here. Go Red Wings!

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:39 PM

personally, i am fine with people being negative if they really feel the wings dont have a shot. there are unfortunately many posters that just seem to hate everything and they ruin any chance for legit conversation. there are also many posters that come off as fan boi's, so to me, the opinions all balance out eventually...

with that said, here is why i am excited:
despite all the injuries, only a handful of teams won more games than det. their 48 wins are 3 behind the leaders that had 51. only 2 teams in the west had more wins and stl was only 1 win ahead of us. to act like there is a big difference in us and the top seeds is silly.

along those same lines is goal differential. only 3 teams bested the wings +45 as we were tied with stl in 4th. the two best teams for differential are in the east, so vancouver being only 6 goals better once again indicates that the west is a very winnable conference for the wings.

goals against average. everyone that talks about this first round series loves to talk about how amazing rinne is. well sure hes a good goalie, but guess who was 6th in the league in gaa? jimmy howard. thats right, rinne was 8 spots lower at a little over a quarter of a goal per game more than jimmy. as i mentioned in the round 1 thread, lots of people are forgetting that the wings gave up less goals this season even though conklin was crap for many of his dozen or so games and negatively impacted the goals allowed.

goalie wear and tear. while jimmys groin is a bit scary, he is in a better position for a strong playoff run. stats have shown that outside of brodeur, most goalies cannot play in over 70 games and win a cup. because of howards injuries he is primed for a good run. additionally as far as the first round is concerned, no one faced more shots than rinne and no one played in more games. so can he hold up?



sure lots of things scare me about this team as it certainly has been an up and down year, but those are some reasons to be excited and optimistic that we can make a run. though looking ahead a bit, i hope that the yotes can make it through as i would prefer to not play stl in the 2nd round. their goaltending is great and that has always been the wings kryptonite in the playoffs... but i am trying not to get too ahead of myself!

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:42 PM

Best time of the year, no doubt. Perhaps being an underdog ( most " experts" are picking us to lose to Nashville in the 1st round) so....flying under the radar may work to our advantage.
Anything can happen...as hockey fans, we have seen it time and again.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:50 PM

honestly if you add a healthy helm and add eaves (for PK especially) to the mix I'd really feel confident of going far but helm isn't 100% and eaves won't be back. I still cheer 150% for the wings every night but its crazy to just ignorantly call ourselves the favourite or anything - thats not what fans are supposed to do.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:29 PM

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ESPN - Stats say Wings poised for another cup.

EDIT: Can an insider share?

Edited by Ozzie30, 09 April 2012 - 05:31 PM.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:36 PM

Here for my Wings, all the way. :thumbup:
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:01 PM

I was hoping for another "how to be a real fan" discussion. Because anyone that doesn't think a 5th seeded Red Wings team that is scuffling into the playoffs can win it all isn't worthy to be a part of the fan base.

Look, I'm all for supporting the team and always will be. I will attend the games and cheer on the Red Wings like always. That being said, you can be a realist and still be a loyal fan. I don't think the Red Wings are built to win the Stanley Cup this season. They probably have a shot if literally everything goes in their favor. If that makes me a negative nancy or a lesser fan to those that judge this type of thing, then that comes with the territory.

Everyone has an opinion and the great thing about LGW is being able to dicuss that with everyone. I don't want to come here and read nonstop about blind support for the Red Wings. I don't care if there are fans that predict the Wings to win it all -- you're entitled to that -- but just remember so is everyone else that disagrees.

Best time of the year is finally here. Go Red Wings!



Well if this team plays like they did early on and in the middle of the season they are damn near unstoppable. Defense has been much improved this year. It seems like goal scoring is an issue, and puck possession needs to improve. They have the tools, they CAN win.

I think the new Asst. coaches aren't bringing as much to the table as we hoped. Their new PP approach worked well in the beginning of the season, but has dropped off BIG time.

If the bottom 2 lines can pick up the scoring like they did earlier in the season, PP starts to work (even just a little), and possession time increases then the Wings can hang with anyone.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:39 PM

People forget that "fan" is derived from the word "fanatic" meaning : "marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion". A term which, lately, is used negatively when we talk about terrorists. i.e.: religious fanatic. My Point? now think about what terrorists do for their "team".


Me, as of right now, I'm committing my unwavering optimistic support from now until the end of June. I really do think we can make it to finals..


Here's how: our boys would love nothing more that a short travel schedule and we're not going to have to play one series outside of the central conference.


1st round: Wings over Preds.
Stl over SJ
Chicago over Phx
Van over La


2nd round. Wings over Stl (who are battered from a long tilt over SJ)
Chicago over Van (hawks have done it before)


3rd round Wings over Chi town. (no problem there, chicago is just a half ass version of the wings)




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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:58 PM

Red Wings playoff hockey is the best time of the year, this is like christmas for a kid. LET'S GO RED WINGS :siren: I have all the faith in the world in this team :clap:
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:21 PM

THANK YOU FOR A POSITIVE THREAD!!!! GO WINGS!!!

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:28 PM

I was hoping for another "how to be a real fan" discussion. Because anyone that doesn't think a 5th seeded Red Wings team that is scuffling into the playoffs can win it all isn't worthy to be a part of the fan base.

Look, I'm all for supporting the team and always will be. I will attend the games and cheer on the Red Wings like always. That being said, you can be a realist and still be a loyal fan. I don't think the Red Wings are built to win the Stanley Cup this season. They probably have a shot if literally everything goes in their favor. If that makes me a negative nancy or a lesser fan to those that judge this type of thing, then that comes with the territory.

Everyone has an opinion and the great thing about LGW is being able to dicuss that with everyone. I don't want to come here and read nonstop about blind support for the Red Wings. I don't care if there are fans that predict the Wings to win it all -- you're entitled to that -- but just remember so is everyone else that disagrees.

Best time of the year is finally here. Go Red Wings!

Pretty much it. I'm the last thing from being a person that goes ZOMG PLAYER ABC sucks and ZOMG PLAYER XYZ is worthless or just obsessively hates players or panics like the sky is falling and I'm going to kill myself and this team is beyond repair. That's beyond aggravating like the poster below you said. However the holier than thou people aggravate me just as much if you can't be even a shred of negative in a realistic way like you said.

Can the Wings advance this series? Yes they can.

Do I think they will? No.

Do I want them to prove me wrong? Without question.

Does any of this above make me any less of a fan? No, and nobody better suggest to me otherwise because I don't want to hear it and you are likely going to be full of b.s.

I'm going to watch every game rooting for them to pull through hoping that I am incorrect. And if I'm not, am I going to come on here and tell people I told you so? Absolutely not, that's not my style and it's pretty much acting like an a**hole there.

Hopefully the holier than thou cheerleaders on here will do the same if they win and advance - keeping their mouths shut and getting over any ego they might have.

Edited by SouthernWingsFan, 09 April 2012 - 07:39 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:51 PM

This is going too be the longest week ever. Game 3 top shelf end boards row 6. God I can't wait that long.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

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Just keep pressing it, there's a chance it might work once ;)

Personally hockey is great, but, win or loss I stand behind my team.

Edited by Shaman464, 09 April 2012 - 08:07 PM.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:30 PM

For all the crap the Wings go through with injuries, bum offense. PK, PP arn't anything to be proud of. They DON'T Panic.
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