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WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1


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#1261 Rhah

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:44 PM

No. I don't think he is. Legwand's goals (yes, both of them even though the first was waved off) were HORRIBLY weak, and Nashville's second goal was one of the worst cases of over committing on a puck i've ever seen. Forgivable a couple years ago, but Howard's got to start stealing games for the Wings. I think he has the talent, but he isn't showing the consistency.


I think Howard was the only thing that kept us close in game 1. Our D was letting up so many great chances that he was stopping...

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:45 PM

We can't even blame the f***in refs this game. They gave us WAY more power plays, and really the Wings got away with alot in the 3rd.

Then we f*** ourselves out of a last minute rally by Hank's high stick followed by a ridiculously bad bounce to close it out...

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#1263 Tr!PoD#19

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:45 PM

Big difference between mad, like I am, and quitting.


You should probably get over it. If someone wants to give up on this season, who are you to tell them if they're a true fan or not.

#1264 GMRwings1983

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:45 PM

In the end, there's just no scoring depth. Miller and Eaves can score, but Eaves is out and Miller is playing on a line centered by Abdelkader. Abdelkader is effective as a winger but ineffective as a center. Nyquist is not yet big enough or experienced enough to make an impact. Holmstrom and Emmerton are generally ineffective; neither can really check or score. It's a shame that Helm is out, but really he's had the quality of a 4th-line center this season; he's not an effective scorer. And so on.

Rinne has been excellent, as has the defense for the Predators. The big guns for the Wings have been inexplicably silent. This may be the combination of the aforementioned factors. Tough to say.


We have more talent on paper than Nashville does. Way more.

The problem has been on the ice and in the effort. Not just the names and depth or line combos, etc.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:45 PM

What a dejecting feeling. All this talent and they can't muster more than 1 goal in a must win game.

You have to give the preds all the credit. All night they were SOLID defensively. They didn't even need Rinne to stand on his head. Most of the shots he stopped were easy saves, and we couldn't bury rebounds. Very very frustrating.

Howard isn't the problem, we can't score more than 1 goal or 2 goals a game. It's ridiculous.

I'm frustrated with the complete defensive breakdown on that game winner, where 3 players went for Kline INCLUDING howard. Howard looked stupid on that play. But whatever.

I'm tired of hearing the wings 'try to stay positive'. WIN THE DAMN GAME, stop talking!

Whatever. We need some size and we need SPEED. We have all the talent in the world, but we're too slow and the punishment in the playoffs wears us down.

So frustrating


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#1266 ShanahanMan

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:45 PM

Man.....what I would give to have Bowman back behind the benches....


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:46 PM

I would understand all the bitching if we never created chances BUT this team has had every oppurtunity to ne ahead in this series and bottom line is Nash is burying every bounce they get and we are not....itsf****** hockey!!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:46 PM

Coaching staff needs a change. Not nec. Babcock, but we need somebody better to train the PP/PK units.

The PP has looked dreadful all season. Nashville is playing the type of defense that will limit point shots. When they do that, you have to get the puck deep and try for shots at the slot. Instead we just keep passing the puck to the point like a bunch of ******* scared to get to the dirtier areas of the ice.

There's been talks of Todd Mac not returning to SJ if they lose the series against STL. I'd bring him in as assistant if he's available.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:46 PM

"Winging it in Motown". They are throwing a real hissy fit over there. I hate that blog.

Anyways, hats off to Rinne. He deserves all of the credit.

This series isn't over with yet, but IF Detroit should fail to come back, they will be in need of some major changes, and that also means in the coaching department. It's time.

#1270 GMRwings1983

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:46 PM

I dont see much positive about this postseason, besides Ericsson. Hes looked very good out there, taking the body, taking hits to make plays, and not turning anything over. Hes had some offensive chances as well, hopefully he can start to convert on some of those.


That's a frightening thought.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:46 PM

Big difference between mad, like I am, and quitting.


This place is very comparable to the Canucks message board I visited after they lost the other night..and the league says they are the worst fans in the league. This place is really sad, be mad yes but the series isnt even over..this is the same group of ****** bags who ragged this team after we went down 3-0 to the Sharks last year but then they were all super fans when we came back and tied the series 3-3, sad stuff. Kind of embarassed to be a Wings fan right now.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:46 PM

I think Howard was the only thing that kept us close in game 1. Our D was letting up so many great chances that he was stopping...


He was also the difference in game three, and none of the goals in game four could really be put on him.

Of course, everything he does is meaningless anyway if the Wings can't score.

#1273 FaithinRed

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

Oh well, try your best next time, RW! Better luck too!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

Exactly

Helmer would be huge

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#1275 GMRwings1983

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

Coaching staff needs a change. Not nec. Babcock, but we need somebody better to train the PP/PK units.

The PP has looked dreadful all season. Nashville is playing the type of defense that will limit point shots. When they do that, you have to get the puck deep and try for shots at the slot. Instead we just keep passing the puck to the point like a bunch of ******* scared to get to the dirtier areas of the ice.

There's been talks of Todd Mac not returning to SJ if they lose the series against STL. I'd bring him in as assistant if he's available.


The powerplay is the only time we can score in this series, though. It hasn't been poor, although it could be better of course.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

In the end, there's just no scoring depth. Miller and Eaves can score, but Eaves is out and Miller is playing on a line centered by Abdelkader. Abdelkader is effective as a winger but ineffective as a center. Nyquist is not yet big enough or experienced enough to make an impact. Holmstrom and Emmerton are generally ineffective; neither can really check or score. It's a shame that Helm is out, but really he's had the quality of a 4th-line center this season; he's not an effective scorer. And so on.

Rinne has been excellent, as has the defense for the Predators. The big guns for the Wings have been inexplicably silent. This may be the combination of the aforementioned factors. Tough to say.


This highlights it for me. If theres no scoring depth from these lines they have to offer something else (checking, grinding, softening up the other teams D, fighting, etc.) The wings depth has for a while done nothing well. The need an identity and it needs to happen over the offseason, Holmstrom, Emmerton, Eaves can develop into these heavy hitting, grinders. I really hope there is a drastic overhaul in the near future. Leave the third line for checking/scoring and the fourth line for Hitting, FIghting, and wearing out the other team. Lately our third and fourth lines have been half ass lines that offer nothing.
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#1277 redwashington2000

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

FOR REAL WE NEED TO GET READ OF HALF OF SWEDS ON THE TEAM, MULE , HOLMSTR, + NON SWEEDS MILLER, CLEARY, FILICOCK, AND THE REST OF BUNCH OF LOOSERS LIKE 48 AND 27 AND 8 AND THE RES JUST FULL F............................. DISAPOINTMENT FY PROFESSIONAL GUYS. FY MR. BABCOCK, BEST REGARDS TO YR WIFE.

#1278 Dave

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:48 PM

We have more talent on paper than Nashville does. Way more.


I think that's a myth these days. Datsyuk and Z, sure but where else on the roster does Det have an advantage?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:48 PM

Who cares if people quit? Quit trying to police people's emotions.

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Can't really think of a bigger waste of time. People are going to have emotions that are perfectly fine and healthy. So what if they let them out on a message board? It's pretty much what they're for when you think about it. No anxiety because you can remain anonymous. Of course people are going to come on here to express how pissed off they are.

And this really doesn't apply to those who are ALWAYS negative about the team even when things are good.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:48 PM

Wings chocked. The whole team choked when it mattered in the third. Every one of them, it was a team effort.
I highly doubt lidstrom will be back after an early exit. He obvious is either slowing down or has a lingering injury.
I believed that this team could take it all the way at one point in this season. No idea what happened they played great til the end of the season.
I wish this team could have done a better job for lidstrom and holmstrom stake.
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