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#1 wingnut4013

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:22 AM

It's just one game. Can  we please not fly off the handle after game 1? We still have a solid team and the layoff has alot to do with it. Keep in mind most of our guys didnt play a whole hell of alot during the lockout.....Jeezus what is it with you ppl already counting us out?



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:29 AM

It's just one game. Can  we please not fly off the handle after game 1? We still have a solid team and the layoff has alot to do with it. Keep in mind most of our guys didnt play a whole hell of alot during the lockout.....Jeezus what is it with you ppl already counting us out?

 

How about speaking for yourself? After watching the "highlights" I think there is an obvious reason for some of the concerns, the sky may not nbe falling but you can't have too many games like this in a shortened high intense season.

 

DRW had gotten away with good - average goaltending because of a great defense playing in front of them, if the D doesn't pick it up it might get ugly. My personal opinion going into this half season is simple: transistion year(s) so everything can happyen.


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:21 AM

It's just one game. Can  we please not fly off the handle after game 1? We still have a solid team and the layoff has alot to do with it. Keep in mind most of our guys didnt play a whole hell of alot during the lockout.....Jeezus what is it with you ppl already counting us out?

 

Flying off the handle after one game is what we do best. We also specialize in throwing people under the proverbial bus after two games.

 

On a more "serious" note - "You have to remember, most of our guys didn't play a lot during the lockout" is a very lame excuse. No offense, of course. Just sayin'.


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

1)  Its LGW, we've always had our share of chicken lickens, just like the rest of teh interwebz.

 

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? We still have a solid team and the layoff has alot to do with it. Keep in mind most of our guys didnt play a whole hell of alot during the lockout.

 

No, we have a team with an aging core of stars and a whole bunch of question marks through the rest of the roster.  The layoff is no excuse, it was the same for both teams, and the guys on our roster who have their game legs (Dats, Z, Brunner, Smith) did just as little as the rest.

 

As others have said, this is a team in transition and I think we'll see plenty of Jekyll and Hyde from this squad the rest of the season.


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

Backes set the tone and we didn't answer.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="Hockeymom1960" data-cid="2342575" data-time="1358689998"><p>
Backes set the tone and we didn't answer.</p></blockquote>

Backes just sent a message to western conference... "how to play against Detroit" for the dummies edition
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:06 AM

Backes set the tone and we didn't answer.

Didn't answer?  Heck, we didn't even know what the question was.

 

I'm not saying the sky is falling, but it is a bit foggy out.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:10 AM

Ask Zetterberg and Brunner what was the question... the good thing is nobody got killed and Carlo wasn't injured.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

Didn't answer?  Heck, we didn't even know what the question was.

 

I'm not saying the sky is falling, but it is a bit foggy out.

 

The question was:

 

BLUES:  We're going to kick your ass, so what are you going to do about it?

 

WINGS:  *crickets*



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

Very hard to watch but hopefully that type of game for them will make them work hard at improving very fast. 



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:41 AM

The Wings play badly and floated [insert your own joke here] because "they have not been playing in a while, they have new faces, they have a new coach, they [insert excuse/reason here]." OK.  The other team has the same situation, typically.  What is it about the Wings that makes them disappear in statement games like last night's?

 

I am certainly not throwing them under the bus, but it's a logical question:   If they are rusty and don't have their game legs, and all the other teams have been under the same restrictions and also haven't played -- how come other teams play well and hand the Wings their jock straps in games like last night's?   Ew.

 

Of course they will get better - could hardly be worse - but I just have to wonder in my out-loud voice what, if anything, they were thinking, with that performance.


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

Guys one data point does not make a trend.  Wait until we have a few more games to judge the team. 



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

Guys one data point does not make a trend.  Wait until we have a few more games to judge the team. 

 

Oh I totally agree.  I'm expecting a totally different team (I hope) next game or the fans at the Joe may just boo their butts off the ice at the home opener.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

I really don't understand the point of reaching for the hemlock after one game.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

I really don't understand the point of reaching for the hemlock after one game.

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As far as nobody being killed, I think chances are that Mursak just had his season killed last night:

 

No word yet on extent of Jan Mursak's shoulder injury but his arm was in sling and Ken Holland said he is out for a while.

 

 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:49 AM

People are concerned and rightfully so. We didn't just lose. We got absolutely destroyed in every aspect of the game. Not only that, but  the biggest question mark we all had coming into this season, how our defense would perform minus Lids, was clearly and terrifingly answered. 
If we had lost 4-2 and put up a fight the alert level would still be up because it is LGW after all. But it wouldn't be anywhere near were it is at now. It is very hard to just excuse this as being "one game". 


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

"I drank what????"

 

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As far as nobody being killed, I think chances are that Mursak just had his season killed last night:

 

No word yet on extent of Jan Mursak's shoulder injury but his arm was in sling and Ken Holland said he is out for a while.

 

 

https://twitter.com/...004431195242498

 

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If we had lost 4-2 and put up a fight the alert level would still be up because it is LGW after all. But it wouldn't be anywhere near were it is at now. It is very hard to just excuse this as being "one game". 

 

What choice do you have?



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

I'm confused. If I'm understanding things correctly going off of what many here are saying, the Wings were the only team locked out? Is that right? So we're the only team going through this, so nothing to worry about? St. Louis wasn't literally in the exact same boat as we were? They didn't have the exact same number of guys playing in leagues as us? And again, weren't locked out?

 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

The Wings play badly and floated [insert your own joke here] because "they have not been playing in a while, they have new faces, they have a new coach, they [insert excuse/reason here]." OK.  The other team has the same situation, typically.  What is it about the Wings that makes them disappear in statement games like last night's?

 

I am certainly not throwing them under the bus, but it's a logical question:   If they are rusty and don't have their game legs, and all the other teams have been under the same restrictions and also haven't played -- how come other teams play well and hand the Wings their jock straps in games like last night's?   Ew.

 

 

People are concerned and rightfully so. We didn't just lose. We got absolutely destroyed in every aspect of the game. Not only that, but  the biggest question mark we all had coming into this season, how our defense would perform minus Lids, was clearly and terrifingly answered. 
If we had lost 4-2 and put up a fight the alert level would still be up because it is LGW after all. But it wouldn't be anywhere near were it is at now. It is very hard to just excuse this as being "one game". 

 

Of course they will get better - could hardly be worse - but I just have to wonder in my out-loud voice what, if anything, they were thinking, with that performance.

 

 


Again I am giving them the benefit of the doubt, as I said this might happen (although I didn't think it would be a huge blowout) not making excuses, but all of our lines are different this year, especially our d, so my main conceren would be dropping Quincey down to third pairing and bringing White up. Other than that, Columbus will be a good game to see where we actually are at.


"I drank what????"

 

-Socrates

 

As far as nobody being killed, I think chances are that Mursak just had his season killed last night:

 

No word yet on extent of Jan Mursak's shoulder injury but his arm was in sling and Ken Holland said he is out for a while.

 

 

https://twitter.com/...004431195242498

 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:34 AM

I really don't understand the point of reaching for the hemlock after one game.

 

I think Babcock was reaching for Holland's neck in his dreams last night.


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