Jump to content


Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

Concerned - we might not make it in to the playoffs


  • Please log in to reply
312 replies to this topic

#221 VM1138

VM1138

    Legend

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,609 posts
  • Location:Michigan

Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:25 AM

If we make playoffs, there's always a chance Datsyuk or Franzen will explode, and with the right matchuos this team could go to the second round, maybe Conference finals. Just so long as we don't meet Minnesota or Chicago. I just have a bad feeling about those two teams matching up against the Wings.
Check out my short e-book on the Red Wings' 1937 Stanley Cup championship entitled: "Nothing Could Keep 'Em Down." Please download it from my profile at Smashwords: https://www.smashwor...ile/view/victor

New e-book: The Spanish-American War: A Brief History. Relatively short, introductory read for casual history buffs and people who want to learn more about a forgotten war that changed America. Available at BN.com, Smashwords, Kobo, and Diesel E-Books right now. Same link as above.

#222 loutswings

loutswings

    Rookie

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 149 posts

Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:37 AM

What annoys me is if we are really trying to make the playoffs why do we have a different lineup every night?? Smith should not be a healthy scratch!

#223 Crymson

Crymson

    Ninjelephant

  • Gold Booster
  • 11,032 posts
  • Location:Denver, CO, USA

Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:44 AM

still playing site contrarian I see....

 

I fail to see how pointing out an inaccuracy in your reporting qualifies me as a contrarian.



#224 Nev

Nev

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,085 posts
  • Location:Lincolnshire, England

Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:56 AM

This is looking pretty bad. Dallas on a roll and Columbus right behind them. I'm finally getting concerned here. I would only be comfortable with us missing the playoffs if we won the rest of the games from here on out. Then at least it wouldn't be for a lack of trying.

 

All this "x is on a roll" talk annoys me.  Contrary to popular opinion in this thread, streaks are not self-perpeptuating, quite the opposite in fact.  Sure, Dallas have won 5 straight, doesn't mean they're going to win their last 7 and go on a 12-0-0 run to finish the season.  The 5 games before their win streak they were 1-4-0, and no doubt all the Stars boards were full of "ZOMG!! FIRE THE GM!! FIRE THE COACH!! TRADE EVERYONE!!" threads.

 

Now all the fans are in here bricking themselves becase Dallas and Colombus have exactly the same number of points as us and this somehow proves that they are infinitely superior and will surely beat us out of a playoff spot.


"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

#225 MidMichSteve

MidMichSteve

    Thanks to #5

  • HoF Booster
  • 4,239 posts
  • Location:Silver Lake, WA for a spell

Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:09 AM

Columbus and Dallas are beating the teams that are beating us.


From now on, Patrick Roy will be rolled out to and from the Avs' bench like Hannibal Lecter. - BottleOfSmoke


#226 Nev

Nev

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,085 posts
  • Location:Lincolnshire, England

Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:14 AM

And if we have exactly the same number of points as Columbus and Dallas, that means we must be beating the teams that are beating them?  Your point?

 

Look, its going to be tight, the difference is probly going to be one team going 4-2-1 as opposed to 3-2-2, but if Dallas and CBJ were so amazing, they wouldn't be in 8th and 10th with the same number of points as us


Edited by Nev, 14 April 2013 - 11:14 AM.

"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

#227 Shaman

Shaman

    Die hard Red Wing fan and realist.

  • Silver Booster
  • 3,846 posts
  • Location:Kalamazoo Michigan (WMU)

Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:25 AM

And if we have exactly the same number of points as Columbus and Dallas, that means we must be beating the teams that are beating them?  Your point?

 

Look, its going to be tight, the difference is probly going to be one team going 4-2-1 as opposed to 3-2-2, but if Dallas and CBJ were so amazing, they wouldn't be in 8th and 10th with the same number of points as us

The problem is over the last 10 games played by Detroit, Dallas and Columbus two of them have at least 12 point out of them, and its sad to say it isn't Detroit. If this trend continues, Columbus and Dallas will finish the season hotter than Detroit, and that's not good for Detroit's odds of making it.


Feuer und Wasser kommt nicht zusammen
Kann man nicht binden sind nicht verwandt
In Funken versunken steh ich in Flammen
und bin im Wasser verbrannt
Im Wasser verbrannt

#228 Euro_Twins

Euro_Twins

    Healthy Scratch

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,916 posts
  • Location:Windsor, Ontario

Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

I just want to point out, if we won all of our shootouts like last year or even like 5 out of the 7 we lost we would be top 5 in the conference still, that is how close it is, and that is the difference. We will make the playoffs, and I predict we at least make it to the second round. Franzen and Nyquist have been heating up, and I think Z will be a force in the playoffs and Datsyuk will obviously be great, and if Howie keeps up his stellar play in the post season we have nothing to worry about



#229 GMRwings1983

GMRwings1983

    The Killer is Me

  • Silver Booster
  • 20,955 posts
  • Location:Jerkwater, USA

Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:46 PM

We have "Hockeytown" written on our center ice logo, and we're being outplayed by Columbus and Dallas for the last playoff spot.   :confused:   Two undeserving hockey cities.  

 

Ilitch needs to put his foot down if this team misses the playoffs.  He's not afraid to spend, but he seems afraid to put any pressure on Holland.  


According to my profile, my reputation is excellent. LOL.

#230 Holmstrom96

Holmstrom96

    Banned Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,648 posts
  • Location:Rochester Hills, MI

Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:08 PM

$h!t, Dallas won last night...



#231 kipwinger

kipwinger

    Legend

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,343 posts
  • Location:Washington, District of Columbia

Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:17 PM

More meaningless platitudes from our fearless leaders...

 

"You are what you are, and this is what we've earned this year," coach Mike Babcock said. "This is what our team is. We're no better or worse than what we are and we're a team that's battling to get into the playoffs.  "Win a game, that's all. We take the same approach we have every year. Try to win games and get better."


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


#232 barabbas16

barabbas16

    3rd Line Checker

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 442 posts
  • Location:Parkersburg, WV

Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:57 PM

We have "Hockeytown" written on our center ice logo, and we're being outplayed by Columbus and Dallas for the last playoff spot.   :confused:   Two undeserving hockey cities.  

 

Ilitch needs to put his foot down if this team misses the playoffs.  He's not afraid to spend, but he seems afraid to put any pressure on Holland.  

 

I agree with the majority of your post.   I am curious, though.... what constitutes a "deserving" hockey city?  I would like to know why Dallas and Columbus do not meet the qualifications and what cities do, in your opinion (or anyone else's).



#233 GMRwings1983

GMRwings1983

    The Killer is Me

  • Silver Booster
  • 20,955 posts
  • Location:Jerkwater, USA

Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:10 PM

I agree with the majority of your post.   I am curious, though.... what constitutes a "deserving" hockey city?  I would like to know why Dallas and Columbus do not meet the qualifications and what cities do, in your opinion (or anyone else's).

 

Cities that have a long history of having a team and where people actually go to games.

 

Columbus is last in the league in attendance this year, according to espn.  Dallas is not far behind.  Neither of these places is deserving of having a team, imo.  And not just based on this year's attendance.  Everytime I watch a Stars game on TV, I see a bunch of empty grey seats.  And this team is going to the playoffs?  Swell.  Why is Columbus' attendance so low?  Their GM is willing to spend and they're making a playoff push.  But no one there seems to care.    

 

I understand the league loves growing its game, but you can't teach elephants how to fly.  I wish they'd contract these and several other teams from the league.      


According to my profile, my reputation is excellent. LOL.

#234 PavelValerievichDatsyuk

PavelValerievichDatsyuk

    2nd Line Scorer

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 595 posts
  • Location:Montreal, Quebec

Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:13 PM

We have "Hockeytown" written on our center ice logo, and we're being outplayed by Columbus and Dallas for the last playoff spot.   :confused:   Two undeserving hockey cities.  

 

Ilitch needs to put his foot down if this team misses the playoffs.  He's not afraid to spend, but he seems afraid to put any pressure on Holland.  

It bothers me when people claim to know the thoughts and feeling of others without knowing them or having some kind of evidence. How do you know Illitch doesn't completely support Holland? How would you every know about the interactions between owners and GMs?



#235 GMRwings1983

GMRwings1983

    The Killer is Me

  • Silver Booster
  • 20,955 posts
  • Location:Jerkwater, USA

Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:19 PM

It bothers me when people claim to know the thoughts and feeling of others without knowing them or having some kind of evidence. How do you know Illitch doesn't completely support Holland? How would you every know about the interactions between owners and GMs?

 

I said "seems"

 

And how do you know the interaction between owners and GM's? 


According to my profile, my reputation is excellent. LOL.

#236 evilmrt

evilmrt

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,596 posts
  • Location:Winter Freakin Wonderland

Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:26 PM

We have "Hockeytown" written on our center ice logo, and we're being outplayed by Columbus and Dallas for the last playoff spot.   :confused:   Two undeserving hockey cities.  

 

Ilitch needs to put his foot down if this team misses the playoffs.  He's not afraid to spend, but he seems afraid to put any pressure on Holland.  

 

I agree with inflatable boobs guy



#237 PavelValerievichDatsyuk

PavelValerievichDatsyuk

    2nd Line Scorer

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 595 posts
  • Location:Montreal, Quebec

Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:37 PM

I said "seems"

 

And how do you know the interaction between owners and GM's? 

I don't know anything about the interactions between owners and GM's. That's why I don't make conjectures about their disagreements.

 

"seems" is exactly what I have a problem with. You're just going with a gut feeling that supports your own view point. If not, then list the evidence that makes it "seem" that Illitch is unhappy with the direction of the team and also what makes Illitch "seem" that he's "afraid to put any pressure on Holland."



#238 Superman54

Superman54

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,760 posts
  • Location:Calgary, Alberta

Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:30 PM

 

I don't know anything about the interactions between owners and GM's. That's why I don't make conjectures about their disagreements.

 

"seems" is exactly what I have a problem with. You're just going with a gut feeling that supports your own view point. If not, then list the evidence that makes it "seem" that Illitch is unhappy with the direction of the team and also what makes Illitch "seem" that he's "afraid to put any pressure on Holland."

its a forum site where people share their viewpoints (feelings if thats better)...try not to look too deep into it

Kennys been trying to work out trades for awhile now, I think he's banking his patience works out and when the salary cap goes down, unavailable players become available. my assumption though...



#239 GMRwings1983

GMRwings1983

    The Killer is Me

  • Silver Booster
  • 20,955 posts
  • Location:Jerkwater, USA

Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:36 PM

 

its a forum site where people share their viewpoints (feelings if thats better)...try not to look too deep into it

Kennys been trying to work out trades for awhile now, I think he's banking his patience works out and when the salary cap goes down, unavailable players become available. my assumption though...

 

Pretty much.  

 

I guess we can't even share opinions now, unless they're backed up with inside knowledge of Mike Ilitch's phone calls.  


According to my profile, my reputation is excellent. LOL.

#240 Superman54

Superman54

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,760 posts
  • Location:Calgary, Alberta

Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:40 PM

I have never seen the word "seems" get so much publicity 







Similar Topics Collapse

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users