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#21 DetroitRedWings1993

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:15 PM

Management never was going to do "enough".  They spent all the time they could've spent making deals telling us about how they weren't going to.  We're in a rebuild.  Whether it's by our own choice or by it being forced on us with management's bad decisions/lack of decisions is the real question.

 

I don't see us making the playoffs.  Too many teams who improved too much around us.  Some were already better.  We aren't catching L.A. and will probably be passed by younger, better, faster, hotter teams.  It's time to look forward.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:17 PM

I still think the Wings will make it to the playoffs.  I want Chicago.  I know we're 0-3 against them but I think if Helm comes back and we can be reasonably healthy, we could knock them off.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:24 PM

 
Think about it man... if we've overachieved this far through so many drastic changes to the core, through so many injuries and with so mannexperienced players in the lineup then why would we suddenly fall apart? Come playoff time if we are more  healthy then not and if we have some of the kinks ironed out then we have the chance to overachieve in the playoffs as well... it is very possible


Look man...I treat the Wings like i would my own kid...even when they're near useless and a shell of what they have been or could be, I still can't help but think the impossible is possible. That said, I dont believe this is anywhere near a Cinderella team. Could you imagine if we made it to the conference finals and had to rely on Kronwall to be a true difference maker, Ericsson as on top shutdown guy, anyone not named Datsyuk or Zetterberg to score a big goal, or for that matter almost anyone besides those two actually playing like they really care whether they win or not? Cinderella teams usually use stellar work ethic to succeed...we do not. Theres a reason SF didnt put Melky Cabrera on the playoff roster last year...even though he very well could of been the best hitter on the team not named Posey, they didnt want him there because his presence was bad for the team. That is Johan Franzen for us. If he can just loaf aroind constantly without any reverberation, i dont see our other floaters acting like they care either. The last few years the only guys that really looked to me like they desperatly wanted to win in the playoffs were Datsyuk, Helm, and Howard. Thats gotta change before we can believe the improbable.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:24 PM

It will be exciting! We get to see how our young guys and new leadership respond to this type of adversity.

This.  It will be an interesting change of the script for us.  I'm anxious and excited to see how things develop.  I hope our young guys step up and become a prominent role on this team for years to come.

 

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:26 PM

Think of it: IF IF IF, Fil and Mule get it going and Broons really did break his slump, we will be in good shape.

 

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:30 PM

Management never was going to do "enough".  They spent all the time they could've spent making deals telling us about how they weren't going to.  We're in a rebuild.  Whether it's by our own choice or by it being forced on us with management's bad decisions/lack of decisions is the real question.
 
I don't see us making the playoffs.  Too many teams who improved too much around us.  Some were already better.  We aren't catching L.A. and will probably be passed by younger, better, faster, hotter teams.  It's time to look forward.


And to be honest...I wouldn't mind if we did miss them. I don't see us winning more than a round anyway, although we have the experiance to maybe win two rounds. I would almost rather not make the playoffs and get a real good pick than make it and get bounced immediatly.

I still think the Wings will make it to the playoffs.  I want Chicago.  I know we're 0-3 against them but I think if Helm comes back and we can be reasonably healthy, we could knock them off.


I don't know how you see that. I see them sweeping us...and I despise the Hawks. That said, sometimes teams are upset because the other team just simply hates them. And I pretty sure the Wings veryuch dislike the Hawks.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:31 PM

Ok Leters alleviate some of your fears. Out of the 12 games we have left 8 of them are against inferior opponents. 3 against teams that are 1 point or tied with and 1 with Chicago. I'm going to say they will go 9-3 down the stretch here. Especially if 43 suits up for them after he pushes the back the next couple of days.

The Sharks, Kings, Blues, Oilers, and Blue Jackets all have worse schedules. The Oilers have 10 games against opponents that are better or even with them. The Blues still have to play Chicago 3 times. The rest will play each other twice each down the stretch while the Wings only play San Jose St. Louis and LA once and they are all at home.

So by all means be a fan and worry about your team, but realize they have bathe best shot out if the remaining contenders for the final spots and could even move into 5th if everything falls correctly by going 9-3 down the final stretch. It's starts tonight against the desert dogs. GO WINGS!!!

I can't wait to get him back but 43 is going to be rusty.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:32 PM

I can't wait to get him back but 43 is going to be rusty.

 

Nah, his game is all about speed, and effort. Those things don't get rusty as long as he is healthy.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:50 PM

From here on out, I think we'll basically see Datsyuk and Zetterberg will our team into the playoffs.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:54 PM

If the Wings stay pretty much healthy and get a couple guys back, Wings are in the playoffs! I believe


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#31 frankgrimes

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:08 PM

There are now 4 threads with basically the same content, wouldn't one doom/gloom thread be enough.

 

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#32 Dave

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:07 PM

Can anyone really count on Helm at this point? He's played maybe 2 games in over a year. Is there any news on his injury? Last I heard he was seeing another specialist.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:22 PM

I think this is a valid concern, especially if you go forward  beyond this year. 

 

Look at the teams around Detroit - virtually all of them got better or will get better.  Columbus is already better (just look at the season results) and they play the exact style which beats Detroit every time.

 

But look at the East - Washington/NYI/NYR/Philly/Carolina are all teams Detroit will have to contend with next year - all the while playing a similar or tougher schedule given the new division they will be in.  It's really too bad this franchise/fanbase is too proud to get the needed rebuild process started now, because eventually Boston/Pittsburgh/Montreal are all going to run into cap issues and age problems, but Detroit won't be ready to take the reins in the East.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:27 PM

I like to think that they will make the playoffs. I do have a gut feeling that the other teams trying to get in are better and a lot more determined then our team. It starts tonight. 



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:16 PM

And to be honest...I wouldn't mind if we did miss them. I don't see us winning more than a round anyway, although we have the experiance to maybe win two rounds. I would almost rather not make the playoffs and get a real good pick than make it and get bounced immediatly.


I don't know how you see that. I see them sweeping us...and I despise the Hawks. That said, sometimes teams are upset because the other team just simply hates them. And I pretty sure the Wings veryuch dislike the Hawks.

 

Yuck! I could not disagree more with the bolded mentality above. It's the same thinking of so many Lions fans who hope for a better pick in the draft by losing the last X games of the season. Who's to say the pick will work out? Who's to say the team wouldn't draft a good/great/star player with a lower pick? Good God, play to win every night.

 

Regarding the Wings specifically, keep the playoff streak alive. I remember the last year the Wings failed to make the playoffs. The team endured a 7-game losing streak that season. I never want to return to those days. More teams make the playoffs than not in the NHL. Missing the playoffs is an indication of massive failure.



#36 Dimaline312000

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:05 PM

I guess I'm a little concerned about not making the playoffs but I'm still pretty confident we will make them. It will definetly come down to the wire and will be fun to watch but if we can at least keep pace we should make it in. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, we'll see what happens.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:17 PM

I'm not concerned. I've accepted the fact they are just as likely to miss year as they are to make it. Basically these last 10 games are the start of the playoffs. 



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:33 PM

We don't have a #1 defensemen and 2 more legitimate top 6 guys (only Flip, Franzen, Datsyuk and Zetterberg are); so the team is currently not capable of winning the cup. I wouldn't be too upset if we missed the playoffs and management  would finally stick their heads out of their asses. 


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:36 PM

I swear you people are so scared of not making the playoffs, we will, and then i'm gonna send out a big I told you so. As far as winning the cup though, that's not happening this year. Have faith Wings fans and grow a pair, geeze. We really have been spoiled for the last 20 years.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:41 PM

Streak has to end sometime. It may take the team missing the playoffs for the organization to make a gutsy move to rekindle that romance that attracted players here
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