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#361 dat's sick

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:24 AM

Damn it hurts to lose another vital point in a SO. Just doesn't feel like a fair way to decide games at this stage. But I also wish our players could atleast score on breakaways/SO-attempts. This scoring drought is getting ridiculous. We are creating enough chances lately, and I don't buy into this "we have no finishers". We have a bunch of guys that should be good for 10-30 goals per season, but literally no one is scoring.

The point atleast puts us ahead of Dallas again, so as long as we play even with them the rest of the way and even with Columbus, we're in.

Good game overall, keep that kind of play up and start finding the back of the net. Liking our team defense and effort lately, bring up Tatar and bench Cleary to get the O going.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:29 AM


 

LGW could run the Wings better than the current regime

 

 

LGW would run this team like the Flyers or Rangers, constant big trades, FA agent signings and big buyouts, with questionable levels of success.

 

 

Also get rid of Kronwall he is a nice #3 but has learned nothing from Lidstrom.... he is useless

 

 

 

And if you get rid of him we have no #3.  Surely we need to keep him and try and add some high-end defensive talent?  But I like your reasoning - Not as good as Lidstrom therefore he sucks.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:09 AM

Cory Schneider, who is very comparable to Howard is making 4 m each can't believe Holland used him as an example, to get a lower caphit out of Howard. That said I still think Howard is this teams MVP this season, with him signed it is now time to fix the defense. Sadfully this will not be an easy task looking at the so called top UFA list is just a shame:

 

http://www.capgeek.com/

 

No outstanding defenseman and not even prime-time forwards, so drafting smart is going to be the key here, because this is probably the most boring UFA class ever (thank you NHL).

 

At a point like this in the season, Holland normally would have started contract talks so I guess its save to say, that Filpulla and Ian are going to walk for nothing, which is a mistake because desperate teams would have given up some draft picks for at least Filpulla.

 

I don't care about making the playoffso r not, I care about the bigger picture here and rather not make the playoffs if it means getting swept by our hated rivals.

 

Yeah - Congrats!  You're the team MVP for a team that may or may not miss the playoffs for the first time since 1989/1990.  Here's your trophy.

 

I think Jimmy would pass.....


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:36 AM

Wings played good enough to win, they didn't :( . Hopefully we can turn it around and go on a streak to close out the season. 


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:46 AM

I for one am still satisfied with the way the team played their past 3 games! Let's be honest they dictated the play against Calgary and vancouver. If they keep working hard like that they will get the breaks and the puck will go in. Keep positive!
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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:03 AM

I for one am still satisfied with the way the team played their past 3 games! Let's be honest they dictated the play against Calgary and vancouver. If they keep working hard like that they will get the breaks and the puck will go in. Keep positive!

I agree, especially last night they played a great game. Everyone was hustling and the defense was solid. Loving the Dekeyser-Kindl pairing. 

 

Suck that we've had so many games lately where we play good enough to win but we can't get it done though. 3 shootout losses that could have been wins, that would have been 3 points more in the standings and we'd be looking much better in the standings. And a fluke loss against Calgary, 2 points gone there. There is some truth to the old saying that you make your own luck, but I wonder if there's enough time left for the luck to actually turn in the Wings favor? 



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:11 PM

 

Yep.  Another game where we only score a goal.  How many does that make now in recent memory?

 

And Howard needs to study tape in shootouts.  Lapierre was going so slow that Howard should have just kept his ground and not committed.  Instead, he goes down quickly like he always does.  

 

When you've played as a goaltender in an NHL shootout, come back and let us know. Until then, consider that you have no place making this sort of criticism.



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:31 PM

Kronwall needs to be much, much better. Sure he has put up some points but he makes some awful plays in his own end. The young guys Dekeyser, Kindl,Smith and Lashoff look really promising! 

 

Blaming Howard for letting in a goal in a shootout is absurd. Why not rip Pav and Z for not scoring?



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:44 PM

We're on NBC Sports for the rest of the season. 

 

 

Good god. 

:shout:   I really didn't think I could hate them any more than I did, but it is possible.   :::going to check my blood pressure:::   :shocking:


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:46 PM

 

When you've played as a goaltender in an NHL shootout, come back and let us know. Until then, consider that you have no place making this sort of criticism.

 

Brilliant.   :rolleyes:

 

We may as well close the entire forums, since none of us have ever been NHL goalies, forwards, defenseman, GM's or coaches.

 

From now on, no more criticism guys.  


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:52 PM

Interesting game last night.  Couple of things I noticed;

 

-Filppula was god awful - I usually have a lot of faith in him but he was actually getting in the way of his line mates last night.  Might have been the worst game I've ever seen him play. For the first time, I think the Wings might be better off letting him walk next year in favour of keeping one of these kids in the lineup.

-DeKeyser continues to impress me. No doubt in my mind he will be our top shutdown defenseman in the near future.

-Nyquist, Andersson and Emmerton all played really well.  Looks like Emmerton is finally making strides toward being a useful everyday player

-I love our defense WITHOUT White and Colaiacovo

 

Additionally, the CBC broadcasters really put this season into perspective.  I've been pissing and moaning about the Wings' "fall from grace" all season but in reality, its amazing what they've been able to accomplish given their lineup and the tight Western Conference.  After last night's game, I am actually kind of excited to see these younger guys progress over the next couple of seasons. 

 

I also still think the Wings will make the playoffs.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:56 PM

I didnt see/hear the game but it sounds like status quo lately.... Lots of missed nets again?

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:59 PM

 

Brilliant.   :rolleyes:

 

We may as well close the entire forums, since none of us have ever been NHL goalies, forwards, defenseman, GM's or coaches.

 

From now on, no more criticism guys.  

 

There's a big difference between "___ should have had that" or "I don't like these lines" or "I dislike Holland's personnel choices" and what you said. Believe it or not, playing goalie against a fellow professional taking a penalty shot is as much luck as it is skill, and it's not possible to stop every shot. You might as well criticize goalies for not watching more tape of Datsyuk. After all, the guy only uses a few moves.

 

In other words, you don't know best.



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

I want to see all our youngsters

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:07 PM

I can't wait for the game against the coyotes at home.  We suck when we come back from the West :glare:



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:39 PM

Cory Schneider, who is very comparable to Howard is making 4 m each can't believe Holland used him as an example, to get a lower caphit out of Howard. That said I still think Howard is this teams MVP this season, with him signed it is now time to fix the defense. Sadfully this will not be an easy task looking at the so called top UFA list is just a shame:
 
http://www.capgeek.com/

What exactly is wrong with our defense that needs fixing now? The fact that we have 9 NHL defenseman fighting for a spot? We need to add offense, not fix something that isn't broken
 
No outstanding defenseman and not even prime-time forwards, so drafting smart is going to be the key here, because this is probably the most boring UFA class ever (thank you NHL).
 
At a point like this in the season, Holland normally would have started contract talks so I guess its save to say, that Filpulla and Ian are going to walk for nothing, which is a mistake because desperate teams would have given up some draft picks for at least Filpulla.
 
I don't care about making the playoffso r not, I care about the bigger picture here and rather not make the playoffs if it means getting swept by our hated rivals.



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:12 PM

Interesting game last night.  Couple of things I noticed;

 

-Filppula was god awful - I usually have a lot of faith in him but he was actually getting in the way of his line mates last night.  Might have been the worst game I've ever seen him play. For the first time, I think the Wings might be better off letting him walk next year in favour of keeping one of these kids in the lineup.

-DeKeyser continues to impress me. No doubt in my mind he will be our top shutdown defenseman in the near future.

-Nyquist, Andersson and Emmerton all played really well.  Looks like Emmerton is finally making strides toward being a useful everyday player

-I love our defense WITHOUT White and Colaiacovo

 

Additionally, the CBC broadcasters really put this season into perspective.  I've been pissing and moaning about the Wings' "fall from grace" all season but in reality, its amazing what they've been able to accomplish given their lineup and the tight Western Conference.  After last night's game, I am actually kind of excited to see these younger guys progress over the next couple of seasons. 

 

I also still think the Wings will make the playoffs.

 I some what agree.  I think Holland/Babcock have not brought their A game this season.  However people seem to forget how much turn over and youth we have seen this year.  We all know about the departures on defense but think of all the new players (or expanded to actual playing time) Emmerton, Smith, Kindl, (all full time basically) then Tatar, Nyquist, Andersson, Murzak, Brunner, Dekeyser, Lashoff. 


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:18 PM

I some what agree.  I think Holland/Babcock have not brought their A game this season.  However people seem to forget how much turn over and youth we have seen this year.  We all know about the departures on defense but think of all the new players (or expanded to actual playing time) Emmerton, Smith, Kindl, (all full time basically) then Tatar, Nyquist, Andersson, Murzak, Brunner, Dekeyser, Lashoff.



I don't think you get the point. Our young guys are the guys performing well they're doing better than the vets. And that's why were upset cause they're not getting playtime over the likes if cleary and what not

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:31 PM

I don't think you get the point. Our young guys are the guys performing well they're doing better than the vets. And that's why were upset cause they're not getting playtime over the likes if cleary and what not

Nope I get the point, and 100% agree.  That's why I said Babs and Holland deserve to be criticized.  I don't want to see Cleary, Sammy, Bert, White play another game in a Wings uniform. I'm simply pointing out that we have had a pretty big youth movement; especially for the Red Wings.  But it's not like Holland intended on playing all this youth, so his credit is limited, besides where the f*** is a goal scorer? 


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:58 PM

It's amazing how unclutch we are in 3rd periods, OT and shootouts, considering we have so much leadership and Stanley Cup experience.
 
I know we have lots of young players, but we should still have enough veterans to be more poised than Columbus and Dallas right now.  
 
Instead, those teams have more poise than us late in games.  Amazing.

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