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#1 Spongewingredpants

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:34 AM

http://www.freep.com...tern-conference

 

odd? what is there to learn when you have a better record in the east and apparently the West is a tougher conference?

 

sometimes GM BS just makes me shake my head


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:36 AM

wish we were in the christmas conference instead :P


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:42 AM

wish we were in the christmas conference instead :P


The Halloween conference has costumes, dude. COSTUMES.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:51 AM

http://www.freep.com...tern-conference

 

odd? what is there to learn when you have a better record in the east and apparently the West is a tougher conference?

 

sometimes GM BS just makes me shake my head


lol...freudian slip "easter"

 

It makes more sense now why Babcock has a bee in his bonnet over the team's play lately.



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:56 AM

The Halloween conference has costumes, dude. COSTUMES.

 

a fair point.. but the christmas conference has presents! (hopefully in the form of goals.. we could use some of those)


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:01 PM

The Halloween conference has costumes, dude. COSTUMES.

So we could get Quincey and Cleary to dress up like hockey players. 


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:22 PM

Is this anywhere near easter island?

 

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 02:03 PM

So reading the first paragraph Holland is essentially saying he built a club that can't win the Cup because they're not good enough to beat the Western Conference teams.

 

As far as the "The wings are still learning about the Eastern Conference" quote, that is just a cop out. They are playing like crap because they're playing like crap not because they moved to the East.


So we could get Quincey and Cleary to dress up like hockey players. 

They tried that but the other teams just laughed.


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:05 PM

Is this anywhere near easter island?

 

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Those are some serious goalie prospects.

 

I wonder what place we'd be in if we were in the west.  Higher or lower than third?  Just wondering.



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:22 PM

hockey is hockey



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:43 PM

Quincey and Cleary 'dress up' as hockey players everynight! They just cannot play like hockey players!

 

Their favorite song is "Everyday is Halloween" by Ministry....ack, what an insult to Minstry.


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:51 PM

Is this anywhere near easter island?
 
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Is it just me or do the statues look like Ovechkin.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 04:03 PM

Man, its gotten pretty bad when we are making excuses that awful. We can't win in the East due to lack of familiarity... you know, because the Eastern teams are super familiar with us but not the other way around. And the losses to the West are just because they are better and deeper. So, we can't really be expected to beat anyone, because we are still learning... but that isn't Ken Holland's fault. 



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 04:31 PM

Holland would be the kid lost out in the woods still looking for the Easter Eggs the next day



#15 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 05:03 PM

Honestly hate to see our record if we were in the West this year. The West is tough right now minus a couple of teams.



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 05:22 PM

Honestly hate to see our record if we were in the West this year. The West is tough right now minus a couple of teams.

Didn't you hear? If we were in the West we would be Undefeated.


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 05:28 PM

Didn't you hear? If we were in the West we would be Undefeated.

 

Yeah I heard that. Also heard that the East was the big bad mean wolf too :P



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 05:28 PM

I'm failing to see what he said that's worth getting worked up over.

From the article:

“Still learning it a little bit.”

“I’m glad that we got a western Canada trip out of the way when there was no snow,” Holland said. “We’re going to go to California in early January. We’re going to knock out both trips before we go to the Olympics. I like that. Coming back from the Olympics, most of our road trips are around the East. I like our schedule.”

That is everything that he said, aside from an except from back in the summer, before the season began.  I don't read "still learning it a little bit" as an excuse by any means, and I don't think there's anything false about that statement.  The Wings have 9 games under their belt against the East so far this season.  We still haven't even played all the teams in the East yet, so I think its entirely fair to say that the Wings are still learning the East a bit.  Film only takes you so far.

Holland brings up a good point about the schedule, though.  The Wings have it pretty good, especially compared to previous years.  The West Coast trip is already done, Cali in January, which makes the majority of the post-Olympic season against the East.  If I were making the schedule I would set it up the same way.



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 05:47 PM

Still learning?

 

Hire a tutor. 



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 06:15 PM

 
Yeah I heard that. Also heard that the East was the big bad mean wolf too :P

And the wings have three little piggies:Sammy, Cleary, and Franzen.

"He usually shows up when the game is over and tries to be the hero. Puts his cape on and goes and flies out there." ~ Franzen 






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