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#2566484 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 27 January 2015 - 10:07 PM

This might be the most poorly officiated Wings game of the season overall.

5-1 in penalties and the standard has been ridiculously inconsistent.


#2566180 Larkin or Mantha?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 27 January 2015 - 04:21 PM

I think a better question is Tatar or Nyquist. Mantha and Larkin fill different needs, Tatar and Nyquist are redundant.

 

Redundant meaning one is expendable in a trade? Because I entirely disagree with that. 




#2565286 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 January 2015 - 10:27 PM

Anyone miss Jimmy?


Yes, but I did all along. He's the best goalie the Red Wings have by far. Nothing against Mrazek, as he will be great someday, but this is Jimmy's team right now.


#2565281 1/20 GDT: Wild 4 @ Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 January 2015 - 10:23 PM

YES! Demons conquered for tonight.

Nice five-game win streak heading into the break.

Cheer up guys, Howard isn't playing, we have a shot here!


Probably wouldn't have even needed the shootout if Howard was playing. Just saying.


#2565224 1/20 GDT: Wild 4 @ Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 January 2015 - 10:09 PM

In what fresh hockey hell do we go into the 3rd up 4-1 and ultimately have to go to overtime?


The hockey hell of having Jonathan Ericsson play on your top pairing.


#2565197 1/20 GDT: Wild 4 @ Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 January 2015 - 10:00 PM

the whole team is in franzen float mode


Yup, got too comfortable playing with a lead. Unlike the other night, where it took a deficit for them to start competing. It's a real struggle to put 60 minutes together.


#2565117 1/20 GDT: Wild 4 @ Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 January 2015 - 09:11 PM

Is the term "ball buster" proper slang for a hockey broadcast? I thought it was funny, but Mick just kinda says whatever comes to his mind.


#2564746 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 January 2015 - 02:19 PM

Keep Smith with Kronwall like last night and things will start looking better for him again. 




#2564620 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 January 2015 - 10:27 PM

Z! The hat trick for the captain. I wish he would show some leadership.


#2564586 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 January 2015 - 10:21 PM

The wings coming up the sides... honestly probably my favorite red wings mask in a long time.


It is cool, but I hope I never have to see it again.


#2564569 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 January 2015 - 10:17 PM

And that's why McCollum has never sniffed the NHL. Terrible goal to let in.


#2564394 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 January 2015 - 09:15 PM

It's unconventional, but I would go back to Mrazek now at 3-2. Sorry, I just don't trust McCollum and the Wings are in this game again.


#2564295 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 January 2015 - 08:25 PM

This team is so ridiculous when it comes to playing down to the competition.


#2563472 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 January 2015 - 09:15 PM

I hate to say it, but this is a really boring team to watch right now. Which is odd because the first two months or so, this was the most exciting Wings team in years.


#2562783 Franzen on IR

Posted by GoWings1905 on 12 January 2015 - 10:56 PM

Hossa and Franzen were both offered contracts.  Hossa dicked around, Franzen signed.  A mule in the hand is worth a Czech in the bush.  Not only that, but at the time Hossa's extra cap hit would have cost the Wings another player or two.  Since that time, looking at points an goals per game, compared to cap hit, Franzen is the better value.

 

I would gladly take Hossa's slightly higher cap hit when you factor in everything else he does that makes him worth more money than Franzen. Hossa is an elite two-way forward. He has obviously slowed down some from six years ago, but so has his counterpart. Even if it cost the Wings another player or two, we are still talking about Marian Hossa. He scored 40 goals and the Wings haven't had anyone hit 30 since. 

 

Imagine Hossa for all these years on Pavel's wing instead of Bertuzzi, Abdelkader, Helm, etc. It would have completely changed the dynamic of the team.