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#2600996 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by kickazz on Yesterday, 07:57 PM

Babcock is outcoaching the hell out of Cooper. A testament to why he needs to stay. Our roster isn't as good as it's performing against a team like Tampa. This is coming down to goaltending, heart and coaching. I hope we win the next game to make it a 4-2 series and make everyone who wrote the Wings off feel stupid. 




#2596906 Sharks & McLellan part ways

Posted by kipwinger on 20 April 2015 - 04:39 PM

Blashill's not a clone of Babcock.  His teams can actually score at even strength. 




#2592009 Definition of a real fan

Posted by Playmaker on 10 April 2015 - 10:54 AM

"Fandom" isn't quantifiable, so it's a non issue.  The "I'm a bigger fan that you are" kind of sounds like playground talk, to be honest.  Like, I'm totally a bigger Justin Bieber fan than you are!

 

Reactions have more to do with personalities, life experiences, etc.

 

For me, winning 4 (Should've been 5!) Cups tempers things quite a bit.  I look back now at my younger days at how angry I'd get and I think I wasted way too much time and energy on it.  I was furious when they lost to the Avs in 96, and then when it seemed like they were destined for the same in '97, only for them to come through and win the Cup. Then what happened to Vladdie, kind of put things in a different perspective. Sure, I still get disappointed and frustrated at times because it's just so damn fun when they win.  To have witnessed all those Cups and so many exciting games, not to mention the legendary players, most of whom are just as great off the ice.  Well, our Cup literally runneth over as Wings fans.

 

Age, logic and common sense have also set in.  The Wings just aren't going to win every year.  No team in any sport does.  Plus, I've been wrong so many times on so many things with the Wings.  I thought they'd for sure lose this series or win that one, was positive this player or that player would never amount to anything, that this coach or GM doesn't know what he's doing.  I nail a few, but in most cases, the true experts usually know best.  I post on a professional board and I know we constantly make fun of the internet "experts" who try and tell us how to do our jobs, because, yanno, they read it on the internet!  I imagine the players, coaches and management of the Wings do the same things. 

 

Waiting and hoping to be proven wrong again this year. 




#2591751 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by derblaueClaus on 09 April 2015 - 09:33 PM

100 %




#2591761 Red Wings clinch 24th consecutive Playoff appearance

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 09 April 2015 - 09:36 PM

*playoff butt pats*


#2591731 Red Wings clinch 24th consecutive Playoff appearance

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 09 April 2015 - 09:27 PM

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#2591754 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by Ally on 09 April 2015 - 09:34 PM

There are more positive things being said about the Wings in opposing teams' subreddits. I love this forum, I think there are a lot of intelligent people and the moderation is on point but lately, it's been so negative. Do you guys realize that we at currently complaining that we don't like the WAY that our team clinched for the 24th year in a row? That's ridiculous and entitled and spoiled. This team is not "average at best" they are better than average as proven by their record this year. I have not been alive long enough to see them miss the playoffs. Think about that and then put yourselves in the shoes of literally ever other team and try to imagine behaving the same way as you are now.
It is 100% understandable to be critical of aspects of the team play, but to claim the sky is falling after every loss or bad goal is completely absurd. I'm sorry, I love you guys but it's disheartening to see so many "fans" express more hatred toward their own players than they do to the Hawks. We're better than this.
/endrant


#2591771 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by Aethernum on 09 April 2015 - 09:38 PM

There are more positive things being said about the Wings in opposing teams' subreddits. I love this forum, I think there are a lot of intelligent people and the moderation is on point but lately, it's been so negative. Do you guys realize that we at currently complaining that we don't like the WAY that our team clinched for the 24th year in a row? That's ridiculous and entitled and spoiled. This team is not "average at best" they are better than average as proven by their record this year. I have not been alive long enough to see them miss the playoffs. Think about that and then put yourselves in the shoes of literally ever other team and try to imagine behaving the same way as you are now.
It is 100% understandable to be critical of aspects of the team play, but to claim the sky is falling after every loss or bad goal is completely absurd. I'm sorry, I love you guys but it's disheartening to see so many "fans" express more hatred toward their own players than they do to the Hawks. We're better than this.
/endrant

 

You are my hero.

 

Seriously, people, can we have a little perspective? We lost a game, in overtime, to one of the best teams in the NHL, despite outplaying that team for the majority of the game. And that point continues a playoff streak that goes back to when, like, half our team wasn't even born yet. There are teams in today's NHL that didn't exist when we were making the playoffs every year.

 

The goal of the regular season is to make the playoffs. Period. There is no extra credit for finishing higher in the standings or with bogus "momentum." You don't get an extra game or two head start in your first series. Once you're in, everyone is on even ground and anything can happen. We accomplished our ONLY goal for this regular season. Cherish that. And buckle up because I think the Wings can surprise some people, goaltending notwithstanding.




#2591811 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by Aethernum on 09 April 2015 - 09:59 PM

Say what you will about how our team looks. I don't care - we're in. 

 

So I'm just going to sit here and cackle maniacally while I watch the Kings get eliminated from the playoffs. Because seriously, f*** those guys.  :devil:




#2590268 4/7 GDT : Carolina Hurricanes 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 07 April 2015 - 08:16 PM

 
You're absolutely correct.  That description you just typed is the description of a poorly coached team that needs some major changes, starting with the coaching and management.  


I mean I love Babcock but I think his voice has been lost. This team should honestly be playing run and gun hockey imo, we have speed and skill but we play so basic and kinda safe that we never win games convincingly. Another thing is I love that Babcock is always positive, but at some point you need get pissed at your team and hold them accountable.


#2590340 4/7 GDT : Carolina Hurricanes 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Aethernum on 07 April 2015 - 08:37 PM

Fans that have emotions that follow the flow of a game? Yeah, I'm sure that's exclusive to this forum.

 

I don't necessarily mean that. Just the "sky is falling this team will NEVER make the playoffs we're doomed and FIRE EVERYONE AND START OVER and nobody on our team should even be playing in the AHL and FIRE BABCOCK and IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD!"

 

Five minutes ago we were the worst team in the NHL with the most monumental collapse in the history of ever and the entire team and their mothers needed to be fired.

 

And then we scored. And a bad goal, at that. That really makes all the difference to the doom-sayers?  :confused:




#2590398 4/7 GDT : Carolina Hurricanes 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 07 April 2015 - 08:49 PM

 
This team is gutless and scared.  The last two seasons, they played their way into the playoffs.  These europuss cowards don't want to do anything.  

Europuss cowards. You serious? Lol


#2590549 4/7 GDT : Carolina Hurricanes 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Aethernum on 07 April 2015 - 09:21 PM

Worst case scenario really. The Rangers have nothing to play for on Thursday either against Ottawa. This might come down to Saturday.

 

Not entirely true. Anyone who has been paying attention knows that no one wants to play Ottawa right now. If the Rangers have a chance to knock Ottawa out of the big dance before having to play them in a seven game series, they'll sure as hell take it.




#2589732 Who do you hope the Wings play in the 1st Round?

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 05 April 2015 - 09:39 PM

Get in first. Then, probably Tampa. They're a good matchup, we probably wouldn't win a single game vs the Rangers the way were playing, and Montreal would depend on if we could solve Price. Definitely Tampa.




#2589548 4/5 GDT : Washington Capitals 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by JoeBFan on 05 April 2015 - 06:21 PM

Hey guys I know it is usually bad form to go on other team's boards but as a Caps fan I felt the need to chime in.  I look at fan boards of opponents most games to see what they think of the matchup and I gotta say, you Wings fans have a number of great qualities.

 

1. You complain about officiating about 1/4 of what other fans do, and about 1/10 of what Pens fans do.  Yes I know Caps fans ***** a lot also.

 

2. You guys understand what you are seeing better than about any other fans. I learn interesting stuff reading your posts.  

 

I hope we meet in the conference finals.  I'll seldom post but I will lurk.