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#2027045 How big of a Wings fan is your Wife/Girlfriend/Significant Other?

Posted by Stolberg on 18 August 2010 - 10:23 AM

My blow up doll can't get enough hockey.


#2027205 Lilja: Red Wings only team to offer contract

Posted by mindfly on 18 August 2010 - 05:51 PM

If he wasn't so greedy he could have been a wing by now, what was he thinking? He had a very severe concussion and head ache and he expects any team's to offer him 1.5M? Get Real Lilja.


#2025689 Was it a good decision to sign Zetterberg

Posted by Doc Holliday on 12 August 2010 - 11:03 PM

I think he has a point guys.


Oh wait, I forgot:

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#2025590 Was it a good decision to sign Zetterberg

Posted by mjtm77 on 12 August 2010 - 04:57 PM

Just been reading some stuff boaring offseason and its come to me that is having zetterbeg locked up tell 40 at such a high salary a god thing? i could be going crazy I dunno but it seems like this hurts the futcher. I mean having a 40 year old with a cap hit of around six million. Dont you guys think our team will be pretty bad with guys like Franzen and Zetterberg at a high cap hit around age 40.


#2025412 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by Rockitman on 12 August 2010 - 02:21 AM

I really am confused by this signing... Why are we bringing in Salei and not Willy Mitchell into the fold? I understand the Wings cap situation but I'd rather have Lebda or Lilja than this freckin guy!? He's too old at this point and is always very inconsistent...


#2025222 Wings' Goaltending Situation

Posted by Raptor1116 on 11 August 2010 - 04:16 PM

Yup, I thought he played just fine. To say that Howard was the make or break of the team winning/losing is pretty disingenuous if you ask me.



Really? How about that Game 3 against San Jose? Wings in control and then Howard gives up the weakest goal I can remember from the side boards, from the end line, and the Wings lose the game. The entire series was lost on that one goal. If he makes that "save" the Wings win game 3 and who knows where it goes from there. Once that goal slipped over the line the Wings were out of the playoffs.


#2025192 Wings' Goaltending Situation

Posted by Nightfall on 11 August 2010 - 03:01 PM

You honestly don't think Howard had a problem with rebound control, nor he had issues in the playoffs?

Yup, I thought he played just fine. He made as many mistakes as other goalies have in the past. Look at every stanley cup winning team. Every goalie has had their fair share of mistakes. To say that Howard was the make or break of the team winning/losing is pretty disingenuous if you ask me.

I could point out many instances, but look at Niemi last season. Against Vancouver, he played pretty badly with over a 3.00GAA. He did not play very well and made his share of mistakes. Still, the team in front of him pulled together and won the series. How about in 1998 with Osgood when he was letting in horrible goals at inopportune times. If the wings lost out that year, Osgood would have been thrown under the bus. As it turns out, they won the cup that year and Osgood was the man.

I am just saying that a lot of casual armchair hockey fans really have unrealistic expectations of what their goalie should do for them.


#2025189 Wings' Goaltending Situation

Posted by The Secret on 11 August 2010 - 02:58 PM

The unfortunate part is that most wings fans really don't know what it is to be a goaltender. Save the must-save shots? To Wings fans, that means no mistakes. Every goalie makes them. Control rebounds? To Wings fans, that means no rebounds. Every goalie gives up rebounds. Play a solid all around game? To Wings fans, this means play solid and no mistakes. Every goalie makes mistakes.

Lets cut through things here shall we? The Wings did not lose in the postseason last season because of goaltending. The Wings team as a whole did not deserve to beat San Jose who came much more prepared than the Wings did.

The Wings goaltending situation is just fine. The Wings team is just fine. If the offense and defense in front of Howard/Osgood stays healthy and consistent, the wings will have a 50 win season.


Name me a Number 1 goalie who swallows pucks more effectively and consistently than Howard.


Like Howard, support him... be his secret BFF but your are kidding yourself. His rebound control was terrible, he was caught out of position and bailed out the the team too often, and his 5 hole was as wide as the grand canyon some nights. It was his rookie season in the NHL and he has a lot of improvements to make. No, we did not lose in the playoffs solely because of goal tending but we weren't helped along by it by any means... some nights he was flat out crap. If he has done his work in the off season and worked out some of the bugs then he'll be fine and if he hasn't then he'd better stop listening to his secret BFF's


#2025180 Wings' Goaltending Situation

Posted by Doc Holliday on 11 August 2010 - 02:16 PM

The unfortunate part is that most wings fans really don't know what it is to be a goaltender. Save the must-save shots? To Wings fans, that means no mistakes. Every goalie makes them. Control rebounds? To Wings fans, that means no rebounds. Every goalie gives up rebounds. Play a solid all around game? To Wings fans, this means play solid and no mistakes. Every goalie makes mistakes.

Lets cut through things here shall we? The Wings did not lose in the postseason last season because of goaltending. The Wings team as a whole did not deserve to beat San Jose who came much more prepared than the Wings did.

The Wings goaltending situation is just fine. The Wings team is just fine. If the offense and defense in front of Howard/Osgood stays healthy and consistent, the wings will have a 50 win season.


Name me a Number 1 goalie who swallows pucks more effectively and consistently than Howard.


You honestly don't think Howard had a problem with rebound control, nor he had issues in the playoffs?


#2025146 Wings' Goaltending Situation

Posted by Branton87 on 11 August 2010 - 12:21 PM

My ideal situation would be for Howard to start 55 games, Ozzie 27. However, none of this 20+ consecutive starts for Howard so that when Ozzie does finally get a game, he's so rusty that he lets in a goal to an enforcer 14 seconds into the game.

This. Poor Osgood was hung out to dry. Being a goalie in Detroit has to be the worst job on the team. Most everyone either blames you for losses, or loves you when you win.


#2025144 Wings' Goaltending Situation

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 11 August 2010 - 12:12 PM

My ideal situation would be for Howard to start 55 games, Ozzie 27. However, none of this 20+ consecutive starts for Howard so that when Ozzie does finally get a game, he's so rusty that he lets in a goal to an enforcer 14 seconds into the game.


#2024964 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by mindfly on 10 August 2010 - 07:14 PM

I don't consider guys like Sutton or Hnidy to be enforcers.

You guys are just stereotyping based on my previous posts in other threads. Here, we're talking about tough 3rd pair defensemen and not wingers who are straight up enforcers like Boogaard. That's changing the topic and talking about the 4th line, which is not what I'm doing in this thread, although I have done it before in those threads.

I just want to know why posters criticize defensemen who can't skate and take occasional bad penalties, and then they praise this signing. It seems hypocritical to me and I don't think it's because Salei is perceived as being really good all around, because he's really not. He's a straight up defensive defenseman, just like many of the other players me and several other posters have wanted.

Babcock loves the guy, isn't that enough for ya? If he thinks he's the guy to get the job done then he really is.. :thumbup:


#2024930 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by HankthaTank on 10 August 2010 - 04:33 PM

Stuie is not a 3rd pairing guy. He is way too under appreciated especially with how he started the year and just killed it during the inury plague of last season.


#2024195 Red Wings might opt to keep Ritola at the expense of Miller

Posted by best poster in LGW history on 09 August 2010 - 07:54 AM

dump both and get a dman that can PK.


#2024357 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 09 August 2010 - 12:38 PM

Guess for the price it's not bad. Ericsson's gonna have alot of fights next year with this guy as his partner, he better be up to it, cuz Salei cant fight his way out of a paper bag.

Because he's so cheap, do we still have to trade Meech+Miller?