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#2097679 1/14 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 3 (SO)

Posted by Doc Holliday on 14 January 2011 - 09:55 PM

And I think you and many others here are immensely spoiled. It makes me sad that the team's consistent success over the last decade has bred in the fans feelings of entitlement rather than ones of gratitude.

No, we are fans.

Sorry we don't live up to your standards of fandom.

#2097678 1/14 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 3 (SO)

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 14 January 2011 - 09:54 PM

I feel bad for MacDonald, 2 games, 2 losses that weren't even close to his fault.

Good for Howard, he can let in 3 or 4 softies and know that his team can score enough to at least give the other guy the loss.

#2097677 1/14 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 3 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 January 2011 - 09:54 PM

And I think you and many others here are immensely spoiled.

Because we're not blind homers like you?

#2097704 1/14 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 3 (SO)

Posted by 10 Minute Misconduct on 14 January 2011 - 10:01 PM

We need more Mindfly, and less Crymson.

#2097725 1/14 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 3 (SO)

Posted by gcom007 on 14 January 2011 - 10:10 PM

It is not at all a blessing when we have pretty much no one to lean on if Joey goes down. And really he has been nothing but a career backup and hasn't shown much. I am all for a good story for this season too like a Joey Mac coming out of the depths and playing some stellar goalie but to think that losing Jimmy (with Ozzie shelved til like March) is just nuts.

We'll worry about that when Joey goes down. Until then, he's been better than fine and while he'll no doubt show signs of his "career backup" status soon enough, all he has to do is not implode and we'll be fine down the stretch. Again, it's not like Howard's giving us any help at all these days. I truly believe time off could very well give him the mental break he needs to get his game back together, and we need that far more down the stretch than anything. Who cares if he comes back now and continues to struggle? What good is that for us?

#2096879 San Jose Sharks

Posted by Guest on 14 January 2011 - 01:53 AM

I'd be happy to see the Sharks have a terrible season. After watching how much he allowed (or encouraged) his players to dive last playoff year, I'd also be perfectly content to see McLellan fail and get fired in the future.

And then come back to coach the Wings' defense. :hehe:

#2096093 Red Wings asked NHL not to pick Zetterberg for all star game

Posted by esteef on 11 January 2011 - 06:31 PM

So little kids wouldn't see their poster boy get shut down all game!


#2095891 Bertuzzi SUCKS

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 11 January 2011 - 01:49 PM

We're not arguing who has had the better career, obviously Bert in his prime was better than Flip will ever be. I'm talking about who is playing better right now. Bertuzzi has been playing like s*** lately. He floats, doesn't battle and loses the puck constantly. This has nothing to do with Filppula.

Neither was I. My point is that Bert is playing equally well if not better than Filppula who should be playing far better given the salary he was awarded for his potential and at the same time given the fact that he's in the prime of his career where as Bert's is winding down.

I don't understand how this point has been missed.

#2095807 2011 All-Star Rosters Game rosters named

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 January 2011 - 12:16 PM

Who are the Captains going to be?

Also: No Zetterberg or Howard!?!? That's embarrassing.

If Howard makes the ASG, then I'll stop watching hockey. He doesn't even remotely deserve to be in this game.

As for Zetterberg, he should have made it, but his destiny is to not play in this game. Hasn't he been named to several All Star Games, but had to sit out due to injury?

#2095645 1/10 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 5

Posted by VM1138 on 11 January 2011 - 12:07 AM

MacDonald for starter. (Am I joking? Sarcastic? You be the judge) Sorry, I try not to get angry with players and give up on them, but Jimmy "Four Goals" Howard just isn't cutting it.

Bizarre game. The Wings seemed to play really well and forced the play when they needed to, but it seemed every time they tried to clear the puck or make a short pass it hit a stick, stopped in mid-air, or otherwise dropped to the ice after three feet to lie there and wait for a Colorado player to grab it. And it was like the Wings had never handled a puck before, getting it stuck between their skates, missing the puck completely on simple passes....yet they were otherwise passing crisply, quickly, and accurately.

Strange, strange game. Can't say I'm too disappointed, since that sort of strangeness isn't common. Only real downside (aside from losing) was Howard's dismal performance...again. Only one of those goals wasn't his fault, which is about par for the course.

#2095635 1/10 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 5

Posted by Heroes of Hockeytown on 11 January 2011 - 12:05 AM

Well once again the lesson this game is wrapped in is, stop giving up one hundred billion goals every night if you want to win.

Still, pretty good road trip.

#2095423 1/10 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 5

Posted by gcom007 on 10 January 2011 - 10:29 PM

Aren't you an Osgood slappy?

Osgood fan? Sure. Defender? Sure.


Red Wings fan and defender.


Jimmy Howard fan and defender.

Imagine that, right? Difficult to process? Would you like to try to make it any more unnecessarily personal before you get back to constructively and objectively replying to anything I say, or are you just going to keep it cheap?

#2095404 1/10 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 5

Posted by gcom007 on 10 January 2011 - 10:23 PM

The only one I did a facepalm is the one through the 5-hole. The others were major defense fails.

Who gives a s***? It's not about the goals tonight. Obviously not a giant Howard fail, but demonstrative of just how screwed up his head is. Again, I don't care what anyone says, if Howard had his head halfway straight right now, he'd stop 3 of those goals, defensive fault or not, great play or not. He's lost, and he just got pulled for the 2nd time in how many games??? More good food for his thought process. It's a s*** situation with Osgood down, no doubt, but this mess started last year.

#2095322 1/10 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 5

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 10 January 2011 - 10:08 PM

I'm sorry that simpletons like you just can't seem to figure out that some pucks cannot be stopped.

Uh, okay.

I didn't say the goals were his fault aside from the 2nd goal. I don't like the fact that the puck isn't hitting him tonight.

#2095386 1/10 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 5

Posted by gcom007 on 10 January 2011 - 10:19 PM

I don't care what anyone says, I won't believe for a second that it's been smart to put so much pressure on Howard both mentally and physically. I've been complaining about it since it started and I called this happening. I'm no genius, it's really pretty damn simple to figure out. Goalies take a lot of time to develop and Howard's development went slower than most already in the AHL, but the NHL is a different game. It was absolutely insane to play him night in night out last year and then kick into the same habits this year after he clearly struggled in the playoffs.


What's going to make that a moot point real fast? His head.

Say what you want, but they've done nothing but set Howard up for failure early on in his career. No way I'm going to buy that this guy isn't capable of being better. His head is a mess. You can see it in his eyes; it's anger, frustration and more than anything, fear.

He never should have been put into this position this early on. It was a stupid, absolutely idiotic coaching decision. Fans didn't have any patience and Babcock didn't have any patience; no foresight. Now the team is paying for it and more than anyone, Howard is paying for it...and it was never fair to him.