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#1977623 Don't blame Howard.. blame Babcock

Posted by WizardOfOz30 on 06 May 2010 - 03:23 PM

I completely agree with this in the goalie side of things. Babcock has made the team totally dependent on Howard the entire season, he pretty much refused to give Osgood a chance to play, one game here or there is no way to prove yourself. What would have happened if Howard was hurt and unable to play late in the season? They'd put Ozzie in and hope for the best but blame him if we didn't make the playoffs. I know that Osgood is doing a great job mentoring Howard and I'm sure it's appreciated, both of them know how important he is in that process. He's dealt with a lot of criticism and adversity over the years but doesn't let that shake him.

Yes this is a team sport so the entire team is responsible for the terrible play of late, so we don't really know what would have happen if Ozzie was given more chances to play during the season. What's done is done for this season. It will be interesting to see what happens next season, I don't think Osgood wants to leave Detroit, but if he's not going to be played he deserves better than a season of watching the games from the locker room. I sure hope that he and Babcock can resolve whatever issues they are having with each other because this seem like it's more than just poor play. Osgood was never give a real chance to prove himself this season.


#1977546 Don't blame Howard.. blame Babcock

Posted by interminded on 06 May 2010 - 02:17 PM

Detroit Red Wings' goalie situation tied to Mike Babcock

I totally agree.
Babcock eliminated the term 'backup'
Now, there is none.

Thanks Mike.


#1976682 Ritola in for Williams in game 4?

Posted by edicius on 05 May 2010 - 02:24 PM

You could put a blueberry muffin in for Williams and I'd be fine with it.


#1976314 Thanks for a great 2009-2010 Season

Posted by stevkrause on 05 May 2010 - 06:56 AM

Had some ups and downs, but it was a fun season all and all and one hell of a push considering the roster turn over, lack of cap space and injuries... 4 game comebacks rarely ever happen and I'm conceding the season.

I can't take all the idiotic threads/posts that are being made right now, so I'm taking some time away...

See you guys after the playoffs when signings, re-signings, trades, etc... occur.

I'm out!


#1976552 Expecting too much?

Posted by Shoreline on 05 May 2010 - 11:41 AM

I dunno about you guys, but when we hit the Olympic break, I wasn't even expecting the Wings to make the playoffs. They surpassed my expectations already, and I'm proud of 'em whether they won a single playoff series or pull off an amazing comeback and win more. Unfortunate for those who wanna take a dump all over their team just because they're staring in the face the possibility of not going back to the finals for the third year in a row.


#1976137 Who would you most blame for a round 2 loss?

Posted by Raptor1116 on 05 May 2010 - 12:15 AM

Howard.

4 goals against in every single game and he has the incredible ability to give up the timely goal.


#1973075 Did Bettman Say His Officials Actually Make Mistakes!

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 04 May 2010 - 06:36 AM

Doesn't seem that way unfortuantely that he admitted they made mistakes.

Just predictable from him, dodging questions and saying something along the lines of they have a hard job we have great refs, etc.

Well you know what? Everybody's job is hard. I don't get what is so damned difficult in admitting you made mistakes. Nobody's perfect. I'd rather people come to me and say they screwed up or my bad instead of trying to cover things up. I will not hold it against you if or think less of you tell me the truth.


#1973241 The future between the pipes?

Posted by mindfly on 04 May 2010 - 10:24 AM

A trade... Get Carey Price here! Filppula going the other way.


#1973274 Eaves to miss 2nd straight game

Posted by mindfly on 04 May 2010 - 10:44 AM

What did this Eaves player do for this team? I only remembering him having some good games when everyone was injured after that totally invisible and especielly in the playoffs... s***ty signing.


#1972988 Lilja says to have faith

Posted by titanium2 on 03 May 2010 - 11:13 PM

Pittsburgh did it, why can't the Wings?


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#1972808 I Respect-ED The Sharks

Posted by aydubb on 03 May 2010 - 09:00 PM

in other words, you guys are hating the sharks for doing whatever it takes to win.


#1972862 Lilja says to have faith

Posted by darvesh88 on 03 May 2010 - 09:38 PM

Hey all,

I usually don't post as the the jabber back and forth between members is entertaining. However a lot of people are doubting the wings so I thought maybe I should post what Lilja wrote on his blog, not sure how many of you know but Lilja maintains a playoff blog to keep in touch with fans.

Lilja post:
"Hi!

Not a fun day, yesterday ... as soon as we were taking charge of the game, we got a penalty, and then after a while when we were taking charge again, we got another one in the sinbin! It felt like the referee (I really hate to blame anything on the referees ) found a little too many penalties on us, and kept a damn funny level on the game! We were ahead and had the game in our pocket, then he finds two penalties on us, and that turns the whole game around! We played 12:54 with either one or two men in the sinbin, which doesn't make it easy to win games!

However, I really think in the longrun, that we are going to take care of business and win the second round in the playoffs, now we must win our two home games and then it's gonna be a real pleasure to travel to Sharkland and steal one of their home games! It's time to recharge, you have to be first to get four wins, so there's still a lot to play for!

Have faith in us, and as usual, be safe and I will write soon again."

REGARDS LILLS"

If the guys haven't lost any hope then we for sure don't need to, as we all know we are the Red Wings and are one of the few teams that can do anything.

I'm predicting the series will be tied 2-2 after two games at the Joe.

http://redwings.nhl....ge.htm?id=61686


#1972707 Game 3 Officiating

Posted by teef on 03 May 2010 - 06:46 PM

Here is my complaint. Red Wing fans have become Michigan football fans. They never lose games; officials take it from them. I will give you this. I saw the Sharks dive and I saw shaky calls against the Wings. But here is something I saw that you didn't. There were shaky calls against the Sharks also.

I just get tired of the same cry after every Red Wings playoff loss. You always blame officials. You always believe the NHL wants the Wings to lose. Fans always want to let the Red Wings off the hook. Here is a dirty little secret nobody wants to hear. The Red Wings played dumb hockey. They slashed and tripped and played like knuckleheads. Was I the only one to see that?

Terry Foster - Detroit News


this is the michigan media talking here. illustrate the point i'm trying to get across to a T.


#1972640 I Respect-ED The Sharks

Posted by sharkfan20 on 03 May 2010 - 05:52 PM

Fair enough and very vaild points. Diving doesn't belong the game at all, and honestly one call against the Sharks in the first two games would have stopped it. Why not keep selling calls if the officials are letting you get away with it?

I expect the refs to do a poor job. I am just very surprised at the Sharks coming out in this series and diving so much. It has completely dictated the outcome of the first two games in their favor.


I agree with this. The Sharks aren't usually divers at all. But When Seto dove in game and the refs didn't call it, the Sharks will dive until they get called. THe refs hasn't called anything, so they will keep diving unitl they get called. The only diver we have is Nabokov, he is a pretty damn good diver, and he proved it last night.


#1972651 Game 3 Officiating

Posted by Electrophile on 03 May 2010 - 06:01 PM

i'm not sure about all the whining and crying going on in this thread. do you guys seriously think you got robbed by the refs? all i hear is complaints about non calls for diving. i haven't read a single legit post about how the refs made a bad call, missed a call or made a non call on the sharks. if anything, they were calling the sharks tighter than the wings to keep the disparity between the numbers more even. the truth is that the refs set the tone of the game with the slashing call on heatley, reinforced the rules with the two calls on big bird and clearly stated the nothing was going to be tolerated when they called boarding on marleau at the end of the first. the sharks realized this and adjusted their game while the wings didn't and went on to commit seven more penalties.

and what does your diving argument really do for the outcome of the games? if it's a dive, then there must have been a wing committing a penalty so the best case scenario would be offsetting minors. and don't be surprised if the refs call a diving penalty on the wings tomorrow just for all the whining they have been doing.

personally, i hope (and i wouldn't be surprised) that the refs call a game for the wings in game 3 or 4. all it's really going to do is expose the real problem for the wings in the series and that is their suspect special teams play.




Oh golly gee, a Sharks fan just had to come here and tell us all how wrong we are. Whatever would we do without your stunning insight.