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#1981844 Franzen Upset Refs Missed Call, Stuart has sprained MCL

Posted by Klunzo on 09 May 2010 - 02:04 AM

Officiating hasn't just been a problem in our series...it's been across the board in every series this playoff season.


#1981830 Franzen Upset Refs Missed Call, Stuart has sprained MCL

Posted by Travis on 09 May 2010 - 01:47 AM

Horrible officiating has really plagued these playoffs. Stuart is tough as balls, though.

Already looking forward to next year!

Thanks for the great one, boys.


#1981823 Franzen Upset Refs Missed Call, Stuart has sprained MCL

Posted by ShanahanMan on 09 May 2010 - 01:41 AM

As I said, officiating for this series was the worst I've ever seen.


#1982359 Why I'm Mad

Posted by Broken 16 on 09 May 2010 - 07:44 PM

Now that I've had time to reflect a little on the season, I've come up with a few things that I need to get off my chest before I can start enjoying the off-season...

Why I'm mad:

1) The officiating. I'm not normally one to gripe and make excuses... and I'm not. But I am actually embarrassed to be a fan of the NHL because of them. It's so amateur league that I can barely watch it. It's so bad and inconsistent that I've actually considered NOT watching the Wings and start following the Griffins more closely.

2) The league. I can't believe they can't get their s*** together better and actually come up with a decent, consistent schedule for the playoff games. I understand that things conflict and that the Eagles apparently have more pull than the NHL... but c'mon... the scheduling is atrocious across the league.

3) The linesman dropping the puck. Oh my GOD. DROP THEf****** PUCK ALREADY! Why are they screwing around with it so much? Just drop the damn thing and get the hell out of the way. It's not rocket science. They've even simplified it. HIT THE RED DOT!

4) Babcock. I love him as a coach and a motivational speaker, but I feel like he is too stubborn with his line combinations. It drives me crazy.


Ok... that felt good.


Why I'm relieved:

1) The Wings finally get a nice long rest and will be able to properly reload. Some big contracts are coming off the books and I'm excited to see what Kenny has in store for the team.

2) The emergence of Howard. Hopefully, if all goes well for him and he continues to impress and improve, he will help stop the bleeding when Lidstrom is no longer back there to carry the defense.

3) Leino is gone forever.

4) I no longer feel compelled to head over to that cess pool of trolls known as the HFBoards. Thank God!


#1979902 Possibility that Williams plays Game 5

Posted by bdavis on 08 May 2010 - 12:03 PM

Williams Williams do not dress
Williams Williams will never impress

Williams Williams I will not mind
Williams Williams if you're never re-signed

Williams Williams you cannot hit
Williams Williams pack your s***


#1979843 Possibility that Williams plays Game 5

Posted by Barrie on 08 May 2010 - 11:09 AM

Yea it's always an adventure when that has the puck.

:lol: Ouch a -2 (so far) for my comment!


#1979327 Toughest NHL area for visiting teams to play in

Posted by Doomster on 07 May 2010 - 01:27 PM

I think its more or less just the Sharks' home record that make the HP Pavilion a tough venue. It has been pretty ridiculous over the past few seasons (better than ours).


HP Arena has a flat metallic roof that echos the noise so things seem to get loud in there. Great for hockey but really crappy for acoustics for a concert. Unlike the JLA, sellouts are common, it's modern, well light, and not in a ghetto.

I don't believe the home record has to do with the poll results. It's probably how comfortable/uncomfortable the visiting players feel at the various venues.


#1979169 Detroit is old and one win wont change that.

Posted by mindfly on 07 May 2010 - 10:26 AM

Detroit has been too old for over a decade now........................ :rolleyes:


#1977665 Don't blame Howard.. blame Babcock

Posted by Crymson on 06 May 2010 - 04:03 PM

Detroit Red Wings' goalie situation tied to Mike Babcock

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

Thanks Mike.


Give me a break. Making the playoffs had to be our primary concern this season, and Osgood has been totally unreliable for the past two regular seasons. If you're a coach with a team that is fighting for a playoff spot, you go with the hot goaltender. PERIOD. Howard is the #1 reason we got into the playoffs. We couldn't spare two points anywhere. At first getting into the playoffs was the concern---do you remember how late we clinched a spot?---and then getting a good seed was the concern. Osgood got one game. He screwed up. There wasn't any room to play him again. With all the success the Wings have had over the last two decades, it's easy to forget that the team actually had to fight to get into the playoffs this year. If Babcock wanted the team to make the playoffs at all, he needed to play the hot goaltender, and making the playoffs---which is, of course, the first priority---was a close thing this year. There simply wasn't any room for doubt.

Like so many others here, you're just looking for someone to blame. I actually feel ashamed at how fickle and lacking in fortitude so many of you are.


#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.