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#1988628 LOL at the Sharks

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 23 May 2010 - 07:23 PM

Yeah like that goal in game 2, that Ladd goal. Our defense just isn't fast. THe Draft couldn't come any sooner.

And I can't believe i'm rooting for Pronger to win the cup.


Uggg I know. Same here.

I can't believe there are Wings fans on here that say they want the Hawks to win. That's like saying you want the Avalanche to win.


#1987647 4th line options

Posted by newfy on 20 May 2010 - 03:07 PM

If enforcers are important why do they never get any ice time come playoffs? Educate me.
Please tell me how many fights you saw this post season.
Like i said in today's NHL enforcers are pretty much useless. Just a waste of cap space.

The thing about that is that theres also an 82 game season where your players need to stay healthy and make themselves ready for playoffs.

I'm not saying enforcers are necessary because I don't think they are I would rather have a few tough guys like Abdelkader, and Nystrom middle weight types that can handle themselves.

But I would never say a guy like Boogaard is useless. Jason Williams can play in the NHL, why can't a 6'6 intimidating guy who hits like a truck be useful in the NHL?


#1987634 Swedish Ref to be First European Trained NHL Referee

Posted by esteef on 20 May 2010 - 02:32 PM

Great, we finally get a Swedish ref on the downside of Homer's career. :P

esteef


#1987081 Daniel Larsson going to Sweden

Posted by mindfly on 19 May 2010 - 09:25 AM

Maybe i Would leave if i was him too, has he played 3-4 years in GR and not even a start in detroit? way to take care of your prospects mr.holland <_<


#1987123 Percentage of starts next year for Howard and Osgood

Posted by Pucks on 19 May 2010 - 10:51 AM

Name a better goaltender than Osgood who is either a UFA willing to sign for less than $2m, or a currently signed goalie who makes less than $2m and is available for less than a minimum of one of Filppula, Franzen, or Kronwall. Not there.


What's the point of having a cheap salary if you suck so bad the coach won't put you in. Hell I'd take any warm body at his position right now if they could come in play 25 games and not suck. I could post a large list of players that meet your requirements, but it would be pointless. All Osgood slappy's see is what's behind them. Thankfully this is the last season we have to have this discussion.


#1986961 LOL at the Sharks

Posted by VM1138 on 18 May 2010 - 11:04 PM

It is kind of embarassing that the Sharks are getting manhandled, yet they got lucky in beating Detroit. Just enhances my "paranoid" belief that with half decent refs the Wings would have taken that series.


#1986944 LOL at the Sharks

Posted by jeff48109 on 18 May 2010 - 10:39 PM

San Jose won't win unless they get long 5 on 3s or a ton of PPs.


#1986656 Percentage of starts next year for Howard and Osgood

Posted by thomaz5 on 18 May 2010 - 10:52 AM

Osgood didn't get more starts because he didn't earn them. It's the classic chicken or egg discussion. Mike Babcock didn't give him more starts because he didn't think he'd win the games. There were several times during the season that Howard could have used some rest, but at the same time the team needed a win. That's a tough position for the coach. I have no doubt another goalie would have gotten those games. Osgood wasn't up to the task, obviously. Nothing is going to change next year, certainly not the coaching staff's eyesight.


#1986298 Percentage of starts next year for Howard and Osgood

Posted by Echolalia on 17 May 2010 - 01:27 AM

As far as I'm concerned Howard needs to prove that he can be number one again next year. Sure he was lights out this year, but when the summer is over its a whole new season and his stats from a year before mean jack. Fortunately this is also the case for Osgood. This year he sucked balls, but its not "this year" anymore an he has an opportunity to steal number 1 back, if for the last time in his career. This is the mindset that Babs needs to instill in Ozzie as well as in Howie, and to do that, I think for the starting stretch of the season, Babs should split starts right down the middle. If one goalie starts sucking, skew the start % to 60-40, or 70-30. If they both play well, keep the competition going. They don't get a free ride to number 1 and that's the way it should be.


#1986359 Percentage of starts next year for Howard and Osgood

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 17 May 2010 - 10:23 AM

50/50 then see who's better. Also none of this not playing osgood for a whole month at a time. That's insane and never gives him a shot to rebound.


#1986360 Percentage of starts next year for Howard and Osgood

Posted by Lidstromboli on 17 May 2010 - 10:32 AM

82 osgood hes way better than choker howard


#1986429 Percentage of starts next year for Howard and Osgood

Posted by Pucks on 17 May 2010 - 01:08 PM

I know im gonna get flamed for this but.. Come on people Howard needs a capable backup goalie! Osgood was HORRIBLE this past season so much so that Howard was starting every freaking game! We need a capable backup who can at least give Howie some rest! Now maybe I will be wrong next season and I think were stuck with Ozzie for 1 more year? Osgood might play descent or good next year to give our kid some rest but yeesh.. i know Ozzie probably deserves another year but please play descent to give Howie some rest or release him and pick up a capable backup!! :ranting:

I know some members here think Osgood has superhuman powers of verbal awesomeness and random veteran cup winning savvy of the greek gods that inspire and make Howard play insane but I just don't buy it.



You probably will get flamed, but your post is the most coherent one I've read. The others are in denial or fantasy land.

I'd be really surprised if Osgood got more than 10-15 starts. The central is so tough now. Unless we get off to a really great start, we're going to be scratching for every point again.


#1986503 Percentage of starts next year for Howard and Osgood

Posted by eva unit zero on 17 May 2010 - 05:46 PM

I know im gonna get flamed for this but..


Foretelling the future? Well, depending on your version on flaming, here goes:

Come on people Howard needs a capable backup goalie! Osgood was HORRIBLE this past season so much so that Howard was starting every freaking game!


Hmm. Interesting. Sounds like what a 4 year old says about why they don't eat their broccoli. "I hate it SOOO much, that's why I never eat it!!!"

You can't say "Osgood was HORRIBLE this past season so much so that Howard was starting every freaking game!" when Howard started more than 20 games in a row more than once, and Osgood LITERALLY was lucky to play one or two games a month. It's not that Osgood was putting up such a poor performance he didn't play for 20 games; it's that he hadn't played for 20 games so he put up a poor performance.

Logic. Look for it at your local grocery store.



#1986294 Percentage of starts next year for Howard and Osgood

Posted by The Noodle 39 on 17 May 2010 - 01:09 AM

I know im gonna get flamed for this but.. Come on people Howard needs a capable backup goalie! Osgood was HORRIBLE this past season so much so that Howard was starting every freaking game! We need a capable backup who can at least give Howie some rest! Now maybe I will be wrong next season and I think were stuck with Ozzie for 1 more year? Osgood might play descent or good next year to give our kid some rest but yeesh.. i know Ozzie probably deserves another year but please play descent to give Howie some rest or release him and pick up a capable backup!! :ranting:

I know some members here think Osgood has superhuman powers of verbal awesomeness and random veteran cup winning savvy of the greek gods that inspire and make Howard play insane but I just don't buy it.


#1985912 Andreas Lilja?

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 16 May 2010 - 12:00 PM

I love Lilja, but no, time to get someone who can actually do his job. He doesnt clear the crease, hit, fight or shotblock like he used too. There are better options out there.