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#2054739 Abdlekader in, Osgood to start again.

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 October 2010 - 09:05 PM

I think it should be Cleary. Hudler got us a goal last game and I think Modano as looked good out there. Cleary hasn't done s*** on the other hand.

What? Cleary has been the only guy worth a damn on that line. Neither Modano nor Hudler have played any semblance of defense or went hard after a puck the entire season. Babcock must think Cleary is doing just fine - he gets moved up to Hank and Pavel's line in tight games. There's a reason for that.

Modano is brutal. His effort is pathetic. He should be the one to sit and bring Abdelkader in to center the third line. Modano has been the worst forward on the team by far.

#2048573 Wings need a goalie

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 October 2010 - 11:26 AM

Can't wait til OsBad and Draper get off the books, things will be looking up!

If Osgood was making 700k i don't think many people would have a problem, because he is OK as a back up. There's still better ones out there however.

That comment doesn't even make sense. If those two are having a major effect on the Red Wings success to begin with, then this team is already in a ton of trouble. You are saying a back-up goalie and possible 4th liner being gone is going to open up a realm of great things?

The OsBad thing is just stupid. I don't think a goalie about to hit 400 career wins is "bad". Interesting perspective though.

#2047377 Wings need a goalie

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 October 2010 - 12:03 PM

Yeah, because Jimmy was so stellar against the Avalanche.

The entire team needs to work harder and get back to the level they were last weekend. The Red Wings were going to lose the past two games regardless of the goalie. The defensive coverage is pathetic.

#2045959 10/12 GDT: Avalanche 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 13 October 2010 - 02:18 PM

that is babcocks way of saying he was bad in the game.

babcock didn't work in sports psychology for nothing.

Exactly. Babcock was clearly implying he didn't think too highly of Jimmy's performance before the shootout.

#2045857 10/12 GDT: Avalanche 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 13 October 2010 - 09:40 AM

I'll just say this: If Ozzie had let in that second and fourth goal last night, this thread would be twice as long. Those were bad goals. I thought the third was stoppable too considering Jimmy got beat on the short-side. I'm not clamoring already for Ozzie to start, but we need Jimmy to be stronger on nights when the team in front of him is clearly off their game.

I thought the whole team looked like garbage last night besides a handful of players. Colorado had the puck way too much outside of a few spurts from the Red Wings. We had no answer to their forecheck, got trapped in our zone for extended stretches and took penalties because of it. The Avalanche outworked the Red Wings plain and simple.

#2041676 Tomorrow night - What would you rather see?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 October 2010 - 09:16 PM

I appreciate everything Maltby has given to the Red Wings, but I want to win. This may sound silly in October, but seriously two points in the Western Conference can be a huge deal in April. Does Bertuzzi make or break the Wings chances of winning tomorrow night? Probably not, but I want to see what that second line can do as soon as possible. If Bertuzzi is healthy enough, he should and will play. I think the sentiment is nice because of Maltby's role and tenure with the Red Wings, but let's remember the goal of this organization is to win. Maltby understands that as much as anyone.

#2040929 Ritola will be traded or waived

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 October 2010 - 08:09 PM

Yeah man, with Helm, Abdelkader, Eaves, Filppula, Cleary, Draper, we're so short on PK options!!

No kidding, I couldn't agree more. People act like losing Miller means we have nobody left to kill penalties. The Red Wings are frickin loaded with solid defensive forwards. Besides, how many penalties is Miller going to kill as the 13th forward which he will be when everyone is healthy?

Hell, I know Babcock prefers to keep their minutes down but we also have the luxury of throwing two of the best defensive forwards out there to kill penalties if necessary. There are hundreds of Drew Miller's floating around in the NHL and we kept one for a year over a prospect that could develop into far more than anything Miller has. I don't even care so much what Ritola did compared to Miller right now. In the future, this appears to be a very short-sighted decision. The Red Wings gave up potential to keep a 13th forward.

#2038719 Wings release Aaron Downey

Posted by GoWings1905 on 30 September 2010 - 10:45 PM

When you've got guys like Downey on your team, opposing players think twice about throwing cheapshots. I agree with you in the sense that a guy that can do a little bit of everything would be ideal.

I'm not arguing that what you are stating is always false, but Brooks Orpik threw a cheapshot at Franzen a week ago and Downey was dressed that night. Sure, Bertuzzi defended Franzen after but having Downey around didn't cause Orpik to think twice. It's like the Laraque on Kronwall argument from last season - Laraque was going to stick his knee out regardless of the consequences to follow. Cheapshots are going to happen in the game.

#2038313 Wings release Aaron Downey

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 September 2010 - 08:37 PM

Welcome to another year of cheapshots on Franzen, Datsyuk, and Zetterberg. The Brooks Orpik hit is only the beginning of what we're gonna see.

Glad Downey was there to prevent that.

#2036584 Tonights line-up against Chicago

Posted by GoWings1905 on 25 September 2010 - 10:01 AM

Oh my, I thought last December with the injuries was a bad roster.

I know, I know - it's preseason.

#2035993 Bad Rep Immunity Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 23 September 2010 - 07:31 PM

That last one is so true.

I'd like Ozzie to be starter this year. This is actually something I would like :ph34r:

Same here. I just hope Babcock lets him play enough to at least get to 400.

#2033766 Lilja gets training camp invitation to Sharks

Posted by GoWings1905 on 16 September 2010 - 07:50 PM

Best of luck Lils. Can't wait to bounce you and that sorry ass team out of the playoffs. :)

I hope Lilja gets to camp in time to partake in the diving lessons.

#2033117 Babcock's Take

Posted by GoWings1905 on 13 September 2010 - 08:03 PM

Some of those quotes from Babcock gave me chills. Babcock is the man.

"We're back." This team is going to rock.

#2032560 Remembering Patriot Day

Posted by GoWings1905 on 11 September 2010 - 11:32 AM

I'll never forget that day. I was a freshman in high school and even watching the footage again today nine years later it seems so surreal still. The world will never be the same again.

I just hope people remember the anniversary of 9/11 for what it truly represents. A day to honor the innoncent lives lost, those who have and continue to serve in the military defending our country, and to remember that cherished freedom can be taken away in a second. This day isn't about a mosque, religious freedom, or a phobia of Islam. Every American suffered nine years ago and it still stings just as much now for me as it did then.

God bless the victims families, our military and the United States of America. :usaflag:

#2032500 Stanley Cup Predictions

Posted by GoWings1905 on 10 September 2010 - 09:24 PM

I love how a Penguins fan comes to a Red Wings board and then somehow acts suprised when Red Wings fans defend/hype their team.

Brilliant. Counting the days until Crosby can't escape Hank's shadow (again).