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#2342340 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

Does anyone blame Nick?

Honestly, the writing was on the wall the past few years and especially in the Nashville series. It's only one game, though I think it's pretty clear the Red Wings are in transition. Time for Holland to finally acknowledge that and inject the few talented young players in the system that are NHL ready or close to see what they have.

#2342254 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 January 2013 - 10:16 PM

What's the penalty for? The ref was shocked a player in white attempted to hit someone?

The Red Wings have no push back or fight when things go south and haven't for years. Just a bunch of small, slow "skill" players that appear to have no motivation either.

#2341956 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

Kyle Quincey is horrible wrapped in terrible.

#2341845 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

Oh my. This could be 7-0 without Jimmy.

Getting manhandled in every facet of the game.

#2340948 GM Ken Holland says Red Wings might not make playoffs this year

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="chrisdetroit" data-cid="2340924" data-time="1358445133"><p>
The pessimism is astounding.  The shortened season is working against us?  Why is it working against us more than everybody else?  Because we are older?  But you could argue that the short season benefits the older guys and that the younger guys have less time to gain experience.  It's all a matter of how you look at it.  Detroit has the oldest team in the league but NJ is second and they lost in the finals last year.<br />
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Try to be objective people.  Chicago did not improve, St. Louis did not improve, Nashville got worse, Columbus got worse.  7 teams in the west will not make the playoffs.  IMO they are:<br />
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Columbus<br />
Colorado<br />
Minny<br />
Edmonton<br />
Calgary<br />
Anaheim<br />
Dallas<br />
Phoenix<br />
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That's actually (8).  Which 2 of those teams is better than us?  I can't think of any Norris trophy candidates on any of those teams.  We no longer have the best D-man in the West but neither do any of these 8.</p></blockquote>

In all of your "objective" points, you neglected mentioning the Red Wings team that won one playoff game also got worse. Lost two top-four defensemen and couldn't score goals when it mattered. The league has caught up and the Western Conference is very tough. It's not pessimism -- just reality and honest assessment of the current situation, which our own GM seems to agree with.

I still think the Red Wings get in the playoffs as a lower seed, but there's a very real chance they also miss out.

#2340156 Holland has only traded two roster players since 2002

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 January 2013 - 12:57 AM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="The Axe" data-cid="2340133" data-time="1358219306"><p>
No Parise. No Suter. Holland should have made these happen.</p></blockquote>

Holland did all he could. They chose not to come to Detroit. How is that his fault?

#2339625 Wings give Mike Knuble a tryout

Posted by GoWings1905 on 12 January 2013 - 10:46 PM

I wouldn't want Knuble playing over Miller. Drew is extremely valuable to the penalty kill (even more with Eaves out) and has shown the ability to chip in offensively.

#2338674 I need a prayer answered, please.....no toot-toot whistles.

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

Please no. Let's try to continue not doing anything that resembles the Nashville fan base.

#2338331 Tomas Holmstrom Retires

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

What a career. Just brilliant hand-eye coordination and played his role in front of the crease better than anyone. I can't believe his body held up well enough as long as it did to continue playing. Truly a warrior and a major piece to the Red Wings having four championships.


Thanks for the memories, Homer. Damn, I hate losing all of these guys that we have lately.

#2337375 Lidstrom - it is time

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

The man gave his heart and soul to the Red Wings organization for two decades. Everything about Nick's character alone makes this suggestion unrealistic and selfish.


Enjoy retirement, #5.

#2337303 NHL submits offer to NHLPA - **Suspension Warning Post #70 & #273*

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

Please not more teams in the playoffs. They have already watered down the best event in sports with forced parity.

#2336581 Players That Never Played in Detroit

Posted by GoWings1905 on 22 December 2012 - 12:36 AM

Along the Bertuzzi line, always liked Markus Naslund.

#2335819 Why no youth injecton

Posted by GoWings1905 on 10 December 2012 - 05:32 PM

The Red Wings have been getting younger, particularly at a pretty rapid pace the past two summers. Like Buppy stated, the Red Wings have been picking in the 20's for two decades now so it's tougher to inject quality young talent than say a Chicago did.

Fortunately, nobody has scouted nor developed players from later rounds better than the Red Wings. Very few franchises can sustain success without having to go through a rebuild. 20 plus years in an era of free agency and parity is nothing short of impossible.

The crossroads are here now for the Red Wings. They are younger and haven't picked high plus other teams have caught up in scouting. We are going to see an adjustment period and it may not be pretty short-term, but you can also already see the evidence that the front office is adapting to the league. We have needed to get bigger, faster and younger for years.
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#2335075 New fan.. need advice

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

Run away before you get addicted and get your soul crushed by a jackass commissioner and a bunch of billionaires.

#2335020 Most important moments in Wings history

Posted by GoWings1905 on 30 November 2012 - 11:25 AM

March 26, 1997.

A champion was born that day.