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#2235301 Crosby has "concussion symptoms"

Posted by GoWings1905 on 13 December 2011 - 01:18 PM

I hate the ****** more than any other athlete, but I don't want his career to end like this. I like watching him play and he's hands-down the most talented player in the NHL.

It seems like people here should aim their hatred more at the media than Crosby. He didn't demand the over-bearing coverage or attention on national broadcasts. I don't need to hear his name 200 times on a Versus telecast of the Red Wings and Lightning either, but that isn't Crosby's fault.

The NHL is a business and Crosby is a big loss. All of the Red Wings players themselves said they wanted Crosby to play tonight. If the guys on the ice want him around, that speaks volumes to his standing in the league.

#2234477 12/6 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blues 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 09 December 2011 - 12:03 PM

I've never seen a fanbase whine so much about a game they won.

Elliott COULD have gotten a diving penalty? More like it was a disgrace he didn't.

#2234165 What this team needs

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 December 2011 - 03:08 PM

Shane Doan, a goal-scorer and the calendar to read April.

#2234164 12/8 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 December 2011 - 03:05 PM

Wings continue to lose another 2-3 games, bet on it.

I'd rather place my bet in you not posting when they win.

#2233972 Jonathan Ericsson Watch Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 December 2011 - 05:12 PM

I highly doubt Holland would waive Ericsson. Good luck getting free agents to come here with a GM dismissing players a couple months into a new contract.

#2233906 12/6 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blues 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 December 2011 - 12:45 PM

Elliott embellished there. I saw Hasek do a lot of embellishments. Were the wings a disgrace then? Howie also overreacted to the collision afterwards. Perron was nudged by Stuart and he may have avoided contact with Howie otherwise. He landed on him to the side of the net. Howie immediately went after him and Howie did not get a roughing call for retaliation after Perron made contact with him following Stuart's nudge of Perron, which resulted in a pp and ppg. It works both ways.

I don't see any evidence that Stuart forced Perron into Howard. A nudge doesn't result in what Perron did. It was far worse than Abdelkader accidentally hitting Elliott in the head with an errant elbow and Elliott flopping like he got shot. I also noted Oshie was diving all night as well. The Blues looked a lot like the last two playoff series against the Sharks. The refs seemed to catch everything except the Blues diving and the interference in their own zone.

Nice "Red Wings suck" chant though while your rafters are empty. :thumbup:

#2233815 12/6 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blues 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 06 December 2011 - 10:37 PM

That game was pure garbage in every way. Hockey should be entertaining and I don't find watching two jackasses call nonstop penalties for 60 minutes remotely enjoyable. It's been six years since the lockout and still no one knows what a penalty is in this league on a nightly basis. There's no consistency whatsoever. 16 combined powerplays and over half the game being played on specialty teams is a joke.

The Blues are a disgrace, just like the Sharks. Elliott had one of the most blatant flops ever and somehow still gets a penalty call in his favor. Oshie was diving like Setoguchi and the Blues got away with interference in their own zone all night. I hate the re-alignment even more now having to watch these boring teams that trap like the Blues, Wild and Predators all of the time. I wish someone on the Wings would clock Jackman -- tonight was the perfect chance since they spent every shift killing penalties regardless.

Ericsson gets paid a lot of money to not play defense. That contract is working out nicely. I don't even hate the guy all that much, but he was directly responsible for two goals being out of position. Bring Smith back up and play him with Kronwall if Ericsson isn't even going to be reliable defensively.

I love Z to death, but damn he's gotta start scoring some goals. He's looked strong lately and generated chances, but we need more than just Franzen and Datsyuk putting the puck in the net with Filppula out.

#2232982 12/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Avalanche 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 December 2011 - 03:21 PM

What I'm thinking right now is that somebody negged you for speaking reasonably instead of dumping all the blame on Conklin.

Who did that? I haven't seen one person yet who has pinned the loss entirely on Conklin.

#2232953 12/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Avalanche 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 December 2011 - 01:09 PM

Yeah, you don't start your backup goalie two games in a row just because the team didn't "show up". Conklin wasn't horrible last night, but as I said previously, the Red Wings probably win last night with Jimmy in goal. That's both a credit to Howard right now and also a testament to Conklin's status as a career backup.

Points are too valuable in this league. I don't want Conklin sitting for another month or whatever, but Jimmy got some rest and it's time to roll with one of the best goalies in the league again.

#2232852 12/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Avalanche 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 December 2011 - 11:07 PM

Second goal was awful, but Conklin was alright otherwise. Definitely looked rusty handling the puck, although somewhat expected sitting for over a month now. Probably win the game with Jimmy in net, but long-term Conklin has to get some more starts for the benefit of the team come April.

Too many turnovers and needed to finish more on the powerplay as well. Hopefully Fil isn't hurt and they can start a new winning streak on Tuesday.

#2230945 Wings are soft as hell.

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 November 2011 - 07:41 PM

I don't totally disagree, but boy those big tough Bruins sure put the Wings in their place last week.

I would rather have Ericsson for 15 years than Mike Komisarek, also.

#2229021 Jiri Hudler Appreciation Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 23 November 2011 - 05:01 PM

I seriously can't stop my laughter from Hudler being called gritty and dynamic.

I'm going to make a thread tomorrow to praise Holmstrom for his speed and passing.

#2228943 Jiri Hudler Appreciation Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 23 November 2011 - 10:03 AM

[font="'Book Antiqua"]Got it. So blind passes to our defensive zone, lazy skating when trying to defend such, and not attempting to stop a shot are now acceptable behaviors; at least when Hudler is the victim of the ensuing play because everyone is a big fan of hating on him no matter how hard he tries. Did ANYONE notice he was the only player trying to stop Richards from scoring?[/font]

Well yes, that's bound to happen when Richards was Hudler's responsibility. Hudler was the only player on the ice even remotely in position to stop Richards. What's Kronwall supposed to do? Cover Hudler's point on the powerplay too?

#2228905 Weekend Picks: Week 8 Reminder

Posted by GoWings1905 on 23 November 2011 - 01:26 AM

Figured I would post the reminder a little earlier this week. I know many people travel the next couple days and may not have a chance to get the picks in. Also of note, Friday's games begin at 1 PM Eastern.

Weekend Picks

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#2228829 Jiri Hudler Appreciation Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 22 November 2011 - 07:59 PM

Ok, and he does play defense. The other day he played more defense than forward. He's captained the Czech national team and starred at center in the KHL, AHL, and internationally.

He doesn't play center because Babcock has never given him a chance there. How about a first line of Zetterberg/Datsyuk/Filppula and a second line of Franzen/Hudler/Cleary? Leaves Abs/Helm/Bert and Miller/Emmy/Homer to finish out the roster. Or you can go with Filppula/Datsyuk/Homer, Franzen/Zetterberg/Cleary, Abs/Hudler/Bertuzzi, and Miller/Helm/Eaves. Hudler at center is not a ridiculous idea; he's an excellent playmaker and if you put him between two big bodies, the "small guy" argument is invalidated. Reference the early 80s and the Messier/Gretzky/Anderson line.

Hudler doesn't skate nor play defense well enough to be a center in the NHL. It has nothing to do with Babcock giving him a chance there. He doesn't get the chance because it doesn't suit him.

You are seriously overrating his defense. Hudler didn't see a lick of ice time with the Red Wings up a goal in Anaheim the other night in the third.

These excuses on the Richards goal are interesting too. All Hudler had to do is react a little sooner and get in a position to take away Richards' ice. He broke way too late and was instead left to chase Richards and his poor speed resulted in a goal.