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#2672245 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by GoWings1905 on 21 April 2016 - 06:58 PM

My 8 year old daughter skates and works harder in her hockey games in comparison to Z!


Blame the coaches who still force him into roles that he physically cannot handle anymore. They treat Z like a first line center. His decline is only more noticeable like Kronwall's because they both play way too much.


#2671740 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 April 2016 - 10:12 PM

No worries.
 
I thought that Mrazek let in some softies. And to be honest, Datsyuk was really really off today.
 
Wonder if he's injured or just looking forward to going back to Russia. The team hasn't given him a reason to stay this year..


Could be both combined with the fact that the Red Wings are still relying on a 38-year-old to drive the offense.


#2671697 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 April 2016 - 09:26 PM

Its amazing everyone is calling for Blashills head. Same thing was said about Babs after his first year when the Wings bombed out 5 times harder than this year. Good thing nobody listened to the fans then.


Don't want Blash fired, but he has been a huge disappointment for me. I was stoked when he got the job, but he has become Babcock without actually being able to coach like Babs.

A part of me feels/hopes Blashill is just taking orders from Holland. We all know how much this organization overvalues the playoff streak.

I'm willing to give Blashill next season to try and establish more of his own identity and system. Which sure as hell better fully involve the young guys getting and keeping larger roles.


#2671691 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 April 2016 - 09:21 PM

Guys, it could be worse.  We could end up with Holland, Blashill, Ericsson, Zetterberg and Kronwall all returning next season................


Plus seven more years of Abdelkader and Datsyuk's contract not going away when he bolts to Russia.

I don't trust Holland to make impactful moves anyways, but he basically just handcuffed himself regardless due to his own poor cap management.


#2671657 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 April 2016 - 09:07 PM

Glad we have that PK stalwart Andersson dressed. Clearly made a huge impact tonight. Definitely more valuable than having Mantha out there potentially helping the disastrous power play.

Blashill is getting schooled this series. Hasn't made an adjustment all season on the power play and continues to expect declining veterans to bail the team out.

More than anything though, Ken Holland easily deserves the most blame. The deals for Ericsson and Abdelkader alone should be a fire able offense. Holland completely refuses to adapt and the Red Wings are stuck in mediocrity with no direction going forward.

The organization is getting what it deserves right now. Until they drop the stubbornness and commit to an actual philosophy besides just continuing a stupid playoff streak, then I fear there is plenty more frustration ahead.


#2669671 ECQF Game 2 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 5, Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 April 2016 - 09:27 PM

I hope somebody in the media puts the squeeze on Blashill on why his lines are so pathetic. I'll admit Richards looks great so far


Have you seen the Wings media? They are all frickin lap dogs for Holland. None of them ever ask a tough question.

HSJ is probably writing up an article right now on how tonight's "gritty" effort shows Abby's leadership qualities for the next seven years.


#2669627 ECQF Game 2 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 5, Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 April 2016 - 09:07 PM

Blashill is a product of Holland's failures.

This organization is going nowhere until they take a long look at themselves and reassess their philosophy. Unfortunately, if they have not already after six years of mediocrity, I am not overly optimistic they even recongnize the need to adapt.


#2669552 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 April 2016 - 08:53 PM

Why in the hell is Larkin on the ice down three in the last minute of the game? Really smart, Blashill.


#2669503 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 April 2016 - 08:47 PM

I hate Boston so much for making us watching this s*** for another week. Thanks for extending this stupid streak that means nothing besides a crutch for Holland to be a bum for another year.


#2669221 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 April 2016 - 07:50 PM

PP looks terrific. Mantha is a spare part, though.


#2669006 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 April 2016 - 07:07 PM

Wonder what would happen if Tampa didn't have the Michelin Man in net. 


Doesn't help the Red Wings are firing wrist shots from 40 feet out making his job easy. They gotta get some traffic to the net.


#2668994 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 April 2016 - 07:01 PM

Cough cough Lucic.. Abby is doing his job he isn't the problem with this team


There are plenty of problems. Abby is one of them. He takes dumb penalties and plays 20 minutes per game.

Also, Joakim "the PK expert" Andersson didn't kill a second of penalties in the first period where the Wings were short-handed three times.

Mantha and Jurco are definitely less valuable, though.


#2668791 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 April 2016 - 05:26 PM

I think trying the same thing over and over will ultimately cost the Wings this series, but just have a feeling they win tonight. 

 

3-2 Wings in OT and Gus gets the winner. 




#2668345 ECQF Game 1 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 13 April 2016 - 09:07 PM

Joakim Andersson played more than AA tonight. Luke Glendening played five more minutes than Dylan Larkin.

Winnable series being thrown away by this incredibly stubborn organization. Honestly, the decision making and usage is beyond inexcusable at this point. I have never been so frustrated by a team refusing to change their ways.

Play the freaking kids. At least if we are going to lose, do it with something to gain in the process. Losing is one thing, but to continue taking this stupid approach of veterans at all cost is ridiculous.


#2667364 Mantha

Posted by GoWings1905 on 12 April 2016 - 08:59 PM

Even if there is some argument for Mantha not playing (which I don't agree with), then why not Jurco over Andersson even? The PK/faceoff line is garbage. The Wings have more than enough guys to kill penalties and Andersson isn't even good at faceoffs. 

 

I love how when the Wings called him up it was for "injury insurance", but everyone knew damn well he was going to dress in the playoffs. This organization is a farce when it comes to saying one thing and doing another entirely.