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#2514327 Least Favorite Wings Players

Posted by GoWings1905 on 23 April 2014 - 11:54 AM

Franzen -- nothing worse than watching a player who could do more lazily skate around and say scoring goals isn't his priority.

He doesn't even deserve the playoff performer fallback excuse anymore either. Hasn't done s*** in the playoffs for four years now. So sick of watching this bum have fun for a handful of games and then disappear the rest of a season.


#2514206 Redwings crowd tonight

Posted by GoWings1905 on 22 April 2014 - 11:02 PM

The crowd was great early. Not a whole hell of a lot to be excited about when your team comes out lacking energy in their first home playoff game. It was still pretty consistently noisy even when the Wings fell behind, but there was hardly much to cheer about.

Not a huge fan of booing either and I personally didn't, but those boos after the first period tonight were entirely justified.


#2514203 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 22 April 2014 - 10:59 PM

Forgot to add it, though it should be mentioned Brendan Smith was terrific in the game. His confidence is on another level when paired with Kronwall. Such a smooth skater and has done a nice job leading the rush in this series.

Now if only there was a solution for the AHL calibre play of Kindl and Lashoff...


#2514199 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 22 April 2014 - 10:52 PM

Always fun to attend a playoff game, but that was a dismal performance by the Wings. Most teams feed off the crowd's energy early and instead the Red Wings handed the Bruins the game by not showing up the entire first period. Stupid too many men penalty and a pathetic line change just can't happen against a team as good as Boston.

Bottom line is the Wings can't score goals or really sustain any pressure against the Bruins. The power play moved the puck better tonight, but again special teams are swinging this series in Boston's favor.

Unfotunately, the kids carried the Red Wings to the playoffs and they now appear overmatched. Maybe a good learning experience no less, but clearly their impact hasn't been felt yet in this series at all. I can deal with the kids being exposed by the stage, but what's the excuse for the veterans? I'm done with Johan Franzen. I'm sure everything has already been said about him through the course of this thread, but he's a bum. No way do his random scoring streaks outweigh the stretches of not even appearing to care about hockey. He has been completely useless for over 20 games now. That's a 1/4 of a season where one of your "best" players hasn't even shown up.

I also don't see much reason to keep David Legwand for the future. It was probably a necessary overpayment at the time because of injuries, but he hasn't shown anything worthwhile of keeping beyond this season.

Took far too long for Babs to switch up the lines, but I'm not sure any combination is going to make a difference at this point. Eventually the players just have to go out there and score goals. Pav, Helm and Abby were the only forwards I noticed that brought it almost every shift tonight. Miller and Glendening work hard, but neither has much skill.

Season on the line Thursday. It shouldn't be a question in a home playoff game, but I would hope the Wings decide to start on time.


#2512970 WCQF - Series F - Blues vs. Blackhawks

Posted by GoWings1905 on 21 April 2014 - 08:53 PM

So, CSN Chicago showed a play where puck trickled into Hawk's net and Crawford grabbed it and brought it back. They didn't make a comment on it, what happened? Was it a goal that nobody saw and Blues' got screwed?


Eddie says it was just deception.


#2512697 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 April 2014 - 04:50 PM

Helm has been really good the first two games. Him and Datsyuk are the best forwards easily. Need way more from the kids and no-show veterans (Franzen and Alfie) starting in Game 3.


#2512203 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 April 2014 - 03:03 PM

Chara is such a doofus. The Bruins take offense to Franzen's hit on Boychuk, but Krejci did the same thing to Smith. Of course Eddie thought only one was dirty.

The Wings just need to play hockey. That type of period is exactly what the idiot Bruins want.


#2511620 Lucic Spearing DeKeyser

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 April 2014 - 07:31 PM

 

That's ok...we'll give Boychuk the green light to take nail your 2 starts...oh wait...Z's out so we'll nail Dat's and Nyquist. You'll see what it's like to be the Eastern Conference version of the Nashville Preds...1st round bounce.

 

I think they can handle it unless you mean some stupid maneuver like Lucic pulled. If Game 1 was any indication, the Bruins physicality isn't going to throw the Red Wings off their game. My point was Lucic or Marchand would be offended if one of their skilled guys got Kronwalled by a clean check, yet Lucic has the audacity to spear someone in the junk for no good reason. 

 

Not sure what the Wings have to do with Nashville either. 


Last I looked you guys don't have any serious fighters that can chuck knuckles. You guys might have the speed and skill but you don't have the muscle. 

 

How has that muscle done containing that speed and skill through five meetings so far this season?




#2511452 Lucic Spearing DeKeyser

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 April 2014 - 12:38 PM

Bulls*** from Lucic saying he won't do it again. Of course he will -- as long as the league doesn't punish him in any form. Did the same thing to Emelin, so it's not like this is some random act from Lucic. He's a scumbag. The officials never miss a slight hook 150 feet from the play and then let spearing go.


#2511219 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 April 2014 - 09:03 PM

This team is remarkable. They just don't get rattled by any opponent or situation. Amazing 60 minute effort on the road against the best team in the league.

Playoff hockey makes everything else in sports look silly. That was a blast to watch.

Pav and Jimmy -- thank you very much! The great Howard showed up tonight. I'm gonna need hours to calm down from that win.


#2510982 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 April 2014 - 08:10 PM

Get Franzen away from Pavel. I don't even care if Abby stays, but give Pavel a winger that is actually going to compete. Everyone else for the Red Wings has ramped up the intensity.


#2510886 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 April 2014 - 07:44 PM

Smith is a better forward than Franzen.


#2510547 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 April 2014 - 02:47 PM

It will probably change closer to game time, but I'm not nervous or anything about this series. Just looking forward to watching the Red Wings in the playoffs after a challenging regular season is a treat alone. Anything they do from this point on is just a bonus and the future is very bright regardless. 

 

That being said, I still want to win badly. It's a monumental task, though the Red Wings have been up for every obstacle thrown at them. Not sure they have enough to beat the Bruins four times, but they will absolutely be tough to eliminate. 

 

Let's Go Red Wings!  :stanley:




#2509030 Around The League - Eastern Conference Playoff Race

Posted by GoWings1905 on 12 April 2014 - 08:49 PM

Hate to say it but my prediction is Bruins in 6, maybe 5. No Zetterberg or Ericsson, going to favor Boston. Our defense is a mess and Howard isn't better than Rask. And of course anything can happen and I hope to God I'm wrong but I just don't see the Wings winning this one.


Agreed. With both of those two playing, I would seriously like the Wings chances of winning the series. Z is a playoff beast and E is really necessary to make the defense somewhat steady. The Bruins are a machine and I don't trust the Wings defense at all right now, let alone against a deep and big forward group.

Jimmy is going to have to be the goalie from last year's playoffs for any shot. Regardless, I'm stoked just to see playoff hockey from the Red Wings. They really shouldn't be there at all given the way the regular season went, so anything they do now is a bonus.


#2508794 4/11 GDT - Hurricanes 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 11 April 2014 - 07:55 PM

Quincey's mandatory penalty per game. The defense is a nightmare. It's like a competition between Lashoff, Kindl, Smith and Quincey each night of which can outdo the other in stupidity.