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#2457850 11/24 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Sabres 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 24 November 2013 - 06:18 PM

Watch that will be a penalty shot, but the Wings could have had two last night.

Wow, that is beyond weak.
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#2457776 11/24 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Sabres 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 24 November 2013 - 05:42 PM

Quincey fires a shot well wide and then a pass to no one for icing.


#2457605 What Does This Team Need More/Most?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 24 November 2013 - 11:44 AM

A puck moving top four defenseman that can contribute offensively. Especially critical missing DeKeyser, but necessary even when he's healthy.


#2457397 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 23 November 2013 - 10:00 PM

The NHL is an embarrassment. Has been for years in officiating and continues to somehow get worse.


#2457362 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 23 November 2013 - 09:54 PM

This officiating is sickening. Miss an intentional elbow to the face and turn around and call Kronner for that?


#2457127 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 23 November 2013 - 08:27 PM

It's amazing how pitifully bad Quincey and Cleary are tonight compared to their teammates. Everyone else looks pretty good and those two are just downright awful.


#2457077 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 23 November 2013 - 07:56 PM

Actually a really good period and they are still losing. Controlled play, but the defense is atrocious. Losing DeKeyser is a massive blow because Quincey and Kindl playing larger roles will not lead to more team success. Kyle Quincey is going to be -100 by the Olympic Break.

Desperately need a top-four defenseman that can move the puck.


#2456775 The Dan Cleary Hate Zone

Posted by GoWings1905 on 22 November 2013 - 05:21 PM

Love the guy and appreciate everything he has done for the Red Wings, but it's really beyond time for Cleary to be off the team. Guts and veteran leadership don't compensate for being completely useless on the ice, which has sadly become Cleary's fate. Bottom line really, if you can't skate in this league, you don't have much of a place on any roster.

When Alfie and Weiss return, hopefully that will signal the end of Cleary and Samuelsson playing regularly or at all. Neither has a role anymore and the Red Wings forward group actually looks real strong with Nyquist up and healthy bodies.

Having Cleary on a line with Pav is even more infuriating. Imagine the outrage over that last night if Gus hadn't thankfully stolen the show.


#2455606 11/19 GDT: Predators 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 November 2013 - 11:14 PM

I do believe complacency is really hurting this organization and has for years. Losing streaks bring out the worst of everyone involved (Holland and Babcock), but I do think this ugly stretch of play exposes a larger issue.

I'm not advocating for one or both to lose their jobs. However, it should push them to reexamine the methods of building and utilizing a roster. It shouldn't have taken this for Holland to see the flaws and critical mistakes he has made in the past two years alone, though.

I just don't know what this team's identity is yet again. Are we retooling on the fly, while still trying to seriously contend? Are we all-in for a championship? Clearly embracing youth only occurs when hands are forced. It's like the Red Wings are boggled down in mediocrity with no clear path out.


#2455523 11/19 GDT: Predators 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 November 2013 - 10:11 PM

Winless in eight at home, seven straight losses overall. This is really, really ugly. Don't do anything about it though, Holland.


#2455498 11/19 GDT: Predators 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 November 2013 - 10:05 PM

Cleary is on the ice. Babs is officially as lost as Holland.


#2455485 11/19 GDT: Predators 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 November 2013 - 10:00 PM

Sammy's brightest moment of the season. Not fighting of course, but at least taking himself off the ice for two minutes.

Is it bad I wanted Stalberg to just pummel him?


#2455457 11/19 GDT: Predators 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 November 2013 - 09:52 PM

What an insanely slow team. They aren't skilled enough for puck possession anymore and aren't fast enough for dump and chase.

Now another penalty. This is embarrassing. The playoffs were fools gold. Won because of more youth, so Holland goes out and makes the roster older.


#2455437 11/19 GDT: Predators 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 November 2013 - 09:46 PM

This team is bad and boring combined. Only remote joy I get is watching Z and Pavel out there and then I remember Holland is wasting another year of their careers and get more upset.


#2454842 11/16 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 16 November 2013 - 10:01 PM

I have a novel idea: Win a damn game in regulation since clearly OT and the shootout aren't going to end in two points.

I feel bad for Z and Pavel. They have to be so frustrated with the lack of help from the supporting cast. Helm has looked terrific at least, but the forwards overall are weak, particularly the bottom-six. Defense desperately needs a puck-mover that can play big minutes and contribute offensively because Quincey and Kindl have been atrocious.

Something has to happen. You can't just keep repeating "we are close to turning things around" after every loss. They may break out of this streak soon, but long-term the resounding issues of this team aren't going away.