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#2383260 4/11 GDT : Sharks 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 11 April 2013 - 07:45 PM

Every game looks like the Nashville series lately.

No speed, a bunch of perimeter shots that get blocked and a complete unwillingness to play in the tough areas of the ice. If you can't beat teams with skill, then you better have the tenacity to score some dirty goals.


#2382847 Why do you cheer for the Red Wings?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 10 April 2013 - 08:55 PM

Born and raised near Toledo, so it was natural to root for the Detroit teams. My favorite sport to play as a kid was basketball, so my first genuine interest was in the Pistons during the Grant Hill years. I remember the back-to-back championships, but they don't stand out as much to me because I was younger and hadn't fully come to understand and appreciate hockey.

 

Needless to say, the Wings have been my biggest passion since the early 2000's. Hockey is the best sport in the world and the Red Wings exemplify everything I would want in a professional organization. 2002 and the sheer dominance was unbelievable. The 2008 run is my personal favorite though because that group put on a clinic every night in puck possession. 

 

It's really a privilege to have watched the Red Wings and their success throughout my life. When you also grew up cheering for the Tigers and Notre Dame Football, it's very easy to take the Red Wings for granted. They were always the one constant of success and joy. I definitely appreciate the memories and all of the legendary players more now looking back. 




#2382322 NHL comes back stronger than ever

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 April 2013 - 07:27 PM

This is why they can have a lockout again in seven years.
 
I'm at fault too, but hockey fans are overly loyal. 


#2381199 4/5 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Avalanche 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 April 2013 - 10:36 PM

Euro Twins!

Damn, if only Pavel could show up.


#2381100 4/5 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Avalanche 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 April 2013 - 10:09 PM

What a circus. NHL officials are the best.


#2381014 4/5 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Avalanche 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 April 2013 - 08:45 PM

Really strong first period, with the exception of the mandatory breakaway goal.

Like these new lines much more tonight. Franzen is actually skating at center. Datsyuk and Zetterberg still have some chemistry too.


#2380578 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 @ Coyotes 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 April 2013 - 11:32 PM

You know this is going to end 3-2 just for further insult now.


#2380572 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 @ Coyotes 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 April 2013 - 11:27 PM

Why does it take until it's too late for Babs to make line changes?

Then he will start tomorrow with the same lines that haven't worked again.


#2380550 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 @ Coyotes 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 April 2013 - 11:13 PM

Six shots on five powerplays? I suppose that's accurate when you consider all of the passing and point shots into traffic.


#2380548 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 @ Coyotes 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 April 2013 - 11:08 PM

Here's their chance most likely to get back in it. Cleary has actually been good tonight. At least he goes to the tough areas of the ice, unlike almost every other member of the team at forward.


#2380475 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 @ Coyotes 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 April 2013 - 10:23 PM

Franzen just gave up on that puck battle.

Things like that are why people get frustrated with his effort.


#2380465 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 @ Coyotes 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 April 2013 - 10:11 PM

Man, Cory Emmerton has improved a lot since last year. Didn't see that coming, but he has probably been the best penalty killing forward on the team.


#2380406 time to trade filppula?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 April 2013 - 08:36 PM

Fil's not exactly going into negotiations in a position of strength right now. His dismal numbers this season aren't going to help. The "breakout" year has seen him fall back to more typical offensive production again.


#2380366 Babs vs. Kenny

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 April 2013 - 06:48 PM

Besides some frustrating line combos, Babs has done an exceptional job this season. The Red Wings can't overwhelm teams with skill anymore and Babcock has adjusted to give the team a chance to compete still. His biggest flaw still is his stubbornness, but I don't know how much more he could get out of this group. I think they have overachieved so far, given the losses and tons of injuries.

Holland, on the other hand, put together this patchwork roster. I don't want to keep harping on the lack of a plan once Nick retired, but it's pretty clear the Red Wings need an injection of talent very soon to challenge for a championship again. I guess my biggest complaint is the uncertain direction of the franchise. What is this team right now? If it truly is a transitional year, then I disagree with what that should mean compared to what Holland has done.


#2379328 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 03 April 2013 - 12:34 PM

Nothing today better lead to an active summer.

 

Yeah, I laughed typing it too.