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#2485950 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 21 February 2014 - 04:12 PM

Ya ok, the US fans were bragging for the last few weeks relentlessly about how they were winning the gold this year, and Canada has no chance and blah blah blah, I'm just doing my due diligence now.

Care to support that with any evidence? I think, as a whole, Americans were just confident and pleased with how our team was playing. Any sensible person knew winning gold was by no means a given.

This thread was very civil until you stirred the pot. Every American in here has given Canada credit for winning today.

#2485291 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 February 2014 - 06:44 PM

Should be a fantastic game. Four years ago, I expected Canada to win and was just ecstatic at the surprise run the United States had put together.

Now, it's completely different. I expect and think the United States will win. That being said, I don't put a ton of stock in Canada "struggling" so far. They are the most talented team in the Olympics and USA will have to put forth their best effort yet.


#2484953 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 February 2014 - 08:21 PM

For once, I wouldn't care if Holland stands pat. If Z is out any extended period of time (which seems like a foregone conclusion), I don't see the Red Wings making the playoffs. Not only Z missing, but Franzen hasn't skated either. There isn't anybody available at the deadline that screams impact player and do we really want to give up assets for a rental on a borderline playoff team?


Play Sheahan and Jurco the rest of the season. Continue with Nyquist and Tatar developing for the future. I don't want too many more "transitional years" since the Euro Twins are approaching the end, but I'm not sure this team was a contender even with a full contingent of healthy bodies. 


Build for next season. The dead weight will be gone and there is ample cap space to address glaring needs like the defense. 

#2484593 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 16 February 2014 - 07:04 PM

Haha, awesome. USA doesn't get a free pass to the gold on this one.

Like drawing Norway, Austria and an absolutely depleted Finland in group play?

#2484295 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 February 2014 - 05:50 PM

And after the Boston GM is done laughing at you, he'll tell you he'll give you a 4th round pick for Quincey.

Agreed, which I would gladly take.

#2483836 Zetterberg out with herniated disc

Posted by GoWings1905 on 14 February 2014 - 11:47 AM

Well, you'd be wrong.    But in any case, Henrik Zetterberg has what he has and is the star he is because he is a Detroit Red Wing in the National Hockey League in North America. He has earned no right to do anything. His contract is with the Detroit Red Wings, not the Swedish National Team or the SEL.   It doesn't matter if the Wings are contenders or not.  That doesn't absolve him of his obligation to fulfill his contract and put the Red Wings first.  He's already won a gold medal for his country, so there was no need to risk injury to do so again.  It was selfish on his part and on Datsyuk's part.  


Z has been "risking" injury for months playing for the Red Wings. Actually more than risking, playing through an injury that happened to get worse while at the Olympics. Could have just as easily occurred in an NHL game. 

#2482598 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 February 2014 - 06:10 PM

Lol Quincey has been our third best defensemen for a while now. The blind hate is ridiculous. There's a reason he's the only dman on this team that other GMs are interested in.

Is there any evidence to that claim at all? Kronner, E and DeKeyser aren't available because they are infinitely more valuable than Quincey, so that's part of the reasoning. Quincey is an overpaid disaster that might catch some GM's attention only because he is a rental and the asking price wouldn't be relatively high.

Quincey was a nightmare against Washington and that was three games ago. It's like he has become so terrible that just being rather unnoticeable is acceptable now. That's OK if you are Brian Lashoff, but not when you make nearly four million dollars and play the minutes Quincey does.

#2482162 2/6 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Panthers 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 06 February 2014 - 09:58 PM

Yes! Nice to finally beat this team.

Jimmy was great in the third.

#2481319 2/3 GDT: Canucks 0 at Justin Abdelkader 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 February 2014 - 09:36 PM

All you're really saying is that Smith plays best when someone better covers up his mistakes, which is true of every bad defenseman.  Smith isn't even adequate defensively on the second pair.  Put him on the first and you destroy that pairing (since Kronwall isn't a shutdown guy either).  Good first lines would MURDER that top pair.  Also, Smith has been paired with Dekeyser and Lashoff (both responsible) plenty this year and that hasn't noticeably improved his performance...so you can't blame it all on Quincey and Kindl.  You can't move a guy up to the first pair simply because he's a disaster with every other guy on your team. 

The only solution I see is to get a second pair defenseman at the deadline, drop Smith permanently to the third pair with Lashoff, and trade/waive Kindl or Quinecy.  Either that or accept that your defense falls off significantly after the first pair.

Kronwall and Smith didn't get murdered playing together at all. They did it the entire time E was gone and were fine at both ends. That's why I suggested the pairing -- Quincey and Kindl don't make Smith better, but Kronwall did.

Also, I hardly recall Smith playing with DeKeyser at all. Maybe Lashoff some, but Smith's partner was almost exclusively Quincey before E was hurt.

I do agree that getting another d-man is imperative regardless. Someone that can move the puck and chip in offensively is a big need for the Red Wings.

#2480962 2/3 GDT: Canucks 0 at Justin Abdelkader 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 03 February 2014 - 10:00 PM

That is such a terrible penalty to take at this stage of the game. Just sloppy focus and those are the ones that usually end up in the net.

#2480940 2/3 GDT: Canucks 0 at Justin Abdelkader 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 03 February 2014 - 09:47 PM

The kid line is special. They create scoring chances and sustain pressure practically every shift. I think Jurco is going down if Pav comes back this week, but he has been really good tonight.

#2480931 2/3 GDT: Canucks 0 at Justin Abdelkader 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 03 February 2014 - 09:40 PM

Kesler went down to the ice legitimately for once.

#2480857 2/3 GDT: Canucks 0 at Justin Abdelkader 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 03 February 2014 - 09:02 PM

I'm thoroughly embarrassed I have to root for Ryan Kesler in a week.

#2480334 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 February 2014 - 03:25 PM

Its the right call stop bitching about it. Smith was trying to set a pick to give space to Kindl. Any contact on plays like that gets called. Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk

They didn't call interference. It was a "trip" from Brouwer stepping on Smith's stick. Z got mauled at the end of regulation and they overlooked that.

#2480302 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 February 2014 - 03:18 PM

Rigged. The NHL is wrestling.