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#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.




#2379115 time to trade filppula?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 03 April 2013 - 05:40 AM

Who will play second line center if Z is still injured and Flip is traded? The Wings are still in a playoff position, and trading Flip without a healthy Z would be terrible.


In that case, the Wings are screwed either way. Z's absence and Filppula's inability to center his own line and produce offensively would likely put them out of playoff position. I would rather get something for Filppula now and build for the future than keep him around in a season that looks destined for a first round loss, at best, anyways.


#2377833 Holland: "We don't need depth...Need a top guy"

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 April 2013 - 05:27 PM

 
Pominville is exactly not what this team needs.


How exactly? The Red Wings top-six right now is awful. A consistent point producing winger would be a huge boost. Justin Abdelkader and Dan Cleary in major roles is even less what the team needs.


#2377807 Holland: "We don't need depth...Need a top guy"

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 April 2013 - 04:46 PM

I actually see Pominville as a viable trade option. Seems like the type of deal Holland would make and he has a history with Regier in Buffalo.

Pominville would be a serious upgrade to the top-six wingers. Would like someone with more size ideally, but Pominville is durable and a consistent point producer.


#2377324 Lindy Ruff an option?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 31 March 2013 - 02:50 PM

Babcock has done a marvelous job this season. He can only do so much with this patchwork roster his GM has provided.


#2377247 3/31 GDT: Blackhawks 7 Red Wings 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 31 March 2013 - 01:59 PM

Bears 7, Lions 0.


#2377182 3/31 GDT: Blackhawks 7 Red Wings 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 31 March 2013 - 01:43 PM

Multi-year deal with a NTC for a stopgap veteran that fills no particular role. That signing was stupid from the start. Nyquist and Tatar are rotting for nothing.


#2377134 3/31 GDT: Blackhawks 7 Red Wings 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 31 March 2013 - 01:21 PM

If I hear one more "I like this team" quote myf****** head is going to explode. Let's see all of you geniuses do a better job.

Most fans will never see their team win a Cup, let alone four in their lifetime. Cry about it.


Living in the past isn't going to make this team better. I see your point, but it is Holland's job to make improvements when necessary.


#2376889 3/31 GDT: Blackhawks 7 Red Wings 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 31 March 2013 - 12:04 PM

I don't think there is one player on this team that I can look at and say "Yeah, he could go in and score."


Wait, Cleary, Abdelkader and Samuelsson playing major roles doesn't inspire confidence in you?