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#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.




#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.