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#2357686 2/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 February 2013 - 08:18 PM

Why is Cleary always on the ice? There is an abundance of capable and better PK options in the bottom-six.

Oh great, another injury.


#2357180 No need to panic

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 February 2013 - 11:41 PM

I'm not going to panic. This team is about what I expected so far: average and wildly inconsistent. They will probably be fighting for a playoff spot all season and won't advance far, should they get in at all.

It's somewhat easier to swallow if you can just accept that our hockey team is mediocre. Trust me, it's frustrating to admit at times personally, but I think realistically most of us saw this coming. The expectations in this city are insanely high and rightfully so given the standards of success this organization has achieved recently.

Watching Z, Datsyuk and Brunner now is fun at least. I want management to give the kids an expanded role the rest of this season to see what we have for the future. These Red Wings are not championship quality and Cleary, Samuelsson and Bertuzzi have no place in years to come. At least they shouldn't if the front office would embrace playing some prospects more.

It would be nice to see what a healthy roster could accomplish. However, I still have my doubts of their ceiling as they won one playoff game last year with Lidstrom and Stuart around. There are parts I like about this group of players, but it seems to be overall severely lacking an identity and the rest of the league has caught up or surpassed Detroit in the skill department.

This off-season will be crucial. I don't think there needs to be a complete rebuild, but some significant retooling has to take place if the Red Wings want to seriously contend in the near future again.


#2357106 2/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Wild 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 February 2013 - 08:33 PM

Three straight losses to rookie goalies. Just can't put 60 minutes together, but not entirely surprising considering the injuries and lack of talent mostly.

No reason for Samuelsson and Cleary (or Bertuzzi) to be playing in the top-six on this team. Let the young kids get an expanded role the rest of the season and see what we have for the future.

Z, Pavel and Brunner all on one line is a catch 22. The third line played well, but where else does the scoring from? I haven't seen Filppula do anything for awhile besides pinch poorly for the third goal tonight.


#2357040 2/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Wild 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 February 2013 - 08:17 PM

That was borderline penalty shot I thought. Rather have Tatar's hands than whatever these two minutes will bring.


#2356996 2/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Wild 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 February 2013 - 07:48 PM

For how terrible Minny is supposed to be, won't they leapfrog us tonightin the standings with a win?

Edited due to autocorrect stupidity.


Haha, you caught it but thanks for the laugh there. I needed it after watching that period.


#2356978 2/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Wild 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 February 2013 - 07:41 PM

Brendan Smith needs to come back soon. I can't believe Samuelsson and White were out there together on the point. Everything but the net gets hit with those two firing.

First 30 minutes were very strong, next ten looked like the same stretch of meltdown in every other game lately.


#2356472 Biggest mistake Red Wings have done

Posted by GoWings1905 on 16 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

Franzen over Hossa will go down as Holland's biggest mistake. And it's not a "hindsight" is 20/20" thing, it was obvious his priority should have been Hossa.


Exactly. I hate the "hindsight" thing. A lot of us here wanted Hossa over Franzen at the time. Hossa was and still is a better player. For the deal Hossa signed with Chicago, it's not like the Red Wings couldn't have found a way to make that work compared to Franzen's. Holland chose the wrong guy.


#2356322 2/15 GDT : Anaheim Ducks 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 16 February 2013 - 08:02 AM

So I haven't watched the game, look at the stats and see that Z, Brunner, Cleary were -3? Did they play that bad? Or "just" got very unlucky?


Z and Brunner were fine, Cleary was just there. They missed an assignment on the first goal as a line, but the other two weren't on the forwards. That was Ian White's doing for both.


#2356237 Howard = Average

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 February 2013 - 10:33 PM

Well, he wasn't in the net for one so Jimmy didn't really give up five anyways.

Kronwall and White were responsible for all four. Jimmy was fine tonight. His defense turned the puck over and left two players wide open at point blank range.


#2356225 Time to sit Ian White

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

I would take Huskins for sure over White right now. White is an offensive d-man, but he certainly isn't contributing to the PP. Huskins is an upgrade defensively and can kill penalties.

The Red Wings really need Smith back too. He makes White very expendable.


#2356210 2/15 GDT : Anaheim Ducks 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 February 2013 - 10:00 PM

Mickey said it best. You can't be that terrible defensively with so much missing at forward. A couple leads given up quickly and poor turnovers with a chance to win in the third. No margin for error and there were too many errors. Holland has to get a top pairing guy before the season ends or this summer for sure.

The Ducks are for real, though. Impressive looking team. Nice game for the Red Wings bottom-six. Like the way Tatar and Andersson competed tonight. Same with Miller and Emmerton.


#2356117 2/15 GDT : Anaheim Ducks 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 February 2013 - 09:29 PM

Turnovers. Kronwall and White beyond sloppy all season. Those two have to be way better with the minutes they log.


#2356017 2/15 GDT : Anaheim Ducks 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

Boom! Tatar and Andersson with goals. Give these kids a chance. Sorry Bertuzzi and Samuelsson, but I would rather get a head start on the future.


#2355887 2/15 GDT : Anaheim Ducks 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

Filppula has to prove now he can carry a line at center offensively or else it's all on Z with Pavel out.

We got our youth movement.


#2355632 Official 2013 MLB Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 14 February 2013 - 09:54 PM

The I love baseball line sums it up perfectly for me as well. That lineup and starting rotation makes me want it to be April 1st tomorrow.

Can't wait to see those beautiful white jerseys and a huge crowd at Comerica.