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#2240633 Goalie controversy in Philadelphia brewing?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 January 2012 - 11:31 PM

It is a shame he won't be around either for the Red Wings to light up in the first round this year.

#2240086 12/30 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 30 December 2011 - 11:22 PM

i love the way hossa plays as well but i can never forget the way he played for us in the playoffs.

if he was even decent in those playoffs we could have waltzed our way to the cup.

not saying that a non existent franzen is any better though.

I don't disagree, but he was playing hurt too. When healthy, there isn't one thing Franzen is better at than Hossa unless you count being invisible October-April.

#2240077 12/30 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 30 December 2011 - 11:16 PM

No matter what, I will always despise Franzen and Hudler and will never get over the fact that they kept Franzen over Hossa.

I couldn't agree more. I despised the decision in 2009 and nights like this one only further that belief. Hossa was everywhere tonight and a force at both ends. Easily the most noticeable player on either team. It would be really nice if Franzen could show half that effort in a game sometime in the next couple months. You can't even deny it isn't an effort thing with Franzen because he's one of the best goal scorers in the league when he shows up. Problem is those games are few and far between.

Beyond that, the ice was horrible and the refs were even worse. Six penalties to one and the double standard with goaltender interference is infuriating. Once again, the Red Wings intensity and attention to detail was lacking on the road. Zetterberg's line was awful in defensive coverage.

Another tough challenge tomorrow night. At least it's a home game.

#2238318 Stay classy Kesler

Posted by GoWings1905 on 22 December 2011 - 01:02 PM

Why do you always have to answer for hitting in the NHL now? Keep your head up next time Kesler and it won't be an issue.

This guy used to be one of my favorite players in the league until last season, especially in the playoffs. Now I just see him as a whiner and hypocrite. It is completely wrong for Kronwall to make a hit but Kesler is allowed to stick his knee out and try to injure Zetterberg? Total clown -- fits in well on that team with the Sedin's, Bieksa and Burrows.

#2236407 12/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 December 2011 - 11:35 PM

Ericsson was hardly the Red Wings worst player tonight. Kronwall and Stuart were both -3 and didn't cover anyone from Nashville the entire game. Ericsson coughed the puck up a couple times, but what else is new? A second pairing playing that poorly will cost you far more than a third pairing d-man with a few turnovers.

#2236384 12/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 December 2011 - 10:39 PM

Fluke win. Nashville didn't deserve a point, let alone two. The Red Wings dominated pretty much the entire game; just one of those nights where the bounces didn't go their way. The d-men besides White and Lidstrom were brutal though. Awful coverage on the first two goals. The Predators generated hardly anything offensively except the times the Red Wings turned the puck over or didn't cover anyone.

This certainly wasn't a lack of effort loss. The better team didn't win tonight.

Refs put the whistles away for the most part, and a physical team wears the Wings down in the end. Yes, I see all the "puck luck" comments and am doubtful. I just really really hope this isn't a preview of what the playoffs will be like again.

The Red Wings would beat the Predators in five games at most in the playoffs. Nashville didn't wear the Red Wings down tonight. The Red Wings dominated play.

#2235319 Crosby has "concussion symptoms"

Posted by GoWings1905 on 13 December 2011 - 01:39 PM

The media coverage of Crosby is overkill without a doubt, but it really doesn't bother me as much as his on ice conduct. I don't like the sneaky little cheap shots he throws and then complains when he gets hit back. I don't like the way he went after Z after Game 4 in the '08 Finals or the cheap shots during the '09 Finals. I think that's garbage. He's amazingly talented, you can't deny that, but he acts like a jerk on the ice.

Oh I agree completely. I hate him for pretty much everything you stated there as well. He's definitely an immature punk on the ice when things aren't going his way. Hell, even when they are, he "forgot" to shake hands in 2009.

#2235301 Crosby has "concussion symptoms"

Posted by GoWings1905 on 13 December 2011 - 01:18 PM

I hate the ****** more than any other athlete, but I don't want his career to end like this. I like watching him play and he's hands-down the most talented player in the NHL.

It seems like people here should aim their hatred more at the media than Crosby. He didn't demand the over-bearing coverage or attention on national broadcasts. I don't need to hear his name 200 times on a Versus telecast of the Red Wings and Lightning either, but that isn't Crosby's fault.

The NHL is a business and Crosby is a big loss. All of the Red Wings players themselves said they wanted Crosby to play tonight. If the guys on the ice want him around, that speaks volumes to his standing in the league.

#2234477 12/6 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blues 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 09 December 2011 - 12:03 PM

I've never seen a fanbase whine so much about a game they won.

Elliott COULD have gotten a diving penalty? More like it was a disgrace he didn't.

#2234165 What this team needs

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 December 2011 - 03:08 PM

Shane Doan, a goal-scorer and the calendar to read April.

#2234164 12/8 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 December 2011 - 03:05 PM

Wings continue to lose another 2-3 games, bet on it.

I'd rather place my bet in you not posting when they win.

#2233972 Jonathan Ericsson Watch Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 December 2011 - 05:12 PM

I highly doubt Holland would waive Ericsson. Good luck getting free agents to come here with a GM dismissing players a couple months into a new contract.

#2233906 12/6 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blues 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 December 2011 - 12:45 PM

Elliott embellished there. I saw Hasek do a lot of embellishments. Were the wings a disgrace then? Howie also overreacted to the collision afterwards. Perron was nudged by Stuart and he may have avoided contact with Howie otherwise. He landed on him to the side of the net. Howie immediately went after him and Howie did not get a roughing call for retaliation after Perron made contact with him following Stuart's nudge of Perron, which resulted in a pp and ppg. It works both ways.

I don't see any evidence that Stuart forced Perron into Howard. A nudge doesn't result in what Perron did. It was far worse than Abdelkader accidentally hitting Elliott in the head with an errant elbow and Elliott flopping like he got shot. I also noted Oshie was diving all night as well. The Blues looked a lot like the last two playoff series against the Sharks. The refs seemed to catch everything except the Blues diving and the interference in their own zone.

Nice "Red Wings suck" chant though while your rafters are empty. :thumbup:

#2233815 12/6 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blues 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 06 December 2011 - 10:37 PM

That game was pure garbage in every way. Hockey should be entertaining and I don't find watching two jackasses call nonstop penalties for 60 minutes remotely enjoyable. It's been six years since the lockout and still no one knows what a penalty is in this league on a nightly basis. There's no consistency whatsoever. 16 combined powerplays and over half the game being played on specialty teams is a joke.

The Blues are a disgrace, just like the Sharks. Elliott had one of the most blatant flops ever and somehow still gets a penalty call in his favor. Oshie was diving like Setoguchi and the Blues got away with interference in their own zone all night. I hate the re-alignment even more now having to watch these boring teams that trap like the Blues, Wild and Predators all of the time. I wish someone on the Wings would clock Jackman -- tonight was the perfect chance since they spent every shift killing penalties regardless.

Ericsson gets paid a lot of money to not play defense. That contract is working out nicely. I don't even hate the guy all that much, but he was directly responsible for two goals being out of position. Bring Smith back up and play him with Kronwall if Ericsson isn't even going to be reliable defensively.

I love Z to death, but damn he's gotta start scoring some goals. He's looked strong lately and generated chances, but we need more than just Franzen and Datsyuk putting the puck in the net with Filppula out.

#2232982 12/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Avalanche 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 December 2011 - 03:21 PM

What I'm thinking right now is that somebody negged you for speaking reasonably instead of dumping all the blame on Conklin.

Who did that? I haven't seen one person yet who has pinned the loss entirely on Conklin.