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#2283396 Chants From The Joe At Game 3?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 12 April 2012 - 10:47 AM

Nice call.

I personally plan on cheering as loud and as much as possible on Sunday at the Joe whether it is 2-0 or 1-1. Did you miss last season when the Wings were down to the Sharks? That building was electric in Games 4 and 6.

It's the playoffs. The Red Wings deserve our support and thankfully I don't think any of the 20,066 on Sunday will follow your advice.

#2283389 Darren Helm out for playoffs with lacerated wrist

Posted by GoWings1905 on 12 April 2012 - 10:42 AM

I hate to use devastating, but this sure feels like it. The bottom six is awful without Helm. Abdelkader hasn't shown any development to be able to fill Helm's role effectively. The Red Wings lose their fastest player and best fore checker at the time he becomes most valuable. I've seen enough of Emmerton too.

Fil - Z - Hudler
Mule - Pav - Nyquist
Bert - Abby - Cleary
Miller - Sheahan - Homer

I would throw Conner in over Sheahan, but sadly depth up the middle is already extremely thin without Helm.

#2280978 nashville predators keep the red out campaign

Posted by GoWings1905 on 10 April 2012 - 04:27 PM

The charity thing is nice and all, but why would a Red Wings fan just suddenly decide to like the Predators?

That's like a doctor leaving to serve fast food.

#2280616 Stand behind your Wings!

Posted by GoWings1905 on 09 April 2012 - 04:26 PM

I was hoping for another "how to be a real fan" discussion. Because anyone that doesn't think a 5th seeded Red Wings team that is scuffling into the playoffs can win it all isn't worthy to be a part of the fan base.

Look, I'm all for supporting the team and always will be. I will attend the games and cheer on the Red Wings like always. That being said, you can be a realist and still be a loyal fan. I don't think the Red Wings are built to win the Stanley Cup this season. They probably have a shot if literally everything goes in their favor. If that makes me a negative nancy or a lesser fan to those that judge this type of thing, then that comes with the territory.

Everyone has an opinion and the great thing about LGW is being able to discuss that including differing ideas. I don't want to come here and read nonstop about blind support for the Red Wings. I don't care if there are fans that predict the Wings to win it all -- you're entitled to that -- but just remember so is everyone else that disagrees.

Best time of the year is finally here. Go Red Wings!

#2280219 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 April 2012 - 11:45 AM

I'm all in. Wings in six. None of this whiny bs "I hope they win, but I don't know". They WILL win. And as far as the posters that come on hear to piss in our cherios - don't come back here to jump on the bandwagon later. You are either a fan of the team or not, and fans root for their team.

Rooting and being realistic can occur together as a fan. There's nothing wrong with predicting the Predators to win the series. It doesn't make anyone less of a fan.

This nonsense about always having to praise the Red Wings and anyone that says otherwise is not a fan is ridiculous. We all want the same thing. People react in different ways as fans.

#2280045 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 April 2012 - 11:12 PM

Yes I have. However, you're still the effing red wings. I think there are some ridiculous predictions on both ends of the spectrum

Are you really trying to say jimmy Howard is in the conversation with Rinne? That's rich right there

No, I never said that. Rinne is a better goalie. However, you stated the gap was massive between the two and it's not at all. The Red Wings gave up fewer goals as a team. Stats don't always tell the full story, but just to further prove my point...

Rinne: 2.40 GAA, .923 SV%
Howard: 2.13 GAA, .920 SV%

Why again are the Predators on another level in goal?

#2280032 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 April 2012 - 11:01 PM

If you don't think the Preds have the offensive firepower to win games, just ask the Hawks. They had a 4-0 lead and the next thing you know it is 4-4. Now they're goaltending is suspect for Corey Crawford still trumps Jimmy Howard.

And do you even know who our other defenseman are?! They're not big names like Weber and Suter but they'll match the physicality and toughness of anything Detroit will throw out there.

You win big games by defense and goaltending. Both of which we are tops in the league. Our defense is at least even if not better and our goaltending is on another level. Howard can't hold Rinnes jock. That's not opinion. That's fact. BTW Preds end reg season one itch number 1 PP. top 10 in GS, GA, PK, PP.

This is going to be an all out war and I for one can't wait

Never let the facts get in the way of a good story. The Red Wings scored more goals and gave up fewer than the Predators. I'll give you special teams, but I'm not buying the defense and goaltending being on another level. Jimmy Howard was in Vezina contention until his injury in February.

#2279487 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 April 2012 - 01:29 PM

We all better pray Phoenix wins tonight.

To be perfectly honest, don't think it matters much at this point. The Red Wings just don't have it.

#2279222 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 April 2012 - 12:20 PM

Great kill. PK with Ericsson back has been so much better.

#2279136 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 April 2012 - 11:43 AM

wow.. i'm already hoping he's head and shoulders above Emmerton.

Well if Sheahan isn't invisible, he's already better than Emmerton. I hope so too though. 4th line center has been a gaping hole all season and Abby is better at wing with Helm healthy.

#2278649 4/5 GDT : Devils 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 April 2012 - 09:59 PM

Yeah, so then I guess that means all Detroit has to do is throw the game on Saturday and they're 6th. The worst part is that the Wings are playing first on Saturday so they can't really guarantee anything with a win.

You can't finish 4th by throwing the game on Saturday. Try and win and make the Predators do the same.

#2278564 4/5 GDT : Devils 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

No legs in the third at all. Tough to get real upset at that, but such a missed opportunity to cement finishing 4th.

Saturday's game is absolutely huge now.

#2276828 4/1 GDT : Panthers 1 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 April 2012 - 09:05 PM

Nice win. Not the prettiest display of hockey, but they got two points and did some things much better in the process. Nyquist looked awesome with Datsyuk -- they need to stay together and into the playoffs. Franzen still did nothing, but at least Pavel had Nyquist out there to help create scoring chances. Z's line was terrific as usual.

Best part of the game was only one goal against and seeing Jimmy look strong again. Ericsson was very good. I know he gets dumped on here, but he's very valuable on the PK and Babcock even singled him out for it. It's not a coincidence the PK is perfect since E returned. I think he has definitely outplayed both Quincey and Kindl. E always gets criticized, but Quincey takes so many bad penalties and hasn't had the impact that I expected so far. I would rather see Ericsson/Smith as the third pairing right now. Quincey needs to break his bad penalty knack. I like he's aggressive and wants to be physical, but do it wisely at least.

Back to controlling their own destiny for home ice advantage. Huge test on Wednesday. We'll see if the Red Wings can fare a little better this time against a tough division rival with a lot at stake.

#2276632 4/1 GDT : Panthers 1 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 April 2012 - 05:03 PM

Can we send Quincey back to where he came from please?

He has been an awful addition.

#2276018 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 30 March 2012 - 09:25 PM

If there's anything I hate more than losing, it's listening to sanctimonious clap-trap about what does or does not constitute a fan, and where those who are deemed "un-fans" (to borrow from the Newspeak dictionary) can go.

Completely agree. People here are rightfully frustrated now with the way the team they love is playing.

Nobody needs to hear what constitutes a fan.