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#2272635 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 21 March 2012 - 07:53 PM

Sorry Homer, but please please retire.


#2272612 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 21 March 2012 - 07:24 PM

I see Cleary has replaced Ericsson as the board whipping boy. Usually by the same people that have bashed Cleary for years, but are extra vocal now.

Anyways, not a bad period overall. Nyquist looks really comfortable out there. Too many sloppy turnovers they need to cut down on, but at least they are in the game. I wasn't too sure that would be the case.


#2271906 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 March 2012 - 08:29 PM

Nyquist is so slick. No reason he shouldn't be a regular from here forward.

Hopefully they can get another relatively quick and keep pushing.


#2271802 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 March 2012 - 07:36 PM

That's how it's been like every time they've played this year haha, it's awesome. Man how badly do I hope we get Prust in the off-season, perfect 4th line guy for this team.


Me too, but very doubtful. Prust does too many things a typical 4th liner should do for the Red Wings liking. Gotta keep running Emmerton out there to bring that energy and grit.


#2271747 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 March 2012 - 07:15 PM

PK looks even more inept already without Helm. What kind of strategy is letting AO skate right up the middle? Then all four guys collapsed back and no one was still able to clear the rebound.

Huge momentum swing because Holmstrom isn't very bright. He has no purpose any longer because the PP is garbage.

This team is in big trouble. This goes way beyond injuries.


#2271686 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 March 2012 - 07:05 PM

im starting to think ericsson isnt as bad as everyone makes him out to be


He's not at all. If there are still people doubting that after watching this defense lately, they will never admit E is valuable. Quincey has been a huge disappointment too.


#2271378 3/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 March 2012 - 11:01 AM

Cleary is playing on one leg. That fact seems to really be getting overlooked here.

Granted, I don't want Cleary playing on a line with Datsyuk either, but unless Nyquist comes back up, there aren't many other viable options left for an already depleted top-six unit.


#2271377 Helm has MCL sprain, out 4-6 weeks

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 March 2012 - 10:55 AM

This is really bad. Hoping for some positive results, but it looks like Helm may be out for some significant time.

Clearly, this is a major loss going forward. Outside of the big guns obviously, I think Helm is the most important forward on the team in the playoffs. He always ramps up the intensity and plays at a higher level when it counts. Not to mention, Helm is the most relentless and effective forechecker on a team lacking in that aspect. His speed and ability to put pressure on the defense is invaluable.

Helm also happens to be the best penalty killer on a crappy PK unit overall. Things are really going well for the Red Wings right now.


#2271316 3/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 March 2012 - 01:03 AM

Holland probably is the best GM, but he has some frustrating flaws. The Red Wings, even when healthy, lack the firepower in the top-six to be a championship team IMO. This will be their downfall again in the playoffs I believe. A legitimate goal-scoring winger has been an area of need since Hossa left. Franzen doesn't care and Bertuzzi and Hudler are both too streaky to feel confident come playoff time.

In addition, the Red Wings currently have a 4th line that exhibits nothing you would expect from a typical 4th line. They aren't physical at all nor hard to play against. Some big bodies to wear down and punish the opponents defense for six minutes per game would be so much more valuable than throwing a "skilled" player like Emmerton into a checking role.

There's been too much status quo in the organization since 2008. Too many "we like our team" statements when the resources are there to improve around a strong foundation in place. I will cheer them on like always when the playoffs start, but I would be lying if I said I think they can win it all.
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#2271292 3/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 March 2012 - 12:22 AM

One win in the past seven games and the one win was very fortunate. All I can really say right now is Franzen has to be a playoff beast or it's going to be an early exit. The top-six is really more like three players and maybe Franzen if he feels like showing up.

With all that cap space, Holland has no excuse to not address the glaring need yet again for a goal-scoring winger like Parise. Pavel Datsyuk should not be playing on a line with Bertuzzi and Cleary -- what a complete waste of the most creative player in hockey.


#2271154 3/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 March 2012 - 11:01 PM

Haha wow, that's a solid call.

Typical Sharks game with the officiating.


#2271131 3/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 March 2012 - 10:45 PM

Alright, the progress is coming. The Sharks didn't score there and the Wings actually had a scoring chance of their own.

PP goal maybe by April.


#2271012 3/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 March 2012 - 09:53 PM

Poor Pavel. His welcome back is dragging around Cleary and Bertuzzi.

Also, the 4th line continues its two-month run of being utterly useless. Mursak is fine, but Holmstrom and Emmerton have no purpose.


#2270451 3/14 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Ducks 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 14 March 2012 - 11:15 PM

Who, Anaheim?


Haha, I cracked up. I was expecting Franzen to be standing still and get a tap-in goal to end the PP drought.


#2270412 3/14 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Ducks 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 14 March 2012 - 10:56 PM

Quincey is terrible.

Neg away but I want Ericsson back.