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#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.


#2275824 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 30 March 2012 - 08:15 PM

Consider me shocked the puck went in the net with Cleary, Bertuzzi and Abdelkader all on the ice together.

Too many passengers. Besides Pavel, Z and Fil there is no consistency at forward from anyone else.


#2275258 3/28 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 March 2012 - 10:15 PM

Haven't won a road game in exactly one month.

Absolutely have to get two points on Friday now.


#2275211 3/28 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 March 2012 - 09:04 PM

Do we have word on Franzen's potential return date?


#2275159 3/28 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 March 2012 - 08:20 PM

Sign me up for a cold, coming back from injury Jimmy Howard in goal Friday over Conklin.

I get Babcock's philosophy, but home ice may be at stake and this team clearly needs it. Let Jimmy play if he says he is healthy enough. Conklin's numbers speak for themselves.


#2275127 3/28 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 March 2012 - 08:06 PM

I feel bad for Conklin mostly tonight, but my goodness he can't make a timely save for anything.

Change your lines or something Babcock. Could have gone three points up on the Predators heading into Friday, but couldn't even show up on the road against the worst team in hockey.


#2274528 2012 Baseball thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 27 March 2012 - 11:33 AM

^ That's hilarious. I saw that story the other day and laughed. The irony is "minor league guy" is actually the Cardinals second highest rated prospect. I get maybe not knowing some random non-roster invitee, but I would expect a Tigers broadcast to be able to identify Nick Castellanos during a game.