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F.Michael

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In Topic: 3/26 GDT: Sharks 6 at Red Wings 4

Yesterday, 01:48 PM

After further extensive research I've been able to identify the primary factor to the Wings lackluster play.....No goons in the line up.

 

EDIT - allow me explain...We could use a guy on the bench to punch a fellow Wing teammate for playing like crap...You cough up the puck at the blue line POW! a punch in the face.

 

You don't back check, and the winger you were assigned to cover scores a goal BAM! a knuckle sandwich...You get what I'm sayin :crazy:


In Topic: 3/26 GDT: Sharks 6 at Red Wings 4

Yesterday, 09:01 AM

I seriously don't understand what the hell is going on with this team.  I don't expect us to be the first in the division, or conference, and didn't expect that to start the season.  So no big loss.  But I also didn't expect a late season collapse either.  We're a better team, across the board, than we were a year ago, or even two years ago.  Five 20 goal scorers.  Bigger.  Faster.  Healthier. 

 

Oh the defense is bad?  How's it worse than it was?  Dekeyser is better than a year ago.  Quincey is better than a year ago.  Kronwall's not worse.  Smith's no worse.  Zidlicky is a huge upgrade.  Only Ericsson is playing worse than he did a year or two ago. 

 

Goaltending?  Same deal.  Jimmy's not been great since his injury.  But he wasn't great a year ago either.  And this year at least Mrazek has been good enough to win games.  AND Jimmy was only bad for the second half of the year.  He was excellent to begin the year. 

 

We're a better team.  A healthier team.  An improved team.  In every regard.

 

And we're getting the same result.  I don't understand. 

Maybe - just maybe - our opposition has gotten better?


In Topic: Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

24 March 2015 - 06:17 AM

6 game losing streak and now 4th from bottom of the entire league, looks like they are going balls out in tanking for McDavid or Eichel eh? Has this organization got no self esteem !

Would be interesting if the Leafs were to get Eichel...Another American in the heart of the hockey universe.


In Topic: Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

23 March 2015 - 06:47 PM

 

I agree with most of that.  But I don't really know why people insist on comparing Babcock to Bowman anyway.  It's an apples to oranges comparison.  God knows I'm more critical of Babcock's image than most, but even so I'll readily admit that comparing him to the most successful coach of all time, in the pre-cap world, with teams full of the greatest talent in the game's history...is bulls***.  It yields nothing useful.  Babcock should be compared to his peers.  By which standard he's better than most, about the same as others, and less good than a couple. 

Who do you feel is equal to, or a better coach, or who would you like to see behind the Wings bench?


In Topic: Jordin Tootoo's Goal

22 March 2015 - 04:28 AM

Glad to see he's doing well in NJ.


Putting up better numbers than Andersson and Miller.  

But does Tootoo play on the pk?

 

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