Jump to content


F.Michael's Photo

F.Michael

Member Since 30 May 2007
Offline Last Active Aug 28 2016 10:07 PM
***--

#2604954 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by F.Michael on 30 April 2015 - 10:25 AM

Completely agree on Todd McLellan. Bring Blashill up as an assistant. Continue to groom him.

 

I guess I think of Holland as the main person to bring in talent. When he isn't. I blame him. That's how black and white I look at it though.

 

This is probably one of his biggest off seasons. He needs to better prepare for Pasha and Z's departures. He really didn't with Lids or Rafalski. Years prior to their retirements, he could've been planning. Granted Kronwall and E never materialized into absolute greats, but again, isn't it his job to foresee some of that stuff? I don't know, maybe I just don't understand his role.

 

The same way I blame the Lions for years of not getting the right players, I blame other teams. 

 

If he goes out and gets value for Howard, that would be a step in the right direction.

 

I don't think you can have 6 million tied up in two #1 starting goalies. 

I will agree with you about Howard - that is if there's a package that can be made to shore up other areas on the roster - then why not look at what's out there.


 

"I don't know why they're not coming here"  - Ken Holland

That's a hard question to answer.

 

Is it due to the impression the city of Detroit gives to outsiders? Has the novelty of being a Red Wing worn off? Is playing for Babcock a pain in the ass? By signing some players in the past, and then not getting ice time starting to bite the Wings in the ass?

 

I'm thinking the answer is 'yes' to  all of the above.




#2604931 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by F.Michael on 30 April 2015 - 09:30 AM

A return for Todd McLellan?




#2604923 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by F.Michael on 30 April 2015 - 09:17 AM

 

Those teams also have had far more post season success in the last 6 years than we have.  So that doesn't help the case 

I guess it depends how you define 'success'.

 

Pitt hasn't done any better than us, and both LA/Boston didn't even make it this year, and those teams sucked the big suck for many years prior to getting lucky at the draft.

 

I'm not happy with the end result, but IMHO giving Holland the boot would not be our best move.




#2604466 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by F.Michael on 29 April 2015 - 09:16 PM

Babcock post-game, "Well, it's a race to 4 and they got there first.  We competed, we played hard, that's hockey sometimes."  

:lol:

 

Spot on!




#2604438 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by F.Michael on 29 April 2015 - 09:12 PM

yes, but the outcome still hurts i was wrong however, i said it would be 2-1 tampa tonight.

Yeah...It does...But the Wings seemed to play themselves outta a few games in this series, and lets be honest - TB is a good team...They may very well take Montreal to 7 games as well.




#2604312 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by F.Michael on 29 April 2015 - 08:59 PM

Would be nice if our coach (who's likely coaching his last period in Detroit) would actually make some adjustments and change up the lines (that can't score the last two games).

 

Babcock is too stubborn.  

circa 2006




#2602967 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by F.Michael on 28 April 2015 - 08:54 PM

This feels like a cumulative suspension for his previous hits. 

Agreed.

 

Seems as though they're looking at hits from the past to pass judgement on this.

 

Poor decision, but I'm not surprised considering that it's the NHL afterall.




#2602751 Marcel Pronovost Passes Away

Posted by F.Michael on 28 April 2015 - 01:59 PM

Puisses-tu reposer en paix. Merci d'être un merveilleux représentant non seulement pour les Red Wings de Detroit, mais pour le hockey ainsi.




#2602608 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by F.Michael on 28 April 2015 - 09:20 AM

Nobody is perfect.

 

Even though we haven't been a favorite to win the Cup since 2009 - the Wings at least make the post season, and have been for many years.

 

Not sure who's out there that would be any better.




#2601496 Brian McGrattan

Posted by F.Michael on 27 April 2015 - 12:59 PM

McDonalds is introducing a new line of potatoes...They're called 'Au-McGrattan' potatoes...Of coursed they're mashed into oblivion.




#2601045 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by F.Michael on 25 April 2015 - 08:25 PM

Isn't it easier just to be happy the team won? The Wings maybe aren't even playing right now without Jimmy's first half.

Agreed.

 

This is sorta reminding me of what the Habs had 4, or 5 years ago with Price, and Halak. 

 

I hope both are kept, and share the net next season (unless of course Holland is offered a ridiculous package for 1 of them sometime this summer).




#2600106 Brian McGrattan

Posted by F.Michael on 25 April 2015 - 12:10 AM

On Christmas Eve - Santa's 1st stop?

 

Yup - the McGrattan residence...Santa ain't stoopid!




#2598138 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by F.Michael on 21 April 2015 - 09:34 PM

Ha. Justin abdelkaders media session just now was hilariously awkward.
No one was asking him questions and he sat there, making noises with his mouth like he was chewing.

I keep saying he looks like a goat, this did not help the case.

Well he does have the 'billy goat' gruff.




#2598132 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by F.Michael on 21 April 2015 - 09:29 PM

Howie is in a sticky situation only because Petr is proving to be the real deal. He is the only one this entire season I believe to shutout the Lightning....twice! When you have a 5 million dollar goalie sitting because of some kid, it grants discussion on a message board, even after a solid W from our boys, and Peteee especially. Boyle could have changed the tempo on that breakaway, but this time Petr had his number. Great win, great effort, and lets keep it rolling! Tampa is going to come guns blazing, but we just may have ourselves a forcefield in goal.

Am I the only one who's shocked that the big lug Boyle is probably faster than nearly half the Wings roster?




#2598090 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by F.Michael on 21 April 2015 - 08:57 PM

poor Jimmy....he'll waive his NTC for sure. Who out there needs a goalie?

All I can think of is Edmonton...