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#2606876 Kronwall

Posted by VM1138 on 09 May 2015 - 09:44 AM

His point is, can you name twenty or more better defenseman? No. He's a top 10 defenseman I think. If feel even safer saying he's top 15z. He is a number one, especially without Ericsson.


#2606671 WCSF : (6) Minnesota Wild vs. (5) Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by VM1138 on 08 May 2015 - 06:49 AM

I hate seeing the Hawks win, but I think this is Anaheim's year.


#2606075 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by VM1138 on 05 May 2015 - 07:37 AM

Jimmy D needs to be put out to pasture.  Mantha had a rough year but from reading about his play (haven't seen him play yet) he's not playing badly.  He's just sort of average.  That tends to happen with prospects one of their years.  Very unusual for a prospect to be called out after one year.




#2604898 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by VM1138 on 30 April 2015 - 08:07 AM

I'm ready for whatever happens, I just hope it happens soon.  We could be better off with a new coach and a new system. I feel Babcock misuses players and his defense-only mentality hurts us.  But on the other hand, he gets the most out of these players.  I wonder how much worse we would be without him, you know?

 

I don't much buy into the Holland vs Babcock stuff.  They seem to be on the same page every year, things just don't work out.




#2604897 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by VM1138 on 30 April 2015 - 08:02 AM

I disagree with this. Conklin (V2.0) was a disaster in St. Louis and Holland brought him back and he was a disaster here. Then Gustavsson ended up being a horrible signing. The only good goaltending signing Holland has made recently is Joey MacDonald.

Holland even gave Gustavsson A RAISE after proving he was more useless than Magic Johnson at a blood drive for two years. Guys like Greiss, Montoya etc were available last summer for half as much, but Holland decided to overpay Glasstavsson.

 

Gus wasn't a horrible signing.  He did exactly what we all thought he would.  He plays very well (when he plays) and gets injured a lot, giving Mrazek a chance to get some experience, which paid off.  I don't think anyone can seriously say Gustavsson was a disappointment.  We just all knew what to expect. 

 

And who cares how much he made?  Cap hit doesn't matter much when you're not spending to the cap.  It's not like we were paying Gus a fortune.  We could afford it.




#2604610 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by VM1138 on 29 April 2015 - 09:48 PM

So Stamkos gets a pass for not scoring how many years in a row, but not Nyquist or Tatar?  Zetterberg is not healthy.  I'd bet on that. 

 

Maybe, but he didn't strike me as injured.  From what I've heard so far from the radio and from watching with my own eyes, Abdelkader, Glendening, Ericsson and Datsyuk were definitely injured.  Zetterberg was just slow and his shots weren't very good.  He was still setting people up, though.




#2604561 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by VM1138 on 29 April 2015 - 09:35 PM

 

Z isn't going anywhere but his role needs to be redefined, he's turning into a top 6/9 guy who can kill penalties, play on the pp and win some faceoffs.  Reminds me so much of Yzerman in his last few years. Still can help but need to be realistic about it. 

 

Honestly we need to re-evaluate a lot of players' roles.  Helm, for instance, is not a top 6 player. 

 

On another note, am I the only one really leery about Blashill?  If Babcock is part of the problem, I'm not sure bringing in a clone is the right move.  If we need an overhaul from strategy on up to players, bringing in a coach with an identical strategy isn't the way to start.




#2604430 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by VM1138 on 29 April 2015 - 09:11 PM

Completely dominate them this game. Then a bulls*** goal. I guess this is payback for Game 1.


#2604415 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by VM1138 on 29 April 2015 - 09:10 PM

Lol. Daniels praising them for going further than anyone expected. They blew chances to close out this series. They had the upper hand for the majority. This is their fault. They played a good game, but once again our offense disappears and takes weak shots from the boards.


#2602918 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by VM1138 on 28 April 2015 - 07:10 PM

Obviously other people are held accountable.
 
Smith in for Marchenko.
 
Smith out for stupidity.
 
Howard out for poor performance.
 
Holland? We don't necessarily need to list all the bad moves here. But there's been a plethora of them.
 
Will he ever go or is he never being fired?


If Cole and Franzen were playing we would've won this series already. Can't really fault Holland for anything this year.


#2602074 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by VM1138 on 27 April 2015 - 07:44 PM

One more and we are back in this.

I'm betting it's not normal to be terrified every time our top pairing defenseman are on the ice. I feel more confident with Smith and Zidlicky right now.


#2601388 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by VM1138 on 27 April 2015 - 07:43 AM

They better not let up. Tampa is going to come out flying. Now would be a great time for Mrazek to string together two wins.


#2599775 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by VM1138 on 23 April 2015 - 09:15 PM

Mike Babcock does not believe in momentum :D


Well the team does. Like others said, they're not mentally tough yet. A team scores against them and the floodgates open. Do you think they'd react any differently to a team catching up to them in a series?


#2599750 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by VM1138 on 23 April 2015 - 09:10 PM

The series is tied.
Its nowhere near over boys and girls. Let's all have some faith, if it doesn't work, then we all have plenty of time to bitxh and moan.


I admire your optimism, but this game was the Wings at their best. They haven't played a better game. And they lost. Now Tampa, just an hour ago a shaken team, has all the confidence and momentum going home, where they have the best record. And they are no longer doubting themselves. This was the high water mark of the Wings season.


#2598209 WCQF : (4) Nashville Predators vs. (5) Chicago Ham Hocks

Posted by VM1138 on 22 April 2015 - 05:25 AM

I hate Chicago,Just stab the into our hearts :censored:  :devil:  :ranting:  :furious:  :boxing:  :veryangry:


Chicago must be the greatest team in history. They don't have to be all that good but they just win when they need to somehow. Sigh. That used to be us.