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#2451666 The Metropolitan Division Is Terrible

Posted by VM1138 on 07 November 2013 - 04:42 PM

Yeah, it just means they will tear up the regular season but flop when they face real teams in the playoffs. Like they've done since 2009.

#2451610 Are we faking injuries/illnesses to deal with the roster crunch?

Posted by VM1138 on 07 November 2013 - 02:11 PM

If he was benched Babcock would have said so. Sending a message. Either something is seriously wrong or Babcock and Holland are seriously considering getting rid of him. Who needs "practice time" after not being sure if you were injured or sick?

#2451609 Franzen believes hes playing well.

Posted by VM1138 on 07 November 2013 - 02:08 PM

Maybe he has some respiratory infection? "Upper body" and all that. But then, why not say so?

I wonder if he's pulling a Sammy and just rubbing the Wings face in his lack of desire.

#2451442 Lines Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 06 November 2013 - 05:24 PM

I agree that we need help on defense.  Sure, I'd like to see this team grow, but that will take years.  In the meantime, we can bolster them with a UFA or a trade.  I don't know who or how.  But we definitely need more "real" depth on D.  Sort of like how we're "deep" at forward, but only in 4th line forwards.

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#2450538 Announcer Ozzie

Posted by VM1138 on 03 November 2013 - 10:52 AM

He tends to be dry. Almost like a second play by play guy, but he's brand new to it. At least he can formulate a sentence unlike Murphy, Haha.

He'll get better soon. He already looks more comfortable than he did a few weeks ago, and the natural storytelling comes with experience.

#2449420 What's Killing Our Offense?

Posted by VM1138 on 01 November 2013 - 09:51 AM

That's how I feel.  When did we stop going for the Cup every year?  We have to have a long-term vision, I get that.  But when you're always waiting for tomorrow's kids to miraculously become all-stars, you're missing out on chances to win here and now.


For all the troubles with this team, the problems aren't un-fixable.  We're tied for 2nd in our division and 6th in our conference early in the season.  A good winning streak like most teams have and we could be on top.  Tweak a few things while you can and win NOW.  

#2449419 Franzen believes hes playing well.

Posted by VM1138 on 01 November 2013 - 09:49 AM

Wow, two good chances in 13 games.  Let's give him an extension right now.  


I'm not even a Franzen hater but this guy is delusional lately.

#2449405 What's Killing Our Offense?

Posted by VM1138 on 01 November 2013 - 08:05 AM

What is Babcock thinking? Didn't take long to break up that third line. Abdelkader and Cleary do not belong in the top 6. Do. Not. Belong.

Is like to see us trade a prospect for an established A-lister in their mid-20s. Better to win now than pin your hopes on some kid or as-yet-undrafted player of the future.

Not saying trade picks and prospects like no tomorrow, but two players and a couple of picks for a Norris-caliber defenseman would benefit us more than those prospects.

#2449404 11/1 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Flames 3

Posted by VM1138 on 01 November 2013 - 07:53 AM

Please score more than two goals.

#2449403 Varlamov Arrested

Posted by VM1138 on 01 November 2013 - 07:52 AM

All right, people. Let's keep this about Varlamov. If it's going to be about abuse in general thus thread will ave to be moved. Also, keep the discussion from getting personal.

#2449249 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by VM1138 on 31 October 2013 - 08:28 AM

I paid extra close attention to Tatar tonight. I counted he had one turnover, one lost board battle, one won board battle, two near-assists (followed by a near-goal off of Abdelkader's first near goal) and an actual goal. Plus, he was playing the body and hustling, even on the backcheck. All in all, a really great night for him.

#2449248 Varlamov Arrested

Posted by VM1138 on 31 October 2013 - 08:22 AM

Maybe he misunderstood orders from Roy. Roy meant to illegally assault the opposing team.

#2449150 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by VM1138 on 30 October 2013 - 11:41 PM

Pieces are starting to cone together. Tatar and Abdelkader complement each other. Slip Helm between them and we'll have a great grinding/energy line who can chip in goals. I like it.

#2448637 The most annoying things about being at games?

Posted by VM1138 on 29 October 2013 - 08:06 AM

What's the deal with season ticket holders obssessing over the printed tickets? Who cares? Is there some benefit to having the "real" tickets? Like, do they get you into a VIP lounge with boomers or something?

Edit: Meant to say "hookers" but my phone autocorrected. Oddly, "boomers" sounds fitting, too.

#2448446 stephen weiss

Posted by VM1138 on 28 October 2013 - 08:03 AM

Only Red Wings fans would bitterly argue Filppula vs. Weiss. And maybe Toronto fans.

Fact is, everyone's offense has disappeared so I wouldn't think Flip would he doing well, wither had he stayed.

Flip was never a bad player. He was never dynamic though, never controlled the pace on the ice, rarely made great things happen, and was terrified of shooting. I'm glad he is succeeding now but I don't fool myself into thinking things would be different had he stayed.

1. Then why is Fil off to a hot start? Magically doesn't have to adjust to a new team, system, line mates?

Maybe not getting re-signed by Holland lit a fire under his butt? Flip has way more to prove than Weiss does. Also, playing on a team with Stamkos and other shooters might motivate him. One things is for sure, except for maybe Zetterberg, the Wings don't have highly effective and consistent shooters. Pavs could be but he focuses on pkaymaking.