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#2089740 1/2 GDT: Flyers 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by VM1138 on 02 January 2011 - 08:55 PM

It comes down to a simple equation. Which of the goalies has been playing better this past month? Ozzie, by a mile. Let's spare ourselves the endless debate over who should is better overall. Howard has gotten into bad habits and needs a break to get rid of them. I'm tired of seeing him so low on the ice every single time. It seems like he's always getting scored on high or because he immediately goes to the ground and can't get up and over for the rebound.

Ozzie gives the team a chance to win. At the very least do a 60-40 rotation, if not a 50-50 for now.

No predictions for the future, but for right now, we need Ozzie. The team didn't play to their full potential but they played well enough to win. Considering that Howard was clearly the weak link, especially after Ozzie immediately made huge saves coming in.

EDIT: On the bright side, the Wings should dominate January with a good schedule. Frankly I don't care if Vancouver takes 1st for now, there's still half a season left and in the end 1st place doesn't really matter anyway. But I'm tired of seeing mindfly talk like this means we're suddenly out of the playoffs because a team TIED us for 1st.

#2089194 12/31 GDT: Islanders 4 at Red Wings 3 OT)

Posted by VM1138 on 02 January 2011 - 02:46 PM

Except for Miller, I hope the Wings never break the bank on an "elite" goalie. They are simply too unpredictable. I like the way they do things, finding two capable goalies. I just wish Ozzie would get more starts, just because we need to have both these guys ready at a moment's notice.

#2089108 1/2 GDT: Flyers 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by VM1138 on 02 January 2011 - 09:58 AM

I don't understand why Osgood isn't getting more starts. Right now there is little difference between Howard and Ozzie, except maybe Ozzie is playing a little better. Everyone, including Babcock has wanted to get him going for two years now, and here's the best chance the team will get. Ozzie needs to play more consistently to be of any value down the road.

#2088905 1/1 GDT: 2011 Winter Classic

Posted by VM1138 on 01 January 2011 - 10:41 PM

It's supposed to make it more fair. Whether it does or not is debatable.

I thought they didn't have to switch because of how good the wheather was?

No, if I remember right they did switch during a period because of the wind.

#2088521 12/31 GDT: Islanders 4 at Red Wings 3 OT)

Posted by VM1138 on 01 January 2011 - 03:01 PM

He even turns to show the crowd the winged wheel. I don't know if we should read so deep into it and say it's a sign of "the logo on the front, not the name on the back," but it's possible. He was probably just excited and wanted to grab onto something. We've never heard of him being hard to play with, I just got really excited when he did. We could use somebody who shows emotion.

#2087284 12/29 GDT: Red Wings 7 at Stars 3

Posted by VM1138 on 30 December 2010 - 06:15 AM

Was this game on the NHL Network?

Also, how about all these one timer goals we seem to be having lately? Offense seems to be on fire with those shots.

It's like we have multiple Brett Hull's out there. I love that they're finally taking one-timers, it seems like we hardly ever see that anymore from the Wings. That's why I think we need to lock up Eaves, he does them well and has a rocket of a shot. People always talk about putting Modano or Ericsson on the point on the power play, but it never pans out. What about Eaves? He has that shot and he's defensively responsible.

Also, I think Draper needs to get some attention here. The guy has been great since he came back. A little quiet some of the time, but not hurting the team at all, and lately he's been taking those wicked one-timers in front of the net.

#2085282 Jordin Tootoo in rehab

Posted by VM1138 on 27 December 2010 - 05:12 PM

Really don't like him, but anyone in this situation deserves support. Good for him for recognizing a problem and attempting to control it. Good luck to him.

#2083452 Call up Ilari Filppula?

Posted by VM1138 on 23 December 2010 - 10:57 AM

All this talk about call-ups, have people forgotten we've got an extra player already called up? We rotate Eaves-Draper-Miller. Now they can all play. If someone does get called up they'll hardly ever play, if at all.

#2077691 12/13 GDT: Kings, Lots (5) at Red Wings, None (0)

Posted by VM1138 on 13 December 2010 - 10:21 PM

Yep, if Howard wouldn't have sucked and posted a shutout, the Wings would have won 0-0 :huh:


If Howard wouldn't have sucked, the Wings could have lost a more respectable 1-0 or 2-0. Or, not being scored on like a 17 year old cheerleader might not shake their confidence and they could've scored a few times.

#2076910 12/13 GDT: Kings, Lots (5) at Red Wings, None (0)

Posted by VM1138 on 12 December 2010 - 11:59 PM

Was really hoping Osgood would get the nod again to help him get going.

#2076864 Worst Jerseys Ever

Posted by VM1138 on 12 December 2010 - 10:10 PM

My God the level of crappy designs in this thread has hit critical mass. Surely there can't be any worse ones out there?

#2076640 Habs Leafs 3D game

Posted by VM1138 on 12 December 2010 - 12:44 PM

I completely agree. The human eye doesn't work the way so called 3D looks. It looks like a bunch of flat plastic transluscent 2-d cutouts, or some old viewmaster crap in HD. In fact it sucks compared to HD, for example, watching Avatar in HD is far more detailed and looks more realistic than that 2-D 3D crap, you cant stare at the foreground things (which look flat) without noticing that the background becomes kind of lost, or blurry in some cases.

People are going to be even more pissed when they find out they bought 3D tvs for alot of money and wasted tons on glasses, that will be obsolete when the Yamaha, and/or Panasonic come out with thei GLASSLESS 3D tvs in 2011. Even then, it will become obsolete IMHO. HD is just catching on, and it looks more real. Even if 3d were good, it would have a hard time catching on when people just bought HDTV's.


I don't get all the hate about 3D. It's not the '50s "jump out at you" 3D, it's an immersive environment, at least when done right (ala Avatar). That kind of 3D is awesome and I think everything should be broadcast like that before too long, it paves the way for holographic viewing. It just adds so much depth to everything.

That being said, it won't catch on until the glasses-less TVs come out next year and even then until they go down in price and more stuff is offered in 3D.

#2076639 12/11 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Devils 1

Posted by VM1138 on 12 December 2010 - 12:42 PM

I want to see Osgood get another consecutive start, and then go 50/50 with Howard. Osgood needs to get into a groove, we know Howard can pop back in at any time and play fine, so now that Ozzie had a great game, let's see if he has more in the tank before going back to Howard.

#2073160 12/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Kings 3 (OT)

Posted by VM1138 on 04 December 2010 - 05:09 PM

I have faith in Ozzie. But he always gets stuck with the games where the defense forgets to show up. Make it easy on him, guys!

#2072916 Shane Doan at the trade deadline = 2011 Stanley Cup

Posted by VM1138 on 04 December 2010 - 12:21 AM

No way we could get him. But honestly, I hope we trade Hudler. Like you said, he walks when his contract is up and for once I'd like to see us get a player in return instead of just losing people.