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#2132769 Question about disallowed goals this year

Posted by VM1138 on 20 March 2011 - 11:42 AM

You know what would be cool? A rule that allows you to stockpile disallowed goals. Since so many end up being legit goals called off, teams should be allowed to save up the ones that the NHL reviews and admits were legit, and use them at any point in any future game, haha.

Down 7-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final? Use your 7 disallowed goals to win 8-7.

#2132208 3/19 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Predators 3

Posted by VM1138 on 19 March 2011 - 09:40 AM

As the Nashville/NHL website implies, is this really a rivalry?

Not even close to one. There's no real bad blood between the two teams, they're not really on the same skill level, and Nashville games are usually really boring.

#2130241 Bettman 5 step plan

Posted by VM1138 on 14 March 2011 - 02:09 PM

The "softer" boards are an absolute necessity. The others are a bit of "look, we're doing stuff" that won't accomplish much.

Honestly, increased punishment and consistency for such hits is necessary. Smaller shoulder pads could go a long way toward helping as well.

Also, allowing the players more leeway to fight could help, and I'm no enforcer junkie.

#2130240 Ozzie back

Posted by VM1138 on 14 March 2011 - 02:07 PM

I think Babcock HAS to run a 50-50 split going into the playoffs. We don't want a tired Howard and we don't want a rusty Ozzie trying to salvage the playoffs if Howard falters.

With 13 games left I want to see 7 for Howard and 6 for Ozzie.

#2126987 Babcock speaks out (in a very good way)

Posted by VM1138 on 07 March 2011 - 01:09 PM

The problem is the other teams have "their number" now and know how to play them. Come on Wings, time to change things up. Haven't you figured that out yet????? :blink:

It really looks like that. Several teams seem to know exactly how to shut us down. It's not just the Wings not showing up, it's the other teams clogging center ice and not giving us room to use our puck possession style.

#2126121 Abdelkader

Posted by VM1138 on 05 March 2011 - 12:26 AM

All I know is that I learned a random historical fact today that a man named Abd-el-kader was a North African rebel in the mid-19th century that caused quite a ruckus.

Connect that to Abdelkader's hockey play however you see fit.

#2124418 3/2 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Ducks 2 (OT)

Posted by VM1138 on 01 March 2011 - 10:29 PM

A terrible, nobody goalie that everyone expects to be lit up, what could possibly go wrong... :ph34r:

Coming off a huge Wing victory. Things never go wrong in the games following blow-out wins, do they?

#2124236 I've decided-Datsyuk for Captain

Posted by VM1138 on 01 March 2011 - 02:11 PM

Stuart should get an A. He gave a bunch of interviews earlier this season and really sounded like a captain. He was articulate, said the right things and seemed to have some sway over his teammates.

I'd like to see (whenever Lidstrom does retire, probably another year or two in the future) Zetterberg with the C, Datsyuk and Stuart with the A.

That is, assuming Draper is retired.

#2124176 2/28 GDT: Red Wings 7 at Kings 4

Posted by VM1138 on 01 March 2011 - 11:33 AM

Kindl is being eased into the line-up more and more now. Next season Smith should be able to replace Salei. Kenny is doing an excellent job of making sure our prospects develop the right way. :thumbup:

The idea of half of our defensive core being made up of Ericsson, Kindl, and a rookie Smith absolutely terrifies me, even if Big E and Kindl have been decent this season.

EDIT: On a side note, we're only 3 points behind 1st place in the league now, time to make that push!

#2124155 Kings GM complaining about calls

Posted by VM1138 on 01 March 2011 - 10:41 AM

I think people see that the Wings are consistently at the bottom of the pile in PIM and assume the league helps them, when in reality they just play a clean game. But the Wings constantly get screwed by bad calls at the worst possible times. I won't say there's a conspiracy against Detroit (except from O'Halloran) but to suggest there's a conspiracy in FAVOR of Detroit is even more ridiculous.

#2123492 Wings sign Howard to 2-year, $4.5M extension

Posted by VM1138 on 28 February 2011 - 02:10 PM

It's not too outrageous. If he continues to be inconsistent it's not implausible that a team could take him and that salary off. We paid him enough to stay, but not enough to make him an albatross. Hope he can improve his consistency and his tendency to lay down on the ice whenever he sees the puck. I've never seen a goalie spend so much time falling over or flat on the ice on the first save.

#2120275 Babcock - Dove For Men - commercial

Posted by VM1138 on 22 February 2011 - 01:42 PM

"He's a softie on the inside" his daughter says.

Babcock laughs, but only on the outside. Inside, he plots...

#2120070 Osgood's status could prompt trade at deadline

Posted by VM1138 on 21 February 2011 - 08:20 PM

Yeah but the obvious downside to that is you could trade away a guy who spends 10 years in the AHL. I think the player is important but I think the front office and the coaching staff is what makes some of these players soooo good. Yeah raw talent is important, but we have to worry about this year. We are going to make a run for the President's cup, we have to have a decent backup. Every time MacDonald get's in between the pipes, I pick off every finger and toe nail I have. Just his inexperience makes me super nervous.

Agreed. Trading picks doesn't concern me so much since the Wings are great at finding gems late-round.

#2119601 2/20 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Wild 1 (SO)

Posted by VM1138 on 20 February 2011 - 03:33 PM

Terribly boring game with a few spurts of excitement. I hate watching Minnesota games.

Awesome for Bert to put the nail in the coffin in his 1,000th game, too. Glad to see Howard only allow one goal.

It's nice to see the Wings can still win close games and hold their own in a defensive battle.

Boring but good game all around.

On a side note, I was actually pleased with the NBC broadcast. It was well assembled and I actually had forgotten all about Darren Pang. The announcers were such a relief, especially compared to other NBC broadcast teams. I love how calm and collected Pang is, no forced emotions to try and hype things up. Also, his stories just seem to flow more naturally, whereas when Doc says them it sounds like he's reciting something from a state book or encyclopedia entry.

#2119264 Winter Classic to Detroit?!

Posted by VM1138 on 20 February 2011 - 11:20 AM

This isn't going to be played at Michigan Stadium because alcohol cannot be sold there. This is the reason why an NHL game won't be played there.

Also, everyone at LGW bitched with Pittsburgh got another crack at the Winter classic. Yet, when Detroit is mentioned, everyone is ok with it? What a bunch of crap. I am against it as well. I say they involve some other teams.

Once again, alcohol COULD be served, it's not a university sanctioned event.

And yeah, we complained about Pittsburgh getting another one, but that just shows the "each team gets a chance" theory is out the window. It no longer applies, therefore, we're okay with Detroit getting another one.