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#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.

#2068163 11/24 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Thrashers 5

Posted by VM1138 on 24 November 2010 - 08:38 PM

I think the defense needs a serious slap in the face. But it's not just them. Why is it every time we pass the puck it goes straight to an Atlanta player, and every time a Wing has the puck he ends up having it bounce over his stick?

Just a game full of bad breaks, made worse by bad defense and no offense.

#2065890 Why I'm Thankful Babcock is the Wing's coach

Posted by VM1138 on 20 November 2010 - 02:00 PM

Wow they really made Ovechkin look good there. No way that flies on a team that actually works hard. Both of those guys could have stopped that even after Ovechkin blew past them.

#2064770 Kings pursuing Iginla?

Posted by VM1138 on 18 November 2010 - 08:23 AM

The only "playoff experience" Iginla would bring is teaching them how to melt down when things don't go your way.

#2061950 Eaves scratched tonight - Hudler top6

Posted by VM1138 on 11 November 2010 - 11:32 PM

Hate him however you want, he's still a great playmaker and made a great play that gave Flip what was pretty much a gimme goal.

At least recognize that.

It's the fact that Hudler has NOT been playing s***ty. He's not racking up the points and that's why he was "promoted." We know he has the talent and Babcock felt that maybe this could give him a spark. He played well tonight, I say give it another game or two to see if it starts anything consistent.

Nobody will be happy on these boards this season. We have way too many forwards who play well, and a few have to sit. It's a good problem to have, and I think juggling the lines for Hudler really worked. It just shows our team can switch lines and still be effective.

#2060912 "Smith is NHL Ready" - Ken Holland

Posted by VM1138 on 10 November 2010 - 01:30 PM

It'd be cool to see Smith up here, but Holland is right. Better for him to get used to being the go-to guy down there than being a 3rd defenseman who gets into bad habits because he doesn't have to be good every night.

#2060427 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by VM1138 on 09 November 2010 - 02:09 PM

I think he'll retire, not because he can't play the game, but who wants to play backup forever? I think his heart is with Detroit, so he won't request a trade or sign somewhere else even though he still has talent. Aside from Yzerman, Osgood is the other player I most associate with Detroit from this most recent generation or so. The man has the Winged Wheel tatooed on his heart.

#2054359 Wings to Eastern Conference Someday?

Posted by VM1138 on 28 October 2010 - 11:11 PM

On the one hand, the East would mean the WIngs would dominate each and every year.

On the other hand, I think it might make the Wings lazier. In the West you've got to have that killer instinct. I'd hate to have an easy route to the Finals in the East only to run into a well-oiled machine of a Western juggernaut and not be prepared.