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#2673303 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by plopster on 23 April 2016 - 09:56 PM

I would sacrifice my left nut to play one shift against Kane and knock him unconscious and my right for one down against Brady and break his knee.
If you got hate in your heart let it out

#2673276 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by chicagooverrated on 23 April 2016 - 09:36 PM

Blues fans are probably making a "fixing this mess" thread as we speak

#2673123 M1. Washington Caps vs W2. Philadelphia Flyers

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 23 April 2016 - 12:02 AM


Teams like Washington, St. Louis and San Jose have a lot of demons to overcome in their franchise history.  That's tough to do.  Teams like Chicago and LA who have championship pedigrees are always tough to put away.  


Actually, it looks like everyone is tough to put away except for the team Kenny assembled.


But you're forgetting, they took the eventual Stanley Cup champions and Finalists to seven games in 2013 and 2015, so there's no need to change anything. 


/Holland logic 

#2672810 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by Tr!PoD#19 on 21 April 2016 - 10:17 PM

Pathetic final 10 miutes by the Blues. Have fun losing in 7 you chokers

#2672744 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by F.Michael on 21 April 2016 - 09:19 PM


You must make a lot of money if you're drinking all these single malt scotches.  

Here's my story...


I don't have any hobbies...No bowling, or dart leagues...I'm 'Mr. Mom' during the week, and work every weekend...Having a few hearty drams of a quality single malt scotch, or bourbon while watching some tv is about the extent of my so called 'social life'.

#2672680 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by F.Michael on 21 April 2016 - 09:00 PM


One of them needs to be executed in front of the other guy.  Kind of like Blofeld used to do in Bond movies to scare his minions.  Maybe that would send the survivor a message.

I'd rather have Luca Brasi pay a visit to those 2 instead...It's not personal...This is business.

#2672663 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by F.Michael on 21 April 2016 - 08:56 PM


What about Tatar and Nyquist?  Do you want either of those turds back?  They're in their mid 20's and have stunk three playoffs in a row.

Useless - the both of them.


They do not score.


They aren't great defensively/tie up opposing top forwards/win faceoffs.


They aren't physical beasts who intimidate the oppsoition.


They aren't knuckle draggers that entertain a steadily declining portion of the fanbase.


Yeah - they're useless.

#2672034 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by VM1138 on 21 April 2016 - 07:37 AM


In a few years Toews/Kane hit 30 and Keith/Seabrook will be 35, all with another five years on their contracts. We'll see then.


And they'll have a boatload of Cups.  They'll probably win another one in the next few years.  That's four Cups in their era.  I'd call that a win.  That's the whole point, after all, to win.  Not to mention that situations are always fluid and they'll find a way to negate at least a few of the negative impacts of those big contracts. 


Sitting around waiting for cheap players to magically come through your system is a recipe for never winning.  You wait 5-10 years, find out you didn't draft quite good enough, then start the process all over.  I'd rather a GM take a balanced approach, draft as strongly as you can but don't take a passive wait and see attitude.  Life is too short.  Careers are too short.  Win now. Only worrying about mortgaging your future if said future could win you a cup in under three years.

#2671929 Fixing this mess....

Posted by jfranzen on 20 April 2016 - 03:58 PM



This is Hollands expression during the time-out after pulling Mrazek. It looks like the physical embodiment of his favorite phrase: "We like our team".

#2671699 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by F.Michael on 19 April 2016 - 09:26 PM

Blues need to back to their early/mid 90's jerseys...





#2671657 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 April 2016 - 09:07 PM

Glad we have that PK stalwart Andersson dressed. Clearly made a huge impact tonight. Definitely more valuable than having Mantha out there potentially helping the disastrous power play.

Blashill is getting schooled this series. Hasn't made an adjustment all season on the power play and continues to expect declining veterans to bail the team out.

More than anything though, Ken Holland easily deserves the most blame. The deals for Ericsson and Abdelkader alone should be a fire able offense. Holland completely refuses to adapt and the Red Wings are stuck in mediocrity with no direction going forward.

The organization is getting what it deserves right now. Until they drop the stubbornness and commit to an actual philosophy besides just continuing a stupid playoff streak, then I fear there is plenty more frustration ahead.

#2671606 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 19 April 2016 - 08:53 PM

I hate watching Kronwall and Zetterberg play hockey they are bad hockey players

#2670823 Tampa radio host's harsh words for DET fans/players

Posted by The Secret on 18 April 2016 - 08:25 PM

Well... Abdelkader did look like a chump. At least drop the gloves and give him a big hug or throw him on the ground rather than look at the ref, shrug your shoulders and look like a giant vageen. That and someone throwing beer at the player? Dick move. That is the definition of classless and it's also a sin to waste a $15 USD beer like that. If you did that in Canada your buddy standing next to you jersey's you, give you a beat down, makes you walk home and drinks any roadie's you left in the car.

#2669917 Andersson leaving the NHL after the Playoffs

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 April 2016 - 11:04 PM

I don't blame him. At least Holland won't re-sign him to a loyalty contract.

...hey Joakim, can you take a couple more Swedes with you? Ericsson and Nyquist to be exact...

#2669766 ECQF Game 2 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 5, Red Wings 2

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 16 April 2016 - 08:50 AM

Also, why isn't Smith playing?  He actually looked good against TB last year and it's not like Ericsson is stopping anyone from scoring.

This. We're not a great team as is, but we're doing ourselves a disservice by not even icing the best team possible. Get Anderson out and mantha in. Let AA pk.

Nyquist- sheahan- Larkin

That datsyuk line has played together and I loved the way they played never understood why it was broken up

Second line has speed on the wings with the size in the middle of sheahan

Third line has Z playing wing in a little reduced minutes with Richards who's had lots of jump and AA who can fly. Veteran presence will help AA and he'll help the vets with energy. AA and Richards have shown great chemistry

4th line this is your grind line and they should play all damn night against Johnson. Grind on those guys and make them feel it every damn shift, you shut that line down we win