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#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

#2669569 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by Dominator2005 on 15 April 2016 - 08:55 PM

Tangardi or Bertuzzi instead of Anderson next game.... and Smith instead of Bykov...

Who said that fightning is over? Hopefully Kenny gets the message

#2669503 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 April 2016 - 08:47 PM

I hate Boston so much for making us watching this s*** for another week. Thanks for extending this stupid streak that means nothing besides a crutch for Holland to be a bum for another year.

#2668994 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 April 2016 - 07:01 PM

Cough cough Lucic.. Abby is doing his job he isn't the problem with this team

There are plenty of problems. Abby is one of them. He takes dumb penalties and plays 20 minutes per game.

Also, Joakim "the PK expert" Andersson didn't kill a second of penalties in the first period where the Wings were short-handed three times.

Mantha and Jurco are definitely less valuable, though.

#2668483 ECQF Game 1 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by NerveDamage on 14 April 2016 - 12:35 PM



#2668464 ECQF Game 1 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by marcaractac on 14 April 2016 - 11:14 AM

I'm just straight up sick of vets being allowed to be bad night in and night out, whereas if one of the kids make one single mistake they are either scratched or barely played.

There is zero accountability on the vets, and the kids aren't given any room to grow what so ever.

#2668296 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by puckbags on 13 April 2016 - 08:56 PM

Everyone will blame Jimmy because thats what people do and I do think Bishop was the better goalie but the only factor in this game is our inability to put the puck in the net.  Good hockey game, series has a little stink to it which is good.