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#2280192 For once I agree with Don Cherry

Posted by Yzerfan1999 on 08 April 2012 - 10:19 AM

Yea great points by Cherry. If the Wings don't make it to the finals, I'd like to see Pittsburgh and Vancouver play in the finals. Canada will see that their precious Crosby isn't a saint. Canadians will understand what Americans, and fans of American teams, are saying about him.

Haha WTF? You think because he doesnt play Canadian teams that often we don't hear about him or see him play? Trust me, the Pens don't need to be playing the Canucks for Sid to get exposure here in Canada. I hear what Americans, and fans of American teams are saying about him all the time and you all sound like babies bitching and complaining about a guy who dominates the league. Everybody on both sides of this argument needs to get over this. Yes, he ******* and complains to the refs - but the majority of hockey players do. We are spoiled in Detroit because we have a mature, experienced team, so we get really poopy when we see anyone whining. Crosby's antics are just amplified because everybody, even you haters LOVE to hear about him.

The fact that you guys are all agreeing with some of the biggest bone heads in hockey should tell you something. All Milbury has ever done is ruin the New York Islanders, hit some fan with his shoe, and push around some kid at a minor hockey game. Cherry? The guy is absolutely insane. And Torts? Talk about a guy who needs to STFU and just coach. Take some hints from Babcock on how to be a professional. Talk about a whiner.

And for the record, if the Pens and Nucks play in the final, everyone outside BC will be cheering for Pittsburgh. Vancouver is one of the most hated teams in Canada.

#2278987 Potential First Round for Wings

Posted by rick zombo on 06 April 2012 - 08:15 PM

When was the last time Detroit finished 4th in the division?

Must be 80's.

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#2276086 Babcock's after game comments

Posted by Phil Lesh on 30 March 2012 - 11:38 PM

I thought the Wings played well tonight. They hit two posts, Zetterberg was robbed, and Nashville's first two goals (I didn't see the 3rd) came on flukey plays.

The Wings could have easily won 3-1 or 4-1.

What game were you watching? I can't see Detroit winning with the kind of effort they put out tonight, especially this close to the playoffs. While every other team is hitting its stride and playing well, the Wings look uninterested, lethargic and resigned to another early exit.

#2274332 Happy Turtle Day

Posted by Manoir on 26 March 2012 - 08:07 PM

97 was such an amazing year. This game, the Cup, and nWo running wild in wrestling.

#2273221 Ken Holland Interview

Posted by egroen on 23 March 2012 - 06:41 PM

Amway Arena :(

#2272371 reunite the HZD line?

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 21 March 2012 - 07:38 AM

This is what I think of this post :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

I couldn't agree more. :clap:

good job elaborating on why there hockeymom... way to add to the conversation with a reasonable explanation as to why you think my post about one of the worst players in the NHL is :thumbdown:

Bottom line, you shouldn't have a guy playing on the top 2 lines just because he doesn't bring anything to the table on the bottom 6. It would be much more effective to keep Nyquist up and maybe bring Tatar and toss Andersson on the 4th line to add the grit that everyone wanted from a guy like Sami Pahlsson. Homer's "good" days are behind him and as said by many, the Wings loyalty to some players that are way over the hill is costing the team in the long run. keep them for their career, but know when their career is at an end.

#2272394 Crosby

Posted by Doc Holliday on 21 March 2012 - 08:43 AM

Why does Datsyuk have to have more points than Crosby in order to be considered to be the best player in the league? Datsyuk gives up points to play defense. Crosby does not. This an old argument. One that used to involve Yzerman and Lemieux and Gretzky. Who's better? A player with 199 points and doesn't play defense? Or a player that gets 155 points and helps prevent the puck from going into his own net? I don't necessarily know if there's a right answer to this, it really comes down to preference. The people that think Datsyuk is better believe that if he played Crosby's kind of game, he would have more points, while if Crosby played Datsyuk's style, he wouldn't do as well as Datsyuk is now.

Personally, I think Datsyuk is better because he's more valuable when going for a championship. Defense plays a huge part in the playoffs and scoring machines typically get slowed down in the postseason.

Yzerman is not better than either Lemieux or Gretzky, so now you are just looking like a gigantic homer.

Secondly, if Crosby beat Datsyuk by 40 points during any season, there is no chance in hell that Datsyuk changing his game would lead to that many more points. Especially since he gets a good portion of his offense now from his defensive game.

The funny thing is that Crosby can play defense (in 2010 he had more shorthanded time on ice than Datsyuk *GASP*), yet people act like he is terrible in his own end.

#2272359 Did Holland build a BMW instead of a Chevy?

Posted by Nev on 21 March 2012 - 04:21 AM

Combined weight of current Wings roster excluding goalies, 4778 lbs. Combined weight of current Sharks roster excluding goalies, 4780 lbs.

Yeah, thank goodness for our big players - Franzen (6-2, 220) and Bertuzzi (6-3, 235) racing in on the forecheck, wearing the opposition down with their hits, battling in front of the net.....and Ericsson (6-5, 220) winning all those battles in the corner, knocking opponents on their asses around our net.... Posted Image


Datsyuk (5-11, 195)
Zetterberg (5-11, 195)
Emmerton (6-0, 190)
Fillpulla (6-0, 193)
Helm (5-11, 195)
Nyquist (5-11, 170!)
Hudler (5-9, 178. Yeah right)
Miller (6-2, 178. Beanpole!)
Mursak (5-11, 184)
Eaves (6-0, 191)
Kronwall (6-0, 190)
White (5-10, 191) / Rafalski (5-10, 178. Another yeah right)

Now obviously size isn't everything, and some of our smaller players are also some of our more physical (and best), but across the roster, we're just too damn small, and our 3 biggest players don't play like big men and use their size. I'm happier that our D is bigger with the addition of Quincey and Smith, but the latter is seemingly giving away a goal a game atm with his rookie mistakes, something that cannot be tolerated in the playoffs.

#2271770 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by hudler sucks on 19 March 2012 - 07:21 PM

Hopefully a first round lose
So Kenny can make
Needed changes

I like this. We need some Red Wings haikus to make it through this game.

Hudler moves like his
skates are stuck in wet cement
Go back to Russia

Cory Emmerton
Worst player in the whole league?
Maybe. Probably.

Why is Cleary here?
A bad knee? More like bad brain.
Waive this clown right now.

Kenny Holland sits
"We like our team" he says. Sigh.
Get ready to golf.

#2270662 Wings getting a share of adversity

Posted by chuklz on 15 March 2012 - 07:04 PM

Congratulations Nashville, Los Angeles and Anaheim, you just beat- the Grand Rapids Griffins.

That's really all I have to say on the matter.

#2269993 If you Could Change Five Outcomes in Hockey History

Posted by T-Ruff on 14 March 2012 - 12:34 AM

Oilers to beat the Canes back when they played for the Cup. Canes got pretty lucky throughout that Cup run, the Sabres who played them in the ECF or the Oilers would have been a better winner in my book.

Senators to beat the Ducks in 07. Back when I really hated the Ducks and the Sens were becoming my 2nd favourite team. Besides the fact they got pretty fortunate to beat the Wings in the ECF, would have much preferred to see Alfy raise the cup than that Niedermayer punk.

Leafs to beat the Canes in 2002 ECF. I don't have anything against the Canes (with their 2nd appearance on this list), but a Leafs/Wings Final would have been great. And we all know the Cup was won in the WCF that year anyway so it wouldn't have changed the outcome :P

Flyers to beat the Hawks in the SCF as OP said. Flyers are one of my favourite teams and of course the Hawks suck.

Bruins to beat the Canes in the 2009 ECSF (lol Canes again). Carolina squeeked by Boston in 7 but by then Carolina was completely depleted and worn out, making for an easy sweep by the Penguins. Boston would have given the Penguins a much better run, which would have resulted in a more worn out team facing the Wings in the SCF, or perhaps an original 6 SCF (though I still would have preferred a rematch)

Babcock and the Ducks to beat the Devils in 03, was cheering for Kariya and company hard, would have been nice to see the team that beat the Wings go all the way.

#2269198 Who are the biggest threats in playoffs?

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 10 March 2012 - 11:03 PM

Why, because they won tonight when Datsyuk and Lidstrom were out?

Preds are not a team we should worry about in the playoffs.

Word. Nashville won because of a confused PK and an impotent offense, which still managed nearly 40 shots on goal. Add one of either Datsyuk, Lidstrom OR subtract one of either Hudler, Franzen, and this team is plenty <_<

Rinne is formidable, and the Wings have been beat by hot goaltenders before, but Nashville is far from the most potent threat.

#2267057 Cleary, Bertuzzi, Hudler and Franzen

Posted by Crymson on 06 March 2012 - 02:23 AM

It looks like the playoffs will make or break Franzen here on LGW.

His only defenders point to his past playoff performances as an excuse for his uninspiring work ethic all year. If he doesn't put up big playoff numbers, he won't have any defenders on this board at all.

And I know he leads the team in goals, but his goal total isn't all that impressive. It's not like he has around 40 goals, and no one is close to him. Our goal scoring tends to be balanced throughout the lineup.

Uh oh. He risks disappointing GMR if he doesn't perform well in the playoffs. And we all know what that will mean for him*

That said, he justifies the $4m spent on him. It's not as if he's being paid top dollar. He's an adequate scorer.

*Absolutely nothing

#2267085 Patrick Sharp

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 06 March 2012 - 08:08 AM

#2266671 3/4 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by stinky fish taco on 04 March 2012 - 07:17 PM

can't wait for bertuzzi, hudler, and cleary to be totally ineffective in the playoffs

get ready for bertuzzi one-handing the puck around the net and then giving it away

but wait, here's hudler in the slot with a prime scoring opportunity and he decides to pass it to someone on the boards instead

we're not done yet, cause dan cleary is going to skate the puck just into the attacking zone and then fall down when any player brushes against him on the boards.

why did they not get a shooter again? this team needs someone else that can put the puck in the net.

thank GOD we saved all that cap space, right?