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#2368615 3/13 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Flames 5

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 March 2013 - 09:12 PM

Maybe Tootoo should be in????




He's exceeded his fight quota for this team.  

#2368371 We are the Detroit Red Wings and we are making the playoffs

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 March 2013 - 12:16 PM

2006:  Edmonton gets to the finals as a #8 seed.
2010:  #7 and #8 Philly/Montreal made the ECF.
2012:  #8 (underacheiving) LA wins the cup by BOWLING through seeds 1, 2, and 3.  
What if fans stopped believing?
History will be made.

For the millionth time, those teams had a makeup totally different than ours, and played a different style of hockey.  
We won't outwork anybody in a 7 game series.  That's not what our strength is.   

#2368155 Babs: " ....the players decide who plays, not me...."

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 March 2013 - 08:03 PM

Come on Babs -- Justin Abdelkader would be in the press box every night if this were true.


It amazes me that anyone thinks he's somehow useful.  We could find a grinder out of the minors that could put up similar numbers and play just as hard on the forecheck.


If he's waived, this team will lose nothing, even if he's picked up.  

Some people here are having trouble with the distinction between 'who plays' and 'on which line one plays.' Babcock said the former, not the latter.


Put down the pitchforks.


Insignificant distinction.


If he's talking about rewarding players by putting them in the lineup, the same should go for where they play in the lineup.  Guys like Cleary, Abdelkader and Quincey have been rewarded with icetime they didn't deserve.   

That statement is as true as you think Babs statement is.

I think Babs focuses on defense more than anything else. Players are on a short leash when it comes to defensive mistakes (White, Tatar) and a long leash when it comes to offensive production. You can be without puck luck when it comes to scoring, but there isn't any puck luck for being soft on your stick or missing coverage.


Your second line should not be a primarily defensive (checking) line.  That's what it was for about 6 or 7 games.    

#2367937 Nyquist called up, Tatar sent down

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 March 2013 - 10:25 AM

Good move Kenny.


This will give Tatar time to overripe.   :clap:

#2367844 Jim Matheon's top 20 UFAs that could be Dealt

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 March 2013 - 07:39 PM

I'd love to get perry. I think he'd make franzen redundant. I'd be willing to give up a lot for him too in addition to a contract around 7.5per. I know that's not 8.5 mill but holland won't go crazy. 


That means we wouldn't re-sign Cleary, though.  


No thanks.  

#2367837 chris stewart might be available

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 March 2013 - 07:31 PM

There are only two forwards on the Wings who have scored more points than Stewart this year?  Any guess as to who they are?  Our garbage tends to be overvalued on this site for sure.  
If I'm St Louis, I'd ask for Brendan Smith/Filppula plus something else (likely a pick).  
Quincey is not someone I'd be asking for.    

#2367790 3/10 GDT : Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

Good to see Smith fight!


I heard his brother is like the best fighter in lacrosse.  


So he should fight more often, hopefully.  

#2367700 3/10 GDT : Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 March 2013 - 09:09 PM

I am also looking forward to the mass exodus of bandwagon fans that have jumped on board over the last 20 years.  Having gone to Ferris back in the mid 90s, I fell in love with that hockey team and they were not that good.  Still, the 2,000 fans that showed up to the games were enjoyable to watch the game with.  They were knowledgeable and appreciative of what the team brought every night.  Sure, they weren't a 1st place team, but hell they worked hard and the fans appreciated it. 


When they had a great season in 2003 and won the CCHA title, the morons came out of the woodwork the next year.  The arena was sold out every night, but talking with these people were annoying.  They bitched non-stop about the team.  They bitched non-stop about the coaching staff.  It was less about enjoying the hockey game and all about a "what have you done for me" attitude.  After a down season, the morons went away and it was back to normal again.


So yes, Top 10 pick if they don't make the playoffs and we get to start the "fan" purge.


They are going to need a little more than that.  A top defenseman would also be on my list.


Can you please refer me to some good Florida Panthers sites?

#2367623 3/10 GDT : Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 March 2013 - 06:49 PM

Howard is average.  

#2367578 3/10 GDT : Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 March 2013 - 06:15 PM

Nice makeup call.


Joke of a league.  

#2367387 3/10 GDT : Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 March 2013 - 04:43 PM

This team is nothing without Samuelsson and Colaicovo.  

#2367188 Mid-Season Report: Holland Trusting The Farm

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 March 2013 - 05:55 PM

We like our farm.



#2366528 Favorite thing about the Wings this season

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 March 2013 - 10:28 PM

The feelgood story of Dan Cleary.  

#2366527 wings arent winning the cup

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 March 2013 - 10:25 PM

Meh.  The Kings had the kind of roster primed for a deep playoff run.  Big, physical team that outworks everyone and rides a hot goalie.  I guess someone should have noted that last year before starting that thread.    
Hence, I wouldn't say anyone can win the Cup because the Kings did.  It still takes a certain type of team.  Either the one I described above or a team that just has more talent than everyone else (Hawks this year).

Wings are a team that is looking for its new identity, since we don't have the puck possession game we once did, with Lidstrom and Rafalski gone.

#2366511 Does Pierre Lebrun actually watch Red Wing's Hockey

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 March 2013 - 10:11 PM

Lebron should stick to basketball.