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#2272184 Howard suffers groin injury...again.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 March 2012 - 01:06 PM

Call up my boy McCollum!

Then I can buy a new bottle of scotch and enjoy watching our first round matchup against Vancouver.

#2272137 Did Holland build a BMW instead of a Chevy?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 March 2012 - 11:10 AM

I'm gonna skip the car analogies and get to my point lol

The wings are built in a way that when a top guy or 2 gets hurt they completely suck. They dont have the personel in the bottom 6 to switch up the system a bit and play a more rugged style of game necessary when youre using bottom guys to win.

Look at the pens, whenever they have top guys hurt they rally and seem to do just as good as they did before because they play a pretty rugged dump and chase style of game outside of the top few guys.

I dont think Babcock has the guys to start playing that way when you only have one good scoring line. A Gaustad or Moen in the bottom would be a good start.

People always comment when I complain about the bottom 6 saing if thats the worst thing than who cares and think I make a big deal about it, but its true. The wings have 2 good puck possession lines and than 2 lines with no identity. If we had a couple more Helm and Abdelkaders it would make the bottom 6 more effective on the forecheck/ grind it out game and when top guys go down a little tweak away from the skille puck possession game would be possible

I said this yesterday, but look at the seasons Clarkson and Nystrom are having. We could have had either guy easily. Obviously, Holland felt his current bottom 6 is better. Wrong choice.

Whenever we call up a guy from the minors to play in the bottom 6, it's usually a guy like Nyquist or Mursak, who are not really grinders and checkers. These players would be better suited for a more skilled place in the lineup.

And players like Cleary and Holmstrom are not guys that can contribute to the top lines anymore. So we can't just plug them in when Datsyuk or Franzen get hurt.

Then again, I thought we had some good defensive depth, but one injury to Lidstrom seems to have completely ruined our team defense. Everyone on the blueline looks like they're wearing clown shoes now.

#2272134 Howard suffers groin injury...again.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 March 2012 - 11:05 AM

This is nuts.

#2272039 reunite the HZD line?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 March 2012 - 10:22 PM

May as well try something different.

On the bright side, we'd never have to see that godawful 4th line ever again.

#2272026 Box score nugget of the night

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 March 2012 - 09:59 PM

That's how every game should start.


From now on, fans won't ever be late to games.

#2271987 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 March 2012 - 09:08 PM

I'd rather play Dallas in the first round then Nashville, Vancouver or St. Louis.

That's what this team should play for the rest of the regular season.

#2271978 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 March 2012 - 09:06 PM

The message is clear for Holland, this team will need help this summer.

He should have gotten that message the last two summers.

It's too bad we let Yzerman go when he did. This offseason would have been a good time to push Holland out the door. But I guess Stevie couldn't wait that long.

#2271777 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 March 2012 - 07:23 PM

When is the trading deadline again?


#2271578 Helm has MCL sprain, out 4-6 weeks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 March 2012 - 03:04 PM

We don't really have anyone else who can be an effective workhorse as a 3rd line center. Maybe Abby, but I think Helm is better at center than he is.

We've already been playing useless Emmerton on the 4th line all season as a center. Does he move up one line now?

#2271395 Crosby

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 March 2012 - 01:05 PM

i wonder how many points datsyuk would put up if wings were an eastern division team


Not this argument again.

#2271370 Crosby

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 March 2012 - 10:32 AM

Easily the best offensive player in the league.

A few years ago, Ovechkin and Malkin could compete with him for an Art Ross trophy, but a healthy Crosby would win the Art Ross easily the last two years.

His work ethic and ability to read plays put him over the top.

He can hold his own easily on defense, and has been getting better.

Honestly, how long are people going to parrot that nonsense until they realize it isn't 2008 anymore?

Doesn't everyone on LGW think it's still 2008?

s***, I bet there's still posters here who think Zetterberg is better than Crosby.

#2271369 Do the Pens Have the Cup Locked Up?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 March 2012 - 10:28 AM

I picked Vancouver to beat Pittsburgh in the Finals before the season and I'm sticking with that.

But I can see that Final going either way.

#2270738 Call the team out

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 March 2012 - 10:25 AM

I don't understand the comparisons because there are none. The 08 team had 1st in the west locked down by the time the injury streak hit, and we had alot more offensive depth back then. That team was consistent and was top 5 in both GF and GA, right now our current team is a mess. And to make matters worse, I realize we're missing our 2 best players, but that's all were missing (I like Eaves but he's been gone so long, Ericsson is the 6th defenceman, and Kindl the 7th). In 08 we had everyone go out at the same time it seemed like, and we still held onto 1st. This year, no chance at it, we're gonna be lucky to get home ice at all unfortunately.

Yeah, I'm still waiting for an answer for all the posters who make that comparison.

All 764 of them.

#2270677 Wings getting a share of adversity

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 March 2012 - 09:26 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.

Zetterberg, Franzen, Filppula, Kronwall, Stuart, White, Howard, Holmstrom, Hudler.

That's the Grand Rapids Griffins? :rolleyes:

f***, the Grand Rapids Griffins should win the Calder Cup every year based on that. Best minor league team in hockey history.

#2270676 Call the team out

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 March 2012 - 09:25 PM

What is this team's advantage over the one in 2008?

I'd like tof****** know, since that every damn poster here keeps talking about our damn losing streak in February of 2008. It's getting annoying quite honestly.

What does this team do better than the 2008 Wings team did?