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GMRwings1983

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#2356952 2/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Wild 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

The powerplay is our enforcer Kenny.  

 

:innocent:




#2356267 2/15 GDT : Anaheim Ducks 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 February 2013 - 11:24 PM

What do you all expect? The team is playing without four top-six players, the team's best grinder, and an important defenseman. And don't give me the nonsense about injuries being no excuse. If one removes talent from any organization, that organization's performance will suffer.

 

Honestly, this team wasn't that good last year in the playoffs, when they were relatively healthy.  

 

This defense looked shaky even when the season began and they were together.  




#2356219 Time to sit Ian White

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

Even Ian White's hockey stick doesn't like him anymore.

 

     "Man can't trust his own stick, don't belong on ice"




#2355959 Datsyuk "upper body injury"

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 February 2013 - 08:20 PM

Anyone think it might be time to stop looking for someone to blame?

 

Sitting on a problem is never a good idea.  

 

You can't deny this team has been riddled with injuried the last few seasons.  This year has barely started, and we already have more guys out than anyone else.   




#2355291 Dan Cleary appreciation thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 February 2013 - 10:32 PM

Cleary has been awful, but isn't every post in the GDT about him enough? Seems redundant to just keep piling on.

 

That's because he was everywhere.

 

Playing on the top line, playing on the PP, playing on the PK.  You'd think he was Sergei Fedorov with how often he was out there.  

 

It's like Babcock is trolling us.  




#2355119 Dan Cleary appreciation thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 February 2013 - 09:14 PM

I officially nominate Cleary for the Masterton trophy!

 

 

 

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For perserverance and dedication to hockey, despite obvious evidence that he doesn't belong in the league.  




#2355105 2/13 GDT : St. Louis Blues 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 February 2013 - 09:09 PM

and he doesn't have even 1 point this year, and he's played every game avg. ~19min./gm

 

wish we'd only signed him to a 1-yr. deal(well actually, I wish we hadn't signed him at all)

 

Holland screwed this team with that trade.  First round pick for a guy who can't score a point.  




#2355077 2/13 GDT : St. Louis Blues 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

Is Quincey on the Blues payroll?




#2355012 2/13 GDT : St. Louis Blues 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

White looks HORRIBLE.  He is standing around and not big enough to move anyone = useless.  Coach needs to keep him off the ice until power play time.

 

Well, it is Black History month.  




#2354974 2/13 GDT : St. Louis Blues 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

Terrible special teams.  

 

I have "Dan Cleary Syndrome"  I'm either seeing double, or he's playing in every situation imaginable and on every singe line.      :shutup:




#2354950 2/13 GDT : St. Louis Blues 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

Too bad we don't have an ASG this season.  I would make Dan Cleary our "Rory Fitzpatrick".  




#2354537 Biggest mistake Red Wings have done

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 February 2013 - 10:37 PM

Our desire for new toys doesn't negate the fact that the loyalty we show is very appealing to players. We don't treat our players like video game characters or trading cards and that makes us look very good. We take care of our guys.

 

I don't like that sentiment.

 

"Our guys" have been handsomely paid for their services in Hockeytown, as well as rewarded with big games in important playoff moments.  Not like these guys were interns all this time working for free.

 

This organization doesn't owe these guys anything.  Veterans should be kept around if they can still play better than the younger guys.  Players like Bertuzzi and Cleary don't deserve a permanent place in the lineup with total immunity.  Yet, that appears to be what they have.  




#2353465 Do We Really Need a New Stadium?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

Do people spend the entire game in the bathroom or something?

 

:tounge:




#2353461 Do We Really Need a New Stadium?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

I'm a sucker for history, so I wish they'd keep it.  There's plenty of sporting venues around the world that have been around since the beginning of the last century.  

 

The JLA isn't even close to the age those buildings are.  




#2352974 General thoughts: this team, its future, the league...

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

As I've said before several times, I'm confused as to what our current identity is and what it will be in the future.

 

For a long time, this team has been built on puck possession and skill.  It started from having great defensemen who could make terrific breakout passes, and top two forward lines with tremendous skill.  I don't think we're that good anymore, especially on the blueline to play this style effectively.

 

At the same time, there's another way to succeed.  Hot goaltending mixed with solid defense, and a tight checking game that wears teams down.  Needless to say, we don't have that either.  

 

I think this team will be average all season because we're not good enough go glide past teams anymore, and don't work hard enough to outwork anyone either.  

 

I have no clue what the future pool of prospects will amount to, in regards to what kind of hockey the Wings will play in the future.  Do we have enough skill to be a great puck possession team down the line?  Are we tough enough and solid enough defensively to win games that way in the future?