I just look at this team through my own eyes and not rose glasses. I have been with this team since 1979 have seen the worst, seen a building of a champion and now into this. I have never held back from saying something that needed to be said. The problem is, most "fans" think if you say something bad about the Wings, then you aren't a true fan. I live and breathe Red & White. That is why I can objectively criticize this team with both positive and negative views. I shouldn't have to watch hot garbage skate around the ice only giving 60% because the regular season gets boring to them. f*** that! You are a GD Red Wing! You are part of my franchise! I don't want a s***ty player playing for my franchise. And if you don't deserve to be on the greatest franchise in professional sports, I have no problem calling you out...And if Holland tries to continue with this small skilled type player format, he needs to be fired. This type of team cannot compete for the Cup anymore, they just proved it.
If Holland doesnt make significant moves this offseason we will be stuck with mediocre playoff results. This team is broken. He needs some true top talent to surround Datsyuk and Zetterberg.
To all the Franzen defenders through this whole season...now you see what we've been telling you all year. The guy took his contract and has mailed it in. Maybe you guys meant next years playoffs is when he will finally show up.
He had his chance the last two offseasons and this year's deadline.
If he doesn't commmit seppuku tomorrow, he needs to be fired.
So if Pittsburgh hangs on and this s***show plays out, the Wings are the first team to go home. That's what a historic home streak and enough cap space to acquire just about any contract in the league gets you.
Well played Holland, well played...
Would it be improper for Ilitch to fire Holland tomorrow? I mean literally tomorrow.
Go back and count all of the goals that were scored. How many were from turnovers in our own zone? How many were off of lack of coverage from our D? How many were because our D pinched in and got beat? How many were off of bad bounces?
None of those things are any thing Jimmy can do anything about.
Then it's the old Cujo argument. He's still getting outplayed by the other guy.
Only difference is that Cujo was making more. But then again, his numbers were better than Howard's as well.