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#2270096 3/13 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Kings 5

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 March 2012 - 12:00 PM

Jesus tapdancing Christ GMR, we get it... the expression "beating a dead horse" means nothing to you, does it?


Not really.

Does that come from "Crime and Punishment"?


#2270088 3/13 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Kings 5

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 March 2012 - 11:46 AM

There's a huge difference between that team and this one. That team was 30-8-3 at the midway point. They were across-the-board good. 3rd in GF/G, 1st in GA/G. Their PP was 3rd in the league and their PK was 8th. They also had 5 20 goal scorers.

This current team has had good runs for most of the season, but they aren't the machine that the '08 team was.


And that team had Downey and Lilja.

That kind of manhood is totally absent on this roster.


#2270082 Call the team out

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 March 2012 - 11:34 AM

How come the Pens were going on win streaks with their best player out? Sometimes even with Malkin and others out as well?

It'd be nice if the other players just stepped up and played that much harder. But instead, we have a built in excuse for this next week or so. It's a little frustrating to say the least.


#2269789 3/13 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Kings 5

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 March 2012 - 10:17 PM

ANother thing... I think Cleary needs to sit... he is our worst player out there. He is constantly giving the puck away, making dumb plays and just draining energy. Think about it.. for the majority of this year whoever he has played with has not performed too well offensively. I understand that he is having knee problems and obvs that is impacting his game but I think he needs to sit.


Cleary is playing so poor, that I don't even notice him falling down anymore.

He may think about retiring in the offseason. Either way, if this continues and he does nothing the rest of the year, he shouldn't be brought back.


#2269779 3/13 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Kings 5

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 March 2012 - 10:14 PM

The Wings are falling faster than Mitt Romney right now.

At this rate, we'll be in 5th by the weekend.


#2269774 3/13 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Kings 5

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 March 2012 - 10:13 PM

Have they tried the dump and chase approach with Helm on the PP yet? Teams are just stacking the blueline against us, and none of our skilled guys can go get the puck when they're forced to dump it in.


No, but they have tried the "dump and don't chase" approach.


#2269749 3/13 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Kings 5

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 March 2012 - 10:04 PM

Well, if we finish 6th, we can play Dallas in the first round.


#2269537 Please, for the love of God

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 March 2012 - 11:55 AM

How many Cups have the Blues won in their illustrious 40+ year history?

This is why I've always found their fanbase annoying, much like Vancouver's. Their bragging would sound more justified if it came from a franchise that's actually accomplished something in recent memory. In their case, they've never won anything at all.

Screw the Blues and their fanbase.


#2269176 Who are the biggest threats in playoffs?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 March 2012 - 10:44 PM

I'm feelin pretty justified in my Preds choice in the poll tonight.


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

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


#2269102 3/10 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 March 2012 - 10:13 PM

Time to sit the 4th line for the night. And find someone, ANYONE for the other wing with Hank and Val. Watching Hudler is going to give me a rage stroke :ranting:


Our 4th line is a joke.

Emmerton is useless, Mursak is not really a 4th line type player, and Holmstrom is an old man who's been relegated to the 4th line for the first time in his career permanently.


#2268757 Smith/Kindl/Ericsson

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 March 2012 - 10:29 PM

It will be good in the offseason to have eight NHL-caliber defensemen.



Given the weakness of the UFA class last offseason, he couldn't really afford to leave a big gap on defense. Kindl was unproven. Had Rafalski not retired, and had White been brought in anyway, Ericsson would have been unnecessary.


Maybe, but that's his job. The forecast didn't turn out right in this case.

I don't remember if Ericsson has a no-trade clause, or if anyone will want him even if he doesn't have one. But like I said, we're likely stuck paying that big contract to a guy who'll be scratched a lot. Kind of like Jeff Finger.


#2268753 Smith/Kindl/Ericsson

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 March 2012 - 10:22 PM

Smith should have been starting all season over those two.

I still don't know why Holland paid so much money to Ericsson, when he could easily be replaced with guys like Smith, Kindl, or any other defenseman we sign in the offseason.

EDIT: Forgot about Quincey. He's another reason why Ericsson should have no place on this team in the future. However, now we could be stuck paying 3.5 million to a guy who's not even in the starting lineup. Bad move by Holland either way you look at it.


#2267999 The Blues are in the driver's seat

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 March 2012 - 09:03 AM

Why are people afraid of playing Nashville in the first round? If we can't beat them, then who are we kidding about a possible Cup run?

I'd rather play them over Chicago or San Jose.


#2267926 Playoff race thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 March 2012 - 11:18 PM

they would, the 3rd place team would if the wings end up in 6th.

sj about ot dip to 10th after the avs win, they are currently tied with edmonton.


The league should change that rule.

A team should not have home ice over another team which finished ahead of it. Especially in this case, it would be a wide margin of points.

I remember the NBA having a rule (maybe they still do), where a 3 seed would sometimes have home court over a 2 seed, depending on who had a better record.

they would, the 3rd place team would if the wings end up in 6th.

sj about ot dip to 10th after the avs win, they are currently tied with edmonton.


I meant in the second or third round actually. If they're a 3 seed and we're a 4 seed. Who would have home ice then?


#2267885 Kronwall Destroys Voracek

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

Lidstrom, Holland and Ilitch need to meet with Shanahan, and convince him a supension isn't the way to handle this.