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#2227379 Make this team better

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 November 2011 - 02:29 PM

The Wings get significantly more production from their 3rd/4th lines and defense than either of those teams do. If you want the Wings to have a better top-six, a better bottom-six, and a better defensive corps than every other team, then you're going to be disappointed.


Yet those teams are playing better than us.

Big surprise.


#2227127 What to do to beat San Jose

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 November 2011 - 12:57 PM

Anyone remember back in 96-97 when we were Colorado's *******? What did we do to snap that streak?

We got Shanny who was a great power forward for us. What this team needs is a shakeup. The stars are not producing, and thats the difference in 5 of the 7 losses. I am glad Howard is playing well because if it wasn't for him, this would have been much more ugly.


We were their ******* in '99 and '00. Then we brought in Hasek, Robitaille and Hull.

Can't just buy our way out of this mess.


#2227119 Bottom Six Philosophy?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 November 2011 - 12:48 PM

Grinders, checkers and fighters can spark their team with a big hit or fight. At the very least, they'll bring it on every shift and make us harder to play against. They can set the tempo for the game physically at any point.

Other than Helm (who isn't big) and maybe Abby, we don't have anyone in our bottom 6 that makes us hard to play against or who can set the tempo for a game. If I'm another team, I'm not worried at all about the Wings 3rd and 4th lines. It's basically an off night.


#2226976 Larry Murphy and "Kronwell"

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 November 2011 - 01:08 AM

:blink:

Is this what troubles you in our time of suckage?


#2226906 11/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 5

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 November 2011 - 12:40 AM

At least we can goon it up now that we're...............oh yeah I almost forgot. <_<


#2226892 What's up with Zetterberg?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 November 2011 - 12:35 AM

Our "future" captain isn't looking too promising right now.

Don't know what to do with him. If he was hurt, they'd have rested him by now instead of letting him continue to embarrass himself.


#2226882 What to do to beat San Jose

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 November 2011 - 12:31 AM

Hire a Shark killer.

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#2226761 11/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 5

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 November 2011 - 11:53 PM

Haha, Ericsson trips over his own feet.

Awesome! Glad to have this guy locked up.


Can't believe Holland paid this idiot instead of spending money on a good forward.


#2226557 Do They Deserve It?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 November 2011 - 10:08 PM

These are all problems which could have been addressed in the offseason.

Our secondary scoring has been inconsistent the last few seasons, and we have aging forwards like Bertuzzi and Homer who were only headed downhill. Likewise, Cleary, Hudler and Franzen are known to be streaky players.

Holland did nothing about it, really. We have a few younger forwards like Nyquist, Brunnstrom and Mursak, but it doesn't seem like they're going to be top 6 forwards anytime soon.

This is basically the same forward group we had the last few years, only older. No reason to think we're magically going to be more consistent in our secondary scoring.


#2226070 Mike Commodore

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 November 2011 - 11:04 PM

Hard to blame a guy that's just trying to get acclimated to the team, when our so-called "star" players are playing like dogs***.

Pin this loss on the top players.


#2225893 11/15 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blues 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 November 2011 - 09:38 PM

Geez, Backes is just doing whatever he wants! Why? Noone is gonna step up, thats why.....


If I was coaching the Wings, Versus would be reporting that Backes left the game on a stretcher.

He's out due to illness.


Lang-itis?


#2225850 11/15 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blues 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 November 2011 - 09:25 PM

Wings look flat and tired. I thought Kronner coming back would buoy their efforts, but it doesn't seem to be the case yet.


Tired from what?

They had two days off.


#2225825 11/15 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blues 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 November 2011 - 09:17 PM

Nice pass Francine. <_<


#2225805 Kronwall boarded, leaves STL game

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 November 2011 - 09:07 PM

It's easier to be pessimistic, I guess.


Great post as always, Crymson.

:thumbup:


#2225795 11/15 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blues 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 November 2011 - 09:02 PM

Good to see him back.

Now I hope he "Kronwalls" some hapless Blue.

Maybe a 5 minute major will spark our team like it did St. Louis.