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#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?


#2270400 3/14 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Ducks 4

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 March 2012 - 10:51 PM

Something is rotten in the state of Detroit.


#2270390 3/14 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Ducks 4

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 March 2012 - 10:47 PM

MacDonald is horrible. Along with Bertuzzi Franzen and Cleary. You couldn't assemble a more lazy, terrible line from any NHL player in history from any team. This team is really hard to watch right now. Datsyuk and Lidstrom won't help our problems, either.


The "Float Line"

:hehe:


#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.