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#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.


#2267880 Kronwall Destroys Voracek

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 March 2012 - 10:02 PM

More importantly, will a suspension deter Kronwall from going after monster hits again?

We know he isn't exactly a guy that goes for the big hit on every shift. This could change the way he plays the game somewhat. He's not a Rinaldo or Clutterbuck type player that needs to hit in order to stay in the league.


#2267871 3/6 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Flyers 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 March 2012 - 09:57 PM

Disappointed with this team's response after the Kronwall hit. Too timid and shy.


#2267611 3/6 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Flyers 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 March 2012 - 08:50 PM

Because they have no toughness. After that kind of hit teams should be SCARED to touch the puck. What happened? Philly played the goon game, we didn't capitalize and now the Wings are scared to touch the puck.


And once again, we have a tougher lineup out there tonight than Philly.

Do Holland and Babcock neuter these guys before the game? We can handle thisf****** team physically. They're not the '82 Flyers.


#2267603 3/6 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Flyers 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 March 2012 - 08:49 PM

Waiting for Dan Cleary to rejoin the Red Wings any minute now.


#2267459 What do you think needs to be done to fix the PP/PK

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 March 2012 - 08:09 PM

Don't know if it's been mentioned, but Rafalski's absence is big. He made a lot of blunders defensively, but offensively, he had great vision, was a terrific passer with a good shot.

White is a good 2nd pairing d-man, but he's no Rafalski, and isn't really a top pairing guy. He's having a solid season because he's playing with Lidstrom more than anything.

The powerplay misses Rafalski.


#2267161 Cleary, Bertuzzi, Hudler and Franzen

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 March 2012 - 12:15 PM

Uh oh. He risks disappointing GMR if he doesn't perform well in the playoffs. And we all know what that will mean for him*

That said, he justifies the $4m spent on him. It's not as if he's being paid top dollar. He's an adequate scorer.

*Absolutely nothing


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#2267034 Yzerman for another gold medal

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 March 2012 - 11:39 PM

Crosby won't be there to save the nation.

Hopefully, Russia and the US will be playing for the Gold this time.


#2266962 What do you think needs to be done to fix the PP/PK

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 March 2012 - 08:40 PM

the PP could really use a right-handed sniper.

...oops.


Don't worry, the deadline is only a week away.


In a way.


#2266835 Cleary, Bertuzzi, Hudler and Franzen

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 March 2012 - 12:14 PM

It looks like the playoffs will make or break Franzen here on LGW.

His only defenders point to his past playoff performances as an excuse for his uninspiring work ethic all year. If he doesn't put up big playoff numbers, he won't have any defenders on this board at all.

And I know he leads the team in goals, but his goal total isn't all that impressive. It's not like he has around 40 goals, and no one is close to him. Our goal scoring tends to be balanced throughout the lineup.


#2266743 Cleary, Bertuzzi, Hudler and Franzen

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 March 2012 - 11:19 PM

I believe everyone of these guys are hurt I have no proof with Franzen but just the way he has been playing for most of the year I would put money on it that he has ome type of injury.


Yeah, it's called "Robert Lang Syndrome"

Bertuzzi works very hard out there. He justifies his price tag. I don't know what all of you are expecting out of him. The fact that he's playing without any goal-scorers on his line does not help. Franzen is in a slump, and Hudler is horribly one-dimensional. I haven't a clue what is wrong with Cleary.

That said, I don't see the call for whining. The team is not in a catastrophic position by any means. Far from it. In case you've forgotten, they were 1st overall in the league until last week, and they put together a 23-game streak at home. These are not accomplishments that a mediocre team can achieve, and the vast majority of teams in the league are doing considerably less well than the Wings are. None of the guys we're discussing in this thread are perfect, but they do their parts, as does the rest of the team.

Those of you expecting perfection and/or constant dominance on the part of the Wings should alter your expectations to a more realistic level.


It's better to whine about the team than to whine about all the posters here.

Why do you even come to this forum?


#2266724 Cleary, Bertuzzi, Hudler and Franzen

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 March 2012 - 10:22 PM

Say what you want about those guys, but we're stuck with Franzen, Bertuzzi, and Cleary for a while.


You might be right.

None of these guys are in their 20's exactly, but the Wings are too connected to older players to ever consider pursuing other options.

I know Franzen has a big contract and they just re-signed Bertuzzi. I don't know what Cleary's status is, but I wouldn't mind cutting ties with him after this season.


#2266711 Cleary, Bertuzzi, Hudler and Franzen

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 March 2012 - 09:33 PM

Well, the last couple of playoffs, some forwards have shown up and some haven't. To win the Cup, you have to feel that everyone must show up.

Don't know if we can expect that from this lineup.


#2266646 3/4 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 March 2012 - 06:47 PM

Watching Franzen lose physical battles along the boards to guys like Kane and Keith is pretty frustrating. They're great players, but with his size, he should be tougher to handle. Just looks like jelly out there.