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#2273881 Needs to be said

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 March 2012 - 12:50 PM

I can see either side of this argument.

In one sense, we've seen the Wings lose in the first round to many teams we thought they'd walk over.

At the same time, I really don't want to see us play Chicago in the first round. That would be too stressful and too crazy for so early in the playoffs. And their annoying fans will come here to talk crap.

#2273811 Which team would piss you off the most if they won the cup?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 24 March 2012 - 10:26 PM

Can't believe no one mentioned the Florida Panthers.

I thought everyone hated them.

#2273577 3/24 GDT : Hurricanes 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 24 March 2012 - 07:34 PM

It's time for Dan Cleary to be a permanent scratch.

#2273238 Ken Holland Interview

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 March 2012 - 09:12 PM

How about an arena with "Hockeytown" in the name?

#2272910 Babcock

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 March 2012 - 10:16 AM

I bet if Charissa Thompson was interviewing him instead of Pierre, he would have been more friendly.


#2272814 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 March 2012 - 09:17 PM

Problem with the Wings is they are making to many stupid mistakes. Mistakes you expect rookies to make not a veteran team. I cannot count how many times this year you see the Wings getting burned by bad changes (to many men tonight) which is all mental. And I cant think of a weaker end to end rush than the Wings gave up tonight. All that was missing was a red carpet for him to skate down before scoring.

Yeah, it's pretty poor when a veteran like Kronwall gets burned so easily by Richards.

With Lidstrom out, he has to step up and prove he can be a number one defenseman who can lead a team. Instead, he pulls that s***.

#2272806 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 March 2012 - 09:13 PM

It looks like Datsyuk was brought back too soon.

They better rest him if it means getting him healthier for the playoff round.

#2272794 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 March 2012 - 09:10 PM

WHAT THE f*** WAS CLEARY DOING ON THE ICE IN OT?!?! This team is done for. Babcock is a f***tard.

Cleary needs to be on the 4th line the rest of the season.

Get Mursak up one line and stop playing him with two useless players.

#2272494 So who could the Red Wings get in the offseason?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 March 2012 - 02:45 PM

Van Persie would be a great pick up. Cheers :siren:

And he has a connection with Holland. ;)

#2272325 Crosby

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 March 2012 - 09:37 PM

Why does Crosby have to be better defensively than Datsyuk in order to be considered the best player in the league?

So if Crosby is on pace to finish say 40 points ahead of Datsyuk if they both played full seasons, people would still say Pavel is better because he's better defensively.

I mean Gretzky and Lemieux weren't better two way players than Messier, but what idiot would say he was better than those guys?

I just don't get that argument. Sure Pavel is a better two way player than Crosby, but so are many other players in the league. Being the best two-way forward doesn't necessarily make you the best player in the league if one guy is just that much better offensively.

#2272313 So who could the Red Wings get in the offseason?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 March 2012 - 08:55 PM

Semin, Parise

I was thinking more like:

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#2272291 Clarifying Doomsday 2012

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 March 2012 - 08:05 PM

I'm OK with it either way.

I know when I die, the world won't end. It'll continue on without me. Kind of like a bus ride, where you get off your stop and the bus continues without you. That's the part that bothers me the most.

#2272184 Howard suffers groin injury...again.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 March 2012 - 01:06 PM

Call up my boy McCollum!

Then I can buy a new bottle of scotch and enjoy watching our first round matchup against Vancouver.

#2272137 Did Holland build a BMW instead of a Chevy?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 March 2012 - 11:10 AM

I'm gonna skip the car analogies and get to my point lol

The wings are built in a way that when a top guy or 2 gets hurt they completely suck. They dont have the personel in the bottom 6 to switch up the system a bit and play a more rugged style of game necessary when youre using bottom guys to win.

Look at the pens, whenever they have top guys hurt they rally and seem to do just as good as they did before because they play a pretty rugged dump and chase style of game outside of the top few guys.

I dont think Babcock has the guys to start playing that way when you only have one good scoring line. A Gaustad or Moen in the bottom would be a good start.

People always comment when I complain about the bottom 6 saing if thats the worst thing than who cares and think I make a big deal about it, but its true. The wings have 2 good puck possession lines and than 2 lines with no identity. If we had a couple more Helm and Abdelkaders it would make the bottom 6 more effective on the forecheck/ grind it out game and when top guys go down a little tweak away from the skille puck possession game would be possible

I said this yesterday, but look at the seasons Clarkson and Nystrom are having. We could have had either guy easily. Obviously, Holland felt his current bottom 6 is better. Wrong choice.

Whenever we call up a guy from the minors to play in the bottom 6, it's usually a guy like Nyquist or Mursak, who are not really grinders and checkers. These players would be better suited for a more skilled place in the lineup.

And players like Cleary and Holmstrom are not guys that can contribute to the top lines anymore. So we can't just plug them in when Datsyuk or Franzen get hurt.

Then again, I thought we had some good defensive depth, but one injury to Lidstrom seems to have completely ruined our team defense. Everyone on the blueline looks like they're wearing clown shoes now.

#2272134 Howard suffers groin injury...again.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 March 2012 - 11:05 AM

This is nuts.