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#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.


#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.