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#2047609 Jiri Hudler

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 October 2010 - 06:43 PM

What else does Hudler do besides score?

Unlike some of the over exuberant posters around here, commons sense told me that Madonna and Hudler are not good 3rd line players. They're not used to being in that role and are both subpar defensively. Also, they're pass first guys, and there's no pure goal scorer on that line for them to pass it to. Not to mention, both players aren't willing enough to play along the boards.

It's early, but I'm sticking to my preseason prediction that the whole line isn't likely to work well.


#2047589 We need...

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 October 2010 - 05:55 PM

I agree with you GMR, as I stated the team should be critized but by reading the topics you would think that we hadn't won a game in 3 seasons. I guess I would prefer a bit of logic and fair analysis as opposed to extremes, that being said you are correct the differing opinions do entertain, but the overwhelming negativity also frustrates me so I thought I should add some positive counter point, I in no way doubt anyones claim of being a fan as that's their personal decision, I am guilty of titling my thread with a polarizing title to garner attention.

As for DRWrus, that's unfortunate, it would be like going to Australia to whale watch and not seeing one, it seems you just had some bad luck as the Red Wings winning percentage is better than any other NHL team the last 15+ years. If you really don't like them anymore because they let you down (that's a lot of $$$) then I understand but why not select a new team to follow no team is going to win all their games.


Oh, I know. I was responding to the post directly above mine, which talked about most posters here not being real fans.

I hate it when people say that. Reminds me of something a certain poster (who shall remain nameless) would say.


#2047576 We need...

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 October 2010 - 05:42 PM

A majority of posters here aren't real Wings fans?

:rolleyes:

Funny you'd say that after just writing several paragraphs about how people here are overreacting.


#2047571 We need...

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 October 2010 - 05:36 PM

All the really successful sports teams have the most neurotic fans.

Fans have the right to think what they want. They don't "owe" the team anything really. The team provides fans with entertainment, while fans provide teams and owners with actual revenue, which goes into player salaries.

LGW is actually more fun with neurotic threads. Go to a Panthers or Thrashers board, and see how many people give a damn there. Not many, hence not as interesting a discussion board.


#2047435 Lidstrom Final Year

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 October 2010 - 01:42 PM

Have you watched any games this season?

His defensive play has been anything but good. He's already turned over more pucks this year than he usually does over any 4 month period. The pairing with Stuart has been a disaster in every game. He's not doing much on the powerplay either, although a lot of that has to do with Rafalski's absence.

I think his play will improve eventually, but I don't see him coming back another year. I think he has a lot more hockey left in him (look at Chelios), but he's too proud to play the game at a level lower than great.


#2047398 10/14 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Stars 4

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 October 2010 - 12:33 PM

I'm still upset that no one went after Fistric last night. Even more so than losing the game.

If your friend gets hit with a cheap shot, wouldn't you step in there and retaliate against the SOB that did it? Every other team does that, but we don't. No one seemed to care whatsoever, which doesn't show much solidarity.

Now I know the anti-enforcer slappies will point out how Franzen's injury wouldn't have been prevented by retaliation, but still it sucks that this team is so unwilling to stick up for one another in a situation like that.


#2047072 10/14 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Stars 4

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 October 2010 - 09:54 PM

Osgood should just throw off his mask, jump Ribeiro, and start pounding his head into the ice, all the while howling like a werewolf. :cool:

That would make this game for me.


#2046946 10/14 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Stars 4

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 October 2010 - 09:15 PM

As long as the Mule is fine I could care less about this game. Ozzie was in net, I wasn't expecting much. Anytime we can with him in net is a bonus. I thought Howard should have started.


Ozzie played better in his last start than Howard did in his.

I don't blame Babcock for starting Ozzie.


#2046133 10/12 GDT: Avalanche 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 October 2010 - 09:39 PM

Give it up, Doc.

Every goal last night was deflected, including the one in the shootout.


#2045648 10/12 GDT: Avalanche 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 October 2010 - 09:22 PM

Ah, yes. The season has begun, and so has the entitled whining of Doc Holliday. Unsurprising.

Neither team played very well; I'm not angry with the one point.


Don't be such a wannabee mod.

No one is saying we're sunk. People are just upset we didn't show up and still suck at shootouts as always.


#2045640 10/12 GDT: Avalanche 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 October 2010 - 09:21 PM

They should have let Maltby shoot for old time's sake.


#2045627 10/12 GDT: Avalanche 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 October 2010 - 09:18 PM

None of us here would hate shootouts, if the Wings didn't suck so badly at them.


#2045291 10/12 GDT: Avalanche 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 October 2010 - 08:18 PM

Every goalie slappy around here will be quick to point out how every goal is seemingly deflected.

If it was deflected, it wasn't much of a change in direction. Howard has to stop that shot.


#2045281 10/12 GDT: Avalanche 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 October 2010 - 08:14 PM

It wasn't that great of a shot. Bad angle, and Howard did not look like he was in good butterfly to stop it.

His body language after the goal doesn't help, either.


GMR: Filpulla has been giving them blocked shots. They have hardly had to try with Val taking up the role of shinguard assassin.



That makes sense with non-butterfly goaltenders and with shots that redirect from the point. Neither of those happened here.

The butterfly is meant to cut off those kinds of goals if done correctly, and Howard did not do it well enough. If it had deflected over the shoulder that is another story, but it went right underneath where his glove was supposed to be.



Yeah, Flip is better at passing first, but he did score a few goals in his last game.

Meanwhile, Franzen has one of the most accurate wristshots in the league when it comes to picking corners.


#2044733 Kirk Maltby to announce he is retiring

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 October 2010 - 11:40 AM

I'll miss seeing him out there, but he did what's best for the team.

It was very exciting watching that Grind Line out there kicking ass. Draper will be lonely now.