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#2052107 Teemu Selanne whining

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 24 October 2010 - 10:41 AM

******* ***** diver like Selanne complaining about refs giving out unfair calls.

How about you stop diving all the time retard? It's unfair to the other team.

#2051766 The Third Line

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 October 2010 - 08:44 PM

At this pace, this line will score as much as that infamous Ellis-Hussey-Langfeld line.

#2051725 10/23 GDT: Ducks 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 October 2010 - 08:35 PM

Best game our top line has played this season. If our top 6 continues to play like this, we'll be pretty hard to beat.

Defense is still playing poor, and it's not just the injuries. Can't keep giving away such easy chances.

#2051609 10/23 GDT: Ducks 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 October 2010 - 08:16 PM

He never had a chance. That was going in regardless. The bigger issue is whether the Wings can answer with two more.

Never had a chance?

That was hardly some perfect shot over the glove. That's an easy 5-hole goal. In fact, that was the only place Selanne could shoot from that angle, so that should have been closed off.

#2050905 Rypien suspended 6 games

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 October 2010 - 06:12 PM

I'm surprised how small the suspension is, considering how players have been suspended for much more in player vs. player interactions.

You'd think attacking a fan for no reason would get treated more severely than a cheapshot on a player.

#2050839 Goalie Poll @ nhl.com

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 October 2010 - 03:46 PM

No one.

In today's era, goalies are overrated. Some of the biggest name goalies suck in the playoffs, while faceless jobbers are playing in the Cup Finals.

Just about every team is finding good goalies out of the minors no one has ever heard of, and those goalies are doing just fine. If I was building a team, I'd concentrate on everything else first, and then the goalie.

The days of needing a Hasek, Roy, Brodeur, Belfour, etc. to win the Cup ended after the lockout.

Funny how so many people mentioned Luongo, who hasn't made Vancouver a shred better since he got there, and Brodeur, who hasn't had a good playoff since 2003.

#2050313 10/21 GDT: Flames 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 October 2010 - 07:58 PM

The JLA sounds like this game is being played at an indoor swimming pool.

Just a bunch of echoes.

#2048932 Players you've always wanted on the Wings

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 October 2010 - 11:48 AM

Derek Boogaard
Scott Parker
Tie Domi
Donald Brashear
Tony Twist
Wade Belak

#2048479 10/16 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Coyotes 1 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 October 2010 - 10:58 PM

Be patient. Chemistry doesn't come overnight.

I bet you've used that line before many times, right? ;)

#2048382 10/16 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Coyotes 1 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 October 2010 - 10:38 PM

I remember the good old days when Modano was a feared shooter.

Guy looks like a joke out there. Reminds me of a 60 year old Ric Flair.

#2048185 10/16 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Coyotes 1 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 October 2010 - 09:41 PM

Modano must be going through what Favre is going through now.

"Damn, I should have retired".

#2047871 Wings need a goalie

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 October 2010 - 12:50 PM

I was just thinking about this.

Last year, some scrub named Antti Niemi won the Cup as a starting goalie. No way we shouldn't be able to do it with our goalies.

#2047624 Jiri Hudler

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 October 2010 - 07:40 PM

There were at least three times, including when he chased down Burish, during the Dallas game where Hudler was the only guy back on defense and he looked pretty good. Modano has always been a good defensive player and in his prime was a Selke candidate, which tells me you just don't know much about him. Both are capable goal scorers as well, it's not like having Craig Janney and Adam Oates on a line together.

Madonna isn't in his prime anymore. He's never been a shut down center, which is what 3rd line centers are predominantly used for. It's not something he'll likely feel comfortable doing.

And anything you say about Hudler is overly biased and wildly unrealistic. He's nothing more than a skilled player that occasionaly plays well when he has the right linemates. He's too streaky and not consistent enough to be relied upon game to game.

#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.