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#2120835 2/22 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 February 2011 - 12:58 AM

When I read quotes like this, I just shake my head. I could see if Howard had a subpar game, but he played very well tonight. Would he like to have the last one back? Of course. At the same time though, there were some stops he made that could have went in but they didn't. This was not a goaltending issue. If anything, it was a capitalization issue.

I didn't get a chance to see the entire game, but I just watched the highlights and I am going to watch the game in its entirety tomorrow. The highlights didn't show me that one goalie outplayed the other. If anything, it was one team unable to capitalize on their chances while the other one did. Dats had about 5 chances to score and couldn't bury the biscuit. Eaves had a couple good chances. The Wings have got to score on those opportunities.

Yet, they didn't. The blame game is easy to cast on one player or another. Seems that everyone except Lidstrom, Hank, or Dats are easy targets. I really should put up a freaking pie chart and start marking down who the loss gets attributed to just as a goof. During the 5 game win streak, it was a team effort. In a loss, its (insert player name here). Howard, Rafalski, Bert, etc.

I don't know, I just tire of the bulls*** in this forum at times. I have read some very good posts from true Wings fans. Then I read s*** like this and its just that....s***. These are Wings fans? I mean seriously? True Wings fans don't throw their players under a bus. Stand behind your team for a freaking change. Win as a team, lose as a team. Its that simple.


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Are you trying to upstage Crymson with posts like these? Get some new material.


#2120318 Lines I'd roll at 100%

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 February 2011 - 03:40 PM

This is sad. <_<

Filppula and Hudler homers arguing about which player is better.

Like two *** decorators arguing about which one is tougher.


#2120314 Ken Holland on NHL Live @ 1:30

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 February 2011 - 03:35 PM

Please ask him if he foresees any Cory Cross type signings.


#2119985 Lines I'd roll at 100%

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 February 2011 - 04:04 PM

After scoring nearly a PPG pace over a couple months, Flip get demoted to the third line. I understand why, but this crap about Flip never having his breakout season needs to be put to rest.


Top 2 lines are playing well right now. No reason to break that up until something changes.

Bertuzzi > Fillpulla


#2119647 Bettman threatens Edmonton.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 February 2011 - 04:40 PM

Edmonton's management should send Bettman a bulletproof vest with a dead fish in it.


#2119631 NHL Heritage Classic GDT

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 February 2011 - 04:21 PM

Could the NHL have done a worse job hyping this game?

No one who follows American sports (including some hockey fans probably), even knows about this game.

And yes I realize it's two Canadian teams, but still.


#2119578 2/20 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Wild 1 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 February 2011 - 03:23 PM

We've won our last 3 shootouts if I'm not mistaken?

Got to be a Wings record.


#2119574 2/20 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Wild 1 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 February 2011 - 03:22 PM

f*** you Minnesota for booing Bert. :siren:

Go back to watching your high school jackoffs playing hockey.


#2119535 2/20 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Wild 1 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 February 2011 - 03:17 PM

Backstrom nothing.

Cleary didn't get the puck up and the logo hunter shots are hardly Backstrom's doing. Accuracy just hasn't been there.


#2119167 Top 5 Movies You Turned Off/Walked Out Of

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 February 2011 - 09:10 PM

Another favorite movie of mine is "Inherit the Wind". I should have waited till after TCM did its run of Oscar-winning movies to make my list. :)


I love that movie as well.


#2118198 Lines I'd roll at 100%

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 February 2011 - 10:25 PM

Franzen - Zetterberg - Bertuzzi
Hudler - Datsyuk - Cleary
Holmstrom - Modano - Eaves
Abdelkalder - Helm - Boogaard


#2118195 2/17 GDT: Red Wings 6 at Lightning 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 February 2011 - 10:22 PM

This pretty much makes me take a deep sigh of relief. Not to say I monitor your posts or anything (Posted Image) But to see you positive, translates to my overall thought process. Not sure what I am saying but they are looking good. :thumbup:


I forgot to mention, I still think the Flyers will take us in 5.


#2117665 Ode to the Red Wings

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 February 2011 - 12:17 PM

Very well written. Good to see someone on LGW has some actual talents.

Can you please write one about the Penguins too? :D


#2117305 Will he wont he?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 February 2011 - 01:46 PM

I doubt anything happens - but they would probably be looking for actual roster players and not just picks.


Bogosian for Hudler and a pick.

We can only dream.


#2117303 Was '97 or '02 team better?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 February 2011 - 01:39 PM

I'll try to be analytical about this by comparing players.

Defense

1997 had a top 4 of Murphy, Lidstrom, Fetisov and Konstantinov. 2002 had Lidstrom, Olausson, Chelios and Fischer. The bottom pairing in 97 was Rouse and Ward, while in 2002 it was Dandenault and Duchesne. I don't think anyone will argue 97 was stronger in the defensive part of the ice, as well as more physical. We're talking three Hall of Famers and one in Vladdy that was one of the best in the league.

Goaltending

Hasek is better than Vernon. You can say Osgood was a better backup than Legace, but technically it shouldn't matter since Hasek won all 16 games. In terms of starting goalies, 2002 wins easily.

Offense

This is where things get interesting. Fedorov, Yzerman, Shanahan and Larionov were all better players in 97 than in 2002. The Grind Line is pretty much a wash, although I could argue they were more physical in 97, hence more effective. At the same time, I think Draper and Maltby were both better defensively by 2002. Also, I think Kozlov was a better player offensively in 97 than Robitaille was by 2002, as Luc was past his prime. That leaves Kocur, Brown, Lapointe and Sandstrom for 97, and leaves Datsyuk, Deveraux, Hull, and Holmstrom for 2002. Obviously, 2002 would have more skill there, while 97 would have more grit. At the end of the day, I think the offensive advantage goes to 2002, because there was a little more firepower, and even though the top 4 forwards were better players in 97, they were good enough in 2002 to still dominate in the playoffs, which they did.

Verdict

I'll have to go against my fellow grit loving posters, and actually say that 2002 would probably win a best of 7 series. Too much firepower and a better goalie that could steal a playoff series. Also, I'd be amiss to mention that they had a much better regular season, meaning they had a better overall season from beginning to end. I don't think the 97 team even won the division if I'm not mistaken.