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#2518684 scenario: if McLellan gets fired, bring him back as PP coach ?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 May 2014 - 01:34 PM

Pretty sure our PP problems have a lot more to do with the retirements of one Lidstrom, Rafalski, and Holmstrom than McLellan. I find it hard to believe that Todd McLellan is simply that much smarter at organizing a PP system than Renney.

 

People blaming Renney need to remember that he didn't build this s*** team.  Holland and Babcock are more responsible for it than him.

 

I remember people here always blaming McCrimmon when the defense struggled and everyone wanted him fired.  It's silly blaming Renney, imo.  The assistants coaches are just that...... assistant coaches.


Havent had good special teams since Mclellan left. Doubt he returns to his old job.

 

Mclelland had a prime Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen, Lidstrom, Rafalski and Holmstrom.  Probably a few others I've missed.  I won't give him credit for the Wings having a good powerplay.  Renney would be just as good with that powerplay.  




#2518679 Wings will buy out Tootoo, not Franzen.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 May 2014 - 01:23 PM

Because of Franzen's laziness, posters here have taken to name calling.  

 

:sleepy:   Thanks Kenny.  




#2518429 Wings will buy out Tootoo, not Franzen.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 April 2014 - 07:13 PM

Can we buy out Holland instead?




#2517707 WCQF - Series F - Blues vs. Blackhawks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 April 2014 - 04:25 PM

Edzo talks about how Toews, like Datsyuk and Bergeron, get it done on both ends of the ice. "That's how special these players are," he says, "particularly Toews." Such an Edzo thing to say.

 

Anyway, Blackhawks score two goals early in the third and this is looking pretty over for the Blues. I feel bad for them. You have such a good regular season, and then you face the Blackhawks.

 

Can't say they didn't have their chances in this game, though. Something like 54 straight power plays.

 

It's hard to feel bad for the Blues or their douchebag fanbase.  

 

At the same time, I don't want to see Chicago win yet another Cup.  I think they're well on their way.  




#2517592 What Happened to Nyquist?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 April 2014 - 11:58 AM

What happened to this kid during the last few weeks?  I realize you're not going to score a goal every game, but to completely fall apart offensively was shocking and disconcerting.

 

Is it because as someone mentioned, Datsyuk returned, and Nyquist somehow let up?  Maybe, but if anything, he should have had less attention on him after Datsyuk returned.  But the two events do seem to coincide.        

 

Was it the line combos changing?  I thought Nyquist had good chemistry with Legwand and Franzen, but Babcock decided to play each one on a different line (all of which didn't work).  I think that contributed heavily to all three players struggling in the playoffs (thanks Mike).    

 

Is it because we played a big, physical team like Boston?  Very likely, but that's not going to change.  We have to play in the same division as them now.  Also, his drop off started before the playoffs, so it wasn't just Boston.         

 

Or is it because he was hurt (the typical LGW playoff disappearing excuse)  Always tough to know who is or isn't hurt because of how much secrecy teams keep, but that's a possibility as well.   

 

It does remind me of Datsyuk disappearing in the playoffs in 2004 and 2006.  Albeit, Pavel was a better player at that time than Nyquist is now.      

 

Of course, I realize few very players played well for Detroit during the playoffs, so it's not just Nyquist.  All the young players struggled in the postseason. But still, with the kind of play he showed us after the Olympics, his drop off was the most surprising of all.    

 

I hope he can put this behind him and step up in the future.    




#2517347 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2014 - 06:53 PM

How much of what is happening to him is due to his "mental situation"?  

 

The Wings were guarded about that earlier this season, but something seems to be going on.  Not sure what.  




#2517342 Was Legwand worth it?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2014 - 06:49 PM

As I said in the GDT, how many points would Datsyuk score playing on a line with Miller and Glendenning, two players who arguably shouldn't be in the NHL?




#2517165 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2014 - 04:56 PM

So who's doing Ken Holland's exit interview?

 

Not his 90 year old owner.  Probably doesn't even know we lost.  




#2517157 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2014 - 04:55 PM

We drafted the wrong brother.  




#2517111 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2014 - 04:49 PM

 

For real?  Why?

 

He'd have gone to the net and a puck would have deflected off his leg or ass to go into the net.  

 

Cleary is a clutch player.  




#2517056 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2014 - 04:44 PM

We need to pull the goalie and call on Robert Lang.  




#2517033 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2014 - 04:43 PM

Cocktease time?




#2517007 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2014 - 04:38 PM

If Holland had any honor like a samurai, he'd commit harakiri to atone for his dishonor.




#2516990 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2014 - 04:36 PM

 

The one positive is we had to face the best team in the league in the first round with a hobbled Z and a half-interested Datsyuk and no Ericsson and lots of Quincey and lots of Kindl-Lashoff and Howard having the worst season of his NHL career and a bunch of kids. But, even with those things going against us, we'd probably beat the Penguins, who are the second best team in the East.

 

Trim the fat this summer, make good decisions, wrap the players in bubble wrap, and we'll be ok.

 

I don't think we would.  Columbus isn't just doing good because Fleury sucks.  They work hard and are a better team than us.  Columbus is hard to play against.  The Wings are not.    

We'd lose to the Pens with our turnover problems and inability to stop a PK from scoring.  They'd get more powerplays than Boston too.    




#2516938 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2014 - 04:28 PM

What a difference a year makes.  

 

Last year when we lost in the playoffs, there was a lot of hope for the future.  The young guys were awesome, Howard had his best season and playoffs as a Wing, and it looked like the old garbage would be gone.

 

One year later, the young guys have disappeared in the playoffs (especially Nyquil), Howard had his worst season as  Wing, and all the old trash that we thought would be gone last season is still here.

 

I can't think of one positive to come out of these playoffs.