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#2669603 ECQF Game 2 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 5, Red Wings 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 April 2016 - 09:02 PM

I'm donating an extra $5 for Children's Hospital (Money on the Board) in honor of Abdelkader smashing that guy's face in. Children should benefit from that, I think.

 

Too bad it wasn't one of the players who's actually hurting us.  




#2669598 ECQF Game 2 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 5, Red Wings 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 April 2016 - 09:02 PM

Datsyuk's decision is getting easier every minute.  I'd jump off this sinking ship in a minute. We're lucky he isn't asking to be traded to a contender where he can still contribute as a 2nd or 3rd line player.  




#2669570 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 April 2016 - 08:56 PM

Lines for next game

 

 

Larkin - Datsyuk - Mantha

AA - Sheahan - Zetterberg

Tatar - Glendenning - Lesnar

Emelianenko - Helm - McGrattan




#2669527 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 April 2016 - 08:50 PM

Atta boy Abby.  Thug it up for me!




#2669394 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 April 2016 - 08:32 PM

Lol everyone blames Howard when he did his job taking the shooter. The other 4 Wings standing around letting one TB payer tap it in get a free pass. This place is unbearable sometimes. Hate to break it to all the Howard haters but Mrazek would have looked even more foolish on that play with how aggressive he would have played it.

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He didn't just take the shooter.  He overplayed the shooter and got caught out of position.  He's not supposed to leave the entire net open and hope the defense ties up every man crashing the net.  Even if they do tie up, a puck could bounce off of the numerous skates in the crease and go in. Howard blew that.




#2669388 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 April 2016 - 08:31 PM

Bench everyone but the two youngsters and give the Griffins a chance to send a message to wings on how to play the game.

LOL.  I'm tired of hearing about the Griffins.  They've given us scrubs like Smith, Jurco, Pulkinnen and others. More than half of those Griffins were overhyped on this forum for years. 




#2668995 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 April 2016 - 07:02 PM

There are plenty of problems. Abby is one of them. He takes dumb penalties and plays 20 minutes per game.

Also, Joakim "the PK expert" Andersson didn't kill a second of penalties in the first period where the Wings were short-handed three times.

Mantha and Jurco are definitely less valuable, though.

 

Jurco would contribute nothing but Mantha should indeed be playing.  




#2668990 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 April 2016 - 06:59 PM

Justin Abdelkader, everyone. Will still play 20 minutes tonight even though his stupidity cost the team a goal. AA would sit for two weeks if he took that penalty.

A GM actually gave Abdelkader seven years. Just think about that.

 

Our GM is a joke that should have been thrown out the door in favor of Yzerman or Nill.  


Cough cough Lucic.. Abby is doing his job he isn't the problem with this team

 

His job as a first line isn't to take 4 minor penalties and score zero goals.  If that's his job, he needs to play on the 4th line and make less money. 




#2668718 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 April 2016 - 01:43 PM

Big E actually has a decent track record in the playoffs. Remember how good he was in the 09 cup run?

 

We won the Cup in 2009?  




#2668643 Silly Question - to go or not to go to game 2?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 April 2016 - 11:47 AM

Go to the game wearing a Steve Yzerman jersey (isn't he their GM?) and a "Make America Great Again" baseball hat.    

 

F anybody who has a problem with that.  




#2668482 ECQF Game 1 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 April 2016 - 12:32 PM

Herman is the real deal best player on the ice easily

 

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#2668478 ECQF Game 1 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 April 2016 - 12:19 PM

Our D was horrendous last night (again).  Our D is flat out slow.  We win very, very few races to the corners to battle for pucks.  By the time our D gets to the corner, their forwards have the puck and are making are making plays.  To be even more specific....E was horrible (again) last night.  Constantly out of position.  So slow....and that's a bigger problem because when he is out of position, he can't recover.  Can't clear the puck.  Can't clear anyone out of the front of our net.  Isn't physical.  He's in such bad shape (I think he knows it as well), he provides zero offense.  Not that D are supposed to provide tons of offense, but he doesn't even shoot from the blue line when he's wide open and has a semi clear lane??  Lost in space.  I'm done with him...I wish Blash would be as well.

 

Does anyone remember the Michel Therrien rant from 2006 when he was the Pens head coach....saying "at times I think they are trying to be the worst defensive squad in the league"?  That's pretty much how I feel.  Here's a link for those that want to hear a head coach tell it like it is...http://www.youtube.c...h?v=agL3NHgb8Rk  At the end he jokes about the only physical guy on this team is Talbot "who's about 5 foot 8 or something".

 

Our defense doesn't have an identity.  They're not good offensively or defensively.   They don't move the puck well.  Even if we traded Kronwall for Suter tomorrow, we'd still have 5 other defenseman who are suspect at times.  




#2668466 ECQF Game 1 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 April 2016 - 11:38 AM

All you saying Z is done. Not that I don't disagree, but I remember a couple months or so ago when I said "Z should retire" and "we have 5 more years of him" I caught holy hell, even got a 7 day suspension arguing about it. I even called him Old Man Logan lots of times. Nice of you all to join me on the wagon!

 

I remember a thread earlier this year where I suggested trading him for Thornton (Joe, not Shawn), and people said they wouldn't.  I wonder how many still feel the same way after Thornton scored 82 points in 82 games?  

 

Zetterberg, talent wise, is where Yzerman was in his last few years.  Difference is, Yzerman wasn't on the top line and we had Datsyuk and Zetterberg as young stars carrying the load.  This team has no young stars so we keep Zetterberg on the top line role when he clearly shouldn't be there.  It's sad to watch the decline of a player and the decline of an organization that doesn't have a future lined up.




#2668330 ECQF Game 1 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 April 2016 - 09:03 PM

Ya I agree if only they ran these lines....

Larkinr- datsyuk- z
Mantha-sheahan-Nyquist
Abdelkader-Aa-Tatar
Helm-glen-Richards

Kronwall-green
Dek-Quincey
Smith-March

If we went with this and played everyone up front fairly equally, we could roll over Tampa no doubt in my mind

 

If they do it by merit, Zetterberg and Nyquist should not be on the top 6.  They're both useless right now.




#2668197 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 April 2016 - 08:38 PM

Abdelkader's stupidity is annoying.  He hurts this team too much.