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#2483519 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 12 February 2014 - 07:19 PM

My Olympic wish is for everyone to play nice in the Olympic discussion thread.

In YFMB's name, amen.

I <3 you all, even those of you who are cheering for Canada :lol:

My Olympic wish is for everyone on LGW to be as awesome as you and not crap on other countries for BS conspiracy theory reasons.




#2483274 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 10 February 2014 - 08:44 PM

orpik is a good shut down defender. i think our defense will be fine.

Orpik's dirtbag style of constant cross checks and hits from behind will land him in the box in the Olympics.  Just like 2006 Pronger.


 

One of my favourite non-wings players... too bad I can't say the same. 

 

I'll have some pride for the Canadians, but I like to watch how the Wings' players do in these tournaments. I won't be cheering for the USA unless they have Howard in net though. 

I'm Canadian and I'm pulling for Sweden, Slovakia and Russia.  Let's Go Wings!  When I don't like Canada's team top to bottom, I cheer for Wings above Canada.




#2483017 Olympic Hockey Schedule & Info

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 09 February 2014 - 09:34 AM

I finally just viewed the schedule….no Preliminary game of Sweden vs Russia?  That would have been the only game i'd book off work to watch live.  FML.  I wanted to see our 2 captains head to head for the last time.  The Olympics officially suck  :annoyed:




#2483015 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 09 February 2014 - 09:23 AM

We were lucky to be moved to the East...the much weaker East. We don't have to travel to freakin Vancouver etc but once a season. There are only 2 other elite teams...Pittsburgh and Boston. We should have 12-14 more points than we do. C'mon!!

I'd say defending Cup champs in Chicago are just as elite as those 2 teams  :lol:  and I'd almost put St. Louis in there right now as well.


 

Like I said the 4th D spot is the problem.  Smith and Kindl haven't progressed, and Quincey is Quincey.  They have a ton of D prospects, but no immediate help there. If they could swap Marchenko or Kindl and a pick for a top 4 guy, I'd do it in a second, I just don't know how many of those guys are available.

Agreed.  We need that guy that we've all been talking about, Greene or Stuart.  A guy who will change the game with a huge blocked shot or a shutdown hit on the other teams superstar.  Those 2 guys do that.  I know full well Stuart does it a LOT!  Replace Q with one of those guys and the complexion of our blue line is completely different.  You have that go to guy on D to hold a lead.  Ericsson has been terrible lately, but he may be feeling too much pressure to be that guy.




#2482889 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 08 February 2014 - 09:23 PM

Tatar needs to work on shooting slightly lower.  He's got the Dats shot for sure, but they both send it high quite a bit.  He'll be a 40 goal guy if he locks the sights.  

 

Z was guided into Bishop hence the no call.




#2482874 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 08 February 2014 - 09:18 PM

Jurco gets a penalty for a clean hit in the 1st and then that hit on Smith goes unpunished?  Boolshiiiiitttt!


Did Smith not get boarded?

I guess not, but Gudas did apparently.  Consistency is a dish best served consistently.




#2482818 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 08 February 2014 - 08:46 PM

 

I couldn't agree more than Kronner is a #1, and those are some great points to back it up. Those who think he's not are just used to seeing Lids ridiculously good D back there and anything less isn't seen by them as a #1 on this team.

The bar was raised so high that only Bobby Orr could reach it.  And out of the guys that are above Kronwall on that list, the only guys I'd take above him as our #1 guy are Pietrangelo or maybe Keith.  And to add to that, Byfuglien is now a forward, so his stats could be elsewhere making Kronner #7 in points at D.




#2482795 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 08 February 2014 - 08:38 PM

Kronwall 8th in the league in points for Dmen.  Only 2 have a better +/- and that's Keith and Pietrangelo.  If anyone thinks Kronwall isn't a #1 Dman, especially playing with a lower quality blue line than we're used to, is crazy.  And as far as points go, he's only 3 behind Subban for 5th overall.




#2482756 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 08 February 2014 - 08:28 PM

Andersson makes the strangest plays

Weakest link on forward.  Bring Eaves back.




#2482727 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 08 February 2014 - 08:20 PM

Even though Helm didn't bleed, that looked like more than a minor high stick

Looked like there was some toothage missing.


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#2482717 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 08 February 2014 - 08:16 PM

The horrible call didn't give Tampa a PP goal.  The Wings failure to kill the penalty did.  Even if a bad call is made, which is up for debate, even a team of poor  PK'ers has 75% chance of killing it off.  

Point is, you should NEVER have to kill a penalty off for a clean hit.




#2482710 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 08 February 2014 - 08:13 PM

Marty St. Louis is also a beauty.  Gotta show love for the other team when warranted.




#2482697 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 08 February 2014 - 08:07 PM

Horrible call, and horrible coverage in front.

Every time we get a horrible call against us, we pay for it.  They always score on the BS calls.




#2482606 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 08 February 2014 - 06:27 PM

This team needs skill on the blue line

Or more shutdown D that aren't named Ericsson or Lashoff.  Matt Greene or Mark Stuart are what our blue line needs.  The skill will come with Ouellet and Sproul in the next couple years.  Our blue line needs less Quincey and Kindl.




#2482391 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 07 February 2014 - 04:59 PM

Could be a 25 goal scorer next year

He might be this year.