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#2563879 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by marcaractac on 17 January 2015 - 11:08 AM

i kind of agree with what Kip is saying here.  let's pretend for a sec that the wings were lights out in the shootout.  7-1 instead of 1-7.  that puts us first overall.

does that make us really the best team in the league??

but i guess every team has some form of a skewed stat due to the shootout.

 

And I think it is impressive where this team stands despite their shootout record. 




#2560627 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by marcaractac on 04 January 2015 - 06:04 PM

Kinda typical Sweden to play the worst game of the tournament when it matters the most.

 

They look like kids playing against adults out there today.

 

Good luck Russia in the finals, if you play like you did today you have a good chance at upsetting the canadians.

 

Hopefully Canada isn't already looking ahead at the gold medal game. Do you want upsets Canada? That's how you get upsets. 




#2560320 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by marcaractac on 03 January 2015 - 02:43 PM

Ya. I Don't know who was saying Canada's biggest hole was goaltending. Maybe their d is just that good (haven't been able to watch much) but the goaltending seems to be pretty solid. And the big bad mighty USA was taken down by that "awful" Russian team. Looks like Canada may go for gold this year.


Goaltending doesn't matter when your oppoent can't get the puck.

That was their weakness for the last few years. This year the rest of the team is so deep that it just doesn't even matter. Neither goalie was even tested, really. Except the last couple minutes of the USA game. But they have been stopping the pucks they should be stopping. That alone is a welcome change.


#2560206 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by marcaractac on 02 January 2015 - 03:44 PM

And yet Eichel will still be by far the best player out of this group.

 

 

Hopefully for his sake he learns how to be a team player




#2560146 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by marcaractac on 01 January 2015 - 03:53 PM

Was anyone else extremely unimpressed with McDavid? He essentially whiffed on 2 golden back-door opportunities and ran around hot headed the whole game (perks of wearing the cage I guess). He's obviously going to be a great player but all this "next crosby" bulls*** seems to be just that. If you ask me, Eichel seems to be the more NHL ready of the 2. He knows how to control the play and his passing ability is phenomenal. Of course this is all based off of a tiny sample size and I wont pretend to be any sort of expert. What does everyone else think?
Also, can we all agree that this is the worst team Russia has iced in years?

 

He has barely any hockey under his belt after being out a long time with an injury. He'll be fine. He has been getting better each game I thought. 

 

 

 

I actually agree with this. Same can be said about a lot of the Canadian kids. 

 

You said it yourself. Kids. These are teenagers playing on home ice on the biggest stage of their young careers. I think it is kind of silly to give them s*** over them being excited scoring goals in front of about 20k people cheering for them for the first tournament in their lives. If this were in the States, the American players would be doing the exact same thing. 

So when people say things like "act like you've done it before". The thing is, on this stage, they haven't done it before. 




#2560072 12/31 GDT : Devils 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by marcaractac on 31 December 2014 - 11:23 PM

 

:confused1:

 

Weiss has 12 points in 15 games and is +2

 

Helm has 18 points in 38 games and is a -1

 

One has played with Datsyuk and Zetterberg, the other hasn't. I have no idea in what world you live in if you think Weiss is the lesser player.

 

In the end, they are both very important parts of this team. And we'll need them both healthy and contributing if this team is gonna make a playoff run.




#2560047 12/31 GDT : Devils 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by marcaractac on 31 December 2014 - 09:51 PM

HELMMMMMMMM




#2560042 12/31 GDT : Devils 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by marcaractac on 31 December 2014 - 09:48 PM

CAPITAN!




#2559978 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by marcaractac on 31 December 2014 - 06:42 PM

What's funny is people in Canada even agree that was a bad call. U.S didn't play there best besides Larkin of course. We will get you next game even though, hopefully there isn't gong show of calls everywhere.

 

I not once said it was a good call. I said it was iffy at best. Whether it counted or not would not have surprised me. And I hope they do meet again. It will be good hockey if they do. At least then Canada can win without a controversial goal so you will have to find excuses elsewhere. It was a meaningless round robin game. Russia has been playing like s***. Should be an easy Quarter finals win for you guys. 

 

Edit: Also, the thing I am most excited about in this tournament is how good Larkin and Homer 2 have been. 




#2559973 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by marcaractac on 31 December 2014 - 06:34 PM

Game 2-2, that BS goal for Canada makes it 3-2. If that goal never counted. U.S would be up 3-2 and your 2 empty net goals never happen either because we wouldn't of pulled our goalie.

But good try buddy, you won because the game is in Canada LOL

 

Ahh, so the game would have played out exactly the same had the goal not counted? Please. Enough with the excuses. The better team won. If the US put up a better effort instead of being outshot 10-2 at one point in the 3rd, they wouldn't have ended up in that situation to begin with. But please, continue to blame bad calls on being completely outplayed when down 2-1. 




#2559970 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by marcaractac on 31 December 2014 - 06:31 PM

In the end, the real story is Larkin. So glad he is a future Red Wing. He went all Eberle with the clutchness.




#2557057 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by marcaractac on 16 December 2014 - 11:04 AM

OMG best defensive line up of the year!!!!

 

We are legit a healthy Weiss away from icing the best/hungriest possibly lineup. 




#2557053 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by marcaractac on 16 December 2014 - 10:53 AM

I f'in love that Ouellet is being kept in over Kindl. 




#2557042 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by marcaractac on 16 December 2014 - 09:55 AM

hows Weiss? close

 

He had the same type of injury as Abby, so he won't be out for very long. 




#2556771 12/13 GDT : Red Wings 1 @ Maple Leafs 4 *MOD WARNING POST 198*

Posted by marcaractac on 14 December 2014 - 02:44 PM

We are in a 3 game losing streak, where 2 of the 3 losses were in the shootout and the team we lost to twice is the hottest team in hockey in their last 10 games. It happens. If a 3 game losing streak is the worst of our problems, this is a pretty damn good season!

 

I think every poster on this board would take the position we are in right now if it was told to them before the season. We cant go 82-0, losing streaks will happen. As long as the winning streaks out way the losing streaks, we will be okay.

 

Exactly. Not to mention the Wings absolutely dominated the first shootout loss, and it was just more bad luck than anything. Not like they played bad against Florida either. As for last night, I chalk that up to being the 3rd of 3 games in 4 nights. It happens. The team will be fine.