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#2556140 12/12 GDT : Panthers 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 12 December 2014 - 08:16 PM

Did we win??


Wrong horn, guys!




#2554918 Jonathan Bernier - Nelson Mandela Comments

Posted by Son of a Wing on 08 December 2014 - 03:54 PM

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#2554850 Jonathan Bernier - Nelson Mandela Comments

Posted by kipwinger on 08 December 2014 - 12:50 PM

 

What's wrong with being a communist?

 

Dear god no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




#2550317 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by Echolalia on 20 November 2014 - 05:47 PM

 

Maybe Foligno said something about Smith's mother.  Maybe something happened earlier in the game between those two.  Who knows why they fought.  There are plenty of fights during games that are blowouts, and it always takes two to tango. Smith didn't do anything selfish by fighting.  Selfish would be a retaliatory penalty that costs the team a powerplay goal.  Smith wasn't thinking about getting potentially injured, nor should he, so I wouldn't call it a selfish decision because he got hurt.  It just happened.  

 

This I disagree with.

There was nothing the team could have gained by Smith getting into the fight  The game was already comfortably under control in the Wings' favor.  Smith, on the other hand, could have repaired his own damaged ego (or his mother's if that's the case), or seeked retribution for a hit he didn't like, but those are personal reasons to fight that have nothing to do with the team's odds for victory.  So in this case, the only one who's getting any potential benefit out of this is Smith, and its an entirely emotional benefit.

As for risk, well there is always a risk of injury when getting into a fight, and everyone should weigh that risk against the potential benefit when choosing to partake.  There is also the guarantee that your team will have to play without you for the next five minutes, which is a more serious situation when the fighter is a defensman, becuase there's only six of those total to begin with.  If you're one of the folks who believe that fights can be a rallying point to boost team morale and get everyone more engaged in the game, then there's also the risk of firing the other team up, and potentialy losing a game that your team was winning.  So in terms of risk, Smith is risking his health, he's risking his team losing control over the game, he's putting Babcock and his teammates in a tougher spot because they have to pick up his slack while he sits in the box, and if he happens to get injured in the fight (which he happened to get injured), then Babcock and his teammates are in a tougher spot for the next several days, instead of just five minutes.

So lots of risk and disadvantages that the whole team has to carry, so Smith can resolve a personal vendetta that he has in the waning minutes of a game.  I'd say that's quite selfish.




#2546716 GDT:11/4 Detroit Red Wings vs. Ottawa Senators 7:30p.m

Posted by Holmstrom96 on 04 November 2014 - 08:35 PM

what is smith doing there

 

Smith-ing.




#2544095 future captains?

Posted by Adidarw on 23 October 2014 - 10:14 PM

C - Dekeyser

A - Nyquist

A - Abdelkader




#2543958 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by joesuffP on 23 October 2014 - 08:57 PM

this team can't even get datsyuk the puck to score by himself. Z has been a passenger tonight




#2543870 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by WingFanInLA on 23 October 2014 - 08:24 PM

WTH...I just started the game and my DVR only recorded 19min. I hit the guide for the channel it was one me the Wings broadcast is not there anymore. Center Ice on Direct Tv. Anyone else have this happen ?


Your DVR did you a favor.


#2543804 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by joesuffP on 23 October 2014 - 07:59 PM

team is snake bitten and grinders think they can dangle. put it on net helm you chud




#2543651 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by Vladinator16 on 23 October 2014 - 07:04 PM

Team needs more Cleary. 




#2542052 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 18 October 2014 - 05:21 AM

Well I stayed up to watch the game and have a beer after, but I'm exhausted as I had to get up for work this morning. Chances are I'll miss some of the game as I'm going out for my birthday tonight... So I hope the wings can win this game and make it a winning weekend!


#2541283 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 October 2014 - 09:37 PM

Thank you Jimmy Howard for a very undeserved point. Spectacular two saves to preserve something out of this disaster.


#2541268 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by TheXym on 15 October 2014 - 09:33 PM

Howard with another average save and no rebound.


#2539785 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by FlashyG on 11 October 2014 - 02:07 AM

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#2529995 Dont Jump Yet...

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 04 July 2014 - 03:51 PM

And that's why the regular season is the regular season... We beat the Kings too but wouldn't have stood a chance against them in the playoffs, we have a completely hollow defense

So teams don't try in the regular season? Or there level of play in the regular season isn't indicative of their level? So Edmonton could possibly win in the playoffs if they would just make it?

 

I don't buy that the "regular season is the regular season" What is there to back it up? There's always logic behind the discrepancies.

 

We beat the kings in the season because they had some real problems with offence during the season. They worked things out and also brought in Gaborik, which gave them a big boost in the playoffs.

 

We lost so handily to the Bruins in the playoffs because Z and Datsyuk were dealing with significant injuries, our youth disappeared with the playoff pressure due to inexperience, Ericsson injuries forced the Kindl and Lashoff, Weiss injured forced Legwand on the team unsettling the lineup even more since he played himself onto the 4th line.

 

I know, I know, no excuses - but come on - Those factors don't account for the difference between regular season results against the Bruins and playoff results?