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#2558152 12/21 GDT : Avalanche 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by wings_fanatic on Yesterday, 08:18 AM

Pav and Hank back together, franzen playing against the avs... Losing skid is over tonight.


#2557772 12/19 GDT : Islanders 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by wings_fanatic on 19 December 2014 - 08:19 PM

Okay first period, but I still feel some of the lines need to change. Z and Goose just seem to have no chemistry together anymore for many games now. Shake up the top lines and put Pav and Hank together because the team is still lacking energy from its forwards.

 

Z- Pav- Abby

Nyqyuist- Shehan- Tatar

Franzen- Helm- Jurco

 

I think these are much better lines for the team to find some much needed energy and offense.




#2556899 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by wings_fanatic on 15 December 2014 - 02:22 PM

Kronners- Green

Dekeyser- Smith

Quincy- Ericsson




#2556750 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by wings_fanatic on 14 December 2014 - 12:13 PM

Kronwall is inconsistent and when our best puck mover is not playing well we get skated into the ground like the last couple games. Cutting down on turnovers and moving the puck out of our zone quickly makes us a much better defensive team

Kronwall is inconsistent and when our best puck mover is not playing well we get skated into the ground like the last couple games. Cutting down on turnovers and moving the puck out of our zone quickly makes us a much better defensive team. Our weakness has been turnovers against hard forechecking teams. Yandle cuts that down drastically and imagine being able to counter attack a hard forecheck. Something we never do. We haven't scored an even strength goal in 3 games

 

 

Kronwall is VERY underrated by some of Red Wings fans. He is not Nick Lidstrom, but he is still a good, reliable number 1 and, more than that, is a good leader for this team. I would take Kronners over Yandle any day of the week. The wings will never make that trade proposed and would only tradde the likes of those guys if they were getting Shea Weber. So don't worry about that. If anything, I think a trade for Mike Green would be best for us. We would not give up nearly as much and would be adding a solid offensive dman to our team and who is right handed shot. That could go a long way to determine the extent of our playoff success.




#2556289 Jimmy sucks in a shootout Howard

Posted by wings_fanatic on 12 December 2014 - 10:21 PM

What an awful game. Just flat out awful. Our D were AWFUL at outlet passes tonight and that just threw our game off. Please someone tell me WHY KINDL IS STILL ON THIS TEAM?!?!?! 

 

Franzen invisible again tonight, at least zetty looked a lot better i thought. 

 

Florida got a LOT of puck luck tonight. The puck always seemed to bounce towards their sticks and such. The Refs were awful. Florida got away with a lot of interferene and holding, a clear high stick on zetty, a hook on helm while he was in all alone.

 

All in all, it was just an awful game and I will happily take the 1 point and hopefully the wings go into toronto tomorrow night and destroy them.

 

Also, Jimmy needs to be taken out for shootouts. He just can't make saves and players are scoring on him too easily. 




#2555753 12/10 GDT - Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 11 December 2014 - 02:40 AM

I thought this was one of the best games we played. In a playoffs series if we play like that against the leafs they cannot compete with us and I truly believe we are a much better team than they are. The shootout sucks and jimmy sucks at the shootout but our forwards also suck at scoring on breakaways. They are trying too hard gotta keep it simple like pav did last night.

The way the wings played reminded me of 2007-2009 teams we had. When we lost, a lot of the time we actually outplayed the other team and deserved the win. I love this years team and am not worried at all.


#2545893 10/31 GDT : Los Angeles Kings (2) at Red Wings (5), 7:30 EST

Posted by wings_fanatic on 31 October 2014 - 09:20 PM

Great win by the Wings. They were flying in the 1st, began to step back too much in the 2nd, paid for it at the start of the 3rd. But, they got through it, worked hard and started taking over the game again and controlled the last 15 or so minutes of the game. Our best players were the best players on the ice. Pav and Hank just work soooooo well together. When they are able to play together I don't care what anyone says, they are the best line in hockey. The problem is making them continue to be able to work together.

 

The kid line was fantastic tonight. By far their best game of the season. Keep them together. Gus and Tats have chemistry together that is working.

 

One thing is for sure. LA is a Very good team. They were missing key players and still battled hard and pushed the Wings for a bit there. Having said that, I really liked the way the Red Wings played against a great team. I don;t know where Franzen comes in because I do not want the top 2 lines touched and I like the 3rd line as well. Gotta love when you have tough decisions like that. 




#2545439 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by wings_fanatic on 29 October 2014 - 09:05 PM

Not a well played game tonight, but the leaders stepped up and the team started skating in the 3rd and were much better. Babs hopefully keeps these lines moving forward because things are getting done when Pav and Hank are together and the kids even started skating better too. The highlight of thegame for me? Brendan Smith on the PP! Did anyone else notice that Smitty shot the puck 3 or 4 times in that short amount of time? That is what our PP is lacking and that is what Smith can bring the PP so PLAY HIM!




#2545126 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by wings_fanatic on 29 October 2014 - 07:21 PM

The Red Wings have had so many goals called off over the years it is not even funny. And I would not mind if most of them were the wrong call. We should be up 1-0. 

 

But as it is, we are tied despite not playing very well. Babs needs to change the lines. They simply are not working. I am sick of Abby on the top 6. And the kids need a foot in their rear ends to get them going. In the meantime, it is time to play Pav and Hank together. 

 

Z- Pav- Jurco

Tatar- Sheahan- Nyquist

Abby- Helm- Nestrasil

4th line.

 

Jurco needs to get working and I like him with Pav and Hank because he is a bigger body who can be strong on the puck. I think giving him a chance with the big guns will help. Nyquist and Tatar have played well together in the past and frankly I just don't think the kid line is doing enough to keep it completely together right now so make that minor change. 

 

On the PP. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD USE BRENDAN SMITH!!!!




#2545065 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by wings_fanatic on 29 October 2014 - 06:50 PM

i am SICK of the officiating in the nhl. Every single game there is some sort of significant mistake made by the refs. We have already had points stolen from us against the Ducks and Montreal, and now another goal called off here for complete BS! Unacceptable!




#2544436 10/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Flyers 4

Posted by wings_fanatic on 25 October 2014 - 06:48 PM

Good first period start on the road for the Wings. Kindl really bugs me, he is far too soft on the puck. Quincy also needs to learn how to make a proper outlet pass.

 

Overall though, it was a good period and a good effort by the wings. the PK looks great still and our PP looked better. It moved the puck well and generated chances. We need to shoot the puck more though, but it will come. 




#2541232 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 15 October 2014 - 09:23 PM

People bashing Z are hilarious. Pretty sure he has earned enough to have a bad game every now and then he is human. He is a workhorse and I am not worried at all that he will find his game and getting Pav back soon will no doubt help him. 

 

BTW what an awful lazy play by Kindl he sucks.




#2541116 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 15 October 2014 - 08:45 PM

For the life of me I don't understand why Babs refuses to play Smith on the PP! He has such good offensive instincts. Can make great passes, knows when to shoot, has a good one timer. Our PP would be better with him on it. Play him with Danny D on the point and 3 forwards up front because the whole 4 forwards thing isn't working. 




#2540268 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by wings_fanatic on 11 October 2014 - 11:31 PM

Ppl complained about Osgood. Ppl complained about Hasek. Ppl will complain about Howard. He's not bad, but he's also not the best, but he's ours, and for that I like him.

Till Mrazek is ready, that's my stance.

 

The difference being Dom and Ozzy won the big ones. They were big time players for big time games. What has Howard done since becoming our starter? He has never taken us past the 2nd round. Even the years where we had Lidstrom, Rafi, Kronner and Stu as our top 4 D, Howard never took us past the 2nd round and, in some cases, costed us playoffs games (See game 3 both years against San Jose). He was sub par against Nashville. Thats why this year I think is the year where Howard either proves himself, or we make a change.

 

On another note, I find it humorous how often the Red Wings are screwed against the Ducks. Think about it:

2008: Lidstrom scores in the last minute of the game to tie it, only to have Dan Ohalloran waive the goal off... awful call

2009 playoffs: In the last minute of one of the games, the Wings scored to tie the game, but the ref said he intended to blow the whisle...awful call

2013 playoffs game 6: Last minute of the game and Quincy is tripped and there is no call, Ducks score to tie the game.

 

There are probably more examples but these are the big ones. That is a lot of bad calls against the same team. Not just bad calls, but bad calls that costed us the game or could have costed us the game. 




#2540251 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by wings_fanatic on 11 October 2014 - 09:27 PM

 

No.  Officiating sucks equally in all three sports (don't watch baseball enough to know or care).

 

Every time I'm ready to proclaim NHL referees the worst, I think of NBA and NFL referees and retract the thought.  Same thing with the other two sports.  Referees are like players.  They're human and will make stupid mistakes.  

 

What sports really need is to get rid of refs and replace them with computers that never make any mistakes.  But that's obviously not happening right now, so we're stuck with what we have.  


 

If Mrazek is better, than he should start.  

 

This franchise doesn't owe Howard anything.  It's the same franchise that benched better goalies like Hasek, Joseph and Osgood at some point in their careers.  

 

Well said. IMO this is an important year for Howard. If he continues to be just average, then that is not good enough. Not when we have a really good goalie in the minors and he can play the puck too.