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#2508358 Pens or Bruins

Posted by wings_fanatic on 09 April 2014 - 10:25 PM

I think we should not pick our own poison. As long as we play our best hockey we can realistically compete with both teams. We match up well against Boston and have done so for a few years. I know its only regular season I'm basing that off but still. The pens have weaker D and questionable goalie. But at the same time I think fleury is gonna play with something to prove in the playoffs I do not think he is gonna stink it up like everyone thinks. Also there is no denying the pens always benefit from the officials so we would end up short handed more against them and they have a lethal pp.

Bottom line, there are pros and cons of facing both teams but the bottom line is it won't matter who we play if we don't play well. If we play like we did tn, then we can compete with both teams and make it a series. Whoever we play, go wings!!


#2508009 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by wings_fanatic on 09 April 2014 - 08:49 PM

Pav isn't up to game speed yet, Feanzen is terrible right now, and Abby is playing like a guy half his size. That top line is a mess.


Exactly. The best way to get pav up to speed is to play him with the kids.


#2507995 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by wings_fanatic on 09 April 2014 - 08:38 PM

I like what I see from the wings so far tonight. They are winning a lot of battles and are playing well as a unit supporting one another. My big problem is franzen who is once again just floating around out there. Pav needs someone who can actually move their feet out there...


#2506815 Red Wings race to the playoffs

Posted by wings_fanatic on 05 April 2014 - 10:54 PM

Wings will be fine and totally make the playoffs. Montreal got lucky tonight, they get lucky during the regular season, but they will suck in the playoffs mark my words. Pens will have to be a statement game cuz I see the Red Wings playing them in first round and beating them. I really don't see the Wings going farther than the second round, but hey anything can happen. Go Wings 4 Life

 

If we beat the Pens then we play winner of Philly and Rangers.... Wings can totally have a chance to win that series.... especially with Zetty back by that point.




#2506794 A plea to Holland.

Posted by wings_fanatic on 05 April 2014 - 10:03 PM

Ipad is the s***. So if Holland is using a Kindle I'd recommend moving to an Ipad. But I digress.

Ps. Auto-correct is messing with me today.

 

Kindl is a joke, I completely agree with you. The best part is Babcock CONTINUES to give him PP time over Smith. Smith has sooooooooooooooooooo much more talent then Kindl. How bad does Kindl have to be before Babs finally realizes Smith is better for the PP? I posted in another thread, that we need to either call up Ouelette to replace Kindl, or play the top 2 pairings more and limit the ice time of Kindl and Lashoff because they are killing us out there. Kindl cannot even make a simple pass anymore its a joke to watch him.




#2506792 Red Wings race to the playoffs

Posted by wings_fanatic on 05 April 2014 - 09:57 PM

I think we will get in no problem. We lost pretty much the exact way we lost to Montreal a little over a week ago. What did we do after that loss where everyone was beside themselves? We won 4 games in a row. 

 

Now, the biggest problem I see is, now that Pav is back, the lines look all out of synch, like no one really knows what eachother are doing. With 4 games left, Babs needs to establish exactly what the lines are going to be. In the 3rd tonight, he demoted Nyquist to the 3rd line and chose to play Franzen and Abby with Pav, which I think is a HUGE mistake. Nyquist is the hottest player on the team and has been scoring goals like mad, you don't give him less playing time. Franzen meanwhile has done absolutely nothing for this team lately, so I want to see him demoted. Go with these lines:

 

Nyquist- Datsyuk- Abby (We need a guy who isn't afraid to go to dirty areas, something Franzen does not do)

Jurco- Sheahan- Tatar (Play them more, no reason to limit their minutes)

Franzen- Legwand- Alfredsson

Glendening- Helm- Miller

 

Also, we NEED to limit the time on ice for Kindl and Lashoff... they are killing us. Kronner can play near 26-27 min along with Danny D, Smitty so that it limits Kindl's ice time. That needs to be done.




#2506512 4/5 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs Red Wings 3

Posted by wings_fanatic on 05 April 2014 - 08:02 PM

There are days when our defense looks way better than it should, and then there are days where they look like a box of factory reject dildos. I still just can't believe how many forwards we've added in the last few years considering how many quality defensemen we lost. It shouldn't be so easy for the D to be this useless. The defense absolutely needs to get stronger so they can stop having to rely on luck and can just start being good.

 
Maybe someone on the team should call out Franzen...

If we are still down by 3 in the last ten min I would bench him if I was babs. Nothing to lose at that point. There is no excuse for his poor play. He hasn't been very effective since like 4 games after the Olympics. All the kids have done more then what was expected of them,Nyquist has played god on several occasions, Alfie has come up big in some games. What has franzen done? Not much so bench him and make him think about it.


#2506349 4/5 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs Red Wings 3

Posted by wings_fanatic on 05 April 2014 - 07:01 PM

The refs have been a joke so far. I counted at least 4 habs penalties that were far worse then what the wings were called for that period... That's just pathetic. The best part is all habs powerplays came literally right after they should have been called for something.

Aside from the poor officiating, the wings need to be better. They were a step behind most the period. I think pav would benefit from the speed and energy of Nyquist. I can't stand franzen playing with Nyquist. Nyquist- pav- Alfie is a great line. Either way, wings need to come out more engaged.


#2506081 4/4 GDT - Sabres 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by wings_fanatic on 04 April 2014 - 09:18 PM

The Habs are f****** scary right now. Hope we bring it tomorrow.


Also: 21 fart gun salute for Don Van Massenhoven! You will be missed.

 

We killed the Sens last time we played them too. The Habs are a good team, but I do not fear them they are nothing compared to the Bruins whom we just beat. If the Wings bring their game, they get a huge W tomorrow night.




#2505841 4/4 GDT - Sabres 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by wings_fanatic on 04 April 2014 - 05:56 PM

If Alfie plays I want to see: 

 

Nyquist- Legwand- Franzen

Jurco- Sheahan- Tatar

Datsyuk- Helm- Alfie

Abby- Glendening- Miller 

 

OR if the top line is lacking switch Franzen and Pav. Either way, we have 3 lines that can consistently score for the first time in quite a while.




#2505000 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by wings_fanatic on 02 April 2014 - 08:46 PM

Franzen looks pathetic out there. He isn't even trying he is making stupid passes and is easily giving up on plays. I want to see more kid line in the 3rd and maybe get Nyquist out there with them for some shifts. Come on wings let's get at least a point it's not pretty but we are still in this.


#2504626 Blackhawks getting Wingitis

Posted by wings_fanatic on 02 April 2014 - 03:04 PM

You should never make fun of another team for injuries... It is bad luck. I rememebrr so many people were happy when Crosby got hurt originally, but the fact is they are all hockey players and are all people. I am not happy to hear about anyone being hurt because us wings fans know how much that sucks.


#2504592 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by wings_fanatic on 02 April 2014 - 01:22 PM

http://espn.go.com/b...forward-spooner

 

That will be awesome if the Bruins rest all those guys. Even more awesome if they rest them tonight and then play them tomorrow against the Leafs haha




#2503502 Injury Updates

Posted by wings_fanatic on 30 March 2014 - 12:58 PM

 

Don't look for Pavel Datsyuk to return to action next week.
Although he is progressing from a knee injury he is not slated to skate with his Red Wing teammates in a real practice until Tuesday. That doesn't bode well for a return in the next seven days. Check back with us next week for further updates on Datsyuk's recovery. Mar 29 - 9:40 AM
Source: Detroit News

 

 

They practice Tuesday and then will have another practice Thursday, so Pavel playing Friday or Saturday is not out of the question. I think it depends how the team does between now and next weekend. If they win today and lose Wedneday, it won't be a huge need to rush Pav back, but if we lose today and Wednesday, then they will feel more of a need to bring him back. Personally though, I think he will play next weekend.




#2502752 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by wings_fanatic on 29 March 2014 - 12:43 AM

I personally like the fact that Babs realized the vets weren't getting it done and buried them on the 3rd line. Let the kids do the work, they have been the ones winning us games. 


I like the fact that he actually called them all out on it. I think we are going to see a big game from the vets ie franzen and Alfie as they will respond to being challenged by Babs. The key is to get on them early to create doubt because the leafs have very little confidence left. Having said that, jimmy needs to be big early because the leafs know if they lose tomorrow, that's pretty well the season for them.

I live in Windsor and most my friends are leafs fans so come on wings/griffins get us a big win!