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#2277641 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (SO)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 04 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

Pavel was flying all game with Nyquist then Babcock made the switch and that line hasn't been nearly as effective generating chances. I like Bert with Pavs cuz he creates open ice and competes a bit harder than Franzen... Franzen to the 3rd line imo. Also, Jimmy is playing GREAT.


#2277609 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (SO)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 04 April 2012 - 08:04 PM

Babcock is an idiot for taking Nyquist off of Pavs line... now he has 2 slow guys to work with!


#2277529 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (SO)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 04 April 2012 - 07:24 PM

solid first period for the Wings on the road at St. Louis, who owns the 2nd best home record next to the Wings.

- I thought Hank's line was solid, but did not get much offence generated
- Pavel was FLYING out there... he is going to have a good game point wise imo
- Franzen continues to piss me off... he gives the puck up all the time, is slow and when he gets the puck instead of MOVING with it he frickin flicks it up... imo if he does not get going after this game he needs to be sent to the 3rd line and replaced by Bert


#2276585 4/1 GDT : Panthers 1 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 01 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

I hate franzen with a passion. Babcock needs to seriously answer for his dumb decision making if he continues to play Franzen on that top line with Pavs. Bertuzzi is having a GREAT game and is showing that he MUCH MORE DESERVES to playing with Pavs than Franzen!


#2276194 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by wings_fanatic on 31 March 2012 - 02:11 PM

If the Hawks win tonight and then we wwill beat florida tomorrow we will be back in 4th. I think that is going to happen because Nashville will be tired against a fresh Hawks team and the Wings have such good success against Florida. With that said, I am VERY PLEASED that Babcock has finally put Nyquist back with Pasha at practice today but I am disappointed that he is keeping Franzen on the line over Bert. I think Bert plays best with Pasha and has been doing a fantastic job all year at creating open ice for Pavs and using his body well and going in front of the net. IMO I would rather see Nyquist-Datsyuk- Bert BUT I am willing to see what it looks like with Franzen on there. If after the 1st period tomorrow Franzen is still floating, then demote him to the 3rd line and put Bert back with Pavs and Nyquist.


#2275828 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by wings_fanatic on 30 March 2012 - 08:17 PM

O please we hit a post and Rinne got a lucky save. Then Cleary (who many of us have openly hated this year) screwed up in the last minute costing us a goal. A couple things:

- Franzen NEEDS TO BE TAKEN OFF THE TOP LINE!!! Pavel looks like Pavel that we know only when he is not on the ice with Franzen... FIX IT BABCOCK!!!
- Man Kronners has been having some rough games lately... not able to keep pucks in, not hitting the net, mis-cue on passes which leads to my next point
- Why is White not on the top PP with Nick on point?? It is best that way cuz him and Nick can switch sides for the 1 timer... with Kronners with Nick they keep trying to give the puck to Kronners to shoot instead of Nick and it just isn't working. Simply put, White should be playing with Nick and Nick needs to get the puck more
- However the PP is moving the puck really well and we should have scored twice on it tonight... one post and one robbery

Going into the 3rd the Wings need to dominate and to do so I think the Eurotwins need to be reuinted. Get it done babcock!


#2275429 Why is Cleary still on the team?

Posted by wings_fanatic on 29 March 2012 - 12:58 PM

I agree that I am getting tired of people on here ragging on players this year. Looking at the date the threads are made hating on the players, it always follows a loss. Bertuzzi is having a great year playing with Pasha, while I dont like Ericsson myself you cannot deny he has been good on the pK, Franzen has an ability to put the puck in the net and has playoff potential still. With all that said, I have really grown to dislike Dan Cleary this season. I know he was great last year, and has been great for us often in the past, but this year he has flat out sucked. More than that, every time he is on the ice he is giving pucks away, wrong coverage, and taking dumb shots. I know he is playing injured and I respect him for that, but it is the point where he is actually hurting our chances of winning while he is on the ice. I am not saying get rid of him, I am saying sit him out for the rest of the year because he simply is too injured to be effective. Liek I said i respect him for trying to play through it, but I will respect him more if he can admit he is hurting this team by playing, and take a step back for the rest of the year.


#2273433 3/24 GDT : Hurricanes 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by wings_fanatic on 24 March 2012 - 06:32 PM

The curse of Quincy again lol... all jokes aside they have a rly bad record since getting him haha.


#2272872 Babcock

Posted by wings_fanatic on 22 March 2012 - 08:00 AM

Absolutely not. I think that coaches should not even have to be interviewed before, during or after games. To top that, Pierre asks the DUMBEST questions ever and after losing their 6th straight game, do you really think Babs wanted to sit there and answer dumb questions by Pierre? I do not blame Babs at all and neither should you.


#2272841 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 21 March 2012 - 10:39 PM

Haha completely agree with you. Most my friends are Leafs fans or Habs fans and all they do is complain that us Wings fans are bandwagons. It saddens me to say that yes there are a lot of bandwagon Wings fans who LOVE them while they are playing good, but if they have a bad game, are put on the Americans most wanted list on these forums. Take Zetterberg as a prime example. Earlier in the season, everyone was BASHING him nonstop... past his prime, worthless and there were even threads made suggesting to TRADE HIM! Now that he has found his game, those SAME "fans" are praising him and love him again. Then there are those fans that supported Hank all along and knew he would find his game.

We as fans need to come together to support our team through Great times AND BAD TIMES... that is what fans do. Mark my words, Nick will be back Saturday and the Wings will get back to business on the winning side.


#2272835 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 21 March 2012 - 10:14 PM

Well your an idiot for bashing Pavs and clearly you know nothing about hockey! IT TAKES 4-5 games for a player to get back into form after injuries... anyone that pays attention to hockey knows that. To top that, at least Pavs was out there trying and created some chances. HE has a reason to be a little slow and rusty tonight and I have no doubt in my mind that after a couple more games he will be at the top of his game.

Players that did not have an excuse to be terrible tonight were Cleary, Hudler and I thought Stu was slow too. I have noticed Stu and Kronners have been slow at several points since taking over the top pairing... a clear difference between them and #5.


#2272816 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 21 March 2012 - 09:21 PM

Guys you dont get it... it isn't that the Wings brought Pavs back too early... he is fully recovered... the problem is that it takes 4-5 games for a returning player to get into game form. Sitting him wont help at all... he needs to play so that he can get his legs going where they should be along with his confidence. Having said that, it would help if Babs would give him some SUPPORT.
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#2272807 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 21 March 2012 - 09:14 PM

With injuries players usually come back and have a pretty good first game just because of momentum but then usually have slow games for 2 to 3 games after that... so no surprise that Pasha seemed a bit slow tonight. It did not help that Babcock has put CLEARY or HUDLER with him though as they are both slow and cant follow a play up if they wanted to. Hudler had a terrible game tonight and had no reason to do so whereas Pavs can because he is still getting into game form.

Having said that, this was a fantastic game to watch from a fan of hockey standpoint... 2 great teams battling it out, both goalies making timely saves, strong defense and the refs let both teams play. I am very confident to say that this was the last game we will havta watch without Nick and I will be extremely surprised if he does not play Saturday night at home. We played very well tonight, for the most part, considering our lineup and I am willing to bet they start a nice winning streak beginning Saturday with the return of the Great Number 5.


#2272501 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 21 March 2012 - 03:13 PM

This may sound dumb, but at this rate I think I want the Wings to lose so that we drop down to 6th to play Dallas in the 1st round. I know we shouldn't pick our poison but if we get 6th and play Dallas it could be a HUGE benefit to us.

Blues (1) vs. Sharks (8)
Canucks (2) vs. Kings (7)
Stars (3) vs. Wings (6)
Preds (4) vs. Hawks (5)

Not only would it be a befefit for us in the 1st round, but we would not have to play the Sharks in the 2nd round either which would be HUGE.

Regardless, I will be surprised if the Wings don't win tonight... I bet Pasha has a really strong game for us.


#2272097 reunite the HZD line?

Posted by wings_fanatic on 20 March 2012 - 07:36 AM

One thing about Homer is that he is on the 4th line, which is not a good 4th line to begin with. After thinking about it last night, I think Homer would still be effective playing on the top line with Pavs and Hank. On the 4th line he has to skate a lot more and try to play plays with the puck a lot more... that is not his game at all. Playing with Pavs and Hank on the top line would allow him to play his game... which is retrieving pucks (he is still very good at this) and pass it right off to Pavs or Z and then go to the front of the net... that is his game and he is still good at that.

Overall I just feel that Babcock is not using his players properly enough this year... usually he is a lot better at making line decisions but not this year. The 4th line is bad because Homer is on it and Homer is bad because he is on the 4th line. There is no reason that, the lines should look like this:

Zetterberg- Datsyuk- Homer
Franzen- Filpulla- Hudler/ Bertuzzi
Miller- Abdelkaor- Hudler/ Bertuzzi
Cleray- Emmerton- Mursak

I think the top 2 lines would be able to both produce and control play, the 3rd line would be able to do hard work and chip in some offence, and the small addition to Cleary on the 4th line makes it a little more defensively responsible. I feel that these lines would provide the best chance for the Wings.