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#2279842 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by wings_fanatic on 07 April 2012 - 03:14 PM

I find it amusing how almost everyone here and in the hockey world in general think that Preds are gonna beat the Wings... and more than that they act like the Preds are gonna run the Wings over. Well lets think about some things here.

- More proven team? The Wings
- More forward depth? The Wings
- More defense depth? The Wings (yes they have Sutter and Weber but guess what we have nick lidstrom and other dmen that are very effective... the Preds cannot say the same)
- Better goalie? The Preds (but Howard is still a very good goalie)

Clearly the Wings have the advantage in almost every aspect. We are superior down the middle, can create line combos that the Preds cannot compete with. Having said that, they are a very well defensively structured team. I think that Babs should start the playoffs with the lines we ended with today, meaning Eurotwins on the top line because I honestly do not think that the Preds can answer that. IT will be a hell of a good series, but I am saying Wings will win in 6 and upset almost everyone.

Lastly, I am happy everyone is saying the Wings are done because it takes the pressure off them and they can actually be the team to pull an "upset" for once. I am looking forward to this series and I truly think the Wings will come out on top.


#2279785 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by wings_fanatic on 07 April 2012 - 02:46 PM

Pavel with a sick move, JUST MISSED... Hudler better not be used anymore in shootouts would someone please like to tell me why Babcock uses him over FIL?!?!? ALso, sick move by Patty Kane gotta give him props for that. Overall I think the Wings will be ready for the playoffs:

- Mike Babcock, for the love of God PLEASE keep Datsyuk and Zetterberg on the same line, whether it be with Bertuzzi or Nyquist... the second that switch was made the Wings came alive
- Franzen is at least looking a lot more determined at TRYING to make plays so that is a positive sign
- Our PK has been fantastic lately and whether you wanna admit it or not, our powerplay has not been that bad either. Think about it, I am pretty sure we have hit at least 1 post on our powerplay over the course of the past 6 or 7 games, including 2 posts today... I think the Wings will get it together
- Though Jimmy had a little rebound trouble today, he looks primed and ready

Lastly, everyone is so worried about Nashville having to play in their building but dont forget the fact that almost every time we play in their building during the season is on the 2nd night of a back to back so we are tired... lets see how they fair against us when rested. It will be a great series but I do not think Nashville can withstand the Wings.


#2278556 4/5 GDT : Devils 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by wings_fanatic on 05 April 2012 - 08:57 PM

Good game by a tired Wings team. I hope Pavs is okay with his wrists. I thought the Wings just looked flat out dead tired all 3rd period and it ended up burning us. There should be no back to backs this late in the year, but whatever. Also, take back my reffing commment from earlier... the refs missed WAY TOO MANY should ahve been calls against the Devils. No wonder the Devils are so good defensively... they get away with more hooking and holding than anyone else it was really annoying!


#2278010 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (SO)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 04 April 2012 - 09:22 PM

HUGE win by the Wings. Awesome game by Pasha!! I thought Pavs, Nick and Howard were fantastic all game long! Also I would like to say I was completely wrong about Babs's decision to keep Franzen with Pavs... that is why he is the head coach of the Wings and I am not. To add to that, man when Franzen plays, he PLAYS! Whatever ticked him off at the end of the 2nd carried over and woke him up finally and now hopefulyl it can continue!


#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.