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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.


#2272050 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by wings_fanatic on 19 March 2012 - 11:16 PM

It is after games like this that I am ashamed to be a fellow Wings fan with some of you people! It is amazing how quick you turn on the very team that you claim to love and be a fan of. To the postter above, I bet when Nick comes back and the Wings get going headed into the playoffs you will be posting on here about what a great game the wings played, or the Wings looking great headed into the playoffs as a serious threat. I am going to keep my eye on your posts and if I see something like that I am going to remind you about the lame posts that you posted tonight.

For those of us Wings fans who remain LOYAL and have faith in our team, we will be saying we told you so when they start playing Red Wings hockey going down the stretch.


#2272046 reunite the HZD line?

Posted by wings_fanatic on 19 March 2012 - 11:08 PM

I agree! Hank and Pasha should for sure be together imo. I would like to see them with Bert though at this point because he uses his size really well to create open ice for Pasha and can also chip in with some nice passes and stuff...


#2272003 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by wings_fanatic on 19 March 2012 - 09:18 PM

OMG shut up with the holland remarks... u honestly sound RETARDED!!! The funny thing is back at the beginning of the year when the Wings were going through a similar funk, everyone was saying the exact same things because it seemed like the end of the world. Now we are in another small funk (This time largely cuz of injuries) and you are all at it again. When the team gets going again and starts racking up W's, the same people saying retarded things about Holland and Babcock and whoever else will be PRAISING them... honestly if your a fan of the team than support it all the time, not just when its playing well!


#2271797 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by wings_fanatic on 19 March 2012 - 07:33 PM

You guys are over-reacting! Hope cow... I understand the anger with the fact that we are winless in 4, but every team goes through slumps and while in our slump it has largely been because of injuries. In funks, mental errors are made, pucks dont bounce your way, and every that can go wrong does. Puck bounces on Smith leading to goal, Hank hitting the crossbar on the powerplay... I typically find that in funks there is usually 1 game where the team in the slump gets destroyed in every aspect and NOTHING goes their way all game. It is typically after a game like this that the teams turn things around. By the end of the season, the Wings will be rolling and no one will be whining about this, calling Kenny the worst GM in the league, and so on. INstead of debunking everyone (other than Cleary cuz i hate him) how about we SUPPORT their turnaround to success... lets have faith!


#2271307 3/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3 (OT)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 18 March 2012 - 12:48 AM

Ken Holland is the best GM in the league and about every other person that knows anything about the NHL would agree. The Red Wings are in a slump... it happens to every team! To top that, we have guys getting injured left and right... it is very hard to win when you are missing key players, and almost every game someone else is getting hurt... it messes lines up and so on. I am very confident with the fully armed and operational Red Wings team come playoff time.

The one thing that does bug me a LOT is DAN CLEARY! He does not deserve to wear a Red Wings uniform this season at all. I know his knee is effed up but that is affecting his game so much that he is REALLY BAD almost every shift. If that isn't bad enough, Babs puts Cleary with a returning from injury PASHA?! All that is gonna do is slow Pasha down because Cleary is useless. Pasha deserves a better linemate than CLEARY! IMO Miller has done his job fantastically this year and deserves to play with Pasha a hell of a lot more than Cleary. Cleary needs to be benched.

You have to admire the Wings effort to come back tonight and I am fully confident that we will win at least 7 or 8 of our remaining 10 games. Hopefully come Monday we get good news about Nick and then everything will fall into place. Have faith Wings fans we have a team full of guys who knows how to win... we will win.


#2270936 3/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3 (OT)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 17 March 2012 - 05:55 PM

Im sorry but Cleary is the most useless player on the Wings this year. Pasha is returning from a month in San Jose... You would like to think Babs would give Pasha someone to play with that has TALENT! ALl Cleary does is give the puck away, make dumb plays, takes pointless little shots and slow down his line. That is the complete opposite of what we need with Pasha.


#2270925 3/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3 (OT)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 17 March 2012 - 04:44 PM

I HATE that Babs is playing CLEARY with Pasha tonite that is RETARDED!


#2270517 Call the team out

Posted by wings_fanatic on 15 March 2012 - 08:35 AM

I strongly disagree with your assessment. They were the best team in the league pretty much until Pasha and Nick got hurt. Losing Pasha caused an already lazy Franzen to look about 10 times worse. We lost that entire line that provided much of our offence and offence zone time. Because of that Hank and Fil have become our top line and thus the other teams have been able to focus solely on them. Despite that, they have still been outstanding, but they simply have no support without Pasha.

Bert did not look very good last night but that was expected because his timing was off- - he even alluded to that before the game. Franzen is the one player, along with Cleary, that has been pissing me off all year... I really wish we would have kept Hossa. Nonethless, this team has been amongst the best in the league for the majority of the season when healthy. When we get pasha back, we will have much more offence and an ability to dominate the puck possession game and he will help our powerplay with gaining the zone, faceoffs, moving the puck and getting pucks to net. When we get Nick back it will provide much more stability to the point on the powerplay and an effortless but amazing defence game.

If you honestly think this team is bad then you do not know hockey. This is a successful team and when they get their 2 big boys back they will dominate the rest of the season. I have no doubt in my mind.


#2270507 Need to get Lidstrom back soon

Posted by wings_fanatic on 15 March 2012 - 07:27 AM

While we defs miss Nick I think Pasha will have more impact on the team in return than Nick. We will still have a big hole until Nick comes back but imo the dmen on the Wings have been pretty good over this span of these games at moving the puck, blocking shots, and joining the offence. The problem to my eyes has been every line not named Hank and Fil. IMO Pasha will bring back lots of skill to the lineup along with a much better determination to get good scoring chances and dominate with the puck... that is what we are missing. Here is hoping we get Pasha back Saturday and Nick soon after!


#2270407 3/14 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Ducks 4

Posted by wings_fanatic on 14 March 2012 - 10:54 PM

No Cleary has sucked all year and continues to suck. Furthermore, anyone he plays with this season sees a drop in production as well... Hell he even slowed down Pasha at the beginning of the season!! Then Pasha gets moved away from Cleary and he ignited... Cleary sucks this year and needs to not play.


#2270389 3/14 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Ducks 4

Posted by wings_fanatic on 14 March 2012 - 10:46 PM

I am confident that Pasha is going to be playing on Saturday so I wouldn't bet against the Wings. He has had 3 + extensive practices and said he feels no pain... and we still have 2 days off in between so I will be very surprised if he does not play against the Sharks. Im calling it right now... the first powerplay we get with Pasha back, we will score. Anyways, lets as Wings fans unite and say a prayer every night before we go to bed for Pasha to play Saturday and for Nick to get better ASAP because I am tired of watching this lousy effort.

One last thing I hope Cleary gets a season ending injury soon because he flat out sucks!


#2269783 3/13 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Kings 5

Posted by wings_fanatic on 13 March 2012 - 10:15 PM

ANother thing... I think Cleary needs to sit... he is our worst player out there. He is constantly giving the puck away, making dumb plays and just draining energy. Think about it.. for the majority of this year whoever he has played with has not performed too well offensively. I understand that he is having knee problems and obvs that is impacting his game but I think he needs to sit.