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#2281610 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by wings_fanatic on 11 April 2012 - 06:23 PM

I don't think a blowout win would be ideal for the Wings in game 1. All that would do is get the Preds to respond big time in game 2. I would rather a solid game between the 2 teams with the Wings coming out on top to win game 1 tonight and then hopefully continue for 15 more wins after that :)

#2280762 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by wings_fanatic on 09 April 2012 - 11:38 PM

I am REALLY looking forward to what all of these so called "professional analysists" have to say when the Wings eliminate the Preds. They will be jumping on the Red Wings bandwagon so fast it won't even be funny.

#2280639 How Many More Wins?

Posted by wings_fanatic on 09 April 2012 - 05:34 PM

16 of course. I am a Red Wings fan and I will believe in my team until the bitter end. 16 more wins and a Stanley Cup Parade in June in Detroit! :)

#2280034 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by wings_fanatic on 07 April 2012 - 11:03 PM

omg i was gonna give u the benefit of the doubt but now i am gonna downright debunk everything u just said. Yah the Hawks blew a 4-0 lead to ur team but ur team still managed to lose... congrats. First of all, the Hawks have had s*** defence ALL YEAR... and their goaltending has been pathetic so bragging about that to us Wings fans is very laughable... and Jimmy Howard is WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY better then Crawfard!!!!! You say Rinne is lightyears better than Jimmy well let me ask you something. Before Jimmy got injured back in Februrary did you know he was on pace to BEAT BRODEUR's record of wins in a single NHL season of 49?? I didn't see Rinne doing that.

- Like I said you have a well balanced team, but you simply do NOT have the lethal offensive power stars that the Wings do so don't pretend that you can match that.
- Honestly if you are gonna come to these forums, at least raise truthful points, not just jibberish that makes Nashville fans look bad.

#2280007 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by wings_fanatic on 07 April 2012 - 10:16 PM

Sorry let me specify... you dont have much experience WINNING IN THE PLAYOFFS. By no means do I want to make you think I am disrespecting your team because I am not, in fact I respect them very much for how they have built a solid team out of nothing. But you match up their experience of winning big games in the playoffs next to the Wings experience of winning and you get what I mean. I understand the argument that you guys have Weber and Suter... but we have Nicklas Lidstrom who imo is still the best all around dman in the world... especially in big time games.

Next to Lidstrom, we have a better core of Dmen then the Preds too in White, Kronners, Stuart, Ericsson and Quincy. You guys have a good D core too, but ours is just more experienced and better at both areas of the ice.

Switch gears to the offence. Do I really need to get into this? Yah you guys got Radaolov back, Erat, Kostistyn brothers... but do you really think that they are better than the likes of Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Val Filpulla, Playoff mode Franzen?

The Preds play really well as a team, but I don't think they can match the Wings' playoff tempo. The preds have been playing playoff hockey all season long like the Blues, whereas the Wings were able to take several games off and still get wins. There is a big difference between regular season hockey and playoff hockey and I don't think the Preds will be able to switch to the gear that the Wings will and the Preds will have a difficult time containing our top 6 compared to us containing yours. It will be a great series and I expect every game will be close, but I predict the Wings will come out on top.

#2279970 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by wings_fanatic on 07 April 2012 - 07:47 PM

Since the lockout, both times the Wings did not open the playoffs against a team from the far West, they went on to the Stanley Cup Finals, winning in 08 and being screwed in 09. I fully believe that the Wings will be able to handle the Preds and if the Wings get feelign good about themselves they will become very dangerous. Personally I cant wait to hear Pierre Muguire pick Smashville to win the series, then list a whole bunch of nonsense reasons. Then after the Wings win the series, he will go on about how he will never bet against the Wings again and blah blah blah. GO WINGS

#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.