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#2254654 What Ken Holland should do at the deadline

Posted by wings_fanatic on 10 February 2012 - 12:30 PM

If we beat the Ducks tonight, it will really hurt their playoff push and by the deadline if they are seemingly out of it, I think Kenny should take a run at Selanne. IMO Selanne is the best bet at a missing piece to help us win a cup this year. Like Nick, he is still the best player on his team this season (even at his age) and we all know how clutch Selanne is.


#2254508 Red Wings Alumni lineup

Posted by wings_fanatic on 09 February 2012 - 10:54 PM

If the Lightening Organization has any class they will tell Stevie Y to come back and play for his team in the alumni game... I am sure Lightening fans will understand. Hell, most of their fans are actually Red Wings fans just cheering for the Lightening as a second favorite team simply because Stevie is Gm...


#2253922 2/8 GDT: Oilers 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by wings_fanatic on 08 February 2012 - 09:20 PM

As I said after the 1st, Chris Lee is the s***tiest ref in the nhl. That call on Homer was PATHETIC and that too many men call he made was pretty bad too. IMO the nhl should be reviewing Chris Lee as a ref because he has a history of making s***ty calls against the Red Wings.

Aside from that Franzen needs to stop trying to be so damn fancy and shoot the puck! Pavel is having an outstanding game and if only Franzen would shoot instead of trying to make a stupid move. Other than that, I think all of the top 6 are having an outstanding game, creating offense and chances, just need better finish.

Ericsson, as good as he was in the first, made a really dumbass decision to try to instigate a fight and therefore allowed a 2 on 0 against our goalie.

Hopefully we continue to play good in the 3rd and bring this one home. And the Wings deserve some makeup calls after those bulls*** chriss lee calls.


#2253331 2/6 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Coyotes 3

Posted by wings_fanatic on 06 February 2012 - 11:11 PM

No Franzen, lazy at times, still has 20 goals for us and has a pretty good history in the playoffs for us. Ericsson is garbage and needs to go... that is the worst mistake Kenny has ever made signing him to that contract. I say package Ericsson, Hudler+ to get a deal with Washington for Semin, or if Selanne is available, then trade for him.


#2253321 2/6 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Coyotes 3

Posted by wings_fanatic on 06 February 2012 - 10:31 PM

Great game by Nick, Pavs and Joey Mac. Poor games noteably from Franzen and Hudler. Franzen with a terrible giveaway to lead to the empty netter and Hudler was just giving the puck away all night. For example, when we won the faceoff with the extra attacker, Hudler had an easy play to pass it back to Nick at the point and instead dumped it around which allowed Phoenix to clear it.

I think it is evident that Kenny needs to make a trade for a scoring forward really bad. The one positive thing is that no more of this road s*** we get to watch a majority of the remainder games at home, where the Wings are 100 times better. BUT, a trade is still going to be the difference between a 2nd round exit and winning the Stanley Cup imo.


#2252907 Our Power play

Posted by wings_fanatic on 05 February 2012 - 05:35 PM

You nailed it... everyone is trying to set everyone else up on the powerplay this year... no one wants to shoot! Babs has got to get Pavs to get shooting a LOT more than he is, same with Hank. I have said it before and I will say it again, Babs needs to get Hank to play like he did in 2008 (where he SCORED GOALS)! To do that he needs to put the 2 together on the powerplay at least!

Zetterberg- Datsyuk- Homer
White- Lidstrom

- Hank and Pavs NEED to both shoot the puck a lot more than they do
- Have Nick shoot the puck and all the forwards crash the net (basics)

Franzen- Fil- Bert
Hudler- Kronners

- SHOOT THE PUCK.

Babcock defs needs to fix this powerplay asap.


#2251795 Howard has broken finger, Joey Mac recalled

Posted by wings_fanatic on 03 February 2012 - 10:30 AM

Guys if it is a broken finnger it will likely be 2 weeks or so that he is out. A couple seasons ago Stuart got a broken finger and missed about 3 weeks of action. The Wings are not going to take a chance at playing Howard until his finger is healed, and I do not blame them. Conks will be fine in net as long as the Wings continue to play like they did last night.


#2251557 2/2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Canucks 3 (SO)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 02 February 2012 - 11:39 PM

GREAT game by the Wings so far. The only problem is the damn powerplay!! The problem I notice tonight with the big unit is that Pavs is not shooting the puck enough on the powerplay... he keeps getting the puck and waiting to make a nice pass to someone. Babcock has to have the boys simplify things on the powerplay... start taking shots everytime they get the puck.

Other than that, GREAT game so far


#2251248 Henrik Lundqvist

Posted by wings_fanatic on 02 February 2012 - 09:07 AM

I think King Henrik definitely deserves to win it. He is clearly the best goalie in the league, night in and night out. While Howard has had a great season, he also has a much better team playing in front of him. I remember watching an interview from Lunquist where he talked about how sometimes he feels, going into games, that he cannot even let a goal in, otherwise they will lose. The Rangers happen to be my 2nd favorite team behind the Wings, and let me tell you when I watch Rangers games, there are many games like last night where King Henrik truly cannot let a goal in, or especially more than 1 goal. IMO he is the most dominant goalie in the nhl this season.


#2250999 1/31 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Flames 1

Posted by wings_fanatic on 31 January 2012 - 10:30 PM

Mike Babcock seriously needs to change up the top 2 lines... they are playing with no intensity and cannot get ANY pressure in the zone again this game. Hank's line has been below average for a while now, and Franzen looks lazy tonight. I say:

Zetterberg- Datsyuk- Bertuzzi
Franzen- Filpulla- Hudler


#2250164 ASG Draft

Posted by wings_fanatic on 26 January 2012 - 10:58 PM

I gained a lot of respect for Chara tonight. The way he talked about Pavel was pure class and you can tell he meant every word that he said. On a side note, Chara picked a hell of a better team then Alfredson. The only good thing Alfredson has going for him is King Henrik.


#2250158 Season-Long Lines Thread

Posted by wings_fanatic on 26 January 2012 - 10:39 PM

He suggested Parise as an example. Obviously it would take more than just Hudler, but he used Hudler as an example of part of what it would take. I agree fully with him in that Hank- Pavs- Bert could become the most dominant line in hockey if given a chance. But I go on to agree with him that I would feel a lot better if Kenny makes a move at the deadline to aquire someone to play on the 2nd line that can chip in offensively. Here are some possibilities on what the 2nd line could look like based on rumors of who the Wings have looked into.

Parise- Fil- Franzen (Obvs the best choice, but very unlikely to happen)

Selenne- Fil- Franzen (Selenne has said he might be willing to waive his clause for a chance to go to a playoff team and the Wings were one of the teams- - I think this would be a GREAT fit and would benefit the Wings huge... he is CLUTCH)

Hemsky- Fil- Franzen (lots of rumors about this, but personally I do not see Kenny going for this, nor do I want him to)

Semin- Fil- Franzen (I don't see the Caps getting rid of him until the offseason, but it could be a good pickup, but again I doubt it)

Ruuto- Fil- Franzen (would be a nice pickup and make the line more solid)

* Based on all of these, I think if Kenny could manage to get Selenne it would make us instant cup favorites as we would have 2 dynamite lines, filled with offense and defense skilled forwards. The Wings problem in the playoffs has been only Pavs, Hank and Nick carrying the load, while there is little scoring elsewhere. The addition of a guy like Selenne could be HUGE for this team.


#2249974 Lidstrom on NHL 36!

Posted by wings_fanatic on 26 January 2012 - 11:06 AM

Even if there was a delay to next years season, say it wouldnt start until December, I would imagine that Nick would retire. I don't think Nick would want to stick around when there wouldn't be a guaranteed season, and it would be harder for him at his age to keep his body in shape for a late start to a season. With that said, I am very confident that the NHL will NOT allow for a work stoppage again simply because they lost too much money and too many fans last time. If they were to go on strike again, I think they will lose a lot of fans for good. I would strongly consider being one of those fans because I would be extremely pissed off that a freakin work stoppage prevented Nick from playing one more year. With that said, I think they will negotiate and there will be a normal season.


#2249941 Season-Long Lines Thread

Posted by wings_fanatic on 26 January 2012 - 08:51 AM

After last nights loss against the Habs, it has become apparent to me that Babs needs to make some line changes. Zetterberg has 1 goal in his last 19 games and that entire 2nd line, as a whole, has been ineffective. With that said, I think Babs needs to make the following changes.

Zetterberg- Datsyuk- Bertuzzi- I think Hank needs to play with Pavs so he can get going. Pavs is playing in a league of his own and he can feed Hank the puck. I think this will allow Hank to become dominant again, which is important for our success. Also, I want to keep Bert with Pavs because he is having a great year, and he is creating a lot of open ice for Pavs. I think that this would be a great and dominant top line.

Franzen- Filpulla- Hudler- Franzen always plays well with Fil, and Fil is playing very confidently this year, so I think he can man the 2nd line. Hudler has been working hard enough this season to stay on the 2nd line. I think that this will be a very solid 2nd line that can provide offense to go along with the top line.

Miller- Helm- Cleary- has been an extremely solid 3rd line and will eventually be able to score some goals from time to time

Eaves- Abdelkator- Homer- decent 4th line that will be able to establish a forecheck


Lidstrom- White- Arguably the best D pairing in the league, leave them together

Kronners- Stu- Have been solid together except last night

Ericsson- Commie- While I hate Ericsson, he has looked pretty solid when playing with Commie.

I think these lines would be the best bet for the Wings moving forward. Bare in mind, I think Kenny needs to make a move by the deadline.


#2248925 1/23 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by wings_fanatic on 24 January 2012 - 09:33 AM

It was a missed call by the refs, but one thing I have learned over the past couple of years is that there are 82 games in a season and sometimes you get calls in your favor, and then other games things just don't go the way you want. I was at the game last night and I saw quite a few missed calls- - both ways- - but by not calling every little infraction made for a really exciting and enjoyable game between 2 of the leagues best teams.

For the first chunk of the first period it was all St. Louis. The Wings were just watching the play... couldn't pass, hit, or anything. Then During one of the commercial breaks, Mike Babcock had the team huddle together and they had a quick team meeting. Whatever he said at that time worked, because shortly after Stuart had his fantastic hit, and that turned the game around. In my opinion, it was whatever babcock said to the team that changed the game- - not the refs. Speaking of Mike Babcock, I just want to say what an awesome person he is. Yesterday the team I coach got to play at Joe Louis Arena at 4pm, and before the boys went on the ice, we were all welecomed by a visit from Mike Babcock- - the kids were THRILLED. He came in there, joked around with them, talked a bit and wished everyone good luck. Little things like that make a huge difference for kids, and it goes to show not only is Babs the best coach in the league, but he is an awesome person as well. That's why I think his words on that tv timeout was the difference maker.
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