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#2259060 MAC-SANITY!

Posted by wings_fanatic on 19 February 2012 - 04:23 PM

I would like to see Jimmy start in Chicago Tuesday and give the start against the Nucks to Mac. Jimmy will likely be rusty his first couple games so, as dumb as it sounds, I don't want to jeapardize our home streak to start a rusty goalie... I would rather Mac play against the Nucks. As said, Mac should really continue to play until he loses because he simply deserves it.

#2258174 2/17 GDT : Predators 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by wings_fanatic on 17 February 2012 - 10:25 PM

That was a terribly played game by the Wings imo... if they play like this on Sunday against the Sharks we will be losing to them once again. Besides Datsyuk, Lidstrom and Zetterberg this team was lazy and sluggish all night long. They were not moving their feet, their passing was way off and they were getting no offensive pressure. Then with 10 minutes to go in the 3rd period Babcock FINALLY put Pavel and Hank together and that was the game changer imo. Every shift they were out together they dominated and Pavel had about 4 really good scoring chances, along with the Kronwall chances where he missed the net. Long story short, I have been calling for them to play together for a long time and Babcock hopefully keeps them together. They simply dominate and take over games together and know where each other are at all times to make awesome plays.

Some other notes:

- Kindl better be sitting next game for Commie because that giveaway on the goal was unacceptable.
- Joey Mac is playing amazing and deserves to stay in Detroit... the team is really confident in front of him.
- Franzen needs to stop playing such a lazy overall game because it is really frustrating.

Can't wait until Sunday because the Wings SHOULD be prepared for the Sharks to let them know that they will no longer fall victim to them... for that to happen we need the ENTIRE TEAM to show up, not just Pavs, Hank and Nick.

#2256044 2/12 GDT : Flyers 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by wings_fanatic on 12 February 2012 - 10:21 PM

I agree that Hank should have been one of the stars ... he was simply outstanding tonight! Boy that all star break really energized him and he looks wonderful out there. Nick, Pavs and Hank should have been the stars.

I am thrilled with the win, but I still think they can be way better offensively and get more shots on net. Nonetheless what an honor it is for us to be able to cheer for this wonderfully skilled team. I am so proud to be a Red Wings fan.

On a side note, what a game by Nick tonight. He completely shut down the Flyers every single shift... he was breaking up rushes, stick always in the right place, shooting and that beauty touch pass to Franzen. IMO this game showed again why he is STILL the best Dman in the league. Gotta love Nick- - my favorite player ever!

Now... Tuesday.

#2255886 2/12 GDT : Flyers 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by wings_fanatic on 12 February 2012 - 09:15 PM

screw Franzen imo Hank should still be our sniper. He was our sniper in 2008 when he played with Pavs all year and we won the Cup. Franzen playing with Pavs is a waste of time because Franzen is so freakin lazy. I want hank playing with pavs because that way he gets SET UP all the time and since the all star break, Hank looks like his old self.

#2255652 2/12 GDT : Flyers 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by wings_fanatic on 12 February 2012 - 08:20 PM

I was not happy with the first period. The top 2 lines continue to have no chemestry with one another, but Babcock continues to play them together... I HATE that he takes so long to finally change things up but for the love of god take Franzen off of Datsyuk's line!! Franzen is playing pretty bad right now, giving the puck away and just kind of floating around.

Other than that, I hope the lines get changed up a bit and the Wings do a better job gaining Philly zone and cycling the puck and getting chances on net. So far they gain the zone, shoot the puck and then Philly clears it... we need PRESSURE!

#2255322 If we got Selanne..

Posted by wings_fanatic on 11 February 2012 - 10:07 PM

No if we got Selanne then it provides us with the ability to finally play Pavs and Hank together every single game. I think the lines would and should be:

Zetterberg- Datsyuk- Bertuzzi (Hank is energized now and Pavel has been good most the season, and Bert has worked real well with Pavs)

Selanne- Filpulla- Franzen (Fil and Selanne would be great together and Franzen would add to the line... this would be the best 2nd line in the NHL)

Cleary- Helm- Hudler

Mursak- Abdelkator- Miller

Lidstrom- White
Kronners- Stu
Ericsson- Commie

- I don't think it would cost as much as ppl think for Selanne because everyone knows he is going to retire after this season and if he goes to the Ducks to ask to be traded to the Wings, I dont think it will cost us too much.
- I think getting Selanne will win us the Cup.

#2255152 2/10 GDT : Ducks 1 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 10 February 2012 - 11:00 PM

I don't know what game you watched but it was far from entertaining. The Wings sustained little to no pressure for most of the game, they apparently do not have a powerplay that can score goals and had Franzen figure skating around all night. To me an exciting game is 2 teams getting their chances, but the Wings controlling the play minimizing the other team's chances while sustaining most of the pressure. Their passing is to be crisp, and have ability to quickly go from offence to defence. This game was far from that, and thus not entertaining at all until the overtime period.

#2254891 2/10 GDT : Ducks 1 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 10 February 2012 - 08:23 PM

Yah but White did not give it to the other team. Ericsson put it along the boards to where NO ONE was! He is constantly giving the puck away and it costed us there.

#2254883 2/10 GDT : Ducks 1 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 10 February 2012 - 08:16 PM

Wings got lazy as the period went on imo.

- Ericsson sucks. I am sorry but I hate him and think he is a big waste of money. He is the sole reason the Ducks scored by his dumb giveaway along the boards.
- If this lazy play continues Id like to see Babs mix up the top 2 lines to get some chemestry going.
- I agree with the refs on the 1st and 3rd penalty calls, but that call on Hank was invisible... the Ducks did way more interfering that period and got away with it. IMO we are owed a few calls in the 2nd period.

#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


Babcock defs needs to fix this powerplay asap.