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#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.

#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.