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#2604662 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by MDCard on 29 April 2015 - 10:05 PM

My post series thoughts:


1) Always disappointing to lose like this...I remember when we lost game 7 to the Pens for the Cup.  I was seriously down for like a week...we were better than them.  We were the best team in the league then.  This is bad...but i am already over it.  I don't think the Wings had what it takes to get out of the East.  The Rangers defense is stacked.  Price is tough.  There are just too many barriers and our best players are a bit too old.  It would have been nice to continue in the playoffs...not meant to be.

2) I thought we played a good series...nothing to hang our heads about.  We had our chances to nail this down in games 4 and 6.  The great teams get it done.  We didn't.  But the guys played tough.  Guys i admired during the series include Glenny, Abby, Helmer, Dats, Mraz.  I like their game...

3) I am not sure getting really old players at the deadline is a great idea.  Keith Yandle would have been a good get.  Zidlicky is too slow and really cost us in these playoffs a bit...I am not sure he is really any better than Kindl, Marchenko, or Oulett.  Cole ended up being a non-factor.  Getting old players at the deadline for a bunch of "spare part" assets, messing up the chemistry, sitting young players, then slumping your way into the playoffs.  Kenny has not really made a lot of outstanding moves lately.  Giving 5 mill to Weiss who was coming off injury was incredibly bone-headed.   The whole "overripe" thing is overrated.  Hockey players in this era are beaten up after 31 or so and on the downside of things.  Just my opinion.  If you want to be a franchise that competes for the Cup every year you have to make bold, smart moves.  If you make bad moves...no Cup.

4) I am really impressed with Mrazek's demeanor, puck handling, and athleticism.  He overplays things and that needs to be fixed...but it is fixable.  I like him in net over Jimmy who does to handle the puck so well and seems to be always tweaking his groin.

5) I would trade Jimmy to a team that really needs a goalie (? St. Louis) for either a rugged scoring winger or a top tier defenseman.  Mraz starts...and then find a serviceable back up.

6) No more really old players please.  Unless he is a core guy (Z, Dats, Kron), the secondary players should be young and not have a lot of miles on them.  

7) We need a bit of grit and size in our forwards...Franzen is pretty much done.  I would trade him for a low pick and a back up goalie...if he actually can still play.  Get rid of him.

8) Weiss needs to go...back to Florida for a low pick...maybe his game needs Florida...I don't know.  

9) It would be great to have a #1 D-man...I have no idea how we get one of these.  

10) I would not re-sign either Cole or Zids...too old. 

11)  There is a lot of negative talk about Zetterberg here...but he is not going anywhere.  I am hopeful that as he gets farther out from his back surgery he can still be a contributor.


That's all i got for now...disappointing that we are out and i have no more playoff games to worry about.

#2305278 2012 SCF : Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils

Posted by LeftWinger on 04 June 2012 - 09:24 PM

Did you see Gretzky shaking hands with Parise at the start of the game? I swear I saw his lips say "Mickey Mouse Organization" followed by a "f*** Me!"

#2194546 Buffalo signs Ville Leino to 6-year, 27m contract

Posted by Finnish Wing on 01 July 2011 - 04:20 PM

Wonder how good he'll be without Briere and Hartnell.

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Wonder how good they'll be without him. They pretty much got it going instantly when Leino was put on to that line.

#2194258 Wings sign D Mike Commodore to 1-year, $1m contract

Posted by Jusek on 01 July 2011 - 02:24 PM

They have to give #64 to him.

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#2192849 Holland Appreciation Thread

Posted by ShanahanMan on 30 June 2011 - 09:15 PM

I just continue to be in awe of Holland's amazing negotiating abilities. The guy just continues to have one great signing after another.

Best GM in the league right there! Am I right or am I right?

+1 please!

#2185007 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by puckbags on 13 June 2011 - 10:08 PM

Wanted : Suicide prevention hotline operators and Riot police.
Start time : Wednesday June 15th, 2011
Place : Downtown Vancouver
If interested apply please submit resume to 40yearsoffutility@canucks.com and please state in resume how many times you've jumped off the bandwagon.

#2185021 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by Esquire on 13 June 2011 - 11:08 PM

Roberto LeBrongo

#2016903 The new TBL

Posted by mjlegend on 19 July 2010 - 03:24 PM

it has nothing to do with tough defenseman it has to do with walker being a terrible player

Some people on the board think that anyone who fights is elevated to godlike genius, and anyone who doesn't fight (Franzen) is a Europuss. They'll never look past the fighting because that's all they see. Truthfully, he's a $1.625 million liability every time he steps on the ice for the next three years for Philly.

This is a horrible deal for Philly, but it was the best one on the table and one they had to take given their cap situation. Normally they were able to hide salary and shift guys on and off LTIR but they're clearly out of options if Gagne is healthy.

But, wow. Stamkos, Gagne, St. Louis, Lecavalier... that's the beginnings of a good, top-five offense in the NHL. A couple more 20-goal guys develop and they're right up there with Pittsburgh at forward. Defense is still a problem, but it was also a problem with Walker there.

#1995670 Why Holmstrom

Posted by jroach17 on 07 June 2010 - 06:31 AM

In this day and age of big speedy forwards, and great two way players, why in the world would the Wings resign Holmstrom? He is only good for the powerplay, he is a liability on defense, & my grandma can skate faster than him. This was our chance to get younger, faster, bigger with Free agency. We signed Lidstrom, okay fine, still think we paid too much, but I'm okay with it. I'm not okay with the human pylon being resigned. We probably should have kept Leino instead of Holmstrom seeing as how he is playing right now. I'm also starting to think we should have kept Steve Yzerman & let Holland walk too, that was a bad move for the future Holland, you blew it!