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#2505847 Detroit says Weiss "Not Getting Better", likely done for year

Posted by roboturner on 04 April 2014 - 06:33 PM

I swear the number is cursed lol I think he should change his number in the off season.

If you think about it, it's just people trying to get away with wearing #9 in a Winged Wheel. The Hockey Gods have no patience for people exploiting loop holes




#2503007 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by roboturner on 29 March 2014 - 07:21 PM

Amazing Goose

How Sweet The Sound

That save the wretched Wingsssss




#2502914 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by roboturner on 29 March 2014 - 06:46 PM

DISCLAIMER: **I fully realize that this is not exactly what just happened**

 

BUT...That goal right off the face-off is exactly why I rag on Howard so much. His complete lack of confidence, especially in his puck playing ability (and his utter refusal to try and improve), leads to him CONSTANLY freezing playable pucks. This leads to more defensive zone face-offs and goals like the one you just saw.

 

(then throw in his rebound control, weak goals, poor positioning, ect...) But mostly this, because it could EASILY be remedied with some practice, coaching, and just a bit of effort on his part.




#2502364 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by roboturner on 27 March 2014 - 08:36 PM

How odd to have Price break down like this.  Typical for Howard, but gosh odd for Price huh?

Point taken, but he does have (or probably will have after the game) 14 more wins than Howie




#2502328 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by roboturner on 27 March 2014 - 08:29 PM

Don't worry guys...This time of the year was why we signed Cleary. Com'on Babs throw him over the boards and let him do his thing!!




#2501722 Injury Updates

Posted by roboturner on 27 March 2014 - 09:40 AM

Zetterberg's plan is to return in time for beginning of playoffs.  Video

I think even Zeus would be jealous of that Beard




#2501387 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by roboturner on 25 March 2014 - 08:55 PM

It isn't an either or proposition.  Datsyuk wasn't healthy enough to play with the Wings, he should have not have played for Team Putin.  I'll bet he's not giving back his paycheck for being hurt now, is he?  If Franzen had done the same thing, people would be having a fit.  What Datysuk did was a douchebag move.

Team Putin....unbelievable (I guess you no longer have any respect or pride for you're own country or ideals based who the current president is, hey? You just threw it all out the window and renounced your citizenship?)  And again with the paychecks, get over it dude.

 

Datsyuk is by far our best player and he deserves Respect.

Lidstrom played in the Olympics.

Yzerman played in the Olympics through pain (2002), missed the rest of the regular season, then came back and helped us win a cup.

 

I guess those guys douchbags too, hey? Yeah f*** Steve Yzerman, that guy has a long history of continuously put himself before the Wings! And worse, his attitude rubbed off on our current players!




#2501143 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by roboturner on 25 March 2014 - 08:02 PM

But if he's too hurt to play for the Wings, he should have been too hurt to play for Russia.  He couldn't play for weeks before Sochi, then played for two games to get himself in shape for the Olympics, played pretty damn well for Russia, comes back and is too hurt to play again? That's a crock of s*** if you ask me.

Again, he could have just left after the season.  You sound like a little kid whose toy broke, so now you demand your parents break your siblings toy to make it "fair".

 

Answer this for me: Dats for 2 months now or Dats for 3 more seasons, but will miss a month now?




#2500982 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by roboturner on 25 March 2014 - 07:16 PM

 

It's a travesty that our two best players didn't fully commit to the rest of the season and that we have the worst doctors/trainers in the NHL.  

 

The refs will always be bad in sports, until you have robots replace them.  Robots that make no mistakes.  Refs sucking is just like Bertuzzi sucking or Smith sucking.  Part of human error and occasional ineptitude.  

Dude, they went to the Olympics. It's over.

Zetterberg would be out right now regardless

Datsyuk could have been done playing for the Wings for good after this year so he could play in his home country and spend more time with his family, but instead he "selfishly" (as you claim) signed on with us for another 3f****** years. Get over it!




#2500230 3/23 GDT: Red Wings vs Wild

Posted by roboturner on 23 March 2014 - 09:15 PM

That's one way of looking at it. Or the only reason we got to overtime was because of Howard.

Or you guys could both be right....(or both be wrong)

 

He may have kept us in the game AND missed another timely save




#2499805 3/23 GDT: Red Wings vs Wild

Posted by roboturner on 23 March 2014 - 07:43 PM

HUGE save Howie!

Guy shot it right where his blocker was going to be, he doesn't get credit for that




#2499771 3/23 GDT: Red Wings vs Wild

Posted by roboturner on 23 March 2014 - 07:22 PM

Fair point, but it's not like he tried to blow him up or anything. That was incidental contact, as it looked like he was driving to the edge of the crease by the post to get the shot rather than trying to drive into Bryz. Huge difference, imho. Nothing like Probie's cannonball into a goalie when he was in Adirondack.

True, true. I wasn't trying to say he did it on purpose. It's just it sounds like people want preferential treatment for the Wings, and not consistency league-wide like you would think.




#2499652 3/23 GDT: Red Wings vs Wild

Posted by roboturner on 23 March 2014 - 06:51 PM

Can't give Howard credit for that save, the guy shot it right into his arm. That's not his fault!! (reverse of the "not his fault, it's the defense argument" for you guys who don't get it. :bye1: )

 

But seriously that was a nice save!!




#2499318 3/22 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2

Posted by roboturner on 22 March 2014 - 04:41 PM

He was fantastic today. That isn't blind praise. Also, you do realize there are plenty of people here on the opposite end of the spectrum regarding Howard, right?

It is blind praise when there are constant excuses when things are bad for him, and when he's playing well he's the greatest goalie and somehow ALL the bad things he does are ignored.

 

I'm sure there are, but to get to that point you have to think "OK, if he wasn't playing for the Wings, would I think he's an above average goalie? Would I want him on my team?"  Then you take a critical look at his game.

 

It seems most "Howard Supporters" are just that. Supporters. "I'm going to support Howard no matter what cuz he's on the Wings and I'm a fan of the Wings so I can't think bad thoughts about any aspect of his game or I won't be a true fan and anybody who doesn't support him 100% no matter shouldn't voice their concerns and opinions Y cant U jsut support him!!"

 

If you're referencing people saying "he sucks" right after goal without any other thoughts or analysis going into that, then yeah they are just as guilty as people saying "Average Save There, Hey Guys!!" after he makes one nice save and not putting any other thoughts or analysis into it.

 

It's the same thing.  Selecting only the instances that confirm your theory and ignoring all the instances that don't isn't going to get you to an informed, rational position, whatever that position is.

 

If I selected only his greatest moments he would seem like a great, above average NHL goalie.

If I selected only his weakest moments he would seem like a s***ty, below average NHL goalie.

If I look at ALL his work, then and only then could you make a determination on how well he actually plays. That's all I'm advocating. I don't care where you fall once you've done that.




#2499293 3/22 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2

Posted by roboturner on 22 March 2014 - 04:07 PM

Man that Babs interview was funny. "I thought it was the 80's when I saw him come back to the bench after that!"