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#2512913 Howard = Average

Posted by roboturner on 21 April 2014 - 03:32 PM

If you let a play like that kill you you don't deserve to win

That'd be fine if this was the Wings of '02 or '08/'09. This current Wings team can't overcome those kinds of stupid mistakes in a series where they are clearly over matched talent-wise. They need everybody playing their best hockey right now, including especially the goaltender.

Howard of Game 1 gives us an excellent chance to win this series.

Howard of Game 2 means we're not gonna win another game till October.

#2512545 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by roboturner on 20 April 2014 - 04:08 PM

How do you block people it's getting ridiculous

Click you name in top right corner, click 'manage ignore pref'

#2508544 Maple Leafs Name Shanahan New Club President

Posted by roboturner on 10 April 2014 - 09:12 PM

Hi I'm Brendan Shanahan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. In the spring of every year, an incident occurs where the Maple Leafs blow their playoff spot with a magnificent collapse.


As the video shows in slow motion, the leafs continue to hand out lengthy contracts to players who to will certainly become a disappointment, and who will disappear when needed most.


Taking into account that the Leafs have a previous history, I have suspended the Leafs from the National Hockey League for 10 seasons.

#2508065 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by roboturner on 09 April 2014 - 09:16 PM


Yet people wanted to anoint him the starter and drop Howard for a bag of broken sticks a month ago lol

Gus's struggles don't negate Howard's struggles

#2507517 Mike Babcock Appreciation Thread

Posted by roboturner on 08 April 2014 - 10:17 PM

Compare the teams that Scotty had to the teams that Babs had and this is mighty impressive.

Babs also did it in less time with less games played (lockout).


Sure he makes some questionable decisions at times, but seeing as how he's been so dominant I'm willing to (mostly) overlook them.


We've got a great coach who I'd like to see stay as long as he wants and be able to walk away on his own terms. The guys deserves that much at the very least.


Edit: you beat me to it

#2507422 4/8 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Sabres 2

Posted by roboturner on 08 April 2014 - 08:23 PM

Hindsight is 20/20. A player can have a rough patch where people are displeased and then redeem themselves later. I actually don't remember people hating on helm.

A Voice of Reason in the Madness

#2507246 A plea to Holland.

Posted by roboturner on 08 April 2014 - 05:54 PM

I'm gonna jump in on the "mngmnt leaving players in the minors".


I agree that it takes time to develop these players. I think it's great that they can come up and mostly hold their own in a much tougher league. And for the most part, leaving them down so long has helped us quite a bit.


But at some point these guys start stagnating in the AHL if left too long.


Personally I think these 'kids' (I don't think you're a kid in hockey terms if your 22 or over) have been left down just a little bit too long.

Management seems to be about 6-12 months behind schedule in getting these guys up here and contributing. Meaning these kids are ready about 6 months (more or less) before they get their chance.

I realize its hard to make a 6 month adjustment, because at that point you've already signed a few over the hill vets to plug the hole. And by the time younger guy is ready, they have to wait another 6 months because their spot is not available at the moment. It's just a cycle that needs to be broken.


Seriously if they just moved everything in this process up about 6 months I'd be content with that strategy.

#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?