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#2672785 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by MotorCityMadness on 21 April 2016 - 09:55 PM

I avoided posting during the game, but kinda glad this charade is over...complete overhaul needed and it starts with KH on down.

#2672763 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 April 2016 - 09:33 PM

The real playoff streak was being a Cup contender for about 17 years or so.  Many of those seasons, they were the Cup favorite.  No other team besides Montreal from the 50's to the 70's had a streak like that.  


However, the last 6 or 7 years are all about keeping a stupid streak alive just to give us one week of pathetic playoff hockey to watch.  That streak is not impressive.  That's what the Blues streak was about all those years.  Make it to the playoffs and lose one week later.  Who cares?  



If Holland wasn't so in love with Blashill we'd see a new coach for next season, but nothing will change.

How can Holland have the nerve to fire a coach when he's been here so long and has sucked as GM for many years?  That would take some nerve.  The ownership needs to step in and fire them both.  The fact that Yzerman and Nill are having so much success just makes it sting more.  

#2672748 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by gowings00 on 21 April 2016 - 09:20 PM

This team struggled all season to score goals. They didn't score more than two in any game this series. They didn't even score one goal in a must win game. Gosh....I wonder what the problem is. We don't have a defensemen that can score (outside of Green) so please, for the love of God can we all get on the same sheet of music?

#2671711 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by Ekmanc on 19 April 2016 - 09:31 PM

Mrazek was ok but the defense was atrocious, clear passes straight through the slot to an open man THREE TIMES!!! 

#2671691 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 April 2016 - 09:21 PM

Guys, it could be worse.  We could end up with Holland, Blashill, Ericsson, Zetterberg and Kronwall all returning next season................

Plus seven more years of Abdelkader and Datsyuk's contract not going away when he bolts to Russia.

I don't trust Holland to make impactful moves anyways, but he basically just handcuffed himself regardless due to his own poor cap management.

#2671657 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 April 2016 - 09:07 PM

Glad we have that PK stalwart Andersson dressed. Clearly made a huge impact tonight. Definitely more valuable than having Mantha out there potentially helping the disastrous power play.

Blashill is getting schooled this series. Hasn't made an adjustment all season on the power play and continues to expect declining veterans to bail the team out.

More than anything though, Ken Holland easily deserves the most blame. The deals for Ericsson and Abdelkader alone should be a fire able offense. Holland completely refuses to adapt and the Red Wings are stuck in mediocrity with no direction going forward.

The organization is getting what it deserves right now. Until they drop the stubbornness and commit to an actual philosophy besides just continuing a stupid playoff streak, then I fear there is plenty more frustration ahead.

#2671656 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings! on 19 April 2016 - 09:06 PM

Wondering if enough tires have been kicked yet.

#2671643 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by MDCard on 19 April 2016 - 09:03 PM

This team has lots of issues...


But they continually hamstring themselves with sticking to guys that suck...like Erickson.


That guy is like personally responsible for at least 2 of the goals tonight.  He is a soft, turnover machine.


We win tonight if he is scratched instead of Marchenko.


He is primary reason #1 that I have little confidence in Holland's ability to assess things with this team...Holland has old man syndrome where he can't think outside of his outdated box.


​Primary reason #2 is pushing Filpulla away and signing Steven Weiss to a $ 30 million deal.  


#3 is signing Franzen over Hossa.


There are more but i have to go vomit now.

#2671631 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by matt198913 on 19 April 2016 - 09:00 PM

If Ericsson plays in game 5 I'm done until they fire Blashill. Smith and Marchenko would be treated like that so why isn't he? He needs to go. The PP needs different players on it. That Mantha kid for example

#2665782 Fixing this mess....

Posted by kickazz on 08 April 2016 - 11:57 AM

Why can't Datsyuk kill penalties? Would be nice to actually have a shorthanded threat out there for a change.


If Abdelkader doesn't play, Mantha should be in.  Jurco should be benched for Dano.  

Because he wouldn't be a threat. The SH threat would be faster players like AA, Helm (hence why they kill penalties) and Larkin.


Both Helm and AA have been proven SH goal scorers. So is Sheahan. Glendog is useless for PK. Our PK will be much better once Helm, AA, Larkin and Sheahan along with Abby are the main guys. We're already seeing a transition of using the younger and faster guys since Miller got injured. 

#2665780 Fixing this mess....

Posted by StayClassy on 08 April 2016 - 11:44 AM

Not playing Mantha in favor of Andersson is playing not to lose, not playing to win. And we all know that when you play not to lose, you usually lose. Preventing goals is necessary and nice, but if you can score it makes it a risk worth taking.


This to me sums up the Jeff Blashill era Red wings.

#2666527 Post Epic Meltdown - er, Post Game Discussion

Posted by Yak19 on 09 April 2016 - 02:30 PM

25 in a row but this one feels empty


zero confidence in the coach and the entire defense

#2664378 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Richdg on 04 April 2016 - 11:01 AM


I dont know if its because he now plays for the Kings who are a very good team, but you are overvaluing Schenn big time.

Here is an article from broadstreethockey.com, and this following line sums Schenn up:


"With only one year left on his current contract and young prospects banging on the NHL door, Luke Schenn was always the most likely trade candidate. The chances of Schenn being in Philadelphia's future plans are slim. But waiving Schenn would be a drastic move, especially for a player who on average has performed at the level of a competent third-pair defenseman over the past three seasons."




The guy is decent, but he just another E or Quincey. I would rather just keep Quncey then sign Schenn at 5 million per. The grass isn't always greener on the other side.

That is one writers opinion, which is fine. But I disagree. Schenn is 4 years younger, the cost would be similiar KFQ is a UFA this off season and made 4.25 per year on his last contract, Schenn is far more physical averages over 3 hits per game to KFQ's 1 per game. Takeaways and Giveaway's are about the same. So is blocked shots. Schenn is also RHed vs KFQ's LHed shot. Schenn is the much smarter move between the 2.

Schenn at $5M? That has to be a joke right? No way is he worth that as a 3rd pairing defenseman. And people think Quincey and Ericsson are overpaid...


Also, none of Nyquist, Tatar or Smith are likely to be moved, even Howard is questionable, I hope we hold on to Sproul, and Jensen or Andersson obviously aren't going to garner any sort of interest or return from any other team in the league...

If you want players to be brought in, which we all do you have to have cap space and give up something to get something. It is that simple. Now do I expect a ton of changes? Nope. In fact I expect 0. But hope springs eternal.

#2663686 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Jesusberg on 01 April 2016 - 01:08 PM

I think I'll just conserve my energy for next season. I'm less than thrilled with the team, but there's no quick fix to the situation. The only real changes I see next year are letting Quincey (Ouellet on roster) and Richards go (UFA or someone from within for the fourth line - Nosek, possibly?). Depending on where the salary cap is, I could see them bringing Helm back into the fold. He's likely to be overpaid for his role on the team, though.

Outside of that, most of the changes need to come from within. Blame Holland, Blashill, Ferschweiler, whoever you want - it doesn't really make a difference, but it probably feels good to do it. I'd wager that at the end of the day, they're going to attribute missing the playoffs to the league being really tight, and the poor power play numbers. I don't think missing the playoffs is going to be the wake-up call some fans believe it could be. Am I upset? Yeah. Do I have ideas about what I'd prefer to see over what's going on now? Absolutely. Neither of those have any impact on what's going to happen with this team, and to be honest, I think we're in for some frustration for the next 2-3 seasons.

#2663432 Fixing this mess....

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 30 March 2016 - 06:40 AM

Because Mrazek has been so stellar down the stretch?


I'm all for trading Howard simple because of the cap space.  He's not playing like a $5 mil goalie.  We could get a $1 mil goalie to play just as well.  On that subject, in 2007 we made it to the conference finals with an aging Hasek making less than a mil and then back to back trips to the finals with Osgood making a little over $1 mil.  Many teams over the past 10 years have made it to the Finals with goalies that didn't make a lot of money.  If saving that money helps us boost the defense, I'm all for it.  Sign Al Montoya in the off season or see how cheap Cam Ward could be.  Then go after Luke Schenn and/or Alex Goligoski or Keith Yandle.