I love to see Philly win because I can't stand the s***birds, but I'm not cheering for them so much as I'm rooting against Pittsburgh. So hockey is essentially over for me. I have one team, and they're not in it anymore.
Theres a difference between failure and embarrassing failure. This series was embarrassing failure. Normally I would agree with you that Holland will make the right changes but I have lost faith in that. This team has had pretty much the same problems for 3 seasons now and he has yet to make any significant move to fix them. What makes you so sure this year will be any different?
Nightfall thinks their s*** smells like rose petals and is incapable of seeing the team objectively. I say that because anyone who thinks Holland is going to improve this team when he's done f***-all in that area for three seasons straight now, clearly can't see the forest for the trees. The team is flawed.
You guys are some whiney *******. Ban me for this I don't give a s*** I hardly post on here anyway but give me af****** break. Detroit set 2 records this year that no other team has been able to do for decades. Home wins and consecutive playoffs. There is a Stanley cup champion every year.
So the f*** what if they didn't win this year. New season starts in 5 and half months. Some "fans" some of you guys are. Thank you Wings for an entertaining year. Better luck next year.
Sincerely, A fan always proud of his team, win or lose.
If I wasn't a fan, I wouldn't be pissed off. If you're not even remotely annoyed by this crap or thought this season was even close to entertaining, you must have just snorted a rail of elephant tranquilizers.
DEAD WIGS SUCK IT MORONS WHAT WAIST OF MONEY AND TIME. I HOPE YOU PEOPLE WILL HAVE A GREAT VACATION AND HALF OF THE TEAM WILL JUST GET LOST SOMEWHERE PLEASE DON'T COME BACK MORONS GO PLAY GOLF PEDERASTI KONCHENIE XUI VAM V ROT IBU VASHIX DOLBANIX MAM I PAP
Only reason I'm continuing to watch this garbage is to see Nick off. That's IT. This team doesn't deserve my attention otherwise.
It's been a privilege to watch him play all these years. We've been incredibly lucky as fans to have some of the players we've had, and I hope as disappointed as Nick no doubt will be, he understands how much the fans appreciate him and what he's done for us.
Babcock needs to go to. He's got a gem in Nyquist and barely plays him. he constantly makes chances and plays with plugs. Brendan Smith's offensive and grittiness could have made a big difference in a series where the Wings D has been pathetic.
If you're looking at who's responsible for this pathetic s***show, and your choice is Babcock, you're doing it wrong. Babs can only play who he's got. He doesn't have a lot of really good choices.
We suck, alright? We were going to suck whether Babcock played Nyquist or NyQuil, and that's that. This team is deeply, deeply flawed, far beyond anything that has to do with Mike Babcock's at times puzzling lineup choices. He's one of the best coaches in the league, and we should be lucky we have him.
Not to jump on the bandwagon, but Holland needs to go. I'm sorry, but we've been coasting too long on the successes of the late 90s/early 00's teams, and part of that is letting Holland get away with not doing anything to improve the team season after season after season. Babs can only work with what Holland gives him, so our s***tiness isn't his fault. He can't make lazy, entitled, below average players look good. Babs needs a better team to work with, and the first step in getting there is getting a new GM.
And no, that doesn't mean getting Steve out of Tampa. When his current contract is up, I'd love to see him GM this team, because If****** love the guy and want to see him back in Detroit. However I don't want Steve in charge of another Dead Wings-era lineup. I'd like someone else to suffer that ignominy so that Steve can take the helm of a winning, competent, capable squad.
.....Brooklyn is hard to reach for Islanders fans? BROOKLYN IS ON LONG ISLAND, YOU MORONIC TWIT. I bet you Islanders fans that live in Nassau can get to Manhattan without a problem, but move the hockey team to Brooklyn, and suddenly that's too much of an epic journey. Why, the fans will have to take provisions on the road with them, lest they die of dysentery or something.
Oy gevalt. The only team that should be moving to Brooklyn is the Dodgers, which is where they freakin' belong.