Jump to content

UP Wings Fan's Photo

UP Wings Fan

Member Since 22 May 2008
Offline Last Active Jun 26 2014 11:55 AM

#2415743 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by UP Wings Fan on 29 May 2013 - 10:28 PM

Honestly, I didn't think the Wings would make it into the playoffs this year when Lidstrom decided to retire, and we lost Stuart, Holmstrom.  I felt our blueline would be way too weak and we would give up too many goals (and we did).  I really didn't think we had much of a chance against the Ducks, and definitely didn't think we could hang with the Blackhawks this year!  But this team surprised me!  The young guys picked up some great experience, this experience will make them hungrier and more determined, and the mistakes and inconsistency will be reduced!  I agree that some changes are needed, I won't name names, but most of you know who they are!  The Blackhawks found their game and proved they were the better team, good luck to them!  The Wings future is bright, with a lot of young, capable talent!  They will get better and I see many more playoff runs coming!  GO WINGS!

#2391828 Which team entering playoffs has the most momentum?

Posted by UP Wings Fan on 29 April 2013 - 06:33 PM

I'd say the Wings are the hottest team entering the playoffs!  The Sens have a nice boost with Karlsson returning, but you can't argue with the dominance that the Wings showed through the last 5 of this season.  Praying that the Wings don't have a let down now that they made it in!  GO WINGS!

#2215641 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by UP Wings Fan on 15 October 2011 - 10:19 PM

Vote all you want but that's not the way it works.

Wow, you're a wise one!

#2215639 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by UP Wings Fan on 15 October 2011 - 10:14 PM

He's improving, but not enough. Not yet.

After 3 years with the Griffins and 3 with the Wings, my thought is that we shouldn't still be talking about him improving! He should be there already! My vote is that we keep Kindl up, send Ericsson down.

#2215630 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by UP Wings Fan on 15 October 2011 - 09:59 PM

Just wondering how everyone is feeling about Ericsson? and whether or not you feel he is earning his new money? I feel he is a detriment while on the ice, way too many mistakes, and hasn't come close to showing that he is worth the 3+ million he is earning!


#1982752 Howard injured?

Posted by UP Wings Fan on 10 May 2010 - 12:48 PM

Cheap as dirt, excellent stats, and still crapped on.

Let's walk through the regular season numbers.

Brodeur: 45 wins, paid 5.2 million. $115,555 per win.
Nabokov: 44 wins, paid 6.0 million. $136,363 per win.
Bryzgalov: 42 wins, paid 4.25 million. $101,190 per win.

Howard: 37 wins, paid 750 thousand. $20,270 per win.

Top ten in wins, a fifth the price. He's earned some serious respect.

Excellent information! I agree whole heartedly that Howard deserves way more respect than he has been given by many of the posters to this forum! The safe assumption is that Howard has learned a tremendous amount during his first NHL playoff experience. And with that experience should come an increase in confidence, and a goalie to build and reshape this team with. He's earned the starting position next season, and it will be up to someone else to perform and knock him out of it. Good Luck to them. GO WINGS!

#1969000 Hudler's return

Posted by UP Wings Fan on 01 May 2010 - 06:33 PM

I'm a bit frustrated that he left the team, but......I don't know anyone that would chose differently than what he chose given the offer! Money talks! I would change companies in a heart beat if someone offered me better money to do the same thing!