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#2359957 2/23 GDT : Nashville Predators 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by dat's sick on 23 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

What exactly has Cleary done that's been so awful this game? 

If the best thing you can say about a player is that he's not doing awful things, it's not a good sign. 

 

My main problem with Abdelkader and Cleary with Datsyuk is that it's so, so obvious neither of them understands how to play with him. They're never ready for the give-and-go passes, they're always a step behind from getting to the open areas, and obviously neither of them can score on the chances he gives them. Datsyuk is creating magic out there, but it's wasted on 2 guys who think hockey on a much lower level. 

 

Tatar looks on fire, he's everwhere winning pucks and making good plays. He's got good hands around the net, as well as the vision to make good passes. Having him on the 3rd line does give us some more scoring depth, but the reasonable thing to do would be to switch him with either Cleary or Abby. 


Frustrating... 

 

And Zetterberg's line is looking weak. A lot of time spent defensively. 




#2359857 2/23 GDT : Nashville Predators 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by dat's sick on 23 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

Why can't we ever play GOOD after getting the lead??? Just keep going, score more goals... 

 

Kronwall looks bad, Zetterberg seems to be struggling a bit, Datsyuk just seems tired of playing with Bad and Useless.. 

 

I really hope we can pull out a win. 




#2359816 Pavel Datsyuk dangles the entire Predators team!

Posted by dat's sick on 23 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

If he retires after next year, he will not get in. 300 goals and 550 assists will be a good total, but not good enough for the HOF. Over 1000 pts and he's a lock. Over 500 goals and 750 assists and he's first ballad.

Those Selkes, Byngs and Cups would help him get in. As would his reputation as being one of the most unique players of all time. 

 

Definitely think he'd get in even if he leaves after next year. Point totals aren't everything. 




#2359425 Mursak on waivers

Posted by dat's sick on 22 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

I like his speed and the potential is there, but I'm really not sure he'll ever become a good NHL player. He simply hasn't been strong enough on the puck from what I've seen. He's gotten some chances but never impressed.

Doubt he'll clear waivers but I don't think anyone would have traded anything more than say, a conditional 7th for him. Wonder if an injured team like Ottawa will take a chance on him.


#2359217 Dan Cleary appreciation thread

Posted by dat's sick on 21 February 2013 - 11:32 PM

You're all being way too harsh on Cleary. He's done a lot of good things this season, such as: 




#2359202 How much of the current trouble is attributable to injuries?

Posted by dat's sick on 21 February 2013 - 11:10 PM

If we had Helm, Franzen, Coliacovo and Smith back in the lineup I think we would make the playoffs with 'relative' ease. So yes I think injuries are a big issue. The team hasn't been able to become a cohesive unit, with guys rotating in and out of the lineup every game. 

 

Of course if Sammy comes back and replaces Tatar that actually makes us worse, so the injuries haven't been all bad. 

 

And there are some things that can't be blamed on injuries however: 


Filppula stinking. I'm severely disappointed in him. 

Kronwall god awful defensively. Sooo disappointed. 


And Babcock's mental illness and manlove for Dan Cleary. 

 

So in the end what GMR said is probably about right. Unless we can start getting and staying healthy, real soon, we're a long shot to make the playoffs. Sucks that Helms seems to be far from ready. Definitely the most important player missing at the moment, he's a key player. 




#2359188 Next 2 games are very very important.

Posted by dat's sick on 21 February 2013 - 10:58 PM

there it is....found it.  after tonight's loss i can't wait to see what kind of troubles our boys have with 4 teams that are much better than the Blue Jackets.

Good thing is we usually play better against the 'good teams'. So those games aren't automatic losses. 

 

But yes, it will be tough. We have trouble getting back into games we fall behind in. But we also can't keep or build on 2 goal leads. So I'm not sure how we're going to play. 

 

We can't call the season over or anything this early. A couple wins and we're very much back in the playoff picture. But we have so many adjustments to make it makes my head spin. I wonder what the coaches are saying. "If only everyone played with the heart of Cleary". "Why can't Datsyuk be as awesome as Abdelkader..". "Are we all in agreement that Howard will start the rest of the games this season? Good.". "Hell that Tatar kid looked pretty good.. should we send him down or just decrease his icetime? Less icetime? Okay." . That's what I'm imagining it sounds like.

 

If this coaching staff is still around next season it will be interesting to see 24/7. There will probably be a lot of focus on the love-story between Babcock and Cleary (who will have just signed a 5 year deal with an NTC). Also Tom Renney running PP drills dressed as a clown. 




#2359177 Howard = Average

Posted by dat's sick on 21 February 2013 - 10:50 PM

Looked bad today. Babcock's decisions have been baffling this season. From the line combos to the goalies. Starting Howard the game after he leaves with blurry vision? Give him a rest.. Monster looked good when he came in. 

 

Right now Gustavsson needs to start atleast 2-3 games in a row imo. Regardless of what happens. Give Howard a real chance to re-focus and find his game again. 




#2359061 2/21 GDT Columbus 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by dat's sick on 21 February 2013 - 10:12 PM

Couple of things: 

 

* Bad turnover Brunner. I like you, but with 30 seconds left in the game, keeping the puck deep is #1 priority. Live and learn kid. 

 

* Why is White and Lashoff our D-men on the ice in the last minute? Ericsson?? Bad coaching. 

 

* Timeout should have happened a long time ago. Bad coaching. 

 

* What is Howard doing on the goal? Tough side-to-side play but still. Rest the guy already. Monster looks ready to play. 

 

* Abdelkader and Cleary. Bad coaching. 

 

* Zetterberg's worst game of the season, easily. 

 

* Tatar was maybe the best player on the ice for us. Hello Babcock??? 

 

Awful, awful loss. Things are starting to look rough in the standings. Not even getting a point tonight.. wow. 

 

Injuries aren't an excuse unless Babcock's mind has been injured which I'm starting to think. 

 

Desperately, desperately need to the win the next game. And the one after that. And the one after that. Sigh. 




#2358845 2/21 GDT Columbus 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by dat's sick on 21 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

Columbus announcers sure it was an elbow from quincey

Anyone arguing it was intentional is an idiot. 

 

Just a terrible accident and I sincerely hope they're simply taking every precaution and he'll be okay. 

 

Hate, hate, hate seeing stuff like this. 




#2358698 Mikael Samuelsson

Posted by dat's sick on 21 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

If I was lucky enough to go to a Wings game and Babcock didn't screw around with the lines long enough to have those guys in the top 6, I would have no choice to stand up in the middle of the Joe and let everyone take a look at my pants tent that is a direct result of those lines destroying the other team.

I want to print this post, frame it and put it up on my wall. 




#2358685 2/21 GDT Columbus 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by dat's sick on 21 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

Haha very nice :D 

 

Looking forward to the game. I have a feeling the Wings will break out of the slump with a vengeance. 

 

8-1 Detroit. 

 

Datsyuk with 7 unassisted goals and one assist from shooting the puck at Cleary in anger and it getting deflected into the net. 




#2357889 2/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4 (OT)

Posted by dat's sick on 19 February 2013 - 09:26 PM

Lazy penalty by Fil. I liked the way Fil-Z-Brunnner looked though.

Problem is Datsyuk's linemates. Give him Tatar for pete's sake.


#2357848 2/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4 (OT)

Posted by dat's sick on 19 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

Please everyone appreciate the hell out of Pavel. He is one lf the most exceptional hockey players of all time. And he could be gone after next year.

Look at the two times he undressed the Preds defense and Rinne robbed him.
And the trademark steal to set up the worst player in the league for a goal.
Not to mention all his fantastic defensive work.

Damn he's good. Even when the team sucks, I can atleast get enjoyment out of watching him.


#2356334 Great Babcock quote

Posted by dat's sick on 16 February 2013 - 09:50 AM

Swedish journalist Per Bjurman was in Detroit and talking to Nick Lidstrom and Holmstrom outside the lockerrom at the Joe, when Mike Babcock came by and had this to say:

- I love you more than when you played, because now I understand how much you meant. Our f****** powerplay ... I can not get anyone to do what you did. Damn, "Homer", if I had known better maybe I would have appreciated you a bit more, he shrieks happily, unaware that it is a Swedish journalist next to them...

from :http://www.aftonblad...icle16250985.ab