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#2598333 WCQF : (4) Nashville Predators vs. (5) Chicago Ham Hocks

Posted by RedWingsRox on 22 April 2015 - 04:29 PM

I, for one, is happy that Chicago is putting the beat down on Nashville!



I'd much rather Nashville advance and the Blackhawks go out in the first round.  No dynasty talk that way. 


We all have our personal reasons, I do hope Hawks get eliminated in the next round if they advance.  

I just hate Preds more than Hawks, probably cuz of what Weber did to Z in 2012 and the fact that nothing was done about it in terms of discipline.  Maybe it is the lesser of 2 evils.  

#2596898 Sharks & McLellan part ways

Posted by RedWingsRox on 20 April 2015 - 03:23 PM

They got rid of the wrong guy in SJ.  

#2596234 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by RedWingsRox on 18 April 2015 - 04:12 PM

Babcock postgame: 


I liked our compete level, we got more shots on goal, that's something that we talked about.  It's a race to 4, we got one, they got one ... that's hockey.  We'll regroup and head back home and work on a couple more things and be ready to go.  

#2595247 WCQF: (5) Vancouver Canucks vs. (6) Calgary Flames

Posted by RedWingsRox on 17 April 2015 - 01:21 PM

I'm looking forward to this one tonight. Going to be watching it with a bunch of drunk,rowdy Canuck fans. Things will get ugly if Canucks lose lol.

Need some backup ... ?

#2594393 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by RedWingsRox on 16 April 2015 - 07:39 PM

OK ... let's lock this down and get the 2 pts.  

#2592891 Babcock: Petr Mrazek is starting Game 1

Posted by RedWingsRox on 13 April 2015 - 12:16 PM

Must say that I am surprised.  I was wrong with my prediction.   


... is Babs leaving a grenade for Holland to deal with after he jets?

#2592017 Definition of a real fan

Posted by RedWingsRox on 10 April 2015 - 11:07 AM

I agree with OP's opening statement.  Fan doesn't mean just support through anything and not calling them out when they are playing below their ability or with no heart.  Fan can expect excellence, hard work every night, and the upholding of the Red WIngs tradition.  


I get that sometimes we lose but if they give an honest effort and they lose, that's hockey, that's sports ... I'm perfectly fine with that.  But when they sleep for 20 mins and get down 0-2 and then play hockey for next 40 mins but can't equalize, and lose ... that deserves some sh*t raising.  

#2590826 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by RedWingsRox on 08 April 2015 - 09:39 PM

nope. there is currently 5 teams fighting for 4 spots. so only one team is going to miss the playoffs

Can't we bend the rules somehow and let Florida in on some technicality?  

#2590812 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by RedWingsRox on 08 April 2015 - 09:03 PM

Is there any combination that will make both Boston and Pittsburgh out of playoffs?

#2590665 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by RedWingsRox on 08 April 2015 - 09:32 AM

If LA can lose to Edm, then Was can certainly take Bos out. Question is, does Was have anything to play for?

#2589784 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by RedWingsRox on 06 April 2015 - 08:52 AM

Can't believe people are thinking his stock is dropping. If the Wings don't re-sign Babcock there will be a line-up of teams for his services.


Babs is a best coach period. This team is built soft and small, Errorson and Quincy are our top 4 def which is bad.

2011 - 2nd round loss to San Jose 

2012 - 1st round loss to Nashville 

2013 - 2nd round loss to Chi 

2014 - 1st round loss to Bos


Babs is a good coach but he is not anywhere near the best coach 'period'.  Sutter and Quennville might be the best coaches in the last 5 years.  Yes, I know there will be teams lining up for him but personally, I think Babs is overrated.  He is good but certainly not the best.  When was the last time he won a Cup?  


Why throw $5m/yr to have him take you to round 1 or 2 ... plenty of coaches can do that for you.  Bylsma got fired for that.  

#2589733 Who do you hope the Wings play in the 1st Round?

Posted by RedWingsRox on 05 April 2015 - 09:44 PM

I hate that we are scoreboard watching and needing other teams to lose in order for us to be safe.  

#2589273 Do Red Wings fans deserve better?

Posted by RedWingsRox on 05 April 2015 - 09:38 AM

To those who keep on posting that fans don't deserve anything or fans are not entitled to anything, look ... when pro athletes win the championship, who are the first people that they thank or dedicate the trophy to?  I have heard so many pro athletes speak of the fans and how they play for them.  On the other side of the coin, from the pro athlete side, they seem to know the value of loyal fans, they appreciate the fans.   


Here is what fans are entitled to ... an honest effort every night that the players go out on the ice.  You can reduce it to something as simple as that.  Do they deserve a championship every year ... of course not, only one team wins that but fans who buy tickets, buy their merchandise, watch them on TV (and indirectly contribute to the mega TV deals to NHL) deserve a good effort every night.  Believe me, I'm reasonable.  If they put in an honest effort and lose, I'd understand.  


So the reason why this post was started was because it was obvious that over the last month, the team has not given their best effort every night ... not even close.  And if we are dangerously close to falling out of a playoff spot.  That is unacceptable given where they were at the beginning of March.  The team needs to be held accountable ... not by some silly thread on a forum board but they need to know that they are not putting in an honest day's work and they need to work harder.    


So please stop with your 'fans don't deserve anything' high and mighty reprimands.  Save it for when you go out to dinner, pay good money, and get crap on a plate.  See if that mantra works in the real world.      

#2589251 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (SO)

Posted by RedWingsRox on 05 April 2015 - 12:10 AM

Not sure if the possibility has been discussed, but wouldn't it be something if the Pens end up missing the playoffs?  They're also at 95 points right now.  


Or would Bettman not let that happen?  

Pens play Philly tomorrow, their achilles heel ... go Flyers.  


Then they play a desperate Ottawa team followed by NYI.  


They could be fighting for their playoff lives gainst us.  

#2588656 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by RedWingsRox on 03 April 2015 - 01:42 AM

Doctor's office today..some guy with a Leafs jacket sees my Wings hat and says "Nice hat, damn you guys suck right now!!" 


I had no response. Just a dumbfounded stare and a head shake. Leaf fans are a plague on society.

see other thread I started ... it is downright embarrassing that Leafs fan calling our team out.