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#2548363 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by gowings00 on 09 November 2014 - 08:25 PM

No penalty....please...


#2548272 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by gowings00 on 09 November 2014 - 07:25 PM

When good teams have "turned it on" against us, we have been severely exposed. That not a subjective statement, it's a fact.


#2547351 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by gowings00 on 05 November 2014 - 10:22 PM

Bettman in the earpiece "Just say you didnt see it"


#2547107 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by gowings00 on 05 November 2014 - 08:52 PM

Please....for the love of God Holland, can you please upgrade our defensemen?


#2547087 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by gowings00 on 05 November 2014 - 08:37 PM

kindl on the pp is hilarious


Kindl in the NHL is hilarious.


#2545212 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by gowings00 on 29 October 2014 - 07:56 PM

Such a contrast in defensemen play between the Caps and our three lines. I've been saying it for the past two years....If you want to create more chances, get better defensemen not forwards.


#2543791 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by gowings00 on 23 October 2014 - 07:55 PM

Babs, your system sucks and is boring as f***.


I hate to agree with this because I want to believe he gets the most out of our players but we never score goals like other teams do (one timers, two-on-ones). B. Shannahan might never score a goal in Babs system. On the other hand, if we had good shooting defensemen, we would score tons of goals. Something's gotta give.


#2542370 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by gowings00 on 18 October 2014 - 09:04 PM

I kept saying it two years ago but we should have traded Helm before people figured out he was just a smaller more injury prone Kris Draper.


#2542323 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by gowings00 on 18 October 2014 - 08:34 PM

Kindl is not an NHL defensemen.


#2541904 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by gowings00 on 17 October 2014 - 08:06 PM

Name 10 players in the league better than Johan Franzen.  You can't do it.


Did you leave off a zero?


#2541050 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by gowings00 on 15 October 2014 - 08:30 PM

Zetterberg just misses Datsyuk that's what's wrong with him  :confused:


He ain't the only one. (See THIS GUY)


#2540197 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by gowings00 on 11 October 2014 - 08:38 PM

Through two games I don't see a difference with Howard.


#2528945 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by gowings00 on 01 July 2014 - 06:41 PM

The imposed salary cap revealed how bad a GM holland really is. It's easy to get the right players when money isn't a barrier. The list of horrible signings coupled by the lack of improvement made gets longer and longer.

I gave Holland this Free Agency to prove me wrong but I'm convinced a change is needed.

The only argument people put up is the talent "he" finds deep in drafts. My reply is that scouts find these players, not the GM.

It's a sad day when we are supposed to be excited for average Kyle Quincey. And yes....he's barely average since he contributes NOTHING offensively.


#2517640 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by gowings00 on 27 April 2014 - 01:59 PM

Most overused term in hockey "good puck moving defensemen."

What the Wings need before we start camp: 2 smart puck moving defensemen.

We had SOOOOOOO many horrible first passes by our defensemen that caused an equal amout of turnovers in the neutral zone that I literally lost count most games. Opposing teams knew this and pressured our defense and created millions of these turnovers. (See Quincey, Kindl, Lashoff and Smith) On the flip side, their inability to make that 1st pass in an accurate manner cut in half our scoring chances most nights.

Consider that last point. If you can increase 5-10 more scoring chances, you essentially add an extra goal every other game. That's 41 more goals a season.

This is why I don't think we need another forward. We just need TWO good puck moving defensemen.

Mike Babcocks style of hockey is 100% dependent on defensemen that can move the puck, make great 1st passes and even join in the scoring by having an above average shot. Smith Big E and Kronwal meet this criteria ( I know Smith is frustrating to most of you but he is still very young) but none of our other defensemen even come close to Babcock's brand of Hockey.

All that said, I don't think Holland sees it this way and will most likely only pick up one average defensemen instead of trading for two top 4 types.


#2516812 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by gowings00 on 26 April 2014 - 04:03 PM

The Franzen of the 2008 playoffs is long gone and to think we chose him over Hossa. I wonder who is to blame for that one? Could it be the same guy who gave up #1 pick for Quincey? Or the guy who really wanted Tootoo? Or the guy that picked up Weiss? Or the guy that said we like Kindl and Lashoff? Anybody seeing a pattern?