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#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?


#2515508 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by gowings00 on 24 April 2014 - 10:11 PM

Horrible effort. All Babcock did was try not to lose


#2515488 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by gowings00 on 24 April 2014 - 10:07 PM

Boston just wants this more. Period!


#2515465 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by gowings00 on 24 April 2014 - 09:59 PM

Pull the goalie.....that's the only chance we have.


#2515455 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by gowings00 on 24 April 2014 - 09:55 PM

No hustle at all. We look totally lifeless


#2515302 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by gowings00 on 24 April 2014 - 09:06 PM

Back peddling......just like game 2 & 3


#2515281 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by gowings00 on 24 April 2014 - 09:02 PM

We can't survive a 20 min Boston penalty.
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#2513993 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by gowings00 on 22 April 2014 - 08:48 PM

boston is just that much better than our grand rapids red wings


It can't be said enough how much good puck moving defensemen contribute to offense. Lidstrom, Rafalski, Chelli all had accurate passes that enabled our forwards to move with speed. Our current defense has trouble with pressure, and consistently turns the puck over in the neutral zone.
Hopefully, this should show Babs and Holland just how bad our defensemen are and that they finally need to upgrade Lash, Quincey and Kindl.


#2513404 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by gowings00 on 22 April 2014 - 06:59 PM

Two s***ty things led to that goal.
1. We are the worst team in hockey at challenging players who take the puck into our zone.

2. Horrible weak-goal Jimmy Howard is in goal.


#2513299 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by gowings00 on 22 April 2014 - 06:36 PM

PP has to score goals or we lose. Period.