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#2107386 All-Star Game Thread

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 30 January 2011 - 05:41 PM

This would be a little more exciting if Team Lids were playing like they actually wanted to be there. But I can't blame them, why tax yourself too much when this doesn't count for your own team?

#2106038 1/26 GDT: Devils 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 27 January 2011 - 12:51 AM

Just got back from the game. Thank you, boys, for the win!

Some notes:
1. Nice to see Helm actually finish on one of his breakaways.
2. Zetterberg was robbed with those two penalties, especially the 2nd one (obviously).
3. Kindl look REALLY good out there. I am more and more impressed with his play each game.
4. Emmerton and Mursak know how to hustle out there.
5. Other than the first goal, Jimmy looked pretty solid out there.
6. Poor Patty looked like he was going to puke just before he got to the bench. And, no, he didn't come back to the bench after going to the dressing room. Any news on him?
7. Just before Flip skated onto the ice when Budd "called" his name, he smiled while looking off to the right. That was *me* he smiled at after I smiled at him. :blush:

#2105534 1/26 GDT: Devils 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 26 January 2011 - 03:52 PM

Go, boys, go! I'll be at JLA tonight, and I've got good seats, so pull out a win by (1) starting on time, (2) playing tight defensively, and (3) playing for a full 60 minutes. Please and thank you! :D

Also wouldn't mind a goal from Eaves ( :w00t2: ), Nick Sr. and Nik Jr. ( :nhl2: :nhl: ), and a Solid Outing from Jimmy ( :goalie: )!

#2104484 Who is the most hated man on LGW?

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 24 January 2011 - 06:11 PM

Ill second that, It's a race between Sid the Skid and Buttman as far as Im concerned :siren:

Those two are joined at the hip, so shouldn't they count as one?

#2101261 1/20 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Blues 3 (OT)

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 20 January 2011 - 10:18 PM

Dear Red Wings,

3 Red Wings goals to lead the opposition and then giving up the lead = letting in 3 opposition goals and coming from behind to tie it up.

Either way, please play 60 consecutive minutes.

Thank you,

#2100651 Wings Negotiating w/ Nabokov

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 20 January 2011 - 03:45 PM

I come home for lunch, and this is what I find. Make me wonder if my co-worker receiving a text from her old boss who now works for Ilitch, stating "OMG!!!" is referring to all this.

I could never pretend to know all the inner workings of Ken Holland's brain, but I can see where he might be going with signing Nabokov.

1.) We have a more reliable backup and/or tandem for Jimmy compared to MacDonald.
2.) I do believe Ozzie will be back in early March, but I don't know who will be out to make room for Nabby's cap hit (maybe Miller.
3.) This is a tryout period because I think Ozzie will be given the chance to take us out through the playoffs if he performs well, but I believe this is his last season. So this sets up a possible goaltending option for next year, already tested out.
4.) Competition, competition, competition. You light a fire under Jimmy, Ozzie might step up his game more, or Nabby might win out over all of them. Either way it's a healthy dose of competition for all three.
5.) If Nabby doesn't clear waivers, Holland has something else already up his sleeve--maybe another deal already planned with a team who may claim him, for us to get their goalie? Who knows but Holland?

For the most part, I see it as a possible good move if all works out. The only thing is I hope Ozzie has not played his last game. He deserves a better closing to his career than this.

#2098585 1/15 GDT: Blue Jackets 5 at Red Wings 6 (OT)

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 15 January 2011 - 10:49 PM

Well, I think this proves (in case it wasn't obvious) that the blame for these high goal games is 80% defense and 20% goaltending. Three goaltenders now, and the trend is still there. Granted, Jimmy can perform better, but Osgood was doing pretty well, as is Joey. This team needs to fix these flaws because in the long run it is costing them more than they realize. Sure, they are pulling wins out, but the team has to play harder to get those wins, more injuries occur, and the players that remain healthy are taxed too much during the regular season and don't have as much to give during the playoffs (example: Lidstrom with 29 minutes of play tonight). This is three years running that we have had continuing issues with a lack of proper defensive coverage. Why is it that players that don't perform are let go or traded (Leino, Lebda, Williams), but McCrimmon still has his job? I fail to see what positives, if any, are keeping him with this team. Yes, we more than likely will make it to the playoffs, and may go deep, but our Achilles heal since the 2007-2008 season is the less than stellar defense.

On a positive note, great grinding game by the 3rd and 4th lines. I am thankful that we have such talented rookies and call-ups. It makes it me very excited to see the talent and youth coming up in the Wings' future.

#2098354 1/15 GDT: Blue Jackets 5 at Red Wings 6 (OT)

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 15 January 2011 - 08:40 PM

Every time I hear "Umburger", it makes me hungry.

It always make me think of that scene from the Pink Panther where Steve Martin is taking speech lessons. The tutor keeps trying to get him to say, "I would like to buy a hamburger." But as Clouseau, he can only manage, "I would like to buy an umberger."

#2098259 1/15 GDT: Blue Jackets 5 at Red Wings 6 (OT)

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 15 January 2011 - 07:46 PM

[Stops breathing into paper bag.]

Hell yes! Starting only 15 minutes late tonight. Good job, boys. Finish on time too!

[Returns to breathing into paper bag.]

#2098003 Holmstrom suffers a broken hand

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 15 January 2011 - 01:10 PM

And it all started with thatf****** Samuelsson reaching out and INTENTIONALLY tripping Datsyuk. I hope that f***in piece of s*** goes into the worst slump in history and NEVER scores another NHL goal. f***in wad.

OMG . . . :rotflmao:

But seriously, I think the blame goes to Umberger for starting all this s***. If he hadn't been trying out his triple axle jump, Mike wouldn't have started the injury parade.

#2097787 1/14 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 3 (SO)

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 14 January 2011 - 11:05 PM

after reading this i now wanna play the game "Operation" :ph34r:

Or break into song: "Head, shoulders, knees, and toes. Knees and toes!"

#2097756 1/14 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 3 (SO)

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 14 January 2011 - 10:37 PM

OH s***. What next?!

"Ken Holland takes temporary personal leave for three weeks to deal with an acute onset of panic attacks. Symptoms began after Holland began planning who his backup to goaltender MacDonald who be, and after he realized he himself was next on the call-up list."

#2095666 1/10 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 5

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 11 January 2011 - 12:30 AM

I'm going to give this one to our boys. After a while, I've got to believe that the mental exhaustion of having another teammate head to the injured list eats away at them. It's not an excuse, but it is a factor. I don't blame Jimmy 100% either tonight, since the team looked really sloppy in the first. I'd say it was 50/50. But whatever . . . rest up and move on, boys. Six games until Pavel and Cleary come back.

#2093912 1/8 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1 (SO)

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 08 January 2011 - 10:50 PM

What is going on with all these groin injuries?

Friggin' curling . . . <_<

#2093701 Stuart out 6-8 weeks with broken jaw

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 08 January 2011 - 07:39 PM

Kostopolous should be suspended however long Stuart injury keeps him out.

I would hate for someone who absolutely decimated a guy with a horribly cheap hit to the head get off free because the player that was hit just happened to miss 0 games.
Likewise, I would hate for someone to miss the entire season on a questionable hit that happened to concuss the player (with a bad history of concussions) for 82 games.

In theory, this is a good way to handle these injuries.

However, the NHL would still screw it up like they do regular penalties now. A player blatantly head-hunting and looking to do real damage would be overlooked, and a well-meaning yet competitive player looking to finish his play, like Kronwall, would end up out for weeks, the same way obvious slashes (ahem . . . see New Year's Eve game against Islanders) are not called but barely making contact with your stick on another player (Bert's penalty last night) is called.

Whatever the NHL does, not just in this case, it would be nice if they were consistent. They called so much attention to the fact they were going to "crack down on these blindsided hits," but they can't pull their heads out of their asses long enough to put together either an established layout for discipline or a better training program for the refs to more accurately identify these hits or both. I think because (1) the heads of the NHL are incompetent beyond belief and (2) it is such a subjective type of penalty that it will be a while before things are satisfactorily worked out and resolved.

Either way, best of luck, Stuie! We wish you a very speedy recovery!