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#2467391 12/23 GDT : Islanders 3 at Red Wings 0

Posted by datterberg1340 on 23 December 2013 - 08:12 PM

And both Smith and Quincy on the ice for all three.  Sheesh Babcock split these two up.  Obviously, it ain't working for ya.

Babcock's response- No, no, no, I'm going to leave them paired together and just assume that it all goes to plan. What?




#2464904 12/15 GDT: Lightning 3 @ Red Wings 0

Posted by datterberg1340 on 15 December 2013 - 05:36 PM

I think this is accurate. Everyone focuses on the loss of Lidstrom, but Rafalski and, to a lesser extent, Stuart were also outstandinding puck movers.

I remember something Fedorov said to the Anaheim coach(could've been Babs?) after he started playing for them, and he was complaining that the D never passed him the puck, and Babs told him the reason they didn't give him the puck was b/c they couldn't, they didn't have the skill like he was used to having in Detroit, getting that first pass on the tape to spring him through the neutral zone with speed

 

so yeah, I agree it is a big problem with the team now- not enough d-men that can make that first outlet pass out of the zone




#2464633 12/14 GDT : Penguins 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by datterberg1340 on 14 December 2013 - 09:29 PM

does babs beat the emotion out of all the players? cause i never see frustration out of any of the players. one guy gets knocked the f*** out. oh well. losing 4-1 oh well. lose 4-5 games straight oh well.

 

go break your stick go take your frustrations out with a few hundred hits. crosscheck do something to show me you care. sure it might be unprofessional to break your stick but id feel alot better cause it shows you give a f***

Babs has them all on Prozac, it's the only explanation that makes sense




#2464556 12/14 GDT : Penguins 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by datterberg1340 on 14 December 2013 - 08:38 PM

what's funny is other teams still think it's a big deal when they beat us, like they just went up against the '97 or the '02 squad or something




#2458913 11/27 GDT: Bruins 1 at Red Wings 6

Posted by datterberg1340 on 27 November 2013 - 10:04 PM

Dammit, shutout gone.  :thumbdown:

at least it elevates Tatar's goal to GW

 

Let's Go Wings!!


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#2458845 11/27 GDT: Bruins 1 at Red Wings 6

Posted by datterberg1340 on 27 November 2013 - 09:38 PM

Smitty back on the ice




#2458737 11/27 GDT: Bruins 1 at Red Wings 6

Posted by datterberg1340 on 27 November 2013 - 08:48 PM

I don't know if Detroit has Sonic fast food drive-ins, but if they do, they should give away their signature tater tots and call them... wait for it... TATAR Tots every time he scores




#2457399 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by datterberg1340 on 23 November 2013 - 10:00 PM

and the team that goons it up the most gets rewarded

 

awesome




#2457189 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by datterberg1340 on 23 November 2013 - 08:53 PM

thanks refs for missing another chop to the leg by a Senator




#2456474 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by datterberg1340 on 21 November 2013 - 10:10 PM

Would waiving cleary give us any cap relief?

not much($925K I think) but it would give us all kinds of every other kind of relief




#2456312 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by datterberg1340 on 21 November 2013 - 09:23 PM

Cleary should have the decency to retire now and stop sucking it up all over the ice

 

Brian Rafalski walked away from $6 million guaranteed because he knew he was done and didn't want to drag the team down

 

I hope Cleary wakes up realizes what he needs to do

 

besides, he'd be walking away from only $1.75 mil




#2456183 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by datterberg1340 on 21 November 2013 - 08:20 PM

it's Haiku time!

 

We're better with Gus

 

The writing is on the wall

 

Get rid of Cleary




#2455894 Nyquist Getting the call

Posted by datterberg1340 on 20 November 2013 - 09:09 PM

After hearing that from Holland from his interview with Matt Dery, I've totally lost any hope that Holland is the guy to move this team into the next phase.  Thanks for what he's done, but time to move on to someone who can change with the times.

 It's been said that hockey is a young man's game, and if you look back at some of the great teams and Stanley Cup winners in years past most of the cores of those teams were young and/or in their prime(our '02 Cup winner notwithstanding).

 

 The Oilers dynasty in the '80s featured a bunch of young players and, today, with the Hawks being the closest thing to a dynasty, their Cup winning roster from last year boasted all of 1 player 35 or over(he was 35), and almost every one else was 30 or under. Players are developing faster than they used to and many other teams have successfully integrated these players and put together solid, speedy teams(some of which that have skated circles around us this year).

 

 So yeah, it boggles my mind that Holland thinks we still need a bunch of 35 and over players getting all the roster spots and ice time over younger, faster, hungrier players. I think his view of needing a vet-heavy roster is becoming antiquated and invalid, and if he doesn't come around to a new way of thinking, we're in for some looong seasons.

 

How much longer does he think Pav and Z can carry the team for, anyway?




#2455600 11/19 GDT: Predators 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by datterberg1340 on 19 November 2013 - 10:59 PM

 

I love Babs. But it really seems like he's losing the locker room, along with his mind. Maybe he's just been here too long. Everyone who's ever played for him and spoken about him has said he's one of those "hard" coaches. Often that kind of style only works for so long.

 

Him, the team, everything - it feels tired, old, stale. To put it mildly.

This is Babcock's 9th year coaching the Wings, and I think his style has absolutely worn out its welcome to the organization. It's not necessarily a good thing to keep the same coach for so long, even if he is a good one. Hell, even Bowman never stuck around longer than 9 years with any one of the 5 teams he coached. But of course he's an exception anyway since he's arguably the best coach of all time in any major sport, but I digress...

 

A lot of the blame, like many are saying, falls on Holland. He is loyal to a fault and it has blinded him into making bad decisions, too many to list right now.

 

A lot of people are saying trade the dead weight, but what GM in their right mind would be willing to acquire the likes of Cleary, Sammy, Quincey, etc.? I think we are stuck with pretty much all of them barring injury and yet I still have faint hope they'll figure out a way to get their act together(getting healthy would help), but I certainly wouldn't be surprised if we struggle mightily to make the playoffs this year, and could very well miss out. But that may be what it takes to actually make some positive changes. The next 20 or so games should really tell us if we've got a chance to make some noise this year




#2454838 11/16 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5 (SO)

Posted by datterberg1340 on 16 November 2013 - 09:59 PM

it's like we're in that weird twilighty show, about that zone....

 

and we keep finding ways to lose games, over and over

 

someone has put a hex on us