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#2276459 What do you consider a success?

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 01 April 2012 - 03:03 PM

If you think baseball isn't entertaining, either you root for a s***ty team, or you have no clue what anyone is doing and don't care to learn. I don't necessarily care for basketball or football, but I can at least understand that it has a lot of entertainment value and excitement for people.


Entertaining? Somewhat. While I do enjoy Tigers games, I can't sit down and purely watch one like I can an NFL or Wings game. I have to be doing something else at the same time. But that's just how baseball is. It's leisurely.

Also I feel 82 games is too many for a pro sports season. Let alone, 162. The season just rolls on and on and on and games don't really mean anything until late August.


#2276398 Playoff seeding & Divison winners

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 01 April 2012 - 01:21 PM

Everyone should agree with this.

I will say this... they should still make the playoffs for winning the division. I don't think this has ever happened... but in theory it could. If the weakest division had the top team not make the playoffs on pts, but make it on winning the division... I wouldn't mind. Just have them seeded 8.


And then the team who should have been seeded 8th and is now ninth will be pissed off. That only translocates the problem. And they lose a lot more by missing the playoffs completely rather than another team just losing a home advantage. At least they still get to play.

The bottom line is this, people want what ever system helps their team win. If we were in Dallas's place we would all be defending it as a great idea.

In all reality it's fine the way it is. People just feel the need to fight for every little advantage they can, reasonable or not.


#2276379 Playoff seeding & Divison winners

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 01 April 2012 - 12:09 PM

Why does a division winner "earn" anything? The division is a completely arbitrary creation for the purposes of scheduling. There is no point winning the division. But teams will play harder to win because their ranking will actually matter. Division titles should come as a side note to having a great season and finishing high up in the standings. They're only a goal for teams who will never win the conference, the presidents trophy or the Cup.

Division seeding is a joke that screws up the playoffs every year, though it hasn't been this bad in a few seasons. Get rid of it. It's also grotesquely unfair.


There is a point to winning the division because it means you automatically get a top seed.... That's the point. If they got rid of that than there's really no point for divisions. Just get rid of them and have two fifteen team conferences. The whole reason we have divisions is because it adds meaning to more games since more than just the top two teams and the 8th/9th teams are fighting for anything of significance. It also adds meaning to games earlier in the season since division games are crucial if you want to clinch your division.


Right now people are just mad at it because it's hurting us. But it has helped us a lot in the past and I'm sure people had no problem with it then.


#2276369 Playoff seeding & Divison winners

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 01 April 2012 - 11:37 AM

Having the division winners automatically be the top seed is fine. It ensures good representation and puts emphasis on winning the division. Otherwise there is really no point to win the division. Just get into the top eight. Also it probably has helped us a lot more than it has hurt us up to this point.


#2275385 Babcock is making a huge mistake

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 29 March 2012 - 10:00 AM

Putting Howard in is not going to make our defense all of a sudden play well again. He would have gotten lit up too last night the way the Wings were playing.


#2273996 3/26 GDT : Blue Jackets 2 at Red Wings 7

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 26 March 2012 - 12:39 AM

My heart wants me to say "Easy two points", and yet my brain tells me "We tend to play our worst against the worst teams".


But countless romantic comedies and Disney movies told me to always listen my heart.


#2273558 3/24 GDT : Hurricanes 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 24 March 2012 - 07:31 PM

Annnnd that is game.


#2273518 3/24 GDT : Hurricanes 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 24 March 2012 - 07:16 PM

Zetterberg is playing awesome. Remember all those folks that bitched about him earlier this season and wanted to trade him? Where are they now?


Bitching about Cleary and Holmstrom :hehe:


#2273510 3/24 GDT : Hurricanes 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 24 March 2012 - 07:15 PM

Keep up the pressure!


#2273426 3/24 GDT : Hurricanes 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 24 March 2012 - 06:29 PM

The refs must know we can't score on the PP. So they are conspiring to make us lose by keeping us on the PP all night long!


#2272595 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 21 March 2012 - 07:09 PM

I love how no one, not even our goalie, even tried to stop Richards there...


#2271353 Crosby

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 18 March 2012 - 09:15 AM

He may have great offense, but he doesn't have the defense to warrant him as the best player in the NHL. You have to be able to do both well for me to consider you the best.


#2271323 3/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3 (OT)

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 18 March 2012 - 01:44 AM

Is it just me or is this board starting to crack up?

Not saying it isn't warranted, but still.


No you are correct.


Two months ago I and I'm sure most members of this forum would have said that the Wings have a major chance to win the cup this year considering how we are playing. Especially our home play and how we have the number one seed pretty much locked up. Fast foreward to right now and we are on a huge decline and looking at the 4 Seed at best. That means we only have home guaranteed for one series. Realistically two series at most. And looking at our road performance this means we are screwed. I think a lot of people are realizing just how far and how fast the team slipped from being favorites to win the cup to an outside dark horse shot.

But hey, I am a huge believer in the "THE POST SEASON IS A BRAND NEW SEASON" theory and once you're in anything can happen. So I guess we should just see where we end up and be ready to give it our all. Metaphorically speaking since I can't be out there on the ice myself.


#2270624 3/14 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Ducks 4

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 15 March 2012 - 02:00 PM

Mike, do you ever look at stands on your road games?
Yesterday, there was around half of audience wearing red and white as well as a day before.

Do you care about them? Or it's all about 'people in Michigan'?


He meant that what happened last night was a complete embarrassment. It's not a shot at the people in the stands...
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#2270538 Avery

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 15 March 2012 - 10:43 AM

Avery at his "best": ******


Wait what's wrong with using your stick and hands to distract the goalie again? It's only ok to screen the goalie by standing there the entire time and not moving at all?

He didn't hit anybody. No high stick. And why didn't the defense come and clear him out if he's bothering brodeur that much?