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#2358448 NHL Talk: Datsyuk's Goal, Canadian Riots & Drinking Games

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 20 February 2013 - 07:43 PM

Haha, thanks.


I'm a Blue Jackets fan, but I'm a hockey fan first.


Feel free to make fun of the Blue Jackets...I'm used to it, haha.

Wait those exist?  I have only heard stories about them when I was a child... :hehe:

#2357826 2/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4 (OT)

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 19 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

Do it somehow not taking a penalty. That's 3 now THIS period for Kindl. Please spare me the sympathy for him.

He's just trying to make sure we don't go on the PP since he knows how awful it is.

#2357269 No need to panic

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 18 February 2013 - 12:59 PM

Do you really think Holland is going to come out in his pressers and say exactly what you want him to say? GM's dont answer to us , they answer to their boss.

He's GM for a reason and whether you like his decisions or hate them the bottom line is that without him, we wouldnt have cup expectations year in and year out.

The Wings brass know what the pulse of the team and their needs are and we all have our opinions as to that as well.

Its fun to rant and expouse all of our personal NHL GM experience but we could be 15-0 right now and plenty of you debbie downers would still be moaning and wanting Hollanfs head on a stick and ***** how hes doing it by luck or others peoples hard work.

Way I see it is that the 'rules' keep changing and the field of play has been leveled and still the Wings are in the hunt.

60 minutes of hockey is all this team needs....I dont have the answer as to how to get it...Players decide how hard and if they want to compete...bot GM's.

Two things I need to point out.  One "We could be 15-0 right now".  Yes and we could also bey 0-15 right now.  That kind of argument doesn't work because the opposite is just as likely. 


Two, we're not being debbie downers.  We're being REALISTS.  It's easy to sit up and say that your favorite team looks good and is just having bad luck  It's a lot harder to try and look at the situation objectively.  The fact is, Holland's plan the last four years has been try and mimic the 09 success and that we are right there and maybe only a small piece or two a way.  Look where that's gotten us.  13 playoff wins in 3 years.  That's 3 games a year. 


Right now the Wings are suffering from Pistons syndrome.  The 08-09 course has run it's course and the rebuild needed to be started a while ago.  IF not two off seasons ago then last off season for sure.  And Holland hasn't which is a big mistake. 


*edit* 4.33 wins per year, not 3.  I apparently suck at math. 

#2356348 Howard = Average

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 16 February 2013 - 11:28 AM

He is a good goalie in the nhl, with poor defense in front of him. name 10 goalies that are "elite"


If 10 goalies are "elite" then they aren't really elite after all...

#2354827 State of Hockey; High school drama

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 13 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

I heard that this kid went to the Titus Young Sr. Academy of Sportsmanship.

#2354659 State of Hockey; High school drama

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 13 February 2013 - 11:52 AM

Terrible attitude the kid has.  If he wants to be the starter he needs to earn it.  Not throw a tantrum when he doesn't get his way.  This a reflection on the state of society today.

#2352988 Franzen spear on Perron

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 08 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

And checking someone from behind while they battle for a puck is not cowardly? Explain how that would be risking his own well being please.


I'm referring to after the defenseless boarding, and why it's ok to fight someone but it's not ok to spear/slash/sucker punch them. 

I think this  might be photoshopped  :g:

Photoshop?  Please.  Real pros use MS Paint. 

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#2352941 Franzen spear on Perron

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 08 February 2013 - 01:37 PM


#2352319 Mrazek To Start Tonight

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 07 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

atleast one thing is for sure; the kid can celly hard



That's awesome.  I love the emotion.  And I think it's apparent we could obviously use a little heart on this team right now.   

#2352318 Howard = Average

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 07 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

That obviously wasn't the idea. The point was that it's illogical to try and turn a team game with 40 odd people competing for 60 minutes into simply just "goalie a vs goalie b". No goalie beats another goalie in the playoffs. He and his team beat the other team.


We just want a simple way to lay judgment and an easy tool to allow us to praise one goalie as superior. Analysis takes hockey IQ and effort. We like quick and easy and safe.


I see your point.  That's why I never really consider wins in any sport an individual category be it pitchers or goalies. 

#2352039 Howard = Average

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 06 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

Well that's it...Lets send Hank, or Dats to Vancouver for Luongo ;)


In reality - our D isn't very good; too many 2 on 1's, too many break aways, and our D isn't very good at clearing the opposition away from the crease.


J-Ho isn't the issue here.


I don't think J-Ho is a nickname you want to call someone you like...

#2351990 Howard = Average

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 06 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

Ya but look back the past 3-4 years, for whatever reason we have always played at the level of our opponent. If it was Columbus then we would play like a junior team, if it is st. louis or vancouver all of a sudden we are playing like the best team in the league. Shouldn't be that way, but they don't seem to care about the game when it's a garbage team..

Perhaps this is the Red Wing's take on "parity"?

#2351967 Howard = Average

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 06 February 2013 - 11:38 AM

I've always thought Howard was an average goalie and it's become apparent now that we don't have a defense.


I think he is well above average. He is keeping us in the game most nights. When you always have a wide open lane to shoot at the net, it is easy to see why they score 3-4 goals/night. Can't blame howie for the most part. He has made a lot of spectacular saves this year, how many breakaways have we allowed, even short handed? If the defense doesn't do anything, than that is what the score will be. It isn't a 1 man defense, it is a team effort, and the team isn't doing their job


Here's the difference though.  If Howard wants to truly be a next level goalie he needs to make those saves when the defense leaves him out to try.  Howard doesn't do that.  He has a couple flashy saves that make him look like a beast and then he lets in some softies. 


However that said, Howard isn't as high on the list of problems as some of the other things such as lack of defense, lack of offense, complete absence of a power play, and a lack luster PK.  Those are more pressing needs. 

#2351734 Bottom Six

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 05 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

We have a bottom six?

#2351188 Datsyuk to court

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 04 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

I was expecting this thread to be something along the lines of "Pavel Datsyuk (34) was arrested today in Detroit Michigan for charges of grand theft puck in the offensive zone".