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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".

#2351172 2013 Most Anticipated Games

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 04 February 2013 - 07:43 PM

I'm eagerly awaitng Pikmin 3 >.>

#2349367 Things that are better than the Wings special teams.

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 31 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

Luke's kick.


It's obviously a force kick.

#2349352 Things that are better than the Wings special teams.

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 31 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

#2349146 Paul Kelly: Expansion coming

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 30 January 2013 - 11:47 AM

If the NHL did expand to 32 teams then I think it would have to adopt the 8 divisions of 4 approach like the NFL.  Assuming Hamilton and Quebec city are going to be the new franchies, here's how I would align them according to Geography


Eastern Conference



Quebec City









New Jersey


Placeholder Name










Tampa Bay


Western Conference


Great Lakes







St. Louis












San Jose

Los Angeles




Unfortunately that means we will still be stuck in the west and still have to travel a lot.  But our divsion gets noticably easier with losing Nashville and St. Louis for a new expanshion franchise.  And we still get to beat up on the Blue Jackets.

#2348426 Kindl's future...

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 29 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

It's sad to see Lashoff being sent down. I question the organizations ability handle young talent. 

If Babcock was the coach in 2002, do you think Datsyuk would have been sent down?


I don't get it.  Lashoff is playing good and he gets sent down.  Quincey plays atrocious and gets to start every night. 

#2348314 Things that are better than the Wings special teams.

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 28 January 2013 - 11:49 PM

Valverde in the ninth inning.

#2344506 Jordin Tootoo: Usage? (6:57 TOI vs. Columbus)

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 22 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

We don't have anyone who can play the physical game he plays.  


Helm would be the closest, but Tootoo is more physical and more dangerous to play against than Helm.  And Helm is seemingly always hurt now to boot.  


If you're looking to bench someone who isn't contributing in their "role", it wouldn't be Tootoo.  


And role players are very important to teams.  You make them sound pointless in your first sentence.  The Wings wouldn't have won any of our Cups without role players.   

Not trying to say role players are bad or useless.  But honestly if our success lives and dies on Jordin Tootoo's ice time I think we are in much bigger trouble than we realize.