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#2273298 3/24 GDT : Hurricanes 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by GoWings1905 on 24 March 2012 - 10:19 AM

If Nick does play, what's the purpose of Kindl being in over Smith? Smith is better than Kindl already.

#2273227 Lidstrom still out

Posted by evilzyme on 23 March 2012 - 07:35 PM

Really? And who do you have in mind to take over as Captain? Must be someone the Wings havene't acquired yet. Hand out a few more lifetime contracts and then what? NOBODY wants to play tough and go to the hard areas of thef****** ice to score. This pile of injuries has shown with Zetterberg and Lazyassed Franzen exactly what happens when players get comfy with their retirement package.

You don't think Zetterberg can handle being captain? How can you possibly say something like this... you sir, have lost your mind.

#2273133 Which team would piss you off the most if they won the cup?

Posted by MidMichSteve on 23 March 2012 - 10:45 AM

Sharks. I hate the Sharks. As happy as it would make me if they missed the playoffs, I would love it if Detroit would sweep their asses even more.

#2269380 Playoff race thread

Posted by Guest on 12 March 2012 - 01:13 PM

Ask Hudler.

well hudler blows.

#2268062 Playoff race thread

Posted by LeonardSankar on 07 March 2012 - 11:21 AM

All I know is finishing 4th in the Conference will not get us a Cup!

#2272205 Did Holland build a BMW instead of a Chevy?

Posted by kipwinger on 20 March 2012 - 01:41 PM

Combined weight of current Wings roster excluding goalies, 4778 lbs. Combined weight of current Sharks roster excluding goalies, 4780 lbs.

#2272192 Did Holland build a BMW instead of a Chevy?

Posted by Hairy Lime on 20 March 2012 - 01:20 PM

We can't just go get more speed and size, Gaustad or Moen, or 3 top 3 draft picks (like the pens had). These things aren't free. He's not avoiding them, I'm certain he's aware of them, but we just don't have the resources to get them. After 10 or so years of beating the odds in a system where teams that stay at the top accumulate a disparity of resources, it's hard to muster up the assets to get these things, without tanking completely (like the NHL wants us to).

Holland's view towards rugged players has always been interesting. Besides the obvious reasons for these things, I really think he has taken a less than pragmatic approach about it. I think he looks at the rules and thinks, those players shouldn't be necessary anymore. He's right, but that's not the way it happens on the ice. The enforcement hasn't caught up with the legislation yet.

Well, there were players to be had. Matt Martin & Arron Asham to name a couple. And there were rumor that Dave Clarkson was to be had at the right price. And I don't think it's a matter of of having an enforcer, more of it's an issue of lack of accountability or having players that can, if called upon, play that mean, dirty style of hockey that you really need to win in this league. Abdelkader can't and Bertuzzi won't. And the rest of the team is either soft or not the players you really want to play that style of hockey. Bowman's Wings this team is not.

#2272911 Babcock

Posted by hooon on 22 March 2012 - 10:22 AM

Of ALLLLL the issues with the team right now, THIS is the one you take offense to?

I love Babs and I hope he keeps giving Pierre s*** for his insanely idiotic questions. I don't care how much the guy knows about hockey, Pierre is socially inept and those coach interviews are just awkward and uncomfortable so I'm glad Babs speaks his mind.

#2272805 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by Hatchet Barry on 21 March 2012 - 09:13 PM

WHAT THE f*** WAS CLEARY DOING ON THE ICE IN OT?!?! This team is done for. Babcock is a f***tard.

Not just on the ice, but paired with Zetts, lol, WTF Babcock......WTF???

#2272802 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by Nightfall on 21 March 2012 - 09:12 PM

Much better than I expected, too bad for the loss.

I thought the Wings played well considering what they had. Conklin played very well.

#2272790 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by foster016 on 21 March 2012 - 09:08 PM

WHAT THE f*** WAS CLEARY DOING ON THE ICE IN OT?!?! This team is done for. Babcock is a f***tard.

#2272781 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by ChelisChick on 21 March 2012 - 09:08 PM

Ty played a hell of a game. I just wish they could've won it for him. He was awesome!

Rangers have a tough team. I'm proud of our guys. They bounced back well. :clap:

#2272033 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by joshy207 on 19 March 2012 - 10:08 PM

Emmerton's been here all season. He was a often healthy scratch earlier in the season, but has taken on a regular role with all the injuries.

I think a big part of the Wings' problem is complacency. The team rarely seems to play with any sense of urgency, and when they do, it's too little, too late. Underperforming players are almost never scratched or benched unless they're fourth liners or sixth defensemen. Franzen being demoted to the third line was, honestly, surprising. When's the last time a regular player was traded away or not re-signed in free agency? (Hossa was a cap issue, and I don't count Kopecky, he missed almost every playoff game.) They know they'll be back next year, whether they meet expectations or not. There is no fear of losing their jobs.
I heard an interesting quote on the radio around the trade deadline... basically it said the Wings overvalue their players and prospects, and undervalue players and prospects from other teams. Kind of goes along with Wisniewski's quote from last summer that the Wings "don't pay market value". Also explains why Holland didn't really improve the team last summer (despite the fact that he said the team "has to get better") or at the deadline this year. Money is no excuse, he had PLENTY of room under the salary cap.
If there's an early exit from the playoffs this year, there NEEDS to be change. Whether it's trading away a few regular players, firing Babcock (maybe the players are tuning him out?), or even Holland, something would need to be done. But the loyalty begins at the very top, so as long as Mr. Ilitch is still in charge, I don't see much change on the horizon.

#2235918 Fleury pursuing charges against Graham James

Posted by Kindl Surprise on 14 December 2011 - 01:14 PM

Both Graham James and Jerry Sandusky should be castrated on live Pay-Per-View television.

Oh come now, it should be on cable so everyone can watch for free.

#2160664 Fleury pursuing charges against Graham James

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 29 April 2011 - 02:44 PM

I'm so sick of his trial continuously getting pushed. Get your s*** together and get this f*** behind bars for good.