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#2275546 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 30 March 2012 - 12:22 AM

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OP will be soon updated. Just had to get it going.


#2275583 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by Esquire on 30 March 2012 - 08:15 AM

"Let's go Blue Jays!!!"


#2275338 Babcock is making a huge mistake

Posted by Echolalia on 29 March 2012 - 07:27 AM

I wonder if Babs is shielding Nashville from Howard, so they don't have an in-game refresher on his strengths and weaknesses so close to playoffs. You also don't want to let your potential 1st round opponent get confident against your goalie because they lit him up one game removed from injury. Hell, Babs might be worried about them taking runs at Howard trying to reaggrivate whatever was bugging him. Who knows.


#2275346 Babcock is making a huge mistake

Posted by Esquire on 29 March 2012 - 07:50 AM

I wonder if Babs is shielding Nashville from Howard, so they don't have an in-game refresher on his strengths and weaknesses so close to playoffs. You also don't want to let your potential 1st round opponent get confident against your goalie because they lit him up one game removed from injury. Hell, Babs might be worried about them taking runs at Howard trying to reaggrivate whatever was bugging him. Who knows.


Your common sense is refreshing and has absolutely no place in this thread.

EDIT: You're -> your. My bad.


#2275325 Babcock is making a huge mistake

Posted by Icesurfer on 29 March 2012 - 03:09 AM

That is why I stated "if healthy" and "if ready to play". But what Babcock said is that even if he is healthy he will not play against Nashville.

NEWS FLASH..... ANY player at ANY time can get hurt. You don't have to be playing a good team to get injured. In fact, players get injured in practice.... players get injured even when they are not on the ice. Not playing a player because you are afraid they will get hurt in asinine. There is that "fear" again. If you are afraid then pack your bags and go golfing because you won't be playing hockey in May. The playoffs ARE a war of attrition. It is usually the healthiest team hoisting the cup at the end... not necessarily the best. A team can be the healthiest team going into the playoffs and all it takes is facing a team like San Jose or St. Louis at this point and they can hit and punish you into oblivion and there is no way you make it to the finals. IMHO, it is mostly luck.... the luck of having the "easiest road". And right now the easiest road starts by having home ice advantage over Nashville.... so you have to do whatever it takes right now to achieve that.


#2275315 Babcock is making a huge mistake

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 29 March 2012 - 01:30 AM

Im not happy either but do you want Howie cold and hurting himself for a third time???

Look at the end game. We havent lost against the Preds on Friday, we have more games to play with Howie in net and we need a healthy goalie going into the playoffs.

To risk Howie for the Preds game and lose him to injury for the playoffs is asinine.

We are in the show, set yourself up for the best chance to go the distance. If we were in the bottom seeds where someone is going to be on vacation next week then you play Howard. Since we arent you win the games you can and deal with the losses.

This is PRE PLAYOFF HOCKEY!!!! You make every concession necessary to be healthy for the second season.

Im amazed by the people here that cant absorb the fact that we are in, we need to stay healthy to progress and acting like we are on the bumb is a bit premature.


#2275311 Babcock is making a huge mistake

Posted by Icesurfer on 29 March 2012 - 01:11 AM

Babcock is making a montrous mistake by not playing Howie against Nashville if he is ready to play. First of all, if Howie can't be thrown into the fire and be expected to perform then he is not a number one playoff goalie. Secondly, there are 4 games left after Friday.... with one of them a back-to-back. Third, players are known to hit that "proverbial wall" about 3 - 6 games after returning from an injury.... Detroit has too many in that category at the start of the playoffs. Fourth, Conklin will lose to the Predators giving the Predators a great chance to finish fourth. Fifth, the defense needs to wake up... they were absolutely horrible in the last Columbus game and all were a MINUS except for Ericsson.... maybe if the defense knows they have to put up a wall in front of Howie that just may wake them up. Sixth, Howie needs to get as many games as possible against a skilled team.... expecially one he will be facing in the playoffs.... correct the mistakes now. Otherwise, everything is pointing to a first round exit by the Wings if Conklin is in goal on Friday and the Wings lose.

What kind of message are you sending to the team when you are afraid of your number one goalie facing a competitor, even if he is not in top game condition? It is a team game and if the team is playing like a team they will give Howie all the protection he needs. Showing fear is a recipe for failure.


#2275231 3/28 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by GoalieManPat on 28 March 2012 - 09:21 PM

Thoughts from the game:
1. After Monday the Wings thought they could just show up and be given the 2 points. No urgency whatsoever.
2. While Conklin didn't lose the game for the Wings he did nothing to push them to winning. You expect an NHL goalie to make 2-3 big saves to keep your team in a game. He did not.
3. Franzen must not have realized he actually was playing tonight. He made as much of an impact tonight as he has the last 5 games.
4. I admire Cleary's heart but if hes that injured to play that way he really needs to park himself in the press box.
5. Nyquist getting 5 minutes two days after probably his best game in the NHL is a crime. He was getting better with each game.
6. The inconsistency of this team is appalling. Not something you expect from a veteran team who considers themselves a Cup contender.


#2274546 Z The Beast

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 27 March 2012 - 12:50 PM

We all know the horrific start that Z had to start the season...and we all know how much of a beast he's been lately. After his 4 point night, I wanted to know how many points he had since his first multi point game of the year. Here's some feel good stats for you number guys:

Current totals: (As of 27 Mar 12)
76 games - 21 goals, 45 assists, 66 points, +16

Up until 19 Nov 11
18 games - 3 goals, 4 assists, 7 points, -1

20 Nov 11 on...after first multi-point game
58 games, 18 goals, 41 assists, 59 points, +17

For all those who feared Z was on a decline, he's playing as good as he ever has currently and he's looking pretty fired up going into the playoffs. Assuming the Wings take 4th in the West and with guys coming back from injuries, with a full line up the Wings will be very dangerous in the playoffs. Our D is playing better again after the s*** stretch and Z has been Dats like picking pockets and has been nasty on the forecheck stealing the puck off guys. Assuming we get Helm back in or around the first round, I think the Wings have a shot as much as anyone.


#2274786 Nyquist needs to stay here

Posted by Esquire on 28 March 2012 - 10:22 AM

Blah, I suppose you're right...it just seems like a waste. 36 points? For a top line player? We don't actually think that's acceptable now a days do we?


Bert doesn't make the lines, Babcock does. And, he bases them (supposedly) on a "what have you done for me lately" basis which means that, unless your name is Pavel Datsyuk, you're always going to be up and down the depth chart. Saying he is a "first line player" changes day-to-day.

Also, those 36 pts (and +25 rating) cost all of $2 million dollars. So yes, I think that is very acceptable.

The Blues top point producer (Backes) has a whopping 53 pts but I don't hear too many complaints about him or guys like Berglund and Perron who have the same amount of points as Bert, get paid the same, play top line, and are much younger than Bert. The Blues are winning because everyone is playing their role and when you win, nobody gives a s*** how many points you have or where you are in the depth chart.

Bottom line is, everyone has a role to play and Bert is doing his very well. If your main gripe about this Wings team is how well Bert is doing, I think you need to redirect your attention elsewhere.


#2274644 Nyquist needs to stay here

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 27 March 2012 - 08:39 PM

Come on man, Bert was phenomenal yesterday... had 4 assists & was a +5... When Mule Pavs and Bert played together this year, they were awesome


While I'm not completely hating on Bertuzzi, we need to look beyond one game. Bertuzzi last night was stellar; really strong on the puck, great passing, and skating. Last night, he was the total package. But that was last night. If he could prove to maintain that level of compete and execute all season or even half of the season, I would agree with you completely. However, he and Mule have had more nights than not where they are benefactors not contributors. Playing with Datsyuk when he is on is a wingers dream. Lately its been great to see someone who skates hard and is willing to handle the puck in traffic, and that has been Nyquist.

I agree with kipwinger, the tendency is to get high on the young talent and think they should be top-line, top-minute right away. Its also the tendency to see stats like 4pt, +5 from Bert or 5 goal nights from Franzen and say "ZOMG!! They are dominant and irreplaceable!", neglecting to mention the fact that they disappear for weeks on end, offering next to no intangibles when they aren't creating scoring opportunities, and their effort is often questioned.

Lets not get too high on the youngsters, but lets not confuse one good night for consistency. Take away Franzen's insane 5 goal game against the Senators last season and he scored 22 goals.


#2273258 3/24 GDT : Hurricanes 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 23 March 2012 - 11:52 PM

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#2273301 3/24 GDT : Hurricanes 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Holmstrom96 on 24 March 2012 - 10:30 AM

I rarely go to games but always watch at home. However, this time I bought tickets. I'm taking my parents and my 84 year old grandfather down for a tour of where I work downtown, then to get a Coney, then for a trip on the People Mugger over to the Joe.

Win this one for my grandpa! He's been having a tough time with the recent passing of my grandmother, so he needs this W!


#2273048 New Pavel Datsyuk interview from Dmitry Chesnokov

Posted by Kira on 22 March 2012 - 08:25 PM

It just shows that deep inside, he's a very cerebral person and hockey player. But the things he said about his parents got to me, because I know where he's coming from on that one. Pasha, you're not the only one who wishes for one more dinner with their parents. And I know your mom, and your dad, are watching over you. They are a part of you - a very indelible part.


#2272926 New Pavel Datsyuk interview from Dmitry Chesnokov

Posted by Jenny on 22 March 2012 - 11:06 AM

http://sports.yahoo....-152127707.html

Enjoy.

Be warned the last few lines may cause slightly leaky eyes.