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#2221729 Datsyuk & Zetterberg have been split up

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 November 2011 - 08:27 PM

Here's what I want to see.

Franzen - Zetterberg - Filppula
Hudler - Datsyuk - Brunnstrom
Cleary - Helm - Eaves
Ericsson - Abdelkader - Bertuzzi

Lidstrom - White
Kronwall - Stuart
Kindl - Commodore

#2220992 John Tortorella's opinion on Joe Thornton

Posted by Aussie_Wing on 01 November 2011 - 07:14 PM

I hate everything about San Jose.

#2221384 This season is over!

Posted by dats13owns on 01 November 2011 - 09:46 PM

After this historic meltdown, the Red Wings are the first team in sports history to be eliminated from the playoffs after being just 12% of the way through the season. Who is to blame for this embarrassing monstrosity?

I personally would like to take a cheese grater to my Red Wings tattoo for making me represent such a poor run failure of an organization. I'm off to San Jose or Washington where I can get some real success in the playoffs...

#2220396 Own success is our downfall

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 31 October 2011 - 04:34 AM

I'm really starting to think I'm on a Montreal canadiens forum. What is with you guys? Look at the shots in the last 4 games

They outshot the caps, sharks, killed the wild on shots, and were outshot by 1 shot against the jackets

exactly, we are outshooting teams but not burying the biscuit enough to win games.one of two excusess,1) their goalie played on his head, so our guys aint working them out, but is funny how many times we do outshot teams
altogether and only win by the odd goal or lose. when was the last time we got owned on the shot count and won the game?
2)lack of a genuine sniper is costing us games that we should be winning.a fact that should have been addressed by
Kenny before now.

on another note, im happy to discuss topics on here with honest debating but some posters seem to take offence with any thread that dares to question the Wings ideas and shoot the thread down at the off. Im not asking everyone to agree with me but maybe put forward a valid point as to why they dont would be more benefical to all.
The thing is alot of fans on here can only remember the Wings being a winning franchise and havent had to watch them go through a lean spell, and we were dire, a period of 15 years in the 70's to the early 80's of below .500 hockey was no fun believe me. One playoff apperance in 13 season,and coach Neale's one season in the mid 80's when we lost 57 games not won them! i wonder what this board would be like with that sort of record!! Anyway i digress, what i wanted to imply in the org topic was that being so successful is slowly going to catch up with us if we dont make some sort of moves, standing pat will bite us in the butt eventually. There is no need for a complete overhaul by any means, as stated its only 9 games in and we have a winning record to date. I am all for getting some of our younger prospects in and giving them a feel of the big league thou instead of getting in players on 1 to 2 year deals as a stop gap not only would it help the rookies learn, but would also have left more $'s in the bank to make a move come the FA window.

#2220212 Own success is our downfall

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 30 October 2011 - 11:25 AM

lets see where we are after the 6 game homestand............yep this is usually the answer around here. We'll be ok its just a lul their
going thru,they'll pull out of it. Maybe we have hit the point where the Wings need to rebuild. After so many years of success and low round draft picks, eventually your team is going to be full of these type of players, unless trades take place to up the skill level of the team.Who was the last bonifide superstar we actually drafted in the 1st round? A player who'll ave a pt per game? That'll be back in '83 with Stevie Y, that is too long and yes i know we have traded away alot of our 1st round picks between those years. The problem is our own success and the new cap era. We cant just go out and sign 2 or 3 stars anymore and our low end 1st rounders havent really panned out all that well. Fish would have but for his illness. Kronner is good now and then but isnt consistent enough. Every 1st round pick we had since '93 until '07 we have drafted Dmen. Sheahan is the first Fwd we have tken in the 1st round since Curtis Bowen in '92, and we all know what happened there! So i guess maybe the time for us to keep letting our top prospects mature in the AHL for 3-4 years is coming to an end?
We are running short of options in the current 23 man roster, maybe sending Brunnstrom on waivers is a prelude to calling up some young fresh blood in GR. Time and time again I here Babs and Kenny state that the best players will play, well guys the so called best players aint getting it done as of yet,how much leeway do we give them? Why have talent sitting in the minors when they could mature alongside the vets for a season and learn the trade off them? In the past we never gave them a chance because of our loaded roster, maybe its now time for the wind to change direction and alter our thinking on these matters. We sure need a shake up and unless Kenny has the balls to pull the trigger on a trade, then the only option is to call up the kids. Times are a changing around the league and we cant get left behind.

#2220279 Own success is our downfall

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 30 October 2011 - 04:51 PM

Exactly how many teams draft a point per game player in the 1st round every year? You talk like it's just a matter of making a 1st round pick to get a superstar.

I havent said it was easy to do have I, Pittsburgh have done it 5 times thou since we have.my point is that we havent had 1 in 28 years, that is not down to bad luck is it? surely we could spot some sort of forward talent in that period of time, Joe Murphy and Keith Primeau have been the closest and they spent most of their careers away from Detroit. My beef is how the system is set up. When there was no cap, the teams who finished in the lower end's of the table got to pick first, so in theory they would have better players going to their org. Now we are supposed to have parity within the league with the cap, so why do we still reward teams who finish bottom with the first draft picks? Surely we should reward teams who manage their budgets and teams better with the higher draft picks at seasons end. This would stop teams, like the Pens did for a few years, tanking for better picks. I know the goal is the Cup but if the league want parity then it has to be done across the board on all aspects of the league's foundations. Its been done like that for ever i know, but we havent had the cap era for ever and with that other changes in the structure need to be made and the draft system is one of them in my opinion.

#2220685 11/1 GDT: Wild 2 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

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#2220552 Welcome to Big Leagues Gustav Nyquist!

Posted by eva unit zero on 31 October 2011 - 01:10 PM


You know it's coming.

#2220490 Brunnstrom on waivers

Posted by T.Low on 31 October 2011 - 11:14 AM

he should have played in place of one of our top six who isnt producing, at least give him a chance..

I would have liked to see Babcock let Cleary sit and heal that upper body injury while Barnstorm skates on the Pavels wing to see what he can do. In hindsight, it couldn't have hurt anything.

#2220465 why this season will not be different...

Posted by VM1138 on 31 October 2011 - 09:54 AM

Line juggling can only take a team so far. It won't change the fundamental problems the team has faced the last couple of seasons. I agree that a firesale is unnecessary. But at this point what will really help the team more than line juggling is a bona fide second line scorer. Or even a 1st line scorer to round out Datsyuk and Z's line.

#2220102 Buyers Remorse

Posted by wings87 on 29 October 2011 - 11:18 PM

I know it's only been 9 games but Ian White looks terrible, he gets caught pinching constantly, his shots are all over the place, and he just does not seem to have an ability to make a break out pass.

The question arises with so many games left in the season can he turn it around or is this just who he is. I wish him the best, for the Wing's sake and for my own sanity.

But in the mean time does anybody else have a little buyers remorse?

#2219002 A Goalie is Needed

Posted by Guest on 27 October 2011 - 05:27 PM

The OP should feel gratified at having made one of the dumbest posts ever on this forum. WOW.

#2219000 A Goalie is Needed

Posted by 55fan on 27 October 2011 - 05:10 PM

Howard's wife has had a baby.

Last year, Ozzie's wife had a baby.

The last time Conks was here, his wife had a baby.

Solid proof that even if you f*** around, Detroit will bring out the best in you.

#2218982 A Goalie is Needed

Posted by GSBrooks13 on 27 October 2011 - 03:34 PM

I remember when I had 16 posts

If his 17th post is anything like his 16th then someone should do us a favour and make sure he doesn't get an 18th.

#2218980 A Goalie is Needed

Posted by wings1110 on 27 October 2011 - 03:30 PM

I remember when I had 16 posts