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#2386270 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 18 April 2013 - 12:11 AM


yes... like i said, we need more goals, we can't win if we can't score. Saying the team didn't play well however is incorrect, Calgary had no business winning tonight,


It doesn't matter that they played well if they don't win.


I'm really not trying to get under your skin or anything, but moral victories don't produce 2 points.


Bottom line: score goals or get out.

I 100% agree that he's this team's MVP and we'd be in a lot of trouble without him.  I also agree that goal scoring is our biggest problem.


But that doesn't mean that he never deserves blame - and in particular he's got to take a lot of responsibility for this game.  What I found particularly inexcusable (as I said before) was his COMPLETE lack of effort to get back in the net on the third goal.  That was embarrassing.


Middle ground: the blame of this loss is 50% on Jimmy and 50% on the offense.

#2386213 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 17 April 2013 - 11:37 PM


Did Jimmy Howard forget to drink his coffee and look extremely slow and disinterested on both goals? You're in a playoff race. You have to be on your toes, never taking your eyes off the puck, thinking at 100 mph about the next play. Not waddling around behind the net like a baby penguin expecting something to happen.




To blame Jimmy for this loss would imply that the team in front of him deserved to win.


They scored (for all intents and purposes) ONE GODDAMN GOAL.




Not Jimmy's fault.

#2386199 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 17 April 2013 - 11:26 PM

Was it Jimmy Howard that failed to capitalize on all of those scoring chances?


Did Jimmy Howard have a TERRIBLE line change on that PP that left no one behind the goal line except Jimmy, Steve Begin, and the trapezoid?


Did Jimmy Howard throw the puck into his feet from Big E's stick?




It is not Jimmy Howard's fault the Red Wings lack a legitimate scoring threat.

#2385834 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 17 April 2013 - 09:20 PM



This is how Calgary played us last time too. They routinely have 3 guys high on the forecheck and we can't break it. Even when we do, we lack enough team speed to really make them pay.

#2385656 Franzen.... cares?!

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 17 April 2013 - 02:31 PM

Franzen is such a talented power forward. I just wish he had that grittiness that guys like clarkson and callahan have


Franzen's talent + Cleary's drive and desire =  pretty good hockey player.


We have the technology, we can build him...

#2383761 We control our own destiny...

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 April 2013 - 06:43 PM

To win, they must score.


Score more goals.

#2382325 Heater

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 08 April 2013 - 07:32 PM

LOL, you mean like this?
Johan Franzen cranks Kevin Shattenkirk 1 Feb 2013 St. Louis Blues vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Hockey


Better hold on to that one. That's a pretty rare find.

#2381703 4/7 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 0

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 07 April 2013 - 12:48 PM

Dan Cleary: "There is no such thing as a bad angle."

#2380720 NHL.com names babs "top NHL coach"

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 05 April 2013 - 11:03 AM

I agree with this.


Which makes this season so frustrating.


When will Babs:

  1. cut ties with Dan Cleary
  2. punish the Mule for his play
  3. load up on skill on the top lines


Like others have mentioned, if there only was a way to put Cleary's drive and desire into Mule's body....

#2380561 Red Wings lack offensive creativity

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 04 April 2013 - 11:22 PM

This seems to still be relevant.


Nothing....just nothing.


Not one player in this lineup can be counted on to score when we REALLY need one.


I can count on Hank or Pav to assist on the goal, but no one to score it.

#2380318 Babs vs. Kenny

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 04 April 2013 - 04:44 PM

This has been considered before. Buying into it anymore?


“If we need forwards, Riley Sheahan deserves a chance, Landon Ferraro, we’ve got Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist, Joakim Andersson, Damien Brunner,..." per Kenny.


Uses the word "deserves". Makes me think he wants the young guys up now.


Also, Dan Cleary would have been sat by 29 other coaches at some point this year.

#2379640 Nyquist, Tatar, dekeyser

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 03 April 2013 - 02:46 PM

Everyone is freaking out because we didn't trade several roster players for Gaborik, when he has 1 more goal than Dan Cleary this season.


I'm not saying Gaborik would get us a Cup, but keep this line to yourself.


If you need a goal, are you REALLY relying on Dan Cleary as much as Marian Gaborik?


Is Marian Gaborik REALLY equal to Dan Cleary? Come on.....

#2379563 Nyquist, Tatar, dekeyser

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 03 April 2013 - 02:19 PM

Add Sheahan to this list.


I don't need a be an NHL head coach to see Dan Cleary fall on his ass at least once per shift or Ian White get pushed around like a little girl in every corner.

#2378869 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 02 April 2013 - 05:37 PM

did anyone really want us to ge Clowe?


We need scoring.


He has no goals.



#2378583 Holland: "We don't need depth...Need a top guy"

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 02 April 2013 - 11:28 AM

Ian White> Derek Morris


Lol, Ian White > no one


Did you watch the game last night? He is a complete disaster every time the puck comes near him.


Not having size is ok if you have athleticism. Ian White has neither.