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#2111190 2/5 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Predators 3

Posted by puckloo39 on 05 February 2011 - 11:00 PM

Wow...so frustrating. They are doing so many things wrong, and have been doing them all season. I'm trying to look at this in a calm way. We can see what they are doing wrong, but it's not so clear what you can do about it. They're just not thinking. They're making stupid passes and stupid plays, and that's not something easily fixed. Babcock can run passing drills until they pass out, but it won't make them stop taking the stupid passes. They can take shooting drills all they want but it won't make them suddenly start taking the smart shots.

Looks like MacDonald played well, though.

I absolutely hate to say this, because it's sort of the "nuclear option" but blaming injuries just isn't cutting it. Missing Datsyuk and Stuart is hurting, but let's be honest, they were playing pretty poorly all season. Their good record to start wasn't dominating games, and we all saw at the time some holes in their play that have only been exaggerated recently. But they were always there.

But anyways, back to my "nuclear option." The team needs a roster shakeup. Howard is not the goalie of the future, he's struggled for too long and has a long history of being inconsistent. He earned the starting job last year, but not for his whole career. He was only on the team last year because he had no other options. The Wings hoped it would work out and now I don't think it is.

So, here's hoping Holland makes a trade deadline move or two, namely:

Bring in a solid goalie. Yes, we will have to clear cap space and lose a player. It sucks but it's going to have to happen.

Also, fix the defense, which may include trading someone. With the talent on defense we have there's no excuse for this. We need fresh blood, just to make them try again.

There is a clear lack of passion on this team. This Wings team is not the hard working team we've come to know the past few seasons. I don't think the team should be blown up, but I'm thinking a minimum of two moves is necessary to help this team get out of the first round.


I agree with some of this literally, and all of it in spirit.

They remind me of Dallas a few years ago, before the Stars' owners brought in Joe Nieuwendyk, fired Coach Tippett (not his fault), dumped Modano, dumped Turco - ok, that was a good idea, Lehtinen retired (he could still play), Zubov retired (ditto). The team acted like they'd never met out there on the ice.

Not saying a blow up would help, but changes will need to be made, if we are to regain/retain dominance. Regular season means little, but I can't see this team/these goalies getting very far in the playoffs, without a major shift in attitude.

Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't think they are trying. It's just that sometimes, the wheel is spinning. No traction, no reaction. They just seem... puzzled.


#2111150 2/5 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Predators 3

Posted by puckloo39 on 05 February 2011 - 10:36 PM

Give up two, give up two, give up two or three goals...



This thread keeps getting more and more epic. :lol:

Is this how Isles fans feel all season? It's almost fun. :P


Wang is a knob.

Oh, my. Hideous game, so terrible to see the Wings hit 4,775,838 posts - we should have won this game.

Joey was fine. Lack of offense was what killed us.


#2110722 2/5 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Predators 3

Posted by puckloo39 on 05 February 2011 - 08:40 PM

Good save, Joey...


#2110656 2/5 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Predators 3

Posted by puckloo39 on 05 February 2011 - 08:20 PM

Again that would require that they are playing hockey tonight and not just acting as living breathing slalom cones.


true. <_<

OK, NOW is when you do the shut out curse.

GEE! I sure hope Peckerini is enjoying his SHUT OUT!!


SHUT OUT SHUT OUT SHUT OUT!!!



#2110181 2/4 GDT: Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 0

Posted by puckloo39 on 04 February 2011 - 08:16 PM

ahem... SHUT OUT!

Just sayin'....

Let's go, Wings!


#2109267 2/2 GDT: Franzen 5 + Red Wings 2 (7) at Senators (5)

Posted by puckloo39 on 02 February 2011 - 09:49 PM

Glad for the W.
Sick of the D.

Hopefully this was just rust and we pick up the defense for the rest of the season.


I hesitate to say this, but it could hardly be any worse...just ask Howard.

We should have played Nashville tonight - it's 2/2 (2011). ;)


#2109221 2/2 GDT: Franzen 5 + Red Wings 2 (7) at Senators (5)

Posted by puckloo39 on 02 February 2011 - 09:34 PM

Mule has now scored all the goals he was going to score for this season, in one game.

:D


#2109156 2/2 GDT: Franzen 5 + Red Wings 2 (7) at Senators (5)

Posted by puckloo39 on 02 February 2011 - 09:23 PM

Hey Puckloo39, maybe Hasek can come back for the playoff run? Can you make it happen?


Never happen, but he would be world's better than our current options in goal.


#2109108 2/2 GDT: Franzen 5 + Red Wings 2 (7) at Senators (5)

Posted by puckloo39 on 02 February 2011 - 09:18 PM

Wings got lucky.


#2107690 Jordin Tootoo in rehab

Posted by puckloo39 on 31 January 2011 - 03:09 PM

Good news... I can't stand Tootoo, but wish him no harm. Glad he got better, and good on the Preds and NHL for standing up for him and with him as he tries to right the ship. Hope he learned something from this and makes the most of a second chance not everyone gets in life.

Now, I hope the Wings beat the Preds' butts on 4/2, because I plan to be there. :lol:


#2106464 Top 5 Movies You Turned Off/Walked Out Of

Posted by puckloo39 on 27 January 2011 - 09:56 PM

you are all too young to remember, and it is probably out of circulation, but "Tarzan" with Bo Derek... worst. movie. ever. :blink:


#2105689 1/26 GDT: Devils 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by puckloo39 on 26 January 2011 - 07:55 PM

So sick of all of you whining about Jimmy or any of the poor men who are stupid enough to play goal in Detroit. Who was letting the Devils whack at the puck 25 times until they stuffed it home? Jimmy?

Whatever.


#2105671 1/26 GDT: Devils 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by puckloo39 on 26 January 2011 - 07:49 PM

Howard.... :thumbdown:


what the hell??? That was not Howard's fault.

I give up. :rolleyes:


#2105255 1/26 GDT: Devils 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by puckloo39 on 26 January 2011 - 12:04 AM

Yay! First, it's on Versus - so I can actually see the game on TV, and second: It's FATSO!!!


Can't wait, go Wings!! Good guys score 1 million goals, other guys, like, hardly any. :P

Woo!


#2105201 Ducks Sued for Anti-Semitism by Former Draft Pick

Posted by puckloo39 on 25 January 2011 - 10:25 PM

He had the option to leave the hostile environment. I get a little tired of this constant litigious over-reaction to practically everything.

It makes me :rolleyes: