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#2254565 Scott Gomez has scored a goal

Posted by Dave on 10 February 2012 - 08:10 AM

I still don't understand why he hasn't been put on waivers yet. What a complete waste of money.


His locker room presence.


#2254210 Will there be an impact trade by the wings?

Posted by Dave on 09 February 2012 - 11:17 AM

Toews, Kane, and Leddy are just gonna keep getting better


Who's to say that our players aren't getting better?

We replaced Brian Rafalski with a player who, even in a career year, is arguably not as good as Rafalski.


So you're saying he's arguably better than Rafalski? That sounds like a good thing.

our bottom six forwards have the least potential for offense of any Wings team in 15 years


We're ranked 5th in goals per game, yet we only have 1 top 20 goal scorer in the league. Sounds like we're getting production out of everyone.

Ericsson is as horrible as ever.


Not even remotely true.

If regular season success meant anything San Jose would be a dynasty.


I'm pretty sure that Detroit has had the most regular season success out of every team the past 10 years. Just looked it up, they've won the President's Trophy 4 times in the last decade. No other team has won it twice within that span. Within those years the team that won the trophy made it to at least the conference finals 50% of the time.

Its almost a given that they will choke but they have ousted us the last two years with what I thought was beatable play. We only play when we want and the last two years we turn it on too late.


Last year was the closest playoffs series ever played (as far as goal diff).

Every year we've won the Cup we've had a reason and drive. '97-Duh, 52 years, '98-Konstantinov, '02- Maybe the best team ever (Robitaille and Duschene), '08-Dallas Drake, Cleary, most the players hadn't won. Now? You get the picture.


Drake is not the reason they won. Team defense, and Z and Dats playing superbly is the reason they won. Drake was nothing more than a nice story that has been blown way the f*** out of proportion.

I believe, because I've seen it for 15 years, that the Wings always have a chance and better than most teams. But only when they play like they really want it and we don't do that consistantly anymore.


I disagree.


#2254152 Will there be an impact trade by the wings?

Posted by Dave on 09 February 2012 - 07:56 AM

I want a reliable back up goalie. Maybe JMac is the one but I don't have a lot of confidence in him.


JMac has looked pretty good the past few games. Part of that is the fact that he's getting a lot of D support.


This team isnt built to win the Cup


Det is 1st in the league. This statement is bewildering. The team is .500 on the road, and .875 at home. If they lock up a top spot and have home ice then they have every chance of winning.


#2253419 2/6 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Coyotes 3

Posted by Dave on 07 February 2012 - 03:30 PM

Then you haven't been watching him all that much. I got really tired of comments like yours so I made it a point to watch him during games. He is getting better at everything, including using his body and making better passes. Yeah, he screwed up his passing last night but who didn't (except maybe Lidstrom)? He also had three excellent shots on goal, two of them coming from close to the blue line. More than we can say for most of 'em.


Exactly. Remember when everyone was on him about his horrible pinches? Well he doesn't really do that too much anymore. Also, he's very good at clearing rebounds. This is something that was necessary for Howard last year, and for McDonald this year.

He's 27 and improving very well.


#2253379 2/6 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Coyotes 3

Posted by Dave on 07 February 2012 - 12:00 PM

Ericsson was absolutely brutal out there. He turns the puck over constantly in our own end. He can't handle the pressure. Can't make a 10 foot pass, can't hit, can't fight, can't clear out players in the crease. I couldn't believe Babcock had him out there in the last 2 minutes of the game with the amount of turnovers he was producing. You'd think with his size he would be more physical out there, but no. I hope there is some GM out there willing to take him come trade deadline. I cringe every time he has the puck in our zone.


I bet there's 29 teams that would like Ericsson. Other than the one real bad turn over he wasn't as brutal as everyone makes him out to be.


#2250284 Stars' Brenden Morrow available?

Posted by Dave on 27 January 2012 - 02:11 PM

By reading this forum one would get the impression that Dallas Drake is the best thing that has happened to this organization in the last 15 years.


#2249215 Central Division Games tonight

Posted by Dave on 25 January 2012 - 07:46 AM

Excuse me but could you explain what exactly is "so ridiculous" about this? Are we not allowed to dislike a team we recently met twice in the SCF, losing the last one? Or are we not allowed to put the Wings' situation ahead of that hatred when the division is so tight we could flop between 1st in the conference and 6th in the conference with just a few points difference?

Personally I am one of the people who would definitely cheer for the Blues in that game if they had fifteen points less and were no real threat to the Wings in the battle for the Central. I don't see why that would be something to be ashamed of, but maybe you can enlighten me.


I think he meant that the tightness of the Central race is ridiculous.


#2244009 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Islanders 5

Posted by Dave on 10 January 2012 - 08:21 PM

Looks like yet another replay of the entire season.


That doesn't make any sense.


#2238608 12/22 GDT : Red Wings at Calgary Flames

Posted by Dave on 22 December 2011 - 11:59 PM

Lol they play like that in the third period after the first two? How can that be explained?


2 s***ty periods go in, 1 decent one comes out. You can't explain that.


#2229731 11/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2 (SO)

Posted by Dave on 25 November 2011 - 03:17 PM

Get Z off the ice, jeez. That was brutal.


#2221914 First 10 Games

Posted by Dave on 03 November 2011 - 01:02 PM

Referencing to a teams that was 14 years ago doesn't make sense. Now if he referenced let's say the 08 team then I would think about it for a minute.


February 7-29 2008 the Wings went 1-8-2.


#2221756 First 10 Games

Posted by Dave on 02 November 2011 - 10:40 PM

Just wanted to say, back in 96-97 the wings went 5-4-1 their first 10 games as well. Granted, they did not lose 5 straight, but the records did end up the same.

http://en.wikipedia....ed_Wings_season


#2219440 10/28 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Dave on 28 October 2011 - 07:48 PM

Pavelski is going to tie up Dats and Dats will take exception and start getting scrapping, before you know it all the players will be on the ice fighting, Jimmy then starts wailing on Neimi, it's another brawl akin to '97.


#2219418 10/28 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Dave on 28 October 2011 - 07:39 PM

Z and Dats are looking good this game.


#2219338 10/28 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Dave on 28 October 2011 - 06:59 PM

Z!!!!

He's going as a werewolf for Halloween because he's a hairy BEAST!