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#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.


#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


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

#2219169 Avery

Posted by Dave on 28 October 2011 - 11:43 AM

As usual... wondering what he's done to people to generate the hate.

Averages a point 47% of the time and 2.67PIM per game. He's someone MOST teams could use.

Are all hockey fans conservatives or something? Did he beat on your favorite player? Are you all fans of Phaneuf? What's wrong, "sloppy seconds" too risque? He's af****** hockey player.

I was thinking this the whole time. I was wondering if he had some Matt Cooke on ice incidences that I didn't know about.

If people think that the stuff he says is too dirty, or mean, then they would faint if they heard their favorite player in game.

#2216559 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by Dave on 20 October 2011 - 07:10 PM

Ughhh. I don't think so. Hakan Andersson and Scotty Bowman are responsible for the Wings turnaround. Ken Holland is a pawn in the game.

For every Shanahan and Hull, there has been a Kruup and Hatcher out of Holland.

Holland is an ok GM in my opinion, but I wouldn't consider him anything else but o.k.

Importing the Russians and Swedes when that became vogue was Andersson's work. Getting the team to play defense was Bowman's work. All Holland had to do was bring in/ship out a few pieces when Bowman told him what he needed.

Jim Devellano

#2215981 Kindl

Posted by Dave on 17 October 2011 - 01:12 PM

Mike Commodore has played 0 regular season games this year and he automagically gets placed ahead of Ericsson on the depth chart? An Ericsson who is currently at a +5.

Commodore got cut from CBJ....I'm going to have to say it again, he got cut from the Columbus Blue Jackets. Sure, he's looked ok in PS and Detroit is fairly successful with reclamation projects, but c'mon.

I guess the masses just need someone to focus on and hate, and with Hudler playing pretty well so far they have no one else to turn to.