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#2280651 Stand behind your Wings!

Posted by Dave on 09 April 2012 - 06:01 PM

I was hoping for another "how to be a real fan" discussion. Because anyone that doesn't think a 5th seeded Red Wings team that is scuffling into the playoffs can win it all isn't worthy to be a part of the fan base.

Look, I'm all for supporting the team and always will be. I will attend the games and cheer on the Red Wings like always. That being said, you can be a realist and still be a loyal fan. I don't think the Red Wings are built to win the Stanley Cup this season. They probably have a shot if literally everything goes in their favor. If that makes me a negative nancy or a lesser fan to those that judge this type of thing, then that comes with the territory.

Everyone has an opinion and the great thing about LGW is being able to dicuss that with everyone. I don't want to come here and read nonstop about blind support for the Red Wings. I don't care if there are fans that predict the Wings to win it all -- you're entitled to that -- but just remember so is everyone else that disagrees.

Best time of the year is finally here. Go Red Wings!

Well if this team plays like they did early on and in the middle of the season they are damn near unstoppable. Defense has been much improved this year. It seems like goal scoring is an issue, and puck possession needs to improve. They have the tools, they CAN win.

I think the new Asst. coaches aren't bringing as much to the table as we hoped. Their new PP approach worked well in the beginning of the season, but has dropped off BIG time.

If the bottom 2 lines can pick up the scoring like they did earlier in the season, PP starts to work (even just a little), and possession time increases then the Wings can hang with anyone.

#2278750 4/5 GDT : Devils 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Dave on 06 April 2012 - 09:12 AM

People who think I am off base on my "bandwagon fan" talk should read this and reassess.

Really, I don't understand why you have such a superiority complex. We all get it, you're a better fan than everyone. You deserve all the praise for when the Wings win, because of your fandom.

I, for one, like the ranting and raving. It at least has some sliver of truth. Saying "I trust this team" brings nothing to the conversation.

#2277978 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (SO)

Posted by Dave on 04 April 2012 - 09:16 PM

Don't I feel stupid calling game at 2-0.

#2277805 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (SO)

Posted by Dave on 04 April 2012 - 08:47 PM

Good to know our MGT thought this team would be prepared for a deep play off run.

And Kindle needs to leave, tonight. This is nuts.

And 10-1 odds say holland won't do anything in the off season.

#2272114 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dave on 20 March 2012 - 09:14 AM

Actually I am going to stay here just to annoy you since you apparently like reading my stuff so much.

What a life you must lead!

#2270127 Call the team out

Posted by Dave on 14 March 2012 - 01:01 PM

Hudler is the worst 20-goal scorer in the league. I would take literally any player that currently has 20+ goals over him.

Never would have guessed by your avatar. Very subtle.

#2263712 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by Dave on 27 February 2012 - 01:25 PM

i still see someone from buffalo coming here.


#2254693 What Ken Holland should do at the deadline

Posted by Dave on 10 February 2012 - 02:37 PM


Selanne talks about filps success and the possible trade rumors. he dodges the trade question, which is not the answer youd expect from someone who isnt going anywhere.

That would be amazing. Perhaps we could use a written agreement, stating that Datsyuk will not fight Perry anymore, as trade bait.

#2254674 What Ken Holland should do at the deadline

Posted by Dave on 10 February 2012 - 01:41 PM

Haha so in other words you cant even tell me whats wrong with these trades Hahaha

I gave you a plus because I don't see a problem with posting trade proposals.

But I don't think Burke would want those players, and from what I've heard (just on other forums and stuff) Semin is headed back to Russia after this season. Plus, Hudler is only 1 point behind Semin, so I'm not sure adding Semin would be as big a boost as people think.

#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.