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#2672623 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by plopster on 21 April 2016 - 08:48 PM

Can't even watch this garbage anymore. Won't be spending another dime on anything hockey or wings. Was gonna go to a game next year for the final year of the joe. Nope

#2671954 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by plopster on 20 April 2016 - 05:04 PM


Out of curiosity, what do you consider a "questionable" audience?



#2671902 Playoff Bracket - Round 1

Posted by plopster on 20 April 2016 - 01:56 PM

Made this little number since NBC won't

#2671894 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by plopster on 20 April 2016 - 12:56 PM

Wait wait wait, there's a Chicago *** hockey association? Sweet fancy Moses

#2671633 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by plopster on 19 April 2016 - 09:01 PM

Quincy out. Marchy in next game. The one thing they changed tonight. They won't sit erorsson.

#2670687 Silly Question - to go or not to go to game 2?

Posted by plopster on 18 April 2016 - 01:19 AM

Yeah, the private club areas are no visiting jerseys. But there was a girl with a wings t shirt on. Prolly the only other wings fan there in the club. And yeah, should have stayed home. Might go again Thursday though.

#2670026 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by plopster on 17 April 2016 - 02:28 PM

Wings may win this game but the D is not made for playoff hockey. They're slow, don't possess the puck well and can't clear the zone efficiently, much less make a good first pass to get the offense moving. Mrazek may steal one but he can't play out of his mind night in and out. He's human, not a robot. Defense wins championships. Idk who will be available after this year but if a trade involving Ericsson doesn't happen along with nyquist, this will happen again next season. I'm trying to imagine what this team would be like if Franzens head weren't broken and Miller were playing...

#2669707 ECQF Game 2 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 5, Red Wings 2

Posted by plopster on 15 April 2016 - 10:13 PM

Was at the game. Thanks for advice all those who said I should go. Total garbage. Game 1 was way better. Goose and Tator salad are horrible. They need to go away. Should have kept Flip instead of those guys at this point. Still not sure who the dbag was that went off the ice and let the puck go right down and then they scored, but that was incredible. It's like there are no set plays. The wings play is just get the puck in the offensive zone and shoot if you can. I saw no chemistry between anyone, because again, I was sitting on the wings offensive end of the ice for the first and third period. The officiating was equally as horrid. How does datsyuk get the penalty? And they even called interference against the guy on Ericson, which was just a guy finishing his check. Then I can't believe they didn't call a penalty on dekeyser for the hit to the head on palat. I think they just randomly blow the whistle. Howard is awful, if I'm playing against him my game plan is shoot high on him. He leaves the net wide open up top and moves too slow. Then he overplays that one skater going wide. At no point did that guy look like he was going to shoot. Wtf. If holland doesn't get a top flight sniper and dmen this off season and keeps those waste of winged wheel uniforms goose and Tator, he needs to go. Look at the Blackhawks? They just keep making the right moves. You're not going to draft dmen and wingers like we need. You have to pay them. And you have to admit when you've overpaid mediocrity, Ericson and abdelkader. Kronwall, Z and Datsyuk are all done. They've given all the can. Babcock was right, the future is not bright there and the present is past. There's no game plan and he knew it. That's why he left. And that's why he will get a shot to sign stamkos this offseason. Tampa needed to win last year, that was their last shot, stamkos wants $11-$12 mil a year. Toronto is the only team that can do that. Wings need to trade some guys and get some quality pieces or this will be rinse and repeat for years.

#2668629 Silly Question - to go or not to go to game 2?

Posted by plopster on 15 April 2016 - 11:17 AM

Not in a box. I was rockin my datsyuk winter classic jersey game 1 though. Just not in a box because there's prolly fancy rich donor types there or something. Will def have my shirt on though and when they win they will see it.

#2668411 ECQF Game 1 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by plopster on 13 April 2016 - 10:47 PM

Was at the game. First off, the ice was pretty crappy. Guys losing their edge all over the place. Second, if stamkos were in there, this would have been bad. The puck handling was really poor and the passes were not crisp exiting the zone (Rafalski anyone?). Third, the first goal was def on howie, second was on helm facing away from the puck handler, third was just all skill, credit where it's due. The non goal was a combo of poor D and poor goaltending. Jimmy can't stop those kind of shots on net. He's just guessing most of the time. Fourth, Z and pavel are just way slow. There's no getting past that. Can't tell you how many times it hurt watching Pav just lose the puck trying to make something happen. I was sitting on the end where the wings played offense twice facing the benches. Fifth, the wings had some really high quality chances, the puck just bounced out of reach or couldn't get a decent second chance on juicy rebounds. Sixth, Kyle Quincey impressed me jumping through the zone with the puck. I think some times the better play is just skate with the puck when the defense is giving you room. Tampa did that plenty at the blue line. The dmen could have just kept carrying it on their stick when they expect you to pass. Kyle caught them by surprise a few times. Seventh, the power play didn't score, but they came really close. Eighth, I swear on everything that's holy giving Ericsson that contract was way worse than keeping franzen over Hossa. That guy is like a non hitting non fighting non puck handling smaller Darren hatcher. He's just a big slow body. I would rather have Oulett or Sproul in there. Ninth, was glad to see the guys stick up for Larkin when Coburn tried to rough him up. I wanted Justin to break his face for that chicken s***. Tenth, if they watch the tape and shake up the lines and figure out how to deal with that s*** ice, there's no reason they can't go back to the Joe tied. So tired of watching them lose in Tampa, 4 straight in the regular season, yet they dominate them in the D. I even changed jerseys tonight. Ugh!!!!!!!

#2641110 12/3 GDT : Arizona Coyotes at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by plopster on 03 December 2015 - 08:39 PM

The 5 greatest players of all time is Dylark, Dylark, Dylark, Dylark and Dylark. He shoot hot fire!


#2629643 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by plopster on 10 October 2015 - 09:34 AM

Honestly, Babs has looked like he didn't want to be there the previous two seasons. You can tell he wasn't too high on the GM decisions being made and he just seemed like he was going through the motions. The game has also changed quite a bit in the last few seasons and Babs hasn't kept up. I can see him being let go from the leafs half way through his contract. I mean, getting paid double what all other coaches are getting paid because you had success for 10 years on a team that quite frankly, if they hadn't made the playoffs would have been a pretty rough season considering the players they ice every night. Babs strategies are already no longer relevant in this ever changing league and I would be quietly amused at his demise in Toronto.

#2614680 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by plopster on 15 June 2015 - 10:26 PM

Pretty sure I'm going to be sick. Literally. Just thinking about all the things that has led the Wings and Hawks down their current paths. The bowmans end up in Chicago. Yzerman goes to Tampa. We keep Franzen instead of Hossa, or did Hossa not want to come back? Babcock doesn't want to stay anymore. Can't get our free agent targets anymore. Can't help but to think something is up in Detroit. Is it possible that holland and his stupid hair is ruining things there? And has he done a fantastic snow job on the elderly Illitch?

#2599765 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by plopster on 23 April 2015 - 09:13 PM

In all serious Ericsson is a total waste of a D pairing. I was at the last regular season game the wings played in Tampa and the first goal hey scored was the tandem of E and Howard. E lets the winger walk right into the zone and then has to play off him because he's too slow, lets him take a decent shot, then Howard angles the rebound right to the late man. Absolutely pathetic. I know it is because I play D in beer league stuff and he looks like I feel skating in his own zone and turning around and not handling the puck, and he's on a top pair in Detroit in the nhl.

#2532205 Red Wings & the Media

Posted by plopster on 15 July 2014 - 10:05 PM

I believe he is talking about the guy who cancelled his ticket plan and explain why he didn't agree with the things they were doing.

They told him to go support another team or somethig along those lines.

I can't remember the exact thread it was in.

If that is true they better hope that doesn't get widely published. I'm sure plenty of people would be happy to oblige them if that's how they really feel. The franchise has certainly taken an ugly turn since 1 July, at least publicly. I can't say I'm a very proud fan at this point. That Quincey signing has me more pissed than the cleary signing. We all know cleary won't make the team. My only hope is Babcock doesn't get extended and a change is made as is obviously needed. It will be interesting to hear Mickey Redmonds comments during the season. He doesn't exactly pull punches when giving his opinions.