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#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.

#2530436 Marchenko

Posted by plopster on 07 July 2014 - 02:37 PM


#2524936 Todd Bertuzzi will not be re-signed

Posted by plopster on 20 June 2014 - 07:08 PM

I said the day we brought him back that wed never win a cup with him on the roster, bad juju.

This. Very true. I always thought it was a bad idea. He had his moments, but he just didn't throw his weight around like he could have. I mean he certainly could have been the muscle we needed to keep opponents in line, but he never tried to put anyone on their ass like a guy that size could. I wonder if there is a rule on the team not to get into the messy stuff by babcock. Because he certainly doesn't ever look happy when Justin gets greasy.

#2524674 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by plopster on 19 June 2014 - 07:11 PM

I think this will be like the maltby deal. I can't see him wanting to play in the ahl. And if he does play on the wings then it will be because he earned it. Maybe he busts his ass in the offseason and gets in beast mode for one last hoorah. Or maybe his body can't do what his mind wants to and he realizes it and hangs em up. His knees are pretty much shot.

#2523977 GM moves

Posted by plopster on 15 June 2014 - 09:38 PM

I'm not saying there's an exact number, but you need to have grit and toughness to go along with the skill and finesse, you need more determination with a decent amount of talented players to go with the skill sniper players. The fact that the red wings don't have the threat of enforcer is what allowed the Bruins to do what they did to the wings. 10 years ago if that POS had done to a wings player like Dekeyser what he did we wouldn't be crying about a suspension. We would be anticipating an ass whooping the next game. The wings don't have that threat so people have their way with them.

#2523948 GM moves

Posted by plopster on 15 June 2014 - 03:20 PM


Have you been talking to Don Cherry recently? Having said that, I agree, to an extent. I think we haven't quite got the balance right. yet. 

No, but look at the Kings. 4 Europeans on that roster, 4. Bruins had 7. The hawks had 10, and got handled pretty well by the kings, they just found a way to steal a couple before being eliminated. The kings whiffed on some chances to score goals in those last two games they lost, and Crawford, the canadian, stood on his head those games. I'm sorry but yeah, the Europeans have the skill and craftiness, but to go deep in the playoffs, you need size strength stamina and endurance to go with the skill. We all know the North Americans have the size and strength over the Europeans. Its just a Snapple Fact. Toss in the skill of a Kopitar and Gaborik and you have the formula to run deep and possibly win it all. The kings very well could be a three peat champ this year had they beaten the hawks last year.

#2523938 Slow News Day Thread

Posted by plopster on 15 June 2014 - 01:48 PM

Saw that the Wings brass (including draper) interviewed Brendan, son of Claude, Lemieux at the combine. I hope I don't have to start liking the Lemieux's.

It was probably just to hell him not to piss off the wings or he would get his ass beat just like his daddy and the whole team did.

#2523867 GM moves

Posted by plopster on 14 June 2014 - 03:54 PM

Not trying to say anything, but look at the ratio of North American players to Europeans on the teams that recently won the cup and look at the wings roster. There's a trend here.


This is the wings 2008 roster.
20 North Americans and 13 Europeans. It's been downhill since the gritty North Americans have been departing. Osgood, chelios, draper, maltby, McCarty, rafalski, drake, Downey, and Stuart. Again, Stuart was an acquisition that season in February. Holland making moves to improve an already fairly stacked team. Something he should be doing more of.