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#2575610 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 February 2015 - 01:22 PM


We don't have legitimate gripes about the officiating.  That's the problem.  We're consistently one of the LEAST PENALIZED teams in the league.  AND we're consistently GIVEN THE MOST POWERPLAYS. 


Very few, if any, teams go to the box less, or go on the man advantage more.  Them's the facts.  I'd give the theory some credence if we never got a powerplay, or if we were always in the box.  But neither of those things are true. 


But for whatever reason our fans have internalized this belief that everybody is out to get them.  Bettman hates us.  The refs are throwing games.  The media doesn't recognize our star players. 


It's all bologna.  SUPER, duper, annoying bologna. 


We got screwed in the 2009 Finals so we deserve reparations from the NHL.    :baaa:

#2575600 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by sleepwalker on 27 February 2015 - 12:45 PM

Funny that the lame ass sharks fans always complain about the refs, especially considering the refs last night were clearly ignoring a lot of obvious calls against the sharks to try to help them out.


So glad the Wings won in regulation, so the sharks didn't even get the loser point.


Stay butthurt, little fish fans.

#2575562 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by rick zombo on 27 February 2015 - 09:41 AM





Smith fine after being shaken up

General manager Ken Holland said defenseman Brendan Smith is "fine, day to day, nothing serious" after being slew-footed by Logan Couture with 3:57 remaining in regulation and falling hard to the ice. Smith was clutching his head while lying on the ice. A couple of seconds earlier, he was hit in the hand by a shot.


#2575608 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by vladdy16 on 27 February 2015 - 01:12 PM

I'm sure there's a Franzen thread to discuss this in.

#2574914 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by martinezsvsu on 25 February 2015 - 11:26 PM

It did look like Ericsson was going to destroy Benn untill he fell or got pulled down.
Big E is a really good fighter IMO, not that it adds much to this conversation.
Isn't Smith a pretty skilled fighter too? It's been so long since I've seen him throw down I can't remember.
One thing I always used to like about fighting is that in other sports you can just trash talk all day but in hockey you have to back it up.


#2572447 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Jersey Wing on 19 February 2015 - 09:52 AM


Do you, do you remember, do you remember that time the Red Wings got Ulf Samuelsson, Bill Ranford, Wendel Clark and Chris Chelios on the same day at the deadline in 1999? That. Was. AWESOME!

#2572455 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by mvanpop on 19 February 2015 - 10:25 AM

To me personally they talk about Marchenko like they did about Ericsson before this season. That would be great and all but if that is true then trade Ericsson and bring in a different style player like the Wiz
But yeah St. James just pulls a topic out of a hat no matter how ridiculous

#2572418 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by amato on 19 February 2015 - 06:38 AM

I'm just still shocked that nbc argued against a Blackhawks goal....

#2571519 Time for Teemu?

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 February 2015 - 02:17 PM

Yup, for a couple games. Abdelkader had a scoring role for about two seasons before he started to score... and he's not again now... So what?


I'm one of the few on here that said that Jurco should have spent another season down in Grand Rapids and I still think he should have / should be. Jurco is a skilled forward, and he should not be playing in a checking role. I'm afraid that the Wings rare mismanagement of a prospect could be stunting the growth of a very special player in this situation...

#2570215 2/11 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 11 February 2015 - 10:24 PM

Well, tonight was underwhelming. Hopefully we bounce back vs the Peg. Really hope Kenny makes a move for a d-man, not deep enough to make a run with the brain fart brothers playing so many minutes (Smith & E)

#2570207 2/11 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 11 February 2015 - 10:18 PM

annnnd mrazek goes back to GR for rest of the season


I doubt it.  Monster will probably be hurt again.

#2570228 2/11 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4

Posted by The Greek on 12 February 2015 - 12:33 AM

Most of the comments here are embarassing. I wish a lot of people would either play hockey at a somewhat high/competitive level, or shut up a bit.

What has everyone here been crying for forever?
"Let the kids play"
"Get rid of Franzen"
"Bench Cleary"
Etc, etc.

Guess what? All of those are happening and still no one is happy. Hockey has ups and downs, you are not going to win every game and sometimes you're going to get smoked. It's a curve, especially with teams like Detroit who have players who are still learning what it takes. You don't figure out the NHL in a couple games, in a stretch of games or sometimes even in a season. It takes time. They're learning.

You think Pittsburgh is in a different class than Detroit(someone said this)? They have more talent, arguably, but they don't have leadership, heart, compete level and usually no work ethic. Have you watched all the games PIT has collapsed in? Have you taken a look at their record against their division?

I get that this is an internet forum and the point is to discuss hockey and the game at hand, but it doesn't HAVE to be a hyperbole tabloid styled bitchfest. It could be real discussion with thought, not ripping your favorite team to shreds because they didn't "punch Cindy in the face!"

I've never seen you around here, but you're alright.

#2570227 2/11 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 11 February 2015 - 11:51 PM

Just got back from the game.  Tough to be a road fan for that one.  We didn't have much life in the beginning and when Mrazek gave up that goal two minutes in, I thought "Crap, he's going to have one of THOSE kind of games isn't he?".  He was having issues with the puck, the defense wasn't really helping much at all.  We didn't show any signs of life till the third.  Despite getting creamed by the Pens, I still had a pretty decent night at the game.  The Pens fans gave me a lot of ribbing, but not mean spirited by any means.  The guy behind my 7 year old was very vocal for the whole game and he bought my son an ice cream when the Pens made 4-0.  I met a ton of Wings fans there and they were all cool.  I guess that's how it is when you're a fan of the road team, anyone wearing the same color as you, is now your friend. lol  The highlight of my night was the pregame warm up.  We got right up to the glass and Luke Glendening slammed himself right into the glass and bumped into my son startling him and the look on his face was priceless.  I think Luke did it on purpose too.  So while it wasn't the outcome I was hoping for, it was still pretty fun.  I rarely get to see the Wings up close (this is only my 6th game in 29 years of being a fan) so that's always a treat.  Next game I go to though, I want to be at the Joe.  Surround myself with some Wings fans for a change. lol



#2569581 What should we do with the Monster?

Posted by TheXym on 10 February 2015 - 07:48 AM

The good old days of Hasek and Osgood, those were some fun threads to read through. I'm sure Mrazek/Howard won't head in that direction though, we're all older and more mature :ninja:

Those wars were epic, and left quite the Legace behind for us all to remember. ;)

Monsters not signed after this season...
He's a free agent.
Just for the record.

I wonder how many people forget this, and also that Mrazek is on a one way contract next year. Let Monster stick around for depth, he has been a good soldier for the Wings when healthy. If he wants to go elsewhere, then honor that. In any case, I don't see him back with the organization next year at the NHL level.

#2569579 What should we do with the Monster?

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 10 February 2015 - 07:19 AM

Monsters not signed after this season...
He's a free agent.
Just for the record.