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In Topic: I Hate Jeff Blashill because ...

22 April 2016 - 08:34 AM

The real thing we should be hating here is the make up of the roster IMO.   Lets face it, with what we would consider a better coach, we barely made the playoffs last year, and have been out in round 1 the last 3 years.  There are bigger problems here than the coach.  It's the roster.  Z and Pav are shells of their former selves.  The D-men are...  bad.  There's a lot of "good" players on the roster, but that's it.  Nyquist, Tatar, and Jurco are great examples of that.  Good... but it doesn't look like they're going to get beyond that.  They'll never carry the team like we expect them to.


Now did Blashill make some mistakes with lines etc... Yeah, maybe.  But there's an easy argument to be made for just not having enough goal scorers on this team to get the job done in the playoffs, against Bishop, a guy who's bigger than the damn net.

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

21 April 2016 - 09:13 PM

Tampa is a bunk team when you look at the roster, problem here is we put a monkey behind the steering wheel. Blashill is the problem.


LOL   So, in one season, we've gone from Blashill is a great choice to replace Babcock, to Blashill is the problem.   Ok.


Lets not forget, this team struggled last year to get in to the playoffs, just like this year, and they're out in the first round again.  There's a lack of quality talent here.  We have a bunch of guys.   Nobody really stands out, especially after Pav leaves, and Z goes.  There's no standouts aside from Larkin, he's shown potential.  Tatar and Nyquist did, but that spark has died out quite a bit it seems.  Mantha has potential, and hasn't had an opportunity.   Outside of that, there's nothing that stands out.  But that's what happens in a salary cap world when you're always drafting late.


Blashill needs more time before we start pointing the blame there.   The roster is the biggest problem here.

In Topic: Mantha

21 April 2016 - 09:10 PM


Two people on our team had more than one point in these playoffs. He was one of them.


But can we keep the discussion to Mantha? He needs to be full time next year. What are the odds Blashill actually gives him that chance?

Mantha should have been in the lineup this whole series IMO.  What's the point tonight, of Jaokim Andersson and his less than 2 minutes of ice time?   Ridiculous.

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

21 April 2016 - 09:06 PM

Just a pathetic offence we have.

Don't take this thr wrong way but i'm not gonna miss pav at all and he's my third fave of all time. He's a shell of anything he used to be. Retire on your own terms. Clearly he's hurting ALOT in his lower body


Yeah, Pav looks like a shell of his former self, that's for sure.  I just wish he would have made his intentions known earlier, or that Holland and company could have at least seen that this team wasn't going to contend in the playoffs..  kids or no kids in the lineup.  They're not good enough. 


I know there's alot of history here, and Pav and Z mean alot to this organization, but at some point, you have to remember, this is a business.  Moving them, for value does much more for helping build your team to keep it solid for the future than painting a big black 25 on center ice does.

In Topic: Mantha

21 April 2016 - 08:58 PM

While I agree with most of this, Richards has been an important part of the team. Especially as of late. We will be happy to have him in the playoffs.


Really?  Because brad richards was pretty useless all playoffs.