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#2383634 We control our own destiny...

Posted by MCleveland89 on 12 April 2013 - 09:13 AM

It's definitely a weird feeling knowing that our playoff chances could come down to the last game. I'll be happy as long as they make the playoffs. I want more Red Wings hockey and I want to keep that streak alive. I'm not ready for this half season to be over.

#2383613 Red Wings lack offensive creativity

Posted by poel on 12 April 2013 - 08:03 AM

This is all because Babs is switching the lines so bad.

If we wanna make the playoffs it's the time to put some goal scorers into the bottom six. Bring in some quality instead of size und put together what belongs together. Plus we are in need of skillful defensemen. Makes no sense to let play some lazy guys like Ericsson or Quincey. Especially on the PP:



Tatar, Datsjuk, Franzen

Nyquist, Zetterberg, Brunner

Cleary, Filppula, Abdelkader

Miller, Emmerton, Eaves


Kronwall, Lashoff

Smith, Kindl

DeKeyser, White



- Kronwall and Lash already played together very successfully. Lash is a very good defender and would allow Kronwall to create some offense. Plus he moves the puck a lot better than simply sweepers like Colaiacovo, Ericsson or Quincey.


- Zetterberg and Brunner are not scoring on 5vs5 since they were separated by Babs. Think Nyquist could be a good addition because he worked well with Brunner in 1,2 games.


- Tatar is a young guy but has the quickest hands (after Datsjuk and Brunner) of the whole roster. He's a natural born goalscorer and should get a call up very immediately. Wanna see him paired with Datsjuk and Franzen. Franzen can take Abby's job and drive hard to the net. He has the body and he's useless if he's just standin arround.


- Filppula is not scoring altough he's playing in the bottom six all the time. Can't accept that anymore. Maybe he would feel confident as 3rd line center along with some hard working guys who can create a lot of space for him.



So I'm pretty sure that reunite what worked and put together what belongs together would be the key...

#2383607 4/11 GDT : Sharks 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 12 April 2013 - 07:38 AM

Anyone else tired of Couture's ugly face? Every time he's celebrating I swear his facial expression looks like a kid who just got away with lying to his mom. 

 He looks like the ugly bent toothed kid from Slytherin Quiddich team.


#2383218 4/11 GDT : Sharks 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 11 April 2013 - 07:19 PM

I was just about to post about how much I want Wheeler in a Wings jersey next season. And he just scored.


That's where I'm getting my hope right now.

That was Gagnon.  Got the Jets game on my other tv.  Wheeler and Ladd with the assists.  And they're up 2-1 right now just over 5 minutes in cause they go hard to the net and are fast and they actually create offensive plays and chase rebounds and hit and all that stuff that makes hockey exciting....  The Wings are letting me down cause they play like sissies.

#2383024 Concerned - we might not make it in to the playoffs

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 11 April 2013 - 02:28 PM

All of my friends (mostly Leaf fans) are already claiming the streak is finally coming to an end. I really want to make the playoffs.
It might be my homer glasses, but I think if we sneak in 8th we can upset the Blackhawks.
Here's hoping!

 We have as much of a chance to beat the Hawks as the Leafs have of beating the Bruins.  It CAN happen.   I wouldn't bet money on it, but I actually believe we can take down the Hawks.

#2382896 Samuelsson

Posted by Mors on 11 April 2013 - 10:03 AM

I guess this is kind of a needless rant post, but is this guy for real? I saw today that he didn't practice again because he has a "sore pectoral muscle." Have some pride man...there are guys out there who play with broken bones, I mean cleary basically skates on one leg. Step it up and help the team or good riddance.



#2382462 Helm might be out for season

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 09 April 2013 - 12:30 PM

Lame, as much as I love Helm he literally has proved to be useless this year and a good portion of last.

 You mean just like Crosby has to the Penguins?  Dude severed his wrist last year in the 1st playoff game and has a severe back issue this year.  Not much can be done about this kind of stuff.  Just like Crosby taking a clapper off the chicklets.  These things just happen in the NHL.

I'm surprised Helm won't be playing this season......said nobody who's been following his injury this year.


More surprising is Babcock saying that Flip is being dropped to centering the 3rd line now between Cleary & Brunner with Miller moving up to the 2nd with Franzen & Nyquist.

 The most surprising part of it is that I though it was reported a couple weeks back that he was practicing with the team and that he was close to a return??  Moving Flip down spreads more wealth to all 3 lines, though i'd like Goose with Brunner, it may help us get more than 0 goals next game having offense spread on 3 lines.  Glad that Brunner will be back too. As for Helm, he must have tweaked something or re-injured his back to be out for the rest of the season.

#2382126 4/7 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 0

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 07 April 2013 - 08:07 PM

This team relies on Datsyuk and Howard to win games for them way too much no one else seems to have any impact overall. Couldn't even manage a goal and now have back2back losses coming up from SJ and CHI. So sad that the Blue Jackets or Oilers will bounce the Red Wings for that final playoff spot.


Well then don't watch so you won't be disappointed. 

#2381987 4/7 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 0

Posted by gowings00 on 07 April 2013 - 02:17 PM

We did nothing at the trade deadline and we are getting exactly that.

#2381907 4/7 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 0

Posted by Dominator2005 on 07 April 2013 - 01:56 PM

Flip = No factor

#2381306 4/5 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Avalanche 2 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 April 2013 - 12:19 AM

He also committed some unpleasant giveaways, but those occurred mostly from inexperience with the system.


I thought turnovers were the system.  


Has been this season, at least.  

#2381212 4/5 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Avalanche 2 (OT)

Posted by St. Michael (the Red Wing) on 05 April 2013 - 10:38 PM

Lucky win


But screw off to all the Datsyuk haters tonight.

#2380762 Holland retirement watch?

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 05 April 2013 - 12:51 PM

lmao seriously you cannot be serious.. we can poll 1000 red wings fans and i can get 995 would say he's garbage. 

 Kindl has been "garbage" the past 2 games.  Other than that he's actually transformed into a good Dman for the Wings.  The main problems on our blue line are the odd rookie mistake, but we're in a transition so those are excusable, and guys like White, Coliacovo and Quincey being "garbage".

#2380787 Nyquist thoughts

Posted by Dabura on 05 April 2013 - 02:02 PM

There was one shift, it was recent, against the Avs. I think. If memory serves, we were bumbling around in our own zone. General stupidity and laziness and a touch of sheer incompetence. But then, Glory Be to God, Nyquist got ahold of the puck and, all of three seconds later, he was tearing into the o-zone like some kind of human missile thing. I don't remember what happened after that, but I'll tell you what, I'm generally very cynical, pessimistic about this team, and so it takes a lot for me to go, "Wow." And I went "Wow." It made me realize how slow of foot - and teeth-gnashingly namby pamby - we generally are. It was refreshing. It was pretty awesome.

#2380664 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 @ Coyotes 4

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 05 April 2013 - 07:42 AM

As requested, pictures.  I stopped taking pictures of the game when we started sucking.  Sorry for s***ty quality.


Warmups.  Good luck, Cleary.  We all know you need it.




Zetterprofile :wub:




Coca Cola pulled his groin immediately after this picture was taken.



Gametime!  Opening faceoff:




It's my Toots in a box!  My Toots in a box, baby...




Franzen doing...whatever it is that he does best.




Kronner's sick of your s***, refs.




Whatever.  LGW.

 Franzen was picking his nose there dude.  It got stuck for a few shifts.

they suck that is all, lost to a team full of plugs and a backup goalie


bless Datsyuk but the team is not good


i hope im wrong on this but goodnight sweet playoff streak


 That's why I refer to many of our players as "line-up tampons".  All they do is stop a little of the bleeding and fill a hole.  The girls may not enjoy this analogy, but can admit it's truth and it's comparison for some of our guys.  We sign Danny D and he gets to watch some Red Wing hockey, although not exactly what he grew up watching.  Coliacovo is a line-up tampon and his spot belongs to Dekeyser, whom Holland asked to join the team to make it better.