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#2387024 4/20 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Canucks 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 April 2013 - 09:33 PM



I got excited until I saw who it was on the breakaway

#2386862 Mike Babcock Line swapping.. Too much?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 April 2013 - 10:24 AM

I get that but , in Babcocks case I feel as though he's overdone it compared to other teams. And at this point in the season there's absolutely no chemistry at all...


Line combos don't matter if the forwards are lazy and don't have much talent.  We have a few great players (who aren't scoring goals) and a bunch of scrubs surrounding them.  


It's the players that make the lines work, not the coaches.  I do think the players have tuned out Babcock  the last few years, but changing lines isn't going to fix that.

#2386740 Putting Hank's goal scoring problems into perspective.

Posted by dat's sick on 19 April 2013 - 12:43 PM

People complaining about our two best players being PPG players. How bad is it going to feel when they go and we don't have anyone that produces like them ? We have no one that is for sure going to be 82 point players while playing an elite defensive style, our prospects are only 'projected' to be similar to Datsyuk and Zetterberg. Jeez, we have been so spoiled that we are now turning on our best players... crazy.

I agree that both Pav and Z (and Howard) get way too much crap around here. If we had a couple more players in the lineup that brough the consistant effort that those guys do we'd not be watching other teams' games to find out if we're gonna make the playoffs, but to find out who we were going to face. 

#2386570 Tatar frustrated; says he will only play in NHL when contract done

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 April 2013 - 07:17 PM

This is all on Babcock and Holland.


Tatar should be on our roster right now, especially since we can't score goals.  Instead, they put the same old garbage on the ice.  

#2386135 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 17 April 2013 - 11:11 PM

Kipper stole the game and Jimmy needs to never come out of his net again.

#2386085 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by Vladifan on 17 April 2013 - 11:00 PM

I am done with them for the night.  They are scary bad to the point of embarrassment.  But I have one piece of advice before I go:



#2385871 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 April 2013 - 09:45 PM

I know I'm a pessimist, but this team is not playing with the urgency required.


Looks like they're just skating around out there.  Up the ante!

#2385780 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 17 April 2013 - 08:57 PM

Wow, I don't think I've seen Big Rig skate so fast. lol

#2385725 Franzen.... cares?!

Posted by GoalieManPat on 17 April 2013 - 05:22 PM

My only thought is maybe Franzen and Cleary dont react well to be called out in the media. Babs knows this and instead tries to inspre him with praise. Its the only reason I can think of for a coach as good as him to say Franzen and Cleary have been good.

#2385170 4/15 Around the NHL GDT

Posted by evilzyme on 15 April 2013 - 08:27 PM

2-0 chicago

#2385131 Bert thinks he'll be back this season

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 April 2013 - 06:42 PM

We need a guy like Bert. But I'm worried whose spot will he take?


Should be Cleary.  


Won't be, though.  

#2385093 Bert thinks he'll be back this season

Posted by hooon on 15 April 2013 - 02:08 PM

Its pretty crazy how hard it is to see a player's true value until he's not playing anymore. We saw it last year with Ericsson, and Helm is pretty obvious. Bert is certainly not the best player in the league, but he is valuable to the team, especially with how poorly the offense has been doing. 


I was never wild about his latest contract, but the offense needs him right now and for the final push.

#2384709 GDT 4/15: Red Wings 3 @ Predators 0

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 14 April 2013 - 07:18 PM

Mickey Redmond still thinks he can be a 40 goal scorer.

of  course he can, he just doesn't care to be one.

#2384705 GDT 4/15: Red Wings 3 @ Predators 0

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 April 2013 - 07:17 PM

Most likely third.  I agree.  Unfortunately though this team doesn't have enough talent to fill those top lines.  
The rookies could potentially but right now they're often too big of a defensively liability.  So it's become a catch 22.  The wings can't afford to give up goals because they can't score, but that also keeps the more offensive skilled guys off the top lines, so then the Wings don't score. 

Why can't Tatar play on that 2nd line, next to Franzen and Filppula?  He's more able to do it than Cleary.  
You say we don't have enough talent, and yet we send down someone who showed he can score goals. Not saying Tatar is a great NHL scorer, but he's better than what we currently have in his place.

Is he that big a defensive liability? I don't think so.

#2384591 Vladdy walks independently - Believe16Вери

Posted by Euro_Twins on 14 April 2013 - 02:21 PM

Lets not get carried away here.  It's awesome that he is able to take some steps. He is not exactly "walking". It took him 16 years with the best physical therapy money can buy to get this far. 


and the downer is here, to take any hope away... if vladdy had the same mentality as you he wouldn't even be taking those steps now...