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#2605669 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by darkmanx on Today, 08:34 AM

 

How do you define "competitive"?  Winning the Stanley Cup every year?

 

Holland's Wings are competitive.  They win more than they lose.  They go to the playoffs, EVERY YEAR.  They're just a couple players away from a championship team.

 

There are 30 teams.  30 GMs.

 

53% chance of making the playoffs

27% chance of making it to the second round

13% chance of making it to the conference finals

7% chance of making it to the cup finals

3% chance of winning the cup

 

Under Holland since '97, this is how we've done:

100% - Made Playoffs

64% - made it to second round

31% - made it to conference finals

25% - made it to Stanley Cup finals

19% - won Stanley Cup

 

 

It's time for people to chill.  You can't always win, but damn, we sure do win more than we don't.

 

Some people don't understand parity and what the salary cap does. They can't get over the fact this isn't pre 2005 anymore.

 

Boston was the president trophy winners last year. Missed the playoffs.

 

LA Kings won the Stanley Cup last year. Missed the playoffs.

 

Wow, must really suck to be a Wings fan....




#2605448 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by darkmanx on 01 May 2015 - 03:34 PM

 

Exactly. No one knew  s***  about Datsyuk in 2002 other than he had great hands. If you had told me after the cup run in 02 that Datsyuk would go on to score almost 100 points in a season and win a bazillion Selkes I wouldn't have believed it.

 

Hell, Holland nearly traded him for Scott Gomez.

 

Half the fanbase wanted it as well which is actually hilarious.


 

Yes first round exists happen, but it's what, 4 out of the last 5 years for us now? That can't be shrugged off by saying "it happens. Someone gets to win and someone gets to lose".

 

It's very clear that we're lacking some punch to finish teams off in a 7 game series. We can compete, but as of late we've been coming up short, and it's happening far too often for my liking.

 

You know next year Boston is going to be better, just another team in the east that we'll have to fight with for a playoff spot. Something needs to be done.

 

Boston is in cap hell and Chara is basically done. I highly doubt they will be any better then they were this year.

 

We took Tampa to game 7 (half the forum was saying Tampa in 4), and should have really won the series. I don't look at this year as a complete failure like some other have said. Franzen, and Cole could have really helped. Kronwall could have helped the last game as well.




#2604319 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by darkmanx on 29 April 2015 - 09:00 PM

Come on Wings... you gotta shoot to score. Let's get more shots on net.




#2604216 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by darkmanx on 29 April 2015 - 08:46 PM

Drink until Detroit scores

 

You sure that's safe?

 

IF they lose tonight, we will be drinking until October! :lol:




#2603241 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by darkmanx on 29 April 2015 - 10:19 AM

He lost 3 of his top 4 d-men over the course of a year.

I think he deserves some props for keeping us competive through that.

 

Sadly, I can't wait until we miss the playoffs, half the users here will be gone.

 

The beginning of this series half the forum was saying Tampa in 4 or 5, we go 7 games and "Holland sucks" "Holland builds soft teams".

 

Do you see half the forum members trade offers? They are pathetic. They cater only to the Wings needs and doesn't meet any needs for the other teams. It just shows people don't understand how a GM works, or how to gauge trade value / signings.




#2602870 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by darkmanx on 28 April 2015 - 06:11 PM

I wish they threw him out yesterday. They probably would have accepted that as the game suspension. Either way, Weber can slam Z's head into the boards with full intent but get away with it. This leagues "justice" system is a joke.




#2602424 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by darkmanx on 27 April 2015 - 09:00 PM

Horrible horrible game by Z, Nyquist and Zids.




#2601641 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by darkmanx on 27 April 2015 - 05:56 PM

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#2601182 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by darkmanx on 26 April 2015 - 09:46 AM

On paper I think TB is a better team, but there is that veteran determination that guys like Dats, Z and Kronwall always display.  Plus I think Babcock is dominating in the coaching department.

 

Good thing games aren't played on paper. Wings were outed by a lot of teams that had no business beating us in the past.

 

Full cycle.




#2600168 Oilers hire Chiarelli for front-office position

Posted by darkmanx on 25 April 2015 - 10:13 AM

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#2599270 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by darkmanx on 23 April 2015 - 07:51 PM

Love the 2-0 lead, but this was luck and Mrazek.  Way, way too many good chances for Tampa.

 

We said the same thing when Oilers beat us in 2006. Or when the Ducks beat us in 2003.

 

Wings deserve this lead. Chances are exactly that, chances.




#2599200 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by darkmanx on 23 April 2015 - 07:35 PM

Stamkos looking frustrated

 

He looks like Getzlaf and Perry from two years ago. Wonder why. :lol:




#2599121 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by darkmanx on 23 April 2015 - 07:27 PM

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#2598245 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by darkmanx on 22 April 2015 - 10:36 AM

I just watched Coopers press conference. He was claiming that the game depended on a lucky bounce we got on the Datsyuk goal and they on the other side didn't get, calling it a "game of inches". If thats the message he is sending into the Bolts locker room good for us, because they will loose the series then. While we certainly had our fair share of luck yesterday, but we also outplayed and outworked them. It sounds like he is a little too sure of his team, let's hope they have to pay for it.

 

Ironically he said similar things last year against Montreal.




#2597948 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by darkmanx on 21 April 2015 - 08:28 PM

Smith has had a very very solid game. Great to see.