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#2506098 4/4 GDT - Sabres 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by rrasco on 04 April 2014 - 11:11 PM

WOOOO!  Have fun tonight and get ready for tomorrow.  We're coming right back with another one, I feel it....


Gus said it himself, they are going to do whatever they have to get into these playoffs.  Mark it.

#2505728 How about some love for Howard!

Posted by rrasco on 04 April 2014 - 10:58 AM

To be fair, I was mainly replying to the "Howard Haters" part of your first comment.  I'm really not trying to argue you have an unfounded evaluation of Howard, because I agree with most of your points and it certainly is okay to critique players fairly.  Sure he has weaknesses in his game, everyone does.  What gets tiring are the "Franzen is lazy and he sucks" type statements.  Many people apply that same logic to Howard while ignoring the weaknesses of our entire team that affect aspects of Howard's game.  I believe that's where the haters part of this comes in.  For the most part, I don't think that really applies to you.

#2505594 How about some love for Howard!

Posted by rrasco on 03 April 2014 - 07:07 PM

I'll give him props for last nights game! He played great and kept us in a game we had no business being in, and he deserves credit for that.


But I'm also going to post what I posted on The Malik Report


Malik is crazy.  Is Howard the new Franzen?  "Yeah he did good, BUT he could be better so he still sucks."  That logic makes no sense.


Sure, it would be nice if Howie was a good puck-handling tender, but he's not, and to expect him to become amazing at it is an unreasonable expectation, especially while making a claim he puts no effort into it.


I perfectly understand the argument, but there are still plenty of Howard haters.  It's nothing new in Detroit to be rough on goalies, so I guess it is to be expected.

#2504624 Blackhawks getting Wingitis

Posted by rrasco on 02 April 2014 - 02:54 PM

Imagine if that happened 50 games ago.  Then it would be Wingitis.

#2504576 What is everyones second favorite team?

Posted by rrasco on 02 April 2014 - 12:50 PM

The Grand Rapids Griffins.

#2504157 Illitch announces plan to build new arena

Posted by rrasco on 31 March 2014 - 01:09 PM

We should take up a collection and buy it. The LGW Hockey Museum and Whiskey Bar.


We can put it on kickstarter.  I'll even donate my time for $100,000/year to maintain and operate the musuem.

#2503470 Do you want monster to start tomorrow?

Posted by rrasco on 30 March 2014 - 10:10 AM

Maybe we will get lucky and Stammy will put one in his own net for us.

#2503467 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by rrasco on 30 March 2014 - 10:04 AM

Great game from the kids once again, and of course the star of the show... Helm.


Howard was ok he was very close to absolutely screwing the game up but was ok overall. The point is he has to be better, Toronto is just awful right now.



Franzen was the worst Wings player in this game, lazy as phuk once again, slow as a sloth and almost cost us a few goals against. If Abdelkader is back against Tampa this bum should be taken out of the lineup.


People just won't get off the hate Howard bandwagon. Makes some solid saves that keep us in a game we were about to lose and he still sucks.  Just trade Franzen and Howard now why don't ya.  Typical Wings fans though, always hating on the goalie.

#2502710 Around The League - Eastern Conference Playoff Race

Posted by rrasco on 28 March 2014 - 08:44 PM

Wow.  Philly and Pitts did us solids tonight.  Wings must win tomorrow, can't count on this luck to continue.

#2500695 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by rrasco on 25 March 2014 - 01:04 PM

i see columbus winning this in regulation.  they've just had the wings' number lately.


I'm sure you picked the Wings to lose the last 5 as well, so yeah....

#2499070 3/22 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2

Posted by rrasco on 22 March 2014 - 03:01 PM

Why does Babcock match their first with our 4th after a goal


He did it against Pittsburgh too.  That's how it's supposed to be done when you have a capable 4th line.

#2498789 Bruins are the first to clinch a PO spot

Posted by rrasco on 22 March 2014 - 01:00 AM

11 straight is just insane.  I was just reading that.  Wow....

#2498699 3/20 GDT - Penguins 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by rrasco on 21 March 2014 - 02:45 PM

I'm not saying Jimmy has to have a shut out every game, but there's got to be some games down the stretch where we say, wow, we should not have won that game, Howard stole that one for us.  There haven't been many like that this year.


You mean like when Jimmy made a breakaway save in OT in a game we were out shot 43 to 30?

#2497283 Injury Updates

Posted by rrasco on 19 March 2014 - 12:43 PM

yes this sucks. But the Pens have been even worse than us. They are over 100 man games lost ahead of us! Not to mention the 20 or so points.....

And then you realize 68 of those are the backup goalie.

#2497281 I am not a fan of the Sharks, but I applaud this.

Posted by rrasco on 19 March 2014 - 12:39 PM

For those of us that can't see videos at work could I get a quick description of it?  I'm gathering some of the details by reading the comments you posted.


Seems like a make-a-wish type thing.  Kid has life-long heart condition, gets signed to a one-day contract with Sharks, and skated out with them through their shark head thingy.  They said it's the first time anyone that was a non-real-player was allowed through there.  They didn't say, but it almost looks like he got to stay on the bench for the game.  Not sure though.