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#2297050 Nick, Homer retirement, New Captain

Posted by Carman on 25 April 2012 - 08:28 PM

C - Franzen
A - Zetterberg
A - Kronwall


#2284680 I guarantee we win this series

Posted by PredsFanTheBayouState on 13 April 2012 - 02:57 PM

That's alright, it's definitely not the Predators year (nor will it be in a long time)






red wing fans must love rubbing it in preds fans faces,how great the detroit red wings are,how many cups they have won,how post-seasons they have appeared in,and how many future hall of famers they have








#2284075 I guarantee we win this series

Posted by GetToDaChoppah on 13 April 2012 - 03:53 AM

Preds in 5, sorry this just ain't your year :)


#2284043 Justin Abdelkader

Posted by Gnredwing on 13 April 2012 - 01:05 AM

Does anyone else think Abdelkader should be out of the lineup, he is useless, all he does is get his ass kicked when he fights and doesn't do anything offensively. He makes me sick, why he is still in the lineup is beyond me!


#2280598 Dan Cleary openly admits to being at 50%

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

He shouldn't be playing.

Some guys can play at 50% and still help the team. As we've seen all season, Cleary at 50% is not helping the team at all. In fact, he's hurting the team and is rather easy to play against right now.

He needs to sit.


#2279921 2012 Photoshop War: Predators vs. Red Wings

Posted by Ally on 07 April 2012 - 06:01 PM

Not mine, but I saw it the other day and it made me laugh.
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#2279865 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by Donaldjr2448 on 07 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

Nashville in 4. Our Defense is weak, we have forwards that turn the damn puck over all the time, along with defensive errors over and over. Oh yeah, our Powerplay is nonexistant and they happen to have the best power play at home. Did I mention the fact this team is 17-21-3 on the damn road................... Game, Set, Match. Sorry Folks.


#2279813 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by RedWingsRox on 07 April 2012 - 02:54 PM

Preds in 5 or 6. Sorry, love the Wings but I've got to be realistic. Preds have reloaded whereas we got Quincey.


#2279704 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by LeonardSankar on 07 April 2012 - 02:30 PM

Preds in 6!


#2278725 Welcome Back Mule!

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 06 April 2012 - 07:15 AM

He was on the 3rd line, for like 4-5 games, and was equally as terrible there as he had been.

On top of that, the 3rd line at the time with Abdelkader, Miller, and Helm was one of, if not our best line. They were really grinding the opposition defense, providing a lot of garbage and chaos in front of the crease, and even putting the puck in the net at a decent clip (considering its essentially a Grind Line). Ironically, we demoted Franzen to the 3rd line and instead of lighting a fire under him and while providing the checking line with a useful big body, he continued to suck tremendous ass and effectively cooled down that line until Helm's injury.

Pretty sad when the most accountability he's seen is being demoted 4 games or so, and still playing so badly that Babcock just gave up on the experiment and put him back on the first line. Its been two seasons straight now in which Babcock disrupts the chemistry throughout his lineup just trying to get Johan Franzen to play like he's capable of. Line 2 has chemistry? Put him there! Line 3 has chemistry? Put him there! Line 1 is starting to come around and score consistently? Great, its fixed; put him there! *sigh*


#2269521 Please, for the love of God

Posted by Cajanek_Spielmacher on 13 March 2012 - 11:17 AM

http://obnoxiousfan....ouis-is-better/ I do not want the Blues to be the cause of such suffering. This person is frightening me, help him now! :o


#2266799 Cleary, Bertuzzi, Hudler and Franzen

Posted by stinky fish taco on 05 March 2012 - 09:27 AM

great thread.


#2261817 2/23 GDT : Canucks 4 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by Red Crazy on 23 February 2012 - 10:51 PM

Franzen being on the ice with the net empty in a big game, brings back bad memories.

But he was on the ice because that line iced (supposedly) the puck.

I am not 100 percent sure but I think Babs put his line out a few seconds before the icing.

Quincy looks like a huge upgrade, he may teach Big E some defense with any luck! Ken Holland needs to find 5 more Helms before Monday.


#2261728 2/23 GDT : Canucks 4 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by stinky fish taco on 23 February 2012 - 10:25 PM

did anyone really think the wings were going to win a shootout without pavel?

come on.


#2259658 Cherry rips Holland

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 21 February 2012 - 12:00 PM

I agree with the whole sentiment that Detroit doesnt need a goon and could use another guy who can play a bit and be tough but are you forgetting the team Cherry is in love with? The bruins, to say he wouldnt allow American teams isnt true at all.

I dont think the wings are softer then a few teams out there, but they are definitely soft and could use another Abdelkader in the lineup.

PS isnt it nice to see Abdelkader manning up now and actually scrapping? 5 fights now, probably end up with 6 or 7 before the year is done and hes getting a lot better at it too


I like the Abs has stepped up in the role he's apparently been assigned, but i also think that he has disappeared in every other aspect of the game. In years prior, he always played physical but didn't fight a whole lot. He had on offensive side and played well with the puck, but i feel that he's gone backwards in most categories and seems to try and be making up for it by filling the gritty role that we have such a huge void for. Does anyone else see that? Or am i just blinded by how well everyone else is playing that I'm just complaining to complain here?