Jump to content

number9's Photo


Member Since 22 Nov 2010
Offline Last Active Today, 12:56 PM

#2593356 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by number9 on 15 April 2015 - 07:15 AM

I will love Steve forever. What he did for this city defined my childhood. Still, I don't see how anyone can actively root for the enemy. 
Just a little emotional about the whole thing. Especially because our chances aren't incredibly high.  :baby:

No one is rooting for the enemy. We're just not ripping Yzerman. TB has players for that.

#2593306 Why so negative?

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 10:25 PM


I don't want to be negative for the sake of being negative, I just don't want to pretend that the team doesn't have issues when they pretty clearly do. I'm happy and excited and I'll be cheering them on like a diehard until the end, though I've accepted that the idea of us winning against Tampa is a long shot this year. Is that gray area?

All teams have issues.


But being negative and over emphasizing those issues is totally in right now. Why have rose colored glasses when you can have cool black colored ones? Personally I've chosen to hate on Brendan Smith.


Don't take any of this personally


Nope, we'll get to Game 11+1/2 and have infinity overtimes as both teams' players just start laying in front of the net to sleep, thereby blocking all shots. You heard it here first.


LOL your knowledge of play off hockey is pathetic. They'll eventually go to the shootout and your block shot strategy will mean NOTHING

#2593282 Dylan Larkin on Team USA for World Cup

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 09:26 PM




#2593275 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 09:05 PM

lol who cares if he's an all time great. That's irrelevant now. He jumped ship because the whiny turd thought he was above waiting in line just like many have done before him.

Honestly I hope he had a miserable career.


Whoa whoa, check yourself friend. Yzerman is not a whiny turd because he wantedto manage a team that wasn't the Red Wings. By that standard all of Holland's and Babcock's proteges for the last several years have been whiny turds. Are you saying the RedWings have been run by whiny turds???


Yzerman was sent off with best wishes.


Holland wasn't stepping aside so he, like Nill, had to go somewhere else for their career to continue to progress.


I hope Steve has an illustrious GM career, whether if it's for us or not. He was raised by us and trained by us and thus I hope he continues to reflect that high standard when he's apart from us.


He is the opponent now, I understand, and I want nothing more to trounce his team. But that doesn't mean I don't respect the man or his team.

#2593273 Why so negative?

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 08:51 PM

I'd love to be positive, and I still feel positively about this team long term, but I think they're still a bit too young and inexperienced to get the job done. They supported that line of thinking as the season went on. I also don't think the defense is nearly good enough. I feel good about Mrazek but I'm not expecting too much out of a rookie because frankly, I don't think it'd be fair to. 


But I want them to win, and if they can play anything like they were playing earlier in the season, I think they definitely can win this series, and maybe more. They have a lot of the talent, but they've got to get back to operating like they did earlier in the year when they were in "best case scenario" mode to make that happen at this point in time. It's possible, and I'm hopeful, but I can't ignore the fundamental problems this team still has right now on defense and the overall lack of experience. It's simple as that.




Oh go ahead and be negative if u want to. Real fans are always negative.

#2593251 Brendan Smith

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 06:17 PM

Stats are for math freaks.

The ol eyeball test says Smith is train wreck that landed in a group of dumpster fires

#2593249 Why so negative?

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 06:11 PM

I'll raise you Tampa in 2.  
Filppula scores hat tricks in back to back games and crushes our team's soul.  

You can't win a playoff series in 2 games doofus

Tampa in 8

#2593234 Why so negative?

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 04:27 PM

Wings in 3

#2593233 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 04:26 PM

Mcgrattan has a hot gf though

Mcgrattan beats Lesner everyday

#2593177 Why so negative?

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 11:32 AM

Wings in 4

#2593137 Brendan Smith

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 09:53 AM

Average at defense huh?
I see you're in a generous mood today bud. 

The only one being generous to someone here is the smith fanboys to Riley's brother

#2593070 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by number9 on 13 April 2015 - 10:53 PM

The whole enforcer protecting the team era was in response to the lawlessness on the ice. The rules didn't protect players, so the players did. Now the league has rules to curb this lawlessness, which makes the role of the enforcer semi-obsolete.


The enforcer era is not coming back. It's going to move farther and father from that despite whatever protests you (and including myself) have. The sooner one accepts this, the sooner one can move past it.


Hockey isn't becoming soccer. Hockey is becoming hockey. Fighting is part of hockey's history, but at the end of the day it's a side-show within the sport. Trust me, that pains me to admit.


If you want to watch good fights, do what I do and follow the UFC. Hockey and fighting are going to split. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not in 10 years from now, but we all know it's going to happen eventually. Enjoy it while we have it. The game is evolving, and it's going to leave us 80's and 90's fans in the dust if we don't evolve with it.

#2593009 Babcock: Petr Mrazek is starting Game 1

Posted by number9 on 13 April 2015 - 03:58 PM

IMO TB is the sleeping giant in the playoffs this year. If we're going to get out of this series alive I think Mrazek is the right choice right now.

We know what we get with Howard. He'll be good but he's not gonna steal the series. There's a chance Mrazek could that if he's on one of his hot streaks I think. Good luck petey

#2592804 Nonis Gone

Posted by number9 on 13 April 2015 - 06:31 AM


#2592162 Brendan Smith

Posted by number9 on 11 April 2015 - 12:47 AM

This is Smith's 2nd full season.  Kindl is 2 years older and has been with the Wings around 4 years.  It is funny how Kindl has scored every time he's played since being benched though. 

I context of where drafted and currently I would agree.  In contract terms I feel Ericsson has been the worst on the team. Either way Marchenko should be active in the line up for one of them. 


Kindl has played 52 more NHL games than Smith. Not exactly 2 seasons, not even one.


Smith and Kindl were both drafted at similar draft positions. Both are of similar build. Both are regarded to have offensive upside. Both make dumb mistakes. Both are prone to defensive lapses. Both have similar point totals (Kindl's ppg has been much better than Smith's the last 2 years). Yet both are not treated the same (by us).


I heralded Smith (but never Kindl) when he was a prospect as our next great d-man, as many of us did. It's time to reassess. He's 26 now and going down the exact same path as Kindl. At this point, If you don't like Kindl, you shouldn't like Smith. I would be fine to see them both go.


Kronwall - Ericsson

DK - Zidlicky

Quincey - Marchenko