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#2578044 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by TheXym on 03 March 2015 - 05:30 PM

Wait a minute, are the doom and groomers now going to say the Wings suck so badly they can't even tank properly?

#2578043 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by TheXym on 03 March 2015 - 05:29 PM

The best post ever belonged to T.Low, who wrote about why being married to his wife was better than being married to Elisha Cuthbert. It is my all time favorite post.

That was gold, someone should resurrect it. Too ironic after the tweet on TSN about Lupul that caused a stir (but probably amused Sean Avery).

#2577716 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by TheXym on 02 March 2015 - 04:00 PM

lol I just noticed your sig. Whoever typed that must have been drunk as f***. Or huffing gas.

That was one of the all-time best drunk posts on the forum.

On topic: I like the Zidlicky signing. Not too costly, and, more importantly, we keep our high end prospects. I agree that it is a band-aid fix, not a long-term solution. I think he will help the PP more than a lot of people think.

#2577018 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by TheXym on 01 March 2015 - 10:04 PM

I was surprised by this, as I thought Dallas would resign him since he had good chemistry with Spezza. I liked Janmark as a prospect, but I think he is a C+/B- level prospect with upside. Backman, as others have said, likely burned his bridges and isn't much of a loss as he wasn't going to make the big show in Detroit. I think it was a fair trade with a big early advantage for the Wings if he stays healthy. I also agree with the Dallas Drake analogy. Kenny has done well with this one.

#2576555 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by TheXym on 01 March 2015 - 03:11 PM

Helm, lay in a course for the Mutara sector.  We must stop Khan.  :alien:

R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy.

Somebody should photoshop Helm's head on Sulu or another helmsman (NOT Wesley Crusher in TNG, Darren can grow facial hair) with Zetterberg in the captain's chair with the caption "Helm, engage" for posting when he scores.

#2576553 Once again blowing a lead and giving up 3 goals

Posted by TheXym on 01 March 2015 - 03:06 PM

One thing that I think we sometimes lose sight of is that our boys play against some damn good opponents, and, despite their best efforts, they aren't always going to contain them. It isn't often that a team is going to get manhandled for a full 60 minutes. Heck, even when the boys are playing awesome, a fluke goal or a bad kick off the boards coupled with their goalie standing on his head or just getting lucky or a ticky-tack call can swing things. I'm very pleased that they can recover and salvage wins or at least loser points as well as they have.

I'm a huge advocate of, when your opponent is down and reeling, stomping on their throat with your skate to finish them to avoid them getting back into it. In the past, the "old wings" seemed to ease up far too much with a two goal lead. Somebody who has more archival footage and time could probably do a comparison, but it seems like this season, it's either a fluke play or a ticky-tack call that lets the bad guys back into it, or they just make a couple of darn good plays, rather than our boys easing up like it seemed in the past. Unlike the past, this year, they have a bit of the "eye of the tiger" to fight back whereas it felt like they were more prone to fold in the past.

#2576497 Once again blowing a lead and giving up 3 goals

Posted by TheXym on 01 March 2015 - 11:41 AM

Wheelz on the tank? I mean, they pulled off a win against the top team in the league, showed resiliency by coming back after losing the lead, and have been the best in the league at doing so. Racking up 9 points of 12 on a road trip that on paper made many think could bury the Wings or at the very least throw a big wrench into things. I understand the frustration at blowing the leads, but I'm sure Babcock and company are addressing it. I'd be much more concerned if they weren't showing the resiliency. Officiating in which the only consistency is it's poor quality doesn't help. There are a LOT of things to be excited about win this team. I actually look at the comeback capabilities of this team as a good sign for the postseason wars.

#2576345 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by TheXym on 28 February 2015 - 05:57 PM

9 points out of 12 on a road trip many thought could bury the Wings. Even without Hank for most of it. If they show up for the opening bell every game, they can do some damage in the postseason. I'd like Kenny to make a trade IF it helps and doesn't thin our prospect pool for a lower tier rental. I DON'T want a trade for the sake of making a trade.

#2576166 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by TheXym on 28 February 2015 - 05:12 PM

What's the short recap on what I missed? I'm guessing we went up 2-0 then some ticky-tack calls led to the deficit.

#2576154 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by TheXym on 28 February 2015 - 05:10 PM

Just got in for the phantom call on Smith and the dive (at least they called the embellishment).


#2575897 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by TheXym on 28 February 2015 - 03:21 PM

On the way home from region chorus (I got a kid into states!!!) and hitting Starbucks for caffeine and to check the score. What is the short recap?

Btw, great GDT - the volleyball for Wilson was a great touch.

#2575877 Hi , new to the forum

Posted by TheXym on 28 February 2015 - 03:18 PM

Mabus is a great guy. Talk about a mod going above and beyond to help a poster. Welcome to the forum Scottofdarwen!

#2575698 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by TheXym on 27 February 2015 - 06:29 PM

I believe everything evens out in the end.
The refs miss some for us, and some against us, same goes for every other team.
The only difference is were paying closer attention to the ones missed on is because those are our guys.

Over time, I'd tend to agree. However, I've said numerous times that BOTH teams and their fan bases deserve a game that is fairly, consistently, and COMPETENTLY officiated. In far too many cases, that hasn't happened. I don't want my team to win or lose on a ticky-tack or, even worse, blown call.

#2573872 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by TheXym on 23 February 2015 - 08:15 PM

When this thread was created I didn't think it could get more ridiculous than it was to begin with.... Boy, was I wrong :P

You mean the tank is turning into a short bus? ;)

#2573540 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by TheXym on 22 February 2015 - 11:55 AM

Benn should be facing a suspension, but since it was against a Red Wing, and Pronger is now employed by the department of player safety, I'm expecting to be disappointed. Still hoping Hank is OK. It would be only too fitting if next season, Benn went to hit Zetterberg and Hank went low like Stevie Y did on Pronger back in the day.