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#2647807 Red Wings at the Halfway Point

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 14 January 2016 - 12:34 AM

Im really happy with certain aspects of the team and very disappointed.  Mrazek and D-Lark are fk'n amazing.  Larkin will be the next Captain.  Mrazek shows just how well he performs vs Howard and its amazingly impressive.  Better yet, he is still very young and hasn't hit his peak. 

 

Disappointment by a large margin is our shots on net.  Remember when we easily doubled up our opponents in that area and if we were even tied for SOG, we were having a bad night and probably going to lose that game.  Now we are lucky to tally 25 on.  The other negative although its not disappointment, but the inevitable, is D showing his age and Kronner getting pretty soft from his peak due to the same thing.

 

I totally expect to make the playoffs again and not by the skin of Octopi teeth either.  I don't think we are a contender but I cant complain with the performance we are seeing from a team with very  young or old players on the team.  Blash has change the face of the game, but I think some of his strategies are easily beat by more experienced coaches.  He too will improve and I totally expect to see us trully contending in the next few years.




#2629576 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 09 October 2015 - 09:59 PM

THIS is exactly the team Zetterberg and Datsyuk need around them to be successful. Not so the last 3-4 years. This clicks.

Oh hell yes.  The team has a pop in their step that I haven't seen in years.  Toronto looks EXACTLY like we did last year and we are looking like a brand new team.  I dunno if its Blash or if its just the amount of youth on the team, but we are moving and we are making plays.  Before these same guys looked like they were skating through mud and playing defensive hockey with spurts of life. 

 

I love the look of this team, we are gonna do quite well this year.




#2601318 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 26 April 2015 - 08:52 PM

That wouldn't help in this case. Once the play was whistled down, the Habs players stopped playiing. It's arguable that The Canadiens might have swept the loose puck away if the play hadn't already been whistled down. If you allowed it after review, then you'd be giving a goal to one team for something done outside of the actual playing time. 

How about not blowing the whistle 2 microseconds after it hit him?  Quick whistles go to the refs favored team, watch enough games and you'll see a pattern.




#2411072 Red Wings don't belong in the same rink as the Hawks?

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 25 May 2013 - 03:05 AM

1 more loss and Chicago won't belong on the same rink as Detroit.

 

Quoted for undeniable truth :D

 

But I think it should read.

 

1 more loss and Chicago won't BE ALLOWED on the same rink as Detroit.




#2411067 Red Wings don't belong in the same rink as the Hawks?

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 25 May 2013 - 01:29 AM

Am I a non-Bandwagoneer since I was just happy we kept the streak going with any wins being gravy?  Cause this is some serious gravy :)




#2396371 WCQF Game 3 GDT - Ducks 4 @ Red Wings 0 (ANA leads series 2-1)

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 04 May 2013 - 08:41 PM

Lets just say that Abbey got screwed and move on.  He popped on the hit but he didnt shoot an elbow or shoulder straight at his head. 

 

We should worry more about actually getting a fkin net as we have been given ample opportunity and blew it out our arse.




#2395137 WCQF Game 2 GDT - Red Wings 5 @ Ducks 4 OT (Series tied, 1-1)

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 03 May 2013 - 05:09 AM

Hey! Theres a 1 up there!  Me likey




#2393124 WCQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1, at Ducks 3. (Anaheim leads, 1-0)

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 01 May 2013 - 12:14 AM

 

If keeping some stupid playoff streak is the main goal, you're doing it wrong.

 

This roster needs some serious revamping.

No the roster is young.  They lack experience but they are just fine on the team.  Dropping multiple core players and the best defenseman in modern times doesnt help in the following year.




#2392597 WCQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1, at Ducks 3. (Anaheim leads, 1-0)

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 30 April 2013 - 09:37 PM

Put it on NHL network for puck drop




#2392565 WCQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1, at Ducks 3. (Anaheim leads, 1-0)

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 30 April 2013 - 09:08 PM

where are we supposed to see the beginning of the game when this hawks game goes too long?

You dont. That is unless you are in LA or Detroit and arent blackedout

 

OR contact marcaractac lol




#2392555 WCQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1, at Ducks 3. (Anaheim leads, 1-0)

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 30 April 2013 - 08:48 PM

I can say for once Im cool as a cucumber waiting for the real season to start.  Getting to 22 post-seasons was my hope this year, every number at the top of the page I see is gravy. 




#2391112 4/27 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Stars 0

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 27 April 2013 - 08:29 PM

what do you get when you multiply 11 x 2?  Helping out a 2nd grader




#2391060 4/27 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Stars 0

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 27 April 2013 - 08:12 PM

SMITH YOU ARE MY HERO!!!




#2342411 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 19 January 2013 - 10:53 PM

/season




#2315234 Holland comments on Suter & Parise going to Wild

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 04 July 2012 - 08:21 PM

How do you know he didn't pursue other options before trade deadline or even before that? Remember, Holland didn't have a lot of cap room (or trade bait) to appeal a good trade.

Who could he have went after? What could he give up that DRWs could afford to lose? How much cap space did he have to work with before last year?

It's not like he had a lot of options when DRWs were up against the cap before last year, and last year there was no good FA. At deadline there was no good Dman available.

At least try to be realistic.


His job is to DO not to TRY. You know you have a cush job when all you gotta do is "try" and its okay.

I dont think Illitch is a TRY type of owner. Holland earned his mulligans but I think hes getting close to or fresh out of them after the last few years of non results.

I am a business owner and if I was in a sector that was as fast moving and cut throat as hockey was, Holland would have one last chance at this point. Otherwise hes costing you money at the risk of no return.

I had to let go our shop foreman for this very reason, he got way to comfortable in his job and finally took advatange of our good graces one too many times. Holland is on borrowed time unless he makes a monster deal to shore up our team.