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#2399910 WCQF Game 5 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Ducks 3 (OT) - (ANA leads series 3-2)

Posted by Phil Lesh on 08 May 2013 - 09:52 PM

If these guys keep losing faceoffs like this it's going to be a long night.




#2320350 Does Babcock walk?

Posted by FlashyG on 19 July 2012 - 12:22 PM

With the spate of Free Agents seemingly passing us by/the perceived inactivity by Holland RE: preparing for Lidstrom's departure, does anyone see Babcock walking? I doubt he does as he's been a big part of shaping this team and working with them to create pretty much HIS system here. But he's got to be pissed now. As far as I know from mainly rumour surrounding forums such as this one, he doesn't like it much when he says he needs a piece or two and the management say we're all good so can you see this, or another such situation soon, as being the final push towards the door?

He is probably the premier head coach in the league and could walk into any other team, so maybe he does soon?

Just what I happened to think of when I heard the Weber news, because if I'm pissed that we've once again missed out on a guy that was supposed to be at the top of our list, imagine how he feels having to coach...


Why would Babcock leave? Holland has given him or attempted to give him every single thing he asked for this offseason.

He wanted right handed shots, - he got 3 of them.
He wanted depth for the bottom 6 - he has depth in abundance.
he wanted to get bigger and faster. He got slightly bigger, but a ton faster

The only other thing he said they need was a winger for Pav, and the Wings are still waiting on both Doan and Semin.

Holland also attempted trades for Rick Nash (a favorite of Babcock's), and #1 defenceman in Yandle and Weber.

Babcock isn't some overreactive fan, he likely recognizes that you can't make everyone come to Detroit, or force teams to trade with you. I bet he's overly pleased with the effort Holland has put in to try and give him what he wants.


#2287881 WCQF Game Three GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by The Greek on 15 April 2012 - 01:57 PM

The way this series has gone it would be in our best interest to play like s*** in the next game. The team that has Carried lost every game so far. Quite frustrating


#2287877 WCQF Game Three GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by GunnarStahl on 15 April 2012 - 01:56 PM

I forgot how quickly you guys jump ship. I still have faith in the Wings.


#2287559 WCQF Game Three GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by abdelkadertheapplicator on 15 April 2012 - 12:55 PM

Don't believe this false hope guys as the Preds will soon make it 3-1 or Pekka will just shut them down the rest of the way. Just like the Who would say "We Don't Get Fooled Again"


I don't understand... Do you want us to lose?





#2287520 WCQF Game Three GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by LeonardSankar on 15 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

Don't believe this false hope guys as the Preds will soon make it 3-1 or Pekka will just shut them down the rest of the way. Just like the Who would say "We Don't Get Fooled Again"


#2287468 WCQF Game Three GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 April 2012 - 12:43 PM

Since we're not going to win this game, and since we're going to take dumb penalties.......

Why doesn't someone just take their stick and use it as a baseball bat on Shea Weber'sf****** dumb Canadian head? :angry:


#2287368 WCQF Game Three GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by LeonardSankar on 15 April 2012 - 12:27 PM

It's time to switch over to ABC and watch the Heat & Knicks!


#2287367 WCQF Game Three GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Tr!PoD#19 on 15 April 2012 - 12:27 PM

Nashville is simply better than us. They've been better in every single game, and they CLEARLY want it more. Disheartening to watch, for sure.


#2287319 WCQF Game Three GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by LeonardSankar on 15 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

The thing that I cant understand is how terrible the play in our own end is.

This started about 8 years ago. Blind passes up the middle from the D. Forwards no where to be found. BTW, where the F is our center in the D zone? How do we have this issue year in and year out?

Now that Lids is showing his age it has gotten much worse. How can Ken Holland look at this team and feel comfortable that we have a cup contendor?

Our D used to be the strength of this team and now its bordering on a complete joke. If we dont fix this D next year we may really be looking at missing the playoffs in the near future.


When I post stuff like this you guys all cry about it. But the fact is that its the truth the Wings are no longer good enough to win the Cup with this current squad so the onus is on Kenny Holland to fix it.


#2283958 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by Bully76 on 12 April 2012 - 09:44 PM

I disagree. If Weber truly feels he did no wrong last night he's just going to let the whole situation roll off his back and focus on playing his game and getting the 2-0 series lead. The Red Wings however could come into game 2 a little hot headed/payback minded and make some dumb plays and get some bad penalties.

I would venture to say the whole ordeal affects Detroit more than Nashville but only time will tell.


You're judging this as if the Wings were unprofessional goons. This team has seen this kind of bulls*** many times and the players are disciplined enough to know this can work in their favor big time. If weber's willing to snap like that from a pretty weak hit from z, he'll crack when his team is losing game 2 4-1 in the 2nd period. The guy's a douchebag. He'll make a mistake and it'll cost his team in the end, even if the league dropped the ball on this "fine." They call this guy a captain? Nick Lidstrom, please show this moron how a captain wins a Stanley Cup.


#2283908 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 April 2012 - 08:43 PM

Discuss the series without personal attacks please. Even if a post is 90% about the game but you call someone a name, I'm going to delete the whole thing.

so if you don't want your thoughts zapped into the ether, keep it civil. Thanks.


#2283757 2012 Photoshop War: Predators vs. Red Wings

Posted by bakerbert on 12 April 2012 - 04:52 PM

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#2283133 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by cupforwings on 11 April 2012 - 10:55 PM

I actually think we played pretty well for the last two periods. We carried the play and got a lot of scoring opportunities. They got some lucky bounces. Thats just the way it goes sometimes. I guarantee if we play like that again, we will win more times than not.


#2283084 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 April 2012 - 10:30 PM

no, when did I imply that? or are you blind?


it was the same thing but about 100x harder, weber knows that there is a different culture nowadays which is why he didn't use a ton of force.

so your position is that while pushing Zetterberg's face into the glass, Weber thought about how the league is cracking down on headshots these days and so he decided to let up?