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#2529466 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 02 July 2014 - 12:40 PM

Why the hell wouldn't you want to make the playoffs? This isn't pre-lockout days where unless you had the hottest goalie in the history of the game did you even have a hope of causing an upset. 


LA were the number 6 seed in the west this year. 2 years before that they were the number 8 seed. The Devils were the 6 seed that year vs the kings. In 09-10 the Flyers were the number 7 seed in the East and they made the Finals. 


The point I'm making is, if you're roster is good enough to make the playoffs right now, why blow it up, because as we've seen, anything can happen. If you looked at the Rangers roster before the season began, and even after they traded for St Louis, would you still have picked them to beat Pittsburgh? 


This team is good enough to make the playoffs. And if anyone thinks that making the playoffs even if only to play 5 games is less valuable for the young kids experience than missing them completely, then you want your head testing. 


Last season, there were a few mistakes early that were costing us, and then the injury bug hit like Ive never seen. You cannot lose key players for extended periods like that an expect to keep competing, yet somehow we did. All of that experience is frankly, invaluable, such that when Pavel and hank come back healthy they'll be able to lead the way, and our kids last year will be able to provide depth and secondary scoring that every team needs to win. 


There will be ups and downs, but this team is trending up. The fact that we didn't sign a big name free agent on 1 day of the year doesn't mean otherwise.  

#2529465 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Nev on 02 July 2014 - 12:40 PM

Oh, and as for who's with you - when Fat Guy In A Maltby Jersey is the only poster who agrees with you, then you are badly, badly in the wrong.

#2529463 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Nev on 02 July 2014 - 12:38 PM


I'm officially calling for a 2015 TANK job. I think we can all agree, there is absolutely NOTHING to amp us up and get excited about in the upcoming season. Literally, NOTHING. 
Instead of praying for another 8th seed finishing of limping into the playoffs and getting decimated in the 1st round, I would much rather hope for an absolute tank and hopefully get a top 3 draft pick. Not only will this give us all something to get excited for, but it might also spark some much needed change in the organization's management. 
Who's with me?  #Tankit2014



Well, I've read some ridiculous hyberbole on here lately, but this one takes the biscuit.


Last year, with no Datsyuk, no Zetterberg and an out of form Howard we still made the playoffs.  What do you think we could achieve with our 2 star players and our goalie back to 2013 form?


As for nothing to be excited about?  Pavel Datsyuk excites me every time he steps onto the ice.  Nyquist.  Jurco.  Tatar.  Hanks beard excites me.  MANTHA.


Go ask Oilers fans how Operation Tank is working for them, and how much they are looking forward to another season of it.

#2521817 Mantha named CHL player of the year

Posted by darkmanx on 26 May 2014 - 08:47 PM


I think a lot of fans see comparisons to a Hall of Fame caliber player, or they read what a prospect could develop into, they don't take into account that most players don't reach their full potential.  Some are complete busts and never see the NHL.  Others have decent careers, but never reach what their top end potential was projected to be-guys like Bonk, Anders Ericsson, Smid, and Upshall.  It's more likely that Mantha puts up Fraznen type numbers than he turn into some perennial All-Star power forward.



#2521825 WCF: (6) California Dreamin' v (5) The Night Chicago Died

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 26 May 2014 - 09:56 PM

4-1 at the end of 2. Eddie O must be crying in his Patrick Kane pajamas right about now. 

#2521417 WCF: (6) California Dreamin' v (5) The Night Chicago Died

Posted by rick zombo on 22 May 2014 - 10:36 AM

Step 1 - Watch the Blackhawks move the puck out of their zone.

Step 2 - Watch the Red Wings (try to) move the puck out of their zone.

Step 3 - Cry.

Step 4 - Wait 2-3 years without having to go through 10 years of pathetic hockey and wellfare picks

Step 5 - Watch the Red Wings move the puck out of their zone

Step 6 - Smile



#2521071 WCF: (6) California Dreamin' v (5) The Night Chicago Died

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 May 2014 - 04:19 PM

Good to hear that d-bag Olczak is not doing this game.


What's funny is the Hawks have become masters of subtle interference if anyone has. 


Watch when the Kings are trying to gain the blueline, or as the Hawks are breaking out of the zone.  These playoffs refs are letting a lot of interference like that go in general.  Especially at the blueline. 

#2517406 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by Rhah on 26 April 2014 - 08:03 PM

Bruins play the man, not the puck on defense and throw guys down to the ice and don't get whistles, then on offense, they fall at phantom contact and get whistles. Embarassing.


I am sad and embarassed I rooted for them to beat Chicago last year... guess my hate blinded me to their antics.

#2513043 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by 8 Legged RedWing on 22 April 2014 - 09:21 AM

Just found out one of my good friends passed away on Sunday at 23. He was one of the biggest Wings fans I knew and I'm certain he's up there plotting with the hockey gods already. Keep an eye out for any Red Wing bounces or puck luck tonight. It will be his doing. LGRW.

#2512730 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by IndianaRedWing on 20 April 2014 - 05:23 PM

Two postgame thoughts:


The other team is allowed to improve. There's no point sighing about how game 2 was different from game 1. Assuming Boston wouldn't be able to come up with a better effort in game 2 just isn't realistic.


Howard didn't have a very good game, but the loss wasn't all on him -- or even mostly on him. If he had allowed 2 goals in each of the first two games, on the road against the #1 seed, he'd have a better GAA, and would have demonstrated consistency on the road, and the wings would be down 2-zip. 


If you score 2 goals in 2 games on the road against the 1-seed, and you go back home with a split, that's kind of incredible. Credit to Howard for stealing one. 


Now, it's up to the rest of the team to figure out how to win a game *without* needing Howard to steal it.

#2511419 Lucic Spearing DeKeyser

Posted by rick zombo on 19 April 2014 - 11:12 AM

Zero chance he’ll get suspended. 


But he should, and what you’re saying about tone is 100% true. 

#2511219 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 April 2014 - 09:03 PM

This team is remarkable. They just don't get rattled by any opponent or situation. Amazing 60 minute effort on the road against the best team in the league.

Playoff hockey makes everything else in sports look silly. That was a blast to watch.

Pav and Jimmy -- thank you very much! The great Howard showed up tonight. I'm gonna need hours to calm down from that win.

#2510468 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 April 2014 - 12:29 PM

I don't mind Doc, but Pierre and Olczyk make me want to injure someone.  Their thinly veiled hatred for Detroit really gets to me.

#2509088 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by Jersey Wing on 13 April 2014 - 01:32 AM

I hear the five hole can be exploited. 


#2509039 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by Jersey Wing on 12 April 2014 - 09:25 PM