The Wings aren't lacking talent. What has killed me all season is the mental mistakes. Not just last night. The constant giveaways, bad penalties, horrible line changes, giving up leads late in games. Not that I had any grand illusions of this team being a solid Cup contender, but when you lose games night after night on mental mistakes, that's a tough pill to swallow. That's not being negative or not a fan, that's just reality.
we have to be the worst team in getting the puck out of our zone
Howard is in....we lost already. Pretty sad when you score 4 or more goals and can't win. Can't wait to tear Jimmy apart tonight! Hey Babs, when you go to Toronto this summer, we'll send you Jimmy. I am sick of Babcock and his experiments to get people going...he is gonna f*** around and back out of the playoffs.
Dude relax. Things will be fine. Yes Howie is having a rough stretch since he returned. But it's gonna be fine. We're the ones in a position of strength here. We've got games in hand on Boston. And points (granted the gap has closed) in hand on both the B's and Ottawa. I'd much rather be where we are now with a team that has shown it can burn anyone when firing on all cylinders than last year, when we were scratching and clawing our way just to get in to the playoffs.
If it were me though, I would have gone with Mrazek tonight. But that's just me. I hear you on Howie LeftWinger, but I believe he'll be fine. He just needs to figure it out, and yes it's come at a really bad time, but we all couldn't have expected this season just to have gone plain sailing, so adversity right before the playoffs is good if you ask me. Look back 7-8 months ago, when half of this forum probably was calling for the wings to tank, and believed that this team had no shot at even making the playoffs. Yet here we are, with 10 games left, in a good position. Let's just think about that for a second.
It's not good for us fans, because most of us are now s******* a brick, but I believe we'll make it. Just gotta take 2 of the next 3, and take it game by game.
Both Boston and Ottawa are in tough tonight (Bruins/Ducks, Sens/Rangers), so it's a huge night of hockey.
Geez, everytime I sign onto the Forums, I see the green label that says signed, and I get excited thinking we signed another player. Then I read the whole thread title and got excited for nothing. Anyone else ?