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Ally

Member Since 23 Aug 2011
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In Topic: Definition of a real fan

10 April 2015 - 11:05 AM

When it comes to being a fan, I think the ability to view your team critically is important but in the end, I think you should support them and hope for the best. This is what I used to see around here.
Lately however...the hate for our goaltender is out of control, people complain about the GM in nearly every thread despite the fact that most experts believe him to be better than average, and people are calling to fire Babcock, who is arguably one of the best coaches ever.
Being critical is one thing but some fans seem to think that we should win every game, every year, and collect Stanley cups easily. They also seem to believe that we should be able to sign every desirable player ever and trade nobodies for superstars. It's frustrating because I don't feel like I can discuss the issues the team is facing because it will only be met with replies of "duh, everybody on the Red Wings sucks"
I guess people can be fans in many different ways and in the end, it's not for any of us to decide but imo a real fan is watching the games thinking "I love this team, win or lose, but I really hope they win"

In Topic: Definition of a real fan

10 April 2015 - 01:34 AM

I'll definitely chime in when/if the mods deem it appropriate

In Topic: Definition of a real fan

10 April 2015 - 01:29 AM

I feel like I'm being baited. Best steer clear.

In Topic: Red Wings clinch 24th consecutive Playoff appearance

10 April 2015 - 12:45 AM

I'm very excited. The streak spans my whole life and I don't want my life to end,,,

In Topic: 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

09 April 2015 - 09:34 PM

There are more positive things being said about the Wings in opposing teams' subreddits. I love this forum, I think there are a lot of intelligent people and the moderation is on point but lately, it's been so negative. Do you guys realize that we at currently complaining that we don't like the WAY that our team clinched for the 24th year in a row? That's ridiculous and entitled and spoiled. This team is not "average at best" they are better than average as proven by their record this year. I have not been alive long enough to see them miss the playoffs. Think about that and then put yourselves in the shoes of literally ever other team and try to imagine behaving the same way as you are now.
It is 100% understandable to be critical of aspects of the team play, but to claim the sky is falling after every loss or bad goal is completely absurd. I'm sorry, I love you guys but it's disheartening to see so many "fans" express more hatred toward their own players than they do to the Hawks. We're better than this.
/endrant