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#2591824 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by Nightfall on 09 April 2015 - 10:13 PM

 
I figured you were hiding because the goaltending was too poor to defend.


Or because I support the refs more often than I am against them?

No to either of those.

I just prefer to discuss hockey and the red Wings in a more constructive light with members who know what they are talking about. This forum, sadly, has jumped the shark.


#2591817 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by Nightfall on 09 April 2015 - 10:05 PM

 
It's one thing if the Wings were a fringe playoff team all season, but they were'nt. They were challenging for the Conference. Then the past month and a half they became a disaster. It's to be expected that fans will feel this way.

If it was just this I would be ok with that. It is every little thing though and its just about all negative.

Holland is a joke.
Smith sucks.
Erickson sucks.
Babcock should be fired.
Tank it!

On and on it goes. The record gets played so much here it is getting old. Part of the reason why I went elsewhere and why I will keep my visits sporadic.


#2591808 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 09 April 2015 - 09:57 PM

24 straight playoff appearances.


Awesome.


#2591811 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by Aethernum on 09 April 2015 - 09:59 PM

Say what you will about how our team looks. I don't care - we're in. 

 

So I'm just going to sit here and cackle maniacally while I watch the Kings get eliminated from the playoffs. Because seriously, f*** those guys.  :devil:




#2591777 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by Wing-in-avs-town on 09 April 2015 - 09:40 PM

Not a fan of Howard bashing, but Mrazek should start the playoffs

 

I don't think so. Just can't figure Howard out. He made some BRILLIANT saves early on & we could of easily been down a couple of goals. But then, he just seems to lose focus & s*** happens. As most would agree, Mrazek hasn't looked any better. If you don't start Howie, and start the kid instead in the playoffs, he is done. There is no coming back from that.  Like it or not, Howard's our starter. The best of a bad situation  :scared:




#2591798 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by puckloo39 on 09 April 2015 - 09:49 PM

Three things: 

 

Jimmy is honest and admitted (post-game) that he cheated on the GWG and he owned it - made me think very highly of him, not that I thought he played badly.  He denied that it hit anyone, just said he should have had it. 

 

Smith should be packing up smelly hockey gear, loading the bus, and apologizing profusely to everyone else on the team for a long time to come. 

 

Pavel Datsyuk is the most amazing player in the NHL.  He is the man, playing in pain, and still better than the majority of other players on the ice.

 

On to Carolina and a solid win, dear Wings.  I pray one day you will make the playoffs without costing me more grey hairs and all of my remaining fingernails.  But, I will take it!




#2591792 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by Ram on 09 April 2015 - 09:46 PM

I am very happy and relieved and proud of DRW for making the playoffs for 24 straight seasons. It's an amazing accomplishment.

I also can do without the extreme negativity, never fun.

But I disagree with a sentiment of, "Hey let's be happy we're in, this team is still great!" Yes they are, but they have faltered after looking extremely promising at several points during this season. Further, expectations are reasonably high for this franchise. I believe it is understandable to be disappointed with this team. We invest so much as fans and sure, these runs to the playoffs are great, but it is not baseless to be somewhat disappointed.

All being said, love this team til I die and here's to an improbable playoff run. Cheers!


#2591778 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by derblaueClaus on 09 April 2015 - 09:41 PM

 

You are my hero.

 

Seriously, people, can we have a little perspective? We lost a game, in overtime, to one of the best teams in the NHL, despite outplaying that team for the majority of the game. And that point continues a playoff streak that goes back to when, like, half our team wasn't even born yet. There are teams in today's NHL that didn't exist when we were making the playoffs every year.

 

The goal of the regular season is to make the playoffs. Period. There is no extra credit for finishing higher in the standings or with bogus "momentum." You don't get an extra game or two head start in your first series. Once you're in, everyone is on even ground and anything can happen. We accomplished our ONLY goal for this regular season. Cherish that. And buckle up because I think the Wings can surprise some people, goaltending notwithstanding.

 

Spot on. Both of you. You'd think this is a Pens or Bruins forum.




#2591771 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by Aethernum on 09 April 2015 - 09:38 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

 

You are my hero.

 

Seriously, people, can we have a little perspective? We lost a game, in overtime, to one of the best teams in the NHL, despite outplaying that team for the majority of the game. And that point continues a playoff streak that goes back to when, like, half our team wasn't even born yet. There are teams in today's NHL that didn't exist when we were making the playoffs every year.

 

The goal of the regular season is to make the playoffs. Period. There is no extra credit for finishing higher in the standings or with bogus "momentum." You don't get an extra game or two head start in your first series. Once you're in, everyone is on even ground and anything can happen. We accomplished our ONLY goal for this regular season. Cherish that. And buckle up because I think the Wings can surprise some people, goaltending notwithstanding.




#2591770 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 09 April 2015 - 09:38 PM

 
This is part of the reason why I went elsewhere.  This place really has turned into Mos Eisley Spaceport of Wings fans.  


I enjoy the cantina atmosphere.


#2591765 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by Nightfall on 09 April 2015 - 09:36 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

 

This is part of the reason why I went elsewhere.  This place really has turned into Mos Eisley Spaceport of Wings fans.  




#2591760 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by WingsAlways on 09 April 2015 - 09:35 PM

told you

 

this team can't hold a lead been a consistent problem second half of season

 

oh well Holland and little ceasar don't want a cup anyway thats why you give your world class players scrubs for support

 

yep time to hop off bandwagon if management doesn't care neither will I

 

gonna predict don't make playoffs next year

 

been a nice ride sick of supporting lazy millionaires though so adios

 

this team isn't worth watching

 

Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya. Boston needs fans I hear.




#2591719 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 09 April 2015 - 09:24 PM

*Tuukka Rask weeps quietly in a corner*


That phrase is like erotica to me


#2591717 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by Nightfall on 09 April 2015 - 09:24 PM

Yes they are, but a why is Howards five hole open anyways??

 

There are spaces all around a goalie that it could have went through.  I suppose if it went upstairs on him you would have asked why he wasn't standing up.  Either that or if it deflected far side you would have asked why he didn't come out more.  Or if it deflected short side and beat him you would have asked why he wasn't flush to the post.  So many possibilities.




#2591695 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by The Greek on 09 April 2015 - 09:21 PM

This isn't going to be a very fun forum for the next few days.

It hasn't been fun for a while.