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#2366560 wings arent winning the cup

Posted by kipwinger on 08 March 2013 - 12:30 AM

Maybe if those pieces were Yzerman and Lidstrom

 

Har har.  Now if you'll turn your attention to the standings you notice that the wings are currently tied for third place in the Western Conference and have beaten every other ranked team below us (aside from Phoenix whom we haven't played yet).  We've also taken Chicago to overtime twice in two of the tougher games they've played all season. 

 

How is it that I'm having a hard time convincing people that we actually have a competitive team?



giving up nyquist or tatar and a high pick for someone as mediocre as ryder or any ufa would be a HUGE mistake

 

and samuelsson f*cken sucks and bert is getting old and always hurt there not gonna bring this team to the next level we'd be better off getting rid of one or both of them and letting the younger hungrier  kids play fulltime

 

Read it again, I said Nyquist or Tatar and a pick would get someone better than Ryder, but I think a guy like Ryder would help...if he could be had more cheaply.  I was just using him as an example of a winger (not converted center) who can finish plays when his centers set him up. 




#2366553 wings arent winning the cup

Posted by Barrie on 07 March 2013 - 11:32 PM

I'm not saying we'll win or lose, but this year going into the playoffs we won't have any pressure (Chicago's going to have all the pressure), and we have guys on the team who have been there and done that. All teams have to do is get a couple breaks, get hot at the right time, and believe in themselves.

 

Again, if I'm on another team in the west, or just a fan, I don't want to play the Wings in the playoffs. Playing this year's Wings in a best of 7 would take a lot out of you.




#2366569 Refs last 3 games

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 08 March 2013 - 01:48 AM

Anyone notice the last 3 or so games we've been seeing a lot of 5 on 5 hockey? I'm seeing plenty of plays and thinking "oh jeez something is about to be called" on either side, and it hasn't been! I'm totally digging this, really enjoyable to watch some 5 on 5.


#2366528 Favorite thing about the Wings this season

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 March 2013 - 10:28 PM

The feelgood story of Dan Cleary.  




#2366503 Favorite thing about the Wings this season

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 07 March 2013 - 10:08 PM

Guys like Tatar, Andersson, Lashoff, Emmerton, Kindl and Smith are seizing their opportunities and showing us they can play Red Wings hockey.   :thumbup:




#2366517 wings arent winning the cup

Posted by e_prime on 07 March 2013 - 10:17 PM

I don't think everyone is defeated. The title of this thread is a little misleading.  Even FutureNyquist isn't the pessimist he might want us to think he is...

 

I just wish that people wouldn't be *so* wrapped up in our need to winwinwinwinwincupcupcupcupnownownow...

when we have such a storied and incredible franchise to watch year in and year out.

 

kip... I gotta PM you about Nino.




#2366438 Favorite thing about the Wings this season

Posted by dats13owns on 07 March 2013 - 09:42 PM

The fact that there is a season.
Brunner.
Tootoo.
Big Rigs goal with 4 seconds left against the Kings.
Hockey's best highlight reel - Datsyuk
Z's stepping up to the Captain task
Kathryn Tappen


#2366364 Favorite thing about the Wings this season

Posted by Richdg on 07 March 2013 - 08:54 PM

The development of our young D has been awesome!




#2366308 3/7 GDT : Oilers 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Xitium on 07 March 2013 - 08:38 PM

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#2366280 Favorite thing about the Wings this season

Posted by kipwinger on 07 March 2013 - 08:27 PM

The fact that they seem to win in spite of the absurd lineups Babcock seems to favor.




#2365065 Holland says those dreaded words, "Our Deadline Addition"

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 March 2013 - 03:44 PM

Holland is a broken record.  
 
 
"The powerplay is our enforcer"
 
"We like our team"
 
"Getting our injured guys back is our deadline addition"
 
"Our prospects are overripe in the minors"


#2364852 Going to the wings game tomorrow.

Posted by FlashyG on 04 March 2013 - 09:13 PM

While in front of Babs I'd also appreciate you asking him why Datsyuk is playing with the 4th line.




#2364677 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 04 March 2013 - 10:24 AM

Abby has his place on this team...he has his role...he plays his part very well...he doesn't belong with Datsyuk.  Abby on the 4th line is a valuable member of this team, Abby on the 1st line is deer in headlights.  Cleary on this team period is just asinine....




#2364437 if we can find a couple of power forwards.....

Posted by Z and D for the C on 03 March 2013 - 05:14 PM

Why stop at three?

 

Power Forward - Power Forward - Power Forward

Power Forward - Power Forward - Power Forward

Power Forward - Power Forward - Power Forward

Power Forward - Power Forward - Power Forward

 

 

I just assembled the best team evvveeerrrrrrrr




#2364503 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 03 March 2013 - 07:24 PM

There is no doubt that Mike Babcock has done a masterful job with this team this season. Losing Nick Lidstrom and Brad Stuart (And rafi the year before) is a HUGE loss. To top that off, the Red Wings have had over 110 man games lost due to injuries, which is UNREAL! Yet, Babcock has not only kept the Wings in the playoff picture, but they are a couple points out of 4th place! In doing so, he has sort of reformed the way the Red Wings play this season, and it is very evident these past few games. The defense are getting far better at moving the puck, there is more shot blocking than ever. There is no doubt that Mike Babcock is doing a damn good job despite losing key players in the offseason and the many we have lost due to injury.

 

Now, in saying that, he needs to give up on playing Cleary and Abdelkator with Pavel Datsyuk. It isn't working. Not only are they not scoring goals, but they are making stupid plays to give the puck away after Pavs works hard to get possession of it. Given Fil and Bert not playing, I can live with 1 of Cleary and Abdelkator playing with Pavs, but not both! While Hank has Brunner AND Franzen (tho lazy) playing with him, Pavel has NO ONE playing with him. With that said, I would expect Fil to be back either Tuesday or Thursday, which will help a lot. But until then, Tatar needs to play with Pavel.