This is great! Don't forget to put Jimmy Howard: Goaltending Skill Amnesia for injuries. I seriously hope we don't allow Filppula to look like Stamkos tonight. I wish we weren't so injured considering we got three tough games in a row after the home and home sweep by the mighty Florida Panthers. Now would be a nice time to play consistent 60 minute hockey. Go Wings!!!
Sorry Jimmy..nothing personal but if there were two Jimmy Howards in the net tonight this lead still would've been blown. He's just really pooping the bed this year. He's gonna lose the starting job and his Olympic chance all in a matter of a few months. It's a shame but if he was even decent this year with the lead we'd have about 6 or 7 more wins. I hate what a bunch of pansies we become against teams like this. The Joe used to be such an intimidating place to play. I understand not wanting to take any penalties whenyou have the lead but once your best players start getting punched and boarded, someone has to nail somebody.
I like these lines. That 4th line is a pooper but oh well. If they can generate decent puck possession, not get scored on and give the other three lines a breather than their job was done. I'm gonna try to go to that game against the Devils on friday since I live here in NJ. Go Wings!
My wife(Isles fan) asked me what's up with Helm's stash and I told her to check out Clutterbuck's 1970's porn stash atrocity....I won. This game was a bit sloppy but man Detroit poured it on in the second half of the game especially thanks to Helm. Star Wars: "These ARE the Wings you are looking for...move along...move along." Nice to see Jimmy now knows there's gonna be a goalie controversy if he didn't step his game up and he did. Alfredsson is a beast by the way. Keep it up guys!
Best game I've seen them play in 4 years. This is why real fans rage on this forum(not the ones who say coach sucks, gm sucks, team sucks). We know this team is capable of playing like this. Gus faced a few tough shots and stood tall. 6 different guys scored. These are the Red Wings we know. This game just made my holiday better.
How is Gustavsson supposed to stay hot if they keep rotating goalies. The dude is 4-1 this year. Had a three game winning streak. Just gotta go with the goalie that wins. What does it take to get Cleary and Quincey out of this lineup? I love this team. There doesn't seem to be a thirst for winning though. It's a shame.
Poor Danny. I think we would've played a better series against Chicago if Danny didn't get injured against Anaheim. Then Chicago wouldn't have kept passing to Brendan Smith on purpose just so they can get the puck right back in a better scoring position in our zone. As if things aren't bad enough,we are really gonna miss DD!
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As a NY Mets fan this is a sentiment I can relate to.[/quote
Ha, Mets fan here too. Bills fan also....shoot me now.
Wow, aside from the Red Wings some of you guys have horrible taste in sports teams. Mets, Bills, Yankess?!? Yuck.
Taste? Geez, I apologize for liking sports teams that don't fit your requirement. Anyways,I'm a real diehard fan of them all(of course nothing like my love for the Wings) so obviously you can see why I need my Wings to be successful... :confused:
So many whiners in here. No this isnt the worst team in the last 25 years, no this team doesnt "suck". They might "suck" in shootouts but who cares? 4th in the East and havnt lost in regulation in a while.
They need everyone healthy at once and we'll see whats up.
7 straight losses at the Joe? Howard hasn't held a lead in over 3 weeks. I like Jimmy too but not when he is consistently non clutch. There are no shootouts in the playoffs and we've lost quite a few overtime games as well. Geez,can't people just admit that the Wings are seriously underperforming here? There's nothing wrong with admitting we aren't good right now. We are all fans here. There's plenty of time to turn the season around,no doubt. We have a negative goal differential and 11 losses technically. These aren't the Red Wings we thought we'd be seeing right now. Babs has to coach this team and I just don't see him as an intense motivating/light a fire under their asses type of coach the past few years. Up 3-1 on the Cup champs was not a fluke. They didn't finish Chicago off and this is still the ongoing trend this year as well. Go for that jugular. Zetts and Pav are still awesome. We can right the ship. Just tough seeing us lose the same exact way for like 3 weeks now. Coach has to sit Jimmy for a while and realize that Samuelsson,Cleary and Bertuzzi should not be getting roster spots over Nyquist.
Are they waiting for 10 straight losses before sitting this goalie? I'm sorry but he has to have, by far, the most blown leads this year as a goalie in the NHL. I don't care how many Jimmy fans are here you simply have to find ways to avoid these consistent collapses. He looks like a teenage roller hockey goalie in a street rink. Way too far out of the net every single goal. Wings aren't playing bad. We need some big saves in clutch situations.