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#2603314 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Jersey Wing on 29 April 2015 - 11:34 AM

Perfect. The defense is depleted terribly and Tampa has game 7 at home. So the Wings are underdogs much like they were at the beginning of the series, big underdogs. Yet they have managed to win 3 games. Tonight is house money. Nothing to lose. Like one of those series between Edmonton and Dallas all those years ago. Stay fast, play hard, run 'em over if you have to.


With the way things are set up I can promise you Tampa are all thinking about winning. That's why the Wings to a man have to think about hockey.

#2602941 Predictions: Game 7 vs. TBL

Posted by kickazz on 28 April 2015 - 07:42 PM

How ironic would it be if tomorrow's game goes to overtime and whoever the Defencemen that's replacing Kronwall ends up scoring the game winner? 

#2602473 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by gcom007 on 27 April 2015 - 09:19 PM

Mistakes will make or break game 7, just like every other game in this series. We are plenty capable of beating Tampa, that's abundantly clear at this point. But we are also far too capable of handing them opportunities on a silver platter. If we can minimize the defensive breakdowns and terrible line changes, we'll win. Mrazek has been good even in the losses when you really break it down. We're scoring goals. But we have to stop making so many big mistakes. Tampa is too talented not to capitalize on them.


Make mistakes: Lightning win. Minimize mistakes: Wings win. Simple as that.

#2601503 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by rick zombo on 27 April 2015 - 01:22 PM

But but but....Mrazek doesn't have any playoff experience!


For the love of god, stop trying to start s*** and enjoy the playoff experiance.


Exactly. I love me some Mrazek, but no one's done jack squat yet. Last time I checked, the series wasn't over.

#2598622 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by kipwinger on 23 April 2015 - 01:56 PM

Just got free tickets to the Nats and Cardinals at 4 p.m.  Gives me just enough time to get to the bar afterward for the Wings.  Today is going to rule. 

#2598545 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by Jersey Wing on 23 April 2015 - 12:36 PM

Maybe all the offensive talent in the world doesn't like playing both ways and gets frustrated when they have to.

#2598537 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 23 April 2015 - 12:28 PM

Some of y'all need to sloooooow down :lol:

It's the playoffs--there's no such thing as predictability. Sure, going up 3-1 would feel AMAZING and strangely sensual, but it is never over until we're patting butts after our 4th win. One game at a time.


#2596880 Smith in. Marchenko out for Game 3

Posted by kipwinger on 20 April 2015 - 02:25 PM

Aaaaaand we're back to suggesting Smith should be on the top pair?  C'mon guys. 


I don't have a problem with him coming back in for Marchenko.  Marchenko hasn't looked great.  But if any of you think Smith would look better than Ericsson against Tampa's best players you're nuts.

#2595618 Kings' Jarret Stoll arrested for cocaine possession

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 April 2015 - 01:15 PM

Let's stay on topic and away from political discussion, which is not allowed in the forums.   


You're just mad that your favorite team are all wife beaters and drug pushers.   :lol:

#2592912 Babcock: Petr Mrazek is starting Game 1

Posted by shoe on 13 April 2015 - 12:31 PM

Heres hoping its the Red Wings turn to have one of those goalies that emerges in the playoffs and steals the show like so many oposing goalies that got red hot when we had to play them over the years.
I think this kid can be that red hot kinda guy.

#2592679 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Hockey13Playa on 12 April 2015 - 02:13 PM


#2592206 4/11/15 GDT Red Wings 2 @ Hurricanes 0

Posted by roboturner on 11 April 2015 - 11:49 AM

Oh Oh Oh Its Mrazek

#2591825 Red Wings clinch 24th consecutive Playoff appearance

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 09 April 2015 - 10:14 PM

We can thank pavel datsyuk for keeping this streak alive without him we would be finished

#2590681 4/7 GDT : Carolina Hurricanes 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by ash11 on 08 April 2015 - 11:30 AM

I want to say 1 thing. Big e had the best game of his season yesterday Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

#2587091 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by DSM on 31 March 2015 - 04:17 PM

At this point, I could take him or leave him.


I have a feeling Babcock wants to use his rare situation as a "Free Agent coach that wasn't fired" to gauge different challenges that will be presented to him. I have a feeling he might want to go somewhere where he gets the kind of control that Bowman got here after Bryan Murray was let go. Seems like Ilitch/Holland want to run the team as a band-aided and safe "Old Boys Club", than make significant changes to make the team better (like Bowman did after Murray).


....which leads me to my next point.....


The positive outlook I have for Babcock leaving, is that atleast SOMETHING about this team changes. Since the last lockout, the Red Wings have become the NHL's definition of insanity. The team has the same two goalies and six Dmen that started in the 2013 playoffs and most of the same forwards. There's also the same GM and head coach, of course. We even went into this current season with nearly the same exact team that barely made the playoffs and couldn't handle the Bruins in the first round, minus Alfredsson. "Oh but we'll be healthier, young guys will get better, Jimmy will bounce back, blah blah".


Wings fans act like Babcock leaving would be equivalent to Al Arbour walking away from the Islanders a day after leading them to a 4th consecutive Cup. In reality, Babcock has lead the Wings to win only three playoff series in the last five seasons, and they haven't made it past the second round in that same span. The way they're playing right now, it doesn't look like that is going to change. I know it's not all Babcocks fault, but when will some accountability fall his way? A new message might be refreshing, especially if the (likely) band-aiding continues.