Lucic likes to manhandle guys smaller than him then hide behind the refs when someone his own size stands up to him. The guys is a joke and got what he deserved, I say screw the code when it comes to someone who has ho moral code himself.
It's more than just a "bad game." It's a game you're playing a team that played a tough game the night before and the Wings are rested. Montreal is just clearly the better team. Not expecting much from the Wings this year anyway so I'm not surprised.
Yeah I could describe this game better but the profanity filter would go off. Actually I think we're a far better team than last year, this will be our 4th regulation loss. That's not too shabby and definitely no reason to want to "tank it". I agree we're lazy sometimes and Bab's line changes sometimes leave us scratching our heads but have some faith. It's not like we play like this every game.
You know, it really amazes me how quickly everyone seems to just want to fire KH and blow up the ship. And because of what exactly? We re-signed a guy who played well for us in the second half and has a proven track record of being a solid 3-4 D man. So we didn't sign any big name free agents, and? Did we really want Boyle here for 3 years? No. Orpik for 5 years and $5.5m? No. Niskanen for 7 years? I didn't. Stralman for 5 years? No. The list goes on and on. Guys who are cashing in on one or two good years (besides Boyle) and using the thin market to drive up their prices. It is frankly, a joke. The worst thing the wings could have done was to sign someone like that for a massive term which locks us in, blocking the path for 1 or 2 kids when they are ready either this season or next.
Why is it that we are so quick to lambast something that we don't like, yet it takes 100 things to satisfy us? I mean, for crying out loud, we're not the Leafs. It's not like we haven't won a cup in the last 50 years. And also, it's not even like we're not competitive anymore. This team was a playoff team. Granted, the last 2 years have been touch and go, but 2 years ago we took the cup champs to 7 and had them on the ropes. In that 2012-13 roster, there were 26 players who were part of this seasons roster. 26!!!!!!!! And this season, most were injured, and yet somehow, due to some strong play of guys who will form the future of this team, we made it in.
There is, quite clearly, a rebuild in progress at the moment. And it amazes me how people can't seem to get excited about the future prospects of Dekeyser, Tatar, Nyquist, Sheahan, Jurco, Sproul, Marchenko, Ouellet, Mantha, Mrazek. Combined with a healthy D and Z and the other GOOD pieces we have on this team. So what's changed? Why has everyone become so despondent, when really, I think our time is coming right around the corner. Maybe not this year, but the year after for sure. If our kids continue trending upwards, we'll be right up there. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but to ignore the obvious positives that are emanating from this teams future and insist on throwing everything out in the trash just because we struck out on 1 day of the year is, in my eyes, nuts.
Very well said my friend!
July 1st is both exciting and agonizing. We fans look forward to this day all year long and after an early playoff exit, it seems to be a small light in the darkness. When we have such high expectations and then do nothing, emotions tend to run hot. The fact that we were dissed by players not wanting to come here made those emotions run hotter and Ken Holland becomes the primary target. It's nice to see some much needed positive energy and logic.