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#2586340 3/28 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Playmaker on Yesterday, 07:18 PM

What the hell?  Just got back from the store and saw the score.  What happened?  

They signed McGrattan and Parros this morning to replace Cole and Sheahan in the lineup.  There were multiple fights, 2 bench clearing brawls, and half the Tampa lineup is out for the season after they got their asses handed to them.  The tough guys even scared the s*** out of the puck.  They just looked at it and it jumped over the goal line 4 times out of fear. 




#2586309 3/28 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Playmaker on Yesterday, 05:40 PM

http://hfboards.hock...=1864129&page=3

Go read some of the comments about abbeys boarding call

I get where some of the TB fans are coming from.  I think he was already losing an edge, but the Abdelkader hit probably contributed to the injury.  They're not playing well, the injuries are piling up and they're getting frustrated.  I'm sure the Wings fan wouldn't be upset at all if the situation were reversed.




#2586298 3/28 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Playmaker on Yesterday, 04:40 PM

10 goals in March for Abby now

Johan who?




#2585093 Helmer's baby is as fast as his daddy

Posted by Playmaker on 25 March 2015 - 12:25 PM

Come on, Helmer, 2 kids by a baby mama.  That's so NBA. 




#2584135 3/22 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Playmaker on 22 March 2015 - 01:51 PM

Abdelkader did realize it.  That's why he dropped it like a hot potato after it went in the net and had the guilty look on his face and kept looking up at the scoreboard and hoping no one else saw it.  Clearly the refs favor the Wings.




#2581968 3/15 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Penguins 1

Posted by Playmaker on 15 March 2015 - 11:51 AM

Why not start a separate thread on the unhealthy obsession with Olczyk?




#2580645 Franzen on IR

Posted by Playmaker on 11 March 2015 - 06:58 AM

I didn't say Helm would have won us those two games.  I said the lineup has a completely different feel to it when Helm is out.  While most people I talk to are like oh yeah, I forgot about Franzen.  I used to spout all the stats about Franzen, too.  But with him, they just don't tell the story.  I think a good part of the stats that Franzen puts up are due to the fact he gets top 6 minutes and PP time.  He's usually playing with either Datsyuk or Zetterberg and that will increase anyone's numbers.  Look at Abdelkader.  The guy is a 4th liner.  He really doesn't have offensive skills, but playing on the top 6 with D and Z has made him a 20 goal scorer.  Now if he can get 20 with no skills, Franzen should be able to double that with his shot and size.  Franzen will also have the 5 goal game or the 8 goals in 3 games and then go scoreless in 20. Which is fine if you're someone like Pav or Hank who still bring in every night.  Another annoyance of his game are the stupid penalties and cheap shots he takes. 

 

Could he come back and contribute this season or in the future?  It's possible, and if it happens, great.  I just don't expect it to happen anymore.  He is what he is.  I give those credit who are still sticking with him and still think he's going to return to his 2008 playoff form.




#2580623 Franzen on IR

Posted by Playmaker on 10 March 2015 - 07:46 PM

I think Franzen himself is far from the norm.  I wish him no ill will, but if he never came back it wouldn't bother me at all.  He kind of lost me with that "I'm not a goal scorer" bit.  It's like hey, don't expect me to do more, just expect less out of me and you won't be so disappointed.  For me, it's not even that he doesn't score, but his overall malaise when he's out on the ice.  He doesn't play well defensively, he doesn't use his size, he doesn't play physical, he always seems to be 2 steps behind the play. What I really can't stand is when he falls or gets knocked down and it seems to take him forever to get back up.  Okay, Johan, you're not a goal scorer, but what do you do? 

 

I've been surprised at how little he has been missed.  He's supposed to be a top 6 player and yet his absence is hardly noticeable.  Helm is out a few games and there's an obvious change in the feel of the lineup.  Don't see Franzen returning this season. 




#2579810 3/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 5

Posted by Playmaker on 08 March 2015 - 12:19 PM

Is me or are wings just not on today? A lot of bobbled passes and mishandling the puck.

The Wings haven't really been on for the last 10 games or so.  They haven't been dominating.  They have been patient and taking advantage of situations but it isn't like they've been at the top of their game lately.


 

 

Still calling Nyquist's goal a "gift goal." Stay neutral, NBC :glare:

 

No, you're right.  It was a slick move, deke and a wicked shot that beat him.  Stay neutral, LGW.




#2578885 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Playmaker on 04 March 2015 - 10:51 PM

 

Is this a shot at me? You think Edzo has been calling this one fairly?

I don't think he called it unfairly.  I mean Ken and Mickey mention an "almost" too many men on the ice nearly every game.  When Olczyk does it, he's making up calls!  He hates the Wings!!!  It's just gotten so out of hand. The league, Bettman, ESPN, the officials, don't hate the Wings.  Really. 




#2578858 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Playmaker on 04 March 2015 - 10:44 PM

When Franzen comes back, this team will be scary.  

But not in a good way.




#2578806 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Playmaker on 04 March 2015 - 10:36 PM

It's actually embarrassing that they have a Chicago Blackhawks fan in the booth for national games. Embarrassing, Edzo is the worst kind of homer.

The inferiority complex of some Wings fans is even more embarrassing.




#2573426 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by Playmaker on 21 February 2015 - 11:07 PM

Darn, and I was looking forward to the shootout with Gus in the net.




#2573333 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by Playmaker on 21 February 2015 - 10:45 PM

*Transmission blown on Bandwagon*




#2573202 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by Playmaker on 21 February 2015 - 10:11 PM

Okay, well NOW it's for sure over