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#2586659 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by Crashnburnluder on 29 March 2015 - 05:16 PM

Haha, it's not goaltending... It's our team defense why can't people figure that out.


#2586653 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 March 2015 - 05:15 PM

Ken D is right. This was Mrazek's shot at the job and he blew it. I expect that we're stuck with Howard going forward into the playoffs.

 

With elite goaltender play, this team is an instant contender. Can we just combine Howard's experience/mobility with Mrazek's guts/mental game and have one DECENT goalie, rather than two slices of swiss cheese? If this team had a Carey Price-like guy between the pipes we'd have locked up the President's Trophy by now. Forget about a lockdown D-man; goalie is our missing piece.

 

I agree that a Carey Price like goalie would be a massive improvement, but they're extremely hard to come by.  And Holland's philosophy has generally been using a value goaltender who's "good enough" so he can spend money elsewhere.  The difference these days is there's no Lidstrom on the blueline and that money isn't really getting spent elsewhere. 




#2585623 3/26 GDT: Sharks 6 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 26 March 2015 - 08:34 PM

Some of you need to take chill pills.




#2582148 3/15 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Penguins 1

Posted by Nightfall on 15 March 2015 - 12:54 PM

Wow Pens. Are you kidding me? Get control of this game refs FFS.

 

The refs are whistling the Pens for every infraction.  Can't ask for much more than this.




#2581984 3/15 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Penguins 1

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 15 March 2015 - 12:03 PM

I'm gonna peace out and go enjoy the game, since there may only be a month or so left of my favorite team playing my favorite game, and the negativity is really starting to bum me out.


#2581975 3/15 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Penguins 1

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 15 March 2015 - 11:56 AM

I know it's sacrilege to deviate from the "Crysby" script, but I am legitimately impressed with how he has turned his attitude around for the most part. To be that young and stroked like he was coming into the league, He has matured to be far more balanced than I anticipated he would be.

I still hate the f*****, but whatevs :lol:


#2579892 3/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 5

Posted by Paul MacLean's Mustache on 08 March 2015 - 12:48 PM

Weiss is a 5 million dollar 4th-liner/turnover machine. Dion's 7 million dollar contract doesn't look so bad all of the sudden.




#2573690 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by amato on 23 February 2015 - 07:15 AM

When this thread was created I didn't think it could get more ridiculous than it was to begin with.... Boy, was I wrong :P


#2573338 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 21 February 2015 - 10:46 PM

YES! Haha, the Stars are complaining about that after what Cole did earlier?


#2571708 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by T.Low on 18 February 2015 - 12:59 PM

I get it, it's sacrilege to say anything bad about the best announcer EVAR!!!! because he's been in the booth forever.  That doesn't change the fact that by the third period he sounds like you're sitting next to him in a bar.  He's not as good as he used to be, and a lot of times he seems to fall into complaining about the refs and weak penalties, chuckling when the Wings get away with something he'd yell at the refs for, dropping a catch phrase, complaining about broken sticks, and waxing nostalgic about the good old days when you showed respect for another guy by "feeding him some lumber" when he was going to hit you.  He's better between periods, but during the game I think he's slipping.  If you disagree, or want to just say "It's Mickey and he's awesome and if you don't like it go piss up a rope," fine.
 
BTW, Madden was bad his last couple years, and Pat Summerall was the boozer in that duo.

I get it, it's sacrilege to say anything bad about the best announcer EVAR!!!! because he's been in the booth forever.  That doesn't change the fact that by the third period he sounds like you're sitting next to him in a bar.  He's not as good as he used to be, and a lot of times he seems to fall into complaining about the refs and weak penalties, chuckling when the Wings get away with something he'd yell at the refs for, dropping a catch phrase, complaining about broken sticks, and waxing nostalgic about the good old days when you showed respect for another guy by "feeding him some lumber" when he was going to hit you.  He's better between periods, but during the game I think he's slipping.  If you disagree, or want to just say "It's Mickey and he's awesome and if you don't like it go piss up a rope," fine.
 
BTW, Madden was bad his last couple years, and Pat Summerall was the boozer in that duo.




I actually have real reasons from my own observations that result in my favorable opinion of Mickey Redmond. A few of them are precisely the reasons you dislike him. You and I simply have different perspectives and want different experiences

I totally agree that it's like watching a game with him in a bar and I very much enjoy that aspect of his persona. It's genuine, down home, as if you are sitting watching a game like he's your uncle that actually skated in the nhl.

I like the way he comments on penalties, especially compared to other teams color guys. Mickey will often point out that our opponent "Gets two minutes for playing hockey, but we'll take it", whereas other guys take the Homer road and make it sound like it was the most egregious penalty ever as they watch a replay that shows a ghost infraction. I always feel insulted as a viewer when Panger or anyone does that.

Mickey is still sharp as a tack when it comes to pointing out things at game speed that I have missed. One example: Countless times he points out a deflection on the goal that I missed, then sure enough you see it on the replay. However, when I watch other teams play I'm dumbfounded at how often they credit the point shot with the goal when the deflection was plain as day and the camera is on the deflector getting congratulated, not the shooter. Then they show the replay and they're surprised as can be at the obvious: "OH!!! It was DEFLECTED". Sigh. Roll eyes.

And Mickey tends to point out things that only an nhl player knows, where other "more professional" guys tend to point out things that are obvious to the hockey fan, as if their broadcast is geared toward a least common denominator viewer demographic or something.

I enjoy his anecdotal ramblings. For example, Abby being a Muskegon boy. His father Joe Abdelkader always paces back and forth in the living room when the game is on. " You can sit down now, Joe, Justin scored a goal."

Believe me, I could go on about how he greatly enhances my Red Wings viewing experience.


#2570983 Next Number to be retired

Posted by kickazz on 15 February 2015 - 04:11 PM

People tend to forget Zetterberg's 2008 playoff performance when he literally shut down the top 2 players in the world (Crosby/Malkin) AND set the franchise record for most points in a playoff season AND won the Conn Smyth. Z may no longer be a top 10 player but he sure as hell was the top player of his position that year and arguably the top 3 player of his position in the latter part of last decade. Add the cherry on top, he's the captain of one of the most successful franchises in NHL. They could not have set it up for him any better. If he doesn't make the rafters after those feats + his commitment of a lifelong contract on this franchise, then I highly doubt we will see any more jersey retirements anytime in the future. And I really don't even need to make a case for Datsyuk. The only thing holding his situation back is if he parts ways from Detroit. MAYBE. 

 

Additionally people tend to forget that Federov did everything he did on an extremely stacked roster - a pre salary cap era. Don't get me wrong Federov was an outright beast of a player. But his feats were supportable by Yzerman, Lidstrom, Shanahan, Russian 5, and much much more. Who did Pav or Hank have to support their feats? an aging Lidstrom? 

 

And even if we forget all these numbers. Z and Pav are adored by fans and the management. Babcocks called Z "the coaches son" type of player after he signed his major contract in 2009. If anything Z/Pav have a better shot at it than number 91; they're on excellent terms with the franchise and fans. But I do wish Feds gets it as well. 




#2570863 2/14 GDT : Jets 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 15 February 2015 - 01:54 AM

Rough one for Howard but I can't get too mad considering the month of no hockey, not to mention he gave us every chance to win in that shootout which is something I don't get to say often. On a positive note though I thought Smith had an incredible game and that Datsyuk goal got me out of my seat.


#2570868 Poor Eaves can't catch a break

Posted by frankgrimes on 15 February 2015 - 03:21 AM

Speedy recovery the guy is a warrior and gives it all every time. May not be the most talented t but for sure a hard worker.


#2570524 Good to see they're getting along

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 February 2015 - 02:20 PM

^ That's true and I believe it's because he wasnt a hall of famer. Illitch standards. 

 

It's disrespectful to a man's legacy and to his family to have done that.  Ilitch was classless.  You don't take a guy's jersey down just because you don't think he was deserving.  There's a lot of undeserving players in sports who have had their numbers retired.  




#2569821 Manny Legace joins concussion lawsuit..

Posted by Barrie on 11 February 2015 - 01:29 PM

I don't think this lawsuit is a joke. Hockey for years was using violence and head shots to promote their game.

 

I do give the NHL credit for cleaning up the game. I don't miss the fights at all, especially after I read about the physical pain McCarty is experiencing now after years of fighting. It's not worth it.