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#2548136 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by Playmaker on 09 November 2014 - 05:39 PM

 

Not having their #1 goalie in that series sure didn't help them much. 

 

The Bolts have a scary amount of depth, and are building a team that will be great for a lot of years. It is a team that has as much, if not more, talent in their system as the Wings do, with the exception that their stars are still very young. Winning doesn't happen over night, and Stevie Y has done a lot of a job with that team. They will become the class of the East sooner rather than later.

Good thing the Wings were 100% healthy in the playoffs.  

 

If the Wings don't win the Cup every year, Holland sucks and the team needs to be blown up and he needs to be fired.  If Holland had signed Filppula, he'd have been an idiot, but Yzerman is a genius for signing him.

 

Completely rebuilding a team with low draft picks while not missing the playoffs doesn't happen easily or overnight either.  




#2548098 Brendan Shanahan: a letter to my younger self

Posted by Playmaker on 09 November 2014 - 11:57 AM

Wonder if his younger self told his older self to boink a team mates wife




#2547460 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by Playmaker on 05 November 2014 - 10:48 PM

Are you saying Cox sucks, BoS?




#2546267 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by Playmaker on 02 November 2014 - 07:40 PM

Franzen is such an anchor.




#2545978 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by Playmaker on 01 November 2014 - 03:58 PM

What is this ultra complicated "system" that the Wings run that is so impossible for a new player to adapt to? 




#2545431 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by Playmaker on 29 October 2014 - 09:01 PM

Now I get it.  Send him down, get him injured, send him to the Chris Pronger home for the "recovering injured hockey players" 




#2545198 Wings great Gordie Howe resting after 'serious stroke'

Posted by Playmaker on 29 October 2014 - 07:51 PM

If his mind and his body are gone and he is suffering, no, I don't think his family would want him to continue existing.  Thankfully, the Howe children seem to be treating their dad's life with the respect that it deserves.  I have the utmost respect for his family for the way they have cared for him in the twilight of his life. They have been honest and open about his condition. Caring for a dementia patient is physically, emotionally and financially draining.  It's a shame they've had to go through this with both of their parents. 




#2545016 Wings great Gordie Howe resting after 'serious stroke'

Posted by Playmaker on 29 October 2014 - 05:34 PM

Sorry, but he's been suffering immensely in recent years.  He is not going to get better.  Dementia doesn't get better and he isn't likely to make a miraculous physical recovery due to his age and other health issues.  He deserves to go with the dignity he lived his life. 




#2544982 Wings great Gordie Howe resting after 'serious stroke'

Posted by Playmaker on 29 October 2014 - 01:43 PM

Hopefully he goes quickly and peacefully.




#2541720 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by Playmaker on 17 October 2014 - 12:47 PM

It's like saying a 78 Pacer is a classic car just because you got laid in it.  The teams were great, the building sucks. 

 

It wasn't even intended to be a hockey building.  Coleman Young threw up a quickie building to try and keep the Pistons from leaving Cobo, but they went to the Silverdome anyway.  Then he had to beg the Wings to move there so he wouldn't have this huge new arena sitting empty.  It's not a classic building by any stretch of the imagination.  Even if they didn't tear it down, it's still would suck.




#2541618 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by Playmaker on 16 October 2014 - 08:43 PM

Meh.  The Joe is a dump.  I disagree about there not being a bad seat in the house.  I don't really associate the good memories of the Stanley Cup winning teams with the building itself.  It's not like the Joe was Olympia or anything. 




#2538262 10/3 Preseason Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by Playmaker on 04 October 2014 - 07:55 AM

I've tried endlessly to defend Franzen, but his attitude is just killing me right now.  The canned responses from some athletes can get somewhat tiresome, but Franzen's finger pointing and basically blaming the fans for expecting him to produce more is nauseating.  Acting like he's some 4th liner who got a little lucky a few times around the net makes him look like an unmotivated lazy idiot. Putting out the impression that he's some Selke candidate who would be hurting the team if he actually tried to score more, just unbelievable.  I don't even think he's in the top 10 on his own team defensively, let alone in the league. Playing well defensively doesn't seem to stop Hossa from scoring. He's a scorer who doesn't want to score, he's a big guy who won't use his body, and he uses his lower than average defense as an excuse for all of it.  Enough already.




#2538241 10/3 Preseason Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by Playmaker on 03 October 2014 - 08:52 PM

What's most annoying is that Franzen isn't even a good defensive player like he seems to think he is.  I don't think anyone expects him to score 50 goals, but damn, can he at least LOOK like he's trying out there?  Could he pop right back up when he goes down instead of taking a minute and half to get to his feet?  Could he stand in front of the net and block the goalie?  Could he throw his body around just a little?   Ack, that interview just got under my skin.




#2538233 10/3 Preseason Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by Playmaker on 03 October 2014 - 08:39 PM

Note to Franzen:   Did you feel your goal scoring was only a fluke and you were a defensive player only when you signed that long term deal?  You like to win?  Did you notice the Wings won in 2008 when you scored a lot of goals in the playoffs?  Don't expect me to play better, just expect less from me.  Grrrrr




#2538222 10/3 Preseason Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by Playmaker on 03 October 2014 - 08:15 PM

I'd rather Franzen just shut the f*** up rather than do an interview about all the other great things he does besides scoring.  Like what?