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#2605189 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by Playmaker on 30 April 2015 - 08:53 PM

Right, because franchise players just grow on trees and can be had in the 6th round or later.  Shame on Holland for not finding a HOF'er every single year.  All he can come up with are a couple of schmucks who can score 25+ goals in a low scoring league.




#2605135 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by Playmaker on 30 April 2015 - 04:44 PM

Thornton > Zetterberg at center. I'd take him. Let Z play winger and have a less stressful season from here on out so he can last the whole season + playoffs. 

 

Again, wishful thinking.. 

Joe Thornton?  Over 35, making 7.5 million, epic playoff no show, can't handle the pressure, stripped of his captaincy, Joe Thornton?  He'd be awesome.   :scared:

 

These threads are entertaining to say the least.  Let's get a number one defenseman.  Let's get a top 6 winger, oh, but he has to be big and tough and score a ton. Let's trade the prospects, well all of them except  the good ones.  Get a new coach who's better than Babcock, and a more successful GM than Holland. Oh, and throw in a hot 22 year old who likes to swallow twice a day while you're at it.




#2605111 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by Playmaker on 30 April 2015 - 03:22 PM

 

How do you define "competitive"?  Making the playoffs every year and losing in the early round?

 

If so, then I agree that we're competitive.

 

Since when do we need to measure team success against Edmonton and Buffalo?   

Who would you like to compare the Wings success to then?  Which team is it that makes the CF or SCF every single year for 10 years or more?  




#2605023 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by Playmaker on 30 April 2015 - 12:53 PM

New to this board but been following it for awhile now.

 

I just can't understand the amount of hyperbole from some people regarding Holland. We are in an age of absolute parity in the NHL, this isn't the 50's and 60's when Montreal won 5 straight Cups. Making the playoffs is the goal now, because as we have seen anything can happen once the playoffs start (just look at the Kings last year). The days of winning the president's trophy and rolling through the playoffs year after year are over. Holland has made mistakes but he has still done a remarkable job with what he has been given.


Go ahead and tell that to the 22 teams that didn't make the playoffs this year. I am thankful for our playoff streak, it gives me more Wings hockey into the spring/early summer while other fans are watching....baseball.

Great post, but small math correction.  30 NHL teams, 16 make playoffs which would make uh, 14 that didn't make it.  But that's okay, Michigan State Alumni are welcome here, too  :)  (I kid, I kid!)




#2604972 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by Playmaker on 30 April 2015 - 11:02 AM

The losing out on free agents bit is getting old.  The number of viable free agents is limited and the prices are usually way too high.  Fans just want to throw out money at anyone, thinking they're better than what the Wings have.  If the Wings were losing out to trendy cities and organizations who win more, that could be used as an argument, but that isn't exactly the case.  Free agents now take other things into consideration, like family, team mates, friends, etc.  As you saw in Boston, when you're not mindful of the salary cap, it's easy to get burned.  It's a balancing act.  I think  Holland has done and admirable job transitioning this team from a blank check team to a team that has been successful in the salary cap era.




#2604926 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Playmaker on 30 April 2015 - 09:20 AM

 

What the hell was all that hugging and man love during the hand shake line ??!!

It's called respect, bro.  




#2604421 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Playmaker on 29 April 2015 - 09:10 PM

They came to play tonight.  Didn't do their way.  Enjoyed the season.  It wouldn't shock me to hear Z and D are both battling injuries.  As always, an interesting off season.  More than anything, I'm just bummed no more Red Wings hockey until October  :(  I wanted it to last just a little longer. 




#2603343 Zidlicky Out for game 7- Concussion

Posted by Playmaker on 29 April 2015 - 12:07 PM

Seems more to be cerebral flatulence than an actual concussion.




#2601212 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by Playmaker on 26 April 2015 - 01:27 PM

UUUUGGGHHH WHY SO EARLY?!??

*throws things*

Don't you wish you lived in the Midwest?  ;)




#2601089 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by Playmaker on 25 April 2015 - 09:44 PM

He didn't get beat by just any rookie goalie, he got beat out mahf***in' Petr Mrazek. In all seriousness, the best way to go is to allow Howard to get a significant number of starts then trade him at the deadline. Of course, his ntc complicates things, but I'm sure he'd waive it for a chance to be a starter again.

If he doesn't do well in those starts, it's a problem.  I'm thrilled with the way Mrazek has played so far, but when you see what's happened to guys like Hammond and Darling, I'm not going to anoint him to the Hall of Fame just yet.




#2601058 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by Playmaker on 25 April 2015 - 08:42 PM

Well, guys, another season in the books.  Won the first game, lost the next four, done in 5, just like last year.  Too bad Tampa had all that momentum and everyone on the Wings sucks. 




#2600597 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by Playmaker on 25 April 2015 - 06:16 PM

The guys on the Lightning HF boards swear that the refs are out to get them and we are getting away with murder.  

Well, obviously they don't know about the Red Wing conspiracy and how the refs hate the Wings, Bettman hates the Wings, NBC hates the Wings,etc.




#2600519 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by Playmaker on 25 April 2015 - 05:44 PM

Is the ice bad? People flopping all over

It's the dick thing.




#2600462 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by Playmaker on 25 April 2015 - 05:18 PM

Failed clear, good scoring chance, penalty.  Wash, rinse, repeat.




#2600147 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by Playmaker on 25 April 2015 - 09:21 AM

Goes to show there is no predicting how things will go or that there really is no momentum, and above all, even really good teams play poorly at times.  Not a fan of either team, but wouldn't mind seeing the Sens complete the comeback.  Can't stand Subban.