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#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.




#2599449 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by Playmaker on 23 April 2015 - 08:29 PM

Lordy, can't people just ENJOY this a little bit.  Take your Holland hating crap to another thread.




#2599356 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by Playmaker on 23 April 2015 - 08:14 PM

I think the clock is slow.




#2599254 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by Playmaker on 23 April 2015 - 07:43 PM

*Exhale*




#2596446 Oilers win the Draft Lottery

Posted by Playmaker on 18 April 2015 - 07:58 PM

I don't see the NHL on any kind of mission or having some conspiracy to make Edmonton better.  Makes no sense.  What do they possibly have to gain from trying to make a small market Canadian team that still draws well into a more competitive team?  Seems more like if they were to conspire, Arizona would be the team to get the #1 pick. 




#2596379 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by Playmaker on 18 April 2015 - 05:19 PM

I always like how the guys not playing are going to be the saviors.  Wasn't that long ago that Babs was being criticized for putting a no skill guy like Abby in the line up.  Good Times.




#2596281 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by Playmaker on 18 April 2015 - 04:25 PM

Man, why can't the Wings be good like Chicago or St. Louis.  Or have a great goalie like Ottawa. 




#2595013 Post-GDT ECQF Game 1: Red Wings 3, Lightning 2 (DET leads, 1-0)

Posted by Playmaker on 16 April 2015 - 09:22 PM

The early games of the playoffs are always called closely, and it loosens up as the playoffs go on.

 

After all the times the Wings dominated other teams, out shot them, only to lose to some no name superstar for a day goalie, this is sweet justice.

 

Who the f*** does Babcock think he is playing some no talent character guy like Glendening.  Clearly, the fans in the peanut gallery know better.




#2592090 Definition of a real fan

Posted by Playmaker on 10 April 2015 - 03:27 PM

Ok, I am game.

 

My definition and attitude towards fandom have changed through the years.  Before, I always thought a fan was someone who supported the team through thick and thin.  Now, I believe a fan is someone who enjoys watching said team.  No more, no less.

 

Lets face facts here, we all want to say we are going to be fans of the Wings for life.  Things change.  Teams change.  In another 20 years, this team may be the dead things again.  Then most of us will go elsewhere and be fans of other teams.  Some may stick around through the thin times, but I don't blame anyone who won't support a team that has a major downturn. 

 

I know many Chicago fans that stopped supporting the Blackhawks because of what the previous owners were doing to the team.  The blackouts, bad business decisions, and really just giving a big middle finger to the fans was a tough pill to swallow.  Many just abandoned the Blackhawks and supported other teams.  When the owner passed away and his son took over, he made major changes that brought the fans back.

 

These days, fandom isn't forever.  People change.  Sports clubs change.  We all won't be Wings fans for life.  Some of us may stick with the team, but I don't have an issue with people moving on from one team to support another.

 

Be a fan of whatever team you would like.  Support the right team with your time and money.  Thats what it all comes down to.

This reminds me of the Seinfeld episode about "fandom" where he basically said all that you're really cheering for is clothes.  I can see for younger fans how it would be tough.  There's very little or no loyalty with the players or the owners anymore.  Again, Detroit fans are spoiled because so few players leave or are traded (I know many don't see that as a good thing)  But we get plenty of time to form an attachment to the players and not many long term players leave to free agency or are traded.  

 

There may be a time in the future where the ownership is horrible and there's a lousy product on the ice and I may not like what they do, but I can't see transferring my fandom to another team.  I like players on other teams and respect other organizations, but couldn't see it going farther than that.




#2592009 Definition of a real fan

Posted by Playmaker on 10 April 2015 - 10:54 AM

"Fandom" isn't quantifiable, so it's a non issue.  The "I'm a bigger fan that you are" kind of sounds like playground talk, to be honest.  Like, I'm totally a bigger Justin Bieber fan than you are!

 

Reactions have more to do with personalities, life experiences, etc.

 

For me, winning 4 (Should've been 5!) Cups tempers things quite a bit.  I look back now at my younger days at how angry I'd get and I think I wasted way too much time and energy on it.  I was furious when they lost to the Avs in 96, and then when it seemed like they were destined for the same in '97, only for them to come through and win the Cup. Then what happened to Vladdie, kind of put things in a different perspective. Sure, I still get disappointed and frustrated at times because it's just so damn fun when they win.  To have witnessed all those Cups and so many exciting games, not to mention the legendary players, most of whom are just as great off the ice.  Well, our Cup literally runneth over as Wings fans.

 

Age, logic and common sense have also set in.  The Wings just aren't going to win every year.  No team in any sport does.  Plus, I've been wrong so many times on so many things with the Wings.  I thought they'd for sure lose this series or win that one, was positive this player or that player would never amount to anything, that this coach or GM doesn't know what he's doing.  I nail a few, but in most cases, the true experts usually know best.  I post on a professional board and I know we constantly make fun of the internet "experts" who try and tell us how to do our jobs, because, yanno, they read it on the internet!  I imagine the players, coaches and management of the Wings do the same things. 

 

Waiting and hoping to be proven wrong again this year.