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#2589304 If you don't live in FL... You're not invited to the party

Posted by Playmaker on 05 April 2015 - 01:09 PM

 

I knew I didn't like you, but couldn't put my finger on it till now...

She understands your jealousy and inferiority complex and forgives you.  Michigan grads aren't only better academically.  ;)




#2589238 If you don't live in FL... You're not invited to the party

Posted by Playmaker on 04 April 2015 - 10:04 PM

StoryTime with BoS (STwBoS)/

I have a great memory from freshman year of college at U of M. It was the UM/MSU game, and our student tix were waaaaay up in the nosebleeds of the student section (like row 92 or something). It was all UM fans and there was a great atmosphere (because this was moons ago when UM football was awesome), and about halfway through the first quarter this guy stands up and rips off his UM shirt to reveal an MSU shirt underneath. Everyone starts hootin' and hollerin', good times were had, then it quiets down. A voice comes out of the stillness, and confidently asks: "Hey bud, do you want all of our scholarships to State? We're not using them." Much raucous laughter ensued, as everyone looked to the person next to them "did you get a scholarship to State? SO DID I!" And the infiltrator snuck out, never to be seen again.

So that's what I imagine it will be like at Bolts games, only with a mass of away fans absolutely DRAGGING the home crowd.

/end STwBoS

Oh, the good old days, when students actually went to games, UM dominated MSU and we had good reason to be arrogant asses  ;) 




#2589218 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (SO)

Posted by Playmaker on 04 April 2015 - 08:58 PM

We're just treading water folks.  

As long as they don't sink, we're good.




#2588956 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (SO)

Posted by Playmaker on 04 April 2015 - 07:07 PM

 

Only 8 of his 24 points came on the PP.  So it's not like that's inflating his stats.  He scores 5 on 5 despite not spending a lot of time there.  Which was my point.  And I think it's relevant considering our team is awful at scoring 5 on 

He did pull a Franzen earlier this season in between his injuries when he put up a good portion of his goals/points.  I want Weiss to do well, and if he's the guy that can help get the offense going, I'm all for it.  But he came in here touted as solid defensively and as an offensive upgrade to Filppula, the #2 center the Wings have needed.  

 

As I was saying in another thread, once you get in Babcock's dog house, it seems nearly impossible to get out.  




#2588945 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (SO)

Posted by Playmaker on 04 April 2015 - 06:48 PM

Weiss is scoring at a 40+ point pace, despite playing fewer 5 on 5 minutes than anybody (except Cleary) on the team.  Too bad he hasn't "earned" more icetime. 

Defense matters, especially to Babs.  He's had some cringe worthy giveaways, including one earlier in the game.  He's not a kid and doesn't put up enough points on a consistent basis to overlook that.




#2588748 4/2 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Playmaker on 03 April 2015 - 02:00 PM

I am just saying, heart and inspiration wins games.  Bad ankle? Super, Yzerman needed injections in his knee to even walk on to the ice, but guess what? HE DID IT!  I am not bashing Dats in the way I bash Franzen, but the player of today is in NO comparison to the player of yesterday.  Todays player wouldn't even think about taking injections and playing for the good of the team.  Guarantee, Yzerman would have been on that ice both yesterday and Tuesday...and he would have been a factor and he would have inspired a team that, right now, needs its leaders to inspire them!

 

I am sure the team is not calling Dats out for not playing, but man, if they saw him get in there, like Steve used to do, they'd be like, look at Pav playing through that pain, WTF is my excuse for not pushing a bit harder? I am just saying, in probably the two most important games of the season, the team really needed more than locker room presence, they needed to be pushed to the brink of elimination.

 

Also, don't EVER question my passion and fandom for this team, I am just not a rosey glass wearing fool who thinks everything is awesome because its the Wings...if you think this team is good and if you think the leaders are leading, then you sir, need to ask yourself if you understand how this works...

Clearly, you've forgotten how many games Yzerman missed throughout his career.  He wasn't "in there" every game, no matter what. Yzerman didn't have to fight for the playoffs in his later years because, oh yeah, he had future superstars in Datsyuk and Zetterberg to pick up the slack, not to mention the best defenseman of all time still in his prime on the blue line. As no one really knows what's wrong with Datsyuk, I'm not sure how anyone can sit in judgement of him not playing.  We saw Datsyuk just last year play on a severely injured knee for weeks for nothing but the pure honor of playing for his country.  So kiss his Dangling Russian Ass.

 

No, you're not a "rosey" glass wearing fool, you're just an unrealistic geezer who clearly has no accurate recollection of how the "good old days" actually were.  




#2588613 4/2 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Playmaker on 02 April 2015 - 10:15 PM

The Wings have made the playoffs for 23 years and won 4 Cups by sticking by the formula of playing veterans at critical times and letting young players overripen.  Like it or not, it's been relatively successful.  Continuing to play Mrazek when he's clearly not ready for prime time is just Babcock cutting off his nose to spite his face.  Seems like when someone gets on his s*** list or his "pet project" list, it's almost impossible to get off it. 




#2587840 3/31 GDT : Senators 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by Playmaker on 01 April 2015 - 03:29 PM

Yeah, if only the Wings could be like the LA Kings, you know, they win every year and never are in danger of missing the playoffs. Or maybe the Blackhawks.  A team like that wouldn't fall into a wildcard spot.  I mean, really, Holland should've had the foresight to get a star goaltender like Devan Dubnyk.

 

I can't imagine how exhausting it must be to have such unrealistic expectations and the constant negativity as a result.  I don't love the Wings losing, but I think there are fan bases of twenty or so other teams who wouldn't mind having a team like the Red Wings.




#2587696 3/31 GDT : Senators 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by Playmaker on 31 March 2015 - 09:44 PM

The backup goalie, the guys in the minors, the guys from the other team.  They're always better.




#2587687 3/31 GDT : Senators 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by Playmaker on 31 March 2015 - 09:38 PM

You don't know if Howard "would of" gotten a shut out or not. He didn't play.  How did Mrazek play against the Islanders?  He's been good at times and bad at times.  Just like Howard.




#2587638 3/31 GDT : Senators 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by Playmaker on 31 March 2015 - 09:21 PM

Can we be done with the Mrazek is the savior stuff now?




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

Posted by Playmaker on 28 March 2015 - 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 28 March 2015 - 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 28 March 2015 - 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.