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#2514109 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by Playmaker on 22 April 2014 - 09:27 PM

Obviously, the defense has been poor and the offense has been anemic.  It isn't the amount of goals that Howard has given up, its also about the when and the how.  A majority of the team were playing in Grand Rapids to start the season, Datsyuk is clearly not 100%, Z is out, Franzen is a no show.  Howard is a number one goalie making number one goalie money in the prime of his career.  It's on him to lead the team with his play.  He did so in game one, not so much in games 2 and 3.




#2514080 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by Playmaker on 22 April 2014 - 09:13 PM

Wings shut out in embarrassing fashion on home ice to go down 2 games to 1.  Of course that's never happened before and means they obviously won't win the series.  It's not like it happened, oh, like last season against the Ducks or anything.  I thought that game was the most pathetic performance ever?  Wings fans sure have short memories.




#2512687 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Playmaker on 20 April 2014 - 04:47 PM

So they aren't going 16-0 and winning the Cup without ever playing a bad game?

 

I'd have rather lost a game like this than have lost Game 1, playing so well.  To lose that one would have been tough.  The Wings obviously didn't play well and have plenty of room for improvement.  The Bruins are the best team in the league and as good teams often do, they made the other team look bad today.




#2512084 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Playmaker on 20 April 2014 - 02:42 PM

Oh my god, the sky is falling, the game is over, the series is over, life is over.  Let's trade the whole team. 




#2512015 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Playmaker on 20 April 2014 - 02:34 PM

That was more on Smith than Howard. 




#2511376 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by Playmaker on 19 April 2014 - 06:45 AM

OMFG please tell me we don't sound that dumb*







*knows we sound that dumb

No, see the difference is the refs really do hate the Wings, and there really is a conspiracy against them, and Bettman is doing every thing he can to make the Wings lose.  Not to mention, the Wings never ever commit penalties and are always perfect angels out on the ice.  ;)




#2510138 ECQF - Series C - Penguins versus Blue Jackets

Posted by Playmaker on 17 April 2014 - 05:39 AM

Hmmmm, Pit down by 2 and they get two straight powerplays to tie it up....how strange.

 

and that is why I am so glad we aren't playing Pit.

Or could it be that more talented teams are able to draw more penalties with their speed and play?  




#2510108 ECQF - Series C - Penguins versus Blue Jackets

Posted by Playmaker on 16 April 2014 - 08:58 PM

So what now are the pens fans doing a yellow out?

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#2509411 Ryan Malone arrested

Posted by Playmaker on 13 April 2014 - 04:25 PM

Since Dany Heatley killed his teammate and is still playing, I'm thinking that Ryan Malone won't be banned.




#2509387 4/13 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Blues 0

Posted by Playmaker on 13 April 2014 - 02:54 PM

 Chicago hasn't exactly been dominant the last few months either.  They're both missing key players to injury. You just never know what's going to happen.  That's what makes sports, and especially the NHL playoffs such a blast. 




#2509376 4/13 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Blues 0

Posted by Playmaker on 13 April 2014 - 02:03 PM

Surprisingly entertaining for a meaningless game.

 

Playing one decent game against a floundering Blues team does not necessarily equal a Hall of Fame career.

 

Always such a pleasure to listen to Dave Strader call a game.  Ken Daniels isn't bad, but Strader is just so smooth and professional and doesn't fall back on a lot of the silly clichés.  Dave and Mickey were the best.




#2509022 Sproul and Ouellet recalled from Grand Rapids

Posted by Playmaker on 12 April 2014 - 08:23 PM

While I think they both have bright futures, I'm just not ready to declare them NHL ready and have them as regulars in the lineup in the playoffs.  I don't think it would be a surprise to see a repeat of Brendan Smith 2013 playoffs. 




#2508949 Puck Daddy: Trotz Head Coach for Caps

Posted by Playmaker on 12 April 2014 - 09:29 AM

I agree.  If the Preds had any sense at all, they'd give him an Assistant to the President or GM type of job.  That way he can stay in the organization, it'll work for his family and they keep a good hockey guy in the fold.  But that would make sense, so.........




#2508938 Babcock and Holland Talk About Stuff

Posted by Playmaker on 12 April 2014 - 06:55 AM

I'm not sure what's confusing about it.  If the season had gone "as planned", Bert, Sammy and Cleary would all have regular roles, probably in the top 6, they'd all have PP time, even though they may not have produced effectively. The Wings would still have been floundering, but we'd hear all about the veteran leadership, and these guys have been through the battles, he has faith in them, can't rush these guys from Grand Rapids etc. Guys like Tatar and Nyquist would have been eased into the lineup with a few minutes on the 4th line with Drew Miller and Patrick Eaves and a healthy scratch every other night with Babcock unsure if they were ready because they can't produce.  Sheahan and Jurco would have never gotten a sniff of the big club.

 

Had Babcock said last summer we're going to give the kids regular jobs and go in a different direction, we wish Dan Cleary well with Philadelphia, we thank Samuelsson for his service, but we have decided to use the compliance buyout on him and Todd Bertuzzi will be our guy off the bench, THAT would have been a bold move for the Red Wings.

 

The old vets were pathetic, the massive amount of injuries forced the Wings to do the call ups and the kids delivered.  So it's not really going out on a limb to say, hey these kids have jobs now and the other guys won't get theirs back when they're "healthy" (wink, wink).




#2508901 4/11 GDT - Hurricanes 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Playmaker on 11 April 2014 - 09:06 PM

Any loss is disappointing, but these games happen.  They had a ton of chances, just couldn't capitalize.  I find myself not wanting to wish for one team over another because it never ends well when the Wings get the team I think is the "easier" team.