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#2512974 Howard = Average

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 21 April 2014 - 09:19 PM

Then prepare to lose. 
When was the last time a team won the cup by having their goalie steal 16 games? If Hasek, Brodeur, and Roy didn't steal every game (or even every win), you can be reasonable sure that Howard won't either.
The problem here is that someone could just as easily rewrite that post by saying "This isn't the Wings of '02 . . . they don't have a Dominic Hasek in his prime. They can't afford to be scoring one goal per game, frittering away their power plays. The decision to accept lack of talent among 18 skaters but not the 19th is just baffling to me. It's completely and utterly arbitrary. 
Focusing on Howard just strikes me as lazy. It's easier to point fingers at one guy than at 18. 
Yes, having your goalie give up an early goal can have some vague effect on morale which can alter the course of the game.
You know what else can have a vague effect on morale which can alter the course of the game? Not waiting until 30 minutes in to get on the board. Jumping on the opponent and making them second-guess themselves has that effect, too.
This is funny - I don't think I've ever been fully on the Howard bandwagon. I'm not his biggest cheerleader. It's just that I don't agree with singling him out.

Not trying to sound snarky here but, have you been reading the posts? He isn't being singled out, at least that's not how I've been looking at it. I'm pretty sure everyone agrees the team played like crap. But giving Howard NONE of the blame is ridiculous.

Edit: and I also don't think anyone expects us to win 16 consecutive, but I think hoping that we don't give games away (like I think we did in game 2) isn't unreasonable.

#2512930 Caption the photo

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 21 April 2014 - 04:34 PM

*That moment you realized you picked a fight with a serial killing tree.*

#2512919 Howard = Average

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 21 April 2014 - 03:51 PM

That'd be fine if this was the Wings of '02 or '08/'09. This current Wings team can't overcome those kinds of stupid mistakes in a series where they are clearly over matched talent-wise. They need everybody playing their best hockey right now, including especially the goaltender.
Howard of Game 1 gives us an excellent chance to win this series.
Howard of Game 2 means we're not gonna win another game till October.

At work so I haven't been able to post for a bit, but this is about what I would've said. These are the Bruins, can't give them momentum. That goal let them dictate the pace. Like I said though I'm not saying it's the reason we lost, I'm just saying you can't definitively say one way or the other if it cost us the game. Who knows how we would've played had we scored first, or kept the board at 0's like game one. I do know our PP has to start doing something though.

#2512876 Howard = Average

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 21 April 2014 - 12:09 PM

One goal off a bad pass didn't cost the game. The fact that Glendening scored the only goal cost the game.

While I agree we needed to score more goals, and definitely could've used the pp not being terrible, I don't think you can say one way or the other whether that cost us the game.
Things could've been completely different had that play not happened. Momentum and playing from behind are big things.

#2512226 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 20 April 2014 - 03:08 PM

Seriously, little Tatar can 'haul down' that giant ******* of a hockey player? Bulls***. I really wish Smith had fought Chara, seemed like he was willing but that tree wouldn't even put his stick down.

#2509666 Kyle Quincey Appreciation thread

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 14 April 2014 - 06:51 PM

Yea Q really improved his play the second half, I had no complaints with him. So kudos for that. First half, different story. 

Exactly this. So at this point I'm neither here nor there about whether he resigns or not. I wouldn't mind seeing one of the kids brought up though.

#2509360 4/13 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Blues 0

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 13 April 2014 - 01:57 PM

I hope the wings practice breakaways in the off season, jeez. Great game though, awesome for Mrazek to get that shutout.

#2509006 Around The League - Eastern Conference Playoff Race

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 12 April 2014 - 06:42 PM

Eddie O is such a POS. Watching the Pens/Flyers game, and he word for word just said, while talking about the Red Wings: "Welcome to the Eastern Conference. Having to play Boston in the first round" literally laughing as he said it. Absolute joke this guy gets to do color for national broadcast games.

All the sweeter when we beat the Bruins. And it just makes him look stupid anyway considering how terrible the east is relative to the west, which we dominated for so long. Though I'm sure by now he's used to looking stupid for the things he says.

#2508976 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 12 April 2014 - 01:11 PM

Don't forget about worthless Quincey...

I think Quincey's been pretty good lately. Not great or stellar, but solid. Aside from some of the penalties he takes I don't think he's the detriment people make him out to be. Do I wish he contributed more offensively? Sure, but he's not at the top of my list of defensive worries. Kindl on the other hand is infuriating.

#2507632 bashing skid the kid

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 09 April 2014 - 11:26 AM

While I do think he's matured a bit I still don't get the people defending him. He's going to be remembered as one of the greats, but at the exact same time be remembered as a classless, diving whiner on ice. He didn't get that reputation because he's good, he got it because his antics are (were) Sean Avery level ridiculous. That being said I do hate him a lot less than I did when he was younger.

#2506918 Detroit could be dangerous come playoff time...

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 06 April 2014 - 09:43 PM

I feel sad so many of you are so deluded. It couldn't be more pathetic if you thought Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy were going to help the Wings out. Boston or Pittsburgh will chew us up and spit us out like seeds in an orange. We are pathetic in D and goal and we will be utterly destroyed IF we even make it to the playoffs. Nobody is afraid of us. This is not being a bad fan, this is NOT being a homer and being a realist. 

Do you remember last year? I do. That doesn't make me deluded. I was much more scared of Anaheim last year than I am of 2014 Pittsburgh.

#2506209 Detroit says Weiss "Not Getting Better", likely done for year

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 05 April 2014 - 03:21 PM

If a playeris injured, I don't think you can buy them out. I Bet he knows there is a good chance of them buying him out if he doesn't make an impact over the next few games, so he's sitting tight so he can have a full season to make an impression next year. The guy's a turkey, and I think he's on drugs.

Just out of curiosity why do you think he's on drugs? There a rumor like that or something?

#2505411 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 03 April 2014 - 12:09 AM

Dear LGW,


#2501764 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 27 March 2014 - 02:20 PM

Calling Glendening's first today.

#2500517 Pens Twitter Fail:Ask Neal Anything...

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 24 March 2014 - 06:19 PM

This thread is gold. It's James Neal's version of Chuck Norris jokes.