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#1972378 Game 3 Officiating

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 03 May 2010 - 12:16 PM

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWjmgdu87dQ"]http://www.youtube.c...h?v=pWjmgdu87dQ[/url]


"HOLDING?!"
"Wow, really?"

Exactly what I thought when I saw it. Except the second thing was like when you see something that shouldn't exist in our universe (like a Mariah Carey movie) and you say "WOW, really?!


#1972219 Game 3 Officiating

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 03 May 2010 - 09:09 AM

So what if the refs make it one sided in the Red Wings favor for Games 3 and 4 and the Wings end up winning? How would you guys feel about that?

I'm not really sure what is fair and what isn't these days but I wouldn't feel right about it. I mean, really, what the hell is going on here with the game of hockey? What has happened to my skoooo? (+1 if you get the reference).



South Park.

If it is lopsided for the Wings, my brain will probably say "Well, we're even now" but my heart will say "We need KHL refs."


#1972157 Will Malkin Ever Develop a Fedorov Complex?

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 03 May 2010 - 06:07 AM

I hope not. I would hate to see an unstoppable juggernaut in the playoffs who can play in any situation as a forward, center, or defenseman on the Pens.




#1965302 Wings breaking the rules in SJ

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 29 April 2010 - 03:47 AM

Living anywhere near an airport sucks already, the rule makes sense.

$2500? That's nothing to the Wings. They should just send Williams to the airport as a downpayment with a note pinned to him saying "This should cover at least 3 more late landings."


#1963981 Unclassy move by Phx player, Blown call by ref

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 28 April 2010 - 03:17 AM

Although wreckless and should have been tripping, the puck looked like it may have hit the crossbar, bounced down, and stayed near the line from his POV. The trip may have been trying to get to the puck or keep Z from getting to it.

May not be about "class" here.


#1963918 2010 Round 2 Photoshop War: San Jose Sharks

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 28 April 2010 - 01:06 AM

Made these the last time we played the Sharks.

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#1958870 Has Ericsson suffered any concussions this season?

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 26 April 2010 - 05:25 AM

You hate Rafalski. We get it. And you hate Rafalski enough to suggest that Ericsson, who cannot get a shot through traffic to save his life and is too slow to wind up against a penalty kill that challenges shots from the point, should replace him on the first power play unit.

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Roger. Glad we are past the whole getting to know you phase.

Ericsson turns the puck over less than Rafalski. Yes, Rafalski has more TOI to give the puck away, but that TOI is more important than the ice time Ericsson gets. I think that the worst that could happen if Rafalski is replaced by E is that we give up a couple short-handed 2 on 1's. WHICH HAPPENS ALREADY!

He has a 100mph shot and he doesn't get to use it. He is paired with Lilja in a virtual shut-down pairing. They are expected to play most of their time in the defensive zone, which is why he doesn't shoot and therefore doesn't score. Rafalski does have those opportunities to shoot and plays with Lidstrom (during 5 on 5s AND powerplays) and doesn't score.

How can a change hurt?

I will concede that attempting this switch on the road in Game 7 is probably not the time to do it. But if they are down in the 3rd and a PP comes up, they should try it.


#1958836 Rafalski or Schneider

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 26 April 2010 - 01:33 AM

Well, he definitely contributed on the score sheet. My point is, it was one game. I mean, would you retract your statement if Rafalski scores the GWG Tuesday or even a single goal that results into a win? I'm having a hard time wrapping around your reason for wanting him over Rafalski.


1. hard shot
2. uses it
3. throws an occasional hit
4. salary
5. doesn't eat up ice time that a better player could have simply because it is the general consensus that since he makes 6 million dollars and has 3 Cups that he is better at his job than a player that can do everything he does and occasionally throw a hit at half the price
6. has better understanding of when it is OK to pinch


#1958215 Rafalski or Schneider

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 25 April 2010 - 03:54 PM

Right now, I wish we had Schneider instead of Rafalski. The shot on the power-play makes up for all his faults. When he scored I immediately missed him on the team. Only one player on our blueline has a respectable point shot on our PP and we need at least two.

Going into game 7, who would be more dangerous on our D corps?


#1957929 WCQF Game 6 GDT: Coyotes 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 25 April 2010 - 03:13 PM

HOLY f***!!!

Datsyuk and Zetterberg on the ice at the same time!!!


#1952819 The Wings will win game 4

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 21 April 2010 - 07:14 AM

Thousands of years ago in the future city of RedWingsopolis...


#1950452 Osgood bench warmer appreciation threas

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 19 April 2010 - 08:44 AM

I love Ozzie to death but I think this was the season that marked the end of his career as a dependable starter. I mean, he's 37. I think Howard's really only let in one softie the whole series - this isn't comparable to 2006 and Legace.



He let in 2 softies in Game 3 alone. The obvious wrist shot to the short side and the one where he was WAY out of position to stop the tap in. And not to mention all the HUGE rebounds he leaves on the most pedestrian of shots that end up in the net.


#1950451 Bad Defensive Errors

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 19 April 2010 - 08:42 AM

I think Ericsson has too much potential for a goal to justify taking him out in favor of Lebda. Example.

Final Score:

PIT 2 (Talbot x2)
DET 1 (Ericsson)

Painful memory, but he was the only reason we were even close to winning that game (on the scoresheet anyway).


#1950449 Boyle's Own Goal, Steve Smith still lives

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 19 April 2010 - 08:39 AM

Well..... Danny look on the bright side... it was a pretty nice shot. Most players go their entire careers without putting a back-hand in at that kind of angle.


#1950376 Bad Defensive Errors

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 19 April 2010 - 05:35 AM

I think that if your name is not Kronwall or Stuart there is no reason for you to pinch in as a defenseman on the Red Wings when the opposing team has the puck. When I see Brian Rafalski step up on a forward coming at him along the boards with the puck I cringe because only 2 things can happen:

a. The forward decides to play hockey and throws an elbow in his face and continues on past the small heap that momentarily slowed him.

b. The forward chips the puck past him and continues on with speed and another forward, forcing Lidstrom's +/- and legend down.

Ericsson and Lilja don't have the speed to get back of they step up and miss. Lidstrom doesn't hit. Stuart and Kronwall are not as fast as Rafalski, but their hitting ability compensate (meaning they know when they should step up and when it is a mistake).

Pinching in on a potential offensive play is another scenario. However, you must have puck handling ability. Leave that to Lidstrom and Kronwall. Rafalski makes poor decisions when pressured at the line, Lilja isn't offensive minded, Stuart is more defensive minded, and Ericsson should just wait at center ice and prevent break-aways.

The Yotes forwards are fast. If the defense continues to pinch to attempt hits, we will continue to see fast breaks and 2 on 1s.