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#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.

#1950371 Ozzy for game 4?

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 19 April 2010 - 05:16 AM

If Babcock decided to switch, he would need to run full practices today and before the game to get Oz up to speed. I mean FULL practices, 5 on 5 with Howie at the other end.

Would I be comfortable with Ozzie in after a long break? No.

Do I think he is capable of saving our asses like he did in 08? Yes.

#1950365 2010 Round 1 Photoshop War: Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 19 April 2010 - 04:39 AM

Can we queue the ones with our guys failing yet? Maybe Howard's pads made of Flubber, a wannabe playmaker making a spinning no-look pass to a Coyote in our zone, or a small, non-hitting defenseman pinching to make a hit and the resulting 2 on 1 (could be anybody. coughRafalskicough.)

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Now if the Wings could go out of their way to hit some Coyote players not near the puck we could have a series worth watching and I wouldn't be as pissy this morning.

#1946801 Jordan Leopold is ended by Andy Sutton

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 17 April 2010 - 02:32 AM

Aaaand 'boom' goes the dynamite.

#1944805 800 posts for a game 2 victory

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 16 April 2010 - 11:21 AM

Well, I guess victory is in the bag thanks to 8LRW.

#1943255 Enough of the X posts for a victory threads...

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 15 April 2010 - 07:59 AM

There were more than 1000 posts in the thread for game 1 and we lost.<br />So it didn't work (big suprise...). So let's drop it, we're not 5 anymore.

I agree...


#1939296 Stay classy Yotes fans.

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 13 April 2010 - 12:06 AM

Quick impression of hockey fans in 10 years:

"Remember when Phoenix had a team?"


#1938369 Caption this gem of a picture

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 12 April 2010 - 05:41 AM

Show me why they call you "Pain Train."

#1938355 2010 Round 1 Photoshop War: Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 12 April 2010 - 04:15 AM

For starters...

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That's too much badass for the internet. It needs to be hung in a museum somewhere.

#1935670 Alex Burrows doesn't like Detroit

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 09 April 2010 - 05:25 PM

Count the rings *****.

#1935294 Favorite Current Players Not Playing for Detroit

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 09 April 2010 - 06:04 AM

1. Ovechkin
2. Avery (say what you want, he sells the game and I smile when he is on the ice)