Jump to content

rick zombo's Photo

rick zombo

Member Since 04 Jul 2003
Offline Last Active Today, 01:00 PM

#2509718 ECQF - Series A - Bruins versus Red Wings

Posted by nawein on 14 April 2014 - 10:38 PM

What's the logic for the Wings winning afgain?   

Team speed and a youthful ignorance to the fact that Boston is 10x better than us. Guys like Tatar, Jurco, Smith actually believe if they play fast and hard they can win. Combine that with the fact that all the pressure is on Boston to not lose and none is really on us since we're not supposed to win, and these kids just might be right.

#2509555 WCQF - Series F - Blues vs. Blackhawks

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 14 April 2014 - 11:52 AM

I would love nothing more than to see Chicago knocked the eff out in the first round.

I deal with the cognitive dissonance by pretending the Blues are team Sweden because of the color of their unis. Everyone should join me.

Heja Sverige...err Blues!

#2509547 WCQF - Series F - Blues vs. Blackhawks

Posted by ogreslayer on 14 April 2014 - 11:23 AM

Darth Vader vs Voldemort


I guess I have to go with the Blues.


Great, now I'm picturing Hitch in black armor and a cape & a bald Quenneville with no nose.  I work around way too many Hawks fans, so I too am pulling for the Blues in this one.

#2509105 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by derblaueClaus on 13 April 2014 - 07:29 AM


#2509058 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by FlashyG on 12 April 2014 - 10:15 PM


#2509438 Poll: Who was the Wings regular season MVP

Posted by LAWings on 13 April 2014 - 07:54 PM

It's a 4 way tie for me between Bertuzzi, Cleary, Samuelsson, Weiss... without them we would never have seen Tatar, Nyquist, Sheahan, Jurco.


Thank you gents for sucking so bad.

#2508491 Have the Wild Hit Their Ceiling?

Posted by Dabura on 10 April 2014 - 02:58 PM

Basically, the potential problem I'm seeing is that they've pushed all their chips into the middle for a veteran core. A forward's prime years are 25ish-30ish. Parise is 29. Koivu is 31. Pominville is 31. Moulson is 30. Vanek - since everyone's so sure he's headed to Minnesota - is 30. They have good young talent, but with all of their leaders having already played their best hockey, I'm kinda scratching my head here. To me, this looks like about a five-year window of opportunity, Cup-wise, and that's assuming they make some incredible progress in the ultra-tough West. Something in me says that's not at all what they were going for when they signed Suter and Parise and traded for Pominville and everyone said, "Oh s***, these guys are building the next Wings. They'll be competitive forever." (OK, maybe no one said that. But you get my point.)


You can say that we wouldn't make the playoffs in the Western Conference. (Personally, I think we would.) But how does that validate the Wild? We're in a transitional stage; just making the playoffs is a pretty big deal. The Wild? They want the Cup. Relative to their expectations, a first-round exit = abject failure.


I just find it weird. Like...this is it? This is the Minnesota Machine that everyone's been raving about? This is the team that's going to be a contender for years and years and years to come?

#2507529 What is everyones second favorite team?

Posted by PredsFanTheBayouState on 08 April 2014 - 10:43 PM

Since the Dallas Stars :evil:  :evil: just ended the Nashville Predators Season in  a Stupid Shootout,i 'm officially jumping on the Detroit Red Wings Playoff Train

#2507762 What is everyones second favorite team?

Posted by T.Low on 09 April 2014 - 06:46 PM

I really only follow Detroit and GR, but I must say the Canucks have been a fun team to watch lately,...implode off ice, that is.

#2508387 What is everyones second favorite team?

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 09 April 2014 - 11:31 PM

Don't have a second favorite team, but I like a lot of favorite players from other teams.

#2507372 4/8 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Sabres 2

Posted by Ysebaert81 on 08 April 2014 - 07:50 PM

Been following this site for awhile. I often have it up while I watch as you all do. Proud to join some of the game night threads and pull my hair out like the rest of you. So for my first official post I'll say- how huge was that 5 on 3 kill in the second? Here's to a big 3rd pd.

#2506950 Illitch announces plan to build new arena

Posted by VM1138 on 07 April 2014 - 08:50 AM

The architecture comment in ZandDfortheC's post intrigues me. I suppose it's too much to hope for the new arena to have some local character to it. Some gothic style touches or something.

#2506213 Detroit says Weiss "Not Getting Better", likely done for year

Posted by Euro_Twins on 05 April 2014 - 03:35 PM

Now Weiss is on drugs and faking an injury? What did I miss here? His wound has inflammation, it's not getting any better, so Holland probably said just to take the recovery slow, and heal up fully and come back with a fresh slate next season being %100 healthy. Too many tinfoil hats bouncing around here.

#2506075 4/4 GDT - Sabres 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 April 2014 - 09:13 PM

Philly has less points than us, yet they're ahead in the standings.


This system is not very good.  Go back to having top 8 teams in the Conference.  If there's not enough cities in the Mountain time zone with NHL teams, so be it.   

#2504576 What is everyones second favorite team?

Posted by rrasco on 02 April 2014 - 12:50 PM

The Grand Rapids Griffins.