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#2509454 Poll: Who was the Wings regular season MVP

Posted by rick zombo on 13 April 2014 - 11:01 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.


Great post!!!


For me:


1. Kronwall - One of the most under-rated Wings ever. Takes s*** because he’s not Lidstrom but there’s 0% chance we make the playoffs without him

2. Nyquist - No explanation needed

3. Monster - Really bailed us out when Jimmy was hurt/half-blind. 


I’d like to add though, that the Wings have always played a team game, but never like this year. Picking the MVP is almost moot. 

#2509412 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by rick zombo on 13 April 2014 - 04:31 PM


#2508959 Babcock and Holland Talk About Stuff

Posted by rick zombo on 12 April 2014 - 10:49 AM

Good to hear Mantha's on the fast track to the NHL according to Holland.

#2508481 Have the Wild Hit Their Ceiling?

Posted by rick zombo on 10 April 2014 - 02:10 PM

If the Wings would still be playing in the West they'd be out of the playoffs picture. The Wild are fare away from hitting their celling Suter, Parise are in their prime Brodin, Granlund are two very promising young players and they are certainly going to add another big UFA this year...the Wild could become a scary team in a few years.


Or the NYRs of the West.

#2508456 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by rick zombo on 10 April 2014 - 11:27 AM

Yeah, after reading all the hateful comments about our 23 years of awesomeness!!!!!! from all the butthurt Leafs fan on tsn and Facebook, I'm going to have to reform my opinion of their miserable fanbase a bit and say that I hope they continue to suck for all eternity.

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#2508430 Nyquist since Datsyuk's Return & Unnatural NHL Development

Posted by rick zombo on 10 April 2014 - 08:54 AM

Who knows that whack on the boards he got in the Sabre's game might have shook him up a bit more than then we know.  I have no worries about him its Franzen that needs to go the  AHL ride some buses and get back to mule mode. 


Not to derail this thread, but anyone bashing Mule's play hasn't been watching him. Yes he's snake-bitten but he's had a ton of chances and he's playing well, driving the net, going to the tough areas, etc.

#2508427 Nyquist since Datsyuk's Return & Unnatural NHL Development

Posted by rick zombo on 10 April 2014 - 08:15 AM

This. Also Nyquist can't be expected to score at that kind of pace for the long term. If he did he would have like 50 goals or something. He stepped up his game and got some good bounces for a while and now he will just keep plugging. 


Exactly. What we saw from Goose wasn't typical production IMO. He was on pace for over 40 goals and I think he's closer to a 30 goal guy.


So, it's not like something's wrong with his play now, in fact it's more normal than it was when he was on his rampage.

#2508391 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by rick zombo on 09 April 2014 - 11:38 PM

100%  :lol:  :blind:


Come on man, it's hockey: 110%

#2508390 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by rick zombo on 09 April 2014 - 11:37 PM


As well they should.


I'm nitpicking, but Jurco gets bumped to the 3rd line and Abby gets moved up. 


Seniority? I dunno. Seemed to work. I think Jurco may have had two tonight (I’m convinced he tipped Sheahan’s shot on the tying goal). 


I love that kid. He can play on any of the four lines and make them all better. And he’s only 21. Total success story. 100% good vibes. 

#2507677 Puck Daddy: Trotz Head Coach for Caps

Posted by rick zombo on 09 April 2014 - 02:12 PM


Yeah.  Trotz seems like a good coach and in the past he's done a lot with very little.  


I don't think he's the source of the Predators problems but after 15 years it probably is time to mix things up.  If he's let go in Nashville I have a feeling he'll have a new job in the NHL very soon.   And it'll be interesting to see who they get that's an upgrade.


As long as it's not Blashill, I don't really care.

#2507667 Puck Daddy: Trotz Head Coach for Caps

Posted by rick zombo on 09 April 2014 - 01:39 PM

One of the best in the game IMO.


If I'm the Leafs, Canucks, or Oilers, I'm looking hard at this guy.  

#2507367 4/8 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Sabres 2

Posted by rick zombo on 08 April 2014 - 07:37 PM

So, basically I love Babcock. Without him, we would be screwed this season. 


BUT he’s absolutely brutal sometimes with line combos. 

#2505855 Detroit says Weiss "Not Getting Better", likely done for year

Posted by rick zombo on 04 April 2014 - 06:41 PM

A good start for next year would be to get rid of thatf****** stupid number and pick something else. 90. Barf.

#2505534 Iginla-Rinaldo Fight

Posted by rick zombo on 03 April 2014 - 01:56 PM

Any bozo that punches Lidstrom in the face, gets what they deserve for all eternity.

f*** Iginla.

#2504623 Blackhawks getting Wingitis

Posted by rick zombo on 02 April 2014 - 02:50 PM



Rest of "regular season" you mean.


That's quite a bit different than "rest of year".


Speaking of rest...........that's pretty much all this is. So, Wingitis if you mean the 2002 or 2008 Wings maybe.