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#2583227 Connor McDavid

Posted by rick zombo on 20 March 2015 - 09:39 AM

whoever

 

 

 

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#2583193 3/19 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Panthers 3

Posted by rick zombo on 20 March 2015 - 12:14 AM

Only on LGWs is Andersson the whipping boy, even though Nyquist has only scored twice in 19 games.


#2583191 Connor McDavid

Posted by rick zombo on 20 March 2015 - 12:08 AM

All my Sabres friends talk about nothing but McDavid. They are honestly irate that Lindback has rediscovered his form since coming to Buffalo. They would rather see their once highly touted goalie fail miserably than become a valuable asset to the team. And that goes with all their young ones stepping up and playing well right now. Yet they still will only have a 20% chance a McDavid if they finish last. And therein lies the conundrum with tanking. Wishing your players to suck in order to get the greener players on the other side of the hill.
 
Then when they get said player they wonder why they still aren't winning and their other 22 players suck. It's madness.
 
For everyone who points to PIT, CHI, and tanking as the answer, I point to Detroit, Montreal, Tampa, NYR, Boston, Columbus, Edmonton, STL, Nashville, Minny, LA, SJ. For some of those smart rebuilding has worked, and the others tanking has failed. CHI and PIT are the exception, not the rule.


Great post 9.

Backing off the "tank" philosophy for a minute. Most of those teams you mentioned have reaped the rewards of at least one abysmal season. Star players like Price, Stamkos, Johansen, Pietrangello, Jones, etc all went top 5, but only Stamkos was a #1 pick. So you don't "have" to tank. Plain old being regular bad works too.

As much as a loathe the "tank it" philosophy amongst some around here, I can understand a Wings fan's frustration about never getting a Price in the draft. Just look at how excited everyone was to draft 15th last year for frig sakes.

But ultimately, cheering for your own team to suck is impossible for me to condone.


#2583167 3/19 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Panthers 3

Posted by rick zombo on 19 March 2015 - 09:41 PM

Won't do much. Our team lacks skill, not heart. You expect guys like Glendening, Andersson, Miller, and Jurco to put up any offense? These guys wouldn't make most farm teams.


And certainly three of those four guys you mentioned would not only not make most farm teams, but also they wouldn't win the Calder Cup. Genius.

Awooooooo


#2583039 3/19 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Panthers 3

Posted by rick zombo on 19 March 2015 - 08:14 PM

Feels like our team is comprised of nothing but 4th liners.

 

This clearly isn’t your team there bud.  ;)




#2583018 3/19 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Panthers 3

Posted by rick zombo on 19 March 2015 - 08:09 PM

Are we watching the same game? We've had very few dangerous scoring chances. Florida has been carrying the game.

Jeez, it's always so easy to blame bounces.

 

WTF are you talking about? Detroit have hit four posts in the 2nd period alone.  




#2583002 3/19 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Panthers 3

Posted by rick zombo on 19 March 2015 - 08:03 PM

Meh. Wings hitting goal posts, Florida getting the bounces. 




#2582725 Datsyuk out at least 2 games

Posted by rick zombo on 18 March 2015 - 12:24 PM

fml


#2582404 Mrazek to start how many games?

Posted by rick zombo on 15 March 2015 - 05:50 PM

It's unbelievable that people would prefer an unproven goalie for the playoffs (if the team is making it)


LOL.

IF the team is making it.

Always have to get that in there eh?

#positivesurprise2015


#2582396 3/15 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Penguins 1

Posted by rick zombo on 15 March 2015 - 05:13 PM

 
Did I miss something that absolutely stated Babcock isn't coming back?


No. You didn't miss anything. You simply lack the super-human ability to see the future that some other LGWs members are blessed with. With this power also comes greater hockey knowledge and an inflated value of one's own opinion.


#2582394 Mrazek to start how many games?

Posted by rick zombo on 15 March 2015 - 05:07 PM

Right now, it looks like Mrazek's style suits this Wings team better. Other team's game plans vs Detroit boils down to dumping the puck, getting on the grind, shooting from the point, and getting deflections and dirty goals. Mrazek's puck-handling and quickness in tight make that game plan hard to execute.

But being THE guy, and playing all the time, is different than being the backup, obviously.


#2582391 3/15 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Penguins 1

Posted by rick zombo on 15 March 2015 - 04:43 PM

Yeah, usually we get some Pens fans causing trouble.


True. But I was mostly talking about regular LGWs members :)


#2582378 3/15 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Penguins 1

Posted by rick zombo on 15 March 2015 - 03:23 PM

I love this post-win, mostly troll free zone


#2582364 3/15 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Penguins 1

Posted by rick zombo on 15 March 2015 - 02:22 PM

That's quite the exaggeration

 

Have you been reading these threads lately? That’s normal language. 




#2582362 3/15 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Penguins 1

Posted by rick zombo on 15 March 2015 - 02:22 PM

At least the team that giveth to to Bruins yesterday also giveth to us today.  :thumbs-up:

 

Yep. Now if Philly and Washington could only taketh tonight, that would be nice. 


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