Hey guys. I just got done reading the GDT from last night's game, and wanted to make a few comments.
First off, that was obviously a great game for us Blues fans to watch. To score 10 goals against any NHL team is quite a feat, but to do it to Detroit, in Detroit nonetheless, was remarkable. I must say though, that I am rather surprised at some of the comments in the GDT thread. I never thought I would see Red Wings fans question the leadership qualities of Lidstrom, or question the toughness of Franzen. There seemed to be a ton of negativity for just 1 game. For a minute there, I thought I was reading a Blues GDT.
I can understand the irrational posts after such a blowout, but you guys get a high seed in the playoffs, while we go home again. We'll trade you if you want? We have a concussed great young player that has shown no inclination that he'll be cleared to play, a very erratic goaltending tandem, players missing practices, a drunken golf cart injury that was the beginning of the end for a #1 overall, no playoffs 5 out of 6 years, and last but certainly not least, a dirt cheap payroll from an ownership that desperately wants out.
This thread was only created so that you Red Wings fans can appreciate what you have. Talk to you later and good luck in the playoffs.
Ty Conklin Record: 8-8-3, 3.19 GAA, .880 SV%, 2 SO
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Joey MacDonald Record: 5-4-3, 2.13 GAA, .928 SV%, 1 SO
BLUES T.J. Oshie (suspension) out, Barret Jackman (finger) out, Alexander Steen (ankle) out, David Perron (concussion) out ---- RED WINGS Jimmy Howard (shoulder) will not play, Pavel Datsyuk (lower body) will not play, Chris Osgood (groin) out
The playoffs are a completely different game. Nothing we've seen this season can give us an idea of how good or bad somebody will be in the playoffs. Everyone plays better defensively, Howard is very capable of just getting on a hot streak like he did last year and dominating. Philly is really good and most likely going to take the East, but Boucher and Bobrovosky have little to no playoff experience. I wouldn't be surprised to see them get bounced. Vancouver hasn't shown anything in the playoffs yet. I'll worry about them more when they get past the 2nd round.
I like the Wings chances this year to win it all. Nobody has more depth or experience. We have the best coach and the better players. Instead of focusing on what we don't have, focus on what we DO have.
...best of luck to Shawn Burr in fighting this horrible disease. It would be way too soon losing another Wing. I just want the great Detroit fans to know we are thinking about Mr. Burr and praying for a speedy recovery. God bless.
Antti Niemi Record: 20-15-3, 2.43 GAA, .919 SV%, 5 SO
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Jimmy Howard Record: 30-10-3, 2.76 GAA, .908 SV%, 2 SO
SHARKS Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body) questionable, Scott Nichol (wrist) out, Antero Niittymakki (groin) out ---- RED WINGS Valtteri Filppula (MCL sprain) out, Chris Osgood (groin) out, Mike Modano (severed tendon) out
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Posted by dat's sick
on 08 February 2011 - 02:39 PM
Dude has been washed up for years and is making one last cash / glory grab.
Washed up? Dude has been dominating everytime he's set his f***ed up feet on the ice in the SEL the last couple of years. Last time he was in the NHL he almost singlehandedly got the Avs into the playoffs and was a big part of them getting to the 2nd round. In the Olympics 2010 he was one of very few bright spots in the game where Sweden was eliminated against Slovakia.
Cash grab? He's been playing for FREE for Modo in the SEL. And by FREE, I mean as in getting payed NO MONEY. Not only a little bit of money. NO. MONEY. Now he has signed af****** 1 million dollar contract. Guess what, I'm sure he'd play for zero dollars if it was allowed. If this was about money he probably would have saved himself about 10 operations on his foot and just signed for a KHL team or something.
He is doing this for himself. Because he loves to play hockey. And maybe a little bit to prove to people like you that he ISN'T washed up and that he still has hockey in him.