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#2236489 Like A BOSS

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 December 2011 - 11:35 AM

If that were Cindy, he would've flopped all over the place both times. I cannot believe there is any thought that Cindy is half the complete player Datsyuk is...and that is NOT said through rose glasses.

Can't we just enjoy Datsyuk knocking Weber on his ass without having to talk or think about you know who?

#2236435 12/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 16 December 2011 - 03:40 AM

I know this probably isn't right when you go by the numbers but it always seems like the Wings lose in Nashville. Or maybe it's just that the losses in Nashville seem to more memorable than most. Ugh. f*** that.

#2236434 12/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4

Posted by 8 Legged RedWing on 16 December 2011 - 03:27 AM

Not happy about this loss at all. Regardless, I think this is our best team since '09. We look good even when we lose like today. I probably won't say this again and this seems like as random a spot as any to say it but I honestly think this team is in for a cup run. I'm not afraid to say it after a meaningless regular season loss. We look good. Damn good. Howard will be key.

#2236428 12/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4

Posted by Aussie_Wing on 16 December 2011 - 02:07 AM

The Red Wings were a long shot better than the Preds all night long. Our top 2 lines were outstanding. I thought the 4th line SUCKED though and they missed coverage too many times in our own end. Also, as I said earlier, the bottom 4 dmen had a pretty bad night, and Howard was not as good as we are used to seeing. Nashville got very lucky to win this game, but by no means should we start turning on the Wings players and say this is 2010 all over again. I think Barry Trotz said it best earlier today... this season the Wings are playing like the 2008 Cup winning team for the first time since they won the cup and this loss tonight was pretty much the only way that team lost games in 2008 (losing games even though they were clearly the better team). I expect the Wings will come out strong at the Joe saturday.

What'd Kindl do wrong?? I thought he had another good game.

I agree with everything else you said. Can we put Abby back to centre and put Tatar on the wing? Emmerton needs to not see the ice unless we are down to 11 fit players.

#2236424 12/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4

Posted by Doc Holliday on 16 December 2011 - 01:33 AM

Kinda glad I missed this one.

Hate seeing the Wings dominate and lose because of bad breaks or plays by certain players. Oh well. On to the next.

#2236418 12/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 16 December 2011 - 12:05 AM

Watched the game at the bar.....bad luck on the GWG. Oh well.

#2236407 12/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 December 2011 - 11:35 PM

Ericsson was hardly the Red Wings worst player tonight. Kronwall and Stuart were both -3 and didn't cover anyone from Nashville the entire game. Ericsson coughed the puck up a couple times, but what else is new? A second pairing playing that poorly will cost you far more than a third pairing d-man with a few turnovers.

#2236406 12/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4

Posted by Guest on 15 December 2011 - 11:27 PM

somehow allowed 4 unanswered goals.

negged for incorrect stats

#2236405 12/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4

Posted by lookalive07 on 15 December 2011 - 11:26 PM

OK, so the Wings "great play" somehow allowed 4 unanswered goals. But even worse, it appears that the Detroit News has "improved" their website to the extent that they've screwed up the Red Wings forum. Anybody know what those dickheads (the News) have been up to??

3 unanswered, but yeah, I get you.

Unfortunately, I called this loss even before puck drop. I told my buddy during the pre-game that the Red Wings are pretty decent at getting a good streak going, then dropping a game they should almost always win. In this case, we have two blowout wins over the Coyotes and the Jets, and a dominant game over the Penguins, and then we lose off of bad bounces and a couple of poor mistakes by Howard.

I can fully understand the hook he gave though that generated a power play goal by the Predators though. You don't impede the guy a bit, you let him get a better position and the opportunity to pass, maybe even a wraparound, and it's tied right then and there. Unfortunately, Weber's PP goal didn't take too long to happen.

I wouldn't say he played bad though. He had some great saves all night, and then he let in a couple of flukey goals. The first one they had was directly after a phenomenal save. The third goal he almost had in his glove. The fourth one, he couldn't really do much about except create more of an angle for the shot which could have been saved. As the replay showed though, it was a tricky bounce.

Also, this would have been a totally different game had Datsyuk not missed the net on that one attempt. I felt so bad for him because right after that, you could totally see he was using everything he had in the tank to make up for it. That's the type of play I wish him and Zetterberg would show the whole game.

Oh yeah, and Ericsson was absolutely horrendous tonight. How many unforced turnovers did he have?

#2236404 12/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4

Posted by DatsyukianDangles122 on 15 December 2011 - 11:25 PM

That cannon of a shot will be ours next season :D

#2236420 12/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4

Posted by wings_fanatic on 16 December 2011 - 12:21 AM

Some of you guys are overreacting here big time. The Wings played a perfect road game for the most part. Yah, there were some mistakes made by Howard, but he has played lights out all season so he is entitled to a bad game every now and then. The thing that stuck out to me is that there were times tonight where Kronners and Stu looked lost in our end. They just kind of scramble around the zone when they play together for some reason, so look for Babs to split them up.

- Lidstrom and White were fantastic tonight. Weber had a good night, but I think Nick's all around play showed why he is still the best defenseman in the game
- Pavel had another great game. Sure he missed the open net, but that happens and he has been our best player for the last long while and is slowly getting close to 1st place in points in the league. That entire first line has been outstanding. Highlight of my night was Pavs knocking Weber down... I laughed so hard
- Zetterberg is really coming to form with shooting the puck and controlling play... it is really nice to see
- Ericsson has got to go. I am so tired of his lame play. He simply has no potential imo. If we can somehow create a package deal for Semin that invovles Ericsson going the other way, please pull the trigger Kenny.

Bottom line is that we saw many good things from the Wings tonight, and I am not worried one bit about this team

#2236075 12/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4

Posted by Guest on 15 December 2011 - 09:40 AM

Wings lose this one, the injury bug has just arrived.

#2236029 12/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4

Posted by BigWillieStyle on 15 December 2011 - 04:57 AM

Let's keep up the winning ways, boys. It will be interesting to see how many "Suter or Weber" threads this will start. LGW.

#2235111 Crosby has "concussion symptoms"

Posted by Carman on 12 December 2011 - 06:07 PM

Yes let's wish that a player never plays again because the media promotes him after having one the best starts to a career in the history of the game.

Stay classy wing's fans.

This is awful news, he's such an important player for the league, it will not be the same without him. Such a shame.

#2235109 Crosby has "concussion symptoms"

Posted by Crashnburnluder on 12 December 2011 - 05:59 PM

I could careless, yes he is a good player, but as a whole I don't buy the he is good for the game thing. Every player in the NHL is good for the game. On the end I'll take losing one of our many stars to not have him as a player being shoved down my throat... Yes it is sad to see but thats what I call Matt Cooke Karma. There weren't a milliOn press conferences for Savard. Yet for done reason he gets treated like a long. When he is blowing every NHL'er out of the water with points. Then I'll consider him the hands down best player. Until then he is just a star player like the Sedins, datsyuk, Malkin, Giroux, Ovie, and a bunch more.