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#2589708 4/5 GDT : Washington Capitals 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by LeftWinger on 05 April 2015 - 08:50 PM

2-2 in Ott-Tor

 

 

...if Wings miss the playoffs, the team needs to dump all the dead weight.  It's been the worst stretch since 89-90 and it's not like the team was battling to make the playoffs and came up short, they were tied for 1st overall just two months ago at one point, they've been playing like s*** since.  I think I'd be a bit happier if they were out of the picture all year long, then just barely missed them, rather than whats happening right now...

 

The D needs a shot of roids, there is no way Kindl, Quincey, Ericsson can be on this team next season (sadly they will.)  It's really time for Holland to think about trading a 1st round pick and (even though I don't like it) one of his top prospects in order to get a legit #1 defender.  I think he should trade for that guy, re-sign Zidz and even look for a UFA to make this D #1 in the NHL. If it means trading one of the prized defenders in GR, so be it.

 

I also agree Pav and Z need to be on the same line.  Sheahan is well talented enough to be a 2nd line center.  Helm has been doing fine in the top 6, but he is excellent in the bottom 6. Do you want him to do fine or excellent? I know it worked for Abby, but this could be a fluke year for him. If not, then great, he can stay in the top 6.  I think Jurco (if not traded) should also be a top 6 forward along with Pulk.  Sure that is too many top 6 guys, but like I said, Helm and even Abby can really take control of the bottom 6.  But honestly, for the first time in a while, there are just too many forwards that can playt in the top 6.  Z, Pav, Tatar, Nyquist, Pulk, Jurco, Sheahan, Cole (if re-signed,) Abby, hell even Weiss (but I assume he will be traded to a team of his choice.) That is why I do believe the focus MUST, MUST be on the D.  Q, K, E are ALL no better than a #4 guy (barely.)  We need a #1 and a #3/#4. Big changes I know, but no longer does this team need "tweaks." It needs changes...




#2589651 4/5 GDT : Washington Capitals 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by LeftWinger on 05 April 2015 - 07:02 PM

I guess we all just hit the juck f****** pott....




#2589230 Name That Band

Posted by LeftWinger on 04 April 2015 - 09:17 PM

Chicago....nice!

 

 

Rescuing Cane's brother




#2588730 4/2 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 April 2015 - 12:27 PM

..and tell me again, when Stevie was near the end, how many times we either had to scratch and claw to just make the playoffs or were in danger of backing our way out of the playoffs?  Let alone tell me when Stevie would have sat because of an injury that he couldn't just "ice up" and play, especially when it comes down to two of the most important games of the year which would have more than likely secured the playoffs.  I am not questioning Dats contributions to this team or his ability to still be an impact player.  I am questioning the entire leadership philosophy of this team, starting with him. Z says he's 100%, so why are we to believe that he isn't? He just is what he is anymore, more than a shell, but nowhere near what he was 5-6 years ago, but hey, he is older and not as good anymore.  The problem is, these "leaders" today will even sit out a playoff game with nagging injuries, even elimination games, Stevie, Shanny, Hull, Feds, Igor, Nick would have NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER done so.

 

Disrespect my ass, the fact is, he makes $7M tof****** take this team to the playoffs, not sit because his ankle hurts, again, THEY MAKE SHOTS THAT TAKE CARE OF NAGGING PAINS!!! If his ankle was broken, I understand, but a sore ankle? Gimme a break! In my job, I am working in small places lifting and throwing things all day long, if my back hurts do I get time off? NO! I get to take 2 alieve and get the f*** back in the hole!

 

This isn't December anymore, these games are pretty much game 6's and 7's for us, this team needs leadership to lead! All this blaming Jimmy and Petr is stupid, Petr played well enough last night to win, he had 1 bad goal, but the D (Q especially) let him down in the end.  Even Patrick had bad goals against him, even Hasek.  Itsf****** time for the leaders to inspire this team, if keeping this streak alive isn't important to the leaders of this team, to keep history going, to keep this organization talked about among the elite teams off al time, thenf****** retire and let other players who want to preserve history and keep this team excelling take over!  Sure, 1st round exits suck, and no way this team is favored to win a Cup this year, but you have to get to round 1 in order to have a chance....f*** letting the streak go, if this team cannot win a Cup every year, then damn it, isn't it important enough to have something to brag and be proud of?  The streak is on the line, if they miss this year, they will never get anywhere near it again.  I want to Cup too, but if we can't win it, why just say f*** the playoffs? Those of you who don't care about making the playoffs year after year will never be happy, because for you its the Cup or tank.

 

I will take a first round sweep over completely missing the playoffs.




#2588685 4/2 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 April 2015 - 10:01 AM

I am just saying, heart and inspiration wins games.  Bad ankle? Super, Yzerman needed injections in his knee to even walk on to the ice, but guess what? HE DID IT!  I am not bashing Dats in the way I bash Franzen, but the player of today is in NO comparison to the player of yesterday.  Todays player wouldn't even think about taking injections and playing for the good of the team.  Guarantee, Yzerman would have been on that ice both yesterday and Tuesday...and he would have been a factor and he would have inspired a team that, right now, needs its leaders to inspire them!

 

I am sure the team is not calling Dats out for not playing, but man, if they saw him get in there, like Steve used to do, they'd be like, look at Pav playing through that pain, WTF is my excuse for not pushing a bit harder? I am just saying, in probably the two most important games of the season, the team really needed more than locker room presence, they needed to be pushed to the brink of elimination.

 

Also, don't EVER question my passion and fandom for this team, I am just not a rosey glass wearing fool who thinks everything is awesome because its the Wings...if you think this team is good and if you think the leaders are leading, then you sir, need to ask yourself if you understand how this works...




#2588634 4/2 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 April 2015 - 11:00 PM

Ugh....I truly believe I am watching the worst hockey played in Detroit since 1989... Still plenty of games left to stay in the playoffs, but these two games would have solidified or at least made it VERY hard to fall out...

 

...I am very disappointed in the leadership on this team.  You got Drew Miller who was nearly sliced in half playing with his heart on his sleeve and we cannot even get our leaders to play with a sore shoulder.  Z just looks gassed, he cannot even play an entire game anymore.  D is atrocious...really, Q absolutely took the wind out of the sail tonight. Sure it was a cheap call, but you knew the refs were looking to give Boston a PP and he should have known to not even give them anything to look at...then the 2nd goal, WTF was Q doing? Watching the puck and not paying attention to the player behind him. 

 

All in all, the team started out great! Huge pressure, goal post, forcing turnovers, making plays....then the 3rd came. Ugh...

 

Petr was the first star all game long until the s***astic go ahead goal.  I love ya Petr, and I am sure Jimmy would've given up more goals all game long, but that last goal was a gimme...oh well, should've never had to come down to one bad goal, team should've put Boston away earlier...

 

Still....WTF is the use of Pulk in the middle on the PP?  He is in the middle of 4 defenders, how the f*** is he going to get a shot off from there? We ALL know where he should be on the PP, but NO! They put Z there all night! 

 

If Dats isn't in against Minny, then f*** him, go on LTIR....boo hoo my shoulder hurts, mother f*****, Drew Miller almost got scalped and he played and played very well!  Suck it up Pav! This team needs you to lead by example, if you don't give a s***, why should they?




#2588403 4/2 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 April 2015 - 09:06 PM

wtf....what happened to the team from the first two periods?




#2588279 4/2 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 April 2015 - 08:39 PM

Shake it off Petr, you cannot beat the B's and the refs...even Mick said he smells a PP coming, then tweet!




#2588264 4/2 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 April 2015 - 08:35 PM

I don't care what babs thinks, put Weiss in and he gets points... It may not happen, but deserves to be in over Andersson. I understand Andersson's role, but Weiss just gets points.




#2588221 4/2 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 April 2015 - 08:23 PM

I'd like to know when wearing a hat was camo for deterring cops from seeing you drive drunk?




#2587974 4/2 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 April 2015 - 03:33 PM

They need to get Pulkkimania in the Top 6.  He isn't going to get many shots on goal playing bottom minutes...Maybe Babs will be tweaking lines all night and get him up there sometime in the game.




#2587961 4/2 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 April 2015 - 03:10 PM

I may be in the minority, but I think its time for Pav and Erik to suck it up and take a couple of shots and get their ass on the ice tonight! I mean, I get it, injuries need to heal, but if they not on LTIR or even STIR and are always GTD's its time to lead this team by example! A bum knee NEVER stopped Yzerman from playing when it was crunch time, and again, I could be wrong, but this is probably THE most important game of the season, ya?

 

It's just drives me nuts! It seems that players in todays NHL miss WAY too many games due to nagging injuries instead of just "icing" it up and going out there and leading their team, NO, WILLING their team to victory!

 

For pete's sake, even Homer went out there and took his spot in front of the net during the PP's when he couldn't do much else, and more times than not, he scored a goal (or had one taken away) or did his job enough to allow a screened shot to go in.  Buck up guys, they have treatments today that allow you to play pain free...They only need to look across the locker room at Miller for inspiration...not questioning Pav's heart, but something tells me that if he got hit like Drew, we wouldn't see him for at least a month. Same would go for a few other "stars" on our team...

 

 

Anyhow, its nice to see Riley back in...Lets get this done! 2 points in regulation would be awesome!




#2586903 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by LeftWinger on 29 March 2015 - 08:41 PM

I admit that clearly Petr is not quite ready to handle a full time #1 job where he can go back to back a play at the same level both games.  It just doesn't mean I think Jimmy is better. Petr is a rookie, whats Jimmy excuse? IMO Petr is better. But after watching today, he clearly isn't ready to take over the #1 legit spot yet, but he is hot on the heels of it!




#2586884 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by LeftWinger on 29 March 2015 - 07:29 PM

Ya, its not like GM's go to Gm school to learn the game of hockey, or that they ALL played pro hockey either.  Ken Holland has a greate business mind, and through his years of watching and learning the game from a kid and into his 1 pro game, he has become one of the GM's is all of sports.

 

Just because we are fans, doesn't mean we don't "know" hockey or even "know" hockey talent. Sure we all can't be GM's, but given the chance to learn the business aspect of the position, and with the amount of hockey knowledge that does grace our forum from a lot of our users, I bet someone on here could become a very competitive GM in the hockey world.




#2586874 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by LeftWinger on 29 March 2015 - 06:53 PM

I get it now! The Wings have a great record against the West teams, right?  They think that they are still in the West and these East games don't matter as much! 

 

Why haven't any of us figured this out earlier! Sheesh!