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#2599833 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 April 2015 - 09:38 PM

Lets hope Glendenning is ok for the next one..it was his absence that caused different matchups that completely screwed our mojo. 


But yeah, this game's on Ericsson more than the dirty play on G-dog. the first goal was just inexcusable. trip the guy and take a PK. 


That said, another example of the wings taking their foot off the opposition throat.


And whisper it to all the nay-sayers, just like last year Smith has been twice the player in the post season than in the regular. Arguably our best D-man tonight. 


Imagine 6 months ago how many people would have anticipated that come the playoffs a line of Miller, Glendenning and Ferraro being arguably our best line; Mrazek being 2 mins away from back to back shutouts in the playoffs as first choice starter; Smith looking as good as anyone on our D; and Abdelkader basically being a key first line forward.   Such a shame Cole got hurt as he brings so much of what would improve this team on the front end. Also a shame that because everyone in the NHL knows we need D, and most want to see us crash and burn, that the asking price for the wings to fix their problems is higher than for our rivals. Man, if Suter hadn't had man love with Parise our D would be sorted and we'd be challenging right at the top again. even Niskanen would have made a massive difference...

it was Helms bad decision that caused the first goal, plus it was Helm on Johnson at the other end, not E. So if someone was going to trip him, it would've been Helm. Also, Mrazek was 6 minutes away from back to back shutouts, not 2. I agree E made a mistake on the 2nd goal, but Helm caused the 1st goal, if he doesn't try to be fancy, thus game would've been over in regulation. This loss is on Helm.

#2599778 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 April 2015 - 09:15 PM

blame E all you want, and I am far from his biggest fan, but if Helm shoots the puck in the 3rd instead of trying to make a pretty play, goal #1 never happens...blame him again in OT, if he shoots it instead if try to fancy play it into the middle....no goal. I dislike E a lot, but it was two huge mistakes by Helm that cost them. I yelled at the tv before the 1st goal "why did you cut back?" my wife said don't worry... Then in OT I screamed "Shoot it!" again wife said calm down.... Thank you Helm for the series turning...

#2598987 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 April 2015 - 07:06 PM

why the f*** are our announcers talking about the " you know what?!?" they are all trying to jinx them! Wtf! Mick and Ken should know better!

#2598974 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 April 2015 - 07:02 PM

thatf****** jackass Mickey York just put the jinx on Mrazek! He knew he did it too since after he said it, he hesitated to say "...last 4 periods." retard!

#2598130 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 April 2015 - 09:21 PM

:lol: Riley Sheahan just said "...octopus gets THROWED onto the ice." WTFZ are they teaching them at that horrible Notre Dame?

#2598083 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 April 2015 - 08:55 PM

Just after Glendening scored that en goal - camera scans the Wings bench - everyone cheering except Howard :lol:

poor Jimmy....he'll waive his NTC for sure. Who out there needs a goalie?

#2596788 Smith in. Marchenko out for Game 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 April 2015 - 08:43 AM

should be in for Ericsson or Quincey

#2596472 Oilers win the Draft Lottery

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 April 2015 - 10:14 PM

Just switch Detroit with Edmonton....sorry had to post it! :hysterical:







"Trade me right  f****** now!"

#2596453 Oilers win the Draft Lottery

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 April 2015 - 08:40 PM



from the "Buffalo Clinches Last Spot" thread...too funny! NHL too transparent!



Leftwinger 11 April 2015 - 10:15 am


....and Edmonton will, miraculously, get the #1 pick. :ninja:




Wow! I must check the magic 8 ball more often! :lol: I was being funny, but damn, I am not surprised!

#2595989 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 April 2015 - 03:23 PM

******* puck luck....damn.


I see Stampkos recovered from the gunshot wound pretty quickly

#2593427 Franzen on IR

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 April 2015 - 12:39 PM

Didn't like the player, but appreciate the couple of seasons he had where he was the go to guy on this team.  More importantly, just because someone isn't liked as a player, doesn't mean he is not respected as a man/husband/father.  That I do.  Get well for your kids and yourself, hockey is nothing compared to family.  It has to be hard because that is all he has known since a little boy, and hanging em up early has to be a real hard decision.  That being said, and as much as I believe he should LTIR retire, I also believe he will attempt a comeback next season to see where he is at, but with the years of problems he has had, I don't think it will turn out in his favor as a player.  He'll always be part of this team, and always be remembered as the player that dominated the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs helping the team win the Stanley Cup.  That is his legacy, and nothing, not a forced LTIR retirement or a loudmouth, fly off the handle, talk too much out of his ass forum user (MODS, am I aloud to verbally attack myself? :lol: ) can change that or take that away.  But one more hit can take away your livelihood and precious time with your children.  Good luck in your life and good luck if you attempt to come back, but mostly, and this is coming from that loudmouth user, Thank You for those few magical years and Thank You for the 2008 Stanley Cup!  Goodspeed Johan Franzen, you will forever live in Red Wings lore!

#2592629 The Future

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 April 2015 - 08:56 AM

..before you get upset, this is not another "What the team will look like next season" thread nor is it a "What I/You think this team needs" one.


It's simply this, even though it was The Hurricanes, but this is the first time we got to see the "future wings" play a game.  That is, without our current leaders.  That being said, sure the current leaders still have a few more years left to tutor and pass on experience to these guys, but soon the team, for the most part, you saw yesterday is going to be the team that carries on the torch and tradition.


Are you happy with the way the "new blood" handled the game yesterday and what impressed you the most or who?


I am so impressed time after time with how the Wings have so much new blood, yet can continue to not turn into to a "rebuild" team like Edmonton is, Chicago and Pitt were and like Buffalo is going to be.  It's simply amazing that players like Marchenko can come up and just play like he has been here and actually play better than Vets that have been here a few.  Can't say enough about Mrazek, once he finds that consistency he looks like he is going to be lights out.  Nyquist and Tatar along with Sheahan? My goodness, I can think of no less than 29 other teams that would sell their wives to have that trio on their team.


All in all, IMO, this team has the brightest future of at least 95% of the rest of the NHL, and the other 5% their future is starting right now or next year.  Once Pav and Z hang em up, these "kids" if we can even call them that anymore, are going to have so much more knowledge and experience, the Red Wings future, which may not start for another 3-4 years, is going to launch this organization into a new orbit.  I can only hope that these players (and the projected ones in GR) continue the direction they are headed!


Oh and I think the biggest reason the team can play so well without their leaders, most of these kids played and won a Championship together in GR. They know each other and know each other well!


Good on you Kenny Holland, for as many of us that question your draft picks, you just keep proving us wrong! Keep it up Kenny!


There is no reason that this (future) team cannot keep this winning tradition up for years and years!

#2592624 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 April 2015 - 08:33 AM




I cannot photoshop from work, but isn't this a Photoshop WAR thread, not pay homage to Steve Yzerman one? Way too many positive things towards the enemy's leader right now. I know Steve is a special case, but in the end, he is trying to beat us! All of you awesome photoshoppers out there just may have to swallow some pride and get busy destroying the Lightning! That is All... :P

#2592093 Definition of a real fan

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 April 2015 - 03:52 PM

We are all fans of the patch on the front of the jersey.  Yet, there are players that don that jersey that some just don't like.  I have been a fan since 1979 (9 years old) and remember well the "dead wings" the "cant win the big game" and the "lose every year in round 1" Wings teams as well.  Just because you are an old timer who likes the game the way it was, or if you are someone who doesn't know anything about Red Wings Hockey prior to 1997 or for some 2002.  We are ALL fans, and fans, whether watching through rose colored glasses or fans that criticize their least favorite players or coaches or GM's or as simple as a line combo or starting goalie, we are all still fans of this team.


I can look over the last 30 years of players on this team and can come up with at least 5 or 6 players I could not/cannot stand.  Most of you know them well, but even when a player shows up that you may not like nor enjoy watching, and you talk (very) harshly of that said player, it doesn't mean you aren't a fan of the team, nor don't want the team to do well even though said player is still playing on the team.  I firmly believe that even though being able to ***** about the bad and cheer for the good doesn't make either side a "better" fan, but I do feel that having conversations with the "critical" fan makes for a more enjoyable fan experience.  I maintain it would pretty boring if all "fans" just licked the ice the team skated on and had nothing to say but that "nothing the Wings do is wrong, no mistakes are huge, no one does anything wrong because they are Red Wings..."  But even that "fan" is a "fan."  Informed fans are awesome to talk hockey with, but still doesn't mean they are "real" or not.  Just because someone didn't think Lidstrom was the be all end all in the world, doesn't mean they aren't a fan. As well, just because someone thinks Hudler is Omnipotent, doesn't mean they aren't a fan either...of course he is pretty popular in Calgary right now.  I still don't miss him, but that doesn't mean that I didn't wish the Wings would win when he was here...


...as much as I cannot stand Franzen and Howard (amongst others) I still want the Wings to make the playoffs every year and get a chance to win the Cup every year whether they play or someone else plays.  Yes, even folks that say "tank it" are fans.


Go Wings!

#2591776 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 April 2015 - 09:40 PM

told you


this team can't hold a lead been a consistent problem second half of season


oh well Holland and little ceasar don't want a cup anyway thats why you give your world class players scrubs for support


yep time to hop off bandwagon if management doesn't care neither will I


gonna predict don't make playoffs next year


been a nice ride sick of supporting lazy millionaires though so adios


this team isn't worth watching

lighten up Francis...they're in. May not last long, but it does give them an outside chance. Way outside.


they'll be better next season, more experience plus Holland will get the summer to try to make tweaks to better the team...