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#2576380 Once again blowing a lead and giving up 3 goals

Posted by SDavis35 on 28 February 2015 - 08:17 PM

13-1-0 when leading after 1 

21-0-3 when leading after 2

9-6-1 when trailing after 1 

9-11-2 when trailing after 2 (we have the best point % when trailing) 

 

Yes, the 3 goals against is concerning, but we are finding ways to win when leading. It's not always pretty, but we get it done. If you ask me, we are a team that relies on the intermission to get refocused and ready to go. 




#2576474 Once again blowing a lead and giving up 3 goals

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 March 2015 - 07:00 AM

We have a pretty young team right now so I kind of expect to see that kind of instability to a degree, and its been nice that our guys have been resilient and confident enough to consistently claw back and walk away with points.  But I do agree that its something that the coaching staff and the team as a whole should address.  The playoffs are a tighter game of hockey, and its going to be much more difficult to win games after blowing the lead.  At the very least the Wings are gaining the confidence that they can do it, so maybe it'll turn out to be a blessing in disguise that they keep blowing leads (and winning).

 

 

You should send them all e-mails.  I don't think they've thought about it at all.  I bet Babcock just shrugs and says "well, we won, who cares if it was a little sloppy and we gave up 3 straight goals.  No biggie."




#2573562 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by The Greek on 22 February 2015 - 03:18 PM

What happens if Big E gets injured? Benn gets no punishment, and we're now dealing with two injuries. When you allow players to police the game, there's no guarantee you'll cut down on cheap shots. If the rules aren't enforced, the league is just encouraging an arms race where teams place a premium on fighters. The problem is that some fighters are better than others. If you're fighter is outmatched, then there is nothing stopping the other team from running your players. This basically results In a situation where the rules don't apply to the team with the best fighters. Then you end up with something other than hockey.


#2573469 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by kliq on 22 February 2015 - 12:00 AM

 

Franzen being out is OK with me. Rather his spot be filled by one of the kids who actually wants to play. Hope Z will be alright and back in the lineup soon.

 

Someone being out with a concussion shouldn't be "OK" with anyone. Just because a player isn't what he once was, doesn't mean his health doesn't matter.

 

I hate this kind of crap. Outside of combat sports, only in hockey can punching a person in the head just be considered a minor thing.

It's not as bad, but it reminds me of when Gary Roberts randomly punched Franzen in the head in either 08 or 09. That kind of thing can haunt a player, just look at Franzen now.




#2569363 Babcock: "HE WINS, FULL STOP" - THN

Posted by krsmith17 on 08 February 2015 - 09:08 AM

Give it a rest Frank. You're only saying that so, what? If he doesn't sign you can say, "well, unfortunately I was right", and if he does sign here, you can be "pleasantly surprised"...

 

Babcock is not going anywhere. Why would he? There are about 100 more reasons for him to stay than there would be for him to leave...

 

This is an up and coming team that is only going to get much much better over the next few seasons. He knows this. Why wouldn't he want the opportunity to coach two completely different Red Wings teams to Stanley Cups? He loves coaching these kids. Like, zombo said, he already coaches the best player in the league, Pavel mother f***ing Datsyuk. Both Pav and Hank are still basically point per game players, Nyquist and Tatar should both hit 60 points this season, and only improve on that in years to come.

 

The Red Wings as an organization is the best in the National Hockey League, hands down, the best owner, the best GM and the best coach.

 

The Wings were expected to finally miss the playoffs this season, and they're quite possibly going to win the East and have a good shot at winning the President's Trophy. But yeah, no chance he wins the Jack Adams...

 

I'll say it again, Babcock has a legit shot at winning the Adams, and he absolutely, 100% will re-sign after this season.




#2568962 Wings-Avs alumni game speculation

Posted by Jersey Wing on 06 February 2015 - 03:47 PM

He's so excited for the alumni game vs Detroit, Peter Forsberg has been seen in pools all over Sweden practicing his diving...

 

*drops mic, walks off stage*




#2565876 Toronto rumored to host 2017 ASG, and a Stadium Game

Posted by darkmanx on 25 January 2015 - 08:17 AM

Pretty cool way to celebrate the 100th anniversary, would be even more special if there were fewer outdoor games, and if the all star game wasn't a joke.

But still.
Pretty cool.

 

100th anniversary for the NHL and 50th anniversary of the Leafs cup drought. Perfect!




#2542005 Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Posted by T.Low on 17 October 2014 - 09:21 PM

Aren't they getting Stevie Y and both Bowmans, too, to complete the Mgt Team?


#2541762 Weiss

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 17 October 2014 - 05:24 PM

Still makes sense.
Kenny didn't want XO (Babs guy on the opening roster).
Babs respond with benching Weiss, Kenny's (guy) signature.

Holland and Babs aren't teenaged girls in a fight over a favorite lipstick. Good grief.




#2539034 How different things could have been

Posted by rick zombo on 08 October 2014 - 10:55 AM

If only we still had that centre depth...

 

What are you talking about? We have, like, 7 on the roster right now :lol:




#2532940 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by rick zombo on 24 July 2014 - 11:41 AM

:lol: Cleary is making more than Booth too? Hey Holland, Booth is a local kid, has some chemistry with Weiss, he just signed for $1.1M... I am just baffled. Baffled.  Why the hell wouldn't Holland give Booth a 1 year try?  All these guys that are getting bought out are signing 1 year deals for the cheap to earn the next big deal.  You have to figure Booth's camp called Holland.  Holland could have had him for pennies, now when he is a UFA next season, he will get a huge raise...He obviously didn't go to TO to win a Cup next year (like Heatley is trying to do and Richards as well.)  He was looking for a job to earn a fatter paycheck next season and Holland isn't even answering phone calls he is happy with his team and waiting to sign Alfie. I get more and more mad everyday watching quality (not high end, but quality) talent go elsewhere for less money than Cleary and #KFQ signed for...and ALL better than Cleary and #KFQ...

 

Sorry guys, its just so hard not to get frustrated and confused...

 

I think we all know by now and it's obvious that Holland is a respected man around the league but a terrible decision maker and was made to look like a hero when he took over a star-studded team that everyone wanted to play for and there were no cap concerns in stopping players from coming here. Well those glory days are over and we now see how truly incompetent Holland really is as a GM. I'm just wondering how long the Illitch family will be fooled into thinking he is still a top GM.

 

Comments like these make me want to cancel my subscription to LGWs.

 

Holland is now all of a sudden a bad GM because he didn't sign David friggin Booth?

 

Please.




#2533571 Candiens, P.K. Subban agree to 8 year contract

Posted by joesuffP on 02 August 2014 - 08:37 PM

I'd rather have two Kronwalls than 1 Subban. I think balance is going to be our key to success in the future. If our defense prospects hit their potential we won't have a Subban or karlsson but we'll be able to ice a much better defensive lineup than those teams


#2531643 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by Euro_Twins on 11 July 2014 - 04:55 PM

1st the signing of Franzen over Hossa whoch now looks worse and worse.

 

Weiss signing over Filppula. Yes there was time where Filppula looked lost but let's face it at half the player he is better then Weiss. Those 25 goals and 33 assists would have looked nice on the roster last year.

 

He used his last buyout on Tootoo who was to make a little over 1 million this year on the last year of his deal...why?

 

This season its sitting back and watching other teams pick up players. I know the Red Wings aren't really a destination anymore but I wouldn't have bitched even if the Red Wings took a 1 year flyer on Heatley. Which he ended up signing for 1 million with Anaheim.

 

Hell they should have just bit the bullet and brought legwand back.

 

Now there is no promise that even Alfredsson will come back. Also with the talks of trading Tatar for Green I just don't know anymore.

 

I've tried soo hard to support Holland but I just can't anymore.

 

 

 

Filppula was offered roughly the same contract he signed with tampa but for 7 years, he turned it down, went to free agency, circled back to the wings but they had already used up their cap space.

 

Hossa was offered the same contract they gave Franzen, he turned it down so they went with plan b and signed Franzen.




#2529373 Dont Jump Yet...

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 02 July 2014 - 10:12 AM

While you've probably opened another can of worms within which people can keep the fire Holland trend going, I have to say, I couldn't agree with you more. As one of the few people around here who seem to actually be optimistic about this coming season, it's refreshing to see other with a similar opinion.




#2528893 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 01 July 2014 - 06:25 PM

I just think we're going to have to come to the conclusion we're going to suck for a while before we get back into contention. The faster we accept that the better off we'll be.

 

So re-signing one player (whom, while he had a shocking first half, had a very very solid second) means we are doomed to the annals of hell for a while? Seriously? This team was injury depleted and still made the playoffs. The emergence of the kids nullifies the signing of a solid stay at home defensemen. All I can say is meh. So we struck out in free agency today. Big deal. This team has more than enough to be optimistic about right now. Getting a known commodity won't hurt us. And yes I know, everyone here will say the Q sucks. And they'd be right about his first half performance, wrong about the second, in which he was one of our better blue liners