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#2608400 WMHC 2015

Posted by marcaractac on 18 May 2015 - 05:05 PM

 

But when Canada loses Canadians say, "It's only the World Championships"

 

We won and I still say "it's only the world Championships". Wake me up for the World Juniors.




#2606776 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by kipwinger on 08 May 2015 - 03:12 PM

 

"Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman"

 

That would rule soooo much. 




#2605669 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by darkmanx on 03 May 2015 - 08:34 AM

 

How do you define "competitive"?  Winning the Stanley Cup every year?

 

Holland's Wings are competitive.  They win more than they lose.  They go to the playoffs, EVERY YEAR.  They're just a couple players away from a championship team.

 

There are 30 teams.  30 GMs.

 

53% chance of making the playoffs

27% chance of making it to the second round

13% chance of making it to the conference finals

7% chance of making it to the cup finals

3% chance of winning the cup

 

Under Holland since '97, this is how we've done:

100% - Made Playoffs

64% - made it to second round

31% - made it to conference finals

25% - made it to Stanley Cup finals

19% - won Stanley Cup

 

 

It's time for people to chill.  You can't always win, but damn, we sure do win more than we don't.

 

Some people don't understand parity and what the salary cap does. They can't get over the fact this isn't pre 2005 anymore.

 

Boston was the president trophy winners last year. Missed the playoffs.

 

LA Kings won the Stanley Cup last year. Missed the playoffs.

 

Wow, must really suck to be a Wings fan....




#2605633 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by Holmstrom96 on 02 May 2015 - 09:24 PM

 

How do you define "competitive"?  Making the playoffs every year and losing in the early round?

 

If so, then I agree that we're competitive.

 

Since when do we need to measure team success against Edmonton and Buffalo?   

 

How do you define "competitive"?  Winning the Stanley Cup every year?

 

Holland's Wings are competitive.  They win more than they lose.  They go to the playoffs, EVERY YEAR.  They're just a couple players away from a championship team.

 

There are 30 teams.  30 GMs.

 

53% chance of making the playoffs

27% chance of making it to the second round

13% chance of making it to the conference finals

7% chance of making it to the cup finals

3% chance of winning the cup

 

Under Holland since '97, this is how we've done:

100% - Made Playoffs

64% - made it to second round

31% - made it to conference finals

25% - made it to Stanley Cup finals

19% - won Stanley Cup

 

 

It's time for people to chill.  You can't always win, but damn, we sure do win more than we don't.




#2602651 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by kipwinger on 28 April 2015 - 10:22 AM

Only on LGW does a GM "deserve blame" for building an almost entirely homegrown roster, making the playoffs for the zillionth time in a row, and being poised to upset a better team in the first round. 

 

The only thing Ken Holland hasn't done is play/coach the actual game itself. 

 

Has he made some mistakes over the years?  Sure.  Have those mistakes seriously inhibited our chances of being competitive?  The results certainly suggest otherwise.

 

Or is he supposed to make no mistakes whatsoever?




#2592515 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 11 April 2015 - 09:14 PM

YES I LOVE THESE IT IS OFFICIALLY PLAYOFF TIME

*coughyzermanshouldbeofflimitscough*


#2591962 Brendan Smith

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 10 April 2015 - 08:40 AM

I've actually been fine with his play most of this year. Obviously yesterday's game was atrocious though, even aside from the penalty I thought he made some rough plays.




#2592164 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by kliq on 11 April 2015 - 01:04 AM

I dont see the Leafs taking on Weiss's contract unless we gave them a stud like Mantha with him. It doesn't make sense for a team re-building. The ONLY way I could see this, is if the Leafs think they can turn his career around and trade him for more assets. I don't see it, but then again it is the Leafs.




#2583636 Connor McDavid

Posted by chaps80 on 20 March 2015 - 10:14 PM

LOL I had to run it 30 times before Toronto popped up. Even random online sims can't help them.




#2571847 Team next season?

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 February 2015 - 07:52 PM

Kindl out for a rookie.
Cleary out.
Pulkinnen in.
Gustavsson out for Mrazek.
Andersson maybe out.

Anyone wanting a lot of changes is going to be disappointed.


#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.