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#2609663 Babcock says good-bye in full page ad. SIAP

Posted by LeftWinger on Today, 11:08 AM

Hopefully the first time TO is in Detroit, the organization puts together a nice presentation for him, so the fans can cheer and say goodbye.  Maybe just his picture on the scoreboard and announcer saying that the fans and team would like to thank him for 10 years of great hockey!  Crowd erupts, Babcock cries, then Mrazek shut's out the leafs....perfect night.




#2605696 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by kliq on 03 May 2015 - 12:34 PM

I totally agree that there's a lot of inconsistency in how the game is officiated, but we can't ignore that the players are getting stronger, faster and more skilled. That above all else is the cause of change we see in the NHL.

They did put restrictions on goalie equipment size, while still keeping them protected. Remember, not a single goalie would've been ok being maskless with Weber shots flying by eye level at 100 mph.

 

Totally agree. Anyone who thinks that hockey can go back to the way it was 50 years ago is either completely clueless to how much faster/stronger/skilled the players are now a days, or just refuse to accept it.

 

Anyone who thinks the players of 50 years ago are "tougher" then today, have no clue. If Jacques Plante gets hit in the temple with a Shea Weber Slap Shot, he's not shaking it off, he's unconscious. I would even argue if it hits him in the wrong place, could result in death.

 

The reason why the guys from years ago played through injuries is because the guys from 50 years ago were not being hit even close to as hard as the guys from today. Sure guys back then played through broken fingers and toes etc. but so do the guys now a days (ie. Abby).

 

Plus, if all these guys from years back thought that the way it was is better then today, they wouldn't be suing the NHL in 2015.




#2605692 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by Mckinley25 on 03 May 2015 - 11:32 AM

I totally agree that there's a lot of inconsistency in how the game is officiated, but we can't ignore that the players are getting stronger, faster and more skilled. That above all else is the cause of change we see in the NHL.

They did put restrictions on goalie equipment size, while still keeping them protected. Remember, not a single goalie would've been ok being maskless with Weber shots flying by eye level at 100 mph.


#2605135 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by Playmaker on 30 April 2015 - 04:44 PM

Thornton > Zetterberg at center. I'd take him. Let Z play winger and have a less stressful season from here on out so he can last the whole season + playoffs. 

 

Again, wishful thinking.. 

Joe Thornton?  Over 35, making 7.5 million, epic playoff no show, can't handle the pressure, stripped of his captaincy, Joe Thornton?  He'd be awesome.   :scared:

 

These threads are entertaining to say the least.  Let's get a number one defenseman.  Let's get a top 6 winger, oh, but he has to be big and tough and score a ton. Let's trade the prospects, well all of them except  the good ones.  Get a new coach who's better than Babcock, and a more successful GM than Holland. Oh, and throw in a hot 22 year old who likes to swallow twice a day while you're at it.




#2604273 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Manoir on 29 April 2015 - 08:53 PM

I can't wait until the Wings pull the goalie and Yzerman comes down and is the extra attacker for the Wings. 




#2603862 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Yeti on 29 April 2015 - 07:21 PM

good 1st, bishop is nervous...  but we are not scoring...  therefore I am nervous




#2602758 Predictions: Game 7 vs. TBL

Posted by rick zombo on 28 April 2015 - 02:15 PM

I honestly wish I could share your optimism.

 

I just think that Detroit's mistakes have gifted Tampa 2 games this series. There will be no mistakes tomorrow.




#2597373 Sharks & McLellan part ways

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 21 April 2015 - 06:16 PM

I've been hearing for the last few seasons what a great coach McLellan is, but i've never really known why the media is always banging that drum in unison. What has he really done that makes people think he's so great? Is he a great motivator? Great strategically? Hasn't won anything as a head coach. Great regular seasons have been marred by post-season disappointments. I'm not saying he's a bad coach, just not sure what it is that makes people think he's a great coach.




#2592556 Marchenko to play Game 1 in the playoffs

Posted by kliq on 11 April 2015 - 10:10 PM

I don't know why everyone always hates on Ericsson .. He's not perfect does make mistakes but he's the only 6'5 dman we have so id way keep him in over smith

As with you I do believe smith will go to toronto for Phaneuf in a deal so long as no mantha type prospect is involved ... If we have to give up someone of value like a pulkkinen mantha or 1st forget it .... Toronto is in no position to demand such things

I'd be just as happy bringing zidlicky back one year and promoting 1-2 of marchenko jensen ouellet instead

 

People also forget that he is playing against the the best of the best every night. The guy is better suited as second pairing guy, he is currently being miscast.
 




#2592548 43-25-14......3rd seed in Division. Success or Failure?

Posted by Nevermind on 11 April 2015 - 09:57 PM

Before the season: Success

At the trade deadline: Disappointing


#2591828 Red Wings clinch 24th consecutive Playoff appearance

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 April 2015 - 10:18 PM

Even nicer since the second longest streak just came to an end at 10 years.


#2592071 Redwings recall Marchenko

Posted by number9 on 10 April 2015 - 01:58 PM

oooooooooooooooo Sounds like Smith is in trouble




#2591792 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by Ram on 09 April 2015 - 09:46 PM

I am very happy and relieved and proud of DRW for making the playoffs for 24 straight seasons. It's an amazing accomplishment.

I also can do without the extreme negativity, never fun.

But I disagree with a sentiment of, "Hey let's be happy we're in, this team is still great!" Yes they are, but they have faltered after looking extremely promising at several points during this season. Further, expectations are reasonably high for this franchise. I believe it is understandable to be disappointed with this team. We invest so much as fans and sure, these runs to the playoffs are great, but it is not baseless to be somewhat disappointed.

All being said, love this team til I die and here's to an improbable playoff run. Cheers!


#2591740 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

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#2589773 The Lines to get us in

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 April 2015 - 08:16 AM

Why would Jurco be on the top two lines?  He's scoring about as often as the dorky kid in school.

 

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Cole

Nyquist - Weiss - Tatar

Abdelkader - Sheahan - Helm

Miller - Glendenning - Dano