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#2594637 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 16 April 2015 - 08:27 PM

I haven't had a chance to check it out yet, but Bertuzzi got a goal tonight in a 6-4 Griffins win over the Monsters.


#2592708 43-25-14......3rd seed in Division. Success or Failure?

Posted by mvanpop on 12 April 2015 - 04:49 PM

I don't think it was all that successfu given our history of making the playoffs but don't really think our regular season performance matters unless we don't make it to the playoffs. Otherwise our performance in the playoffs is the important think, look at the Kings as evidence


#2591786 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 09 April 2015 - 09:43 PM

 
I just imagine the forum members that are all negative as people like Greedo or the guy who got the death sentence on 12 systems.  :D
 
At least the positive forum members here don't end up dead.  They just walk out like Han Solo did after shooting Greedo.  Usually headed off to greener pastures.  :D


We need to stop this dorksplosion before it gets out of hand :lol:


#2591778 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by derblaueClaus on 09 April 2015 - 09:41 PM

 

You are my hero.

 

Seriously, people, can we have a little perspective? We lost a game, in overtime, to one of the best teams in the NHL, despite outplaying that team for the majority of the game. And that point continues a playoff streak that goes back to when, like, half our team wasn't even born yet. There are teams in today's NHL that didn't exist when we were making the playoffs every year.

 

The goal of the regular season is to make the playoffs. Period. There is no extra credit for finishing higher in the standings or with bogus "momentum." You don't get an extra game or two head start in your first series. Once you're in, everyone is on even ground and anything can happen. We accomplished our ONLY goal for this regular season. Cherish that. And buckle up because I think the Wings can surprise some people, goaltending notwithstanding.

 

Spot on. Both of you. You'd think this is a Pens or Bruins forum.




#2591774 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by GoWings1905 on 09 April 2015 - 09:39 PM

This is beyond depressing here.

24 straight years in the playoffs. I'm gonna try to enjoy that by not reading anything else here because 29 other teams would kill to be a fan of that first sentence.


#2591770 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 09 April 2015 - 09:38 PM

 
This is part of the reason why I went elsewhere.  This place really has turned into Mos Eisley Spaceport of Wings fans.  


I enjoy the cantina atmosphere.


#2591771 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by Aethernum on 09 April 2015 - 09:38 PM

There are more positive things being said about the Wings in opposing teams' subreddits. I love this forum, I think there are a lot of intelligent people and the moderation is on point but lately, it's been so negative. Do you guys realize that we at currently complaining that we don't like the WAY that our team clinched for the 24th year in a row? That's ridiculous and entitled and spoiled. This team is not "average at best" they are better than average as proven by their record this year. I have not been alive long enough to see them miss the playoffs. Think about that and then put yourselves in the shoes of literally ever other team and try to imagine behaving the same way as you are now.
It is 100% understandable to be critical of aspects of the team play, but to claim the sky is falling after every loss or bad goal is completely absurd. I'm sorry, I love you guys but it's disheartening to see so many "fans" express more hatred toward their own players than they do to the Hawks. We're better than this.
/endrant

 

You are my hero.

 

Seriously, people, can we have a little perspective? We lost a game, in overtime, to one of the best teams in the NHL, despite outplaying that team for the majority of the game. And that point continues a playoff streak that goes back to when, like, half our team wasn't even born yet. There are teams in today's NHL that didn't exist when we were making the playoffs every year.

 

The goal of the regular season is to make the playoffs. Period. There is no extra credit for finishing higher in the standings or with bogus "momentum." You don't get an extra game or two head start in your first series. Once you're in, everyone is on even ground and anything can happen. We accomplished our ONLY goal for this regular season. Cherish that. And buckle up because I think the Wings can surprise some people, goaltending notwithstanding.




#2591769 Red Wings clinch 24th consecutive Playoff appearance

Posted by Xitium on 09 April 2015 - 09:38 PM

I was 21 when the Wings won it all in '97. The dead Wings era is still in my memory.

 

I hope this streak is all a lot of you will ever remember.

 

Playoffs!




#2591754 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by Ally on 09 April 2015 - 09:34 PM

There are more positive things being said about the Wings in opposing teams' subreddits. I love this forum, I think there are a lot of intelligent people and the moderation is on point but lately, it's been so negative. Do you guys realize that we at currently complaining that we don't like the WAY that our team clinched for the 24th year in a row? That's ridiculous and entitled and spoiled. This team is not "average at best" they are better than average as proven by their record this year. I have not been alive long enough to see them miss the playoffs. Think about that and then put yourselves in the shoes of literally ever other team and try to imagine behaving the same way as you are now.
It is 100% understandable to be critical of aspects of the team play, but to claim the sky is falling after every loss or bad goal is completely absurd. I'm sorry, I love you guys but it's disheartening to see so many "fans" express more hatred toward their own players than they do to the Hawks. We're better than this.
/endrant


#2590865 Is A First Round Exit Imminent?

Posted by number9 on 09 April 2015 - 07:24 AM

He said we'd go to the Conference Finals...Or she said, whoever they are...

 

And yeah, I do. I think hitting is important. Also, a stat they don't keep, taking hits and not caring. We are also bad at that.

 

It's an interesting note to make but I think Chicago gets away with not hitting because they play good, fast puck possession hockey.

 

No, he predicted we'd not get swept in the 1st, and went on to say he "could see us in the conference finals" there's a difference

 

There's absolutely zero correlation between amount of hitting and winning hockey games. Go look at the numbers.




#2588657 Do Red Wings fans deserve better?

Posted by Redwings 1926 on 03 April 2015 - 02:13 AM

We definitely do.  If we drop out of a playoff spot, we'll be on par with the Leafs fan as the laughing stock of the league.   

 

As someone alluded to, what a difference a year makes.  We were so proud of the team playing their hearts out and fighting every night to get into the playoffs last year.  This year ... this team makes me want to throw up.      

I think lumping us in with the Maple Leafs is a bit of a stretch.

 

While we're worried about a one month slump and our team continuing a  23 year playoff streak in which our Wings have had a winning season every year from 1992 on, 6 trips to the SCF in 14 years and 4 Stanley Cups in 11 years, many Leafs fans are probably wondering if their team will ever get back to the Finals in their lifetime because they haven't won it, or even been there since 1967. Given the current ownership group in Toronto, the future's not looking too hopeful there. 

 

The Maple Leafs are run like a big, faceless corporation while the Illitch owned Red Wings have been more like a family for the last several years. 

 

As someone who's been a Red Wings fan practically his whole life, I couldn't ask for much better. Some of my fondest childhood and adult memories are of watching all of those great Red Wings teams of the 90s and 2000s with my dad. Such memories as seeing my 40 year old dad screaming at the top of his lungs on his bed as the Red Wings clinched their first trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 29 years against the Blackhawks, and the "I Want Stanley" song during the 95' Finals, the fight on March 26, 1997, my dad on the floor screaming in front of the big screen when the clock hit 0, and the Wings won their first Cup in 42 years, the nerve racking 1998 playoff run and repeat, the 2002 All Star team, and rushing home from my high school graduation to try to catch end of game 7 against the Aves, and of course 2008 and 2009. 

 

I could seriously write a book, but I won't... tonight.

 

And if you really think we have it so bad, or "deserve better", try putting yourself in the shoes of a die hard Blues, Flyers, or Sabres fan, all teams with very loyal fan bases who've endured decades and decades of frustration. 

 

As for what other team's fans think of us? Who cares? Win or lose, they hate us, call us know nothings, crybabies, obnoxious, spoiled etc. etc. Why you might ask? reread my post.   :)




#2583182 Connor McDavid

Posted by number9 on 19 March 2015 - 11:02 PM

Shoulda tanked




#2580572 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by rick zombo on 10 March 2015 - 10:51 AM

 

Buffalo, Edmonton and Arizona are out of reach to catch up....... But if Toronto wins out and we tank they would beat us by 3 points. #Tankfor27th

 

I don't know about you, but I'd rather have a top 5 draft pick than, like, you know,  be a good team and stuff. ;)




#2580584 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by derblaueClaus on 10 March 2015 - 12:21 PM

#tankittoanewlevel




#2578946 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Jesusberg on 05 March 2015 - 09:04 AM

Am I the only one who thought Quincey had a rough game? I'm not blaming him, but I thought his skating was really choppy. I think he's had a fantastic season, but if his ankle injury is going to cause an issue, he should take care of it. Perhaps he just had an "off" game. Maybe I'm imagining things.
 

I'm 100% behind a healthy Quincey in the line-up. Hopefully he looks better next game.