Posted by Nightfall
on 03 November 2011 - 08:46 PM
10 years? 20 ... this team has no chance to make the playoffs.
Well, look at the bright side. If the Wings continue their spiral down the toilet, maybe the bandwagon and fairweather fans will take a vacation from the forums and the games. That will result in better hockey talk among the real fans.
Posted by Nightfall
on 02 November 2011 - 08:58 AM
Right. Because sarcastic threads like this one are so much better than the reactionary ones after a loss.
The difference is that people making the reactionary threads are at least making a serious attempt to talk about the team, even if the ideas are extreme.
This thread is just trolling.
This coming from the same person who said that people should be ok to say what they feel without the "thought police" saying anything.
Didn't I just point out in another thread that people with extreme opinions or people totally of the mark should be pointed out? Yet, you defended them then. Now, this thread pops up and you are all over the OP.
Posted by Nightfall
on 01 November 2011 - 09:56 PM
Didn't look like an elbow just shoulder.
If anything, it would have been an interference call against Koivu for not playing the puck. Kronwall had every intention to play the puck. Koivu took him out of the play. The referee down low was looking in front of the net. I don't know where the ref up high was looking, but maybe he saw it differently.
In the end, you can't let the game come down to that. The Wings had to put a puck past Harding and they couldn't do it. You aren't going to win many games scoring one goal.
Do you know what I like about the Red Wings? In my 15+ years as a fan, I've never seen them miss the playoffs, raise four Cups, produce some of the best players that this and any generation will ever see, do the unthinkable and put teams together like 2002 and even the 2008 squad in the salary cap era that missed another cup by one game, a GM who doesn't make knee-jerk reactions and trade assets for rentals and has faith that the team's they have will be successful.
The negativity on this board blows myf****** mind. The Wings haven't had it easy like the Hawks, Penguins and Capitals who have put their fans through hell while piling up draft picks that finally led to some success. They put good teams together with good late drafting and signing key free agents.
No wonder no one respects Wings fans... the comments on this thread just confirm the fact that everyone thinks that they're arrogant, spoiled fans. It's three weeks into thef****** season... knock this s*** off.
I don't care if the Wings win it all or miss the playoffs, I'll continue to watch these guys do this thing and enjoy Lidstrom's potential last season while everyone attempts to kill themselves after EVERY SINGLE LOSS.
I agree with you 100%. It has gotten so bad on these forums to the point that I am going to other hockey forum boards to be active. Reading all the negativity on these boards really does make me feel the way that you do. I will also add another word into your definition and that is "entitled". Many wings fans feel just because they put a team on the ice, that they are entitled to a victory. This is the kind of attitude that you breed when your team never misses the playoffs and has won 4 stanley cups. This forum really does need an enema.
Then I read some of the positive comments from the great fans on this forum and it makes me change my mind. For as many negative fans, there are some positive ones that actually know the game of hockey. These are the people that I keep coming back to this forum for.
I am watching a DVR recording of the game now. I was watching the Griffins get beat soundly by the Heat tonight. It looks like it is going to be a close game just from the first 10 minutes of the game.
Minnesota's defense looks like a PK again. It's amazing the Wings managed to let 2 in on this team.
This is why I don't give any excuses to this Detroit team. When they play focused hockey, they can beat any team in the league. The problem is that the first period and a half, they didn't play that way.
With all this ridiculous downtime the team has, I'd like to see them working on PPs and face-offs, since they're both rather on the mediocre side to start the season.
They said at the start of the game that they have been working more on special teams and power plays. Really not much they can do other than keep up the effort. I believe that the power play will come around.
I'm thinking when the first loss comes, it's officially the end of the season. The bandwagon fleas begin to fall off.
Haha, true story. I still remember when a friend of mine who is a Tampa Bay Lightning fan had season tickets during all those crappy years. Everyone who showed up to the games were real Tampa Bay fans. Then, the team got good and won the Cup. He said that the cup winning year was fun, but all the bandwagon fans jumped on. When they regressed, it went back to the way it was. Now with the team getting good again, the bandwagoners have returned.
Personally, I would rather have a good team and deal with the bandwagoners than have a crappy team and no bandwagon fans. Ask the Lions fans how they have felt the last 8 years.
Character assassination won't do you any good, sweetcheeks.
You don't have any character left to assassinate. So it was a fruitless effort.
I guarantee you we've won many, many games where it was a matter of the refs making a bad call against the other teams that gave us that little extra *something*, and I can also guarantee that you didn't give a damn, you were just happy that we won, like every other fan.
How great you must be....to know how certain people think and feel. Can you tell me your secret?