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#2152853 WCQF Game 3 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Coyotes 2

Posted by Nightfall on 18 April 2011 - 10:51 PM

I love what I see from the Wings. Power play aside, they are generating traffic in front of the goalie and shooting a lot. This worked on the first two goals and works a lot in all levels of hockey. They should be doing this more often instead of looking for those fancy plays. Hell, as a goalie, its always harder to stop a shot that you don't see rather than some fancy play that you see develop in front of you.

#2144364 Modano will retire if Wings make SCF

Posted by Nightfall on 09 April 2011 - 10:56 AM

He just seems to lack heart. He doesn't really try out there, and almost every interview he gives always sounds like he's ready to leave any day now and is just finishing out the year.

Its these kinds of posts that really irk me. Modano hasn't had a great season thats for sure. I really feel if he was not injured for 3 months, he would have contributed a lot more. This being said, to say the guy lacks heart is really a punch in the balls. This guy had to go through a lot of physical therapy after a skate blade cut through his arm and severed a tendon. It takes a motivated man, a man possessed even, to go through that hell and be ready to play professional hockey in three months.

Modano and the rest of the Wings are going to play their hardest in the playoffs. This much I know of. As for him retiring, I surely hope he does as well. Modano is playing Dallas Drake minutes, and Drake knew his time was running short as well in 2008 when the playoffs started. It takes a real man to look on the career he has had and to make tough choices when it comes to moving on. The game of hockey could use a great retired player like Modano. Either working with Shanny at improving the game or working with the Stars as they rebuild.

Any forum member that considers themselves to be a Wings fan pointing fingers at the players and saying they have no heart is not a real fan. Back your team, players, and management. They have given the fans everything that they have wanted and then some. No other professional sports team has the record the Wings have had in the last 20+ years.

#2144249 4/8 GDT: Blackhawks 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Nightfall on 08 April 2011 - 09:49 PM

Hossa played hardball with Holland and Kenny went with his backup. It's too bad (for us) Hossa did not start out with what he eventually signed with the Hawks, as he would have been a Wing.

I think Franzen still could wow us in the playoffs, so I'm really not crying too hard over it.

I agree with this. I also want to say that it is easy to look in hindsight and say we should have never made that decision. At the time when Franzen was signed, it was a great decision. I would have much rather taken Franzen and another player like a Drew Miller than take Hossa.

#2143097 Zetterberg leaves against Carolina

Posted by Nightfall on 07 April 2011 - 12:10 AM

Everyone wants the Wings to get 2nd place, but they want to rest their starters. Personally, I say rest the starters and lets go in at 3rd place. The Hockey gods have not been nice to us the last few years with all the injuries. Winning a cup takes a healthy team.

#2143025 Unbelievably bad goal.

Posted by Nightfall on 06 April 2011 - 10:15 PM

This is the replay that I saw. As a ref, just seeing that video means that Toronto should have reversed the call. Is it possible that Legace knocked the puck in the net when he reached back for it? Yup. If thats the case, then it is a good goal. I can understand it had to be irrefutable proof. So I can understand how that is a good goal. The Wings have benefited from gifts like this in the past. It would be different if the Wings NEVER got a gift like this. I say quit whining about it. Its hockey people. Sometimes, teams or players do get breaks.

#2142975 4/6 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Hurricanes 3

Posted by Nightfall on 06 April 2011 - 09:17 PM

I honestly am curious why you have the idea that they will have a deep run based on this season.

Take the time to answer my questions that I posed to you and actually read my post to you. I feel I already covered it in that mostly. Heck, I covered it in that post you just picked that one sentence out of.
3 seasons

preseason - doesn't matter
regular season - get into playoffs, otherwise doesn't matter
playoffs - what really matters

Washington last season, #1 regular season, out first round.
Montreal last season, #8 regular season, conference finals.
Philadelphia last season, #7 regular season and needed to win in shootout, cup finals.

Coincidence? Luck?

No one really knows how far their team is going to make it in the playoffs. Everything is a factor. I just have faith the Wings are going to make a deep run this season. To say they are going out first round or not going to do anything because of bad play now is really no indication of playoff success. If it was, teams who finish on a tear at the end of the season would win the cup every time. The top teams in the league would win the cup every year. Just the fact that the presidents trophy winners only win the cup 25% of the time should be a good indication that anything can happen come playoff time.

Now, knowing this information, how can you be so pessimistic? Shouldn't you be a little optimistic or at least wait and see how they do when the playoff start until you bury the Wings?

#2142964 4/6 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Hurricanes 3

Posted by Nightfall on 06 April 2011 - 09:07 PM

Correct. I have every confidence that this team will excel in the playoffs. I don't care a single bit about the possibility of disappointment. Apparently the latter is not true of you.

It really does take an informed hockey fan to know that there are three seasons in hockey...

regular season

Just because a team dominates in the preseason doesn't mean that they will have a great regular season or the opposite happens.

Just because a team has a difficult portion of the regular season, but still makes the playoffs, doesn't mean that they are going to fail in the playoffs. Look at countless 7 or 8 seeded teams who beat top seeded teams. Montreal last year? Philadelphia who got in on the last shootout of the season last season? They played lazy, but still got in and then made it to the cup finals and the conference finals. How did that happen? Pure luck?

The playoffs are all that matters, and in this day and age of parity in the NHL, anyone can win.

The Wings are going for a deep run into the playoffs.

#2142918 4/6 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Hurricanes 3

Posted by Nightfall on 06 April 2011 - 08:41 PM

Howard came up with numerous big saves tonight.

He would have had to rob the Canes 3 more times to make it a zero-zero game. I agree, he came up with good saves, but Cam Ward stole the show. Either that or the Wings couldn't put the puck in the net. Either way, its kinda hard to win a game when you don't score.

#2142885 4/6 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Hurricanes 3

Posted by Nightfall on 06 April 2011 - 08:29 PM

Yeah, that was a much, much better team back then.

How about 2007-08 then when they dropped 10 of 11 straight games.

Point is that crap happens in the regular season. The playoffs are a different animal. You should know that by now. The Wings may not go all the way this year, but I forsee a conference finals appearance this year.

#2142853 4/6 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Hurricanes 3

Posted by Nightfall on 06 April 2011 - 08:23 PM

I find it funny that people actually think this team is gonna turn a switch on for the post season. ****, ****...

They did in 2002 when they won 1 game in their last 10 and then lost the first two in the first round of the playoffs. Course, no one remembers that string of s*** performances.

#2142758 4/6 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Hurricanes 3

Posted by Nightfall on 06 April 2011 - 07:47 PM



#2142725 4/6 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Hurricanes 3

Posted by Nightfall on 06 April 2011 - 07:37 PM

Damn nice goal by Skinner. He deserves the Calder.

#2142697 4/6 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Hurricanes 3

Posted by Nightfall on 06 April 2011 - 07:20 PM

So close there Cleary. The puck just won't go in, seems like a shutout in progress for Ward

Game is only half over and you are conceding already? Wow, I must be on letsgowings.com.

#2140951 4/2 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Predators 3 (OT)

Posted by Nightfall on 02 April 2011 - 05:45 PM

I could go back and select at least 3-4 posts where you were just pretty much dumping. I didn't respond to to the first few but maybe I should have. And I'll clue you. I'm probably old enough to be your parent. We're both lucky I'm not.

And it is my usual habit to read the board after the game is over.

Welcome to LGW by the way.

The place where "true wings fans" dump on their team through the tough times and the non-cup winning years, and then take credit as true fans when they win. You sound surprised when you see this behavior. Hell, its commonplace around here.

#2139717 Believe

Posted by Nightfall on 31 March 2011 - 09:11 PM

Sounds to me like you need to quit confusing legitimate complaints about the team right now (and they do exist) and people who no longer have any interest in the Red Wings, or never had any to begin with. Who the hell died and left you the authority on who is and who is not a fan? I don't recall Matt or any of the other modmins bestowing you with that ability. It's rude and it's presumptuous. So knock it off.

Legit complaints I have no issue with. Declaring the team dead and buried is bandwagon talk. Just my .02 cents.


Oh brother.

Obviously, I forgot the sarcasm tags for people who are slow. Excuse that oversight.