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#2109476 2/2 GDT: Franzen 5 + Red Wings 2 (7) at Senators (5)

Posted by Nightfall on 03 February 2011 - 11:27 AM

Howard with a .853 save percentage for the night...

When 4 of the 5 goals were scored due to defensive breakdowns and blown coverages, its hard to fault Howard. Speaking from experience, when my team plays well in front of me and keeps the shots to the outside, I can pitch a shutout or keep them to 1 or 2 goals scored. When my team plays poorly, it can be 6 goals allowed easy. This is why Ken Holland invests so much into his defensive core. The goaltender is the last line of defense. The defense is there to make sure it doesn't come to that.

The armchair fans in this forum and other hockey boards really have got to get out there and play the game.

Aside from that, the Wings didn't play their best game. Big deal. In the course of a season, teams are going to go through highs and lows. The Wings are solid at the top of the division and with an injured group of players that are coming back now. Be patient. Give it time. Still 32 games to go until playoffs.

#2083710 12/23 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Blues 4

Posted by Nightfall on 23 December 2010 - 08:33 PM

Long deflection, Ozzie should have had that me thinks.

You obviously haven't played goal before, or even listen to Mickey when he explains it. That puck was going to Ozzie's left, and he was centered to that. The puck changing direction on a 80mph shot is a bad break, not a goaltending flub.

#2078031 12/13 GDT: Kings, Lots (5) at Red Wings, None (0)

Posted by Nightfall on 14 December 2010 - 03:46 PM

seriously when was the last game the wings played good? Devils? No, outshot and outplayed most of the game ozzie saved us. Habs? No habs controlled play 5 on 5, PP time saved us. 3 losses before that. wings just have to play better as a team. the 2nd line needs to do something and howard needs to make somef****** saves. start ozzie next game, huds or cleary to the 2nd line bert or franzen to the 3rd line. change is needed

Wow. I am glad that the collective LGW forum members are not in charge of the team. The Wings are 1st in the West. 1st fricking place. Yet, they get no credit. Zippo. 3rd in goals per game. 11th in goals against. 10th in power play. 9th in penalty killing. 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. Room for improvement? Yup. Time to hit the panic button? No.

I know a lot of people think about 2002 when we had that star studded lineup, but many people forget that that same star studded lineup went 1-5-1 at one point in December. They also went 0-3-2-2 in the month of April. The point here is that every team is going to have ups and downs through the course of the season.

The Wings are going to have good and bad games. So far, they have won far more than they have lost. They are your leaders in the Western Conference. Yet, the LGW forum members cannot back them as a whole. We still have a deep division of people who like to play the blame game. True fans of a team I must say. /sarcasm

#2073569 12/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Kings 3 (OT)

Posted by Nightfall on 05 December 2010 - 12:24 AM

Would love to see Osgood learn some of Jimmie's strengths, like not letting in s***ty goals.

You have seen him let in a s***ty goal tonight? Please point it out because all I have seen are 2 deflections he had zero chance to stop.

#2073562 12/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Kings 3 (OT)

Posted by Nightfall on 05 December 2010 - 12:22 AM

Ozzie is playing great. Every shot that is coming straight at him he is stopping.

#2073554 12/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Kings 3 (OT)

Posted by Nightfall on 05 December 2010 - 12:21 AM

What it comes down to for me with Ozzie is that he is not as good as Howard at this point in their careers...Period.

As long as Ozzie plays like a capable back-up and get wins I don't really care about anything else.

I agree. Ozzie knows he won't get a starting gig with the Wings. At the same time though, I think he is a very capable backup.

#2073471 12/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Kings 3 (OT)

Posted by Nightfall on 04 December 2010 - 11:47 PM

Of course it's never Ozzie's fault when the other team scores lol

I could see you saying that if it was even remotely a stoppable shot. Off a redirection? Thats an ignorant statement.

#2073467 12/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Kings 3 (OT)

Posted by Nightfall on 04 December 2010 - 11:45 PM

Osgood is hopeless on long, screened shots, in any event. He's just not big enough.

Yea, a 3 time cup winner who has won almost 400 games and made it to 4 cup finals. He sucks. :P

Dumbest post ever

#2070320 Datsyuk's goal song?

Posted by Nightfall on 29 November 2010 - 09:57 AM

I know everyone has an opinion about what the goal music should be. Lets be honest here, every rink has their goal song(s) that adds to the atmosphere of being there. I like Chelsea's Dagger at the Hawks arena. That place is a madhouse when they score and that song comes up, and I have just been there 2 times in the last two years. Even the Dallas Stars arena has some great goal scoring music and other rink music that makes going there a lot of fun. Especially the end music when they win the game (Stevie Ray Vaughn who is a Dallas native).

As for Detroit's music, I feel that everything from the Irish Gig when Shanny played for us, to Hey Hey Hockeytown, to the final horn when they play "The good ole hockey game....." all add to the atmosphere of the game. From a personal standpoint, I would prefer to hear the Hey Hey Hockeytown song after the first goal, and then the ole 2 Unlimited song they played back in the day after every goal after that. Just my preference, but I also enjoy them adding a few different goal songs for a few different players.

#2065778 11/19 GDT: Wild 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by Nightfall on 19 November 2010 - 10:56 PM

Osgood? I would feel safer with Ericsson in the net, this team hasn't got a decent backup and howard have serious rebound issues

Yea, that 10-2 record is so hard to swallow. Sounds like you should go back to the Blackhawks bandwagon.

Except the Red Wings had the puck in Minnesota's zone 95% of the game and the Wild still managed to score four goals (three of which are solely on Howard).

I'm all for saying it wasn't a great team effort, but Jimmy Howard and his lack of rebound control cost us a point tonight. He'll bail the team out plenty this season, but he really deserves the blame for this loss. I think even idiots could see that.

So the defensive coverage in front of the net didn't matter? Lidstrom not picking his guy up on the final goal didn't matter? I guess the old addage rings true here...

Win, and its a team effort.
Lose, and its the goalies fault.

Wow, where have I heard that before? Typically from armchair hockey fans.

#2065733 11/19 GDT: Wild 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by Nightfall on 19 November 2010 - 10:10 PM

Win as a team, lose as a team. Goaltending was not great. Defense was not great. Our top line was not great either. Anyone blaming goaltending alone is an idiot. Blame the crap effort as a whole.

#2054061 10/28 GD: Coyotes 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Nightfall on 28 October 2010 - 07:15 PM

Nobody can say that Mickey is a biased commentator. He sounds like a Coyotes color guy tonight.

No one listens to Mickey anyway. If they did, they would have heard Mickey say the first goal was not Osgoods fault. The second goal was not Osgoods fault. The third goal MIGHT have been deflected. Course, Mickey is the best announcer according to Wings fans. Just not when it comes to commenting on how the Wings goaltending wasn't at fault or how bad their team is playing.

#2051826 10/23 GDT: Ducks 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Nightfall on 23 October 2010 - 09:03 PM

In other news: great scorers never have flukey, weak goals. Ever.

Good to know.

Also, he didn't have a breakaway, and it was on a weak angle.

Your reading comprehension sucks. Please re-read and try again. :D

#2051806 10/23 GDT: Ducks 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Nightfall on 23 October 2010 - 08:57 PM

The 4th goal is not the softy that you are trying to make it out to be and none of the other 3 goals had anything to do with Howard. So again, how did he have a pretty rough game? If anything it was average to good and got the Wings two points.

I agree. Its amazing how so many people listen to Mickey and say he is an awesome color commentator. Yet, even when Mickey says that the goal was a "goal scorers goal" and "Selanne picked his spot", the LGW forum members ignore what he says and think Mickey doesn't know what he is talking about.

As a goalie, that was the one goal that I would have felt I should have had. At the same time though, the other 3 goals that the Ducks scored Howard had no chance on. The team really came together and played well.

The Wings are 5-1-1 right now. Less bitching, and more happy from the LGW forum members would be appreciated.

#2050507 10/21 GDT: Flames 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Nightfall on 21 October 2010 - 09:02 PM

I agree with Mickey. Howard was outstanding in this game. He looks like he did at the end of last season.