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Posted by gcom007 on 03 November 2011 - 11:48 PM
Posted by gcom007 on 03 November 2011 - 10:01 PM
There is clearly something very wrong with the Red Wings, but the more I see of this losing streak, the more I believe other teams have figured the Wings out.
The Red Wings are at their best with the puck (a lot) and their ability to get their skilled players in open space to create scoring chances. It seems fairly obvious opponents realize this and are forcing the Red Wings into coughing the puck up by clogging the neutral zone or forcing low percentage shots from the perimeter. It blew my mind tonight how the Red Wings can't/won't dump the puck in and chase it when the Flames sat back with the lead. The only player on the team that is willing to forecheck hard and go after the puck in deep is Helm. Everyone else wants to make fancy passes and skate through five guys at the blueline.
The Wild and Flames were hardly making any attempt to put the pressure on the Red Wings. Take advantage of a couple mistakes and poor calls and let the Wings self-destruct with their inability to do the things that can end a scoring drought. There's too much talent on the Red Wings roster to just say all of them can't score goals now, a mere couple months after a regular season where they were second in the league in offense. They certainly need a legit sniper (or three), but at this time they need to make adjustments and work harder to score some goals.
I don't know what else can be said. They can keep doing what they have done expecting better or decide enough is enough and rally as a team quickly before it gets ugly where the playoffs are in serious jeopardy. There is no quick fix in the minors or via trade this early in the season. Work harder Saturday and turn this thing around.
Posted by gcom007 on 08 September 2011 - 05:28 PM
Posted by gcom007 on 06 September 2011 - 12:32 AM
My post somehow got relegated to the end of page 4.
Maybe a bump is in order.
Where are my mod powers at so I can /thread?
Posted by gcom007 on 05 September 2011 - 11:15 PM
Not totally familiar with the intricacies of Amway, but they ARE shady. That being said, it's not their fault people fall for it. They are not technically doing anything illegal. From what I understand, they even buy back the merchandise that an IBO doesn't sell, which sort of disqualifies it for the "pyramid scheme" plan. If people get way too caught up in it, that's their own problem. It's really no different than blogging online. You're not going to make a ton of money doing it, and you should realize that, not let it destroy your life thinking you're "next big payday" is just around the corner.
Still do NOT like this partnership, not a great organization and kind of makes me wonder about Illitch now.
Posted by gcom007 on 05 September 2011 - 10:47 PM
Thank you, at least one person in this thread understands the concept of personal responsibility. I can't believe people are actually ignorant enough to neg your posts. The good thing about capitalism is that it has lifted countless millions out of poverty, the bad thing about capitalism is that if you make uninformed decisions you lose your money. But don't blame the person who made the uninformed decision, he/she is a victim of the system and doomed to poverty by pure bad luck/scheming by evil rich people .
On topic, I hate the fact that we have a corporate sponsor, but that has nothing to with it being Amway, I just don't want to see our sweaters start to look like the hood of a NASCAR car.
Posted by gcom007 on 04 September 2011 - 11:37 PM
Posted by gcom007 on 25 July 2011 - 02:21 PM
this offseason just gets better and better.
Posted by gcom007 on 18 July 2011 - 07:09 PM
Osgood did not do well in game seven. He failed to position his stick correctly on the first goal and completely lost his angle on the second.
Posted by gcom007 on 18 July 2011 - 06:36 PM
Including Ozzie. On that breakaway goal he had such terrible position that you could tell just by the camera angels. I still don't and never will buy in that he was the Conn Smythe worthy during that run.
Posted by gcom007 on 18 July 2011 - 04:26 PM
Posted by gcom007 on 18 July 2011 - 04:17 PM
Anyone who thinks Ozzie sucks is clearly delusional. At the same time, anyone that isn't even the slightest bit concerned for stability at the number 2 spot given his health concerns is no different.
Posted by gcom007 on 04 July 2011 - 09:22 PM
There's no reason to leave $7M for the trade deadline. $3M is plenty so we basically will have $4M to sign a backup and make another move.
Posted by gcom007 on 04 July 2011 - 07:02 PM
“We like our team, but we’re ready to make another move or two—whether it’s a signing or a trade—to make our team better this summer,” Holland said.
He's not going to say "Damn we're in need of a top-tier d-man that I hope to get via trade." You know... because he doesn't want to get rail-roaded by the team he wants to trade with.