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#2602413 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by gcom007 on 27 April 2015 - 08:56 PM

 

Well, in his defense, it's not his roster.  Ken Holland is buying the groceries.  There's not much there to work with, especially on the back end.

 

Defense has been lacking for years and that's where the majority of our problems are at this point. I've said it a million times it seems like, but I can understand Holland struggling to bring in an elite defenseman. That's tough. I don't fault him really for not landing one because they don't grow on trees and they're tougher than ever to sign. But that he hasn't been able to make more improvements on some level after too many years now via trade or free agency is just sad.

 

I think it's incredible what Babcock's been able to accomplish with these teams these last few years. If anything, I don't think he gets enough credit for what he's accomplished given how lacking we are on defense in particular.




#2602111 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by gcom007 on 27 April 2015 - 07:51 PM

SITE FOR SORE EYES!!!

 

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#2601555 Tampa Bay Head Coach Jon Cooper Accuses Red Wings Of Cheating

Posted by gcom007 on 27 April 2015 - 03:05 PM

Womp womp womp




#2601047 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by gcom007 on 25 April 2015 - 08:31 PM

Agreed.

 

This is sorta reminding me of what the Habs had 4, or 5 years ago with Price, and Halak. 

 

I hope both are kept, and share the net next season (unless of course Holland is offered a ridiculous package for 1 of them sometime this summer).

 

I hope Holland at least entertains the idea of trading Howard to upgrade the D. There's a part of me that definitely thinks it'd be good to have both next year as I still expect Mrazek to go through some growing pains now and again. But Howard is the best asset we've had since Flip that we can now likely afford to give up, and we really, really need to upgrade our D. In my mind, he's got to at least try.

 

And hell, at this point, I wouldn't be shocked if Howard requested a trade. He's not going to want to be the backup on a team at this point in his career. He's 31; he doesn't have that many years left of his prime.




#2601024 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by gcom007 on 25 April 2015 - 08:10 PM

1.91 GAA .937 SP 2 Shutouts

 

He's been nothing short of incredibly impressive. Imagine those stats if he had a team in front of him that didn't hand Tampa so many opportunities, and if the team hadn't collapsed last night? He really has looked solid even in the losses. But for him to come in here at this point in his career and do this in the playoffs, it's just unreal. I really didn't think it'd go down like this so quickly, but I think it's pretty clear at this point that we have a new starter. He'll still have struggles, and I expect next year will have it's ups and downs, but he's proving right now that he knows how to elevate his game when it matters most. That's exactly what you want in a starter and a playoff goalie.




#2600800 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by gcom007 on 25 April 2015 - 07:26 PM

Playoff Zetterberg finally arrived tonight, he's playing great.

 

Showing why he's the captain tonight. He's finding that extra gear in a huge game and coming up big, and you know it's harder for him right now than it's ever been in his career. Heart and soul.




#2600679 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by gcom007 on 25 April 2015 - 06:39 PM

I've always liked Glenny, but man oh man, who would've thought he'd become this important of a player to this team? You've got to love it.




#2600539 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by gcom007 on 25 April 2015 - 05:49 PM

Now would be a phenomenally great time to capitalize on a power play.




#2599897 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by gcom007 on 23 April 2015 - 10:51 PM

Come to think of it, I think I'm bleeding inside my chest.

 

Okay, maybe not, but my chest actually hurts. Maybe playoff rage isn't healthy. 




#2599882 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by gcom007 on 23 April 2015 - 10:10 PM

The beers have moderated me. I am calm again.




#2599842 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by gcom007 on 23 April 2015 - 09:42 PM

Glenny will have a letter on his sweater when pav and z leave.

 

No doubt.




#2599834 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by gcom007 on 23 April 2015 - 09:38 PM

I don't mean to be hating on Z but 34 isn't old lol damn Lidstrom was 42 and playing damn good for his age. I see slapshots that can't even hit the net most of the time Lidstrom hit the net from far out near the blue line just hasn't been any slapshots. I would love to have a screen player like Holmstrom man how i miss those days. I guess I am just not liking whats happening to us as a team. Also worried the hard reality is Babcock is gone this year that leaves some big shoes to fill.

 

Lidstrom never had chronic injury issues.




#2599809 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by gcom007 on 23 April 2015 - 09:26 PM

Mrarzek should have had that first goal. He saves that bad angle short side shot then we win 2-0.... no chance on the other goals. It's infuriating that our "top pairing" is the most easily rattled players we have on the team. DD and Q are pretty much better at every facet of defense. What do we do with E and Kronner? Locked up long term and pretty much keep our defense stagnant at mediocrity unless we upgrade so much they're on the 3rd pairing

 

Kronwall's had to change his game in the post-Lidstrom era and it just doesn't fit him, and E should just be gone. I've said it for ages. He might not be quite as bad as some of us make him out to be at times, but at the end of the day, he too often just doesn't have what it takes. It's the principle of the matter more than anything at this point to me. We hang on to guys like him and we're less inclined to do what we need to do to really make this defense better. 




#2599789 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by gcom007 on 23 April 2015 - 09:18 PM

Ansar Khan ‏@AnsarKhanMLive now

Glendening injured his thumb. Says he'll be back for Game 5

 

Best news of the night at this point. I don't believe we'd stand a chance without him. He's too important to shutting down their offense at this point. If he was out, I was throwing in the towel on this series. We might still have a fighting chance now.




#2599733 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by gcom007 on 23 April 2015 - 09:08 PM

I've avoided posting it, though I've thought it a thousand times, but I've never felt that it was more relevant than tonight...

 

This team will never win a Stanley Cup with Jonathan Ericsson.