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#2599628 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by gcom007 on 23 April 2015 - 08:55 PM

 

It could be any goalie. If people are going to put Mrazek on a pedestal as the savior then they need to call him out on his shortfalls just like they would whoever else is in net.

 

Man, you really want to start s***ting on him now the way he's been playing??? It'd be one thing if there weren't mistakes in front of, but there were. And he's been outstanding the last couple of games. He isn't the one dropping the ball right now, it's thef****** defense, in particular that s***ty ass pylon wearing number 52.




#2599573 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by gcom007 on 23 April 2015 - 08:44 PM

Just keep drinking.

 

I lost track of how many beers I've had in the 2nd. I've drank 2 just in the last 15 minutes though now. This OT is going to be absolutely brutal.




#2599049 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by gcom007 on 23 April 2015 - 07:13 PM

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#2598165 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by gcom007 on 21 April 2015 - 10:27 PM

It's really weird. It's ok to have some schadenfreude, but not at the expense of a guy who represents your team. What has he really done that makes people hate him so much? The guy had a terrible season, sure. But he responded by getting in excellent shape and playing at an all star level until he got injured. He then lost his starting job to a third stringer. If anything, the guy deserves pity.


Agree. I think Mrazek is locking down the starter role right now moving forward, and I think it's very possible that Howard could get moved this summer. But there's no bad guys here. Howard isn't a terrible goalie. He's not an *******. We're just lucky to have a guy like Mrazek coming up who's pretty damn good, and he's making the most of this huge opportunity. It's a rough deal for Howard. I'm happy for Mrazek, I think he's proving why he's the future starter for this team. But I genuinely feel bad for Howard. Again, he's a good goalie who's had some tough luck. If we move him, I wish him all the best.


#2597443 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by gcom007 on 21 April 2015 - 06:28 PM

Pavelf****** Datsyuk. There is no player more important to this team than that man. LOVE IT!




#2596329 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by gcom007 on 18 April 2015 - 04:40 PM

Glad we've got an extra day. It's nice to be even after starting on the road, but anyone seeking conciliation in that alone is grasping at straws. This team has been outplayed up and down and needs to be a hell of a lot better to stand a chance. We improved in some areas, but the amount of defensive mistakes in this game was just nuts.

 

And for the love, little GR regular season champs: did you learn absolutely nothing last year?!?!?!?

 

I'd be mad at Z if I believed he could help it, but I just don't think he can at this point. We can't rely on him to be an offensive force.




#2596165 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by gcom007 on 18 April 2015 - 03:49 PM

People want to blame Mrazek for this game??? Really? Really???




#2595150 Post-GDT ECQF Game 1: Red Wings 3, Lightning 2 (DET leads, 1-0)

Posted by gcom007 on 16 April 2015 - 11:22 PM

Wow bold statement!
I love his game right now. When I saw him take the face off with 12 seconds left I just thought of Draper in his prime. Just a guy you can count on to work hard and D the * up.

 

I was so impressed with Glendening's work ethic tonight. He never made it easy for Tampa and for him to get that game winning goal is just the icing on the cake. He's really become an incredibly important part of this young Red Wings team.




#2595011 Post-GDT ECQF Game 1: Red Wings 3, Lightning 2 (DET leads, 1-0)

Posted by gcom007 on 16 April 2015 - 09:21 PM

Only thing that makes me feel better about this win is that they know what's coming after last year. Tampa is going to keep pushing, and Detroit has to come back and be a lot better next game.




#2593800 Babcock: Petr Mrazek is starting Game 1

Posted by gcom007 on 16 April 2015 - 10:46 AM

As I suspected, this is no "middle finger" to Holland, and Holland seems to be very much in league with Babcock on the decision to start Mrazek:

 

"I don't think we're changing goalies every time we lose," Holland said. "Right now it's an opportunity for Petr Mrazek. He's played real well. When he gives up a goal, when he loses a game, it appears he can bounce back. He's got a lot of confidence, a lot of swagger. He won the Calder Cup championship (with the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2013)."

 

http://www.mlive.com...discover_w.html




#2593699 Franzen on IR

Posted by gcom007 on 16 April 2015 - 12:44 AM

Can Mlive not afford a decent microphone?

Video clip of Franzen talking about his concussion symptoms. When one reporter asks if it's scary since it was his third or fourth concussion, Franzen responds "I've had a few more than that."

Has he really? If he's really up to 6 or 7 concussions, it's definitely time to call it a career.


http://www.mlive.com...kes_red_wi.html

 

Rough. And from what I remember from earlier in the thread, it was suggested that this was his 10th concussion. No matter what anyone thinks of him as a player, it's impossible not to feel for him as a person. I, luckily, can't even imagine how hard this must be on him. Given how bad this one seems to have been and how many he's had, you really wonder if it wouldn't be best for him to hang them up. I'd honestly be fine with him coming back, and generally have had no agenda against him, but I wouldn't blame him at all for riding off into a Pronger-esque retirement. There are things more important than hockey. If one could guarantee that he'd never get another concussion, it'd be one thing, but that's simply not possible, and there are bigger things in life than hockey.




#2593590 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by gcom007 on 15 April 2015 - 08:23 PM

I honestly don't blame him. I'd be livid too. That was one of the worst calls I've seen in a long time, and to come in the playoffs? Absurd.


#2593579 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by gcom007 on 15 April 2015 - 08:16 PM

Love this time of year! I think Wings can take game 1.


#2593549 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by gcom007 on 15 April 2015 - 07:47 PM

I think Subban lacks maturity, but I didn't see the viciousness there for it to be 5 and a game.
Definitely a stupid play and a minor penalty, but not worse.


Dumb play, minor penalty, absolutely. It's absolutely absurd that he got 5 and a game for that. 100% completely absurd.


#2593318 Why so negative?

Posted by gcom007 on 14 April 2015 - 11:18 PM

Just listening to the NHL network fawn all over Tampa who hasn't won a damn thing in 10 years, talking about their experience and their speed. Just amazing to me. When the Wings are down they are too old, when it's playoff time the Wings are young inexperienced, and too easy to play against. I understand they haven't set the world on fire lately, but this team is a 100 point team. Please believe that the Red Wings aren't a good hockey club. They will run right through you.

 

If they do find a way to dial back into their level of play earlier in the season, they are going to shock a lot of people over the next couple months.