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#2604645 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by gcom007 on 29 April 2015 - 09:59 PM

Mike Babcock.




#2603377 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by gcom007 on 29 April 2015 - 12:45 PM

I don't really know how it'll play out, but I'm feeling more and more confident as the day goes on, despite the adversity we're facing. It may be misplaced, but I really think this team can find a way to pull out a win. 




#2602514 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by gcom007 on 27 April 2015 - 09:44 PM

I base that on how he's constantly out of position and can't stop a breakaway, along with losing two games for us. Mrazek was not good at all tonight. Yes, he made a crazy save but only because he was, again, out of position.

I'll just go ahead and not respond to your childish remark.


Being a coach or GM doesn't make a person smart. The fact is Mrazek lost us two games. Going with either goalie is a gamble, but I'd rather gamble on the goalie that has proven himself. Mrazek is going to be an amazing goalie in a couple years but he still has a ton to learn.

 

Only as childish as PMs you sent in the past about Flip's successes. It's all in good fun though.

 

And in regards to Mrazek, just no. Does he have much to learn still? Absolutely. Is he losing games for us in these playoffs? Good God, Lemon, that's the most ludicrous thing I've read in these GDTs lately, to be totally honest. 




#2602502 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by gcom007 on 27 April 2015 - 09:35 PM

No it doesn't look like he has heart either that or the guys are just not buying it,Why do you keep bringing up those rosters lol? As if Yzerman couldn't of done that on any team they built the team around him, they built the team around Lidstrom.. he finally retired and Kenny is not in any rush to improve our team so now Z is stuck with that, I don't think he was the best guy to be the next captain to this day I still don't understand how Datsyuk wasn't made the captain, i bet he said give it to Z, I don't blame Z for the lack of success but yes I am mad that in the past few years we've had an opportunity to do something and he just hasn't been able to lead this team   

 

I've always thought Dats was the better player and the most important player on this team. He's a leader in so many ways, but for better or for worse, I don't think he ever wanted to be the captain. I could be wrong, but from all that's been said over the years, I just don't think it's his style. 




#2602488 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by gcom007 on 27 April 2015 - 09:24 PM

Mrazek is going to be incredible, but he is not yet an NHL goalie.

 

On what do you base that astute assumption?

 

And who are you rooting for in this series? It must be emotionally brutal for you.




#2602473 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by gcom007 on 27 April 2015 - 09:19 PM

Mistakes will make or break game 7, just like every other game in this series. We are plenty capable of beating Tampa, that's abundantly clear at this point. But we are also far too capable of handing them opportunities on a silver platter. If we can minimize the defensive breakdowns and terrible line changes, we'll win. Mrazek has been good even in the losses when you really break it down. We're scoring goals. But we have to stop making so many big mistakes. Tampa is too talented not to capitalize on them.

 

Make mistakes: Lightning win. Minimize mistakes: Wings win. Simple as that.




#2602465 why marek zidlicky?

Posted by gcom007 on 27 April 2015 - 09:14 PM

He was a solid addition at first, but he's been a disaster in the playoffs. It's unbelievable how bad of luck Holland has with trades and free agency. Even when he seemingly does something right, it has a tendency of blowing up in his face.




#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.