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#2218865 This team screams for a trade

Posted by Guest on 26 October 2011 - 10:28 PM

He agrees with you. I don't. I don't think we're favorites, but this team is more than capable of winning a Stanley Cup. We have great depth, our top 6 all has the potential to do well in the playoffs and hopefully our defense will be well improved. Obviously on paper it's worse this year but hopefully with a new defensive coach we will be able to shut teams down. The thing I'm most worried about, frankly, is how effective Datsyuk and Zetterberg will be. Strange as it is.


What you're seeing from GMR is called defensive pessimism, though he's sure to falsely label it as 'realism.' He's also apparently forgotten the giant uproar during the 2007 offseason, during which the Wings lost Calder and Bertuzzi and added only Drake. But hey, some people would rather wuss out than risk disappointment.


#2218805 What's up with Zetterberg?

Posted by Guest on 26 October 2011 - 07:09 PM

Helm on the first line? Surely that will fix the two goals in two games issue.


I don't care. Z should have to work his way back up the ladder. He's lazy and he sucks (srs). Other than the playoffs, there is nothing special about this guy, other than his wife's beautiful breasts.

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#2218792 This team screams for a trade

Posted by Guest on 26 October 2011 - 06:15 PM

Ha ha ha ha. I remember when it started. Those were good times. Freedom of Speech was Freedom of Speech back then. Now it's about popularity. They even keep a plus/minus stat on everybody so you can have a good rep or a bad rep. I'm a minus 51 right now. I feel like Ericsson! Damn. ha


It seems you feel persecuted when others disagree with you. If this is the case, then perhaps discussion boards are not for you. Go start a dictatorship somewhere if you want a gang of yes-men.


#2218788 This team screams for a trade

Posted by Guest on 26 October 2011 - 05:51 PM

Ouch. That hurt. It's sad you don't realize they are nearly one in the same.


It's sad that your attempt to condescend someone utilized shoddy English. It makes you look very silly.

Lol, -4, am I not kissing the Red Wings ass enough for you guys? I remember when this forum used to be good and someone could have a strong opinion. Now that's living in the past.


Are you unaware that people will disagree with you on a discussion board? You act as if it is somehow unfair. What were you expecting? Unanimous agreement?


#2218695 This team screams for a trade

Posted by Heroes of Hockeytown on 26 October 2011 - 11:29 AM

wings fans have higher standards, and with good reason.

we aren't thef****** blue jackets here

we expect more.

Come now, there's not a season goes by that every team in the league doesn't suffer losses like this one. You can expect more, but this is the reality of your present universe.

That said, although the Wings' 5-2 start is nice, it's hardly special. There are four other teams in the West that have more or less equaled that start -- the Wings have work to do.


#2218683 This team screams for a trade

Posted by Guest on 26 October 2011 - 10:42 AM

You expect an 82-0 season?

Good to know.

i expect them to look like they give a s***.


#2218666 This team screams for a trade

Posted by Doc Holliday on 26 October 2011 - 09:55 AM

wings fans have higher standards, and with good reason.

we aren't thef****** blue jackets here

we expect more.


You expect an 82-0 season?

Good to know.


#2218654 This team screams for a trade

Posted by Z and D for the C on 26 October 2011 - 08:52 AM

I think it's the manner of the losses, not the losses themselves. Not that I'm panicking or complaining, just saying. Though Zetterberg needs to get his s*** together.


#2218609 This team screams for a trade

Posted by Guest on 26 October 2011 - 05:17 AM

It's only two games--preceded by five games of very good hockey--and yours is a knee-jerk reaction of the worst sort. Get a grip.

On a minor note--and for your own future reference--it seems that you have a very flawed understanding of roster limits. The Wings are at the maximum roster size right now. They cannot simply make players healthy scratches and call up others to replace them. They may only exceed the roster limit via call-ups if the call-ups are replacing injured players. Please note that I find the entirety of your post ludicrous and only wrote this clarification for your own benefit.


#2218608 This team screams for a trade

Posted by RusDRW on 26 October 2011 - 04:39 AM

We have one of the most capable rosters in the whole league that can deliver in each and every game and all we get is clear lack of effort. I'm getting tired of all these after game quotes "We though we were prepared", "We just got beat, 7-1, so to start like that tonight, to me, is lack of preparation," "It was a disappointing effort. The coaching staff didn't do a good enough job; the players didn't do a good enough job."

We've heard such things so many times during the last two/three years. Where are the consequences? I think the real reason is that everyone on the roster feel too safe. They known that no matter how bad they play they'll never be traded. Starting from 4th line plug Miller to "superstar" Zetterberg. When intensity of the game is rather low we often win on a pure skill, when it gets higher like in the last two games we simply give up. To me this is pure lack of effort. If Bertuzzi or Zetterberg don't like to compete in games like this scratch them and call up Nyquist or Tatar.

PS For those saying that it is only two games (there are always a plenty of such guys) I recommend to watch some other teams. No team in this league gives up games so easily.


#2218592 Jimmy Howard will miss Tuesday's Game

Posted by Guest on 25 October 2011 - 10:50 PM

Lol indeed. No crow eating for me.


If you don't care what others on this forum think, then why are making this effort?


#2218722 This team screams for a trade

Posted by Guest on 26 October 2011 - 01:15 PM

wings fans have higher standards, and with good reason.

we aren't thef****** blue jackets here

we expect more.


I think this could be better put as "We're spoiled." That's a vast generalization of Wings fans, because, unlike you, many of us are capable of appreciating the Wings` success.


#2218721 This team screams for a trade

Posted by dallas27 on 26 October 2011 - 01:14 PM

Saying it's just two games and to not worry about it is no better than saying what the OP did.

Simple fact is the past two games they have played lethargic, undisciplined hockey. Taking seven penalties in one game is pathetic and worthy of a practice with no pucks. While I don't think it would affect the Wings but this type of play devolps bad habits. I don't know about the rest of you but the last thing I want going into Friday is a Red Wings team with bad habits.

Some quotes

Babcock had six different line combinations last night. 'That means there is a problem,' said the coach.


Babcock: I did the sleep test. I went to bed, I was bitter. I woke up this morning, I still was bitter.


Babcock on a physical practice. 'We don't do it in games, so we'll do it here.'


He went on to question their effort the past two games as well. But everyone here in their infinite wisdom, moreso than Babcock himself, say don't worry aboot it so all is well.

I'm not saying hit the panic button or do a trade in the immediate future or what have you, but to sit there and say absolutely nothing is wrong when the coach himself is claiming otherwise, is kind of silly


#2218651 10/25 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by Guest on 26 October 2011 - 08:44 AM

i think we've all accepted the fact that zetterberg will never be the same player he was in 07-08.

he has cement in his skates. his back is toast. his forehand shot is gone.

...but did anyone expect it to be this bad? he's been absolutely terrible.

i wonder how that contract will look in 1-2 more years.


#2218555 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by newfy on 25 October 2011 - 08:43 PM

Well tongihts game wasnt good by any means, but Ericcson and Kindl have been pretty physical so far this year.

Ericcson may not be agreat hitter but hes huge and can man handle guys in the corners, hes been doing it consistently so far. Went after Dorsett at the end of the game again as well, Babcocks words musta stuck in his head a bit