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#2292203 Hossa Smoked

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 April 2012 - 12:25 PM

Torres has been suspended indefinitely, hearing on Friday.

Here's a link.

http://espn.go.com/c...ks-marian-hossa


#2292188 Time to start looking for a new coaching staff

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 April 2012 - 11:58 AM

The assistant coaches, maybe. Not Babcock.

It is the personnel that is the problem. Not the coaching. The ball is in Holland's court, now.

Exactly. And maybe not even the assistants, honestly. Babcock brought in some very green coaches. There's a chance they've learned a ton this season and will be better next year.

But this roster needs a shakeup for sure. If there's any silver lining in guys like Lids and Stuart leaving, it's that it forces Holland to do more than tweak the lineup.


#2292168 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 April 2012 - 11:21 AM

The team in general is awful. Not just Franzen. Everyone except for maybe two people.

I don't disagree, but when your team isn't doing well especially come playoff time, you look to your big players. Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen.

Dats and Z haven't been bad and even when they're not scoring they're strong defensively. When Franzen isn't scoring he's not doing much else. You can't rely on him to hit because half the time when he does it it's because he's mad and bound to take a penalty.

And like I said in another post, he's a known floater during the regular season, taking games off. And the answer is always "wait until the playoffs."

The Wings can't wait much longer.


#2291949 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 April 2012 - 12:57 AM

In 3 games Johan Franzen has one point, the goal that bounced off him into the net.

9 Shots on goal. 8 penalty minutes. -1.

Where's the playoff beast that's the justifies tolerating his half-assed regular season play?


#2291942 Hossa Smoked

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 April 2012 - 12:44 AM

Keep your head up.

Good play. Maybe a hair late, but good play.

Scott Stevens lived off of this and so did Vladdy

Nope.

This is such a myth based on a handfull of youtube clips.

It's a disgrace to say Vladdy lived off this. He was a predatory hitter like Kronwall is and Stevens was, but Vladdy kept his skates on the ice. Stevens too. Of a career worth of hits, people base it on a few borderline hits from Steven's top ten most devastating on youtube and act like he did this all the time. You could make an argument for the Kariya hit, Lindros too. But over his career Stevens was a clean but devastating hitter. Elbows in, skates on the ice.

Torres time and time again shows up late and launches himself off his skates. He's a dirty player. That has nothing to do with what Stevens and Vladdy did.


#2291692 Time to start looking for a new coaching staff

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 April 2012 - 10:19 PM

Getting rid of Babcock would be a mistake.

I'm sure there's some message fatigue but he's still a great coach. What he needs more than anything are players who compete hard every night. This lineup needs a shakeup before they need a new coach.


#2291644 #5 Philadelphia Flyers vs. #4 Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 April 2012 - 10:10 PM

Neal got one friggin game? Didn't he have two separate disciplinary meetings? And that equals one game?

Shanny, I loved you as a player but you're a joke as disciplinarian. You're seriously worse than Campbell, which is really doing something special.


#2291631 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 April 2012 - 10:08 PM

If the Wings don't make it out of the first round, mostly I'm just ticked that Holland didn't do anything at the deadline. Lids and our star players aren't getting any younger and he had cap room. This was the year.

If the Wings don't make it to the second round, Lidstrom should hang 'em up. He should go out relatively on top rather than trying to carry the team on his 41 year old back and listen to Holland explain away his lack of moves to make the lineup deeper.


#2291537 #6 Chicago Blackhawks vs. #3 Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 April 2012 - 09:52 PM

holy crap, the headhunter got another one.

Torres is a POS.





#2291525 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 April 2012 - 09:50 PM

Just a friendly reminder, talking about the game, including bitching after a loss is on topic.

Lecturing other people about their posts and what constitutes a "real fan" is not. Talk about the game and the team, not each other please.


#2289841 The Official NHL Suspension Thread

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 April 2012 - 02:30 PM

Shaw totally hit him on purpose. This ain't his first day in hockey. He could've easily skated up against the boards and around Smith. Good call Shanny.

esteef

He certainly could've done better to avoid contact, but Smith was also shooting the puck, spinning his body and head towards Shaw.

Three games is an absolute joke. Especially after Lucic got nothing. Shanny has seriously become less consistent than Campbell.

Other than that star players are probably not going to get suspended as long as lower line players. That's been pretty consistent.


#2289718 Preds not allowed to play ping pong at Joe Louis Arena

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 April 2012 - 12:03 PM

as Jedi pointed out only a few posts ago, please stay on topic.

If you can't keep from taking shots at either city or its fans, this thread will be the ping pong table, I will be Bertuzzi and you will be sad Predators who don't get to play anymore.


#2289471 Nashville or Detroit: Better Hockey Fans?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 April 2012 - 01:44 AM

Let me clarify, if this reply was aimed toward what I said above. I wasn't saying "get off our forums" or anything like that, but the fact is right now, we are down in the series 2-1 and the last thing on a lot of our minds is to welcome opposing team's fans with open arms considering the current standing of the matchup. It's tense, it's heated, and if Preds fans want to come here in this situation right now that's fine but understand that there's fans here that have been watching the Wings longer than the Preds have existed and expecting a friendly environment is unrealistic. It's not hatred, it's passion for our team. No disrespect intended to any outside non-Wing fans, but I won't be visiting other team's fan sites especially during the playoffs.

Honestly my post was a general response to some of the attitude shown in this thread.

Fans of opposing teams should be aware that things are probably a little tense here when the Wings are behind in a series, and Wings fans shouldn't automatically assume a fan of another team is here to troll. That's all I was saying.

As a mod I probably shouldn't derail threads further than they already are, so let's get back on topic about whatever is going on with this poll.


#2289466 Nashville or Detroit: Better Hockey Fans?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 April 2012 - 01:21 AM

From the Forum Rules:

I. General Posting Etiquette

The LetsGoWings.com Forums boast a wide variety of hockey fans from all ages, walks of life, and places around the world. With that in mind, the goal of these forums is to maintain quality hockey discussion for everyone. The Moderator Staff at LGW.com is specifically instructed to help keep the disourse in the hockey discussion areas free of off-topic banter, thread derailment, or posts that don't add anything to the discussion. Members (or potential members) shouldn't be discouraged from posting due to their team affiliation or the posting style of other members. With that in mind, these measures are being taken to keep the quality of the discussion on the forums at a high standard:


The short version is that fans of other teams are welcome here and no matter who you root for the idea is to for everyone to play nice and talk hockey.

Everyone doesn't need to get their hackles up just because it's a fan from another team. If they act like a troll, they won't last here very long.

And if any fan of any team is trolling or violating forum guidelines, please report the post so it will be brought to a mods attention.


#2288923 Retribution for clean hits...

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 April 2012 - 12:03 PM

so you think burrows is tough because he fought kopitar who had nothing to do with the hit? Howabout a canuck player nailing brown? (they did several times after this hit)

Brown took a big hit in the corner. Totally clean, nice hard hit. Got back up, skated to the net and scored the winning goal.

Like I said, hockey is a tough sport. You should be able to take a legal hit without your teammates mugging guys.