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#1958924 WCQF Game 6 GDT: Coyotes 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 April 2010 - 08:29 AM

I know I shouldn't be surprised, yet I am that there a people discussing yanking Howard.

It was definitely not one of his stronger games, but he was hardly the major reason the Wings lost, which is what the case would have to be for Osgood to start.

As I said before, more than anything he was the only one defending his net. He makes the first save, then there's two Coyotes players there to whack at any rebound. Now watch the highlights at the other end. Typically there's at least two if not three Phoenix players by Bryzgalov to clear the crease and any rebounds.

He let in an Ozzy-like five hole goal on the shorty, but otherwise played pretty well. The Yotes had a couple seeing-eye goals and were screening him well.

In short, ya gotta dance with the one who brung you. Jimmy will start, play big in net, and the Wings win.

#1958916 Has Ericsson suffered any concussions this season?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 April 2010 - 08:22 AM

Ericsson is:

1) Lazy
2) Careless
3) Unwilling to play physically
4) Unwilling to skate at top speed
5) Unable to produce any offense
6) Constantly making errors
7) Unable to participate in any puck-cycling
8) Unable to select shots
9) Slow


Many of these things could be improved immediately, but he doesn't seem to care.

So Ozzy and Ericsson are apparently the two not safe under your umbrella of blind optimism.

I can understand a lot of the points you make, even if I don't agree with a couple like 5 (I don't think that's his primary role, much like Lilja), and 7 (again, not his role). But what I don't get is the personal attacks like #1 and saying he doesn't seem to care.

Really? You think he's just half assing it out there and could give a crap that he's playing in the playoffs? Like all he's half to do to play better is actually try?

He's still relatively young, has dedicated his life to hockey, and is getting his big break this year. Pretty much make it or break it. And so far he's mostly broke it. It may just be that he doesn't have the ability to become an NHL defenseman but it's pretty ridiculous to assume he just doesn't care.

#1957942 WCQF Game 6 GDT: Coyotes 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 April 2010 - 03:15 PM

one-handed tap on the shinpads takes him down. Nice.

#1957928 WCQF Game 6 GDT: Coyotes 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 April 2010 - 03:12 PM

why can't Bertuzzi seem to catch a pass?

#1957902 WCQF Game 6 GDT: Coyotes 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 April 2010 - 03:05 PM

I honestly cannot name one player wearing the Red and White that I feel has played well today.

I'd say Eaves and Abby have.

#1954659 Matt Carkner Triple ot goal

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 23 April 2010 - 07:49 AM

And once again the Crosby obsession rears it's ugly head.

So you didn't notice him in OT? The guy has 13 points in 5 games, including 2 last night. And you're trying to imply he was invisible out there when he shouldn't have been?

Honestly I think he's a douchebag and he annoys the s*** out of me, but c'mon people. We're talking about what a stud Z is because he has 5 goals and 7 points in 4 games (which is very good). If a Wings player had 13 points in 5, we'd be falling all over ourselves.

Back on topic, I'm sooooo happy the Pens lost. And man are some good, but overrated goaltenders getting exposed this playoffs.

#1952617 Rob Blake Saved OT Playoff Hockey

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 April 2010 - 09:44 PM

Shanahan almost certainly voted in favor of 4v4 overtime. He even suggested, a couple of years ago, that he'd like to see the NHL move away from continuous overtime in the playoffs.

link? source?

I think the competition committee is made up of 4 NHL players, four GM's, and one owner. I would hope that all the players voted to keep OT the way it is. so I have to wonder who the idiot GM's are.

EDIT: Looks like it was Bob Gainey, Kevin Lowe, David Poile, and Don Waddell for the GM's, and Ed Snider, owner of the Flyers.

#1952575 WCQF Game 4 GDT: Coyotes 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 April 2010 - 09:17 PM


Hey look everybody! It's Crymson here to judge us again! :thumbup:

Wish I could've caught the game tonight. It sounded like a good one. This should be a great confidence builder for Jimmy. And it never ceases to amaze me how Z can turn it on come playoff time. He loves to shoot the puck and carry it into high traffic areas, both of which you really need this time of year.

Howard made a save without a mask??

#1949763 WCQF Game 3 GDT: Coyotes 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 April 2010 - 05:12 PM

That isn't your honest opinion. It's your way of giving up hope so that you won't be as disappointed if the Red Wings lose.

You know what his honest opinion is better than he does??

Good lord, do you ever actually talk about the game, or just psychoanalyze people in GDT's when you disapprove of the content of their message?

#1939388 Snakes

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 April 2010 - 07:44 AM

I might be more receptive if they were playing someone else and still planning something. But you know if they were playing the Kings or Preds, the idea never would have been born.

It's blatant immitation predicated entirely on the fact that we already do it. It borders on mockery.

Honestly it doesn't sound like mockery to me at all.

Yes, it's derivative. But as others have said, imitation, flattery, etc.

They're in the playoffs for the first time in eight years, back when people there probably didn't even know there was a hockey team in Phoenix. It's hard for me to get offended for fans trying to be excited about it, even if it's ripping off a Wings tradition. Like it or not, hockey is there. If it gets more popular in phoenix, it's better for the NHL.

They get made fun of for not having fans, now people are offended for the fans trying to be excited for the playoffs? What exactly can they do that's acceptable to us Wings fans?

#1938401 Bertuzzi SUCKS

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 April 2010 - 07:41 AM

It's weird, no matter how many times you or any of us have been saying this since Training camp, it doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon.

True, but we can still hold out hope. :P

Bert had a good season for the price tag, but seriously, before the playoffs someone needs to remind him he's 6'3" and 245 lbs. He should be going through guys, not trying to go around them.

#1938040 Brad Stuart Appreciation Thread

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 April 2010 - 08:18 PM

Stuart was a great pickup for the Wings. solid middle pairing, and provides a much needed physical presence to the Wings defensive corps.

And as people have mentioned, he really stepped up for this team in the first half of the season when they were struggling with injuries, and just trying to right the ship in general.

Thank you LA Kings for letting him go (though with all their young talent at D, I can't blame them).

#1933808 Which playoff opponent do you prefer?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 07 April 2010 - 08:55 AM

I think we all just need to take a moment to acknowledge that the Ducks won't be in the playoffs. :D

Oh how we'll miss watching Perry act like a little *****, or constantly having to hear about Niedermayer's smooooooooth skating. Not to mention watching Getzlaf decide to show up and score at will with 3 Wings players al over him. <_<

#1933411 Darren Helm plays on with broken nose

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 April 2010 - 02:43 PM

Charging, I don't think the stick went up... is it a 5 min major as the second choice? It wasn't as bad as some past hits, but it wasn't clean in the least.

Looked like a definite charge. I think an elbow too. I'd have to see the hit again, but that's my memory of it. Leaving his feet and elbowing Helm in the face.

There's a lot of tough guys in this thread. Having your nose broken may not be that big of a deal, but still flying into corners and hitting guys when you have a broken nose is another thing. It's not just the broken nose, but still playing a physical game. Not that surprising from a hockey player, but still pretty gritty.

#1932256 Osgood to start Sunday

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 04 April 2010 - 04:19 PM

This is what I mean. He does have to respect the shot but the shot was basically taken away. Lappy is not really a shooter either. Take that in to consideration. 90% of the time that pass is coming. Percentages increase when the shot is taken away.

If you take Timmonen, Lappy can walk in and cut across the face of the goal. Timmonen was the trailer. He is the best chance that Philly has to score if Ozzie plays the shot. He is also the best chance e have to see a save if Ozzie plays the pass to a shooter who is coming in square with no where else to go.

ok. I see what you're saying now.

Yeah, I'd say Ozzy was overly aggressive on the shot. Not sure it would've mattered, but at least there would've been less of a gaping net for the goal.

Like I said, there's some silver lining to me in that he recovered and made some big saves in the third. That's the first time I've seen that from him this season when he started that poorly. And the Wings need him to be stable as a backup for Howard, come playoff time and probably next season.