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pondrocket

Member Since 19 Feb 2004
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In Topic: Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

14 April 2015 - 04:37 PM

Nope, I think Holland has a much clearer view of his team.  He can't fool himself any longer.  He needs a couple top 4 D to hit prime in 3 to 4 years.  He will rebuild in a more meaningful way.  He has to, in order for them to improve fast enough to be competitive when the new arena opens.


In Topic: Is A First Round Exit Imminent?

08 April 2015 - 09:09 PM

No way this team advances to the 2nd round.  We may even be swept.  This has nothing to do with the sky falling, this is about the personnel that make up the team.  Just too many deficiencies.  Our best guys are plain and simple wore out.  They have been killing themselves All season & just don't have enough in the tank.  Pav is walking wounded, Hank is a bit slower, sore and beat , Kronner is tired and only Danny D can be consistent help for him. (Although E can send it up the middle to opposing forwards just like his first day)  E is kinda like Willie Mitchell, with less talent and instinct.

 

It isn't all a loss though.  Let the kids get up here and play in some pressure filled games.  Petr is going to be an incredible goalie after a little more experience and a couple better defense-men in the top 4.  All the forwards need a nap as they have not just played defensively they have had to be the D. 

 

Bad passes, turn overs, getting pushed around, stick a fork in them.  I still root for them, I still follow them but watching them play is like watching paint dry, more than it should.  Set your T times for the 27th.  You might see a Wing or two.  If I do I will thank them and wish them a great summer.  If I see Babs I will beg him to stay, if I see Holland I will congratulate him on keeping his playoff streak alive and ask him when the parade is.  After all 16th, 15th, 14th, place deserves a celebration doesn't it?  I also might take his car keys from him and place them on the shelf third from the top where he will have to ask a jockey to get them down for him.   


In Topic: 4/5 GDT : Washington Capitals 2 at Red Wings 1

06 April 2015 - 10:40 AM

That's what we're blaming the slump on now? lol

It is what many have been saying ALL year.


We'll it certainly isn't for lack of trying. Holland definitely tried as best as he could for Shea Weber and then Ryan Suter. 

I agree that he has tried; & he is in a tough position balancing the assets he trades away versus the assets he gets in return.  Those are the decisions he is paid to make.  This summer will be 7 years, 70% of a decade, if he doesn't at least bring in help for the top 4.  Nothin happins until he does.


In Topic: 4/5 GDT : Washington Capitals 2 at Red Wings 1

05 April 2015 - 11:38 PM

 

Why? He nabbed Cole and Zidlicky for us. Everyone was pretty universally happy when those trades went down, and it showed he was trying to improve this team for the playoffs. Zidlicky alone won us a few games. Personally I don't think either should be replaced, but I'd like to hear why you think the GM is more responsible for this slump than the coach.

Because he has failed to ice competent D for 6 years. 


In Topic: In the midst of one of the worst slumps in recent memory...where will

03 April 2015 - 04:55 PM

Make the playoffs, don't make the playoffs they will be golfing when round 2 begins.  To me this is really good.  A clear view of exactly who this team is.  We still have some really talented kids on the team & more on the way from Grand Rapids.  Petr is a freshman goalie that is spectacular 90% of the time.  He will be great with some experience and some D.  I am more optimistic than I have been in years.  Holland can't fool himself or hide behind the lap dog PR mechanism any longer.  Ya have to admit when Holland signed Danny for 1.5 million he was revealing what he thought this team would accomplish.  The season turned out about where they were expected, a playoff bubble team at the end, with some interesting games the first third of the season.