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#2270673 Call the team out

Posted by pondrocket on 15 March 2012 - 08:30 PM

Yep....must be why we won the cup in 08 and went to game seven the next year. It's not the size of the dog, ya know?



That was a more skilled team & the rest of the western teams had not caught up to the new financial requirements & the teams in the west were chasing a finesse style of play.

The western teams are bigger now, we are less skilled & there is far more parody in the west. Today, the sharks are 9 points above 500 & are not in the play offs. It's not 08.


#2270534 Call the team out

Posted by pondrocket on 15 March 2012 - 10:28 AM

This is what happens when a team is small and plays big. They get hurt and can't play to their potential. This is not a player integrity issue, this is not a coaching issue. This is a GM issue. Kenny has been good, but he has been very lucky too. Kenny has jumped the shark!


#2264342 Post-TDT: Red Wings stand pat, no additions

Posted by pondrocket on 27 February 2012 - 10:23 PM

I'm sure you could come up with reasons why every team will lose. It's far easier to predict that a team will lose in the playoffs. Come back when you can tell me which team will win.



Specifically Detroit will loose because they will play very hard during the regular season, with the regular season rules and be physically beat up to start them. When the playoffs begin the ref's will swallow the whistle (as they ALWAYS DO)Zetta will be cross checked into explaining that he played hurt most of the playoffs. Danny Cleary will give it all he has but will crack a rib falling off his chair trying to stand up to someone, Dats will be slashed & waked by a meaningless player & hurt his wrist (Any of this sound familiar? I believe Mule, Howard, Quincy, Lids and Stuart will have great 6 games, but they are done. It takes more out of them to take the pounding then the bigger clubs. I also be they kill themselves trying to secure home ice throughout, Sorry Vanc., Nashville, (SJ (built for play offs)will show them the way to their T time. Doesn't make me happy. I genuinely appreciate the team. My ***** is with Holland. That said I appreciate the team even Kenny. I am just appreciating the boy scout philosophy less & less each year.

Not trying to piss anyone off. Just venting and disappointed. Justified or not it feels like my hockey season is over. Part of what I enjoy is the strategy of building the teams.

I hope Kenny can relax tonight, crack open a Zima & watch the bachelor or whatever she likes.......


#2264158 Post-TDT: Red Wings stand pat, no additions

Posted by pondrocket on 27 February 2012 - 04:30 PM

Since you've a crystal ball, can you tell me who will win the Cup and in how many games? I'd like to place some bets in Vegas.



I don't know who will win, but I know Detroit won't. Let me know when they hit 500 on the road.


#2264135 Post-TDT: Red Wings stand pat, no additions

Posted by pondrocket on 27 February 2012 - 04:07 PM

I am pretty sure that this is the same team ( abeit Quincey) that just ran the table with a record setting 23 games at home. C'me on....this is a great team and the no one in this trade deadline got much better. We could have added some extra pieces but so could have a lot of teams.
We dont have the record that we do by being crappy



Nobody is saying the wings are crappy. The frustration is that the competition got a little tougher to play against, we are not doing well on the road & we are beginning to see the impact of injuries. We are not built for playoff hockey & will not survive. Sorry, we didn't improve when we could have.


#2264115 Post-TDT: Red Wings stand pat, no additions

Posted by pondrocket on 27 February 2012 - 03:47 PM

I think this damn hockey season was going to interfere with golf. Not any more. Round one & off to the cabin. Well now I won't feel guilty when I stop buying that crappy pizza.


#2264082 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by pondrocket on 27 February 2012 - 03:34 PM

Ken Holland strikes again!

How did this team get better over the last few weeks? Quincey is an upgrade, but does it really excite you that we are now looking at Brendan Smith as a possible playoff defenseman? Jesus, keep Commodore, at least he's got some experience.

But once again, super Kenny Holland sits on his laurels, hopes for a miracle, gets paid the same..........notice how his protege, Steve Yzerman, made moves to improve his club.



Quincy is just a make up for resigning Erikson at the number he did. If it weren't for Hanken & the scouting department (that was in place before Holland) we would be like Calgary at best. Maybe


#2264052 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by pondrocket on 27 February 2012 - 03:25 PM

Get ready for a round one exit. Again! Well, when I consider the officiating problems of the NHL, our typical early round ouster, The salary cap & Kenny's insistence on making the Donny Osmond of Hockey teams, I have seen my last game for the year. Maybe next year??? Have a great summer everybody. I may watch Nashville though. They are going to be fun!!!


#2263854 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by pondrocket on 27 February 2012 - 02:28 PM

Kenny is being responsible to returning money to the bottom line. he builds teams that do well in the regular season, sell lots of tickets, even more beer & Red Wing swag. A good playoff team is not always a good regular season team. He knows how to build great reg season teams. He certainly knows more then most, but I am beyond board with the milk toast style of team. I have wasted my last Trade deadline day. Used to be my favorite day of the year. He has the money, he has the need. He is just content. too content.