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#2508908 4/11 GDT - Hurricanes 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Dabura on 11 April 2014 - 09:38 PM

Also, if you think about it, this team doesn't necessarily know what to do with a "meaningless" game. Like Babs said, we've been fighting for our playoff lives for almost the whole season. We were definitely due for a big letdown. This was the ultimate trap game.

 

I'm just rationalizing now.




#2508900 4/11 GDT - Hurricanes 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Dabura on 11 April 2014 - 09:06 PM

Won't matter..they will beat the snot out of Florida

 

You never know.




#2508875 4/11 GDT - Hurricanes 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Dabura on 11 April 2014 - 08:57 PM

We really miss Z. And E. And most of all, Emdog.




#2508799 4/11 GDT - Hurricanes 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Dabura on 11 April 2014 - 08:00 PM

FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT GUYS




#2508782 4/11 GDT - Hurricanes 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Dabura on 11 April 2014 - 07:51 PM

Kindl-Lashoff making me want to cry.




#2508675 Babcock and Holland Talk About Stuff

Posted by Dabura on 11 April 2014 - 05:31 PM

I felt this deserved a thread:

 

Babcock and Holland On The Radio [Winging It In Motown]




#2508668 Puck Daddy: Trotz is probably out in Nashville

Posted by Dabura on 11 April 2014 - 04:17 PM

I'm thinking Trotz in Toronto might make a lot of sense.




#2508569 Maple Leafs Name Shanahan New Club President

Posted by Dabura on 10 April 2014 - 10:59 PM

Red Wings Name Wendel Clark New Club President




#2508491 Have the Wild Hit Their Ceiling?

Posted by Dabura on 10 April 2014 - 02:58 PM

Basically, the potential problem I'm seeing is that they've pushed all their chips into the middle for a veteran core. A forward's prime years are 25ish-30ish. Parise is 29. Koivu is 31. Pominville is 31. Moulson is 30. Vanek - since everyone's so sure he's headed to Minnesota - is 30. They have good young talent, but with all of their leaders having already played their best hockey, I'm kinda scratching my head here. To me, this looks like about a five-year window of opportunity, Cup-wise, and that's assuming they make some incredible progress in the ultra-tough West. Something in me says that's not at all what they were going for when they signed Suter and Parise and traded for Pominville and everyone said, "Oh s***, these guys are building the next Wings. They'll be competitive forever." (OK, maybe no one said that. But you get my point.)

 

You can say that we wouldn't make the playoffs in the Western Conference. (Personally, I think we would.) But how does that validate the Wild? We're in a transitional stage; just making the playoffs is a pretty big deal. The Wild? They want the Cup. Relative to their expectations, a first-round exit = abject failure.

 

I just find it weird. Like...this is it? This is the Minnesota Machine that everyone's been raving about? This is the team that's going to be a contender for years and years and years to come?




#2508409 Mike Babcock Appreciation Thread

Posted by Dabura on 10 April 2014 - 01:07 AM

If he doesn't win the Jack Adams this season, he probably never will. And I think there's something wrong with that.




#2508379 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by Dabura on 09 April 2014 - 11:12 PM

Babs says the kids are awesome and will be keeping their jobs:

 

https://twitter.com/...4928128/photo/1




#2508361 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by Dabura on 09 April 2014 - 10:27 PM

So Sheahan gets credit for the goal? Sweet. He's come a long way since Winkygate.




#2508328 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by Dabura on 09 April 2014 - 10:03 PM

You're forgetting Cleary will be back in the playoffs.

 

This is the time of year he lives for.  He doesn't care about the rest of the season.  He rises to the occasion in the clutch, when most of us would fail under similar pressure.  

 

Don't even joke about it.

 

Don't.




#2508282 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by Dabura on 09 April 2014 - 09:50 PM

So, big takeaway? For me...if our special teams can improve a bit and Z and/or E can return a little early, a series against the Pens is absolutely winnable. They only won tonight because we let them.




#2508261 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by Dabura on 09 April 2014 - 09:45 PM

Sucks. But I'll take the whole making the playoffs thing.