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#2380761 Concerned - we might not make it in to the playoffs

Posted by Dabura on 05 April 2013 - 12:48 PM

I tend to think it would actually be BETTER in the long run were this team to miss the postseason, the record be damned. Missing the postseason means that heads would actually roll for a change. I think. Maybe.

 

I tend to agree.

 

But, like zombo said, Holland would just blame it on injuries.



You are wrong.  At the mid point of the season last year they were #1 in the entire league.  But that fact doesn't fit your story.  Carry on...

 

And we lost in the first round. In five games. To the Predators.

 

Big picture. We're trending downwards.




#2380108 Nyquist, Tatar, dekeyser

Posted by Dabura on 04 April 2013 - 08:22 AM

Not be That Guy, but...you all realize our "youth movement" is kind of a lie, right?

 

If we aren't decimated by injuries, and if Holland lands Parise or Suter or Salo etc., we remain a heavily veteran team.




#2380089 Holland retirement watch?

Posted by Dabura on 04 April 2013 - 05:21 AM

"We like our team."

 

"We're gonna kick all the tires."

 

"The price wasn't right."

 

"[Insert injured player] is our big deadline acquisition."

 

We need some t-shirts! We could wear them to The Joe in groups - y'know, in honor of Ken's brilliant work and all. :innocent:




#2379576 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by Dabura on 03 April 2013 - 02:22 PM

SAMUELSSON BABY!!!!! WOO-HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




#2379561 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by Dabura on 03 April 2013 - 02:19 PM

I'm going to be the darkhorse here and not blame this all on Ken Holland like all the other fans. Why? Because I understand that Holland COULD"VE tried to get all he could. What honestly did he have to play with? Ian White? Filp? Great, two players that would be RENTALS.

 

And whose fault is that?




#2379452 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by Dabura on 03 April 2013 - 01:45 PM

As much as I want him to make an impact trade... Kenny is doing it right.

 

You don't make a trade just to make a trade... If he feels like he is being fleeced, don't do it.

 

Kenny doesn't have 4 cups under his belt as a GM for being stupid.

 

I'm as frustrated as the next, but in a shortened season where we are down, why make a move when you don't have to.

 

We've been essentially standing pat for how long now? At what point does this become laziness, or worse? What are the odds that we get to this summer...and stand pat? And then get to the next trade deadline...and stand pat? And then get to next summer...and stand pat? And then....

 

And for how long do we ride the 4 Cups? And how many of those were solidly, squarely, undeniably, unequivocally Holland's?

 

Holland just doesn't seem hungry to win. He doesn't seem to want to do everything in his power to make this team as competitive as possible. It seems like it's more a "Well, if something falls in my lap, great. But it has to fall in my lap" M.O.

 

Hurray for complacency!




#2379414 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by Dabura on 03 April 2013 - 01:38 PM

I'm starting to think Holland is *more than ok* with not making the playoffs.




#2379204 Could Kenny be working on something HUGE?

Posted by Dabura on 03 April 2013 - 10:04 AM

What irritates me the most is that standing pat is fine if you've got a good team, but when your team has been woefully inadequate for the last four years, how do you justify doing nothing?  Holland says "we like our team".  I respond...why?  They've continuously gotten worse and proved nothing when it matters. 

 

What's to like?  They aren't as bad as Calgary or Columbus? 

 

Aren't we supposed to aim a little higher than that in "Hockeytown"?

 

I'm with ya, Kip.

 

I get that we're not really in a position to wheel and deal. What vexes me is that we're in this spot to begin with. It feels like we do nothing, and we say our hands are tied, and that goes back to us having said the same thing six months prior - but ***we don't talk about that***...., and we do some more of nothing, and things get worse, but what can we do? Our hands are tied. We have to see what this group can do! And on and on, nothing new under the sun, etc. etc. etc.




#2379190 An interesting point about our apparent deadline strategy

Posted by Dabura on 03 April 2013 - 09:51 AM

With the team we have, I'd take Parise over Franzen just about any day of the week. Guy's a mad-dog puck-hound. Very intense forechecker, very responsible defensively. Great leader.




#2379156 time to trade filppula?

Posted by Dabura on 03 April 2013 - 08:44 AM

We're not winning the Cup this year. I'll be amazed if we even seriously challenge for it. (Prove me wrong, Wings.)

 

So...if Flip wants 5, and we could get a 1st for him...trade him.




#2378799 An interesting point about our apparent deadline strategy

Posted by Dabura on 02 April 2013 - 03:57 PM

We like our team.


 

Everyone is on Bert and Sammy's asses, but why is everyone okay with Helm constantly being injured?

 

Because Helm is awesome.




#2374872 Iginla Traded to Pittsburgh

Posted by Dabura on 28 March 2013 - 01:01 AM

So. How hard is Gary Bettman right now?




#2374865 Iginla Traded to Pittsburgh

Posted by Dabura on 28 March 2013 - 12:54 AM

Hoping Marc-Andre will s*** his pants when it matters most in the playoffs. 

 

I hope they get torn apart in the first round. (Again.)




#2374854 Iginla Traded to Pittsburgh

Posted by Dabura on 28 March 2013 - 12:42 AM

We like our team.




#2374764 Red Wings lead NHL in man-games lost to injury

Posted by Dabura on 27 March 2013 - 08:57 PM

I'm not surprised at all, and we've still managed to succeed as a team this season and make a push for the playoffs. Pretty huge plus imo.. we might even get a few guys back fresh for the playoffs, an advantage a lot of teams won't have.

 

Agreed.

 

I kinda wonder if we're better injured, though.