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#2505494 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 03 April 2014 - 11:20 AM

Y'know, even if we don't make the playoffs...these last couple weeks have been wild. Every game going down to the wire; Nyquist the "shooting star"; the kid line's heroics; Howard slowly but surely re-emerging; 0.4 seconds; Helm getting a hat trick; Glendening and Miller shutting down the likes of Crosby and Stamkos; Smith playing like a top-four defenseman; being David rather than Goliath (see: last night)...it's a crazy time to be a Red Wings fan.

 

One-year rebuild! w00t!




#2505472 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 03 April 2014 - 09:52 AM

Anybody remember that time Ken Holland said that Nyquist was not going to be a "savior" or something like that?  I know what he meant and all, but how much more wrong could he have been?

 

I had no issue with him saying that. He was protecting Nyquist, and he was calling it like he - and everone else - saw it. This kid was not going to be our savior. He was not going to score 30 goals. Not happening. No way.

 

On the other hand, he was also covering his own ass. He was saying this after having kept the kid in the minors for 20 games. He'd thought Cleary was valuable enough to bring back. How valuable was Cleary to us this season? He'd thought Samuelsson was worth investing in again. Quincey! What a home run Quincey's been! Etc. So, the whole "Well, understand: you people don't know what's what, but I do. I'm the GM" thing doesn't really endear him to you. And then he trades our best prospect because we definitely need another veteran (to be fair, we probably did. And Legwand has been good), and it's Tatar, Jurco, and Nyquist scoring last night, as the kids continue to carry the team on their collective back.

 

But whatever. I'm just happy we're winning!




#2505459 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by Dabura on 03 April 2014 - 09:19 AM

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#2505421 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 03 April 2014 - 01:25 AM

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#2505333 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 02 April 2014 - 09:58 PM

This.   ...and some clutch scoring from some youngsters. 

 

I have to ask... was Quincey on the ice for the last few minutes?   'cuz I think he might have been.

 

Definitely. I love when Tatar goes into oh-f***-this-s*** mode. He and Nyquist = Wings for life.

 

Quincey - I think he was! Good on him. Good on everyone.




#2505314 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 02 April 2014 - 09:50 PM

Howard won us this game. Needs to be said.




#2505099 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 02 April 2014 - 09:14 PM

Jimmy Howard is doing everything he possibly can to give us a chance to win. Credit where it's due.




#2505094 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 02 April 2014 - 09:13 PM

I hope the Capitals and Leafs let us backtrack our way into the playoffs.  

 

We were never supposed to win this one, so I'm not too worried. Yet.


Tatar makes stuff happen.




#2505089 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 02 April 2014 - 09:11 PM

All our players want to be Pavel Datsyuk or Henrik Zetterberg, carrying the puck in on three Bruins with no real plan.




#2505076 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 02 April 2014 - 09:07 PM

Just need one. We can do this.




#2505058 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 02 April 2014 - 09:03 PM

Edzo's head won't fit between the benches

 

hahaha




#2505049 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 02 April 2014 - 09:01 PM

Hey, whaddayaknow, take stupid penalties, get scored on.




#2505018 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 02 April 2014 - 08:55 PM

If there's one thing I miss about ESPN covering hockey, it was the guys involved with calling the games. Thorne, Clement, Pang > anything NBCSN puts on television. It didn't make me want to switch channels during intermission.

 

I wish they'd just use Dave Strader for all their games. Not physically possible, but yeah.




#2504995 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 02 April 2014 - 08:42 PM

NBC is just taking a break from stroking Crosby.

 

The in-studio guys have been really kind to the Wings. Pierre as well. It's really just "Edzo."




#2504985 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 02 April 2014 - 08:40 PM

If we can pull a point out of this...huge.