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#2502013 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by Dabura on 27 March 2014 - 07:08 PM

Sheahan is the s***.




#2502006 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by Dabura on 27 March 2014 - 07:06 PM

Also: really hate to say it, but Howard really does need to figure it out or GTFO. He makes at least a couple fantastic saves a game, but then, don't most NHL goalies? We don't need "most NHL goalies." We need a wall, an impenetrable fortress, a source of strength, a shot in the arm. He's not getting paid the big bucks for "Well, you can't totally blame him for that goal. Or that one. Or that one. Or that one. Or that one. OK, maybe that one. But not that one. Or that one. Or..." At some point, it's on him. Indeed, as Babs has explicitly stated, this team - injured or healthy - will go as far as Jimmy Howard takes it.




#2501971 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by Dabura on 27 March 2014 - 06:57 PM

howard is incapable of stepping up when this team needs him the most.

 

He's capable of doing it. That's what makes the fact that he's not doing it so maddening.




#2501966 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by Dabura on 27 March 2014 - 06:55 PM

good grief the number of passes into skates

 

This is something that really boggles my mind. It's been an issue all season long, and it's actually gotten worse and worse, to the point where we've been botching probably about a third or a quarter of our passes.

 

If there's one thing you don't want your team to struggle with, it's passing. If you can't pass, you're toothless and vulnerable in all three zones. Mirror regrouping, breaking out, charging through the neutral zone, cycling - it all becomes an adventure. Compound that with our injuries, Howard's struggles, and everything else, and it really is a wonder that we're still in the playoff picture.

 

PICK IT UP IN THE SECOND BOYS. STOP SUCKING.




#2501935 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by Dabura on 27 March 2014 - 06:45 PM

All I think of when watching the Wings is the song "Give it Away" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers 

 

bahahaha

 

Perfect. Because the subject matter, and because the song is absolutely terrible. (I love the Chili Peppers, FTR.)




#2501928 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by Dabura on 27 March 2014 - 06:44 PM

We kind of suck at this whole must-win game thing.




#2501558 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by Dabura on 25 March 2014 - 10:55 PM

After all these injuries and with only 10 games left the positive is that the Wings are in a playoff spot, that is incredible in itself.

 

It really is pretty incredible. I mean, we're all bent out of shape about our team not getting it done (and justifiably so, I guess), but, like, look at it from the perspective of a Wild fan. We should've been an easy four points for them. No team has any business being as competitive as we've been with the injuries we're dealing with. (Yeah, I know, the Penguins. But everyone knows that's a lame comparison.) And now we may be getting a bit healthier.

 

So, yes, losing this game sucks. But that we're even upset about this loss is a remarkable thing. Our season should be over. We should be in free fall mode like the Sens. None of this should matter. And yet, here we are, holding down a playoff spot.




#2501516 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by Dabura on 25 March 2014 - 09:29 PM

The positive here is that the Wild and Jackets are two very good and mostly healthy teams who are pretty much pushing as hard as they can...and yet we, playing some absolutely godawful hockey and with half our team missing, could've won either or both games. If we can get back to our system and doing the little things right and really minding the details and all that good stuff, we have an ok shot at making the playoffs.




#2501417 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by Dabura on 25 March 2014 - 09:01 PM

That's the difference between teams that can overcome adversity and a team like the Wings that lets the littlest thing get to them. 

 

Half the team's injured and we're holding down a playoff spot (though not for long, perhaps). And we came back from a two-goal deficit.

 

I get what you're saying, but I wouldn't say we can't handle adversity.




#2501116 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by Dabura on 25 March 2014 - 07:54 PM

Jesus Nyquist

 

I read that as Jesus Christ. Same thing, really.




#2500811 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by Dabura on 25 March 2014 - 06:45 PM

1-0 Jackets.

 

You have two days to prepare for the most important game of the season thus far and this is how you start?




#2500702 Backes on playing against Malkin and Crosby

Posted by Dabura on 25 March 2014 - 01:40 PM

It was nice to see Legwand drill that guy into the boards in Sunday's game. And Franzen had that monster hit in the 'hawks game. I like to think Glendening is rubbing off on the rest of the troops. Or maybe it's just Kronwall saying, "I'm 5'11. I hit. We should be hitting more. We're certainly not possessing the puck enough to justify not hitting."

 

One thing pretty much every other team in the league does better than us: wearing the opposition down over the course of a game. Making them run around in their zone is part of that, but you also want to make them "pay a price" physically. Do some damage behind their goal line. Crash, bang, punish. Make their defensemen second-guess themselves and look over their shoulders. Rattle them. The Wild did that against us in Sunday's game.




#2500692 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by Dabura on 25 March 2014 - 01:00 PM

I want a rout. 8-0. Put these guys in their place.




#2500101 3/23 GDT: Red Wings vs Wild

Posted by Dabura on 23 March 2014 - 08:51 PM

When the Goose can't get loose, the Sauce must go boss.




#2499931 3/23 GDT: Red Wings vs Wild

Posted by Dabura on 23 March 2014 - 08:23 PM

THINGS

  • Quincey goes to the box yesterday for a penalty in front of his net, they score on the PP. Quincey goes to the box today for a penalty in front of his net, they score on the PP. I bet opposing coaches use him as motivational material. "C'mon, guys, we're just one bad Quincey penalty away from tying it up! It's coming. We know it's coming."
  • At some point we're gonna have to learn how to play in and break out of our zone. It's hard playing in your zone, but not as hard as we make it look.
  • How many times have we flubbed a pass or shot or dump? Is the ice that bad?
  • Howard's been a f****** wall. This is the Jimmy Howard we know and love.
  • Nyquist is dangerous every time he has the puck.
  • Kindl gives me nightmares.
  • I've got a bad feeling about this last frame. Need to really buckle down and pull this out.