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#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.



#2499561 Dallas Eakins loses his cool...thanks to some water

Posted by Dabura on 23 March 2014 - 02:00 PM

Ah, there it is. Like a warm blanket and a mug of tea in front of the fire on a cold day...

But I also agree with the first part too. We've all had those days where tons of bad things happen and we're all able to soldier on, but then something little happens like you bump into a wall on accident and all of a sudden EVERYTHING IS THAT GOD DAMNED WALL'S FAULT AND *punch punch* I WILL BRING IT DOWN LIKE THE STINKIN' PATRIARCHY THAT MADE IT!!!!!1111111

Or Eakins is just a giant douchenozzle. I haven't decided yet.

Either way, he made himself look like an ass on national television.

 

http://www.torontosu...'s brain: Study

 

I like Eakins. There was that one time he said his idea of a perfect game is one where his team doesn't have to throw a single hit. The Edmonton media doofs, being Edmonton media doofs, were totally confused, and it was awesome.

 

I don't think he's quite ready for success in The Big League. Certainly the Oilers were a bad fit. I think one thing the Oilers have to realize is that they need a top-end NHL coach, e.g. Laviolette. Renney, Krueger, Eakins - these are, IMHO, guys who were picked because of a lack of clout, i.e. Ownership/Management wants guys who will "know their place" and not question stuff and make a big fuss when it becomes clear that everyone at the top of the pyramid is incompetent. I'm not blaming Eakins, but I don't think he's the right man for the job. To turn this sorry-ass sack-of-s*** team around, they're gonna need a guy who really, really, really knows what he's doing.




#2499505 Dallas Eakins loses his cool...thanks to some water

Posted by Dabura on 23 March 2014 - 10:48 AM

I'd imagine this is more of a this-team-sucks-and-I-just-need-one-little-thing-to-set-me-off-omg-my-best-player-just-squirted-me-with-water kind of thing. Or maybe he thought it was...semen.

 

At any rate, I predict Hall will demand a trade to the Red Wings.




#2499031 3/22 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2

Posted by Dabura on 22 March 2014 - 02:24 PM

Someone needs to gently tap Franzen on the head. That'll get him going.




#2498829 Neal and Legwand fined

Posted by Dabura on 22 March 2014 - 10:39 AM

$5,000 isn't even a slap on the wrist. It's a tummy tickle. So: cross-check someone in the face, get tickled. Good job, Shanny. Way to send a message.