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#2497766 3/20 GDT - Penguins 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by Dabura on 20 March 2014 - 07:48 PM

We're rattling the Penguins.

 

Nothing makes sense anymore.




#2497662 3/20 GDT - Penguins 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by Dabura on 20 March 2014 - 07:31 PM

Dear Ken, stop talking about Crosby.




#2497393 3/20 GDT - Penguins 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by Dabura on 20 March 2014 - 06:52 AM

We gon die. Prolly.




#2497270 Injury Updates

Posted by Dabura on 19 March 2014 - 11:52 AM

The Pens have had a fantastic season. It pisses me off.




#2497258 Injury Updates

Posted by Dabura on 19 March 2014 - 11:04 AM

Sorry, I'm getting snippy. This is one issue that does genuinely bother me, in real life. When I watch our D, I get this sicky feeling that we're watching a team that was set up to fail. Sort of like, I dunno, a puppy trying to claw its way through a brick wall. I love the Red Wings, and I love good defensive hockey. So it makes me sad.




#2497210 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by Dabura on 19 March 2014 - 07:31 AM

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Him being awesome is great, but I'm extremely wary of the therefore-we-don't-need-to-worry-about-adding-a-big-name-scorer reasoning. If there's one thing this season has taught us, it's that things don't go as planned, and you can never have too much depth. (OK, that's two things. But they're related.) I remember people thinking our blue line was fine because we overachieved last season (a shortened season).




#2497197 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 19 March 2014 - 02:41 AM

I don't know if it's all on bad coaching or all on the players or somewhere in between or something else entirely...but we are absolutely horrific at dealing with teams when they hit another gear and ratchet up the compete and press, press, press. It's like we get scared and confused and panicky and we just collapse because OMG WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO BE DOING I FORGOT WHO I'M SUPPOSED TO BE COVERING I'D BETTER JUST STAND IN FRONT OF JIMMY.




#2497112 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 18 March 2014 - 09:25 PM

Imagine if we'd had Nyquist for the whole season. He'd be closing in on 30 goals, and we'd be solidly in the playoff picture.




#2496544 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by Dabura on 18 March 2014 - 02:58 PM

If it was about goals I assume they'd call up Callahan since he's second on the Griffs in goals, rather than convert a defenseman to forward (all put ensuring he won't score).  Babs likely wants Smith for his perceived forechecking ability and "heavyness", which will yield exactly zero goals, make our defense weaker, and take a chance away from a kid who's worked his tail off for an opportunity to play a game with the big club. 

 

I think you're reaching because you hate Smith.

 

I don't like him as a defenseman. If he were a few years older and wiser and more mature, maybe. But, right now, I'd like to see what he can bring to the bottom six - which is why I've been calling for it all season long. He has good offensive instincts. He's an excellent skater. He likes to hit, isn't afraid to get his nose dirty. He's bigger than most of our forwards. He's been a weak link on the back end, a guy you know every opposing coach is telling his bench to exploit. And, finally, all forwards are morons (I played defense and forward, so I'm allowed to say this), so he's less likely to look like a fool as a forward.

 

I'm not sold on Callahan. I think having Glendening, Ferraro, Emmerton, and Callahan is too much (i.e. too little). Maybe Callahan should've been called up instead of Ferraro, but whatever. Coin flip.




#2496523 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Dabura on 18 March 2014 - 02:14 PM

No one thought Z would be half as good as he's become.

 

JUST SAIYAN




#2496509 Franzen calls out team

Posted by Dabura on 18 March 2014 - 01:43 PM

I don't need to read the quote. Lets fuc$&@g go . No need to understate things here you walk out of that room you see the crowd and lights. Push it more than you have so far

 

F****** right. Push it harder than you ever have before.

 

I have no problem with us losing and missing the playoffs if every man on the team is giving his all at all times. Then it's just a matter of us simply not being talented enough and every other team being healthy and pushing, and that's not this current lineup's fault.

 

But I really do feel like if there's maximum effort along with real heart and trust and all that good stuff, we've got a good chance. Anything less than that, though? Start booking tee times.


F****** right. Push it harder than you ever have before.

 

That's what she said.




#2496505 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Dabura on 18 March 2014 - 01:30 PM

Gary Roberts runs an elite program but would never sign on with any one team nowadays.

 

He's stated publicly he loves the freedom of running his own program and training whom ever he wants.

 

So you're saying all we have to do is take his freedom away?

 

Doesn't Mr. I have mob connections or something?




#2496497 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Dabura on 18 March 2014 - 01:15 PM

No problem. It's why they pay me the big bucks.

 

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#2496492 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Dabura on 18 March 2014 - 01:07 PM

They need to find the guy (dont recall his name, Gary Roberts maybe?) that got Stamkos up like 30lbs in an offseason. And send em to workout with him. Return next season in beast mode. 6-2 210lbs with speed and skill. Oooooh killem.

 

Can't remember if it was Roberts or not, but it probably was. He's known for his conditioning program.

 

Hire him as a trainer or some sort of fitness adviser, why not. Or even put him on the coaching staff. Can't be any worse than what we've had this season.




#2496459 Here Is A Hint For Wings To Catch Playoff [ new ]

Posted by Dabura on 18 March 2014 - 12:30 PM

He does have a point. Our blue line sucks and Howard's contract extension hurts pretty bad right now. And it's not exactly a secret that Bertuzzi has too many stars.