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#2111890 Forsberg Joins Avalanche

Posted by dragonballgtz on 07 February 2011 - 03:50 PM

Way to pay attention, I could f***in care less about Nabby, he was just the most recent example. To every other team it looks like the Avs just picked up an elite player who didn't have to go through waivers. Fair?


According to the rules yes it is fair. I honestly don't have anything against the way the system is now. Get over it.

#2111815 Forsberg Joins Avalanche

Posted by dragonballgtz on 07 February 2011 - 02:10 PM

And yet Forsturd will start playing immediately for the Avs after signing. How is this possible since he didn't play for a "league" in europe? Shouldn't he be out-of-shape by not playing in a european "league" all this time?
The waiver bs should just be gone all together for these situations, I'm just pointing out how stupid the rule is as written. Nabby and Forsturd are doing the exact same thing yet Nabby was forced to be exposed to waivers and Forsturd was/is not. Both players are looking to start playing immediately after re-joining the NHL, meaning they are both "game ready" regardless how many "league" games they may have played in europe (or not).


Oh for f*** sake people get over the Nabokov thing.

#2110591 Team Defence

Posted by dragonballgtz on 05 February 2011 - 05:22 PM

For being a puck possession team we are making some of the dumbest decisions with the puck. Even if a lane is not open to pass it to the target player they try to force it which usually gets turned over. Passes are not tape to tape like they need to be in order for our style to really kick in.

#2107091 Skills Competiton

Posted by dragonballgtz on 29 January 2011 - 07:43 PM

I feel like Helm could have won that easily!

Yeah, I have no doubt in my mind he can hit that in the mid 13 second range.

Maybe it's just me and old age but most of these all stars are not really all stars IMO. I am not in awww like back in the mid to late 90s.

#2102944 Nabokov claimed by NYI, refuses to report, suspended

Posted by dragonballgtz on 22 January 2011 - 01:22 PM

Yea but he made $6M last year. We won't have alot of cap space this summer even if Nick retires.

Well this can work for or against Nabokov. He knows that last time he priced himself out of the NHL but with a lower cap hit people are willing to give him a chance.

With the Islanders claiming him I guess they finally see the truth in that DiPietro isn't their savior and are in need of a true #1. Good luck with that drama Nabokov for the rest of the season.

He's gone guys. We are all experts of the CBA, NMC's, NTC's, ABC's, and 123's. So, on to having a large amount of Molsons and rooting for the goalie that we do have. Lets go Wings.

(44 pages and counting people hard up for contract s*** haha amazing)

Considering it took the media a couple of days to make sense of the rules themselves I say we did pretty good on assumptions. :P

#2102197 Nabokov claimed by NYI, refuses to report, suspended

Posted by dragonballgtz on 21 January 2011 - 06:15 PM

Asked about the Nabokov signing, Howard said: "That's out of my hands. That's up to management and what they think. If he can help us, he can help us."
Asked whether he thought Nabokov, 35, was signed as insurance or to push him, Howard said: "I don't need anyone to push me. I push myself. I work hard in practice every single day, and I just go out there and try to win games for the guys."

Read more: Wings know Nabokov a long way from joining team | freep.com | Detroit Free Press http://www.freep.com/article/20110121/SPORTS05/101210437/Wings-know-Nabokov-a-long-way-from-joining-team#ixzz1BiEnTq2D

This is why I called this a bulls*** move earlier. I don't think it's fair to Howard and I don't like the way he's been set up. I'm not angry at Howard for his play this year, though it's frustrating. And while I don't hate Babcock, you could say it angers me to consider the manner in which he's dealt with Howard. I've said all along that he's being set up to be run down and I didn't like it. I think he's got a load of potential and I feel like they've squandered it, and any way you shake it, to me this move feels like they've given up on Howard.

And I don't like it one damn bit.

Howard's the first guy to come through the organization that I think has the attitude and skill to be the long-term goalie since the last long-term goalie, Chris Osgood. I think it's total bulls*** that Babcock tried to fast track his development at the risk of him crashing, when he really should know better. Countless other young goalies who burn out fast tell the tale. As the pressure mounts and they're not mentally acclimated enough to the NHL game to deal with it, things fall apart. I don't think it was fair to Howard at all and I don't like it one bit.

Whether he moves to another team or never returns to a consistent form, I think it will be an absolute shame.

And the only animosity I will have towards anyone involved in the matter will be Mike Babcock.

WTF do you mean fast track? Howard has been baking in the minors for as long as possible and is 26 years old damn near 27. The Red Wings organization have taken their time with Howard getting him into the big league and now that he is struggling it's all Babs fault? During his AHL days they said inconsistency was a problem with him and this year it's showing. Last year was a great year and he carried the team for a huge stretch of the season. Guess what? When you play like that the expectation of how good you play goes up. Even with crappy defense and a poor team in front of him last year he was able to handle the load this year not so much.

IMO the Red Wings learned from last year they cannot ride a hot goalie all season long. Sure they could do it if Howard was playing great but even if he was this is a good move because they can take the load off of him and keep him fresh for the playoffs. If Howard or anyone else does not like this move to bad. The Wings want another cup plain and simple. If Holland thinks this is a necessary risk/gamble to try and get Nabby he will take that risk if it means our odds of winning the cup goes up in his eyes.

#2101641 Nabokov claimed by NYI, refuses to report, suspended

Posted by dragonballgtz on 21 January 2011 - 03:29 AM

Right. I'm actually shocked that anyone here thinks the Wings have given up on Howard. He's only 26 and, despite a couple shaky months, is one of the best young goalies in the game. Ozzie's retiring after this year, Nabokov, at 35, is Osgood's replacement, Howard's going no where!

So what will NJ get in return?

Fined? :P

#2100011 1/18 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4

Posted by dragonballgtz on 19 January 2011 - 12:36 AM

Despite all the injuries, if Wings had (at the very least) a 2nd string goalie, they easily win this game. Easily!

Considering that they got a goal off a turn over then crashing the net to get it, I doubt it. They capitalized on our mistakes.

Also I think the 2nd line looked invisible for the most part. Again not a full 60 minute game along with very very bad passing.

I started to notice this more and more even when we were healthy. Passes are not on the stick on the break out. They are a foot in front, in the feet, slow/half ass, or behind. Even on the PP when they do a drop pass it's not even right in the lane of the forward receiving it. Detroit for the majority does not have great foot speed but what makes us look fast is that the passes are usually on the stick while the forwards are in full flight and that hasn't been happening for awhile.

16th or 17th game now with 4 goals against

I count 19

#2099386 THN: Zetterberg should be disciplined for skipping ASG

Posted by dragonballgtz on 18 January 2011 - 02:55 PM

Wonder if Campbell is going to call for Crybaby to be disciplined now.


Whine, Sid, whine. Once again, he's showing his inferiority complex to Zata.

I think you hate Crosby so much you are starting to become obsessed with him.

#2097302 1/14 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 3 (SO)

Posted by dragonballgtz on 14 January 2011 - 07:42 PM

Where's mindfly when you need him? :hehe: :lol:

#2094455 1/8 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1 (SO)

Posted by dragonballgtz on 09 January 2011 - 02:03 AM

#2093521 Stuart out 6-8 weeks with broken jaw

Posted by dragonballgtz on 08 January 2011 - 01:22 PM

watch the last part of this video. he's so angry. i feel so bad for him. :(


and he scares the bejesus out of that girl in white.

After looking at it again look how he lines up Stuart about 3 or 4 strides before he hits him and pumps his elbow. He wasn't going for the chest or going to try to take the stick, he 100% knew what he was doing when he went for the head.

#2091930 Viva México: Winter Classic This Sunday

Posted by dragonballgtz on 06 January 2011 - 12:49 PM

Don't drink the water :ph34r:

#2091188 1/4 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 3

Posted by dragonballgtz on 04 January 2011 - 11:54 PM

Ozzie let in one soft goal. Howard lets in three a game, that was my point. THen there are additional goals that aren't their fault.

Therefore we have a 5-3 win with Ozzie instead of a 5-3 loss with Howard.

You mean the goals that are deflected or the ones that his own teammates put in are bad goals?

#2091180 1/4 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 3

Posted by dragonballgtz on 04 January 2011 - 11:45 PM

Unfair. The first two goals weren't anything he could do about. At least give him credit for staying up whereas Howard would be crawling on the ice as low as he could possibly get as soon as he saw the puck. Ozzie stays big in net. The third goal I'll grant you was crappy, but I'd rather deal with 1 crappy goal a game over Howard's 3 a game.

How many did Ozzie let in today?

Nearly every goalie gives up a bad goal a game. I don't hold 1 bad goal against a goalie. I always give them that one soft one before I get upset over it. Everybody on the ice is going to make bigger mistakes from time to time, including the goalie. Their mistakes are just a bit more obvious unless they get lucky and another player helps them out.

And if we lost the game it would be because Ozzie let in a weak one. I fail to see what puts Ozzie over Howard right now when they both are letting in 3 goals against in their own way.