Just cuz it's from ESPN doesn't mean LeBrun is just some hack writer. Seems like a irrational reaction. He does some of the best work around the league and is highly respected. If Bobby Mac switched to ESPN, would you brush aside his articles too? Just playing devil's advocate.
I would much rather none of the Wings go. Rather, they should enjoy a relaxing vacation or rest an injury. Taking part in the NHL sponsors weekend long circle jerk that is the All Star game seems counter productive.
WIIM is the only consistent (monthly) Red Wings related podcast I have discovered. But there are a few great overall hockey podcasts that are great for following the sport as a whole. My favorites are The Puck Podcast (weekly), Marek vs. Wyshynski (generally Mon-Fri), Hockey Central @ Noon (Mon-Fri), and The Illegal Curve Hockey Show (weekly). Any other hockey podcasts beyond those 4 is pretty hit and miss when it comes to consistently delivering new episodes and/or can tend to ramble on about topics irrelevent to hockey. Some may disagree but that is what I have found. Anyone know of some other hockey podcasts?
"We had good leadership, obviously in our room, we had good leadership on the bench, the vocalness of Dan Cleary and a few unique guys," Babcock said. "Then we just dug in and found a way to get it done."
Just to play devil's advocate against the anti-Babcock/Holland crowd.
A lot of pressure for both guys. They are in direct competition with pretty much the same skill set. Should be fun
I disagree with your statement of a lot of pressure being put on both these kids.
The front office will have no problem with mantha not being able to crack the big leagues this season.
I will say there is more pressure on Jurco becuz he is older and more seasoned but at the same time, it's not like this is his put up or shut up season. He will get another season or two before that pressure is placed upon him.
gotta say boys, Glendening is making a hell of a case to be considered one of those great role players who wear a letter based on heart and experience. He already has the heart. Once Kronwall Datsyuk and Zetterberg retire, he'll have te experience.
You guys are embarrassing. Quit whining about the zebra's. It's just the lowest form of complaining in sports.
The rule is the rule. Abby F'ed up and made contact with the goalie. Yes, Price leaned in for the call, but distinguishing that in real time is nearly impossible for a ref.
The no-goal is a moot point if this team could figure out the power play. If the Wings score even 1 tonight, they win.
As for crying about the defense, nope. They've given up fewer goals than all but 2 teams in the league. If you wanna complain about the offense from the back-end, that's a different story. It needs to be better. But defensive zone coverage has been fine. Lapses will happen to every team, every game. Overall, our back end has been more than adequate to win every game. Isn't that all you can ask for?
If you want to stand on your soapbox and blow a gasket over the lack of goal scoring, fine. Completely justified, and I will share your frustration. If you want to gripe about the bantam-level power play that has been on display, go ahead. Again, you are warranted. But the grumbling in regards to two or three Dmen every game is just a waste of finger strength and bandwidth. The defensive coverage and all members of the defense have been fine.