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#2302841 What's the point of the crease?

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 23 May 2012 - 03:15 PM

But goal scoring is way down from the 80's and early 90's, even though the skaters are bigger, faster and better trained than they used to be.

Pretty obvious the goalies have progressed faster than the skaters. They're dominating the game right now.

So the solution to that is to make things harder on the goalie rather than force the skaters to elevate their game? That wouldn't be my answer.

Skaters have been given plenty of advantages themselves since the lockout (Eliminating the two-line pass, no-play trapezoid, etc.).


#2299268 LGW Playoff Picks Game Standings

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 04 May 2012 - 01:47 PM

So sorry for the delay in getting these results up. Words cannot describe how busy things have been lately. I'll get the round two scores up right away upon the completion of the round.


Rank Player Total Points

1 Dirty Dangle 35
1 Vladifan 35
1 Zohan Franzen 35
4 Dano33 33
4 zetterisbetter 33
6 Detroit # 1 Fan 32
7 BMONEY 30
7 SaCkaveli20 30
9 Cevari 29
9 CrimsonFlame 29
11 atodaso 28
12 IceSurfer 27
12 Zetterling 27
14 HockeyCrazy3033 26
15 Jeff6851 25
16 DatsyukDangles 24
16 syntax 24
16 The Edge 24
16 Tim.D 24
16 wingslogo19 24
21 dat's sick 23
21 Din758 23
21 germanwing 23
21 P. Marlowe 23
21 Ram 23
21 sibiriak 23
21 T-Ruff 23
28 55fan 22
28 bkeck 22
28 dirtydangles 22
28 Frozen-Man 22
28 Grim 22
28 Skiminok 22
28 Stick 22
28 vladdy16 22
36 BlazeYoungBlood 21
36 evilzyme 21
36 Motown4013 21
36 Namingway 21
40 Chris Avram 20
40 MulesWillFly93 20
40 russianswede919293 20
43 Greatness=PavelDatsyuk 19
43 NightFall 19
43 servo 19
46 edicius 18
46 marcaractac 18
46 Wurzel 18
49 GoWings1905 17
49 Z and D for the C 17
51 FinWing 16
51 HateTheDrake! 16
51 Hockey13Playa 16
51 Jersey Wing 16
51 Nevermind 16
51 shaeb30 16
51 UKWING 16
51 Wings_Dynasty 16
51 Wingsequallife13 16
51 WorkingOvertime 16
61 Echolalia 15
61 Gordie Howe hat trick 15
61 Ray1905 15
64 SpiritFan 14
65 8 Legged RedWing 13
66 Dabura 12
66 Donohue75 12
66 Norwegian Red Wing 12
69 NeverForgetMac25 11
69 bakerbert 11
69 hooon 11
72 Firehawk 10


#2278188 Detroit has inside track on Parise

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 05 April 2012 - 10:43 AM

a lot of people are missing the fact that our 4th line is very weak...

The 4th line will look completely different next year than it does right now. Eaves should be back and Holmstrom shouldn't be.

Parise/(Insert FA)-Dats-Nyqvist
Filppula-Z-Hudler
Bert-Helm-Franzen
Eaves-Abdelkader-Mursak/Miller

I'll take that fourth line any day!


#2275667 Patrick Eaves

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 30 March 2012 - 03:47 PM

Yeah, what's to stop Chris Chelios Patrick Eaves from scoring 20 goals?

I kid, I kid. I actually agree with you here. This has been a troubling string of injuries in more than one way. Broken jaws aren't easy to come back from, and concussions are even tougher. I hope we get another chance to see him play at 100% in the winged wheel again next year, but I hold out zero hope that we'll see he again this season... and even if we did, he'd be a shadow of his full tilt self -- hardly the kind of situation you want in the playoffs.

Topic Sidenote: God, I miss Sir Drake!


#2275470 this team is soft

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 29 March 2012 - 04:08 PM

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#2274789 Wings ranked No.14 in NHL Power Rankings..

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 28 March 2012 - 10:28 AM

Gold Jacket, Green Jacket.........


#2274775 Quincey vs. Stuart

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 28 March 2012 - 09:42 AM

If he does leave Holland should Trade his rights for some players or picks.
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Kenny won't be able to get anything for his rights given his family situation is very public information. The CA teams know it and realistically won't give up anything if they know their competition is extremely limited.


#2270068 Call the team out

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 14 March 2012 - 10:35 AM

There is an injury bug every season, around this same time, to a similar degree. Its strange, almost like clockwork you get to late February and players start dropping like flies. Babcock can only play Fil and Z 20 minutes or so a night, less on back-to-backs, so the team sorely needs Hudler to improve or be replaces and Franzen to play like he is capable of. Neither of these are happening. Cleary is either injured and should grab a seat, or healthy and should grab a seat. White should be playing better and the Wings PP should shoot the puck more, things that can happen with the current lineup.

The most frustrating thing about Injury Season 2012 isn't the players who are out or up, its the players who continue to slack and waste the efforts of the few players we have going. I'd rather see any of Miller, Abdelkader, or Nyquist up with Val and Hank, over someone like Hudler, at least then they would all be skating hard. It might be time to put all of our eggs in two baskets, so to speak. Let the 4th line continue to suck; there's no helping them. Leave the energy line intact and give them second line minutes. Let the third line become the float line, Hudler-Franzen-Cleary. And give Filppula and Zetterberg young skilled help in Nyquist.

Passengers no longer benefit from while hindering the workers, improving the top lines and hopefully forcing the floaters to do less floating.

At the risk of sounding like Eva, Hudler hasn't been nearly as bad as people are making him out to be. The guy has put up 42 points so far this season, half of which are goals. Are some of them luck or the result of good linemates, of course. However, name one NHL'er who doesn't get lucky goals or benefits from playing with good linemates. s***, Z scores some terribly lucky goals. His off-angle shots always magically go in and sometimes they tend to fall when he's in his worst slumps.

Again, I'm in the same boat with you as Franzen. Cleary hasn't been himself much of the season either, but I expect way more out of Franzen than I do #11.


#2270063 Call the team out

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 14 March 2012 - 10:07 AM

Datsyuk and Lidstrom are top-tier. Bertuzzi has his flashes of brilliance, but like Mule, floats 85% of the time, a beneficiary of Datsyuk. Kindl and Ericsson have since been replaced by better players in Quincey and Smith, while Janik has been unnoticeable, in a good way. Eaves is the only one outside of Datsyuk and Lidstrom who we should really miss, beyond Bertuzzi being a reasonable improvement over Cleary in the top 6.

The bold part perplexes me: exactly which players have stepped up as we needed to? Franzen, who it seems is impossible to interest sufficiently to get him to put in much effort, to the point where he is being pushed around from young legs to young legs, continuing to waste other players enthusiasm? Hudler, who he far greater hindrance than help on a line with two players who are playing stellar despite him? White, who in the absence of Lidstrom has seen a sharp decline?

Now if you're referring to Filppula and Zetterberg, I'd say they were stepped up prior and never a problem. If you're talking about our two AHL call-ups in Smith and Nyquist that have been great, I would agree, despite the fact that they should be called on only to stop the bleeding, not shoulder significant load (for instance, Janik as been pretty good). The problem with most injuries is both the lack of the players you lose and the assumed ineptitude of the players at the low end of the depth chart. Unfortunately, the majority of said ineptitude exists in the players who had a roster spot prior to the injury bug, the ones on the higher end of the pay scale.

On paper this team should be mediocre, but performing. It isn't either. Half the team isn't skating on any given night, with the ones who are supposed to be part of the solution (Franzen, Hudler, etc.) instead being the heart of the problem. And as for mediocre: 6-4 is mediocre. 5-5 is mediocre. 3-6-1 is bad. The 3: Kings, Wild, Bluejackets (10th, 13th, and 15th, respectively)

The guys I was referring to that have stepped up are Z and Fil. Franzen, I'll grant you but I'm talking about the guys that we rely on to be top-end with an injured lineup or not.

TBH, I just think people are getting pissy simply because this team is playing to a level that should be expected with the lineup they're currently icing and unfortunately it happens to be at one of the most crucial times of the regular season.


#2270060 Call the team out

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 14 March 2012 - 10:01 AM

Datsyuk and Lidstrom are top-tier. Bertuzzi has his flashes of brilliance, but like Mule, floats 85% of the time, a beneficiary of Datsyuk. Kindl and Ericsson have since been replaced by better players in Quincey and Smith, while Janik has been unnoticeable, in a good way. Eaves is the only one outside of Datsyuk and Lidstrom who we should really miss, beyond Bertuzzi being a reasonable improvement over Cleary in the top 6.

The bold part perplexes me: exactly which players have stepped up as we needed to? Franzen, who it seems is impossible to interest sufficiently to get him to put in much effort, to the point where he is being pushed around from young legs to young legs, continuing to waste other players enthusiasm? Hudler, who he far greater hindrance than help on a line with two players who are playing stellar despite him? White, who in the absence of Lidstrom has seen a sharp decline?

Now if you're referring to Filppula and Zetterberg, I'd say they were stepped up prior and never a problem. If you're talking about our two AHL call-ups in Smith and Nyquist that have been great, I would agree, despite the fact that they should be called on only to stop the bleeding, not shoulder significant load (for instance, Janik as been pretty good). The problem with most injuries is both the lack of the players you lose and the assumed ineptitude of the players at the low end of the depth chart. Unfortunately, the majority of said ineptitude exists in the players who had a roster spot prior to the injury bug, the ones on the higher end of the pay scale.

On paper this team should be mediocre, but performing. It isn't either. Half the team isn't skating on any given night, with the ones who are supposed to be part of the solution (Franzen, Hudler, etc.) instead being the heart of the problem. And as for mediocre: 6-4 is mediocre. 5-5 is mediocre. 3-6-1 is bad. The 3: Kings, Wild, Bluejackets (10th, 13th, and 15th, respectively)


Clearly a shake-up on the PP is needed. As far as calling players out, do you really believe Babs should get on Dats' case given he hasn't played in 3 weeks and Lids who hasn't played in a couple? Do you really feel "calling them out" as you say is going to all of a sudden make the PP click?

These aren't a bunch of middle-schoolers...or the Montreal Canadiens. Calling them out isn't going to do s***.


#2270047 Call the team out

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 14 March 2012 - 09:27 AM

Yep and someone will go down in the playoffs and they will exit that round. A team built like that is a team built to lose when it matters. A team does not give up 4 SHGs in 6 games because Dats and Lids are missing. A team does not forget how to play defense because Lids is hurt. There are bigger problems with this team than injuries.

The Wings have had 7 starters (most top-tier) out of the lineup the past few weeks. This isn't a matter of the team relying solely on two players (even though they are two of the best in world, so it should justify a fair amount of recent sloppy play).

The Wings defense is ravaged and you've got guys playing the point on the PP that have no business there, yet you're surprised they all of a sudden are giving up shorty's? It can't be more obvious than the obvious.

The biggest problem/obstacle for this team once they've gotten healthy is putting up their share of wins on the road. They're not going to go between 8-0 and 16-0 at home in the playoffs so that should be the focus down the stretch. This team with all its injuries is playing like they should, mediocre. The bright side of things is that in the absence of our injured, the guys we needed to step up, without question have.

No chance this is true, they're lucky to be where they are now thanks to jimmy and an insane home streak

Yeah, you're right....those 20 guys in front of him, solid play and health had nothing to do with their record.

Please!


#2270040 Call the team out

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 14 March 2012 - 08:47 AM

This teams doesn't need a call out...it needs to get healthy. Everything else will fall into place once that happens.


#2269584 Please, for the love of God

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 13 March 2012 - 03:07 PM

Haha!

An "article" from a website called "obnoxious fan" that only has three total articles (one of which rips the Blackhawks) and you want us to believe this was done by a Wings fan? Atleast we now know your name Cajanek...or should I say, Bruce Mason.

Get a life. Stop looking for big brother's validation.


#2265420 Nystrom hit on Letang

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 01 March 2012 - 01:43 PM

Brutal but clean hit. What pisses me off more than anything, is that in the new NHL when a player gets rocked, the hitter is immediately sought after and play is stopped. It drives me absolutely crazy! What the hell happened to "remember" the hit and lay one back on him later on?

It's to the point where I'd almost like to see a penalty called for the person that causes the stoppage for those reasons within 10 seconds of a hit.


#2263968 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 27 February 2012 - 03:08 PM

Holland says no other moves for Detroit

....and cue the *****-fest.