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#2380376 Concerned - we might not make it in to the playoffs

Posted by achildr1 on 04 April 2013 - 07:08 PM

Yuck! I could not disagree more with the bolded mentality above.

We're the Detroit Red Wings...first round exits are pathetic, collasal failures. The thing now is, we're not even trying to win the cup. Kenny knows we aren't good and I guess we're supposed to cool with. Well im a spoiled Wings fan and i hate, i hate, first round exits. If we have to suck and accept it we might as well get a good pick instead of losing to the Hawks or something in the first round.

#2380231 Some of the names we were after.....

Posted by achildr1 on 04 April 2013 - 01:48 PM

I'm glad we were in on a younger guy like Kulikov...that's the age group we should target if we are gonna give up prospects.

#2380190 Concerned - we might not make it in to the playoffs

Posted by achildr1 on 04 April 2013 - 12:24 PM

Think about it man... if we've overachieved this far through so many drastic changes to the core, through so many injuries and with so mannexperienced players in the lineup then why would we suddenly fall apart? Come playoff time if we are more  healthy then not and if we have some of the kinks ironed out then we have the chance to overachieve in the playoffs as well... it is very possible

Look man...I treat the Wings like i would my own kid...even when they're near useless and a shell of what they have been or could be, I still can't help but think the impossible is possible. That said, I dont believe this is anywhere near a Cinderella team. Could you imagine if we made it to the conference finals and had to rely on Kronwall to be a true difference maker, Ericsson as on top shutdown guy, anyone not named Datsyuk or Zetterberg to score a big goal, or for that matter almost anyone besides those two actually playing like they really care whether they win or not? Cinderella teams usually use stellar work ethic to succeed...we do not. Theres a reason SF didnt put Melky Cabrera on the playoff roster last year...even though he very well could of been the best hitter on the team not named Posey, they didnt want him there because his presence was bad for the team. That is Johan Franzen for us. If he can just loaf aroind constantly without any reverberation, i dont see our other floaters acting like they care either. The last few years the only guys that really looked to me like they desperatly wanted to win in the playoffs were Datsyuk, Helm, and Howard. Thats gotta change before we can believe the improbable.

#2380181 Concerned - we might not make it in to the playoffs

Posted by achildr1 on 04 April 2013 - 11:51 AM

Think of it: IF IF IF, Fil and Mule get it going and Broons really did break his slump, we will be in good shape.
Glass half full.

I hate IF'S. The Tigers used to be like that...its always the example I use when talking about the IF philosophy. If Nate Robertson, Craig Monroe, Bonderman, Everrett, and Pudge all repeat their career years...we'll be all good! And then they don't, because that's reality. I don't like being fed the IF philosophy by Kenny...its his job to make sure we win.

The reality is...we've overachieved this year. If anything, were more likely to fall apart.

#2379871 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by achildr1 on 03 April 2013 - 06:51 PM

ovie, malkin, and he who shall not be named are the only prospects that really came out and just kicked straight up ass in their rookie years in the last 10 years

Skinner was pretty good as an 18 year old.

#2379651 Nyquist, Tatar, dekeyser

Posted by achildr1 on 03 April 2013 - 02:52 PM

If we had Nyq and Tatar playing quality minutes all year we probably wouldn't even need a top 6 forward


#2379645 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by achildr1 on 03 April 2013 - 02:48 PM

The Pominville trade isn't finalized but some of you are underestimating how much Minnesota just gave up for him.
They gave up their SOLID tendy prospect that equals out to Mrazek
They gave up their SOLID center prospect that equals out to Jarnkrok
and now it's heard that it's also a 1st and 2nd round pick.
Just allow that to float around if you guys really wanted to give up Mrazek, Jarnkrok, a 1st, and a 2nd for Pominville. I'll just be sitting here calling bulls*** because Mrazek and Jarnkrok would've sent this damn forum into full melt-down mode, none the less the addition to a 1st and 2nd.


#2379552 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by achildr1 on 03 April 2013 - 02:13 PM

"Prices too high"
No they aren't, the prices are rock bottom. No team overpaid for any player other than perhaps Hanzus. Holland doesn't seem to know the difference between quality versus quanity. He's hording all these prospects which will go nowhere. Gaborik, Roy, Pominville, Iginla, Meester, Jagr, every signifcant player traded, was traded for NOTHING. Worthless prospects and draft picks aren't high prices.

That's crazy. Pominville was traded for our equivalent of Jarnkrok and Mrazek...that's the real deal. Gaborik brought back 3 NHL players...that's a real deal.

#2379380 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by achildr1 on 03 April 2013 - 01:14 PM

Vanek, Pominville, Yandle, and Gaborik are all available.  But you're not going to get a sniff of any of them if you start by saying "I'm not going to trade any top prospects or my first round pick".
You know what's crazy, when you add a "dynamic" player to your team it tends to change the team's...dynamic.  Strange I know, but doesn't anyone else feel like even a lateral move might be worthwhile here considering our current core doesn't seem capable of getting anything done?

I really think getting rid of Franzen would change the dynamic. I jist want to watch the Wings bring it like they care everynight...even if we're not as good. I'm tired of the same old, same old garbage.

#2378693 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by achildr1 on 02 April 2013 - 01:28 PM


Good to see that Kenny isn't going to give up that 1st round pick so easily.  With such a deep draft this coming offseason, I'd be surprised to see the Wings make many trades involving draft picks.

Kind of hilarious considering the Quincey trade...

#2375145 Red Wings should pursue Jagr

Posted by achildr1 on 28 March 2013 - 01:04 PM

I really don't think we should waste even 1 draft pick on Jagr. Mostly for the reasons you gave (he's old and likely won't resign next year) And yeah our PP was pretty sorry earlier in the seaon. But now we're looking much better with the man advantage. If im not mistaken I think we've scored at least 1 PP goal in the last 7-8 games. On top of that we'll have Helm back any day now, and eventually Bertuzzi.
We need an elite defenseman. And out of all the names I've been hearing I really hope for either Keith Yandle or Lubomir Visnovsky

Are the Islanders still sniffin' around a playoff spot tho? If not, we should be able to get Visnovsky relatively cheap.

#2374586 Calle Jarnkrok to play for GR Griffins

Posted by achildr1 on 27 March 2013 - 10:52 AM


Nice article about Jarnkrok's first practice with the Griffs before they embark on their 6 game road trip.

Lol...omgosh, anyone listen to Blashill at the end of that clip? Sounds like he's trying to mock/do his best impression of Babcock.

#2372540 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by achildr1 on 23 March 2013 - 09:04 AM

This is stupid...he terrible when he started but I think he has come a long way is is actually quite good now. If I'm not mistaken he's done NHL network games and I am almost positive he will be hired by another/team network right away. Someone will eventually have to replace Mickey and I think Larry, while he can't replace Mickey timeless awesomeness, was in line for it. That said, I think he will actually get a bigger job. What a stupid excuse...as if Murphy somehow makes people change the channel. Lame.

Hold on to something, everyone. Holland's starting from the ground up.


#2371799 6th Place is the Ideal Spot - Let's aim for 6th boys

Posted by achildr1 on 21 March 2013 - 11:37 AM

Let's aim to go out there every night and have a consistant effort from every player. I'd rather watch that and have us miss the playoffs than watch some of these entitled loafs float around the ice.

#2371634 3/20 GDT : Wild 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by achildr1 on 20 March 2013 - 08:16 PM

Look at Z trying to be Datsyuk....cute.