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#2609419 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by wings87 on 21 May 2015 - 01:25 PM

It's not a hockey mecca, but don't underestimate Buffalo as a hockey city. They love them some hockey and it is evident when spending time in the city. Also remember Scotty Bowman still calls it "home" (I'm assuming besides his place in FLA), and Patty Kane (along with Foligno and T. Marchant) grew up and started their careers in the Buff. Again, it's not Toronto, DET, MTL, etc...) but they are a very good hockey town. I remember being in town a few weeks after the Wings won the cup in 1998, the Bowman family had a cook-out in their backyard open to anyone who knew (they didn't advertise the get-together in the media or anything like that, but if you knew about the cookout and where they lived, you were welcome), and the only way you knew which house was theirs was a hockey stick stuck dead center in the front yard. It was catered BBQ and the Stanley Cup was present. Pretty cool.


Not knocking Buffalo,it's just that if Babs wins in Toronto he'll be revered. If he had signed with the Sabres and won, sure the city would be happy but nowhere near as insane as Toronto would get.


#2602712 Predictions: Game 7 vs. TBL

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 April 2015 - 12:32 PM

My head says we've blown too many opportunities and not closing out last night on home ice was the death nail.

My heart says Wings win 11 - 1.

Gotta go with my heart on this one.

 

Oh please.  Even going with your heart at least try and be a little realistic in your predictions. 

 

Wings win 9-1.




#2563023 Franzen on IR

Posted by F.Michael on 13 January 2015 - 09:11 PM

Like I said before... It was 6f****** years ago... Get over it...

 

Every GM makes mistakes and that was clearly one of Holland's. Difference between Kenny and the other 29 general managers is that his mistakes are a lot more few and far between.

Sorry.....Watching Franzen play sorta reminds me that we could've had Hossa.




#2563198 Franzen on IR

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 January 2015 - 03:49 PM

go back to the franzen signs extension thread...not EVERYBODY was happy. Most, as a matter of fact, hated the term and a lot of us, me included, thought it was too high cap hit in order to make the team better.

 

most of that thread had a lot of people NOT liking something about it. Again, if you read entire posts instead of just looking for things that may support your opinion, you'd be a bit wiser.




#2534694 Datsyuk or Fedorov?

Posted by toby91_ca on 21 August 2014 - 02:52 PM

1. In answering for myself, Fedorov was the better player.  In terms of Wings fans in general, I wouldn't be surprised if more said Datsyuk, for several reasons: he didn't have a nasty exit from the team, for a long time now (at forward), the team has been him and Zetterberg, there were more greats around in Fedorov's day + timing thing, Datsyuk's more current.

 

2. Fedorov should get in fairly easily, but his offensive stats tailed off (under 1ppg, under 500 goals), but he was better all around than anyone + playoff stats are good and he has the major awards to back him up.  Also, being the highest scoring Russian in league history will help.  Ovechkin will likely pass him, Datsyuk won't, but either way, Fedorov will have held that title for many years.

 

3. I'm honestly not sure about Datsyuk getting in.  Then again, it's always hard to say.  There are worse players in than Datsyuk, but there are also better players that haven't made it.




#2491047 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 05 March 2014 - 05:22 PM

Considering how often prospects don't pan out, I'm not too upset with expending them for proven resources. 




#2405817 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by puckbags on 16 May 2013 - 11:09 AM

Feeling okay today.  Expecting a game 1 victory on away ice (and to that degree...Chicago in the UC) against the President's Trophy winners was a very, very tall order.  Our job is to split and get back to the Joe. 

 

For my captain obvious statement of the day: Not the single reason we lost last night, but I do believe we lost our legs in the late 2nd and 3rd.  IMO..there is no doubt the boys went out in Anaheim and have a few "pops" after the game 7 win.  Jimmy even eluded to this fact (with a wry smile) in post game interview.  Next day, long flight back to the D.  Players go home and scramble to make up quality time with family/friends for a half day since they've virtually been preoccupied for the last two weeks with beating the Ducks.  Next day, onto Chicago and flight to windy city and back in a hotel room.  Players bodies probably still adjusting to not being on PST time.  It got to them.  Ran on adrenaline for the first half of the game, then nothing.  It happens.  That's why playing the in West has/had been such a disadvantage to us.

 

One other observation: I can't stand the light feather chip pass/shot when we are trying desperately to clear our own zone.  We do this A LOT!  When guys have been on the ice for 50 seconds and are dead tired, and the other team is all over us (I mean hornets nest ALL OVER US!) , we go for the soft chip up the boards.  I don't get it??  In those situations, you have to hard around or hard out, and take the icing if it happens.  I know we can't change lines in that case, but at the very least you'll get a 30 second breather to regroup.  Last night the Hawks had two forwards standing atop at blue line, just waiting to intercept these attempts.  They'd prevent our clearing attempt, long pass along blue line to other side of ice, and their in business with a good set up.  It drives me crazy!!!! 

 

Lastly, Quincy needs to sit.  His transition game in our own zone is slow, predictable, and pathetic.  Just bad.

 

Our job is to split and get back home.  Let's do this.

 

100% agree, we are not skilled enough at the back end anymore to finesse the puck out of our own end every time.  We are removed from the days of Lids, Rafalski and even Stuart had a good first pass.  We need to suck it up and hack it out a lot more.  As soon as Chicago saw that we were going to wimp it up the boards every time they just started pinching their d almost every time.  It's not rocket science. 




#2275643 this team is soft

Posted by Frozen-Man on 30 March 2012 - 01:39 PM

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#2274114 3/26 GDT : Blue Jackets 2 at Red Wings 7

Posted by arag on 26 March 2012 - 02:54 PM

A win would be nice and most importantly that everyone come out healthy.
Go Wings !


#2274068 National Anthems in Ottawa

Posted by Frozen-Man on 26 March 2012 - 10:51 AM

I was laughing when I saw Crosby trying so hard not to burst out laughing. That was just painful


Yeah, it was funny watching most of the players try not to crack up. NHL.com thought it was funny enough to put a clip of it on their site "Sens and Pens get an earful of National Anthem." Karlsson is the funniest though you can tell he completely loses it.


#2274043 National Anthems in Ottawa

Posted by Frozen-Man on 26 March 2012 - 08:41 AM

Wow . . . it was like my ears got kicked in the crotch.


#2270528 Need to get Lidstrom back soon

Posted by Frozen-Man on 15 March 2012 - 09:33 AM

I'm wondering if this injury trouble is going to hurt his chances of playing beyond this year. Prior to this year, in his 19 year career, his missed about 29 games in total (or about 1.5 games per year on average). He's already missed 9 games this year, which is easily the most in his entire career.

Is age finally catching up to him....is this a bad sign for coming back? Or, maybe he is just taking an extra long break to rest up for playoffs? Eevn under that scenario I would be thinking (is age catching up to the point where he needs too much rest....will he come back next year?)


It's funny but I thought it might be having the opposite effect, because for one of the only times in his career he is sitting on the outside watching guys play while he can't be involved. Just might spur him to think about how much he is going to miss it all when that inevitable day comes, and convince him to prolong that day as long as he can. Also, I doubt being will make him wonder if age is catching up with him too much. A deep bone bruise could happen to anyone and can take a while to come back from just because of the nature of the injury.


#2270727 Wings getting a share of adversity

Posted by VM1138 on 16 March 2012 - 09:14 AM

Winning the division isn't all that unlikely, really. The Blues have lost two straight I think. Runs like the one they've been on don't last. And the Wings are getting healthy and should be going into playoff mode soon. It'll be close but I think the Wings will probably leap frog the Blues again as they hit their own patch of adversity.


#2270728 Wings getting a share of adversity

Posted by Frozen-Man on 16 March 2012 - 09:23 AM

Zetterberg, Franzen, Filppula, Kronwall, Stuart, White, Howard, Holmstrom, Hudler.

That's the Grand Rapids Griffins? :rolleyes:


f***, the Grand Rapids Griffins should win the Calder Cup every year based on that. Best minor league team in hockey history.


I don't disagree with your statement as a whole, they have enough of their full time players that the comparison is not accurate, however, I don't think Howard should be included in the group. I know that he played last game but he has been out so much that by his own admission he is not playing well, not tracking the puck fast enough, and the game is just going on too fast around him. A couple more games under his belt and hopefully he will round into form.


#2270769 Call the team out

Posted by Frozen-Man on 16 March 2012 - 12:59 PM

Clearly the team still has offensive problems. I don't know if it's the offensive coach, or if it's the players, but next season, regardless of whether the Wings win the Cup this year, is going to see a pretty dramatic change on the forward lines.


I don't disagree about the PP, it has been abysmal and all the short handed goals against lately have just added insult to injury. I don't think it is quite accurate however, to say that the Wings have offensive problems in general. The Wings have had trouble putting pucks in the net lately (although I think injury has a fair bit to do with it) but they are still 4th in the league in goals for (as well as 4th in goals against and just one point behind 1st place for goal differential). Over the course of the season that have scored, they just aren't doing in lately (and again I think the loss of Pavs and Lids greatly impacts that).