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#2587840 3/31 GDT : Senators 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by Playmaker on 01 April 2015 - 03:29 PM

Yeah, if only the Wings could be like the LA Kings, you know, they win every year and never are in danger of missing the playoffs. Or maybe the Blackhawks.  A team like that wouldn't fall into a wildcard spot.  I mean, really, Holland should've had the foresight to get a star goaltender like Devan Dubnyk.

 

I can't imagine how exhausting it must be to have such unrealistic expectations and the constant negativity as a result.  I don't love the Wings losing, but I think there are fan bases of twenty or so other teams who wouldn't mind having a team like the Red Wings.




#2585217 3/26 GDT: Sharks 6 at Red Wings 4

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 26 March 2015 - 12:22 PM

Howard is in....we lost already. Pretty sad when you score 4 or more goals and can't win. Can't wait to tear Jimmy apart tonight! Hey Babs, when you go to Toronto this summer, we'll send you Jimmy. I am sick of Babcock and his experiments to get people going...he is gonna f*** around and back out of the playoffs.

 

Dude relax. Things will be fine. Yes Howie is having a rough stretch since he returned. But it's gonna be fine. We're the ones in a position of strength here. We've got games in hand on Boston. And points (granted the gap has closed) in hand on both the B's and Ottawa. I'd much rather be where we are now with a team that has shown it can burn anyone when firing on all cylinders than last year, when we were scratching and clawing our way just to get in to the playoffs. 

 

If it were me though, I would have gone with Mrazek tonight. But that's just me. I hear you on Howie LeftWinger, but I believe he'll be fine. He just needs to figure it out, and yes it's come at a really bad time, but we all couldn't have expected this season just to have gone plain sailing, so adversity right before the playoffs is good if you ask me. Look back 7-8 months ago, when half of this forum probably was calling for the wings to tank, and believed that this team had no shot at even making the playoffs. Yet here we are, with 10 games left, in a good position. Let's just think about that for a second. 

 

It's not good for us fans, because most of us are now s******* a brick, but I believe we'll make it. Just gotta take 2 of the next 3, and take it game by game. 

 

Both Boston and Ottawa are in tough tonight (Bruins/Ducks, Sens/Rangers), so it's a huge night of hockey. 

LGRW!!!




#2578925 Slava fetisov on Daily Show

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 04 March 2015 - 11:28 PM

I just commented on this in the red army documentary thread.
He seemed so awkward.


#2567685 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Barrie on 01 February 2015 - 02:50 PM

My condolences to those people that wanted to tank this year, we're too good.

 

Hate to say I told you so, but I was one of the few who stood by Holland and was made fun of, I guess we were right. Usually when an organization loses franchise players like Yzerman and Lidstrom, it takes 10-20 years to recover. This has to be one of the best rebuilds on the fly ever.




#2561994 Franzen on IR

Posted by kipwinger on 09 January 2015 - 11:56 AM

 

The Wings missed the prime window to rid themselves of Franzen last summer when they still had the second buyout available from the lockout. They had depth at forward, Franzen is declining and injury prone and hasn't been a factor in the playoffs for five years now. I know there are factions in love with his "cap friendly deal" and for awhile I agreed, but the Red Wings were in great position to make Franzen go away without it negatively affecting the team's success. Nyquist, Tatar, Sheahan and Jurco are all here now plus Pulkkinen, Mantha and others on the way. 

 

Dan Cleary is still on this team because Ken Holland "gave his word".  I just don't see Holland agreeing to a contract with a guy like Franzen and not doing everything he possible can to honor it.  It's not his style.  Which is both frustrating, and decent. 




#2549167 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by haulinbass on 16 November 2014 - 03:01 AM

 

Is it just me or does Mantha sound more foreign than most of our Swedish and Russian players?

Lol.. I would assume his primary language is French so that shouldn't come as much of a shock




#2545478 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by darkmanx on 29 October 2014 - 09:41 PM

I do hope Franzen gets back soon...so I can read all the folks in all the GDT's calling him out and complaining about him. He has to be the one guy that everyone loves when he is scoring and everyone hates when he isn't.  He does not fool me...never has.  I said it before and will say it again, I don't care if he scored 100 goals in 20 games, because he is going to disappear for the next 30 and then get injured.  I appreciate when he scores, but I am not going to be a fan of his ever, because of the "vacation's" he takes from consistency. And he is replaceable. The last 5 games have proven that.

 

Yep, don't let stats and actually watching get in the way of your argument.




#2545477 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by BrantWing19 on 29 October 2014 - 09:40 PM

Apparently If franzen doesn't give us 300 hits, 35 goals and 65 points per year he isn't worth his massive 3.9M cap hit


#2545097 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by darkmanx on 29 October 2014 - 07:01 PM

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#2538389 10/4 Final Preseason GDT: Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins

Posted by rrasco on 04 October 2014 - 07:24 PM

I'm thinking out of Nestrasil, Ferraro, or Callahan that Nestrasil has the best chance of not being waived.




#2538390 10/4 Final Preseason GDT: Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins

Posted by wings_fanatic on 04 October 2014 - 07:24 PM

One thing is for sure. Oulette is so much better than kindl it isn't even funny. So much more composed, a better skater, smarter. I will be extremely disappointed in babs if he opts to play kindl over oulette. On a final note, good for goose to score in the shootout... Maybe confidence booster to get him going a bit more.


#2533082 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

Posted by WingsallTheway on 27 July 2014 - 03:54 PM

Karate Chop Ken Holland in the face and ask him what the f*** his problem is

 

Illitch has him working extra hours on the golf course so he can play in the PGA tour, bringing extra money to the franchise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which can be spent on Cleary




#2530910 Kane & Toews Sign Identical 8-year, $10.5M AAV Extensions

Posted by Euro_Twins on 09 July 2014 - 07:42 PM

I think Kane is better than Toews


I don't think either is worth $10.5 million


#2529732 Article on FAs and Red Wings

Posted by amato on 03 July 2014 - 10:51 AM

If I have to listen to one more person whose never been to Michigan dis Detroit, I'm going to scream.  I actually moved here last year over Chicago because I have the opportunity to own a house.   Detroit is not why FAs aren't signing.  Something is very wrong with this team, be it the team vibe, the coach or management.  From what I've heard from insiders (people who actually work with the team) Babcock has lost the locker room.  Until we figure out the problem and solve it, there will be rough times ahead.  And if the GM can't diagnosis the problem then perhaps he needs a new job.

 

I agree it's not why people aren't signing here but I didn't see anything in that article "dis detroit" as a city..? 

 

I've heard that players don't like babs but that they also respect him as a coach... I don't think he's lost the locker room, but I could be wrong.There are different reasons players haven't been signing here and they all seem personal to the player, not pinnable to one thing about the red wings' organization. I'm not worried about it though.. the growth of the kids is enough to get me excited about each season and I'm pretty excited to see a healthy weiss.. he can be a difference maker on the ice. although I am of course hoping for that elusive right handed top 4 d-man....




#2529729 Article on FAs and Red Wings

Posted by hathorlive on 03 July 2014 - 10:24 AM

If I have to listen to one more person whose never been to Michigan dis Detroit, I'm going to scream.  I actually moved here last year over Chicago because I have the opportunity to own a house.   Detroit is not why FAs aren't signing.  Something is very wrong with this team, be it the team vibe, the coach or management.  From what I've heard from insiders (people who actually work with the team) Babcock has lost the locker room.  Until we figure out the problem and solve it, there will be rough times ahead.  And if the GM can't diagnosis the problem then perhaps he needs a new job.