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#2276286 What do you consider a success?

Posted by ben_usmc on 01 April 2012 - 12:02 AM

WTF, The Cup! I certainly hope the mgmt/coaching staff/players, don't think anything less is a success either.

#2276054 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by ben_usmc on 30 March 2012 - 09:53 PM

you can blame babs, you can blame the rest of the coaching staff, blame kenny holland. none of them are at fault right now.
this team was successful all season long until we got injuries. a very well balance team.

its no one fault except the players. when only 3 or 4 players show up your not going to win. its a team sport. you need to play as a team. everyone has to play 100% do their job. when you got 3 players doing there job and no one else you arent going to win.

the line combos somewhat hurt. if nyquist is playing he needs to be on the first line him and datsyuk they have chemistry. you can blame babs for that.
4th line is a waste of space. homer battles hard. emmerton doesnt do s***. abs and miller do their job.
stuart and kronwall have played like ass on the back end. franzen cleary and bert and destroying the front end. they need to step it up.

the team has everything it needs to be a winning team, just got to put it all together and play hard for a full 60.

im not gonna lie im very concerned about their play going into the playoffs, they have no chance playing the way they are now and they need to fix it fast

Interesting, you say don't blame the staff, then point out how Babs should have Pav/Nyquist and talk about the pairing of Kronwall/Stu being bad. Not to mention Bert/Mule/Cleary all playing terrible or even playing, if that isn't the coaching staffs fault (and the players themselves) then whose fault is it? The coaches are responsible for rewarding and disciplining players, or sitting players who are "injured".

#2276048 Tomas Tatar

Posted by ben_usmc on 30 March 2012 - 09:41 PM

with so much awesomeness in the line up at the moment, where is he supposed to play?

#2272825 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by ben_usmc on 21 March 2012 - 09:35 PM

Well at least Nyquist looks like a bad ass on either top six line. I also have to say at least the effort was there tonight, you can't win them all even when trying. Cleary is still such a terrible hockey player that I think it transends to the point that I think he kills kittens and runs over old ladies. Hudler sucks as well. Flip is the man!

#2272020 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by ben_usmc on 19 March 2012 - 09:49 PM

I honestly don't really have too much of a problem with Hudler, but I do think he's a fairly opportunistic scorer who gets a lot of goals based on Flip and Z's hard work. Given his speed and skill set, I don't see why Nyquist wouldn't be able to put up around 20 goals on a line with those two. But again, I don't hate Hudler or anything, he just is what he is.

Overall I don't think Hudler is bad either, or didn't until a few weeks ago. He just looks like he is floating around, taking a lazy penalty, while Z/Flip work their asses off.

I really don't dislike Emmerton either, he was a midseason unexpected rookie call up, his biggest problem is he brings nothing to the table that makes him worth keeping either. However I'd be willing to give him a little more time to prove himself with less s***ty teamates.

#2271912 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by ben_usmc on 19 March 2012 - 08:38 PM

Last time I checked Babs isnt trying to cheer us up or get US motivated. I dont think his motivational speeches are very PG. Hell he said that he doesnt want to be on 24/7 next year cause he doesnt want his kids to hear what he says. I believe something like, "Theres things said in the Locker room Id prefer werent repeated"/

Last time I checked the NHL is a business, the premise of a business is to satisfy the customer, so perhaps a good idea would be to reassure the customer that the faults in the product are going to be remedied not stay the status quo.

#2271895 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by ben_usmc on 19 March 2012 - 08:26 PM


Mickey is the only source of optimism to be had in an otherwise horrible situation. He always says that theres light at the end of the tunnel, too bad its an oncoming freight train

I would have more respect if he actually called it like it was. Instead he sounds senial talking about bad bounces and buls***. Everyone here knows we will turn it around at some point, but don't glaze over how pathetic the play is.

Babcock: "just do things right" really Babcock? That's what youf****** say? Do things right? They haven't done s*** right in a month, good pep talk, that really motivates us fans.

#2271841 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by ben_usmc on 19 March 2012 - 07:52 PM

Agreed 100%. Since we don't fight much, thank goodness for Datsyuk because he is probably the most entertaining player in hockey.

At least we have a gritty Canadian boys like Dan Cleary and Todd Bertuzzi out there....

#2271783 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by ben_usmc on 19 March 2012 - 07:26 PM

Don't worry....Washington is probably tired from playing and traveling last night so we will wear them down....oh wait. Well, at least we play a real crappy team next....wait again.

The plan is to make them tired from scoring so many goals in the 1st and 2nd that we will rally back from 19 down in the 3rd. Lead by our beastly 3rd and 4th lines, namely Homer and Cleary...

#2271744 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by ben_usmc on 19 March 2012 - 07:14 PM

These guys aref****** garbage. f*** playoff seeding; these bums don't deserve to get in.

I hope Holland uses his cap space on some more reclamation projects and pulls a laundry list of excuses out of his ass to justify it.

Back to the drawing board, this thing isn't working anymore.

maybe they can talk Modano out of retirement for us, because that's about as big a ballsy move as he ever makes. Or possibly offering Parise $3 mill then offering Hulder $6 out of loyalty

#2271730 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by ben_usmc on 19 March 2012 - 07:11 PM

can't wait for Babcock to address the media and do nothing to make the fans feel better about his team playing like absolute s***.

#2271322 Helm has MCL sprain, out 4-6 weeks

Posted by ben_usmc on 18 March 2012 - 01:44 AM


Helene St. James ‏ @freepwings
Darren Helm limping, can't bend left leg, says pretty concerned, will be evaluated Monday

Ansar Khan ‏ @AnsarKhanMLive
Helm walks out of room limping. Says he is in pain. Will have MRI on Monday. Doesn't know extent of injury

I like to wait a few days before I get injuries checked out as well....

#2271320 3/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3 (OT)

Posted by ben_usmc on 18 March 2012 - 01:12 AM

So I take it you love Cleary and everything he stands for. Why don't you tell us how you really feel? I can't stand the way he plays either. He's so weak on the puck and the skates.

Dan Cleary is such a bad player that it almost makes me think he is a bad person as well...

#2271318 3/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3 (OT)

Posted by ben_usmc on 18 March 2012 - 01:06 AM

Ken Holland is the best GM in the league and about every other person that knows anything about the NHL would agree. The Red Wings are in a slump... it happens to every team! To top that, we have guys getting injured left and right... it is very hard to win when you are missing key players, and almost every game someone else is getting hurt... it messes lines up and so on. I am very confident with the fully armed and operational Red Wings team come playoff time.

The one thing that does bug me a LOT is DAN CLEARY! He does not deserve to wear a Red Wings uniform this season at all. I know his knee is effed up but that is affecting his game so much that he is REALLY BAD almost every shift. If that isn't bad enough, Babs puts Cleary with a returning from injury PASHA?! All that is gonna do is slow Pasha down because Cleary is useless. Pasha deserves a better linemate than CLEARY! IMO Miller has done his job fantastically this year and deserves to play with Pasha a hell of a lot more than Cleary. Cleary needs to be benched.

You have to admire the Wings effort to come back tonight and I am fully confident that we will win at least 7 or 8 of our remaining 10 games. Hopefully come Monday we get good news about Nick and then everything will fall into place. Have faith Wings fans we have a team full of guys who knows how to win... we will win.

He doesn't play like he is injured, he plays like someone who just doesn't give a f***. All the opposing team has to do when that f*** has the puck is just sit behind goalie because he's going to dump it to them, or just give a slight rub out and the puck is theres. Not to mention his defense is just pathetic, a small like wack with a stick and he feels that's about as much energy as he need to exert. f*** Dan Cleary, Every player in both locker rooms should just line up and be allowed to punch him in his stupidf****** face.

#2271312 Helm has MCL sprain, out 4-6 weeks

Posted by ben_usmc on 18 March 2012 - 12:55 AM

Thank God we have Dan Cleary still