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#2583656 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by GoOzzieGo on 21 March 2015 - 07:17 AM

I don't see Babcock making a career decision based on a 2 game losing streak but I could be wrong.

#2583240 3/20 GDT : Red Wings 1 Tampa Bay Lightning 3

Posted by rick zombo on 20 March 2015 - 10:31 AM

Sweet jesus. Win this game please. I can't take another Night of the Living Trolls.

#2582482 Mrazek to start how many games?

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 March 2015 - 10:34 AM

The two most popular athletes in Detroit are the Lions backup QB and Wings backup goalie.

#2580916 3/12 GDT : Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by PenaltyShot 96 on 12 March 2015 - 07:26 PM




I saw a few other short articles on it too, but the Babcock quotes were the same.

#2580913 3/12 GDT : Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by rick zombo on 12 March 2015 - 07:26 PM





#2580686 Franzen on IR

Posted by kipwinger on 11 March 2015 - 02:48 PM

Wasn't the point of contention that people were quick to jump on the "Franzen is done forever" bandwagon as a result of their disdain for Franzen, and not because there was any reason to believe his career was actually threatened?  That's what it seemed like (five pages ago, or whatever). 


If so, I think there's probably a lot of evidence to support this. 


For instance, this thread was started on January 8th.  Most of the posts immediately following the creation of the thread didn't even address Franzen or his injury, and instead focused on Pulkkinen.  By January 9th people were already speculating that Franzen was done forever, despite the fact that the nature of his injury hadn't even been disclosed. 


It seems naive to suggest that "wishful thinking" didn't play a role in how people responded to Franzen's injury.  Which seemed to be Number9's point (if I'm reading it correctly). 


Sidebar:  The irony is that we now know that folks were wrong to be so excited about Pulkkinen stepping in for the Mule.  Franzen was having a good year (22 pts. in 30+ games), and Pulkkinen has struggled to find his consistency and seems unable to stand up to the physicality of the NHL game (both frequently used to criticize Franzen).  We're actually a better team with Franzen, regardless of what the haters say. 

#2580238 3/9 GDT : Oilers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by atodaso on 09 March 2015 - 05:18 PM




#2578995 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by kipwinger on 05 March 2015 - 04:20 PM

If you guys want some afternoon entertainment, read the butt hurt reaction by Rags fans on the game last night, its the most hilarious thing I have ever seen.




If you want some afternoon entertainment, read the butt hurt posts on this GDT right up until the Stepan penalty.  *Spoiler Alert* They are almost identical to the Rangers complaining. 


We're no different than anybody else.  And if we'd lost that game instead of won it, you can be absolutely sure that the refs would be to blame.  Not the 50,000 times we turned the puck over in the defensive zone, or the fact that we looked like we were skating in mud. 

#2576905 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by derblaueClaus on 01 March 2015 - 08:40 PM


#2576802 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by rick zombo on 01 March 2015 - 08:02 PM

Jesus Christ. 


I have my head up the azz of hockeysfuture.com as much as the next Red Wings fan, and I love my prospects, but this deal was a home run. Wtf are people complaining about? 

#2576794 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 01 March 2015 - 07:58 PM

So do some of you guys even want to win or what? Kenny gave up 2 prospects who likely were never going to see time in the winged wheel. Cole is 36, have you seen him play? He's not Bertuzzi. He can still skate as well as he ever did, and plays a physical power game.

#2576748 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by WingsAlways on 01 March 2015 - 07:44 PM

Some people are impossible to please, you think each and every prospect is going to be future top-6, wrong. We just got bigger, try and appreciate that. 

#2575623 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by kipwinger on 27 February 2015 - 02:03 PM

I can agree with that. I meant that the overall number doesn't matter when you're just judging a call on an individual basis. If it's a s***ty call it's a s***ty call so to speak, whether there's 4 in a game or 8. Saying that the Wings are benefitting more from bad calls this year I'd say is accurate. Don't know why it is, the style of game they play?


And I don't mind calling a spade a spade.  A bad call IS a bad call, no matter who it's for or against.  What irritates me is this persistent need to bellyache when a call goes against us, as if none have ever gone in our favor. 


As far as why we get calls?  I don't know.  However, I'd venture to guess it's partially because A) we're good, and bad teams (or teams playing badly) tend to take more penalties, and B) we're historically very disciplined (so we get the benefit of the doubt). 

#2575609 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by kipwinger on 27 February 2015 - 01:15 PM


Only difference is that we have legitimate gripes against the officiating, whereas most other fans can only regurgitate the "subtle interferencceeee!!!!" nonsense they memorized from Edzo. 


I literally LOL'd when I saw them complaining that the Wings dive, not recognizing that their own team makes Olympic divers jealous. 


We don't have legitimate gripes about the officiating.  That's the problem.  We're consistently one of the LEAST PENALIZED teams in the league.  AND we're consistently GIVEN THE MOST POWERPLAYS. 


Very few, if any, teams go to the box less, or go on the man advantage more.  Them's the facts.  I'd give the theory some credence if we never got a powerplay, or if we were always in the box.  But neither of those things are true. 


But for whatever reason our fans have internalized this belief that everybody is out to get them.  Bettman hates us.  The refs are throwing games.  The media doesn't recognize our star players. 


It's all bologna.  SUPER, duper, annoying bologna. 

#2573629 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by kipwinger on 22 February 2015 - 08:21 PM

I'm not sure why we're having this debate again.  History has shown that being evermore violent in response to things we don't like ALWAYS works out well.  Absolutely tons and tons of examples when punching people has effectively helped folks achieve their objectives.  That has got to be the most idiotic thing a person can think. 


By comparison it makes GMRwings' "I like fighting because it's entertaining" argument both honest, and sensible. 


Can all the fighting people just use that argument?  That way we don't have to keep restating how intellectually bankrupt this "fighting deters rats" argument is.


I'll even help.  "For as long as I can remember, I (state your name here), have enjoyed fighting in hockey.  I find it entertaining and exciting.  As such, I am willing to tolerate the short and long term health risks that come along with it and believe players who engage in the sport should too."


At least then your position won't be so demonstrably invalided and your justifications so blatantly post hoc.