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#2474438 Blessing in disguise?

Posted by Motown4013 on 19 January 2014 - 10:12 PM

This season has been such a roller coaster for even the most seasoned Wings fan. Let's face it....We should be up near 65 points on the year with the talent we have....except we are in a dog fight for a playoff spot, praying for our " big guys" to get healthy. With that being said, I can't remember a season that I have been more emotionally invested in this team I love. It's so easy when you have all the cogs in the wheel to expect greatness. DEMAND wins. In certain years, one loss was a huge deal because we have seen this team be so dominant for so many years.

Saturday nights game made me realize how all of the injuries and all of the uncertainty has perhaps been a blessing in disguise. Sounds lame? Perhaps...but I have never been so happy for some of the young men on this team who have really stepped up. Acknowledge how much character is on this roster. I no longer expect a win....I REALLY want one and the victory somehow is a bit sweeter when we get one. I think of Tatar who plays like he is shot from a cannon every night...even the night after he found out his dad died. He is so fun to watch....and without injuries, he would have been a healthy scratch and we wouldn't have the opportunity to see his heart and how big it really is.

Guys like the Monster who was terrible last year is one of the reasons we are even in the wild card race. He has been fantastic and I am so happy for him that he has been able to resurrect his career. Jurco, Shehan, Mrazk and Glenny have all shown that the future is bright in Hockeytown. We have a ton of talent, character and heart on this team and we are finding in the most unusual places. I'm really proud of this team and although it's been a train wreck of year for injuries, it's shown the fans of this team that we can and will be contenders for years to come.

Ok, that's my warm fuzzy for today.

#2471122 Winter Classic Gigapixel

Posted by Euro_Twins on 06 January 2014 - 09:07 PM

found myself too!!



#2470841 1/4 GDT : Red Wings 5 @ Stars 1

Posted by Rick on 05 January 2014 - 09:28 AM


#2470840 1/4 GDT : Red Wings 5 @ Stars 1

Posted by e_prime on 05 January 2014 - 09:21 AM


#2470027 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 January 2014 - 04:52 PM

Is there a more fitting outcome given this season? Red Wings played well and probably deserved better, but that's how it seems to be going.

January is a brutal month in terms of the schedule. Really gotta find a way to string some wins together and display some consistency.

Awesome event, no less. Enjoyable to watch despite the disappointing loss.

#2470023 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by brett on 01 January 2014 - 04:52 PM

not a way a game like this should end in a skills competition


beriner stole the game

#2469808 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 January 2014 - 04:00 PM

Bertuzzi has been a non-factor today.

#2469795 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 01 January 2014 - 03:56 PM

This is why the Wings are so frustrating, outplay the Leafs the entire game. Down 2-1

#2469542 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by CaliforniaWingsFan on 01 January 2014 - 01:34 PM

The only thing that can take away from an event like this.....Eddie Olczyk in the broadcast booth.

#2452510 11/9 GDT: Lightning 3 @ Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 November 2013 - 09:37 PM



The Quincey Kindl pairing was brutal tonight.

#2452449 11/9 GDT: Lightning 3 @ Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by TheXym on 09 November 2013 - 08:43 PM

Like Dabura said, DeKeyser made a helluva play to knock the puck off Stamkos's stick on the 2 on 1. For missing two of our top 6 forwards, and one of our top pair D (Ericsson), to only be down 1 to the conference leader is not too bad.

They've had their chances, and the passing has been bad, but give TB some credit, they are a good team. The game is far from over.

Let's Go Wings!

#2452421 11/9 GDT: Lightning 3 @ Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Crashnburnluder on 09 November 2013 - 08:25 PM

I love the reactions... DETROIT IS HORRIBLE!!!! ... down 1 goal mid 2nd haha  Yes we are boasting a very lack luster offense missing our number 2 dman and 2 top 6 forwards... but "It's been the theme all season" nothing to do with injuries or a good TB team lol... 


I don't know who you guys want to use on our 2nd unit and 2nd line? He cant create a number 2 PP line with 3rd liners?  

#2450767 11/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Jets 4

Posted by FlashyG on 04 November 2013 - 04:12 PM


Howard is starting in goal.


OH, and thank God Cleary is still on the 2nd line...  :nono:




That's what happens when you're the coach and GM's boy.

#2450287 11/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 0

Posted by darkmanx on 02 November 2013 - 09:44 PM


#2429176 Holland on SiriusXM w/ audio link

Posted by AtomicPunk on 09 July 2013 - 11:37 PM


Manhandle like this?



I'll take it.

On a side note, I don't think I've ever seen Filppula do that.