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#2515694 Do you want Jonas Gustavsson re-signed?

Posted by themcityblues on Today, 12:40 AM

He's paid 1.5 million and he is 16-5 with a 2.63 and .908 SV%.  Hell yes you bring him back.




#2515465 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins at Red Wings - 8:00 PM EST

Posted by gowings00 on Yesterday, 09:59 PM

Pull the goalie.....that's the only chance we have.


#2515354 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins at Red Wings - 8:00 PM EST

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on Yesterday, 09:25 PM

I AM WILLING TO GET PREGNANT TO SAVE THIS GAME


#2515338 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins at Red Wings - 8:00 PM EST

Posted by dirtydangles on Yesterday, 09:20 PM

Nice hit Q


Nice hit Q

jynx




#2515244 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins at Red Wings - 8:00 PM EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on Yesterday, 08:42 PM

For the rest of the night i'm taking a shot every time you post "McGrattan". 

 

Good GDT drinking game.

 

Ha.

 

It'd be more fun if you kept it to yourself, though.  Now I may not oblige.

 

 

Although, if we lose, having a drunken mod here might be a good idea.      :tounge:




#2515180 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins at Red Wings - 8:00 PM EST

Posted by TheXym on Yesterday, 08:22 PM

If a leaf grazes a tree in the forest and no ref is there to see the dive will they still call the penalty?
 
Yes. 
 
Age old riddle resolved.


But... there are no leafs in the playoffs. ;)


#2514410 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by kipwinger on 23 April 2014 - 03:25 PM

 

What's market value?  Who's deciding that?  Certainly not you.  And you have no idea why the coach is playing him on that line- could it be that he's trying to get Legwand to play with people he's comfortable with?  We've had one of the most active rosters over the last four weeks, with a crazy number of different lines.  Nobody seems to be comfortable out there right now.

 

 

I don't dictate the market.  Supply and Demand does.  And there aren't a lot of 50 pt. centers on the market.  Expecting Legwand to make the same money in a thin free agent class after putting up 51 pts. as well as being a quality veteran, leader, and 2 way player is silly.  If you don't think so, I don't know what to tell you. 

 

You're right, I don't know why Babcock is playing him down there, but I do know that Legwand looked plenty comfortable with Nyquist and Franzen when that line was singlehandedly carrying us into the playoffs. 




#2514184 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by IndianaRedWing on 22 April 2014 - 10:27 PM

What I see going on here is that fans are confusing themselves with players. 

 

When a goalie gives up an early goal, it's absolutely deflating to a fan, and I suppose it's not unreasonable for fans to assume the same thing happens to players. 

 

But I've been watching hockey a long time, and I honestly don't believe that it works that way.

 

Have I seen a goal deflate a team? Yes. But when it happens, it almost always follows a certain script:

 

1. Underdog team works its arse off to build a lead against a favored opponent.

2. Underdog carries a lead into the third period, maybe even well into the third period.

3. Favored team starts acting frustrated, taking themselves out of the game

4. Underdog team's goalie gives up a bad goal (or two)

5a. Rest of underdog team collectively goes "Oh, FFS, we killed ourselves for 50 minutes only for THAT to happen?!?"

5b. Goal(s) lights a fire under favored team, which starts playing with focus

6. Favored team carries momentum over final 5-10 minutes, building pressure to the point that they finally score the game-winner to complete the comeback.

 

That's why I (and others) are heaping so much scorn on the "deflating goal" theory tonight. The Wings never inflated in the first place. They never accomplished anything that they could be frustrated at losing. And, yes, if you pack it in after a goal with 50 minutes left on the clock, by definition you are not Stanley Cup material.




#2514100 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by Phil Lesh on 22 April 2014 - 09:21 PM

No one is expecting a shutout but not letting in soft goals and losing the game in the first 10mins would be nice for a change.

 

If giving up a goal in the first period is enough to doom this team they have serious, serious problems.




#2514045 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by Crashnburnluder on 22 April 2014 - 09:04 PM

I think I'm the only one that would think Howard was one of our best players... Smith and Howard and that's about it... Maybe abdelkader even with his stone hands.


#2513940 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 April 2014 - 08:36 PM

 

Sure, the kid line was great as well.  Also not playing together so far this series. 

 

And I strongly disagree with the "grinding effort won us games" statement.  Look back over our schedule.  We lost most of our 1-0 or 2-1 games.  We won (down the stretch) when Nyquist, Tatar, or Franzen scored two or three goals between them and Jurco or Sheahan chipped in another.

 

Edit:  And the only reason any of those high scoring games where close is because after taking a big lead, we'd "lock down" in the third, blow said lead, and wait for Nyquist or Tatar to bail us out. 

 

I dont' mean grinding effort in that they were winning 1-0.  It's a grinding effort in that it's guys without much experience and guys playing bigger minutes hanging on for dear life.  Grinding out wins, often in ugly fashion.   Look at the roster they had, especially the second half of the season.  This team should not be in the playoffs.

 

I just think it's overreacting for people to blame Babcock.  He was the hero a week ago, and rightly so.  This team didn't get here just because Nyquist got crazy hot. 

 

Now that a young Red Wings roster without Zetterberg, Ericssson, Alfredsson, and with a less than 100% Datsyuk is looking bad against the Presidents Trophy winner and Cup favorite in the East, people are calling for his head again. 




#2513914 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 April 2014 - 08:31 PM

You guys are bitching about Franzen, but he's tied for the team lead in points in these playoffs.




#2513640 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by Nevermind on 22 April 2014 - 07:31 PM

Franzen, Lashoff, Kindl for Jeff Petry and a bag of Chicken Chips.


I'd settle for just the bag of chips.


#2513621 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 22 April 2014 - 07:26 PM

Edmonton probably would.

Franzen for Luke Gazdic.


#2513528 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by Crashnburnluder on 22 April 2014 - 07:15 PM

People still playing Howard on a breakaway and then rebound hahahaha, your right this team has no other problems... He is the only one...