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#2509026 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 12 April 2014 - 08:43 PM

Please utilize the forum search function before starting new threads. This is the 4th or 5th time i've had to merge an "offseason needs" type of thread with this one that already exists. It helps avoid clutter on the forums, prevents repeat threads, and maintains a go-to thread about this topic where an ongoing discussion may remain. Thank you. 




#2509021 Sproul and Ouellet recalled from Grand Rapids

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 12 April 2014 - 08:18 PM

I understand how hockey works, and the logic or lack there of putting these two in against the Bruins blind, I just wish they would have done this a few weeks ago like they have with the rest of the kids. Give them a chance in the lineup, see how they play, Kindl and Lashoff obviously being ineffective and giving up way too many goals, it was worth giving them a shot. This late, it likely won't happen and we'll have a few mistake filled game with Kindl and Lashoff being the root of them, but it's nice to dream. Maybe one of them will play against the Jackets, play brilliantly, and be considered as an option over dumb or dumber on the 3rd pairing. 




#2509017 Sproul and Ouellet recalled from Grand Rapids

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 12 April 2014 - 07:50 PM

Kindl and Lashoff out, Ouellet and Sproul in would be the smartest decision they could possibly make going into playoffs. 




#2508987 Ryan Malone arrested

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 12 April 2014 - 02:29 PM

 

Or they could just trade him to the Oilers.

:lol:

 

Hockey players are human just like everyone else, mistakes are made, but there's no need to obliterate their life, career, and reputation because of one error. I've felt firmly about this in sports for a long time, the media likes to crucify athletes for something as small as how they word something and it's taken out of context. I understand this is more serious, but the media tends to make things sound wayyy worse than they really are most of the time. 

 

Sheahan was pulled over for drunk driving also, he was 4 times over the legal limit and wearing a Tinky Winky costume. Should he be banished and condemned for life? No, he was young, stupid, and learned from his error as it's not happened again and he's now developing himself as a respectable member of this team.




#2508654 Bobby Ryan to Ottawa

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 11 April 2014 - 03:25 PM

I said it before and i'll repeat it again, Ryan would be another Franzen on this team. He floats, plays like he doesn't care for half the season, and would turn into the whipping boy here rapidly because of how streaky he is. I believe 2 seasons ago he went 40 games without a goal, and had something awful like 6 assists in that span. He was kept out of the olympics for a reason, glad we passed and we didn't get another lazy, uninspired player here. 




#2508349 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 09 April 2014 - 10:17 PM

Last time we played Pittsburgh in the playoffs, we had Lidstrom neutralizing Crosby. That's the one factor at play here that worries me about the Pens. I feel like they're a team that can be beat, but it's going to be very, very hard for this team. Nyquist, Franzen, Tatar and Legwand are going to have to really contribute to the scoring, because Datsyuk is going to likely get tasked with staying on Crosby at all times.

Don't worry, Lashoff will shut down Crosby and Malkin with one hand tied behind his back. He's that clutch.




#2508185 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 09 April 2014 - 09:33 PM

Holy Monster glove of the gods.. unbelievable.




#2508179 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 09 April 2014 - 09:31 PM

Unreal save by Fleury

 

Nevermind, Pav shot it wide.




#2508151 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 09 April 2014 - 09:28 PM

The cynic in me loves it when it's in the dying minutes of the game, people give up and declare we lost, and THAT happens. 

 

WE ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS!!




#2508075 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 09 April 2014 - 09:19 PM

There are higher expectations of Howard as the starting goalie, I think that's why Monster gets more slack around here. He's done his job as the back up, he hasn't been stellar but he isn't expected to be. You expect strong and consistent play out of your starting goaltender, and Howard being in that role and him being inconsistent and having such a rough first half contributes to a lot of the ongoing hate towards him. 

 

I'm not a goalie basher or Howard hater, it's just been my observation this season.




#2508042 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 09 April 2014 - 09:09 PM

Glendening was the only one that noticed the puck fell behind Gus. Don't give up on the play until the whistle blows, we had 3 guys in front just standing there like the play was dead.




#2508018 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 09 April 2014 - 09:00 PM

No one is forcing you to read it

If you prefer I can post the string of rules about posting constructively and whatnot, and not to post "X player sucks" 5-6 times in a row with different wording, but I figure most of you should know the rules by now and a simple post from a mod stating knock it off and move on was enough without being questioned. Anything further regarding this topic can be discussed in the Legwand trade thread as it has been since the trade happened. 

 

No need for this to be discussed further, back to the game and the ongoing 3rd period.




#2508001 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 09 April 2014 - 08:42 PM

Legwand had the GWG in an enormous game last night, Legwand broke up what likely could have been a goal late in the 2nd period just now. Legwand got called for a "high stick" that they didn't show the replay on because it was likely extremely weak. Legwand leads this team in points right now.

 

Let's settle down on the senseless Legwand bashing post after post, opinions have been made well known, repeating it in a different context over and over gets old. 




#2507935 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 09 April 2014 - 08:25 PM

Great surge right now, good pressure. Keep it going guys.




#2507927 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 09 April 2014 - 08:24 PM

The Pens crying, big shocker.