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#2280235 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by chrisdetroit on 08 April 2012 - 12:07 PM

I'll never root for another team to beat us, I'll never stop hoping we win games. That doesn't mean if I think we're over-matched, I'm going to lie and say we're not just to keep people from s***ting their pants and then throwing the contents at me. I love the Red Wings, and I have for a long, long time. However, when you're in a relationship with something (or someone) as long as I've been in this "relationship" with the Red Wings, it has evolved well past the honeymoon phase, when they can do no wrong and anyone who thinks different is just a meanie poopy-head hater. I'm solidly into the "I can love you but still be objective" phase, and if other people don't like that, I don't really care.

Fair enough. But as a fan of the Wings, why would you come on the fan website like LGW and proclaim that your team is going to lose. What is the point of that? There's nothing wrong with constructive criticism but what is the point of non-constructive criticism? Internet forums are being over-run with haters and name callers.

#2280194 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by chrisdetroit on 08 April 2012 - 10:26 AM

I'm all in. Wings in six. None of this whiny bs "I hope they win, but I don't know". They WILL win. And as far as the posters that come on hear to piss in our cherios - don't come back here to jump on the bandwagon later. You are either a fan of the team or not, and fans root for their team.

#2280172 #6 Chicago Blackhawks vs. #3 Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by chrisdetroit on 08 April 2012 - 08:41 AM

Phoenix in 6. Playoff hockey is about defense and goaltending. Chicago finished 22nd in GAA and Crawford had a .902 save percentage.

#2279879 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by chrisdetroit on 07 April 2012 - 03:52 PM

I'm not disagreeing with you guys, obviously it sucks that we didn't finish the season stronger and I do hate relying on some sort of a playoff switch but if I can't hope for that, then there's not a lot to hope for. I believe that Rhinne is going to be all the difference in the series. If we can figure him out (no easy task) then we'll be ok. I don't think they've really got enough offense to be too afraid of and Weber and Suter can't be on the ice ALL the time. Matchups will be key, but I'm looking for a big series out of whichever line doesn't have to deal with that top defensive pairing. Wings in 6.

Anybody remember last year when we went into Phoenix in the first round against one of the top goalies from the regular season in Bryzgalov? We lit him up like a Christmas tree and that was with Z siting in the press box. Nashville doesn't scare me. Rinne has played 18 playoff games and has a .908 save %. The playoffs ARE different than the regular season

#2273914 Nashville at Chicago GDT

Posted by chrisdetroit on 25 March 2012 - 03:56 PM

The BEST case for us would be to play Chicago in the first round AND have home ice. Chicago sucks defensively and their goaltenders are not good. Nashville is way better defensively AND has a great goaltender. Chicago is 22nd in the league in GAA. Here's a list of teams in the Western conference with a worse GAA - Edmonton, Columbus. That's it.

Defense wins Cups and Chicago has no defense. I'm worried about Renne stealing a game but Crawford or Emery, not so much.

The Wings need to finish 4th, Chicago 5th and Nashville 6th.

Plus, Chicago is a short flight and nothing would be more satisfying than to bounce them from the playoffs in the first round.

Based on this, Nashville needs to lose tonight.

#2273908 Which team would piss you off the most if they won the cup?

Posted by chrisdetroit on 25 March 2012 - 03:30 PM


Oh, wait wrong forum

Pittsburgh, Chicago, San Jose, and Nashville in that order. Although Nashville seems to think that they are already "Stanley Cup Champions".

#2266716 3/4 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by chrisdetroit on 04 March 2012 - 09:49 PM

I just find it sad that minus 2 of our better players (Datsyuk and Nick), that with all the experience we have on this team...everybody else seems like they don't have the first clue on what to do without them...I mean...really?? Are they that incapable of doing things themselves and stepping up their play? It's bad enough that nobody other than Pavel can bring the puck into the zone on a power play to get things set up.

All the mistakes we saw today are prime examples on why Ken Holland needed to do something to improve this team before the deadline..and in a rare event...he failed us in doing so.

I don't know what game you watched. The Wings outplayed the Hawks. They hit 4 cross-bars and had two misses on wide open nets. And yes, one was by Mule. Any one of these goes in and it's a different game. No puck luck today. Sometimes it happens. I'm ok with the effort.

#2266313 The Blues are in the driver's seat

Posted by chrisdetroit on 04 March 2012 - 12:57 PM

St. Louis has just finished a long 6 game road trip (5 out west) and won FIVE of them. Needless to say the Blues are hot and playing very well on the road. First time since February 2009 that they had won 4 in a row on the road.

The Wings are not playing well on the road and they have 8 games left on the road. Blues have 9 games left on the road. Who has the advantage now?

So for those who thought the Wings were going to win the division because their schedule is easier..... think again. IMHO, the Blues have the advantage simply because Detroit is hurting and still have not corrected the problems on the road.

Detroit's season is over, IMHO, if they don't win the division. The Wings' trip out West coming up next week may be the turning point.... one way or the other... although the game against the Blues in St. Louis on April 4th will probably determine who wins the divsion and each team has won outright their home games against each other this year.

I hate to burst your bubble, but the Blues rank 21st in the league in GFA and have zero playoff experience. We played them 3 times in 2 weeks in December and January after Hitchcock had them rolling and beat them 3-2, 3-0, and 3-1. Yes they won 5 out of six. They beat non-playoff teams Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg, Nashville in a shootout and a struggling Sharks team. So who did they lose to? The only good team that they played - Vancouver. I'm not impressed.

#2263000 2/25 GDT : Avalanche 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by chrisdetroit on 26 February 2012 - 12:42 PM

I never said fire Holland or Babcock....

...and yes, our 4th line is the worst in league. Along with some other teams lines, but it really does suck. Holmstrom (I love him to death) but he needs to sit. He is useless on the 4th line, he obviously isn't the power play specialist he once was which is proven by the lack of power play production. Emmerton looks like he will never be more than what he is, average. Mursak was touted by most of you guys to be on the second line...he has shown nothing. I am not putting blame on them for losing the last three or the woeful road record, that is on the top scorers on this team to step up and be clutch when needed. I give Hudler credit for his attempt last night, but there were others that failed as NHL players. Zetterberg has had a bad back since he signed his life long contract, now we a stuck with that until he retires and his back is only going to get worse. Trade him? Of course not, but if he is gonna be injured every year, then Holland is going to have to find someone who is going to fill his shoes on the scoring end, because he just is not producing. Franzen is lazy and he sucks (sorry Lang.) For those of you that are thinking Franzen is going to turn it on come playoffs, I laugh. He won't, but everyone will give him a pass because of one magical playoff in 2008.

So you are sticking to the opinion that the Wing's 4th line is worse than the Columbus Blue Jacket's 4th line. That just shows that your arguments are not based on logic. And as far as Franzen and his "one magical playoff in 2008"...

2008 18 points in 16 games
2009 23 points in 23 games
2010 18 points in 12 games

That's a total of 59 points in 51 games.

But don't let the facts get in the way of your rantings

#2259019 2/19 GDT : Sharks 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by chrisdetroit on 19 February 2012 - 03:30 PM

Sharks fans on HF are whining about not having a natural sniper.

They don't have a natural goalie either. LOL

#2258454 2/19 GDT : Sharks 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by chrisdetroit on 19 February 2012 - 09:42 AM

Wow. No whinny LGW posters crying about how the Sharks are "bigger, stronger and faster". Excellent.

4-2 Wings

#2257748 2/17 GDT : Predators 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by chrisdetroit on 17 February 2012 - 12:32 PM

Fair enough. The streak could very well end tonight, especially with Zetterberg out. Hopefully we can grind out a win.

I hate it when people come on here and predict a loss. What the hell is the point of that? They are always so wishy-washy too. "The streak could end tonight...Hopefully we can grind out a win". What is that?

I'm all in. The Wings WILL win. I feel much better now.

#2257584 Banner Hanging in Bridgestone Arena (Predators)

Posted by chrisdetroit on 16 February 2012 - 10:25 PM

The World would be a much better place if we could just get rid of all Mission Statements. There is too much of this doublespeak...

#2257160 Blackhawks' Losing Streak: Nine Games and Counting

Posted by chrisdetroit on 15 February 2012 - 12:41 PM

I don't believe in karma, but this is baaaaad karma. We've already had a 6 game winless streak this season, and we've been very fortunate with injuries so far. Lets wait till June before we start gloating.

Not me. I started gloating weeks ago. They have zero chance of recovering with the goaltending that they have. I want them to miss the playoffs entirely. 27th in the league in GAA. Baahaaaaaaaa

#2256603 Rick Nash "available for the right team/price"

Posted by chrisdetroit on 14 February 2012 - 04:55 PM

Got to think Columbus could command a high price for him...


What a lousy piece of writing. He basically took one fact - that Nash is agreeable to a trade and repeated it in different words 8 times.