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#2665900 4/9 GDT : at Rangers 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by GoalieManPat on 09 April 2016 - 08:18 AM

Howard starting? ughh

Without him picking up for Mrazeks poor play the last month the Wings aren't in this position to clinch so why upset?

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#2662237 3/26 GDT : Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit Red Wings, 2:00 PM ET

Posted by GoalieManPat on 26 March 2016 - 03:06 PM

I think one thing is apparent... The on-the-fly strategy of replacing older players (that've retired or whatever) with younger guys hasn't worked. We haven't had high level draft picks and the newer guys (for the most part) haven't stepped up to the level that we need them to for filling in the holes.

 

This has led to the state of mediocrity that we have now. I think it's been in a pretty steady decline since we were fighting these Pens for the Cup.

 

It works if those young guys turn into stars like Datts and Zetts and you make some smart trades. Neither has happened lately.




#2662133 3/26 GDT : Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit Red Wings, 2:00 PM ET

Posted by GoalieManPat on 26 March 2016 - 02:28 PM

Dats showing his net front skills screening Mrazek with no Pen around




#2661996 Habs @ Wings 7:30EST, FSD & NHLN - US

Posted by GoalieManPat on 25 March 2016 - 04:07 PM

Ok so we're tied with Philly.  I bet you right now that Detroit better do something because I bet Philly wants it more than we do.

 

Its not down to Philly and Detroit. Philly is playing some of the best hockey in the league right now and will get in. The spot will be either Detroit, Boston, or the Islanders. Better to watch those teams results than Philly.




#2661984 Habs @ Wings 7:30EST, FSD & NHLN - US

Posted by GoalieManPat on 25 March 2016 - 01:15 PM

Blash needs to juggle lines when it is going bad.  I still cannot stand the fact that AA is on the 4th line.  AA - Dats - Mantha would be the best line on the team.

 

Blash has switched the lines up all the time this year. How people forget it was just last week he switched them up midgame against FLA and it resulted in a comeback win. Last night his combos got them a 4-0 lead. Why panic? Let your players play through it. Throughout the season he has been criticized on this board for not changing things up enough and then changing things up to much that players cant get good cohesion. You cant have both. 


I certainly have no answer, but it does appear Babs has earned that contract with the Leafs.

 

If by earn you mean be the worst team in the league then yes I guess so. Babs will never see the end of that contract. He will be fired come year 4 and it will take more than t hat for the Leafs to be respectable.




#2660046 3/15 GDT : Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 ET

Posted by GoalieManPat on 15 March 2016 - 07:33 PM

 Roenick is worse.  Since NBC has this game AGAIN, most of us out of market can't see FSD.

Even us out of market guys with Gamecenter can't get FSD for this one. Only giving me the NBC feed

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#2660001 3/15 GDT : Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 ET

Posted by GoalieManPat on 15 March 2016 - 07:15 PM

I agree that's there is a mentality issue with the Wings. They still believe everything will be ok if they are just overly professional and methodic. The problem is they don't have the skill for that mentality anymore. They need someone with fire in their belly to lay in to the team.

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#2659970 3/15 GDT : Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 ET

Posted by GoalieManPat on 15 March 2016 - 07:05 PM

Babcock also had the team whipped into shape this time of year and actually playing responsible hockey. This team has been a mess all season. Last season they just had that one long slump.

By having them "whipped into shape" do you mean fighting for the last two playoff spots just like they are this year.

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#2659964 3/15 GDT : Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 ET

Posted by GoalieManPat on 15 March 2016 - 07:03 PM

Is this a coaching problem? The players have not been ready to play the last few games. From what I see, the defence, especially DD, is horrid. This is a passionless group of players. Tatar and Nyquist have been the greatest disappointments this year and can be specifically pinpointed to the Wings downfall.

Detroit not starting on time has been an issue for years now. It's not the coach it's the players

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#2659585 3/13 GDT : Toronto Maple Leafs at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by GoalieManPat on 13 March 2016 - 10:08 PM

Just found out the final score ... I'm beyond words how effed this is, lost to the Leafs 1-0 ??!!  When we miss the playoffs by 2 pts, we can all come back to this game.  Feel like slapping all the forwards in the head ... can't even score 1 on Bernier!

 

This game, or the Columbus game, or the countless other games this year they have dropped points to lesser teams. They really need to stop playing down to their opponents. 




#2657282 3/2 GDT : Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings, 8:00 EST

Posted by GoalieManPat on 02 March 2016 - 10:38 PM

Let's just be happy they stole two points on Monday. I figured they would be lucky to get a single point from this week's games. Sunday is very likely to be very ugly.

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#2657172 3/2 GDT : Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings, 8:00 EST

Posted by GoalieManPat on 02 March 2016 - 09:42 PM

I think thats what he meant

I read it as he was saying the refs screwed us like others have said. If that's not what the OP meant I take back what I said.


#2657077 3/2 GDT : Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings, 8:00 EST

Posted by GoalieManPat on 02 March 2016 - 08:18 PM

Gotta be able to see the puck too. 55 standing directly in front and screening Mrazek... Tell me again why Smith isn't playing

Still got to make that save. If Howard let that in people would be calling to tar and feather him.

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#2656014 2/27 Stadium Series GDT : Red Wings at Colorado Avalanche, 8:00 EST

Posted by GoalieManPat on 27 February 2016 - 11:44 PM

Nice of the NHL and the city of Denver to put on such a spread and forum for all things Red Wings this weekend. See, the Avs need the Red Wings to be their playdate for something like this or they wouldn't even have an outdoor game there. Against whom? Calgary? Minnesota? New Jersey? The Wings could easily host 6 or 7 teams and have it be a huge success.

 

Also, if I am elected president the wall around Denver just got ten feet higher and Mike Keane is paying for it!!

 

Why build a bigger wall. Just use his nose




#2655999 2/27 Stadium Series GDT : Red Wings at Colorado Avalanche, 8:00 EST

Posted by GoalieManPat on 27 February 2016 - 11:08 PM

Never leave a game...not with these guys.

 

Its true they are always blowing it or coming back.