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#2606493 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by WingsallTheway on 07 May 2015 - 08:32 AM

Ugh, I don't know why I have such an aversion to guys sliding across the ice on their knees.  I mean, I realize it's an important game, and you just scored a hat trick, and that tons of guys have done way worse and all.  But I still get this overwhelming urge to throw a battery at his head when I see him do it. 

 

Really haha I think its one of the best cellys out there. Its emotion and character. Two things our team has been lacking for years

 

Only other guy who gives a hoot when he scores is Tatar




#2602719 Tampa Bay Head Coach Jon Cooper Accuses Red Wings Of Cheating

Posted by WingsallTheway on 28 April 2015 - 12:46 PM

 

So you watch every single game.

 

haha thats such a near-sighted argument.

 

No, but I do watch each of the 82 games the wings play, and that includes 29 other teams. I also watch hockey every night and these things do get noticed...

 

I guess we should disregard everything Bob Mckenzie says since he "doesnt watch every single game"




#2601591 Tampa Bay Head Coach Jon Cooper Accuses Red Wings Of Cheating

Posted by WingsallTheway on 27 April 2015 - 04:16 PM

Zetterberg and Nyquist are the best in the league at holding the stick then diving to get a hooking/holding penalty. fact.

 

Multiple teams have complained about us cheating on faceoffs and we've even had players admit it. (Draper, i believe?)

 

We interfere with players on the rush more then anyone in the league. I've noticed recently that other teams are starting to do it more and more as well. (side note, ive also noticed other teams using the same entry into the zone on the PP as us; the one where we drop it to Dats)

 

Now I wouldn't say were flat out CHEATING, were just milking the rules to our advantage as much as possible. Its a double edged sword as we saw in the first 5 games with all the penalties.

 

Lets not be biased here, if you don't see these things happening all game your watching with a blind eye. We have experienced vets on our team and these skills have been passed down. Any sport I've ever played, I've bent the rules as much as possible to gain an advantage. Its a skill.




#2596911 Smith in. Marchenko out for Game 3

Posted by WingsallTheway on 20 April 2015 - 05:24 PM

From St.James :

 

http://www.freep.com...speed/26081585/

 

 

 

 

It's from St.James, but doesn't sound like Smith has attitude problems. That's good, I hope he has a huge game tomorrow.

 

He doesn't have attitude problems, he just has monkeys riding tricycles in circles in his head




#2596834 Oilers win the Draft Lottery

Posted by WingsallTheway on 20 April 2015 - 12:14 PM

I think it would be really smart for TOR to draft Strome. Hes a good player and obviously pals with McDavid... I can see in 4-5 years Connor jumping ship to go play there.




#2596832 Sharks & McLellan part ways

Posted by WingsallTheway on 20 April 2015 - 11:59 AM

Have to think he would be an option if Babs leaves

 

Yes, I'm aware of Blashill's presence. Blash seems to be a good coach for development and maybe he is best suited in the AHL. If he gets paid like an NHL coach, why wouldn't he just stay with the Griffs anyway?




#2596615 J Ericsson - really?

Posted by WingsallTheway on 19 April 2015 - 01:36 PM

Ericsson is getting the job done. There is a million other things that are hurting us worse than Ericsson in this series. Has he even been on the ice for a goal against in this series? Usually our defense is our downfall but i think they have stepped up down the stretch and these first two games. Aside from Datsyuk and the 4th line our forwards have been complete garbage

 

slightly off topic but, this point made me want to post this

 

I don't see how we are expected to win a series with the lines we have right now. Maybe its the roster but looking up and down the lineup you have to wonder how we even have a chance.

 

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Helm <---- great line and the only threat, if they dont get it done we lose. You could see that in game 1

Nyquist - Sheahan - Tatar <---- Doesn't seem to be able to get it done in the playoffs yet. Turnovers and little offence and a defensive liability

Weiss - Andersson - Jurco <---- possibly the softest and worst line i could come up with on our roster. No puck possession

Miller - Glendenning - Ferarro <---- I'd prefer someone else over Ferarro but this line is what it is and good at what it does

 

Basically, if the top line doesn't get it done offensively, noone else will. All we can do is hope that we get some lucky goals and win a game by 1 goal. It sucks. Were playing defensive hockey with a joke of a defence and skeptical goaltending.

 

We need to spread out Z and D to have 2 legitimate lines. The days of our stacked rosters are over, we can't play them together anymore.

 

Regarding Ericcson, he NEEDS TO BE DELEGATED. He can be used on this team, but with favorable matchups, not the best players in the NHL. He slows down Kronwall as well, who is literally our only offensive threat on defence.

 

Play Kronwall with anyone else, we don't have another top 2 dman but noone else aside from Smith/Kindl is a liability like Ericcson is. 




#2596583 J Ericsson - really?

Posted by WingsallTheway on 19 April 2015 - 11:31 AM

You don't look at points to see how terrible Ericsson is. You just watch him for a game, on any given night.

 

You can argue that he looks bad because hes on the top pairing getting exposed, but that explains that hes just a bad defenceman. "shut down" Dmen are supposed to shut down guys. He doesnt do that, or bring offence. 

 

He actually destroys all offence. Whenever we cycle in the O-zone, he just throws it on goal the second it touches his stick. Other team gets possesion, puck goes the other way.




#2590771 Team next season?

Posted by WingsallTheway on 08 April 2015 - 06:43 PM

I lolled at that last night and I lolled again just now

 

haha i LOLed as well




#2590609 Team next season?

Posted by WingsallTheway on 07 April 2015 - 10:39 PM

I hope the defence looks something like this:

 

Kronwall - 

Dekeyser - Quincey 

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#2590345 4/7 GDT : Carolina Hurricanes 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by WingsallTheway on 07 April 2015 - 08:40 PM

I seriously dont think Ferarro has won a single battle tonight

 

play with some heart kid




#2590071 Playoffs don't have shootouts?

Posted by WingsallTheway on 07 April 2015 - 05:26 PM

How about fix the PK

 

 

why fix things?

 

DAYS OFF FOR EVERYONE




#2589354 4/5 GDT : Washington Capitals 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by WingsallTheway on 05 April 2015 - 03:47 PM

Cleary in over Jurco again?

 

I'm not Jurco's biggest fan but if hes not going to play send him down. Cleary is the worst player i've seen put on the wings uniform since the lockout.... hes so irrelevant I dont understand.

 

The whole time hes on the ice you can tell his job is to just get his shift done without screwing up




#2588848 Is A First Round Exit Imminent?

Posted by WingsallTheway on 04 April 2015 - 10:33 AM

We're not getting swept. I'll put money on it. How quickly so many lose faith when the team hits a rough patch. I won't be surprised to see us make the conference finals.

 

Personally, I could see this team make it all the way or get swept in the 1st round theyre just extremely inconsistent.

 

I guess it depends on what team shows up, alot of variables are set in place




#2588846 Is A First Round Exit Imminent?

Posted by WingsallTheway on 04 April 2015 - 10:12 AM

One and done I'm afraid, if we get in that is. If we have everyone back and can stay healthy we could give Someteam a 6/7 game series. But as we stand and are currently playing then it could be a sweep.

 

If we get swept, we need to make huge changes. Average team at best, the worst thing an NHL team can consistently do is be a fringe playoff team because we don't get high picks.

 

This is all happening while we have two of the best players in the world...once theyre gone I hate to see how rough we might be

 

Im sure most will disagree, but we basically got swept last season as well and showed nothing to Boston. As it looks right now, we may get swept again but who knows.