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#2393171 WCQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1, at Ducks 3. (Anaheim leads, 1-0)

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 01 May 2013 - 01:31 AM

I am guessing by your whining and bitching that you were born 11 years ago ? Any guy that is a true fan that questions the roster 2 periods into game one of a 7 game series is lost. Settle in. Have some faith. Be a fan and not a knee jerk reaction negative nancy like some of your friends on here. We need to be better that is obvious This is our lineup. They all know how to get it done. RELAX


LOL - I've been questioning this roster for 3 damned years now - it was clear Holland wasn't planning for the post-Lidstrom era and was and still is infatuated with guys like Sammy and Bert.  Not to mention he gives up 1st round picks for Quincey ( :lol: )


And from what we've seen all year long, they clearly do have depth issues and will continue to have them as long as we rely on older players who are more fragile (or who have a lot of miles on the tires) and players who have ZERO grit (Ericcson/Flip especially).


What other than the last week of the season, has this group done this year to inspire any faith?  This isn't 1997.  And it sure as hell isn't 2002.  Wake up.  The Wings barely got into the playoffs in a shortened season, are playing with basically 1/2 of a d-pair and about 4 legit players in the top 6.  There are some nice parts, but they lack shooting, physicality and any type of legitimate secondary scoring.


The better team won tonight.  End of story.  This may be a very quick series unless a completely different Wings team shows up.  Open your eyes already.


Do you really think that inserting Samuelsson, who has been addled with a plethora of ailments that have limited him to four games in the past calendar year, is going to make a positive difference?


Yeah I don't get the infatuation with Bert playing either.  The guy hasn't played basically at all this year.  Same with Helm.  Inserting them now will only disrupt things and likely lead to further injury.

#2393116 WCQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1, at Ducks 3. (Anaheim leads, 1-0)

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 01 May 2013 - 12:11 AM

We kept the post season record intact, ANY WINS are gravy.


If keeping some stupid playoff streak is the main goal, you're doing it wrong.


This roster needs some serious revamping.

#2392922 WCQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1, at Ducks 3. (Anaheim leads, 1-0)

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 30 April 2013 - 11:09 PM


What do you expect?


Even Koivu was bulling Howard over a while back.  What's the point of having all these big defensemen, if they aren't going to do s*** about anything?


Well, when your tough guy is 5'7 (tootoo) and your 6'4 D-man makes Paul Kariya look like an enforcer....yeah...not a lot of toughness at all.

#2390234 Franzen's a Bargain

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 26 April 2013 - 04:26 PM

Whats most frustrating is that if we just would have gotten 15 more games this year of 'present day mule' we are sitting in 3rd or 4th right now.


They wouldn't be 3rd....I doubt they would have caught Chicago....

#2390112 Franzen's a Bargain

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 26 April 2013 - 09:49 AM

With the large caveat that when Franzen plays with intensity he's one of the best forwards in the game - but the man floated for 35 or more games this year and played like a 9 year old girl at times.


A hot streak doesn't mean he's a bargain all of a sudden.  It means he needs to bring that same intensity over the full season instead of just when the Wings backs' are up against the wall.

#2383643 Concerned - we might not make it in to the playoffs

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 12 April 2013 - 09:47 AM

To all the people predicting a Chicago beating, do I need to remind you of the 2006 Oilers? or the 2003 Ducks? or even the 1994 Sharks and 2001 Kings? We've been on the receiving end of so many first round upsets that I'm surprised some of you are so pessimistic. Maybe it's finally our time to be Cinderella. Get in and anything can happen, even beating the almighty Hawks.


Unfortunately, this completely ignores several things with THIS Wings team and what it does good and what it does very badly.


compare those teams and how they played to this Wings team and how it plays (style-wise) and you'll see an enormous difference.

#2382090 Nyquist thoughts

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 07 April 2013 - 04:43 PM

Nyquist needs to be given at least 3rd line minutes, if not 2nd line minutes going forward.  Youth and energy are what this team needs to break up the staleness of the roster.

#2380500 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 @ Coyotes 4

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 04 April 2013 - 10:35 PM

good thing that gaborik guy didn't come to Detroit.  I mean a goal and assist?  Who needs that?!?!?!

#2380257 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 04 April 2013 - 02:29 PM

umm, not really. They hate losing Dorsett. And Brassard is currently tearing it up with New York tonight.


New York might have became a better team.


Gaborik also has a ton of injury history, how do you think we'd be feeling right now if his back/hip/groin started to act up?


Dorsett has been hurt for a while and wasn't likely to come back in the regular season.  Columbus already has Jared Boll who basically plays the same role as Dorsett does, and Dorsett is smaller and doesn't skate as well as Boll does and I'm pretty sure Boll has longer left on his contract than Dorsett does.


Brassard might be "tearing it up" but that's just one game.  I can't tell you how many times you'd hear even Jeff Rimer commenting on how Brassard was floating on the ice and not getting into the mix offensively or defensively.  Brassard is basically Sammy without the stick-skills, no one in Columbus is going to miss him either.


The only real piece Columbus gave up with any real potential is John Moore.  He's a big d-man, he's still very young and could develop into at least an All-Star down the road.


Don't let your bias against Columbus get to you - Columbus clearly owns the Rangers GM and being able to land Gaborik without giving up one of their 3-1st round picks is a frikin steal.

This would be a lame excuse for not rading him. I find it hard to believe, but maybe no team was willing to offer a second? Which would be pretty much sum up his value to other teams :(


Ian White isn't worth a 2nd round pick though.  Maybe a 4th.

#2369635 3/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Oilers 2 (OT)

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 15 March 2013 - 10:01 PM

Or if the GM will take the blame for putting this mediocre team together.


Or if the coach takes the blame for poor line management.  


Or if the players will take the blame for quitting.


The shots are like 25 Edmonton to 14 for Detroit.  That's PATHETIC.


If they want to skate along the boards like a bunch of little girls, just release everyone and call up the kids.  Their play is resembling a certain part of female anatomy.

#2369190 Babcock: Is he the right guy going forward?

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 15 March 2013 - 01:17 AM

I'm sorry but this is so typical. Team starts under-performing and now all of the sudden the coach needs to take a hike. This is classic fandom in the works. Babs makes one confusing move (Abby-Dats-Cleary) that the fans don't like and all of the sudden he needs to be replaced? Keep your heads on.

For all we know Abby walked into his office and said: "I can be that next PWF if u'd let me", and Mike said: "Ok, this is a gap year, an experimentation year, lets see what you got." Gives him a shot in the top 6 and it didn't workout. Big whoop.

Abby's still young somewhat young for hockey, doesn't hurt to experiment with your young guys.

I'm not claiming to be anything special, but I swear half of LGW would be worse than Garth Snow.... but still, it's the only forum I come to


You're right of course.


Hell Scotty Bowman wouldn't be more than .500 right now with this group.  The coach can only do so much and these are allegedly professionals here.


When this forum accepts the fact that the losses due to FA and retirement mean this team isn't anywhere near talented enough to really be a contender, that will be the day that LGW and threads like this one become more bearable.


Reality check time, this team is mediocre.

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#2367284 Holland says those dreaded words, "Our Deadline Addition"

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 10 March 2013 - 10:44 AM


#2352510 Howard = Average

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 07 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

Howard would start for at least 25 other teams.  Get a grip.

#2349524 coach disagrees with refs - hilarious

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 01 February 2013 - 01:32 AM

Some people in this thread need to seriously lighten up....


Refs are by nature incompetent.

#2345759 Everyone chill out!

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 24 January 2013 - 09:20 AM

I was doing a little research and looking back at the last lockout shortened season.  Everyone keeps saying how important is it to "get off to a good start or it'll be over before you know it".  While it never hurts to get off to a good start, I'm much more interested in how things end.  In 1995, the NJ Devils started off 0-3-1, were below .500 for about half the season, finished a little over .500 and made the playoffs.  In May and June they went 16-4 and won the Stanley Cup.  If you like to be pessimistic, then by all means, keep whining about the slow start, but how well they're playing in January means nothing, even in a short season, and there's the proof.

It's good to stay positive, but let's be realistic.  This team can't come within 10 light years of the defense that Devils team played.