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#2541396 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by barabbas16 on 15 October 2014 - 09:59 PM

 

With this lineup, I didn't.  We did get 3 of 4 points.  But they need to improve in shootouts.  

 

It starts with Howard.  He can't let beach balls get past him each time there's a breakaway.  And yeah, he played a good game, but still, he needs to be better in shootouts.  Whether you like them or not, they're a part of the NHL, and for bubble teams like the Wings, they're immensely important.  

 

This one actually started with Nestrasil looking like a 6 year old boy trying to score on his dad.




#2540693 Monthly schedule wallpapers?

Posted by barabbas16 on 14 October 2014 - 06:08 PM

I always have Matt's Wings calendar on my desktop.  It's as much for my wife as for me because that is the main way she knows what nights not to make plans on.... as I often forget to tell her the Wings are playing.




#2540307 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by barabbas16 on 12 October 2014 - 11:33 AM

While watching the game last night I was upset with the non-call on Getzlaf.

 

However watching it today with a clear mind and from a few different angles it was the right (non)call.

 

He went down on his own.  The stick barely touched him.  It's the NHL.  Be strong on your skates...

 

I agree with most of that.  However, the thing that I look for in officiating above all else is consistency.  Stick parallel to the ice making contact with the hands is a penalty the way today's NHL is called.  It is called a penalty when it happens the vast majority of the time.  It was not called this time.  Lack of consistency with that (non) call = poor officiating.

 

I'd be fine with the non-call if that means they are going to stop calling that a hook across the board..... who thinks that is going to happen?..... I don't see any hands....




#2536575 Training Camp Thread

Posted by barabbas16 on 19 September 2014 - 09:34 AM

It's a good thing Khan put that "T." In front of "Bertuzzi"....otherwise people might have thought he was talking about Todd instead of Tyler.


#2533660 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by barabbas16 on 03 August 2014 - 10:16 PM

They were yes. They were what Crosby and malkin are now(talent not the whining).

 

I'm not sure how whether or not they were is relevant to the conversation.  The post you challenged the usage of the word 'elite' in was specifically talking about the team currently and its players over the age of 31.  Datsyuk, Zetterberg, and Kronwall were mentioned as being 'elite,' and you took issue with that word being used with Kronwall (but took no issue on it when it came to Datsyuk and Zetterberg).

 

Am I to take your response of 'they were' to mean that they are not now, in your opinion, elite?  If so, why did you question/challenge the use of the word 'elite' in association with Kronwall, but not Datsyuk or Zetterberg..... since you do not believe they are elite, currently?




#2533658 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by barabbas16 on 03 August 2014 - 09:54 PM

To me elite is like top 2 or 3 at that position. Like goalies. Elite we had guys like Brodeur Roy and hasek now it's henrik and quick.

So to me kronwall is very good but not elite.

 

You didn't argue against Zetterberg and Dastyuk being elite, though... just Kronwall.  So, does that mean that you believe that they are the top 2 or 3 at that position?




#2527709 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by barabbas16 on 01 July 2014 - 11:21 AM

 

The point was, that just because we didn't get a guy doesn't mean that we COULDN'T get a guy.  I don't know what Ehrhoff was thinking.  But I know it's a little premature to say "he obviously wanted to go to Pittsburgh", which is speculative.  One day ago he "obviously" wanted 5 years and 5 million too.  Nothing is definite, least of all Christian Ehrhoff's "obvious" intentions. 

 

Sure, no one can prove anything and it is technically speculation.  But, it seems pretty obvious and certainly a lot more likely than what you were suggesting.




#2527688 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by barabbas16 on 01 July 2014 - 11:15 AM

 

And 3 years at 4.5 or 5 million couldn't have convinced him otherwise? 

 

Don't start making excuses yet.  My least favorite part about FA day is that in the end, when we're left holding a bag of s***, everyone tries to explain why it wouldn't have happened any other way. 


 

That team has had no more success the last five years than our team has had.  I'm not sure why you think so. 

 

No, I don't think it could have convinced him otherwise.  Why?  Because I think he could have gotten 3 years at 4.5 or 5 million from a large number of teams.  He clearly wanted to sign with Pittsburgh, in my opinion, so that's what he did.




#2516945 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by barabbas16 on 26 April 2014 - 04:29 PM

Well, this series has succeeded in at least one thing for me.  It has developed in me a new hatred for the Bruins, a team that I was previously somewhat indifferent towards.  Especially Lucic and Chara.  I would not mind at all if bad things happened to them endlessly.




#2514639 Bertuzzi in, Jurco out

Posted by barabbas16 on 24 April 2014 - 11:21 AM

I figure this is a result of how skittish the team was as a whole for Game 3.  Put another veteran that's been through it all before into the lineup... take out a kid that hasn't been through it before.  It's an effort to calm things down and get mind right to play the right way, imo.  I don't think it is a coincidence that he'll be playing on a line with Sheahan and Tatar either. 

 

I don't think it is necessarily a knock on Jurco.  He's just the most logical young guy to take out in place of Bertuzzi.  It goes along the same lines as bringing Zetterberg back sooner rather than later to play 10 - 12 minutes and sitting another young guy.  The team flipped out and crumbled last game.  Changes were warranted.... and the changes shouldn't (in my opinion) be 'play even more rookies,' as has been suggested several times.

 

Just so no one tries to take my message this direction.... No, I don't like Bertuzzi more than Jurco and I don't think he's a better player at this point in their careers.  No, I don't think Bertuzzi should be re-signed.  Yes, I think he should retire.  That said, this change makes sense to me.




#2512514 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by barabbas16 on 20 April 2014 - 03:59 PM

Of course Douchic scored a goal in the game he probably should have been suspended for.  It usually works that way, doesn't it?




#2500123 3/23 GDT: Red Wings vs Wild

Posted by barabbas16 on 23 March 2014 - 08:56 PM

Lashoff's been pretty brutal.

 

And sadly, still not as bad as Kindl




#2499996 3/23 GDT: Red Wings vs Wild

Posted by barabbas16 on 23 March 2014 - 08:38 PM

Neither of those two goals would have been scored if the refs had properly done their jobs.  Piss poor officiating.




#2491343 21 games to make it 23 years

Posted by barabbas16 on 05 March 2014 - 08:36 PM

Commitment to winning or commitment to being mediocre, same difference it seems.

 

I want this team to commit to winning a Stanley Cup. Barely making the playoffs every year and then not going anywhere isn't success in my mind. And if the team can't realisitically compete for a cup that season, I want the team to put itself in a position to compete for it in the future. If that means cutting some veterans and letting the youth get a chance to learn the NHL game, so be it. If that means that a streak is sacrificed so the team doesn't throw away picks and prospects for bandaides, so be it. This move by Holland does not make this team a Cup contender, it makes it first round fodder, and it makes it a less viable team in the near future as well.  

 

Yes, I think we fully understand your line of thinking.  A commitment to losing now is a commitment to winning later.  And, you think that automatically will turn Detroit into the new Pittsburgh and Chicago.  The main problems that I have with that are that (as has been pointed out to you already), top draft picks do not always lead to Stanley Cups or even general success.  There are more examples of teams that drafted high for multiple seasons and it didn't work out that well for them than the other.  And, I don't think losing purposefully for any reason is respectable and I can not and will not buy into it.  I don't root for my team to lose - that's what fans of the other teams do.




#2489350 Luongo to Panthers

Posted by barabbas16 on 04 March 2014 - 05:14 PM

Detroit will now trade Bertuzzi to Vancouver for Matthias.  Full circle.