I read just fine, thank you. I'm just as bummed as you are over the loss but I'm not going to bite dude so take your frustration out elsewhere. We're both fans of the same team.
I never blamed this loss on Howard, I blame our defense and lack of offense more than our goaltender. That doesn't mean I don't think the goals he lets in aren't soft. This team and us fans deserve better, is that garbage too?
Lol no. I guess I just wasn't clear. I was originally trying to give a poor example (on purpose). Apparently it did not come across that way.
I will say, though, that I blame the poor defense more so than I do Howard for the goals scored against Detroit tonight. I feel that Howard was put into positions that he should not have been put in on at least 2 out of three. Obviously not one of Howard's best games, but he is not the first place I would go if I were to divvy out blame.
What is wrong with the Wings fans at the Joe? You should not be singing along about how your car is in the front yard and you're sleeping with your clothes on at the end of that game. You should be booing the home team that you paid money to watch play hockey, but instead they decided to half-ass it and mail in the game against a bottom feeder team.
Yeah, I just don't understand that decision at all. Glendening is an excellent 4th line center but doesn't belong anywhere in the top six.
I viewed that more along the lines of a message to the guys you would think would hold down that spot (Weiss, Jurco). .... "You're not playing well enough to keep a 4th line center from taking your top six winger spot. At least this guy works hard and provides energy/effort for his linemates. That's more than you are providing. Start producing. Stop sucking."
How old are you? May I ask? I turn 29 this month and I've followed the Wings religiously my entire life from age 8. For some reason i actually retain most of the generally useless history, info, players, trades, and dialogue I've heard along the way. I've followed the Wings for the entirety of Holland's tenure as GM and I have a particular addiction to information I've come across about NHL front offices. I like to think, as a fan, I'm about as informed as I can be enough to make the claims I do.
Holland has done a lot of things right in his time with the Wings, but he also had an All-Star cast of Front Office support along the way...not limited to Dellevano, Scotty Bowman (who I believe brought way more than people even thought...and they thought he brought a lot), Nill, Mark Howe, and several others. But since those people have started moving on, his ability to make good trades has nose dived. If Babcock creates good coaches, I believe Holland was created by other good front office people. HE does not seem to be a great stand alone GM. The two things that he is most credited for are also other peoples jobs (cap management and scouting).
This is far more than vibes bro, but thanks for playing.
WOW! I didn't know you had followed the Wings religiously for over 20 YEARS!!