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#2582384 Leading point scorer

Posted by barabbas16 on 15 March 2015 - 03:40 PM

I'm just glad they actually got somebody above 50 points on the season this year...

#2582368 3/15 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Penguins 1

Posted by barabbas16 on 15 March 2015 - 02:29 PM

Yeah, they've been saying that Howie is in a slump...which he is!


Nothing to suggest that Mrazek is a celestial magician, just a better goalie.


Now that is quite the exaggeration the other way.  'They' have been going a large amount father than "Howie is in a slump."

#2581229 3/12 GDT : Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by barabbas16 on 12 March 2015 - 09:42 PM

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.

#2581206 3/12 GDT : Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by barabbas16 on 12 March 2015 - 09:18 PM

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.

#2580803 Pulkkinen sent back to GR

Posted by barabbas16 on 12 March 2015 - 04:53 PM


Holmstrom was a monster on the boards, Helm isnt. Datsyuk and whoever else would just do their thing and give Homer a tap in. Helm misses those all the time


Helm is a ridiculously fast skater.  Holmstrom wasn't.  Helm isn't a defensive liability, taking some of that burden off of Datsyuk.  Holmstrom was, and didn't.

#2580662 Helm injury update and a very good one too

Posted by barabbas16 on 11 March 2015 - 11:09 AM

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."

#2579816 3/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 5

Posted by barabbas16 on 08 March 2015 - 12:22 PM

I really thought they would come out much harder and sharper than this after that crap effort against Calgary.


I am so sick of Stephen Weiss.  I don't understand how he isn't viewed in more of a negative light by most Wings fans.


5 years at $4.9 million per for what has turned out to be a weak, undersized, average-at-best third line winger.

#2578178 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by barabbas16 on 04 March 2015 - 08:21 AM

1st, awesome GDT as always.

2nd, that third line though. That's the kind of depth you need in the playoffs.. I'm so stoked for the rest of the season/post season.

Call me crazy but I think we win in the shootout, 3-2. Tatar and nyq each score in relation and the shootout.

You're... you're crazy, man. I like you, but you're crazy.

#2577065 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by barabbas16 on 01 March 2015 - 11:19 PM


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!! 


I'll bet no one else here could say that. 

#2576004 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by barabbas16 on 28 February 2015 - 04:09 PM

Datsyuk needs to take a penalty there and just trip Cullen, I think.

#2575845 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by barabbas16 on 28 February 2015 - 02:06 PM

Sorry,that you hate mustard,but the preds wear gold jerseys,not mustard.

Uh huh. And, the Kings were wearing "forum blue" on Tuesday.

#2575323 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by barabbas16 on 27 February 2015 - 12:17 AM

Blah. I don't like you Niemi.

#2574980 2/26 Around the NHL GDT

Posted by barabbas16 on 26 February 2015 - 01:42 PM

I'm with you on 5/8. I think I'd actually prefer Nashville, Vancouver, and Ottawa to win.

#2574930 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by barabbas16 on 26 February 2015 - 08:09 AM

I'm a fan of the GDT. Need a W tonight for this ridiculous road trip to be considered reasonably successful.

#2574648 2/24 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Kings 1

Posted by barabbas16 on 25 February 2015 - 12:16 AM

Pathetic play (PP) is rearing its ugly head tonight.  Try shooting the puck.  Ever.  When you have an extra guy on the ice.  Shoot.  The.  Puck.