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I shouldn't be surprised by the reffing after 20+ years of being a Wings fan, but how the hell they can call such a lopsided game against the home team in the playoffs just continues to blow my mind. I can only imagine what kind of things Bettman is doing to Crosby back at the commissioner's mansion for the Wings overcoming all obstacles in this one.... GO WINGS!
7 months, 1 week ago on Game 4 Recap: Oh Lord Jesus There's A Win
Was at the game; great to get a win over the BJ's... their fans....yikes! Not a single one of the "season ticket holders" around my seats knew that you couldn't hit the puck twice during a shootout, nor could understand why ramming someone's head into the boards from behind was a boarding penalty..... I feel like I need a shower after watching it with those "fans." Gross
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Red Wings vs Blue Jackets Recap 1.21.2013
1 year, 4 months ago on Believe - Because It's The MF'ing Detroit Red Wings | July
1. Lets make sure we get an NHL season next year with little Gary's latest witchcraft. 2. Chill the F out on Holland. I have a hard time believeing that Holland just woke up one day and forgot how to be the GM of the greatest hockey franchise ever. If it was best for the team, Kenny would do it. Its not like he wants us to be mediocre. He didnt turn in his Red Wings library card. Yeah this offseason hasnt been the way I wanted it to see it go either, but damn let's give him the benefit of the doubt before we throw the guy who brought stanley home to us (over, and over, and over, and over again) under the bus. This is not Nam, this is NHL. There are rules. Holland is still the guy I want running my franchise, he doesnt want to see a losing product on the ice any more than you or I.
1 year, 4 months ago on There's No Defending Holland - He Blew It With Weber | July
Nick Lidstrom started playing for the Wings when I was 6 years old. Today he leaves the game and I am 26. It wont be the same not seeng number 5 on the blueline. The only comforting thing is knowing that I will be able to tell people 20 years from now that I got to watch all 20 glorious years of Lidstrom's career. Not "one of" the greatest defensemen to ever play; in my opinion he was THE greatest defensemen to ever play.
1 year, 6 months ago on It's Official: The Greatest Defensemen in NHL History Has Retired | May
Yes, he is better than Conklin. A squirrel with goalie pads on would be better than Conklin, haha. And youre right about the other 50 goalies in the NHL that are better than him right now. I hope we get one of them
1 year, 6 months ago on An Unlikely Return | May
I am all in favor of this and hope he does come back to play for the Wings. He is better than Conklin (please tell me im wrong, you know its true) and the Dominator would be just fine as a backup to Howard to play game here and there. Hasek is one of those unique athletes who can play well beyond their prime. Is he a NHL starter? Hell no. But he wouldnt have to be. Just needs to be good enough to make the saves we need to win when Howard is out. I imagine he wantes to play for us, we wouldnt have to pay him much, fans would buy tickets to see him play again, its a win-win.
Game is on at 8. Octupi have 8 arms. Its a good omen.
Dont stop believin, folks!
1 year, 7 months ago on Gameday Movie Poster: Icerats | April
NHL 94...what a classic. First NHL game I ever owned. I was 9 years old and I was putting people thru the glass with Primeau, and scoring sweet wrap-arounds with my guy Stevie Y. Memories....
Maybe I should start a new superstition where I go to Arby's and get the curly fries.....
1 year, 7 months ago on Get Out Your Superstitions - We're Gunna Need All The Help We Can Get | April
Score a "hat trick" before tomorrow's game just to make sure the Wings get the W.
Finally a post about superstitions! I think I mentioned this in an earlier post, but I watch "fight night at the Joe" and the 2002 game 3 vs Carolina before every game that the Wings face elimination. I also have been known to wear the same clothes as I did during the last game that the Wings won for extra luck. On the way out to the bar to watch the game I listen to "Welcome to Detroit." I made a special song mix for this upcoming game....Im devoting all of Friday to giving the Wings that little extra luck they need to reverse this curse.
Haha man I thought I had some big time superstitions! Damn dude, I admire your dedication.
Genesis: "Misunderstanding." That song always helps me deal with my day after Red Wings blues.
What songs do you guys listen to before or after games to help you get psyched up or deal with a tough loss?
1 year, 7 months ago on Wings In Seven | April
Thats funny, I always re-watch the championship DVD's every playoff season too. Guess I will be having a marathon before Friday's game. Im glad everyone is back on the optimism train again, but honestly Im getting pretty fed up with dedicating day after day of superstitous rituals to help our team out. The Wings need to show me that they care just as much as I do. Give me a reason to believe again, guys. Go Wings, do the improbable.
Thankfully, baseball has 2 leagues. So I do root for the Tigers as well. FYI
1 year, 7 months ago on Frustrated | April
@rsutton89 Hahahaha thanks. Im a Reds fan actually tho. I hate Cleveland sports. Reds have a chance for a great season, but so far they are doing a good job of screwing that up too.
Ehhhh, no so fast my friend. I agree with 90 percent of your argument, but every playoff series has an ebb and flow that has a lot to do with who gets the "luck" and the "bounces." Sadly neither of those have been in our favor, but its not for a lack of trying. Just the way it goes.
Also, we do have pure goal scorers. Datsyuk is a pure goal scorer. The man can put the puck anywhere he wants, and often does. We have players who can score. Tonight's issue, to me, was more about players over-thinking their scoring chances more than just making plays and letting the chips fall where they may. We are behind the 8 ball and our team struggles with that, for sure.
@ThroatShot @rsutton89 Not to mention, I see Babcock get just as frustrated and pissed during games as we are. He doesnt like what he sees on the ice, and he knows we have been playing far below what is expected of our team. He has changed up lines, he has criticized officiating, he has stood up to the league's inaction, he has gotten an injury filled roster back to the playoffs for a 21st straight year. I dunno what else he can do. The owness is on the players now.
Well, I guess im just on an island then when I say that I fully support Babcock. I had no idea so many people thought he was the problem. The guy won us a cup, after coaches like Dave Lewis brought us down a dark path, and he is a proven NHL coach with an amazing track record. If there is a better coach out there right now for the Wings then please tell me who, and what makes them more qualified. I firmly believe Babcock is not the problem with our playoff decline over the past 3 years. There is only so much he can do, with the players he has, motivated or unmotivated, as they may be.