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04-28-2013, 02:08 PM
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Jimmy Average just aint enough, srry.

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Jimmy Average just aint enough, srry.
He's so average he has a chance to be nominated for the Vezina!

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04-28-2013, 02:26 PM
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Wow so much wing bashing, I like it we are the under dogs! yep wings suck they are old, Jimmy is no good! just keep telling your selves that it will work out.

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they have a good chance against anaheim their goaltending and defence can be shaky at times and theyre not going into the playoffs to hot. but no chance against chicago obviously
Are you posting from bizarro land?

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04-28-2013, 03:28 PM
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I laughed at Wings are going into the tougher conference next year. Detroit would have finished 4th or 5th in the East. Leafs in particular are starting there late season suckage.

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04-28-2013, 03:31 PM
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I wouldn't have said this just a few weeks ago, but Detroit strikes me as a playoff threat... maybe not to emerge from the West, but to win an upset or two. The key is that, in the final week, when it was either "step up" or "step back," they stepped up in a big way. Their captain really led by example and they won their final four games of the season. At this point, they're the hottest team in the West, and I don't think that it's close. I think that every other team has lost at least once in the last week; the Wings haven't.

I don't think that they're just happy to be in the playoffs. I think that they're going to give the Ducks a real fight, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if they pull off the upset. The best thing going for the Wings is that people don't expect them to make any noise (after many thought that they wouldn't even make it), so they have the ability to surprise any team that takes them lightly. I see some similarities to the Devils last year--ex. winning franchise with a few playoff-proven vets and a solid goaltender, all playing a good team game to try to win one last time--and look at how far the Devils went, so I wouldn't underestimate them.


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Any team with good goaltending is dangerous in the playoffs

Wings have good goaltending
Wings goal tending is average at best. Howard is not capable of stealing series.

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Jimmy Average just aint enough, srry.
I call him Jimmy Osgood.

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04-28-2013, 04:06 PM
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Much bigger than people will give them credit for. This is the Red Wings - they just find a way to pull it off sometimes, even if they were icing a team full of Dan Cleary's.

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Wings goal tending is average at best. Howard is not capable of stealing series.
What would you call Vancouvers then ? Jimmy played 12 more games than Schneider and had almost identical stats. .02 difference in GAA and .04% in save percent.

Feel bad for those Canucks...

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Much bigger than people will give them credit for. This is the Red Wings - they just find a way to pull it off sometimes, even if they were icing a team full of Dan Cleary's.

A first round exit should be considered a failure and Detroit should be treated as such.


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I could see them beating the Ducks, but I'd be surprised if they went further than that.

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What would you call Vancouvers then ? Jimmy played 12 more games than Schneider and had almost identical stats. .02 difference in GAA and .04% in save percent.

Feel bad for those Canucks...

Schnieder unseated an elite goal tender for top job. That is why he played less games. If Howard was sharing the net with Martin Brodure in his prime, he would have a lot less starts too. He probably would never have a chance.

Schnieder was a higher pick. He has a Jennings trophy. His size is more attune to the ideal goal tender.

Basically there is no comparison.

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They'll lose to Chicago in the second round.

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I call him Jimmy Osgood.
If you had Osgoo maybe your team wouldn't still be chasing it's first cup.

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04-28-2013, 04:35 PM
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Why are the Wings considered a threat, they're a lesser team this year than the one that lost to San Jose twice and Nashville the last 3 years. All of a sudden they're gonna go all world? Maybe beat the Ducks but that's about it.

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I call him Jimmy Osgood.
I've watched both.

Howard far surpasses Osgood. It's really not even close.

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Schnieder unseated an elite goal tender for top job. That is why he played less games. If Howard was sharing the net with Martin Brodure in his prime, he would have a lot less starts too. He probably would never have a chance.

Schnieder was a higher pick. He has a Jennings trophy. His size is more attune to the ideal goal tender.

Basically there is no comparison.
Ironic to see you use the Jennings as an indicator of goaltending performance, while at the same time likening Howard to Chris Osgood, a goaltender who also won a Jennings trophy.

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04-28-2013, 05:05 PM
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As I said in another I think our depth is more shallow than a kiddie pool this year. Anything can happen in the first round. But there are about 10 other teams more capable of doing damage in playoffs than the DRW.

P.S. IMO this is a silly thread, but it's always nice to see that even with Detroit having it's worst team in the last 22 years we are still relevant and on people's radar.

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04-28-2013, 05:05 PM
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While I still think Anaheim takes the series. Detroit is going to make them work for it, and could quite easily oust them. Wings are really hot right now.

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Why are the Wings considered a threat, they're a lesser team this year than the one that lost to San Jose twice and Nashville the last 3 years. All of a sudden they're gonna go all world? Maybe beat the Ducks but that's about it.
In the same breath why are the 2 seed Ducks the one possible team that Detroit could beat?

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In the same breath why are the 2 seed Ducks the one possible team that Detroit could beat?
Who said that? Only Chicago seems like too big a challenge for any of the lower seeds.

Detroit beating Anaheim wouldn't be half as big an upset as 03 Ducks beating The Wings. So I'm not sure why Ducks fans are surprised people are giving Detroit a fighting chance in this series.

Also this Detroit team is younger and hungrier than they've been the past couple of years. Guys like Nyquist, Brunner, Dekeyser, even Tootoo, add a lot and they're certainly a more interesting team than they were last year.

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Schnieder was a higher pick. He has a Jennings trophy. His size is more attune to the ideal goal tender.

Basically there is no comparison.
Right. It's not like their performances have been comparable or anything.

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04-28-2013, 05:34 PM
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I kinda get the feeling that some people are so set in their thinking that the Wings can't ever have a good Goalie that they'd still be down on Howard even if he won like 3 consecutive Vezinas or something

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Schnieder unseated an elite goal tender for top job. That is why he played less games. If Howard was sharing the net with Martin Brodure in his prime, he would have a lot less starts too. He probably would never have a chance.

Schnieder was a higher pick. He has a Jennings trophy. His size is more attune to the ideal goal tender.

Basically there is no comparison.
So the stats that actually matter, GAA, and SV%, don't matter. What does matter is a meaningless TEAM trophy, where they were drafted, and size. Unreal.
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