marcaractac

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    marcaractac got a reaction from 88Kaner in Red Wings Fired AL Sobotka   
    Cossa was always gonna be a riskier pick than Wallstedt, but I think it was the right pick. Cossa has the higher ceiling, and that's what Yzerman clearly went for.
    Wallstedt will hit the NHL first and find success at that level first. I never thought otherwise.  But assuming Cossa hits his ceiling, he'll be the better tendy.
    We will see a period where Wings fans moan and groan about the pick because of it, but then they will disappear off of the face of the earth once Cossa rounds into form at the NHL level. Thankfully we have the 'fire Blash' movement distracting them all right now. 
    Wallstedt is really good, but I don't think he'll really get much better. He just 'got gud' really young. 
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    marcaractac reacted to kipwinger in 2024 TDL Thread   
    I'm not sure it's an either/or scenario. There's only so much Lalonde can do when he's got three goalies who aren't any good and 5 of his 7 defensemen that don't defend well. This is particularly an SY issue because he explicitly hired Lalonde to improve the team defense and then gave him nothing to work with in that particular respect. Lalonde deserves criticism for his line combos, powerplay "strategy" (or lack thereof), and reluctance to recognize when something isn't working and adapt. But I don't blame him for the defense and the goaltending. SY has given Lalonde TWO decent defenders (Seider and Walman) and Lalonde plays them a zillion minutes a night against the toughest competition in the league. What else can he do?
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    marcaractac got a reaction from kipwinger in 2024 TDL Thread   
    Yzerman is the one keeping NHL-ready players in the AHL. It's also not Lalonde's fault that the roster has a first pair and two 3rd pairs on defense. Don't get me started on goalies not named Lyon. 
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    marcaractac got a reaction from kipwinger in 2024 TDL Thread   
    Yzerman is the one keeping NHL-ready players in the AHL. It's also not Lalonde's fault that the roster has a first pair and two 3rd pairs on defense. Don't get me started on goalies not named Lyon. 
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    marcaractac reacted to kipwinger in The Yzerplan The Vision Becoming Minnesota Repeating History Help 9/11   
    I genuinely like Ben Chiarot and how he plays the game of hockey. I just say that with a few heavy caveats. First, he should never play more than 3rd pair minutes with PK time. Also, he should always be paired with a very good defensive-defenseman because Chiarot likes to gamble at even strength. Third, because of these two things he should only be making Justin Holl money. Under those conditions I absolutely love Bennifer.
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    marcaractac reacted to kipwinger in GDT Red Wings in La La Land - 1/4/24   
    I'd be more interested in Hanafin than Lindholm given how well JT Compher is playing (and how "meh" Lindholm has been). And it definitely wouldn't cost Edvinsson to get Hanafin.
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    marcaractac reacted to kipwinger in GDT Red Wings in La La Land - 1/4/24   
    I take back everything bad I've ever said about Robby Fabbri. He's a gamer.
    Awesome backcheck by Raymond right there to break up a rush. One more offseason of lifting and he's going to be a star.
    And another great defensive play with a stick lift and steal. Lucas is turning into Mark Stone.
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    marcaractac reacted to kipwinger in Eddog vs. Seider   
    I don't care whether Seider fights or not, but I do wish Kostin/Fischer/Chiarot would have beat the sh*t out of someone last night. Both Fabbri and Larkin got hit hard in the numbers. Would have liked to see some kind of response there.
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    marcaractac got a reaction from Dabura in Patrick Kane IS a Detroit Red Wing   
    I don't read that as him not getting respect at all, but rather the locker room lacks respect in general. Two very different things. My guess is whatever is being reported on here stems from whatever the Perry incident is. 
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    marcaractac got a reaction from kipwinger in Patrick Kane IS a Detroit Red Wing   
    In the end, PRIMETIMESNOOP with its 2725 followers is probably not a legit source at all and is just spewing bulls*** for engagement. At least we're not giving them what they want by discussing it in their replies on Twitter haha. 
    Bedard has always come off as a pro who wants to do things the right way. So I take tweets like this from accounts like this with a grain of salt.
    Though I do hope he ******* hates that franchise haha. 
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    marcaractac reacted to The 91 of Ryans in Patrick Kane IS a Detroit Red Wing   
    Do you remember the Alfredsson season? He led the team in points. 18G/31A. Dragged them into the playoffs. Zetterberg and Datsyuk were very unhealthy for the 2nd half of that season. 
    Richards and Modano were total failures tho for sure. 
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    marcaractac got a reaction from 13dangledangle in 11/22 Kaner is coming to thanksgiving dinner GDT - Devs @ Wings 7PM EST   
    He should have been ahead of Reimer from the start. 
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    marcaractac got a reaction from LeftWinger in 10/24 - Muh Krakies @ Red Wings - "It's still not Joever" Joegod edition, part again   
    ...and then we just get more shootouts. 
    Here is an idea: go back to allowing ties if OT doesn't solve anything. 
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    marcaractac got a reaction from town123 in 10/24 - Muh Krakies @ Red Wings - "It's still not Joever" Joegod edition, part again   
    And despite not playing their best game, they were a non-call on a thrown stick and/or a Raymond post away from a win. 
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    marcaractac got a reaction from LeftWinger in 10/24 - Muh Krakies @ Red Wings - "It's still not Joever" Joegod edition, part again   
    ...and then we just get more shootouts. 
    Here is an idea: go back to allowing ties if OT doesn't solve anything. 
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    marcaractac got a reaction from LeftWinger in Rumors Thread   
    As for Holl and Chairot, it's almost as if when you play a player in a position he is suited for, he will strive. The Leafs had Holl in the top 4 because they were so thin on D. It's no surprise to me he struggled there. He is not a top 4 dman. 
    As far as Veleno goes, he already worked his way into the top 9. He has been centering the third line and has been killing it. If this truly is a breakout year for him, I see zero reason to trade him. 
    Veleno playing at this level means you can ease Kasper into the lineup on the wing when the time comes. Even Larkin started on the wing in his rookie season. 
    I'm absolutely gutted for Fabbri though. He is such a good player when healthy, but just cannot stay that way. Though I guess having an often injured player in the lineup does make it easier to ease rookies in. 
    Also, did anyone else see that the Ras/Compher/Copp line asked to play against the Crosby line vs the Pens? That is some baller s*** and I love it. 
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    marcaractac reacted to kipwinger in FLAMES @ WINGS 5:00 EDT - Joegod edition   
    Says the guy who never misses an opportunity to talk about him. It's only "rent free" if he's not CONSTANTLY being referenced.
    It's not really all that complicated. He sucks now for the same reason Mantha sucks now. Because once they moved on from Detroit their ice time dropped and they weren't getting prime powerplay minutes. Bert is never gonna score as much as he did in Detroit again unless he goes to a bottom feeder, just like his look-alike Zadina did.
    Hell, he wouldn't wouldn't even be on our top powerplay unit this year if he was still on the team. If Raymond isn't good enough to play on our top unit Bert certainly isn't.
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    marcaractac reacted to bIueadams in 10/21 Wings - Sens   
    >seider fights
    >sits in the box for 5+ minutes
    >with the pillar of our D removed Sens score 4 goals 
    Solid plan guys
    Thats not boogers under my desk...
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    marcaractac got a reaction from Yszerwings in Detroit Lions 2023 Thread   
    This. They basically lost over a coin flip
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    marcaractac got a reaction from The 91 of Ryans in GDT: Red Wings @ Blue Jackets 7:00pm   
    This. So let's pray for Vancouver to suck so we can trade for EP while the above prospects have value. 
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    marcaractac reacted to kipwinger in Bold Predictions for the 2023-24 Season   
    Cross your fingers for a Vancouver collapse. He's held off signing a new contract with them in order to see how their season goes. If they're trash he's as good as gone and you'd have to think we'd be a top destination for him considering we can afford his salary, we've got tons of trade chips, we're a good team, and we've got about 2,000 Swedes on the roster.
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    marcaractac got a reaction from Jonas Mahonas in New New Prospects Thread   
    He doesn't fight. Shouldn't you start a "Cossa's Downfall" thread about it?
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    marcaractac got a reaction from Yszerwings in Detroit Lions 2023 Thread   
    Injuries are part of the game. The Lions probably make the playoffs last season had they been healthy all year. If if if. This is why the games are played and championships are not won on paper. 
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    marcaractac got a reaction from bIueadams in Detroit Lions 2023 Thread   
    Which was fine when he had Megatron to depend on. 
    I am a fan of Stafford. All I am really getting at is the difference in quality between Stafford and Goff is marginal at best, which makes that trade really good for the Lions. 
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    marcaractac got a reaction from Jonas Mahonas in Detroit Lions 2023 Thread   
    To be fair, in the Stafford era, management never took the time to build a proper team around him. It was always slap a couple of star players in the lineup and hope for the best. 
    This team is just built right. Holmes is really good at what he does. One more draft and this team has all the pieces to be a contender. Hopefully, they go the 49ers route and create a standard of winning that can continue for many years. They get to constantly develop QB's by practicing against the best defense in the league.