Scott Stevens

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  1. Woh woh woh woh woh. There is WAY TOO MUCH going on here. This kind of General Management would be HIDEOUS. Let's start with the first obvious MISTAKE = Letting Lidstrom Go. Not gonna happen. This dude is nails still. Why are they going to let him retire. One more year, 5.5 million. Done. Next thing = Moss and Moen? No way. No value in those two. Wings are better off letting their younger guys fill those spots. Next thing = Why get rid of Kindl? He's good. Lastly, Suter aint going anywhere. Don't get your hopes up on him. Wings have a chance at Parise if they really want him. I don't think they need to give up Kindl, though. Tatar and Picks should work.
  2. He's been a "Healthy Scratch" A LOT over the last 2 seasons. There's got to be something more to him not getting the playing time that other guys get. His approach to the game must be inconsistent to the approach of other Red Wings that work their ass off (Lidstrom, Helm, Datsyuk, etc.). I was just wondering if anyone knew the scoop.
  3. It's got to be more than this.
  4. Everytime I watch him, he seems to do pretty well. And he seems to display a pretty good skill level. Why is this guy getting scratched all the time? He must be a lockerroom problem / not work hard enough or something. Anybody have any dirt on this guy? There must be something about him off the ice that's causing him to not be a regular on the ice.
  5. This IS IT!!! I'm not a Holmstrom hater by any means. I just think it's time for him to step down. He's not the player he once was. He doesn't fit in the line-up ANYWHERE 5 on 5, and is not that useful on the PP. I mean, he's on pace for 5-10 goals this year. ANYONE playing 4-5 minutes of power play time with Lidstrom, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, and White should be able to score 5-10 goals and 30 points. That's not good. 30-40 goals and 70-80 points is what we should have out of our 1st/2nd line wingers. Franzen is close to that. Holmstrom, Bertuzzi, and Cleary are not. I would like to see the Wings bring in Selanne and Parise, ship out Stuart, and sit Holmstrom and Bertuzzi. Mursak/Miller on rotation on the 4th line. Parise-Datsyuk-Franzen Filppula-Zetterberg-Selanne Cleary-Helm-Hudler Mursak-Abdelkader-Eaves Miller/Emmerton Lidstrom-White Kronwall-Smith Ericsson-Kindl Janik Howard Conklin The Red Wings would KILL with that line-up.
  6. This is a good point. Fischer comes to mind. He never skated quite as well in the brief amount of time he was back after the Hartnell incident. Yzerman and Hatcher are also cases of skating ability not ever returning to what it once was after knee surgery. Yzerman compensated and learned how to play the game differently, but SILK used to be a pretty slick skater before he hurt his knee.
  7. Crosby doens't carry the CHARISMA Wayne Gretzky had. That's why he doesn't cross over as an athlete who's well liked by Sports Fans in general. Hell, most NHL Fans don't seem to like him, except for those in Pittsburgh. Therefore, I don't really care about his return. Hockey has been the same for me with or without Sidney Crosby.
  8. Take a good look at Selanne tonight. Smith's development is what's going to ultimately land us a right handed sniper. Stuart is expendable now with Smith showing he can hold his own. Stuart and a 1st rounder to Anaheim for Selanne.
  9. Would anyone be UNhappy if the Red Wings replaced Holmstrom and Bertuzzi with Selanne and Parise?
  10. I would think they'd be after our youth more than Hudler and Franzen. I think the Hemsky/Selanne/Parise/Semin bids are going to cost the Wings a Smith/Mursak/Tatar/Kindl type guy plus a couple picks.
  11. I was going to make a thread about the trade I think is most likely to happen next, but I'll post here instead. Teemu Selanne will be a Red Wing soon, imo. This team is SCREAMING for a right handed sniper or two who can bury the puck and have decent speed. I would look for the Wings to trade Brad Stuart and a pick to Anaheim for Selanne before the beginning of the 2012. That will fill one hole. A trade deadline move could be made to get Parise or Hemsky later on, as well. Franzen-Zetterberg-Parise Filppula-Datsyuk-Selanne Hudler-Helm-Cleary Mursak-Abdelkader-Emmerton Lidstrom-White Kronwall-Smith Ericsson-Kindl Howard Conklin YES PLEASE.
  12. Z don't care.
  13. This is a good point. And I'm glad you recognize that it is SOMEONE ELSE'S fault that the stars on our team are struggling instead of the players. I don't blame Holmstrom and Bertuzzi for being old and slow, and I don't blame Hank and Dats for not scoring with old and slow line-mates. I blame the management of the organization. Holland and Babcock need to learn when to sit people in the stands and chew up a sunk cost. Holmstrom and Bertuzzi are playing this year when they should be sitting or playing somewhere else.
  14. Good Call! Hopefully Ericsson too. I don't think he's quite as bad as everyone seems to think he is. Big D guys with Skates and Skillz.