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About RusDRW

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  1. We have two capable defensemen in DeKeyser and Green. And fans know we have a problem when Green is considered as a capable defensemen. Long season ahead.
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  3. Well, people are speaking top pair defs here... We are not getting them without offering Larkin++. Over the last few years there were few good defenseman available and traded. Petry, Myers, Bogosian are better than anyone we have currently perhaps, except for probably Kronwall. Now Canucks might be shopping Tanev. Holland had all the chances in the world to improve on D. Now we have Green and Ericsson signed to ridiculous contracts. It seems the problem with Holland is that he believes that only one trade for top defenseman is needed. There is another way I believe. Why not to build three solid pairings instead of trying to go for top pairing guy. Even now it is not too late. Buy out Ericsson, trade Mantha+pick for Tanev or Edler, work out one more trade for deferenseman similar to Bogosian or Mayers offering Pulkkinen+Jurco+pick (add Sproul or Marchenko maybe). Is it that hard? Yes, it wouldn't be a top-5 defense in the NHL but at least we will improve in this aspect. I'm not saying he needs to do exactly these trades, these are just examples... Instead he stays pat doing nothing and complaining to media that no one wants to trade us a top pairing D.
  4. I would say he is already as important as Stamkos. The gap is only get wider in the coming years.
  5. Well, I guessed Pat. Just forgot that the HOF standard for coaches is way lower than for players.
  6. While I partially agree that we need to play home grown talent Matt Martin here is exception in my point of view. We really lack such kind of players.
  7. Weak class? I have no idea who Quinn (Pat?) and Vachon were but Sergey Makarov is one of the best players in the history of hockey. Top 50 of all time easily. His NHL career was short but I'm sure that 40+ fans clearly remember Makarov dominating the best NHL's while playing for USSR. We all know who Lindros was as well. A unique forward dominating NHL in his prime.
  8. well, Sheahan, is a third line player in NHL meaning that he is approximately top 400 at pro hockey worldwide out of let's say several thousands of pro hockey players. Are you sure you're top 10-20% at what you're doing?
  9. gdt

    what is the reason for discussing all these things? We need a major overhaul of this roster right now. Now. And there are no persons in this organization who have the balls. the last time I remember we had the balls is when Coffee and Primaue were traded. It was 20+ years ago.
  10. gdt

    Mrazek, Smith, Mantha, Jurco all should be in for game 3. But they won't. I don't remember the last time we were so helpless.
  11. I hope he stays for that one year. He served very well for the Red Wings so I wouldn't be upset like many here if he decides to go to Russia.
  12. GDT

    Kenny was a part of the problem over the last several years. He still is. Babcock saved us and made competitive (up to some extent). Now in addition to incompetent GM we've got incompetent/young training stuff.
  13. GDT

    I want to believe AA won't be send down again. It is obvious he belongs to the main team. However, something tells me Holland will find a reason to send him to GR...
  14. Also people underrate the line of Vyacheslav Bykov Andrei Khomutov Valeri Kamensky. Those three together were pure gold.
  15. GDT

    was that incompetent officiating or just biased? I don't honestly remember so many clear penalties not called since we played Anaheim and Pittsburgh in 2009... To win we had to be clearly better than Anaheim. Basically, stopped watching in the third. PS I don't like us starting Howard but this is probably the first game this season with Howard in net, where the loss is not on him.