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Bright future for Ducks, Wings need size, duh

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So yeah, congrats are in order to the Ducks for winning the Cup. They've got a nice core of young guys who've already established themselves as prime time NHLers. And I think they showed that size doze matter in the end or at least that it doesn't hurt to be bigger than the next guy in most cases.

Getzlaf 22 6-3, 211

Perry 22 6-3, 202

Penner 24 6-4, 243 signed as a free agent (how'd everyone miss this guy)

Kunitz 27 5-11, 198 singed as a free agent

Moen 25 6-2, 216

Beauchemin 27 6-0, 210

Next Up

Bobby Ryan 20 6-1, 213

If the Wings do anything this offseason I hope they get bigger

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Maybe instead of swapping our current boys for new ones, we could get the Wings to hire my wife as a nutrition specialist. She seems to get bigger every year :P

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The knock on this CBA is that they'll likely never keep all the players they have, so they could go from number 2 to number 20 next year, who knows anymore.

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Size is only part of the equation; these big guys need to have the ability to play the game ie skate, passing, shooting, playing D etc etc...The last thing we need is a team full of Derian Hatchers.

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...The last thing we need is a team full of Derian Hatchers.

But then we could be the Dtroit Traffic Cones :P

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But then we could be the Dtroit Traffic Cones :P

That or a circus freak-show..."and in the main ring you will see the ever so rare skating refridgerator" :lol:

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So yeah, congrats are in order to the Ducks for winning the Cup. They've got a nice core of young guys who've already established themselves as prime time NHLers. And I think they showed that size doze matter in the end or at least that it doesn't hurt to be bigger than the next guy in most cases.

Getzlaf 22 6-3, 211

Perry 22 6-3, 202

Penner 24 6-4, 243 signed as a free agent (how'd everyone miss this guy)

Kunitz 27 5-11, 198 singed as a free agent

Moen 25 6-2, 216

Beauchemin 27 6-0, 210

Next Up

Bobby Ryan 20 6-1, 213

If the Wings do anything this offseason I hope they get bigger

I agree that the Wings need a little improvement in size , but they done a hell of a job this season with what they've got. :thumbup:

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I agree that the Wings need a little improvement in size , but they done a hell of a job this season with what they've got. :thumbup:

:clap: for a bunch of over-sized midgets we did pretty darn good; could've been us hoisting the Cup with our little stubby arms.

Edited by F.Michael

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How about the Wings getting more Canadians :thumbup:

hey i will always take another friend from the north

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How about the Wings getting more Canadians :thumbup:

Our weak assed Euro's didn't do to badly against the Flames and Sharks. :P

I don't care where Wings player's come from as long as they give 100% that's fine with me. :thumbup:

Edited by glasgowcelticwing

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Our weak assed Euro's didn't do to badly against the Flames and Sharks. :P

I don't care where Wings player's come from as long as they give 100% that's fine with me. :thumbup:

(this is a bit :violin: )

Frankly I care. This new nhl sucks are we all know our team is much more new nhl than any other team, and I pine for the good old days of Probert and Kocur and I pine for the days when we were the perenial bad asses of the league. Averaging a fight almost every 8 games simply isnt good enough and we know somwhere Probert and Kocur are disgusted at what at we are now, heck even Shanny probably has lost a ton of respect for us.

we need a bit of :boxing: in out team not :hippie:

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(this is a bit :violin: )

Frankly I care. This new nhl sucks are we all know our team is much more new nhl than any other team, and I pine for the good old days of Probert and Kocur and I pine for the days when we were the perenial bad asses of the league. Averaging a fight almost every 8 games simply isnt good enough and we know somwhere Probert and Kocur are disgusted at what at we are now, heck even Shanny probably has lost a ton of respect for us.

we need a bit of :boxing: in out team not :hippie:

Yeah, if only we could've won more fights we might've beaten the Ducks. Seeing as how fighting was such an integral part of their win over us. Let's see, Markov fought Thornton at a draw and what else.............................................oh yeah, they're weren't any more fights. And the Ducks had zero fights against the Sens I think.

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Yeah, if only we could've won more fights we might've beaten the Ducks. Seeing as how fighting was such an integral part of their win over us. Let's see, Markov fought Thornton at a draw and what else.............................................oh yeah, they're weren't any more fights. And the Ducks had zero fights against the Sens I think.

:crybaby: did you have to bring up that they're were no fights :crybaby:

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(this is a bit :violin: )

Frankly I care. This new nhl sucks are we all know our team is much more new nhl than any other team, and I pine for the good old days of Probert and Kocur and I pine for the days when we were the perenial bad asses of the league. Averaging a fight almost every 8 games simply isnt good enough and we know somwhere Probert and Kocur are disgusted at what at we are now, heck even Shanny probably has lost a ton of respect for us.

we need a bit of :boxing: in out team not :hippie:

I know what you mean about having a couple of tough guy's in the team . but this team didn't do to shabby against two of the toughest team in the NHL . As I said in an earlier post with a little upgade in size and we'll be good to go , and it doesn't matter where the tough guy's come from as long as they do their job.

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Yeah, if only we could've won more fights we might've beaten the Ducks. Seeing as how fighting was such an integral part of their win over us. Let's see, Markov fought Thornton at a draw and what else.............................................oh yeah, they're weren't any more fights. And the Ducks had zero fights against the Sens I think.

Markov slightly lost.... and im just saying we might have won more on the road THROUGHOUT the season if we get people to stick up for our smaller guys.

And IM blaming the new nhl for these no fights, im just saying more teams should stay more traditional, I can only echo Don Cherrys words but frankly cba, you all know what he said.

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As far as size is concerned, I'd be happy with simply retaining Bertuzzi. We have guys that can handle themselves; Chelios, Schneider, Franzen, Lilja, Kopecky, Cleary....even Datsyuk and Zetterberg got a little feisty during the playoffs... I don't want a roster spot taken from a player with skill for a player that is only good at fighting.....

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As far as size is concerned, I'd be happy with simply retaining Bertuzzi. We have guys that can handle themselves; Chelios, Schneider, Franzen, Lilja, Kopecky, Cleary....even Datsyuk and Zetterberg got a little feisty during the playoffs... I don't want a roster spot taken from a player with skill for a player that is only good at fighting.....

:clap::thumbup:

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Booooo I want a fighter :( Well I want a fighter who is at least above average at everything else... dont exist much these days, probably ******* Bettmans new nhl to thank for that!

Even my local team (Blackburn Hawks) in the English Hockey League managed 17 fights this season...

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Booooo I want a fighter :( Well I want a fighter who is at least above average at everything else... dont exist much these days, probably ******* Bettmans new nhl to thank for that!

Even my local team (Blackburn Hawks) in the English Hockey League managed 17 fights this season...

A bit off topic...Ex-Red Wing Shawn Burr was asked what his pre-game ritual was...His reply was that before every game he spent some time drinking Earl Grey tea, & listening to some classical music (when it was available)...Said it was the last "civilized" act he performed before each game :lol:

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I would like to get a legit tough guy that will play 40-50 games.

If this were the 1980's - we'd have 2, or 3 of them :lol:

We need guys that can play, & when called upon drop the mitts as well...There are a few players available out there, but I doubt Holland would sign (UFA), nor trade for 1 of these guys <_<

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I disagree! I for one enjoy watching a talented team Vs. a goon team. And I believe a HUGE number of people feel the same way, look at the televised ratings, the SCF were down 20%. There is no market for dirty goon hockey.

Wings can and will win with talent. And we played with the Big Bad Sharks....! And outplayed the Ducks!

I'm more concerned with the leagues officiating and Bettman being an unfair ******* to market hockey where nobody even cares!

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