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#101 sputman

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 01:32 AM

QUOTE (F.Michael @ August 1, 2009 - 02:28AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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that's not going to happen.

the wings have a formula that works, and they're going to stick with it, as frustrating as it is (and i admit that being frustrated at having a competitive team every year is ridiculous, but i HATE seeing my team pushed around - absolutely hate it).
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 01:37 AM

QUOTE (drumshanbo @ August 1, 2009 - 01:32AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
that's not going to happen.

the wings have a formula that works, and they're going to stick with it, as frustrating as it is (and i admit that being frustrated at having a competitive team every year is ridiculous, but i HATE seeing my team pushed around - absolutely hate it).

It's great to see the Wings capable of challenging for the Cup year after year - however I'm a believer of "old-school" hockey in which it's nice in having that element on the roster when things get rough.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 01:46 AM

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It's great to see the Wings capable of challenging for the Cup year after year - however I'm a believer of "old-school" hockey in which it's nice in having that element on the roster when things get rough.


i agree, but i think this guy named holland whom everyone adores (myself sometimes included) is sticking to his formula.
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#104 F.Michael

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 01:59 AM

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i agree, but i think this guy named holland whom everyone adores (myself sometimes included) is sticking to his formula.

It appears so - however at this years draft Holland, and Nill picked-up a few scrappers so who knows?...Maybe that series against the Ducks opened their eyes.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 03:27 AM

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It appears so - however at this years draft Holland, and Nill picked-up a few scrappers so who knows?...Maybe that series against the Ducks opened their eyes.


Doubt it was the Ducks. They just happened to find some kids who can scrap AND play and were still there when the Wings got to them (without a better option sitting in front of them). Callahan looks like he could be really fun. He's a good skater, has NHL hands (not top six hands necessarily, but good enough to contribute) and appears to be dedicated and full of energy. That and he loves hitting things with his fists. Can't wait to see him play!
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 03:29 AM

I firmly believe that Holland wants all 23 players to be the best hockey players he can ice. If some of them also fight it's a bonus, but he won't remove a PKer or supplementary scorer to throw a guy out there who's only talent is giving the other team the stink eye and throwing his fists around. Know what I mean? That's why this Callahan kid makes me happy- he seems like he might be just that kind of "hockey player who also fights" guy.
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 03:00 PM

QUOTE (Drake_Marcus @ August 1, 2009 - 03:29AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I firmly believe that Holland wants all 23 players to be the best hockey players he can ice. If some of them also fight it's a bonus, but he won't remove a PKer or supplementary scorer to throw a guy out there who's only talent is giving the other team the stink eye and throwing his fists around. Know what I mean? That's why this Callahan kid makes me happy- he seems like he might be just that kind of "hockey player who also fights" guy.


How would you explain Kopecky, then? He wasted roster space from more important players in GR. He was certainly not one of the 23 best at anything on the team.


Also, hopefully this Callahan is tougher than "Dirty Harry" Callahan.
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 05:07 PM

QUOTE (Drake_Marcus @ August 1, 2009 - 01:29AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I firmly believe that Holland wants all 23 players to be the best hockey players he can ice. If some of them also fight it's a bonus, but he won't remove a PKer or supplementary scorer to throw a guy out there who's only talent is giving the other team the stink eye and throwing his fists around. Know what I mean? That's why this Callahan kid makes me happy- he seems like he might be just that kind of "hockey player who also fights" guy.

You're arguing against a religion regarding fighters on this team. This ******* named Kenny Holland isn't out looking for them, but some fans certainly are, regardless of how little sense it makes.





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