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#21 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 04:34 PM

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#22 evil204

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 05:58 PM

Mine has been Rafalski since Sammy left.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 06:10 PM

Who will be the whipping boys for '10-'11?

Depending on how the thread goes I might add a poll.


I predict it'll be Salei and Ericsson.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 07:24 PM

If things are going well, I predict Bert. Just because he is what he is and anybody (including myself) that expects Bert to start not taking bad penalties and start playing with two hands on the stick is going to be disappointed in him to a degree. He's the easiest target.

If things are going badly, Howard. Let's face it... if the Wings are struggling, there is a hefty contingent just waiting to gloat and point the finger at Howard.

Cleary is my dark horse. If he isn't playing well and the Wings are losing, the dog pile will be enormous.

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#25 Electrophile

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 08:01 PM

Watch it be Nick or Ozzie or some other vet. If we get off to a slow start or we're decimated by injuries again and things aren't going well, people will be calling for their heads.

If not them, then probably Bertuzzi or Flip. I don't know. I don't really go after players individually unless they do something so egregious you'd look stupid not to.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 08:16 PM

My guesses.

1. Refs
2. Bettman
3. Howard
4. Filpulla
5. Bertuzzi
6. Babcock

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 08:19 PM

My guesses.

1. Refs
2. Bettman
3. Howard
4. Filpulla
5. Bertuzzi
6. Babcock

Number one should have been Crosby.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 08:20 PM

Number one should have been Crosby.


I'm not referring to the best players in history sorry.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 08:22 PM

I'm going to get creative and say Salei.

He struggled last year, and no matter how good he plays this year he will still have bad games (everyone does.) And Wings fans are good at turning the occasional bad game into some catastrophic pattern of suck.

More obvious? Bertuzzi, Ericsson, Kindl.
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Posted 12 September 2010 - 09:30 PM

Salei was pretty good when he actually played last year. The fact that he barely played is what hurt him.
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Posted 12 September 2010 - 09:37 PM

Ericsson, Bertuzzi, Salei, and Howard. Salei and Howard we'll really have to wait and see, but if they don't do well, they'll be prime candidates for the post. I do have ideas about how I think the two of them will do, but I'm trying to stop them from becoming expectations because there's no telling how they'll develop until the season actually starts.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 09:52 PM

Bertuzzi is lazy and sucks.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 09:56 PM

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:54 AM

I think Rafalski is my favourite. The last few years he's shown flashes of what he's capable, I think this could be his breakout year.
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Posted 13 September 2010 - 01:38 AM

No one, as long as everybody does their job. They know their assignments.


I was waiting for someone to say this.

Looking at the roster I feel like there's no one on there that will get dogpiled on as badly as Lebda/Willy/etc. I mean, yeah, Hudler used to get it pretty bad but I think the days of "Hudler is lazy and he sucks" are pretty much over. Now the worst thing that comes about in regards to him is "He's alright, gives his points, nothing more." I think the good majority of people on here are rooting for him.

Of course when I say whipping boys, I mean players who receive a relative clear majority of negative criticisms. If mostly everybody does their job, numbers wise, the worst I can imagine is around 50-55 percent for a few individuals as I look at the roster. Willy and Lebda were probably in the overwhelming 80s or 90s.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 02:38 AM

My guesses.

1. Refs
2. Bettman
3. Howard
4. Filpulla
5. Bertuzzi
6. Babcock



I'm not referring to the best players in history sorry.

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1. Carman


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Posted 13 September 2010 - 03:01 AM

Brad McCrimmon. :P

This right here.

Many here believe it's McCrimmon using his Jedi-mind-tricks on our unsuspecting Dmen, and causing them to F-up on a regular basis.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 05:48 AM

It will be whoever turns over the puck/pinches/breaks a stick/misses an assignment/ices the puck/sends it out of bounds/takes any penalty not called "five for fighting"/misses the net/knocks the puck in the wrong net/allows the puck by him on the way to the net at the most recent inopportune moment.

If this person scores a goal during the game, he will be restored to demigod status, and the 1/4 of the board (or at least those in the GDT) who did not dogpile him will be crowing and telling the rest of the people to eat crow (which is a bad mental picture in and of itself).

That said, my money's on Huds again.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:04 AM

It will be whoever turns over the puck/pinches/breaks a stick/misses an assignment/ices the puck/sends it out of bounds/takes any penalty not called "five for fighting"/misses the net/knocks the puck in the wrong net/allows the puck by him on the way to the net at the most recent inopportune moment.

So basically Brad Stuart. I'm sorry I have yet to forgive him!!
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Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:56 AM

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Is there a kickstarter campaign for Jakub Kindl to never play another NHL game?






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