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#21 Heaten

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 12:13 PM

I'm actually glad Downey is in. I feel better having someone out there who will look after these other guys.

Anyone know the Chicago lines yet? I assume they're going to be bringing some heat.


Well, he will definitively be in the line-up to make sure that no cheap shot or knee on knees occur... oh wait....

Get well soon Franzen!

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 12:14 PM

Owens was great last night, but I thought Mursak was impressive as well. At least he was bumped to the 3rd from last night. Not sure if I understand the whole Tatar on the 4th line thing, since he's obviously a very talented player with top line potential. Whatever I'm just glad I'm able to watch some hockey.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 12:33 PM

Well, he will definitively be in the line-up to make sure that no cheap shot or knee on knees occur... oh wait....

Get well soon Franzen!

We get it dude, enforcers don't stop 100% of cheapshots. Come up with some new material already.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 12:52 PM

What's Tatar doing on the checking line?

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 01:22 PM

We get it dude, enforcers don't stop 100% of cheapshots. Come up with some new material already.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 01:30 PM

I'm honestly a bit disappointed that Ritola isn't in the line-up. I've been patiently waiting to see him, but whenever the game is televised, he's not playing. I listened to the game on the radio against the Pens the other night and it sounded like he was one of the best forwards for the Wings.

Downey has no business in the line up. No idea why they are wasting valuable preseason games on him. Let the future play, not the past.

Hope Babcock changes the lines to this:

Ritola-V.Filppula-Bertuzzi
Drew Miller-Abdelkader-Pare
Tatar-Emmerton-Mursak
Tardif-Andersson-Owens


The entire roster for the regular season is pretty much set with the exception of a four guys battling for two fourth line spots, and you're bitching about Downey playing on the fourth line in a preseason game? :blink:

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 01:43 PM

I kinda feel bad for Ozzie tonight....


Can't say he won't get a workout. :ph34r: Maybe Babcock does have something against him!

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 03:00 PM

Just the exact same thing you saw last night, only flipped. Chicago throwing most of the "A" team out there, while Detroit will be going with it's "B" team and scrubs. Now you'll know what us Hawk fans felt like last night.


I miss the negative voting button.


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Posted 25 September 2010 - 03:37 PM

Is Ilari not traveling with the team?
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Posted 25 September 2010 - 03:51 PM

Is Ilari not traveling with the team?

Think he's finished he got very bad reviews in the pittsburgh game

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 04:01 PM

I'm disappointed iFlip's not in.

I'm glad E and Smith are playing again, they both need as much time as they can get right now. I was sorely underwhelmed with both of their performances last night.

And Owens definitely earned some more PT, I think. Here's hoping he'll really wreak some hardcore havoc tonight.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 05:20 PM

What's Tatar doing on the checking line?

Checking.


I have a feeling that the ice times will be pretty even for all lines tonight. I also have a feeling that they are going to be in different roles on the PP and PK. I think tonight is sort of an audition.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 10:56 PM

I miss the negative voting button.


It's pre-season.


whatever happened to that button, anyway?
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Posted 25 September 2010 - 11:28 PM

whatever happened to that button, anyway?


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Posted 26 September 2010 - 12:22 AM

whatever happened to that button, anyway?


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Posted 26 September 2010 - 01:13 AM

The entire roster for the regular season is pretty much set with the exception of a four guys battling for two fourth line spots, and you're bitching about Downey playing on the fourth line in a preseason game? :blink:


It'd been nice to give that spot to another kid or something. Not like Downey had a productive game or anything, but I think we all pretty much knew he wouldn't.

I'd rather have i.Flip play over Downey, tbh.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 03:00 AM

It'd been nice to give that spot to another kid or something. Not like Downey had a productive game or anything, but I think we all pretty much knew he wouldn't.

I'd rather have i.Flip play over Downey, tbh.

Sick, Bro. I'd love for Downey to make alll the haters keep hating. I cant believe anyone could hate a guy who works as hard as Downs does to protect his teammates. I'm not gonna lie, it'sf****** bulls***. He's one of the best guys on this team for what he does, and no one cares. I miss the days when Wings fans appreciated comradory and sticking up for one another. That's what teams are made of.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 10:10 AM

Sick, Bro. I'd love for Downey to make alll the haters keep hating. I cant believe anyone could hate a guy who works as hard as Downs does to protect his teammates. I'm not gonna lie, it'sf****** bulls***. He's one of the best guys on this team for what he does, and no one cares. I miss the days when Wings fans appreciated comradory and sticking up for one another. That's what teams are made of.


It's not hating, son. Preseason is about evaluating the kids and helping the regulars gel together. Downey was not ever going to make the team. We're not an x_player hater, we just want to see i.flip and other kids play NHL caliber games instead of a playing guys that are DONE. Why is that so hard to understand?

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 11:19 AM

It's not hating, son. Preseason is about evaluating the kids and helping the regulars gel together. Downey was not ever going to make the team. We're not an x_player hater, we just want to see i.flip and other kids play NHL caliber games instead of a playing guys that are DONE. Why is that so hard to understand?

This has nothing to do with evaluating the kids, (cause that's what GR is for), and everything to do with you not liking enforcers. Plain and simple. As much as you complain about them being useless, enforcers are still on every team in the league (there's my old material Doc! :yowza: ). I guess you're just smarter than every GM and coach in the NHL then right? Maybe Babs knows something you don't?

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 02:34 PM

It's not hating, son. Preseason is about evaluating the kids and helping the regulars gel together. Downey was not ever going to make the team. We're not an x_player hater, we just want to see i.flip and other kids play NHL caliber games instead of a playing guys that are DONE. Why is that so hard to understand?

Downey is on a tryout with the Wings. Would it be responsible for the Wings to invite him and then not let him play? That is not how this organization works.

If the Wings carry 14 forwards I think there is a place for him on the team. If the 14th is only going to play ~30 games, would it make sense to have one of our younger prospects sitting out for ~50 games a season? The younger (more skilled) players need playing time to develop. With Draper as the 13th, the 14th will not play (unless there are a lot of injuries) much. In the case of injuries, the young players can be called-up. I think it would be a waste for I. Flip, Mursak, Tatar, etc. to be off the ice for a large amount of time. You could argue that Miller or Ritola are better options than Downey, but I am not sure they would want to be in the press-box that often.





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