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#1 HockeytownRules19

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 01:20 PM

Good Luck Aaron! From LGW: "NO ENFORCERS AHHH! lol"

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 01:26 PM

that's what happens when you play your first shift with your head down and get destroyed by a hit never to return
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 01:33 PM

There goes the Stanley Cup. <_<

We've never won one without a tough guy in the lineup.
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 01:35 PM

^ :lol: This move makes sense. No use signing an enforcer with a concussion. Best of luck to Downey.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 01:50 PM

What a pisser.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 01:51 PM

OH NO!!!!

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#7 dragonballgtz

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 02:14 PM

OH NO!!!!



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Posted 29 September 2010 - 02:28 PM

Was hoping he could have improved his game a bit and came back a bit better then last time but it didn't work out, this position needs to addressed through the draft I'm starting to think, not a guy who is past his prime that no one else wants.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 02:52 PM

OH NO!!!!


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Posted 29 September 2010 - 02:53 PM

@GeorgeMalik

For the record, Downey's skating worked, but his problem was simple--his HANDS remained enforcer-strength cement.



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Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:13 PM

Was hoping he could have improved his game a bit and came back a bit better then last time but it didn't work out, this position needs to addressed through the draft I'm starting to think, not a guy who is past his prime that no one else wants.

I agree. However, it seems that most enforcers don't break into the NHL until they are a bit older. I believe that Brian McGrattan is still unsigned (but on a tryout?) if the Wings are set on an enforcer this year. Hopefully they at least pick up someone willing to play in the AHL that can be called up. Is there a reason Downey wasn't signed to play in GR?

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:30 PM

I agree. However, it seems that most enforcers don't break into the NHL until they are a bit older. I believe that Brian McGrattan is still unsigned (but on a tryout?) if the Wings are set on an enforcer this year. Hopefully they at least pick up someone willing to play in the AHL that can be called up. Is there a reason Downey wasn't signed to play in GR?

Probably a front office job is in the works.. lulz
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:07 PM

Welcome to another year of cheapshots on Franzen, Datsyuk, and Zetterberg. The Brooks Orpik hit is only the beginning of what we're gonna see.
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:10 PM

I agree. However, it seems that most enforcers don't break into the NHL until they are a bit older. I believe that Brian McGrattan is still unsigned (but on a tryout?) if the Wings are set on an enforcer this year. Hopefully they at least pick up someone willing to play in the AHL that can be called up. Is there a reason Downey wasn't signed to play in GR?

I think the wings should take a risk in the 3rd round or so on an enforcer type, someone who could potentially become a macarty. Instead of the small high risk Euro or the potential thrid line center, take a risk oin a Lucic or Macarty type

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:13 PM

Wings have proven they can win without a goon in their lineup time and time again. I'm sure if guys cheapshotting our stars becomes an issue we can get someone to deal with it.



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Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:19 PM

Downey is a class act, what a great guy. hard worker, tough as nails, always willing to help teammates. Good luck Downey wish you the best!

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:21 PM

I think the wings should take a risk in the 3rd round or so on an enforcer type, someone who could potentially become a macarty. Instead of the small high risk Euro or the potential thrid line center, take a risk oin a Lucic or Macarty type


Oh come on man... For an enforcer groupie such as you this misspelling is a travesty.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:21 PM

I think the wings should take a risk in the 3rd round or so on an enforcer type, someone who could potentially become a macarty. Instead of the small high risk Euro or the potential thrid line center, take a risk oin a Lucic or Macarty type

You mean Mitch Callahan?

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:22 PM

Candidates still available to fill the spot:

Brian McGrattan (on a try-out with Boston)
Nick Tarnasky
Steve Begin
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:36 PM

I agree. However, it seems that most enforcers don't break into the NHL until they are a bit older. I believe that Brian McGrattan is still unsigned (but on a tryout?) if the Wings are set on an enforcer this year. Hopefully they at least pick up someone willing to play in the AHL that can be called up. Is there a reason Downey wasn't signed to play in GR?



McGrattan is on a tryout with Bruins (which already have Thornton, McQuid, Boychuk, Lucic, Campbell, Stuart, Reich...) He was really solid against Habs last week. McGrattan CAN skate, fight, hit... So yes, if Holland is looking for enforcer (at least is what he's saying every summer that Detroit needs to get tougher) I just don't see why he don't go after McGrattan.
"Some guys dream about scoring goals, or making big saves... I swear to God I dream about kicking ass in a hockey fight - no other way to say it than I love to do it, its who I am"... Brian McGrattan





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