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#21 dragonballgtz

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 06:59 PM

Huh they scratched Kadri, why not just send him down? What's going on with that guy Mack?

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 07:20 PM

I can't recall Lebda having ever played wing on the Red Wings... maybe my memory is fuzzy though?
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Posted 20 December 2010 - 07:32 PM

That's exactly what I thought too, I recall Meech playing as a forward, Lebda not so much. Or at all. Granted the team was beat to hell last year with all the injuries, so Babs had to get a little creative at times.

The article even states Lebda saying it was more like 10 games he played at wing, not 18. Strange. I seriously don't remember him ever being moved up to wing.

Maybe Toronto thought they were signing Meech?

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 08:29 PM

I don't remember Lebda ever playing wing here...unless it was very early on in his stint?

At any rate, this could be a good move, as someone else stated. He can't play defense, but he's fast and could probably force some turnovers by pressure.
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Posted 20 December 2010 - 08:45 PM

i'd like to see the wings do this with rafalski. he can play wing even strength and the point on the pp. he'd feel right at home playing on the wing seeing as how he spends the majority of his time on ice deep in the offensive zone.

the only problem is he is slow as molasses. maybe when there is a rush going the other way he could skate to our bench and have another player join the play and catch up for him. it would be faster that way.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 08:51 PM

The article even states Lebda saying it was more like 10 games he played at wing, not 18. Strange. I seriously don't remember him ever being moved up to wing.

Maybe Toronto thought they were signing Meech?


Proof that even Lebda himself didn't realize he was a defenseman!!!

Seriously, though, dobberhockey.com shows Lebda having a total of 0.75% of his even strength ice time (or about 7 minutes of the season) played while 2 other defensemen were on the ice. Furthermore, 0.36% of his total time included time spent with Derek Meech and one other defenseman, 0.21% included time spent with Jonathan Ericsson, and 0.02% included time spent with both. So 0.55% of his time was spent with one but not both of Meech and Ericsson, two defensemen Babcock HAS played at forward a fair amount. Meaning Lebda played about 2 shifts of forward.

Impressive.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 09:40 PM

He ended up being a -1 in not even 10 minutes TOI.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:32 PM

Proof that even Lebda himself didn't realize he was a defenseman!!!

Seriously, though, dobberhockey.com shows Lebda having a total of 0.75% of his even strength ice time (or about 7 minutes of the season) played while 2 other defensemen were on the ice. Furthermore, 0.36% of his total time included time spent with Derek Meech and one other defenseman, 0.21% included time spent with Jonathan Ericsson, and 0.02% included time spent with both. So 0.55% of his time was spent with one but not both of Meech and Ericsson, two defensemen Babcock HAS played at forward a fair amount. Meaning Lebda played about 2 shifts of forward.

Impressive.

Although you're point is on, I don't EVER remember Babs playing Ericsson on forward

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:49 PM

Although you're point is on, I don't EVER remember Babs playing Ericsson on forward

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 01:42 AM

Lebda played 10 games as a winger in Detroit last year?


he definitely didn't

maybe they're confusing him with meech? even then i think he only started a few games as a forward



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Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:27 AM

I couldn't stop laughing after the part where, "Lebda" and "skilled player" were put right next to each other in a sentence.


And I recall Meech playing a good number of games at forward, and even one game where Chelios played forward, but for the life of me, don't remember Lebda playing forward, ever......I do remember seeing him several times below the other teams goal line without the puck though!

Proof that even Lebda himself didn't realize he was a defenseman!!!

Seriously, though, dobberhockey.com shows Lebda having a total of 0.75% of his even strength ice time (or about 7 minutes of the season) played while 2 other defensemen were on the ice. Furthermore, 0.36% of his total time included time spent with Derek Meech and one other defenseman, 0.21% included time spent with Jonathan Ericsson, and 0.02% included time spent with both. So 0.55% of his time was spent with one but not both of Meech and Ericsson, two defensemen Babcock HAS played at forward a fair amount. Meaning Lebda played about 2 shifts of forward.

Impressive.




Is this time in which they were released from the penalty box and had to play until they could clear the puck and get a line change? Sounds like the most probable scenario.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:32 AM

is this time in which they were released from the penalty box and had to play until they could clear the puck and get a line change? Sounds like the most probable scenario.


Seems the most likely situation. Definitely what I though, as I don't recall him ever being shifted to forward at any point. About two minutes on the season isn't much though.
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:24 PM

he definitely didn't

maybe they're confusing him with meech? even then i think he only started a few games as a forward


i don't remember leb on da wing.
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 06:20 PM

he definitely didn't

maybe they're confusing him with meech? even then i think he only started a few games as a forward

That's what's so bizarre. The article makes it sound as if Lebda said he played 10 games as a winger last season.

maybe he's just desperate to keep an NHL job...

Edited by haroldsnepsts, 21 December 2010 - 06:21 PM.


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Posted 21 December 2010 - 09:09 PM

Insert funny Brett Lebda joke *here*.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 11:39 PM

I heard Lebda got hit by a flying waffle at the end of the game! lol

ps. Someone needs to caption this picture, hilarious!

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 09:27 AM

Insert funny Brett Lebda joke *here*.


*brett lebda walks into a bar with 1.45 million dollars in his pocket...*
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Posted 22 December 2010 - 09:56 AM

Knock knock

Who's there?

Brett Lebda!

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 10:29 AM

Knock knock

Who's there?

Brett Lebda!


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Posted 22 December 2010 - 10:44 AM

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