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#41 Electrophile

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 11:52 PM

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 11:53 PM

Probably Bert and Miller move up based on history.

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The Abby line will be exciting to watch at first but right now I don't feel as if that will be a terribly effective line once the freshness wears off. You just hope that line can at least prevent goals from happening.


This is assuming no one else gets hurt. <_<
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 11:55 PM

This is assuming no one else gets hurt. <_<


Well yes it was meant from now until the beginning of tomorrow's game.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 11:59 PM

Dear Hockey gods,

You've obviously made a terrible mistake and mixed up our order with that of someone else. Please bestow your wrath upon a team who may as well play in a douchecanoe, like the Anaheim Ducks.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 12:01 AM

Dear Hockey gods,

You've obviously made a terrible mistake and mixed up our order with that of someone else. Please bestow your wrath upon a team who may as well play in a douchecanoe, like the Anaheim Ducks.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 12:09 AM

Probably Bert and Miller move up based on history.

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Tatar-Abby-Mursak

The Abby line will be exciting to watch at first but right now I don't feel as if that will be a terribly effective line once the freshness wears off. You just hope that line can at least prevent goals from happening.

Based on this season, I think Eaves is more likely to move up over Miller. I would think Babcock would reunite the Draper/Helm/Tatar line again.

I'd also think it would be:

Eaves - Z - Franzen
Bert - Fil - Hudler
Draper - Helm - Tatar
Miller - Abdelkader - Mursak

I would probably lose my mind if Bert played on a line with Franzen. I can only handle one guy not skating at a time per line.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 12:18 AM

Thank God we have such a ridiculously deep team. Imagine if this s*** happened to any other team. Hell, look how Pittsburgh is faring without one: Sidney Crosby.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 12:19 AM

Based on this season, I think Eaves is more likely to move up over Miller. I would think Babcock would reunite the Draper/Helm/Tatar line again.

I'd also think it would be:

Eaves - Z - Franzen
Bert - Fil - Hudler
Draper - Helm - Tatar
Miller - Abdelkader - Mursak

I would probably lose my mind if Bert played on a line with Franzen. I can only handle one guy not skating at a time per line.


Eaves undoubtedly crossed my mind, don't get me wrong. I just think Babs likes the way the Helm line is when they're at their forechecking best. The line might be the best on the team at maintaining possession of the puck because they all have great speed and work ethic. He might not want to break that up.

At the same time, Babs is looking for someone with size who can retrieve pucks and stand in front of the net. They've always like Miller for sometimes seemingly inexplicable reasons as they would move him up instead of Eaves at times. He has good height and has played the net front role last year and was good enough to be a stopgap.

But we shall see tomorrow.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 12:24 AM

I feel bad for Homer... I really do... But at the same time, LMFAO

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 12:31 AM

Everything Is Terrible And Nothing Is Good: The Sequel.

If there's something to hold on to, it's that there's only five games between now and the All-Star break, which signals the return of Pavs and Dano.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 12:56 AM

Poor Homer.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:00 AM

I feel bad for Homer... I really do... But at the same time, LMFAO

2009-2010 all over again


Only this time they're in a much better position for a playoff spot.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:04 AM

Brutal. Well if there's a trophy for most man-games lost to broken bones we'll win it this year. 85 year old female astronauts break fewer bones than Red Wings.

On the other hand this will give the young guys in GR way more NHL time than they'd otherwise see. Time for the cream to rise to the top.
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:06 AM

We're going to acquire many players at the deadline, as Holland is likely to say.

Datsyuk, Cleary, Ozzie, Stuart, Modano, and now Homer.



What, exactly, would you have Holland do? With so many injuries there's no way to tell what the team really needs. The team may be struggling now but there's such a good chance that those guys coming back will be exactly what the team needs. I get tired of hearing this attack. They'll all be back before the playoffs start, so the team won't be missing anyone (knock on wood). What move would you make to clinch the Cup for the Wings if you were GM and facing the injuries that throw any evaluation of the team out of the window?

Eaves undoubtedly crossed my mind, don't get me wrong. I just think Babs likes the way the Helm line is when they're at their forechecking best. The line might be the best on the team at maintaining possession of the puck because they all have great speed and work ethic. He might not want to break that up.

At the same time, Babs is looking for someone with size who can retrieve pucks and stand in front of the net. They've always like Miller for sometimes seemingly inexplicable reasons as they would move him up instead of Eaves at times. He has good height and has played the net front role last year and was good enough to be a stopgap.

But we shall see tomorrow.



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Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:10 AM

At least the majority of our injuries are happening to our forwards. We struggled so much last year because most of our Defense was out. We are super deep at forwards, but incredibly shallow at defense.
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:26 AM

At least the majority of our injuries are happening to our forwards. We struggled so much last year because most of our Defense was out. We are super deep at forwards, but incredibly shallow at defense.


Exaggerate much? :lol:

I think this is the perfect chance to bring I. Filppula up and evaluate him. I'm a huge fan of Tatar but I. Filp is only signed to a 1 year contract is will likely move on if he can't break the roster this season. He's healthy and still producing in GR so they should bring him up and see what he can do.
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:31 AM

Exaggerate much? :lol:

I think this is the perfect chance to bring I. Filppula up and evaluate him. I'm a huge fan of Tatar but I. Filp is only signed to a 1 year contract is will likely move on if he can't break the roster this season. He's healthy and still producing in GR so they should bring him up and see what he can do.


well compared to forward it's true :lol:

anyways I think an important distinction to make there to make it more accurate is that the Wings are shallow at defense once you get past the roster spots,but even that isn't so bad with Kindl,Smith,Janik

and really how many other teams even have 6 good defensemen? just Vancouver and Philadelphia really

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:47 AM

My conspiracy theory is that this is Babcocks way of resting the team, and rapidly developing new talent. Shortly after the All Star break everyone will be magically healthy, and we will cruise to an end of the season mad rush, similar to what we did last year.

I just hope we have a better plan for the playoffs though :)

Everyone important, or old gets a nice mid season vacation. All of our prospect get to strut their stuff.

Even though it's a conspiracy theory, it genuinely seems like it would be viable :)

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 02:14 AM

Meh, this isnt as bad as someone like Datsyuk, Cleary, or Stuart going down.

I'd almost rather have someone like Tatar in the lineup, who is half Homer's age, and full of piss and vinegar. We will miss Homer's screening ability, but Abs/Franzen/Eaves will have to move into that roll.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 02:24 AM

My conspiracy theory is that this is Babcocks way of resting the team, and rapidly developing new talent.


And or he's lobbying for the Jack Adams award.





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