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#1 blues_demitra38

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:46 AM

He brings more to the table than any of Abdelkader/Eaves/Miller. Speed, a booming shot and a force on the power play. Why he is being benched, I have no idea. Get him back out there and let him fly.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:48 AM

Er, Modano is not faster than those three.

I do agree that he needs to play and Abdelkader needs to sit.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:49 AM

Not without a time machine.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:52 AM

Not without a time machine.


The DeLorean is in the garage...I might just lend it to him if needed.
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:54 AM

Given last game's performance, I might sit Franzen for Modano. He's been bad this year, but he can't be any worse than Mule was.
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:55 AM

Given last game's performance, I might sit Franzen for Modano. He's been bad this year, but he can't be any worse than Mule was.

Wait, Franzen played tonight? :ph34r:

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:55 AM

'Enough is enough'.

After one loss. :lol:

Modano is virtually useless, Draper in, Miller out, simple.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:58 AM

I know it sounds a bit ridiculous, but I would have kept Z out if I was Babcock. The Wings were undefeated with the line-up they were rolling. Why change until something goes wrong?

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:59 AM

I'd sit Miller next game for Modano.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:00 AM

I know it sounds a bit ridiculous, but I would have kept Z out if I was Babcock. The Wings were undefeated with the line-up they were rolling. Why change until something goes wrong?

Uh, because the Sharks—as we saw tonight—are not the Winnipeg Jetyotes?

Seriously, this takes the cake for "dumb posts made after a loss."

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:00 AM

Wait, Franzen played tonight? :ph34r:


He supposedly did... I don't recall actually seeing him out there though. Slip Bert into Franzen's spot, bring Helm up to the third line with Mo and Cleary, and then swap in Drapes for Abby.
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:03 AM

He supposedly did... I don't recall actually seeing him out there though. Slip Bert into Franzen's spot, bring Helm up to the third line with Mo and Cleary, and then swap in Drapes for Abby.

I'd pretty much roll:

ZDH
Bert/Fil/Hudler
Cleary/Mo/Miller
Draper/Helm/Eaves

Frankly I like rewarding effort and smart play, and Franzen and Abdelkader didn't show me crap tonight.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:05 AM

I like rewarding effort and smart play, and Franzen and Abdelkader didn't show me crap tonight.


Modano isn't better. Unfortunately.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:08 AM

Modano isn't better. Unfortunately.

A pylon would have been better than Franzen tonight. At least we'd see it and it couldn't give the puck away trying stupid passes in the offensive zone.

Modano would be playing third line minutes as well, allowing Bertuzzi to play second line minutes with Filppula and Hudler, who both looked great tonight despite how unnoticeable Franzen was.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:10 AM

I'd pretty much roll:

ZDH
Bert/Fil/Hudler
Cleary/Mo/Miller
Draper/Helm/Eaves

Frankly I like rewarding effort and smart play, and Franzen and Abdelkader didn't show me crap tonight.


I would rather Helm than Miller on the third line because it allows for Modano on the wing, where he is better suited anyway. It also makes that a quick, defensively capable third line that has scoring punch. Miller/Draper/Eaves is still a solid fourth line; slip Abby in for any of them if you like and it still works out well - hopefully he'll do better than tonight.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:17 AM

How quickly people forget that certain players still have nagging injuries, specifically a forward who is still nursing an ankle from a previous series.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:20 AM

How quickly people forget that certain players still have nagging injuries, specifically a forward who is still nursing an ankle from a previous series.

How though did his play differ from most nights where he is healthy?

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:26 AM

How though did his play differ from most nights where he is healthy?


He had two goals in three games last series.

But you are right, let's sit one of Detroit's top playoff performers on the whims of some irrational fans and the team's first loss of the playoffs. Silly me.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:32 AM

How quickly people forget that certain players still have nagging injuries, specifically a forward who is still nursing an ankle from a previous series.




That is infact the reason i would sit Franzen and enter Michigan Mike. I'd rather take my chances with an old rusty Mikey Mo with something to prove, than a great playoff scoring machine with a bad peg. You can't do s*** with a bad ankle. It's not his fault, it's just the way it is.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:00 AM

He had two goals in three games last series.

But you are right, let's sit one of Detroit's top playoff performers on the whims of some irrational fans and the team's first loss of the playoffs. Silly me.


He had a couple of good moments. He also made some massive errors; his first goal only made up for completely blowing coverage that directly led to a goal.

He scored 2 in 3 last series, but was maybe the team's 6th or 7th best forward. And so far against the Sharks he's looked even worse. He hasn't shown the ability to play defense in years, and his scoring is wildly inconsistent if he's not in "playoff beast" mode; which he is not right now.

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