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#41 RedWingsRox

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:23 AM

I suggested that we put Modano in for Franzen for tonight's game. I love Franzen it's just that he is injured and can't even skate out there. We were basically playing with one less on the bench for 1/2 a game.

Obviously, Babcock forgot to check LGW before the game for some last minute advice.

Edited by RedWingsRox, 09 May 2011 - 12:25 AM.


#42 Grayne Wetzky

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:49 AM

I suggested that we put Modano in for Franzen for tonight's game. I love Franzen it's just that he is injured and can't even skate out there. We were basically playing with one less on the bench for 1/2 a game.

Obviously, Babcock forgot to check LGW before the game for some last minute advice.



Good thing he forgot to check!!! We are all a bunch of arm-chair quarterbacks who know about as much of hockey as Mike Babcock knows in his pinky toe.

"Mike, you lost this game 8-1, and seemed to have no answers for any of the Sharks' lines. What went wrong?"

"Well, the Lets Go Wings guys really wanted to see Filppula back on the first line, so I figured ..... And then I read that they were calling Justin "Elbowkader" and that did kind of piss me off, so I benched him for the 2nd and 3rd period. Everybody was really happy with Helm, so I triple shifted him and he was a minus 7. They also wanted Modano in and Hudler out, so Modano came in and got hurt within the first 2 minutes. They obviously didn't know about his previous injury. This one guy was screaming for Ericsson and Rafalski to get benched, so I just left them out of the line-up altogether. We played with 4 defensemen the whole way, and Lidstrom is now in the hospital receiving fluids. Guess I probably should have stuck with MY gameplan."

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:11 AM

like others have said, abby's taken some dumb penalties, but fortunately it didn't cost us game five, and it would be really, really tough to take him out of the lineup. i don't see how you skate franzen at this point. even if he's feeling better, he has not been himself and we can't risk him getting re-injured in the first period and being down a forward for most of the game. our PK has been brutal, and miller helps out there a lot. with how s***ty huds has been, and how s***ty our PK has been, miller's got to stay in.

didn't babs say something in the presser about miller being one of our best PK forwards? in theory, we have enough scoring depth that losing hudler's offensive potential (which he hasn't even nearly lived up to this series) is well worth the trade-off for an upgrade to the PK.

unless mule is fully one-hundred percent, miller/modano in, hudler/franzen out seems like the only option.
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 07:11 AM

My first thought was "With Franzen hurt, Modano HAS to play the next game." Then I remembered Hudler was a healthy scratch for Miller yesterday, so maybe Mo stays on the sidelines. Modano is better defensively than Hudler and clearly Babcock didn't feel like he was getting enough defense out of Hudler, so it SHOULD be Modano coming into the lineup, but who knows.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 08:46 AM

I'd say Mule doesn't play given how it looked at the end of the game there. His ankle has progressively gotten worse and he is virtually ineffective on his cuts and drives that he normally has. Hudler cannot come back in with the way this series is going to get. Modano's time has finally come I'd say. Hope he really ramps it up and gets inspired to win some games and play some intense playoff hockey. Coming in the middle of this thing might be tough but he is a professional and what better time to prove what this signing might have been all about? Playoff tested experience. I just know I am all antsy about Tuesday night already and its Monday morning.....
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 09:45 AM

Miller was in before Modano. He is not even on Babcock's radar. Perhaps announcing your retirement before the playoffs wasnt such a great idea Mike.



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TOnight showed us what skating fast does to the Sharks. An injured Franzen and slow ass Hudler should be replaced by Modano and Miller. Simple as that.


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#47 SouthernHockeyHoney

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 10:44 AM

I think that Miller's insertion into the line-up had a lot less to do with Hudler's performance (too much being read into that IMO) as it was a testament to Miller's ability on the PK, which we DESPERATELY needed. In order to insert Miller, someone had to sit, and Hudler was the best option.

During the game last night, thinking Franzen was likely to be out for Tuesday, my first thought was Modano in for Franzen. However, the PK was better last night with Miller, so he stays, and though I think Hudler's size is a big liability against a bigger Sharks team, I think he's back in.

I feel that Modano's size, speed, and strength would be a better fit for this series, and MAYBE there is something to be said about his comments (I think there is too much being read into this also), but do you really think Babcock is going to NOT ice the team he feels is best just to spite a player he's annoyed with? I don't think so. I think Babcock feels Hudler is the best choice...and that's probably who it will be. Sad for a lot of us, but true nonetheless.
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 10:59 AM

I think that Miller's insertion into the line-up had a lot less to do with Hudler's performance (too much being read into that IMO) as it was a testament to Miller's ability on the PK, which we DESPERATELY needed. In order to insert Miller, someone had to sit, and Hudler was the best option.

During the game last night, thinking Franzen was likely to be out for Tuesday, my first thought was Modano in for Franzen. However, the PK was better last night with Miller, so he stays, and though I think Hudler's size is a big liability against a bigger Sharks team, I think he's back in.

I feel that Modano's size, speed, and strength would be a better fit for this series, and MAYBE there is something to be said about his comments (I think there is too much being read into this also), but do you really think Babcock is going to NOT ice the team he feels is best just to spite a player he's annoyed with? I don't think so. I think Babcock feels Hudler is the best choice...and that's probably who it will be. Sad for a lot of us, but true nonetheless.



Sadly, I have to agree....But I think Mo's nose has been rubbed in it enough!:D PUT HIM IN! IT'S TIME!:ranting:
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