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#21 Kira

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:42 AM

Why couldn't it be Homer???
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:17 PM

my vote goes to Helm followed by Kronwall.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:19 PM

This is the sort of thing that would make me worry about having Kronwall having an 'A', but the quote someone posted above seems to suggest that at least the players believe he's progressing with his leadership.


I'm almost 100% positive that he only wore the A for one game. No more than a handful.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:43 PM

Why couldn't it be Homer???


As teams are only allowed two A's per game, I wouldn't be shocked to see Homer wearing one a few times this season, as it's likely his last year. But his "wonderful" command of the language kind of prevents him from communicating with officials, which is kind of necessary for the job.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:01 PM

Kronwall or Filppula. Doesn't matter to me.
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:09 PM

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that looks like it hurts.
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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:15 PM

that looks like it hurts.



What? That player on the picture? Sure. Just ask Ryan Clowe.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:29 PM

Stuart. I was really impressed with his (few) appearances in interviews last season. Seems to be very well spoken for a hockey player, and I've read reports that he's an important locker room presence. My second choice would be Kronwall.

when has Helm ever not given 100%? Sometimes, last year it felt like he was the only one on the team willing to skate.


Yeah, I've never heard a single fan accuse Helm of ever sitting a shift out. Until now.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:39 PM

I think Homer speaks pretty good English. Homer Speaks I think this is from a couple years ago too since they are talking about the Sweden beginning of the season trip. And lets face it, Pavs isnt exactly a natural speaker.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:41 PM

Kronwall or Filppula. Doesn't matter to me.


Sorry but, lol @ Helm. After Pav and Z it'll be one of these two. I remember Fil sporting the A in the preseason last season, so he's definitely high on the list. It likely goes:

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Cleary
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However, I don't envision Babcock rotating a third A at all. It'll be Nick as the Captain (duh) and then Pav and Z will have the A's, unless they're injured.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:45 PM

You'd think this picture would trigger whatever memory I may or may not have of Kronwall with an A but nope. Oh well. I mean, I believe it but I just can't remember it. The only times I remember him having an A are during pre-season games where Cleary and Fil would have them too.

But I know for sure that picture is from this past year because of that CCM stick. I'm pretty sure it was this past year where he switched from Bauer to CCM.



I'm almost 100% positive that he only wore the A for one game. No more than a handful.


All right, I got curious and compared games late in the season where Draper and Datsyuk were both out while Kronwall was in and finally figured out the game in question. There's a reason you don't remember it, because the thing that everyone remembers from that game is the fact that the Red Wings went up against the St. Louis Rams and lost by a touchdown.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 05:24 PM

I went to game 2 vs PHX when Z was out and I think I seen Kronwall with the A then. So I'm pretty sure if anyone it will be him.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 07:43 PM

..because it would take him 15 minutes to skate from the front of the net to the penalty box area to chat with the ref about the penalties..

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 07:46 PM

All right, I got curious and compared games late in the season where Draper and Datsyuk were both out while Kronwall was in and finally figured out the game in question. There's a reason you don't remember it, because the thing that everyone remembers from that game is the fact that the Red Wings went up against the St. Louis Rams and lost by a touchdown.


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Posted 28 July 2011 - 07:50 PM

Speaking of Kronwall, somebody needs to show him this list.

http://sports.yahoo....?urn=nhl-wp9802

Perhaps a little motivation for him.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 08:00 PM

Speaking of Kronwall, somebody needs to show him this list.

http://sports.yahoo....?urn=nhl-wp9802

Perhaps a little motivation for him.


The rotation was started because Babcock felt that Datsyuk was deserving of an A, and they wanted to reflect that. I don't think we will see a rotation now with Draper retired.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 02:52 AM

uh mule? i vote franzen for the A

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 10:16 AM

The rotation was started because Babcock felt that Datsyuk was deserving of an A, and they wanted to reflect that. I don't think we will see a rotation now with Draper retired.


unless Babcock feels the same way about Kronwall deserving an A as he did about Datsyuk deserving one back then

which is entirely possible given some of those quotes

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 10:22 AM

uh mule? i vote franzen for the A



I would give him the 'A' if it would make him work hard every shift, but I wouldn't give him the 'A' because he doesn't work hard every shift.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:17 AM

when has Helm ever not given 100%? Sometimes, last year it felt like he was the only one on the team willing to skate.

Very true actually, I guess he just skates so hard that he gets tired every now and then and has to skate at 'normal people speed' :P plus he has to compete with his performances in 2008 and 2009 when he was a beast

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