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#41 sputman

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 05:05 PM

1. * Commodore cracks the lineup for 60+ games and becomes a LGW cult figure after beating the snot out of someone for taking a dirty run.
* Conklin puts in a solid 25 starts and gives Jimmy some room to breathe. Five of these starts will be due to an injury to Howard, during which time he'll post a sub 2.00 GAA.
* Hudler comes in ready for the NHL, puts up 55-60 pts and quiets some of the haters.
* White comes in hot and becomes an instant fan favorite... until they realize he can't consistently score like Rafalski did (who can?).
2. * Mickey Redmond hangs up his mic at the end of this season (sad face).


1. this is one possibility that makes me really excited about the upcoming season.

2. god i hope not :(
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#42 Dimaline312000

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 05:38 PM

I'm not really good at these but I'll give it a shot. So don't laugh at me to hard people I'm just Winging it. Get it Winging it, Lol. I crack myself up sometimes.

Datsyuk and Zetterberg will compile over 150+ Points this season together
Franzen will be a 40+ Goal Scorer
Abdelkader will get over 25 Points
Ericsson will learn to use his body more and improve his defensive skills and prove that he belongs on this roster.
Emmerton and Mursak will both have spots on the Red Wings team by the Playoffs
White and Commodore will both have breakout seasons on D for the Wings
Lidstrom will be our best player once again all season
Howard will have 5 shutouts this season and lower is GAA
The Detroit Red Wings will make it to the Western Conference Finals


See I told you I suck at this but I just really wanted to try. We'll see. Go Red Wings!!

#43 IllinoisRedWingsFan

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 07:00 PM

1. Darren Helm scores at least 20 Goals.
2. Jiri Hudler is sent to Grand Rapids.
3. Kronwall becomes the new Raffy.
4. Jimmy Howard gets nominated for the Jennings trophy.
5. Ken Holland will trade for a top-4 D-Man at the deadline.
6. Commodore becomes the new semi-Darren McCarty.
7. Dareen McCarty comes back to the Organization somehow.
8. Abby will have 30-35 points.
9. Tatar and Smith come up somewhere during the season.
10. Ty Conklin will start around 20-25 games as Howard's back up.

#44 eva unit zero

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 07:56 PM

1. Darren Helm scores at least 20 Goals.
2. Jiri Hudler is sent to Grand Rapids.
3. Kronwall becomes the new Raffy.
4. Jimmy Howard gets nominated for the Jennings trophy.
5. Ken Holland will trade for a top-4 D-Man at the deadline.
6. Commodore becomes the new semi-Darren McCarty.
7. Dareen McCarty comes back to the Organization somehow.
8. Abby will have 30-35 points.
9. Tatar and Smith come up somewhere during the season.
10. Ty Conklin will start around 20-25 games as Howard's back up.


1. Darren Helm is probably not going to score 20 goals in this or any other season. If we're talking 20 goals based on 1993 scoring rates, sure. But that's like 15 goals this year.
2. Jiri Hudler is not going to be sent to Grand Rapids. If the Wings waive him, he's off to a team that needs another scoring forward and never makes it to the 'assignment' part.
3. Kronwall is going to lose his defensive and physical abilities, and go bald?
4. It hurts. It hurts so much. Why must you do this to me?
5. Seems like a reasonable thought. Except for one thing; what assets are given up? Holland won't be giving up any significant assets unless the defenseman is more than a rental. Which severely limits options and the chance of a deal.
6. He'll be a very mediocre player who has one iconic moment in his time with the team, and many fans clamor for his jersey to be retired because of it?
7. McCarty will be back to teach Commodore how to deal with all of his newfound fame as the expendable superstar?
8. Abby making 30-35 is pretty bold. It's not impossible, but he's in a situation where the only reasons he wasn't fourth line all year last year were injuries and the fact that Helm's line had great chemistry. He's less likely to get those offensive chances this year, with Hudler back on track and a speedier, more talented Mursak ready to go.
9. The sun will rise tomorrow. Seriously.
10. Conklin will start closer to 35 games. Howard's workload is going to start looking like what Ozzie used to carry in the 90s, otherwise he won't have anything for the playoffs. Ever notice that throughout history, a lot of great teams ran tandems? Edmonton did, Pittsburgh did, Detroit did, Montreal did, Toronto did. Historically running with a tandem has assisted the starting goaltender's playoff performance.

Edited by eva unit zero, 12 August 2011 - 08:20 PM.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 08:04 PM


1. Darren Helm is probably not going to score 20 goals in this or any other season. If we're talking 20 goals based on 1993 scoring rates, sure. But that's like 15 goals this year.
2. Jiri Hudler is not going to be sent to Grand Rapids. If the Wings waive him, he's off to a team that needs another scoring forward and never makes it to the 'assignment' part.
3. Kronwall is going to lose his defensive and physical abilities, and go bald?
4. It hurts. It hurts so much. Why must you do this to me?
5. Seems like a reasonable thought. Except for one thing; what assets are given up? Holland won't be giving up any significant assets unless the defenseman is more than a rental. Which severely limits options and the chance of a deal.
6. He'll be a very mediocre player who has one iconic moment in his time with the team, and many fans clamor for his jersey to be retired because of it?
7. McCarty will be back to teach Commodore how to deal with all of his newfound fame as the expendable superstar?
8. Abby making 30-35 is pretty bold. It's not impossible, but he's in a situation where the only reasons he wasn't fourth line all year last year were injuries and the fact that Helm's line had great chemistry. He's less likely to get those offensive chances this year, with Hudler back on track and a speedier, more talented Mursak ready to go.

1. I wouldn't discount Darren Helm at all especially with his performance in the playoffs.
2. Didn't even think of that.
3. No what I meant was he'll be what Raffy was in his prime and I feel actually be an upgrade over Raffy.
4. No Comment.
5. Good Point. Realistically I can't think of many because I wouldn't give up Smith and Tatar UNLESS we could get Doughty and even then I'd be hesitant.
6. What I meant by that was that he'll become the enforcer that McCarty was minus the fighting aspect. Though McCarty had two IIRC 1. Kicking Claude's rear 2. Game 4 SCF Goal against the Flyers. But I do see your point.
7. hehe! I could see that you know Darren most likely needs the $$$$.
8. Agreed!

#46 Uncle Danny

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 10:28 PM

3. No what I meant was he'll be what Raffy was in his prime and I feel actually be an upgrade over Raffy.


/boggle

What?! Kronner is a pretty fantastic player, but ... what?!?
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#47 dropkickshanahans

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 01:23 AM

Jhoww gets 9-10 shutouts
Hudler gets ~60 points
Franzen plays 75+ games
Helm scores 15 goals
Calvin Johnson reels in 20 TDs

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 02:09 AM

2012 Trade deadline acquisitions: Williams and Lebda

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#49 mjlegend

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 02:44 AM

White will get a whopping 14 points by the trade deadline, forcing Kenny to trade a good prospect to get another defenceman.

Kronwall will garner more Norris votes than Lidstrom.

Jiri Hudler will be dealt to a conference rival and score at a 50-point pace in a second-line role.

Helm will score 12 goals and get some Selke buzz, but not enough to become a finalist.

Emmerton will be plucked off the team on waivers and become a semi-regular with the Senators, playing 60 games.

Abdelkader will lead the team in fighting majors with three.

Conference finals, Nashville beats San Jose and the Rangers beat Pittsburgh. Rangers win the Cup in six games, with Lundquist winning the Conn Smythe.

After the season, the Phoenix Coyotes will move to Quebec and the New York Islanders announve they will move to Kansas City by 2015.

#50 chrisdetroit

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 08:03 AM

Nick wins his 8th Norris with numbers similar to this year but with a positive +/-
Erricsson has a bounce back year and establishes himself as a second pairing with Stuart
Kronwall elevates his game and becomes the #1 D-man
Lids retires at the end of the year
Commodore loses his spot to Kindl
Dats has a career year and wins the Conn Smyth
Z has a mediocre year due to back trouble
Franzen has a mediocre regular season but an outstanding playoffs
Helm scores 20+ goals
Abby has a mediocre year but an outstanding playoff
Howard establishes himself as one of the top goalies in the league
Mursak has an outstanding season
Hudler has a bounce back season, scoring 20 goals and an outstanding playoff
Fil has another mediocre season but an outstanding playoff
Ty Conklin has a sub-par season and Mac is brought up as the back-up goalie

Wings win the the Division and finish #2 in the West. Vancouver finishes #1
Wings beat Chicago in round #1, LA in round #2, Vancouver in the Conference Finals and Washington in the SCF
San Jose loses in the first round as Niemi is pulled twice and finishes with an .896 save percentage in the playoffs (the same as in 2011)
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Posted 13 August 2011 - 08:10 AM

1. Darren Helm scores at least 20 Goals.
2. Jiri Hudler is sent to Grand Rapids.
3. Kronwall becomes the new Raffy.
4. Jimmy Howard gets nominated for the Jennings trophy.
5. Ken Holland will trade for a top-4 D-Man at the deadline.
6. Commodore becomes the new semi-Darren McCarty.
7. Dareen McCarty comes back to the Organization somehow.
8. Abby will have 30-35 points.
9. Tatar and Smith come up somewhere during the season.
10. Ty Conklin will start around 20-25 games as Howard's back up.


The Jennings trophy is given to the goalie whose team has the fewest goals against. It is not something that is voted on. I think that you mean the Vezina.
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#52 Bring Back The Bruise Bros

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 10:13 AM

Hudler will be dealt, and Eva will cancel his LGW account

Helm nets more than 10 goals

Abdelkader ditches the visor when he drops the gloves this year

Commodore will lead the team in fighting majors (anywhere from 4-10)

Lidstrom is nominated for another Norris Trophy, but loses out to Drew Doughty

Jason Williams scores 54 goals and racks up 281 penalty minutes with Pittsburgh, and knocks Steve MacIntyre out in practice

Brett Lebda signs in the KHL and falls off the face of the earth

Tatar plays around 50 games

Kenny makes a semi-huge deadline deal

Conklin proves to be a solid backup for Jimmy

Ottawa will lead the league in fighting majors

Matt Cooke gets suspended for playing too clean
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#53 stevie for president

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 10:29 AM

The new NHL realignment will see campbell and wales conferences instead of east and west. Wings become the first team I can think of that has won both the prince g wales and Campbell cups.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 11:28 AM

Wings have 20 fighting majors.

Hudler will have 50 points.

Abby will have 30 points.

CBJ will make the make/miss the playoffs by ~4 points.

If the Wings make a big trade, Franzen will be included.

#55 Krayzie_Bone

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 12:08 PM

Hudler scores 30 goals?

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 12:58 PM

Wings have 20 fighting majors.

Hudler will have 50 points.

Abby will have 30 points.

CBJ will make the make/miss the playoffs by ~4 points.

If the Wings make a big trade, Franzen will be included.

Now THAT'S bold...

Hudler scores 30 goals?

And that's even bolder!

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#57 hooon

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 01:25 PM

Helm nets more than 10 goals


This is bold? He's already done it twice now.



Helm for the Richard!

Edited by hooon, 13 August 2011 - 01:25 PM.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 01:53 PM

-Abby will win at least two fights.

-Hudler will have at least 50 points.

-Filppula scores a goal with slapshot.

-Ian white scores at least 10 goals.

-Franzen scores over 40 goals.

-Hank scores over 35 goals.

-Pavel will have over 100 points.

-Mursak scores at least 10 goals.

-Helm with over 20 goals.
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#59 robb himself

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 02:14 PM

Zetterberg and Franzen get 40+ goals

Datsyuk breaks the 100 point mark

Mursak eventually makes his way onto the 2nd line and scores 20+ goals

Hudler has a bounceback season and gets 50+ points playing with Filppula on the 3rd line

Helm has 20+ goals and is nominated for the Selke

Howard and Conklin win the Jennings

White has a career year and leads the team in +/-

Commodore plays 60 games


GO WINGS GO!!! :siren: :siren: :siren:
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#60 DatsyukianDangles122

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 02:32 PM

- Helm gets 40 points with 20 goals
- Datsyuk stays healthy and has a breakout season, scoring 100+ points and 35 goals
- Franzen has a bad season and only scores 50 points
- Hank scores 90+ points
- Smith beats out Commodore for the 7th defenseman and has a breakout season
- Mursak gets a permanent role on the Wings and beats out Miller
- Jurco shows an incredible work ethic at camp but isn't quite good enough to make the roster (however he makes it in 2012-2013)
- Holland makes a huge trade at the trade deadline for a top 3 forward and Franzen is part of the deal





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