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#21 Din758

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 03:31 PM

I tweeted it. Not sure how much I agree, but dont really have any opinion to do different as long as we do something different. Def not the dumbest tweet ive ever done either hahaha.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:52 PM

Do you mean like when Datsyuk set Helm up, on a 2 on 1, with an empty net and Helm whiffed? Yeah, that seems like it would work well.

I'm only joking. I don't mind seeing them out there together and although not in an offensive situation Datsyuk and Helm have started PK situations together to have two centres on the ice. Then Datsyuk changes.


That's exactly what came to mind for me. I really like Helm, I just wish he would finish every once in a while.

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not with this general, malaise, apathetic response from some members however...

Is it too much to ask that we make light of something and all come together for a good story on LGW?

Apparently so.


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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:17 PM

Eaves is a healthy scratch tonight. Is that a sign?

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:43 PM

Eaves is a healthy scratch tonight. Is that a sign?

Out of all the people to sit, we sit Eaves, our best PK'er? <_<

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:44 PM

What was the point of re-signing Eaves if he only plays every once and a while? I don't understand why he doesn't play more, he's a better player then Miller, has a good shot, actually plays pretty physical. Babs is a weird guy.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:48 PM

What was the point of re-signing Eaves if he only plays every once and a while? I don't understand why he doesn't play more, he's a better player then Miller, has a good shot, actually plays pretty physical. Babs is a weird guy.

Completely agree. We re-sign the guy for 3 years, and he's a healthy scratch every second game? Is that smart or what? As you said, he's got a good shot, he's physical, he's a good PK'er, he's got good speed. He's a perfect 3rd/4th line forward, and yet we're regularly sitting him. He'd been playing really well lately too, I just wonder how his mindset is after signing a long term deal (for his standards) and yet to be regularly sitting. Can't be good.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:55 PM

Completely agree. We re-sign the guy for 3 years, and he's a healthy scratch every second game? Is that smart or what? As you said, he's got a good shot, he's physical, he's a good PK'er, he's got good speed. He's a perfect 3rd/4th line forward, and yet we're regularly sitting him. He'd been playing really well lately too, I just wonder how his mindset is after signing a long term deal (for his standards) and yet to be regularly sitting. Can't be good.


Holmstrom and Bertuzzi are the best. That's why they get to play every game and Eaves gets scratched. Holmstrom and Bertuzzi are the future of the Wings. They are the best. Don't question it. If we even detect you THINKING about questioning the best-ness of Holmstrom and Bertuzzi, you will be casted out of Red Wings fandom. Just be happy we have Holmstrom and Bertuzzi and the overall awesomeness they bring to the team.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 01:55 AM

Um, we're resting Eaves for the playoffs, right? I hope.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:39 AM

Yeah, he's an RHS with good power and accuracy. And I can't imagine anyone doing worse than Hudler at this stage. The guy is horrendously indecisive and contributes nothing; he wastes time and chances with his constant hesitation and his refusal to commit to anything.

I think the concern with Eaves is his passing game, which is nothing special.



Stuart? Really? The guy hits the net with maybe 10% of his shots. He's very good on defense, and he's an OK passer, but he's average at best in the offensive zone.



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I can agree with this to an extent, but as long as he makes them crisp, Kronwall will be able to handle them, even if they're a little off target

Somethings got to give though, the PP has been absolutely dismal this season...

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:30 PM

commmmeeeeee onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:53 PM

I like Eaves, and I want to see him succeed...


But this feels more like a "He's not Hudler!" than a "Patty can do it!" kind of thing.


Eaves has a good shot and is a good skater, but he's a mediocre passer. His entire purpose would be to blast shots from the point. Think Jason Williams, but better defensively and without the passing skill.


That's why Eaves isn't on the PP.


Samuelsson was on the PP because he has a good shot, is a decent passer, and could play defensively. He wasn't a one-tool guy in that situation like Eaves would be.


Hudler is fine on the PP. He actually looked better working with Lidstrom than he ever has with Kronwall. He was the team's best player in the failed 5-minute PP against St. Louis and he regularly creates chances.


I think Lidstrom/Hudler and Kronwall/Kindl make for solid PP pairings. I'd rather see Hudler up front but Babcock has his template, and his template doesn't have room for a shifty little guy who's in the league based on skill and hard work, not physical gifts.

Only because you brought it up.

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