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#1 Pat

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 11:43 PM

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings recalled forward Chris Conner from the Grand Rapids Griffins after Wednesday's game.

The club placed right wing Patrick Eaves (broken jaw) on short-term injured reserve. He's expected to be out six-to-eight weeks.

Conner will join the club on its three-game road trip to Buffalo (Friday), Colorado (Sunday) and St. Louis (Tuesday).

Conner, 27, leads the Griffins with 23 points (seven goals, 16 assists) in 20 games. The 5-foot-7, 180-pound right wing and Livonia native has 16 goals and 24 assists in 139 career NHL games with Dallas and Pittsburgh.

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Anyone think he will make a difference?

Personally I think he will be comparable to Abdelkader as far as scoring

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 11:45 PM

lol you beat me by a minute

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:37 AM

Does this mean Brunnstrom is gone again? I haven't seen enough of him to even give an opinion, but I'm sure Babcock knows more than I do.....

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:50 AM

This team is getting faster and faster. I watched Connor play when I went to MTech, I'm excited to see what he can do in a Winged Wheel.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:23 AM

I figured they would send Brunny down last night to avoid him having to clear waivers again. IIRC he would have to clear waivers from today on if he were sent down or called up.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:26 AM

This team is getting faster and faster. I watched Connor play when I went to MTech, I'm excited to see what he can do in a Winged Wheel.


this is what I wanted to hear. I miss Patty, but this guy may just have gotten his chance at the Big Club. We shall see!! I am envisioning a Cleary-type story of "here's my chance, I am gonna make the most of it."

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:27 AM

Does this mean Brunnstrom is gone again? I haven't seen enough of him to even give an opinion, but I'm sure Babcock knows more than I do.....


Brunsström's wife is giving birth any day now so Wings allow him to stay home for the road trip.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:20 PM

Brunsström's wife is giving birth any day now so Wings allow him to stay home for the road trip.


So is he considered a healthy scratch? I haven't seen enough of him to have an informed opinion so I'm not sure if Conner will be anything different than Brunnstrom.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:22 PM

So is he considered a healthy scratch? I haven't seen enough of him to have an informed opinion so I'm not sure if Conner will be anything different than Brunnstrom.

Conner is much faster and battles harder night in and out. Think of a faster Cleary with less offensive skills.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:58 PM

Can't they just call up Nyqvist and get it over with already?

Another smallish forward who will lose puck battles.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:01 PM

Conner is much faster and battles harder night in and out. Think of a faster Cleary with less offensive skills.


Conner is a lot smaller than Cleary though.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:23 PM

I'm just itchin to see SOME of Brunner. Put him on a line with Pav or Hank. A guy can only do so much when his linemates are Cleary and Helm. Those guys are good players, but they are not facilitaters. Give him someone who can hand out the sugar!!!!

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:09 PM

I'm just itchin to see SOME of Brunner. Put him on a line with Pav or Hank. A guy can only do so much when his linemates are Cleary and Helm. Those guys are good players, but they are not facilitaters. Give him someone who can hand out the sugar!!!!


I suspect that the Wings believe Brunnstrom is going to have go through the same process as those before him. If you want to be in the top-six and unless you're a Zetterberg or Datsyuk, then you're going to have to work your way up from the 4th line like Franzen, Cleary, Holmstrom, Hudler, etc. or 3rd/4th line like Filppula.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:48 PM

No reason to play him unless it's on the top 2 lines, with skilled teammates.

With his size, it'll be pointless playing him on the 3rd and 4th lines. You can only have so many undersized forwards trying to be checkers. Helm, Hudler and now possibly Conner.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:32 PM

I suspect that the Wings believe Brunnstrom is going to have go through the same process as those before him. If you want to be in the top-six and unless you're a Zetterberg or Datsyuk, then you're going to have to work your way up from the 4th line like Franzen, Cleary, Holmstrom, Hudler, etc. or 3rd/4th line like Filppula.


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 06:48 PM

Brunnstrom was impressive during camp. He's been depressing the little I watched him in the regular season. I don't think he's ever going to make the NHL.

Conner, though small, seems to have lots of speed and grit to his game. More of a poor man's Helm?

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:17 PM

If he's in over Brunnstrom good, he may be small but he's quick and battles hard. But put him with Abby and not Helm, balance out the speed.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:20 PM

Brunnstrom was impressive during camp. He's been depressing the little I watched him in the regular season. I don't think he's ever going to make the NHL.

Conner, though small, seems to have lots of speed and grit to his game. More of a poor man's Helm?

This is a good assessment of both players. Brunnnstrom hasn't really put together a full game during the regular season. He usually looks impressive his first few shifts, but quickly becomes invisable.

If Conner were six inches taller, I think he'd be a consistent fourth liner. He has good speed and battles hard.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:26 PM

No reason to play him unless it's on the top 2 lines, with skilled teammates.

With his size, it'll be pointless playing him on the 3rd and 4th lines. You can only have so many undersized forwards trying to be checkers. Helm, Hudler and now possibly Conner.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:47 PM

Wrong again.


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