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#1 dats13owns

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:51 PM

Looking at today's game against the Panthers, I just thought that I would bring up our old friend Mikael Samuelsson. While he wasn't popular around these parts and not much to look at, I can't help but appreciate what he brought to the Wings. He was a solid third line player who had a nack for scoring big goals and showing up in big games. I never disliked him and never understood everyone's hatred for him.

I would totally take him over Cleary, Homer and hell, the whole fourth line at this point.

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#2 Hockeymom1960

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

Ye ole Logo Hunter

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:55 PM

I never totally understood the Sammy hate either. For all his logo hunting and shinguard assassinations he was pretty solid maybe even clutch. I just always liked him. :P
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:58 PM

Im one of those sammy "haters", as silly as it sounds I just hate his face. Just like in step brothers. POW.
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#5 dats13owns

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:59 PM

Haha, I totally forgot about him being called the logo hunter.

#6 Echolalia

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:59 PM

It's almost a guarantee he'll score against us.

#7 dats13owns

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:02 PM

Maybe he's going to audition today to be a Kenny Holland reclamation project :-).

#8 Nev

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:02 PM

It's almost a guarantee he'll score against us.


Sure is, most likely on a weak wrister from the left wing half-boards that narrowly misses half a dozen shin-guards
"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

#9 Hank Dats 'N Homer

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:20 PM

Im one of those sammy "haters", as silly as it sounds I just hate his face. Just like in step brothers. POW.


I'm sorry, are you saying POW?

#10 55fan

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:48 PM

I always loved Sammy. I even rooted for Vancouver last June for him.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:07 PM

Sammy is a winner I don't care what anyone says I think he makes teams better. I'm a believe he is a good part of what is going on in Florida this year.


#12 b.shanafan14

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:00 PM

The Shinguard Assasin. I used to ride him all the time. But when he was at his most dreadful, and I was bagging on him mercilessly, that's when he was always come up HUGE. He did it in OT versus Chicago in the playoffs. He did it Game 1 2008 Finals versus the Pens. He was clutch, but he was Lang clutch.

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#13 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:01 PM

Honestly Sammy used to drive me nuts while he was here because of his shot selection. But he scored big goals and was a bargain for the Wings.

#14 achildr1

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:18 PM

I have no idea how I missed him being called the "Logo hunter/Shinguard assassin". That's awesome and perfect for him.

#15 Travis

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:25 PM


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#16 wings1110

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

I gotta think we could easily have an enforcer or at least someone tough that could still contribute more in other aspects of the game thanf****** emmerton and mursak. That being said we could also insert a traffic cone, a monkey, or a Jason williams over them....

#17 Echolalia

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:40 PM

I'll take the traffic cone or the monkey, but please not Jason Williams

#18 MabusIncarnate

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:30 PM

I never really minded Sammy, and he would be a viable solution to fill the Holmstrom hole if he does decide to retire. I'd take him back as long as it didn't cut into precious cap space to bring in a big name player during the offseason.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:33 PM

I'll take the traffic cone or the monkey, but please not Jason Williams


I thought Sammy was solid when he was here. But when we had to watch Jason Williams a couple years ago I thought Sammy was the best player in the world, haha.

#20 akustyk

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:16 AM

if there was ever a Wings player who had worse shot accuracy than me, it's Sammy. he could hit everything around the goal, but never the goal itself... brutal, simply brutal ;)





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