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#41 Esquire

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:34 AM

Very bad break cut.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:42 AM

I hate to use devastating, but this sure feels like it. The bottom six is awful without Helm. Abdelkader hasn't shown any development to be able to fill Helm's role effectively. The Red Wings lose their fastest player and best fore checker at the time he becomes most valuable. I've seen enough of Emmerton too.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:43 AM

Out for rest of playoffs :(

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

Out for rest of playoffs :(

Ouch, that's a really huge loss for our team. Let's see the Wings win it for Helmer :clap:
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:48 AM

Ouch, that's a really huge loss for our team. Let's see the Wings win it for Helmer :clap:

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:49 AM

I'm in disbelief this even happened. Just can't catch a break.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:54 AM

Beyond awful. He finally comes back and gets injured right away. Talk about horrible luck. :( Wings need to rally for him.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:08 AM

Wings need to make a run for Helmer. Hard working guy all season. Here's to a full recovery! We'll miss you Darren!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:10 AM

Massive blow for Helm, and for the team. Gutted for Helm, the kid was so desperate, and worked so hard to be back for the playoffs.... :(

As for the team - massive, potentially crippling blow. There was a great comment on MLive "Helm is to our bottom 6 what Datsyuk is to our top 6". Now we are either left with a 3rd and 4th line with no balance or identity - or we move Flip to the 3rd line and blow up our best line.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:14 AM

Could we have had any worse luck during yesterdays game? It's a miracle the Red Wings bench didn't spontaneously catch fire during the game. Terrible news but Helm is a tough SOB and he will be ready for next year no doubt.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:19 AM

Anybody got a link to a vid of the injury?

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:26 AM

Anybody got a link to a vid of the injury?

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:31 AM

I hate to use devastating, but this sure feels like it. The bottom six is awful without Helm. Abdelkader hasn't shown any development to be able to fill Helm's role effectively. The Red Wings lose their fastest player and best fore checker at the time he becomes most valuable. I've seen enough of Emmerton too.

Fil - Z - Hudler
Mule - Pav - Nyquist
Bert - Abby - Cleary
Miller - Sheahan - Homer

I would throw Conner in over Sheahan, but sadly depth up the middle is already extremely thin without Helm.

I almost hate to say it, because in some ways I feel like it would be throwing Sheahan to the wolves (seeing as he has 0 games experience as an NHL Centre and only 1 game total), but Emmerton really can't play centre at this level (yet, or maybe ever). To me, it should either be the line up you posted or:

Filppula - Zettberg - Hudler
Franzen - Datsyuk - Bertuzzi
Miller - Abdelkader - Cleary
Connor - Sheahan - Holmstrom
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:32 AM

Very bad break.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:33 AM

Unbelievable. More adversity to overcome. I really hope this lights a fire under all their asses. This sucks. I think this game 2 is kind of a must win.

Edited by GoWings!, 12 April 2012 - 11:34 AM.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:34 AM

I almost hate to say it, because in some ways I feel like it would be throwing Sheahan to the wolves (seeing as he has 0 games experience as an NHL Centre and only 1 game total), but Emmerton really can't play centre at this level (yet, or maybe ever). To me, it should either be the line up you posted or:

Filppula - Zettberg - Hudler
Franzen - Datsyuk - Bertuzzi
Miller - Abdelkader - Cleary
Connor - Sheahan - Holmstrom


Sheahan is not eligible for the playoffs.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:35 AM

Where's the love for Nyquist? He needs to play. He's proved in the season he has the potential to be a difference maker.

Anywho, I think the thing that upsets me most about the Helm situation is that he was eyeing a game 2 return. If he didn't play last night this could have all been avoided. Crazy how things happen.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

Where's the love for Nyquist? He needs to play. He's proved in the season he has the potential to be a difference maker.

Anywho, I think the thing that upsets me most about the Helm situation is that he was eyeing a game 2 return. If he didn't play last night this could have all been avoided. Crazy how things happen.


The truly ironic thing is that the team would have had a greater chance of victory last night had Helm not been in the lineup.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:42 AM

Sheahan is not eligible for the playoffs.

Originally that's what I thought also. But I read, in more than one article, that he is in fact eligible. Just google it

Also, for all those who love Darren Helm here is a parting picture:

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:44 AM

At this point, I just hope Helmer recovers fully and there isn't any career altering injury.
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