Jump to content


Photo
* * * - - 1 votes

Our current forwards.


  • Please log in to reply
119 replies to this topic

#81 pondrocket

pondrocket

    Rookie

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 195 posts

Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

Which guys get run at and how often do they miss time with injuries sustained by getting run at?


I you haven't seen all of the two handers directed at Z's back you must be.................. Stevie Wonder.

#82 The Axe

The Axe

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,379 posts

Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:10 PM

Exactly. Z and D get hacked. Why cant we get a fighter?

#83 FlashyG

FlashyG

    1st Line All-Star

  • HoF Booster
  • 1,153 posts
  • Location:Canada

Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:24 PM

Exactly. Z and D get hacked. Why cant we get a fighter?


Because we only have 1 roster spot available and far more pressing needs and also because adding a "fighter" won't have any effect on D and Z getting hacked.

#84 number9

number9

    All The Best Players Wear A 9

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,690 posts
  • Location:Buffalo

Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:25 PM

Exactly. Z and D get hacked. Why cant we get a fighter?


The league has changed. I'm an enforcer fan and definitely believe in letting tough guys police the players....but the league has changed. Whether you, or I, like it or not that's not how the game works anymore. Everyone gets run these days....even big mean guys get run....The most important thing nowadays is to KEEP YOUR HEAD UP, and draw that penalty....a Fighter is not going to fix things....the most you can do is at least agitate back (hence the tootoo signing)

I you haven't seen all of the two handers directed at Z's back you must be.................. Stevie Wonder.


Everyone gets two handers in the back these days....Z is not special lol....Weber would have done that to Crosby too in that situation, even with Godard sitting on the bench

Edited by number9, 12 August 2012 - 06:28 PM.


#85 Dabura

Dabura

    Everydayer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,094 posts
  • Location:In an octopus's garden

Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:04 AM

"Hacking "is hockey. Getting an enforcer just for that would make us even pussier. (Irony!)

I do think we ought to have an enforcer in the system. (Note: I didn't say "...on the bench every game.") But not for chipping and whacking or even two-handers, unless they're especially, overtly aggressive.

Don't Toews me, bro!


#86 kipwinger

kipwinger

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,976 posts
  • Location:Mt. Pleasant, MI

Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:00 PM

Wait, you mean you don't want to see the Wings toss someone like Colton Orr on the ice every time Datsyuk or Zetterberg gets a bruised knee...er...gets run at? You obviously hate tough hockey sir!

GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


#87 Dabura

Dabura

    Everydayer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,094 posts
  • Location:In an octopus's garden

Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:02 PM

Don't get me wrong: we are definitely too soft, and I don't like that every ****** bag in the league knows that he can slam Z or D's face into the glass and, oh, we might just throw Todd Bertuzzi at you 24-48 hours later, and he probably won't win, and in [insert ****** bag]'s post-game presser, [****** bag] will be all "Well, yah know, they did what they had to do. I expected something and I was glad to get it out of the way so we could get on with the game and play some hockey. That's why we're all here" and, holy s***, Todd sure put the fear of God into him, etc.

And, yeah, if you've got some ass clown lumberjacking your top center's wrists every time he touches the puck, you're probably going to want to send a message, as opposed to just pestering and pissing off and trash-talking.

And, considering our luck with injuries, and our enormous depth on the back-end, and our all-Euro top-6, it might be worth being a little saltier thank usual with potential assailants.

But if anyone is actually suggesting we dress a knuckle-dragger just because of some chippy stick action... :bored:

Don't Toews me, bro!


#88 VM1138

VM1138

    Legend

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,560 posts
  • Location:Michigan

Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:11 AM

I just read NHL.com's 30 in 30 piece on the Wings and they included a prospective lineup. Kind of funny, we have so many freaking forwards. It really makes you wonder if Holland either A) was gearing up for a trade that never happened or B) just doesn't have much faith in some of these forwards.

Either way I like depth, but I hope it doesn't force Eaves out of the regular lineup. Tootoo also should play regularly for what he brings (physicality, energy and points). I did like their third line of Nyquist-Helm-Samuellson though.
Check out my short e-book on the Red Wings' 1937 Stanley Cup championship entitled: "Nothing Could Keep 'Em Down." Please download it from my profile at Smashwords: https://www.smashwor...ile/view/victor

New e-book: The Spanish-American War: A Brief History. Relatively short, introductory read for casual history buffs and people who want to learn more about a forgotten war that changed America. Available at BN.com, Smashwords, Kobo, and Diesel E-Books right now. Same link as above.

#89 Z Winged Dangler

Z Winged Dangler

    Part 3: Return of the Hammer Hands

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,219 posts
  • Location:Winnipeg, MB

Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:48 AM

I just read NHL.com's 30 in 30 piece on the Wings and they included a prospective lineup. Kind of funny, we have so many freaking forwards. It really makes you wonder if Holland either A) was gearing up for a trade that never happened or B) just doesn't have much faith in some of these forwards.

Either way I like depth, but I hope it doesn't force Eaves out of the regular lineup. Tootoo also should play regularly for what he brings (physicality, energy and points). I did like their third line of Nyquist-Helm-Samuellson though.

That would be a really good line, but Nyquist is a top 6 type player. He should be on a line with Dats or Z.

"I play hockey, but I am not very good.  Can someone please tell me what it would take to sign with the Wings ? I can use a million or two."  ~ arag

 

Dan Cleary is an Xbox 360.  While good for a while, it's time for the new generation to take over.


#90 number9

number9

    All The Best Players Wear A 9

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,690 posts
  • Location:Buffalo

Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:14 PM

I just read NHL.com's 30 in 30 piece on the Wings and they included a prospective lineup. Kind of funny, we have so many freaking forwards. It really makes you wonder if Holland either A) was gearing up for a trade that never happened or B) just doesn't have much faith in some of these forwards.

Either way I like depth, but I hope it doesn't force Eaves out of the regular lineup. Tootoo also should play regularly for what he brings (physicality, energy and points). I did like their third line of Nyquist-Helm-Samuellson though.


Gotta be gearing up for a trade. Probably just waiting for the CBA

#91 The Axe

The Axe

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,379 posts

Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:03 PM

Gotta be gearing up for a trade. Probably just waiting for the CBA


We need more size. We are way too small right now up front.

#92 kipwinger

kipwinger

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,976 posts
  • Location:Mt. Pleasant, MI

Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:31 PM

Hope for a trade all you want fellas, but I wouldn't hold your breath. Cleary, Bert, and Sammy all have NTC's. Miller, Eaves, Abby, Emmerton, and Mursak have little to no value on their own. Datsyuk and Zetterberg aren't going anywhere. Which leaves Flip, Nyquist, Franzen, and Brunner. Only two of them are proven enough to be center pieces in trades as the other two haven't proven anything at the NHL level, and losing a top six from an already depleted top six really doesn't make any sense unless we're getting one back.

Oh, and we've only got six defensemen under contract, so there's no way we're trading one of those either.

GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


#93 number9

number9

    All The Best Players Wear A 9

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,690 posts
  • Location:Buffalo

Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:22 PM

Hope for a trade all you want fellas, but I wouldn't hold your breath. Cleary, Bert, and Sammy all have NTC's. Miller, Eaves, Abby, Emmerton, and Mursak have little to no value on their own. Datsyuk and Zetterberg aren't going anywhere. Which leaves Flip, Nyquist, Franzen, and Brunner. Only two of them are proven enough to be center pieces in trades as the other two haven't proven anything at the NHL level, and losing a top six from an already depleted top six really doesn't make any sense unless we're getting one back.

Oh, and we've only got six defensemen under contract, so there's no way we're trading one of those either.


Eaves and a 1st rounder....Mursak and Emmerton on waivers

#94 Dabura

Dabura

    Everydayer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,094 posts
  • Location:In an octopus's garden

Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:38 PM

Hope for a trade all you want fellas, but I wouldn't hold your breath. Cleary, Bert, and Sammy all have NTC's. Miller, Eaves, Abby, Emmerton, and Mursak have little to no value on their own. Datsyuk and Zetterberg aren't going anywhere. Which leaves Flip, Nyquist, Franzen, and Brunner. Only two of them are proven enough to be center pieces in trades as the other two haven't proven anything at the NHL level, and losing a top six from an already depleted top six really doesn't make any sense unless we're getting one back.


Frustrating but true, friend. Frustrating but true.

Still, I'd part with Franzen or Flip if it meant landing a first-line/top-pairing stud.

Don't Toews me, bro!


#95 The Axe

The Axe

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,379 posts

Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:31 PM

Frustrating but true, friend. Frustrating but true.

Still, I'd part with Franzen or Flip if it meant landing a first-line/top-pairing stud.


Franzen + scrubs for Ryan. Oh yah.

#96 Hatethedrake!

Hatethedrake!

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,496 posts
  • Location:Ontario

Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:57 PM

Ryan if he is traded at all will likely go to an Eastern team like the Sens. They could offer a guy like Michalek as the centerpiece. The Ducks would not want Franzen. He is much older than Ryan is and does not have near as much value to a team.
Jordan Tootoo will wreck shop.

We need someone like Parise that can penetrate the box.-blueadams

#97 FlashyG

FlashyG

    1st Line All-Star

  • HoF Booster
  • 1,153 posts
  • Location:Canada

Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:03 AM

Hope for a trade all you want fellas, but I wouldn't hold your breath. Cleary, Bert, and Sammy all have NTC's. Miller, Eaves, Abby, Emmerton, and Mursak have little to no value on their own. Datsyuk and Zetterberg aren't going anywhere. Which leaves Flip, Nyquist, Franzen, and Brunner. Only two of them are proven enough to be center pieces in trades as the other two haven't proven anything at the NHL level, and losing a top six from an already depleted top six really doesn't make any sense unless we're getting one back.

Oh, and we've only got six defensemen under contract, so there's no way we're trading one of those either.


Cleary's no trade has expired, but It doesn't really matter, coming off his injury he doesn't hold much value in a trade.

A trade will most certainly be coming, but it won't be one of any significance. Joey MacDonald was promised he'd be moved to a team where he has a shot at playing in the NHL. They may throw a guy like Mursak or Emmerton into the deal if it lands them a pick back or perhaps a defensive prospect.

#98 number9

number9

    All The Best Players Wear A 9

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,690 posts
  • Location:Buffalo

Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:13 AM

Cleary's no trade has expired, but It doesn't really matter, coming off his injury he doesn't hold much value in a trade.

A trade will most certainly be coming, but it won't be one of any significance. Joey MacDonald was promised he'd be moved to a team where he has a shot at playing in the NHL. They may throw a guy like Mursak or Emmerton into the deal if it lands them a pick back or perhaps a defensive prospect.


true plus I don't think Holland wouldnt trade Cleary anyway.....he's way too beloved by the team

Edited by number9, 16 August 2012 - 01:21 AM.


#99 kipwinger

kipwinger

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,976 posts
  • Location:Mt. Pleasant, MI

Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:02 PM

Frustrating but true, friend. Frustrating but true.

Still, I'd part with Franzen or Flip if it meant landing a first-line/top-pairing stud.


I wouldn't mind trading either of these guys if it meant bringing back a top six forward at least as good as Ryan, but not for a defenseman, we've got a weak top six as it is and I wouldn't want to see it get weaker by moving another top six out and not getting one in return. All of this could change if Brunner or Nyquist are having stellar years but as it stands right now, I think our best bet is to sign a seventh defenseman and then wait until the season starts to see what we've got.

GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


#100 ogreslayer

ogreslayer

    1st Line All-Star

  • HoF Booster
  • 1,990 posts
  • Location:Indianapolis

Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:28 PM

I wouldn't mind trading either of these guys if it meant bringing back a top six forward at least as good as Ryan, but not for a defenseman, we've got a weak top six as it is and I wouldn't want to see it get weaker by moving another top six out and not getting one in return. All of this could change if Brunner or Nyquist are having stellar years but as it stands right now, I think our best bet is to sign a seventh defenseman and then wait until the season starts to see what we've got.

This... At some point in the cap world, you have to get significant contributions from young players either still on their entry level or second contract. The Wings have been able to hold off for nearly a decade on that front for the most part, but going into this next season (whenever it starts) it's pretty clear some of the youngsters are going to have to step up. The other option is to nearly empty the prospect cupboard on the Bouwmeesters, Yandles, or Ryans & potentially cripple the organ-i-zation going forward. Unless a deal too good to pass up drops in Kenny's lap, I do see the Wings rolling with what they have, including a UFA d-man signing or two, until deeper into the season.





Similar Topics Collapse

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users