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#61 beachwing

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:15 PM

Jesus I literally had that Z goal already counted!!

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:16 PM

Shockingly impressed with Cleary-Filppula-Franzen line. They've been able to keep it deep for the majority of their shifts.

 

Howard is worth every dime of his upcoming $5.3M



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:16 PM

I really like this Danny D :)



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:17 PM

Most likely third.  I agree.  Unfortunately though this team doesn't have enough talent to fill those top lines.  
 
The rookies could potentially but right now they're often too big of a defensively liability.  So it's become a catch 22.  The wings can't afford to give up goals because they can't score, but that also keeps the more offensive skilled guys off the top lines, so then the Wings don't score. 

 
Why can't Tatar play on that 2nd line, next to Franzen and Filppula?  He's more able to do it than Cleary.  
 
You say we don't have enough talent, and yet we send down someone who showed he can score goals. Not saying Tatar is a great NHL scorer, but he's better than what we currently have in his place.

Is he that big a defensive liability? I don't think so.
 

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#65 Z Winged Dangler

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:17 PM

Put Nyquist on the Dats-Z line.  At least he hustles and does creative things with the puck.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:17 PM

Thats the type of game I like to watch us play...don't turn it over in our own end, get the puck in..use the points and get some shots.

 

I am getting the feeling that Gus-Andersson-Brunner are on the verge of scoring some goals. 


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:18 PM

Mule's offensive skill set is horrible this year.

One thing that's hurt him is he plays against other team's top d-pairs now, or at least top 4, while during his heyday he didn't have to face that problem as much since Dats, Z, and Homer dealt with it(and Hossa in '09)

 

maybe he'd be more productive if he went back to where he was originally projected to play, as a 3rd line center(at least til Helmer gets back)



#68 Z Winged Dangler

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:18 PM

 
Mickey Redmond still thinks he can be a 40 goal scorer.
 
:lol:

of  course he can, he just doesn't care to be one.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:19 PM

 
Why can't Tatar play on that 2nd line, next to Franzen and Filppula?  He's more able to do it than Cleary.  
 
You say we don't have enough talent, and yet we send down someone who showed he can score goals. Not saying Tatar is a great NHL scorer, but he's better than what we currently have in his place.

Is he that big a defensive liability? I don't think so.
 

 

Anytime Cleary creeps onto the 2nd line he is being misused..he is a 3rd/4th line player..end of story.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:20 PM

 
Why can't Tatar play on that 2nd line, next to Franzen and Filppula?  He's more able to do it than Cleary.  
 
You say we don't have enough talent, and yet we send down someone who showed he can score goals.
 
Not saying Tatar is a great NHL scorer, but he's better than what we currently have in his place. Is he that big a defensive liability? I don't think so.
 

 

I honestly don't know from the handful of times I've seen him play.  But based on the minutes and circumstances he seems to get icetime, Babcock apparently thinks he is. 



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:21 PM

We don't have enough skill on the top lines because we have the Best GM in the league.  NHL.com said so.

 

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:23 PM

One thing that's hurt him is he plays against other team's top d-pairs now, or at least top 4, while during his heyday he didn't have to face that problem as much since Dats, Z, and Homer dealt with it(and Hossa in '09)

 

maybe he'd be more productive if he went back to where he was originally projected to play, as a 3rd line center(at least til Helmer gets back)

Franzen just needs to watch the tapes of games that people praised him for and try to do that.  He spends too much time floating around the outside.  It doesn't matter if he plays against the other teams top D pair or their 3rd pair, he needs to go to the slot for the pass.  That's where he scores from, but he's not going there consistently, hence his streakiness.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:23 PM

Great first period by Jimmy, that's about it. 

 

It feels like one of those games where Howard is going to have to stick up for himself when he gets crashed because no one else does. 

 

I'd be fine with a Wings D-man taking a penalty for crosschecking the crap out of someone after they ran into Howard.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:26 PM


Put Nyquist on the Dats-Z line.  At least he hustles and does creative things with the puck.


Who's going to tie up guys in the corners, go to the front of the net, etc on that line? The Wings need to get tougher in front of the net and in the corners. Making pretty plays on the perimeter doesn't do much to score on a goalie like Rinne.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:26 PM

I really like this Danny D :)

You beat me to it this game.  I was watching the guy trim the unruly bush in flex hose fire pants.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:27 PM

Great first period by Jimmy, that's about it. 

 

It feels like one of those games where Howard is going to have to stick up for himself when he gets crashed because no one else does. 

 

I'd be fine with a Wings D-man taking a penalty for crosschecking the crap out of someone after they ran into Howard.

 

No kidding.  I'm sick of watching Jimmy get ran into.  These guys need to drop their drawers so I can see if they have any balls because I'm really doubting they have any except for Tootoo



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:28 PM

Who's going to tie up guys in the corners, go to the front of the net, etc on that line? The Wings need to get tougher in front of the net and in the corners. Making pretty plays on the perimeter doesn't do much to score on a goalie like Rinne.

I like Abby on there.  I was saying that cause Franzen was on there with them at the end of the period.  I should have clarified that in my earlier post.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:30 PM

We don't have enough skill on the top lines because we have the Best GM in the league.  NHL.com said so.

 

esteef

 

What if Bertuzzi comes back for the playoffs? 


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:30 PM

We don't have enough skill on the top lines because we have the Best GM in the league.  NHL.com said so.

 

esteef

It's April in the D on Fox Sports Detroit.  Will there be May in the D? :lol:


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:32 PM


I like Abby on there.  I was saying that cause Franzen was on there with them at the end of the period.  I should have clarified that in my earlier post.


I understand. I hope Bert is able to come back (at full effectiveness) soon. The Wings have sorely missed him in the top six. Abby has done surprisingly well the last month, but IMO the Wings need someone like Bert (or Abby) on each of the top 3 lines. I wish Andersson was more physical, because he would be great with Brunner and Nyquist if he had that drive in the corners, in front of the net, etc.





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