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#21 F.Michael

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:21 AM

I disagree. Abby isn't on that line to produce 20 goals. He's there to make space for pav and z so they can score. His job will be to go to the corners and park himself in front of the net.

I agree to a certain extent with what you said...

 

Anyone with a smidgen of talent who's lucky to ride shotgun with those guys should be able to get 20 plus goals throughout a 82 game season...

 

I'm afraid we may very well see 'golden opportunities' go amiss during this season since Abby lacks a scorer's touch/ability, and generally looks outta place...Hope he proves me wrong, and scores 40 goals.



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:07 PM

I think you're right that there will be nights that Abdelkader's lack of skill will cost us goals and points, but ultimately if his forechecking, work in the corners, and net front presence enable Pav and Hank to score 80pts, then he's doing his job.

 

Can't decide if I'm surprised or not by the number of votes for Babcock/Holland.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:16 PM

I agree to a certain extent with what you said...
 
Anyone with a smidgen of talent who's lucky to ride shotgun with those guys should be able to get 20 plus goals throughout a 82 game season...
 
I'm afraid we may very well see 'golden opportunities' go amiss during this season since Abby lacks a scorer's touch/ability, and generally looks outta place...Hope he proves me wrong, and scores 40 goals.


Abby playing with z and pav is by no means an excuse for not producing at all. I expect him to rack up a significant number of assists from feeding the puck to his line mates. If he's dragging the line down I will show him no mercy. My support for Abby is based mostly on the fact that I have a feeling that cleary would be his replacement on the top line.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:20 PM

So long as they are on this team, Cleary and Quincey will be my whipping boys...along wih the occasional jab at Franzen.

 

Bertuzzi and Sammy won't be healthy enough, long enough to become a whipping boy...

 

BTW, Helm is done.  Just my opinion...


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 01:06 PM

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 01:41 PM

mule. lazy players dont belong on line 2.



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 02:56 PM

I just saw that Sammy will play on the 4th line tonight. 

 

As a $3 million player with a NTC  now playing on the 4th line, he and Holland may be my new scapegoats.



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:24 PM

Personally, I see Samuelsson, Cleary, Franzen, Bertuzzi, and Quincey as candidates. Seems there are a lot of players that aren't particularly liked by the LGW crowd (including myself, admittedly).

I just saw that Sammy will play on the 4th line tonight. 
 
As a $3 million player with a NTC  now playing on the 4th line, he and Holland may be my new scapegoats.

Yeah, I'm still picking up the remains of my blown mind after seeing that Sammy is starting on the 4th line.
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Posted 02 October 2013 - 04:34 PM

#1 Samuelsson

#2 Cleary

#3 Holland for signing Cleary and moving Nyquist to GR

#4 Babcock for playing scrubs in place of Tatar

#5 Holland again for giving Babcock scrubs to take Tatar and Nyquist's spots

 

I'm off Quincey's back cause he turned his game around late last year and played good in the playoffs.  I would let him walk after this year to make room for Sproul and Ouellet to come up, but that's just me.  For now, he's serviceable.


This offseason will determine whether Ken Holland should still be employed with the Wings organization.

 

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#30 jimmyemeryhunter

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 07:45 PM

Quincey.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 06:29 AM

Sammy gets a two-day reprieve.  :D


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:08 AM

Personally I plan on blaming nearly every loss on Samuelsson.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:09 PM

My top picks:

 

#1 Cleary: (did anyone who knows me not see that coming?) He is older, slower, more injury prone. And he's blocking younger players from getting ice time.

 

#2 3rd line wingers: Bert should either be on a line with Dats or be sitting in the presser. Sameulsson... well, I am counting of the fact hes fragile and will end up on the LTIR. 

 

#3 Abdelkader: Sure he can crash a bit, but, realistically, hes not a power forward by any stretch, and the more that become obvious the less people will like him on the first line.

 

#4 Alfie or Smith: If either of them don't live up to expectations, I could see them losing popularity fast.


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