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#1 Son of a Wing

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:47 PM

Well who do you think is the most underappreciated Red Wing by the general public/fans?


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:53 PM

Definitely not Quincey. The other two are respectable choices. My vote is for Ericsson, even though the consensus on him has finally become more favorable here.
 
 
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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:04 PM

Definitely not Quincey. The other two are respectable choices. My vote is for Ericsson, even though the consensus on him has finally become more favorable here.

 

I don't think Ericsson is underappreciated at all.  In the past sure but not anymore.  I've never even seen an argument that Ericsson shouldn't be in the top 2 on this team with our current guys.


"The leader must never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert."
Vince Lombardi

 

When asked who won, Babcock said, “Well it doesn’t really matter as long as you don’t lose. It’s like going bear hunting, you take a slow guy with you in case the bear is hungry.”


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:05 PM

Definitely not Quincey. Time on ice is the problem, and he leads the team for goals against when on the ice (of course Smith has a higher GA/game). Abdelkader gets a lot of flack but that has more to do with Babcock insisting on playing him in the Top-6 despite being a great and effective 3rd liner.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:11 PM

Most underappreciated: Dan Cleary, for leaving Stephen Weiss-type money on the table to come back. The former gets bagged at 3pts, +2 for $1.75M when the latter is at 2pts, -3 for $5M.... god they are awful...



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:17 PM

I haven't been able to be on LGW as much as I used to because of my stupid grown up lifestyle so my gauge on this sort of thing isn't nearly as decent as it used to be. 

 

But in terms of who doesn't get the highest degree of appreciation as they should?  I kind of feel like Kronwall has to be up there. 

 

Drew Miller has to be up there as well.  If he provided what he already does, had 15-20 lbs more muscle, averaged 10-12 fights a year with a 60+ win percentage and didn't have the hair of a 65 year old (assuming a 65 year old has hair) then he'd probably be overrated by LGW. 



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:19 PM

Definitely not Quincey. Time on ice is the problem, and he leads the team for goals against when on the ice (of course Smith has a higher GA/game). Abdelkader gets a lot of flack but that has more to do with Babcock insisting on playing him in the Top-6 despite being a great and effective 3rd liner.

 

In regards to Quincey (I've never been a fan), he does play pretty tough minutes. Lots of PK with very little PP.  Compared to new fan favorite in Kindl, who plays literally no PK time (ok 6sec avg/game) and a ton of PP time.  Even Smith averages over a minute of PK per game.  It's no wonder Kindl is exposed a lot less often.


"The leader must never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert."
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When asked who won, Babcock said, “Well it doesn’t really matter as long as you don’t lose. It’s like going bear hunting, you take a slow guy with you in case the bear is hungry.”


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:50 PM

Going with Miller.  At most, people outside our little circle know him only as Ryan's brother, if they even know Ryan has a brother.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:50 PM

I voted for Abby, he's a versatile guy, can play any position. When Bert goes after this year I'd imagine the spot next to Z and D would be his. As far as Quincey, I was a huge fan of the guy when he left the Wings and during his time in LA/COL, but since he's come back he isn't the same guy. He couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with a slapshot, provides literally nothing offensively (8 points in 70 games) and struggles with turnovers at times. Yes, he plays tough minutes and isn't a half bad PKer, but I don't think he's under appreciated.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:21 PM

Dan Cleary.  Let me know when the public stoning will happen.  :(  I really do think he is great at bringing the puck in the zone, is hard on the puck and in the boards, and when he works hard he tends to make plays.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:25 PM

Kindl maybe?

 

Is the thread about which whipping boy is actually not bad?  I think those guys are all expendable (guys like Cleary, Sammy, Smith, etc).  Or are we talking about solid players who are often forgotten?  In that case, I'd pick Kindl.   

 

 

And Drew Miller may lead the team in shorthanded minutes every year, but our PK isn't that good the last few years.  Not like the guy is the second coming of Mike Keane or Guy Carbonneau.  We could replace him with any 4th liner who kills penalties.  


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:46 PM

Kindl maybe?

 

Is the thread about which whipping boy is actually not bad?  I think those guys are all expendable (guys like Cleary, Sammy, Smith, etc).  Or are we talking about solid players who are often forgotten?  In that case, I'd pick Kindl.   

 

 

And Drew Miller may lead the team in shorthanded minutes every year, but our PK isn't that good the last few years.  Not like the guy is the second coming of Mike Keane or Guy Carbonneau.  We could replace him with any 4th liner who kills penalties.  

 

How dare you say Kindl after tonight's game lol If anything I feel Kindl gets too much credit.  He plays very protected minutes with Dekeyser and absolutely no PK.  Babcock plays Smith on the PK before Kindl.

 

I definitely disagree Miller is that expendable. Especially on his salary in a cap world.


It's not necessarily a whipping boy.  Just who doesn't get enough credit for what they provide.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:56 PM

 

How dare you say Kindl after tonight's game lol If anything I feel Kindl gets too much credit.  He plays very protected minutes with Dekeyser and absolutely no PK.  Babcock plays Smith on the PK before Kindl.

 

I definitely disagree Miller is that expendable. Especially on his salary in a cap world.


It's not necessarily a whipping boy.  Just who doesn't get enough credit for what they provide.

 

I didn't watch tonight's game, but Kindl played well last season, unlike the year before.  

 

Miller is expendable.  Every 4th liner is expendable, unless he's a Kris Draper.  


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:12 PM

 

I didn't watch tonight's game, but Kindl played well last season, unlike the year before.  

 

Miller is expendable.  Every 4th liner is expendable, unless he's a Kris Draper.  

 

Tell that to Edmonton because they sure can't seem to find guys for those roles.  (Yes they have many issues other than that)


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When asked who won, Babcock said, “Well it doesn’t really matter as long as you don’t lose. It’s like going bear hunting, you take a slow guy with you in case the bear is hungry.”


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:16 PM

I gotta say Howard the guy doesn't get enough press and if it wasn't for him we would lose half our games.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:35 PM

Quincey is a complete joke.  He get's more ice time the worse he plays.  It's af****** anomaly!

 

Miller is meh.  He's completely replaceable and he's getting slower.  His offensive creativity lasted about 15 games 2 years ago.  I'm pretty much done with him.

 

Abdelkader has the right amount of appreciation.  He's given a role, he does his job and we appreciate him for it.  

 

I'd say Jimmy and Tootoo.  Jimmy keeps the Wings in games that they don't show up for (like tonight against the Jets) and Tootoo is a leave it all on the ice type and we need more of him and less of Cleary and Miller.


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:25 AM

So far this season? I'm going to go with a healthy Bert. 


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 01:37 AM

Of those 3?  Abdelkader.

 

Overall, and around the league?  Howard without a doubt.


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:10 AM

Hopefully tootoo stays I can do without eaves miller samuelsson clearly Anderson, all useless
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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:08 AM

Of the 3 players listed - I gotta go with Quincey...

 

Dmen have it tougher than forwards; defense takes a bit more time to adjust to the NHL game...

 

That said - Quincey has his fair share of gaffes, but he also goes unnoticed when he has a good game.



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