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#61 wings87

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 03:20 PM

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#62 kipwinger

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 03:34 PM

 

I think you're reaching because you hate Smith.

 

I don't like him as a defenseman. If he were a few years older and wiser and more mature, maybe. But, right now, I'd like to see what he can bring to the bottom six - which is why I've been calling for it all season long. He has good offensive instincts. He's an excellent skater. He likes to hit, isn't afraid to get his nose dirty. He's bigger than most of our forwards. He's been a weak link on the back end, a guy you know every opposing coach is telling his bench to exploit. And, finally, all forwards are morons (I played defense and forward, so I'm allowed to say this), so he's less likely to look like a fool as a forward.

 

I'm not sold on Callahan. I think having Glendening, Ferraro, Emmerton, and Callahan is too much (i.e. too little). Maybe Callahan should've been called up instead of Ferraro, but whatever. Coin flip.

 

Smith is a better defenseman than Kindl, so our defense is now worse.  Any forward is better than Smith, ya know, cuz he hasn't played forward since he was like 14 according to reports.  You don't have to be sold on Callahan, but to think that he's not a better option than a converted defenseman who hasn't played forward since he's hit puberty is nuts. 

 

I also don't hate Smith.  You'll notice that every time I talk about him I say "he'll get better, but he's not good yet".  I legitimately believe that.  I do, however, hate how everybody bends over backward to make excuses for the guy rather than just saying "he sucks...right now". 


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

 

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#63 F.Michael

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 04:19 PM

What an embarrassing season. Heads should roll.


 

We need goals. That's probably what it comes down to.

I agree with you that we need to score more, and keep the opposition off the board as much as possible, but maybe - just maybe at this point in the season Tootoo might bring some energy, and jump that this team lacks.



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#64 jimmyemeryhunter

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 04:36 PM

If smith goes out and makes a fool of himself on the wing, he won't be there too long.
Babs will juggle bodies around.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 04:41 PM

I agree with you that we need to score more, and keep the opposition off the board as much as possible, but maybe - just maybe at this point in the season Tootoo might bring some energy, and jump that this team lacks.

 

I think energy and jump is good, but if he's only playing five minutes, because he's a liability...


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 04:48 PM

Also, I think it's sort of the same thing with an enforcer. Sometimes carrying a tough guy takes the pressure off the rest of the team to play tough and take care of business.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:11 PM

If there was a must win game, besides the last three, this is it. 



#68 Hockeymom1960

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:18 PM

Just win, please, in regulation, please :confused:



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:43 PM

So we have an Original 6 matchup tonight and the front page on tsn is loaded with Roy and Montreal *lol*

 

If Babcock is really trying Smith at the forward position we'll have a problem, because the defense will be even worse.

 

not playing Tootoo when you face Orr, McLaren and Brodie is very risky not that he would have had a chance against either one, but at least provide some energy.


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#70 Tr!PoD#19

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:45 PM

Need 2 points in regulation..

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:51 PM

I am thinking our top line has a big night tonight... Alfie and Franzen especially. Alfie has put together a couple strong games and him playing with actual decent players should help... not to mention Alfie loves to play against the Leafs.

 

I am expecting a tight game, but I see the Wings coming out on top.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:52 PM

have we heard if Ferraro is going to get a shot? Smith at forward, really? Babs really hates Tootoo. Does Holland even consult him when he is offering someone a contract? First Commodore, now Tootoo.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:02 PM

Malik says that Ray Ferraro is at the Joe in anticipation of Landon possibly going tonight...hell may as well let him play! But this is Babcock we are talking about, the same guy who knew The Millers were going to be in Buffalo because they've never watched their sons play against each other, yet Babdick made Drew a healthy scratch...prick.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:11 PM

ok, so Ken Daniels just said if Bertuzzi cannot go, Ferraro will go...f*** Bertuzzi! He brings nothing to the game!


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:12 PM

If smith goes out and makes a fool of himself on the wing, he won't be there too long.
Babs will juggle bodies around.

That's a valid thought. Maybe he is doing this just in case he decides he needs another dman, and then converts Smith back to D?


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#76 darkmanx

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:13 PM

The Wings have 11 players on their roster from the Calder Cup winning team. Griffins have 10.

 

Let that sink in for a little.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:15 PM

Brendan Smith's move to forward will ultimately make him outscore his brother this year on his way to a Conn Smythe  :D


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:19 PM

(as far as hockey goes) nothing makes me happier then beating the leafs.. yet nothing makes me sadder then losing to the leafs lol 



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:21 PM

Looks like Pulkkinen will be a healthy scratch



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:24 PM

Looks like Pulkkinen will be a healthy scratch

 

So is Ferraro better than Pulkkinen?







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