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#2123386 Wings sign Howard to 2-year, $4.5M extension

Posted by HankthaTank on 28 February 2011 - 11:49 AM

He needs to agree to becoming more consistent.


#2122545 Red Wings Won't be Active at Trade Deadline

Posted by Doc Holliday on 26 February 2011 - 04:16 PM

The blackhawks had just got beaten out of the western conference finals and added Hossa at the start of the season. They were a young and hungry team.

And won the cup without a deadline deal. Point being, a team isn't required to change assets at the deadline to be a player in the post-season.

The wings are full of guys with big contracts that have all pretty much won a cup, adding some fresh blood wouldn't be awful, espcially when the wings have been getting exposed on the defensive side of the game

Regular season complacency in February isn't a new thing in Detroit.

If Holland thought there was a move that would make this team better, he would do it. There are a couple guys that would be nice to have but they may not even be available or had at the right price to come to Detroit. Either way, one or two deals isn't going to shake up the team.


#2122053 Justin Abdelkader

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 25 February 2011 - 01:20 PM

Abby isn't as physical because he's been succumbed by the "non" physical Wings style of play.


:unsure:

Going out there and smashing bodies is exactly what Babs wants from Abby. Hell-- he lead the forward in hits last season by a mile before being sent back down to GR.

Babcock demands that his players forecheck hard and grind down other teams by hitting and pressuring their defensemen. Nothing about the Babcock system can be described as 'non physical' outside of the lack of fighters.

If Abby can't be a physical presense there's no reason to keep him in Detroit. He's not a bonefide NHL scorer. Abbs needs to play like a 3rd/4th line forward or refind his scoring touch.


#2121817 2/24 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by brett on 24 February 2011 - 10:15 PM

howard .875 :thumbup:

salei the only defensemen not a minus


#2121835 2/24 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Aussie_Wing on 24 February 2011 - 10:26 PM

Franzen 11 games without a goal.

And with Franzen, if he's not scoring, he's virtually useless.


#2121538 2/24 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Doc Holliday on 24 February 2011 - 08:19 PM

LOL. I thought it was that he always got beaten five-hole. What changed?

Some of you will find a way to complain about ANYTHING. Eriksson is one of the game's best pure goal scorers. He'll win on breakaways most of the time, no matter the goalie.


Can you go five posts without getting on Wings fans?



Terrible defensive effort tonight. I bet Howard is pissed.


#2121561 2/24 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Vladifan on 24 February 2011 - 08:31 PM

People on here--including those who watched the goal--will probably still try to use the goal as a stat to pound Howard if the Wings lose.


Riiiight. If there's no conflict at the moment, why don't we just try to set something up? Hmmmm? :rolleyes:


#2121557 2/24 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Xitium on 24 February 2011 - 08:29 PM

Howie has allowed 124 goals this season.

If you believe some here, he was at fault for 5? Maybe 6?

Personally, its laughable whenever I see "Howie can't be blamed for any of the goals against tonight."

Tell me.. Why does Howie play so well in shootouts but absolutely sucks against breakaways?

It's a mental issue, and he still isn't ready for the bigs. I pray Holland recognizes it and doesn't re-up Howards contract this year.


#2121542 2/24 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Aussie_Wing on 24 February 2011 - 08:21 PM

Can you go five posts without getting on Wings fans?


Terrible defensive effort tonight. I bet Howard is pissed.

I'm pretty sure he just sits on the forums waiting to have a go at fellow posters.


#2121698 2/24 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Firehawk on 24 February 2011 - 09:22 PM

I think we are seeing a lot of what we have seen this season... the other team's goalie making great saves to keep his team in the game while ours is not. Every time Howard lets in a goal ppl say "oh but he had no chance" well it is the job of a goalie to make saves to keep his team in it... Leighton is doing that very well right now... impo when ozzie comes back Babs should get him going and if ozzie can get into ggear he is our best bet to win


Howard over-commited on every goal tonight. It's ridiculous. And this is coming from a Howard fan. He's really getting on my nerves lately though. Another 3+ goal game for Howard. It's getting ridiculous.


#2121688 2/24 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by wings_fanatic on 24 February 2011 - 09:17 PM

I think we are seeing a lot of what we have seen this season... the other team's goalie making great saves to keep his team in the game while ours is not. Every time Howard lets in a goal ppl say "oh but he had no chance" well it is the job of a goalie to make saves to keep his team in it... Leighton is doing that very well right now... impo when ozzie comes back Babs should get him going and if ozzie can get into ggear he is our best bet to win


#2121784 2/24 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 24 February 2011 - 10:05 PM

Ericsson should fight more often. It gets the guys going, shows we arent complete *******, and gets him off the ice for 5 minutes! Cant go wrong :lol:


#2121027 2011 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 28th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by Konnan511 on 23 February 2011 - 03:18 PM

Video Games are not a good indicator. I have won 40 Stanley Cups in a row just simming because you can fleece other teams because machines can't trade worth a damn.


Wow... I wish i had that much free time...


#2121210 2/24 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by HankthaTank on 24 February 2011 - 11:13 AM

It's a positive rep frenzy!!!! :thumbup:


#2120978 Tomas Holmstrom

Posted by Doc Holliday on 23 February 2011 - 01:47 PM

for getting cold ? hes done it consistently for the year, im not even talking about scoring goals, its his overall play. He won't backcheck

Wrong.

and he's not going to the right areas or battling.

He has battled plenty. Also he is the sniper of the line and his job is to get into the right areas to score. That's how he has gotten his chances, they just haven't gotten in.

He turned over the puck 5 times (when I actually started counting).

You should work for the NHL with that kind of stat taking.

It would be interesting to point out where I thought he was the second coming, I constantly lay on him for his effort.

My point was the hilarity of some Wings fans. If you honestly dog Franzen for his effort then you really must have hated the multi-goal games he had where he did pretty much the same thing.

Watch the first 10 games this season and how he played, then watch the next 35. Don't compare Stamkos to Franzen...

Thank you for completely missing the point behind the comparison. If you honestly think he is a wasted top 6 player you are going to have a rough next few years while Franzen is scoring 30+ goals consistently and getting the points in the playoffs while playing "lazy".