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#2206823 McCrimmon, Salei on board Russian plane crash

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 September 2011 - 10:34 PM

Completely stunning and tragic. Sometimes in life there are no words and this is one of them.

RIP McCrimmon, Salei, Liv, Demitra and everyone else. I wanna puke thinking about Rusty just having a kid.

#2204614 Should Homer Still Be On the Top Line?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 August 2011 - 02:42 PM

As others have stated, Holmstrom almost has to play with Datsyuk or he's useless at even strength. Unfortunately, his skating and passing is so bad that there are far better options on the first line. Obviously though Homer still has a ton of value on the power play. My guess is Babcock goes with Datsyuk and Zetterberg apart more often than not, which I prefer at this point because hopefully they can each individually make their own respective wingers better.

Franzen - Datsyuk - Holmstrom
Cleary - Zetterberg - Bertuzzi
Hudler - Filppula - Eaves
Abdelkader (Miller) - Helm - Mursak

#2200993 Report: Gary Bettman makes $7.5M

Posted by GoWings1905 on 25 July 2011 - 10:25 PM

Geez, here we all thought Ericsson's contract was bad.

#2199327 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 July 2011 - 10:28 AM

Cogliano signs with.Ducks, three yrs at $2.1, $2.3 & $2.6M....and we have Hudler at $2.8. Thank God its his last year!

I know you have to find a way to sneak Hudler into every post, but you do realize Hudler got 2.8 million coming off a year where he scored 57 points? Cogliano's career high is 45 and Hudler still had more points than Cogliano last season in by all accounts a very poor season offensively for Hudler. In fact, Cogliano's best season was his rookie year so he's actually regressed in his four years in the league.

You have to consider the timing of the contracts. I suppose it is easier to just say 'trade Hudler' though instead.

#2199214 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 July 2011 - 12:56 AM

Well this news went from exciting to a huge bummer real fast.

If so, thanks for everything Ozzie. You are easily my favorite goalie ever and we should all be thankful for his loyalty and dedication to the Red Wings organization. I've never seen a more under-appreciated athlete and all he did was win cups and play his heart out for this team.

You will be sorely missed Oz.

#2198975 Things you're hoping to see more of this season.

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 July 2011 - 09:02 PM

The Stanley Cup.

#2197369 Red Wings Name New Assistant Coaches

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 July 2011 - 02:09 PM

Chicago fans are celebrating on their forum because they think Bill Peters is horrible and thought he was more of a stop gap from helping players be the best they can be...

I don't know either way.

Maybe they are right, but like the Blackhawks fanbase is going to admit anyone that comes to the Red Wings is worth a damn. Rational thoughts aren't exactly their strong point when the Red Wings are involved. Or ever.

#2193061 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by GoWings1905 on 30 June 2011 - 10:56 PM

This makes Jimmy Howard's contract at $2 mill/yr look like the bargain of the year!

Poor Jimmy is going to earn every penny of it too next season with that defense in front of him again.

#2186178 Filppula & The Selke

Posted by GoWings1905 on 16 June 2011 - 12:30 PM

Not true.

Very true. Z plays against better forwards every game. He's a better back-checker, has stronger defensive sense and positioning. I would argue Z is even a better penalty killer even though he doesn't get the chance to keep his minutes down.

Again, I'm not knocking Filppula as he has very strong defensive skills. But as others have said in the thread, Datsyuk and Zetterberg are in a class of their own as two of the best defensive forwards in the league. Filppula isn't at that level, nor do I see him getting there.

#2186167 Filppula & The Selke

Posted by GoWings1905 on 16 June 2011 - 12:13 PM

If Henrik Zetterberg can't even get nominated consistently, no chance hell in Filppula ever will, let alone win the Selke.

That's not even a knock really on Filppula as he is a quite strong two-way forward, but he isn't even anywhere near Z's league defensively.

#2185998 Wings unlikely to sign Osgood/Draper

Posted by GoWings1905 on 16 June 2011 - 12:59 AM

Draper, Osgood possibly this year. Lidstrom hopefully not now, Holmstrom next year. All of the guys that have made this franchise what it is for two decades now are starting to go away. Not even bringing hockey into the equation, it is sad to see guys that have been a staple of this organization moving on.

It's all speculative still, but I just hope they ALL receive the proper appreciation when the time comes. Some of the short-sighted comments already are pathetic.

#2185729 Babcock Interview + Jagr to Detroit Rumor

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 June 2011 - 09:31 PM

So Draper and Osgood are "passing the torch" to Jagr? I thought the point was to get younger and better.

I'm not buying this at all. It doesn't strike me as a Ken Holland-like move. I would rather have Scottie Upshall by a wide margin with the Jagr money if the Red Wings go the forward route in free agency.

#2181455 The Unthinkable

Posted by GoWings1905 on 31 May 2011 - 08:53 PM

I don't see the perfect human making a very imperfect choice like that.

#2176832 Hudler's Future

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 May 2011 - 03:03 PM

Because he has progressively has gotten worse

when you have to work that hard to justify a player even being on the roster, he most likely shouldn't be there

Man I sure hope Cleary doesn't regress more and score 30 next season...

#2175543 Interesting article about possible changes

Posted by GoWings1905 on 14 May 2011 - 01:40 PM

Definitely don't want E back.

I hate saying it's time to end it with Draper. He actually had a pretty good season and his leadership is invaluable, but Mursak is coming up and both Miller and Eaves bring more to the table.