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#2417506 Holland on The Huge Show.

Posted by GoWings1905 on 03 June 2013 - 10:41 PM

Id like him as 3rd line center at 4 mil per for 5 yrs.

 

That's some serious overpayment for a third line center IMO. How do you upgrade the top-six by paying Filppula that to play third line minutes? You are basically banking on leaps in development from Nyquist, Tatar and Brunner right away. 

 

I would rather have Andersson there or ideally a healthy Helm and then go after some size at wing, which the team needs desperately. 




#2417214 WCF : (5) Los Angeles Kings vs. (1) Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 June 2013 - 09:00 PM

Damn, the Kings look very beatable and the Wings had three chances to eliminate the Blackhawks.

 

Not mad at the Red Wings -- just seems like they could have possibly advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, which was nuts to consider even a month ago. 




#2416792 Wings interested in Stalberg and Bickell

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 June 2013 - 12:20 PM

The bottom two lines need some size and grit. Bickell would definitely add that. You need guys to go out there and wear on an opponent's defense. I think the Red Wings have done very well incorporating more speed, but they need some bigger bodies too.


#2416654 Wings interested in Stalberg and Bickell

Posted by GoWings1905 on 31 May 2013 - 07:02 PM

Didn't see anything from Stalberg in the Chicago series that made me interested in him coming to play for the Red Wings. I think with the number of forwards already locked up or under consideration for the roster next season, any signing/trade needs to give the Red Wings something they don't already have.

Horton/Clarkson and Bickell definitely are players I would like the Red Wings to push for in free agency.


#2416297 Wow... Danny Cleary

Posted by GoWings1905 on 30 May 2013 - 05:24 PM

Love Cleary. His physical abilities have deteriotated quickly because of injuries, but he has a ton of heart and guts. Been a great story turning his career and life around in Detroit.

I don't know whether Cleary has played his last game for the Red Wings, but I appreciate his dedication and contributions to the franchise.


#2416173 # 51 JOKE

Posted by GoWings1905 on 30 May 2013 - 12:56 PM

Don't really want Fil back regardless of the cost because he just doesn't fit what the Red Wings need.

 

The top-six needs a serious upgrade starting primarily by adding a winger with size that can score goals consistently. Clarkson and Horton come to mind as free agent possibilities. What do the Red Wings have to rely on besides Pavel and Z on the top two lines right now? Franzen is a joke, but not going anywhere. Filppula and Cleary are likely gone. Abby improved a ton, but he isn't a first line player on a championship team. Maybe you get production in larger roles from Nyquist, Tatar and Brunner but even that isn't a certainty right away. 

 

Kenny needs to make a splash up front via free agency or through a trade. Need some talent and size injected on the skill lines.




#2415344 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 May 2013 - 09:17 PM

I'd rather have a player like Filppula, who can makes plays, versus Cleary, who mostly just benefits from them.


Doesn't making plays usually result in points? I haven't seen Filppula do anything to create offense the entire series, or season really.


#2415311 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 May 2013 - 09:11 PM

Come on, dude. That assist was about as amazing as his EN goal.

Just another point of his that comes, as they usually come, from being on the ice with talented players.


Wish Filppula could put up points in that same fashion.


#2415200 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 May 2013 - 08:45 PM

Abby tries hard, but he isn't a first liner.

Franzen is just horrible. The playoff performer fallback defense for him is long gone.


#2415101 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 May 2013 - 08:26 PM

No matter what happens tonight, the top-six needs a serious upgrade this summer.


#2414153 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 May 2013 - 09:27 PM

I expect the Blackhawks to win this game. I also expected the Ducks to beat the Red Wings and this series to be over by now.

 

Winning Game 7 is going to be very tough, but if nothing else we have learned this team is resilient and never quits. Big guns need to come through offensively, limit defensive breakdowns, clear the front of the damn net and pray the refs don't have the desire to influence the outcome. 

 

Let's Go Red Wings!




#2412640 WCSF Game 6 GDT- Blackhawks 4 @ Red Wings 3, - (Series tied 3-3)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 27 May 2013 - 02:55 PM

In my mind, this is Game 7. Sure, the Wings will still have another chance to win the series should they falter tonight, but I do not want this going back to Chicago. The Red Wings need to get back to the physical play that got them three wins already. Hard on the forecheck and take away Chicago's speed and space in the neutral zone. 

 

I will be there tonight. Expecting the Joe to be more electric than ever for this one. Let's Go Red Wings!




#2412112 Our future Depth

Posted by GoWings1905 on 26 May 2013 - 10:30 AM

I voted DeKeyser. I have high hopes for both Nyquist and Tatar as well. 

 

The combination of speed, puck-moving ability and defensive positioning DeKeyser has shown already is unbelievable though. You don't see many d-men in this league that can excel in all of those areas. 




#2412076 # 51 JOKE

Posted by GoWings1905 on 25 May 2013 - 11:57 PM

He's played good this series idk what other people are watching.  But hey this is LGW so let's all pick a player to pile on!
 
Gotta move on from Cleary and Abby since they've upped their games in the playoffs.


Just curious, but what exactly has Filppula been good at this series? He isn't generating anything offensively.


#2412001 WCSF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (DET leads series 3-2)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 25 May 2013 - 09:54 PM

So, we watch three stars in Chicago but NBC signs off like there's a fire in the booth when the Wings win?