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#2488916 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Shaman on 03 March 2014 - 07:29 PM

If we are allowed to dream, since Nill is in Dallas I think we should try to swing a trade for Goligoski. 

#2488405 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Shaman on 01 March 2014 - 07:26 PM

Quincy Bert cleary and maybe a 2nd rd for vanek and MacDonald (while on paper it seems like a dream MSG mentioned vanek is definitely on the move, particularly cuz hes a rental w.out guarantee for next season)duh)




Once Snow comes down from being high on glue he will have to worry about the 20 or so Islander fans lynching him.

#2487882 Teemu Pulkkinen

Posted by Shaman on 28 February 2014 - 04:38 PM


Teemu's all 21 goals of the season.

What is really great is not just the heavy accurate shot, but that a good minority the goals came below the dots in dirty areas.

#2486714 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Shaman on 25 February 2014 - 07:31 PM

Introducing your Red Wings' newest veteran (or should I say Bretteran) defenseman:



#2472969 Franzen having trouble processing information

Posted by Shaman on 14 January 2014 - 03:13 PM

He was on a huge coldstreak even by his streaky standards to start the season. He's still one of our more skilled and productive players. 


And most players will be a year older a year from now. 

I assumed the buyout he was referring to was the amnesty buy out before next season, which would be the season of his 35th year. As such, it would be a great time to release the team from a long term liability that isn't going to be getting magically better.

#2470168 Blockbuster deal?

Posted by Shaman on 02 January 2014 - 01:57 AM

Trading Howard would be unwise and a safe way to take is us out of the elite team category.

Detroit isn't an elite team. They are literally middle of the pack, at 15th out of 30 teams in league. I say go for bust and line up for the McDavid lottery. I am not down on Howard, but, people either severely over rate him or underrate him. He's a Chris Osgood, not a Manny Legace or a Hasek. He's going to be pretty good most of the time, great sometimes, but, beyond that a product of the team that's in front of him.

#2467891 12/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Panthers 3

Posted by Shaman on 28 December 2013 - 11:58 AM

Wings projected lines -



There is no reason for Abdelkader on the 2nd line when Tatar is out scoring him with less games. But, I did always imagine Babcock as a child spending hours trying to jam a square peg into a round hole.

#2467195 Your favourite Red Wings misfit of all time

Posted by Shaman on 22 December 2013 - 03:37 PM

Commodore anyone?

#2466145 No Suspension for Quincey's Hit on Getzlaf

Posted by Shaman on 19 December 2013 - 11:54 AM

Good to know I'm not alone thinking this was non-sense.  People last night were making me second guess myself.

It was a gratuitous hit that has no place in this game, and I demand a lifetime ban, and a compensatory draft pick for Detroit for this ugly callous hit that has no place in the game! 

#2466018 No Suspension for Quincey's Hit on Getzlaf

Posted by Shaman on 18 December 2013 - 04:58 PM

More of a punishment to have to keep Quincey in the lineup than to suspend him.

#2463488 Petr Mrazek called up

Posted by Shaman on 11 December 2013 - 05:07 PM

I think by injured they mean injured.

A player with no history of anything more than a bruise on the knee all of the sudden tweaks his knee after a series of games where he's been sub-par at best. And its so happens that it's so bad while there is no indication or MRI or anything they are scratching him and calling up a Mrazek over 24 hours before the game. To me this screams 'he needs a couple days to sort out his head before they can try playing him again' move.

#2460388 First Trimester Player Grades

Posted by Shaman on 03 December 2013 - 12:32 PM

Drop the grade for Howard to a C+/C. 


Z is an A+, up until this injury he was on pace for one of his best seasons, and all accounts say hes been a great leader. 


Might bump Bert up to a solid B, for what he is he's played great.


Quincey is a D-, might not seem much different, but. hes been bad, he hasn't been Lebda.

#2458032 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by Shaman on 24 November 2013 - 08:39 PM

I'll be so disappointed if Andersson is still on the team.


Jarnkrok needs to be on the team. Jurco should probably get a good long look, depending on how he does the rest of the year without Nyquist. 


Almqvist, please. Even if we did sign a FA d-man, I'll take Almqvist over Kindl or Lashoff. Maybe Oullet too. 

I could see Alfie re-signing. He's clearly still good enough and a good fit on the team so I see a chance. 


Bert is also a possible re-sign. I hope not, but it could happen. Because he works well with Z and D Holland could deem him valuable enough. 


I have a hard time seeing Mantha step right into the NHL. Maybe if he completely kills it at camp. 


All in all there's potential for a very, very fun roster. We'll see what Holland does though, I mean are there really much in terms of FAs out there?


Long way to go, I still potential in this year's team to be something very good. 

Have you seen him in GR? He needs another year at least, he's still too small for the NHL, and needs to fillout his frame or he will make Hudler look like Bertuzzi in his prime.

#2455882 Danny DeKeyser out 3-6 weeks with separated shoulder, LTIR

Posted by Shaman on 20 November 2013 - 08:12 PM

Supposedly, Florida is shopping D.Kulikov. Could be a good fit. Not a panacea but a good long term fit.

They would have to take Cleary, and Sammy, and no give backs.

#2455880 Respect Babcock and Holland

Posted by Shaman on 20 November 2013 - 08:08 PM

I think your stuck in the past when there wasn't a salary cap. Sorry buddy can't have all the best players in the world on your team anymore. Why Holland chose Franzen over Hossa is clear, salary.

Hossa stats 12-13
40gp and 31 points
Franzen stats 12-13
41gp 31 points

Hossa stats 11-12
81gp 71 points
Franzen stats 11-12
77gp 56 points

Hossa 2 season / 102 points
Frazen 2 season / 87 points

Hossa 5.275 million per season
Frazen 3.954 million per season

Franzen gets paid 74.9% of Hossa and produces at 85.3% compared to Hossa.

Frazen is a much better value than Hossa. Good choice by Holland in a salary cap world.


Ohh poor you we only won 3 Stanley Cups during this streak and made the playoffs more consecutive years than any team in the league. We better fire them because Wings fans want a Stanly Cup every single year for the rest of their lives. To bad you can't leave the Wings and root for another team because no other team in the league will satisfy you for more than a couple years in a row.

How many times have we been in the Eastern Conference Championship game? How many Stanley Cup appearances? Can you say mis managed teams, OMG we only rank number 1 in all the category's.

Oh your right man we have nothing in Grand Rapids we just won the Calder Cup led by our prospects... Yeah that means nothing. Landing the big name free agents you mentioned sure has been working great for Min hey??? Oh wait Min doesn't have the management and prospect pool we do to make those 2 star players worth jack chit.

I would love to see you guys endure having a crappy GM who would trade off our team tank and try to build a new team that's only sustainable for a few cup runs and tanks for years again and again.

Red Wings have down years, but our down years we still make the playoffs and still have a chance to compete in playoffs just like last year. We also have years where we are cup favorites. Man we got it so bad.

One problem skippy, those stats tell you nothing, take out outlier games by Franzen where he scored 4-5 goals in one game and then add in Hossa being in a different league defensively and Hossa is the better deal by a country mile.