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#2518571 Was Legwand worth it?

Posted by Shaman on 01 May 2014 - 01:06 AM

Was Legwand worth it? Is this one of those rhetorical questions that no one can answer like if a branch breaks in the woods with no one around does it make a sound, or where does Franzen's game go for 20 game stretches at a time?


We know where he goes... He has a pillow fort in the dressing room.... 


I imagine it to be a lot like this:



#2518352 Red Wings expect changes for 2014 - 2015

Posted by Shaman on 30 April 2014 - 10:26 AM

I want Trevor gillies anyone with me? I really hope we get someone with some size and balls preferably a third line talent guy







This team has 9 bottom 6 forwards and a lot of players that are either out of options in GR, or should be getting their chance soon. A 35 year old goon who can't make the NHL and whose team is losing to the Griffins in the Calder cup playoffs is not the answer.

#2518351 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Shaman on 30 April 2014 - 10:23 AM

I would give up any prospect for Wayne simmonds, he is exactly what we need

What I think we. Can really use is another penalty killing defenseman the only good one we have is Ericsson and maybe you can throw kronwall in there even though he gets caught chasing


Holland hasn't been known to be a great trader either. I think Holmgren and Holland both spent many years in elementary trading their deserts for brussel sprouts and not realizing they got had.

#2518346 Red Wings expect changes for 2014 - 2015

Posted by Shaman on 30 April 2014 - 10:10 AM

So in the "Offseason Needs" threat I posted my realistic offseason plan, which was sign Niskanen and promote from within.  Here I'm going to post my dream scenario, which actually might not be too off base.  Sign Niskanen, and trade our 1st, Helm or Abby (not both), and Smith for Ryan Kessler.  We don't need a first, we've already got too many NHL quality prospects, and we can easily handle the loss of Smith and Abby or Helm.  No knock on any of those guys, but I love the thought of this











Note:  If that rookie third pair was shaky you can always trade for a veteran third pair stay at home guy with any of the 2 million quality prospects we've got. 


Niskanen is definitely an interesting player. But please let Detroit trade Glendening, he's going to be the new Cleary if they don't. Mark this down, Babcock can be fickle, but I see this guy being the soft, stone handed staple of the Wing's line up for decades to come.

#2518338 Red Wings expect changes for 2014 - 2015

Posted by Shaman on 30 April 2014 - 09:42 AM

I think they are just reposting last years article with a new title and a few amendments.


Seriously, they have been saying this since they lost Hossa, Homer and Rafalski... 

#2518077 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Shaman on 28 April 2014 - 08:13 PM


Tell the Wings. Vote with your pocketbook. Write a letter. Hell, get on twitter and try to convince @DetroitRedWings that the streak is meaningless. You've got numerous options.


Or I can join a forum and talk about it.

#2517990 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Shaman on 28 April 2014 - 12:53 PM

Plans for next season:


Tank, tank hard, tank fast. Get the first overall and draft McDavid. 


2015 team:


Zetterberg-McDavid (ELC)-Mantha (ELC)

Pulkkinen (ELC)-Datsyuk-Nyquist

Tatar-Sheahan (ELC)-Jurco (ELC)

Abdelkader-Helm- Callahan (ELC)


Use the savings on cheap, young, extremely talented forwards on a couple defensemen.



Tell me that isn't sexy as hell?

#2517274 Was Legwand worth it?

Posted by Shaman on 26 April 2014 - 05:41 PM

Jarnkrok was our best prospect. That's what hurts about it.


Legwand helped us get into the dance. But so did the Leafs and Caps.


We need to re-sign Legwand and revisit this at a later point, IMHO.

Think he'll re-sign? I think Babcock burying him on the fourth line was a huge middle finger to him.

#2514694 Bertuzzi in, Jurco out

Posted by Shaman on 24 April 2014 - 01:33 PM

So how does everyone feel about Todd Bertuzzi tonight?


WOW - are you guys kidding me? Have you not watched or understood our offensive struggles this entire series?


Between our constant turnovers, abysmal forecheck, and lack of any sort of net front presence (see our PP%) our team - for the first time in a long time - has looked VERY young. Quite simply, our roster in games 2/3 (w/o Alfreddson who does make a difference) cannot compete with the Bruins. I understand Jurco is a very quick and talented player, but quickness and talent wont translate into offensive success when your chasing the cycle around each shift. Bertuzzi immediately helps the forecheck, immediately helps the PP and most importantly provides a veteran presence to this line of youngsters.


I know he is not the saviour (I think we already know who that is) but I'm wondering why people who have watched this team play all series, are upset about this change. You can't remove any of the penalty killers and you aren't taking Legwand out... I hope Bert destroys Marchand tonight and finally earns us some respect (just count the cheapshots),


Yeah, a guy who had a .25 ppg will be the spark plug this team needs

#2513444 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by Shaman on 22 April 2014 - 07:04 PM

Dear Babcock:
Remember those lines that you had when the Wings were pretty much unbeatable? Yeah those would be great about now.

Wings Nation.

#2509857 Gus & Tatar almost traded to Calgary per McKenzie

Posted by Shaman on 15 April 2014 - 05:22 PM

Sheahan is 6-2 and 212 lbs.  Unless Jarnkrok  starts using steroids or becomes a legit #1 C...something Sheahan may someday develop into himself.., he will never be valued as highly as Sheahan


Sheahan will never be a legit 1C. He slots in to be a 3rd line center on a healthy team. Good defensively, can chip in, but shouldn't be expected to perform above that. 

#2507751 bashing skid the kid

Posted by Shaman on 09 April 2014 - 06:01 PM

I'll allow it, nothing wrong with a bit of healthy Crosby bashing before a game against the Pens and the potential first round of playoffs, just keep it civil. 


Hell will be unleashed in the Photoshop War if that's how it pans out, Crosby will receive no mercy from me. :lol:





He's starting to mature, but you have to remember, he's 26, it's not like he's an old man. He was thrust into the spot light at the age some people still need their moms to wake them up to get to high school.

#2507080 Lightning sign GM Yzerman to contract extension

Posted by Shaman on 07 April 2014 - 10:15 PM


Successfully help build your organization to the very pinnacle of your industry and then keep it there for 22 years and you might.

He's only been GM for the last 15 years or so, not the last 22.

#2501696 Net off the moorings question

Posted by Shaman on 26 March 2014 - 11:43 PM

Cracking me up, all the articles out there, explaining and explaining how it was a good goal.  Um.  No.  But perhaps if you explain it some more, and justify and use more words, the majority of hockey fans will believe it. 


OK, then.

It comes down to something as simple as this:


Within the bounds of the rules it was a goal. Therefore, it was a goal. We hate it now, but, if the situation was reversed we would be lauding the ref for making a fine call. This isn't 2002 when the refs were making phantom calls about the exact position of Homer's ass in time and space, this is the right call technically speaking. Now, I hate it, I wish the ref was blind and called it a no goal.

#2495099 2 points tonight is a must!

Posted by Shaman on 14 March 2014 - 11:56 AM

Every game is must win. The Wings are already behind the 8 ball, and they only put themselves further behind every point they miss.