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#2437196 9/17 Pre-Season GDT : Red Wings 0 at Blackhawks 2

Posted by Shaman on 17 September 2013 - 02:56 PM

Where are the line ups Hockeytown? And don't give me they aren't posted, if you can't find them online I demand you dress as a ninja, break into the Wing's locker room and get them to us!

#2436115 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by Shaman on 12 September 2013 - 11:01 AM



Press it until you feel a little better.

#2435628 Report: Cleary to sign with PHI, 3 yrs, $2.75m/yr, NTC

Posted by Shaman on 10 September 2013 - 01:23 AM

Too much for him, hes lost a few steps, isn't durable, and wasn't as clutch as his stats in the playoffs would suggest. Enjoy this boat anchor Philly.

#2430295 Best Hitter on the Team

Posted by Shaman on 16 July 2013 - 09:41 AM

Cabrera, followed by Prince. I don't think anyone could argue. 


But if you mean who is the best checker on the team, its Kronwall.

#2429259 Holland on SiriusXM w/ audio link

Posted by Shaman on 10 July 2013 - 03:48 PM

#1 most important stat most people miss, who ever has scored the most goals at the end of the game wins. Even if they are out hit 100 to 1.

#2429170 Player predictions

Posted by Shaman on 09 July 2013 - 11:23 PM

I know it's early, but I'm a liittle bored an super excited for next season. So I was wondering what everyone's predictions are on the production of our players for next season.

Pavel datsyuk: 23 goals, 52 assists About right
Henrik zetterberg: 32 goals, 40 assists About right
Justin abdelkader: 17 goals, 22 assists Too high on both goals and especially assists 

Stephen Weiss: 21 goals, 43 assists Alittle over
Daniel alfredsson: 23 goals, 25 assists Alttle under 
Johan franzen: 26 goals, 28 assists Assists high
Darren helm: 14 goals, 22 assists Unknown
Gustav nyquist: 18 goals, 25 assists Goals high assists low
Tomas Tatar: 16 goals, 23 assists Goals low assists high
Jokim Anderson: 11 goals, 15 assists Alittle over
Patrick eaves: 12 goals, 12 assists Over
Drew miller: 13 goals, 13 assists Over


Nik kronwall: 13 goals, 35 assists Seems right
Johnathan Ericsson: 6 goals, 10 assists Assists low
Brendan smith: 9 goals, 22 assists Hopeful but could happen
Kyle Quincey: 4 goals, 11 assists Low on assists
Jacob kindl: 11 goals, 27 assists High on both
Danny dekeyser: 3 goals, 12 assists Unknown, but hope so

This is what I consider are top 12 forwards and top 6 defenseman.

My numbers may be a little high I know but this is wishful thinking as I'm so excited for next season. As well this is barring no injuries which obviously isn't gonna happen



My opinions.

#2428558 Abdelkader Hypothetical

Posted by Shaman on 07 July 2013 - 03:31 PM

I would argue that he only played half the season with Datsyuk. And I'd argue that Z on the other wing instead of Cleary would make a HUGE difference.

Well if the playoffs are any indication, he's trash and should only be on the 4th line. 


I think affording Abs a real chance on their wing will be able to determine his real value with them. Like Axe is saying, he didn't even really spend much time on Dats' wing, and Cleary was with them. He's got a better shot and foot speed than Homer did; he just really needs to work on his net-front positioning and balance. The guy's been used as a PK'er and checking line forward, it's kind of hard to just throw him into a new role and expect him to adapt right away. Give the guy some time before you write him off in that role.


I disagree about his shot, his hands aren't stone, but Homer had a very underrated wrist shot.

#2428554 Abdelkader Hypothetical

Posted by Shaman on 07 July 2013 - 03:12 PM

Facts are Facts. Discrediting them as flukes is a weak argument.

Fact: Cheechoo had 56 goals one season. One season proves nothing, especially when that season shows he was on pace to have 22 points over 82 games and was playing with one of the best players in the world.

#2428375 Wings Attempting to Re-sign Cleary

Posted by Shaman on 07 July 2013 - 09:49 AM

This obsession with youth needs to stop. None of the signings benches youth. Tatar, Nyquist, and Andersson are all guarantees roster spots. Smith, DeKeyser, and Kindl are still there. We are not an old team. If anything, we were too young and inexperienced so we pick up two top 6 vets to balance things out.

Five or six second year and young players is more than enough for a roster.



What roster spots? Last time I checked when you have 16-17 forwards and 12 spots there are 4-5 people who aren't going to be playing. Now Andersson and Nyquist just so happen to have AHL options. I could easily see one or both of them being sent down especially if Cleary is resigned and Helm is healthy. And I understand having vets is good, but, in the NHL having too many vets is punished. 

#2428133 Wings Attempting to Re-sign Cleary

Posted by Shaman on 06 July 2013 - 04:13 PM



No, the news is that they'll probably sign him if they're able to clear some salary. What do you think the words "the team isn’t close at all to re-signing the veteran forward" mean?


Well the whole "They want to re-sign him once they clear salary' part that was after the headline threw me. I know, reading a whole article isn't your game.

#2428059 Wings Attempting to Re-sign Cleary

Posted by Shaman on 06 July 2013 - 03:05 PM

This is the sound of Holland s***ting the bed. 16 forwards (including Andersson and Nyquist) and he signs #17. Say good bye to any chances of there being any youth on the team.

#2427494 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by Shaman on 05 July 2013 - 04:28 PM

Pure speculation.


One good season does not make him a legit 30 goal scorer.


As stated by other Cheechoo scored 56 once, want him on the Wings still?

The list of one year wonders goes on eternal, especially guys who do it in a contract year!


Not to beat a dead horse, but that is what Mule is supposed to be for!

You're beating a lazy mule actually.

#2427460 Dan Cleary Watch

Posted by Shaman on 05 July 2013 - 04:11 PM

Cleary should go to the Ducks.

Cleary should go to the KHL.

#2427436 Dan Cleary Watch

Posted by Shaman on 05 July 2013 - 04:00 PM


Holland said he's still trying to sign Cleary but Brunner is moving on.


Holland needs to put the phone away and only take calls about trades.

#2427433 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by Shaman on 05 July 2013 - 03:58 PM

Clearly you don't know much about the devils. Which is fair. Clarkson was on the checking lines until 2 years ago. Moved up and scored 30 while being a league hit leader. This year same pace. Would have been our leading scorer. been 1st or second on our team in hits as well. he is that good.  

Based on last seasons production he would be behind Brunner. Hes not that good, and definitely not worth anything over 4 million dollars let alone over 5 million.