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N4C3R

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In Topic: Any LGW memebers have PS3?

21 February 2008 - 09:13 AM

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Don't have any hockey games for the PS3 yet as I play NHL 08 in singles and team leagues on the 360. I do have motorstorm, FIFA 08, F1, and best of all Assassin's Creed (game of the year).

In Topic: Trade deadline in 2 weeks. Your one winger, and D.

12 February 2008 - 03:31 PM

QUOTE (OsGOD @ February 12, 2008 - 12:26PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He is difinitely going to come with mucho baggage now... not sure he will be able to shake what happened the other night because of his skate blade. sad.gif

ergo... not a good fit


I respectfully disagree. In fact, a change of scenery might be just what he needs. Danny Heatley seems to be doing just fine in Ottawa.

In Topic: Trade deadline in 2 weeks. Your one winger, and D.

12 February 2008 - 03:20 PM

Since we're just wishing upon a star here I'll toss in my 2 guys: Olli Jokinen and Brendan Witt. Olli has speed, size, grit, can score, drops the gloves, and plays with heart and passion. Brendan Witt is pure nails. Plays hard, hits harder, and is another guy who'll drop the gloves for his team. I'd like to see both those guys signed/extended beyond this season, no rental scenario here.

Who would I be willing to give up? Tough call given that both guys will require some sacrifices. Meech, Quincey, Ellis, Drake, and Sammy are the first names that come to mind. Doubt anyone would want Drake, though Meech and Quincey might be an attractive option for a team looking to improve their mobility at the blue line. Ellis plays hard, but hasn't impressed enough to earn a regular roster spot. He's dropped to 14th behind Aaron Downey.

I know many folks (including Coach Babcock) are big on Sammy. I'm not saying he's a bad player, he's just rubbed me the wrong way a few too many times. It's an attitude based on principle kind of thing with me. I hate the way he shot the puck at the Ducks goalie after the whistle last year, and I hate the way he talks smack after the play but doesn't back it up.

I would be hard pressed to give up Hudler or Flipper since both guys have developed well this season. Given Olli's nationality I'd likely give up Happy Hudler before giving up Flipper.

Ericsson is untouchable. Howard is untouchable.

In short: Olli Jokinen and Brendan Witt. Memo to Kenny: do it. ph34r.gif

Pete

In Topic: Aaron Downey

14 January 2008 - 01:11 PM

QUOTE (Detroit # 1 Fan @ January 13, 2008 - 06:24PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kopecky out, Downey in, Franzen to Center.


Agreed there. Franzen plays better at center, and Kopecky has not done enough to earn the spot over Downey.

In Topic: hudler-filppula-cleary-franzen

14 January 2008 - 01:08 PM

From that list I would choose Johan Franzen. He was a non-factor in the loss to Ottawa. The game got physical and The Mule wilted while the other guys on that list continued to try to play hard. One name I would add to that list is Tomas Kopecky. He may have some size, but he hasn't shown the grit/willingness to use it on a consistent basis. When he does play physical he seems fragile and easy to get off his feet.

After the performance against Ottawa I'd dress Downey over Franzen and Kopecky. The energy Downey brings to the lineup in my humble opinion does more for the team than watching two of our big guys like Mule and Kopper get pushed around and intimidated into playing smaller than Filppula and Hudler.