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#2019166 Who's going to replace Lidstrom for next season

Posted by mindfly on 25 July 2010 - 07:33 PM

Replacing lidstrom will be the biggest challenge for Holland in his GM-career and he must score a jack pot or the wings would be in a dangerous situation.


#2019162 Who's going to replace Lidstrom for next season

Posted by mindfly on 25 July 2010 - 07:28 PM

Don't underestimate Lidstrom's impact. There simply isn't a defenseman in the NHL right now who can dominate like Lidstrom did in his prime years.

It's impossible to replace a player who's consistently mentioned as being one of the top 2 or 3 players to play his position in the history of the game (and I can't believe anyone would rank him lower than 2nd, only Bobby Orr consistently dominated his position more thoroughly than Lidstrom).

What I really meant was "replacing him in the best possible way" there are nice dmen who can do a very good job so that the team won't get destroyed after lidstrom retires...


#2019143 Who's going to replace Lidstrom for next season

Posted by mindfly on 25 July 2010 - 06:41 PM

He wants that 5th cup and become the swede with most cups (along with holmstrom) islanders had a couple of swedes during their dynasty so like 4 players with 4 cups from sweden atm


#2019121 Who's going to replace Lidstrom for next season

Posted by mindfly on 25 July 2010 - 05:52 PM

Markov is far too injury prone.I want Ed Jovanovski or Keith Yandle.

I want a top10 defenseman in the league, not over 30years old.


#2019119 Who's going to replace Lidstrom for next season

Posted by mindfly on 25 July 2010 - 05:49 PM

Replace Lidstrom with a 32year old already reeched max potential and have 4..maybe 5 good years left? Injury prone too... err not likely.


#2019116 Zetterberg & Emma's Wedding

Posted by mindfly on 25 July 2010 - 05:42 PM

Gorgeous

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#2019107 Who's going to replace Lidstrom for next season

Posted by mindfly on 25 July 2010 - 05:24 PM

You wouldn't notice it as much with a Weber/Doughty, some areas of the game would even be better, like down low around the boards, harder slapshot albeit maybe not as accurate, maybe not as possisionally sound...


#2019103 Who's going to replace Lidstrom for next season

Posted by mindfly on 25 July 2010 - 05:19 PM

Yeah but White doesn't even have 1/5 of lidstrom's abilities, gotta sign a future star D-amn tbh, with many years in the league left, Chara is getting up there 33 years old and have a massive contract already?


#2019093 Who's going to replace Lidstrom for next season

Posted by mindfly on 25 July 2010 - 05:02 PM

It's summer and boredom is killing us all, i was just thinking on who's gonna replace lidstrom when he retires, he will free up alot of space.. i can only think of a few worthy young replacements, they can't just hope ericsson will become a superstar all of a sudden, what's the Free agent class for next summer?

-Weber
-Doughty

Both are RFA though and Nashville even though they're a poor club will probably match anyway, but what if detroit offers him a 10year deal 8million early on and a caphit of 6.8 or something... Doughty will probably get a massive deal too...


#2017849 NHL's Most Unbreakable Records

Posted by titanium2 on 21 July 2010 - 08:47 PM

or Tiger Williams' 3966 career PIM. I have a tough time seeing anyone doing 200 a year for 20 years unless Vince McMahon takes over for Bettman.


I thought that said Tiger Woods and then saw the number 3966 and then thought, "No way I'm sure Wilt Chamberlain has that number beat."


#2019062 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by mindfly on 25 July 2010 - 03:31 PM

Christian Bäckman? God no, he's way too soft for NHL, he went back to play in the SEL last season and he looks good there but not a good fit for the nhl game


#2019012 "Investigating" How Brett Lebda is Worth 3M

Posted by mindfly on 25 July 2010 - 11:08 AM

Yep that's a franzen look-a-like for ya :ph34r:


#2018979 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by mindfly on 25 July 2010 - 08:07 AM

Datsyuk-Zetterberg-Holmstrom
Bertuzzi-Filppula-Franzen
Hudler-Modano-Cleary
Abdelkader-Helm-Eaves
Draper

Lidstrom-Rafalski
Kronwall-Stuart
Ericsson-Mckee/Hnidy/Other FA/Janik/Kindl/Smith(yes im very high on smith, not likely but surely not impossible)

Goodbye: Miller, Meech, Ritola(Dont wan't this but we all know they won't say goodbye to draper in his last year of his contract, typical Holland thing)

See no reason to complain, they can still get Modano AND a solid 6th Dman who can get the job done, and have 500k in capspace to bring up players on short-term injuries.

Thank you! Any mention of it comes back to track record.

I never said Holland was a bad GM. I never said that it made the Wings less successful.

If people would actually follow the thread of the conversation and not just jump in without knowing what the discussion is, they'd see I was responding specifically about how Holland has shown little to no interest in picking up players who fight as well as can play the game. He has built a certain kind of team. It is one where players who fight and mix it up are not a priority.


And again, I'm not saying I want the wings to model themselves after the Flyers. But I do believe this team could benefit from a little more sandpaper and a couple guys who can actually win fights when necessary.

To bring a fighter who who can play the game, that would definitely make detroit lose one of it's current top6 forwards, like Filppula.. is that worth it? maybe....maybe not... what players are you suggesting really? Fighter AND can play the game, not many of them in the league these days


#2018823 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by Broken 16 on 24 July 2010 - 10:48 AM

So you found my saying I wonder just a it what would have happened and if Ozzie could have done it again "pure Osgood homerism" even though I said...we did the right thing by starting Howard? Wow, I'm glad I didn't say we should have started Ozzie...



Chill. I wasn't talking about you. I was responding to your post. Lets not start putting words into my mouth, k?



But of course we can wonder 'what if' just a bit. But to deny that we were in a dogfight in November to make the playoffs, like a few on here have already half-heartedly done, is pure Osgood homerism.



Reading comp is tech too... unless you are denying that we were in a dogfight in November, in which case the above line applies to you as well.


#2018838 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by mindfly on 24 July 2010 - 12:33 PM

We compare him to nick lidstrom and he decided within a week or so