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#2025313 Is Holmstrom a Hall of Famer?

Posted by DarbyGuy on 11 August 2010 - 08:44 PM

Maybe he can get in for being part of most disallowed goals in NHL history???


#2025253 Wings' Goaltending Situation

Posted by 4everwingsfan on 11 August 2010 - 05:52 PM

I would like to see a good back and forth, Howard getting about 40+, Osgood getting 30+. Both have had flashes of greatness and moments of you putting your face in your hands and cursing their name, but thats hockey. To me last year Howard shown us that he could be the number one guy. So I have good faith that they can get it done.


#2025341 This or That

Posted by puckloo39 on 11 August 2010 - 09:22 PM

Sword. I am not a big fan of spears. That includes Brittany :scared:

cotton undies or synthetic?


#2025271 Kirk Maltby

Posted by Guest on 11 August 2010 - 07:08 PM

Maybe he just loves the game of hockey and don't care so much about pride and whatnot?


#2025239 Kirk Maltby

Posted by HankthaTank on 11 August 2010 - 05:08 PM

The loyalty is what is so great and not so great about this amazing organization.


#2025242 Kirk Maltby

Posted by Guest on 11 August 2010 - 05:16 PM

They have yet to sign abdelkader >.<


#2025247 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by Guest on 11 August 2010 - 05:31 PM

Well, don't have the stats in front of me but i'm pretty sure there's no difference in icetime for the no4 d-man (stuart) and no.1 d-man (lidstrom).. Wings play their top4 equally much..


#2024882 NHL examining other long term contracts

Posted by Echolalia on 10 August 2010 - 01:59 PM

none of the allowed deals will be repealed, they're just blowing smoke to try and "scare off" deals like this in the future... Bettman is good at blowing smoke...


Its not the only thing he's good at blowing


#2024788 NHL examining other long term contracts

Posted by WingNut 25 on 10 August 2010 - 11:35 AM

Just further proof that the CBA was a joke and truly not needed. Bettman needs to go.


#2024727 NHL examining other long term contracts

Posted by stevkrause on 10 August 2010 - 06:50 AM

None of them were ANYWHERE near as absurd as Kovy's... I think Luongo's, Hossa's and even Franzen's to some extent are pushing the envelope, but due to the fact that they don't peter out as drastically, or for as long on the back-end makes them NOWHERE near the same... Zetterberg's can't even BEGIN to be argued, as the Wings have signed and kept MANY players to 40 and it's not at all unreasonable to expect Z to, as for Pronger's, if they want to draw his out to 50 it shouldn't matter, it's 35+ and they're still going to be on the hook for the cap hit, so if they want to eat that cap for that long after, they should be allowed to...

All and all, I think it'd be absurd to go after contracts that were already approved, but moving forward, SOME form of regulation should be put on them...

I still like the idea that any contract that exceeds the age of 40, will count against the cap, regardless of when the player retires... I'd even be fine with them dialing it back to 38 or 39, but I don't think there should be a duration limitation, as teams should be allowed to retain their own assets, for as long as they want...


#2025154 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by newfy on 11 August 2010 - 12:47 PM

Wow I can't beleive some of you guys.

Clearing the crease isn't important and our defenseman do it just fine? What team were you watching last year? Detriots biggest weakness was problem their play in their net front area.

And you don't have to equate clearing the crease to penalties either. Have you guys watched the playoffs? Nothing gets called infront of the net, I was watching the Phoenix series on NHL network yesterday and I was sitting there looking at the beating Homer got from Jovo and Morris all series long. The refs don't call net front battles in the playoffs for sure and thats when it hurt us the most. Salei is good infront of his own net and hopefully Ericcson will improve playing with him.

To say clearing the crease and net front play is overrated is like saying knowing when to pinch and when not to is overrated.

ITS DOING THESE LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE A TEAM GREAT DEFENSIVELY INSTEAD OF JUST GOOD.

Not to mention the wings have been pretty bad defensively the last season or two and haven't been clearing the crease well at all. I bet theres more of a correlation between those 2 things then some people here like Jollymania and Doc would like to think


#2025053 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by redwingfan19 on 11 August 2010 - 12:00 AM

is crease clearing really THAT important? And do you really pay attention to players who "clear the crease" because it seems like something that 99% of people would ignore


crease clearing is underrated. hard to get second chance opportunities when your boxed out or on your ass


#2024964 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by Guest on 10 August 2010 - 07:14 PM

I don't consider guys like Sutton or Hnidy to be enforcers.

You guys are just stereotyping based on my previous posts in other threads. Here, we're talking about tough 3rd pair defensemen and not wingers who are straight up enforcers like Boogaard. That's changing the topic and talking about the 4th line, which is not what I'm doing in this thread, although I have done it before in those threads.

I just want to know why posters criticize defensemen who can't skate and take occasional bad penalties, and then they praise this signing. It seems hypocritical to me and I don't think it's because Salei is perceived as being really good all around, because he's really not. He's a straight up defensive defenseman, just like many of the other players me and several other posters have wanted.

Babcock loves the guy, isn't that enough for ya? If he thinks he's the guy to get the job done then he really is.. :thumbup:


#2024952 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by Guest on 10 August 2010 - 06:40 PM

Name me one Stanley Cup we won where we "needed" our 3rd pairing to produce offensively?

I can't think of any.

I don't think we signed him for his offense any more than we did Bob Rouse, Andreas Lija or anyone else who played on our 3rd pairing in past years. He was brought in for his defensive play more than anything else.

All around play is what guys like Lidstrom and Kronwall log the big icetime for.

You wouldn't be happy with a wings' signing if unless they are Boogaard's, Worrel's and just plain goons.. (and yeah physical hard playing NA's but to get them you must trade pavel/zetterberg etc)


#2024948 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 August 2010 - 06:19 PM

Maybe because Salei has some all-around ability?


Name me one Stanley Cup we won where we "needed" our 3rd pairing to produce offensively?

I can't think of any.

I don't think we signed him for his offense any more than we did Bob Rouse, Andreas Lija or anyone else who played on our 3rd pairing in past years. He was brought in for his defensive play more than anything else.

All around play is what guys like Lidstrom and Kronwall log the big icetime for.