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#2243377 Marchand Suspended 5 games

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 09 January 2012 - 12:04 AM

man when did the league become so soft? I don't want to see anyone get hurt, don't get me wrong, but this is hockey. Wasn't a hit to the head, wasn't a blatant cheap shot in my mind. Protecting himself. Was Salo going for a huge hit? maybe not. But was Marchand suppose to just take the hit? To me, thats a good hockey play, kept his head up and protected himself. Call me a Marchand sloppy all you want, but don't see much wrong with the hit. a few years ago this wouldn't even be on the radar or up for discussion.

#2211641 10/2 Exhibition GDT: Pittsburgh Penguins at Red Wings

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 02 October 2011 - 05:00 PM

Nyquist likely won't make the team, because he would be spending some/most of the games in the press-box. Therefore, his development is better served by playing a lot of minutes in the AHL. IMO he only makes this team at the expense of Hudler, which is unlikely.

Has there been a leak as to what the lines are going to look like come friday? Like i said earlier i though with the injury to mursak there was ganna be a few openings on the roster and am just wondering as to who is ganna get them.

#2209600 9/25 Pre-Season GDT: Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 25 September 2011 - 05:25 PM

It's good to catch preseason games so i can adjust to all the new guys and their numbers. :blink:

Like Mick said, I keep thinking Maltby's out there.

Whichever Wings player that just was, PLEASE don't go don't to block shots in the preseason.

Not only does seeing that number remind me of Maltby, but i also cant help but root for White to become a great player and fan favorite for the Wings since he is wearing that number. With that said, i still get an icky feeling seeing the 18 without Maltby over it...I'll root for White as long as he does not disgrace the number haha. Maltby may not be a hall of famer, but hes royalty in my book and deserves a great player to take over his number haha

#2203931 Rick Rypien found dead

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 15 August 2011 - 09:59 PM

Thats terrible news. Death is always a sad thing especially when it comes to a person as young as he was. To hear it is a possible suicide is even worse. As fans of the game and of these players who are payed millions to play a game we all love, its hard for us to understand how these people can be depressed or affected by mental illnesses, but at the end of the day, no matter how much we idolize our athletes, they are just regular people like all of us and arent unbreakable like we all rather believe. Its sad to see something like that if it was infact a suicide. My prayers are with him and his family and i wish his death could have been prevented. Mental illnesses like depression are something i feel we can all relate to at some points in our lives and i wish he could have found the help he needed before it came to this.

#2203822 Brunnström to try out for Wings

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 15 August 2011 - 01:46 PM

I really don't mean to make this a Hudler thread... but Mursak has to earn a spot in the lineup first. And beyond that, the Cleary/Zetterberg/Hudler and Cleary/Datsyuk/Hudler lines were absolutely DEADLY combinations last season. So how about we start with:




The third line here is basically a ramped up version of the fourth line in the previous lineup. This lineup also allows for less even strength time for Homer while still keeping him in an effective role; his line has some offensive talent but can be used as a checking line as it is anchored by Abdelkader. I would expect, though, to have something closer to the first lineup but with Abdelkader instead of Brunnstrom.

Come on really? You say mursak needs to earn a spot but you go ahead and assign Hudler to a first line role? Did i miss something? Last i checked, Hudler was an undersized 2nd/3rd liner healrhy scratch last year, whom has been discussed in numerous trade rumors around Detroit. Theres no denying that babcock isnt a huge fan of him as it is, he doesnt play defense, and refuses to shoot the puck...where in all that did he earn a 1st line spot. I dont like to come in and flame people about stuff, but you somehow turn everything into a Hudler discussion and you make him out to be way better than he is. Its just getting a little old...whenever i see your name in a thread now i know im going to read something about Happy Hudler. Im not a Hudler hater by any stretch, im pretty neutral, but how/when did he earn a first like spot on this team? It baffles me, especially when you come in talking about other players having to earn spots in the lineup, but somehow give Hudler top honors like hes a top 20 player in the league.

#2196886 Barnaby arrested

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 06 July 2011 - 01:42 PM

Man that seems like a harsh punishment for beating up his own garage door...ive beat the crap out of some of my own household appliances and never had to do community service! Feel bad for the guy, from what ive read he was just trying to get some of his stuff out of his own house which he paid for that his ex-wife was still living in...i just dont get what he was being punished for, and for being just his first offense, this seems like alot of service hours. Either they are keeping their mouths shut about stuff that went down, or the court system is doing what it does best when it comes to divorces and completely screwing the men like they always do.

#2192782 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 30 June 2011 - 08:55 PM

Youve gotta be kidding me. Holland sits on his hands all offseason than signs the 6 foot 3 pylon to a deal like that? Are you kidding me? The wings were ganna be a better team letting him walk, and thats what we all thought was ganna happen, than we sign him for a ridiculous cap hit? Man ket the kid walk and see he cant get anything on the market outside of Toronto. If this is an accurate cap hit than Holland needs to quit drinking and soon...

#2187857 Is THIS team good enough to go the distance?

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 22 June 2011 - 10:17 AM

How about this?

Jiri Hudler ($2.875m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Daniel Cleary ($2.800m)
Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Tomas Holmstrom ($1.875m)
Johan Franzen ($3.954m) / Tim Connolly ($3.000m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($1.937m)
Jan Mursak ($0.550m) / Darren Helm ($0.912m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.000m)
Justin Abdelkader ($0.787m) / Cory Emmerton ($0.533m)

Niklas Kronwall ($3.000m) / Brad Stuart ($3.750m)
Nicklas Lidstrom ($6.200m) / James Wisniewski ($4.500m)
Joni Pitkanen ($5.000m) / Steve Montador ($1.750m)
Jakub Kindl ($0.883m)

Jimmy Howard ($2.250m) / Chris Osgood ($0.550m)

CAP SPACE: $107,956

Yes, it gets kind of tight. If you're concerned about that, replace Montador with Janik and save $1.2m

I think this roster is a huge improvement over last year; although there's no Raffi, Stuart is now the #5 defenseman, with Wisniewski, Pitkanen, and Montador coming in. Both the PP and PK have defensemen skilled in those areas; Lids/Kronner for both, Pitkanen/Wiz on PP, and Stu/Monty for PK. Connolly is the big improvement at forward, effectively taking Modano's spot. The Wings get a legit two-way center capable of playing on a top line to replace a guy who played his way out of the lineupe last year. Mursak replaces Draper, and brings a lot of the same skills but doesn't have the faceoff talents, and Emmerton takes Miller's spot, providing a speedy young skilled two-way forward at-the-ready for an injury replacement or to rest a player for a game or two.

Wisniewski brings a lot of Rafalski's similar skills, plus the RH shot, and is not far below that level, so we'll call that even. Again with Mursak. Emmerton is a scratch, so we don't need to think about that for now. Montador is an improvement over Salei. Pitkanen is so far above Ericsson that he needs a shovel to see him. Again for Connolly against Modano.

And finally, let's take a look at the lines I've posted:

Huds/Zetterberg/Cleary - Incredible performance while together.
Flip/Dats/Holmstrom - See A.
Franzen/Connolly/Bertuzzi - This would be the top line on most teams, and admittedly costs as much as some of them.
Mursak/Helm/Eaves - If Mursak fits in as well as Draper did, this will be one of the best checking lines in the league for a while... unless one of them moves to a scoring line, or the line as a whole becomes a scoring line.

Kronwall/Stuart - Kronner is making the transition from "very good" to "excellent", and Stuart can't have a more atrocious season than he did last year.
Lidstrom/Wisniewski - Lids probably won't be as good, but Wiz will provide the kind of element of physical play we haven't seen in a regular partner for Nick since Brad McCrimmon.
Pitkanen/Montador - Would be a solid second pairing on most teams; Pitkanen would be first pair on just about any team in the league and Montador top four on many.

Forgive me if im wrong, but i didnt see any glimpses over the years of Hudler shoeing he is capable of handeling/deserving first line minutes...nor have i seen babcock act shy about benching him/healthy scratch last season. How does that scream 1st liner anywhere, let alone in Detroit? Send him and his lazy play packing

#2152033 WCQF Game 3 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Coyotes 2

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 18 April 2011 - 11:05 AM

After datsyuks crazy performance last game im looking at phoenix to try everything in their power to shut him down. In my book this leads to one of two scenerios....1) Datsyuk still plays out of his mind and goes through the entire coyotes team dangling eavh player out of their jocks or 2) Datsyuk remains quiet(and by quiet i mean he goes under the radar with 3 assists) and franzen and bertuzzi play out of their minds today.

Either way, Wings take game three.

#2149085 2011 Round 1 Photoshop War: Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 14 April 2011 - 02:44 PM

Figured I'd add these here: The Scrubs collection. The Todd and Dr. Bab Cox

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I like the idea of the scrubs stuff, but i have to say that those are two of the creepiest pictures i have seen...i cant even look at them for to long, i have to look away. haha

#2131335 3/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 0

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 17 March 2011 - 09:49 AM

Please let tonight be the night that Franzen snaps out of his....well whatever the hell he is in.

#2114197 Mike Fischer to the Preds

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 10 February 2011 - 12:43 PM

So wait, not only did the wings not get him (which sucks cause he was high on my wish list) but he is going to a division rivsl as well? Well atleast ill get to see him play more often...

#2043131 Wings' Datsyuk has fight fans among Blackhawks

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 09 October 2010 - 04:03 PM

I dont really have anything against the hawk players, and i really like a few of them like hossa and kane...i just cant stand their fans. So this is pretty cool to read. Kane may be arrogant, immature and like to beat up cab drivers, but atleast he shows respect like he did here...and hossa, well what can you really say, the guy is just awesome all around.

#2041917 10/8 GDT: Ducks 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 08 October 2010 - 09:53 AM

Anyone hear anything about maltby playing tonight? Gotta determine which jersey to wear tonight at the joe. Wanna wear maltby if hes ganna play to show respect, but if hes not in then i gotta wear my zetterberg jersey.

Either way, wings win 4-1 zetterberg, franzen, hudler, lidstrom.

#2039814 Ritola will be traded or waived

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 03 October 2010 - 10:58 AM

Zetterberg - Datsyk - Hudler
Franzén - Filppula - Cleary
Mursak - Helm - Eaves
Ritola - Abdelkader - Miller

No Homer, no Bertuzzi, no Modano.

How I would absolutely love to see this team.

i like winning games so im glad this isnt our roster...