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#2009045 Free Agency Thread

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 02 July 2010 - 08:44 AM

Man Stevie must have been walking into Tampa WIDE EYED and a smile on his face. Being in Detroit for so long, hes seen Holland have to deal with very little cap space. Going to Tampa and using their available cap space to make a big splash in free agency makes Stevie look like a kid in a candy store. Good for him! Hope Tampa will be a contender this year, atleast making the playoffs. Hes made some significant changes so i see goo things! Go Stevie And Go Bolts!

#2008573 Free Agency Thread

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 01 July 2010 - 05:23 PM

Man i feel bad for blackhawk fans. I know this sounds like sarcasm but im serious. It would suck if the Wings just won the cup and then the very next month they traded or lost to free agency alot of the guys that made an impact and got them to the cup finals. They lost alot of good young talent in a very short period of time after that same young talent won them a stanley cup. I wouldnt say the Hawks are doomed for years to come, but they are ganna have to start building from within again. I know it would suck pretty bad to say goodbye to what a 5th of your team?

#2000073 The argument for not bringing back Bertuzzi

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 15 June 2010 - 08:08 PM

Someone mentioned this in another thread, and I thought it deserved its own post - aside from the 02 squad of hall-of-famers, even in the pre-salary cap era, most of our stanley cup championship teams have NOT had a scoring third line. all of these teams have had A) two great scoring lines, B) tough and reliable 3rd and 4th lines, C) great defense, and D) great goaltending.

A) two great scoring lines: check.


B) tough and reliable 3rd and 4th lines: the problem here is that we seem set on resigning bertuzzi. but he is not a 3rd or 4th line player. he is a liability defensively and he doesn't hit anyone. he's essentially a poor-man's holmstrom at this point in his career. i think that we should use the rest of our cap space on acquiring a cleary-like player for this role. any ideas?


C) great defense: great in skill, but we lack toughness. hopefully the new 6th/7th defenseman brings a little.


D) great goaltending: imo, check.


I dont get all the Bert hate. The guy pretty much ran the team when EVERYONE was injured. He plays decent defense, impossible to know off the puck, and likes to bang bodies every now and again. I love the guy and hope to god he stays, and id be happy if it were for another 2 years. I dont think another "cleary type player" will do much. Cleary was pretty invisible all year last year. I like him, but he didnt play like we are used to seeing him play. the only thing that cleary does better than bert is speed in my opinion.

I say keep Bert and try and get the best bang for whatever buck we have left. I'd love to see afinogenov here, but i dont think we wil have enough to get him, so try and fill the third or fourth line with a cheap free agent somewhere. Keep miller and eaves too in my opinion.

#1989687 Red Wings patiently waiting for Lidstrom's decision

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 25 May 2010 - 06:30 PM

Ive read in multiple articles that Bertuzzi doesnt want to be anywhere but here and that the money issue will be worked out. He likes playing in this atmosphere and likes the role that he has on the team. Combine that with all the Holland interviews saying that he loves how Bert plays and wants to have him back next season, and id say we have a contract in the waiting. I dont see a huge raise by anymeans as i beleive Bert is still seeing money come in from previous teams, so i dont think the wings will have to give him much more than what he was getting this season. With Williams more than likely gone, and the possibility of Lidstrom taking a pay cut, i dont think we will have a problem filling a competitive roster, one with Bertuzzi. I would look to him having a comparable season to this year with hopefully less penalties. Hopefully he can still get 20 goals playing on the 3rd line all season. he got alot of his goals this season when he was getting 1st and second line minutes when we had alot of injuries, But hopefully with Hudler returning we will be able to field a good scoring 1st 2nd and 3rd line.

#1988997 Tomas Kopecky

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 24 May 2010 - 01:52 PM

Am i missing something, or did this guy only have a total of 21 points the entire season? Whoe the hell is going to say "look what he did after the olympic break, if we extrapolate that over an entire season hes a hall of famer?"i was unaware a few weeks of good play after 5 seasons of injury stricken weak seasons turned a player 4th liner into a 1st line sniper. This thread id ridiculous. The guy has all of 53 total points in his NHL career...why would we miss a guy like that? They come a dime a dozen and are not anything special or worth giving the contract to that Chicago gave Kopecky. The only reason he got the contract he got with the money he got was because it sweetened the deal for Hossa to go to chicago. kopecky and Hossa are best freinds from what ive heard, and Kopecky had alot to do with the fact that Hossa chose Detroit last season. Chicago knew that if they could show Hossa they had a good team PLUS had his Best Friend under contract, then chances are Hossa would follow. Regardless if this played a role or not, the guy only have 21 this season. A Whole 2 points higher than last season with the Red Wings and i i believe we we are all in agreement that he was uneffective in every aspect of the game last seaon. How did 2 more points make him someoone we should be missing? What a dumb thread.

#1967988 Todd, Big Bad, Bertuzzi!

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 30 April 2010 - 10:14 AM


This pretty much sums it up for me....people need to just let it go. Moore made more than he ever would as a player, and is in perfectly good health. Was it a stupid play by bert? YEAH. And im the biggest Bert fan there is. Was it dirty? I would say yes, it was dirty because of the fact that the game was out of reach and he was going for revenge. But how many times do we see this as hockey fans? I mean one of the biggest problems that we see as wings fans is not seeing players stick up for their teammates. Thats all he was doing. Protecting his teammate. Sending a message. It would be one thing if he set out to break Moore's neck. He didnt. He wanted to fight. Cant we just leave it at that? Look at Mac's hit on Claude. Is that not comparable? he was trying to get some revenge. If Mac would have broken lemieux's neck would it not be the same? Im not throwing darren under the bus, hes just one example i can think of as a Wings fan, but i know of a ton of hockey players on other teams that would stick up for their teammates just like Bert did. Its part of the game. Its sad that it had to end the way it did, but if Bert knew that it was ganna result hte way it did, i assure you he wouldnt have done it.

And honestly, this happened when he was on the nucks, do we as Wings fans really have to defend it just because hes on our team now? I mean cant people just get a fresh start? Regardless of your religious beliefs, whatever happened to forgiveness. You dont have to root for the guy, or even like him, but quit making him re-live the one moment of his life that he regrets the most.

I'm a Wings fan first, and a hockey fan second, and i forgive him either way, and ill root for him no matter what jersey hes in. it has nothing to do with him being a wing.

#1967972 2010 Round 2 Photoshop War: San Jose Sharks

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 30 April 2010 - 09:40 AM

I dont have a photoshop to post, but is anyone else excited that we actually have some sharks fans on here posting stuff? Its a nice change of pace from playing the Coyotes when we couldnt even find a fan let alone one that would join in on the topic and have some fun! +1 for sharks fans in my book. some of their stuff is actually really funny too! Gotta love when hockey fans, regardless of which team they root for, can come together and have some good fun!

#1943830 Everytime I turned around Patrick Kane becomes...

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 15 April 2010 - 07:00 PM

Dude, are you serious? Do you people take things like this that seriously on this board? I can't say I'm surprised but looks like someone forgot to change their tampon this morning.

Wings fan or not, doesn't mean I can't disagree or think you're an idiot.

I "verbally attacked" haha Oh you are a clever guy, and he made a vagisil joke, hilarious! Oh gosh that's funny! That's really funny! Do you write your own material? Do you? Because that is so fresh. You've taken that and used it to insult me in this everyday situation. God what a clever, person you must be, to come up with a joke like that all by yourself. That's so fresh too. God you're so funny!

Haha, alright bro. Disagree with someone all you want, noones ganna stop ya from doing that, but calling them a ****** because of their opinion (which shows no refelction on you or that person for that matter) seems to make no sense to me. I mean noones going to stop you from continuing to act childish, so by all means go right ahead, after all there's no IQ test that you have to pass to post on these boards, so why have any standards or common courtesy at all, right?

#1943798 Everytime I turned around Patrick Kane becomes...

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 15 April 2010 - 06:40 PM

Yeah it's hilarious. Maybe he should start wearing a members only jacket before coming to the rink, and blasting ABBA in the locker room to pump the guys up before the game!

I'm 22 and I can grow a pretty mean beard, but even if I couldn't I would rather grow a s***ty beard than an even s***tier haircut. But I guess if you think it's funny then more power to you. ******.

Haha is this guy serious? You're going to verbally attack a fellow Wings fan for finding the mullet funny? Man someone forgot their midol and vagisil this morning.

#1922419 DET-PIT Post-Game Discussion

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 22 March 2010 - 08:47 PM

I love the fact that even though the League is cracking down on shots to the head and everything, we will still see no consequence to sids actions. The guy sat there crosschecking Z in the back and the HEAD knocking his helmet off and still continued to do it. He got frustrated and heard the fans chanting Crosby sucks and he goes out and does that s***. Thats bull and the league should take some kind of action even if just a small fine or something. I'm not saying suspend the guy for the rest of the season, but hes gotta learn that acting like a bab and throwing a temper tantrum and intentionally trying to hurt someone (especially an important player like Z) shouldnt be tolerated. Now i may sound like a giant homer and an even bigger Crosby hater, but that was just ridiculous.

#1918745 Wings Transactions You Loved Which Unfortunately Failed

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 19 March 2010 - 01:12 PM

Brendan Shanahan - I was really excited to get a player like him, but he never really worked out that well for the Wings.

ARE YOU HIGH? Or just being sarcastic? because this is a joke.