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#2372734 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by F.Michael on 23 March 2013 - 04:34 PM

I think the next step is to put Richard Bernstein in Murph's old spot between the benches.

OK - politically incorrect, or in general poor taste on my behalf...


I see what you did there.

#2372699 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by F.Michael on 23 March 2013 - 02:57 PM

Belle Tire!!!! God the FSD Corporate stuff is absolute crap. I don't know all of you put up with the Bernstein commercials every 5 minutes

Personally I despise the Bernstein commercials - even worse when Mickey is in them :confused:


Wonder how much $$$ FSD gets from that law firm.....

#2372598 Interesting stat for fight fans

Posted by F.Michael on 23 March 2013 - 11:03 AM

Ahhh.....Memories of Red Wings past.

#2372578 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by F.Michael on 23 March 2013 - 10:44 AM

This is absurd! Who didn't love Murphy, goofy as he was. This is very sad. As Nev said, you blame ratings for a hockey game on the Pierre McGuire of your local broadcast team? "Damn, Larry is on again, can't watch my Wings tonight"... Gimme a break!

LGW should prepare a petition, or at least a thank you/support card.

I think he was entertaining. Not exactly the brightest or best, but loveable goof. What more do you want?

I agree concerning a petition, or an "e-card" for Murph...


I've always liked him; the guy's a multi-Cup winning Dman; a hockey HOF member; he's rather funny - especially when paired with John Keating...


It really boggles my mind as to whom FSD will replace him with.

#2364606 if we can find a couple of power forwards.....

Posted by F.Michael on 03 March 2013 - 11:08 PM

The unfortunate reality is that by todays standards Perry is a "power forward"...


With that being said - Gerard Gallant in his prime would tear Perry's head off, and **** down his neck.

#2364599 Tootoo Hit last Night

Posted by F.Michael on 03 March 2013 - 10:54 PM

Classic example of a call made by the refs based on the player's reputation, and not on the actual play/hit itself.

#2361832 Kings trade Gagne to PHI

Posted by F.Michael on 27 February 2013 - 08:29 AM

yep you're right Holland never trades picks for players. That must be why we've had 4 first round picks since 2001.


Gagne would be hated here, no goals, injured, and a 3.5 million dollar salary. he couldn't really play on the powerplay, never plays on the penalty kill. is a tweener 2nd-3rd liner, that isn't fast, physical, or good defensively.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe in more recent years Holland & Co had traded away late 1st round draft picks for an additional 2nd and/or 3rd round pick.

#2361010 Red Wings to be in an Eastern conference in latest NHL/NHLPA proposal

Posted by F.Michael on 25 February 2013 - 03:50 AM

Getting away from their fans and Chelsea Dagger alone makes me love this realignment idea.



Not all, but unfortunately many Chicago sports fans can be complete a$$holes...If ya don't believe me - just show up in your Red Wings jersey at the United Center the next time the 2 rivals meet.

#2359682 2/23 GDT : Nashville Predators 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by F.Michael on 23 February 2013 - 11:45 AM

Gotta be honest here.....


Abdelkader on the same line as Datsyuk makes me wanna puke.


Toots belongs there waaay before Abby.


Again - just my brutally honest opinion.

#2359539 Anyone ever used a 2-3 system before?

Posted by F.Michael on 22 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

it's not realistic to use all those defenseman.  what you would need to do instead is slide one of the wingers from each line back, to line up across the ice with the defenserman.


sound familiar?





Was gonna say - didn't the Red Wings employ the "left wing lock"?

#2359516 Tootoo

Posted by F.Michael on 22 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

Yes, he should be playing more for sure. Babs should try him with Dats. Tootoo is the hitting machine he can create to and Dats could find extra space to show his magic

TO = turnovers



Buzzing around the net, nailing the opposing Dmen, and digging loose pucks outta the corner is something he could provide on 1 of the top 2 lines, and if/when push comes to shove - well he'll do more than a Bertuzzi "Bear Hug", or an Abdelkader "my face is your personal punching bag".


Mind you he'll need to watch himself; no more diving, or behind the play crap...There's a time, and place for everything, but if he ever had a shot at playing 14 minutes or more a game - he needs to make the most of what he can offer.

#2359503 Tootoo

Posted by F.Michael on 22 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

Our power play failing to score when given the chance is not Tootoo's fault.  He's doing exactly what he was brought here to do. 





And I think a good number of us would like to see his role/playing time increased...It's not like we have anything to lose here.

#2359335 Tootoo

Posted by F.Michael on 22 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

If anything, we need more guys like Tootoo. It's not like the Red Wings are overwhelming teams with skill these days.



Outside of Dats/Hank there's no legit "top line" skill; Flip is "decent"  2nd line material, and Brunner is still a "?"...Franzen is on the decline, and Helm is a solid 3rd line center.


Miller/Emmerton/Sammy/Bert/Cleary/Abby/etc/etc are all "odds & ends" plugging in holes.


I gotta be honest - this team is boring, and has been for some time...They're not a top team anymore, and they haven't been for a few seasons now...How in the world is having a few guys like Tootoo on the team such a bad thing?


I would love to see him get some 2nd line playing time, and some time on the pp; just might shock some fans as to what he could bring.

#2359322 Tootoo

Posted by F.Michael on 22 February 2013 - 09:50 AM

Many here may think I'm crazy (what else is new), but I'd love to Toots on the 2nd line, and some pp time.


He's deceptively fast, built like a tree stump, and IMHO has underrated hands/skill set.


If anything - he'll get the crowd outta their seats, and provide ALOT more excitement if he were to get more ice time.


Lets not kid ourselves; the Red Wings will be lucky to make the playoffs, and if we do - expect an early exit...What the heck do have to lose?

#2359300 Trading Filppula

Posted by F.Michael on 22 February 2013 - 08:41 AM

I have nothing against Filps but I also agree with people stating, that he is our best asset. I could see a team like the Blue Jackets highly interested in him, they do have 3 round picks this year so if we could get a first round pick from them for him, it would be great. Better get something out of him than let him leave for nothing in the offseason right?




Kick the tires for JayBo and offer Filps + 2nd + Kindl this would give the Flames a pick, an estabilished NHL player plus a depth guy.

Quite a few here don't care much for J-Bo - however I wouldn't mind seeing what he could bring to thr Motor City, and yes - that offer you proposed might be good enough (although it's quite possibly the Flames would ask for a better Dman).


Forgive my ignorance, but is there any "decent" UFA available this summer?