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#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?

#2359294 2/21 GDT Columbus 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by F.Michael on 22 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

Didn't catch the first period, but how come Tootoo takes a fighting major and instigator when we're up 2-0? Columbus even scored on that PP..

Dorsett tried to start sumthin with Ericsson...Tootoo stepped in, and proceeded to smack Dorsett around (broken nose from the looks of it)...Hence the 2 min instigator added on for Tootoo.

#2359285 2/21 GDT Columbus 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by F.Michael on 22 February 2013 - 07:52 AM

Jesus Christ.





#2356338 Great Babcock quote

Posted by F.Michael on 16 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

Who needs Holmstrom when we have Kronwall to block the view of the netmi......Wait......Oh damn :confused:

#2355827 Bertuzzi's continuing back problems

Posted by F.Michael on 15 February 2013 - 05:23 PM

Hope he feels better soon...Without him - who's gonna dare remove the ping-pong table from the enemy :hehe:

#2353075 Sean Avery on OTR tonight.

Posted by F.Michael on 09 February 2013 - 11:01 AM

Had some talent but was a cancer in every room he entered.  The guy "rounded out" his reputation in LA.  It is widely known he teased Brown about his lisp and slight stutter.  He also would put down his then girl firend of not being a hot enough hockey trophy wife.


The guy is a supreme a-hole and egomaniac.  That is why he is out of the league.





It is funny that Carman brings up Chelios and the lockout.  He kicked Avery out of his house after 3 weeks.




He will never see the NHL again.  Good riddance.

Wow - I recall Avery being a bit of an ass in the locker room, and having an ego, but teasing/belittling a teammate over a lisp?....Good riddance to him.

#2352035 Howard = Average

Posted by F.Michael on 06 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

Well that's it...Lets send Hank, or Dats to Vancouver for Luongo ;)


In reality - our D isn't very good; too many 2 on 1's, too many break aways, and our D isn't very good at clearing the opposition away from the crease.


J-Ho isn't the issue here.

#2349735 2/1 GDT : Blues 3 at Red Wings 5 (Z with Hat Trick)

Posted by F.Michael on 01 February 2013 - 07:45 PM

Ericsson - 2 min for being bigger than your opponent...Crap call.