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#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.

#2348050 OHL vs. College Hockey Quality?

Posted by F.Michael on 28 January 2013 - 01:16 AM

You're opinion is wrong.

Where else outside of LGW's is having an opinion "wrong" ;)


To be honest - I haven't seen much NCAA hockey as of late to really be a good judge, and just in the past few months have I been able to watch Major JR hockey on the NHL Network courtesy of the lockout...So basically I don't know enough of either to have a opinion, but in Major JR they do allow fisticuffs :thumbup:

#2347482 PK Subban

Posted by F.Michael on 27 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

2.5 x 2 is a lowball, period.  most fans of the canadiens and other teams agree.


you're the odd one out, here.

Looking at the fan responses at TSN - I'm actually in the majority...I honestly haven't seen anyone suggest that Subban's worth more than what the rumoured offer by Habs GM Marc Bergevin.



#2346053 PK Subban

Posted by F.Michael on 25 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

Not sure if it's already been covered, but how can they be $2.5-3M apart? What is Montreal offering and/or how much does PK think he's worth?


Given the minutes he plays, points he puts up, plays in all situations, decently physical, decent shot blocker...got to think Montreal is offering at least $3.5-4M. Does he think he's worth $6-7M? Or are the Habs just really low-balling?


Assuming he's not actually insane in his demands, I'd like to get him. But I'd assume Montreal would want an NHL defenseman in return, and we don't have any to spare. Doubt they'd take Lashoff.



P.K. wants Doughty money.  He wants a 6-7 year term for $6-$7 million a season.

That's my take as well.


Long-term big $$$ that others have earned where as in his 2 seasons PK thinks he's Norris Trophy material...If he had any common sense, or modesty - he'd work  out a 2 yr deal, and then demand the big $$$ if he were to show improvement in this short season, and next.


As much as I like him - I can see him being a cancer in any locker room.

#2345746 Wings Looking For Defenseman

Posted by F.Michael on 24 January 2013 - 08:14 AM

TSN was discussing that probably Subban is going to get traded. Dunno know if Subban solves any of our problems however he is young and has loads of potential. Asking price will be high I'm sure...

Subban getting moved is a distinct possibility since there's a shortage of "quality" Dmen throughout the league, and the Habs could possibly score big on what Subban could bring in return.


Not to mention he is a big spot-picking doucher.

I for one have always like Subban, and thought he could become a top 2 pairing Dman.


With that being said - he has come across as a doucher from time to time while on the ice, and now he's becomming a doucher off the ice with this contract squabble.


He's only been in the "bigs" for a few seasons; he wants to get the long term contract with big $$$ as though he just won the Norris Trophy...Mind you this is his stance that he's taking with Montreal being his favorite team to watch while growing up...Just think how he'd act if it wasn't the Habs?


Gotta say as much as I like his ability - the doucher factor is too strong with this one.

#2342399 Wings Looking For Defenseman

Posted by F.Michael on 19 January 2013 - 10:49 PM

I don't want to make it seem like panic mode. but we need to add a top 4 guy to our group. its pretty evident through 2 periods that our d isn't just under performing, its just outmatched. quincey isn't who we thought he was and smith isn't jesus on skates.