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#2263825 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by VM1138 on 27 February 2012 - 02:13 PM

People are forgetting about Quincey already. That's a significant move on defense that makes us better. Other teams are trading players but they're giving up players, too. Like someone said, Vancouver wasn't a Pahlsson away from winning the Cup. San Jose did get better, though, but they're already weaker than us in the standings.


#2262981 2/25 GDT : Avalanche 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by VM1138 on 26 February 2012 - 11:50 AM

The fourth line lacks any kind of identity. It's such a random hodgepodge of forwards. Emmerton is clearly the weak link. Replace him with a gritty center and bam, suddenly you've got a balance of speed, grit, and faceoff wins.


#2262470 Vancouver sweeping the rug?

Posted by VM1138 on 25 February 2012 - 05:25 PM

Jimmy Howard is my hero.


#2262378 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by VM1138 on 25 February 2012 - 12:36 PM

I would lose Hudler for Parise in a heart-beat. And I wouldn't' want Hudler for 5 million, either. But some people act like Hudler is worthless which is clearly not the case. Even if Zetterberg weren't having an off year Hudler would still be 3rd in scoring. Nothing to sneeze at. Until we get someone who is a bona-fide improvement over Hudler (Parise) we need to keep him. Don't trade him for a bottom 6er is basically what I'm saying.


#2262331 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by VM1138 on 25 February 2012 - 10:11 AM

It's ok to vent pal, its all good.... I hope Hudler doesn't return, to be honest. Trade him for a Jets Pizza, bag of pucks, or let him walk.


Yeah, who needs his 18 goals? What a scrub.

2nd in team scoring 18 goals, no less.


#2261010 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by VM1138 on 23 February 2012 - 12:36 PM

OHHH, I hope, I hope, I hope...! :w00t2:

Meanwhile, I think that Selanne's coming here (and Stuart going to the West Coast) is one of the more logical scenarios out there. We shall see...:cool:


I don't think Stuart gets traded. He's vital to a Cup win. I think we'd rather lose him for nothing after winning the Cup than trade him now and risk throwing our defensive depth out of whack for a scorer who might get cold at the worst possible time. I think the Quincey trade shows that Holland wanted a replacement locked up before the bidding wars of the off-season hits. Meaning he fully intends on keeping Stuart.


#2260980 NHL.com Sucks

Posted by VM1138 on 23 February 2012 - 11:15 AM

http://www.nhl.com/

Click on that link any day, any time, and you will find something that is minor yet irritates me to no end. The witty plays on names. "Brad Habit," "Avs Crown Kings," and "Fan-Stast-nic."

For God's sake, this is so bush league. I understand marketing requires you to give catchy titles to articles, but is that really necessary on a sports website? None of the others (that I've noticed) resort to this sort of cheesy, blatant tabloid-style writing.

I realize this is sort of a random topic and it's not really all that important, but does it bug anyone else?


#2260969 2/23 GDT : Canucks 4 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by VM1138 on 23 February 2012 - 10:45 AM

If Vancouver wins, they tie us for 1st place. Therefore, the Wings need to hammer Vancouver.


#2260937 Somethings brewin'?

Posted by VM1138 on 23 February 2012 - 09:16 AM

Grabovski's really good, isn't it? Toronto isn't going to trade him.


#2258335 Yzerman asks Pavel Kubina to Provide list of teams

Posted by VM1138 on 18 February 2012 - 07:31 PM

Okay, so Yzerman rejected us to show he's his own man. Now he can go ahead and trade us St. Louis. ;)


#2257569 Who Could be Dealt at the Deadline?

Posted by VM1138 on 16 February 2012 - 09:25 PM

If the Wings were up against the cap, then they'd have had to send players in trades; they'd have had to dump salary to bring in salary.


You're right, I can't believe I made such a glaring logical error. Color me corrected.


#2257563 Zetterberg out vs. Predators, Tatar called up

Posted by VM1138 on 16 February 2012 - 09:17 PM

Because Babcock likely wants that line to have some size. With the exception of the second line recently, he usually has at least one bigger body on each line for corner work, screening the goalie, etc. It also takes time to get acclimated to the NHL- especially defensively.

If Cleary and Homer played with the first and second lines well, I don't see why Abby cannot. Having physical, defensively sound players to compliment skilled players on the top lines can be very useful.

Tatar will have to earn his ice time, just like all Wings have done. Remember, Flip was a third line player until recently.


I don't think Abby will do bad on the 2nd, I just wonder why he's centering it instead of playing wing when there is a more capable center in Flip available.


#2257510 Yzerman asks Pavel Kubina to Provide list of teams

Posted by VM1138 on 16 February 2012 - 07:09 PM

I just don't get this whole depth defenseman rumor. The only way we need one is if we lose one in a trade for a forward.


#2257213 Tomas Tatar

Posted by VM1138 on 15 February 2012 - 03:28 PM

It also seems like Nyquist just sort of popped on the radar this season. Tatar has been hyped up for years, and like people said, he hasn't really disappointed, despite not blowing open the AHL. Not every NHL superstar dominates the AHL. I'm not saying he will be a superstar, but he hasn't been a bust and you don't just give up on someone with the potential of being a first liner on the Red Wings. When he's 21.


#2257107 22 is the actual record

Posted by VM1138 on 15 February 2012 - 10:27 AM

That's not even logical. The record was 20. So if Boston was forced to play a home game on the road, that would mean the record is 21, not 22.