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#2303064 Report: Alain Vigneault confirms Roberto Luongo wants to leave Canucks

Posted by VM1138 on 24 May 2012 - 04:53 PM

I'll be happy when I don't have to hear that anymore

Until he goes to Columbus and we have to hear it 6 times a year.

#2302953 #6 New Jersey Devils vs. #1 New York Rangers

Posted by VM1138 on 24 May 2012 - 07:25 AM

So does anyone think in their right kind that if/when the Devils win the Choice that Parise is going anywhere? he's been absolutely huge for them in the playoffs. I know they're having financial issues but they would need to do whatever they needed to in order to retain their captain and best player alongside Kovalchuk

I worry about this, too. He wanted to leave to go to a contender. Now the Devils are a contender. The Rangers, goons or not, need to take them out.

#2301937 Red Wings make offer to Damien Brunner

Posted by VM1138 on 17 May 2012 - 09:11 PM

Someone mentioned Hudler?They like him in Ottawa it seems.

I'd like to keep Hudler if possible. He DOES score, even if he's not a difference maker. And since our problem is lack of scoring depth, I'd rather keep him and just plug him back on the 3rd line where he's had most of his success.

#2301708 Red Wings make offer to Damien Brunner

Posted by VM1138 on 16 May 2012 - 08:46 PM

I'm all for it. These are pretty low-risk propositions. Brunnstrom could have been amazing, but he wasn't, so we dumped him in the AHL. Especially since he's a shooter, go for it, just don't hinge the success of the team on him.

He looks amazing, but then again, everyone does in highlight clips. And those defensemen looked pretty terrible, too. But if his first instinct is to shoot, we need him.

#2300593 Bettman wants to tout the "Original 12" now, haha

Posted by VM1138 on 10 May 2012 - 08:59 PM


Well...some respect has to go out to the second wave of teams like the Flyers, Blues and Sabres...but I hope this doesn't become a marketing gimmick. The Original 6 is elite and WAY older than the extra teams that make up the "Original 12."

#2300049 Suter most likely out of Nashville

Posted by VM1138 on 08 May 2012 - 10:43 AM

Suter a Wing... Yes please

After we sign Parise. I want Suter here as much as the next guy, but Parise is 1A on the priority list.

#2300015 #4 Nashville Predators vs. #3 Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by VM1138 on 08 May 2012 - 08:36 AM

ONE Nashville win against the Yotes. That tells you just how bad the Wings were. Very embarrassing for the Wings.

It really doesn't. I really don't think the Wings would have had trouble beating Phoenix. Each of the three teams plays differently and stacks up against each other differently.

#2299050 What's Kenny Holland's Offseason Plan?

Posted by VM1138 on 03 May 2012 - 09:10 PM

Real talk. Agreed. It's hard to be realistic without seeming pessimistic in this situation because all anybody is saying is Parise and Suter sign then get a couple more guys, Nyquist comes up and tears it up and bam.. Wings are a dynasty again... Yeah... Ok.

I know you guys are just trying to be realistic, but honestly, do you realize how much better this Wings team would have been if they had someone who could pot an extra goal every other game this season? A huge chunk of their games were one goal games. I think one forward, if he's the right player, absolutely would make this team a lock for a deep playoff run. And maybe a fourth line center.

#2298221 Is Rinne Getting Exposed?

Posted by VM1138 on 30 April 2012 - 10:29 AM

Rinne wasn't that great in the Detroit series, his weaknesses are obvious, Detroit just never capitalized on them.

His size plays a factor although he is highly agile, but he very rarely had an amazing save that looked intentional. Nashville did a good job clogging the lanes and most of his saves were because Detroit took it straight to him or shot from the half boards or blue line.

#2297603 Johan Franzen wants to 'have more fun'

Posted by VM1138 on 27 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

I hope Franzen is traded this summer. Make room for one of our prospects that actually wants to play for as said, the greatest franchise in sports, or free up a spot to sign Prust to play on the 3rd line.

So you want to replace a 25-30 goals corer with a prospect or a third liner?

#2295036 Babs calls out Kenny, sort of!

Posted by VM1138 on 21 April 2012 - 07:30 AM

I knew there was trouble as soon as I read a Freep article about how the Wings needed Filppula to become sniper and save the day. When your hopes rest on Flip, you're in trouble.

I think the experiment involving hoping players play above their normal skill levels is over. A team full of role players, most very good in their own right, just doesn't do anything if they can't score consistently.

I fully expect a strong faceoff specialist and a top line scorer to join the team in the summer. There are a lot of possible scenarios, but we could end up seeing something like this:

Franzen-Faceoff Specialist-Bertuzzi

I doubt Flip would be on the 3rd line, but that could potentially be a Cup winning forward corps right there.

#2294877 WCQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Predators 2

Posted by VM1138 on 20 April 2012 - 10:50 PM

Babcock's post-game interview called attention to the lack of offensive depth. Being outspoken about it, I bet that Holland addresses it. We need to keep Franzen, he's still good for 25 goals a season. But due to his streakiness we can no longer RELY on him to get us out of a hole. Ergo, sign another big name and relegate Franzen to awesome secondary scoring.

Also it's clear we need someone who goes to the net, carrying the puck, rather than dropping it back to a trailer who loses it to the other team.

#2292873 Hometown discount for Nick next year?

Posted by VM1138 on 19 April 2012 - 05:48 PM

You guys are high. Lidstrom only dropped off because of his ankle injury, which will heal over the summer. He's still got game and was in talks for the Norris again at the beginning of the season. He's not going to take less than 5.5, if he goes that low.

#2289266 Preds not allowed to play ping pong at Joe Louis Arena

Posted by VM1138 on 16 April 2012 - 08:48 PM

It's cute to see the Red Wings fans getting all excited about this toy tantrum Bertuzzi threw.

I mean that's really all you have to smile about seeing as you're down 2-1, very possibly 3-1 after tomorrow night before heading back to "CAPITOL OF HICKVILLE" ... lol Capitol...and we're uneducated?

Continue being immature like your players and enjoy the off season :D

Let me explain something to you since your team is still new to this whole playoff thing: You do everything and anything, no matter how small, to screw with the other team. Yeah, it's childish, but it's part of the whole experience.

#2289196 Three keys to beating Nashville?

Posted by VM1138 on 16 April 2012 - 07:24 PM

I'm going to go against the grain.

1. Howard has to be better. He had some huge saves in the first two games but Game 3 was disappointing.

2. The Wings need to drive to the net even more. Stop trying to be cute. Only shoot from the perimeter if you're going to go in for the rebounds.

3. Keep level-headed. Nashville is calmer and will continue to try to rattle the Wings. Franzen can get angry all he wants, but he needs to be scoring in order to do so without hurting the team.

That's also a good point about Franzen's position. Some of his best hockey was at center, was it not?