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#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.

#2256081 The New York Rangers

Posted by VM1138 on 12 February 2012 - 11:36 PM

I'm just getting excited that each year it seems the Original 6 teams get closer to a Cup final. With Detroit, Chicago, Boston, and the Rangers in the mix, here's hoping two can make it to the finals!

#2254345 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium Finalized

Posted by VM1138 on 09 February 2012 - 03:09 PM

I want to see the old-school small winged wheel for the Wings. Those were what they wore during the glory days of the Toronto-Detroit rivalry.

#2253317 2/6 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Coyotes 3

Posted by VM1138 on 06 February 2012 - 10:29 PM

Not too upset about this loss. Can't win them all, though it would be nice to have that cushion in the standings. But honestly, I think every game the last few weeks has been a testament to how badly the Wings need a sniper. More than a goalie. More than a defenseman (which we don't really need I don't think). Whatever Holland is thinking, this team's offense dries up too frequently against the same teams over and over. The team is obviously very good, but just imagine how many more road games we could have won had there been a sniper on the team to help the powerplay or drive home some of those chances.

#2252837 Howard has broken finger, Joey Mac recalled

Posted by VM1138 on 05 February 2012 - 12:15 PM

Does Conklin have a 2-way contract? If so, why don't they swap MacDonald and Conklin, that way we have a reliable backup for now and Conklin can see some regular action and get back into a groove.

I know Conklin hasn't played well but I don't like how people talk about him like he's garbage. We know there's talent in there, and to be fair he hasn't played consistently and most of his games have come when the Wings take the night off. Obviously he's expendable, but I don't think it's quite fair to completely denigrate the guy.

#2252835 2/4 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Oilers 5 (SO)

Posted by VM1138 on 05 February 2012 - 12:12 PM

I know that logically there must be a reason Holland doesn't use MacDonald as a backup to this point. I mean, I know he's never been consistently an NHL-caliber goalie, but every single time he's been called up for the Wings over the years he's been great for us. They must see something we don't, because it seems pretty obvious to me that MacDonald has "earned" the backup role over the years.

#2251776 How open would you be to trading Hank?

Posted by VM1138 on 03 February 2012 - 10:08 AM

I would only trade Zetterberg if the following trade was offered:

29 1st Round Draft Picks. Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Zach Parise, Suter, Weber, Iginla, the Sedins and Zdeno Chara.

#2251204 Vancouver Sun article on why no one hates the Wings

Posted by VM1138 on 01 February 2012 - 11:49 PM

St. Louis and Chicago have a horrifyingly irrational hatred of the Wings, Detroit, and Wings fans. Like...to a ridiculous degree. Pittsburgh has a large distaste for us as well. Maybe no one else hates us, but those guys certainly do.

#2250820 Suter not signing before Feb 27 deadline

Posted by VM1138 on 30 January 2012 - 10:53 PM

So why not give Suter what he's worth come July 1st? If Kenny can keep his cap hit under 7m then why not go for it? The Wings will have the cap space to sign both him and probably a top 6 forward. They also will know before July what the future for Nick is. They will never get Suter from the Preds it has to be a FA signing.

Holland will. You can't just sit around waiting for players to take a discount. We have the money to blow on Suter or some other major defenseman and still resign everyone and add a top 6 scorer. Quite frankly, this off-season is probably the best crop of free agents in a long time. Probably for many years, too. With Lidstrom about to retire in a few years, with Zetterberg and Datsyuk getting older, and with a dearth of mid-20 year old players with lots of upside, the Wings simply cannot afford to sit this one out just to save a few millions.

If they do, then the decline everyone talks about every year may actually begin, because other teams equally good (Boston, San Jose, Chicago, Vancouver) will make those additions. And if you could have Suter and Parise and everyone else on the Wings...why wouldn't you? Even if you're paying 7 or 8 million. Holland probably won't make them really long contracts, though. I think we'll see a return to 4-5 year contracts instead of this 10-12 year stuff.

#2250624 Blue Jackets Fans Protest Management

Posted by VM1138 on 29 January 2012 - 11:14 PM

I heard someplace there were around 300. Not a bad showing, surprisingly. It's hard to get anyone to actually show up to a protest, let alone to protest something as small as a sports team's management.