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Member Since 03 Jul 2007
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In Topic: Nicklas Lidstrom HHOF Waiting Period

17 July 2011 - 06:15 PM

I'd be surprised if they waved the waiting period for Lidstrom. Is he top 2-5 at his position? Sure, but he's not the only recent defenseman to go out with that kind of reputation (before Lids surpassed him in every way, Bourque used to be everyone's favorite vote for 2nd best all-time). Also, as others have stated, waving the waiting period has been virtually unheard of in recent years, despite many retired "no-brainer" candidates. However, of anyone set to retire in the near future, he's certainly the most deserving of that rare honor.

In Topic: RFA/UFA Signings

17 July 2011 - 06:09 PM

I wouldn't be that interested in trading Flip for Semin.. Hudler? Sure... but I can't see the Caps wanting that, not when their roster is probably the best it will be for a while next season (doubt they'll be able to convince Vokoun to stick around for that cheap again).. With Hudler, they would be downgrading for no reason, even if they get a pick or another role player in the deal.

With trading Flip, you could sign Zherdev for 1 yr (probably 2 mil) and get a similar, though less potent, product without losing a good 2-way center. You'd still have to unload a player, but I'm sure one of the many teams below the cap minimum would take Hudler for a bag of pucks. So to me, it makes less sense from our end.

However, one quick thing about Semin and the supposed laziness factor... IMO, his true character remains to be seen... He plays for the guy voted as the easiest coach to play for by NHL players, and he hangs around with a bunch of guys in their early 20s who probably don't shy away from late night parties. It would be a very different environment for him in Detroit, one without as many distractions, one where he is around stars with winning know-how and a strong work ethic, and that should inspire a modicum of maturity. It's different than a Robert Lang who had essentially peaked as a player, Semin is still young and can still grow/change.

In Topic: 4/8 GDT: Blackhawks 4 at Red Wings 2

08 April 2011 - 07:02 PM

59.2% = the percentage of games in which the Red Wings have given up at least 3 goals this season.


That's a pretty frightening stat too.. We're either playing Phoenix, the Preds, the Ducks, or Hawks in the first round... If our defense doesn't get a hell of a lot better really quickly, those 4 teams all have goalies that will keep us out of games.... This team is looking like a good bet for an early exit.

In Topic: 4/2 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Predators 3 (OT)

02 April 2011 - 03:20 PM

3-2... okay... now's a good time for our top lines to finally establish themselves again.

In Topic: 4/2 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Predators 3 (OT)

02 April 2011 - 03:17 PM

maybe kindle's garbage goal will be something to bring a little life into this team.... they've been looking like they've got a pound of cement in their skates.