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#2057451 How about these lines?

Posted by RedWings Gone Wild on 04 November 2010 - 11:45 AM

Do I think Hank and Pav "need" each other to be successful? No, but it damn sure helps... and our 2nd line has been strong all season, even in the games they haven't put up points. Granted, the third line has been atrocious at times, but I don't think the answer is messing with the top two lines, both of which have been great so far.

#2056759 New Jersey's situation about to explode

Posted by RedWings Gone Wild on 03 November 2010 - 04:52 PM

A domino effect of the Kovalchuk deal: no money here to have, so I'd better look elsewhere. I assume they used primer, followed by two coats latex to paint themselves into this corner.

Kovalchuk's deal is obscene in a lot of ways.... but his cap hit is really pretty manageable. He's 24th in the league in Cap hit, behind inferior players like Vanek, Eric Staal, Nash, Lecavalier, Gomez, Drury, Bouwmeester, etc... It's not Kovalchuk's deal that is the ridiculous one when it comes to cap management and fielding a team.

Lou threw out no trade/movement clauses like candy at Halloween to players who didn't warrant them... and now he's stuck with overpaying guys like Rolston (5 million cap hit for 2 games so far, and 37 points last year...), Zubrus, Langenbrunner, and Elias.

And the Defense Lou put together is composed of players who have never put points on the board: Volchenkov, Tallinder, Colin White, etc... Imagine Datsyuk and Zetterberg trying to put up points without guys like Raf, Lidstrom, and Kronwall moving the puck. Think they'd stay at a PPG? The blame doesn't rest on Kovalchuk's shoulders... His cap hit isn't bad, and he didn't put a gun to anyone's head to make Devils management sign him and sign all those other bad contracts.

#2055630 So does anyone else hope Lidstrom comes back next season?

Posted by RedWings Gone Wild on 31 October 2010 - 01:03 PM

If you're a Wings fan and you don't want Lidstrom back, it's time to get your head examined. He's easily still one of the top 5-6 D-men in the league (currently playing like #1).

#2054177 10/28 GD: Coyotes 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by RedWings Gone Wild on 28 October 2010 - 08:05 PM

Mickey Redmond's going to interview Gary Bettman during the second intermission.
I vote he just tosses the creep out the window.

I thought I felt an eerie and evil presence in the arena tonight.

#2024399 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by RedWings Gone Wild on 09 August 2010 - 01:22 PM

If he can stay healthy and contribute on the PK he will be worth more than his 750k... He's a cheap role player signed on for a single season... there really isn't anything to dislike about this signing. If he doesn't work out, so what? Throw him on waivers and park him in GR, we have depth at D.

#1917761 NHL's most and least valuable players

Posted by RedWings Gone Wild on 17 March 2010 - 06:59 PM

Let me preface this by saying that the posts are purely by the numbers, and that there is more to the MVP award than pure numbers (leadership, team standings, etc etc).

The results? Lidstrom is the 2nd most valuable player of this season (#1 is not a shocker), and Stuart is the least valuable player, which I found surprising. At the very least I take this as verification that Lidstrom has not lost a step, as many have asserted. I don't think the posts show the whole picture with Stuart though, because he logs a ton of time, a lot of which has been spent with glorified AHLers this year....

Thought some of you may find these posts to be interesting.

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