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#2323340 Your Favorite Hits

Posted by Ally on 01 August 2012 - 03:41 AM

Pav's helmetless hit on Chara.

also December 21,2011 Kronwall leveling Kesler, love to see a Canuck get kronwalled and love to see Kesler take a penalty afterwards.

This countdown is amazing, as are some of the comments from opposing fans...

"Why the f*ck do forwards keep their heads down when hes on the ice?!?! If I was playing against his line, fk scoring, my priority is to come out of that shift with my legs and arms."

#2323338 Your Favorite Hits

Posted by kipwinger on 01 August 2012 - 02:04 AM

Gotta say one of my favs is Kronwall on Clowe just because of all Clowe's tough talk before the game. Ask and ye shall receive.

#2322447 Tim Thomas.

Posted by Jedi on 27 July 2012 - 11:21 AM

One final reminder, before this thread is toast. Politics is a no-go for LGW.

Further posts with political issues can and will be edited or deleted without advance notice, and you could find yourself with a sit on the bench as a result.

#2322478 Tim Thomas.

Posted by StormJH1 on 27 July 2012 - 12:29 PM

It's not the particular political views Thomas espouses that are the problem. I don't think anybody's been able to figure out exactly what those are anyway. The problem was that he embarrassed the Bruins organization and drew attention to his own views on multiple occasions during a time when his team should have been focused on making the Playoffs and getting a good seed.

I think they were phasing him out in favor of Rask anyway.

#2322339 Doan staying in PHX 4 yrs $21.2 mill

Posted by Crashnburnluder on 26 July 2012 - 09:41 PM

Doan is going to command 5.5-6.5 million per year I think

From the prices I have seen, I'm thinking its going to be closer to the 6.5 million mark. I for one don't want Doan locked up until 38 at close to 7 million per. I think thats WAY to high of a price for a 50 points guy. Yes he brings some pretty good intangibles but to me it isn't worth it.

I know this is going to seem like a farfetched comparison but we pay Filppula under 4 million who just reached 60+ points and is younger by a good margin. Although Filppula does not have the grit and toughness intangibles that Doan has. I would have to say that his defense game and 2 way play is a pretty big intangible in its self.

Doan is not worth the money cause he isn't a one year contract. Next season we will need money to Sign a 1-2 D man, Resign Filppula, Smith, Nyquist, White, and Kindl. Then we also have probably one of the biggest raises of next season in Jimmy Howard. I understand everyone wanted to Spend big on players but besides Suter we need to allow our kids to come up and also pay the players that deserve it. Filppula, Howard, and hopefully Smith and Nyquist.

#2321617 Bouwmeester opinions? Potential trades? *merged*

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 24 July 2012 - 06:43 PM

You should be able to get Bo for the likes of Kindl, Mursak (or Emmerton or Miller) and a pick... Calgary wants to unload him, and the cap relief is part of the deal... That's part of the reason he's so intriguing to me, low cost...

To Detroit:

Jay Bouwmeester

To Calgary:

Jakub Kindl
Cory Emmerton

Sign Jim Vandermeer, and the defense looks like this:


I can dig it.

#2321361 Bouwmeester opinions? Potential trades? *merged*

Posted by F.Michael on 23 July 2012 - 08:55 PM

He can, and would, here... Florida, then Calgary... I think that's all that needs to be said...

He would thrive in the Wings system, and I would put money on it, that if he came here, he would have better numbers next year than Suter...

Lets not kid ourselves...Very few Dmen out there can play in Detroit's "puck possession" game; it's a demand that many Dmen find challenging to say the least.

Bouwmeester has the skillset to play the style the Red Wings prefer - just that he's on a team in Calgary that prefers the simple/safer approach of using the boards/glass whenever pressured...JBo appears not too keen on that system.

#2321356 Bouwmeester opinions? Potential trades? *merged*

Posted by F.Michael on 23 July 2012 - 08:46 PM

As long as it didn't cost too much going the other way, I'd be all for it, just coming into his prime, he's been on horrible teams, and he'd thrive here, I'm convinced of it... Only 2 years on the contract too, so it wouldn't be too much to take on if it didn't work...

This is exactly what I'm thinking...

Many bash the guy for any reason they can find...Regardless of his salary - the Flames still play him as a top 2 Dman; they must see something in his game to warrant that amount of ice time.

Many also forget that Brad Stuart also failed to live up to expectations on 3 previous teams before joining the Red Wings...That wasn't such a bad trade by Holland now was it?

#2321291 Bobby Ryan

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 23 July 2012 - 03:46 PM

No more "strong push"ing, IMO. No more kicking tires, helluva offers, trying really hard, pricing out, safety zoning.

Nike. Just do it.

So let me get this now....Reading your posts all through out this whole off season what I get from them is you think that we missed out on Parise,Suter and now Nash was all Holland and comp's fault for not offering more in money and or trade and nothing to do with 2 players wanting to play with each other and both wanting to play closer to home in Minn and another players GM saying pretty much there is no way in hell that CBJ will trade/deal with the wings? Is that correct? I just want to make sure I understand.

#2321253 Bouwmeester opinions? Potential trades? *merged*

Posted by Hey man nice shot! on 23 July 2012 - 02:50 PM

I have always liked him and would take him if calgary was moving him out for a reasonable trade.

#2321073 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by number9 on 22 July 2012 - 11:03 PM

One's gotta think Holland has had a hard time selling the program in recent years.

I mean, yes we're an original six team with a previous winning tradition. However, we're also a team with an old, dilapidated arena, a team who just lost their franchise player, full of aging veterans and unproven youth....a team, playoff wise, has been going the wrong direction for the last 4 years.....

Yeah, doesn't really scream "attractive" does it?

you say aging vet...i say proven experienced leaders
you say unproven youth...i say potentially very talented young guns
you say pessimism....I say optimism

Which part? The lack of a #1 or #2 D-man? The lack of a sniper? the aging players like Cleary, Bertuzzi, Samuelsson? The management which thus far this season has not been able to seal the deal on one high profile player? And on top of that seems to have not foreseen the retirement of Lidstrom to do SOMETHING to mitigate it? The doom and gloom is expected, unless this team overachieves next season, they are a bubble team, some of us aren't in love with that idea, sorry.

Question: Could Detroit's loyalty be the reason why players do not want to play for the Wings? Is Holland sacrificing some competitive advantage for being loyal to the older players that is dissuading younger players who want money and a Cup more than they want a place to retire?

Look, every team has holes...last year our holes were: grit, forward depth, back up goalie, sniper....Now they are: defensive depth, sniper

We filled more holes than we dug....gone are the days of stacked teams with no holes, get used to it.

#2321068 Bouwmeester opinions? Potential trades? *merged*

Posted by jroc86 on 22 July 2012 - 10:51 PM

Boumeester is allot better defensively than Quincey and takes about half the penalties. I would also be willing to bet that JBo outperforms Suter offensivley next season if he indeed becomes a Red Wing. If the Cap ceiling doesnt drop too much Id do this for sure ... if its gets cut 5 or 10million then his contract is a bit worrisome. Hes no Nick - but who is? Hes expensive, doesnt have playoff experience, and plays soft. Despite those drawbacks I think his upside (age, size, speed, versatility, skill + offensive upside, and laid back demenaor) all would make him a good fit on the ice and in the dressing room.

#2319639 Red Wings make "helluva" offer for Nash, no response

Posted by FlashyG on 17 July 2012 - 10:19 PM

I wonder how many points Nash would have playing on Datsyuk's wing compared to who his linemates were in CBJ.


I wouldn't expect him to improve his #'s much at all. If he was a sniper he'd benefit from a set-up guy like Datsyuk but he likes to carry the puck more than shoot it and I don't think he'd have the type of chemistry you'd want with Datsyuk.

Nash played with some of the best players in the world during the Olympics and his numbers sucked, I don't buy the excuse that his lack of production is the fault of his linemates.

He is what he is...a sub 80 pt player that collects way too big of a paycheck.

#2319493 Reminder: Personal attacks, trolling will not be tolerated

Posted by Ally on 16 July 2012 - 09:15 PM

I miss the neg button. Seemed like a more efficient way to tell someone their opinion sucked rather than the threads being taken over by the personal attack posts.

#2319239 Holland Content with Current Roster

Posted by chrisdetroit on 15 July 2012 - 08:15 AM

I'm with you. There are people on this board who would rather that we trade away our prospects every year for the next big thing. These same people were moaning last year when Nashville scooped up all the available guys at the trade deadline last spring. How did that work out? Look at San Jose. They make a big trade almost every year. And what do they get for it? No trips to the finals and a group of prospects that are ranked #30 in the league according to Hockey's Future. I agree with Kenny. Don't trade away your asset