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In Topic: 10/13 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Today, 09:06 PM

Quincey looks like he should be in the Wyatt Family.  

In Topic: Roster Moves by the Wings

Today, 05:59 PM

Which team are you watching, the 2012 Red Wings? We've got as much, or more, offensive firepower as any team in the league. Any attempt to characterize this current team as unskilled, or offensively impotent is a load of malarkey. Our third line in tonights game is Sheahan, Nyquist, and Pulkkinen. The Babcock days are long gone, we are a skilled team again. Embrace it. Come on board for the big win.


A few months ago, we couldn't score s*** when it mattered the most in the playoffs.  That wasn't 2012.  I was just talking about our comparison to last year's Tampa or Chicago.  We didn't have their firepower.  I think we can score regular season goals, but will our top guys disappear again in the playoffs?  Long way to go until then, but it's a fair question based on the last several playoff exits.

In Topic: Roster Moves by the Wings

Today, 04:44 PM

Wouldn't it be better to trade Helm than play him as a 4th liner?  Despite his injury history, he still must have some trade value left.  Glendenning has practically made him obsolete.   

In Topic: Roster Moves by the Wings

Today, 04:20 PM


You mean like the big, punishing, body checkers that Chicago and Tampa have on their 4th lines?  Nah, those pantywaists can't hack it.. 


We need a 4th line like the Islanders.  Clutterbuck and Martin.  Hells Yeah!  Those guys hit anything that moves, which is why their team is so successful. 


Except Chicago and Tampa have more talent offensively, which is why they made the Finals.  When you lead the league in goals and when you have Tayes, Kane, Hossa, Keith, Sharp, you don't need a lot of big forwards.  


I think it helps to have someone who can wear defenders down and make us tough to play against in a long series.  A guy that can win some battles along the boards.  I heard enough about the "team speed" crap a few years ago, before Boston kicked our asses.  Speed by itself won't win.  As Mr. Miyagi said, "First need balance".  We need a more balanced lineup.  I actually would keep Ferraro around for now.  I think he plays a physical game.  Not the biggest guy, but competes.  He's more of a 4th liner than Jurco.  Jurco has more skill and size, but didn't show me much last year.  

In Topic: Roster Moves by the Wings

Today, 02:45 PM

Helm gets injured too often.  I don't want to see him hit anymore with his fragility.  A bigger 4th liner would be a more volume hitter that can actually punish the other team's defenders and wear them down somewhat.  Not a guy that gets hurt eating cotton candy.