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#2367188 Mid-Season Report: Holland Trusting The Farm

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 March 2013 - 05:55 PM

We like our farm.



#2366528 Favorite thing about the Wings this season

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 March 2013 - 10:28 PM

The feelgood story of Dan Cleary.  

#2366527 wings arent winning the cup

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 March 2013 - 10:25 PM

Meh.  The Kings had the kind of roster primed for a deep playoff run.  Big, physical team that outworks everyone and rides a hot goalie.  I guess someone should have noted that last year before starting that thread.    
Hence, I wouldn't say anyone can win the Cup because the Kings did.  It still takes a certain type of team.  Either the one I described above or a team that just has more talent than everyone else (Hawks this year).

Wings are a team that is looking for its new identity, since we don't have the puck possession game we once did, with Lidstrom and Rafalski gone.

#2366511 Does Pierre Lebrun actually watch Red Wing's Hockey

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 March 2013 - 10:11 PM

Lebron should stick to basketball.  

#2366495 3/7 GDT : Oilers 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 March 2013 - 10:05 PM

I told you guys this defense would right the ship eventually.


And to think of all those posters who panicked earlier this year and wanted all those ridiculous trade proposals.  

#2365900 Datsyuk - Cleary - Abdelkader

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 March 2013 - 11:06 PM

Babcock's decision to ice this line is the first decision of his that has made me angry. Every time I see the line hit the ice, the pure disgust I feel makes me want to turn the game off.


I am aware that Babcock likes this line because he feels it has defensive acumen, but it is also absolutely incapable of scoring.


Crymson, Babcock has won everything there is to win.  


How dare you criticize him?  Name me a guy who's more accomplished and could coach this team better?

#2365426 Dan Cleary's Eye

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 March 2013 - 09:02 PM

Cleary stood up to Pronger, only to then get his eyeball scratched.



He had Pronger in a vulnerable position for a brief moment, but couldn't tee off on him properly.  

#2365171 Dan Cleary's Eye

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 March 2013 - 07:39 PM

Don't know.  


I'll keep an eye on it.

#2365098 Holland says those dreaded words, "Our Deadline Addition"

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 March 2013 - 04:39 PM

We have plenty enough assets to get what we need, IMO.  Which is, a big minute stay at home d-man to play with Kronwall on the top pair, and a big(ish) winger who can chip in supplemental scoring.  For the sake of argument I'll say Blake Wheeler and Ladislav Smid.  You could also swap these guys for Nino Niederreiter, Troy Brouwer, Sam Gagne on offense, and Mark Stuart, Henrik Tallinder, Robyn Regehr, or Anton Volchenkov on defense.  And best of all, pretty much any of these guys could be had for a combination of prospects, picks, and lower level roster players.  Then you simply move our throw away guys like White, Colaiacovo, Sammy, Eaves, Kindl, Miller, Abby, Cleary, etc. for the picks you lose landing the impact players. 
To me this looks a hell of a lot better than what we're fielding right now.  Fill in the bottom six/bottom defensive pairings however you want. 

If you honestly think we're a better team with Cleary and Abby in the top six rather than Sammy and Bert then I'm not going to argue with you.  I still maintain that while Holland should make a move or two, the addition of those guys makes our team considerably more competitive than it is now.  And given that the point of trading is to make your team better than it is now, there's nothing misleading about Holland's comments. 

Filppula and Tatar should be in the top 6.  Not old man Sammy and old man Bertuzzi.

I don't think Cleary and Abdelkader should be on the team, period. We can find cheap crap on the market that puts up similar numbers with similar icetime that those players are getting.

#2365065 Holland says those dreaded words, "Our Deadline Addition"

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 March 2013 - 03:44 PM

Holland is a broken record.  
"The powerplay is our enforcer"
"We like our team"
"Getting our injured guys back is our deadline addition"
"Our prospects are overripe in the minors"

#2364864 This should scare us all......

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 March 2013 - 09:48 PM

Just a random thought..... But what if Winnipeg was willing to trade Byfuglien... Would we be interested?



No thanks.




#2364600 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 March 2013 - 10:55 PM

Leave Britn.............................I mean Cleary alone.



#2364586 if we can find a couple of power forwards.....

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 March 2013 - 10:28 PM

I'll take that as a joke otherwise LOLOL. Maybe Tatar is a better power forward.

Look at the first page if you want my definition of a "power forward" in a traditional sense.
Don't know where I mentioned Tatar's name. 

I have posted before that I wonder if babs and Holland are 100% in agreement. There does seem to be a difference of opinion here, but both are smart enough not to slam the other-in public anyway.
As for wondering WWHD (what will holland do), we can only guess. We have seen some changes over the past few years. he is drafting bigger guys finally. he has also largely stopped trading draft picks. Both of which are good things.
BTW, wasn't Perry one of the league leaders in fighting majors the year he scored 50 goals? if that isn't a power forward, I don't know what is.

Hell no!

4 or 5 fights (against guys like Datsyuk), hardly makes one a league leader in fighting majors.
You don't watch much hockey, do you?

#2364470 if we can find a couple of power forwards.....

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 March 2013 - 06:01 PM

Clowe is not the answer.  Clarkson is bang on, but Clowe is basically Abdelkader with slightly more offence.  Bickell is also pretty good.  The Getzlaf mention would be nice, but he'll likely re-sign with the Ducks.  If he doesn't, throw him 6.5-7 per for 5 years.


Clowe has scored 266 points in 413 games.  Slightly more offense?  And he's a really good fighter and hitter to boot.   


He's had a really tough star to the season, but I wouldn't put him down to Abdelkader level yet.  

#2364465 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 March 2013 - 05:45 PM

you're absolutely right. but maybe they thought if he put up a few points with datsyuk, they could get some clueless GM like feaster to trade for him.

abdelkader just happens to be even worse than they anticipated.


Meh.  I doubt we'd be sabotaging our chances of winning every night, just to trade some useless plug.  


Then again, I don't know why he's playing on the 2nd line instead of Tatar, who is actually scoring right now.  If they need a mindless grinder on that line, they already have Cleary.    


Makes no sense.