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#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. 
 
Wheeler-Datsyuk-Flip
Brunner-Z-Franzen
 
Kronwall-Smid
Smith-Ericsson
 
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.

 

 

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#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.

 

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#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.  




#2364457 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 March 2013 - 05:38 PM

they probably wanted to trade abdelkader, since he's f*cking useless and they have too many forwards when healthy.

so they throw him with datsyuk for a bunch of games to try to raise his value.

unfortunately, he's not even good enough to get a point or two after playing a month with one of the top 5 forwards in the game.

i think we need an "abdelkader apprectiation thread" shortly.

 

Who would want Abdelkader?  I wouldn't trade anything for him if I was a GM.  Players like that are widely available.  

 

1 point in 22 games?  Nobody wants that.  




#2364446 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 March 2013 - 05:27 PM

Parros - 2 points in 19 games

Abdelkader - 1 point in 22 games

 

 

Hence, Parros is twice as good as Abdelkader.  

 

Another miss by Holland.   :glare:




#2364362 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 March 2013 - 03:25 PM

I guess it depends on if you like the shootout or not.  I like them.  I am assuming you don't like them by your statement.
 
I would much rather have a game ending with a winner/loser in a shootout than a tie.  I thought the amount of ties in hockey before the shootout were absurd.

 
What if nobody deserves to win a particular game?  Hence a tie.  
 
Nothing wrong with that.  Just means neither team was good enough to win. In neither team is good enough to win, neither deserves a W.  

Instead, we have to manufacture wins, just so casual morons at bars are entertained.  Bring back the pre 1999 point scoring system.


#2364349 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 March 2013 - 03:20 PM

Still waiting for a full 60 mins.... Hell a full 60 minutes from this team would have me thinking we could actually make a cup run.

if hawks are best in nhl.... We are in a really good spot, honestly we have had them beat both times this year.

No worris from this fan... Disappointed yes but no worries once we put the puzzle of a full 60 together.

 

Honestly, a full 60 mins could give any team a Cup run.

 

That's the point, though.  It's hard to play full speed for 60 minutes.  It would take a team full of Darren Helm's.  




#2364211 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 March 2013 - 02:55 PM

I hope this streak ends with a nice bout of Influenza in the Hawks lockerroom.  




#2364203 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 March 2013 - 02:54 PM

Imagine Lidstrom losing his composure in a moment like that.  

 

Pathetic.  We need to salvage a point here.  f*** their streak.  




#2364046 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

Man, that didn't look offsides.

 

Looked like Cleary got back onsides.  They probably needed to go to commercial there.