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#2272494 So who could the Red Wings get in the offseason?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 March 2012 - 02:45 PM

Van Persie would be a great pick up. Cheers :siren:


And he has a connection with Holland. ;)


#2272325 Crosby

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 March 2012 - 09:37 PM

Why does Crosby have to be better defensively than Datsyuk in order to be considered the best player in the league?

So if Crosby is on pace to finish say 40 points ahead of Datsyuk if they both played full seasons, people would still say Pavel is better because he's better defensively.

I mean Gretzky and Lemieux weren't better two way players than Messier, but what idiot would say he was better than those guys?

I just don't get that argument. Sure Pavel is a better two way player than Crosby, but so are many other players in the league. Being the best two-way forward doesn't necessarily make you the best player in the league if one guy is just that much better offensively.


#2272313 So who could the Red Wings get in the offseason?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 March 2012 - 08:55 PM

Semin, Parise


I was thinking more like:

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#2272291 Clarifying Doomsday 2012

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 March 2012 - 08:05 PM

I'm OK with it either way.

I know when I die, the world won't end. It'll continue on without me. Kind of like a bus ride, where you get off your stop and the bus continues without you. That's the part that bothers me the most.


#2272184 Howard suffers groin injury...again.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 March 2012 - 01:06 PM

Call up my boy McCollum!

Then I can buy a new bottle of scotch and enjoy watching our first round matchup against Vancouver.


#2272137 Did Holland build a BMW instead of a Chevy?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 March 2012 - 11:10 AM

I'm gonna skip the car analogies and get to my point lol

The wings are built in a way that when a top guy or 2 gets hurt they completely suck. They dont have the personel in the bottom 6 to switch up the system a bit and play a more rugged style of game necessary when youre using bottom guys to win.

Look at the pens, whenever they have top guys hurt they rally and seem to do just as good as they did before because they play a pretty rugged dump and chase style of game outside of the top few guys.

I dont think Babcock has the guys to start playing that way when you only have one good scoring line. A Gaustad or Moen in the bottom would be a good start.

People always comment when I complain about the bottom 6 saing if thats the worst thing than who cares and think I make a big deal about it, but its true. The wings have 2 good puck possession lines and than 2 lines with no identity. If we had a couple more Helm and Abdelkaders it would make the bottom 6 more effective on the forecheck/ grind it out game and when top guys go down a little tweak away from the skille puck possession game would be possible


I said this yesterday, but look at the seasons Clarkson and Nystrom are having. We could have had either guy easily. Obviously, Holland felt his current bottom 6 is better. Wrong choice.

Whenever we call up a guy from the minors to play in the bottom 6, it's usually a guy like Nyquist or Mursak, who are not really grinders and checkers. These players would be better suited for a more skilled place in the lineup.

And players like Cleary and Holmstrom are not guys that can contribute to the top lines anymore. So we can't just plug them in when Datsyuk or Franzen get hurt.

Then again, I thought we had some good defensive depth, but one injury to Lidstrom seems to have completely ruined our team defense. Everyone on the blueline looks like they're wearing clown shoes now.


#2272134 Howard suffers groin injury...again.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 March 2012 - 11:05 AM

This is nuts.


#2272039 reunite the HZD line?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 March 2012 - 10:22 PM

May as well try something different.

On the bright side, we'd never have to see that godawful 4th line ever again.


#2272026 Box score nugget of the night

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 March 2012 - 09:59 PM

That's how every game should start.

:hehe:

From now on, fans won't ever be late to games.


#2271987 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 March 2012 - 09:08 PM

I'd rather play Dallas in the first round then Nashville, Vancouver or St. Louis.

That's what this team should play for the rest of the regular season.


#2271978 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 March 2012 - 09:06 PM

The message is clear for Holland, this team will need help this summer.


He should have gotten that message the last two summers.

It's too bad we let Yzerman go when he did. This offseason would have been a good time to push Holland out the door. But I guess Stevie couldn't wait that long.


#2271777 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 March 2012 - 07:23 PM

When is the trading deadline again?

:unsure:


#2271578 Helm has MCL sprain, out 4-6 weeks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 March 2012 - 03:04 PM

We don't really have anyone else who can be an effective workhorse as a 3rd line center. Maybe Abby, but I think Helm is better at center than he is.

We've already been playing useless Emmerton on the 4th line all season as a center. Does he move up one line now?


#2271395 Crosby

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 March 2012 - 01:05 PM

i wonder how many points datsyuk would put up if wings were an eastern division team


:rolleyes:

Not this argument again.


#2271370 Crosby

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 March 2012 - 10:32 AM

Easily the best offensive player in the league.

A few years ago, Ovechkin and Malkin could compete with him for an Art Ross trophy, but a healthy Crosby would win the Art Ross easily the last two years.

His work ethic and ability to read plays put him over the top.

He can hold his own easily on defense, and has been getting better.

Honestly, how long are people going to parrot that nonsense until they realize it isn't 2008 anymore?


Doesn't everyone on LGW think it's still 2008?

s***, I bet there's still posters here who think Zetterberg is better than Crosby.