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#2338353 2013 BlueAdams Where Are You, Line Thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

So who would you replace him with?

 

Anyone younger than 38, with more talent and work ethic.  Shouldn't be hard.  

 

I don't know if Holland plans on doing anything at this point.  I know he didn't do much last offseason to bolster this team.

 

As far as our current roster goes, I gave you what I thought was the best lineup.  I never said I liked the lineup.  Bert is another player like Sammy that doesn't belong well on any line.  

 

Maybe we can just dress him for those cheap shootout points we're going to need in this short season.  




#2338347 What Happened to Realignment?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

That map would look so much better if Florida and Tampa were casually removed from the NHL.  




#2338345 2013 BlueAdams Where Are You, Line Thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

Why the Bertuzzi hate?  Were his 38 pts. not impressive enough?  He's a complimentary piece, with size, soft hands, and ability to cycle down low.  Paired with the right linemates he's still a very effective player.  Especially considering he's the only forward we have with any size who is strong on the puck and hard to take it away from.  How do you justify putting him on a checking line at 38 years old and without good speed to begin with?  Might as well not even play him if that's the plan, and presumably replace him with who?  A small skilled forward?  Sheahan?  There's nobody else.

 

No, considering how he played with Datsyuk or Zetterberg at various points in the season.  

 

If you can't score more than 38 points playing with those players, you shouldn't be on the top two lines.  Just means he was dragging those guys back from scoring even more.    




#2337989 2013 BlueAdams Where Are You, Line Thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 January 2013 - 04:19 PM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="GMRwings1983" data-cid="2337987" data-time="1357506789"><p>
Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Nyquist<br />
Franzen - Filppula - Samuelsson<br />
Brunnstrom - Helm - Bertuzzi<br />
Enforcer - Abdelkader - Tootoo<br />
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Kronwall - White<br />
Ericsson - Smith<br />
Quincey - someone <br />
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That's what I'd do.  Unfortunately, we're still missing a top six forward, and a top four defenseman.  Kronwall will have to have a Paul Coffey '95 kind of year.   </p></blockquote>
You wouldn't keep Brunner and Z together? Interesting.

 

I'd load up the top line.  Short season and we'll need Pavel and Hank to carry us.  Brunnstrom will need to help the third line score.  Sammy is useless unless he's on the top 6.  I still don't know why Holland signed him honestly.  

 

Of course, these lines will change after a few games.  Expect coaches to pull out all kinds of stops in a short season.  




#2337987 2013 BlueAdams Where Are You, Line Thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Nyquist

Franzen - Filppula - Samuelsson

Brunnstrom - Helm - Bertuzzi

Enforcer - Abdelkader - Tootoo

 

 

Kronwall - White

Ericsson - Smith

Quincey - someone 

 

 

 

That's what I'd do.  Unfortunately, we're still missing a top six forward, and a top four defenseman.  Kronwall will have to have a Paul Coffey '95 kind of year.   




#2337212 Holland booed off Ford Field

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

Maybe the boos were due to not landing a high end D or F

 

Or letting Lilja go.  




#2337116 NHL submits offer to NHLPA - **Suspension Warning Post #70 & #273*

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

Red Wings sources: Hockey season will be salvaged, Jan. 19 start

 

http://motorcitymuck...d-jan-19-start/

 

 

 

 

I'm guessing Ted Lindsay 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm still cautiously optimistic. This is the NHL we're talking about.

 

I remember this cocktease from several weeks ago, and right before the 2005 season was cancelled.  I'll believe it when I see it.  




#2337110 NHL submits offer to NHLPA - **Suspension Warning Post #70 & #273*

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 December 2012 - 05:09 PM

There will be no bargaining session tonight. Two sides hope to get together in the morning.

 

It's not like every day counts here.   

 

  :rolleyes:




#2337068 Top 20 most valuable Red Wings players since 2002

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

I think a lot of the rankings are up for debate except number 1.  

 

If we're talking about since 2002, I can't think of an argument that would put any player over Nick Lidstrom (especially considering he won 6 Norris trophies during that span). 

 

Not even for Downey?  




#2336982 What Red Wings Players Are Up To Now

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

Franzen - spending time with family   =          home-lazboy.jpg




#2336978 List of Divers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 December 2012 - 08:36 PM

What's the point?  Everyone knows who these people are anyway.  No secret.  

 

I think the league just needs to return to regularly calling diving.  They went away from it since the lockout, and it's created more divers.  




#2336776 Yakupov VS Cherry

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 December 2012 - 09:39 PM

In European hockey, what is considered "dirty" is different than what Canadians call "dirty" hockey. It's always been that way.

It's just a different style of hockey and different ideals for what's considered sportsmanlike.


#2335646 I got to meet Mike Babcock

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 December 2012 - 12:24 AM

Did you ask him if Samuelsson will play the point on the powerplay?


#2335484 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

During the last lockout, there were moments when it looked like the season was saved, and then nothing happened.

I expect as much with these idiots. This league is more inept than the XFL.


#2335109 Holmstrom appreciation thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

Favorite memory is that time he screened the goalie on the powerplay, and deflected a Lidstrom shot into the net.

It was awesome!