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#2214100 Ten Years

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 October 2011 - 12:15 PM

Considering we had at any one time, 6 HOF'ers on the ice, winning the Stanley Cup that season was a foregone conclusion. It was pretty anti-climactic, really. Not that it wasn't exciting, it's always exciting to win, just that it didn't have the same feeling that '97 did.

Try ten Hall of Famers total.

That was truly a memorable year. It was my first year in college, and I was probably a more obsessed Wings fan then than I am now. I guess when I was younger I didn't have as many worries in the world, and cheering for the Wings seemed to be one of the biggest things in my life then.

I also remember being extremely excited about the moves we made in the offseason. Only team that really scared were were the Avs. I knew we'd have to go through them eventually.

The playoffs was truly a stressful time, especially after each loss. I don't get as devastated now as I did then. You guys are lucky I didn't post on LGW in those days. :P

#2213903 Bouchard suspended 2 games

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 October 2011 - 11:51 AM

Is there going to be some prize given at the end of the season to the dozen or so guys that don't get suspended this year?

This should have been a double minor, but not a suspension.

#2213778 How long before headshots are embellished by garbage players?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 October 2011 - 04:08 PM

Embellishment has been a part of hockey a long time now. I hate it too.

This won't affect suspensions, however, since replays will show that it was embellished and no punishment will be necessary.

#2213777 Season-Long Lines Thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 October 2011 - 04:05 PM

I'm pretty sure McGrattan made the Ducks roster :thumbup: Hopefully he'll see some time on the 4th line this year.

For some reason, he was a free agent when I acquired him, though. ;)

I'm still leaving that spot open for a pure goon on any Wings line I put together in this season long thread.

#2213742 Season-Long Lines Thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 October 2011 - 12:34 PM

My lines in NHL 12

Franzen - Datsyuk - Bertuzzi
Holmstrom - Zetterberg - Cleary
Hudler - Filppula - Abdelkader
Eaves - Helm - McGrattan

#2213285 10/7 GDT:Senators 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 October 2011 - 08:44 PM

Kindl > Ericsson.

Is that a big accomplishment?

#2213273 10/7 GDT:Senators 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 October 2011 - 08:39 PM

Bertuzzi just needs to remind Phillips that he once paralyzed a guy.

That'll deter any scrum from happening.

#2213264 10/7 GDT:Senators 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 October 2011 - 08:36 PM

Well, we gave up our obligatory 3 goals for the game.


#2212949 Eric Nystrom on waivers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 October 2011 - 02:09 PM

nystrom cleared per mckenzie



#2212875 Eric Nystrom on waivers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 October 2011 - 10:41 AM

His father is from Sweden and he has a Swedish last name. Would be a good fit here. :D

Just sayin.......

#2212710 10/6 NHL GDT

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 October 2011 - 08:12 PM

I'm hoping Rinaldo tries Chara. He doesn't have to, and he would likely lose, but it would set the tone for the Flyers this year. .

Rinaldo is a tough kid, but he has a size disadvantage against many guys, let alone Chara.

The Flyers have some bigger heavies in the minors, but I don't see anyone in their lineup tonight who'll fight Chara and win.

Unfortunately, Lilja doesn't drop the gloves anymore, because he doesn't want his teammates to become accomplices to murder. It is what it is.

#2212705 10/6 NHL GDT

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 October 2011 - 07:42 PM

Look how willing Chara is to fight someone like Van Riemsdyk. Why isn't he always this willing?

Big giraffe *****.

#2212701 Eric Nystrom on waivers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 October 2011 - 07:13 PM

Just because you say it's true doesn't make it so. Even if it were true, those players would have to be on the ice to prevent anything, and none of those players would play on the same line as Datsyuk or Zetterberg or anyone decent.

Nystrom cannot score just as well as Miller. Miller has more points and goals in 100 less games played and has 2 straight 10 goal seasons with the Wings while Nystrom hasn't accomplished that feat. Nystrom has never had a positive +/- as a pro as well. So yes smartass, Miller is the better player.

Meh, their stats haven't been that much different in recent years. Not to mention, Miller has gotten icetime with better players, when we had injuries.

In any case, I'd take Nystrom on my 4th line over Miller. He just fills that role better in my opinion. I want a little more grit on my 4th line, and scoring on the other lines. I'd rather have Nystrom wear defenses down in the playoffs than Miller.

#2212657 Eric Nystrom on waivers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 October 2011 - 03:00 PM

No thanks, Drew Miller's pk value is much more important then Nystrom useless punching talent.

Useless punching talent?

Do you hate every NHL player who's ever dropped the gloves or something? Nystrom is more than just a useless puncher. He had a down year last season, but that doesn't mean he's finished. I just don't see Drew Miller as a useful player here anymore, especially since about 75% of our forwards can kill penalties. Nystrom is at least a better checker than Miller and could give us a little more nastiness on our 4th line to play against.

The OP summed him up a little better than you did.

I still don't think Holland will make this move and it's not a big deal either way, but it wouldn't hurt.

#2212442 Team Assessment - Player by Player

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 October 2011 - 03:09 PM


Leads the team in hits and has around 10 fighting majors.


Gets around 20-30 goals and 50-60 points. He's way too big and skilled to have such average numbers despite playing so many games for us in recent seasons. Has to cut down on his stupid offensive penalties.


Becomes a top 6 forward and the steal of the offseason. Reaches his potential which he never could before.


Doesn't get hurt and finally learns how to stop falling down all the time. Honestly, I'd settle for 20 goals from him and hope he's still active on the forecheck and plays hard on every shift.


Stays healthy and gets around 90 points.


Starts scoring some more goals and gets PP time. 20 goals would be pretty good in my opinion.


Don't really know or expect much from him. Hopefully he can crack the lineup regularly by being a good contributor on the bottom lines. If he doesn't, it won't be the end of the world.


Scores 20-30 goals and notches around 50-60 points. Stops missing the net all the time with his shots. I really hope he's worked on his shot in the offseason.


Doesn't get a concussion or any other injury for that matter. Scores 40 goals. Doesn't have nights off or disappears for a long stretch of time when in the lineup. At this point, I don't expect him to use his body more as a hitter, which I would have listed several years ago.


Scores around 15-20 goals and continues playing his ass off on every shift.


Scores 20-30 goals, stays healthy and plays well enough not to be a liability on the first line.


Notches 25-30 goals, 50-60 points, and shows off his UFC training at least once.


Continues playing hard and doesn't lose his spot as a regular 4th liner. Don't really expect anything else from him.


Comes back with no ill effects, and continues developing his game for the NHL, as I think he'll be more important in the near future than he is now.


Goes back to being a great goal scorer. I want to see 40-50 goals from him again, since he still takes a boat load of shots.


Becomes a big hitter and a force on the blue line. Starts being a nasty guy to play against, like he used to be. Improves the Wings lack of shot blocking.


Starts hitting people more and using his size better to clear the crease. Gets into around 5-10 fights. Greatly diminishes his turnovers. Learns how to utilize his big shot and passing skills better, hence becoming a regular powerplay contributor.


Becomes better on both sides of the ice and earns a regular spot in the lineup. Basically, I want to see him continue to grow his game at a fast pace.


Goes from being good to being great. Puts up Norris like numbers and becomes our best defenseman. Starts hitting with more frequency again and laying people out in open ice.


Stays healthy and gets another nomination for the Norris. Has such a great time that he decides to return for another season.


Continues being physical and consistent.


Puts up 40-50 points playing with Lidstrom and becomes a good powerplay replacement for Rafalski.


Plays so well that he creates a goalie controversy if Howard is to struggle again.


Finishes top 10 in the NHL in GAA and save %.