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#2248272 What's wrong with Abdelkader?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 January 2012 - 11:50 AM

I want to add to what I wrote yesterday.

When Abby was first called up, he hit everything that moved and was effective on every shift. He really wanted to make the team. Now that he has his roster spot, that same hunger and aggression isn't there anymore. He still hits people, but not to the same extent and frequency.

I want to see more passion out of him again.

He can't create with Emmerton and Homer. I've been posting that Abby and Helm should swap. IMO Helm's speed can make the fourth line much better and Abby does not make the third line worse.


Do you really want to trade the teams leading fighter and second leading hitter? Further, instead of keeping Abby and adding a fighter/physical forward, you want to only add someone else? Have you changed your viewpoint- and now want the Wings to be soft- or do you just have an irrational opinion of Abdelkader?


Our leading fighter? LOL. That's not saying much. And he's our second leading hitter because we don't have too many hitters.

My whole point is that we should look for a bigger, harder hitting 4th liner, who actually fights and can contribute what Abby contributes offensively. Such players are not that hard to find.


#2248205 What's wrong with Abdelkader?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 January 2012 - 10:43 PM

Last year in the playoffs, he had 0 points in 11 playoff games, and took countless boneheaded penalties. At that point, I realized how useless he is.

Along with Emmerton, he's the most expendable forward on this team. Hardly ever fights and doesn't play as aggressive as he did several years ago.

If he doesn't return next season, I could care less. We need to find a bigger, harder hitting forward on our checking lines.


#2247810 How would a top six acquisition effect the lines, 1-4

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 January 2012 - 12:38 PM

Any trade for a top 6 forward would likely involve Hudler or Filppula being moved.



Maybe this is where Stuart will come into play...

.....To Anaheim: Stuart, Kindl, Hudler, Tartar


To Detroit: Perry, Parros, picks (t.b.d) :D


Fixed.

I'll take it.


#2247602 10 Year Anniversary

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 January 2012 - 12:32 PM

My favorite Cup run.

I was going to start some threads about it later in the season when we're closer to the playoffs.


#2247430 Brad Stuart to the West Coast?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 January 2012 - 11:30 PM

How does Stuart feel about Phoenix? It is close to California.

Could be an option if Doan is dealt.


#2246836 Top teams are looking to deal

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 January 2012 - 01:26 PM

An abrasive forward?

Is this an Eklund rumor?


Avery is abrasive.

We won the Cup with him in 2002. Coincidence? I think not.


#2246347 Brad Stuart to the West Coast?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 January 2012 - 01:05 PM

Unfortunately trading Stuart doesn't help us imo. I don't see us getting much in return by trading him unless other pieces from us are sent. Looking like a no win for situation for us in the end. He'll probably sign with a west coast team next year and honestly I don't blame him. He's a good stay at home guy. I liked him better when he would drop the gloves every now and then but oh well. Still a good defenseman but replaceable.


So much so that he wants to play near his family.


#2246109 Brad Stuart to the West Coast?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 January 2012 - 07:52 PM

Stuart for Murray? Maybe a low pick in there, don't know for who. Maybe swap different round picks, conditional on Stuart re-signing? Don't know if The Sharks bite (pun intended) but, it would be a fairly equal trade. Stu has more offense upside, if you can say that about Stuart. Murray is a rock solid stay at home guy who can clear the crease, and is a pretty good hitter and shot blocker.

Don't really think they would go for it, but if Kenny makes them an offer they can't refuse...


In our dreams.


#2245989 Top teams are looking to deal

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 January 2012 - 12:10 PM

Rumor has it that Pittsburgh is looking to trade one of their better forwards.

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#2245988 Brad Stuart to the West Coast?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 January 2012 - 12:08 PM

Too bad Ericsson doesn't have any family in California.


#2245985 Brad Stuart to the West Coast?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 January 2012 - 12:05 PM

Anaheim has plenty of assets they want to trade away. A Wings/Sharks trade makes no sense. We don't want to make them better or vice versa.

If the price is right, we should definitely move him, or risk losing him in free agency for nothing.


#2245899 Pierre......really?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 January 2012 - 07:42 PM

He i heard this too. Also did anyone else notice how Pierre said FranSen instead of FranZen during the interview? Call it pulling hairs or what not, but your job is to commentate and be knowledgable. How can he claim to do either of those?


Didn't Denis Potvin call him "Franzine" when we played them last year?

I was watching the Panthers feed.


#2245841 1/14 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 January 2012 - 03:07 PM

Us healthy, them healthy, 7 game series, I like our chances, we are deeper everywhere and we have the better goalie.


Detroit > Chicago
Chicago > San Jose
San Jose > Detroit


May not make much philosophical sense, but that's how I see these matchups panning out if they happen in the playoffs. Each team matches up differently with the others.


#2245833 1/14 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 January 2012 - 03:06 PM

Good win.

Didn't play well the entire game, but that's how these teams roll. They take turns dominating the game.

Still a little pissed traitor boy scored and gave them a point.


#2245804 1/14 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 January 2012 - 03:03 PM

Should have played like this when the 3rd started.

Instead, Chicago already has a point in this game.