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#2264100 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 February 2012 - 03:42 PM

So much for all the big names we've heard in the last month. Nash, Perry, Selanne, Ryan, etc.


#2263977 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 February 2012 - 03:09 PM

Holland says no other moves for Detroit


You mean we actually made moves?


Oh, the one where we traded Commodore for s***. I'm sorry, I forgot.


#2263901 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 February 2012 - 02:51 PM

I hope Holland isn't content with second round playoff exits, because the fans sure as hell aren't.


#2263864 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 February 2012 - 02:33 PM

I wish I tapped Holland's phone right about now.


"Papa John's? Can you make a delivery?"


#2263841 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 February 2012 - 02:20 PM

How are those desperate moves? They paid decent prices on this kind of day, things we could've done. Fact is, teams were competing with are filling there needs going forward and as of now, we haven't. There's still lots of time, but those moves are good for the Canucks and Sharks, and that is bad for us.


Datsyuk will be our big acquisition. :rolleyes:


#2263599 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 February 2012 - 12:54 PM

And now we'll trade that 7th pick straight up for Iginla. :hehe:


#2263064 Johan Franzen Depreciation

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 February 2012 - 04:11 PM

As I said in the GDT arlier, Franzen is in his early 30's, meaning his work ethic is unlikely to improve at this stage in his career. His work ethic was great early on in Detroit, when he played on the 4th line and then had to prove himself on the top two lines. Since then, he has indeed been a floater.

The reason people are upset about him, is that they see guys like Helm or Miller busting their ass off on every shift and want Franzen to do the same. They figure that Franzen + Helm's work ethic = 50 goal scorer every season. It's not entirely a bad argument.


#2263024 Johan Franzen Depreciation

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 February 2012 - 01:38 PM

I think you all know my opinion of Franzen so I will refrain from just bad-mouthing him. I will just say I really appreciate this thread and agree with the OP to the Nth degree!

edit: on a side note, the same can be said about Zetterberg. I do believe wholeheartedly that because of his back, he is on a downswing and will continue to get worse. I predict both of these guys retire because of health issues before their contracts are up...


He leads the league in GWG.

Close thread.


#2262848 Ericsson out One Month

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 February 2012 - 09:55 PM

I predict St. Louis will now win the division. If Detroit doesn't take top seed their chances to make it to the Stanley Cup diminish tremendously.... they are not good on the road.


That might happen, but it has nothing to do with Ericsson's injury.


#2262833 Ericsson out One Month

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 February 2012 - 09:44 PM

There goes our chance at a Stanley Cup.


#2262818 2/25 GDT : Avalanche 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 February 2012 - 09:37 PM

You're right you weren't being a prick. For all that's terrible about them at least pricks aren't passive aggressive. Either way, you're kind of a ******.


That's called being a prick? :lol: Well, I'm glad you didn't read my posts 4 or 5 years ago.

I just think you're dead wrong on your outlook towards the fight in the 3rd period. So do most people here apparently.

Can we please do something with Franzen? Fire him up somehow or possibly trade...this guy looks pathetic out there.


Because he knows he's got immunity. He knows he won't be traded because he's played well in the playoffs before.

Basically, he feels like he doesn't have to try every shift. Unlike a guy like Miller, who knows he has to bust his ass to keep his spot on the team.


#2262806 2/25 GDT : Avalanche 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 February 2012 - 09:28 PM

Finally an effort in the third. I really like the line shakeup, I hope Babs sticks with that for next game. Helm and Miller are the hardest working guys on the team and deserve the second line minutes if it gets the team and Mule going.

All the non calls in the final three minutes were terrible, but hardly surprising.


Our line combos will look different next game with Selanne.


#2262797 2/25 GDT : Avalanche 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 February 2012 - 09:25 PM

players often score goal by going to the front of the net and tipping in deflections and rebounds. That's day one stuff. Not really sure how playing fundamental hockey is now credited to watching your teammate get his ass beat. Then again I'm new to sports so what do I know about doing it right. Also, you don't have to be a prick when you respond...just for future reference.


I wasn't being a prick. Just stating the obvious. Watching your teammate take it on the chin to spark the team does motivate players sometimes. Hudler doesn't always crash the net exactly.


#2262792 2/25 GDT : Avalanche 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 February 2012 - 09:20 PM

Are you seriously giving credit for that goal to a fight that Abby got worked over in, rather than Hudler going to the net and doing some dirty work?


Are you new to watching sports?

Players often get motivated by their teammate's actions and example.


#2262781 2/25 GDT : Avalanche 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 February 2012 - 09:18 PM

Well, it looks like Abby's face actually gave us momentum.

:D