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#2010860 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 July 2010 - 10:40 PM

Maybe he can win some ********* faceoffs on the road in the playoffs. How about that?


:lol:

Are you starting with that again?

Some of our best players couldn't win faceoffs on the road in the playoffs last year. It's just one of those things the whole team needs to improve on.


#2010856 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 July 2010 - 10:38 PM

I think we could benefit from his skating ability, his participation on the second unit power play, and he would be a great locker room presence.

I wouldn't totally expect him to be running s***, per se.


But isn't that what adding Hudler was for?

Minus the locker room thing.


#2010847 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 July 2010 - 10:32 PM

My thoughts exactly. People are getting a bit lost in romanticism here. He doesn't give us anything we lack, which is the important thing.


Pretty much. This move would have been cool about 10 years ago, but I don't see many good arguments coming from people as to how this would benefit us now. What needs does it address?

People need to realize that if he was still any kind of impact player, Dallas would have acted differently with him.

He's not skilled enough anymore to be a great top 6 forward, and isn't physical enough to be some kind of grinding bottom forward.

He's just a famous name, and people are excited to have a future Hall of Famer added to the team, without thinking about how this makes us better.


#2010820 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 July 2010 - 10:01 PM

Willa Ford would be the hottest blonde in our press box since Anna Kournikova.


#2010816 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 July 2010 - 09:59 PM

If he does sign, what number will he wear? Nine and nineteen are unavailable and seeing someone other than Fedorov wearing 91 on the winged-wheel would be really wierd.


And he can't wear the number of his age, because Zetterberg is already wearing that number.


#2010815 Meech Files for Arbitration

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 July 2010 - 09:58 PM

Maybe he'll go to the Flyers and come just short of winning the Cup and Conn Smythe trophy.

:lol:


#2010801 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 July 2010 - 09:45 PM

This hurts our chances at landing a big grinding forward and a physical defenseman.

When healthy, scoring is the last of our concerns, so I'm not so sure if he gives us anything we don't already have.

Doesn't exactly make us a younger team either.


#2010783 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 July 2010 - 09:26 PM

I guess his willingness to play hockey trumps his desire to be a top 6 forward and to finish his career as a Star.

I don't know. If I was him I'd retire as a Star and go home to Willa Ford.

Oh look, Willa doesn't agree with me. :P


#2010331 How wont the Wings be the favorites to win the west?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 July 2010 - 11:18 AM

We are the best team in the West.

However, the media will once again mention how we're the oldest team in the NHL and how our run is over. We haven't done anything in the offseason to get any younger, so that talk will only get perpetuated further.


#2010103 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 July 2010 - 07:27 PM

Hah, yeah, because the loyalty this organization shows to its players is NEVER reciprocated, NEVER makes other players want to play in Detroit, and, in general, NEVER pays this organization any dividends. Oh, wait... you're wrong.

Yes, the loyalty has its downsides, namely that some longtime players get contracts they may not deserve. However, you're completely oblivious to every intangible if you think that it doesn't have far more upsides than downsides.



Excellent discussion strategy, bud! "YOU'RE WRONG! HE IS ONE OF THE BEST! THAT IS FINAL! YOU ARE A HOMER IF YOU DO NOT AGREE!"

Big and wonderful. Have at it, you!


I've already explained above why I think Getzlaf is a great player. You should have read that before overreacting like a baby. Grow up already King Crymson.


#2010098 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 July 2010 - 07:15 PM

Hank has intangibles that Getz can never have. Zetterberg shuts down other teams forwards like no one else in the game, (besides Datsyuk)and still finds a way to score during the playoffs, I don't give a rats ass who has more goals in the regular season, it's the playoffs where I judge the Wings. Let the Ducks chase regular season stats.

On your second comment, Nick Lidstrom is still a top five defenseman in the league at 40, and top five of all time, to suggest that Getz is on his best day a top fifteen, maybe a top ten forward in this league to suggest that he is better than any one player on our entire roster is just plain stupid.

This is Independance Day not April Fools Day... if you weren't confused about the day, perhaps it's the site, you might find this one more to your liking: A better site for you...


Getzlaf is one of the 10 or 15 best forwards in the league.

And he's always been great in the playoffs. He owned us in the playoffs two years ago if you haven't forgotten already. And he's won as many Cups as Zetterberg has.

It's O.K. to like Zetterberg, but your post made it sound like Getzlaf is slightly better than Dan Cleary. That's the kind of homer bias that's getting annoying around here.


#2010092 Boogard and Pavel

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 July 2010 - 07:08 PM

I would have paid him twice that much.

:P

Take that haters.


#2010088 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 July 2010 - 07:02 PM

Getzlaf had a much better year than Hank and is a younger player with more potential.

Hank is 30 years old and it's doubtful that he hasn't hit his peak already. Hank is better defensively, but Getzlaf is more physical and will only improve defensively. Zetterberg has a tendency now to disappear for stretches at a time.

I know people here are biased, but Getzlaf was a better player last year than Zetterberg, and even though Hank has had great seasons in the past, we have to go by the most recent outing and also realize that Getzlaf hasn't hit his prime yet.

With that said, I'd keep Hank, because I don't like Getzlaf and wouldn't want to see us trade our future captain away. But as far as who the better player is right now, I say it's Getzlaf, and I don't care if every dumb slappy here negs me for actually being objective.


#2006817 Lilja May Test Market

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2010 - 07:16 PM

First we lose Downey, then we lose May, and now we're going to lose Lilja.

This sucks. :(


#2006314 Are We Not Good Enough to Win the Cup?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 June 2010 - 07:04 PM

Any team with Kirk Maltby on it is good enough to win the Stanley Cup.