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#2221418 Season-Long Lines Thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 November 2011 - 10:24 PM

Okay. Things must be shaken up:



Send Dats and Z down to Grand Rapids, while they are mentored on how to play hockey by Mitchell Callahan. Toss Hudler off the face of the earth. If GMR can secretly knock out Paul Holmgren, convince Lilja to come back to Detroit, destroy his Flyers contract, find an old copy of his Wings contract, and change the dates on it, I'll consider Lilja as a 7th defenseman, since I have taken over for Holland indefinitely while he boards a plane out of Detroit, following 194,620 death threats in the past hour. Any and all requests for trades or free agent signings can be made via PM, although they likely won't be taken seriously. I have contacted Amway, dropped their sponsorship, and the Detroit Red Wings are now being sponsored by hockeyfights.com. Welcome to a brand new era of Detroit Red Wings excellence.


Bring Back the Bruise Bros

I guarantee you that lineup would fill the JLA every night.

Probably fill every other arena also.

#2221403 This team screams for a trade

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 November 2011 - 10:04 PM

Dan Cleary vs. Johan Franzen, 2010-11

If Dan Cleary plays Johan Franzen's ice time, then Cleary scores 25-20-45 at ES, and 10-6-16 on the PP. So he'd have a total of 35-26-61 if he continued the same scoring rate per minute, and played the minutes Franzen did. Which is a completely reasonable suggestion given that Cleary played that amount of time per game, just a large part of it was on the PK.

What did you think of Hudler's play tonight?

#2221401 This season is over!

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 November 2011 - 10:03 PM

It's funny you have something to say, Fish, most of this nonsense comes from your Debbie Downer posts. You should give porn a shot, being a sports fan really isn't cut out for you.

Believe me, if I could give porn a shot, I wouldn't be spending so much time here.

And yes, I realize you were responding to another poster.

#2221286 11/1 GDT: Wild 2 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 November 2011 - 09:11 PM

The officiating was indeed pathetic.

Also, these new line combos didn't look too hot when they were out there. Maybe some of that has to do with constantly having to kill penalties.

In any case, Bertuzzi and Franzen are too lazy and too stupid to be playing on the same line right now.

#2220864 Norris Watch

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 November 2011 - 04:15 PM

The same Souray who was on the waiver wire last season? He'll come back down to Earth.

Not if he stays healthy.

He's got too great a shot from the point not to score a lot.

#2220214 Own success is our downfall

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 October 2011 - 11:28 AM

Good post, but before Crymson gets here and trolls I'll say this.


#2220213 2011-2012 NHL Fight Thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 October 2011 - 11:26 AM

Two future Wings trying to beat the hell out of one another.

Love it.

#2220211 why this season will not be different...

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 October 2011 - 11:22 AM

I wouldn't say the team is chock-full of average players. I'd say most of our players excel at their roles. The problem is what has already been stated: one player plays well one game, then disappears. We needed a consistent second liner sniper and I think we still need that if Franzen isn't going to break out.

I'm not a trade slappy, or even a critic of Holland's. I think it made perfect sense to stand pat for the past few years due to all the injuries not letting us see what we have. I don't count 09 as a failed season, since we should have won the Cup. So really we've only had two bad seasons, one due to a ridiculously bad injury streak, and the second due to general malaise. Holland waited the appropriate amount of time. But now, the same problems are manifesting themselves even worse. If even Datsyuk and Zetterberg are disappearing we could potentially be in trouble.

There's no doubt this team can make playoffs, and it's not the end of the world to lose 4 straight early in the season. But what this team does lack is that thing to push them over the edge. Too complacent. What this team needs is a truly dynamic player. We're very bottom heavy with a talented crew of bottom 6. But honestly I'm beginning to wonder if having to fit Bertuzzi, Cleary, and Homer into lines they don't really help just so they don't sit is starting to have an effect. Each can be a tremendously effective player, but I'm not sure Cleary's admirable work ethic is paying off right now. Perhaps a team with a laziness problem will take Cleary and Flip for a dynamic scoring winger?

Ick, I feel terrible for even suggesting we get rid of Cleary.

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#2220204 Brunnstrom on waivers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 October 2011 - 11:10 AM

The Wings have a habit of putting skilled players on the 4th line, and expecting them to pull rabbits out of their ass. I'm sure eva will agree with me there.

The 4th line is for grinders and fighters, not for a skilled player who should either play on the top 6, or not be in the lineup.

#2220203 Buyers Remorse

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 October 2011 - 11:05 AM

I wish we'd gotten Souray instead, with all due respect to Ian White.

He's playing well in Dallas, is a big physical defenseman that we don't have, and has a rocket from the point. I know he's not a right handed shot, but we did fine when Lidstrom and Schneider quarterbacked the powerplay.

Getting Souray was a gamble not many were GM's were willing to take, but Dallas's GM did it and it's paid off so far. That's what good GM's do. Holland has had a few signings like that in the past, but this time I give the nod to Dallas.

Only problem is that Souray has been hurt a lot, so it remains to be seen whether he can hold it up. But it looks like a great move so far for them.

I forgot to mention. The ladies in the water cooler section would love him.

#2219844 This team screams for a trade

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 October 2011 - 06:30 PM

You know what this team really needs?

Better fans. You know, fans that won't overreact at the drop of af****** hat. We lost three in a row. That sucks. We should be playing better. Our defense needs to be shored up, our goaltending needs to be tighter. Key players need to start producing.

None of those things will happen with a trade. All of those things will happen when players currently on the roster pull their heads out of their butts. We don't need enforcers, goons, instigators, or fighters......we don't need a new goalie, a new coach, or an entirely new top line. What we need is for people to CALM DOWN and stop acting like because we're under-performing in October, we'll be getting swept out of the playoffs come April, if we're lucky enough to even make them. There is more than enough time for the Red Wings to start playing like they did during the first five games, and less like they have during the last three. I'm confident our ship will right itself.

Are you and Crymson dating?

Most posters are just trying to make constructive posts about things we may or may not need for the long run. Just because a few people overreact doesn't mean everyone here sucks.

Who are these better fans you speak of? Which team's fanbase? I'd like to know.

#2219841 Brunnstrom on waivers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 October 2011 - 06:28 PM

Here's an idea.....trade him to Philly!! :hehe:

For some Norwegian defenseman who'll never play here.


#2219835 This team screams for a trade

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 October 2011 - 06:21 PM

"The Wings win five in a row? Why, we expect that of them. Why appreciate it? Now, the Wings lost three in a row? Unacceptable! Blow up the team!"


Thanks for pointing this out for the millionth time.

#2219829 This team screams for a trade

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 October 2011 - 06:11 PM

Can we all at least agree that George Parros would be a big hit here?

#2219758 Huge brawl in the griffs game

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 October 2011 - 01:48 PM

thats grand rapids team sure loves to drop em. think they are leading the ahl in fights right now. can't wait until these thugs get up to the wings :P

If the Wings continue losing, Babcock should have them scrimmage against Grand Rapids.

Maybe a little "tough love" is what the Wings need.