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#2236712 Mike Babcock praises Red Wings' physical game

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 December 2011 - 03:18 PM

You got negged for a reasonable and well thought out post, which is ridiculous. I'm guessing because you think the Wings need to be more physical? or mentioned Tootoo?

I wouldn't ever want Tootoo on the Wings, but agree in general.

Too many people on LGW don't like the idea of any player being moved.

Seems like a bunch of fanboy slappies that would rather lose in the 2nd round with this roster than win the Cup with a few new players being added in return for some current ones. Apparently, everyone outside of Ericsson and Hudler are untouchable. How dare any poster propose a reasonable idea about moving some people?

#2235946 Can Conner reasonably be sent down?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 December 2011 - 06:35 PM

He's played well, but how many undersized forwards should we keep in our bottom 6?

Hudler, Mursak, Helm and Connor. Can you see those guys wearing a bigger team down physically in a seven game playoff series? If they have a bigger forward there to complement them they do, but not if they're all dressed together at the same time.

Someone is gonna have to sit out or be traded (Hudler).

15,000th post. :siren: :!: :yowza: :clap:

#2235538 12/13 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Penguins 1

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 December 2011 - 08:17 PM

Pens defense is making us look silly right now. Reminding me of the 2009 Finals.

Wings are gonna have to dig deep and actually dump pucks in and win board battles. We're not playing the Jets tonight. That fancy s*** isn't going to work every shift.

#2235182 Mike Commodore

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 December 2011 - 11:21 PM

i think kindl has played very well both statistically for a 6th dman and by watching him play and make good things happen in both ends. under no circumstance should he sit any time soon. i do think ericsson could use a couple games on the pine to try and get his head straight. he has been pretty underwhelming so far this year.

personally, i am fine with commodore sitting until needed. he is a veteran; its not as if he can't step in tomorrow and know what he's doing. and while his legs may not be there to start, its not as if speed and agility were ever his strong suit. thats why you bring in veterans like him; they can step in at a moments notice and not skip a beat.


Except we really don't know what we have in Commodore. He hasn't looked great in his career recently. I want to see what he can give us and whether he has anything left.

99th among defensemen in plus/minus when playing as a bottom-pairing defenseman is barely decent to you? Oh, and by the way, that's more points than Stuart or Ericsson despite having less ice time on average. That's also more points in 26 games than he had last year in 47.

I'd say he's doing pretty damn well for his second full year. Who did you expect, Bobby Orr?

Wow, I didn't know Kindl has become "untouchable" on these forums for even a few games.

Fine, just sit Ericsson. As if I'd have a problem with him being the scratch.

#2235178 Mike Commodore

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 December 2011 - 11:14 PM

Hmmmm so very wrong, where to start? If Kindl has been 'just OK', do you really think Commodore would've sat for 12 straight games? Yeah, don't think so. :thumbup:

And those numbers are more than decent for a 6th defenceman who doesn't get PP time. More points than Stuart, and Ericsson.

Well, Ericsson has been downright s***ty, yet he got a big contract in the offseason and continues to suck. Still, Commodore sits behind him. I do question some of the evaluation of talent on this organization to still dress that guy every night.

I don't see anything wrong at all with my assessment. I'm not saying Commodore should permanently be dressed, but get him some games here and there, while sitting guys we can afford to sit.

I'm not saying we should sit Lidstrom or Kronwall to play Commodore.

#2235173 Mike Commodore

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 December 2011 - 11:07 PM

Yeah right, because Kindlís really sucking right now with his 7 points and +5 rating.

Those numbers are barely decent. He's been just OK. Certainly doesn't show that he can't be sat for a few games along with Ericsson.

Just rotate them to keep Commodore fresh for when he has to come in during an injury. I'm not saying we should send Kindl to the minors.

#2235166 Mike Commodore

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 December 2011 - 10:27 PM

You can't have a guy not playing for weeks and weeks on end. He's gonna be so out of shape and then when we get an injury on defense he's not gonna be the most ideal replacement is he?

At the very least he needs a conditioning stint.

Yeah, that's true.

They could rotate him with Ericsson and Maxim Kuzne......I mean Kindle.

#2235164 Crosby has "concussion symptoms"

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 December 2011 - 10:21 PM

One thing is for sure, it's unlikely he'll ever be the same again.

I can't see him coming back and never having any setbacks when it comes to concussions and headaches. He couldn't even make it for a month after having a whole year off. And the hits he took weren't even that severe.

Many players have had their careers end early, but this could potentially be the worst such example. Maybe in any sport. We're talking about a guy who was on pace to finish his career as a top 10 all time player.

#2235162 Jimmy Howard eyes spot in NHL All-Star game

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 December 2011 - 10:16 PM

I bet Howard would make the ASG if we had an enforcer

The last two goalies the Wings had play in the ASG, were Ozzie in 2008 and Hasek in 2002.

Both of those seasons we had enforcers. Also, those were our last two Cup runs.

You were trolling, but your post was actually right. :thumbup:

#2235139 Reason for not practicing for two days straight?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 December 2011 - 08:45 PM

What I want to know is why Ericsson and Conklin have a day off?

#2235134 Filatov traded to Sens for second round pick

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 December 2011 - 08:16 PM

Nice going Kenny. <_< :thumbdown:

Should have gotten both Filatov and Semin, and have Hudler center them on a line.

#2235129 Crosby has "concussion symptoms"

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 December 2011 - 08:09 PM

This is bad for the NHL.

He's their best player, whether you like it or not. That wouldn't be good for any sport, especially a sport that refuses to market other stars, besides Ovechkin.

#2234941 Jimmy Howard eyes spot in NHL All-Star game

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 December 2011 - 08:36 PM

Hahaha, this is awesome. Red Wings fans are so dedicated to winning (just like the team itself) that they want to play the strategic move and pull their players from the ASG to rest. I love this place.

Pretty sad isn't it? As if so many players perenially get injured in the ASG.

How are our superstars any more precious than other teams, who routinely send their best players if they're healthy?

I agree the game has many flaws, but it's still special to these players and to the fans who want to see the event or attend it.

#2234933 Jimmy Howard eyes spot in NHL All-Star game

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 December 2011 - 07:42 PM

Why is he better off not playing?

It would be a special thing for him and for the Wings to have him in the ASG. He's not the only goalie in the league who plays a lot that would potentially play in the ASG. Let him play. It'll be fun.

It's a chance to be in the same building as the best players in the league. Also, there's plenty of players who'll never get that chance and would give anything to play in the ASG. Can't take that for granted.

#2234840 12/10 GDT : Jets 1 at Red Wings 7

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 December 2011 - 12:12 AM

Easy question. The Wings are winning. So the critics are happy.

I'm not happy.

Should have won 7-0. Howard is no Carey Price indeed.