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#2012361 The Bottom Six and Modano

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 July 2010 - 10:14 PM

I must be misremembering because I almost certainly remember Hudler Flip being third liners in the 08 run.


Nope, you're thinking of 2009 when we lost.

Hudler played on the 4th line in 2008 with Helm and McCarty/Maltby. Flip played with Franzen and Sammy that year on the 2nd line. The 3rd line was Cleary, Draper and Drake.


#2012355 The Bottom Six and Modano

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 July 2010 - 10:09 PM

Spot on post if it were 1997, or if this weren't the Wings.

A better part of the league and especially the Wings have started using the third line as a secondary scoring line, remember Hudler Flip Sammy was the third line in Det for a wfew years, in fact up until last year most of Hudler and Flip's minutes were logged on the third line.

Modano is a much better defensive forward than Hudler and if Hudler can be a third line player in Det I see no reason why Modano could not be. IMO


Last time we won the Cup, we had grinders and defensively responsible forwards on our 3rd line. Namely, Cleary, Draper and Drake. I don't see how you can say it's different nowadays somehow. Wings aren't above anyone else in that department. We need balance just as much as other teams do.

In fact, every time we've won the Cup, we had that.

Just sayin..


#2012339 Jard Boll

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 July 2010 - 09:45 PM

I can never tell if you're joking when it comes to Lillypads and fighting, because you seem reasonable about fights otherwise.

Lilja has never owned anyone. He got in a good punch against Boll and then took him down. As I've said before, I give Lilja major props for basically learning to fight at the top level of the sport. But he certainly wasn't tremendous at it.


Lilja can own whomever he wants.

If he wanted to, he could come to your house and own you. :P Look what happened to this poor europuss who dared challenge him.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x06C4vKMJvE


#2012308 Brett Lebda signs with Toronto

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 July 2010 - 09:18 PM

Brett was the best there is, the best there was........Oh wait nevermind, we're talking about Lebda. :D

Holland's last words were, "Brett screwed Brett" :lol:


#2012246 Nabokov leaves the NHL, signs with KHL

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 July 2010 - 07:43 PM

When stars leave to the KHL, this is far worse than having 3rd or 4th line euros doing it.

This is bad for the NHL, and it could get worse if Kovalchuk follows.


#2012242 Brett Lebda signs with Toronto

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 July 2010 - 07:40 PM

His number should be retired.



Just so no one else ever wears it for fear of it being cursed forever in suckiness.

Those few Leafs fans who miss Aki Berg will finally see him replaced properly.


#2011624 RUMOR: Wings sign Modano

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 July 2010 - 10:36 PM

Why don't Madonna just make up his mind instead of texting ESPN or going to ball games?

Time is money for the Wings.


#2011571 RUMOR: Wings sign Modano

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 July 2010 - 10:05 PM

I talked with Mike tonight, and he confirmed as much.


#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.