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#2524705 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 June 2014 - 09:07 PM

What good does running around hitting people and creating energy do if they get scored on? Don't get me wrong, I'd love a high energy big hitting defensively responsible 4th line, but defensively responsible comes first. That's what our 4th line is right now. Besides, a healthy team could see a 4th line of Abby-Glendening-Helm and that actually could be a decent energy line. Either way, we don't really have room for Thornton.


I don't want Thornton, but I'll take a younger enforcer.  We have plenty of room, especially with our injury projection for next season.  


Abby is a guy that Babcock puts on the top line. :lol:   What makes you think he'll be a 4th liner all of a sudden in the coach's mind?  A team that puts a jobber like Abby on the top line has plenty of room for an enforcer.    

#2524496 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 June 2014 - 09:03 PM


Glenfidditch and Miller actually had the same amount of pts as Thornton did in that series. In fact they had the same amount of pts as Thornton got in both series he played in. 


But they make our 4th line easy to play against.  We haven't had an effective 4th line since the grind line.  Your 4th line should be an energy, hitting line.  Miller doesn't really hit anyone.  

#2524488 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 June 2014 - 06:21 PM

This move only makes sense if Holland is doing it to troll Wings fans.


It feels like he actually reads this board and wonders what he could do to piss people off the most.  

#2523913 Wings sign Tomas Nosek to 2 year entry level deal

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 June 2014 - 01:02 AM


Who says they aren't getting a chance?  You think Wings scouts travel the entire world scouring for future talent, but don't bother to check around the metro area?


I know it's cool to have a local guy on the team, but you don't go out of your way to sign someone of lesser talent just because they're local.  I know it's important for "Michigan boys" to feel like they're specially chosen, but maybe that's the problem. If their only shot is getting picked because they're local, they might not be good enough.


I wish Holland had signed Mike Grier, back when he was a free agent, and like always, the Wings were needing big, physical right handed shooter.

#2523656 Trading up?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 June 2014 - 09:21 PM

Franzen for kopecky!!!!


Remember Kopecky's last shift in Detroit?


No reason to taint that memory.  

#2523608 Trading up?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 June 2014 - 01:00 PM

Franzen would enjoy playing in Florida.  Hopefully, their scouts haven't seen a Wings game since 2010.  

#2523351 2014 SCF : (2) The Big Apple vs. (3) Hollywood

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 June 2014 - 09:45 PM

So, after a playoffs full of evenly matched, game 7-filled rounds, we come to the SCF and it looks like we're back to the old sweep. The Kings are great, but I was hoping for something a little more competitive.


Yeah, it's a bit of a letdown.  espn will spend even less time on hockey now, and more time sucking Lebron's dick.  


Good thing the World Cup starts this week.  

#2523251 GM moves

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 June 2014 - 11:51 AM

Holland is like someone who inherits a big savings account, and then lets it dwindle down over the years without supplementing his income.  


Account will be almost empty when Datsyuk and Zetterberg retire.  

#2522884 Rendering of Joe Louis Arena from NHL 15

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 June 2014 - 01:13 PM

Shouldn't the lower bowl be empty?   ;)


Also, will Dan Cleary be on the roster, or do the roster updates take care of that later on?

#2522528 Redwings great R/H D men.............?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 June 2014 - 01:20 PM

If it means Babcock and Holland won't be bringing in players like Sammy and Williams just to have a right handed idiot on the powerplay, then I'm all for it.  


This organization lacks right handed shooters, period.  It's not just defensemen.  Having one on the point isn't as important, imo as having a good one on the slot. like Shanny and Hull used to be.  We need a good right handed winger.  

#2522411 97-98 Red Wings still the last team to win back-to-back!

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 June 2014 - 10:19 PM



This is just another way of reminding me how close we came in 2009.  It is definitely tough to repeat, though.        

#2522408 WCF: (6) California Dreamin' v (5) The Night Chicago Died

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 June 2014 - 10:16 PM

I now feel like those retard Blackhawks fans who used to root against us every year, back when their team sucked and ours didn't.   


Hopefully, we don't have to do this for much longer.  

#2522387 WCF: (6) California Dreamin' v (5) The Night Chicago Died

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 June 2014 - 09:56 PM

How nuts is that? Who would ever have thought it was going to come to this when the Kings were up 3-1? I was watching that third period like if it was the Wings playing. I really, really want the Kings to win this.


No kidding.  For some idiotic reason, God seems to like the Blackhawks.  


If I was God, they'd lose on a goal that bounces off the referee's whistle and into the net.  

#2521967 If Renny goes to Florida, who replaces him?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 May 2014 - 12:35 PM

Samuelsson would be a good powerplay coach.  



Shoot the glass!!!!!

#2521483 Abdelkader ejected for "vicious" hit at World Championships

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 May 2014 - 08:52 PM

Why didn't he hit Marchand like that?