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Z Winged Dangler

Member Since 23 Sep 2007
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#2540135 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 11 October 2014 - 08:27 PM

Impressed by Anderson so far. He was a sack of hammers last year.


#2540127 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 11 October 2014 - 08:25 PM

Whose this nyquist kid? And why do they keep talking about him?


He's that guy that scores.


#2540119 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 11 October 2014 - 08:20 PM

It hurts to say but Q has been solid so far


I'd rather be able to say that than rip him for constant mistakes.


#2540114 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 11 October 2014 - 08:19 PM

I'm so glad our franchise wasn't created to promote a Disney movie


Not gonna lie though...I love those movies.


#2540112 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 11 October 2014 - 08:18 PM

We all knew that Simth/DeKeyser and Quincy/Kindl would eventually make mistakes. I'm actually pretty impressed so far with this team including the defense. It's not that we're playing against bottom feeders.


Swap Kindl for Ouellet and I'm happy. I don't even hate KFQ this year yet.


#2540101 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 11 October 2014 - 08:11 PM

The Wings look so much quicker than at any point in recent history. They are obviously flawed still defensively, but the forwards are really a fun group to watch play with their speed and tenacity.


Probably cause none of them use walking aid, be it a cane, walker or other elderly mobile aid device. Love the youth.


#2540002 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 11 October 2014 - 07:36 PM

If Etem can't take a hit perhaps ballet would be more up his alley


#2535689 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 07 September 2014 - 04:04 PM

Does anyone think that DeKeyser isn't signed yet because they still don't know the status of Alfredsson?  Signing one, or both of them could dictate the amount and length of the deal.  If Alfredsson signs for 1 year, they could tell DeKeyser to take a 1 year 2 million deal and then sign long term but if Alfredsson retires then they could offer 5 years at 3.5 per or something along those terms.




#2534400 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 16 August 2014 - 08:53 PM

UGH. I hate what this re-signing has done to people's (myself included) perception of Cleary. That video just made me want to hug him and beg him to retire.

Also, did anyone else notice he referred to himself as "Danny?" :lol:

I HATE the signing, but after watching tons of Wings videos this summer, I must say if Cleary was as good a player as he is a person, he would win the Hart Trophy this season.  I truly hope he proves us all wrong and has a bounce back season. 

 

Bettman is still the Anti-Christ.  Nothing that man does at this point can undo the wrongs that happened under his rule.




#2534093 Helmer: First one to get a herniated disc in the new Season?

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 12 August 2014 - 12:52 PM

Doesn't everyone love articles that make a big deal about nothing?  Girl weighs 120 pounds, Helm squats with what...600?




#2533685 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 04 August 2014 - 01:09 PM

In my mind Konstantinov would have been legendary had that tragedy not occurred.

And we'd be looking at the Leafs in the rear view for Cup wins.  He was THAT good.  Stevens and Niedermayer while great could not hold the jocks of Lids and Vladdy and that's saying something.  We all love a good Kronwalling, but those are bumps compared to what Vladdy dished out.  Man he could hit.  And for some reason, he scored breakaway goals.  Pure awesomeness. 

 

He would also be my pick.




#2533527 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 02 August 2014 - 11:55 AM

 

I think you could also make a case for the Lightning, Canadiens, Blue Jackets, Avalanche.

Tampa is definitely the best on that list.  They'll be fun to watch for sure.  I'll cheer for them more cause Stevie Y built them.




#2533523 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 02 August 2014 - 10:53 AM

 

Definitely! From a management perspective, it’s a team effort as well. You can have the best GM in the world, but if his assistants, scouts, coaches etc. are garbage, it doesn’t matter. With that being said, you can have the best the assistants, scouts, coaches etc. in the world, but if you have a GM (or owners) who don’t listen or care what they have to say, it doesn’t matter either.

 

I'm pretty happy with the way things are going. I'm just crossing my fingers that the kids can become upper tier/elite players while the vets (Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Kronwall etc.) can still play at an elite level. I think they will, but only time will tell.

That's why it's good that the one thing we can never complain about is that Holland listens to his scouts.  Without that happening, we would never have had the Datsyuk's, Zetterberg's and Hampus Melen's.  Even while Holland is having a rough stretch and I'm no doubt not that happy with him along with most, he's still getting guys like Sheahan signed for under 1 mil, giving Tatar a very fair deal for both sides and drafting guys to play effectively in today's NHL.  Things aren't great at the moment for the Wings, but the future looks bright.  Like I said in another thread as well, once the kids take over the Wings and the new arena is built and rejuvenates Detroit, players in the NHL are going to wish they came to the Wings.  We'll have guys saying "I want to go to Detroit to play with Nyquist, Tatar, Sheahan, Mantha, Sproul, Ouellet, Smith, Marchenko...."  They'll chose a contender over milking cows in Minnesota with their girlfriends family or whatever that crap was about with Farmer Suter and ******* Yeehaw Parise.

 

Edit:  Add Athaniesou to my list.  I have a good feeling about that kid.




#2533412 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 31 July 2014 - 11:17 AM

I personally love the direction this team is going. I think the plan for a few years has been to get younger, due in part to the salary cap, as well as bigger, evident by our past few drafts. We have a lot to get excited about as fans. There is going to be a ton of talent coming up over the next few years, and a lot of these kids have the size and strength to go along with the speed and skill. Sure, we have struck out on the past 2 of 3 free agency periods, and we haven't really done anything at the trade deadline, but I do believe there is a plan in place and Kenny sees the bigger picture. Unlike most fans that are very eager for the quick fix, Ken is very patient and knows that it's going to take time to get back to the top, he know what it takes to build a contender, and doing so without ever having to tank is pretty remarkable.

It also helps that we have the best scouts in the NHL.




#2533313 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 29 July 2014 - 04:34 PM

 

Not from Grand Rapids they won't.

 

Also, how can you honestly blame our bad start at the beginning of last season on lame plugs without immediately acknowledging that those same "lame plugs" are mostly still on the team.  We have the same problem we did a year ago.

 

We haven't made it past the second round of the playoffs in half a decade.  You can't blame that all on Sammy, Cleary, and injuries.  And if you do, you're setting yourself up for disappointment. 

I know we still have some issues to deal with, but having Tatar and Nyquist on the roster from day 1 is a positive compared to last year.  We still have Cleary, Kindl, Quincey and Andersson, but with the season starting with a healthy Z, Dats, Helm and Weiss along with Tatar and Nyquist guaranteed roster spots, you have to at least have a shred of hope that this team can do more than just suck.  Hopefully Smith is given a larger role as well and Kindl finds himself in GR and not on the PP.  Point is, with a healthy roster to start the year, I'll remain positive until I'm given a reason to be negative.