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#2439177 9/25 Pre-Season GDT : Penguins 5 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 26 September 2013 - 03:24 PM

Johan Franzen-Stephen Weiss-Justin Abdelkader

Gustav Nyquist-Joakim Andersson-Tomas Tatar

Daniel Cleary-Riley Sheahan-Todd Bertuzzi

Drew Miller-Cory Emmerton-Mikael Samuelsson


Kyle Quincey-Brendan Smith

Danny DeKeyser-Xavier Ouellet

Adam Almquist-Brian Lashoff


Petr Mrazek (full game)


I would call this testing the "Worst Case Injury Scenario" plus it gives us a look at how our younger guys play against a full penguins line up.


- Get to see Nyquist and Tatar as a Top 6 against a legit Penguins Top 6. Tatar show!

- Ouellet was raved upon by Babcock and it allows us to determine our first call-up when we get injuries on Defense. I hope its Sproul or Ouellet

- Mrazek should be awesome to see against the Penguins without anything on the line it prepares him for back-up while Gus does Yoga to fix his groin

That bottom 6.....wow.  Talk about spare parts, aside from Sheahan.

#2439176 Brendan Smith

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 26 September 2013 - 03:22 PM

Smith and Franzen for Edler and kassian

Quincey to Edmonton for their newly acquired Ference, whom i'm guessing was signed to let Schultz do his thing and not be -100 for a full season.  Ference is a lot like Stuart and would be the ideal type player to pair with Smith.

#2438911 Canadian Olympic Jerseys Leaked?

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 25 September 2013 - 12:26 PM

A zoomed in version of the previous photo.  Shows the "fake laces" details, as well as what might be Canada's version of the "shiny shoulder stars", which will probably be maple leafs or something...




Oh yeah, and that's a gold border around the maple leaf.

The shiny stuff on the shoulders looks like packing tape holding that pile of crap together.

#2438910 Pro-Bruins "writer" article on Wings

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 25 September 2013 - 12:24 PM

Douchenozzles like Todd Bertuzzi andnoted...whatever this is like Pavel Datsyuk



Right, because Datsyuk's religious beliefs make him a "douchenozzle". Pathetic, digging and digging for reasons to mock one of the most well run franchises in sports.  A whole part dedicated to how "awful" kronwalling is, maybe their fans don't realize hitting is part of hockey, and if players can't be bothered to keep their head up while kronwall is on the ice, they deserve to get hit into oblivion. Also failed to mention Zetterberg and Datsyuk (skill and competitiveness wise) while saying Jimmy and Goose are our only saving grace, and then their "fans" have the audacity to comment on the article talking about how the perfect human was over-rated. What a terrible "writer" and fan base. I actually lost a lot of respect for Bostons fanbase, I liked Boston, and didn't mind the fans, till this little piece of garbage article. I guess they are still mad we whooped their arses 8-2, and apparently they are quite upset that we filled their arena too, Welcome to Detroit Boston Booins (or Boo-urns)

And then ragging on a city that's going through hell and back right now.....that spells class.  Horrible article.  I like the Bruins quite a bit as a team, but apparently their fans are the ones who are douchenozzles.

#2438907 9/25 Pre-Season GDT : Penguins 5 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 25 September 2013 - 12:11 PM

Any idea on the pens lineup?





They'll have to trade 1 of them to become cap compliant :lol:

Me too! What's that all about? I was really looking forward to seeing something resembling our actual line combos...

Lots of extra pre-season ice time for line 2....Tatar-Andy-Nyquist. :ok:

#2435278 Prospects Tournament

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 06 September 2013 - 12:27 PM



in terms of prospects, that top six is filthy!! haha love it. cannot wait for the likes of jurco, mantha, frk, jarnkrok, etc to be on the big squad.

I was gonna say the same thing but I scrolled down and read for a change.  Line 3 is looking good too.

#2435079 Buffalo Sabres unveil new third jerseys

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 05 September 2013 - 07:33 AM

The buffalo in the logo looks like it got drunk and fell over, or like it's falling out of the sky and is going to land on the sabres.

I don't mind the back of the jersey at all, but it seems like whoever was creating it took a s*** and died before making his way to the front thus leaving the rest of the jersey to be finished by his 11 year old niece. No offense to 11 year old girls, most of whom could probably design a better jersey.

 It really does now that you mentioned it.  It's tongue is hanging out like it's gonna wake up in 13 hours and take 10 minutes to moisten again after drunkenly mouth breathing all night.


Those jerseys are atrocious.  Mabus' "BARF" pretty much sums that one up.

#2435078 Lines Thread

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 05 September 2013 - 07:30 AM

If it were a "I wish these were the lines", then:















There's something to be said for having 3 scoring lines, and Franzen loves living in the shadows so 3rd line with 2 insanely hard working kids is a good place for him.

#2434964 Franzen: "I am not a goal scorer"

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 04 September 2013 - 12:51 PM


these might not be exact fits, but all come very close to the goals or salary criteria. since your numbers are all arbitrary to begin with, i feel the list is valid. it shows that franzen is not some super great contract that absolves him from any criticism:


matt moulson

andrew ladd

chris kunitz

michael ryder

erik cole

If we had Andrew Ladd instead of Johan Franzen, we win the Cup next year.  There's a very good reason that Ladd is the captain here in Winnipeg.  His compete level is that of Darren Helm. 

#2434548 USA Olympic '14 Jerseys

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 31 August 2013 - 07:55 PM


Well, I'm American, so I have to root for all of them. *ambivalent face*


(Secretly, I'm rooting for Sweden.)


Also, all these people saying that the people responsible for the U.S. jerseys are going to be fired into oblivion - you know that's not going to happen. You know they're getting promotions and raises and sublimated stars.

Haha!  So I'm not the only one?  I have a feeling I'll be somehow disappointed with Canada's roster and will just cheer for Red Wings to do well.

#2434325 One player to put us over the top

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 28 August 2013 - 11:33 AM

Dan Girardi from the Rangers. He's a UFA after this season--so it might not be that unreasonable if the Rangers fall out of contention and feel they likely can't re-sign him. Plus, Glen Sather's an idiot.


I'd trade Quincey away somehow to make room for him. NYR probably wouldn't want Quincey since he's also a UFA next offseason. But I'd overpay a bit for Girardi--a right handed guy who's extremely solid defensively. Certainly better than Q.







That would be awesome...

I really like the idea of Girardi for Quincey and maybe even throw in a guy like Almqvist.  That would wrap things up on D quite well.  I think the real thing we're missing as well on forward is a guy like Milan Lucic.  I would be willing to give up Franzen and Mrazek for him in a heartbeat.  I may even throw in the 1st round pick as well.  I'd take him over Evander Kane.  Kane has the same issues that Seguin does, which is why Loui Eriksson is a much better all around player than he is.  He doesn't have the off ice crap going on and his game is exceptional.  Eriksson is also another guy I really wanted, but I'll settle for him on the B's.  Lucic on a line with Dats and Z would be monstrous.  Weber wouldn't turnbuckle smash Z with Lucic on the ice and neither would anyone else.  He's also an annoying net presence. 

#2433272 Who do we Unload, reload on before the season starts?

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 14 August 2013 - 12:06 PM

Not just Helm. Even if Helm plays 82, I bet Emdog still plays.

That would necessitate Andersson be hurt then.  If Dats or Z are injured, they have the healthy one at centre and wingers move around.  If Weiss is injured, Dats and Z are split up or Franzen takes 2nd centre duties.  If Helm or Andersson are injured and Tuzzi is healthy, Abdelkader could move down to 4th line centre and Tuzzi can take his spot on the 1st line with Dats and Z.  Emmerton is a last resort bud....sorry. 

#2432151 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 01 August 2013 - 12:23 PM

What's crazy to me is that the Captain of a team won't even have an A on our team now lol

Unlike Parise and Suter, Alfie will be heading to a team with strong leadership and more than 4 "good" players.  He's probably pretty ok with that. 

#2431760 Leftovers

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 29 July 2013 - 07:50 AM

I'm not sure skill sets has anything to do with it. With viable (cheaper) options available still in the UFA pool. Why trade and give up an asset, even a 7th rounder to help out another team?

Not buying out Bertuzzi was a mistake IMHO.

As impressed as I am and how much I like Abdelkader, if Tuzzi is healthy, he's a better option for the top line to play with Dats and Z.  That would give Abs the chance to get back to grinding and hitting on a line that does that and Tuzzi would bring everything and more than Abdelkader on the top line. 

#2431733 It's time - to predict 2014 Team USA

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 28 July 2013 - 05:27 PM

I would say Quick, Anderson, Howard, Miller, Schneider, Kane, Kessel, Parise, Ryan, Byfuglien, Suter, Yandle (and possibly Kesler with his 2-way skills) would all have a very good chance of cracking Canada's lineup. Although the great thing about the direction USA hockey is going, in another 4 years that number should grow big time. So much young American talent coming up the ranks. Hopefully most of them will develop accordingly.

No to Kesler for sure, Ryan and Yandle.