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#2456633 What is Samuelsson's role?

Posted by T.Low on 22 November 2013 - 12:00 PM

Sammy was a good acquisition at the time. It certainly seems that two years and $2m/per would have made better sense. Or even 1yr.

There was no adjustment phase, as he's been a wing before obviously and therefore knows the systems.

A right-handed shot we needed for the power play point.

Swede background with Canadian light edge.

He's actually done well this year. I used to worry every time he got the puck, but now he is much more composed and makes pretty good passes and pretty good decisions. Certainly has more patience with the puck than Tafar for example.

He is a versatile depth signing. He can play third line grinder, be plugged into the second or even first-line in a pinch, and be plugged into fourth line minutes.

It wasn't a bad acquisition, it was just the contract itself that was poor.

#2455871 Respect Babcock and Holland

Posted by T.Low on 20 November 2013 - 07:38 PM

You can respect someone while still questioning there job performance.


It's because I respect them so much that I am holding them accountable, I'm holding their feet to the fire.
We haven't seen a horrible run like this in almost 25 years. You've got to expect some backlash from the faithful.
Our team stands at a precipice: we can hurl ourselves into the void and have confidence to make the bold moves which include adding the right youth, and making the one or two trades that put us right back into the elit; Or we can be timid and afraid to make these moves, and hold on too long to players who gave us their all and have nothing left to giver, and watch this team fall out of contention for years to come.

You are right: we are not that far from Cup contention. But you are wrong if you don't see how easily we can deviate from that direction by holding on to long to mediocre depth veterans that have nothing left to give

#2455627 Babcock performance thread

Posted by T.Low on 20 November 2013 - 03:19 AM

We need to recall Blashill and send Babcock down. We got to put our best coach behind the bench.

#2455581 11/19 GDT: Predators 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by T.Low on 19 November 2013 - 10:37 PM

You people are pathetic excuse for fans. I'm ready for a struggling Red Wings season, it's about time to burn off all this dead wood.

When your favorite band puts out a new album and it sucks and is unbearable to listen to, do you keep playing it over and over again? You keep listening to it or do you go listen to something else?

That hockey was painful to watch.

#2455446 11/19 GDT: Predators 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by T.Low on 19 November 2013 - 09:48 PM

I wish I were there so I could get up and walk out. This is awful.

I do love the Belle Tire cougar, though., so it's easy enough to watch on tv

#2455188 11/19 GDT: Predators 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by T.Low on 19 November 2013 - 03:29 PM

Yeah, my first thought was to put Smith with Abby and Miller, just for a look see. Seems
to have the toolkit to play forward.

Anyone else see the irony of having too many forwards yet only dressing 11 tonite? Sheesh , what a clustercluck.

#2453835 Filppula to Tampa 5 yr $5 million

Posted by T.Low on 15 November 2013 - 10:52 AM

Since when have the Wings played puck possession? 

ZDB plays it. The rest of the team plays gnip gnop: While you're gnipping, they're gnopping!

#2453611 Babs Finally happy about 2nd line

Posted by T.Low on 14 November 2013 - 12:45 PM

Bertuzzi is effective up there. That may defy logic to some people solve he's "old and slow" but it is what it is. Our top line is set.

In his case it's because he keeps the puck moving fast with his great passing or he's protecting it like a mama bear, which all mostly nullifies his lack of speed.
The guy has the incredible vision, instincts, and skills to line w 13 & 40 as opposed to Abby who just quite didn't have enough .

Plus he adds a major bit of gruff to that line: guys are still intimidated by the old bear.

Tatar is scratched for tomorrow.  Cleary is back in....

No one has supported Babcock and Holland more than me, but its starting to piss me off.

#2453489 An honest question about Nyquist

Posted by T.Low on 13 November 2013 - 07:01 PM

You gotta think its stressing out Babcock big time Mrs Babcock must be sick of hearing Hollands name being cursed at the dinner table.

On the other hand, I'll bet Holland has an awesome car collection.

#2453479 Babs Finally happy about 2nd line

Posted by T.Low on 13 November 2013 - 05:40 PM

When Weiss returns slot him into the 3rd line between nyquist and Tatar until AllStar break to get the system down. Could prove to be a great third line during that period, then we have three pretty good lines for a change.

#2452263 What would you do?...

Posted by T.Low on 09 November 2013 - 01:05 PM

I honestly think our entire issue would be solved if we had another high quality hard working top 6 winger to play on the second line with Weiss and Alfie. Franzen isn't that guy. Nyquist could be. Or we could trade for someone. We just don't have enough high quality top 6 players in our top 6. 

Agreed. He COULD be...but no.

I do think we need a top Puck moving Dman to really put us into serious contention.

Was it Talon who recently said "Our better players need to be better or we'll get better players" ?

#2451645 The Metropolitan Division Is Terrible

Posted by T.Low on 07 November 2013 - 03:39 PM

I take objection to that. I am a hell of a lot of fun.

#2451480 Nyquist taking things in stride, with class

Posted by T.Low on 06 November 2013 - 08:28 PM

t)…  He will be a full time Wing prior to the trade deadline.  Have faith in Goose Nyquistfan!

Dude is a real Nyquistafarian. I hope to be one real soon, too.

#2451274 Marty the Marmot mascot attacked during WHL game

Posted by T.Low on 05 November 2013 - 11:11 PM

Marty should find out where the jackass works and go tackle him at his job. Where the hell is PETA when you need them.

PETA is too busy burning down my ex-girlfriends lab where she is testing to see which is healthier for a horses pulmonary system: straw bedding or hay bedding. PETA sucks.

#2450669 Smith to IR, Almqvist called up

Posted by T.Low on 03 November 2013 - 08:53 PM

I appreciate the sentiment but Hakan Andersson didn't scout/find Nick Lidstrom.  It was the European scout before Hakan named Christer Rockstrom.

Just passing along what I heard on the Doug MacLean interview on the radio when the wings were in Vancouver the other day regarding the size and success issue.

Have your husband call me so we can get together and complain about our fact checking wives ruining our stories.