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#2296668 Do we really need Suter?

Posted by mwagner468 on 24 April 2012 - 12:33 PM

Ok I agree with a lot of you. I might have been a tad unrealistic to what it comes to aquiring Nash. My point was- I have thought since 09 when we lost Hossa sammy and Hudler we never have regained the scoring we lost. I just dont think we need a top tier defenceman(unless lids retires). Give me Iginla or Nash+Doan+Parise and ship out Franzen and Cleary and this has become a much tougher team to play against with snipers.

Do you not think we get through the first round with this team?

#2296466 Do we really need Suter?

Posted by mwagner468 on 23 April 2012 - 10:51 PM

Ok Here are my If's. Lids signs for 3.5. We sign Parise for 6.0. We sign Doan for 4.5. Finally we trade Franzen and cleary and a first to Colombus for Nash. which is 7.8 in, with 6.4 going out. Obiviously we dont sign Hudler or Stuart. Maybe pick up one tough guy(fighter) early and a depth defenceman at the trade deadline.

My question is could you live with Lids, kronwall, Erickson, Quincy, White, Smith? Kindl and Janik being the seventh and eighth until the Deadline?
Would the team be tough enough? I just don't see defence being what the problem was.

#2258888 2/19 GDT : Sharks 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by mwagner468 on 19 February 2012 - 02:47 PM

Draper Scores!!!!
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#2256070 The only teams that can win the cup

Posted by mwagner468 on 12 February 2012 - 11:15 PM

Ok, I think there are only five teams that can win four rounds. Detroit, San Jose, and Vancouver in the west, and Boston, and the Rags in the East. I am not saying someone else can't upset one of these teams. However, in my opinion only these 5 teams can win the cup. What say you?

#2252879 Our Power play

Posted by mwagner468 on 05 February 2012 - 03:28 PM

So what are your feelings on why our power play is so bad? Too many set-up guys and not enough snipers? Relying too much on the deflection in front of the net?

Speaking of the latter what is the deal with our skaters alone going down the middle and passing it off to a wing on the side creating a much worse shooting angle. This happens so much I am beginning to think this is a philosophy of the coaches.

#2251897 How open would you be to trading Hank?

Posted by mwagner468 on 03 February 2012 - 04:20 PM

Just to be clear, I am not saying hmmm Hank is having a average year to his usual season. trade him.
What I am saying is if he has a injury that is going to get worse with time, ala Bertuzzi is not the same player he was before His back injury, then you have to consider it.

Right now we have one true sniper. (Franzen) Fill and Dats could be considered but they are still more playmakers than snipers. During the playoffs teams can shut down one sniper and then take their chances with everyopne else.

I love Hank, but I also love when the wings win Stanley cups.

#2251685 How open would you be to trading Hank?

Posted by mwagner468 on 03 February 2012 - 01:00 AM

You know my brother and I have been watching him play all year, and there is something seriously wrong with him. I get scoring droughts and all, but he is making bad passes, getting knocked off the puck easy and not scoring as well.

I know he is still playing great d against the other top forwards, but we need snipers in a bad way. If this is a result of his ongoing back problems you have to consider trading him. Just my opinion.

#2249132 Nick Lidstrom and Chuck Norris

Posted by mwagner468 on 24 January 2012 - 10:07 PM

I though since Nick is pretty much the perfect human, we could start a Chuck Norris type of thread about #5.

I will start. Nick Lidstrom has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isn't dead. He is just afraid to move.

#2200260 Ok here is what I don't get

Posted by mwagner468 on 21 July 2011 - 10:53 PM

Ok, In 1994 the Devils lose a tough 7 game series to the Rags and the next year they crush us in the finals. I get that, natural progression. Same thing happens with Detroit in 1997 after losing a tough 6 game series in 96 with the av's. My point is if you at the eventual champion a lot of times you can make sense of it. Usually a team does not come out of nowhere to win the cup.

This year we lose to the Sharks, who in turn lose pretty handily to Vancouver. Then, (I know it was a 7 game series)Vancouver gets crushed by Boston in the finals.

Ok, Detroit pounds Boston and Tampa bay in the regular season. Now I know that the regular season has shown to not mean everything, but damn seriously? Detroit didn't just win a couple of lucky games against Boston and Tampa. We dominated them in every facet of the game. It makes no sense. Boston was really better than the team that beat the team that beat Detroit? I for one am not buying it. So what does that leave us with?

I just wanted to hear other people's opinion on this.

#2199075 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by mwagner468 on 18 July 2011 - 04:07 PM

I don't know how it will play out, but I want Ozzie to have one more go at it. Call it a soft spot in my heart.

#1982152 mccrimmon

Posted by mwagner468 on 09 May 2010 - 02:41 PM

So two years of this idiot and two years of sloppy, sloppy, play. I also heard they thought he was a idiot when he coached the defence in Atlanta. So will we see a coaching change with the defence or will Babcock keep him on staff? If he goes what are some potential replacements as I am tired Of Detroit looking so sloppy in their own end.

#1923269 Year of the Desert Dogs?

Posted by mwagner468 on 23 March 2010 - 02:44 PM

well it took only one post to get to the stupidity

Your calling me stupid?

#1923261 Year of the Desert Dogs?

Posted by mwagner468 on 23 March 2010 - 02:29 PM

What I am concerned with is what the league is going to do. In 2004 the league wanted to prove small market teams could make it to the final and low and behold Calgary vs tampa bay. Last year the league wanted Pittsburg to win and the finals got started what a week earlier than they were supposed to. Not to mention Malkin not being suspended for game three. Oh and when I say league I mean buttman. This year Phoenix goes bankrupt and everyone is saying the nhl shouldn't have expanded there. But all of a sudden Look at Phoenix. It's almost as if Bettman wants to say look I told you Hockey will work there. So therefore I have no idea what the league will allow them to get away with come playoff time