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#2239688 Stay classy Kesler

Posted by F.Michael on 29 December 2011 - 01:41 PM

:lol: at some of the responses here...

I'm an old fart (in comparison to most members here); fighting after a big/questionable hit was rather common throughout the 80's, and 90's (especially if you were on a line with Yzerman, Gretzky, or Lemieux).

So Kesler took exception - meh no big deal.

#2239740 12/30 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 30 December 2011 - 12:10 AM

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#2232532 12/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Avalanche 4

Posted by CaliforniaWingsFan on 04 December 2011 - 01:49 PM

Wish Howard was in but he can't play every game hopefully Conklin will have a good game. I have my doubts though. Posted Image

#2232485 12/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Avalanche 4

Posted by Guest on 04 December 2011 - 09:51 AM

The streak will end, poor decision to not play Howard.

#2231652 12/2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Sabres 1

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 01 December 2011 - 12:31 PM

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#2231789 12/2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Sabres 1

Posted by frwtv on 01 December 2011 - 10:06 PM

I will be streaming this game at http://freeredwings.tv.

#2231183 Wings are soft as hell.

Posted by Doc Holliday on 30 November 2011 - 05:53 PM

No - just bloody honest.

No, that's being melodramatic.

The Wings weren't a world beater by any means, but they could have put up a fight against any team in the league last post-season. They went 7 games against a team that has had their number, and swept a team they struggled with the previous year.

Hell, the tiny Canadiens went 7 against Boston and almost pulled off a series win. Boston would have most certainly beat Detroit last year, but Detroit could have won one or two games.

For the record, I think San Jose would have had the best chance to beat Boston.

#2231175 Wings are soft as hell.

Posted by F.Michael on 30 November 2011 - 05:17 PM

Geez, talk about being melodramatic.

No - just bloody honest.

#2231158 Wings are soft as hell.

Posted by Doc Holliday on 30 November 2011 - 04:29 PM

Yeah - regular season means so much...

Had we faced them last spring - we would've had a repeat of 1995...Some here tend to forget how throughout the playoffs the game tends to favor teams that can not only score goals, but can physically dominate you as well.

Geez, talk about being melodramatic.

#2231036 11/30 GDT : Lightning 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by frwtv on 30 November 2011 - 12:24 AM

I will be streaming this game at http://freeredwings.tv.

#2230333 11/26 GDT : Predators 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Konnan511 on 27 November 2011 - 12:41 AM

Let the record show that I never doubted this team. Not once.

My favorite thread of all-time is the second to last game of the season last season where GMR and 99% of LGW stated how much they hated the team and hoped they would get swept in the playoffs. Then the next game we won big and everyone was back on board.

Until the buzzer sounds, i firmly believe we can win every game.

#2229992 Semin

Posted by eva unit zero on 26 November 2011 - 09:42 AM

For those of you offering up Hudler instead of Cleary, here's an interesting fact:

Alexander Semin is 27, and a UFA this offseason.
Jiri Hudler is 27, and a UFA this offseason.
Dan Cleary is 32 (turns 33 in three weeks) signed through next season at an inexpensive price given his performance over the past few years.

Jakub Kindl is 24, signed for one more year, then becomes an RFA.
Jeff Schultz is 26, signed for three more years, and then becomes a UFA.

I like Dan Cleary. I think he's a good player and the kind of guy you want to have around. That said, he's getting old and he's very injury prone.

Semin is an interesting case. I don't think a deal gets done unless a) he's willing to extend with the trading team or b) he's given up on the cheap.

But in either of those scenarios, Washington is dealing out a soon-to-be UFA forward and expects some value back. Hudler himself is a soon-to-be UFA forward, so that doesn't really offer very much unless he somehow clicks with Ovechkin and starts scoring crazy amounts. So you can rule Hudler out of the deal.

On defense, it's interesting. Jeff Schultz is a solid defenseman and would be a great addition. I don't want to part with Kindl, and I'm sure Holland doesn't either. Ericsson offers many of the same things Kindl does, plus more experience and notably, playoff experience on a Cup finalist.

So swapping Ericsson, who is 27, for Kindl shouldn't be an issue. Ericsson is signed for three years so that's not a concern to Washington.

Ultimately, if you don't want to see Cleary in this scenario, you have to put Franzen or Filppula. Dats and Z would bring back Semin on their own, and nobody else but Franzen and Filppula have the trade value and contract situation Washington would be looking for. Filppula is easily the most valuable of the three, and Cleary the most expendable. But Franzen is the best trade piece (if necessary) as he's inconsistent, injury prone, and getting moreso on both fronts every day. Cleary is injury prone, but he's been a pretty consistent guy the past few years.

So let's make it Cleary/Ericsson/1st for Semin/Schultz. The Wings losing a first that could be used to nab a Parise or Suter might hurt, but the potential outcome of having Semin with Dats or Z is very nice.

And finally; the pick would have to be adjusted based on when during the season the trade is happening. If Cleary isn't going to waive his NTC, then it's a deadline deal and the pick shouldn't be necessary to grab Semin from Washington if they're still shopping him. A Cleary/Ericsson/1st package should be enough to bring back Parise or Suter (or Weber?) at the deadline, and Semin falls a bit short of that level. maybe a 3rd or lower, or maybe even no pick.



Solves the Brad Stuart "issue" going forward by getting a better replacement for him than Ericsson, while significantly improving top-six scoring. Semin re-signs at a similar value, or Holland deals his rights plus something for a good player (or their rights, such as Parise/Suter/Weber), and it works out.

Next year? Assuming Lidstrom doesn't return, it could be this...



With Suter at 6.5, Semin at 7, Parise at 7, Helm at 1.5, Abdelkader at 1, and Hudler at 3, and Joey Mac (or similarly priced backup) as well as two minimum wage additions (retention of Janik and Conner?) this roster works but is at the cap.

#2229908 11/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 November 2011 - 05:05 PM

Oh my the wings got so physically dominated, you can't deny they were very lucky to come out with the W

I have a new favorite poster around here. :D

Thank you son.

#2229906 11/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 November 2011 - 05:03 PM

For starters, Boston was playing catchup the whole game. Teams that play catchup normally get more chances, and when you have a strong aggressive forecheck like Boston you are going to make things happen more often.

Second, if not for an unforced turnover by Howard, we probably aren't having this conversation.

Third, are you saying the Datsyuk like wasn't dominant today?

Also, the San Jose line is pretty rich since we took them to 7 games last year. And the team still has cap space and time to improve and add another player. Woe is this team.

My point was about our defense, which I don't think played great. Don't know how anyone can say otherwise.

Datsyuk was awesome, but he's not what I was criticizing. In fact, he "was" his line. I was talking more about the defense.

Howard's turnover was in part because we had trouble handling the forecheck. Same with Zetterberg's gaffe.

The part about teams catching up getting more chances doesn't hold water. Neither team was ever up by more than a goal. If anything, our defense should have tightened up and not give up a shooting gallery. And you're right about Boston's aggressive forecheck usually getting lots of chances. That's the whole point I was making. We don't handle that kind team well.

Lastly, San Jose beat us two years in a row. People have a hard time grasping that. So we took them to 7 games the second time around. Big deal. We still lost.

#2229897 11/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 November 2011 - 04:33 PM


The Datsyuk line was dominant tonight. Zetterberg had a terrible game, though.

Did you watch the game?

Our defense had trouble getting the puck out of the zone and turned the puck over constantly. We gave up around 45 shots. That's hardly winning hockey. A team as big as Boston or San Jose can do this to us at will.

Howard stood on his head. That's why we won.

I laughed at a guest because I read this. You win the awesome award.

We got so manhandled that we won. ***** ***** *****.

God, you guys are such blind homers. We won because Howard was awesome. Giving up 43 shots is not winning hockey in general.

That's why we can't beat San Jose in a playoff series. We struggle against big, forechecking teams. What is not true about that?

This board can bef****** amazing sometimes.