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#2250355 Dreger's mailbag

Posted by dobbles on 27 January 2012 - 09:58 PM

i am really surprised at how many people are advocating multiple changes... i know you all want us to get tougher and grittier, but personally, i would rather only make 1 or possibly 2 roster changes down the stretch. its kind of silly to throw off the chemistry of a team that has been top 5 in goals scored and goals against most of the season...

#2248473 1/23 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by dobbles on 23 January 2012 - 08:22 PM

stewart is quickly getting to the top of the list for biggest douchebag in the league. guy is a coward.

#2245346 The ONE thing I can't stand about Wings games on FSD.....

Posted by dobbles on 13 January 2012 - 07:59 PM

Exactly. An entire thread at LGW to ***** about yet something else. Surprise! I come here for breaking Wings news and some of the community. Yet all I ever read when I open a thread is ***** ***** *****.

you know you could just avoid the thread that is specifically about things that annoy us on fsd??? its a fun thread poking at stupid commercials and other general annoyances. maybe next you can go into the thread about the allstar game and complaining they are talking too much about who made the allstar team...

#2244138 are we done giving conklin chances?

Posted by dobbles on 10 January 2012 - 09:18 PM

while it certainly wouldn't hurt to have a higher quality backup, i am starting to think conklin isn't the problem. the defense is very porous this year but because jimmy has been amazing, its hidden a lot of that. because conks is playing only average hockey, it exposes just how many oddman chances and defensive breakdowns we have been having. unfortunately, its all 3 pairings that give up these chances.

#2243299 Bobby Ryan

Posted by dobbles on 08 January 2012 - 10:19 PM

i think way more than that. anaheim said they are looking for an equivalent asset coming back. honestly, i think a lot of the trade talk coming out of anaheim is just to motivate players by lighting a fire under them.

#2243192 1/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by dobbles on 08 January 2012 - 10:01 PM

while conklin gave up that softie early, he totally redeemed himself with solid play through the rest of the game. this was the kind of game he needed to show the team he can still bring it.

#2243074 1/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by dobbles on 08 January 2012 - 09:40 PM

f*** the refereeing in this league is a joke

#2242841 1/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by dobbles on 08 January 2012 - 08:00 PM

blackhawk fans hate us but i don't think they're on that level.

i think you underestimate the douchebaggery of chicago fans...

#2238415 Jimmy Howard - "Iím just sick and tired of getting run over.

Posted by dobbles on 22 December 2011 - 07:09 PM

That is the answer, but that is also where the problem lies. Every defensman we have is in the mold of Lidstrom. Of all of the defensman, who do you expect to do what you are asking them to do? Keeping Lids out of the equation, I can name you 5 other's that aren't: Kronwall, Stuart, Kindl, White & Ericsson. That leaves noone. So until Babs puts away his pride and give Commodore a legit shot at playing or Holland gets off the soft-euro train and actually gets that type of defensman, then it isn't going to happen and Jimmy will wind up hurt one day and then we'll be stuck with Conklin/MacDonald for the playoffs. That is until someone runs one of them into an injury. Don't get me wrong, it's fine to have some of your defenders in the mold of Lidstrom, as a matter of fact, you NEED them, but draw the line at Lidstrom, Stuart, White and Kronwall. Ericsson is hot garbage and even though Kindl has been very solid, he is just another soft European player. I am not bashing just the Euro's, if they had a Euro that would hit and defend his team, that would be great, but Holland likes a certain type whether they are Euro or North American, and that is what we have. I am not saying Commodore is the answer either, but JHC, let's see if he is, eh?!?! I don't believe in Smith personally, but if he is the answer, let's bring his ass up here, sit Ericsson, and let's see if he can make his presence felt. We cannot argue with the teams record, but one of these times Datsyuk or Howard gets hit, they aren't going to get up...

oh i agree with what you are saying. i just think our dmen should be expected to stand up for him. a huge dude like ericsson should be expected to protect howard and if he doesn't he should get called out by babcock, teammates, holland, fans, ken and mick or whomever... same goes for stuart and kronwall. both are guys that are physical players. they can't be shying away from after the whistle stuff. the defensemen we have are good players, i just think they should be expected to stand up for their team. and the people that matter don't hold them accountable.

#2238397 Jimmy Howard - "Iím just sick and tired of getting run over.

Posted by dobbles on 22 December 2011 - 06:08 PM

minus 6 neg on my post for speaking the truth. guess some of our fans run away and are gutless too.

or perhaps you are just an idiot?

regarding the issue, i agree with the folks that just an enforcer isn't the answer. we need defensemen that will make guys pay for driving the net by either tackling them and/or punching their face in. aside from lidstrom, every single dman we have should be willing to do whatever it takes to protect howard and drop the gloves at the slightest hint of taking liberties.

#2235183 Jimmy Howard eyes spot in NHL All-Star game

Posted by dobbles on 12 December 2011 - 11:23 PM

aside from getting rest which might be important to the team if conklin continues to blow chunks, the biggest reason to not vote him in to me is to give him a couple days to go home and spend time with his wife and baby. i can only imagine having to be away from home so much with a newborn.

sure being in the allstar game in an honor, but theres plenty of years left for that.

#2234388 wait til you see this goal celebration...

Posted by dobbles on 08 December 2011 - 11:55 PM

i like the taunting. hockey needs some more enthusiasm, passion, hatred, etc...

i think downie should be disciplined for leaving the bench. if he wants to get back at him great, but do it when your actually on the ice.

#2234041 Jonathan Ericsson Watch Thread

Posted by dobbles on 07 December 2011 - 11:16 PM

I'd replace him with Smith. Permanently.

if he continues to play bad, i think that would be in the teams best interest later in the season. getting smith significant games this year especially with lidstrom still on the roster would be huge for his development as he could really hit the ground running next season as an experienced guy. and with how bad E looks at times, the short term trade off would be negligible which is why the long term benefits would be huge.

now i doubt it does happen. but to me it might be what should happen if things continue.

as wings fans its in our best interest for E to play better. so i have no reason to root against the guy. but we have to be realistic and see that he continues to not improve after several years in the league. his contract makes it so he cant just be the guy you dont notice. he now has to contribute in a positive way to earn his pay. i just dont see that happening on a regular basis.

#2233823 Jonathan Ericsson Watch Thread

Posted by dobbles on 06 December 2011 - 11:39 PM

i think ericsson deserves to sit for commodore for a game or two. there needs to be consequences for bad play.

#2233624 12/6 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blues 3

Posted by dobbles on 06 December 2011 - 09:31 PM

we could paint the number 52 on a pylon and pay it 3 million and it would be more effective.