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#2568393 What should we do with the Monster?

Posted by heyfolks on 04 February 2015 - 08:41 PM

Monster and XO were just called up. 


http://www.mlive.com...gs - MLive.com)



Looks like they had a spot for XO and he is being called up out of respect for his play and an invite extended to his father for the mentoring trip.   man the wings are a class act.

#2427473 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by heyfolks on 05 July 2013 - 04:17 PM

Brunner appears to be a soft, no hit, no D, 20 goal scorer. 


Tater appears to be a more competitive replacement, with more speed and tenactiy.  The question is, can he make the same offensive contribution as Brunner?  


I prefer Tatar and bringing up the other younger forwards.  Good luck to Smiley.

#2427425 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by heyfolks on 05 July 2013 - 03:55 PM

is anyone happy right now? - In direct reply, I am very happy with these moves.




No this isn't an overreaction thread. I'm just wondering what is everyone's thoughts right now?

Let's look at our team. We lose fil and Brunner which are negatives. Lose cleary and cola which are positive.

Gain Alfie and Weiss. So as of right now we are a worse team from last year.

Then to top it all off we could of had a much better player in fil for 5m or Vinny for 4.5m but we got stuck with Weiss for just over 4m?

Then the best part is bobby Ryan got traded for almost nothing. Nyquist, a 1st, and what any other younger prospect not named mantha, Sproul, oullet, mrazek and it would've been a done deal. Youre talking a no brainer of a deal. Ana gave him him for almost nothing they could be got so much more.

So I ask unless there's a more trades or signings(cleary makes us worse) what are everyone's reactions and thoughts right now.

Mine is I'm quite mad. Holland continues to let us down. And THE ONLY wah I see us making the playoffs is we need DAT z kronwall ericsson and Howard to play like like they did this year. As well as guys like Nyquist Anderson Tatar smith and dekeyser need to play major roles as well.



Weiss > Fil

Alfie > Brunner


How is the team worse off with these swaps?


The Wings are rebuilding and staying competitive.  They lose Fil but picked up Weiss (who is an Eastern Conference vet).  They lost Brunner and picked up a NHL HOF type player in Alfie (who is also an Eastern conference vet). 


Both are upgrades.

#2369414 Red Wings close to re-signing Howard

Posted by heyfolks on 15 March 2013 - 07:21 PM

We spoke of this in the other (Howard is average) thread.  I presented his stats and the pay ranges.  The rumored talk of 4-5 million fall into the range of earned by performance pay one would expect.


As for the future, no GM woth his weight in salt, is shortening the length of term of a proven top tier NHL netminder because of the potential of a 1st year pro prospect.  The "worst case" scenario is you end up with a proven NHL #1 and a protege #2, see Vancouver.  Even in this scenario Howard won't have the anchor of a contract Luongo carries.  Even then Mrazek would need to be locked up and he may choose to hit the open market.  


One in the net is worth 2 in the bush leagues. so you fans who believe  Mrazek to be the next "Dominator" remember he backed up Belfour for two seasons.  Even when moved to the Sabres he was a back-up.  I can't remember the one guy's name but he was behind Fuhr until he got hurt.  goalies take time and the results are unpredictable.  Detroit has found a solid #1.  


I wonder what a goalie must do, slay a dragon(?) to win the hearts of some Wing fans?


Achievements Jimmy Howard Medal record Competitor for 22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png United States Men's ice hockey World U18 Championships Gold 2002 Slovakia Ice hockey

and career.)

  • Was awarded a Legislative Sentiment by former Maine State Representative Chris Greeley in July 2011, for his success as both a college and professional hockey player, and his work with kid's hockey programs.
  • Holds NCAA records for GAA(1.19) and save percentage(.954) – 2003–04.[3]
  • Only NHL goalie to face a penalty shot in each of his first two games.[10]
  • Named to the 2005–06 AHL All-Rookie team.[11]
  • Named the 2009–2010 Detroit Red Wings Rookie of the Year in voting by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association.
  • Runner-up for the 2010 Calder Memorial Trophy
  • Named to the 2012 NHL All-Star team

#2365871 Should Visors Be Mandatory In The NHL

Posted by heyfolks on 06 March 2013 - 09:34 PM

Yes to visors and they should all put a chin guard, like yo see for those that play with jaw/mouth issues.  That single bar would lower concussions with shots to the head.


Laugh - I don't think Pat LaFontaine would care today, nor Lindros, Deadmarsh or many others who careers ended early by concussion or facial injuries.


Bryan Berard, a NHL #1 nearly lost his eye at 23.  He played with 20/400 vision in that eye. 


Visors are mandatory in the AHL and 68% in the NHL wear them today.   





I JUST do not understand how the players or owners do not move to protect the players with equipment changes clean up the dirty play.  A guy like Matt Cooke is putting more than star players at risk (since the is not enough motivation) but organizational success, which translates to $$$$ lost.

#2365040 Howard = Average

Posted by heyfolks on 05 March 2013 - 02:32 PM

This is nowhere near an open debate or discussion of facts.  I presented stats, salaries and asked related questions.  Axe ignores them and simply parrot the same lines over and over again. 


Don't feed the hate!



#2354397 Howard = Average

Posted by heyfolks on 12 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

The NHL has 30 teams.  If you cannot name 14 goalies that are better than Howard, the statement is incorrect.


IMO - The guy is far above average.  A workhorse who has taken to the job as the team has gone through a transition.  He had a 40 year-old Nick, a bad back rafalski, home sick Stuart and a cap era balance of roster.  I believe Howard is easily in the top 10 and working his way to the top 5.  

#2354354 Condor runs away during Condors anthem

Posted by heyfolks on 12 February 2013 - 01:12 AM

The Gulls - They are no more, other than B junior team.  A good number of the Condor players are SoCal AAA types.

#2345187 1/22 GDT : Stars 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by heyfolks on 22 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

Ran into a hot netminder, it happens. 


No reason to panic, they get Kindl, E and Bert back Friday.  That is when REAL panic should set in.