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WingsownNHL

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Wings Favorites in 08

22 May 2007 - 11:50 PM

As long as a few things fall into place, i truly believe the wings will be the team to beat next season. First and foremost, it is a MUST to re-sign Todd Bertuzzi. It boggles my mind as to why people bash this guy. It would surprise me if he was above 70% in his entire stay as a red wing. Additionally, the guy hasnt played in 3 frigging seasons. Any argument made against this guy is out of complete and utter ignorance and i have to question if you have any real hockey knowledge. Just wait and watch a healthy Bertuzzi in the winged wheel. You guys will be salivating next year.

The second thing that has to happen goal tending. I dont think Howard is ready to carry the load, and i doubt if Hasek can stay healthy in two consecutive seasons. This is an area we may have to get lucky.



I really think a healthy trio of Datsyuk, Zetterberg, and Bertuzzi would make up the best forwards in the league. Especially with key producers such as Homer, Cleary and an improved Filpulla supporting them.

Player Development

23 April 2007 - 09:39 AM

We all know that the development of players in the Red Wings organization has been far superior to the majority of teams in the NHL despite where we generally pick in the draft.

Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Kopecky, Johan Franzen, Nick Kronwall, Jiri Fischer, Brett Lebda, Dan Cleary(i know we ddint draft him), Andreas Lilja(i know, hes played solid, Valterri Fipulla, Jiri Hudler,...


Can this be due to utter brilliance in scouting, or do you guys think there is a direct corelation to the development of our prospects with the likes of playing along side the Lidstroms, Chelios, Yzerman, Shanahan, Hull, Robitaille, Schneiders of the world?

Three star forwards lead to success

06 April 2007 - 03:01 PM

With the exception of our 2002 SC when we we had Shanny, Hull, Robitaille, Yzerman, and Fedorov up front, our runs from 97-01 was powered by Steve Yzerman, Sergei Federov, and Brendan Shanahan up front. These three were the guys that led us to our 97 and 98 cups.

My question to you all is this. If Bertuzzi comes back next year and can return to form as the best power forward in the game, which three players are the better nucleus for a team.

Todd Bertuzzi, Pavel Datsyuk, and Henrik Zetterberg

or

Brendan Shanahan, Sergei Fedorov, and Steve Yzerman

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My opinion, the edge goes to the 97-98 wings. Sergei in my opinion was the best player in the game back then, Shanny was a dominant powerforward, and of course Yzerman is Yzerman.

Pavel Datsyuk

05 April 2007 - 10:02 PM

Has Pavel grown as a hockey player this season. Every game he makes me wonder how the hell he does some of the things he does with the puck, and i dont remember him playing like this in the past. His vision/confidence just seems much better than one year ago..

Stanley Cups

09 March 2007 - 12:12 AM

Everyone on here probably knows we have won 3 stanley cups in the past 10 years. My question to you guys is what red wings team/season left you with a bitter taste in your mouth. Although i realize any season the wings finish without winning the cup leaves a sour taste, but what seasons especially should we have won but didnt.

Only two come to my mind

1998-99 - Coming off back to back Stanley Cup championships. We acquired Chris Chelios, Wendel Clark, Ulf Samuelson, and Bill Ranford at the deadline. I really thought that would give us enough of a boost put us over the hump.

2002-03 - Only difference from the year before was no Hasek. I know that is a big loss, but we gained Curtis Joseph, Mathieu Schneider, and Henrik Zetterberg.