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In Topic: Wings are gonna be a bigger/tougher team

04 July 2012 - 04:43 AM

Parise plays large; didn't want to split Doan/Nash/Parise into 3 separate categories.

In Topic: Wings are gonna be a bigger/tougher team

04 July 2012 - 04:12 AM

As a note, if nothing else, the Wings have already essentially swapped out Lidstrom, Emmerton, and Hudler for Smith, Tootoo, and Samuelsson. In terms of grit/physical play, I don't think there's a single matchup of players where the former group comes out ahead. The newer group has, just guessing off the top of my head, about 3-4 inches in height and possibly 40-70 lbs in weight advantage.

In Topic: Opinions if Wings have to settle for 'Plan B': Semin and Carle

03 July 2012 - 01:19 PM

I think this would still be a good team for the Wings. The downside is that Carle isn't near as good defensively as Suter, but arguably a little better offensively. Semin can potentially provide better offensive than Parise, though he doesn't add Parise's grit or defense (however, Semin is underrated defensively).

I wouldn't be too worried about it. The Wings are still loaded on front end defensive play and pretty good on back end defensive play. My main concern with Carle over Suter is having Suter on the team gives a lot more leeway to set some of our offensive d-men, especially Smith, loose offensively.

In Topic: Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

03 July 2012 - 01:15 PM

I like this signing. Some things I like about it:

Tough as hell and feisty.
Stands up for teammates frequently (read: fisticuffs)
Takes a relatively low amount of minor penalties for a tough guy (not super high PIM, a lot of his PIM comes from fighting).
Hits frequently and hard.
Underrated offensively (he's scored at a 25-30 point pace in the last 3 seasons). Very solid offense for a bottom line guy.
Has a hard shot (not accurate, but can generate rebounds).
His cap hit is less than 3% of the cap, roughly equivalent to what Maltby made on our last cup winning team.
Goes to the net.
Short, but built like a locomotive (TOOOOOOTOOOOOO).

...And while I hate those damned whistles, let's admit it, the Joe could use a little excitement/noise sometimes. He can certainly provide that.

In Topic: Brad Stuart to the West Coast?

19 January 2012 - 03:21 AM

GMR had a great quote for that. I forget where it's from. Something like, "You've disappointed me, son..." Or something to that effect.

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