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#2201386 Assistant Captains

Posted by P. Marlowe on 28 July 2011 - 07:56 AM

:blink:... Why don't I remember that? Do you remember the opponent by any chance? It's going to bug me all day that I didn't remember that he had an A for a short time.



No, sorry. It was at some point when at least two of Draper, Datsyuk and Zetterberg were injured. Sometime around mid-season(?).


Edit:

KuklasKorner:

• If you didn’t notice, toward the end of the season, when both Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg missed time with injuries, the Wings stuck an alternate captain’s “A” on Niklas Kronwall’s jersey (or an “alternate captain’s ‘A’ on Niklas Kronwall’s sweater,” depending on your terminology preferences), and the Free Press’s Helene St. James found that Kronwall earned a de-facto promotion:

“I think he took a huge step this year,” forward Todd Bertuzzi said. “I think as far as leadership, he’s gotten a lot more respect. Guys listen to him. He’s got an opinion, and his opinion is usually a good one. He’s a guy who’ll speak up, and that’s what you need from guys. He’s kind of like the second coming after whenever Nick decides to move on. He’s a perfect guy to come in and fill that role.”
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“Obviously Kronner is an elite player,” coach Mike Babcock said. “We play him in the three, or in the fourth or five-six-hole, but I mean really, with his age, he’s probably our best guy in lots of ways.”

Kronwall finished the Coyotes series leading the team with 13 hits and in average minutes played at 22:24, and second with eight blocked shots. He had two assists in Game 3. That’s the stuff the Wings have come to expect from him, though. He can be used against opposing top lines. He’s a point man on the second power-play unit, and a go-to guy on the penalty kill, especially when the Wings are down two skaters. He keeps opponents on their toes because they never know when he might upend them with a bone-rattling hit. It’s only because his teammates include Lidstrom and Brian Rafalski that Kronwall is considered the No. 3 D-man on the team, because to the Wings, Kronwall is a guy who does it all.
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Kronwall’s partner, Salei, said Kronwall “has made me a better player.” His coach, Babcock, said Kronwall “is the guy in our organization that has to come to the forefront here. He is capable of playing the most minutes—power play, penalty kill, even strength—can be the most active. He’s a physical guy who can really make plays. We think he’s an elite player. He’ll get more opportunity as his career goes on here, when Nick and Rafi decide to hang things up, offensively, but in the meantime he’s been excellent for us. He’s a leader on our team, he’s vocal on the bench. He’s an important guy for us.”
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“He’s taken a little more responsibility in that area, saying what needs to be said on the bench,” former partner Brad Stuart said. “If we’re falling asleep a little bit on the bench, he’ll speak up and get us going. It’s good to see.”


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#2201267 Dry Island: The Flyers of Phildelphia.

Posted by P. Marlowe on 27 July 2011 - 02:17 PM

My brothers fiancÚ told me she'd heard somewhere that there were also drugs and a very odd shower scene involved.


#2200927 Kris Draper announces retirement

Posted by P. Marlowe on 25 July 2011 - 02:45 PM

Much like the Ozzy thread, it's more about not being an ******* than the actual truth of the statement.


A-effing-men.


Sad to say Holmstrom is still paying <_<


Yep, he's still paying - the high price of being the best net-front presence in the league. I'm glad that he's still playing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4s9jbW3JhY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTE6IihYY-A


#2199744 Grade Holland

Posted by P. Marlowe on 20 July 2011 - 09:10 AM

:blink:

This isn't 2002.


Silly you.


B+ for not offering osgood a contract

he can bump it up to an A+ if he ditches draper, too.


I don't get your attitude. You're entitled to your opinions, but every time you write you're also trying to rile people up. I bet you're blocked by many here. Participating in conversations by being purposedly annoying will end up with you being lonely, old, sad and bitter. Like my grandpa. Few people was sorry when he died. My advice for you old buddy (with hillbilly twang): don't go down that road.


#2199719 Grade Holland

Posted by P. Marlowe on 20 July 2011 - 07:58 AM

C or D
Commodore and White were good signings. Besides that I'm not happy because Holland didn't take advantage of the fact that every player in the NHL wants to play for the Red Wings and with less money they'd get elsewhere.

I don't have an opinion on what he should do next. Maybe trade Hudler for a scoring top six forward and buy out Ericsson.


#2196210 New/old video of Jurco

Posted by P. Marlowe on 04 July 2011 - 04:07 PM

Are you even sure that this is Jurco? This kid has blonde hair in the video. Jurco has dark brown. Wish the visual was a higher def.


I wish you were the local police. I would rob all the banks with hair dye as my only disguise.


#2195530 Wings looking at Ty Conklin

Posted by P. Marlowe on 02 July 2011 - 06:55 PM

Well, we could have Vokoun at $1.5M for this year... <_<



So why didn't we get him then? Holland is looking for a goaltender and Vokoun knows that Wings have only one goalie signed. Do you think Holland is stupid and doesn't know what's going around in the league? Vokoun wanted to sign for a team where he's the clear number one goalie.


#2195368 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by P. Marlowe on 02 July 2011 - 03:55 PM

So now we have two new handsome Canadian defensemen who can hit and fight. *drool*


#2195331 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by P. Marlowe on 02 July 2011 - 03:35 PM

I personally will not say how good or bad this was until they hit the ice.



Young man, that kinda attitude is not tolerated here.


#2194639 Wiz is a dick.

Posted by P. Marlowe on 01 July 2011 - 05:44 PM

Your point?



...is of course that Wiz's comment is a very weak reason for him to be the "public enemy number 1".


#2194626 Wiz is a dick.

Posted by P. Marlowe on 01 July 2011 - 05:36 PM

Public enemy #1 in my book, can't wait to boo his punk ass.



Oh come on. We can do better than that. We used to hate Claude Lemieux, remember?


#2194279 Wings sign D Mike Commodore to 1-year, $1m contract

Posted by P. Marlowe on 01 July 2011 - 02:30 PM

I'm usually cool as hell, but this signing made even my eyebrows rise for two seconds.

When I think about Commodore I think about this:



First he misses a check and flies into the bench. Then he loses his composure and goes after Franzén while he could've done something to prevent Wings' goal.


#2193527 Game thread

Posted by P. Marlowe on 01 July 2011 - 11:06 AM

I predict that today no one panics at LGW.

Oh and Edmonton signs Vokoun.


#2189928 Babcock "pissed off" about Burns-to-SJ

Posted by P. Marlowe on 26 June 2011 - 07:56 AM

There are 29 other teams in the league. Just like Wings can't win the Cup every year Holland can't get every player that seems suitable.


#2189748 2011 NHL Draft: Rounds 2-7 Discussion

Posted by P. Marlowe on 25 June 2011 - 01:53 PM

Don't believe Eva when he tells you we already have that in Hudler.


I dunno. With enough stats I could be convinced. You know, +/- is overrated and stuff.