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xtrememachine1

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In Topic: Injury Updates

19 March 2014 - 02:16 PM

 

Most of their injuries have been on the blue line. Their best forwards have been healthy for the most part, and their D has been suspect even when healthy. They can get away with beating teams 6-5 in the regular season. If they lost the likes of Crosby, Malkin, Sutter, Neal and Kunitz all at once, it would be a different story.

 

Exactly.  I got into a discussion with someone the other day about this with them saying "Yeah, well we lost more games to injury than you."  Yeah, I'm pretty sure you still have all your stars playing whereas Datsyuk and Zetterberg missed more than half the year and will be out for the remainder of this one.  Franzen missed more than half the year.  Helm missed pretty much the entire year.  Howard's been in and out of the lineup all season.  Like you said, take away Crosby, Malkin, Neal, Kunitz and Fleury and see how well they fair.  


In Topic: Laviolette out in Philly

07 October 2013 - 10:30 AM

Not sure I agree with this.  He took them to the Finals which is more than any other Flyers coach could say in the past 16 years.  They looked pretty good a couple years ago when they knocked off the Pens.  They missed the playoffs during a strike shortened season and start off 0-3 this year.  Not sure how he's getting fired now.  The roster is a mess.  Over payment for a bunch of old defensemen, terrible goaltending, lots of injuries.  I mean, if there was a coach waiting in the wings that they knew would fit this team well, I'd say go for it, but now they turn to Craig Berube?   :confused:


In Topic: Leafs re-sign Phil Kessel

02 October 2013 - 07:55 AM

This is a drastic over payment.  I mean, he's making as much as Stamkos.  He's making more than Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Kopitar, Malkin (this year), Toews, Sedin twins, Kane, Corey Perry, every goaltender in the league.  Plus, he's not that far off from Crosby, Ovechkin territory with this deal.  He's valuable to the Leafs, no doubt, and he's a good young goal scorer, but that kind of money should be used for the best players in the league, not the best player on your team.


In Topic: Devils sign Brunner 2 yrs. $2.5 million AAV

17 September 2013 - 07:35 AM

I feel bad for Brunner.  I think he is a talented player, but his agent thinks his client is worth the world and now he's staying in the NHL by playing on a tryout contract.  I really hope he returns to Detroit, I think he could have really worked out well in the long run for us and would have fit in nicely with all of the other young guns we have coming up through the system.


In Topic: 9/16 Pre-Season GDT : Red Wings 4 at Penguins 1

17 September 2013 - 06:34 AM

I just saw the third period, but it looked like a typical Wings-Pens game.  Wings winning, Pens getting swarmed with defense, Pens acting like thugs because they're losing, Crosby acting like a spoiled brat.  On one play, Crosby skated through the middle with the puck, was swarmed with Wings, Quincy ended up being the one that knocked the puck off his stick, it went to the boards, Quincy moves it over to the other d-man and Crosby takes a swipe at Quincy's head with his stick.  Seriously?  Its preseason, its 4-1, its the last half of the third period.  Kunitz blindsides Abdelkader.  Orpik took a couple of shots at players.  Its really disgraceful how they play, even in preseason.  

 

It may have been just a preseason game, but man, did it feel good watching the Wings beat them so badly.