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Member Since 22 May 2008
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In Topic: Conference Final Stanley Cup Playoffs Wallpaper Now Available!

13 June 2013 - 11:34 AM

Any chance we can get the next 2 yet, Stanley Cup Final and Champion?  Thanks!

In Topic: WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

29 May 2013 - 10:28 PM

Honestly, I didn't think the Wings would make it into the playoffs this year when Lidstrom decided to retire, and we lost Stuart, Holmstrom.  I felt our blueline would be way too weak and we would give up too many goals (and we did).  I really didn't think we had much of a chance against the Ducks, and definitely didn't think we could hang with the Blackhawks this year!  But this team surprised me!  The young guys picked up some great experience, this experience will make them hungrier and more determined, and the mistakes and inconsistency will be reduced!  I agree that some changes are needed, I won't name names, but most of you know who they are!  The Blackhawks found their game and proved they were the better team, good luck to them!  The Wings future is bright, with a lot of young, capable talent!  They will get better and I see many more playoff runs coming!  GO WINGS!

In Topic: WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

15 May 2013 - 09:36 PM

Let's see what Babcock can come up with for game 2.  The game plan for this game didn't work! GO WINGS!

In Topic: Watching Ericsson mature

08 May 2013 - 09:43 PM

We can agree to disagree on where he should be in terms of lines but I do disagree with not using his body effectively- that's one of the features of his game that has become a weapon. He lead ALL defenseman in hits by a landslide ( 26 more in the regular season that Kronwall)
As for trading him.....we just signed him in the summer so he isn't slated to become a UFA for 3 years. At a 3.25 million cap hit, I would also disagree with your assertion that he is overpaid. Quincey makes more!
Anyway, I am not arguing that he is the next Bobby Orr or that he should win the Norris....I simply wanted to give Kudos where they are due. We dog the guys when they don't show up...I think we should also praise when they excel.

This post wasn't about Quincy, but I agree, he is way overpaid for the talent level he brings!

In Topic: Watching Ericsson mature

07 May 2013 - 05:46 PM

I'll agree Ericsson has improved, but I don't think he is a top two D man!  He still turns the puck over too frequently, generally doesn't think the game all that well, and doesn't use his big body effectively in most situations.  And when you think about it, this is his sixth season playing with the big club!  I expect more from him for the salary he is paid and for the years of experience he has!  He has developed too slowly, and in my opinion, the Wings should look at trading him while they still might get something for him, rather than letting him walk as a free agent!