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#2439290 Bertuzzi Needs To Retire

Posted by Mors on 27 September 2013 - 10:29 AM

These threads always pop up and then completely disappear when Bertuzzi wins a couple of shootout games or beats somebody up. Like it or not he's staying, personally I like it.

#2439287 Bertuzzi Needs To Retire

Posted by wingslionstigers on 27 September 2013 - 10:01 AM

Bertuzzi is the only player in the world that can compete in the NHL with one hand on his stick. Do you see Crosby walking people one handed? No. I believe Bert plays with this style as it frees an arm up so he can efficiently drop elbows to somebody's nose if needed.

If I was going to keep any of these older guys it would be Bert. He is a pretty smart passer and a big body who will still get physical when needed. You need a guy or two on a roster that you can plug in anywhere to make ends meet and hes a good guy for the job. Cleary and Sammy is who needs to go.

#2439283 Bertuzzi Needs To Retire

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 27 September 2013 - 09:40 AM

10 years ago Bertuzzi was the premiere power forward in the world. Size, speed, hands, and grit.


He still has 3 of those qualities. You need people on the 3rd and 4th lines that can pass, score, and take the body. We aren't expecting 30 goals from him, but we are expecting him to play gritty hockey. Right now, from what I have seen, he is bringing snarl to the ice every shift. If he hustles instead of coasting around waiting for a pass I think he is an upgrade over both Sammy and Cleary, and at times is an upgrade over Franzen. Also, he doesn't take sh*t from the other team on the ice when they chirp at skill guys. When Weber threw Z's head against the boards, we all weren't saying, "Oh boy! Wait until Z gets back up and kicks his a** on the powerplay." No, all of a sudden, Bertuzzi was an enforcer to fans on the board. And guess what happened the next game less than 2 minutes in, even in a small scale, Weber had to answer. Against a bigger, stronger, and younger guy Bertuzzi did the job of a non-existant enforcer.




Until he can't skate at all or loses his ability to handle the puck, he is the best player we have in the bottom six.

#2438967 Wings to Keep Tootoo?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 September 2013 - 06:07 PM


But Zetterberg didn't get injured, so everything's alright.



I don't know that anyone would've prevented it, but it was sad when a 38 year old with a bad back is the one to drop the gloves with Weber next time the teams played.  


Good on Bert but doing it, but jeez.



Bert fighting SOB twice in the same game is a good example of how sticking up for yourself can change the tone of the game.  They were running guys all game until that point. 

#2437774 9/19 Pre-Season GDT : Red Wings 8 at Bruins 2

Posted by Rivalred on 19 September 2013 - 08:35 PM

Crossing fingers Kindl is ok

#2436809 Gustav Nyquist (whats next)

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 16 September 2013 - 08:35 AM

well so much for Nyquist taking a huge step forward this season..


lol  Do you really think Holland plans on burying Nyquist in the minors for very long?  He's just making room so he can get a trade done for one of the veterans.  This is 100% about asset management.  Holland of all people wants Nyquist to play as much time in Detroit as possible.  Think of it this way-- it'll be easier to find a trade partner once Bert and Sammy have a chance to show that they can still play and other teams find the need to add a veteran due to injuries.  At this point in the season every organization is busy evaluating their young talent going into the pre-season.


It's in Holland's best interests to make sure the Wings' young talent has the optimal environment to thrive. 

#2436206 Gustav Nyquist (whats next)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 12 September 2013 - 12:58 PM

I am being completely honest to all of you. I now am in complete and total shock. Maybe I am crazy but here it goes. I love Cleary and we got him for cheap, but my question now "what is going to happen
to Gustav Nyquist?
He played very well for us last season.  A player that is young and speedy, a player some slotted on the second line if Allfy was playing on line one,  a player I couldn't wait to watch this season
He is going to be a player in Grand Rapids?

Seems that way now, unless he plays 2 more nhl games.

#2436756 9/16 Pre-Season GDT : Red Wings 4 at Penguins 1

Posted by Vladiator on 15 September 2013 - 07:55 PM

Nothing better than a GDT! Hopefully there will be a stream for the game.

#2435970 Report: Cleary to sign with PHI, 3 yrs, $2.75m/yr, NTC

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 September 2013 - 07:29 AM

Sam Carchidi ‏@BroadStBull 

Source: Dan Cleary is not at #Flyers camp. He was slated to be on ice with first group at 8:30 today.


Pulling a no show makes me think he's close to signing a contract, and non-PTO at that, to come back to the Wings.  I'm to the point where I don't care what he does, I just want it over.

#2435862 Report: Cleary to sign with PHI, 3 yrs, $2.75m/yr, NTC

Posted by Bryguy on 11 September 2013 - 03:17 PM

Uh oh...They must really love this guy something fierce, if only they put this much effort into keeping brunner or hossa.

#2435416 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by 55fan on 07 September 2013 - 06:21 PM

"I'm good."


That expression has to go.


I ask people if  they want a bag or copy of their receipt or something like that and they say, "Yeah, I'm good."


"No, thanks.  I'm good" I can understand.  It means no.


"That's ok" and "That's alright" are in the same category since they are frequently preceded by something that sounds like "yeah", but might not be.


"Yes, please" and "No, thank you" are the way to go.

#2435413 What Are You Playing?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 07 September 2013 - 06:10 PM

after years of playing pc diablo and a extensive campaign of diablo 2, i bought diablo 3 for the 360 recently and adore it. After picking up the pc version last year and having countless issues with performance running it on a high end computer. I was looking to restore my endless love for dungeon crawling for loot and slaying baddies. I have to say i am more than impressed with the console version, I may even stretch to say its better than its initial release. 

I really want to purchase Diablo 3 on xbox, I might do so soon. I played the crap out of the first two and loved them, but the closest thing to an epic dungeon crawler that the Xbox had offered previous to this was Torchlight on the arcade. 


I'm still playing Dark Souls.. it is life consuming.

#2434209 NHL 14

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 27 August 2013 - 03:00 AM

I'd be all for a new NHL Hitz game, Konami actually built a fun hockey game back in the day and i'm confident they could still produce something of quality. I mean it's a video game after all, it doesn't HAVE TO be sim hockey, it can be a bit over the top and I don't mind as long as it plays tight and it's fun. 


It's getting easier these days to pinpoint what developers care about creating good games and what ones only want to make money. 

#2435389 Lokomotiv--Two Years Later

Posted by Crymson on 07 September 2013 - 12:34 PM

In TSN's top hockey stories of the 2011-2012 season, they ranked the deaths of Lokomotiv, alongside those of the three NHL players who had died from various causes earlier in the summer, at #2... behind Crosby's concussion.


Many angry words were uttered.

#2435387 Lokomotiv--Two Years Later

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 September 2013 - 12:24 PM

Hard to believe it has been two years since the crash.  Thoughts are with everyone left behind today.


I hope we never have to see a hockey funeral again.