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#2308946 2012 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by AtomicPunk on 22 June 2012 - 07:47 PM

I love McPhee saying "Thank you Pittsburgh" as they boo him.

the trick is what the flyers did. they had some good players on longish contracts and flipped them for young studs and picks. now they have serious assets. our issue is we let our players get old and then we can't trade them anymore.

This is exactly right. Trade players while they still have value and get value back for them. Reload before you NEED to reload. Now they have tons of great young talent. And Jagr. ;)

#2308892 2012 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by AtomicPunk on 22 June 2012 - 06:31 PM

Wow...this Russian Alex kid has a hot girlfriend. She's dressed like it's 1989 too.

#2308877 High End Trade Options

Posted by AtomicPunk on 22 June 2012 - 06:15 PM

I knew you'd be right along behind me with the 3 or 4 times he's mixed it up or hit someone in the last 6 years. The McArthur "Highlight" is a SHOULDER CHECK. And Samuelsson of all people comes in to save him.The Engelland hit is self defense! He was gonna get hit and put his arm up and got lucky. Even the announcer says "Filppula hit by Engelland"...

You are actually helping me make my case, thank you.

#2308868 High End Trade Options

Posted by AtomicPunk on 22 June 2012 - 05:49 PM

When people say we need to get tougher to play against, start here. Flip is SOFT. Not a bad defensive player but nothing in the physical department. And I'm tired of everyone praying that he play to his "potential". He's 28, been here 6 seasons, what you see is what you get. Sorry, I'm not a fan.

#2305860 Jagr staying in Philadelphia?

Posted by AtomicPunk on 07 June 2012 - 03:33 PM

54 points in 73 games.
That's better than a few younger Red Wing roster players who are making considerably more than him.

He would have been 5th in points on our team and only 15 points short of our leading scorer. That's actually kinda sad.

#2305666 Wings interested in Garrison

Posted by AtomicPunk on 06 June 2012 - 03:39 PM

My only concern is that he is 27 and just showed up on the radar this year, in a contract year. I sure would hate signing another Jeff Finger.

#2305163 Would you make this trade?

Posted by AtomicPunk on 04 June 2012 - 12:19 PM

Honestly, I like the THOUGHT of this trade, getting rid of a player on our team who is productive to a point, but still not working as hard as I think he should and has a huge long term contract. I watched a lot of the Caps games and Laich and Carlson stood out as tough(er), gritty players who I would like on our roster. I like Mike Green and think he will have a bounceback in our system. Washington changed from an offensive goal scoring team from a defense first team, which probably is not his forte. Put him out there with a defensive defenseman and it might cover up his deficiencies in that area a little.
I feel the Wings need to do more than sign a few free agents and go a little deeper. The core is not all right.

#2292542 Too many damn pretty boys

Posted by AtomicPunk on 18 April 2012 - 08:19 PM

Too many floaters on this team right now. Also too many people resting on their past success. If we want to get real, there are a lot of players that need to get turned over. Cleary, Holmstrom, Flip, Hudler, even Franzen and Bertuzzi. We need youth, grit, speed and hunger. Don't want to turn into the Pistons that "kept the band together too long".

#2249637 1/25 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Canadiens 7

Posted by AtomicPunk on 25 January 2012 - 08:42 PM

Joey MacDonald....is there a Joey MacDonald in the house? Paging Joey MacDonald..

#2249620 1/25 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Canadiens 7

Posted by AtomicPunk on 25 January 2012 - 08:38 PM

if this is what Life Without Lidstrom looks like, he can NEVER retire!

#2202778 Red Wings TV interview with an old friend

Posted by AtomicPunk on 07 August 2011 - 07:23 AM

I thought it was going to be Jamie Macoun.

#2181440 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by AtomicPunk on 31 May 2011 - 08:28 PM

By the way, great job of the NHL to schedule almost a week off between Boston's Game 7 and the start of the Final(s). Wish Detroit would have gotten that kind of rest a few years ago. Way to capitalize on the momentum, give everyone a week to forget that hockey isn't over yet. THE NBA FINALS are starting before the Stanley Cup Finals!

#2174851 Changes in the offseason

Posted by AtomicPunk on 13 May 2011 - 08:42 AM

The thought of this team coming back mostly intact makes me mental. Looking at this list of 2-mil and under free agents, that's a sad list.
In my opinion, we have to get younger, faster, and more physical. Not goonery, but harder to play against. More Helm-like. If I could give his motor to every player on the team...
Oh, yeah, and Hudler's gotta go. No more reclamation projects. I wanted to get James Neal at the trade deadline, young and fairly physical and loves to shoot the puck. we need more triggermen, less passers.

#2148063 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by AtomicPunk on 13 April 2011 - 06:45 PM

There has to be a Holmstrom Rule because if some other player took that kind of abuse and never got a call...

#2139610 Babcock Underperforming?

Posted by AtomicPunk on 31 March 2011 - 04:20 PM

I think Babcock can only say and do so much, it has to come from the guys whose skates are on the ice, every shift. And a lot of players are not focused, making mistakes, standing around and not hustling enough. Granted, they are in the playoffs and they really don't have that playoff edge right now. But someone better find a way to wake them up or it is going to a long summer if they face Nashville or one of the younger, hungrier teams who are going to outwork them every shift and knock them out.