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#2363896 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by AtomicPunk on 03 March 2013 - 01:59 PM

Is our second PP unit really Franzen, Tatar, Abdelkader, Kindl and Smith? WTF,

#2359024 2/21 GDT Columbus 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by AtomicPunk on 21 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

Detroit has become a slumpbuster. Sad.

#2357268 No need to panic

Posted by AtomicPunk on 18 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

Maybes and opinions of experts only go so far. The jump from non-NHL talent to NHL talent is a big one, and then becoming a dominating, All Star team leader type player is another huge jump. Lots of players are supposed to be good or great and then don't pan out. I wouldn't bet too much on "the future".

#2314767 Ryan Suter agrees to 13-year, $98-mil deal with Wild

Posted by AtomicPunk on 04 July 2012 - 01:17 PM

MY problem with the whole thing is that he knew Lids was going to retire a while ago. Maybe not when, but he knew he had to prepare for that day. Maybe make a trade for a younger guy that could grow into his role and get 2 years under his belt before Lids hung it up. Is Smith that guy? No freaking idea. But to put all the eggs in the Suter basket is just desperation. And now he is holding the bag and looking for some plan C. I don't like that.

#2314749 We Need to Trade

Posted by AtomicPunk on 04 July 2012 - 01:08 PM

Too bad Kenny didn't think of throwing a 2nd round pick to the Ducks for Lubomir Vishnovsky like the Islanders did. Point man on the PP, done. Next?

#2314558 We Need to Trade

Posted by AtomicPunk on 04 July 2012 - 11:51 AM

Bobby Ryan would be my target. I know what they are asking for him and I would give it up, no problem. Guy could be solid here for the next 10 years. No brainer.

#2312409 Red Wings Sign Mikael Samuelsson to 2-yr, $6m deal (w/full NTC)

Posted by AtomicPunk on 01 July 2012 - 08:34 PM

This move does not make us younger, hungrier, faster or harder to play against. And he didn't exacly light the world on fire after leaving here. Heck, he pretty much sucked. So why bring him back AND give him a NTC? I could see if it was a sign and trade for someone we REALLY WANT....but this really makes no sense. Get someone up and coming, not someone who's peaked already.

#2312281 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by AtomicPunk on 01 July 2012 - 06:57 PM

But why this time is it one that their fans hate too? I always hated Chelios but I RESPECTED him as a great player. I don't have that feeling about Tootoo at all. A glorified scrub. Why would the Wings sign him????????? I really truly hate this signing.

#2311145 The Grass Is Always Greener - Johan Franzen

Posted by AtomicPunk on 29 June 2012 - 03:07 PM

I sure as hell would give 100% at my job all the time if there were 20,000 people in an arena watching me do my job.

#2310695 Red Wings OUT of bidding for D Justin Schultz

Posted by AtomicPunk on 28 June 2012 - 10:51 AM

It's like that hot girl at the bar...you walk over to her, put the moves on her, and she's not interested. The guy walks away and calls her names because she wasn't interested in him.

#2309063 2012 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by AtomicPunk on 22 June 2012 - 09:52 PM

Detroit is not the only team gunning for Parise or Suter or Ryan or any of these other players. Every team thinks they can land them. I have a feeling we will be picking up crumbs after some dark horse comes and overpays for one of the guys we've targeted. I don't want that but I am not feeling the heat.

#2309050 Jordan Staal traded to Carolina, signs 10-yr, $60m extension

Posted by AtomicPunk on 22 June 2012 - 09:41 PM

He also could have gone to the Rangers to be with his bro. #manybros

#2309039 2012 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by AtomicPunk on 22 June 2012 - 09:21 PM

Bobby Ryan was a second overall pick. 4 straight 30 goal seasons. He is 25 years old. Do any of these prospects have that kind of a start in them? Or are we guessing? I don't like guessing. He is signed, we know his cap number, it's all right there. You know what you're getting, you know where to slot him, he can start Game One and finish Game 82 for the next 10 years if you want. That's what we need...in MY opinion. NHL stud talent, not maybes. Do it before the Leafs or Rangers or Flyers or some other team gets it done.

#2309015 2012 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by AtomicPunk on 22 June 2012 - 09:04 PM

Hey, I didn't realize Mikael Samuelsson is a UFA! You don't suppose that's what Kenny is plotting? (ducking)

#2309006 High End Trade Options

Posted by AtomicPunk on 22 June 2012 - 08:56 PM

Every article I read mentioned Kronwall, Datsyuk or Zetterberg. Some even mentioned Mule. It would make sense since the first 3 actually were assistants and therefore team leaders.

Maybe if it was Winnipeg or Minnesota where they have the revolving captain every month, yeah I could see that. But not captain of the Detroit Red Wings.

It's OK if you want to believe that, go ahead. But it's not going to happen. You're obviously a super fan for some reason, and hey, here's to ya. We all have our favorite players and he is yours. We're both Red Wing fans and that's cool. But I am hoping he won't be in the lineup next year. I think this team needs a shakeup in personnel and philosophy of play. That's my perogative and what I think is better for the team, given the right deal.