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#2379778 time to trade filppula?

Posted by Number19 on 03 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

Well if we were a 15th seed at least we'd be getting a Seth Jones

#2379750 Could Kenny be working on something HUGE?

Posted by Number19 on 03 April 2013 - 04:17 PM

Kenny working? On something huge? Not unless it involves a returning underachieving Red Wing. The balls of this organization left when Scotty went to Chicago.

#2378335 Bouwmeester to Blues

Posted by Number19 on 01 April 2013 - 09:11 PM

Reto Berra a Swiss goalie, never played in N.America,. Mark Cundari, a small, undrafted, 22-YO D-man, 3 years in AHL


#2378197 Regehr to Kings. Per Dreger

Posted by Number19 on 01 April 2013 - 08:32 PM

Traded to Buffalo by Calgary with Ales Kotalik and Calgary's 2nd round choice (Jake McCabe) in 2012 Entry Draft for Chris Butler and Paul Byron, June 25, 2011.

Buffalo got more value for him than the Flames did 2 years ago. :lol:

#2378192 Bouwmeester to Blues

Posted by Number19 on 01 April 2013 - 08:28 PM

They have 26 million in cap space to re-sign people with Bouwmeester.


he's worth it.

The Detroit model is always have 30+ mil freed up cap space go to waste cause you never know with the salary cap era. ;) Heaven forbird we use it with our core locked up in lifetime contracts. Might need to overpay for the Carlo Colaiacovos of the world. :eh:

#2376483 Huskins to Flyers for conditional 7th rd pick (2014)

Posted by Number19 on 30 March 2013 - 03:38 PM

I don't think we want Oveckin with his cap hit and his career decline.

Eh, I'll take a flyer on a once in a generation two time Hart winning superstar and pair up 2 of the top 3 russian players of the last 10 years. His career decline is masively overrated. Still under 30 playing in a defensive first dump and chase team (why that is I'll have no idea). You can have your cap-restricted by a lot worse options.

#2374529 Jokinen/Wallace On Waivers By Canes

Posted by Number19 on 27 March 2013 - 12:27 AM

Five goals, five assists, no defensive acumen, no physicality, and no special area of skill means no takers at $3m.

Kenny's ideal player. Get er done Kenny!

#2370975 Perry Re-signs w/ Ducks

Posted by Number19 on 19 March 2013 - 03:51 AM

Good now I don't have to hear about signing this gutless punk.

#2370469 3/16 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Canucks 2

Posted by Number19 on 17 March 2013 - 06:43 AM

Abby producing and Cleary sniping I'll take it. :lol:

#2368868 3/13 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Flames 5

Posted by Number19 on 13 March 2013 - 11:18 PM

Abdelkader needs to be traded

At this point I don't think we'd get anything. At the very least bench him or send him down to Grand Rapids. This isn't Kris Draper, the guy has done nothing to deserve a secured spot on the roster when you've played like s*** for 20 games straight.

#2368864 3/13 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Flames 5

Posted by Number19 on 13 March 2013 - 11:12 PM

Knee-jerk message board reaction aside it's starting to get ridiculously comically that Abby continues to be on the 2nd-line without any production while our best player on the team is frozen cold because of it. I'm not sure how he doesn't see it, he has to, but why is he so god damn stubborn? Maybe he's sticking it to Holland for not getting him enough top 6 talent. :confused1:

And how does Franzen get away with 5% effort every night? Where's the accountability? Yeah he's got the best shot on the team and we desperately need offense, still no excuse. You can count on Franzen to cough up 4-5 pucks in the neutral zone every game.

#2368849 The Red Wings Kryptonite

Posted by Number19 on 13 March 2013 - 11:05 PM

It's been that way for quite a few years even when we were good. Key is Babcock would get our team up and ready for the big games/playoffs. Problem is the roster doesn't have the talent to coast any longer and we're getting exposed.

#2364416 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by Number19 on 03 March 2013 - 04:14 PM

Back in the 90s even as a kid I never felt robbed of my enjoyment because of a a tie game. Useless excuse made up by the league to "appease" the "casual fan". Shootouts were for the IHL.

#2362109 Hudler/Brunner

Posted by Number19 on 27 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

"Rough reviews"? Or "realistic"?

I've seen him play in the Swiss League. And I've seen every Wings game this season but two.

So he did get better throughout his games? I only partially agree. He's floating around a lot less, and shooting less. That's what makes him better now, compared to his first few games. He's still a sniper.


What hasn't changed? He's still a liability in the defense (currently, game-to-game, changing how big that liability it is).


As for "willing to learn at age 26": Brunner's got to surprise me here. AFAIK player's don't "learn" new behaviours at age 26 easily. For Brunner, this means he will never become any solid defensively, i.e. he will never effectively attack a player holding the puck, will never place an effective check in the offensive zone etc. He's too old to "learn" that, guys. His style is different. He's got his chance playing in the Swiss NLA by scoring terrific goals, and eventually they let him play with the best players on his line.


The outcome is Babcock, who lets him play with good working players (Z) also. Result: Brunner scores. But he's neither working hard for the team, nor solid defensively. Let's be realistic.


Btw, I hope Brunner scores 25+ this season.

Steve Yzerman

#2361038 2/24 GDT : Canucks 3 at Red Wings 8

Posted by Number19 on 25 February 2013 - 09:20 AM

Kenny please lock up Brunner for 3-5 years, thanks!