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#2187028 July 1st UFA Wish List

Posted by ComradeWasabi on 20 June 2011 - 12:47 AM

What's everyone got against Ehrhoff?

He was pretty terrible in the SCF and wasn't anything special in the remainder of the playoffs either. Maybe chalk it up to inexperience or nerves but he didn't bring it when it counted.

#2185522 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by ComradeWasabi on 15 June 2011 - 03:28 PM

sorry Konnan.....

#2185518 Dollars and Sense

Posted by ComradeWasabi on 15 June 2011 - 03:24 PM

Honestly, I don't really care what you post anymore - I'm sure you've thought your ideas out pretty thoroughly and some of them might even be pretty good ones. The reason everybody is bitter about your threads is that there are So.f******. Many. of them. The "never cry wolf" story fits pretty well here - you cry wolf about lines and off-season moves so often that people just don't care anymore.

As far as the bitterness of the forum - hey, deal with it. It's a consequence of the winning environment fostered by the team over the last 20 years - the fans get bitter when the team isn't winning. We're completely spoiled, unlike fans of most other Michigan teams. That's the way it is around here, and it's not going to change.

#2185313 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by ComradeWasabi on 15 June 2011 - 10:03 AM

One last time (thankfully)...
C'mon, Wankouver!

The headline says it all:

From Toronto Star :

I couldn't agree with this article more. Timmy Thomas should be the only name on the cup this year.

#2184388 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by ComradeWasabi on 10 June 2011 - 03:04 PM

What time is it in Vancouver?

...12 past Luongo. Go B's.

#2183255 Let's summarize...

Posted by ComradeWasabi on 07 June 2011 - 10:00 AM

We really needed a new thread for this. None of the others were at all applicable. Thanks man. :rolleyes:

#2183077 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by ComradeWasabi on 06 June 2011 - 08:33 PM

I doubt Rome will get suspended. The league will say they could find no conclusive evidence that a hit took place.

Nah, they'll say there's no conclusive evidence that Rome meant to hit Horton and that Horton shouldn't have stuck his fingers in Rome's mouth.

#2183045 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by ComradeWasabi on 06 June 2011 - 07:26 PM

That's what's wrong with it, it's something kids do, animals, women who need to defend themselves, and Mike Tyson. As mentioned, the last time I bit someone I was 4. It's something our mother's tell us not to do when we're growing up. We're talking about grown men here, it's embarrassing.

Embarrassing, yeah, but calling Burrows a "sadistic pedophile" for biting the finger which Bergeron had shoved into his mouth? That goes way, way too far.

#2182750 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by ComradeWasabi on 05 June 2011 - 12:41 PM

No, the title of this forum suggests this is a place where Detroit Red Wings fans would like to come and talk Canucks vs. Bruins. We generally don't have a problem when fans of other teams come to talk hockey, as long as they respect the fact that they are on our turf. Coming in here and talking smack about our team does nothing to better the reputation of your team or its fans. We simply want to talk about the series - respect that and don't get butthurt when we retaliate after one of your own comes and starts talking like the Canucks' s*** don't stink.

#2182694 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by ComradeWasabi on 05 June 2011 - 09:08 AM

Seriously, aMonster, you are like aChicagoFan now. You might as well go and chant "DETROIT SUCKS" at your next home game. You are playing the BOSTON BRUINS, in case you forgot. If you want to troll someone, go do it to them - we're flattered that you consider the Red Wings the gold standard of the NHL and thus feel the need to come here of all places and brag, but it doesn't contribute anything to what we would like to be a place where Red Wings fans can talk about the finals. We're losing respect for you with every post you make. I have no problem with more tasteful 'Nucks fans here like Chairman Maouth - at least he contributes more to a discussion than simply coming in and trash-talking a team that you have never even beaten in the playoffs. Get a life, man.

#2182337 Brad Richards

Posted by ComradeWasabi on 03 June 2011 - 10:34 AM

I would cream in my pants if we got Parise.

#2182113 Colin Campbell Steps Down

Posted by ComradeWasabi on 02 June 2011 - 02:31 PM

Bettman is the owners. They speak vicariously through him. How can this not be Bettman yet it's the owners? o.O

Bettman doesn't decide on the opinions of the owners. He is their mouth, not their mind - he might agree with them, but it's not like the hard salary cap was Bettman's pet project which he shoved down the throats of everyone involved with the NHL. The demand for a salary cap came from the owners, the ones who were paying the players. So yes, while Bettman represents the interests of the owners, that's simply a requirement of his job. You can't really try to give orders to the people who pay your salary.

#2181233 Changes in the offseason

Posted by ComradeWasabi on 31 May 2011 - 11:22 AM

Hey if I wanted to sit here and state completely realistic possibilities, it would make for a very boring discussion, so why don't you take your pessimistic sensibilities and go annoy some other people.

On the other hand, I find unrealistic possibilities extremely boring as they will never come to fruition, so take your optimism and annoy some other people.

#2181060 Changes in the offseason

Posted by ComradeWasabi on 30 May 2011 - 12:35 PM

Do whatever it takes to get Webber

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Back to 2003 to draft him before Nashville! Get 'er done Kenny!

#2180210 Hudler's Future

Posted by ComradeWasabi on 27 May 2011 - 01:46 AM

A playmaker is a player who initiates a play designed to create a scoring opportunity. That pretty much describes Hudler word for word. Think about the many times you've seen Hudler behind the net or off to the side, and set up a play and get the puck to Filppula, or Franzen, or perhaps Drew Miller or Justin Abdelkader? I've seen Hudler create goals from nothing in that situation, I've also seen-many times-guys take a good feed and fire it wide of the net, or into the logo, or whatever. Scoring chances don't always end up as goals.

And as for the numbers...

Hudler's assist numbers rank him tied for 129th in the league. But everyone else near him or above him is a defenseman or plays top-six forward time. If Hudler were to get that kind of time, he'd see his assists creep north of the 40 mark based on assists-per-minute. And that doesn't even factor in the time he played on the fourth line, with guys like Miller and Helm instead of playing with guys like Franzen and Datsyuk like most of the assist leaders.

You see, this is where I find your logic flawed. Hudler has always been able to make the most out of very little on this team - limited ice time, playing on the bottom two lines. He performed admirably in this role in the 2008 playoffs. However, apart from his hot streak with Datsyuk and Cleary this year, he has been Consistently Inconsistent © when given top-six ice time. He has been given chances and has never shown himself to be an invaluable and irreplaceable asset on the top two lines.

Regardless of the Red Wings' own lines, Hudler's game simply has too many holes to compete against other teams' top-sixes. He is too small, too slow, not strong enough, not good enough defensively to bring it on a consistent basis against players who are bigger, meaner, and faster than him. He can make plays, but far too often his size and speed restrictions, coupled with either his inability or his unwillingness to win tough battles for pucks, make him an easy target. When he has time, he can make some great passes, and he's quite good at capitalizing on defensive miscues and finding what space is available on the ice. Unfortunately, he rarely gets the kind of time to make passes that he needs when playing against the opposing teams' best players. For that reason, I don't believe he can cut it on the first two lines.

Just because he is small doesn't make him ineffective; Marty St. Louis is Exhibit A for small players being successful. The difference is that Marty has great wheels, is certainly a better playmaker than Hudler, and in my opinion St Louis simply plays harder than Hudler and wants to win more badly than Hudler does.

I don't know why I bothered to make this post, I doubt you're going to listen to anything I've said anyways.