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#2183933 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by Broken 16 on 09 June 2011 - 02:29 AM

I don't see that as ribbing at all. Seems like he is goading a visiting fan simply because his team lost.

Of course you would think that.

Nice to see Van folding.

#2183326 Jonathan Ericsson's Value?

Posted by Broken 16 on 07 June 2011 - 02:00 PM

E has had plenty of time to 'break out'. He's been given every opportunity under the sun to perform. He's just not a very good defenseman. Some defensemen can be big and soft while still being effective. He's not one of those guys. If he isn't using his size, he's basically useless from where I'm sitting. And he rarely uses his size. Ever.

Oh... he has a big reach.

Big deal, reach is useless when you are confused with your back to the play. I hope they send him along.

#2180003 Kris Draper

Posted by Broken 16 on 26 May 2011 - 01:11 PM

Name ONE THING that Draper has done in the playoffs the past two seasons that makes him "valuable". Besides his faceoff percentage, which is above average at best, and his speed... which has been declining steadily.

#2179997 Kris Draper

Posted by Broken 16 on 26 May 2011 - 01:04 PM

He's valuable in the playoffs. use him as a 12/th/13th forward.

Ya, so valuable that he helped the Wings to two consecutive second round exits?

Seriously, you guys will all be bitching by December that Draper needs to go.

Keep him on as a trainer or something, but he needs to be off the ice and replaced with a younger body imo.

#2179993 Kris Draper

Posted by Broken 16 on 26 May 2011 - 12:59 PM



#2179965 Ken Holland: Open to trade to replace Rafalski

Posted by Broken 16 on 26 May 2011 - 12:10 PM

The Wings have Pavel Datsyuk... free agents should be paying the Wings for an opportunity to play with him. :ph34r:

#2179794 Hudler's Future

Posted by Broken 16 on 25 May 2011 - 07:34 PM

Does it exist in some existential plane where Hudler scores 70+ points in an extrapolated algebraic equation?

In a word. Yes.

#2177270 Subliminal Sidney Crosby Messages in NHL commercials?

Posted by Broken 16 on 19 May 2011 - 01:29 PM

The NHL will suffer so very much if Crosby does not recover 100%. Crosby will be the reason the NHL will be successful league or fall back into the shadows

I'm sorry. This is just dumb. I know you say these things to troll and then act all innocent and misunderstood after the fact, but there are PLENTY of players in the NHL that are as compelling/marketable as your hero.

#2176340 Which conference would you rather have the Wings in?

Posted by Broken 16 on 16 May 2011 - 09:17 PM


Montreal, Toronto, New York, Boston. That is all. As far as Chicago goes, see ya, wouldn't want to be ya.

#2175456 Interesting article about possible changes

Posted by Broken 16 on 14 May 2011 - 09:48 AM

Ericsson needs to go. Plain and simple. If he gets re-signed, I will begin to start having serious doubts about Holland. How many years do we have to wait for this guy who was never a defenseman in the first place to develop? It's getting ridiculous, the amount of golden opportunities this kid gets to stink up the ice.

#2173029 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3

Posted by Broken 16 on 12 May 2011 - 11:29 AM

I got my dinner all ready in anticipation for a big win!

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#2172464 WCSF Game 6 GDT: Sharks 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Broken 16 on 11 May 2011 - 12:21 PM

Hudler 's swing this season from "burn him, and then burn the ashes, and then put the ashes in an airtight container" to "OMG WTF HE RULZ!!!" in January/February and then back again when his line wasn't producing earlier this series among the general majority of this board was far greater than anything Sammy ever saw as haters or any kind of "swing" opinion.

Osgood after the end of the first round of the 2009 playoffs is probably the largest swing ever. "Worst goalie ever to play for the Wings" to "Best goalie in the world!!!"

It just seems like that because you are ultra-sensitive about how other fans perceive him for some reason. There has actually been more of a 'wait and see' attitude regarding him from what I've read over the course of the season and aside from a few small flashes, we're still waiting.

#2165528 Some possible NEEDED changes in the Offseason

Posted by Broken 16 on 04 May 2011 - 02:27 PM

Lol and I hate him... It's no secret I love what Ericcson brings, if he would ever bring it. Ya gotta admit though he's improved every year he's been here.

Ya. In microscopic increments.

#2164695 Anybody think Gm 2 was OVER OFFICIATED?

Posted by Broken 16 on 03 May 2011 - 01:02 PM

I think as a whole the league has gotten more officiated. I remember when I first started following a penalty with a one goal lead in the last 2-3 minutes of play was unheard of. Now it seems when there's a one goal lead in the playoffs powerplays are abound.

Exactly. The last few minutes used to be a nasty dogfight. Now players just skate into the slot, wait till they feel a stick and throw their head back looking for a call. It really is kinda sad what the NHL has become.

#2164636 Some possible NEEDED changes in the Offseason

Posted by Broken 16 on 03 May 2011 - 11:33 AM

Homer is second on the team in scoring behind only Datsyuk in the playoffs. I admire his guts to go to the "HARD" areas of the game and wish Franzen had even half of the courage that Homer has displayed over the years. Yes he is getting old and maybe this will be his last season but I for one will really miss him when we no longer have the BEST net front MAN in the game.

He is the best. But he's a target. How many penalties have been called on him because he is Holmstrom? How many goals have been disallowed because he is in the area? Right now, for all his greatness in front of the net, it's a wash because of the league. And since that is pretty much all he brings, I think he is no longer effective enough to warrant a spot. Unless he changes his game (doubtful) or the league changes the Holmstrom Policy (highly doubtful).