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#2520991 Hindsight Drafting (2005-2012)

Posted by hooon on 17 May 2014 - 02:42 PM

Every other team passed on every one of those players too at some point in these drafts, it isn't unique to the Wings.


Its easy to look at drafts in hindsight and think how much better the Wings would look, but when compared to all the other teams and considering their draft position the past 20+ years, its hard to make an argument for any other team having a better track record than the Wings when it comes to drafting (and developing).

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#2517874 4th Annual Playoff Money On The Board!

Posted by hooon on 28 April 2014 - 12:36 AM

I think I only got to $3. Pretty sad. I sent $15 instead, hopefully next year is a big one!

#2514300 4th Annual Playoff Money On The Board!

Posted by hooon on 23 April 2014 - 11:13 AM

I guess I didn't specify WHICH team had to get the shutout. So there's another dollar last night.

#2509436 4th Annual Playoff Money On The Board!

Posted by hooon on 13 April 2014 - 07:48 PM

Being more employed this year than I have in years past, I shall partake!



1 dollar for every goal scored by Nyquist, Tatar, Jurco, Sheahan, Glendening, DeKeyser, and Smith.


1 dollar for every shutout.


5 dollars for every goal by Cleary.

#2502615 Injury Updates

Posted by hooon on 28 March 2014 - 01:03 PM

I really hope we do get to see a healthy Weiss this year. The Wings really need to know what type of player he is. If he is still a shell of his former self, then we have some (limited) options for getting rid of him this summer, and keeping Legwand, who is a better, potentially cheaper version of Weiss.


If Weiss is healthy and rejuvenated and starts making an impact then we hang on to him, but I don't want to have the same problem as this year where we start the season with ten thousand forwards signed.


Very happy about the positive news on Datsyuk, I just hope he's fully healthy this time.

#2502592 Perspective

Posted by hooon on 28 March 2014 - 11:29 AM

Okay, hate to throw the monkey wrench into the works here, but, these kids are producing at a really high level. Now I am not saying they have replaced Z and D, but they have soften the blow a lot. What you should ask yourself are the following:


#1 How much different would things be if you added D and Z, and subtracted Nyquist, and Sheahan? Because remember that on the perfectly healthy day roster neither of these guys made the cut.


#2 Will this team ever be perfectly healthy? Z is by far my favorite player in the league, but, he now has a pretty impressive history of injury. We can speculate on what this team would or could do, but is this team actually capable of being healthy anymore?


They may have started the season this way, but after a month or two of all of us complaining, Babcock DID scratch Cleary and Bert, and the team DID waive Sammy. Z, D, Nyquist and Sheahan have all been in the lineup at the same time this season, so it is not a matter of either/or.


People get mad at Babcock/Holland for the opening day roster - understandably - but no one ever mentions how the old guys got scratched/waived in favor of the youngsters once they got their chance. People make mistakes - even coaches - and are allowed to correct those mistakes. Babs hand might have been forced a bit by the injuries, but its not as though he is going to send Nyquist and Sheahan back to the minors once Cleary is healthy again....

#2500666 Pens Twitter Fail:Ask Neal Anything...

Posted by hooon on 25 March 2014 - 10:31 AM

Not my work, but I found this hilarious:




#2487785 Very Chris Very, Very Osgood...very

Posted by hooon on 28 February 2014 - 11:12 AM

"Oh for sure"

#2481678 2/6 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Panthers 1

Posted by hooon on 06 February 2014 - 11:20 AM

Holy, Z missed all that time and still leads his team in stats...friggen beast


Well considering the only other player on the team (Datsyuk) who would have a shot at outscoring Z has missed even more games than him... and considering that everyone else on the team not named Miller, Quincey, and Cleary have missed a ton of time, it isn't THAT surprising.


I love that lineup tonight, let us see if we can finally get some wins in Florida this season.

#2479181 All movie Character team

Posted by hooon on 31 January 2014 - 12:41 PM

Bombay on the first line is questionable with his injury history. Not sure his knee can handle those minutes. I might add some speed to that top line with a Luis Mendoza type player, that kid is crazy fast. 


Also if there's any way we can pry Gunner Stahl from iceland, we'd be unstoppable. I know they'd never let him go, but we have some good prospects coming up. You think Aberman, Julie the Cat, and a 2nd would do it?


Edit: Any relation between Connor Banks of Mystery Alaska and cake-eater Adam Banks of District 5?

#2479091 The Hudler Factor

Posted by hooon on 30 January 2014 - 11:46 PM

Tatar is a better version of what Hudler is, and Tatar tries harder too. 


Now, would I rather have Hudler than, say, Cleary? Or Bert? Yes. But if Hudler was here it would just mean one of Tatar or Nyquist wouldn't be on the team.

#2468503 12/30 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 6

Posted by hooon on 30 December 2013 - 03:09 PM

I agree they should switch Tomas and Tomas in those lines, but its still the best forward lineup they've iced in quite some times.

#2465603 Can anyone stop the Blackhawks?

Posted by hooon on 17 December 2013 - 07:07 PM

They are good, for sure, but their D and goaltending is nowhere near where it was last year and their special teams are horrendous. 


Their record is slightly better than how they've been playing, while they've been winning a ton of games, they've also been involved in a lot of really tight ones, and have blown some leads against teams they had no business doing poorly against. That said, they are still pretty darn good.


I think a team like LA or STL would have a good chance at taking them in a series this playoffs. Sure don't want to see them do well at all...

#2465247 Can't remember the last time we were this pathetic

Posted by hooon on 16 December 2013 - 12:43 PM

really frustrating time to be a redwings fan , i cant remember a time we been this bad , struggling so bad to  score goals and yet we  have so much talent on this team , seems lately were lucky if we score 2 goals in a game


And my personal opinion i been sayin for a year now we got too many 4th line type players(thats my nice way of saying garbage  players)


cleary samuelsson bertuzzi eaves tootoo miller and now glendening


7 guys id consider 4th liners (not including andersson who id keep) thats way too many , we should be bringing up sheahan/ferraro/callahan guys who are out of waivers to see what they can do instead of bringing up another guy who's reliable but cant create any offense(glendening)


were so pathetic right now we call up a 20 yr old kid in jurco whos playing amazing in the ahl to try and help us out of this disaster (id personally keep him down and let him dominate why chance it and ruin his progress)



anyways all this to say i hope they wake the F up cause i cant remember a time we been this bad   hope we turn this thing around



a bit off topic here but  im also a cowboys fan so hasnt been a good night or season for that matter


Calling up Jurco had nothing to do with how "pathetic" the Wings are as a team, it has to do with the fact that they currently have injuries to Zetterberg, Weiss, Helm, Abdelkader, Franzen, etc. So let's not act like Jurco was called up as some savior for this team... the Wings have a pretty terrible injury situation right now, THAT is why these kids are getting called up, not some desperation stunt to save the season.

#2464105 FAO Mike Babcock: Work on shootouts during practice

Posted by hooon on 13 December 2013 - 05:25 PM

I think its more alarming that we're even GOING to shootouts against teams like Florida. Spend time working on that.