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#2524246 Compliance buyout expected to be used on Tootoo

Posted by hooon on 17 June 2014 - 01:17 PM

He's putting up the same numbers he did in 2008, why in the world would we buy him out now?


Because he doesn't score 5 goals a game like he did that one time. Therefore he is lazy and he sucks and he is overpaid.

#2524242 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by hooon on 17 June 2014 - 01:05 PM

He's going to GR to be a mentor, only way he returns to the wings is if he beats out a kid for a spot. Don't see how that's so hard to grasp.


It isn't hard to grasp, it is just hard to 100% believe - considering he beat out Nyquist last season when he had absolutely no business being on the team in the first place, it is not out of the realm of possibility to believe they might inexplicably give him a spot over some other youngster to start this season as well (Jurco, Mantha maybe). I think that's what is worrying most folks.


My other issue is, I don't even particularly want him taking up a spot on GR either. 

#2523795 Wings sign Tomas Nosek to 2 year entry level deal

Posted by hooon on 14 June 2014 - 07:05 AM

:blink: Really? Ok, Leino, Brunner, Brunnstrom...does that answer your question?


Leino - traded for some picks. Brunner - helped us immensely in the playoffs that year, and one of our better goalscorers that season. Brunnstrom - played like 6 games.


Which one of these signings hurt the team again?

#2521659 Emmerton-ov: Cory heading to KHL

Posted by hooon on 24 May 2014 - 07:31 PM

If you told me a year ago that Emmerton would be playing in Sochi in 2014, I probably wouldn't have believed you.

#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.