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#2428477 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by hooon on 07 July 2013 - 01:09 PM

People give Holland crap when he stands pat, and they give him crap when he makes moves. Can't please everyone. 

 

 

Personally, I love the moves this off-season. Shaping up to be the best Wings roster in several years, and it seems like there are still a few more moves to come - either trades or just shedding weight.  

 

The latest news on Helm is encouraging and DeKeyser should be back as well. Call me crazy, but things are looking pretty good for next season, I can't wait.




#2425162 Wings buy out Colaiacovo, will keep Bertuzzi

Posted by hooon on 02 July 2013 - 10:57 PM

So if we re-sign Brunner, Cleary, Nyquist, Andersson, and then sign Weiss, all while not buying out Sammy or Bert... doesn't that leave us with 3 or 4 too many forwards?

 

Something has to give, someone's gotta go. If it's Tatar or Nyquist who don't get a spot, I will be sub-pleased.




#2423680 First Murph, now this!

Posted by hooon on 30 June 2013 - 01:25 PM

What are the chances her number gets up in the rafters at the Joe? 




#2421653 Nyquist or Tatar

Posted by hooon on 24 June 2013 - 12:31 AM

Well, I know you said don't argue about the merits of the article, but I'd rather we keep both of them. If I absolutely had to choose only one, I would take Nyquist probably. 

 

Obviously everything depends on what was offered, but I don't think the young small Euros are as redundant as all the low scoring PK specialist bottom 6ers the wings have. 




#2409560 WCSF Game 4 GDT- Blackhawks 0 @ Red Wings 2 - (DET leads series 3-1)

Posted by hooon on 23 May 2013 - 11:59 AM

Incredible GDT, I'm not even all too familiar with Glee, and I still think this GDT phenomenal, thanks for the hard work!

 

 

Huuuuge game tonight. Definitely feeling the nerves. The Wings have to play at least as well as they did in game 3, and I would love to see that extra gear from Datsyuk/Z/Franzen. You have to assume the Hawks are going to be playing for their playoff lives and treating this almost as an elimination game - it sure feels like one somehow. 

 

With the shakeup to their lineup, that top line is going to be a handful, hopefully Z keeps playing tall continues to neutralize them. With their main defensive forwards all on the top line, I hope this gives Datsyuk a ton of room to take over offensively playing against Kane.

 

LETS GO WINGS!




#2407112 Trade Smith ASAP!

Posted by hooon on 18 May 2013 - 10:25 PM

A rookie defensemen on a weak defense who makes mistakes? Gosh.

 

 

Yes he has looked bad plenty of times this season. He still has a tremendous amount of upside, limited amount of trade value, and has plenty of years to mature.

 

Trading him would be absolutely idiotic. 




#2398844 Whining

Posted by hooon on 07 May 2013 - 12:41 PM

So the biggest Red Wings whiner makes a thread about not whining...

 

That'd be like Blueadams making a thread asking people to stop making lines threads.




#2397151 Should Howard be benched?

Posted by hooon on 05 May 2013 - 10:32 PM

Should your account be benched?




#2391459 NHL.com Bracket Challenge

Posted by hooon on 28 April 2013 - 04:00 PM

Come back on April 28 to make your picks. The Stanley Cup Playoffs start on April 30.

 

Uh, it IS April 28th.

 

The eastern conference seeding hasn't been confirmed and won't be until after tonight's Boston vs. Ottawa game, which was rescheduled due to the Boston Marathon incident. 

 

I'm sure picks can be made once the seedings have been decided after tonight's game.

 

BTW, I'm in!




#2390157 Franzen's a Bargain

Posted by hooon on 26 April 2013 - 11:30 AM

Franzen continues to be the most undeserved whipping boy ever. He's only led the team in goals every single year since he's had his contract.... and he is making UNDER FOUR MILLION DOLLARS.

 

I love it when people can tell how much "effort" someone is putting in. Even when he is outscoring, outhitting, and outplaying almost everyone else on the team, it is still Franzen who gets constantly criticized, even over the players who are making more money than him.

 

Franzen's been one of the hardest working players on the team all year. 




#2385093 Bert thinks he'll be back this season

Posted by hooon on 15 April 2013 - 02:08 PM

Its pretty crazy how hard it is to see a player's true value until he's not playing anymore. We saw it last year with Ericsson, and Helm is pretty obvious. Bert is certainly not the best player in the league, but he is valuable to the team, especially with how poorly the offense has been doing. 

 

I was never wild about his latest contract, but the offense needs him right now and for the final push.




#2382492 Thinking on 2013/14 roster.

Posted by hooon on 09 April 2013 - 01:44 PM

How does he improve our scoring? he doesn't. helm is a great defensive C. Our D is fine overall, and will only get better as the young Dmen mature. helm is not now nor will he ever be a guy that scores 20+ goals a season. That is what we need badly. Again, to get quality, you have to give quality. Its not like the RW are short on checkers. We have those. it is scorers that we lack and size/grit that we lack. helm is none of those.

 

Wow, you are severely overlooking what Helm brings to the team. 

 

Scoring is not everything in this league, ESPECIALLY for a 3rd/4th line center who is the most integral part of the PK on the entire team. How many teams have 20 goal scorers for their 3rd line center? Those are very unrealistic expectations for a guy who is essentially the new Draper. (Draper hit 20 goals one time in his career, did that make him not valuable to the team?)

 

Helm will NEVER get traded, as he shouldn't. He holds faaar more value to this team than he would garner in a trade. 




#2382349 Thinking on 2013/14 roster.

Posted by hooon on 08 April 2013 - 09:38 PM

I think you have to resign Filppula.  He is arguably the best free agent available this year.  I can see the lines looking something like this.

 

Nyquist-Datsyuk-Bertuzzi/Jagar/Morrow

Franzen-Zetterberg-Flip

Tatar-Helm-Andersson

Emerton-Abdelkadar-Tootoo/eaves/milller

 

Kronwall-Ericsson

Dekeyser-Kindl

Smith-Quincey

Colo

Lashoff

 

Howard

Gus

 

This a pretty solid lineup.  However, I think Bert might be gone as well.  So replace him through a trade for a young forward or a UFA.

 

We let Brunner walk?

 

I hope not.




#2376678 Wings sign D Dan DeKeyser to 2-year deal

Posted by hooon on 31 March 2013 - 01:46 AM

Yeah Smith would have to start playing defense, or scoring, or something in order for me to get excited about that.  As of right now I'm MUCH more excited about Kindl than I am about Smith.  As such, Kindl and Dekeyser might be something to get pumped about. 

 

Smith's playing his first season in the NHL as a defenseman, a position that traditionally takes a lot longer to fully develop than a forward.

 

Just because he hasn't yet lived up to the unrealistic expectations that were thrown upon him by excited fans doesn't mean it is time to give up on him yet. 

 

Kindl has indeed been playing great, but was not playing any better than Smith in his first NHL season. Smith's upside also far exceeds Kindl's.

 

In any event, it is great to have a good stock of young D players and prospects. Future on D is looking brighter than it has in a while. 




#2376295 Wings sign D Dan DeKeyser to 2-year deal

Posted by hooon on 30 March 2013 - 02:51 AM

Pretty crazy how all of the sudden the Wings have one of the best D prospect pools in the league.