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#2011357 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by hooon on 06 July 2010 - 04:36 PM

pretty hard to prove you can score at the nhl level when may and maltby are your linemates. Babcock also stated abby will be on the PK full time next year so GR is out of the question.

Abby did not only play with May and Maltby... in fact those two were not even in the lineup a lot of time. There was a point actually during the season where Abdelkader was our 2nd line center for a couple of weeks because of injuries.

He definitely needs to take a step forward in production, which is something he is totally capable of. Any PP time should accelerate that. I wouldn't mind keeping his GR options open, you never know what will happen.

#2011328 Miller signs 1 year deal

Posted by hooon on 06 July 2010 - 03:50 PM

Eaves is better at getting injured.

He's better at not being a healthy scratch.

#2010636 Bob Probert passes away at 45

Posted by hooon on 05 July 2010 - 06:21 PM

Hate to hear this. I feel bad for his family and friends, and he will be deeply missed.

The world just got a little less tough.

#2010335 Miller and Eaves likely to file for arbitration?

Posted by hooon on 05 July 2010 - 11:28 AM

John Madden made 2.75 million last year for the Hawks. There is no way on earth I'd be willing to pay that much for a 4th liner. Even if he took a huge discount, it would still be too much to pay.

Eaves is young, and can do everything that Madden does, sans cups.

Miller... well I've said all along that I want him gone. We have like 6 players that do exactly what he does, only better.

#2010325 Wings 2010-11 cap space reduced

Posted by hooon on 05 July 2010 - 11:10 AM

Who did we pay a bonus out to, and for what?

Maybe Lebda, for leaving for good.

#2009865 Kronwall on TSN Hardest Hitters

Posted by hooon on 04 July 2010 - 02:00 AM

I love seeing those hits from him but... no way is Kronwall anywhere near the top 10 hitters of all time.

And Pheneuf? The highlights they show of him are from junior? wtf.

No offense to OP or anything, but this list is a complete sham.

#2009673 WHL Team Offers LeBron James Contract

Posted by hooon on 03 July 2010 - 01:26 PM

I think they'd do it if they waived the ShoWare 3 on 3 basketball event clause. Imagine if Bosh and Wade signed too. That'd be one hell of a ShoWare 3 on 3 basketball tourney squad.

#2009672 Simon Gagne waives no trade clause

Posted by hooon on 03 July 2010 - 01:23 PM

I think the Flyers are going for a 22 man roster comprised ENTIRELY of goaltenders.

Interesting strategy, but they could be on to something.

#2009195 Is Vancouver the team to beat?

Posted by hooon on 02 July 2010 - 01:18 PM

I agree with the Nucks just being another overhyped choke team like the Sharks.

I also agree that LA will be one of the stronger teams in the west, especially if they get Kovalchuk. I think Quick is underrated.

I also think the Wings will be one of the toughest teams in the league if they can stay healthy! :thumbup:

#2007439 Versteeg a Leaf

Posted by hooon on 30 June 2010 - 10:23 PM

Stanley Cups and wins. 2 team stats.

LOL GOOD ONE BRO. Yeah, it's not like I've played hockey all my life or anything.

This is hilarious though. I just assumed Wings fan knew Osgood sucks now. Why are we bringing up 98? I'm talking about 2008, when Osgood sucked ass and still won the Cup.

Are you really going to say Osgood didn't suck in the 2008 regular season?


Its posts like these where you lose all credibility for any past or future argument by displaying a complete lack of any knowledge of hockey whatsoever.

He was on the allstar team in 08.

#2007430 Versteeg a Leaf

Posted by hooon on 30 June 2010 - 10:11 PM

I mean in terms of the higher priced guys (Hjalmarsson, Sharp), he'd be the next guy I'd let go. I forgot about Ladd. I' obviously keep Niemi over him.

But yeah, if it comes down to losing Niemi or losing Hjalmarsson, I'd absolutely take Hjalmarsson. Niemi is the end is probably an average goalie. He got hot for a few rounds, but so did Chris Osgood and Cam Ward.

With his agents comments after the season was over, it sounded like he wanted out. I was kind of prepared for him leaving and the Hawks faced with the task of getting a Marty Turco type guy.

But I suppose since he won the cup, you're going to say Niemi is some kind of badass goalie that would be devastating to lose.

I know you're bating, but this comparison is laughable.

#2006142 Are We Not Good Enough to Win the Cup?

Posted by hooon on 28 June 2010 - 12:42 PM

1. We're another year older.
2. We have a horrible 3rd line, and the 3rd line is key deep in the playoffs.
3. 4th line doesn't bring enough energy.
4. Howard is inconsistent in goal.
5. Cleary will probably be injure 70 games (had to do it).
6. Hudler doesn't deserve to be on this team, while others take paycuts he comes back flaunting 10million untaxed to rub in Lidstroms, Zetterbergs faces..
7. Too much dead weight still on the roster (Draper, maltby if signed, Meech)
8. Six D-men feels more like 4 1/2. Need a solid 6th, Kronner, Stu, and Raf need to play better.
9. Injuries, slumps remain unseen but will play a factor I see us narrowly taking 6-8th seed if we get lucky.

Team needs to get bigger, faster younger, which they addressed in the draft. :clap:
Filpulla needs to prove his worth, hudler needs to redeem himself
Howard needs to be a stable wall, Rafalski needs to earn his check

Cleary needs to geeeeeeeet out!
(god I hate you so fricken much cleary, I hope you attract a David lee Oswald type)

So many things wrong with this.

1. That is a good thing for many of the youngsters we have on our team.
2. How do you have ANY idea what our 3rd line will be next year? You don't.
3. Same thing with our 4th. Holland has said he's still trying to sign someone... so you have no idea what the 4th line brings.
4. Howard was our best player last year... but oook.
5. Wanna make a bet about Cleary being out 70 games?
6. Dumbest part of this post. Yeah I'm SURE the first thing Hudler does when he gets back is "rub 10 million dollars in Lidstrom's face". This is one of the more ignorant assumptions I've ever read on lgw.
7. I doubt Maltby OR Meech is signed, and Draper will probably not crack the roster most nights. Does this REALLY concern you?
8. Wouldn't mind a solid 6th, alright, I'm with you here.
9. Injuries and slumps.... happen to every team in every sport. If you can magically find a way to solve this, please, by all means post another list!

#2005760 Are We Not Good Enough to Win the Cup?

Posted by hooon on 27 June 2010 - 07:22 PM

I'm so sick of people saying we have the same team as we had last year. Last year was an enigma in terms of injuries, and even when players came back they were not in top form. I believe we have one of the best rosters in the league.

For those of you who forgot, this was our ACTUAL STARTING LINEUP at one point in the season:




We are NOT going to be the same team as last year.

#2004646 2010 NHL Draft Thread

Posted by hooon on 25 June 2010 - 06:48 PM

This is the first draft I've ever watched and MAN we're only on pick 4. It's going to be like July 3rd by the time the Wings pick.

Lol. Settle in. Oh and after hours of waiting.... be prepared for the Wings to simply deal their pick, and not pick til tomorrow.

#2004322 Evgeni Ryasenski

Posted by hooon on 24 June 2010 - 11:19 PM

I agree with Drake. Didn't cost us anything. Hopefully he does something cool, if not... oh well. Best of luck to you Evgeni.