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#2454995 Today's Chuckle - NHL selling team Snuggies

Posted by hooon on 18 November 2013 - 12:28 PM

Christmas shopping = done.

#2453417 Speculation regarding Franzen's ailment

Posted by hooon on 13 November 2013 - 11:05 AM

Lots of players get the stomach flu, food poisoning or what not. Fans get the gist of what that entails.  It's usually not cloaked in secrecy.  Medications to stop it usually make you feel better, not worse.  The anxiety thing just seems to make much more sense.  Anxiety medications do make you sluggish and tired, it just seems like the most likely explanation, since one isn't really being given.  If Franzen wants to keep his condition secret, that's understandable, as he doesn't like attention, but the team should at least be on top of the situation and give a plausible explanation and not leave the everyone looking dumbfounded when they ask about what is wrong with Franzen.


So even though both Franzen and the team have come out and literally laughed off the suggestion that it was anxiety issues... we're STILL going to beat a dead horse here and claim this guy has a debilitating mental illness because it more conveniently fits into the "Franzen is lazy and he sucks," mode of thought around here.... OK, that's fair. 


I guess everyone else on the team not named Datsyuk and Zetterberg is suffering from some kind of mental illness too, because they aren't scoring either...

#2452761 An honest question about Nyquist

Posted by hooon on 11 November 2013 - 04:12 PM

I think it will be before the playoffs. 


That may sound like optimism, but it is actually pessimism in disguise - the Wings have been insanely injury prone the past few years, and I while I hope that trend is over, it seems like the injuries are already piling on. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see Nyquist get called up eventually when they hit some injuries and run out of waiver exempt guys to call up.


The mythical and theoretical line of Nyquist-Andersson-Tatar just makes too much sense to not try at some point this season - especially when secondary scoring is the biggest problem.

#2452167 Varlamov Arrested

Posted by hooon on 08 November 2013 - 03:26 PM

You're kidding, right?


If that was the case, she's get 2 minutes for Too Many Men and he'd get 2 minute for Third Man In and they'd just cancel each other out and go on with their lives.

Does the intent to blow rule come in here?

#2451024 11/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Jets 4

Posted by hooon on 04 November 2013 - 09:37 PM

Quincey is straight awful.

#2450768 11/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Jets 4

Posted by hooon on 04 November 2013 - 04:13 PM

Build off these last few games, play hard tonight, then head back to the Joe with a lot of momentum. 



It will be a lot of fun seeing Tootoo on a line with Helm. I hope the recent trend of actually scoring goals continues. 

#2443520 10/12 GDT: Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by hooon on 12 October 2013 - 12:24 PM

And if Smith doesn't understand why he could possibly be benched, he's more of a moron than I thought.


Seriously. He comes out and says he doesn't understand what he could do better? How about providing either one of the following: A. any defense whatsoever, or B. any offense whatsoever. 


At least Lashoff was fairly solid last season in the games he had, hopefully the break gives Smith something to think about, because he needs to be a lot better.

#2443425 Cory Emmerton and Petr Mrazek sent to Grand Rapids

Posted by hooon on 11 October 2013 - 03:31 PM


I'm usually not as frustrated with bad plays, or mistakes, because at least they are playing /trying. That's just me i guess. Franzen just standing around, not moving his feet, swinging his stick one-handed at pucks makes me nuts though, at least look like you are trying.


I hear ya. Franzen looked terrible last night as well. 


If Tatar somehow wins out on the first line lottery, I would be pretty happy. 

#2441469 Baertschi and Zibanejad thrown under the bus publically

Posted by hooon on 04 October 2013 - 12:31 AM

Yeah I would NEVER cheer for a team who sends down promising young talent....


Oh wait...

#2432155 Trade Proposal

Posted by hooon on 01 August 2013 - 12:40 PM

IMO that is way too much to give up for just a decent Dman. 

#2431528 Now Dat's funny

Posted by hooon on 26 July 2013 - 11:32 AM

The guy never ceases to amaze.

#2429238 Player predictions

Posted by hooon on 10 July 2013 - 01:12 PM

I could actually see both Datsyuk and Z hitting 80 or more points if they can stay relatively healthy and stay on a line together. They were both PPG or better last season, and if not for injuries the two seasons before that, Datsyuk would have pretty easily hit 80. 

#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?