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#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.
















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. 

#2368428 3/13 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Flames 5

Posted by hooon on 13 March 2013 - 02:04 PM

Jeez, Babcock is infuriating sometimes. 

#2368369 3/13 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Flames 5

Posted by hooon on 13 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

I like that Datsyuk isn't stuck with 4th liners anymore.


They need to start putting together some wins, the West is just getting tighter and tighter.

#2365743 Datsyuk - Cleary - Abdelkader

Posted by hooon on 06 March 2013 - 02:16 PM

Yeah this line needs to go. I know we are thin because of injuries but there are options out there.


I don't see why Z has both Franzen and Brunner on his wing. Let Franzen play with Datsyuk, and then preferably throw Tatar on that line. Franzen-Datsyuk-Tatar sounds a whole lot better than Clearly-Datsyuk-Abdelkader. I'd love Nyquist to be called up for a spot on that second line with Z and Brunner, and then when Fil comes back he slots into that spot.


I hate being one to pretend I know more than an NHL coach, but this line is just frustrating to watch and it is getting a little baffling as to why it is still together when everyone can pretty plainly see it isn't working.

#2362728 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 2 at San Jose Sharks 1 (SO)

Posted by hooon on 28 February 2013 - 03:34 PM

Just don't have a good feeling about this one after last night.



Unbelievable that Datsyuk is stuck with 4th liners. Abby and Cleary are so insanely ineffective in scoring roles it's maddening to watch. I can't believe Babs won't even put AT LEAST Franzen or Tatar somewhere on that line. Pavel is amazing, and can do almost everything by himself, but it makes it a lottttt easier to have someone halfway competent on a line with him, and at this point I would rather ANY two forwards on the team (hell most Dmen too) be on Datsyuk's line over 8 and 11. 


Big win needed, get it done boys.

#2362509 2/27 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Kings 2

Posted by hooon on 28 February 2013 - 12:45 AM

Thanks refs.



#2357503 Minnesota's Devin Setoguchi faces discplinary hearing for hit on Q

Posted by hooon on 19 February 2013 - 12:31 PM

This brings up memories of that officiating travesty playoff round against San Jose a few years ago. Remember when Setoguchi high sticked Franzen in the face, drew blood, and they gave the penalty to Franzen instead of Seto?


This guy is a POS, its a shame the rules in the NHL are so pointlessly written that when a player gets fined the "maximum amount" it equates to less than a slap on the wrist.

#2340480 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by hooon on 15 January 2013 - 11:41 PM

I've loved the Tootoo signing since day one. 


Best of luck to him, I think he'll be great on our fourth line.

#2338626 Will anyone score 50 this year?

Posted by hooon on 08 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

Yeah 50 is insane. No one will get 40 either. Even 30 is a lot. I think maybe only 1 or 2 players get 30.

#2335063 New fan.. need advice

Posted by hooon on 01 December 2012 - 01:13 AM

A new fan during the lockout?

This pleases Gary Bettman.

#2333977 Filppula out 6-8 weeks with sprained MCL

Posted by hooon on 13 November 2012 - 06:13 PM

I don't like this news at all.

The Wings can't even stay healthy when there's no season.

#2323715 Our Current Defense / What Holland Can Do *merged

Posted by hooon on 03 August 2012 - 10:50 AM

I would hardly call Franzen "expendable".

He is tradeable, yes, but if the Wings lose him to improve the D, they have literally NO one to replace those goals. Streakiness aside, 25-30 goals is not easy to replace. Its not like the Wings signed an elite scorer this off season.

Unless a lot of scoring is coming back the other way in a trade, the Wings need Franzen this year.

#2321475 Logo Hunter vs. Missing the Net - Fight!

Posted by hooon on 24 July 2012 - 12:11 PM

Darren Helm would have Gretzky-like numbers if he ever hit the net. Just sayin.