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#2508970 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Jesusberg on 12 April 2014 - 12:29 PM

At this point, I think they could definitely use a stop-gap before Ouellet, Marchenko, Sproul, etc. come up to the big club. I don't want that stop gap to be Kyle Quincey again. Almquist should battle for a spot on the team in camp, and I think he could be an asset on the PP, even just for the short term. Lashoff has been running around too much lately, and I'm not sure how much management trusts him as an every day defender. 

Out of the UFA crop I'd be willing to take a look at Meszaros, Orpik, Mitchell, Greene or Nikitin before I went with Quincey/Lashoff as a regular, even if it's just as a two-year transition period. I know some (maybe most) of those guys will be retained by their current team, but those are pretty much the five I'd take over the current situation. Worst case scenario, so long as Quincey moves on, I'd still be fine with some combination of Kronwall, Ericsson, Smith and DeKeyser as the top 4, with Kindl, Lashoff and Almquist rounding things out.

I just hope Kenny doesn't have some misguided sense of loyalty toward Quincey. He's a product of the team's development and they gave up a 1st for him... but he's still Kyle Quincey. Please, just let him go, Kenny.




#2502806 They Call me...Tater Salad

Posted by Jesusberg on 29 March 2014 - 12:53 PM

It's about time we had another rock star on this team.




#2498683 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by Jesusberg on 21 March 2014 - 02:09 PM

I thought he had a pretty good game. He really is way too passive when he's on the rush - just shoot the puck.

 

I'd still like to see him get paired with DeKeyser, but that might be risky for DK's development. DK might be better off with Kronwall for now. This is where I would have loved to still have Stuart here. I think he would have made a great partner for Smith.




#2497423 Kassian on the way out of Van?

Posted by Jesusberg on 20 March 2014 - 09:56 AM

No to this guy yes he is big, physical and a SOB but he also shows absolutely no class and acts like a stupid agitator and never backs it up.

 

Even off the ice. I can't speak for anyone else, obviously... but Kassian has come back to Windsor several times since I've worked at a bar in the downtown sector. Every time I've seen him, he's been kind of a jerk. On one occassion, he walked up to me at the door, and we ID'd the people he was with (they looked younger). Long story short I got the, "do you know who I am?" and "Oh good, do you want my autograph?" treatment. I told him I could live without the signature, so he spent the rest of the night banging his bottles off the tables and staring me down. Good times.




#2497327 Injury Updates

Posted by Jesusberg on 19 March 2014 - 04:15 PM

 

Welp... Must have been a nasty break to be out that long. Big big loss down the stretch.

 

Really sucks to lose him. Seems like Detroit can't even catch a break on the length of injuries. It's never "progressing ahead of schedule". Ugh.

 

Almqvist has been called up

 

On the flip side, glad to see AA getting a shot. I personally hope they play him over Kindl and give him time on the 2nd PP unit. Let DeKeyser focus on being part of the top PK unit. If I remember right (correct me if I'm wrong), Lashoff-Almqvist played together at times last year in GR and complimented each other well.




#2490773 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Jesusberg on 05 March 2014 - 04:12 PM

For the first time in a long, long time... I'm actually livid with Ken Holland. This is embarrassing.




#2481445 Wings to inquire about Vanek?

Posted by Jesusberg on 05 February 2014 - 01:16 PM

Considering he played for the Golden Gophers, has family there and Heatley's 7.5 million is coming off the books next season, I'd say it's a pretty good chance that he signs in Minnesota next season. No reason to risk moving assets for a guy who seems to be heading somewhere else.




#2462763 12/10 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Panthers 3 (SO)

Posted by Jesusberg on 10 December 2013 - 04:02 PM

 

I'm most excited about the fact that you subtly made a reference to The Rock in that post.  FOR THE MILLIONS............

 

I'm glad someone understood the reference, and didn't think I was just being passive aggressive  :lol:




#2462760 12/10 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Panthers 3 (SO)

Posted by Jesusberg on 10 December 2013 - 03:54 PM

I still don't mind seeing Abs in that role - I think he does it well. He has a role, he knows his role... and he shuts his mouth.

 

That being said, I'm most excited to see what that 3rd line can do. Really hope they light it up.




#2459493 Lines Thread

Posted by Jesusberg on 30 November 2013 - 05:58 PM

 

This would mean breaking up Nyquist, Franzen, and Zetterberg. Given the degree of havoc that the three of them have been wreaking upon the opposition, it seems a poor idea.

 

I tend to agree. Furthermore, I don't see why they should break up two of the other lines, either... especially Abs-Helm-Alfie.

If anything, I think maybe going with Weiss-Dats-Bert, Miller-Andy-Tatar would be worth a shot, switching players around if need be. I see no reason to break up the two lines that are firing on all cylinders, though.




#2456600 Nyquist Getting the call

Posted by Jesusberg on 22 November 2013 - 10:37 AM

  1. Gustav Nyquist is playing Saturday when #RedWings host Ottawa.




#2456029 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Jesusberg on 21 November 2013 - 02:44 PM

It's seriously just really starting to piss me off seeing anything the management of this team says to the press...

"(Nyquist's) job, and no different tonight if I were him, he's still allowed to go back to the minors, is be so good tonight that you put so much pressure on the coach and the manger that they have to do something about it." - Mike Babcock

 

Are you f****** kidding me!? So what about all the dead weight on this team that's allowed to roam free because they're "warriors" and provide a "veteran presence". These "kids" have put pressure on management, but you've turned a blind eye. Dan Cleary is on the top line!? Are you slow, Mike? Tatar has proven he's got better hands than 70% of the team, and Dan f****** Cleary is on the top line!?

Great way to handle the future of your team. "You better score a hat trick tonight, otherwise you get to go rot in the AHL." Meanwhile, the dynamic veteran duo of Dan Cleary and Mikael Samuelsson have a whopping 2 goals over 31 games played. If players in the draft aren't already weary about being taken by Detroit, they should be after this year. They're not just letting these kids get overripe anymore, they're flat out misusing them.

I'm seriously beginning to think that management is so arrogant that they won't fix something until it's too late.

 

EDIT: Put Babcock's quote in Comic Sans font because it seemed appropriate.




#2450099 11/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 0

Posted by Jesusberg on 02 November 2013 - 02:31 PM

 

The jaw? Actually, wasn't it Sammy who nailed him?

 

Nope. It was Cleary who Logo Hunter nailed in the jaw.

 

Edit: Nev beat me to it  :lol:. I forgot he injured Datsyuk, too. Was that an ankle or was it a wrist injury for Pavs?




#2443149 10/10 GDT: Coyotes 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Jesusberg on 10 October 2013 - 08:03 PM

I feel like Smith needs more Gordon Bombay in his life...

 

http://klipd.com/wat...-egg-pass-scene




#2440027 Emmerton on Waivers

Posted by Jesusberg on 30 September 2013 - 05:28 PM

I don't really have much to say, other than the look of that bottom six screams, "We've made mistakes".