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#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...



#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".

#2439343 Petr Mrazek or Jonas Gustvsson

Posted by Jesusberg on 27 September 2013 - 03:39 PM

Monster for the year. There's really no point in having Mrazek up with the team until next season at the earliest. 

#2439192 Brendan Smith

Posted by Jesusberg on 26 September 2013 - 05:27 PM

Honestly, he drives me insane, but so did a guy named Jakub Kindl for about three years. Defensemen blossom late - he just really needs to calm down. Most of us around here (myself included) were ready to ship Jake off without a second thought. Now the guy's considered the 2nd best offensive d-man on the team and looks great running that second PP unit.

Seriously, how many defenders truly meet their expectations? Just from around the same period of time Smith was drafted... Hickey, Ellerby, Plante, Petrecki, Teubert, Cuma, Ellis, de Haan, Moore, etc, etc. Tons of defenders have no played up to their expectations, nor does it seem as if they will. Smith is in a good position to be insulated and play regular time on the third pairing. I know we'd all love to see young talent flourish on the team, but I think defenders are a whole different animal. Only time will tell whether or not Smith will meet his expected potential.

#2436507 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by Jesusberg on 13 September 2013 - 01:02 PM

I want Tatar on this team as much as the next guy, but he's GOT to cut this stuff out: "Tomas Tatar. It's hard not to pretend that all these forwards aren't here."

He's going to defeat himself. I know he's likely frustrated - it's a tough situation to be in, but he has to keep his head on his shoulders until the second they say, "there's no room for you here, we're going to have to move you to another team." He simply cannot have this attitude, or he's only going to take himself off the team before the season starts.

#2436161 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by Jesusberg on 12 September 2013 - 11:59 AM

Emmerton, Eaves, Tootoo, Bert, Sammy, Andersson. They could part with ANYONE, why does adding back Cleary suddenly cost Tatar a spot?


Because, and unless something has changed, those guys aren't desired assets. Add in that Holland loves his vets, and what do you think is going to happen? They're 2.3 million and 3 forwards over now. Let's say Helm goes on LTIR. Take Emmerton and Andersson (shouldn't even be on there) off that list, we need centers.

Send Gus down to GR (sad), since Bertuzzi and/or Samuelsson will be using those spots on the 3rd line. And yeah, it'd be ideal to move one of them, but who wants them? Seriously.

That leaves the team with Eaves and Tootoo. It's plausible that one is moved, and cap relief comes with either move. It's curious that neither has been moved yet, despite rumors that they're the ones to go. Makes me wonder if there's much of a market for them. Regardless, let's say it's Tootoo who goes.

Tatar, Eaves

Is that really where Tatar belongs? Whose spot does he take? I personally feel like he'd be wasted on the 4th line, or on the bench. Bert and Sammy don't strike me as 4th liners, either. This forward roster is just a mess at the moment.

#2436134 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by Jesusberg on 12 September 2013 - 11:29 AM

Let's not forget the playoffs:



40 L HENRIK ZETTERBERG 14 4 8 12 3 8 1 0 1 58 6.9

11 R DANIEL CLEARY 14 4 6 10 -1 2 1 0 0 20 20.0

13 C PAVEL DATSYUK 14 3 6 9 2 4 0 0 0 39 7.7


And we just got him for peanuts.


Let's all take a step back and think about the positives of this situation instead of irrationally whining.


His contributions last post-season have been noted. The issue lies in him taking a roster spot from someone likes Tatar, who at this point, has to be feeling like a pile of garbage. You don't sign a veteran with a wonky knee at the expense of a 22-year-old goal scoring winger.

#2435519 Any new Helm Updates?

Posted by Jesusberg on 09 September 2013 - 10:22 AM




No significant damage, but still terrible news.  Is this guy ever going to play in the NHL again? 



Not that any part of this is "OK", but I'm glad the team has guys who play a similar type game (defensive, PK) as Helm. No one's going to be Darren Helm, but Ferraro and Sheahan are going to be capable bottom six, PK guys in the near future. Guess I'm just trying to look for a silver lining here... bleh.

#2435151 Lines Thread

Posted by Jesusberg on 05 September 2013 - 03:21 PM



Abby-Helm-Bert (Hilarity would ensue between whistles.)
Tatar-Andersson-Samuelsson (Kind of seems like more of a 3rd line, but maybe we'll have a 3a, 3b situation.)

Emmerton, Miller (Eaves and Tootoo gone, think we should keep Emmerton as Helm insurance)



Smith-DK (I'd like this pairing to grow together, and get used to one another)





#2433618 Wings sign Nyquist to 2-year, $1.9m deal ($950k/yr cap hit)

Posted by Jesusberg on 20 August 2013 - 09:12 AM

Per Helene St. James: 

"#RedWings have come to terms on two-year deal with forward Gustav Nyquist, average salary cap hit of $950,000."


Nice price tag, for sure. Glad to have him locked up.

#2432073 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by Jesusberg on 31 July 2013 - 03:05 PM

I don't really get the Modano comparisons. I get the age comparisons, leaving their lifelong teams, etc... but really, Modano had a freak accident. He was jumping onto the team as the 3rd line center, and things just sort of fell apart. Alfie's going to be on that 2nd line and given ample time on the PP. I feel like 50-60 points and a healthy season is a real possibility.