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#2634695 Looks like Tyler Bertuzzi is a ****** like his uncle

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 02 November 2015 - 08:52 AM

While Bertuzzi needs to dial it down a notch, its these kind of guys who play with a little bit of a feisty edge that the Wings really need IMO. Just watch our games with the sole purpose of looking for Wings players INITIATING body contact. There really isn't a lot of it. Ironically, when Z and Datsyuk throw their bodies around, the results are good. 


Take a look at the great Wings teams that most of us on this board grew up with. Guys like Maltby, McCarty, Kocur, Shanny, Lapointe, Konstantinov. All willing to punish opposing players and rough it up a little to win. Balance that with the sort of high end scoring talent that this team is developing (in guys like Larkin, Nyquist, Tatar etc) and we may be able to go somewhere. Our D is way too soft. Ericsson, if he applied himself physically game in and game out, could be a FORCE. He's huge, and has some serious strength. None of the fights he got into last year were even close. Neil wanted a piece of him saturday, but you can tell he would have got hammered if the refs had let them go. 


Kronwall hasn't played the body now really in the last few seasons, probably because he's now the number 1 d man and was also the primary offensive D man. I also think that his most recent suspension in the playoffs has signalled the death of anyone getting Kronwalled every again. He's too valuable to the team to miss time over a suspension, and he knows it. 


This is why Brad Stuart was such a great addition in 07. He played with an edge that the D didn't have and he brought it physically  night in night out. I'm not saying the wings need to change everything and go to a bunch of goons, but even 1 hard hitting D man on the back end, and one or two more physical forwards would go a long way in making this team more dangerous. 

#2634625 Looks like Tyler Bertuzzi is a ****** like his uncle

Posted by sputman on 01 November 2015 - 10:09 AM

I don't like the play but I'll be honest, I'm excited to finally have some mean in our system.

#2634609 Looks like Tyler Bertuzzi is a ****** like his uncle

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 31 October 2015 - 11:24 PM

he's the type of player you hate if he's on another team, but love to have on yours. We've all known that's the kind of player he is, and you don't get to that point without some general d-baggery.

It is what it is.
Do I like seeing it?
But in the playoffs it'll help us if he can control himself.

#2634372 Looks like Tyler Bertuzzi is a ****** like his uncle

Posted by rick zombo on 31 October 2015 - 06:11 PM

Love it. Wings need 5 of these guys. 

#2634363 Looks like Tyler Bertuzzi is a ****** like his uncle

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 31 October 2015 - 04:47 PM

Call him up.  Maybe he can toughen up our 4th line.  

#2614286 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by GoWings1905 on 13 June 2015 - 10:37 PM

For an organization rapidly embracing a full youth movement, there doesn't seem to be much logic behind giving up Mantha and/or a first round pick. I personally don't buy it and hope Holland stays the course at this point. If drafting and developing is your thing, then you don't sacrifice that for Dion Phaneuf. Maybe three years ago with a younger Pav and Z, but not anymore. 

#2614280 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by Wingzman91 on 13 June 2015 - 10:27 PM

"Reporter" asks, " Would you be willing to trade the 1st or maybe a player like Mantha? "

'source' says, " Look, if someone wants to blow us away with an offer then of course I would consider it, I'm not doing my job otherwise. "

"Reporter" prints, " Wings open to moving 1st/Mantha. "

Fans use whatever scrap of evidence to support their personal feelings and the sun sets.

#2608350 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 18 May 2015 - 01:12 PM

As the old expression goes, money /= happiness. Babs will be miserable for at least 3 years in Buffalo, they aren't even close to a playoff team yet.

Does anyone have Mike's email before he makes a decision, I want to send him this article and findings: 
Here Is The Income Level At Which Money Won't Make You Any Happier In Each State


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#2607997 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Guest on 15 May 2015 - 02:14 PM

Many crappy players have their name on the Stanley Cup, as with coaches.  Don Cherry was a bit before my time as a coach, so I can't comment on his ability to coach. He's an entertainer now and plays to his audience.  I'm not going to judge him as a coach based on what he does now, not to mention he's like 182.  But I find his advice on this subject to be sound and based on personal experience. 

#2606636 DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

Posted by Richdg on 07 May 2015 - 09:09 PM

Babcock is defense first coach. There is a reason for the saying "defense wins championships". because it is true. If the other team doesn't score you have greatly increased your chances to win. His focis is winning game 2-1 or 1-0. Go back the this past Olympics. Team full of the worlds best players and they played a puck control defense first system.

This was also Bowman's system. The left wing lock is all about reducing scoring. he threatened to tradeStevie Y if he didn't start to play d. Federov was the same way. Which is why he went from 120 point seasons to 80 point seasons.

Now if you are playing a defensive system to win, wouldn't you want to play the best defensive forwards? yes. Why have Z and Dat been stars for so long? Yes they score, but they are great defensively.

Now look at our prospects and their development. What part of the game takes the longest to develop? defense. What have most on this site complianed about? Our prospects "overripening" in the minors. What are they learning to do? It isn't offense, it is D. That is Babs/Hollands plan. Play good D or don't play here. IE Hudler and many others.

#2606774 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Rivalred on 08 May 2015 - 03:09 PM

If he stays or goes I wish him the best.

#2430656 Rule 48: not working as planned.

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 July 2013 - 12:32 PM

That's what happens when you base your punishment on the result of the hit instead of the hit itself. An illegal hit should be punished as much if the other guy bounces right back up as it is if he's going to be out 8 weeks.

#2430586 Um, OK, not really sure this'll have the desired effect

Posted by Kira on 17 July 2013 - 10:01 PM

My hubby says it's the color of the belly of a catfish.  As he loves to fish, I'll take his word for it.  It is appropriate, I suppose, since a) They throw catfish on the ice down there, and b) One is a scum-sucking bottom feeder, and the other is a fish.

#2424870 Red Wings won't pursue David Clarkson

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 02 July 2013 - 05:38 PM



Well, in my eyes that's even more disappointing than not getting Vinny. I really wanted Clarkson, but looks like he's asking for more than Holland is willing to pay. Personally, I think he's the type of player we should overpay to get... For now I'm gonna stick with the "in Kenny we trust" philosophy, but so far this has been quite a disappointing day...

#2421912 Lidstrom or Orr

Posted by kipwinger on 24 June 2013 - 09:52 PM

Lidstrom, bar none.  Orr didn't play defense.  He had a good plus/minus because he put up a zillion points.  Tighter defense and better goaltending would expose his "offensive prowess" and his defensive numbers would likewise suffer.  Orr's over rated, Lids played in a time when scoring was harder, defensive assignments were tougher, and going "coast to coast" was almost unheard of.  Even then he managed to win 7 Norris Trophies and and twice as many Stanley Cups and he was a factor in every one of them.  Bobby was good, but score 150 going end to end against Weber, Suter, and Rinne.  Not happening buddy.