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In Topic: When does Larkin get the C?

21 November 2015 - 09:45 PM

I will refrain from name calling but you definitely missed the dead things era if you think this is remotely close to that.

Read my sig!

In Topic: Nice Lids Article on ESPN (I know)

06 November 2015 - 01:10 PM

Follow-up on this: Lidström, Fedorov and the other HoF inductees will play a game on Sunday.

Question is, as Lidström is right now, could he play one game for the Red Wings, meaning be able to compete for one spot for one game against the other defensemen? What do you think?


I'll start. Yes, he would be able to play one game, based on his playstyle, and the fact that he's always in shape. He'd be hurt, not be able to walk for a few days afterwards, but with managed minutes, he'd be just fine for one game. Wouldn't hurt to give him a shot of a painkiller syringe Before the game though even if not hurting (yet).



I thoroughly believe Lids could play tomorrow, his conditioning may not be what it was, but he is still in good shape (compared to a tub like me) and his game was never predicated on being the biggest, fastest, or most athletic, he always was the smartest guy on the ice.


And I love me some 19, but his body was shot when he walked away and could not play again, Lids on the other hand walk away before the game walk away from him.

In Topic: Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

05 November 2015 - 01:35 PM


Helm is a player we all like but he is looking more replaceable all the time. IMO players like Glendening and Ferraro are a cheaper option. 


I think it is because Helm reminds me so much of a young Draper that I am so hesitant to trade him. However, the youth in this system makes him replaceable, and as his expected salary climbs it also makes him more replaceable.


If he did all the things he does now, and ever found a way to have half the hands Abby does I would say he would be damn near impossible to get rid of.


But his speed has set him up so many times and then he gets off a poor/weak/meh shot and the rush was really for naught!


I love his grit and balls man (to quote Kevin Garnett), but there is a definitive cap for what I would want the Wings to pay for that.


Back to Topic, I think 4.5- 5 mil for 4 years is what it will take to sign Abby, a proven top line net front presence with some real nice hands is not going to be cheap.


He may not be Homer-esque, but he is the best the Wings have had since, IMO!

In Topic: Play Coach - When do you pick a goalie

04 November 2015 - 08:54 AM

I would make the change when one of the following two things happen:


1. Jimmy and Petr become a problem in the locker room. According to some quotes currently both guys see this as a challenge and are supporting each other.

2. One of them shats the bed. Other than that keep the rotation going, I think the decline of Howard towards the end of seasons has been due to logging too many minutes.


I think J-Ho's body just cannot handle 60+ starts a year. If both of these guys can play at current level (they are almost mirror images stat wise), missing a couple of games will help them rest and hopefully keep on the same pace.

In Topic: I think this might be finally it for the Mule, Sadly

16 October 2015 - 10:32 AM





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