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#2270068 Call the team out

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 14 March 2012 - 10:35 AM

There is an injury bug every season, around this same time, to a similar degree. Its strange, almost like clockwork you get to late February and players start dropping like flies. Babcock can only play Fil and Z 20 minutes or so a night, less on back-to-backs, so the team sorely needs Hudler to improve or be replaces and Franzen to play like he is capable of. Neither of these are happening. Cleary is either injured and should grab a seat, or healthy and should grab a seat. White should be playing better and the Wings PP should shoot the puck more, things that can happen with the current lineup.

The most frustrating thing about Injury Season 2012 isn't the players who are out or up, its the players who continue to slack and waste the efforts of the few players we have going. I'd rather see any of Miller, Abdelkader, or Nyquist up with Val and Hank, over someone like Hudler, at least then they would all be skating hard. It might be time to put all of our eggs in two baskets, so to speak. Let the 4th line continue to suck; there's no helping them. Leave the energy line intact and give them second line minutes. Let the third line become the float line, Hudler-Franzen-Cleary. And give Filppula and Zetterberg young skilled help in Nyquist.

Passengers no longer benefit from while hindering the workers, improving the top lines and hopefully forcing the floaters to do less floating.

At the risk of sounding like Eva, Hudler hasn't been nearly as bad as people are making him out to be. The guy has put up 42 points so far this season, half of which are goals. Are some of them luck or the result of good linemates, of course. However, name one NHL'er who doesn't get lucky goals or benefits from playing with good linemates. s***, Z scores some terribly lucky goals. His off-angle shots always magically go in and sometimes they tend to fall when he's in his worst slumps.

Again, I'm in the same boat with you as Franzen. Cleary hasn't been himself much of the season either, but I expect way more out of Franzen than I do #11.


#2270066 Call the team out

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 14 March 2012 - 10:24 AM

The guys I was referring to that have stepped up are Z and Fil. Franzen, I'll grant you but I'm talking about the guys that we rely on to be top-end with an injured lineup or not.

TBH, I just think people are getting pissy simply because this team is playing to a level that should be expected with the lineup they're currently icing unfortunately at one of the most crucial times of the regular season.

There is an injury bug every season, around this same time, to a similar degree. Its strange, almost like clockwork you get to late February and players start dropping like flies. Babcock can only play Fil and Z 20 minutes or so a night, less on back-to-backs, so the team sorely needs Hudler to improve or be replaces and Franzen to play like he is capable of. Neither of these are happening. Cleary is either injured and should grab a seat, or healthy and should grab a seat. White should be playing better and the Wings PP should shoot the puck more, things that can happen with the current lineup.

The most frustrating thing about Injury Season 2012 isn't the players who are out or up, its the players who continue to slack and waste the efforts of the few players we have going. I'd rather see any of Miller, Abdelkader, or Nyquist up with Val and Hank, over someone like Hudler, at least then they would all be skating hard. It might be time to put all of our eggs in two baskets, so to speak. Let the 4th line continue to suck; there's no helping them. Leave the energy line intact and give them second line minutes. Let the third line become the float line, Hudler-Franzen-Cleary. And give Filppula and Zetterberg young skilled help in Nyquist.

Passengers no longer benefit from while hindering the workers, improving the top lines and hopefully forcing the floaters to do less floating.


#2270052 Call the team out

Posted by Frozen-Man on 14 March 2012 - 09:47 AM

The only regular on the powerplay point that is out is Lidstrom. Kronwall, White, and Hudler all got regular time there. Quincey has played the point a lot before he got here, and Smith is only being thrown in because Hudler is just that bad.

Let's not make excuses for just how incredibly bad this powerplay has been.



His point was about giving up the short handed goals. I'm pretty sure it was Smith that lost the puck that led to the shorty last night. The guys has 10 NHL games under his belt. It happens. I think that was the point.


#2266666 3/4 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Z and D for the C on 04 March 2012 - 07:06 PM

Unfortunately, I think Hudler was giving us a preview of how he's going to be in April. Completely invisible.

On a positive note, I love Smith and Quincey.


#2266701 3/4 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by heikks86 on 04 March 2012 - 08:53 PM

Watching Franzen lose physical battles along the boards to guys like Kane and Keith is pretty frustrating. They're great players, but with his size, he should be tougher to handle. Just looks like jelly out there.


yeah watching Franzen is ridiculous sometimes a 10 year old girl can knock the puck off his stick


#2265923 3/2 GDT : Wild 0 at Red Wings 6

Posted by brett on 02 March 2012 - 09:02 PM

safe to say flip finally had his breakout season?

knuckle puck


#2266014 3/2 GDT : Wild 0 at Red Wings 6

Posted by Z and D for the C on 02 March 2012 - 10:04 PM

Filppula. :wub:


#2265687 07/08 Wings VS 11/12 Wings

Posted by LeonardSankar on 02 March 2012 - 01:24 PM

I haven't seen the hunger from this team the last several playoffs. The hunger was there in 2007 and 2008.

I said before the season that we won't win the Cup with this roster, and I'm sticking with that since Holland didn't do anything at the deadline.


I agree they have to make use of this summers cap room to make a serious push for the Cup in 2013 b/c there is not a chance they win it this year. They must treat this offseason like the summer of 2001 when they went for it all and won in the following season.


#2215217 Filppula is "too nice".

Posted by redwingfan19 on 14 October 2011 - 09:38 PM

flip will get his 40 points everyone relax


#2265394 Did Zetterberg lose his cup ring?

Posted by rick zombo on 01 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

Guess Z will just have to go out and get himself another one this spring.


#2265444 Current standings

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 March 2012 - 02:19 PM

:censored:


#2224330 NHL and steroids according to Laraque

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 10 November 2011 - 03:49 PM

...and Hudler claimed he trained in UFC. Can't believe we bought that :lol:


#2262830 Ericsson out One Month

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 25 February 2012 - 09:43 PM

addition by subtraction :hehe:

But really... get well soon E


#2265098 Lidstrom to win Norris trophy?

Posted by wingsdiehard13 on 29 February 2012 - 10:28 AM

Karlsson will win, hes going to put up 80+ points. There should probably be an award for Best Offensive Defensemen and another for Best Defensenen.


#2264534 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Blue Jackets 2

Posted by 55fan on 28 February 2012 - 01:37 PM

Nash needs to go into politics.

The Wings WILL win tonight. I wore my unlucky shirt yesterday, so it is not touching whatever shirt I will be wearing today. Apparently, unbeknownst to me, the bad luck can pass on to the Wings even if I don't actually touch the shirt on game day, as opposed to what was previously thought. It also wicks through the other, innocent shirts and bespoils the Wings efforts. No more. It has been banished. The Wings WILL win tonight.

Mule, Kronner, Miller, Janik
Nash