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#2331901 Best pure goal scorer for the Wings

Posted by Motown4013 on 17 October 2012 - 09:41 AM

Where's Tootoo? :tounge:


Back at the blueline Chirping Shea Weber....." Touch Zetterberg or datyuk and you'll look like a Polar Bear from Nunavit"

#2331789 Boys are looking good overseas

Posted by Motown4013 on 16 October 2012 - 03:11 PM

those jokerit jerseys are so legit

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#2330657 Hudler removed from KHL team, suffers injury

Posted by Motown4013 on 04 October 2012 - 08:38 AM

Man, even after he had been traded to another team, Huds is still getting the gears here. :confused:
Hope the injury isnt terrible Huds and good luck on your rehab

#2327419 Wings are still a big national TV draw

Posted by Motown4013 on 31 August 2012 - 09:15 AM

I think we are going to be better than most people think we are. We got an upgrade with our goalie corps and a small upgrade on offensive. Lets see what they guys on the blueline have. We arent a lock to win the conference like we were 5 years ago but its definately playoff worthy.

#2327279 Most overrated player.

Posted by Motown4013 on 29 August 2012 - 09:22 PM

OK, so he has a couple of dives under his belt. I don't see how this suddenly qualifies him as one of the worst divers in the league. There are many prominent players who are far worse.

Speaking of divers, put Joe Thornton on the list. He is very overrated....and has bad hair

#2324607 Bouwmeester opinions? Potential trades? *merged*

Posted by Motown4013 on 10 August 2012 - 10:41 AM

IMy vote would be to trade Fil & then pick up Arnott.

No...just no

You can't be serious? Arnott has 1 maybe 2 years left in the tank.

Agreed! Im not even sure he has that! Ever since that idiotic goal celebration against Detroit in the playoffs where he got concussed, he is not even close to being the player he was. Maybe we can resign Hasek too??

#2324606 12-13 Biggest Surprise

Posted by Motown4013 on 10 August 2012 - 10:35 AM

I think Ericsson will surprise the most. That doesnt mean that all the blind haters will ever admit it but I think he has a shot to prove to be a legit top 4 this year.

Totally agree. The Big Rig gets alot of "goat time" on this team. I think he will see the opportunity and be the defenseman we all saw back in 08.
In addition, I am dying to see what Brunner's got. I think he is going to fill out a Wings jersey perfectly! :rap:

#2323740 Our Current Defense / What Holland Can Do *merged

Posted by Motown4013 on 03 August 2012 - 01:26 PM

Filppula, Samuelsson, Bertuzzi and 2013 1st to Buffalo for Tyler Myers. Franzen, Kindl, and 2014 1st to Tampa for Hedman.




That defense would be killer.

Ok, the defense would be killer but just LOOK at the second line you concocted. Really? You know we also have to SCORE goals too, right?
Also, thats a whole lotta talent for Myers, a young kid who has had one good season....Not a great, superlative or amazing season- it was a good season.

#2323434 Your Favorite Hits

Posted by Motown4013 on 01 August 2012 - 02:08 PM

oh man...I SO miss hockey!!!!!!

#2320227 With cap space to clear, do Flyers become a Wings trade partner?

Posted by Motown4013 on 19 July 2012 - 09:15 AM

Yea even so who r we giving in return nothing is free

on a salary dumps, they are looking for picks and prospects...not more players they need to pay. Our roster would remain virtually the same Id think.

#2320224 With cap space to clear, do Flyers become a Wings trade partner?

Posted by Motown4013 on 19 July 2012 - 09:12 AM

Right now, if Weber becomes a Flyer, PHI is cap compliant with 23 players on their roster. They will want to re-sign Voracek but they have ~700k under the cap plus Lilja will be bounced. So they'll have $1.5M. That won't be enough for Voracek but to me it doesn't mean they have to move a D. Plus, there are an awful lot of NTC's on that blueline.

Having less than a million is pretty scary......someone gets hurt through the year and they are kinda screwed. I imagine they wont want to be up against the wall. I think they will send someone out to give themselves some breathing space. Timonen does have a NMC as does Coburn BUT its not like the players would accept a trade Columbus. Most guys, knowing their top dog status is dwindling in Philly would waive it to play with the Wings.

#2317334 How bad are we if our roster is now finalized?

Posted by Motown4013 on 09 July 2012 - 01:26 PM

Sammy and Brunner are improvements over Hudler. Sammy puts up comparable numbers, but also plays a way better 2-way game. Meanwhile Brunner is a right handed sniper with way better wheels and seemingly more creativity.

Both are also improvements over the 1-dimensional Homer. Sammy can play the point on the PP and Brunner brings more than just standing in front of the net taking penalties to negate half our PP's, he is fast and can clearly move the puck better, but can also hang on to it and make things happen.

Nyquist won't replace Miller cause Miller should be full time on the 4th line. He earned his spot on the team. Nyquist will rotate between 1-3 and should be just fine defensively cause he's good at stealing the puck and has really good wheels to backcheck, unlike Hudler...have fun getting 38 points this year for the Flames, whom suck hard.

No one replaces Lidstrom...end of story. In saying that, Smith is my candidate for the Calder Trophy. He has all the tools to be a top 2 dman and has a nose for the net and is a tough SOB. I predict he will ultimately surpass Kronner on the Wings depth chart and that's from a huge Kronwall fan.

Didn't improve offensively? We lost Hudler and gained Sammy to offset his scoring, Tootoo, whom on a team that gets F all for scoring, got 35ish points on the 3rd/4th lines and added the Swiss Elite league scoring champ who was also a point per game at the world championships.

How many we're doomed threads are you going to make this offseason? We're a week and a bit into free agency and there's 3 months until the season starts, if it starts...

Not to beat a dead horse but offensively, Hudler is a better point producer than Sammy and Brunner is unproven. You can look his success in other leagues because it never translated to NHL standard so saying they are both an upgrade is BS. That has yet to be seen. Both of these players are ubgrades over Homer who is playing on the FOURTH line, but neither is as good on the powerplay. Say what you like about the demolition man, but he was the best net screeners ever and build for the PP>
TooToo is a good addition but he has ONE year that he had 30 pts on the 3rd/ 4th line so again, its unproven as to whether this increases offense or not. I like the additions Holland has made BUT it impossible to say we got better, especially with Brunner. Big ice, different speed, different league....not even comparable.

#2315741 Jonathan Ericsson. Knock, knock...

Posted by Motown4013 on 05 July 2012 - 01:49 PM

Thanks. I know a lot of people on here wont necessarily see eye to eye with me on this one, but it's simply a feeling that I can't shake inside.

Well said. I too have been a Big E supporter and feel like he really can emerge into a great D man! Thanks for posting!

#2311031 Hudler to test free agency

Posted by Motown4013 on 29 June 2012 - 10:30 AM

I have never understoof the Hudler hate. 25 goals, 25 A's.....I think this is a mistake, but let the haters hate I guess

#2311027 Valtteri Filppula - we should get him locked up as soon as possible

Posted by Motown4013 on 29 June 2012 - 10:24 AM

I disagree. I think Flip finally found his confidence and the Wings have been waiting for him to emerge. I think he is leadership material and he is respected by his peers in the dressing room for being a very talented 2 way guy. Another year like last and he could be nominated for the Selke.
If anyone should go, it should be Franzenfloat. He had one great year in a series of injuries, disappointments and laziness. I'd love to have him involved in a trade for someone who doesnt take 20 seconds to loggygag back to the bench.
I may be in the minority but I feel Flips game will only grow and mature and he is going to be a priority to lock him up