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#2639270 The Rise and Fall of Drew Miller

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 25 November 2015 - 01:29 PM

Your fourth line needs to be cheap, and defensively responsible enough that if they get caught out against the oppositions first line its not automatically a goal. Which were on the road half the time so its not like we have the luxury of full time last change.

bringing in all our rookies at one time there will be rookie mistakes, and even if they score all those goals they're going to price themselves out of the organization then we'll be back to where we started.

Think this through.
Drew Miller may not make our fourth line"dangerous," but there's a reason these kind of guys are on every NHL team in the league.

I agree with Bill B on this topic.  You need offensive contribution from your 4th line.  If they are not contributing offensively, they should go.  I would rather the 4th line be full of young, low cap-hit guys who can potentially contribute offensively than so called "defensive specialists."  There are guys who can be responsible defensively and also be able to score on a breakaway.  That can be the difference between winning and losing.  Miller blew a break away in Game 7 against Tampa.  AA can score and should be up here replacing one of these guys who don't even have a goal at this point in the season 
A dangerous 4th line offensively can create mismatch nightmares for opposing coaches.  We have an abundance of forwards.  We are a low scoring team (right now).  We need a more even offensive punch from our4 lines. 

Aa scored on goal here, and if he's down in grand rapids being leaned on to be one of the main guys, he's going to develop into more than just a fast fourth liner.
We have helm on our fourth line right now, he's had three or four breakaways in the last two games, but he can't score on em.

Do you want athanasiou to become helm, or do you want to let his hands develop along with his feet.

I'm a huge aa supporter, most know this.
But if he turns out to be Darren helm 2.0 I'm gonna be disappointed. And so should you.

#2639191 The Rise and Fall of Drew Miller

Posted by rick zombo on 24 November 2015 - 04:01 PM

Im done with Holland's stupidity. He's just stoking other teams right now. Jarnkrok, Janmark, Ferraro, who's next? Why even draft if youre another NHL team. Just wait to rip the Red Wings off in March. If you're placing your trust in Ken Holland to make good choices, you are going to be disappointed a lot. Miller's no longer worth a spot on this team. It's obvious to any eyeball or statistical test you want to use.




The "Jan-Jarns" + Ferraro have combined for 13 points this year!!!


The agony!!!!!!!!!

#2639077 The Rise and Fall of Drew Miller

Posted by kipwinger on 23 November 2015 - 07:40 PM

We still made room for Malt by and Draper in 2002 when we had a team full of hall of famers. Grinders have utility. Plus, they're cost control, which is important in the cap world.

#2635109 Connor McDavid injured, out "long-term"

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 04 November 2015 - 08:15 AM

Bummer, now if Larkin does win the Calder it will be "because McDavid was injured."

#2634799 Looks like Tyler Bertuzzi is a ****** like his uncle

Posted by kipwinger on 03 November 2015 - 10:02 AM

I wondered how long it would take someone to make the comparison to Todd.  Lil' Bert would have had to play like a complete cupcake in order to avoid someone, at some time, saying "see, he's just like his uncle...durrrrrrr". 


Aside from the fact that Todd Bertuzzi, for the vast majority of his career, wasn't a "dirty" player, there's also the fact that slewfooting a guy isn't even in the same ballpark as nearly killing a man on ice.  Jordin Tootoo charged, and boarded, guys all the time, yet nobody ever said "see, he's just like Todd Bertuzzi".  Why?  Because those things are nothing alike.  Niklas Kronwall elbowed and forearmed guys in the head for years, yet nobody said "see, just like Bertuzzi".  Why?  Because those aren't the same thing. But Tyler slewfoots a guy and gets the comparison.  Not because they're comparable (they aren't) but because it's easy to make half-assed comparisons of this sort. 


Tyler is going to be saddled by this absurd comparison for the balance of his career because A) his uncle (who he's nothing like) is Todd Bertuzzi, and B) because most people don't think about something for 2 seconds before they type (or say) it.  


What a shame. 

#2630618 10/13 GDT : Lightning 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 13 October 2015 - 09:47 PM

Absentee butt pats

#2630524 10/13 GDT : Lightning 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by TheXym on 13 October 2015 - 08:45 PM

Wow, NBC announcers just made it clear there was no contact by Abs on the goal. Wouldn't have happened if Edzo was in the press box, he'd be calling it double secret subtle interference.

#2630516 10/13 GDT : Lightning 1 at Red Wings 3

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#2630443 10/13 GDT : Lightning 1 at Red Wings 3

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#2630416 10/13 GDT : Lightning 1 at Red Wings 3

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#2629173 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

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#2629092 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by wingsfan4795 on 09 October 2015 - 01:48 PM

His beard's birthday too!!

Hank's beard is actually 9 months older than Hank himself. The beard has been around since the moment of his conception

#2629052 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by kipwinger on 09 October 2015 - 11:34 AM

Anybody else having the least productive day at work ever?

#2629042 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by Bill Berzeench on 09 October 2015 - 11:16 AM

Home opener vs original 6 rival. 
Babcock first time back for a season game. - he will be honored with a special clip. and most importantly......
Get a win boys for all the reasons listed above boys! 

His beard's birthday too!!