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#2266732 Cleary, Bertuzzi, Hudler and Franzen

Posted by blgillett on 04 March 2012 - 10:49 PM

I believe everyone of these guys are hurt I have no proof with Franzen but just the way he has been playing for most of the year I would put money on it that he has ome type of injury.

So what about Cleary, Huds, Bertuzzi, Franzen?

I am a fan of Bertuzzi, and have really admired Cleary's hard work in the past, and acknowledge Mule showing up in the playoffs, but lately it has just been very painful to watch these players give lackluster effort every night. I understand taking nights off during an 82 game season, but it seems as if these guys don't give their full effort a large percentage of the time. I especially hate having to see these players on our top lines (ok minus mule for now, and cleary when datsyuk returns). Does anybody feel like I do, when I think that these guys have just been lucky enough to slide by, benefiting from the hard working talent that surrounds them? I know franzen leads us in goals, cleary has but up good goal totals in the past, and hudler is getting good stats this year but it just seems that they benefit from the hard work of others while they coast into the zone looking for a rebound or a perfect pass. I can't remember when I last saw one of these guys take the puck in the zone work hard on the D and cycle down low like dats, fill, helm, and Z. I think Cleary, Bert, Huds, and Franzen zap our teams energy and replacing the four of them with just two harder working players with offensive upside would greatly benefit this team. Although I do think Bert has potential as a third or fourth liner if he increases his grit, but the rest are just to hard to watch on a nightly basis. Also Homer on the fourth line is not working out that great either. Whatever though, all these guys have the potential to play, and if they show up like they are capable of then we got a shot any day. So here is to hoping they decide to show up in the playoffs this year!




#2266039 Ron Wilson Fired by Maple Leafs

Posted by blgillett on 02 March 2012 - 10:50 PM

It a good day to die or get canned in this case


#2263080 Ericsson out One Month

Posted by blgillett on 26 February 2012 - 04:59 PM

With Ericsson out that'll cut down on defensive zone turnovers.

You got that right!


#2263045 Ericsson out One Month

Posted by blgillett on 26 February 2012 - 03:20 PM

Commodore.

Yup I thought he should have been playing instead of Ericsson in the first place. He has improved a lot threw out the year the more he plays the better he has gotten the system not to mention he adds the toughness that every body has been begging for.


#2262980 Ericsson out One Month

Posted by blgillett on 26 February 2012 - 11:50 AM

There goes our chance at a Stanley Cup.

I think it helps our chances to win. I have a hard time watching Error-son making mistake after mistake


#2260733 Bertuzzi Contract Extension

Posted by blgillett on 22 February 2012 - 04:09 PM

Just glad to have Bert back next year. He has been a huge part of our success this year he seems to have played better this year then he has for a long time. Welcome back big guy


#2260688 Kyle Quincey traded to Detroit in 3 team trade (TBL & COL)

Posted by blgillett on 22 February 2012 - 02:29 PM

Terrible

I just don't see this as a terrible move price maybe a bit steep but he will be a huge up grade over anybody on our 3rd pairing.


#2253106 Our Power play

Posted by blgillett on 06 February 2012 - 06:53 PM

What do I think of our pp some it up with one word (SUCKS) enough said


#2245897 Pierre......really?

Posted by blgillett on 14 January 2012 - 07:17 PM

Wasn't his fault he lost a lot of blood from the nose bleeds after standing on such a tall ladder between the benches just so he could see over the boards
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#2230308 Patrick Eaves injury

Posted by blgillett on 26 November 2011 - 11:03 PM

Get well soon Pat!!!


#2221714 This season is over!

Posted by blgillett on 02 November 2011 - 07:15 PM

Not going there not ging to bite on this thread :caution:


#2212096 Illitch: Definitely a new arena coming

Posted by blgillett on 04 October 2011 - 10:07 AM

At this point I am praying for Little Ceasers Pavilion/Palace over the dreaded Amway Arena.

How about Ceasers palace oops already taken


#2185562 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by blgillett on 15 June 2011 - 06:56 PM

:puke: he has always been a cancer in the locker room. no thank you please!!!!


#2183458 Hudler's Future

Posted by blgillett on 07 June 2011 - 08:07 PM

i think Huds will be gone before the start of the season for a late round pick that will help us sign a forward


#2179001 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by blgillett on 24 May 2011 - 10:17 AM

I want Weber... A beast that can play. Think he'd take Rafalski's 6mil contract for 3-5 yrs?

we have about as much of a chance at Weber as a fat pig farmer has to take home the prom queen. not happening preds will match any think we can offer for him he is there future he's young and restrictdon'tont even get your hope up.