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#2197809 Backup Goalie?

Posted by Travis on 11 July 2011 - 09:51 AM

Right after voting on this topic I saw this on Twitter:

"The Red Wings have agreed to terms with goaltender Joey MacDonald on a two-year deal."

Not sure if this means he's the back-up, or if it's just an AHL deal.

I really hope it's an AHL deal. I do not want to see Joey MacDonald be our back-up.

#2197448 Stamkos Re-Signs With Lightning

Posted by ben_usmc on 08 July 2011 - 10:06 PM

NHL Free Agency 2011: Boston Bruins Should Spend Big or Not Spend at All

Funny how Stamkos keeps coming up with the Bruins.

f*** boston

#2197509 Emmerton vs. Conner

Posted by jeff48109 on 09 July 2011 - 09:19 AM

I prefer both in Grand Rapids.

Is it likely that someone will claim Emmerton off of waivers?

Yzerman might.

didnt think Ritola would get claimed

#2197132 This is why Commodore was the best signing ever...

Posted by Esquire on 07 July 2011 - 01:20 PM

If he lays a big hit, can we coin the term "he gave them the blue screen of death"?

I will also accept:

"The Commodore 64 HARD DRIVE!"

#2197119 This is why Commodore was the best signing ever...

Posted by echos myron on 07 July 2011 - 01:00 PM

I don't care if the Wings ever make the playoffs again, as long as he wears that number.

#2197114 This is why Commodore was the best signing ever...

Posted by Travis on 07 July 2011 - 12:44 PM

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#2196886 Barnaby arrested

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 06 July 2011 - 01:42 PM

Man that seems like a harsh punishment for beating up his own garage door...ive beat the crap out of some of my own household appliances and never had to do community service! Feel bad for the guy, from what ive read he was just trying to get some of his stuff out of his own house which he paid for that his ex-wife was still living in...i just dont get what he was being punished for, and for being just his first offense, this seems like alot of service hours. Either they are keeping their mouths shut about stuff that went down, or the court system is doing what it does best when it comes to divorces and completely screwing the men like they always do.

#2196881 Barnaby arrested

Posted by esteef on 06 July 2011 - 01:35 PM

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I checked my encyclopedia again; looked up "pinhead" and his picture is still there.

Who wears brown jeans?


#2186609 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by CaliWingsNut on 17 June 2011 - 06:36 PM

Every time I see the thread title I just think to myself: "No."

followed by reading the subtitle and thinking.... yes.

#2196554 Is there a problem with Babs?

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 05 July 2011 - 03:20 PM

on Scotty Bowman...

You hated him for 364 days of the year, and on the 365th day you received your Stanley Cup Ring.

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Steve Shutt

#2195634 Stamkos Re-Signs With Lightning

Posted by BostonBruinsDan1924 on 02 July 2011 - 10:58 PM

Stamkos is to young to be holding out for big money...sign a 2-3 year contract...4.5 per...Score 50 two of those three years then you are a franchise type kid...right now you are a young budding talent. Your first year was a dud, and showing signs...but if you want Vinny type money...you need to prove that you deserve it...at this point in his career, I don't even think Vinny is worth that much money anymore...

#2196520 Red Wings / Griffins sign Exelby, Pyett

Posted by BostonBruinsDan1924 on 05 July 2011 - 02:19 PM

Exelby = insurance.

#2195984 Forward lines next season?

Posted by dirtydangles on 03 July 2011 - 10:23 PM

Filppula - Datsyuk -Holmstrom
Hudler- Zetterberg - Franzen

Cleary - Abs - Bertuzzi

Eaves - Helm-Mursak

I love the combos. I just think that Abby would do great with Clears and Bert, they are all cut from the same cloth so to speak. That leaves Helm on four, which is almost my favorite line on the team. The "Wheels" line as I will call it of Eaves, Helm and Mursak. These guys will leave almost any line one thru four spinning round watching them fly away. I am really digging this team right now, and I have a feeling it's a best for last sort of thing...we shall see.

I totally agree with these lines, but i also see homer and cleary swapping spots from time to time depending on the matchup with opposition. but ya, agree with the abs, helm positions. i see babs playing that 4th line A LOT. These are very balanced and i would be confident playing all of them anytime. I just wish kenny could get one of yandle or bogo, cause that would make our team scary good.

#2195904 Forward lines next season?

Posted by Superman54 on 03 July 2011 - 06:51 PM

This is pretty close to the lineup I've been posting, aside from the swap of Helm/Abs and Cleary/Franzen. One thing; If I have those bottom six, and put Cleary and Helm together, the third man is either Eaves or Mursak. So that would be:


My lines have been:


TBH i like the first suggestion there, with bert playing on the 4th line. I just didn't want to have both Holmstrom or Bertuzzi in the top 6, or even the bottom 6 together either. Having Bert with Abs could actually turn out to be a positive thing, the speedy Mursak wouldn't hurt either. Then Helm and Eaves can play together which seems to do them good, and if Cleary plays as good as he did last year, that becomes a very strong checking line.

#2195243 Forward lines next season?

Posted by Dtown1340 on 02 July 2011 - 02:09 PM

I haven't posted much, I mainly just get on here for updates and to read, but I figured I'd throw my two cents out there. I've been feeling as frustrated as any of you. However, like some have pointed out... it's the second day of UFA, hopefully something will come up that surprises us all.

I feel like Ken Holland was put in a position this off season that he hasn't been in throughout his career at GM for the Wings. After the lockout, with the salary cap and such, there hasn't been a time that he has needed to pull a major overhaul in any aspect of the team. Minor changes to 3rd and 4th lines and third pairings on the D (excluding the Stuart trade), but nothing that was close to the Rafalski deal.

I, personally, believe that Raffi had become a liability in the late stages of his career. After he came back from injury last season, he continually made bonehead mistakes. Now, he wasn't bad, but his first pass wasn't as crisp and he didn't skate with the same authority (hence the retirement... obviously he felt the same). In replacing him, I strongly believe that Detroit should have made a push for Burns before July 1st, as he, IMHO, was the best defenseman in this free agent class. But that's water under the bridge, as it didn't happen.

I strongly feel that we have missed the boat on signing a strong, known defenseman in this offseason. However, I don't think that all is lost. Being a Wings fan my entire life, they have been able to pull a sort of "plug-and-play" when they lose a quality player either to retirement or free agency. Here's to hoping that Kindl, Smith (if he's ready), or even, God forbid, Ericcson or Commodore can step in and fill the role.

I think the only way we secure a solid 2nd line scorer is to make a trade... and hopefully that trade involves Mr. Hudler.

Thanks for reading, all.