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#2073191 Shane Doan at the trade deadline = 2011 Stanley Cup

Posted by hooon on 04 December 2010 - 05:48 PM

We aren't going to get anything decent for Hudler until he starts producing like he should... and if he DOES start producing like he should, I'd just as soon keep him. Hudler is Ville Leinoing us right now.

#2070218 Bert's role with the team

Posted by Echolalia on 29 November 2010 - 12:16 AM

I just saw this quote from Babs over at nhl.com:
"In my opinion, Todd Bertuzzi is one of these guys that everyone says wasn't great defensively, but he's very good defensively," Babcock said. "He played head-to-head against Nash for two games and I thought did an unbelievable job. There's lots of guys playing, but thatís one example of commitment to play away from the puck."

I honestly haven't been paying attention, but has Bert been paired up against the other team's top players as a shut-down forward ala Dats or Z any other time this season? I'm of the mindset that Babs is looking ahead to playoff time when historically we've had either Datsyuk or Zetterberg essentially shadowing other team's top players. If he's giving Bertuzzi one-on-one time with players like Nash (maybe some other stars in the future?) it may allow Dats and Z to remain on the same line when the time comes to verse Joe Thornton or Crosby or Ovechkin in the playoffs.

Then again, that whole line has really been hauling ass to cover our zone.

#2069462 Post-Modano lines?

Posted by mindfly on 27 November 2010 - 01:17 PM

blueadams line thread no. 546 :hehe:

#2068222 11/24 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Thrashers 5

Posted by Doc Holliday on 24 November 2010 - 09:26 PM

Anyone got a stream?

You don't want a stream.

#2062863 11/13 GDT: Avalanche 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by mindfly on 13 November 2010 - 09:59 PM

College football over red wing hockey? Yikes!

#2060950 "Smith is NHL Ready" - Ken Holland

Posted by brett on 10 November 2010 - 03:05 PM

you f***ers better not overhype him.

how are is stats in the AHL thus far. id like to see him being the next one called up

#2060937 "Smith is NHL Ready" - Ken Holland

Posted by newfy on 10 November 2010 - 02:25 PM

He has scored one or two goals straight from the blue line that made the GR announcers say something along the lines of, "Shades of Lidstrom!"

I just hope the days of him being an immature moron are fading away as time goes on.

I never really get why people think he was immature. He got caught drinking at University, thats not immature, NHLers drink why couldn't Smith?

And one fight at a party isnt really that big of a deal either, he's the big shot on campus, some idiot wouldn't leave the party when asked and Smith dealt with him.

Neither things to me make it even seem remotely close to effecting his on ice play

#2060895 "Smith is NHL Ready" - Ken Holland

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 10 November 2010 - 01:14 PM

Ken Holland > Mindfly

#2059497 11/8 GDT: Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 November 2010 - 11:58 PM


The opposition's GDT will now be included in the OP of every Wings GDT, link located just below the official game preview - just in case you care to take a peek at the opposing fans views on the game.

#2057547 How about these lines?

Posted by Buppy on 04 November 2010 - 02:20 PM




No offense, but that's stupid. Relying far too much on goalie chemistry for that third line. I know Ozzie is tied for third all-time in goals by a goalie, but he can't carry a line by himself. Swap Stuart and Howie, and McCollum needs top-line minutes in GR to develop. Salei is a stud, no idea why you left him out. And why on earth would you have a dinosaur like Homer starting in goal when we have Miller? Do you not know who Miller's brother is?

#2057473 How about these lines?

Posted by stevkrause on 04 November 2010 - 12:13 PM

I never really used it when it was here, but where's the minus button when you need it?

#2057453 How about these lines?

Posted by cupforwings on 04 November 2010 - 11:46 AM

sorry, but no. Pav and Hank together make the team better. Our secondary line is a force. Our third line is coming together finally. And our 4th line has been great. Why change up a lineup that is 6-2-1? I don't get this thread.

#2057451 How about these lines?

Posted by RedWings Gone Wild on 04 November 2010 - 11:45 AM

Do I think Hank and Pav "need" each other to be successful? No, but it damn sure helps... and our 2nd line has been strong all season, even in the games they haven't put up points. Granted, the third line has been atrocious at times, but I don't think the answer is messing with the top two lines, both of which have been great so far.

#2057450 How about these lines?

Posted by lookalive07 on 04 November 2010 - 11:44 AM

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

#2056668 Hudler + Helm

Posted by T.Low on 03 November 2010 - 12:44 PM

The OP is interesting.

First off, I hesitate to break up Huds, Modano, and Cleary yet.

They have had some great chances but they seem to be just a half step off in timing. I still have faith that it will come together.

That being said; Hudler is the weak link, not Mike Modano. Hudler totally looks like a guy who's had it a lot easier while making almost 3 times the money (factoring salary w/out taxation). Huge money, star status, less effort, much less of a price to pay. He may never return to the player he was before he left. 70 pts? The Wings are going to be lucky to get 40 pts out of him this year.

I do see the merit of putting Helm up to center Mike and Jiri; he will do the hard, dirty work, and possibly be the playmaker when Mike and Jiri find the open spots on the ice for easy one timers. But that does indeed penalize Cleary. But Dan Cleary is a role player and no doubt will take one for the team when asked or assigned.

I still have faith in Modano; but my faith in Hudler is on lifesupport.