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#2232646 12/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Avalanche 4

Posted by robb himself on 04 December 2011 - 08:35 PM

Love how Conks is making most people on here eat crow. Absolutely loving it.....

Go Wings Go!


#2211870 Pre-Season Line Hopes

Posted by robb himself on 03 October 2011 - 01:19 PM

now that Brunnstrom is officially in the mix...

my lines would be...

Franzen - Zetterberg - Filppula

Hudler - Datsyuk - Cleary

Abdelkader - Helm - Bertuzzi

Brunnstrom - Emmerton - Eaves

Holmstrom
Miller

Lidstrom - White

Kronwall - Stuart

Ericsson - Kindl

Commodore

Howard
Conklin

:thumbup:

your 2012 Stanley Cup Champions :siren: :siren: :siren:


#2209688 Mursak is out

Posted by robb himself on 25 September 2011 - 08:55 PM

im thinking Emmerton is a lock to make it...

I also think that Brunnstrom has done very well and will get a contract...

so im thinking the opening day line up will look something like this...

Franzen, Zetterberg, Filppula

Cleary, Datsyuk, Eaves

Abdelkader, Helm, Bertuzzi

Hudler, Miller, Holmstrom

Emmerton
Brunnstrom

I also think that Emmerton and Brunnstrom will get ample opportunity to get on the main roster, especially if Hudler under-performs


#2207978 Early Training Camp Lines/Teams

Posted by robb himself on 17 September 2011 - 01:29 PM

I'm pretty excited to see how Jurco and Smith look in camp.



I am very excited to see what Jurco can do in camp as well. I think this kid will be on the Wings roster sooner rather than later.

I am also stoked to see what Tvrdon can do. I think he is a very underrated player and will soon be a big part of the Red Wings.


#2207957 Datsyuk to wear 24 in preseason to honor Salei

Posted by robb himself on 17 September 2011 - 10:33 AM

just when I thought he couldnt possibly get any classier... :clap: :clap: :clap:


#2203816 Brunnström to try out for Wings

Posted by robb himself on 15 August 2011 - 01:05 PM

I really don't mean to make this a Hudler thread... but Mursak has to earn a spot in the lineup first. And beyond that, the Cleary/Zetterberg/Hudler and Cleary/Datsyuk/Hudler lines were absolutely DEADLY combinations last season. So how about we start with:

Hudler/Datsyuk/Cleary
Franzen/Zetterberg/Holmstrom
Brunnstrom/Filppula/Bertuzzi
Mursak/Helm/Eaves

OR

Hudler/Zetterberg/Bertuzzi
Filppula/Datsyuk/Franzen
Cleary/Helm/Eaves
Brunnstrom/Abdelkader/Holmstrom

The third line here is basically a ramped up version of the fourth line in the previous lineup. This lineup also allows for less even strength time for Homer while still keeping him in an effective role; his line has some offensive talent but can be used as a checking line as it is anchored by Abdelkader. I would expect, though, to have something closer to the first lineup but with Abdelkader instead of Brunnstrom.


yeah those all look like good combos to me. I just have a feeling that Mursak is going to be a lot better than most give him credit for, and will eventually make his way up onto the 2nd line. We shall see I guess....


#2203673 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by robb himself on 14 August 2011 - 12:51 PM

And if they don't, he'll only have his tens and tens of millions of dollars for succor.



yeah that is true, but is hardly the point...


#2203671 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by robb himself on 14 August 2011 - 12:44 PM

sad news. I really hope his head aches go away and hes able to continue his career.

as per Josh Rimer of XM, @joshrimerhockey


#2200945 Free agency in 2012

Posted by robb himself on 25 July 2011 - 04:13 PM

I actually have a weird feeling that Hudler is going to have a good year this year with 25 goals and 50+ points...but thats just me.

Helm is a no brainer to bring back.

Hopefully Abdelkader can get his game going this year.

Wouldnt mind having Bertuzzi back on a year to year basis.

Not sure about Holmstrom yet.

Kronwall is a must.

Hopefully Stuart will be back as well.

I have a feeling that Lidstrom and Holmstrom may retire together. (definately if they win the Cup)


#2199912 Red Wings sign Ty Conklin to 1 year contract

Posted by robb himself on 20 July 2011 - 03:46 PM

I'm stoked that Conklin came back. I think he is a far better goalie than people give him credit for. His numbers in the '09 season were outstanding for a guy who had to take over the starting job for a bit, while Osgood got his s*** together.

Welcome back Conks!

Lets get this season underway!


:siren: :siren: :siren: :siren:


#2198994 Things you're hoping to see more of this season.

Posted by robb himself on 17 July 2011 - 11:37 PM

Datsyuk to break the 100 point mark...

No injuries...

Tatar...

boom.


#2198817 Zherdev and Emery?

Posted by robb himself on 16 July 2011 - 01:11 PM

I guess I'll just need to resign myself to you not liking me.

Have a nice day!



its not that I dont like you...im sure you are a cool guy, its just sooo hard to get passed your arrogance. I just wish you would respect other peoples opinions.


#2198812 Zherdev and Emery?

Posted by robb himself on 16 July 2011 - 12:26 PM

You agree that I "think I know everything and I don't" when I quoted Cleary's own words on the matter? Interesting.

As for my speculation, predicting how any player will do on any team is just that: speculation. However, some speculation has enough evidence behind it to allow for an accurate prediction. The evidence in this event apparently provided every GM in the league with the means to make the prediction that Zherdev would not do well on their team, as when he was put on waivers, not a single one wanted him despite his low salary and the imminent end of his contract.

If you're going to declare that all speculation is equally invalid, then, for example, you'd better be willing to annul an enormous number of rulings made in every court in this nation by every judge and jury. In the absence of indisputable facts that prove guilt or innocence--which by no means happens in every trial--the ruling of the judge or jury is based on speculation drawn from the available evidence. Likewise, the decisions that GMs make on whom they choose to sign--i.e., whom they feel would be a good fit for the team--and whom they choose not to sign is based in significant part (with the other factors being cost, available cap space, considerations on the future, etc. etc.) on speculation on said players, drawn from their own evidence they've gathered on said players. Also likewise, any post made by any member of these forums on whether or not any player would be a good fit for the team is speculation. Why you think that the fact anyone's opinion is speculative makes it invalid is unclear to me.



nope, I agree with him that you are an insufferable, ignorant know-it-all...and your arrogance is laughable.

We just cant take anything you say seriously.

:thumbup:


#2198763 Zherdev and Emery?

Posted by robb himself on 15 July 2011 - 08:22 PM

LOL Crymson you are such a f*ckin clown... you think you know everything about everything and you definitely don't... I think it's pretty sad actually... you state every one of your opinions as fact, just because you say something doesn't make it true...

Let me tell ya somethin, your statement above is purely speculation just like everything else you are saying about Zherdev. However, what I said about Cleary and all the problems he had before he came to Detroit, and how he credits Chelios and a couple other guys on the team to turning his life around is fact. I live a half hour from his parents place (where he grew up) and my cousin is good buddies with him, grew up with him, through school, right through minor hockey, and still trains with him every summer. I've met Cleary several times and no, he didn't personally tell me all his personal sh!t but he's after telling my cousin many times, so what you're trying to say about him changing before he joined the team and it having nothing to do with the team is way off base. Stop trying to act like you know everything, and unless you have the facts shut the f*ck up...

Oh, and as for Zherdev not working out on this team... it is once again pure speculation... I'm not saying he would definitely work out play alongside Pav and Hank but I don't see the harm in signing a guy with his talent and potential to a one year contract at under $2mil...



I agree with you dude...100%

:thumbup:


#2196098 Drew Doughty

Posted by robb himself on 04 July 2011 - 09:51 AM

If we flip enough average players and prospects at a team, they'll surely give us one of their best.

They just might if they realize he is not going to sign with them. You are talking like they have him under contract which is not the case.