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#1966127 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Sharks 4

Posted by newfy on 29 April 2010 - 04:06 PM

It'll be nice playing a team that isn't nearly as fast as Phoenix. That seems to be something that always gives the wings trouble. This series will be more physical. I would like Kronwall to introduce himself to Marleau or Heatley early and Abdelkader better be all over their D all game long to set the tone for the series.

Cleary might step up playing another Newfy in Clowe. Hopefully he wants to remain the only Newfy to win the cup and plays like it


#1966106 Hart Trophy Nominees

Posted by newfy on 29 April 2010 - 03:54 PM

Didn't you even read what I said?

The fact that Malkin doesn't play with Crosby is one of the reasons he should win it. Crosby has much worse linemates than Sedin for example.

Daniel Sedin played 63 games and had exactly the same ppg as Henrik. They played all that time together. Henrik got most of his points playing with Daniel.

When Malkin gets injured, Crosby has to carry the team. Yes, Henrik has to do that as well when Daniel gets injured. But Crosby didn't get most of his points playing with Malkin unlike Henrik did playing with Daniel.

You get my point? Or do you just hate Crosby so much that you don't want to understand?

"That's moronic"... LOL...

I wouldn't say that Crosby has worst linemates. I'm pretty sure he was playing with Pony and Guerin alot who are very compareable to Burrows and D. Sedin. When Burrows isn't with the Sedin's he does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Sedin's linemates aren't anything special, neither are Crosby's except Crosby plays on a lethal PP where Sedin plays with his line. Malkin, Gonchar on the PP with Crosby compared to Burrows and like Bieksa or Edler for god's sake.

People always say Crosby plays with bad linemates but how much did Crosby do in the finals the last few years and they still managed the cup last year.


#1965908 Hockey Rivalry

Posted by newfy on 29 April 2010 - 02:15 PM

Ok I was talking with some guys today(leafs fans...idiots) and got in a pretty big argument and wanted to see what ppl here think.

I was talking about how it would be cool if Detroit Chicago and Habs Boston could be both confrence finals and was saying how the habs and bruins are probably one of the bigger rivals going right now and have a great rivalry all time.


Of course the idiot leafs fans freaked out talking about how montreal toronto is by far the biggest rivalry of all time and currently as well. I brought up the fact that they've played numerous time the past 10 years in the playoffs with close series and the leafs haven't even been competitive. Anyways since they were all leafs fans they teamed up on me and I wanted to see what you guys thought.


So over the last decade who do you guys think have been the bigger rivals? Thats what the poll is for but feel free to post what you think about all time.


#1961887 Toughness Thread

Posted by newfy on 27 April 2010 - 06:15 PM

Ok I think I've noticed something about ourw ings this year that I haven't said most years come playoff time. But where is the toughness? Last year by this time Kronwall had about 4 victims, Stuart had absolutely killed Umberger, Helm was a wrecking ball and even Datsyuk was throwing around the body. This year we have Abdelkader playing the body hard and thats it.

I think this is a big reason why we're going to a game 7 in a series that should've taken 6 at the most.

Thoughts?

Oh and just to be clear I'm only talking about gritty, hard hitting hockey. I couldn't care less about fighting in the playoffs.


#1959480 Return of Hudler

Posted by newfy on 26 April 2010 - 03:06 PM

Here's another example how you have an image of Europeans. Finns are totally different hockey players than Czechs. They're both Europeans. Finnish national team has always been hard-working and pretty tough too, playing with never give up -attitude. We are worried here in Finland that our system doesn't produce enough skilled players. Guys like Leino are not typical Finnish players. He has almost exact opposite strenghts and weaknesses compared to a normal Finnish player, and that's one reason why I like to watch his game.

Who wouldn't think like that? But if you have two tough teams playing each other the skilled one always comes out on top too. The fact is though, the game is going towards a more skilled game. Puck posession is becoming a bigger factor and it isn't like it was in the 80's and 90's. The game is more tactical. One of the major reasons for this was the rule to prevent hooking and holding and stuff like that. I'm glad the game is becoming more offensive and they're removing the anti-hockey qualities from it.

He also had more points than Taylor Pyatt, Sean Bergenheim, Cal Clutterbuck, John Mitchell and Daniel Paille. All those guys have more offensive potential and fit on the 3rd line better than Aaron Asham. The fact is that Helm, Eaves, Miller and Abdelkader all have more potential and better offensive upside than him. Asham isn't likely going to improve anymore. I've said a numerous times already that this team needs an enforcer so it has nothing to do with that either. All those four player just fit better on 3rd line role, which is more offensive than 4th line. Those 100PIMs are one reason why he's more a 4th line player than a 3rd line player. He's primary a tough guy anyway. It's very likely that everyone of those four guys may have more points already next season than him. I'd rather get a younger enforcer who could be a part of this team for more years.

My image of europeans as a whole is generally correct though. Most european nations put more emphasis on skill and thats why there are very few tough europeans. Okay maybe finland is different but there are still how many european nations that for the most part put emphasis on skill and less on toughness. Its just a different development style.

Do you really think Taylor Pyatt is going to provide more to this team then Asham would? Pyatt is supposed to be a power forward but Asham is much more efficient physically. Sean Bergenheim really? A small guy(from finland of course hes a better fit) who put up the same amount of points as Asham without the toughness but he's still somehow a better fit? Cal clutterbuck is a classless little s*** head that is no better then Steve Ott, Asham is a tougher version of Clutterbuck essentially and John Mitchell just no. I live near TO and watch him play all the time.

Asham plays on the third line in Philly, he's not an enforcer, he can throw bombs with heavyweights but he's a lot like Chris Neil. Asham is tough and has as many points this year as most of the guys you mentioned. Really the only one that might be a better fit is Clutterbuck because he is so hard to play against and Abdelkader with him would drive other teams mad. A 3rd line isn't a scoring line, its a grind line. Detroit was lucky the last couple years they had underpaid scorers that could play third line but they aren't that fortunate anymore.


#1958558 Return of Hudler

Posted by newfy on 25 April 2010 - 09:10 PM

Here's the OFF-SEASON plan:

RE-SIGN:
UFA's:
Lidstrom (7.5 M) - large discount, 1-2 yrs.
Holmstrom (2.2 M) - slight discount, 1 yr.
Lilja (1.2 M) - slight discount, 1 yr.
RFA's:
Abdelkader (0.8 M) - slight raise.
Helm (0.6 M) - slight raise.
Miller (0.5 M) - slight raise.

DO NOT RE-SIGN: (...at least to NHL contracts)
UFA's:
Bertuzzi (1.5 M) - need to replace him with someone that hits on the third line.
Williams (1.5 M) - no place on the team with hudler back.
Maltby (0.9 M) - nice time to retire.
Lebda (0.7 M) - no room for him with kindl.
RFA's:
Meech (0.5 M) - no room for him with kindl.

source - http://www.capgeek.c...rts.php?Team=15

2010/11 LINES:

FORWARDS:
1) Datsyuk-Zeterberg-Holmstrom - let's get a DOMINANT first line back together next season!
2) Hudler-Filppula-Franzen - let's see if Flip and Huds can develop the same kind of chemistry as Hank and Pav.
3) Cleary-Abdelkader-(FA?) - need to replace Bert with someone that hits, and plays great defense. any ideas?
4) Miller/Draper-Helm-Eaves - great defensive 4th line with almost no cap hit.

DEFENSEMEN:
1) Lidstrom-Rafalski - still a solid 1st pairing.
2) Kronwall-Stuart - still a solid 2nd pairing.
3) Ericsson/Kindl - Lilja - Ericsson is on the bubble. I wouldn't be opposed to trading him while he's still got a ton of value.

GOALIES:
Howard - the next ryan miller.
Osgood - it'd be nice if he served one more season as a mentor.

I looked into it a little bit and fonud some guys who I think could be great fits on the third line especially now that our third line seems to be moving towards a more physical approach to the game. In order of who I would want.

Eric Nystrom
Brad Winchester
Aaron Asham
Jim Slater
Matt Hendricks - hes young at 27 and is really making a name for himself in Colly as a tough player but he can put the puck in the net as well.

I picked guys who can play physical and still play the game to go along with our recent addition of a s*** disturbor in Abby.

And of course Clarkson or Armsrong as well would be great fits.


#1958536 Return of Hudler

Posted by newfy on 25 April 2010 - 08:58 PM

Enough already with this Armstrong/Clarkson nonsense.

Whats nonsense about it? Who would you plug into a 3rd line roll that is a free agent this year? I don't see any great suggestions from you, let me guess you would rather have Leino in there or something?


#1958513 Return of Hudler

Posted by newfy on 25 April 2010 - 08:25 PM

Here's the OFF-SEASON plan:

RE-SIGN:
UFA's:
Lidstrom (7.5 M) - large discount, 1-2 yrs.
Holmstrom (2.2 M) - slight discount, 1 yr.
Lilja (1.2 M) - slight discount, 1 yr.
RFA's:
Abdelkader (0.8 M) - slight raise.
Helm (0.6 M) - slight raise.
Miller (0.5 M) - slight raise.

DO NOT RE-SIGN: (...at least to NHL contracts)
UFA's:
Bertuzzi (1.5 M) - need to replace him with someone that hits on the third line.
Williams (1.5 M) - no place on the team with hudler back.
Maltby (0.9 M) - nice time to retire.
Lebda (0.7 M) - no room for him with kindl.
RFA's:
Meech (0.5 M) - no room for him with kindl.

source - http://www.capgeek.c...rts.php?Team=15

2010/11 LINES:

FORWARDS:
1) Datsyuk-Zeterberg-Holmstrom - let's get a DOMINANT first line back together next season!
2) Hudler-Filppula-Franzen - let's see if Flip and Huds can develop the same kind of chemistry as Hank and Pav.
3) Cleary-Abdelkader-(FA?) - need to replace Bert with someone that hits, and plays great defense. any ideas?
4) Miller/Draper-Helm-Eaves - great defensive 4th line with almost no cap hit.

DEFENSEMEN:
1) Lidstrom-Rafalski - still a solid 1st pairing.
2) Kronwall-Stuart - still a solid 2nd pairing.
3) Ericsson/Kindl - Lilja - Ericsson is on the bubble. I wouldn't be opposed to trading him while he's still got a ton of value.

GOALIES:
Howard - the next ryan miller.
Osgood - it'd be nice if he served one more season as a mentor.

This would be a good spot for Colby Armstrong or if Jersey is going for a shake up and we can get him, David Clarkson.


#1958470 Return of Hudler

Posted by newfy on 25 April 2010 - 07:38 PM

Maybe because Hudler IS COMING back and Bertuzzi may or may not come back? If Kenny wants Bert back so badly (or more than Hudler) I think they'd signed with him already.

And no, as I said I don't care how the results come as long as the come. You people DON'T like Hudler - even if he's tearing it up - just because he is "soft euro" or something like that.

But yeah I do like the way the Red Wings have been playing in the past - skill and puck possession. That's been the key for that success and it's a part of the identity. I find it kinda funny that there are more people critizing these kinda skilled player that have been common in the team rather than the opposite kinda tough guys.

I have nothing against skilled players or tough guys as long as they get the job done. But this team lacks more offense than defense right now and it's a fact.

I'm sure if Bertuzzi was playing in a far away country on a team that just folded, he would say he is coming back too. They haven't resigned Lidstrom so does that mean Hudler is higher priority then him just because he hasn't resiged yet? No it means they are actually on our team now so they'll have to wait for playoffs to be done just like every year.

Oh and the wings have never had an identity as a soft team really. Oly the last like 4 years and they are shifting towards a less skilled, grittier game and tougher game on the bottom lines already so it shows that Kenny is already moving away from small europeans.


#1958382 Return of Hudler

Posted by newfy on 25 April 2010 - 05:58 PM

You can always want.

Kenny obviously wants Hudler here so he's the first priority. Then comes the cap and fitting the right roles. I doubt both Homer and Bert will continue here.

Kenny obviously also wants Bert back, how do you know what Kennys priorities are? Oh but wait he's a small euro something that you love on this team so you assume he's first priority.


#1955895 Automatic Chara suspension recinded

Posted by newfy on 23 April 2010 - 11:48 PM

Yeah it doesn't matter if the point of the rule was to stop Boogard from pounding someones head in or to stop datsyuk from pounding someones head in. It should either be enforced for everyone or not be a rule. Enforcers should be allowed to do the same stuff at the end of games as the stars. Why does it matter if its Malkin or Colton Orr sending the message?


#1955878 Drop Kick

Posted by newfy on 23 April 2010 - 11:43 PM

He was at least 2 feet outta the crease. Nothing wrong with that goal,


#1955855 Classy

Posted by newfy on 23 April 2010 - 11:39 PM

This board is too obsessed with the word classy. Hockey isn't supposed to be classy


#1955081 Ian Laperriere

Posted by newfy on 23 April 2010 - 04:48 PM

That any redwing fan would like LaPerrier, the same asshat who took out Lids knee, maybe shortening his career, causing him to lose a step, anything.....is disgusting as hell.

Hope the SOB gets hit by a bus.

Yeah a clean hit on a star player. I would love him here and I'm sure if he was a wing and did that clean hit to Crosby you would love it.


#1955079 Report: Hudler released from Moscow Dynamo

Posted by newfy on 23 April 2010 - 04:46 PM


Hudler has more skill than Verbeek did, just less opportunity. If he had Verbeek's physical game and muscle (Beeker had a bit more weight on him) then Huds would be putting up some sick numbers. Probably over a point per game and definitely All-Star worthy.

Yeah but he doesn't have the muscle or the physical game at all. He doesn't even have a little bit of a physical game its non existent. Thats why he doesn't get a chance because he's too weak to play against top 2 lines. Its kinda like saying if Helm had Datsyuks hands he would score more. Fact of the matter is he doesn't.