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#2243440 Marchand Suspended 5 games

Posted by sputman on 09 January 2012 - 07:41 AM

marchand has a clear case of kasparitis.


#2242510 Cherry rips Holland

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 January 2012 - 09:55 PM

:g:

We should start a thread about how Holland should sign a tough guy.


#2239502 Your MVP Thus Far

Posted by Kira on 28 December 2011 - 11:01 AM

I have to say Jim Howard, but there's a real close run for the top from Pasha (of course), Ian White and Flip, and I have to also include a tip of the hat to Drew Miller. He's been one of the unsung heroes.


#2222560 F*** YOU Player X

Posted by T.Low on 03 November 2011 - 10:43 PM

It's gotten to the point where some of this has to fall on Nick Lidstrom's shoulders; he is the Captain, he is the leader, yet this ship looks rudderless and heartless.

There; I said it.


#2222559 F*** YOU Player X

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 03 November 2011 - 10:43 PM

F*** YOU DOLPHIN!!!
F*** YOU WHALE!!!!


#2218028 Pronger injured after high-stick

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 October 2011 - 09:00 PM

I have nothing against Pronger and I hope he can still see with both of his eyes.

Exactly.

I guess I gave Wings fans too much credit. Pronger has been a major rival over the years, but from the replay and from McKenzie's twitter update, it seems pretty likely he either had an injury to his eye or a very close call. It sucks to see any player suffer an injury like that during a game.

jeebus people. It's not like Pronger has ended anyone's career like Bertuzzi.


#2211527 Fabian Brunnstrom

Posted by eva unit zero on 02 October 2011 - 03:43 AM

.54 ppg for a player making $1.5m (less than that in '09-'10) is great, and Bertuzzi was vital to the Wings making the playoffs in '09-'10. He is also hugely durable. I don't know what you expect from the team's lesser-paid players, but your expectations seem to be absurd.


Bertuzzi has been durable as a Wing. However, Hudler has missed 16 games since joining the Wings full-time in 2006-07 and a few of those were as a healthy scratch. Bertuzzi missed 16 in 2008-09 alone, and 14 the year before. 2006-07 he was suspended most of the year, so we'll count that year out to make up for Hudler's missing 2009-10 season and it equals out to four years each for Hudler and Bertuzzi. Bertuzzi is also getting older, and players typically become less durable as they age; suggesting that going forward younger players like Flip, Hudler, Brunnstrom, Emmerton, etc. will be playing the games and Bert will be the one missing them.

In those four years, the stats work out as such:

Hudler: 312 GP, 61g-100a-161pt
Bertuzzi: 297 GP, 63g-70a-133pt

Bertuzzi may have done pretty well for a short stretch, but over the past four seasons he's consistently been a 15-20 goal, 40-50 point forward. I'll take the guy on his way up who's shown some serious talent instead of the guy who's on his way down and playing at a similar level if not worse.

But this Bertuzzi and Hudler stuff is off topic. So let's get back on it.

Brunnstrom has looked pretty good and realistically, there's no reason not to have him on the roster. Unless Johnson makes the top 12 on his faceoff abilities alone, you can't cut one of Bruno or Cory. Conner doesn't stand much of a chance; he's a smaller, slightly faster Miller who's not quite as good. Only way he makes the team is by beating Johnson AND Miller. Very unlikely... although Mursak/Helm/Conner sounds sweet. Not quite a Mogilny/Fedorov/Bure or Bure/Courtnall/Mogilny... but what is? Few guys in the league are even that fast... let alone guys on the same team. Assuming Bruno makes the top 12, and Babs goes with the lines he was using:

Huds/Dats/Cleary
Flip/Hank/Mule
Abby/Helm/Bert

That leaves this line:

Homer/Bruno/Eaves

And Miller and Emmerton get scratched. Or you scratch Homer, slide Brunnstrom to the left and move Emmerton in; or swap in Miller for Homer. If he's not in the top six, he's far less useful; and he's probably the worst 5-on-5 player the team has, so he needs to be shifted out of there. The PP will survive without him, although it's better with him. Cleary, Bert, and Franzen can handle the net-front stuff.



#2211136 Fabian Brunnstrom

Posted by dragonballgtz on 30 September 2011 - 10:02 PM

.54 ppg for a player making $1.5m (less than that in '09-'10) is great, and Bertuzzi was vital to the Wings making the playoffs in '09-'10. He is also hugely durable. I don't know what you expect from the team's lesser-paid players, but your expectations seem to be absurd.

No, he made $1.5 in 09-10 and salary cap wise is currently at $1.9 for last year and this year.

Bert had to step up in 09-10 with all the injuries but he didn't take over. Even during the time he had at the top he didn't produce at a special rate. When I think of the inconsistent play of the Wings these past two years Bert stands out as one of the players that is inconsistent. But he has had to be bumped up in depth the past two years because of the injuries. Berts role on this team should be a 3rd liner but the team has not been healthy these past two seasons to keep him in that role.


#2209949 Filppula is "too nice".

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 27 September 2011 - 10:27 AM

You fail at comprehending statements. It's an indictment of LGW. If Flip scores 35+ points, he'll be fine. If he doesn't, people will be too busy being upset with Hudler's performance to care about how many points Flip scored.

No I didn't. Doesn't matter what the thread is about you will post something about Hudler being mistreated or whatever. I don't think anyone even said Hudler on any post in this thread until you did.


#2209674 Gustav Nyquist

Posted by Konnan511 on 25 September 2011 - 07:59 PM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=5n371GRXdAg


Oh noesssss he missed a wrap-a-around on a broken play, he must be teh sux.


#2209183 What can be done to go East?

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 23 September 2011 - 12:49 PM

Its not the Red Wings job to make sure other Western teams fill out their arenas. Also, if the Wings move East, these Western teams that never make the playoffs (like Columbus, St Louis) will see their odds of getting a playoff spot increase since they won't be getting beat down by the Wings. If they make the playoffs, they get at least 2 more home games. Winning games and getting into the playoffs will increase the fanbase and generate more interest. They could have sell outs for games that don't involve the Wings. Wouldn't these franchises rather have sell outs because their team is popular, not because the visiting team is popular?

Also, if your franchise is dependent on the Wings visiting your city 2-4 times a year, then you're doing something wrong and you probably shouldn't have a franchise in the first place. I think its crap that Wings fans, in which most live in the Eastern time zone, have to stay up insane late to watch half their teams' road games because some Western franchises can't generate local interest in their hockey team. Meanwhile, we could have a lot of great original 6 rivalries get renewed if they moved East.

The Wings are great, but they won't be great forever. Someday they'll have to rebuild and they won't be the draw in other cities that they are now. A conference realignment should have nothing to do with how good a team is at that moment because that could change any year.

Okay, I'm done ranting now. :D


#2205838 Red Wings Sponsor?

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 01 September 2011 - 12:50 PM

Uh oh... queue the sponsors on jerseys debate...


I thought the debate would be about how Amway sucks and is a pyramid scheme, etc.

Anyone here ever sat through an Amway presentation? I did it once and I will never do it again because it really was a waste of time. You got your plan A and plan B and hey, you can be like Mark Zuckerberg if you have the enthusiasm!!!


#2205715 Cup dropped and dented... again...

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 31 August 2011 - 08:33 PM

Must be Canucks fans who set the table up.

I heard one of them tried to drink out of it but they choked.


#2205423 Who will get the final bobblehead?

Posted by sleepwalker on 28 August 2011 - 06:52 PM

VOTE BOBBLETUZZI got some love frome The Malik Report! http://www.kuklaskor...of_reiteration/


Ahhh...and there it is.

I knew there had to be some organized douchebaggery or "movement" for Bertuzzi to be ahead of Kronwall in the polls. Real Wings fans voted for the obvious choice in the poll, Kronwall.


#2190089 Habs shopping Wisniewksi's rights + for a 2nd rounder

Posted by Heaten on 26 June 2011 - 04:29 PM

I don't see Holland trading Hudler unless it's for an offer he can't refuse. Hudler, despite having a bad season, is a pretty damn good goal scorer. Last year was a fluke,and anyone with any hockey sense knows this.

As for Wishnewski, it's worrisome that the guy is moved around like a bad disease. Montreal fans are pretty much torn on whether they should re-singing him or not. He's been the whipping boy on every team he's played on. I don't see that reputation changing anytime soon. Especially at the cost it will take to get him.

He could fill a hole, but I am not too excited about him.