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#2606983 Kronwall

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 10 May 2015 - 12:43 PM


Did you forget the defense part of the position? The guys I edited are definitely not all around better then Kronwall and there is a still a couple other questionable ones on there as well.


LOL I'm not wrong about a subjective topic. 

#2600034 Unforced icings

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 24 April 2015 - 03:24 PM

Tatar did one of those hail mary flips to clear the zone that went for an icing.


The worst part about that one was that Tats felt pressure from behind that wasn't there. 


Tats is playing on edge right now. 

#2598151 Is Joe Louis Arena a tough place to play?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 21 April 2015 - 09:58 PM

Agreed boys. I was at the game, too, and we were into it from start to finish. 


Awesome night.

#2597121 Is Joe Louis Arena a tough place to play?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 21 April 2015 - 01:05 PM


Good quote from babs "The bottom line is you have to help your crowd help you," Babcock said. "If you don't do anything, your crowd isn't going to help you. You have to play well."

#2590668 Joe Louis Arena Game Entertainment

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 08 April 2015 - 09:53 AM

No I think it is time for a different horn


#2589896 Is Hank too slow and ineffective to play center?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 06 April 2015 - 08:10 PM

In general, I don't think it's a coincidence that he is a minus player this year (-5).  It seems like having backchecking duties is a little too much for him right now. 


I think he'd be better served on Pav's wing where he can get open and be available for shots because as a center and as a primary facilitator, he's not getting too many quality opportunities. It also may help to move Tatar off of Pav's wing to freshen things up for him and get him going again (even though part of what has hindered him is the post...a lot). 


I just want Hank to age the way Selanne, and Jagr, and Pav, and Nick have/did. 

#2588640 Is Hank too slow and ineffective to play center?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 02 April 2015 - 11:25 PM

He's not done. That's absurdity. He's just not going to be an elite force on anything close to a consistent basis anymore. Doesn't mean he doesn't still bring value. Doesn't mean he doesn't have heart. Doesn't mean he's not a great leader. He's just been through too much at this stage in his career to continue to be a dominant force for this team at either end of the ice. It is what it is. Newer, younger guys need to rise up and help carry the load.


Edit: As far as I'm concerned, the most important player on this team at this point is without a doubt Datsyuk. He can still turn a game on it's head almost singlehandedly, and you can count on him to do so far more often than Z. He's not the type to wear the C, but from a heart and soul and "engine" standpoint, Dats is the leader of this team.


Totally agree, this team lives and dies with Pav.


It's an interesting thing to see here as age seems to be catching up much quicker with Hank than Pav. Pav has lost a step, but he's still an absolute difference maker.

#2566564 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 28 January 2015 - 11:27 AM

What are our chances at McDavid? I think we still have a shot.

#2534907 Datsyuk or Fedorov?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 25 August 2014 - 10:08 AM

I think something that really works in Pav's favor regarding the HOF is the idea that most people have regarded him as at least a top-5 player in the league for the better half of a decade now. For 2-3 years, a lot of people considered him the best player in the game.


I think that reputation will give him a big push.

#2531803 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 July 2014 - 11:03 AM

I'm having trouble understanding why the universal thought is that the price for Mike Green is generally pretty high.


If they are indeed asking for what others have suggested....


Why does Washington think they can reel in a high end, young, NHL-ready talent, a top prospect, and a high round pick for a guy who's value has dipped GREATLY, has one year left on his contract, and, from the structure of their team, is expendable?


When Spezzas and Keslers are being traded for the returns they got, that seems highly unreasonable even considering different positions are being compared as well as the manufactured value of a right handed d-man.

#2529424 Well...at least we're not Philadelphia. Giroux Arrested.

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 02 July 2014 - 11:32 AM


Yeah? At least he's willing to take risks and make moves. Holland is the real clown show.


LOL, he took BAD risks and made BAD moves.


He traded Sergei Bobrovsky for 3 picks.

#2529412 Well...at least we're not Philadelphia. Giroux Arrested.

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 02 July 2014 - 11:07 AM

They, as an organization, truly are a clown show.


Hell, they gave Paul Holmgren a promotion...

#2529410 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 02 July 2014 - 11:03 AM


I think we can all agree



I disagree.

#2529112 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 01 July 2014 - 08:17 PM

Damn you Kenny Holland...you offered better contracts but didn't do some kind of voodoo s*** to get guys to come here....seriously, WTF do you want Holland to do?   He made better or equal offers and lost players to teams that are no better or worse than we are. 


What exactly should he do? 


.....are you serious?


He should not sign a 3rd pairing defensive defenseman to a dollar figure higher than Christian Ehrhoff....

#2527556 It's too bad about us having Weiss...

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 01 July 2014 - 08:50 AM

60 points for a second center is very good. We can't have a team full of superstars anymore.


Yeah, I'm not sure how realistic it is to expect more than that from a 2nd line center. That is why they are 2nd line centers.


If they scored 70-80 points, they would be 1st line centers (see: Datsyuk, Zetterberg).