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#2376896 3/31 GDT: Blackhawks 7 Red Wings 1

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 31 March 2013 - 12:06 PM

This team has zero speed and zero quickness.

#2376568 Top 6 fwd next?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 30 March 2013 - 07:09 PM

Streaky?  Right.  They guy hasn't put up fewer than 20 goals since his rookie year (18) except in 08-09 when he had 13 goals and 10 assists in 17 games played.  You can say a lot of things about Marian Gaborik, but any way you look at it the guy's an elite goal scorer. 


Lol at any Red Wing fan who wouldn't want Gaborik on this team.

#2374987 Ray Shero making the NHL his *****

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 28 March 2013 - 09:02 AM

He got 3 players: Iginla, Morrow, and Murray


What did he give up?

3 prospects (including one of their highest defensive prospects)

1 first round draft pick in one of the deepest classes we've seen of recent

2 second round draft picks in one of the deepest classes we've seen of recent

1 fifth round draft pick


I'm sorry but the only real big move I like was Iginla. It's nice and never a bad thing to add in two captains and a big defensemen but man did he give up some future.


Some future yes, but this is a pretty young team as it is.


The kicker, for me, is the roster players. Receiving two captains and not having to give up a Kunitz/Kennedy/Dupuis/Sutter? Seems like Dallas and Calgary couldn't wait to get rid of them.

Go root for the Pens then


I'm just saying Shero is being aggressive.

#2374979 Ray Shero making the NHL his *****

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 28 March 2013 - 08:42 AM

In the last week or so, there have been really only 3 higher end trades made and all of them include Pittsburgh.


If there was one team that DIDN'T need to make a move, it was probably Pittsburgh.


He has added one big defenseman and two long time captains and what has he given up? One top prospect (none of their top 5 prospects) and crap picks. NO roster players given up.


Ray Shero is the best GM in hockey. Granted Sidney Crosby fell into his lap and if the 04-05 lockout didn't happen Crosby most likely would have been drafted somewhere else, but that is a different argument.

#2374271 I hate to admit this but....

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 26 March 2013 - 08:02 AM

I'll be devil's advocate and disagree.


Although he hasn't been completely atrocious, every time he pinches, look out.


The scariest plays with Ian White are the ones where he is the guy that needs to keep the puck in the zone at the blueline. Twice in the game Sunday he found himself in that spot and twice he gave up a 2 on 1. If he fails at that spot, he lacks the athleticism to recover.

#2374012 3/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 2

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 25 March 2013 - 09:39 PM

Hey Kronner.....HIT THE NET!!!

#2373266 10/24 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Ducks 1

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 24 March 2013 - 08:33 PM



Atta boy!

#2372887 Perron's ridiculous dive.

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 24 March 2013 - 11:07 AM

I find it hilarious how the St. Louis broadcast wouldn't comment more on or even SHOW the rest of Perron's dive :lol: :lol: :lol:


Perron is a sniveling little ***** as it is...

#2368108 Babs: " ....the players decide who plays, not me...."

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 March 2013 - 04:29 PM



"I go through this time and time again with the players, with the media, with everyone — the players decide who plays, not me. If you play good, you get to keep playing (and) if you don't …?"

Exhibit A: Dan Cleary
Exhibit B: Tomas Tatar
There is so much contradiction in that sentence, I want to throw up.

#2367963 Nyquist called up, Tatar sent down

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 March 2013 - 11:03 AM

Nyquist might be our trade deadline acquisition.  Holland may be wanting to see what Nyquist can do before deciding to pull the trigger on a trade that has us lose some assets.  Why this didn't happen earlier is anybody's guess.


Tatar got sent down probably because Nyquist will fill a similar role.  Anderson wouldn't get sent down because he's on the 4th line, and Nyquist will probably fill Tatar's presence.  I don't think it's a knock on Tatar, but we (unfortunately) can't send down Abdelkader or Cleary or someone like that instead.


They can sit their ass down just like White because they play like s***.


Sorry, I'm just really tired of them.

#2367957 Nyquist called up, Tatar sent down

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 March 2013 - 10:58 AM

There's no denying that.  The problem is Tatar can be sent down without a risk of losing him where as Cleary and Abdelkader cannot.  Don't get me wrong, I'd prefer if Tatar wasnt sent down either but it is what it is.


For me, the way I see it shaking out is the lines I posted above, then when Fil comes back he can slot in with Zetterberg - Brunner, which pushes Abs down to the 3rd line. 

I definitely LOL'd when I read that.


I would LOVE to have Cleary claimed off waivers!

#2367950 Nyquist called up, Tatar sent down

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 March 2013 - 10:43 AM

I think the fact that Babcock shuffled the lines so drmatically against CBJ means we may actually see Nyquist in the top 6.  Although Tatar has been great in his call up the last couple of games I felt he really didn't take care of the puck as well as he could have.  I think that plays into Babcock's reluctance to put Tatar on Pav's line.  Either way, I think Tatar played his way onto this team and it's just a matter of time until he is a permanent fixture.  Here's hoping Nuqist excels too.


Abdelkader - Zetterberg - Brunner

Franzen - Datsyuk - Nyquist

Cleary - Andersson - Eaves

Miller - Emmerton - Tootoo


I understand your reasoning. I just wish that applied to everyone on this team and that the guys with seniority were not exempt from that.


Dan Cleary can't skate. He can't shoot. He gets the puck stripped from him.


Everytime he or Abby fumbles a pass from Pav, I want to throw up.

#2367942 Nyquist called up, Tatar sent down

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 March 2013 - 10:30 AM

I think that they are getting these guys some time to show their value in the big league. Gearing up for a trade.


But I agree, i believe Tatar will be up with the big boys next year. love what hes doing so far.


My intention is NOT to attack you here, but next year is now.


This move would make sense if we were the Blackhawks or Penguins where we don't need wins in a hurry. Moving Tatar down while keeping those other two sacks of s*** in the lineup makes us worse.


Tatar and his defensive struggles.....spare me.


DAN CLEARY CANNOT SKATE ANYMORE. How does that NOT make him a defensive liability?

#2366980 3/9 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Blue Jackets 3

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 09 March 2013 - 02:45 PM

Mike Babcock was quoted as saying "They get one game. Period." when referring to our rookies coming in and showing what they've got.


Apparently that does not apply to Abdelkader and Cleary who are deers in headlights when Pav passes them the puck.


There is a reason Pav hasn't scored in 8 games.

#2365993 Thoughts on the Blackhawks

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 07 March 2013 - 09:42 AM

Hawks are looking good.  It's not so much thinking about the record streak, it's when you ask yourself who the hell is gonna take these guys down in a 7 game series at this point??  if LA plays like they did last year in the playoffs, that would probably be a WCF and a damn entertaining one.  St. Louis was my early pick, but injuries and inconsistent play and goaltending knocked them off that mantle.


I really don't like saying this, but it seems that this team is playing in the right division and the right conference in order to do what they're doing.


I don't think they have this record if they had to play LA/Anaheim/Phoenix more often. Or if they had to play Vancouver more.


They definitely wouldn't have this record if they played in the Atlantic or Northeast divisions.


Most of their games are against teams that can't really come close to matching up skill wise: Nashville can't score, we can't score, St. Louis can't defend or score this year, and Columbus is Columbus. Right place at the right time....