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#2358684 Howard to start tonight + projected line up

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 21 February 2013 - 05:48 PM

Remember when Kenny got a better and younger player for a fraction of the price?

 

.......

 

I want both......




#2358591 Howard to start tonight + projected line up

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 21 February 2013 - 01:09 PM

 
no wonder datsyuk wants to go back to russia.
 
can't blame him.

 

Remember when Kenny was kicking Alex Semin's tires?

 

Cool....




#2358124 Thoughts on the Blackhawks

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 19 February 2013 - 11:19 PM

I hate them as much as the next guy. Even as they underachieved the last couple of seasons, they ALWAYS brought their A+ game when they played the Wings. Crawford always seems to play like Patrick Roy when they play us...

 

But is anyone really that surprised as to how well they are playing right now? In my opinion, they have the deepest forward set in the entire league and I don't think it is really that close.

 

Elite: Toews, Sharp, Hossa, Kane. I think that is the best top 4 in hockey.

 

Secondary: Bolland, Frolik, Stalberg. Frolik is an underachiever, but I think for a secondary spot he is a nice get. I'm pretty sure I would take Bolland over Filppula.

 

Bottom: Bickell, Shaw, Kruger, Saad. Excellent mix of youth and size. Bickell can get you at least 10 and I've liked what I've seen from the other three.

 

They have a top 5 d-man (Keith) a top 15 d-man (Seabrook) and another solid one (Hjalmarsson). And I think that Crawford is a lot better than people want to admit.

 

I was just thinking this as they have put this pretty incredible run together. To me, it is not all that surprising.




#2356349 Healthy starters the problem, Not young replacements

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 16 February 2013 - 11:29 AM

Hmmm.... So because our old guys are hurt-who hired them? We lost. Not because of the "great" young talent from GR. odd. we just played a game with all of our talent from GR and got smoked. Some have been beging for the young guys to come up and play more, and the old broken down to play less. well you are getting what you asked for. not pretty at all. This will ghet worse before it gets better. A lot worse. I hope some player changes are made very soon!

 

This is really just a poorly worded response that doesn't seem to have a point or go anywhere.....

 

Thank you Dan Cleary for all of those clutch playoff goals you have provided in the past, but injuries have caught up with you. You can't skate and you never get an opportunity to shoot.

 

Here is a positive: Cleary/Bert/White all have expiring contracts




#2351337 Bottom Six

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 05 February 2013 - 01:11 PM

Remember when our third line was Samuelsson-Filppula-Hudler?

 

Those were the days...




#2345460 Franzen should have been at Tae Bo class during the lockout

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 23 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

I was at the game last night. I just about lost it when he got knocked down in front of the net late in the 3rd and just laid there....

 

I wonder what Homer would have done.

 

This guy is just gone mentally. He can't create his own shot and doesn't work for any ice. He is done.




#2342944 Everyone chill out!

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 21 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

Hindsight is always 20/20...Rafalski retired totally unexpectedly and Holland got what he could last minute...This summer, he made a concerted effort to get the best FA defenseman available, and it didn't happen for reasons that were mostly out of his control...After Franzen's dominating 2008 Cup winning performance and Hossa's disappearing act in the playoffs the one year we had him, not many were interested in keeping Hossa at the time. Of course NOW everyone will say that wanted Hossa, of course and that Holland is just an idiot. 

 

I disagree to an extent.

 

At that moment for Holland, he KNEW what Hossa was. He is a big body forward with good athleticism with a PROVEN track record. A guy who will give you at least 70-80 points every season.

 

Franzen was a diamond in the rough player at that point who had a nice couple of seasons, but he didn't have the proven history that Hossa did.

 

The reality is that Franzen cannot be the #1 goal scorer for a team. His two best seasons came when he was #2 (behind Hank in 2008 and behind Hossa in 2009).




#2342712 Everyone chill out!

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 20 January 2013 - 02:36 PM


Not saying they lost because they were out hit. To me it looked like we got pushed around A LOT. We need more guys who will push back, like Tootoo.

How many times did we see White, or Filppula, or even Hank simply get pushed from behind and knocked down and had the puck taken from them? It was sad.

 

They played slow and showed little awareness. Unfortunately this team has morphed into small skilled forwards who can't really skate.

 

The Blues DO NOT...and I repeat....DO NOT have more skill than the Red Wings. But the Predators set the blue print for overcoming a skill mismatch against the Wings: skate fast and hit hard.

 

Our guys need to play with more energy and speed. I'm just not sure if they are capable of doing that though....




#2342148 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 19 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

HOW TO BEAT THE RED WINGS: Skate fast and hit hard.




#2322232 Semin signs one year, $7m deal with Carolina

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 26 July 2012 - 04:21 PM

Someone tell Kenny that no one on this team has scored 30 goals in 3 years......


#2321463 Logo Hunter vs. Missing the Net - Fight!

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 24 July 2012 - 11:44 AM

Would I be completely out of line to say that Pav misses the net a lot too.......?


#2318498 Holland Content with Current Roster

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 July 2012 - 08:39 AM

Holland admitted he wants at least another player before he's comfortable with the team, but it's goIng to be a bandage, not a permanent fix to our roster issues. This year can't provide us with a permanent fix. That's just the reality of it. Better luck next year.


Sorry, but conceding another hockey season (Babs didn't think his roster last year was going to be able to compete) won't fly in this town. Not signing one of the top 5 talents in the league because "we don't like what we hear about him" is ok if your team already has a sniper or two. Well, we don't.

I understand being smart with your money, but when you straight up DON'T SPEND money you have, you are more or less throwing it away. We had $5 million in cap space last year that we didn't spend. Essentially, the Detroit Red Wings cap sat $5 million lower than the NHL cap. That makes no sense to me....


#2317634 Rumor/Report: Semin to sign 1yr deal with Pens

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 10 July 2012 - 09:04 AM

Holland is f*cking doped up if he didn't go for semin with a one year deal. what else was he going to use the cap space for? it would be there next offseason with a one year deal. lets hope this is all bulls***.


No kidding. If this is legitimate, then Holland is showing no balls. GMs around the league are leaving him behind when it comes to being aggressive. AND A ONE YEAR DEAL IS AS SAFE AS IT GETS.

We dealt with him holding onto the cash last offseason, we dealt with him holding onto the cash at the deadline, but he can't go that anymore. This team needs a goal scorer. I don't care what kind of baggage he has with him. I don't think we're in a position to turn our noses up to that.

Shane Doan is a really good player; gritty with scoring ability. But adding another 35 year old is not what is going to put this team back into contention.......


#2306318 Please Mr. I...

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 10 June 2012 - 12:12 PM

Get rid of the goal horn, it's too boring. We need something deep that annoys opposing fans like the hawks predators stars and ducks. Get rid of Karen Newman, she has always sounded awful and isn't Attractive as she thinks she is by the way she dresses. The "new" pa announcer who handles most of the announcements must go too, his voice tone is too high pitched for the job.

And for the love of god. Hey Hey Hockeytown needs to be either refreshed or retired. It makes me wanna sit down instead of cheer and be loud.



you're so pleasant.....


#2298143 An article I wrote about Hudler for Bleacher Report

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 29 April 2012 - 10:20 PM

Yeah, i too was lost when you said he wins most of his battles :blink: