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#2247368 Brad Stuart to the West Coast?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 19 January 2012 - 10:43 PM

Ugh, I know I'm gonna sound like the bad guy after this so I apologize in advance.

He signed a 3 year deal which means he was going to be here for 3 years. He was 29 so he had to have had a young family either not in school or early in school (although something was said about a step-daughter wanting to be close to her dad? that shouldn't factor into this kind of decision....) So kid wise, it shouldn't have been a problem moving them.

Wife had a job or wanted to be close to family? Sorry, tough cookies. Your husband makes $3.5 million dollars a year. Suck it up. Make the sacrifice.

If one of those reasons was why they didn't move, I dunno that just seems selfish to me.

We are going to lose a solid top 4 D-man who has made his mark here, who loves this team, because his family won't move here. That really SUCKS!

Again, I may not have this right (at all), and I apologize again for sounding insensitive, but this sucks......

#2246245 Why don't we have a "JIM-MY JIM-MY!" chant yet?!

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 16 January 2012 - 10:15 PM

For a fanbase that screamed "OZZ-IE OZZ-IE" about a billion times, I'm surprised this chant hasn't really surfaced yet.

I've heard the "JIMMY HOWARD" chants, but that has too many syllables.

#2245967 Top teams are looking to deal

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 16 January 2012 - 10:07 AM

What do you guys think about this?

I just saw that Boston is willing to give up a 1st round pick at the deadline. For a while now there has been talk about them being active at the deadline. Same goes for the NYR and Chicago and they currently sit atop the conference standings right now.

So it looks like the best teams in the game right now are not content with where they are at; they are looking to get even better!

GRANTED, we haven't had the type of cash we have now at the deadline in what seems like forever. So based on what we are seeing other teams do, would you guys be disappointed if Kenny doesn't do something somewhat significant at the deadline? This is basically the same team that has lost the last two years and a Chicago with a healthy Sharp is pretty good.

#2245463 1/14 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 14 January 2012 - 12:50 PM

Pav makes Kane look like a little girl every time he goes up against him....

#2245045 The ONE thing I can't stand about Wings games on FSD.....

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 January 2012 - 10:22 PM

I know. The Belle Tire ones are funny though.

All the way back to the UPN50 Belle Tire commercials....

#2244996 The ONE thing I can't stand about Wings games on FSD.....

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 January 2012 - 10:04 PM

Your Southeast Michigan Forrrrrrd dealers, THINK FORD FIRST!!

#2244892 The ONE thing I can't stand about Wings games on FSD.....

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 January 2012 - 09:13 PM

.....besides Micky York/John Keating is the commercials. They are just....the worst. Spartan grocery stores, Miller Lite, all of those stupid dealership commercials. It seems like they show the same commercials on every break. It's like a nightmare for me.

F-U local sponsors.

#2227055 Babcock: "Do we want to be a good team or not?"

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 18 November 2011 - 08:29 AM

The two goal scorers in this game combined for 16 shots (Cleary 9, Kronwall 7). That is good for Cleary, he understands that you have to shoot the puck to score. BUT WE DON'T NEED DAN CLEARY TAKING 9 SHOTS A GAME. Our four top forwards combined for 5 shots (Datsyuk 2, Zetterberg 0, Franzen 1, Filppula 2). I mean....come on. Datsyuk says he's been awful then takes 2 shots?! Zetterberg didn't even have 1. This is like the Twilight Zone. Nothing is making any sense.....

#2226468 Couldn't we just try?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 17 November 2011 - 04:53 PM

ENOUGH. i don't care how good a hockey player is: you can't be a productive first line player with your wingers being Tomas Holmstrom and Dan Cleary. Both of those two.....BOTH OF THEM.....have been and will be products of their linemates. You can't have two of those types of players on the same line. Pav has been given mission impossible. GOD HELP HIM!!!

Yeah, because he hasn't averaged 20 goals per year--in addition to excellent defensive play, hard work on every shift, and time on ice in every situation... including the last shift of the 2008 SCF--over the past four seasons.

There's such a thing as a player having a bad season. To compare Cleary to Brunnstrom is hilarious.

you forgot to mention that he never goes a shift without losing his balance (i guess) and falling to the ice.....or how he tries to get by a defender along the boards at least 5 times a game and never succeeds------->turnover.

#2224093 What's up with Datsyuk

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 09 November 2011 - 08:54 AM

You seem a bit obsessed with Cleary.

Again. Oh, by the way, Cleary was our #2 goal-scorer last season. Oh, and do you remember when Zetterberg scored 40 goals in '05-'06 and '07-'08, and over 30 apiece in '06-'07 and '08-'09? Oh, and do you recall that many people call them one of the best pairings in the league? I guess not.

That is the problem right there: Dan Cleary was our #2 goal scorer last year. Cleary should be a depth player, not someone we rely on to score goals......

#2222752 F*** YOU Player X

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 04 November 2011 - 01:35 PM

Am I the only one who doesn't really see a huge difference in getting the puck out with Rafalski gone?

Detroit has been able to keep the shots relatively low, but the forwards have been unimaginative and useless most of the time. I think Rafalski is starting to get really overrated now that he is gone.

I agree about the forwards, especially last night: they seemed to just skate with the puck until the lost it. There was no flow to speak of.

#2222559 F*** YOU Player X

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

F*** YOU WHALE!!!!

#2222486 F*** YOU Player X

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 03 November 2011 - 09:37 PM

I know it sucks that we're winless in six, but do we really need a "f*** EVERYBODY!!!! FIRE KENNY!!! f*** YOU BABS!!!!!" thread after each game?

no, but really....how do you win when your best players don't shoot and all they want to do is pass?

#2222455 F*** YOU Player X

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 03 November 2011 - 09:16 PM

F*** YOU Filppula: seriously, how many times does the coaching staff have to tell you to shoot before you actually start shooting? you may be the most frustrating player on this team because of your reluctance to use your talent. (1 shot against Calgary)

F*** YOU Hudler: see above. you're upset you keep getting scratched? do what the coaches have told you to do since you showed up in the league......SHOOT (1 shot against CGY)

F*** YOU Franzen: you're a six foot monster who plays like a 5 foot nothin little girl. you have no excuse for not getting at least 10 shots per game. (00000000 shots against CGY)

F*** YOU Bertuzzi: we aren't impressed by your video game bull crap anymore. shoot the puck or get out. (2 shots against CGY)

F*** YOU Datsyuk (but only a little): there are still times when you don't shoot and i can't figure out why. you are on par in this league with players like Ovechkin and Crosby......but they wouldn't be caught dead with only 2 shots on net in a game. (2 shots against CGY)

Abdelkader: 4 shots
Cleary: 5 shots
White: 4 shots

Some guys get it....just not the right ones.....

#2221665 Datsyuk & Zetterberg have been split up

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 02 November 2011 - 03:34 PM

Yes, Bertuzzi's free pass to one of the top two lines has been confusing and unwarranted. BUT, why is Cleary getting the same treatment? I want someone who can do more than just gain center ice and dump the puck in. Give his spot to Homer, who skates hard on every shift and does more stick handling than we give him credit for. Cleary should be getting the same amount of criticism as Bert.