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#2539688 Kindl on the block

Posted by Doc Holliday on 10 October 2014 - 09:07 AM

You didn't think Quincey was solid? I thought he did a great job. Kindl was okay, but had some unforced icings which were a problem. Not really inspiring me with confidence in terms of an 82 game season.

#2539686 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by Doc Holliday on 10 October 2014 - 08:56 AM


I think that post was tongue in cheek. 

Cut me a little slack. I've been away for awhile and I forget your guys crazy humor. :lol:

#2520404 WCSF : (7) Minnesota vs. (5) Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by Doc Holliday on 14 May 2014 - 02:17 PM


Except, they're healthy.  That's why they'll likely repeat.

10 bucks says they don't.

#2444109 Favorite Red Wings Memes Thread

Posted by Doc Holliday on 14 October 2013 - 08:22 AM

My greatest contribution to the internet:



#2443396 10/10 GDT: Coyotes 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Doc Holliday on 11 October 2013 - 12:35 PM

I haven't been on here enough to see Weiss bashing. I think he has been good. Franzen has shown flashes of being good, but so far has not been good.


I made a comment last night about Franzen's first shift. He skated hard, took the play to the opponent and looked good. Then he played terribly from then on. Didn't make any sense.

#2436378 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by Doc Holliday on 12 September 2013 - 08:37 PM

Of course not. But at least he has a playoff history. Some go to the playoffs on a regular basis and prove nothing / do nothing.

I think we have enough players with a playoff history. It is time to inject players who can make their own history.

#2418791 What would you give up for Malkin?

Posted by Doc Holliday on 09 June 2013 - 07:31 AM

What would I give up for Malkin?




Do not want.


Guy can't play defense, can't play in key nail-biting situations, can't handle smothering coverage (he just went pointless in a sweep loss with probably the best supporting cast you're going to see in this cap era. And we all remember what the Wings did to him way back when.) And I don't get the sense that he's a great team guy, though that may just be me. Still, ultimately, Do not want.

"Can't play in key situations"




Uh huh. How many points did Datsyuk have in a 7 game series against Chicago?

#2404564 Official Franzen VS Hossa

Posted by Doc Holliday on 15 May 2013 - 01:28 AM

This discussion is stupid. We have Franzen and the Hawks have Hossa and you can't make hypothetical arguments when we don't know how good Hossa would make the Wings and how Franzen would play if we let him go.



Holland has made more egregious errors in my opinion than the Hossa/Franzen choice. Personally, not even getting into contact with Semin and perpetuating the idea that veterans are safe here (loyalty is one thing, but complete amnesty is another) is bigger than the choice between a guy who can score 40 and a guy who can score 30-35.


Besides, it has been 3+ years since Hossa has been off the team. We can't dwell on it forever, right?

#2388150 4/22 GDT: Coyotes 0 @ Red Wings 4

Posted by Doc Holliday on 22 April 2013 - 08:56 PM


Only if you're 13!

Yeah, I'm 13 at heart.


Wanna fight abaht it?

#2388135 4/22 GDT: Coyotes 0 @ Red Wings 4

Posted by Doc Holliday on 22 April 2013 - 08:52 PM

Franzen sure is brilliant when he puts in everything.


That came out wrong.

#2378715 Holland: "We don't need depth...Need a top guy"

Posted by Doc Holliday on 02 April 2013 - 01:58 PM

That doesn't entirely bother me since I don't think we are a piece away from contending. Would prefer a long term trade over the offseason.

#2376615 Dreger: Wings 'very interested' in Bouwmeester *merged*

Posted by Doc Holliday on 30 March 2013 - 09:42 PM

Do we really want to give Filppula a raise with the way he has been playing?


And can someone give me a link that says it is for sure going to go down to 64 million?

#2376414 Dreger: Wings 'very interested' in Bouwmeester *merged*

Posted by Doc Holliday on 30 March 2013 - 01:30 PM

Kronwall hurts his team just as much as Bouwmeester does, if I had the time I would find all of his uncovered offensive zone pinches, being out of position and neutral zone risks and I could make Kronwall look just as bad. Kronwall has taken the 2nd most minors in the NHL for defenseman, that's not good for a number one guy, Bouwmeester for example has taken 8 penalities while play 25 minutes a night, while Kronwall has taken 17. That's a pretty telling statistic in today's age when penalties get called because you are caught out of position.


But let's go over the examples you gave from last night

And on that specific play by bouwmeester on that 2 on 1, Hudler completely abandoned being the high man after Bouwmeester saw him, and already committed, and if I'm in the film room would blame him, not bouwmeester. Bouwmeester saw Hudler make his way to cover, and Hudler didn't cover after Bouwmeester already committed. Pinching isn't a bad thing, especially when you see you have a high man.


And you're going to blame him for taking the pass away on a 2 on 1 on the Calvert goal? What level of hockey did you play? As a defenseman on a 2 on 1, your job is to take away the pass and keep the puck carrier to an outside shot, Bouwmeester did his job, and he didn't let him get in on the goalie. I'm confused on how that's at all his fault.


And once again on the third goal, his forward Stempniak gave absolutely no effort on the back check, and it was a 3 on 2, if he leaves the middle of the ice Prospal has an easy path to the goal. That goal is also on Stempniak for not skating hard and taking the late man, it's not on Bouwmeester leaving the middle of the ice to take a late man.

I wouldn't bother. I made similar observations on HF and they were ignored.


Simply nitpicking to lower the value of a defenseman they simply don't like.


Here is a better question: how many available and affordable defensemen are better than Bouwmeester. I don't really care that Karlsson and Weber are better than him. We aren't getting those kind of defensemen without drafting them or picking them up in free agency.

#2358265 Jordin Tootoo

Posted by Doc Holliday on 20 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

How can anyone be unhappy with the way Toots has played so far?


He's been spectacular, in my opinion. Doing everything we expected of him and a little more.

#2329962 Jimmy D Speaks out on Lockout, fined $250k

Posted by Doc Holliday on 24 September 2012 - 11:28 PM

I find either side stupid if they use the "they should be grateful" card.

The players need owners to run the league and the owners need the players to play in the league. Both sides need the fan support to make the league viable.

Both sides are stupid, and I think Jimmy was way out of line with his comments.