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#2208320 Maybe it's Homer that gets sent down?

Posted by BigTex on 20 September 2011 - 04:19 PM

I know it's early in the preseason, but looking at where Homer has been placed it's obvious he's going to be a 4th liner/power play guy if he makes the team. I haven't heard much about him, good or bad.

I'm looking for info from anyone who has seen him play this year, how has he looked so far?

Do the Wings maybe send him down to GR to start the season to avoid losing one of the younger guys? Babs said the best players would make the team, so far he might be getting outplayed and not make the top group of forwards. Not sure, just wanting opinions on what's been seen so far.


#2208204 Riley Shean is built

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 September 2011 - 09:18 PM

We don't really need him now that Hudler has taken UFC lessons.


#2207833 Nathan MacKinnon

Posted by Travis on 15 September 2011 - 07:10 PM

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#2207538 Everyone has rejoined the team for skating...except one player...

Posted by uk_redwing on 14 September 2011 - 09:33 AM

This means he'll hit with just a little more force when he takes his own teammates out this season. I think that's Happy's strategy for finally getting time in the top 6.


I liked this joke.


Love how the OP makes it seem like Huddles isn't doing crap in the offseason while the link says he's been working out in Montreal. Undeserving Hudler hate.


Undeserving? Debatable.

It's all light-hearted fun either way :cool:


#2206811 McCrimmon, Salei on board Russian plane crash

Posted by Z and D for the C on 07 September 2011 - 10:01 PM

Cmon guys, this isn't the time or place for a religious arguement.


Agreed completely. It's a shame some people have to flaunt it so arrogantly.


#2206804 McCrimmon, Salei on board Russian plane crash

Posted by Z and D for the C on 07 September 2011 - 09:43 PM

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord;
even so saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labors.

O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of thy
servant, and grant an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship
of thy saints; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth
with thee and the Holy Spirit, on God, now and for ever. Amen.


And here I thought we could get through this without some pretentious religious crap. <_< I'm sure Rusty's 3 1/2 month old son feels really blessed that god killed his dad.


#2204920 LGW Podcast Debut for 2011-2012 Season

Posted by stevkrause on 23 August 2011 - 11:13 AM

more cowbell

and I suppose prospect watches


#2204570 Datsyuk or Zetterberg

Posted by stormboy on 20 August 2011 - 02:00 AM

I'd get rid of Holland for offering Hudler a $15 million dollar contract and keep both Pavs and Hank.


It's a thought experiment. It's like when people are given the question, "Would you kill a crying baby to protect a dozen people from a Nazi patrol," and someone answers, "I'd raise a Zombie army and defeat the Nazis -- don't even have to worry about the baby!" If you don't like the question and its parameters, don't participate.

As for me, the answer is obviously Datsyuk. That doesn't mean that I don't love Z, or that I don't think he's an amazing combination of shutdown forward + goal scorer, which is rare. But his health (back) problems always seem to be one check away from sidelining him for a few weeks, and he seems to be slowing down, despite being younger than Dats. My subjective feeling is that when we're down and need something amazing, Dats is more likely to pull it off than Z.


#2204494 Bold predictions for the year!

Posted by wmubronco420 on 19 August 2011 - 01:02 PM


Hudler was tied for 159th in forward scoring, but 233rd in ice time. Defensively, e was equal to or better than most forwards finishing with similar scoring numbers. There are 30 teams, and three forwards per line. Teams generally dress two as scoring lines. So finishing in the top 180 (30 x 6) means the player is a "top-six" forward in the league, 159th being a second line forward. But Hudler's rank of 233rd in ice time would place him as having been a third-line forward. So offensively, he produced above what his ice time suggested he should have. If he had ranked in the same range of scoring as his ice time, he would have scored about 25 points.

It's not the year he had in 2008-09, but it's not the terrible performance that LGW haters make it out to be.


Man you are really reaching aren't you? Hudler will have another mediocre year and possibly be part of a deal at the deadline.


#2204369 Bold predictions for the year!

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 18 August 2011 - 03:39 PM

Brunnstrom's best year by the age of 26, with top-six ice time, was 29 points in 55 games, or pace for 43 points. Hudler scored 37 in 73 last year, which included a huge scoring slump. Brunnstrom played top six in Dallas, Hudler has always been third line or below in Detroit. Brunnstrom is also consistently criticized by every scouting report for failure to backcheck, inconsistency, etc. Hudler's performance last season was, effectively, as good or better than anything Brunnstrom has EVER produced. And it is being called terrible. If you prefer Brunnstrom, that's fine, but you are also welcome to the unfortunate results of such a choice. Of course, the fact that Brunnstrom's ceiling closely matches a year that was very disappointing by Hudler standards, and has people calling for a 'bounce-back' year, tells me all that needs to be said.


Proof that Hudler had a decent year
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#2204311 Bold predictions for the year!

Posted by hooon on 18 August 2011 - 09:07 AM

Franzen has scored 72 goals and 135 points in 174 games over the past three seasons. That's an average of 24 goals and 21 assists in 58 games each season. Or, for an 82 game season, it works out to 34 goals and 30 assists. But over his six seasons, Franzen has played 395 games, an average of 66 games. He's in his early 30s and is fairly injury prone, he is very streaky, and his work ethic on the defensive side of the puck is worse than any other player on the team; this is particularly sad given the fact that he started his career as a defensive center.


Umm....

Aren't you forgetting a special someone?


#2204308 Bold predictions for the year!

Posted by Crashnburnluder on 18 August 2011 - 08:07 AM

Franzen has scored 72 goals and 135 points in 174 games over the past three seasons. That's an average of 24 goals and 21 assists in 58 games each season. Or, for an 82 game season, it works out to 34 goals and 30 assists. But over his six seasons, Franzen has played 395 games, an average of 66 games. He's in his early 30s and is fairly injury prone, he is very streaky, and his work ethic on the defensive side of the puck is worse than any other player on the team; this is particularly sad given the fact that he started his career as a defensive center.


Hey you gotta give Eva some credit with this never say die attitude.... Eva just never quits...

My one bold prediction

Eva will name drop Hudler in a thread atleast three times a day for the entire season. Even if he gets traded.

Not overally bold unless you account on days where the board is down or Eva forgets to pay the internet bill...


#2204219 Bold predictions for the year!

Posted by hooon on 17 August 2011 - 12:58 PM

Franzen's career high is 63 points. In 2010 Franzen had 21 points in 27 games, so by your math over an 82 game season he would've scored 63.7 points (I rounded down). So his last three seasons he's actually averaged around 60 points.

;)


Don't forget that one game where the Mule scored 5 goals. Using that game as a sample size, he is projected to get about 410 goals a season, which seems pretty reasonable to me. He wasn't even on a line with Datsyuk that game! Imagine if he was, I think he could easily have a 1000 goal season.

Edit: Finishing second in points behind Hudler, naturally.


#2203866 Brunnström to try out for Wings

Posted by ElCapitan on 15 August 2011 - 04:56 PM

It's really too bad so many threads end up being Hudler threads. <_< Haven't we beaten this horse to death?

Back to the topic, I'm excited that Holland has given Brunnstrom a try-out. At worst case, it creates more competition in camp and that's always a good thing.


#2203864 Brunnström to try out for Wings

Posted by eva unit zero on 15 August 2011 - 04:32 PM

:hysterical:


From Feb. 7th to Feb 28th, it was Hudler/Datsyuk/Cleary for 11 games. Here are the stats:

Hudler 4g-10a-14pt, +7
Datsyuk 7g-5a-12pt, +6
Cleary 6g-6a-12pt, +5

Yep, not deadly at all. I certainly wouldn't want a line that posts that kind of numbers all year, plus the ability to dress Z, Franzen, and Filppula elsewhere in the lineup.


how about we start with NOT putting Hudler on the first line? Here I thought I would be the one to mention Hudler first.... I hope that Brunnstrom comes in and makes Hudler even MORE expendable...

On topic, this is a very exciting signing...for whatever it is he'll make, I am sure he will earn every penny of it... 20 pts for $500,000. Sure beats 37 pts. for $2.89M...


Hudler posting 37 is a low year, and he has been soundly criticized by just about everyone fot it. Brunnstrom posting 20 would be increasing his career total by 50%, after having only posted 35 points in 72 games in the AHL last year. By comparison, Cory Emmerton missed time injured, spent time in the NHL, and still posted 38 points in 65 games last year. He's also three years younger. So why would we keep Brunnstrom over Emmerton unless Fabio... err, Fabian, is some kind of wunderkind in training camp who will end up posting like 50 or 60 points this season?