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#2367965 Nyquist called up, Tatar sent down

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 March 2013 - 11:05 AM

I hope Holland at least had the decency to tell Tatar "It's not you, it's me" before breaking up with him.

#2367954 Nyquist called up, Tatar sent down

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 March 2013 - 10:52 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. 


Oh if only someone would claim Cleary if the Wings put him on waivers.

#2367934 Nyquist called up, Tatar sent down

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 March 2013 - 10:19 AM

This is absolutely crazy. How do they send this guy Down. Arguably the best forward for this team lately. I don't get it!


I still think it comes down to wanting to give Nyquist a look with the big club again to see what he can do.  That means either Tatar or Andersson had to get sent down.  You're simply swapping a LW for a LW instead of a center.  Really, I wouldn't be too shocked to see Andersson get sent back down soon in a swap for Ferraro or Sheahan.  It's all about giving some of the young guys a chance to start auditioning for a full-time spot next year a little early.  They've got an extended look at Tatar now, let's bring the next guy in line up to see what he can do.

#2367923 Nyquist called up, Tatar sent down

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 March 2013 - 09:57 AM

Tatar got his tryout for a permanent spot next season & looks like he's locked one up.  I see this as Kenny telling Nyquist that it's his turn to try to do the same.  Can he do that playing on the 3rd line though?  I have my doubts he'll be in the top 6 given past history.

#2367203 3/9 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Blue Jackets 3

Posted by ogreslayer on 09 March 2013 - 06:43 PM

It's all about potential and having hunger as a GM. Holland is too complacent because of all he's already won.

And you're forgetting they got within a game of making the Finals a few years back. Struggles since then, but I think he'll turn it around.  

Oh and Yzerman traded Quincey for a 1st round pick


Which was largely done on a roster he inherited & a hot goalie that he got really lucky on.  They missed the playoffs last year by 8 points & he's on the outside looking in again so far this season.  So looks like he's gonna be 1 for 3 in playoff appearances?  Sorry, I for one don't buy into the whole "Stevie is the front office messiah" thing at all.  Anyway there are two internal candidates, Jim Nill & Ryan Martin, that should be ahead of him in that line for Kenny's job if he decides to hang it up in the next couple to few years.

#2365297 3/5 GDT : Avalanche 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by ogreslayer on 05 March 2013 - 08:31 PM

I wouldn't mind seeing Tatar with Datsyuk. 



That's a minority opinion here.


If by "here" you mean behind the Wings' bench, yes.  If by "here" you mean LGW, I think you might be mistaken.

#2365015 Trading Filppula

Posted by ogreslayer on 05 March 2013 - 12:49 PM

If this happens (Cleary re-signed and Fil out) I will personally find Holland and commit him to a mental institution


You might have to wait until he recovers from having his legs broken by the rest of LGW.

#2364854 Going to the wings game tomorrow.

Posted by ogreslayer on 04 March 2013 - 09:18 PM

While in front of Babs I'd also appreciate you asking him why Datsyuk is playing with the 4th line.


See if you get the same "No" Babs gave the press when he was asked Sunday if he'd ever consider playing Tatar & Andersson with Pavs.  I'm sure he would looooooove that.

#2363607 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by ogreslayer on 03 March 2013 - 10:58 AM

Here's what I want to see:


  • Tootoo destroying Carcillo in a fight (followed by Eddie complaining that Tootoo could hurt someone & should have only bro-tapped Carcillo on the arm)
  • A Kronwalling of Hossa (followed by Eddie complaining the Kronwall could hurt someone & should play with pads made of Nerf tm)
  • A Brunner hat trick (followed by Eddie complaining that shooting the puck at the Blackhawks net could hurt someone & that the Wings should just immediately dump the puck in the corner when entering the offensive zone)
  • Mule gets a goal (followed by Eddie complaining that the Wings could hurt someone by putting animals on the ice & that they could stick with a lineup of humans all under 5'10")
  • The Wings putting up 8 goals on Crawford in an 8-2 win (followed by Eddie complaining that the Wings can hurt someone's feelings by scoring too much & should pull their goalie upon attaining any type of lead to make things fair)

Granted, probably none of this will happen....except Mr. Subtle Interference complaining about something.

#2363530 Gus Nyquist...

Posted by ogreslayer on 02 March 2013 - 10:19 PM

I like to imagine big E playing up front with the Euro twins. Is that so crazy?



#2362801 Red Wings "Fake" Criminal Charges

Posted by ogreslayer on 28 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

Franzen's has to be loitering.

#2362312 2/27 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Kings 2

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 February 2013 - 11:36 PM

So who knew that "Rivalry Night" in the NHL meant the Wings vs. the Refs?

#2362111 Ed Olczyk, professional broadcaster, professional idiot

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 February 2013 - 08:53 PM

Watch this, young hockey players. This is the best way to avoid a check.

I think the quote should have been along the lines of "Listen kids, this is the best way to be a ****** baggy homer announcer" followed with something about subtle interference & active sticks.

#2361864 Ed Olczyk, professional broadcaster, professional idiot

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 February 2013 - 10:33 AM

If only another Oiler had been there to provide a little "subtle interference" so Carcillo couldn't have taken that run at Yakupov...

#2361192 Recent Weiss rumors seem to be bogus

Posted by ogreslayer on 25 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

Can't see this happening, at least not right now. While Florida may be playing like crap right now, at 14 points they're just 5 out of a playoff spot. If they move Weiss, who's a UFA at the end of the season, they'll wait until the trade deadline to see if they can get a contender to over pay.
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