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#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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#2359554 Tootoo

Posted by ogreslayer on 22 February 2013 - 05:38 PM



Last night we saw Abby standing there, or should I say "wobble" there...I never realised until now how "solid" Homer was in front of the oppositions net; that guy was a lump of granite.


Toots could quite possibly be capable of doing a better job than Abby - although he's gotta realise that taking the occasional dive will start to work against him.


Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down.  Clearly based on evidence, Abby is no Weeble.  He spent more time on his face than on his skates playing the Homer spot.  

#2359536 Tootoo

Posted by ogreslayer on 22 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

Many here may think I'm crazy (what else is new), but I'd love to Toots on the 2nd line, and some pp time.


He's deceptively fast, built like a tree stump, and IMHO has underrated hands/skill set.


If anything - he'll get the crowd outta their seats, and provide ALOT more excitement if he were to get more ice time.


Lets not kid ourselves; the Red Wings will be lucky to make the playoffs, and if we do - expect an early exit...What the heck do have to lose?


With as bad as the power play has looked, why not try Tootoo in Homer's spot in front of the net?  Give anything a shot at this point to get some life into it.  

#2359531 Mursak on waivers

Posted by ogreslayer on 22 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

I think this is as much as positive message to Tatar & Andersson as it is a negative one to Mursak.  

#2359455 Anyone ever used a 2-3 system before?

Posted by ogreslayer on 22 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

Why not a 2-2-2?












(Bert as emergency back-up)



#2359450 Mursak on waivers

Posted by ogreslayer on 22 February 2013 - 01:23 PM

Pretty much says too that the Wings have no intention of re-signing him at the end of the season.  Not a shock there.  I'm calling it now though: He gets picked up by LA, signs with Colorado in the off season, & gets traded back to the Wings via a 3 way deal with Tampa for a 1st rounder in a few years.

#2359435 Trading Filppula

Posted by ogreslayer on 22 February 2013 - 01:00 PM

Take out all the words in your post and then you have a worthless post.


Well, it's worthless either way.



As usual with Flip, look at even strength scoring. Third on the team, 2 less than Pav, 4 less than Z. He seems to not be scoring, but it's because he doesn't have any points on the PP. Why? Because he plays with scrubs on the 2nd PP unit.


That said, he has played pretty crappy the past few games. Last night was a little better. He'll get it going again, though.



PS: Who had the most even strength points last year? Filppula.


Worthless?  Seriously?  I think your crush on Flip is coloring your interpretation of what I wrote a little too much.  All I'm saying is it comes down to is the front office's expectations of what type of player Val would be for them going forward & whether the two sides agree to how much that's worth.  It's all a value equation, that's no different for Val than it is for any other player.  


Let's take a look at two examples from last season, Hudler & Stuart.  There was plenty of chatter in the media about neither re-signing with Huds wanting more money & a larger role on the team & Stewie wanting to go back to Cali for family reasons.  Even though neither were obviously traded at the deadline despite Kenny knowing they weren't going to re-sign, you better believe it was considered.  If their current+future value to the team is less than the value of what the Wings are offered in return, it can & will happen.  While Huds & Stewie held no future value to the team at the trade deadline last season, they held current value at the time because the Wings were jockeying for playoff position.  If they were out of the playoff hunt, current value is nil & the chances of both being traded at the deadline would have been damn close to 100% as far as I'm concerned.  


So let's say that Val & his agent want him paid like a top 6 defensively responsible forward who plays in all situations & puts up around 70 points a season like he did last year.  We're talking Kesler/Bergeron range so put it at $5m+ a year.  What if Kenny & his staff think his ceiling is the 40 point range which is worth $3.75-4m a year, Val & his agent disagree and say unless you pay him he's gone?  Not out of the realm of possibility at all.  (See Hudler, Jiri)  If the Wings are out of the playoff hunt at the deadline, they're sure Val is going to sign somewhere else, & a playoff team is willing to offer picks and/or prospects to rent him for a run at The Cup, Kenny would be insane not to consider it.


If the Wings front office doesn't know the price they would ask for every player in their organization, not just UFAs/RFAs but current rosters players & prospects too, no matter the circumstance i.e. lock for playoffs, in contention, out of the race, etc., they aren't doing their jobs.  To say with 100% certainly that a player would never be traded is just ridiculous. Better believe that right now Kenny has a good idea what it would take for him to trade even Pavel.  There's always a price, it's just whether or not you can find someone to meet it.

#2358532 Trading Filppula

Posted by ogreslayer on 21 February 2013 - 07:21 AM

Take out Flip's 3 points from the 4th game of the year & he's put up a whopping 5 points in the past 12 games.  His so called "breakout season" of 66 points last year is looking more & more like an aberration.  If he really is in the Wings' long term plans, you would think Kenny's talking to his agent already about an extension.  If the ceiling of his prime years is going to be as a complimentary 2nd line winger/sometime center that can't put up more than 40 points a season but plays a defensively responsible game, he shouldn't look for too much of a raise.  If he is & you know you're going to cut him loose at the end of the season, flip him to a contender for at least a little compensation if you're already out of the playoff run.  A little return is better than none after all.