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#2220101 This team screams for a trade

Posted by Nevermind on 29 October 2011 - 11:14 PM

You already declared that the Wings will not win the Cup this season. Why are you still here if you've already given up?

You act like everyone here is severely overreacting and wants to tear this team apart. While a select few might make hasty and irrational comments to that effect, most of us don't.

The team hasn't played well lately. End of story. As fans, can we not criticize that?

If we have doubts that our team might not be good enough to win the Cup--are we no longer fans? If anything it's because we care and are able to see the flaws in our favorite team.

A slight overreaction on the pessimistic side is still much better than this cockeyed, self-righteous optimism of yours.

#2218246 What's up with Zetterberg?

Posted by Nevermind on 25 October 2011 - 05:06 PM

The idea of replacing Cleary with Hudler sounds interesting...either that or give Brunnstrom a shot at some playtime with Dats and Z. Really shake things up to get that line going. In no way, shape, or form do you split a line that's playing as good as Mule, Tuzzi and Flip.

But the line's Mule, Huds and Flip.

I know it's surprising, but Hudler's doing a good job on that line.

#2215229 WTF is Babs thinking?!?!

Posted by Nevermind on 14 October 2011 - 10:27 PM

He takes all day to wind up though. And his shot never seems to be all that hard or accurate in real-game situations.

The penalty killing in this league is too good for that.

#2215225 WTF is Babs thinking?!?!

Posted by Nevermind on 14 October 2011 - 10:24 PM

I've never been keen on Hudler playing the point on a powerplay.

I'd put Ericsson back there. He's got a bigger shot than Hudler and they paid him a boat load of money. Let's see how he looks on the point.

I would go back to Kindl. Even though it wasn't working well with him on it the first two games (yes, I know he coughed the puck up for that one breakaway), I still think he has some good potential to be a solid powerplay quarterback.

On a side note, anyone else really liking Kindl's overall game this year? Definitely some huge steps from last year. He looks really confident out there, making good passes and not shying away physically.

#2215196 Hudler?

Posted by Nevermind on 14 October 2011 - 07:32 PM

I just think Hudler's numbers would be similar if he had similar ice time and line-mates. Hudler is a gifted hockey player.

Franzen's playoff numbers before last season:

07-08: 13 goals and 5 assists for 18 points in 16 games played. Plus 13.

08-09: 12 goals and 11 assists for 23 points in 23 games played. Plus 8.

09-10: 6 goals and 12 assists for 18 points in 12 games played. Plus 8.

Now please tell me again that Hudler could put up these numbers or better in the playoffs.

#2213509 Where to get copy of Friday Oct 7 Game

Posted by Nevermind on 08 October 2011 - 08:15 PM

There was a camera shot late in the game of Ericsson skating backwards basically one on one and breaking up the rush. The camera angle was from behind the end glass and showed really well his positioning and crossover skating skills. I have some high school hockey players that would benefit from seeing this video.

Sorry, I can't help you with the video.

But are you sure you want a video of Ericsson? I think your players would benefit more from watching 5 seconds of Lidstrom than 100 hours of Ericsson.

#2213462 Brilliant move.

Posted by Nevermind on 08 October 2011 - 05:51 PM

More like 'Common sense move'.

#2212842 10/7 GDT:Senators 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Nevermind on 07 October 2011 - 09:38 AM

Hudler with all 17! :ph34r:


Don't be ridiculous.

You know Ericsson will have at least 3 or 4.

#2211646 10/2 Exhibition GDT: Pittsburgh Penguins at Red Wings

Posted by Nevermind on 02 October 2011 - 05:09 PM

Ericsson is a clown. Can't shoot, can't pass, can't use his size, can't defend.... <_<

At least he has a good agent.

#2210608 Fabian Brunnstrom

Posted by Nevermind on 29 September 2011 - 02:55 PM

I'd be shocked if he doesn't make the team.

By the way, anybody else think he looks eerily similar to Getzlaf?

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Brunnstrom isn't bald. :huh:

#2200443 Future Shock

Posted by Nevermind on 22 July 2011 - 04:07 PM

To beat a dead horse...

In terms of the dollars and our cap situation, I don't care all that much about spending the more than an extra million or so needed for Ericsson. What I do REALLY care about though is the precedent his deal has set.

If Ericsson is worth $3.25M, then what are much better defensemen in Kronwall and Stuart worth? 6 and 5 million, respectively? I don't know, but surely Kronner and Stuey's agents will play this card heavily during negotiations.

And this could have a dramatic effect on our D for years to come. So hopefully Kronwall and Stuart decide to take nice hometown discounts despite E's contract. Or Ericsson plays like a top 4 guy. :)

#2199089 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by Nevermind on 18 July 2011 - 04:20 PM

He was great in the playoffs. He couldn't stop a beachball in the regular season.

At least it wasn't the other way around.

I'm more worried about any lingering health issues.

#2199072 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by Nevermind on 18 July 2011 - 03:58 PM

Too bad for us.

If we win one more game in '09, the Cup would be ours and the Conn Smythe would likely go to Chris Osgood.

That was just two years ago. It's not ancient history.

In the playoffs, I think Ozzie still has it in him to step up to the occasion if called upon. This is because he's done it before not that long ago. Could you say the same about Ray Emery or Ty Conklin?

#2197676 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by Nevermind on 10 July 2011 - 09:57 AM

But just so I can get this straight, you think Hudler is a *****, right? And you want to replace him with Semin? Can I get you to confirm for me that you'd rather have Semin than a *****?

I see what you did there. :sly:

#2196593 Keith Yandle reportedly re-signs

Posted by Nevermind on 05 July 2011 - 04:20 PM


To be a downer, he's only making $2M more than Ericsson for about 4 times the offensive production.