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#2430287 Best Hitter on the Team

Posted by darkmanx on 16 July 2013 - 08:35 AM

This guys pretty good at hitting.


#2429199 Holland on SiriusXM w/ audio link

Posted by darkmanx on 10 July 2013 - 06:49 AM

On a side note, I don't think I've ever seen Filppula do that.


He would pull off that move and be looking for someone to pass to.

#2429120 Holland on SiriusXM w/ audio link

Posted by darkmanx on 09 July 2013 - 07:44 PM

Lucic and Chara will manhandle us.


Clearly Datsyuk should have retired because he is going to be so 'manhandled'.


#2428841 Abdelkader Hypothetical

Posted by darkmanx on 08 July 2013 - 04:30 PM


Aside from the obvious post just to knock Filppula, he scored 10 goals in a little more than half a season last year and the season before that he had 14 assists with a full season. Playing with Z and Pav for a whole year and getting some confidence/experience, I could see him doubling those numbers. I'm not saying it absolutely will happen, but it's more than possible.


Abby just doesn't have the skill to put up those numbers, and like I said earlier shouldn't be granted the ice time to try either. He is a good 3rd or 4th line player. He will never put up more than 35 points max no matter who he plays with. I would rather not waste the final years of Datsyuk with Abby playing on his wing. I would rather one of our young skilled forwards whether it be Tatar or Nyquist to try to learn from playing with him.

#2428667 Abdelkader Hypothetical

Posted by darkmanx on 07 July 2013 - 09:18 PM

Anyone trashing Abdelkader is being ridiculous.  Is he going to be a great player?  No.  I don't care who's line he's on.  Is he a solid player for us and very valuable member of this team?  Absolutely!  First, he hits more than almost the rest of the team combined.  Without Abby, we have very little physical presence.  He's also a willing fighter.  For being a grit type player, he's a pretty good skater with good speed.  He can definitely help on the offensive side of the things, where i think he will continue to improve.  However, he's not a sniper and never will be.  He's just doesn't have the hands or touch.  I think he's being wasted with Datsyuk b/c Pavel needs a guy he can drop it to who can fire it......a guy like Shanahan or Hull.  Maybe with Weiss we'll see more of Datsyuk and Zetterberg together.  I'd like to see what Abby can do with Helm. 


I don't think people are trashing on Abby. I think they hate the idea of him playing top line again in front of way more talented players, at least that's where my issue is. I see it the same as Cleary playing in the top 6.. doesn't make sense.

#2428592 Abdelkader Hypothetical

Posted by darkmanx on 07 July 2013 - 05:32 PM

I would argue that he only played half the season with Datsyuk. And I'd argue that Z on the other wing instead of Cleary would make a HUGE difference.


I would argue Abby has no right to play in the top 6 at all. He can't shoot, can't pass, can't deflect shots... he basically can't do anything right except maybe hit the odd person here and there. He is a 3rd or 4th line player, nothing more.


Also I don't even want to see him on a line with D and Z. It's just a waste to have someone play with great players who cannot finish anything.

#2427017 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by darkmanx on 05 July 2013 - 01:27 PM

Weiss was just on Sportsnet being interviewed.


- Said signing with Detroit was a "no brainer"


- Was down to St Louis and Detroit - Toronto didn't contact despite rumors they were in


- Is excited to put on the Wings jersey, and to play for a classy organization. 


- Is excited to learn from Datsyuk, Zetterberg and now Alfredsson

#2426720 Horton looking 6m for 5/6 years

Posted by darkmanx on 05 July 2013 - 12:06 PM

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie 1m
Nathan Horton will undergo shoulder surgery this summer. Expected to be sidelined until December.

Alright, here is a $40 million dollars.

Okay thanks.... BRB, shoulder surgery.

#2426097 Grabovski Bought Out

Posted by darkmanx on 04 July 2013 - 07:33 PM

Under Wilson, he was a 20 goal scorer ... we can't revive him?  


I think he scores 30 on Pav's wing.


Would be awesome for him to sign with us and we beat the Leafs all year.

#2425725 Help on "D" - Kenny should be calling Boston

Posted by darkmanx on 04 July 2013 - 06:27 AM

You mean the guy who let the substantially smaller Bolland get inside position for the Cup-winning goal?

Boychuk is no defensive dynamo.


One of the most ridiculous posts ever.


Remember that time against Nashville when Lidstrom let Klein (or whoever) go right past him to the net and score a huge goal in the playoffs ? Good times.


You reference one incident for Boychuck not being a 'defensive dynamo' as you claim. Obviously you don't watch him on a regular basis, he is a very hard defense men to play against, you will see this year.

#2425555 Wings buy out Colaiacovo, will keep Bertuzzi

Posted by darkmanx on 03 July 2013 - 05:36 PM

Acording to Capgeek, Cleary made $3M last year.  You want him to take a 50% pay cut.  Did you watch the playoffs this year?  He was really good.


Rage away


Statistically he was, however he wasn't that good. It does help when you get to play with D and Z when you really shouldn't be. Brunner played third line minutes and still managed to have the same amount of points. We would have probably done better if Brunner played on the 2nd line but our 3rd line would have sucked because Cleary was on it instead and he would not have had 10 points.

#2420369 Datsyuk agrees to 3-year extension, $22.5m total, $7.5m/year

Posted by darkmanx on 17 June 2013 - 09:04 PM

How did Malkin get to sign an extension then ?

#2418466 ECF - (4) Boston Bruins vs. (1) Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by darkmanx on 07 June 2013 - 10:26 PM


#2416612 Datsyuk: I want to sign extension with Wings this summer

Posted by darkmanx on 31 May 2013 - 03:44 PM




#2405455 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by darkmanx on 15 May 2013 - 08:54 PM