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#2556756 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 14 December 2014 - 01:22 PM

Rumor has it that Yandle and Boedker can be had.  The asking price for Yandle is rumored to be a top line guy, prospect, and second round pick.  We've got a top line forward on our third line.  No rumored asking price on Boedker.  So...


Franzen, Helm, Kindl (or Andersson), Pulkkinen, 2nd




Yandle and Boedker



Which would give us





Miller-Glendening-Andersson (or Callahan if Andersson went the other way)




Yandle and Boedker are super overrated. Yandle is Rafalski without the benefit of the RH shot, and Rafalski was not exactly always loved around here. And Boedker is suddenly being super overrated around the league just cause he's available and fans wanna see moves made IMO. He's not at all good defensively, like a bigger Hudler.


I think the deal makes us better in the O-zone but hurts us slightly in the D-zone, even with the addition of Yandle. We don't gain much physicality in the deal either. It's like trading softies for softies, but we give up a bit of our future too. I say no.

#2556738 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by number9 on 14 December 2014 - 03:29 AM

Yeah - as a fan of hockey from the late 70's - retaliation was something we came to expect.


As the game continues to evolve we will most likely see it banned from the pro level (NHL/AHL) within 10 years.


I feel the 'heat of the moment' types of fights still have their place in the game, but even that will go away eventually.



#2556736 12/13 GDT : Red Wings 1 @ Maple Leafs 4 *MOD WARNING POST 198*

Posted by number9 on 14 December 2014 - 03:07 AM

Anybody know why Yzerman waived Panik? I was impressed with him in Calder Cup 2 years ago.


I think he just plain had to, and didn't exactly manage his roster correctly. I wouldn't have waived Panik unless I absolutely had too. He's been real good whenever I've seen him. World juniors and minors.


I don't want to be an unpopular Holland liker (but I am). Holland has waived guys like Nestrasil and Ritola, never a Panik type. In Kenny I trust.

#2556722 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by number9 on 14 December 2014 - 01:54 AM

Getzlaf knows he can be a bully since the Oilers lack heart, and are a downright mess.


It's super douchey, but speaking for myself (and probably some others here who played) when I played in HS I would always take liberties with bad team or when we were winning. It's part of the game. That being said, the red Wings probably would have cut me :lol: and for good reason.

#2556400 Vaya con dios Damien Brunner

Posted by number9 on 13 December 2014 - 11:11 AM

Fil also excelled in the top six the year before playing on Z'swing.

In the case if dekeyser it's a yes and no answer. He didn't "earn it" by working way up through minors for a team. But essentially earned it byte wings saying "hey stay in school one more year and we will sign you to a roster spot".


So what? Brunner excelled on Z's wing with Zug, just like Dekeyser excelled at western without any Wings. Filppula flopped in a contract year and then wanted a "GUARANTEED" big top 6 contract. Again, there is almost zero difference in both scenarios, yet you're clinging to this self-fabricated idea that Brunner had a bad-attitude while in Detroit. Why?

#2556361 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by number9 on 13 December 2014 - 12:52 AM

I'm worried about marchenko though , with him being young and Russian always a chance he bails to the khl

I was really high on him because he's swedish and I can't help but pay attention to every swede we have but I don't know anymore about backman but I hope your right


How often does this actually happen? In reality? Not that much. We've seen a couple major russian stars bolt bc of money thrown at them, but that kind of thing doesn't happen with guys like Gonchar or Tyutin. So unless Marchenko proves he is the next Fetisov tomorrow, I don't see any real reason to be worried about this at the moment. When he starts dominating the NHL and makes a major name for himself I'll start to slightly worry. Emphasis on slightly. After all Datsyuk and the Red Wings have been loyal to each other for years. Red Wings have always done a pretty good job of treating their stars right and keeping them here. Doubt that changes tomorrow. And I'm not surprised Russians bolted from the jokes that are NJ and Nashville. I'd bolt from their too if I was Russian.

#2556357 Vaya con dios Damien Brunner

Posted by number9 on 13 December 2014 - 12:39 AM

You don't think his deal with wanting GURANTEED top six minutes and not having to earn is a terrible attitude?

I mean maybe terrible would be the wrong word to use? Maybe it's he had a bad attitude in a couple issues.


No I don't. He wanted to play top 6 minutes and get top 6 money. But Holland kindly said no and let him walk. Happens all the time.


So he took his talents to free agency to see if he could get that somewhere else, and he eventually hammered out a deal with the Devils. By your standards Filppula had a bad attitude when he was here.

#2556182 Vaya con dios Damien Brunner

Posted by number9 on 12 December 2014 - 09:01 PM

I read some articles on NJ.com (the Devils Mlive.com) about the subject that had some interviews about the topic.

I agree on his departure from Detroit though. Holland didn't want to overpay for a player that was still rather unknown. I don't blame him, and I don't blame Brunner for trying to cash in. I'm just happy now that his departure opened a spot for a whole bunch of young forwards who are clearly more useful players.


Certainly, I'm glad Holland was smart enough not to get stuck with him

#2556169 Vaya con dios Damien Brunner

Posted by number9 on 12 December 2014 - 08:49 PM

I don't think it really came up until he was in New Jersey. PDB obviously thought Damiens game needed some polish. Instead Brunner would keep playing the same game, then whine to the media about how he felt he needed 18+ minutes a game to "get comfortable". Clearly his attitude isn't great. He's pretty much scrapped any chance at an NHL career, because he didn't want to go the AHL. Had he reported, he might have finally learned how to play hockey in North America. If so, then a team might have eventually had an opening and might've take him off Lou's hands.


I can't speak for how he acted in NJ. Degraa suggested the Wings passed on him over his terrible attitude, and I don't see that being the case at all. He wanted a payday and the Wings (along with a lot of other teams) said no. That's just business.

#2556150 Vaya con dios Damien Brunner

Posted by number9 on 12 December 2014 - 08:20 PM

Brunnner was his own worst enemy though. If he would been on detroit a third line he would still be in the nhl.

But his terrible attitude and lack of defense(a reason why the wings most likely didn't care if he stayed it not...specially since Tatar is doing what Brunnner did just better).


I didn't notice or hear anything to suggest he had a terrible attitude. To me it looked like he really enjoyed being a Red Wing, and I was happy to have him while he was here. Pretty sure he just thought he was worth more than he actually was.

#2555972 More Mantha stuff.....

Posted by number9 on 12 December 2014 - 01:10 PM

well... 5 points, technically

Went to the Wed game, he was pretty invisible.

Technically, I could actually see him though.

#2554990 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by number9 on 08 December 2014 - 10:47 PM

I'm curious why you ranked the Wings so low compared to the Western Conference teams.


Tank it

#2554971 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by number9 on 08 December 2014 - 09:19 PM

Don't say that. Others will soon jump on your ass cause you're just so negative.

I mean it's 100% true an accurate but you're just
Mr negativity!!

Yes I'm channeling my inner number9, did I do good?!?!


Good? Lets go with better. I've been preaching exactly what F Michael is saying for multiple seasons, so I don't know why you think I'm opposed to what he's saying. In fact I personally don't find anything he was saying negative. Have you developed a complex or something?

#2554964 san jose sharks "holiday sweater."

Posted by number9 on 08 December 2014 - 08:15 PM

I got like a minute and a half in and had to stop it.

Holiday Sweater:

Made it about 40 seconds. How can that go on for 4 minutes???

#2554945 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 08 December 2014 - 05:26 PM

Aha.  There I go taking life too seriously again. 

Always remember that fandom is just one giant absurd joke.