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#2344576 Jordin Tootoo: Usage? (6:57 TOI vs. Columbus)

Posted by number9 on 22 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

Zberg (SNP) - Dats (PLY) - Toots (Shop Wrecker)
 




#2344500 Jordin Tootoo: Usage? (6:57 TOI vs. Columbus)

Posted by number9 on 22 January 2013 - 12:56 PM

Your bottom 6 is supposed to create energy, grind down the other team, and maybe score a little bit. Tootoo does all 3 of those things.




#2344166 Lashoff

Posted by number9 on 21 January 2013 - 11:52 PM

Watch: Lashoff comes in, immediately becomes the new Stuart. Almqvist comes in, immediately becomes the new Lidstrom. D-fixed.




#2342641 Everyone chill out!

Posted by number9 on 20 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

Blues are one of the better teams this year and I could easily see them in the finals. They physically dominated us which I think validates the Tootoo signing. At this point though I wish Holland had chased Prust instead of Sammy.

Still just one game though, not losing my head just yet




#2340686 Trading up in the draft...?

Posted by number9 on 16 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

No way. I think we're far more likely to trade our draft picks for an already established NHL defenseman. Even a #1 or #2 pick doesn't guarantee NHL readiness, and the need is now, not in a year or two.




#2340494 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by number9 on 16 January 2013 - 12:27 AM

He'll be a fan favorite soon enough.


I called this back in the summer but I want to repeat it. Tootoo will be a beloved Wing soom enough. He is a hardworker on the ice and gentleman off of it. Meant to be a Wing. Fan Favorite.




#2338419 Breaking the bank for Pietrangelo next year?

Posted by number9 on 08 January 2013 - 02:40 AM

No way in hell the wings break the bank on him. He's a top D-man, but he's no Lidstrom or Chelios. Especially while we have Ouellet, Sproul, Marchenko, Dekeyser, Backman, McKee, Almqvist, Jensen, De Haas, Nicastro, and Nedomlel in the mix. If even a 1/4 of those guys turn out to be anything our D is golden in the next few years....on home grown contracts to boot.

 

For once Red Wings fans can be excited about prospects. We are used to only a few good prospects at a time... Kronwalls, Filppulas, Hudlers... but now we have a lot of good prospects in the works (And we are still a playoff contender) (Yeah the Wings are awesome)

 

So glad our down year means we are only a "bubble team". For most other teams that means missed playoffs, but not us. With the shortened season we could easily sneak into the cup. And if we don't take the cup we still have so many players to look forward too.




#2338389 2013 BlueAdams Where Are You, Line Thread

Posted by number9 on 07 January 2013 - 11:03 PM

Franzen is NOT a sniper. Franzen is a power forward with no snarl. Most wings have no snarl these days though.


#2338168 2013 BlueAdams Where Are You, Line Thread

Posted by number9 on 07 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

Filppula - Datsyuk - Franzen ------Fil/Dats chemistry will help Franzen

Nyquist - Zetterberg - Brunner ----Goose is a better Omark

Cleary - Helm - Sammy -------------Helm will have his best season with better linemates

Bertuzzi - Abby - Tootoo -----------Grindline baby, with a scoring touch




#2336073 Linus Omark

Posted by number9 on 14 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

I'd trade Emmerton for Omark straight up....


#2336046 Linus Omark

Posted by number9 on 14 December 2012 - 02:03 AM

Chris Nichols, via twitter, has said that Omark may be on the trading block and that Detroit may be interested. I'm not a huge fan of Omark but he has shown chemistry with Z and Brunner. However I can't see Kenny chasing another soft forward right now when we have so many. Thoughts?


#2336034 Wings Are The Least Specialized Team In The NHL

Posted by number9 on 13 December 2012 - 09:22 PM

This stat is meaningless if you ask me. We are the lightest and least physical team. We need more boom.


Which is why you prefer Emmerton over Tootoo I'm sure :withstupid:


#2335977 Has your opinion of kenny changed?

Posted by number9 on 13 December 2012 - 06:29 AM

71 games last year. Makes Emdog a regular.


Lebda


#2335968 Has your opinion of kenny changed?

Posted by number9 on 12 December 2012 - 11:30 PM

Ya but having grit once in a while doesn't make him a grinder. Tootoo is a known agitator, and good at it. Big or small it doesn't matter if you are able to get under your opponents skin and shift momentum.


Axe: "Emmerton can't score, play defense, or play physical......but he's fast, nuff said"


#2335748 13 pro teams running out of fans

Posted by number9 on 10 December 2012 - 02:03 AM

Good luck getting people to NHL games in Dallas, Columbus, Florida, and Phoenix following the 189th lockout in 20 years. The only places that won't see any legitimate decrease in attendance will be the Canadian markets and NYR. I think Detroit will have a hard time getting 20,000+ back into the Joe consistently after all this horse s***.


pshhhhhh hockey towners live and die this sh*t. Not worried.