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#2494714 Howard = Average

Posted by number9 on 11 March 2014 - 11:03 PM

Does no one remember the last two years?


Nope. LGWers live in the moment. Mood swing to mood swing.


#2494713 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by number9 on 11 March 2014 - 11:00 PM

At the end of the day I love this franchise bc we always go to the playoffs. We piss excellence. If we don't make it I'll still be a diehard fan, but it will be hard to take the "streak is over" bs from the media and other fans. We've always been a prime target for haters, and I dread the day they have ammo.


#2494640 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by number9 on 11 March 2014 - 08:39 PM

Ya win some ya lose some. A couple of wins and we're back in the wild card. Playoff race is far from over.




#2494598 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by number9 on 11 March 2014 - 08:26 PM

 

Honestly, we were playing just as bad and losing just as many games when Hank and Dats were in the lineup.

We need a rebuild.

Any team with Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen, Alfredsson, Kronwall, Howard, and a ton of young guns just hitting their stride doesn't rebuild




#2494522 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by number9 on 11 March 2014 - 08:13 PM

 

I think you have lofty expectations.  Legwand has reached 60+ points in a season only once, and that was 8 seasons ago.  At age 33/34, do you expect him to suddenly get so much better?  And Franzen has never reached 60 points in a season in his entire career.

The word "could" does not mean I expect anything

Legwand has also been on pace for 60+ three separate seasons, and has never played in a system with good wingers until now. Franzen has been on pace for over 60 twice and is on pace for 70+ right now. So yeah it's something that "could" happen, especially if all this bad injury juju stops




#2494259 Marty St. Louis wants out because The Captain hurt his feelings

Posted by number9 on 11 March 2014 - 02:50 PM

Rather have those picks and Callaman than an old undersized whiner. Let him go play with butt buddy Richards for his final years. He destroyed his legacy in Tampa and Stevie got the better end of this debacle anyway.

Does Alfredsson get his jersey retired in Ottawa???


#2494255 Evgeny Kuznetsov

Posted by number9 on 11 March 2014 - 02:45 PM

Thinks he's better as a right wing. He has played about 50% of his carrer as a RW and 25% as a Center and LW. I doubt he will take Bäckströms spot.


Agreed, I meant more along the lines of when he's playing the top 6 with actual talent we'll know


#2494189 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by number9 on 11 March 2014 - 02:21 AM

PP should be

Kronwall - Smith
Quincey - Kindl

PK should be

Kronwall - Ericsson
Quincey - DeKeyser

Yeah I put on Q on both units, I don't share LGW's overblown hate from him.




#2494188 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by number9 on 11 March 2014 - 02:14 AM

If you want Dats and Z winning a cup before they retire, the trade was right. If Weiss becomes the player he was then we have an incredible veteran top 6.

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Alfredsson (all three could reach, or be close to, point per game)
Weiss - Legwand - Franzen (all could hit 60+ points)

Then you have our bottom 6 made up of superb young scorers and grinders to choose from: Nyquist, Tatar, Jurco, sheahan, Miller, Helm, Abdelkader, Glendening, Andersson.

Howard and Gus have both struggled with our D (The arguments that Gus is better bc he has "happened" to win more games while in net is ridiculous to me, the skater are not, or at least should not be, affected by the man in the net, I strike it up to coincidence)

We fix the D and this team is a powerhouse




#2494187 If Kronwall isn't a #1

Posted by number9 on 11 March 2014 - 01:57 AM

This entire discussion to me comes from we used to have the best #1 in the league (we all know who that is) and now we don't (boohoo)

Kronwall IS a # 1 d-man in this league. Many writers grouped him amongst the best D men in the league (top 20). It's who should be next to him should be the discussion. is Ericsson a #2 D-men? Definitely not. I think Kronwall would very much benefit form either a high profile puck mover next to him, or a high profile shut down guy next time. He's very versatile. Being next to a puck mover like Rafalski and he can anchor the D. Being next to an Orpik type and he can go back to his "Kronwalling" pinch game. If we can give Kronwall a legitimate partner, thus forcing Ericsson to anchor a 2nd pairing with DeKeyser or Smith, we'll be in very good shape. Ericsson and DeKeyser could shut down opponent lines, while a Smith-Ericsson line would give Smith a good anchor while he takes chances and joins the rush.

In a nutshell, I think we are actually searching for a #2 D, not a #1.

Kronwall - UFA
Ericsson - Smith/Dekeyser
Kindl - Quincey
Lashoff

Looks way better

Of available D-men... Ehrhoff/Edler/Boyle/Markov looks way better then Kronwall next to Ericsson. If we could have Ericsson as our steady man on the 2nd pairing (Like Kronners was in the past)  we'll look way better at D.




#2494185 2014 draft thoughts.

Posted by number9 on 11 March 2014 - 01:22 AM

If we make the playoffs (which gives our 2nd to the preds) and we go deep enough to make our 1st less valuable, I think we can almost guarantee Holly trades his 1st for 2nds




#2493914 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 09 March 2014 - 03:03 PM

Marchenko is going to be real good for us.


Kill the time traveler!!!


#2493913 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by number9 on 09 March 2014 - 03:01 PM

I missed the third due to my washer leaking water all over the floor. Seems like I didn't miss much other than a bad loss.


Franzen took the afternoon off, and Howard couldn't make a save with Quincey in front of him. Everyone else on the team had the best 3rd of their careers. Typical stuff.


#2493356 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 09 March 2014 - 01:18 AM

I think we all agree the team needs a big time D-man. Especially a guy who can move the puck up the ice and put some points on the board.

Looking at SJ's contracts, I think they're going to have a real hard-time re-signing Boyle. He could be a good 1-year Alfredsson type stop gap player. Would take some pressure off Smith, Kindl, D, Lashoff, and the upcoming youngens for a year. Did I mention he's RH




#2493337 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by number9 on 08 March 2014 - 11:01 PM

 

Does anybody else think this is mostly due to other teams not wanting to trade with us?? Thats quite a drop off from other teams.

WE LIKE OUR TEAM