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#2465420 Wings muscle?

Posted by number9 on 17 December 2013 - 01:47 AM

I dont think we lack muscle, I think we lack heart/fire. After hitting Dats or Abby like that a guy like McCarty would have gone bezerk. Not saying that puts points on the board but I do think it really brings the team together and says hey lets beat these MOTHER *******

#2465351 Milan Lucic involved in a Vancouver club altercation

Posted by number9 on 16 December 2013 - 07:39 PM

That's awesome that Lucic didn't fight back, especially based on how drunk he appears lol

#2465201 Wings muscle?

Posted by number9 on 16 December 2013 - 02:44 AM


Personally my ideal fourth line would contain Westgarth, Peluso and Orr (that's less than 4 million for a whole line!) - that's not a lot of cap spent (= more money for the other 3 lines) and boy oh boy this line could easily go toe to toe with the toughest ones in the NHL. Sure Neil would fight Orr or Westgarth, kassasian too but then ...well fair game against Spezza, Karlsson and Cowen I bet a lot of money, the guy would bring his cleanest game and not even looking at Pasha.


tl;dr yup more muscle and a change of attitude is really needed

I whole-heartedly agree. We have all the talent, and nothing to back it up. WE ARE PUSHOVERS

I whole-heartedly agree. We have all the talent, and nothing to back it up. WE ARE PUSHOVERS

29 other teams acknowledge that muscle/grit/intimidation are at least part of the game... except for us

#2465196 Can't remember the last time we were this pathetic

Posted by number9 on 16 December 2013 - 02:24 AM

I don't think Holland is the problem. No one could have foreseen how truly bad Weiss, Samuelsson, Cleary, and Quincey have been. Sammy has had success here and elsewhere. Cleary's success in the playoffs seems to be purely a fluke. Quincey had success everywhere but here. Weiss was Florida's #1 star, yet he's nothing here. IMO those are the glaring problems and they seem to be rooted in the system being a problem or our pro scouts being a problem.

#2462652 Howard = Average

Posted by number9 on 10 December 2013 - 07:40 AM

Mrazek's only 21. Gotta think Monster will have 2-4 more years here in the D, unless we end up going with Petr over Jimmy

#2462566 Weiss

Posted by number9 on 09 December 2013 - 05:39 PM

I would have to disagree about this being a good team, imo a good team would not have Andersson on thier third line, nor Helm on their second

If Helm keeps playing the way he has been, he's got the job IMO. Kind of like him trying to break his mold of career 3rd line C

Same with Andy. At many times now our 3rd line, with Andy at C, has been our best line out there.

Of course if this doesn't continue, I'll deny this conversation ever happened and promptly edit these posts

#2462450 Weiss

Posted by number9 on 09 December 2013 - 02:16 AM

Would like to see this next year

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Franzen
Nyquist - Helm - Tatar
Abdelkader - Andersson - Bertuzzi
Miller - Glendening - Tootoo

Kronwall - Ericsson
Smith - Dekeyser
Kindl - Lashoff


If Alfredsson wants to come back I'd obviously be fine with that, a big FA addition wouldn't hurt either. Still a good team though.

#2461268 Lundqvist, Rangers agree on extension.

Posted by number9 on 05 December 2013 - 12:53 PM

Pekka Rinne > King Henrik

#2460586 12/4 GDT : Flyers 6 at Red Wings 3

Posted by number9 on 04 December 2013 - 04:25 AM

Franzen - Weiss - Nyquist

This is Weiss's chance to try and grab those reins again

I also like the look of Franzen-Weiss (sounds like a delicious German beer no one's ever heard of)

#2455098 stephen weiss

Posted by number9 on 19 November 2013 - 06:03 AM


Would you be ok with trading Andersson? I think it's something we should consider.

Unless Andersson doesnt develop. Move Miller, and play Glendening as a right wing. And That's coming from a Spartan, so you know it's good.

#2455090 stephen weiss

Posted by number9 on 19 November 2013 - 05:22 AM

All facts aside, TOI, linemates, I dont care, dont bother..

Weiss HAS the talent to be an amazing 2nd line, and even decent 1st line center. Weiss came from spending his entire career with a team that has arguably the worst team, the worst coaching, the worst management, the worst ownership. Now he's been catapulted into arguably one of the best teams, with the best coaching, the best management, and the best ownership. Pressure on? Adjustment necessary? I'd expect so.

Filppula... that little bugger who I still love with every inch of my Red Wing soul... came from one of the best teams, with arguably the best management, ownership, and coaching. Now he's with a lack luster team that emphasizes offense out of its forwards and he's exploded. Big fish in a small pond? Are any of us really that surprised? He's had that level of offensive upside for years. If you told Zetterberg to play the way Lightning skaters play he'd have a load more points too. Would he be a better hockey player because of it? I personally don't think so.

Let's see how things go. I think the lighting's high times will slow soon now that Stamkos is injured and they still have no goalie. We aren't even that far behind and we still can't possibly do worse. No where to go but up!

#2451243 Varlamov Arrested

Posted by number9 on 05 November 2013 - 01:54 PM

CBJ's Tyutin had some strong (and awful imo) comments on the situation....








I wouldn't call Tyutin's comments awful, but yeah definitely strong. First off he's biased. Varlamov is his friend, so he's obviously going to defend him. Second, he's foreign (I know he's spent a lot of time here), this isn't his home country or the laws he grew up with, so he may not appreciate or understand them like some of us do. That being said, he's not entirely wrong. The system has been abused by SOME women. No system is perfect.


All-in-all, Tyutin took a pretty extreme stance and probably should have just kept his mouth shut. The courts will figure this out and we'll see if Varly is truly at fault in due time.

#2450717 Mantha signed to ELC

Posted by number9 on 04 November 2013 - 11:23 AM

You have to remember he is only 19 years old. He is still 2 years or so from being in Detroit. By that time he will be a 6-5/225 fast skating goal scorer that will drop the gloves. Think Shanahan. yes it will take him a year or 2 to adjust to the NHL but it will happen. The AHL better look out next season!

From what I hear he shys away from the physical game, but we'll see

#2449291 Avs trade Downie to Flyers for Talbot

Posted by number9 on 31 October 2013 - 01:01 PM

Avs are really deep at C and so they add another C? Doesnt make sense. And Downies a better hockey player.

#2448376 stephen weiss

Posted by number9 on 27 October 2013 - 07:32 PM

Really? Wiess has basically been the Panther's #1 guy forever while Filppula, at absolute best, has been #4 in the depth chart, and more like around #5/6/7 for most of his career. And Weiss has only marginally more PPG than Filppula (.59 vs .53). Filppula also has a Stanley Cup and has never missed the playoffs. If I was a hockey player, I would much rather have Filppula's career over Weiss.

Weiss has scored more and much more consistently. Sure he was a number 1 center, but he was also on arguably the worst team in the league all those years, while Fil has been on a championship caliber team his entire career.

Funny how you talk about Fil and his success as a 2nd line center here, and now suddenly he's in a 6th and 7th role