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#2496191 3/16 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4

Posted by number9 on 17 March 2014 - 01:13 PM

None of us can say fersure what caliber of player any of them will be. We can all agree they're capable 3rd liners right now. Is there a chance some will become 2nd line caliber? Yes. Is there a chance some will become 1st liners? Yes. The chance of being a 1st liner is slimmer but the chance is still there. Jurco is 21 for Pete's sake. He's just getting a taste and has been dependable, and still has around 5 years to grow and mature. He's big, fast, skilled. Got to think he has a lot of potential to rise above the 3rd line. Tatar's 23, still 3 years to grow, and he's been reportedly ready for NHL duty long b4 this year. His puck possession isn't great, and isn't outstanding at D yet, but wow is he dynamic, hard working, and hungry. I see him wanting to be a high caliber star more than any of them. Nyquist is the oldest and best all around. Right now he feeds off guys like Zetterberg and Franzen and has lots of success. I see him being mentored by a guy like Z to become another leader on this team, much like how Z himself was mentored by our other past vets. Sheahan has surprised me the most. Many said he was a career 3rd line C, but he's having a lot of success at that very early. Gotta think there's a possibility he can grow into a 2nd line roll

#2495122 2014 draft thoughts.

Posted by number9 on 14 March 2014 - 01:24 PM

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If only eh?

Would have been the best D pairing of all time. Vladdy would have been the yang to Nicks ying.

#2494947 Favorite Player(s) on Other Teams

Posted by number9 on 13 March 2014 - 06:14 AM

ANH - Hiller (Hate rest of team, but always liked him)
BOS - Krug (Go Green)
BUF - Girgensons (Plays balls to the wall)
DAL - Peverley (Always loved him, not just sad for his health)
CBJ - Wisniewski (Big Whalers fan)
COl - Duchene (his highlights are amazing)
CGY - Hudler (I also enjoy hookers)
DET - Everyone (even Cleary)
EDM - Their next 1st round pick
FLA - Weiss (yes)
CHI - Sharp (Respect for a Wing killer)
LA - Brown (America, f*** yeah)
NSH - Rinne (best in the league)
TBL - Gudas (OMG physical)
NYR - McDonagh (incredibly underrated even for the praise he gets)
NYI - Martin (machine)
MTL - Subban (don't agree with the locker room cancer rumors)
PHI - Hartnell (bring back the hair)
NJ - Jagr (have you seen his numbers at 42?)
STL - Miller (Go White)
TOR - Kessel (Cool dude)
VAN - Torts (great enforcer)
OTT - Neil (the type I wish Cleary was)
PIT - Malkin (Crosby's less douchey half)
PHX - Doan (shouldn't have to explain why)
SJ - Hertl (fun to watch)
WPG - Ladd (another guy I wish Cleary could be)
WSH - Ovi (crazy player, crazy guy)
CAR - Brindamour (miss him, go green)
MIN - Heater (50 in 07)

#2494943 Fedor Malykhin

Posted by number9 on 13 March 2014 - 04:43 AM

If we sign him and he's legit, and Mantha comes up and he's legit, then next year we would have to start trading forwards. We would be even more ridiculously deep than we are this year. Even after losing Bertuzzi, Cleary, and maybe Alfredsson

#2494940 Red Wings have Recalled Pulkkinen from Grand Rapids

Posted by number9 on 13 March 2014 - 04:14 AM

Almqvist has 42 points in 57 AHL games btw. Assist machine. Might be the setup man at D we've been needing.

And can't lie, kind of excited to hear Daniels say "Almqvist to Nyquist, and he scoressssssqvist"

#2494746 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by number9 on 12 March 2014 - 08:20 AM

Eventually the higher-ups will realize that it doesn't matter how many soft Euro superstars they draft or acquire... at the end of the day you have to protect your assets, and the DRW have failed to do so for the past 3-4 seasons. We may not find a grittier power-forward with great hands who can also fight, but until they find someone to keep other teams in check, what is to stop them from walking all over us, weathering our man-advantage afterwards?


When Neal was targeting Franzen in (what I believe) was his first or second game back from concussions, the only "enforcer" for the Red Wings by the end of the game was the officials, who threw him out of the game TO PROTECT HIM, because we had NO ONE TO STEP UP. When Stevie Y was still playing for the Wings, McCarty was given the job of making sure he never got messed with. Where is Datsyuk's McCarty? Who is protecting Franzen and his fragile head?


Babcock and KH will eventually realize that there is no point in building a superstar line-up if they refuse to keep them protected. Until then... well, just look at our past couple seasons and our injuries.

Neal and Neil are two different guys, but I know what you're talking about.

Enforcers don't prevent injury. But if I was an opponent coach playing the Wings I would tell all my guys before the game "Look these guys are all soft finesse players. Don't play their game. Play physical and aggressive with them, and just go balls to the wall on them... they're not going to stop you." We need some more BIG guys that wear down the other team and let them know they can't go balls to the wall on us.

#2494721 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by number9 on 11 March 2014 - 11:22 PM

True true. I kno it has to an end sometime. This would just be sucha a crappy way to end it (injuries).

#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.