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#2325384 Remember Robin Big Snake?

Posted by number9 on 15 August 2012 - 04:36 PM

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damn if he wore 69 it would be perfect.....so close


#2325369 Interesting Tootoo read

Posted by number9 on 15 August 2012 - 02:57 PM

In 10 years you'll be saying "I miss Draper, Maltby, Kocur, McCarty, Tootoo, and Downey" among others


#2325291 Remember Robin Big Snake?

Posted by number9 on 15 August 2012 - 12:08 AM

i want him purely for the name on the back of the jersey


#2325283 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by number9 on 14 August 2012 - 11:18 PM

I think you're trying to divine a philosophy to fit what happened, as if it's all just part of the master plan.

I'd say the reality is far, far simpler. You can't always get what you want. And despite Jagger's claims to the contrary, trying won't necessarily get you what you need either. Given a mulligan for the last couple years, Kenny would likely take a different approach.

The better defense, in my opinion, is, "So what?". He made some decisions, passed on some options hoping for better, but it didn't work out. So what? There's nothing particularly bad about maybe not being one of the top contenders for a few years. Much of his job relies on making educated guesses about the future. Sometimes, the guesses will be wrong, or someone else will guess right quicker. So what? It isn't Holland's philosophy that put us in the spot we are now. It's that the rest of the league isn't required to follow it.

Some of his critics want to say they still support him: 'not saying he sucks, just that he could do better'... And they've been saying it at every opportunity for the past month and a half. I think if that's really all they wanted to say, they'd be satisfied at having said it innumerable times already, but whatever. There may be a big difference between "sucks" and "could have done better", but there's also a big difference between "could have" and "should have".


Sure but you can't deny Holland operates in a different way then most other GM's. Holland is an extreme on the spectrum. Plays extremely close to the vest, conservative, long-term game. On the other end of the spectrum you have Holmgren. Plays balls to the wall, high-risk high-reward, blow up the team to get that cup now game. Everyone else falls somewhere in between.

Sure Holland chased Nash, and Suter, and blah blah blah.....price wasnt right though and so he didnt pull triggers on things. Thats him. He's not the kind of guy who gives up Zetterberg for *insert Dman here*.....Holmgren is that guy. Mike Richards and Jeff Carter is all I gotta say.

So yes this off season is due to his decisions....bad or good....but those decisions were made by him and his philosophy of hockey business


#2325179 12-13 Biggest Surprise

Posted by number9 on 14 August 2012 - 01:18 PM

So we dont want to let another team get him. We play him in 85% of the games, and he's 24 years old with one season under his belt. Why again are we not interested in his development??


We have zero use for him....hes the worst forward on a team overloaded with forwards....and hes not going to develop into a top 6er, that much is obvious....thats business...bye bye cory


#2325176 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by number9 on 14 August 2012 - 01:08 PM

We missed out on Parise and Suter. That could have really given us a booster shot we desperately need with Lidstrom departing. These other moves are all non factors.


...........what?

Z Wing I'll let you argue this one lolllll


#2324992 Cory Emmerton

Posted by number9 on 13 August 2012 - 03:22 AM

Im usually about giving every player a chance....especially wings draft picks.....but every eye for hockey I have says this kid has nothing....I'm used to be an upper for the wings! but I honestly have no faith in this kid! he'll be gone soon!


#2324957 Bouwmeester opinions? Potential trades? *merged*

Posted by number9 on 12 August 2012 - 07:45 PM

I don't believe any of the rumors that the wings are interested in him. He's lazy, left handed, and overpriced.....Everything about him screams NOOO. I'd be be truly amazed if the wings were at all interested. We never go for guys like that OR contracts like that. The only thing JBO is good at is staying healthy.....which is easy to do when you skate at 50% every night....


#2324813 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by number9 on 11 August 2012 - 03:50 PM

All while playing against lesser competition because some guy named Lidstrom was playing against other teams' best. Let's see what he can do when he is THE #1 guy and there aren't any hall of famers in front of him. He is good. Not great. Not a #1, not on a good defensive team. That's the point Axe was making and I agree.


yup kronners never played against top competition ever! not sure he even knos who crosby is! as always cougar ur spot on!


#2324726 Top 20 Worst Corsi - 3 Red Wings

Posted by number9 on 10 August 2012 - 11:11 PM

Ha! Good one. But Emmerton is going to surprise.


Corys not even gonna play lol


#2324720 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by number9 on 10 August 2012 - 10:18 PM

Ha! We will see. I think Kronwall is good. But not #1 great.


last year....

Kronwall finishes #26 in scoring for D-men league wide....playing the #3 spot....

Kronwall finishes #4 in power play points by D-men league wide....more than Lids....

Kronwall finishes #8 in shooting percentage by D-men league wide

Not to mention he's one of the best hitters in the league and defensively sound....Kronwall is a #1 D-man, as he has been groomed to be

Edit: Almost forgot....he finished 10th in blocked shots by D-men league wide as well :)


#2324713 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by number9 on 10 August 2012 - 09:53 PM

All I'm saying is that if YOU'RE going to be sarcastic with YOUR posts, at least do it the right way! We can't have people acting like know-it-alls around here when they can't even use the language properly. Kronwall hasn't played against the best for 22 minutes a night yet. He will get a good test this year, and we'll see if he can keep up. I think it will be an eye opener for a lot of people as to how much Lidstrom meant to our defensive corps.


realy? lindstrom ment uhlot too hour defence? eye donht thinc anywon arouwnd hear new dat...tanks four opaning hour i's 2 dat

Kronwall has been a #1 D-man capable for years now, he's just been stuck behind Lids....who's one of the best to ever live....And no other team has a Lids either so were even I guess....Our D is weak right now, but not because Kronners can't handle the #1 spot....that be should obvious to anyone who watches the wings....


#2324652 Actions taken against Windsor Spitfires.

Posted by number9 on 10 August 2012 - 01:44 PM

GO WHALERS f*** THE SPITS


#2324359 Evander Kane is a Better Option than Zach Parise

Posted by number9 on 08 August 2012 - 06:33 PM

just to compare some of our picks over the past few drafts to Kane.

2012
1. Vasilevski (taken by Tampa with our 1st)
2. Frk
3. Paterson

2011
1. Puempel (taken by Ottawa with our 1st)
2. Jurco or Ouellet or Sproul (we had three 2nd round picks)
3. Quine

2010
1. Sheahan
2. Jarnkrok
3. Aubry

2009
1. Ashton (taken by Tampa with our 1st)
2. Tatar or Ferraro (we had two 2nd round picks)
3. Nestrasil or Fournier (we had two 3rd round picks)

2008
1. McCollum
2. Delmas (taken by Colorado with our 2nd)
3. Nicastro

2007
1. Smith
2. Spaling (taken by Nashville with our 2nd)
3. Andersson

Theres really only 3 bad picks in there IMO. Aubry, McCollum, and Delmas, and Delmas was picked by COL with our pick. The only draft year I would have given up our first 3 picks for an overpaid Kane on what would most likely be a super long contract would have been 2008. And we had the last pick of the draft that year so we were in the crappiest position to draft well that year.

This is supposed to be a very strong draft class coming up and we will probably have a higher pick than we are used to. So I think it would be a very bad idea to overpay an RFA and seriously jeopardize our future. In a parity league championships are built on homegrown talent on good contracts.


#2324328 Red Wings Sign Jurco to Entry Level Contract

Posted by number9 on 08 August 2012 - 02:23 PM

I'm so jacked about how the wings are going to look in the years to come

Forwards like: Nyquist, Jarnkrok, Jurco, Frk, Tatar, Athanasiou
D-men like: Smith, Sproul, Mckee, Ouellet

Basically were going to be all skill and speed up front and all aggressive toughness on the back end....number9 likeyyyyyyy :)