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#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

#2448372 Why Do They Trust The Youngsters?

Posted by number9 on 27 October 2013 - 07:22 PM

Stevie,Jim Nill,MacLean,McLellan were the part of the Wings system and they all have much more faith in youngsters than Ken and Babs.That's a really  head scretching question.
I mean Tampy Bay roster from tonight's game was full of players that were beaten by Grand Rapids for the Calder.
Note:Don't want to say they're better coaches/GM's,just wondering...

Straight up Babs and holland prefer experienced vets to youngsters. That much is clear.

#2448282 The most annoying things about being at games?

Posted by number9 on 27 October 2013 - 01:55 AM

I've never got why professional sports feel need to play the national anthem before games. For one thing, there is no intrinsic connection between sports and patriotism. Why do we have it for games, but not at the movies or other large gatherings. There really is no reason for it. The other thing is that so many of the players in the leugue are not American or Canadian. I wonder how they feel having to stand for a foreign anthem 82 a year.
A liitle off topic, but I've had the thought recently.

It's tradition, and we can't sit around and sing 5 or 6 national anthems each game, so they sing canada and America cause that's where the league is based and the fans that are attending are from.

Side note, I love love love the canada national anthem, think it's the best sounding (I'm American)

#2446612 Ouellet Debut Tonight

Posted by number9 on 21 October 2013 - 10:31 AM

Would like to have seen Almqvist called up

#2442910 Will young talent ever speak out against Wings philosophy?

Posted by number9 on 09 October 2013 - 08:48 PM

Ok - if it gets yur panties outta the wad they're in...
Knock an aging vet outta the lineup at the very next practice - place them on LTIR.
You happy now?

EDIT - now go make that dip dammit!

If you actually believe that, why all the back peddling?

Purposefully knocking a teammate out of the line up at practice is not only messed up, but it gets no one anywhere. Teammates and management would hate that player.

It's sad that the irrational hatred of our vets on this forum has come to this...

#2442745 Will young talent ever speak out against Wings philosophy?

Posted by number9 on 08 October 2013 - 08:49 PM

Like when little Bert put Jensen on the LTIR? Everyone on the forum was for it. Trying to make an impression and a name for himself. Go back a few years. probert, kocur, grimson all practiced fighting. Tommy hearns used to box Mccarty lapointe etc..... There are tryout videos online of McKee fighting others in the USHL tryout camp. Every player has to play their game to earn a spot. You do what you have too to make it. 


Certainly not. You need to go back and re-read that thread. More than a few LGWers were against what Lil Bert did. I was one of the more adamant supporters of what Lil Bert did, but not for the reasons you are describing. I supported Bert because I felt he should - as an agitator - be allowed to agitate, and because he did not initiate the actual fight, Jensen did. He did not run Jensen or make a dangerous play.


I think guys like Bertuzzi should be allowed to play rough and tumble, but deliberately attempting to injury another prospect, let alone a full time wing, is beyond going too far. What you're describing is sociopathic. By the way you describe what's stopping Mrazek from arranging a little "accident" after practice for Howard? Do WHATEVER it takes right?


Do you really think if Tatar slammed Zetterbergs face into the glass at tryouts he would be on this team? It might free up a spot, but he would be hated by his own teammates and by management as well. Fighting is one thing, and it happens at tryouts and camps when things get heated, but you don't attempt to run or injury a teammate EVER. A guy like that would find himself in the KHL veryyyy quickly.

#2441139 10/2 GDT : Sabres 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by number9 on 02 October 2013 - 09:21 PM

2 goal lead is the worst lead