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#2504063 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by number9 on 31 March 2014 - 01:15 AM

You guys make me feel old, my first game was when they were called the Detroit cougars - wow things are different now


#2501749 Weiss - who would take him next season and does he have a full NTC

Posted by number9 on 27 March 2014 - 01:02 PM

 

Those are the worst, most forced nicknames I've ever seen. Seriously....please just type their names out.

Names Goose and Mule somehow didn't make the cut




#2501739 Upcoming UFAs, RFAs

Posted by number9 on 27 March 2014 - 12:14 PM

There are literally already 2 threads for this




#2500451 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by number9 on 24 March 2014 - 03:09 PM

Yeah, because a tiny sample size on a completely DIFFERENT team is surely a great way to judge.
 


Lol I was being a bit sarcastic, I'm glad he's had at least a good start so far for them


#2500320 Franzen calls out team

Posted by number9 on 24 March 2014 - 03:27 AM

 

Bert has been very effective defensively playing with Glen and Miller. 

My dog is very effective playing defensively with Glen and Miller. I think Franzen and Quincy are very underrated here and Bert is overrated. Poor D skills and very minimal O skills. Essentially a SO specialist at this point in his career.




#2500319 Around The League - Eastern Conference Playoff Race

Posted by number9 on 24 March 2014 - 03:21 AM

We're the #1 eastern wild card right now! who would've guessed? This team may very well creep back into the playoffs again like last year . God bless the RWs




#2500314 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by number9 on 24 March 2014 - 02:36 AM

Kronwall - Smith

Dekeyser - Ericsson

Kind - Quincey

 

IMO is the best D pairing when healthy.

 

Kronwall gives Smith the support he needs when he wants to pinch or join the rush (which I believe is his biggest strength)

 

E and D and can shut down opposing teams top lines

 

and Kindl and Quincey may be able to do better work with more sheltered minutes and easier matchups




#2497447 Kassian on the way out of Van?

Posted by number9 on 20 March 2014 - 12:39 PM

 

Malykhin?

 

This years Brunner. His favorite player is Datsyuk.
 

 

KHL player, 23, 5'11" 200lbs, a center, & from the same town as Pavs.  And here's where a comment about counting chickens comes into play.  

Naturally


 

This is the first time I've ever seen that name mentioned.  Is he rumored to the Wings somehow?

He's 22 undrafted. Basically exploded this year in the KHL. Every NHL team will be fielding him offers, but he's rumored to the Red Wings because Datsyuk is his idol.

*Obligatory Kassian mention*




#2497372 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by number9 on 19 March 2014 - 11:32 PM

We could see some huge boneheaded plays with Krons and Smith together


Or this is a chance for Smith to show he deserves to play D for this team


#2497292 Franzen calls out team

Posted by number9 on 19 March 2014 - 01:04 PM

He's on pace for 30 goals, which is quite possible. Nyquist is on pace for 36, why is that not possible? He is very young and still developing and it's not like his goals are fluky? They are all good goals, don't understand how you can discredit that. It seems some people like to complain even about the positives and spin them into negatives


Some people?


#2497290 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 19 March 2014 - 12:59 PM

Actually being bad for awhile getting really high draft picks and dining a key free agent or two is the tripe for succes look at us Chicago and Pittsburgh. Being terrible for a period helped each team become what they were. Detroit got Stevie y and a few key trades like shanahan then continued to draft talent with later picks. Pittsburgh got Crosby and malkin. Chicago got toews and Kane.

So to me it seems somewhat clear. You tank and get a superstar to become relevant but then need a competent front office to continue and build upon that success.


Except then you look at us, STL, LAK, TBL, BOS, TOR, MTL, SJ, NYR, PHI, and you realize you don't have to tank to find success.

The tank method worked for PIT and CHI, but failed CBJ and EDM. That strategy is only for the most desperate teams who literally have nothing to build around, like BUF this year.

We have Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Kronwall, Howard, Franzen, Alfredsson, and Nyquist. That's more than enough to build around once fat is trimmed.


#2497188 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 19 March 2014 - 12:09 AM

E has been good, but we really miss Stuart's shot blocking.


I really miss Raffi and Lids combined 70+ points a season. Kindl and Smiths combined 30+ a season makes #9 a sad panda.


#2497062 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 18 March 2014 - 09:10 PM

We haven't replaced any if our defencemen that left, Rafalski, Stuart, or Lidstrom, neither player was replaced.
As far as what I'd like to see done: starting with not resigning any of our UFA's, getting a new 4th, 5th, and 6th defenceman. And singing at least 2 new forwards, but I'm not naive I know most of it won't happen.


Ericsson has been a pretty effective new Stuart. Raffi and Lids are really the gaping holes. Smith and Kindl have done nothing to replace them so far


#2497045 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by number9 on 18 March 2014 - 09:07 PM

Alfie is such a useless old fart TRADE


#2496897 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by number9 on 18 March 2014 - 08:40 PM

And yet someone on this board was trying to argue the other day that Nyquist is a career 3rd liner


Now that that 3rd liner has value let's trade him