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Great GDT as always. I have a feeling the new acquisitions will gel nicely. Goose on the third line should get him a bit more space since the top enemy D will likely be focused elsewhere. Talbot is due for a stinker. Hopefully the Wings pylon Yandle like they did in the playoffs a while back. Let's Go Wings!
Edit: wow, somehow it quad posted, sorry about that.
lol I just noticed your sig. Whoever typed that must have been drunk as f***. Or huffing gas.
That was one of the all-time best drunk posts on the forum.
On topic: I like the Zidlicky signing. Not too costly, and, more importantly, we keep our high end prospects. I agree that it is a band-aid fix, not a long-term solution. I think he will help the PP more than a lot of people think.
I was surprised by this, as I thought Dallas would resign him since he had good chemistry with Spezza. I liked Janmark as a prospect, but I think he is a C+/B- level prospect with upside. Backman, as others have said, likely burned his bridges and isn't much of a loss as he wasn't going to make the big show in Detroit. I think it was a fair trade with a big early advantage for the Wings if he stays healthy. I also agree with the Dallas Drake analogy. Kenny has done well with this one.
Helm, lay in a course for the Mutara sector. We must stop Khan.
R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy.
Somebody should photoshop Helm's head on Sulu or another helmsman (NOT Wesley Crusher in TNG, Darren can grow facial hair) with Zetterberg in the captain's chair with the caption "Helm, engage" for posting when he scores.
One thing that I think we sometimes lose sight of is that our boys play against some damn good opponents, and, despite their best efforts, they aren't always going to contain them. It isn't often that a team is going to get manhandled for a full 60 minutes. Heck, even when the boys are playing awesome, a fluke goal or a bad kick off the boards coupled with their goalie standing on his head or just getting lucky or a ticky-tack call can swing things. I'm very pleased that they can recover and salvage wins or at least loser points as well as they have.
I'm a huge advocate of, when your opponent is down and reeling, stomping on their throat with your skate to finish them to avoid them getting back into it. In the past, the "old wings" seemed to ease up far too much with a two goal lead. Somebody who has more archival footage and time could probably do a comparison, but it seems like this season, it's either a fluke play or a ticky-tack call that lets the bad guys back into it, or they just make a couple of darn good plays, rather than our boys easing up like it seemed in the past. Unlike the past, this year, they have a bit of the "eye of the tiger" to fight back whereas it felt like they were more prone to fold in the past.
Wheelz on the tank? I mean, they pulled off a win against the top team in the league, showed resiliency by coming back after losing the lead, and have been the best in the league at doing so. Racking up 9 points of 12 on a road trip that on paper made many think could bury the Wings or at the very least throw a big wrench into things. I understand the frustration at blowing the leads, but I'm sure Babcock and company are addressing it. I'd be much more concerned if they weren't showing the resiliency. Officiating in which the only consistency is it's poor quality doesn't help. There are a LOT of things to be excited about win this team. I actually look at the comeback capabilities of this team as a good sign for the postseason wars.
9 points out of 12 on a road trip many thought could bury the Wings. Even without Hank for most of it. If they show up for the opening bell every game, they can do some damage in the postseason. I'd like Kenny to make a trade IF it helps and doesn't thin our prospect pool for a lower tier rental. I DON'T want a trade for the sake of making a trade.