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#2352936 General thoughts: this team, its future, the league...

Posted by puckbags on 08 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

Im in agreement for the most part. Dont want to give up on Kindl just yet. His pricetag is in check.

I hate that Holland spent 15 mil per on 7-8 sucky guys insteD of 18 mil per on 2 guys. Thats our biggest problem. We have 27 roster players, and only a handful of them are legit. Bertuzzi, Gustavsson, Quincey, Tootoo, Samuelsson, Huskins, Colo, etc. The Return on Investment for these players has been awful so far. Holland did us in when he failed to land Parise and Suter. His checkbook should have been open. But now it looks like we are playing moneypuck. Im not that excited about the Red Wings turning into the Oakland A's of hockey.

 

Where are these guys that you speak of? Suter ? We put a huge offer out for him..he was never coming here..he wanted to play in Minny..end of conversation on that one.  Check out that link with the top defensive scorers on it.  There isn't one guy in the top 30 that is head and shoulders above the rest.  Alot of really good guys there but spending 10 mil a year on any of those guys is crazy. 



Im in agreement for the most part. Dont want to give up on Kindl just yet. His pricetag is in check.

I hate that Holland spent 15 mil per on 7-8 sucky guys insteD of 18 mil per on 2 guys. Thats our biggest problem. We have 27 roster players, and only a handful of them are legit. Bertuzzi, Gustavsson, Quincey, Tootoo, Samuelsson, Huskins, Colo, etc. The Return on Investment for these players has been awful so far. Holland did us in when he failed to land Parise and Suter. His checkbook should have been open. But now it looks like we are playing moneypuck. Im not that excited about the Red Wings turning into the Oakland A's of hockey.

 

What? Obviously the return on investement on Colo, Sammy and Gustavsson is still up for debate because they have been injured.  Tootoo has done everything they would've wanted out of him so far..he's been physical, dropped the gloves and changed the flow of games when we needed it.  Bert is what he is, 3rd line guy..10-15 goals a year..good contract..good team guy.  Quincey would be tolerable if we didnt give up a 1st for him..that one hurts.  Huskins was an emergency guy playing for peanuts and doing everything they asked of him. Get over the Parise and Suter thing..you don't get it..they were never playing here..we offered them huge money and they wanted to play in Minny.




#2352365 Isles acquire Tim Thomas to get to cap floor.

Posted by puckbags on 07 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

Thomas might not want to play ever again now that he's stuck on the Isle.




#2351980 Toughness

Posted by puckbags on 06 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

Are the Wings too soft? I understand a sliced leg and broken bones, but our whole team sits out with owies. Im getting a little fed up with soreness issues.


You get fed up with everything and we all know about it because you start a thread every 12 seconds. Maybe you are soft?


#2351977 Howard = Average

Posted by puckbags on 06 February 2013 - 11:48 AM

Howard= needs a rest

He hasn't been good the last couple of games but throwing him under the bus at this point is such fair weather fan crap. Get Mrazek in now. Jimmy needs a rest bad and we need to see what this guy can do.


#2351558 2/5 GDT : Flames 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by puckbags on 05 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

Even garbage teams like the Flames dance around this soft defense... it's just awful to watch -.-

 

No one is forcing you to watch are they?




#2351303 2/5 GDT : Flames 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by puckbags on 05 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

Does this mean the third line is Bertuzzi - Abby - Cleary for tonight? That should be fun.

Excited to see Tatar, however, especially playing with Pavel. Lashoff deserves to be dressed after his previous performances. Kindl is getting close or already there to being a case of he's never going to develop.

 

I think it's a good spot for Bert, he can move up if needed but at this point of his career he's a 3rd liner and 2nd unit PP guy.  As for Cleary his spot should be about 50 rows up in the press box.




#2351241 Stats Thus Far for Suter and Weber

Posted by puckbags on 05 February 2013 - 09:41 AM

Well Parise looks good. 6M good, not 10M good of course. 

 

PS Suter is your Brad Stuart. Weber is off to a slow start. He'll get his 40pts.

 

40 pts? I will willing to take all bets on that..he wouldn't get 40 pts in a 82 game season.




#2350721 2/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by puckbags on 02 February 2013 - 09:34 PM

Tis the season for all the NHL to rejoice.  The Wings are no longer the standard bearers.  Could it be that we have a few very bad years ahead of us so that we can rebuild?  My friends, welcome to NHL mortality.

 

Jesus dude..we had a bad night..we beat arguably the best team in the west last night.  4-3-1.  Stinker against St. Louis on opening night and this hunk of garbage tonight. Relax




#2350641 2/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by puckbags on 02 February 2013 - 08:52 PM

 
But we'd be much better off with those 6 and 7 million dollar goalies.  We're not the team anymore that scores 3+ goals a game and gives up around 25 shots.  We need a goalie to carry this team.  
 
Look at his save percentage this season.  I realize the defense is terrible, but that's what great goalies do.  They carry their teams into the playoffs despite crappy play around them.  Howard is a solid netminder, but he's not elite enough for a team that doesn't have enough talent surrounding him.  
 
It all comes back to Kenny and the mediocre roster he allowed us to be left with.    

 
Clearly, or Cleary?   ;)

 
:eh:


 
Today?



I'm pretty sure you would find a way to be negative in a swimming pool full of naked women and 100 dollar bills


#2350628 2/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by puckbags on 02 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

Howard being mediocre again.  Guy goes down more often than a pornstar.  


Clearly he is this teams biggest issue


#2350114 2/1 GDT : Blues 3 at Red Wings 5 (Z with Hat Trick)

Posted by puckbags on 01 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

Tell your story walking Backes!! - Wasn't to the head but I can see why in realtime they thought it was.


Huh? Real time. Slow mo. Super speed that was a terrible hockey call.


#2346289 1/25 GDT : Wild 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by puckbags on 25 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

4-2 Wings




#2346099 Team next season?

Posted by puckbags on 25 January 2013 - 12:52 PM

THis

Howe - Yzerman - Lindsay
Delvecchio - Abel - Federov
Maltby - Drapper - McCarty
Shannahan - Datsyuk - Ullman
Zetterberg


 

Lidstrom - Chelios
Fetisov - Coffey
Larson - Pronovost


 

Sawchuk
Osgood

 

#16 Would look good in that d crew also.




#2345484 Franzen should have been at Tae Bo class during the lockout

Posted by puckbags on 23 January 2013 - 02:10 PM

So let me get this straight we have a 30 goal guy on a very reasonable 3.95 mill per year cap hit and we should just buy him out? put him on waivers? send him to work at Ikea?  Does the Mule need to work harder shift in and shift out ? Yea of course he does but he isn't going anywhere. 

 

Zajac - 423 games played - 91 goals 5.75 mill per ( but he's got potential lol)

 

Mule -  472 games played - 150 goals 3.95 per ( his ceiling is 30..maybe 35 but we know what we have )

 

His contract is too good to trade unless it makes alot of sense.




#2345419 Call up the kids now

Posted by puckbags on 23 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

Screw Huskins, Sammy, Bert. Etc. Get the kids up now and throw em in the fire. Why give all that experience to rentals?

Your posts continue to provide us with great clarity..considering we are down 4 d men I don't think we have much choice at the back end.  Up front I'm not sure what you're implying...whether you like Sammy or not you don't sign a guy and then just say beat it..same with Bert..if you got involved cheering for this team thinking that young guys just get plunked into the lineup you're wrong..we are almost loyal to a fault for over developing guys. Huskins isn't going to be a rental.he was probably our best d man last night..nice to have a stay at home guy back there..Nyquist has done nothing to warrant staying up at least for the time being. 3 games in is not time for the fire sale.  Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelaxxxxxx maaaaaaaaaaan