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#2298233 Is Rinne Getting Exposed?

Posted by puckbags on 30 April 2012 - 10:52 AM

Nashville looks flat and tired..almost seems like they treated us as their Stanley Cup.

#2297541 Detroit has inside track on Parise

Posted by puckbags on 27 April 2012 - 10:36 AM

I can't stress this enough: You HAVE to do your research before you make comments. If you want to talk about their prospects not panning out that's fine, but you should know that all those picks in the first round that never panned out were all drafted by the previous GM. Their current GM was the one that helped build the Anaheim stanley cup team and the Pittsburgh cup team. The draft picks HE has taken are all projected to come to the NHL next year, it's taken a few years for them to clean out all the s*** from the last regime and restock the shelves. And even though none of those prospects were pro this year, Minnesota probably would have made the playoffs had they been able to stay healthy. Look at them when they were healthy, they were winning like every game even without their touted prospects; and winning against the best teams. They beat us multiple times, they beat Nashville, New Jersey, Boston, Vancouver multiple times.. I'm not here to bash the wings' prospects or anything but as someone who follows the NHL closely, you're kidding yourself to think that Minnesota doesn't have one of the top 3-5 prospect pools in the league. And what the wings have is great, they have one guy who I think is top 6 for sure and then a couple other quality guys, but it's a far cry from what Minnesota has built, which only makes sense. Finally they get a competent GM and with all the high picks he's had, they are finally hitting on a lot of those. They of course have to prove themselves just like everyone else, but they are so deep with prospects that even if one or two are busts, they still have a bevy of other guys that will be home runs. Granlund alone is already scoring over a point per game as a youngster in a league full of men. It's just preposterous to compare Minnesota and Detroit in the area of prospects. Just as it would be to compare Mikko Koivu and Pavel Datsyuk. They are both good, but one is CLEARLY better than the other. With all that in mind, it's an absolute fallacy to be thinking that Parise and Suter with immediately sign with the Wings on July 1. Minnesota is not a team to be taken lightly in any sense.

I'd be interested in you explaining this statement.

#2296075 2012 Free Agents

Posted by puckbags on 23 April 2012 - 12:10 AM

Absolute pipe dream of a roster, but imagine if the Wings were to pull this off:

My Custom Lineup
Zach Parise ($6.800m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Gustav Nyquist ($0.875m)
Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Johan Franzen ($3.955m)
Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m) / Darren Helm ($1.100m) / Justin Abdelkader ($0.966m)
Drew Miller ($0.838m) / Paul Gaustad ($3.300m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m)
Tomas Tatar ($0.840m)
Nicklas Lidstrom ($3.200m) / Brendan Smith ($0.875m)
Ryan Suter ($7.250m) / Ian White ($2.875m)
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m)
Jakub Kindl ($0.883m)
Jimmy Howard ($2.250m)
Joey MacDonald ($0.550m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,614,962; BONUSES: $247,500
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $685,038
Trade Cleary and Quincey for whatever - cap dumps.

I would rather Lidstrom retire then you insult one of the greatest d men of all time with 3.2 milliion dollars per year. Pipe dream is right.

#2294591 WCQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Predators 2

Posted by puckbags on 20 April 2012 - 09:36 PM

Congrats to the Preds, hate them but they deserved it. Turning point of this series was the 60 minute mark of game 1. Have a good off season to the real Wings fans out there..this place is about to get ugly and all you loser bandwagon ****** nozzles can f*** off. See ya in July.

#2293353 WCQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Predators 2

Posted by puckbags on 20 April 2012 - 11:12 AM

Time for the reverse mojo from me. Usually I'm super positive but not tonight. I hope we lose by 11 goals and it's Lidstroms last game. Bunch of losers..we need more grit..these euro figure skaters have never done anything..this franchise needs to rebuild..trade Dats, Z and anyone else that is good !!! Hope this works.

#2292043 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by puckbags on 18 April 2012 - 08:02 AM

It's like Canucks fans blaming Luongo when they can't score a goal, Jimmy wasn't good but we have to find a way to put the puck in the net and score on the PP. I told a couple of friends before this series started that I felt we could play good hockey and control these guys and still be in trouble because of the Rinne factor..clearly this has happened. We have clearly out played these guys for the majority of the series but there are no pictures on the score sheet...just stats. Mentally they don't make any huge mistakes like we do and when they do Rinne makes a save and when we do we look like we did on the 2nd goal. It's a 7 game series for a reason..cue the cliches.

#2291501 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by puckbags on 17 April 2012 - 09:46 PM

Big difference between mad, like I am, and quitting.

This place is very comparable to the Canucks message board I visited after they lost the other night..and the league says they are the worst fans in the league. This place is really sad, be mad yes but the series isnt even over..this is the same group of ****** bags who ragged this team after we went down 3-0 to the Sharks last year but then they were all super fans when we came back and tied the series 3-3, sad stuff. Kind of embarassed to be a Wings fan right now.

#2283464 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by puckbags on 12 April 2012 - 11:48 AM

So because a guy isn't injured it makes it ok to slam his head into the boards? Wtf is wrong with this league, this is exactly the type of garbage they are trying to get out of this league. Lost a lot of respect for Shanny today.

#2282921 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by puckbags on 11 April 2012 - 09:54 PM

you guys saying that you wouldn't want a guy who does cheap things on this team must have not watched them in the 80's and 90's

Which is exactly why guys that got their heads slammed into the boards in the 80's and 90's have brain damage and commit suicide and overdose on pain medication.

#2282910 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by puckbags on 11 April 2012 - 09:52 PM

I see it's troll city around here. Great effort tonight but a loss is a loss. One big thing I noticed is that someone has to take Bert's spot on the top line. I don't care if it's Cleary at 50% or Homer or Gordie Howe, someone has to put a little more effort in than that.

#2281976 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by puckbags on 11 April 2012 - 07:51 PM

Our PP is like the hot chick in high school that you know doesn't put out...looks good but getting nowhere !

#2280479 For once I agree with Don Cherry

Posted by puckbags on 09 April 2012 - 08:38 AM

Haha WTF? You think because he doesnt play Canadian teams that often we don't hear about him or see him play? Trust me, the Pens don't need to be playing the Canucks for Sid to get exposure here in Canada. I hear what Americans, and fans of American teams are saying about him all the time and you all sound like babies bitching and complaining about a guy who dominates the league. Everybody on both sides of this argument needs to get over this. Yes, he ******* and complains to the refs - but the majority of hockey players do. We are spoiled in Detroit because we have a mature, experienced team, so we get really poopy when we see anyone whining. Crosby's antics are just amplified because everybody, even you haters LOVE to hear about him.

The fact that you guys are all agreeing with some of the biggest bone heads in hockey should tell you something. All Milbury has ever done is ruin the New York Islanders, hit some fan with his shoe, and push around some kid at a minor hockey game. Cherry? The guy is absolutely insane. And Torts? Talk about a guy who needs to STFU and just coach. Take some hints from Babcock on how to be a professional. Talk about a whiner.

And for the record, if the Pens and Nucks play in the final, everyone outside BC will be cheering for Pittsburgh. Vancouver is one of the most hated teams in Canada.

I didn't even click on the link..it sounds like 5 minutes of my life I would never get back. Every time Milbury opens his mouth he says something stupid...Every time Torts opens his mouth he whines about 50X worse than Crosby..and every time Cherry opens his mouth the CBC covers his ass because they know that Hockey Night in Canada is the only thing that keeps that s***ty broadcasting company alive. The line between being competitive and being a whiner is very marginal but I do know one thing when Crosby is healthy he is the best player on earth...yes even better then our Datsyuk who is by far my favorite player in the world. This games needs stars and like it or not Crosby is as big of a star as our game has..Deal with him..he's not going anywhere !

#2280200 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by puckbags on 08 April 2012 - 10:47 AM

datsyuk and zetterburg are really going to be physically targeted by the preds... i would hate to see one of them get injured. they better keep their heads up and play with a physical edge because nashville is a dirty team and will try to injure our star players and that is NOT what we need.

also need players to stand up for each other and fight if needed. can not be pushed around against a physical team like nashville

Why wouldn't they? Datsyuk doesn't shy away from the physical contact, in fact he initiates contact in the corners and uses it to his advantage. If we play our best or close to it and get to Rinne early we will win this series...if he gets on a roll and we can't score it will be very very frustrating.

#2280122 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by puckbags on 08 April 2012 - 01:28 AM

In denial? Lol yeah ok buddy.

Well revisit this in about 2 weeks and if I'm wrong I'll eat crow. But this isn't the old predators team that used to just enjoy getting to the playoffs. We've tasted a tiny morsel of success. We've come back for more.

Right there...youre going to win both games in Nashville bit lose your first home game? That's just ass backwards because you're not a very good road team but you are dominant at the Joe.

Until you win something you are !

#2277400 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (SO)

Posted by puckbags on 04 April 2012 - 03:28 PM

I just read the TSN power rankings for s***s and giggles and it has us 7th which is about right, the funny thing is that under key injuries it has us listed as having none. I'm pretty sure that Helm is a key injury to this team.