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#2443222 10/10 GDT: Coyotes 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by puckbags on 10 October 2013 - 09:14 PM

I think we should get used to a lot of this, we are essentially the same team we iced in the regular season last yet.  Filp and Weiss might as well be the same guy and Alfie and Brunner might as well be the same guy which leaves us with the Cleary's, Bert's and Franzen's floating around the ice because they are too slow..until this team gets Gus and Tatar playing full time or makes a trade to get some speed we are a 5th-8th seed in this conference.  I hope they prove me wrong as they usually do but I expect a lot of nights like this with this lineup.

#2430771 NHL Participation at Sochi cleared by IIHF

Posted by puckbags on 19 July 2013 - 11:35 AM

Cue the lineup prediction thread 

#2428990 who's on their way out of Detroit

Posted by puckbags on 09 July 2013 - 12:33 PM

Its a log jam for sure...16 forwards when all are signed and healthy....I would hate to be in Holland's shoes...


Not sure how he's going to swing this but hopefully he makes a 3 for 1 or something and gets another piece or moves some of these guys to load up on picks.. That's what he's paid the big bucks for.

#2427369 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by puckbags on 05 July 2013 - 03:32 PM

Let's compare Weiss to what we couldve got.

Weiss 24.5m 5 years. What's are better deals? Vinny, clarkson, fil, and even clowe may be a better deal considering we could of used his size.

All signing Weiss tells me is helm will be on litr all year. We didn't need a bottom 6 center we needed a top 6 winger. It says a lot when your second line of franzen Weiss and alfie and Alfie is the best on that line....


I am done here today, this comment takes the cake ...4 concussions in 13 months and 3 goals last year.  

#2427312 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by puckbags on 05 July 2013 - 03:01 PM

Babcock said as of now Helm is 3rd-line C and Andersson is slotted to be 4th line C. Weiss at No. 2. Datsyuk with Zetterberg on top line.









Loving this. Hope Helm can get healthy because that is great depth down the middle. Abby and Z can also play center.

#2427297 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by puckbags on 05 July 2013 - 02:55 PM

No this isn't an overreaction thread. I'm just wondering what is everyone's thoughts right now?

Let's look at our team. We lose fil and Brunner which are negatives. Lose cleary and Sammy which are positive.

Gain Alfie and Weiss. So as of right now we are a worse team from last year.

Then to top it all off we could of had a much better player in fil for 5m or Vinny for 4.5m but we got stuck with Weiss for just over 4m?

Then the best part is bobby Ryan got traded for almost nothing. Nyquist, a 1st, and what any other younger prospect not named mantha, Sproul, oullet, mrazek and it would've been a done deal. Youre talking a no brainer of a deal. Ana gave him him for almost nothing they could be got so much more.

So I ask unless there's a more trades or signings(cleary makes us worse) what are everyone's reactions and thoughts right now.

Mine is I'm quite mad. Holland continues to let us down. And THE ONLY wah I see us making the playoffs is we need DAT z kronwall ericsson and Howard to play like like they did this year. As well as guys like Nyquist Anderson Tatar smith and dekeyser need to play major roles as well.


Losing Fil is a negative? He's more than had his chance to prove himself as a legit center in this league and he's coming off arguably his worst year ever.  It was painful...he floated around the ice, afraid to shoot, afraid to go to the net..fresh meat down the middle. I like Brunner, it's hard to give up goal scoring but it was brutally obvious that this guy was a 1 dimensional player..he's terrible defensively and management knows they have guys with similar goal scoring ability in the system ( Gus and Tatar)  Alfie is a low risk high reward for 1 season..nothing wrong with that move at all.  We are super deep up front and have lots of pieces to trade.

#2427019 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by puckbags on 05 July 2013 - 01:27 PM


good old days?? LOL  we didnt get 40 yr old washed up players and overrated injury prone guys , back in the day we got the best

injury prone guys? Weiss has averaged 74 games a year in his career and that number is only at 74 because he was injured last year. Make some sense before you post this garbage.

#2426972 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by puckbags on 05 July 2013 - 01:20 PM

I just posted this in the locked thread..was Weiss the captain in Florida? Did we just swipe 2 captains from 2 new divisional rivals?

#2426733 Clowe to New Jersey: Five Years, $4.85m AAV

Posted by puckbags on 05 July 2013 - 12:12 PM

4 concussions in 13 months and 3 goals last year.this is baffling

#2425929 Trade/Buyout thread

Posted by puckbags on 04 July 2013 - 02:36 PM

Its also Holland's fault we have made the playoffs 22 straight seasons. What a loser

#2425343 How much is too much?

Posted by puckbags on 03 July 2013 - 10:35 AM

The rumored 3 years at 3 per for Dan Cleary is tooooooooooo much !!!

#2424262 Canucks trade Schneider to Devils for 9th overall pick

Posted by puckbags on 30 June 2013 - 09:08 PM

They traded the 1a goalie to a team that already has one of the greatest goalies of all time, Schneider has to ride the pine for a year to watch Brodeur play out his final year and now the Nucks are stuck with a goalie who clearly doesnt have much interest in playing for them......nice move Gillis..this just reeks or terrible and it looks so good on them.

#2423319 Trade/Buyout thread

Posted by puckbags on 29 June 2013 - 11:15 AM

Hillarious that the Canucks are now fielding offers for Schneider..what a total mess that is..they know they can't get anything for Luongo at this point and no one will take that albatross of a contract so it's panic time.

#2423180 Jakub Kindl signs 4 year extension, $9.6m total, $2.4m/yr

Posted by puckbags on 28 June 2013 - 06:58 PM

2.4 cap hit, I bet he out plays that contract for sure. I like the deal

#2423103 Blackhawks Letter of Appreciation

Posted by puckbags on 28 June 2013 - 12:54 PM

In hockey you thank each other for a great series at the end of the last game with the handshake..thats it..thats all