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#2384577 Blues vs Hawks

Posted by Hairy Lime on 14 April 2013 - 01:36 PM

Right, cause we've never had a physical team since 2002

Yeah, one, and we won the Cup that season. Coincidence? But seriously, name one team that Detroit has had a heated rivalry with since Bowman's departure. Most physical games have been one-sided. I think there was even a players poll a few years back that voted Detroit as the "least hated" team. That's not surprising. Since year 2 of the Babcock/Holland regime, Detroit has routinely had the least physical crop of forwards in the NHL. Outside of Helm (injured), Drake (retired) and Tootoo (inexplicable a healthy scratch against some of the more physical teams?), Detroit has not had many consistently physical forwards. That's not an opinion, that's a fact. 


 
But I'm not going to argue about it. It will get us nowhere. Right now, I'm just hoping Detroit will make the playoffs...



#2384556 Blues vs Hawks

Posted by Hairy Lime on 14 April 2013 - 12:15 PM

Yeah, it's a good, physical game. THIS is hockey! Not the candy-ass tiptoe through the tulips game The Red Wings play on most nights. Rivalries are what make hockey; unfortunately, The Red Wings have no rivalries anymore, mostly because they do not engage in physical play due to the Charmin soft teams Ken Holland has assembled since Bowman's retirement.  




#2384377 Can someone tell me why Brunner is playing the point on PP?

Posted by Hairy Lime on 13 April 2013 - 12:03 PM

I don't even try to figure out why Babs does what Babs does anymore; it makes my head hurt. But the kool-aid drinkers say he's "the best coach in hockey", so who are we no-nothings to question his infinite wisdom. 




#2376368 Huskins to Flyers for conditional 7th rd pick (2014)

Posted by Hairy Lime on 30 March 2013 - 12:28 PM

What? How do we not at the very least get Claude Giroux for a prize like Huskins! Get Ray Shero over here!!




#2375240 Iginla Traded to Pittsburgh

Posted by Hairy Lime on 28 March 2013 - 02:41 PM

Iginla? Ah, who cares, Samuelsson is practicing ... and eventually he WILL return - take that, Pittsburgh! And Bert, lets not forget him.

 

Pittsburgh gets two aging, beat-up forwards? Yeah, we can match that...




#2375007 Ray Shero making the NHL his *****

Posted by Hairy Lime on 28 March 2013 - 09:31 AM

Go root for the Pens then

Watch out; giving props to any team or GM other than The Red Wings or Ken "I wish Bowman was still here" Holland is strictly forbidden in Red Wings nation...




#2344558 Jordin Tootoo: Usage? (6:57 TOI vs. Columbus)

Posted by Hairy Lime on 22 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

Would have rather had Konopka or Prust. Better players and tougher. 




#2323539 Do you want us to trade for Ott?

Posted by Hairy Lime on 02 August 2012 - 09:12 AM

"Tootoo-Ott-Abdelkader as out 4th line?"

Three guy who win about 10% of their fights ,,, no thanks. We should of signed Prust, but we didnt. What else is new.


#2319969 Red Wings make "helluva" offer for Nash, no response

Posted by Hairy Lime on 18 July 2012 - 09:11 PM

Sorry, I like Nash, but he is not worth his contract. We need to use our assets for defense, I just fail to see how the Wings improve. We lose scoring depth, we lose assets, and we get a player that's never proved to score more than 80 points.


We would of lost a guy who has never scored more than 66 points himself and who disappeared in the playoffs last year, and a player that at times has shown promise, but more often than not has just looked so-so. We improve by having an unstoppable 1st line, even if teams focus on them. The 2nd line?? Not so sure about them. I agree about the defense, but...

And scoring a point for Columbus is like scoring two points for a good team. I'm not saying he would score 160 points in Detroit, but he would sure as hell put up more than 80. And Nash doesn't float, which would only make Datsyuk's job easier.

But it's not going to happen, so it's a moot point.


#2313512 Opinions if Wings have to settle for 'Plan B': Semin and Carle

Posted by Hairy Lime on 03 July 2012 - 11:00 AM

I don't know if they're a Cup contender even if they sign Parise and Suter. As for Semin, I actually think he's a better fit for this team, as well as a whole lot cheaper. I think we would be crazy to pay Parise the kind of money that I am hearing that some other teams have offered him. He scores goals, but he is not pure goal-scorer - and he looked like crap in the Finals! Semin isn't a pure goal-scorer, either, but he's a right-handed shot, and that is something this team can use.

But we really need Suter.


#2313042 Parise Watch [update x2]: Red Wings OUT of Running

Posted by Hairy Lime on 02 July 2012 - 04:02 PM

Parise is becoming more annoying than Lebron.


#2298514 What's REALLY going to happen this off-season?

Posted by Hairy Lime on 01 May 2012 - 01:59 PM

I just heard from a Boston pal that there is talk down there of the Bruins possibly moving Lucic, don't know how much truth to it? BUT... Abdelkader + Franzen? Well, I can dream, can't I. I don't expect many changes. I'm sure Holland STILL likes the team that he has. Do you think someone has told him that Detroit has been eliminated, because I'm not even sure he watches the games.


#2296585 Do we really need Suter?

Posted by Hairy Lime on 24 April 2012 - 09:13 AM

Ok Here are my If's. Lids signs for 3.5. We sign Parise for 6.0. We sign Doan for 4.5. Finally we trade Franzen and cleary and a first to Colombus for Nash. which is 7.8 in, with 6.4 going out. Obiviously we dont sign Hudler or Stuart. Maybe pick up one tough guy(fighter) early and a depth defenceman at the trade deadline.


My question is could you live with Lids, kronwall, Erickson, Quincy, White, Smith? Kindl and Janik being the seventh and eighth until the Deadline?
Would the team be tough enough? I just don't see defence being what the problem was.


And while we're at it, why not ship Abdelakder to Tampa for Stamkos, Bertuzzi to Boston for Lucic, and Homer to Philly for Giroux!

Listen, I want to dump Franzen and Cleary as much as the next guy -hell, I wanted to try and dump them both at the trade deadline- but you're putting way too much value on them. Sure, Columbus MIGHT take Franzen, if you included Smith + Helm or Nyguist in the deal. And even then, I'm not sure, Columbus being a division rival.

As for a fighter, you're preachin' to the choir. I wanted Holland to try and trade for Chris Neil back in '09, sign Asham in '10 AND '11, along with Konopka. But Holland, unfortunately, is a pacifist when it comes to fighting in hockey or protecting your players. I still don't know who convinced him to sigh sign Downey back in '08 or May in '10? Maybe it was the fact that Detroit's players were made other team's ******* in '07 and '09? Anyways, don't hold your breath.


#2286434 #8 Ottawa Senators vs. #1 New York Rangers

Posted by Hairy Lime on 14 April 2012 - 07:30 PM

This was last thing Shanny wanted to deal with so soon after the Weber/Zetterberg incident. Hey, Boyle wasn't injured? $2500 fine? You set the precedent, Shanny. I will be interested to see Shanny's decision and explanation.


#2283090 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by Hairy Lime on 11 April 2012 - 10:33 PM

Hank initiated it. Yeah, Weber did not need to slam his head into the glass, but I doubt he'll be suspended. Bert had a chance to do something, but did not. Maybe he didn't see the play, but I doubt he would of done anything even if he had. This team is neutered. But there is next game. Let's see how this team responds. Here's my bet: nobody on Detroit get's in Weber's face. That's easy money!