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#2343030 Anthony Stewart Placed on Waivers

Posted by kipwinger on 21 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

If Bert is really going to be gone for a prolonged period of time I'd claim him in a heartbeat. 

#2342825 Where is Gustav Nyquist?

Posted by kipwinger on 20 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

Not really sure how a small, skilled, playmaking forward would have helped us last night.  Especially considering how the small, skilled, playmaking forwards we already have (and whom are all better than Nyquist) were nonexistent last night.  If Datsyuk, Zetterberg, and Flip couldn't handle the Blues, Nyquist sure as hell couldn't. 

#2341557 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by kipwinger on 19 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

Wings win 3-1.  Goals: Franzen, Zetterberg, Cleary. 

#2341316 Wings Looking For Defenseman

Posted by kipwinger on 18 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

Gotta agree with both guys above; I doubt we'll get Bogosian for our spare parts.


Neither Nyquist nor Tatar are spare parts.  Both are two of the better two way forwards in the AHL, and if packaged with a decent pick either of them could easily land a guy like Bogosian, who is not a top 20 defenseman in the NHL.

#2341238 Eaves Cleared to Play

Posted by kipwinger on 18 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

I really hope we're done with the Emmerton experiment.  The guy adds nothing to the 4th line.  Honestly, if he's our only option I'd rather slot in ANYONE else to play center on the 4th, as even if they're not good at center, there's little harm in it.  


Meaning, I would accept a poor faceoff guy and mediocre defensive forward if they brought something else to the table (speed, aggression, shot accuracy, etc.)


Honestly I think it's a matter of using him correctly, and that can't happen here in Detroit with our depth at center.  Emmerton was drafted and developed as a playmaker, not a checking line center.  On another team's third line, I think he'd be a bit more impressive.  But here, with Dats, Flip, Helm, and Abby, I just don't think there's room for him.  Especially considering Andersson could be called up as a fourth line center if there's an injury. 

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#2341221 Brunner's nickname

Posted by kipwinger on 18 January 2013 - 11:39 AM





#2341212 Eaves Cleared to Play

Posted by kipwinger on 18 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

Awesome to have him back, but I worry how effective he'll be after so much time off.


So many question marks heading into this season.  Brunner, Eaves, Coliacovo, Samuelsson, no Lidstrom, shortened season shaking things up.  Can't wait til tomorrow!


I'm already losing my mind and it's only Friday.  Tomorrow I'm going to be like a kid waiting for the last day of school to finish.  I'll be counting down the seconds until the broadcast starts.  So Pumped. 

#2340934 GM Ken Holland says Red Wings might not make playoffs this year

Posted by kipwinger on 17 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

Detroit is one good shutdown defender away from being a VERY good team.  Holland will fix this early and Detroit will make the playoffs without a problem. 

#2340933 2013 Red Wings Predictions: Will They Win it All?

Posted by kipwinger on 17 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

My predictions:


1) Nyquist gets traded early as part of a package to bring in a bigger bodied shut down defender...someone like Anton Volchenkov or Zach Bogosian, though maybe not either of these two guys.  Other pieces may include Emmerton, Kindl, picks. 


2) Tatar becomes injury call-up and performs well as a winger in his new role beside our glut of quality centers.


3) Eaves plays himself back into a regular spot on the fourth line, adding a little depth scoring, playing solid defense, and shoring up the PK units.  Miller is therefore expendable and may be traded at the deadline if there's any interest.


4) Brunner performs well, though probably not star level (this season), as he adjusts to the NHL game.  12 goals, 20 assists.


5) Gustavsson improves greatly since his Toronto days.


6)  Franzen plays like a stud in his new Holmstrom role.


7) With the defense shored up, the bottom six as good or better than any in the league, improved goaltending, and quality top six scoring, Detroit makes the playoffs advancing (at least) to the WCF.


Edit:  Tom Renney will improve the PP considerably as well. 

#2340728 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by kipwinger on 16 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

I love that Tootoo can throw with both hands.  Being able to use that left makes him a much better fighter.  Tie up his right and he switches and thumps the s*** out of you.

#2340716 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by kipwinger on 16 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

Sean Avery wasn't half as good on the forecheck as Tootoo, and he doesn't hit nearly as hard.  Additionally, as dirty as some of his hits are, have a look on youtube at Tootoo's hits.  A very large portion of them are clean AND hard hits.  Finally, if you think Maltby was a clean player you're crazy.  He was a dirty as they come.  And that's no knock on him, I love borderline dirty players.  Chelios was one, so was Dino, and so was Maltby...and they are very very effective.  Tootoo is in the same vein, and I'm glad we signed him. 

#2340704 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by kipwinger on 16 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

I think he's more of a cheap shot artist, than a tough guy.  He gets on the ice, skates around like a bat outta hell just looking to rile someone up, not make a play.  Often times, he gets penalized and then whines about it. Seems to fire up the other other team more than it does his own. For the amount of cheap shots he dishes out, he doesn't seem to drop the gloves all that much.  Not surprising since he's only like 5'8".  You don't often hear words like "character", "good in the room" or "team player" to describe him.  Nashville invested a lot of time and money into him with all his problems and yet let him walk for nothing.  He also started the 2012 playoffs in the press box. 


Dallas Drake was horrible in 2008 in the regular season and picked it up a little in the playoffs.  The 2013 Wings don't have the luxury of having another 3rd or 4th liner who takes up space and can't put the puck in the net.  We have enough of those. 


I'm expecting very little, so hopefully I'll be surprised.  But he was never all that good to begin with.


Like Maltby?  Nothing wrong with that.

#2340544 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by kipwinger on 16 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

Remember a couple years ago when the Wings played Phoenix in the playoffs and Helm was just murdering Jovo?  Forechecking hard, finishing his hits, forcing turnovers, and all that?  Remember Jovo was so sick of Helm doing it that he eventually kinda snapped and was all up in Helm's face talking s***?  It was awesome. 


That's what Jordin Tootoo does every night.

#2340351 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by kipwinger on 15 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

I honestly think after he blows up a few defensemen on the forecheck people around here will start appreciating what he can do.  The Dallas Drake comparisons are not too far off.  Good forecheck, good skating, finishes hits, and will scrap if needs be.  I'd say he'll win everyone over in the first three games.

#2340057 Wings Looking For Defenseman

Posted by kipwinger on 14 January 2013 - 03:00 PM

Wings are looking for a defenseman, Sergei Fedorov is thinking of making a comeback as a player.  Go with what you know Kenny!  :eh: