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#2542595 Pavel Datsyuk update?

Posted by krsmith17 on Today, 11:36 AM

I don't mind those lines but if you're going to break up the kid line by taking Jurco off and inserting Nyquist, why not send Jurco down to the minors and put Weiss in the lineup...


I'd rather Helm - Weiss - Nestrasil to be honest. This coming from the biggest Jurco fan there is. He needs more time in GR in my opinion...

Yeah, or scratch Nestrasil but I think sooner or later (once everyone is healthy) one of Nestrasil or Jurco will have to be sent down, and I'd prefer it be Jurco.

Also, power-play units are:


Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Helm

Kronwall - Nyquist


Nestrasil - Sheahan - Jurco

DeKeyser - Tatar

#2541593 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by krsmith17 on 16 October 2014 - 06:39 PM

Get rid of Jurco for Myers? You're kidding right?

#2541492 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by krsmith17 on 16 October 2014 - 11:46 AM

I agree Ekmanc. I think Marchenko is more NHL ready right now but I think Backman will be the better player down the road.

I also think Petry would likely resign if things go well here in Detroit. I know there would be no guarantees (Legeand) but he is a local boy, so he would likely re-up after the season.

I would also rather have an NHL defenseman that is what he is now, rather than a kid that projects to be that in 3-5 years.

Either way, I think Petry would be a great fit here and I hope Kenny goes after him before giving up any major assets for one of the bigger names being floated around.

#2540649 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by krsmith17 on 14 October 2014 - 02:03 PM

Kip, I hear ya, it is definitely a huge package and probably more than they'd be asking for but I don't think by much. I think Hall is and will be a better player than all 3 of those guys. The only one that I think is comparable is Spezza and he is much older as are the other two compared to Hall. Either way, it's a moot point because there is no way Hall is getting moved and especially not the Detroit.
Come on, you can't be serious with this Weiss and Kindl talk for Taylor Hall??? MacTavish would laugh hysterically and hang up and then call you back just to laugh some more...

#2540620 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by krsmith17 on 14 October 2014 - 11:30 AM

Frank and others that always say, "well don't read it then, problem solved...", I don't know about anyone else on here but I don't know until after I read something if it is something that I would categorize as "getting old" or "rubbish" or whatever... But believe me, if I could "unread" a lot of what a few people on here have to say, I most certainly would... Unfortunately that is not an option, so I will have to continue to suffer reading through some of the bulls***... Just as I'm sure, you think the same about me and a few other positive assholes on here... How dare us have a positive outlook on our team...

#2540573 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by krsmith17 on 13 October 2014 - 08:16 PM

Like he said directly after that, plug Weiss in. Why he is not in the lineup is beyond me... If he still isn't in after the next couple games, I will be shocked...

#2540391 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by krsmith17 on 12 October 2014 - 09:31 PM

There are a ton of examples around the league of players getting rushed into the NHL way too early, and suffering from it. A lot of these guys are still kids coming from junior and are pressured to produce at the highest level right away. This is exactly why I think it's best for Mantha to start his career and possibly even spend his entire first season down in Grand Rapids once he's healthy. I know this is going to be an unpopular opinion on here, but I also think Jurco could use a little more time down in GR and I wouldn't mind him being sent down once Datsyuk is healthy and if Babcock ever decides to get Weiss in the lineup...


On Petry, I wouldn't mind having him but only if Kindl is going the other way, and it would certainly take more than that to get him. Probably more than I'd be willing to give up, especially with so many other guys knocking on the door to crack our back end.

#2539747 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by krsmith17 on 10 October 2014 - 05:17 PM

You talk about balance and then you put our two top offensive guys together? Balance isn't just about putting a veteran with youth, it's about balancing strengths. That's why I believe what I said to be the best combinations. Also, whether people want to admit it or not, Quincey is a responsible veteran that Oulette could combine with to make a very formidable bottom pairing.

#2539720 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by krsmith17 on 10 October 2014 - 12:15 PM

Dominator, why would you split up our top 4 from last night? Both pairings were great. Kronwall and Ericsson have proven chemistry together and DeKeyser and Smith looked awesome together.


The pairings within a few weeks "should" look like this in my opinion...


Kronwall - Ericsson

DeKeyser - Smith

Ouellet - Quincey


#2539679 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by krsmith17 on 10 October 2014 - 08:32 AM

I sort of feel bad for some of you that the Wings came back and won that game... I mean, I'm sure there are a few that had paragraphs ready to post about how "terrible" we are, but to their disappointment, we managed to outplay a "better" Bruins team in every facet of the game. We pulled out a huge win to kick off the season, and people are still spewing the same old s*** about the same old players... Get over it!


The top two defense pairings looked great, Quincey played solid, Kindl didn't make any catastrophic mistakes, Zetterberg still doesn't look himself, but still played great, Franzen played great, Abdelkader scored a goal on the top line (off his ass, how he scores a lot of his goal...), Helm didn't look too out of place on the power-play (great assist on Nyquist' goal), the kids looked great, the 4th line was very solid, the penalty kill was perfect, although the power-play struggled at the start, they still produced, Howard looked great after that first gaff by Ericsson...


We played with great structure and skated as a unit, covering positions, fore-checking and back-checking, all in all, it was a great game and we looked much faster and hungrier through the entire game. Yes, I'm well aware that it was only one game, but it was a game that we won, so quit the bitching...

#2539673 Kindl on the block

Posted by krsmith17 on 10 October 2014 - 08:12 AM

Yup, Quincey had a terrible game... Do you even watch the games? Or do you just repeat the same old drivel after every game not knowing what really happened?...

I'll agree that they had one bad shift together where they had trouble getting the puck out of the zone, but other than that, Quincey was solid. No he wasn't spectacular by any means but that's not what we expect from Quincey, we just need him to play solid defense, which he did.


Also, Quincey does have some trade value for sure, and it wouldn't surprise me if a couple teams have some interest in Kindl in a few weeks as well.

#2539349 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by krsmith17 on 09 October 2014 - 05:42 PM

55fan, that was the lockout year I'm pretty sure. Last year we played Buffalo and I'm pretty sure we won. Samuelsson scored the first goal of last season...

#2539260 Kindl on the block

Posted by krsmith17 on 09 October 2014 - 11:33 AM

In all honesty, I wouldn't see pairing Kindl with Kronwall as such a bad thing, at least for a few games to start the season. See if he can gain some confidence... Doubt it would work, but hey, why not "give it a try" hey Kip?... lol

#2539259 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by krsmith17 on 09 October 2014 - 11:29 AM

I'm well aware of it on most other sites, but it's these types of fans that irritate the hell out of me. I watch games and base my opinion on the team and individual players on what I see in each game, not what others are saying on forums. Give up the labels and watch thef****** game! Lol and note that this is not directed at anyone in particular but you guys know exactly who you are. :nono:

#2538709 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by krsmith17 on 07 October 2014 - 09:50 AM

The problem hasn't been Weiss in my opinion, I think he has looked great out there, he just hasn't been producing. And really, how can you expect him to put up points with the linemates he was put with? I bet any of our players, including Zetterberg and Datsyuk would struggle to put up many points in preseason games with any combination of Glendening, Miller, Cleary, Andersson, Nestrasil, Nosek... The fact that he hasn't had any significant time with any of our top players is mind boggling. There has to be something else to it that us fans haven't seen, something going on in practice or behind closed doors...