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Scott Stevens

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In Topic: Do They Deserve It?

21 November 2011 - 11:50 PM



Lidstrom, Holmstsrom, and Bertuzzi retire. Stuart, Commodore, and Hudler are let go. Parise to Detroit for Tatar, Kindl, and a pick at this year's trade deadline. Nyquist takes a top 6 spot. Mursak takes a 4th line spot. Take a chance on David Moss on a one year contract. Moss is a suburban Detroit native. 5 points in 15 games so far this year. Travis Moen is a defensively responsible veteran who won a Cup with Anaheim in 2007. Adds size and grit to the bottom 6. Grab Suter in free agency to fill Lidstrom's void. Gleason is a suburban Detroit native, and is younger than Stuart. He can join the rush as well as block shots. Shane O'Brien adds size to our blue line and kills penalties, as well as blocks shots.

Woh woh woh woh woh.

There is WAY TOO MUCH going on here. This kind of General Management would be HIDEOUS. Let's start with the first obvious MISTAKE = Letting Lidstrom Go. Not gonna happen. This dude is nails still. Why are they going to let him retire. One more year, 5.5 million. Done. Next thing = Moss and Moen? No way. No value in those two. Wings are better off letting their younger guys fill those spots. Next thing = Why get rid of Kindl? He's good. Lastly, Suter aint going anywhere. Don't get your hopes up on him. Wings have a chance at Parise if they really want him. I don't think they need to give up Kindl, though. Tatar and Picks should work.

In Topic: Eaves = Doghouse?

21 November 2011 - 09:40 PM

You are wrong.
If he was healthy, he would be playing more often.
This is not a surprise that he doesn't play every game, since he has never played a full season in the NHL.
He's a little guy, in a tough sport, he plays awesome for his size but that also must wear on him.
The bottom line is, you don't sign someone for 3 years if that player is cancer.

To the serious comment:
I felt it necessary to answer the question, since 3 people including yourself bothered to respond and only one response was on topic.

He's been a "Healthy Scratch" A LOT over the last 2 seasons. There's got to be something more to him not getting the playing time that other guys get. His approach to the game must be inconsistent to the approach of other Red Wings that work their ass off (Lidstrom, Helm, Datsyuk, etc.). I was just wondering if anyone knew the scoop.

In Topic: Eaves = Doghouse?

21 November 2011 - 06:45 PM

Ok people, paying attention during the game helps.
Eaves has been injured, nagging back issues, they say this every game he isn't in.
There is no one in a doghouse, there is no conspiracy, there is no reason for this topic.

It's got to be more than this.

In Topic: Do They Deserve It?

21 November 2011 - 05:46 PM

I'm a huge Holmstrom fan. But I've got to admit, he's simply not effective anymore. He creates too many penalties and called back goals. He's slow. He's got bricks for hands.

While I've always had a special place in my heart for Homer, I'd just rather see a young guy step up that can contribute in front of the net, but also in other ways as well.

As for Bertuzzi, I think he's still a 2nd\3rd line guy. I'd like to see us keep him around for at least this season.

I'd love to see Ericsson go. He sucks. The only thing I like about him is that he's the only one willing to fight for the team, but other than that he is just plain our worst defenseman.

This IS IT!!! I'm not a Holmstrom hater by any means. I just think it's time for him to step down. He's not the player he once was. He doesn't fit in the line-up ANYWHERE 5 on 5, and is not that useful on the PP. I mean, he's on pace for 5-10 goals this year. ANYONE playing 4-5 minutes of power play time with Lidstrom, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, and White should be able to score 5-10 goals and 30 points. That's not good. 30-40 goals and 70-80 points is what we should have out of our 1st/2nd line wingers. Franzen is close to that. Holmstrom, Bertuzzi, and Cleary are not. I would like to see the Wings bring in Selanne and Parise, ship out Stuart, and sit Holmstrom and Bertuzzi. Mursak/Miller on rotation on the 4th line.




The Red Wings would KILL with that line-up.

In Topic: A Lot to Consider for Zach Parise

21 November 2011 - 04:37 PM

Parise has so far not been as good as he was pre-injury. It's important to bear in mind that serious knee injuries can have long-term ramifications on players` performance. Parise might never return to previous form.

This is a good point. Fischer comes to mind. He never skated quite as well in the brief amount of time he was back after the Hartnell incident. Yzerman and Hatcher are also cases of skating ability not ever returning to what it once was after knee surgery. Yzerman compensated and learned how to play the game differently, but SILK used to be a pretty slick skater before he hurt his knee.