Some of you guys are making it sound like Weiss started the season on the 4th line with Cleary and Sammy. I can never remember the stats site that shows linemates but he spent time with better linemates to start the season and earned his way down the lineup.
This is a guy Babcock expected to put up 50 points. 28 games into the season he has 3.
Posted by dat's sick
on 03 December 2013 - 11:45 AM
This is a big deal. I have bad back issues due to herniated discs and I can't fathom playing professional hockey with it. Its not something that really gets better either. Hope this isn't the beginning of the end for Z.
i have had a herniated disc ever since the army. pretty much turned me into a involuntary whimp. pretty much nothing else kills a mans ability to be a man. the doctor even told me i should never lift more than lbs 30 which pretty much means i can't lift anything.
Thus news could really suck. i hold faith that he is in better share than i ever was. hope that helps
Uhh... can someone PLEASE tell me these guys don't know what they're talking about and Z will be fine???
What she said was that the Wings had little or no interest before, but that his playoff performance kind of sealed it. Not really sure why you're totally over reacting to it.
Not sure why you think I'm overreacting.
People use all sorts of reasons to shoot down players coming here. If someone's going to use Holland as one of them, I pretty much don't believe the reasoning unless it's a quote from the man himself. And St. James likes to throw those around a bit on twitter where quoting someone gets a little fuzzy.
More on topic, Crymson used it in the context to say it's more indicative of how Ryan plays now. I disagree and think 6 games isn't very indicative of how someone will play in the future. Especially someone in the situation Ryan had been in.
Honestly I don't know how I would feel about him coming to Detroit. I've never been a huge Ryan fan but he's a scorer and a big body. Like I said it'll be interesting to see how he does on a new team.
Weiss is an improvement over Filppula, but I'd rather have had Lecavalier for a similar price.
Brunner is definitely an improvement over Alfredsson. Alfie is 40. Brunner is much younger. You guys are thinking short term if you'd rather have Alfie. As in "really" short term. Guy might retire after the season.
I also wanted us to get a little bigger and gritter to play against. Not sure how this accomplishes that.
I didn't think it was possible for Detroit to get smaller...
I was wrong.
No Bobby Ryan. No David Clarkson. No Nathan Horton. No Vinny Lecavalier.
I guess we'll wait and see...
Yeah, Holland doesn't seem to like big, gritty forwards. Even on the checking lines, let alone the top two lines.
I think it's important to have balance. We have too many vanilla midgets on the roster.
I guess one thing that's interesting is didn't Lecavalier sign for 5 years @ $22.5 mill? I think he's only 3 years older than Weiss, and much bigger.
Yep. I'd rather have Vinny than Weiss, for these prices.
So here's the deal, I've been camping all week and have no idea what lead up to all this. Why no Sammy buyout? Since when were the Wings interested in Alfie and why? Has Brunner signed somewhere else or is he just taking his time? What's the news on the RFAs? Why aren't they signed?
All I know is that we've got 2 goalies, 7 defensemen, and 42,000 forwards. Something's got to give right?