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#2391232 2013 Round 1 Photoshop War: Anaheim Ducks

Posted by Yeti on 27 April 2013 - 09:41 PM

got bored...  enjoy


#2378860 An interesting point about our apparent deadline strategy

Posted by FlashyG on 02 April 2013 - 05:29 PM

Let's look at the top teams that appear to have a roster deep enough to make a run for the Cup.


From the West:

Blackhawks: Kane, Toews, Hossa, Keith, Seabrook, Sharp.

Canucks: Sedins 1 and 2, Kesler, and a group of solid-to-good defensemen. 

Ducks: Getzlaf, Perry, Ryan, Selanne.

Wild: Koivu, Heatley, Parise, Suter. 

Kings: Kopitar, Brown, Richards, Carter, Doughty, Quick.


From the East:

Penguins: Crosby, Malkin, Iginla, Kunitz, Neal, Letang.

Bruins: Bergeron, Horton, Krejci, Seguin, Lucic, Marchand, Chara.

Rangers: Callahan, Gaborik, Nash, Richards, Mcdonagh, Lundqvuist. 


For the Red Wings?


Datsyuk, Zetterberg,...


Our big guys need help. Datsyuk can't carry the entire team himself. No one can.  It's a team sport, and we don't have a solid team as a whole. Our bottom six can compete with most any other team. 


Our top six struggles. If we ice a line of Dats, Z, and (insert body here) like we used to, we've got a soft second line. We need a solid scoring top 6 player. Vanek, Gaborik, Eriksson, Ryan. Any of those guys would help, just to name a few possible options (pipe dreams?). We have two solid centermen! Then need a bit of help, though. 


On defense? Kronwall is not a #1 defenseman. He could be a great #2. But he needs someone there to make him better. Yandle? Myers? Either would help immensely. Whichever one would give us something to build around in the back end, while what we have currently are a bunch of good blocks with no cornerstone.


Sorry for the uber-long post. Hope it made at least some sense! 


I think you're drastically undervaluing some of the Wings players in order to make this list.


Both Franzen and Brunner have produced at essentially equal or better rates than many players on your list including, Heatley, Selanne, Hossa, Sharp, Carter, Brown, Richards, Iginla, Horton, Lucic, Callahan, Gaborik and Richards.


Offensively Kronwall has outplayed every defenceman on your list but Suter and Letang. Kronwalls deficiency is his defence, and the 2 guys you suggest acquiring are actually worse defensively than he is.


Then in net you list Quick who has the worst Sv% of all starting goalies in the entire league, and who trails Howard in every single goalie stat.


Detroits list of depth should read


Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen, Kronwall, Brunner and Howard.


Still isn't likely to get us the cup, but definitely better than you make it seem.

#2301157 Babcock and Holland want to keep Homer.

Posted by Ally on 13 May 2012 - 11:46 PM

Can someone please explain to me why Paul Gaustad is so highly though of around here? He doesn't score (7 goals, 14 assists), he doesn't fight (4 fights, 2 wins, 2 loses), he's not that big (6'5, 212 lbs), he's not fast, and he makes 2.5 million dollars. Presumably everyone wants him because he's a defensive forward who's good in the faceoff circle. We definitely don't have anybody like that...er...Justin Abdelkader: (8 goals, 14 assists), (6 fights, 2 wins, 4 loses), (6'1, 215 lbs.), is faster, makes 1.7 million less, and is a defensive forward who's respectable in the faceoff circle.

6'5 and 212 lbs isn't big? :blink:

#2301008 Patrick Kane at it again

Posted by Blueliner on 13 May 2012 - 01:46 PM

Too bad NHL 36 didn't follow him around for this.

#2297521 Johan Franzen wants to 'have more fun'

Posted by esteef on 27 April 2012 - 09:39 AM

Maybe he can have more fun on another team.


#2297059 Nick, Homer retirement, New Captain

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 April 2012 - 08:40 PM

C - Franzen
A - Zetterberg
A - Kronwall

:lol: Except Franzen's jersey would have a C-