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#2582660 Dubnyk a Hart Trophy condender?

Posted by FlashyG on 18 March 2015 - 12:53 AM

He's been an incredibly nice story, but there is absolutely no chance whatsoever he wins the Hart or likely any other hardware.


When you combine his first half of the season to his second half Carey Price leads him in every category.


Still he's resurrected his career in a contract year, hats off to him for the payday he'll receive.


Personally I think he's playing above his head similar to what Craig Anderson did with Ottawa, I have my doubts he'll repeat those numbers again in his career.

#2577688 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by FlashyG on 02 March 2015 - 03:05 PM


#2571001 Franson to Preds

Posted by FlashyG on 15 February 2015 - 05:58 PM

Trading to a divisional opponent should not be an issue in this particular situation. The Wings and Leafs don't play each other any more this season, the Leafs have no chance in making the playoffs, and Franson is a UFA at the end of the season. The Leafs should and would have taken the best deal on the table, regardless of who they were helping out. Why shouldn't the prospect matter in this situation? The Leafs can't draft for s***, they should be after high end prospects before late first round draft picks. Ouellet should be worth more to a team like the Leafs than a 24ish overall pick from Nashville. And give it a rest with this Babcock speculation, it's bulls***, plain and simple. Yes, since the Wings didn't land Franson, they will get bounced earlier in the playoffs, and now Babcock will choose to go to the Leafs, who are in full rebuild mode, rather than stay with a team that has a tradition of winning, and is a year or two max away from contention once again... Give me a f***ing break...


How often do you watch the Leafs? living in Toronto I see them a few times a week and I wouldn't trade Ouellet for 2 months of Franson straight up.


His risky passes and tendency to turn pucks over around his own net would have him in Bab's doghouse in short order. 


He'd be on the 3rd pairing before the playoffs even begin.


The Leafs also wont make any deals that might help the Wings as they truly believe that if the Wings fizzle in the playoffs this year, Babcock will be their head coach next year. Helping us make a playoff run would only increase the chances he'd re-sign with the Wings.

Where is this "at any cost" coming from? Obviously I wouldn't have given up the farm for him, but we could have easily beaten out the Preds in that trade, without giving up too much. No, a first round pick isn't ideal but I think we could have given up a second and a better prospect and got the deal done. I just find it hilarious how people come on here saying, he isn't the player we needed. If he isn't the type of defenseman this team needs, then that player doesn't exist. Of all the players available (taking cost into account) he absolutely was the best fit for this team. But yeah, keep talking about Yandle... Not going to happen, nor should it...


We don't have a 2nd round pick, we traded it last season in an overpayment for a rental. This would be even worse since we don't really have an aching need for a 2nd pairing defenceman even if he does shoot right.


If we're going to get a minute eating top pairing defenceman its going to be one of those prospects you seem to eager to trade. They are not often available via free agency, and when they are they cost a fortune. The same goes for trying to acquire one via trade, the cost will out weigh the benefit.

Hey, didn't we trade a 1st for Kyle Quincey?


Holland does overpay.  Just for the wrong guys.   


Honestly right now I'd prefer Quincey to Franson simply because Franson would be gone at the end of the season without question.


He wants 6 million plus a season long term, and he just wouldn't get that in Detroit.


Franson would be a much better player offensively, and he'd improve the PP, but we're already #1 on the PP, and his offence comes at the expense of defence.

#2570974 Franson to Preds

Posted by FlashyG on 15 February 2015 - 02:57 PM

Haha typical LGW. We didn't land him, so... we didn't even want him... Franson is garbage, not worth the asking price...


At no point have I ever in any way supported the idea of pursuing Franson at any cost.


Had we landed him for a first I would have been first in line to criticize the terrible trade.


We already made the overpaying for a rental mistake last season, this is the same thing but at a greater cost.

#2568428 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by FlashyG on 05 February 2015 - 01:09 AM

Gotta hand it to this Leafs fan. His team may suck but he loves them anyways


#2565678 Franzen on IR

Posted by FlashyG on 23 January 2015 - 11:41 AM

I guess this tread gives a new meaning to beating a dead hose (mule)





#2565648 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by FlashyG on 23 January 2015 - 02:26 AM

As long as we have this guy, we're always contenders.



#2564811 1/20 GDT: Wild 4 @ Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by FlashyG on 20 January 2015 - 12:22 AM


#2560171 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by FlashyG on 01 January 2015 - 08:20 PM

Domi isn't taunting the opposition with his tongue out of his mouth. He celebrates every goal that way whether its in the WJR's, the OHL or in Minor hockey.


Just like I enjoyed watching Petr Mrazek celebrate stopping penalty shots by going nuts and jumping into the glass I also enjoy seeing forwards find new ways to celebrate goals, at least at this level of hockey.


Let these kids have fun, most of them will have all that youthful exuberance stripped away from them when they reach the NHL.


That Captain Morgan pose was hilarious.

#2560114 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by FlashyG on 01 January 2015 - 11:05 AM

Was anyone else extremely unimpressed with McDavid? He essentially whiffed on 2 golden back-door opportunities and ran around hot headed the whole game (perks of wearing the cage I guess). He's obviously going to be a great player but all this "next crosby" bulls*** seems to be just that. If you ask me, Eichel seems to be the more NHL ready of the 2. He knows how to control the play and his passing ability is phenomenal. Of course this is all based off of a tiny sample size and I wont pretend to be any sort of expert. What does everyone else think?
Also, can we all agree that this is the worst team Russia has iced in years?


Keep in mind McDavid is playing his first hockey in weeks and possibly still hasn't fully recovered from his broken hand. I've seen him play a few times this year in the OHL and he's every bit as good as most claim him to be (though definitely not Crosby level good). I haven't seen as much of Eichel but you can certainly see flashes of his exceptional talent as well.


Both players have been overshadowed by players on their own team this WJHC's though, Larkin for the USA, and Max Domi for Canada. 

#2559141 12/27 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Senators 2 (OT)

Posted by FlashyG on 27 December 2014 - 12:03 AM




#2555252 2014-15 GDT Sign-up sheet

Posted by FlashyG on 10 December 2014 - 02:26 PM

Flashy, any games i'm scheduled in for that you want to grab up, by all means shoot me a PM and we'll make it happen. You know how we've done it in the past, i'll gladly step out of a slot if it means we get an original FlashyG creation this season.


I've got a pretty good one in mind for the 27th vs Ottawa if you'd let me have that one.

#2554546 12/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 1

Posted by FlashyG on 07 December 2014 - 05:03 PM

Nope.  He's abandoned us.  He is dead to me.  He has been Phanuefed.


I have not abandoned you at all! Please no phaneufing.


I was too late to get this game on LGW's and it wouldn't have made any sense to do a nesty themed GDT for any team but Carolina. Now that my personal life has settled down a bit I have a bit of free time to do some more GDT's.


I've got a few ideas kicking around that aren't themed for anyone specific so I'll be signing up for a couple very soon.

#2546554 The lesson here? Cheating pays off once in a while

Posted by FlashyG on 04 November 2014 - 12:40 PM

Really this could easily be prevented by treating it like throwing your stick with the goalie pulled.


If the penalty for blatantly knocking the net off during a clear scoring chance was an automatic goal no goalie would ever do this.


I have to admit though I admire his outside the box thinking and had a good laugh when I saw this yesterday.

#2546546 What happened to Calle Jarnkrok?

Posted by FlashyG on 04 November 2014 - 12:24 PM


And just because some jackass in the rumor mill said something doesn't make it legit either.  I'm basing my information on the guy himself and Wings management.  While not 100% it's better than a completely unsubstantiated rumor. 


Is your point that there's no way of knowing 100%?  If so, I agree.  If your point is that because the Wings and Jarnkrok COULD be lying that there's something to the rumor, then I disagree.  Isn't that how all rumors catch on?  The fact that they can't be proven wrong doesn't mean that they're even remotely right. 


I'll take my information from the source.  You take it from wherever you want. 


Link to Swedish article


Calle Järnkrok, 22, was thinking of giving up and moving home to Brynäs.




Yes, of course I thought about it for a while. It was heavy and I did not like this game. It was a very big change in the AHL and it is very go-ahead, which is not suited me particularly well - Calle Jarnkrok


He does go on to say that it would be hard to give up after only one season, and that he still wanted to play in the NHL. I think there is truth to both sides of the argument. Calle clearly did have thoughts about going home, but I think the seriousness of those thoughts were blown out of proportion by fans and media trying to justify the trade.


On the other hand I think a lot of the denials of having those thoughts was Calle trying to calm the fears of Predators fans, Media and management about his previously documented thoughts about going back home.