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#2380010 ryan clowe haters

Posted by DeGraa55 on 03 April 2013 - 10:17 PM

Agreed. It was idiotic to think he would stay at 0 goals. I just like his size which we desperately need

#2379755 Could Kenny be working on something HUGE?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 03 April 2013 - 04:23 PM

Kenny working? On something huge? Not unless it involves a returning underachieving Red Wing. The balls of this organization left when Scotty went to Chicago.

Word is lilja and lebda are coming back to be our top pair.

#2379102 An interesting point about our apparent deadline strategy

Posted by DeGraa55 on 03 April 2013 - 01:14 AM

Not surprised and don't care. The Wings have everything a team needs right now. Granted that's when they are 100% healthy.

Ya I agree!! Our superstar in cleary is a beast. Wait until or 50 goal a year in Bert, Sammy, and helm are back. Also this just in. Lids is coming back if we make the playoffs. We have every a team needs and he wants another cup.

#2378090 Bouwmeester to Blues

Posted by DeGraa55 on 01 April 2013 - 07:50 PM


#2377816 with trade deadline approaching - who's our tradeable assets?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 01 April 2013 - 05:02 PM

Oh darn, a higher pick as a result.   ;)
Though I wouldn't mind seeing a 2nd line with Helm at centre after a Flip trade and maybe throw Nyquist and Tatar on the wings and you got yourself and interesting line.  Andersson 3rd C, and Abdelkader the 4th where he belongs.  Pulling the piano out to the stage and then Dats and Z can come out TOGETHER and play it with a side of Brunner please.  This team is as far as I've seen the Wings away from a contender as I can remember.  I was in diapers last time they were this bad.

I like helm but he is a 4th line center. Give him tootoo and they'll create havoc.

#2373530 Iginla may/may not have added Detroit to his trade list

Posted by DeGraa55 on 24 March 2013 - 10:53 PM

But you want Datsyuk to re-sign after next year, right? Just making sure I understand...BTW, he won't be "over" 35 until July...
Juck F*cking Pott, is that you?

Not everyone ages the same.

We have been fortunate with several guys. Usually after 30-32 people start declining. But some guys like lids and dats do it very slowly so they can still compete at a high level. But make no mistake are decking as player. Lids his last couple of years slowed down a lot. But he was just such a smart player he was still able to be in the right position and conserved his enery.

#2371698 3/20 GDT : Wild 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by DeGraa55 on 20 March 2013 - 09:04 PM

Still nothing to worry about. This team is right where they belong. Just hope the last few games of season are a win streak so we make playoffs as it'll be down to the wire.

#2371583 3/20 GDT : Wild 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by DeGraa55 on 20 March 2013 - 07:56 PM

I saw franzen out there so I blame him.

#2371541 3/20 GDT : Wild 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by DeGraa55 on 20 March 2013 - 07:51 PM

Wings have been the better team but the score doesn't reflect that. Two bad calls are the difference in this one, plenty of time to come back get the next one.

If the call you mean is our disallowed goal I agree. I don't get it.


#2371508 3/20 GDT : Wild 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by DeGraa55 on 20 March 2013 - 07:42 PM

Whatever, dude.

His hit was worse than Perry's. Just proving a point about the arrogance around here.

#2370971 long 3 day break.......

Posted by DeGraa55 on 19 March 2013 - 02:25 AM

It sucks for us but we all know the players love it. Most have nagging little injury and soreness so a three day stretch is huge in a short season...

#2370832 Kostitsyn Gives Up - Goes for Line Change

Posted by DeGraa55 on 18 March 2013 - 05:52 PM

When did franzen join the preds?

Pretty bad though. If I was coach he would be benched for game.

#2370830 Holland with Micky/Kenny...

Posted by DeGraa55 on 18 March 2013 - 05:46 PM

Perfectly written, exactly my thoughts as well. A player coming back only makes sense if:
1. you are getting a very good one (unlikely because conterns are looking to add not substract)
2. your team IS a contender which clearly the Wings are not this season
3. indicates, he is going to re-sign with your team
So all things considered, stocking up on draftpicks this year really is a nice idea. If Holland can get a mid second for White, a first for Filps + keeping his own pick it would be a nice start for the rebuild.

I agree with this.

I also want to expand on it. So many for some god awful reason are excited about Bert and Sammy coming back. But then in the next thread whine and cry about young guys being overripe and not given an opportunity. Makes no sense.

In order to get young guys up and playing the old guys need to go why don't people grasp this.

I'll still in the spot where guys like fil this year and dats next year. IDC if we trade or resign them. But one if those two things NEED to happen. Letting someone walk for nothing when there's nothing to replace them is horrible managing. And yes Holland did a horrible job in not replacing number 5. He shouldve of had a replacement two or three years ago. And no kronwall isn't the answer. Defensively Ericsson and Smith are both better. But overall kronwall is better cause of his offensive skills.

And yes a package of fil and Nyquist maybe even one other is not a bad deal as long as its a decent return. Since we don't have room for all three.

And if helm has any value is trade him to since back injuries can linger...

There is about 6 guys on thus team that if traded and not brought back if bought out that would make thus team better. Freeing up money and giving some other more deserving guys a shot.


You could even add a few more. But those are all very realistic and can be done.

#2370037 Damien Brunner

Posted by DeGraa55 on 16 March 2013 - 04:34 PM

I'm thinking Brunner needs dats. They're perfect for each other ones a playmaker ones a sniper. We all know dats is the beat playmaker we got.

I was opposed to this early on but the more I think about it the more it makes sense.

#2367517 3/10 GDT : Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by DeGraa55 on 10 March 2013 - 05:50 PM

I said this a few GDT's ago. He hasn't been normal in the circle and you can certainly see he isn't all there in the game. He can't even control some of his footwork some times and can barely buckle down a puck at times. I think his wrist has been acting up again, which is from earlier in the season. They rushed him back into games after only missing one game, and I think they possibly got it hurt again. He just seems OFF

Or maybe people need to accept the fact he is human and is getting old. I swear to god you people think he will play until he is 50 same with Z.