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#2449333 Lines Thread

Posted by Euro_Twins on 31 October 2013 - 05:27 PM

I'll rub it on his knees


Maybe that's what Cleary needs, you should try that :) and take the molasses off his skates while you're there


#2449267 Lines Thread

Posted by Euro_Twins on 31 October 2013 - 11:28 AM

Lines in today's practice:
 

Zetterberg  Datsyuk  Bertuzzi

Cleary  Weiss  Alfredsson

Tatar  Andersson  Abdelkader

Miller  Glendening  Eaves


Nice to see Weiss back on the second line, but clearly Cleary should not be anywhere close to that line


#2448849 fedorov confirmed for wc alumni game

Posted by Euro_Twins on 30 October 2013 - 01:46 PM

If he plays well, does Holland offer him a contract? 


Holland would have to negotiate with the gm of cska Moscow, as fedorov just signed there :)


#2448845 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by Euro_Twins on 30 October 2013 - 01:36 PM

Time to go on another 4 game win streak. Take canada by storm, eh?


Well beat Vancouver 8-1 but the welfare flames will somehow destroy us


#2448676 Babcock's coaching

Posted by Euro_Twins on 29 October 2013 - 01:39 PM

 
Flip had all the time and opportunities and resources in the world to prove he was an essential part of this team going forward. But he disappointed, season after season after season. Many - if not most - nights he was practically invisible. Potential's great, but at some point you have to deliver, and he hadn't delivered in line with what he was demanding in coin and term.
 
"Yeah, but there was that one season!"
 
OK, great. There was that one season - which, sort of strangely, wasn't his contract year. Which sort of makes you wonder. Maybe Flip wasn't especially happy here. As opposed to this notion that he was carrying the team on his back and would've played for free if it meant staying a Detroit Red Wing, but no, we kicked him out the door as hard as we possibly could and said NEVER COME BACK, cold as that.
 
As for Weiss - I've said it before and I'll say it again: I've seen my fair share of Panthers hockey, and my humble assessment of Weiss - before we were even talking about him here as a possible Flip replacement - was, and remains, this: he's good. Really good. He's having a hard time adjusting to a new system and getting back into the swing of things after having missed a lot of time due to surgery. Ultimately, he's going to be good for us. I really have no good reason to believe otherwise. And, come on, Zetterberg's never had a cold streak?


Remember two seasons ago, z didn't score a goal in his first 12 games, everyone called for him to be traded and he was washed up, people love hitting the pavid button and rarely do people have patience


#2448434 stephen weiss

Posted by Euro_Twins on 28 October 2013 - 03:46 AM

So 95% of lgwers have already given up on weiss.


Since game 1. I have given up on arguing with them. Filpulla was god NO ONE wanted him gone... Whatever.


#2448432 Trial date set in Steve Moore’s lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi

Posted by Euro_Twins on 28 October 2013 - 03:41 AM

Hell never win 38 million


#2448315 10/26 GDT Rangers 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 27 October 2013 - 10:31 AM

Get rid of Francine, Cleary and Q.

Get some help on D cause this D sucks.

Take it easy with Smith, he was playing with worst D Quincey.


Sorry i am done holding out hope for Smith. It is apparent he is not getting any better at all, even when he doesn't play with Quincey. He is such a mess. This isn't like Ericsson, we can't afford to have him making mistakes out there all the time, we don't have the stars we use to have to make up for his garbage


#2448257 10/26 GDT Rangers 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 26 October 2013 - 09:53 PM

I don't even want to talk about this. How did we get so badly out played by a depleted rags team? Smith was absolutely awful, just terrible. Quincey, just leave this team and your terrible contract in your rear view, get Cleary off this team asap and please for the love of god can someone score on an ahl goalie please?


#2447938 stephen weiss

Posted by Euro_Twins on 26 October 2013 - 04:57 PM

Why didn't Filppula need an adjustment period going to Tampa?


Because they didn't ask him to learn a completely different system.


#2447914 10/26 GDT Rangers 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 26 October 2013 - 02:59 PM

I won't be posting tonight, I'll be at the game and since I live on the other side of the border I can't post from my phone but I better get my butt pat still as I will be participating in the live action Dan Cleary drinking game


#2447858 Missing Homer

Posted by Euro_Twins on 26 October 2013 - 06:00 AM

And we're missing the best defenseman of a generation like Lidstrom, and we're missing a power forward like Shanahan, and we're missing a big tough defenseman like Konstantinov, and we're missing a point man on the PP like Rafalski and we're missing PK's like Draper and Maltby, and we're missing a sniper like Hull and we're missing a tough guy with offensive skills like McCarty and we miss the playmaking skills of Larionov and on and on and on.  With the possible exception of Datsyuk and Zetterberg, who from the past wouldn't you rather have than anyone on the current team? 


Lebda


#2447855 stephen weiss

Posted by Euro_Twins on 26 October 2013 - 05:48 AM

No, I think you forgot how often Fil gave up... He was often one of the few Wings to show up almost every night.


Is this a joke? When he didn't play with Zetterberg he was a ghost out there.


#2447796 What's Killing Our Offense?

Posted by Euro_Twins on 25 October 2013 - 04:30 PM

Some of this was to be expected. Like I asked earlier, when was the last time we developed a star forward? But to answer that, what is the definition of "star"? A 40 point per year or 50 point per year guy is not a star to me. I look at "stars" as 60+ point guys with 30+ goals per year. We haven't developed one of those in 15 years now. I don't see one coming soon either. maybe mantha (I believe he will be) but he is also 2+ years away from making the Wings and will need a season or 2 to blossom then.
So if we haven't been developing star players internally, have we been trading for them or signing them as UFA's? no. All of which brings us back to where we are today. yes all GM's make mistakes when deciding which players to keep vs let walk. Franzen over Hossa was a big one. yes it was 5 years ago and there has been ample time to make up for that error. yes we missed on parise and in another year or 2 we will be glad we did. maybe. fact is star players make star player money. We don't seem to be willing to spend it. last year was a good example of this. We signed 3 role players for 6 million per year. How has that worked out? Sammy-wish he was gone, brunner-bailed on us after 1 season, and tootoo-likeable guy but doesn't offer much. This past off season we could have traded for a proven 30+ goal scorer-Ryan, but we decided not to. even though he is young, RHed, signed for another year after this one and costs less per year than Cleary, Alfie, Tatar, and Nyquist combined. Not to mention he is out scoring all 4 this year. next summer we have a ton of money coming off the cap. anyone care to make a wager on if we sign Vanek or someone like that? it will cost 8 million per year to do it, so I bet we pass.
Now some on here are hoping and begging for tatar, nyquist, and helm to get back, and expect that to fix our offense. Sorry but it will not. tatar and nyquist are more of the same. Speedy guys yes. Puck movers yes. but these are not guys that are going to drive through the Dman and burry the puck in the net on a regular basis. it will be more of the same. Skate around and shoot the puck from 30+ feet away. maybe I should write 10 meters.... helm is not an offensive player. Awesome defensive forward yes, but he is not a goal scorer. None of these three are going to stand in the crease or block out the G and pick up the rebounds, which is a big part of our problem. yes we were spoiled having Homer all of those years. One of the best front of the net guys ever. No one guy is going to do what he did. But that doesn't mean we don't try to find those guys. The issue is, most of the guys that do that also drop the gloves from time to time, and that is something that the brain trust refuses to acquire.

You do know we developed Datsyuk and z right?

Also Tatar does drive the net, and he is gritty. Him and goose are very different


#2447751 Missing Homer

Posted by Euro_Twins on 25 October 2013 - 11:21 AM

Homer ALWAYS knew where the goalie was without even having to look. I miss his swenglish as well