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#2519393 Babcock - Jack Adams Finalist

Posted by BadgerBob on 06 May 2014 - 11:29 AM

Why? They have four guys picked in the top 5 of first rounds, they should be doing well. They made it just as far as we did losing to, in my opinion, a lesser team than who we lost to. Babcock led a team with 421 man games lost to injury into the playoffs and lost to the first seed. I don't think he necessarily has it locked up.

#2518668 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by BadgerBob on 01 May 2014 - 12:09 PM

Why do we think we're gonna get someone like Pavelski without giving up a ton?


Let's not forget that unlike us, San Jose has not lost a trade in a very long time...


No way San Jose gives him up. Marleau and Thornton are 34. I think he's someone they're going to look to be the leader once those two are gone. The trade would have to be heavily in their favor for them to actually do it.

#2496395 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by BadgerBob on 18 March 2014 - 10:38 AM

Why not call up Callahan instead of having Smith play forward?? Are we at the roster limit?

#2488861 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by BadgerBob on 03 March 2014 - 05:22 PM

Looks like the Sens might be looking to unload Jason Spezza. Not that I think there's any chance we'd get him. But he would look so nice with Datsyuk or Zetterberg (or both). Most likely Ottawa's asking price will be staggering. And Spezza has a huge contract, so im sure we don't even have interest. But one can always dream.


Could you imagine how much Ottawa would hate Detroit after getting Alfie and Spezza? I'd almost feel bad...almost.

#2487997 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by BadgerBob on 28 February 2014 - 07:25 PM

The Blues are going to be an absolute nightmare to play against in the playoffs. Stewart's a pretty big loss, though. Unless they're gonna be jerkoffs and somehow acquire Callahan, in which case the league should fine them for ruining the deadline.


Kinda sucks for Stewart and Halak, no?


Probably how everyone used to feel about the Red Wings eh?

#2486615 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by BadgerBob on 24 February 2014 - 11:58 PM

Callahan picks up garbage most of the time. he does have a good shot and scores that way as well. But he crashes the net and drives in goals.


That's good to hear the guy has a nose for the front of the net. Wings could use some of that, too many finesse guys.

#2485434 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by BadgerBob on 20 February 2014 - 12:39 PM


Does ist even matter? The guy is not available and even if he were he wouldn't fit with the lowkey professional approach this organization is known for. If Z and D are as humble as it gets others shouldn't even dare to be cocky and arrogant. A former alltime top 5 defenseman wasn't cocky so no I don't think this organization should bring in problem boys.


I can only hope and pray we'll see guys like him or Kadri in a Winged Wheel I despise cockyness and arrogance especially if players can't back it up. I hate the trend of young players coming into this league and acting cocky, selfish and arrogant a prime example would have been Yakupov and his over the top confidence + celebrations. Hockey isn't soccer, basketball or Football someone should have told these players before they've entered the league..


I think Girardi would be a good fit, low maintenance guy who still has some upside.


This is what I was implying. Wings have a very humble, team first oriented locker room. I feel like his personality would clash with leaders like Hank, and especially with Babcock. Yeah he can back up his attitude, so could Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Manny Ramirez and other world class athletes. Not saying he's even remotely close to the level of those guys, but teams shy away from those guys because they're a cancer to the locker room with their "me first" attitude. I'd rather get a player with slightly less talent that doesn't have such a big head.

#2483139 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by BadgerBob on 10 February 2014 - 11:53 AM

Would anyone on here support me saying id be okay with bringing quincey back for less money?
He's really not that bad, he just needs a solid shutdown d man to cover his mistakes and to try to get him scoring.
Bi mean were not grtting our first rd pick back for him.
May as well bring him back on a short/cheap deal.


No thanks. He seems to bring out the worst in whoever he's paired with.

#2482237 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by BadgerBob on 07 February 2014 - 02:39 AM

Bob, Vanek has and can score 40+ goals per year with a good C. h ha 2 seasons already with 40 or more goals. Both with the Sabres. 


Last time he scored 40 goals was 6 years ago. Last time he scored MORE than 40 goals was 8 years ago. Old news. If we're gonna make a guy the highest paid player in the game he needs to be consistently within the top 3 in goals and or points. I don't think that Vanek could do that at all.

#2481699 Steven Stamkos will not play for Team Canada at the Sochi Olympics.

Posted by BadgerBob on 06 February 2014 - 12:29 PM

Right choice Stevo Neal is a punk and just benefiting like Kunitz from playing with the best player in the world.


Now the only remaining question is, will MSL accept or decline because of what happened 1 month ago.


St. Louis is one of the classiest players in the league. Even if he was a bit salty about it, no way would he decline. Also last chance to play for your country, I don't see him saying no.

I agree, Neal is a punk, but there is no denying his shot / release.  He benefits from playing with Malkin the same as Kunitz does playing with Crosby, but Neal has all-world skill in the shot department.


Yes, the reflexes in his knee are second to none, especially when someone's head is near by! :sigh:

#2481690 2/6 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Panthers 1

Posted by BadgerBob on 06 February 2014 - 12:04 PM

Z has been godly all year when healthy. Imo he's basically been his playoff style self all year, he probably knows this team is a Zetterberg away from being out of the playoff picture.  


Might be why his back hurts...

#2481505 Miller vs. Eaves

Posted by BadgerBob on 05 February 2014 - 04:02 PM

Eaves for all the reasons above. He's more fun to watch in my opinion. Plus Miller's trash talk is just awful.

#2481422 So what do we call the 26 - 15 - 21 line?

Posted by BadgerBob on 05 February 2014 - 12:22 PM



#2481166 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by BadgerBob on 04 February 2014 - 11:04 AM

If the Sabres are buying out Tyler Myers if I would be willing to take a chance at him if I were Holland.


I really like the idea of this. If they do, I'd hope they have him work with one of the defensive assistants, or even Chelios or Lidstrom so he can get his game on point. I think the pressure put on him to perform on a team that doesn't give him much help has kind of ruined his confidence. I don't think they'd buy him out and I'm sure they'd want something ridiculous for him though.

#2480648 Wings to inquire about Vanek?

Posted by BadgerBob on 03 February 2014 - 04:54 PM

Pass. I agree with what has been repeated in other threads. This guy intends on testing the FA market at the end of the season. No way would I give up any player that is important to our future (Gus, Tatar, Jurco, Mantha, Dekeyser, etc.) for some guy that's just going to bolt as soon as some morons throw a $8M/year contract at him.