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#2556844 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 15 December 2014 - 11:01 AM

I have no problem with Darren Helm...as a third line center.  I think in that role he's got a comparative advantage over almost every other third line center in the league.  I also think, in that role, he can take on more defensive responsibility (which he seems good at), thus allowing us to exploit matchups. 


Where I don't like Darren Helm, as should be obvious, is on a scoring line wing.  Sure he can be made to look decent there (Ian White could be made to look decent on a top defensive pairing too), but that obscures the fact that his talents are better utilized elsewhere, and somone else (who has the skill set needed to be a top six winger) could be slotted in that spot for maximum efficiency. 


But what do I know?  I'm as wrong about the roster as I am right most of the time.  Nevertheless, I'll beat the drum for moving Helm, not because I don't like him, but because he's redundant on this team and we've got a couple of needs to fill to be a true Cup competitor (in my opinion).

#2556497 NHL Mumps Outbreak

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 13 December 2014 - 06:16 PM

Maybe Crosbys singular beard hair on that side of his face is infected.

#2556804 12/13 GDT : Red Wings 1 @ Maple Leafs 4 *MOD WARNING POST 198*

Posted by DeGraa55 on 14 December 2014 - 09:12 PM

Those terrible Leafs just won again, in a shootout. They now have 18 wins and are only two points behind Detroit with a game in hand. But we're so much better than them.

I always thought it crazy when people here said that.

But one thing I think people are forgetting is about the parity. Ya some people like it or hate it. But I mean there's like 10 teams that are close in talent.

You go on a hot streak like we did or Toronto is now of course you're going to sky rocket in the standings.

But all that matters is where we are after 82 games. There will be lots of ups and downs it's just about getting hot at the right time.

#2555994 12/12 GDT : Panthers 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 12 December 2014 - 01:56 PM

Oh, you can bet I'll be sneaking looks at LGW.


Atta boy.  Priorities are priorities.

#2555960 Jimmy sucks in a shootout Howard

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 12 December 2014 - 12:01 PM

There may be no shoot outs in the playoffs but the shoo touts count for points.  If you don't win it, you lose that point you would have gained if you had won the game.  They can add up.

#2555917 Danny DeKeyser out for weekend with upper body injury

Posted by DeGraa55 on 12 December 2014 - 02:33 AM

I though DD hasn't looked as sharp with his passing for the last week or so. It might be a hand injury that's been bugging him.

Ericsson has really been playing great lately nobody seems to mention around here. Smith had his best game since returning from injury. I thought the defense played one of its best games against Toronto. Can't believe we never got two points out of it

Yes I completely about Ericsson. He is back to usual steady self. He has been very solid.

It also makes one believe that his finger injury truly affected his off season and the start if this season.

#2555829 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by kipwinger on 11 December 2014 - 02:32 PM

*sigh* as long as it doesn't come from the insiders all these  rumors are just that rumors.


The media seems to have a hard time getting a simple fact:

Babcock won't negotiate during the season, period.


I'm already prepared to see him coaching Crosby & Co. next year


No doubt.  Stupid suck ass media.  All they do is speculate and fear monger.  Not the kind of thing frankgrimes is into.  Nope.  No way.  Errr....wait


"I'm already prepared to see him coaching Crosby & Co. next year" - frankgrimes

#2555243 It's gotta be asked....What's up with Hank?

Posted by Playmaker on 10 December 2014 - 01:30 PM

Too much puffy hearting Emma?


Sheesh, Henrik Zetterberg is probably last on my list of concerns for this team.  Despite the myth that he gives 100% every game and shows up every shift, this is what Z does every season.  He always goes through an extended pointless streak or what not.  But when the team needs him, he's there.  Every guy isn't always on a hot streak at the same time.  That's the difference this year with the team's depth.  Different guys are brining it on any given night.  That's what makes for a winning team.

#2555125 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 09 December 2014 - 04:57 PM

"I know some (people) were saying that we don't have a shot for a playoff (spot), but I'm surprised you can say it with the big names in this locker room," Tatar said. "If we stay healthy we might actually have a shot at the (Stanley) Cup."


How do you not like this guy?

#2554850 Jonathan Bernier - Nelson Mandela Comments

Posted by kipwinger on 08 December 2014 - 12:50 PM


What's wrong with being a communist?


Dear god no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#2554799 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by rick zombo on 08 December 2014 - 11:06 AM

No doubt the RW's O is playing well. We are healthy and playing mostly at home vs. weak teams. Keep piling up the points while we can. We all know this will turn later on. We have a 7 out of 9 road game stretch coming up soon. can we play .500 or better on the road? If we do we will have a nice points total at the end of the year-baring major injuries of course.


Just curious. When you say "we", are you really trying to speak for all Wings fans, or just the ones that "knew" that this team was a "borderline playoff team" before the season started?

#2554427 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 06 December 2014 - 09:30 PM

Hang tough Jimmy

#2554308 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 06 December 2014 - 08:11 PM

Jurco has already given that line more jump in two shifts than Franzen has in a month.

#2553778 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by Jesusberg on 04 December 2014 - 07:24 PM

The idea of Petry himself is fine, but I'm not sure he fits this team unless someone else goes with Kindl. The whole point of moving Kindl at this point is to make room for XO. Outside of Kindl, I don't really have a legitimate gripe about how anyone on the defense has played. If it ain't broke...

#2553090 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by kipwinger on 01 December 2014 - 03:21 PM

Every time I say something isn't working on this team, they turn around and make it work.  Inconsistency?  They win four in a row.  Too many centers on the team?  Offense starts scoring like gangbusters.  Powerplay's a mess?  Top ten in the league.


So I guess what I'm saying is...they will absolutely, positively, not win the Stanley Cup in decisive fashion in front of a home crowd while Kid Rock and I are in the front row (surrounded by strippers) getting hammered drunk.  Nope, not at all.