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#2369113 Datsyuk Leaving?!

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 14 March 2013 - 06:14 PM

I say don't shop him. Let him leave the NHL as a Wing.

This isn't a charity. It's a business. And if they can sell a guy and get a return on him instead of just giving him away to the KHL or FA then they will. 




#2367675 Brunner to go with Tootoo and Tatar?

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 10 March 2013 - 07:53 PM

Why is our top scorer being put on the 3rd line? I would rather move Z to center the 3rd line than move Brunner. Brunner is at least productive, Z is clearly struggling to do just about everything right now. 

 

I think that Tatar should be moved up though. I think that the top 2 lines should look something like:

 

Brunner-Z-Franzen

Tatar-Dats-who cares right now but I guess Abs

 

Just put Cleary out of the top 6.




#2363274 Faceoff violation Penalty

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 01 March 2013 - 02:33 PM

I disagree with the penalty, just stop play and do the face-off again and kick the guy out of the circle.

 

I can see their POV as well though, they don't want face-offs to degenerate into 2 guys dropping to their knees and slap fighting over the puck as soon as it drops.




#2363273 Babs on last night's D: "...best we've had all year."

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 01 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

I am surprised by how much I like Kindl out there. He has a good shot and more times than not he will use it. It is nce to see a D-man shoot the puck when he gets it as his first option.




#2362020 Ed Olczyk, professional broadcaster, professional idiot

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 27 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

No problem with that play, in any aspect. Would most likely have been a clean hit and a little late, but ducking out of the way if you have a chance is a natural and understood reaction.

 

Ed is an idiot for pretty much saying, "Take a chance and get hurt yourself instead of possibly letting the person trying to hurt you get hurt."




#2361028 Kronwall = Current Defense Points Leader

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 25 February 2013 - 08:14 AM

Well, he should be a shoe-in for the Norris then, huh? Because that's all it takes apparently to be the best defenseman according to the voters, great offensive stats. 




#2356748 2/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Wild 3

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 17 February 2013 - 02:21 PM

It's a bad day when the return of Sammy gives you hope.  :confused:




#2330488 Interesting Article about Fedorov & Yzerman

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 02 October 2012 - 01:50 PM

I thought this was a neat little story from the Wings 97 Cup run. I actually remember this game and a play that was made after Fedorov came back into the game where he skated down the ice and beat Foote to an icing call and then tried to move the puck towards the net and drew a penalty. I remember the crowd going nuts because it was such an electric play.

I never knew the injury he came back from was that bad though.

http://www.freep.com...r-of-Hockeytown


#2317219 Holland waiting for the CBA?

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 09 July 2012 - 05:55 AM

I'm sorry, but you'll need to point me to where he said "We're satisfied with our current roster and won't be making any further moves." I haven't seen that.


"There's a small list of players out there and a lot of teams in the market," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said. "We're happy that we got the guys that we did on July 1."

That day, when unrestricted free agency began, has been the highlight of the summer for the Red Wings.

They signed goaltender Jonas Gustavsson, and forwards Mikael Samuelsson, Jordin Tootoo and Damien Brunner.

"We like our team, we like who we have," Holland said. "We'll continue to look over the market, make our (phone) calls, and continue to try and get better."



From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitne...1#ixzz207bnWxfO


#2315141 Optimism, chill people. we have options

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 04 July 2012 - 06:36 PM

The forward situation had nowhere to go but up. We made no moves last season and had a mediocre offensive to defensive ratio.

Hudler leaving (and BTW I am glad he's gone, too small and too slow) and the return of Sammy with the addition of Tootoo isn't blowing up my skirt. I don't see much of an improvement in offense, just in a more well rounded forward unit (more shots and more hitting than last season). But the main issue with forwards is SCORING and that has not been addressed or improved at all.


#2315124 Optimism, chill people. we have options

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 04 July 2012 - 06:19 PM

1. Kenny wasn't wise by not signing them. They chose to go to the Wild. Kenny would have paid those contracts too.

2. The Wings had Lidstrom over the last 20 years, and Ken Holland took over after they already had rebuilt the train wreck that was the 1980s.

3. Our situation has improved from last year how? Last year we signed Ian White and had Lidstrom and Stuart still. 'Splain yourself.

4. Flip hasn't done anything of note. He can be traded to teams that think he is a somebody though, I'll give you that.

5. 100% correct on Brunner. He could be a difference maker or the next Fabian Brunnstrom. We'll see.

6. Smith is unproven. He will get his chance this season. +/- is a useless stat for players not getting ample minutes.

7. Ericsson will definitely get more ice time. He is our #3 defenseman and better pay for himself or he could be gone as well (although there aren't that many GMs who would take that ridiculous contract, except maybe the Wild).

8. F*ck the Leafs.


#2313376 List of why Zach Parise and Ryan Suter should choose the Red Wings...

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 03 July 2012 - 12:33 AM

Because we would be the most Americanized team.


#2312611 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 02 July 2012 - 07:48 AM

All this talk about Tootoo being a d-bag on and off the ice and having personal issues doesn't really have any bearing on his "status" with the Wings Fan Kingdom.

Wings fans love our d-bags. Probert is a prime example. He was an off the ice troublemaker and a bit of a cheap-shotting goon later in his career but he is a mythic player to us now. People constantly bring up retiring his number (with Chelios on the banner) because of his reputation as a tough guy. He had his own demons and it seemed like it only added to his persona.

Now that I mention it. Chelios and Wendel Clark. Two guys that joined the Wings at the same time when most fans thought they would NEVER want to see either in a Wings jersey.

Plus, the Wings have a great history with taking a player viewed as down and out and allowing them playing time to thrive. Cleary, Olausson, Fetisov, Eaves, Larry Murphy, and Dallas Drake (who is very much a similar player to Tootoo that everyone loved while he was here). And of course Todd Bertuzzi, who most of the league and fans had gave up on and the Wings picked up TWICE. Now there are people who are so desperate for toughness on the Wings they are deluded enough to consider Bert our enforcer because he wrestled Weber a little. They are so blind to non-hockey related issues to see that the Wings just picked up one of the premiere agitators who can actually fight pretty well.

Bottom line: He's cheap, tough, and can chip in a goal here and there. Give him a chance before you sell all your Wings memorabilia.


#2312517 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 02 July 2012 - 12:11 AM

I've always wondered how I would react to him in a Wings jersey. I guess I get my wish.

I will say this. When we played Nashville I hated when he was on the ice. Not because he could score a goal, but because I knew he had the ability to catch someone with their head down (or up) and wipe them out of the game. He gives 100% when he is skating and doesn't really care what happens to his body when contact is made.


#2312507 Wings may trade Johan Franzen for Rick Nash?

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 01 July 2012 - 11:54 PM

I call BS... hard.