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In Topic: Training Camp Thread

Yesterday, 05:14 PM

I really don't have an issue with Cleary IF he's playing at an effective level. What I do wonder is if spreading the forwards around so much is going to hurt the team at all. Camp lines are only camp lines, but they're running something like:
Miller-Glendening-Sheahan? (I think? I've seen Sheahan on a line with Jurco, though.)
It just feels weird to see the players spread around like that. I'm sure things will sort themselves out during the exhibition games, though.

Camp lines only camp lines indeed.

Those are not the lines we'll see on October 9th and if they are, I'm going to cry.

In Topic: Barry Trotz Wants Ovechkin to be more like Yzerman

20 September 2014 - 12:24 PM

Ovie? Like Yzerman? More defensive?


Excuse me for a second while I…….



In Topic: Flames adding Truculence...Yonkman, Gillies PTO

19 September 2014 - 08:02 AM

Is tanking something to be proud of ? Of Course not -at least not for me- but the league is making it harder and harder for teams like the Wings to ice a great roster. And yeah personally I'd rather be a bottom 5 team than one that barely misses the playoffs and get's some midrange picks.


You make it sound like these are the only two choices. This barely missing (or is that 'barely making?')  the playoffs thing is new to the Wings. I feel like if they can hold ground over the next couple of seasons, we're going to see them slowly moving back into contention. I like to think that 5-7 years down the road when Detroit can contend for a cup again, that I'll look back on the years leading up to this more fondly than I would if they had to be Buffalo/Florida/Edmonton/Chicago/Pittsburgh bad in order to get there.


If they can pull of the rebuild-on-the-fly this time? That IMO will be Holland's legacy.

In Topic: Flames adding Truculence...Yonkman, Gillies PTO

19 September 2014 - 07:57 AM


Nah that's not what I'm trying to say but I really understand what Burkie is trying to do here. He knows his team won't be even close to playoff contention so he goes out and brings in a bunch of tough guys not only for entertainment but also for protection (Gaudreau is heavily undersized and the rats would have taken advantage of him) but now there are some big SOBs looking over his shoulder :-)

. It's year two of their rebuild and let's be honest players like Eichel and McDavid aren't there every year so I can understand why teams want to get them.


You're right. What Burke's doing does make sense. It's not what most GMs would do, but it's how he rolls. Fair enough.

In Topic: Flames adding Truculence...Yonkman, Gillies PTO

18 September 2014 - 11:20 PM

And a chance to draft Eichel or McDavid


See, to me, you say that like it’s something to be proud of. Any team can take a crack at theses two if they are prepared to suck a whole ton of ass for a year. 


Maybe I’m misreading your tone. If so I apologize. 


I know some people wish the Wings would just tank and get some top 5 picks but I’d be more proud, as a fan, if this team was able to get back into contention without really breaking stride.