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#2539220 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by rick zombo on 09 October 2014 - 09:20 AM

On the plus side, this might be the biggest group of forwards we've played in a while. A pretty decent mix of size to go with the smaller, faster skilled guys.

 

Abdlekader

Franzen

Sheahan

Jurco

Nestrasil

Andersson

 

Half of the forwards at least  6'1"/200 lbs.

 

I know Franzen and Andersson aren't overly physical, but as a Wings fan, I'll take what I can get.




#2539055 23 man roster set... say hi to your 2014/15 Wings

Posted by rick zombo on 08 October 2014 - 12:04 PM

Yup, and so are the Hockey News.

 

In fact, they are predictiong Florida to finish higher in the standings

 

http://www.thehockey...nley-cup-picks/

 

On a related note, wtf happened with this parity thing. LA-Boston-Chicago? How the f*** is that any different than the days of Colorado-Detroit-New Jersey. Sometimes I feel like all the salary cap has accomplished is to neuter The Red Wings.




#2539034 How different things could have been

Posted by rick zombo on 08 October 2014 - 10:55 AM

If only we still had that centre depth...

 

What are you talking about? We have, like, 7 on the roster right now :lol:




#2539020 23 man roster set... say hi to your 2014/15 Wings

Posted by rick zombo on 08 October 2014 - 09:16 AM

I'm not fine with any professional hockey team that realistically plans to use all of Abdelkader, Helm, Miller, Glendening, and Andersson.  Nevermind Nestrasil, he'll be gone in a week or two. 

 

Three...maaaaaaybe four of those guys could play on my team.  But not all of them.  We've got mediocre talent eating up a lot of roster spots and minutes.  Until we don't, this team will stay mediocre. 

 

"But...but...but...Kip, Mike Babcock says Darren Helm and Justin Abdelkader are too good to be on the fourth line". 

 

So what?

 

Kris Draper won the Selke, scored more than either of them, and played on the fourth line for most of his career. 

 

Ice a real roster or lose games.  It's pretty simple. 

 

Come on Kip. Those guys are all good for 40 goals.

 

Between the 5 of them.

 

If things go well.

 

f***




#2538990 Kindl on the block

Posted by rick zombo on 07 October 2014 - 11:48 PM

I guess an optimist would look at this clusterf*** of a situation and say “Hey, It’s cool that we have this 21 year old, future top 4 D man that’s already good enough to play in the NHL. And what’s that? There’s at least two more? Sweet”.

 

Some of the people losing their s*** over Ouellett’s demotion were the same posters who were cautioning the rest of us to not over-rate the prospects. 




#2538987 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by rick zombo on 07 October 2014 - 11:37 PM

All I’m getting from this thread is that some Wings fans have a serious lack of respect for Drew Miller.

 

Of course it all depends on what your idea of a fourth liner is. For example, Brian Burke’s idea of a fourth liner is someone who can bench press the tough guy playing on the third line. Babcock seems to like guys that can complete a full 82 game schedule, be smart, sort of versatile, and kill some penalties. 

 

At one point last year Miller was getting 2nd line minutes because of injuries. As ridiculous as that seems, image Barch or McGrattan or Bollig squaring off against Partick Kane or Marion Hossa for a full game  :lol:

 

Also, why does this thread even exist? We’re quoting Krys Barch now? This guy is a ******.

 

IMO, of course. :blind:  




#2538815 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by rick zombo on 07 October 2014 - 02:22 PM

Remember that things can still happen before thursday. And even if it doesn't, it won't be long before Ouellet is on the team one way or another. Babcock has clearly stated his wish by practicing XO with Quincey and having Kindl/Lashoff as extras. 

 

Good point. Your logic seems downright Spockly in comparison to some other (over)reactions.




#2538814 23 man roster set... say hi to your 2014/15 Wings

Posted by rick zombo on 07 October 2014 - 02:18 PM

 

Hi...where exactly are you going with your rant, and why, what's your point?  I've just posted a factual direct link from the newspaper.  Do you beat your dog for alerting you to a fire too?

 

This is the NHL mandated set roster that needs to be filed by 5 pm today, that's why I created this post, 3 months of speculation is over.  The only rotation in and out of game day this Thursday will be the 3 gray sweaters who may not play of Cleary, Weiss and Nosehole. 

 

But thank you for creating assumptions about a quote someone else made that I posted and what I was 'actually' implying.  I had no idea that was what I was thinking...are you my wife?  You must be my wife.

 

:nhl_crach:

 

LOL.

 

Tell me this. The Babcock quote you slapped on your "factual" post wasn't a lame-ass attempt at some sort of coy editorial? You weren't trying to stir the pot?

 

If I had a dog that woke me becasue of a fire I doubt he'd add "and by the way m*****f*****, the fire is all your fault"




#2538806 23 man roster set... say hi to your 2014/15 Wings

Posted by rick zombo on 07 October 2014 - 02:00 PM

Oulette needs to be with the Wings.  Simple as that.

 

No s***. It's like Holland's driving a car with two bald rear tires but refuses to change them becasue then they'll go to waste.




#2538794 23 man roster set... say hi to your 2014/15 Wings

Posted by rick zombo on 07 October 2014 - 01:52 PM

 

"The best players will play..." - Mike Babcock

 

We really need this thread? As if this roster won't change a zillion times between now and Christmas. Hell, it'll probably change again before Thursday.

 

Also, in case you haven't noticed, the best players on the 23 man roster will actually play.

 

The 23 man roster is decided by Holland. So implying Babcock is a hypocrite is actually kind of naive.




#2538765 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by rick zombo on 07 October 2014 - 01:15 PM

The best players will play. 

 

You've been waiting to post this haven't you :lol:




#2538728 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by rick zombo on 07 October 2014 - 11:01 AM

 

I hope so.  I guess I have to give them the benefit of the doubt for now.  I just can't help but think they're grasping at straws.  Like when they put Hudler on the PP point.  Or Eaves.  Or Alfie.  Or Sammy. 

 

Hell, I'm just happy that Cleary,Bert, and Samuelsson are nowhere to be found on either of these units. Unlike game 1 last year. For now, you won't hear me complain - not a peep.




#2538569 Holland interview with Mickey comment about a trade

Posted by rick zombo on 06 October 2014 - 02:29 PM

I'm not really sure what's bothering you guys about it.  People are discussing the last trade Holland made, in a thread about the next trade Holland will make.  Seems pretty relevant to me. 

 

Here, I'll fix it so that everybody around here is happy...

 

Durr...Cleary...Quincey...Durr Hurr...Kindl sux...Durr Hurr Hurr.

 

I think the issue is that some people act like the Legwand deal represents Holland's career personified. Like the guy can't be trusted to make another trade or run his team. That's the issue for me anyway. There weren't nearly as many theads and posts praising Holland in 08 as there have been ones bashing him this summer and so far this fall. I know it's the nature of sports and sports fans, but I grow weary.

 

 

Exactly and I think there are more than enough reason to be scared about that, given the last trade activity history.

 

Case in point.




#2538539 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by rick zombo on 06 October 2014 - 11:12 AM

 

You mean fourth line winger.  Babs actually had him playing on Glendening's wing lol. 

 

Babcock would probably move Crosby to Glendennings wing. #realgud




#2538505 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by rick zombo on 06 October 2014 - 09:39 AM

Babs clearly has a problem with Weiss. He put him with AHLers in preseason and now won't let him into the lineup to start the season (probably because he didn't perform in preseason). Give the guy a chance to impress you. 

 

I suppose it could also just mean that he's trying to bring Weiss along slowly? Who knows with Babcock, he can be weird sometimes. See: Legwand, David - 4th line center.