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#2540788 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by rick zombo on 15 October 2014 - 10:43 AM

The grit and size should clearly show he was being sarcastic.

Not to mention two of of three biggest players franzina and kindl at like they're 4 foot 11.

 

I'm probably going to regret posting this:

 

Have you watched Franzen play this year?




#2540606 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by rick zombo on 14 October 2014 - 09:22 AM

 

Qwuintzy Suxssss!!!!!!!!

 

Bad Pass Goals :lol:




#2540603 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by rick zombo on 14 October 2014 - 08:57 AM

 

I think the point is that Holland shouldn't get credit for anything...ever. 

 

Word. It's getting reallyf****** old.




#2540592 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by rick zombo on 13 October 2014 - 11:54 PM

 

Legwand wasn't our biggest free agent acquisition in years though, and he at least played. Weiss has been a healthy scratch. Again, a player with a $4.9 million cap hit has been a healthy scratch for the first two games of the season. Sure, Babcock might not like him, but I don't think Holland would let that fly if there wasn't a damn good reason, or if Weiss simply isn't really ready. He may be "healthy" relative to his prior injury problems, but perhaps his conditioning is not close to where it should be, or something along those lines. This can't be so simple as "Babcock doesn't like him." I get that it's easy to cast Babcock in such a way when you're making broad strokes, but you don't get away with making decisions to bench a player like Weiss for petty reasons in the NHL.

 

We signed this guy to be our 2nd line center a little over a year ago; he's the 3rd highest paid player on the team that's not a goalie. He's got a deal that's structured almost the same salary-wise as Kronwall's, who is the anchor of our defense! If this goes on, I think you have to figure that Holland is in agreement with Babcock on the matter, and if so, Weiss is currently at a sub-Samuelsson level within the organization. Even Sammy started the first couple games last year before we had to worry about injuries to stars like we have this year, and he wasn't even making nearly as much money. Nothing about this smells right.

 

I liked this because you’ve just successfully coined the phrase “sub-Samuelsson”. Which I’m going to start using all the time. 

 

“Sucks that your new car got scratched"

 

“Yeah, that was totally sub-Samuelson"

 

:lol:




#2539938 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by rick zombo on 11 October 2014 - 07:15 PM

I’m starting to remember why I hate Anaheim. 

 

Adding Kesler was like throwing a little more poop onto the big pile of poop. 




#2539812 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by rick zombo on 11 October 2014 - 10:49 AM

AN ARGUEMENT FEATURING DeGraa55

 

:lol: 




#2539721 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by rick zombo on 10 October 2014 - 12:26 PM

I find it hilarious when people say that Babcock is going to leave Detroit due to being frustrated with the team Holland is putting together to go to Toronto. If I were Babcock, I would be excited with all the young guys up/about to come up. I know people get frustrated with Quincey and Cleary, but those guys will not be here in 2 years, the kids are taking over. Holland just wants to slowly integrate them into the lineup opposed to just shoving them all in at ala Edmonton. A guy like Quincey is just a holdover until a guy like Sproul is ready. Having too many kids at once can be a bad thing, you need vets, its getting that balance.

 

Who the hell would ever want to leave Detroit to go to The Leafs anyway? :lol:

 

Seriously though.........




#2539676 Kindl on the block

Posted by rick zombo on 10 October 2014 - 08:25 AM

Yup, Quincey had a terrible game... Do you even watch the games? Or do you just repeat the same old drivel after every game not knowing what really happened?...

I'll agree that they had one bad shift together where they had trouble getting the puck out of the zone, but other than that, Quincey was solid. No he wasn't spectacular by any means but that's not what we expect from Quincey, we just need him to play solid defense, which he did.

 

Also, Quincey does have some trade value for sure, and it wouldn't surprise me if a couple teams have some interest in Kindl in a few weeks as well.

 

Nah man. Quincey's supposed to suck, so he sucked. Also, Cleary sucked hard. So did Jason Williams and Derek Meech.




#2539651 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by rick zombo on 10 October 2014 - 12:15 AM

People are saying the wings will have a great year AFTER ONE GAME? Really? Please look at these last few years. The wins always start good then they get broken down and we know how things go from there.


It was a great game and smith looked good(like I've been saying for a year now) as well as the rest of the kids.

Hopefully Franzen stays in his beast mode while dat is out. Cause we all know that 40 game stretch of floating Franzen will happen.

Also find it funny people complaining about Abby in top line and he gets the first goal lol. Holland pleeeeease find a top line winger pleeeeease I beg of you!!!!!

 

You’ve been the one eager to point out that they were going to have a bad year based on ZERO games. So, whatever. 




#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: