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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Today, 07:52 AM

Not going to revisit my view of "The Choice" and how much I hated it once Hossa left for Chicago.

 

I was most certainly in the vast minority when it came to Hudler hate, so I may not have been the only one persay, but I never liked him, and them when he came back from KHL, and he proved how bad he was, 99% of the people here started jumping all over him. 

 

It's whatever, I've always felt Helm was a 4th liner, and as long as he was getting paid like one, and not being put in the top 6 like last year, I really had no huge issue with him, but now? 5 years, $3.8M, the fact that he is directly responsible for mantha and AA having to start in GR, its a waste of a roster spot, and a waste of valuable cap space.  Now if Miller and Ott weren't signed and Helm was given $2M to be 4th line, that would be fine. But its not the case, so now when he is making so much money and missing the net 99 out of a 100 times and only scoring 10 goals, thats a problem.

 

I have said, I would rather none of the 3 be signed, but at least the other two will be playing where they belong, not demanding to be top 9 and getting paid like it, but only performing like a bottom 3 guy...its simple. But that is fine, we'll see how he's used and how he plays. He could break out and become a 20-25 goal scorer, but I'm almost 100% positive he won't....just like (before the head problems) 2008 Franzen never "showed back up" after his "major contract." Never...

 

if I had a dollar for everyone who said "when 2008 Franzen shows up" or "playoff Franzen" since 2010, I'd have as much money as he does!


In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Yesterday, 10:49 PM

I wouldn't say Helm is definitively the best 3rd line center in the league, but I do think he's one of the best (if not the best). The stats are there to prove it. What evidence do you want? I'm not going to compare every 3rd line center in the league, but if you wanted to take the time to do so, I guarantee Helm would stack up quite well with the competition.

Hahaha give it a f***ing rest Lefty. You of all people shouldn't be gloating about being "right". You've got to be one of the worst for trying to pass your personally bias on a player as fact. Once you start to hate on a player (for whatever reason), there's no amount of reasoning or facts that will change your mind. You weren't right on Franzen, or anyone else. In fact, every one of those players are better than you'll ever give them credit for and Helm is no different...


Yep, because I always supported Hudler and Cleary and Franzen and Howard. You can go back for about two years now and see my dislike for Helm. Especially when they try to play him top 6. But it's fine, I know what my opinions have been for all these bums for a long time. You may not have been around, but my Hudler hate was well known and well...ahem...warned about... :huh: as well has Franzen.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Yesterday, 06:28 PM

Ya, he's so far and beyond the best 3rd line center that when he retires, the league is going to retire the #43 from every team.

I give it until December and 98% of his "supporters " will have turned on him. Just like Ericsson, just like Franzen, just like howard, just like Cleary and just like Hudler. You better believe when it happens, I'm just going to sit back and smile! Ya, right!you'll never hear the end of it! Ericsson, right! Franzen, right! Howard, right! Cleary and hudler? Yep, right again!

In Topic: Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Yesterday, 05:14 PM

As was Fedorov. Lest we mention again, a Hart AND Selke in the same year. Which, btw, was a year that featured all of Gretzky, Lemieux and Messier. If he played D for an entire year, no doubt in hell he'd win a Norris. The ONLY reason his number may not get retired is a personal vendetta.

BTW, Gretzky Lemieux and Messier were not ever considered a Hart AND Selke winner, let alone the same year they were winning Hart trophies.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Yesterday, 05:03 PM

I bring it up in this topic. It was a waste of a roster spot and $4M. For 5 years!

Jurco, Pulkkinen, Mantha, AA...they all deserve that roster spot over helm...Miller and ott are pegged for 4th line work, helm snatched valuable 3rd line minutes from more deserving players. Ok, if miller or ott werror not signed, then stick helm on the 4th, but definitely not at $4M. Waste of a 3rd line spot and waaaaaaY overpaid as a 4th liner. He's nothing but a 4th liner, period. PK guy sure, but 4th line pkers don't get $4M, they get $2M. If he's on the 3rd line, he's taking up a spot one of the 4 kids I mentioned.