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In Topic: 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Yesterday, 11:32 AM

stop calling him Mule, stop calling him Pav, stop calling him Z....jeez, these names are used so we don't have to type the entire name out. If you enjoy writing Nestrasil everytime you talk about him, go for it. I for one, do not care if people call him Nesty.

In Topic: Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Yesterday, 11:28 AM

You said it...wow.  This guy is damaged goods, there should be a clause in contracts that state if you continue to fail physicals or cannot play an extended amount of time for so many years in row, your contract can be voided without penalty.  He was hurt when he came here and hasn't been able to play hard since.  I like the guy and would love to give him a chance, but at what point do you wash your hands and put him on LTIR? He has got to be the highest paid player in the NHL when you break down his pay per minute played...sometimes you win in UFA, sometimes you lose...I am about ready to chalk this up to a loss.

In Topic: 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Yesterday, 11:20 AM

and this is not a bashing Nyquist thing....if you krsmith want to get technical about first season in the league, in Nyquist's first 40 games in the NHL he only had 13 points prior to him hitting on all cylinders last season, lets gice Nesty a chance to get his feet wet for a bit. Nobody is calling him the next Yzerman or even the next Nyquist (btw, calling Nyquist a future ELITE player is really pushing it, that would mean he will be up there with Crosby, Malkin and Stampkos...not happening.) And Jesusberg, regarding Mule, he has had years to get his feet wet, he is what he is and nothing better. He is not the difference in us being Cup contenders and not being Cup contenders...You let it go, he will never be that impact player that Holland was hoping for when he chose to let Hossa walk...BTW Mule had 5 points in 1 game before, hasn't changed the type of player he has turned into.


Nesty is doing just fine in his rookie campaign and does not deserve to be waived after only 9 games. It would be different if he had waiver exemptions, then yes, maybe send him back down to hone his skills some more, but no way is he bad enough to be put on waivers. Jeez, give him a chance to prove something rather than condemn him to waivers after 9 games on the 3rd and 4th lines playing with checkers...

In Topic: 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Yesterday, 08:42 AM

The thing about Abby in the top 6.  He is good, but no doubt Datsyuk and Zetterberg make him look better.  This goes to show that yes, if you put someone on their line, they will perform better. So all the guys who are maybe struggling elsewhere that we have all talked about signing or acquiring, would indeed re-discover their scoring playing with the Euro-Twins. I believe included in that would be Heatley and Iginla as well as Semin, etc...speaking of which, is Heatley hurt? I noticed he has only played in one game. Iginla is right up there in scoring on Colorado, but he cannot be enjoying being in last place... Oh well, I just hope Abby keeps this up and Franzen returns in tip top shape. That could only be a better thing for us!

In Topic: 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Yesterday, 08:34 AM

Nesty will be fine....I seem to remember a certain Nyquist not doing too much last season until January then he lit up the league.  Not saying Nesty is going to light up the league, but lets give him some time to get acclimated to the NHL.  I'd rather be paying Nesty his small contract for his production than paying someone $5.5M for he same production.  Besides, Nesty is an RFA this off season, you don't want him lighting up 30 goals and then have to pay him $4M as well as Nyquist do you? I'd rather him have a learning season in the NHL and then get a modest pay increase in the off season.  When Weiss returns, he is either going to bump Jurco (waiver exempt) down or Cleary, or he just may waive that NTC in order to get top playing minutes elsewhere.