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#2218608 This team screams for a trade

Posted by RusDRW on 26 October 2011 - 04:39 AM

We have one of the most capable rosters in the whole league that can deliver in each and every game and all we get is clear lack of effort. I'm getting tired of all these after game quotes "We though we were prepared", "We just got beat, 7-1, so to start like that tonight, to me, is lack of preparation," "It was a disappointing effort. The coaching staff didn't do a good enough job; the players didn't do a good enough job."

We've heard such things so many times during the last two/three years. Where are the consequences? I think the real reason is that everyone on the roster feel too safe. They known that no matter how bad they play they'll never be traded. Starting from 4th line plug Miller to "superstar" Zetterberg. When intensity of the game is rather low we often win on a pure skill, when it gets higher like in the last two games we simply give up. To me this is pure lack of effort. If Bertuzzi or Zetterberg don't like to compete in games like this scratch them and call up Nyquist or Tatar.

PS For those saying that it is only two games (there are always a plenty of such guys) I recommend to watch some other teams. No team in this league gives up games so easily.


#2218610 10/25 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by Guest on 26 October 2011 - 05:22 AM

Sometimes teams play bad games. You all know this by now. I don't know why some of you can't live by it. If you really need inspiration, think back to the several times that the Stanley Cup-winning '07-'08 Red Wings squad lost to the then-lowly Blackhawks.


#2218546 10/25 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by crotty99 on 25 October 2011 - 08:35 PM

well 10 goals in 2 games for Conklin that's fantastic glad we have this piece of s***


2 games

2 games

2 games

Yes he's been bad and he deserves a lot of criticism for those 2 games, but he will bounce back. We know he's better than that. I'm not quite ready to write him off as a "piece of s***"


#2218469 10/25 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by P. Marlowe on 25 October 2011 - 07:56 PM

Top two lines now:
Holmer - Dats - Mule
Fil - Z - Cleary

Hudler is off the top six.


#2214236 How Do You Feel About The Southeast?

Posted by Scott Stevens on 11 October 2011 - 09:46 PM

Here's how I would do it:

Eastern Conference:

1) North East Division = Montreal, Winnepeg, Toronto, Ottawa
2) Colonial Division = Boston, Philadelphia, New York Rangers, Washington
3) Atlantic Division = Buffalo, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, Pittsburg
4) South East Division = Carolina, Tampa Bay, Florida, Nashville

Western Conference:

1) Midwest Division = Detroit, Columbus, Chicago, Minnesota
2) Southern Division = St. Louis, Dallas, Colorado, Phoenix
3) Pacific Division = Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose, Portland
4) North West Division = Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Seattle

Each team gets:

(6) games vs eacg division opponent = 18 games
(4) games against each non-division, conference opponent = 48 games
(1) game against each opposing conference opponent (alternate 2 divisions away / 2 divisions home each year) = 16 games

total games = 82 games

DONE.




#2214200 How Do You Feel About The Southeast?

Posted by St. Michael (the Red Wing) on 11 October 2011 - 08:23 PM

Blah I hope not. Just switch Nashville to the Southeast. Winnipeg to the Northwest and move Minnesota to the Central. Problem solved.


#2214336 Hudler?

Posted by Guest on 12 October 2011 - 12:52 PM

Alright I am done, there is no reason for a negative 12 for simply making a placeholder for the conversation we always have.

It was done so every other thread doesn't turn into it.

Got like plus three for running a draft thread that took my entire evening and get a negative 12 for a post to try and keep other threads clean. I am sick of anonymous internet hate.


First, do you really care this much about the +/- that your thread gets?

Next, understand that your thread appeared, at first glance, as yet another knee-jerk (and, in this case, absurd) trade proposal.


#2213913 Hudler?

Posted by Majsheppard on 10 October 2011 - 12:27 PM

I figured we should just have a thread for this because it comes up in every other thread at least once.

A strong start for Hudler, and Mursak a few weeks away... How much does he have to do to make him a valuable trading commodity?

EDIT: Alright I am done, there is no reason for a negative 12 for simply making a placeholder for the conversation we always have.

It was done so every other thread doesn't turn into it.

So go ahead delete it whatever. I don't care, I don't much care for online hate.

Got like plus three for running a draft thread that took my entire evening and get a negative 12 for a post to try and keep other threads clean. I am sick of anonymous internet hate.


#2212079 Season Predictions?

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 04 October 2011 - 07:22 AM

- Detroit wins the division
- Ovechkin wins the Art Ross and Hart Trophy
- Lidstrom ties Bobby Orr for Norris trophies
- Bryzgalov wins Vezina
- Crosby plays the second half of the season and Pens go deep into playoffs
- Jets make the playoffs
- Sabres do not make playoffs
- Red Wings make a significant trade at the deadline, possibly Shane Doan or Alfredsson or both.
- Canucks finish with the first seed in the West
- Bruins finish with the first seed in the East
- Neither Canucks or Bruins make it to the Conference Finals
- Final Four will be Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Washington
- Detroit vs Washington in the Finals
- Detroit wins the Stanley Cup, Lidstrom retires


#2212154 Season Predictions?

Posted by Guest on 04 October 2011 - 02:43 PM

i'd say a WCSF loss to the sharks is a good bet.


#2212022 Brunnstrom is signed.

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 03 October 2011 - 07:40 PM

Im not gonna hold my breath on this one, he had a good camp ya but he didnt hardly produce in the AHL last season.

Hopefully it works out though

It could get Hudler outta town! :D


#2211954 Brunnstrom is signed.

Posted by P. Marlowe on 03 October 2011 - 04:10 PM

He's in denial of the fact that Hudler is going to be playing on Datsyuk's line this season, after all of that bitching (and likely monitor screaming) he did at me about constantly suggesting that H/D/C be reunited.



And you too. Change the record already.


#2211940 Brunnstrom is signed.

Posted by eva unit zero on 03 October 2011 - 03:49 PM

Fixed...

Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na, Hey Hudler, Goodbye!


Hey LeftWinger... just to let you know...

Brunnstrom has scored 19 goals and 40 points in 99 NHL games. Hudler scored 10 goals and 37 points in 73 games last season; basically 25% more in terms of points. Even if you take away Hudler's time with Datsyuk (4g-10a-14pt in 11gp) he would have 6g-17a-23pt in 62gp, a pace which would give him 10-27-37 in 99 games instead of 73.

In other words, a "horrible" season by Hudler's standards, minus the highly prolific 11 game stretch with Datsyuk, can be considered equivalent offensively with the best Brunnstrom has ever performed.

Sounds like Bruno could replace Hudler at something. But it's not scoring.



#2210656 Cleary out for rest of preseason, hopes to be ready Oct. 7

Posted by NBCnothingbutcrosby on 29 September 2011 - 05:49 PM

Cleary is already getting an early hop on being injured for another season! I'm guessing another 20+ games this year as well. Worst move by Ken Holland ever, I've been saying it for the past two years. A lot of haters when I first started saying that Cleary isn't worth his money... I'm sure you'll all agree by the end of the year. Please god cut Hudler and let Brunnstrom take his spot.


#2210563 Fabian Brunnstrom

Posted by Guest on 29 September 2011 - 12:33 PM

I'd love to see him at least get a two-way contract becaue if he can get developed properly which Dallas failed to do he will be a big star. I want to see the guys in our system that have been in our system for a few years get their chances first but iff Brunnstrom can continue to play well I think he will force himself into a some type of contract with Detroit.


Brunnstrom will not be waiver-exempt regardless of if his contract is one-way or two-way. Having a two-way contract will only mean that he'll get paid less in the AHL.