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#2360235 Dan Cleary appreciation thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2013 - 01:09 PM

I am glad he is playing better and seems to have found a bit of his game.  Unfortunately there is no room on this team for him next season. BUT as well all know, Holland keeps his vet's until they retire (no matter how their game has dropped (Draper, Maltby)) so I fully expect Cleary to be re-signed and one of our kids being stuck in GR again to rot away. Also takes a roster spot away from possibly signing a real scorer in the off season. Thanks for the time Cleary, but it's time to go.  Andersson and Tatar are ready to be here 100% and I'd still love to have someone like Perry on this team.  I would sacrifice Cleary for any of those players to be here...

#2360232 Tomas Tatar Is Jiri Hudler 2.0

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

Correct me if Im wrong but 2.0 is the updated better, faster more effecient version from the original....right?


Yes, but putting him in a sentence with Hudler takes away from what Tatar actually is!


Let's just say Tomas Tatar is the real deal. Maybe he can become the Sniper we need! With Brunner and Tatar showing how quick they can score, our rebuils may not be too far away...also allows Holland to focus on Defense this off season, which is our glaring need!


Tatar is not a 2.0 of anyone, unless his father is named Tomas as well!


Tatar is himself, and a GD good hockey player!


He should be playing with Datsyuk.

#2358308 Red Wings' Future

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

Looking forward mostly to Sproul and Oullet completely destroying competition on their way to our top 4 D. Those 2 with Smith and Kronwall in the top 4 with the 3rd pairing hopefully being Ericsson and Backman/Lashoff (6/7), that's a top 6 that should be quite a bit better than the s*** we're going through currently. On forward i agree with the sleeper pick of Athaniesou. If we get him on a 3rd scoring line with Helm, their speed together will give teams fits and ready momentum for the top line to carry forward and dominate games. Jurco seems like a great pick, but i would like to see him play with GR a bit. He's one of the reasons i was most annoyed with the no pre-season this year cause he in all likelyhood would have played in the games and then went down to give him the taste of NHL. Nyquist and Smith I don't really consider prospects anymore along with Tatar cause they'd all be full time NHLers if it wasn't for Smith being injured and Holland signing lineup tampons like Sammy. Jarnkrok and McKee i'm really looking forward to seeing more of. Scouting on Jarnkrok says he has a playstyle like Z and McKee is a big nasty MF that would look nice patrolling the blueline. McKee and Tootoo could be our bash brothers.

 I think with McKee back there, Kronwall may grow a backbone again...

#2358302 Jordin Tootoo

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 February 2013 - 01:49 PM

If anyone can justify Franzine earning his $3.9M with his lazy lackluster play...then Tootoo more than earns his $1.9M pay.  He was brought in for a reason, a role, he is filling it perfectly and giving 110% every night, night after night...


I hope he signs another contract after this one....


Let me ask all of you Tootoo doubters...do you think Kronwall is earning his contract right now? How about Quincey? Sammy? White? Cola? I think if anyone is earning his money, its Tootoo for sure!

#2358254 Howard = Average

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 February 2013 - 12:11 PM

While I hope he doesn't top $5M per...I definitely don't see him at less than $3M. That is just poop talk.  If he gets $3.5M - $4M that would be great, because if Holland does the right thing and buys out Bert and Sammy, trades Q there is plenty of cap room to re-sign Brunner, Smith, Lashoff, Filppula and Andersson along with courting a Sniper for $7M+ and another D-Man (Douglas Murray) for $4M+...


Even if Howard got $4.5M that would all still work.

#2358240 From the Urban Dictionary

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 February 2013 - 11:21 AM

"...not much going on today, kids are in school, laundry is done, garbage is out....there is a good movie on AMC I haven't seen in a long time.  I think I will just stay in the sweat pants and Franzen around the house all day..."

#2358121 2/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 February 2013 - 11:16 PM

Next game line combos please:


Fil - Dats - Tatar

Tootoo - Zetterberg - Brunner

Miller - Andersson - Abby

Eaves - Emmerton - Cleary



PLEASE!!! Babcock, get you head out of your ass!!!!!!!!1111

#2357973 2/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 February 2013 - 10:19 PM

Well how fitting and deserving was that goal? The Hockey Gods shined down on Tootoo right there!

#2357948 2/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

This game is a glaring example of why we need a sniper... D is pretty solid, goalie making saves when asked to....but scoring gone.

#2357881 2/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 February 2013 - 09:18 PM

Speaking of Camera angles...I sure hate the main camera being 900 miles away from the ice surface! The Joe's vantage point is far superior to all these newer arenas! I do not look forward to the new arena and it's crappy camera setups....

#2357582 2/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

I like it!


Let's beat Trashville please for the sanity of the entire site tonight.


Wings win 4-3 after starting with a 4-0 lead.


Lashoff 4 goals

Howard 3 assists

Hudler 2 assists




Honestly, I think it would be more fun if they fell down 3-0 then came back and won 4-3....if they go up 4-0 then that means they take a big dump and nearly lose it! I like coming back from 3 down to win it with an actual game winning goal!

#2357473 Howard = Average

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 February 2013 - 10:55 AM

Bottom line and this should end the discussion:


Howard is an above average goalie, but he is being made to look average because of the Defense, not his play.  If not for some of the saves he has made this season, the Wings could very well only have 2 wins thus far. If Holland addresses the D needs, then we will see a pre-injury Howard from last season again...it's all on Holland to get this turned around. PS, injuries are not the problem...

#2357471 Minnesota's Devin Setoguchi faces discplinary hearing for hit on Q

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

Seto should have gotten disciplined by taking a stick to the mouth himself, or a fist, but unfortunately for us, Babs and Holland are back to the same old "let the league handle it" and "our PP is our enforcer" because much like when everyone sat and watched Stuart get the flying elbow in Calgary a couple years back with noone defending him, everyone just sat and watched this happen. Glad they scored in that PP or else I would have been really disappointed....oh wait. WTF!?!?

#2357226 Jonas Gustavsson recalled from GR, Mrazek sent back down

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

I wish I could get excited, but its only gonna be just as bad for Monster.  I believe that M-Raz is better than both Howie and Monster, but if you aren't going to address to crap defense, it doesn't matter who is in goal.  Good news that Monster is healthy, but I have a feeling its not gonna help the Wings....Welcome back Jonas! Pull that seatbelt one more notch and hold on!

#2357008 2/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Wild 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

Just what is Fil supposed to do with Cleary and Sammy on his line?