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#2364593 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 March 2013 - 10:42 PM

When Bert gets back or if he gets back he should replace Abby immediately. I can't see Tartar going anywhere. He's got a bit of Danny Briere in him. Babcock isn't stupid when Sammy gets back Sammy goes on waivers.

 

I doubt it.  Besides it's not Babcock that makes that decision...and Holland loves him some Sammy...it is SOP in this organization that as long as the player has options to be sent down, he will. No matter the skill he possesses...when all forwards are healthy, Tatar and Andersson will go back to GR...unless they make it to the time of year when you are allowed to expand your roster. Stupid, yes, but that's Hollands MO.



Hey here's a thought...maybe we are all reading it wrong....maybe Tatar IS in the top 6 and Datsyuk got demoted to the bottom 6....hmmmm.....




#2364566 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 March 2013 - 09:37 PM

Datsyuk should be able to make the players around him better.

 

Well, I guess, but it seems that Cleary and Abby are just dragging him down.  Maybe if one of them were there Dats could make that one player better, but when both players are clearly in a whole different class than him, Dats can just shake his head when he makes a great play only to have Cleary screw it up or Abby whiff on the shot...



Brunner didn't come from GR either.  In other words, he never had to climb up the hierarchy.  Plus he's not signed either is he?  He gets ice time or potentially walks.

 

esteef

 

For sure, but my point being Brunner was put there and proved himself worthy...Tatar wouldn't waste to opportunity either.  He is already proving he belongs in the NHL, but if given the same playing time as Franzia, I think he plays just as good as Brunner and renders Franzia useless...which he already is anyway.




#2364489 Leafs Komisarek demands trade. wants to play.

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 March 2013 - 06:50 PM

Won't happen....with Detroit and Toronto joining the same division next season, this is the same situation as Columbus refusing to deal with Detroit...

 

 

Besides, our guys are gelling right now, pretty well.  Add Danny Dekeyser and our D will rock into next season...I still don't like Q, but that's me, he is at least playing pretty solid right now, I can say the same for Kindl. I know Cola is on the roster next season but put him on waivers after training camp...

 

 

Kronwall - Ericsson

Quincey - Smith

Dekeyser - Lashoff

Kindl (Huskins for depth)




#2364351 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 March 2013 - 03:20 PM

If Babcock would put together the correct lines, we wouldn't be debating the Kane shootout (lack of) move(ing.)




#2364315 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 March 2013 - 03:12 PM

yep....blame this lose on a lack of offense.  I blame this on Babcock.




#2364233 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 March 2013 - 02:57 PM

Ironic that a defense which dominated this game are the ones at fault (Ericsson, then Kronwall) to help Chicago extend the streak...

 

Lets hope for the 2 points....




#2364039 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 March 2013 - 02:30 PM

Cleary with ANOTHER bonehead play....




#2362589 2/27 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Kings 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 February 2013 - 05:53 AM

this was not a badly officiated game. 

penners hit was not a cheapshot it was just a lovetap saying "thank you for your stay in the LA Area". :)

 

 

if Number 87 was a Red Wing this game would be 10-2 easily . ;) ;)

 

Brandon Pettigrew? Nah, he would just drop the puck off his stick....




#2362136 Gus Nyquist...

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

Everytime Nyquist is here, Babcock plays him in the bottom 6....much like he is doing with Tatar...I think he should have his shot in the top6 like Brunner has been given, if he still has the same results as he has had in the past, then maybe it's time to move forward without him...but I think given top 6 minutes consistently, he will shine....as would Tatar if Babcock would put him there...

 

Filppula - Datsyuk - Tatar

Nyquist - Zetterberg - Brunner

 

 

Role with it and lets see what plays out!




#2362131 Ed Olczyk, professional broadcaster, professional idiot

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 February 2013 - 09:35 PM

 

Edzo, you should defend yourself, do you know how many people you could've hurt by falling down and not fighting Probie?

 

Probert fighting Olczyk is about the equivalent of Carcillo charging at Yakapov...Edzo the idiot.

 

edit: Don't know why the video doesn't show in the post, I used the link button...sorry...




#2362118 Hudler/Brunner

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

Steve Yzerman

 

Nah, Yzerman was 28 when Bowman took over coaching, so I guess it's just between the ages of 26 and 27 when you cannot learn anything new...




#2362094 Ed Olczyk, professional broadcaster, professional idiot

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

What Ed should have said was: "Carcillo should be more careful when throwing a body check, he needs to pick his spots and pick them well because he has to know if someone sees him coming, they are going to try to get out of the way, which could result in Carcillo flying over Nail's shoulder and smacking his head or hurting his neck. And that's what could have happened here...."

 

The straw that broke it for me is when he said that Yakapov should get a penalty for ducking out of the way....what an idiot.




#2361876 Ed Olczyk, professional broadcaster, professional idiot

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

Ok, so now avoiding a hit should be illegal according to Edzo? What was Doc's reaction to this statement I wonder? I would hope it was like, huh? WTF are you talking about?




#2361781 Hudler/Brunner

Posted by LeftWinger on 26 February 2013 - 10:49 PM

Hudler has no one to blame other than himself in my opinion.

 

He seemed to figure the NHL out in the 07-08 and 08-09 seasons. Then he went to Russia and the rest is history....

 

I don't know....I think Hudler could blame me a little bit! :P




#2361526 Brunner Equals Clutch/Work on Signing *merged

Posted by LeftWinger on 26 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

He'll get a 1 year around $2M....why? Because Holland will tell the agent "lets see what he does over an 82 game season and then we'll talk long term..."

 

Brunner has never played more than a 50 game season and it would be a big gamble to reward someone a large contract based on playing 48 games in the NHL...I know it's been done, and it just may happen, but I think they will agree on a raise for a year, then if he does net 40+ goals, go from there...

 

then again, you can flip the coin and Holland may want to give him a contract for about 4 years at a modest raise of around $3M-$4M, then if Brunner does put up 40 goals or more, he has him for a nice discount....