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#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....




#2361278 2/24 GDT : Canucks 3 at Red Wings 8

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 February 2013 - 06:51 PM

Last nights whining from Canucks fans has inspired a new GDT for me.

 

Hockeytown0001 already does a fantastic job with them here so mine won't be necessary, but here is the header, which I'll add the rosters/stats and standings to.

 

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:lol: Quincey with that hairdo looks like Patrick Dempsey... oh Dr. McDreamy!




#2361198 Wings sign (D) Brian Lashoff to 3-year, $2.175m extension

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

My bet is that if Holland adds a dman at the deadline, Kindl will be part of the package that goes in return. Kinda like Pushor in the Mironov deal, and Kuznetson in the Schneider deal.



 

I don't know. It would make sense. Lashoff can't go back to GR without hitting waivers starting next season, and if they wanted to give him a 2 way deal they wouldn't have given him 3 years.

KuznetsoV, but who is keeping track! :P

 

I would like that too...Maybe Quincey and Kindl in a package? :ninja:




#2361179 Wings sign (D) Brian Lashoff to 3-year, $2.175m extension

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

Not shocked by this at all! He was given the chance and took it! Way to go Brian, hold on tight!

 

 

 

Kindl's future? Just what I have been saying...trade bait. Won't get too much in return, but if someone offers a 3rd rounder, I'll take it!




#2360923 2/24 GDT : Canucks 3 at Red Wings 8

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

WTF is all this 2.0 bull? Can't a player be a player? Brunner is Brunner...period. He has 10 goals in 19 games, which would equate to apprx. 42 goals over an entire season. He is/was a great find and we have Stacy Roest to thank for him, not Andersson, not Holland.  He should be re-signed, he should get about $2M and he should be our best scorer since Hossa. He has proven he can play in the NHL and deserves to stay. No way Holland lets this guy walk, he didn't cost him an asset or a draft pick. He is found money basically.  But in no way is he anyone 2.0...he is Damien Brunner and he has arrived in the NHL...Thank you Stacy.




#2360589 2/24 GDT : Canucks 3 at Red Wings 8

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2013 - 06:15 PM

Phantom penalty...clean, open ice hit...charging?




#2360518 2/24 GDT : Canucks 3 at Red Wings 8

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

Nice to see Tootoo was at least ONE signing that Holland did right!  Slap all of you who hated it! :P




#2360267 Red Wings to be in an Eastern conference in latest NHL/NHLPA proposal

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

Here is what I think would be great for next year:

 

 

Eastern:

 

Div. 1

 

Boston Bruins

New Jersey Devils

Philadelphia Flyers

New York Rangers

Brooklyn Islanders

 

Div. 2

 

Detroit Red Wings

Toronto Maple Leafs

Buffalo Sabres

Montreal Canadiens

Ottawa Senators

 

Div. 3

 

Florida Panthers

Tampa Bay Lightning

Carolina Hurricanes

Washington Capitals

Pittsburgh Penguins

 

Western Conference

 

Div. 1

 

Columbus Blue Jackets

Chicago Blackhawks

St. Louis Blues

Nashville Predators

Dallas Stars

 

Div. 2

 

Minnesota Wild

Winnipeg Jets

Edmonton Oilers

Calgary Flames

Vancouver Canucks

 

Div. 3

 

Colorado Avalanche

San Jose Sharks

Anaheim Ducks

LA Kings

Phoenix Coyotes




#2360248 Red Wings to be in an Eastern conference in latest NHL/NHLPA proposal

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

No. I want that too.

You may be the only two then....

 

Wings belong in the East.  Even throwing tradition of the O6 out the window, they are in the Eastern Time Zone and need to be in the East.  Plus it will force Holland's hand to adapt this team to a larger type player style of team.  Today the best teams are in the East and the Wings need to be with the best teams... I am all for it! Even if it means being in that division that would whoop us around for a bit, but like I said, it'll force Holland to change his team to compete in an Eastern Conference type of game...




#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...