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#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?

#2356272 Howard = Average

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 February 2013 - 11:31 PM

An in his prime Brodeur would have a hard time with all the horrific turnovers this D produces. What we need is another top D man and less injuries


While I concur with this regarding our D, I am all for giving Howard a break and letting M-Raz get about 4 or 5 games in a row so Jimmy gets that little (or huge) push he needs to "defend" his #1 spot.  M-Raz is ready, and in two years he could very well be the #1 guy here. IMO he has more skills than Howard and is/will be the better of the two. Howard needs to sit and get angry about it and secure his job for the next couple of seasons...oh ya, winning big games in the playoffs once in awhile would help too...but that is a different book and right now this team is not in that story...

#2356262 2/15 GDT : Anaheim Ducks 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 February 2013 - 11:15 PM

What do you all expect? The team is playing without four top-six players, the team's best grinder, and an important defenseman. And don't give me the nonsense about injuries being no excuse. If one removes talent from any organization, that organization's performance will suffer.


I would agree with this, if only the team hasn't stunk up the ice most night WITH the current injured players in the lineup.  Really, the only guys that we haven't seen if they can have a positive affect on this team are Helm and Sammy. Datsyuk is a no brainer, we need him.  But honestly, having a healthy Franzine, Bertuzzi, Smith & Cola hasn't proven to make that much of a difference with the exception of a good night here or there...


I like what the kids are bringing, and given the consistant opportunity, they should solve a lot of our scoring problems, but our entire Defense with the exception of Lashoff, E on some nights and Huskins, who, for the life of me, isn't playing, are playing like puke.  Kronner has ZERO confindence, White is just an average d-man who Lidstrom made into a better player and I have no need to mention Q and Kindl....so when basically you best defenseman (and I like the kid, I really do) is Lashoff, you are in a world of hurt no matter who you have up front.


I think Howard needs to sit out about 4 or 5 games in a row.  I do not know why Babcock refuses to play M-Raz... Ya, I know, Howard has senority, he earned his way to the #1 spot, but if he isn't playing great, then having the crappy D in front of you is going to make you look stupid. He gave up some horrible rebounds tonight, one leading right to Ryan's goal.  It's time to give M-Raz a go and see if he can turn this crap around.  I know it's rough to throw a rookie out there with the crappy defense, but let him play.  If not send him back to GR so he can get some games in. If you aren't gonna play the backup once in a while, I think McCollum will suit that role just dandy and M-Raz can give top minutes in GR.


The bottom line is, if Holland is not going to get a pure goal scorer (and if Brunner and Tatar continue the way they are playing) then he NEEDS to make that blockbuster legit #1 defender trade!  Kronner cannot handle being #1, he plays best at #3.  Bring in a top 5  in the NHL defender to pair up with Ericsson, move Kronner down with Lashoff, dress Huskins for pete's sake and a healthy Smith will round out the 6, until then, White will play his minutes.  I was NEVER EVER on the Q train and he is proving me right every night.  Same goes with Kindl.  He had some solid plays tonight and that alone is good enough to keep him for the #7 spot. Or if you have to include him in a deal, then make White your #7.  I don't know who would be involved in a trade to get that #1 here, but whatever it takes, it is blatenly obvious that they need him here....whoever he is.  #1 Defender Wanted, 25 minutes a game.

#2356161 2/15 GDT : Anaheim Ducks 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

Well....same bunch of crappy players.....


....Quincey blows, Cleary sucks, Kindl inept, not impressed with Nyquist what-so-ever, Howard playing WELL below average...


Just don't understand why babcock has M-Raz riding the pine.  If you aint gonna play him, send him back to GR, he needs to play.  I think babs is riding Howards crank or something because he just won't sit him...M-raz is way better than Howard IMO.


Once again Bobby Ryan showing that he is the player we need on this team! Make the Filppula package deal tonight!  Hell, make a blockbuster and acquire both Perry & Ryan...


Did Kenny say that Helm was nowhere near returning? Jeezus! He has become too fragile for the NHL...



On a positive note, I am still being impressed with Tatar...what an insult to compare him to Hudler the Pile of Bile.  Andersson had a nice one, he needs to keep it up to keep me on his bandwagon. 


Time to sit the crap...Cleary, Q, Kindl and yes, sit Howard for a couple, let him know the job is on the line because the M-Raz train is coming and it's an express...