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#2290781 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 April 2012 - 08:30 PM

Franzen & Hudler suck tonight


...anyhow, I am sooooo sick of the perfect pass attempt!!!! They either shoot from the blue line or they try the perfect pass when they get the puck down low....SHOOT THE FLIPPIN PUCK!!! AND SHOOT HIGH!!!!

#2289820 Nashville or Detroit: Better Hockey Fans?

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 April 2012 - 02:08 PM

Fans or not, we know which is the better team.....

#2289643 Must unleash the Mule!

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 April 2012 - 10:28 AM

lol. Wasn't Lang the original "he's lazy, and he sucks" whipping boy around here? I think the entire team needs a kick in the ass.

Unfortunately that kicked in the ass came only in the form of Kyle Quincey...dunno what the asking prices were around the NHL, but I think a first round draft pick could have gone a bit further...heck, I would have rather just given Yzerman the draft pick for Downie and left Quincey alone...

The kick that Holland was supposed to deliver at the deadline, missed. It was more of a swoosh past their heads...instead of a kick in the ass, it was a tickle.

#2288949 Must unleash the Mule!

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 April 2012 - 12:58 PM

Wow, I am loving this "love" for the Mule...I would have hated to see what would have happened if I started a thread like this. I maintain that if Mule decides to play this way the next two games, he is trade fodder at the draft. At this point I don't even think he could get us Morrow...have to throw in Emmerton...

#2288497 #5 Philadelphia Flyers vs. #4 Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 April 2012 - 08:12 PM


Watching that makes me oh so glad that Cindy Lee is not a Red Wing. I never wished harm on someone, but damn the NHL was much better WITHOUT Crysby. Would someone just end his career already?

#2288478 WCQF Game Three GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 April 2012 - 07:50 PM

You mean the last two offseasons and trading deadlines didn't make you lose any faith in Holland?


#2288465 Lidstrom

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 April 2012 - 07:38 PM

If Lids continues this downward trend, he should no doubt (gulp) have to retire this summer....especially making some silly mistakes as he has been doing...

#2283853 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 April 2012 - 07:14 PM

The league needs to fold. It wont even protect its assets. In all honesty, I hope after the lockout it does fold. I have been watching the NHL for 30+ years and I can tell you this league doesnt even resemble the hockey I grew up watching. Since the lockout Bettman and Co have completely ruined this game.

I hope they fold and the teams that actually make money form their own league. Betman and Lemeiux can have their own little league. One where no one makes any money and only Crosby is protected.

Couldn't be put any better! Illitch should take his billions along with the other Billionaire owners and resurrect the WHA! This is, by damnit, a World League, so tell Bettman and his special rules for inferior teams and players, to take a freakin hike! While we're at it, let's tell the US Government the same thing! Rise up! Take over your lives! Save your family! Bring back REAL hockey!

Your kidding right? Bertuzzi is the biggest wimp ever :lol: :lol:

put him back on the roids...

#2283756 2012 Photoshop War: Predators vs. Red Wings

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 April 2012 - 04:52 PM

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#2283738 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

Too bad we dont have a street justice type on this team.

I never advocate intentionally trying to injure a player, however if the NHL refuses to protect their players then its time for someone on this team to step up and send the message.

We dont have a single guy on this team that is willing to protect his team mates, and that is how you beat the Wings.

Shanny is a corporate kiss ass like Campbell before him, and so it goes.

If the Wings dont send a message by playing determined, physical hockey in game 2 this series is over. Its time for Bert and Kronner to lay some fools out. *** for tat, Holmqvist and Legawand better have their heads up this next game.

While I agree with everything else you said, the two bold parts will NEVER happen...they'll just enforce with their powerplay and Playoff Franzen...

#2283721 Darren Helm out for playoffs with lacerated wrist

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 April 2012 - 04:01 PM

Hey! This sucks! Helm was playing great! This will no doubt effect the Wings, but they are still the best team in the league and will overcome!

Ya, no matter how you slice it!

Ha! I understand your joke there, but some people might think you really wish bad things upon the Omnipotent Red Wings and since their feelings will be hurt they may take offense...but ya it was just a joke...sort of like someone else saying "That is a bad cut" which was taken as a joke, but using the word slice is a little out of line and offensive to some of the challenged users....

#2283440 Darren Helm out for playoffs with lacerated wrist

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 April 2012 - 11:32 AM

Very bad break.

Ya, no matter how you slice it!

#2281188 Ex-Wing Watch Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 11 April 2012 - 05:33 AM

Marian Hossa - 29G, 48A, 77pts in 81GP this season.

Meanwhile: Johan Franzen - 29G, 27A, 56pts in 77GP this season. Franzen usually shows up in the playoffs though, so I guess we'll see yet again what was the better choice.

I think we all know who the better choice was.....

Hossa WAY better than Franzen and Hudler combined.....

#2280411 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 April 2012 - 07:57 PM

All you that are predicting Nashville to win , please exit right and don't watch anymore because it just won't be worth your time.

So no one is allowed to have an opinion other than Red Wings are Gods and they will win it all? Do you honestly believe they are going to throw a switch and become the team that you, everyone and Holland believes this team is? I hope they have one of those switches, but the team that I watched since the trade deadline has shown me nothing to prove they are going to win anything. Even after they returned from injury, this team still lacked something. I really hope they show up and I hope they look into their hearts and actually play like it matters, because guess what, now it does. I hope the 2011 Red Wings show up and not the 2012 ones...

#2280338 What's Kenny Holland's Offseason Plan?

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 April 2012 - 04:40 PM

I am changing this team. I know they made the playoffs, showed a little heart, they almost made my 6th place prediction come true, so I am not happy with this team at all. They backed into the playoffs and pretty much have lost it's identity this season. I realize it was probably an expensive asking price on Trade Day, so I won't hold Holland too accoutable and noone can predict the injuries, but some of the players that were relied upon to step up, failed. This is all hypothetical and what I would want to see done. Prolly won't happen, even though it is affordable, but hey, I can want...

Lidstrom retires, Holmstrom retires, Stuart leaves. I am not re-signing Hudler and I am trading Mursak, Franzen, Cleary, Kindl and Emmerton. I will send Franzen + off to Dallas (he can star with Eriksson for the next 10 years) for Brenden Morrow then re-sign him for a longer deal, then acquire whatever I can draft pick wise for the rest. I am re-signing Abdelkader, Helm and Qunicey to discounted but longer term deals. I am then signing Suter for $6.5M long term, Parise $6.7M long term and Semin $5.0M long term. When I say long term I mean at least 5 yrs. I am promoting Smith and Nyquist full time, also Tatar/Sheehan will be up & down here for the 13th forward to rotate in and out. I am not sure on a 7th Defenseman, but I am sure a serviceable one will present itself.

For GRR I am signing Dekeyser for the D and I wanted to sign Jeremy Welsh but he was already plucked by Carolina...another miss for Holland.

Anyhow, here is my 2012-2013 roster:


Zach Parise ($6.700m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Alexander Semin ($5.000m)

Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Henrik Zetterberg © ($6.083m) / Gustav Nyquist ($0.875m)

Brenden Morrow ($4.100m) / Darren Helm (@) ($1.000m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m)

Patrick Eaves ($1.200m) / Justin Abdelkader ($0.866m) / Drew Miller ($0.838m)

Tomas Tatar ($0.840m) /


Niklas Kronwall (@) ($4.750m) / Ryan Suter ($6.500m)

Ian White ($2.875m) / Kyle Quincey ($3.000m)

Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m) / Brendan Smith ($0.875m)


Jimmy Howard ($2.250m)

Joey MacDonald ($0.550m)

This actually leaves $973,000 available under the CURRENT Cap. Of course if the Cap drops (which I doubt considering the revenue the NHL is bringing in) then some numbers could be tweaked, but this roster is sitting pretty good as it stands...

You may like it or not, and I am sure you will tell me about it, but this team beats the current team hands down all season long AND in a series.